I handed over my driver's license and took it for a test drive down the sidewalk and into a nearby bus parking lot. It felt great. Just like they say, riding a bike came right back to me. You just pedal and go and for some crazy reason you don't fall over.
But of course, there's riding a bike and there's riding a bike on busy city streets during rush hour. I got a little frightened whenever an SUV would pass me, especially in South Philly. A few times, I found myself sitting stuck in traffic with the cars for a minute or two before I remembered I was on a bicycle and could just hop onto the sidewalk until I got around the guy who couldn't parallel park.
Unfortunately, I couldn't ride it to work today. I have an engagement right after work and didn't want to leave it sitting outside in the dark. I didn't go in much for accessories yet, just a little Kryptonite cable to keep wrapped around the seatpost for emergencies. Today at lunch I'm going to EMS to pick up a big Kryptonite U-lock, which I might just keep locked to the bike rack in front of my office building, as I'll be keeping it inside at home. Oh, and I should probably think about buying a helmet.