Another Pedal for the Pooches is in the can.

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Another Pedal for the Pooches is in the can.  The Briggs Animal Adoption Cyclists at the Pedal for the PoochesCenter sponsors the annual event as a means of support for their facility.  The center is a no-euthanize facility.  Their philosophy is summed up in this statement:

"Companion animals are sentient creatures who have intrinsic value in and of themselves. Therefore, our stewardship includes sanctity for their individual lives, and we will not participate in the killing of one animal in order to 'make room' for another animal. But rather, we will remain committed to each animal that comes into our care until such time as an appropriate adoptive home can be found, because this is part of the humane solution to ending animal suffering."

Signs on the route of Pedal for the PoochesThe annual cycling event is one of many fund-raising events the facility has been sponsoring since it opened in 2000.  It does your body good, it helps the animals and it makes your heart happy at the same time.  I would encourage you to give consideration to supporting Briggs or a similar facility in your community.  Animals are one of the few creatures that love you more than they love themselves. 

Wes HopperRobin & Dale Streyle, Jay SkimoreLibby and Howard Kronthal

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Sheila Anderson
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Hello Mike and thank you for this and for participating. It is a special facility. The mission statement is wonderful.     

Apr 28, 2012 07:39 AM #5
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Mike - That's a great combination, helping the animals and cycling. And the Briggs Animal Adoption Center sounds like a great organization.

Apr 28, 2012 07:57 AM #6
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Mike Cooper
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It was a lot of fun, Sheila.  

It really is, Dick.  They have quite an operation there, and it's only 12 years old.  Very nice.  

Apr 28, 2012 08:19 AM #7
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Good for you. I love your style you dont sit abck and watch things happen you go out and make them happen!

Kudos and I am sure the recipients would thank you too... if they could talk

Apr 28, 2012 08:21 AM #8
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, David.  No, I'm not a sit back and complain, whine or do nothing kind of guy.  I like to see results, and I'm not afraid to get right in the middle of a need and see it solved.  Have a great weekend!  

Apr 28, 2012 08:26 AM #9
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Kudos on the fund raising project.  We had one today for building a new dog park in the Lake Ridge neighborhood. 

Apr 28, 2012 09:31 AM #10
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Mike Cooper
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Awesome, Cindy.  Winchester opened one last year, and it seems to be doing really well.  Kudos to you all too!

Apr 28, 2012 11:05 AM #11
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Ellen Caruso
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Mike, I assume you get right in there and bike too for the cause, if we all could just do a little bit what results we'd have!

Apr 28, 2012 12:00 PM #12
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Mike Cooper
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Absolutely, Ellen.  It's one I try not to miss.  I've only missed three in 12 years, and they were due to extreme rain.  I'm a big fan of these folks.  

Apr 28, 2012 12:04 PM #13
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Jill Sackler
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That's great that they're a no-kill shelter. I imagine space and money are hard to come by.

Apr 28, 2012 12:22 PM #14
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Mike Cooper
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It is, Jill, but they are committed.  It's a great place.  

Apr 28, 2012 01:13 PM #15
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What a great organization and thank you for your support of them.  These little guys have no voice so I'm really glad when someone like you speaks up for them. 

Apr 28, 2012 05:48 PM #16
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Resulted oriented Realtor does it again.  Nice job Mike.

Apr 28, 2012 09:03 PM #17
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Mike Cooper
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Thanks, Doug.  It is such a pleasure to help this folks.  They do a wonderful job.  

Thank you, Conrad.  It is always a lot of fun to join in this event.  It is always well attended and ride itself is through some of the most beautiful parts of Clarke County, VA and Jefferson County, WV. 

Apr 28, 2012 10:18 PM #18
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Good Morning Mike, it sounds like fun and a great event to raise money. I would have much rather attended yesterday than the long day i had showing homes. Have a great Sunday

Apr 28, 2012 10:53 PM #19
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Mike, what a good cause and thanks for posting to the Group.  I was hoping there would be a self portrait in your biking togs.

Apr 29, 2012 11:40 AM #20
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It was a lot of fun, Scott.  A bit nippy though.

Unfortunately, I'm normally behind the camera, Mona.  Yesterday, it was 44 degrees when we started.  So most of us were so bundled up you couldn't tell who was who.  

Apr 29, 2012 12:09 PM #21
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OK, Mona, I was behind the camera Saturday, but here's a few photos of my cycling gear.  The first one is Andrea  Bedard (an AR member) and I at a 12 hour indoor cycling event.  The second one is part of my cycling team riding out of Denver for the Courage Classic. 

May 01, 2012 12:17 PM #22
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Mike, I like the Do Rag...gives you sort of a pirate look.  I understand about the bundled up thing...where a whole group of people look alike.

May 03, 2012 12:50 PM #23
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It's funny, Mona.  I was going to ride with a friend of mine, but I thought he didn't show up.  We bumped into each other at the end.  He was there the whole time, but we all looked alike in the extra clothes.  8-)

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