Return of the Snake – Spring 2013

Have you ever wondered what happens to snakes in the winter?  They buy scooters and ride to Florida, but sometimes they slither down into their holes and ride trainers until the walls of their home are soaked in sweat.  The Snake is riding his bike, tirelessly training for one goal; a Spring Century.  After discussing it for a bit I’ve convinced him my super flat 100 mile course would be a good route for him to give it a go, so we’ve green lighted “Return of the Snake, 2013.”

You are formally invited to ride the 101 mile route with us  on either March 2nd, the 9th or 16th.  Exact date will depend on weather and a variety of conditions.  The qualifications for the ride are simple, you need a bike, we’ll be leaving from Harrisburg in the morning hours, and you’ll need to be physically capable of riding 100 miles in around 8 hours.  Helmets are strongly recommended but we won’t be wearing them.

The course will range from totally flat, to rolling hills but will not contain a single hard climb.  We will be traveling to Shawneetown, Herald, Carmi, McClanesboro, Broughton, and Eldorado, the entire route will be smooth paved roads with mostly very low traffic.

All participants will receive commemorative hand printed bandannas with the “Return of the Snake” logo, finishers can have their bandanna signed by Snake himself, unless he doesn’t finish, then you can sign his.

All finishers will be inducted into the 101 club where their name will live on forever with the likes of Matt Gholson and Bicycle Jimmy.

For more information stay tuned.


About Matt Gholson

Cycling, school teaching, husband.
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4 Responses to Return of the Snake – Spring 2013

  1. Steve says:

    Wow, that sounds like a good event! Just a tick too far away for me, sadly.

  2. James A. Hopkins says:

    When will the date be finalized?

  3. Matt Gholson says:

    As soon as I know I’ll post. After speaking with Snake he’s thinking more like 23red or 30th of March. Looking for a nice weekend with sun and mild temperatures.

  4. mrhargis says:

    Hi Matt! Certainly looks like you’re staying busy!

    I might be in – depending on the date. Sounds like a lot of fun! Keep me posted!

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