Prostate Cancer Awareness Gets a Real Boost in North Carolina
Yesterday was the high point to date of the Tour de USA.
As usual, I arrived at the governor’s office with no appointment, armed solely with my Tour de USA shirt, commemorative patch, business card and a big smile. This time, though, I had Dick Peterson and his colleague Jeff with me, and we looked impressive. [As impressive as a group of sweaty motorcyclists can be.]
We provided our information to the security officer and about 20 minutes later we were in the office of Mr. Mike Arnold, Governor Perdue’s Policy Director.
Mike was kind enough to provide us with Governor Perdue’s background in public health issues. Mike recognized the need for more prostate cancer awareness in North Carolina. This undoubtedly was the most in-depth and productive meeting of the entire trip, thus far.
“Dave” Gets An Oil Change
It’s always a thrill to find out how nice people really are.
Yesterday was the day for Dave’s oil change and we headed over to Ray Price’s Harley-Davidson in Columbia. I was expecting a quick change because it was a Wednesday.
We arrived to discover that the dealership is closed on Wednesday. There were a few people inside working and Dick asked one of the mechanics if an oil change were possible.
In just a few minutes we were talking with Service Manager Randy Hamme, who immediately agreed. 30 minutes later Dave was ready for the next 2,500 miles.
More than that, though, Randy listened to my prostate cancer awareness pitch and promised to pass on the information to the dealership’s marketing team. What a great experience.
Next Stop, Governor Sanford’s Office – Columbia, SC
Mike Arnold touched base with Governor Sanford’s office and, for the first time in the trip, we have an appointment. Time to get cleaned up and load the bike.