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Northern NY man pedals for paws

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

Pedaling the pavement for a New York humane society-- Floyd Lampart of Saranac Lake is biking 12,000 miles around the U.S.

Lampart started his journey at 7 a.m. Thursday, heading into Vermont. The ride is called "Pedal For Paws" to raise money for the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in Saranac Lake. The 67-year-old is hoping to fund a $20,000 sprinkler system for the facility.

Lampart says focusing on the animals will keep him motivated.

"The idea of what I'm riding for, I have pictures of my dogs on my bike. And it's kind of an inspiration, every time I get down, I can look down and see those guys. They're following me," Lampart said.

The cyclist says the trip should take four to five months to complete.

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