Friday, May 7, 2010

PMPs ride bikes

Heather and I preparing to ride in the Sam's Club MS 150 bike ride last weekend.  Our team, the Cheesy Riders is sponsored by Pepsico and Frito Lay, whose headquarters is in Plano, TX
Last week I included a note about riding in the Sam's Club MS 150 bicycle ride, in support of research efforts to fight multiple sclerosis.  Well, I'm happy to report that my wife Heather and I rode and finished the two-day, 159 mile ride across the rolling prairie north of Dallas and Fort Worth.  Thanks to all of you who supported me with donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  We came away with sore legs and shoulders, good memories, a great sense of accomplishment and a promise to ourselves to avoid our bicycle saddles for a few weeks.  We also made a few new friends, and ran into some old ones.  One of the teams riding last weekend was "Team Termidor", put together by Mike Toce, Regional Sales Manager for BASF, out of Southlake, TX.

Team Termidor 2010, from left, included Dennis Jenkins, Mike Toce, Mike Cohn, Matt Burns, Fred Webb, Brian Kelley, Bobby Jenkins, Tom Rainer
It's refreshing to know that you have pest control colleagues that share your quirkiness.  Quirky in the sense they're willing to squeeze into tight shorts, put on funny helmets and pedal like mad for five hours for fun and a worthy cause (I didn't check to see how many of them shaved their legs). I'm sure many of you have similar stories of running into fellow PMPs at races, sporting events, and vacations far from home. If so, feel free to share in the comments section with the rest of us.

1 comment:

keith said...

Kudo's to all of you, excellent opportunities to support local charities. Thanks all