Our good friends Kyle and Matt that make up Create Folly are always up to rad things we believe in, like shooting a ton of photos, skateboarding, riding dirt, and talking art/design. They recently held the second FollyCross race at the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge just outside of Madison, Alabama, and it was a smashing success. So to celebrate another successful home grown FollyCross race, we’re sharing a whopping 55 film photos and a race report from Matt. So incredibly honored to share what amazing friends are up to!! Go check out CreateFolly and give them a follow on their instagram!!
Such a gnarly weekend of mud slinging brought to the Northern area of Alabama. We had folks from all over the state as well as a team based out of Panama City, Florida drive up for the event. That may not be a huge deal to bigger events, but FOLLYCROSS is a tried and true underground cyclocross race for all to enjoy. There are no categories, it’s a top 3 men’s and women’s free for all!
This was the second year I hosted the race and I wanted to add a second day and new race location. As I’m cruising around my local area filled with farm land and wildlife refuge areas, I’m always scoping out rad spots to race cyclocross. I found this pretty secluded 3 mile loop that was perfect for a second race! I set the laps at 6 tallying 18 miles. It was a muddy mess and the sky looked like it was gonna downpour at moments notice! Perfect race day!!
Race day two was at the same lovable 12 mile loop many folks raced last year. I love putting people into “pain cave” mode so I set the laps at 3 tallying 36 miles of gravel grinding good times. The route is so much fun! If you ride road you know 36 miles is no big deal. If you ride mountain 36 miles is a tough one. Racing cyclocross for 36 miles of sludge is a day ender! Perfect mix of adrenalin, road, and mountain skills pushing racers deep.
These fun snaps where taken using a Yashica FX-3 Super. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this camera! I hope you take the opportunity to look it up and pick it up. I promise you’ll soon find out why I rave about it.
I hope you enjoy. RIDE x CREATE