Step 1: Find some sweet wheels. I didn't have
Step 2: Prepare for road collisions. Yep, no chance I'm having another black-out experience after flying over my handle bars (true story)...not to mention any car that hits me will be a hell of a lot faster than my brother was on his bike. I was not take the bike for a road spin without a helmet. Sadly, helmets are expensive (again, thank you D). You can get a pretty cool Schwinn for $20 on Amazon, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. The Nishiki runs a bit more expensive.
Step 3: Find a way to carry your
Less necessities for biking than swimming, but more expensive. I'm no pro so don't look to me for clip in cycle shoes or padded shorts (although I am totally considering this).
Any other biking accessories I'm missing?