Great to see yet another OC'er in NC...and in Raleigh, no less.
Great story, and yeah, it's always the kids that notice. The parents are usually oblivious. (Well, not all of us...heh)
I haven't carried while riding, yet, as I usually use a paddle holster, and that just doesn't seem secure enough on the bike. I'm looking into getting some custom leather done for my new Bersa mini-9, and if I can get it made the way I want, then I will definitely use it while riding.
I don't mean to hijack the thread, but what do you ride, if I may ask?
(I'm sure you're going to say a Harley, or some 1800cc behemoth that will make me feel totally inadequate with my little Honda cmx450---the 450 cc version of the Rebel, made in the 80's. :P )