Larry Kissell showed that he still has the legs by riding with the Uwharrie Wheelmen's Saturday morning ride in Stanly County from Albemarle going through Richfield, New London, Palestine and Badin. Larry, despite not having very many cycling miles due his campaign schedule, hung on the climbs that included Tower Hill outside of Palestine, but rumor has it he took advantage of the over forty exemption and passed on the climb to the top of Morrow Mountain.
Larry demonstrated his man of the people touch by fitting right in with the riders and engaging all of them with the usual small talk that goes on during a ride. He did humor me by listening to some of my rants on some of the issues, but I tried to keep that to a minimum. Larry showed up no large entourage, just another cycling friend. This was a good opportunity for me to get to know Larry outside of a political function and it re-enforced my belief that he is the real deal and understands the concerns of the everyday person in the District. I look forward to having Larry back to enjoy the fine cycling in Stanly County and doing the Morrow Mountain climb when he is our Representative in Congress.