"I was passed by two bicycles. And I thought, 'Wow, this is embarrassing.'"
-- N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, commenting on the four-mile trip he made Thursday on a restored 1943 John Deere tractor. The trek took him from the N.C. State Fairgrounds in West Raleigh to the N.C. Museum of History in the city's downtown area. Troxler personally restored the tractor and donated it to the museum.