I'd been doing some work on my fixed gear so I decided to test ride it in the condo parking lot. While a fixed gear might not sound like the best "first" ride choice, the ride itself, while only a couple of hundred feet, went fine. Getting off was another story. I didn't have the strength in my bad leg to support myself while I swung my good leg over the saddle, and I don't have the range of motion to swing over the bad leg. Eventually I got it done (safely) but I almost invented a new way to Tombay.
Uh - I hadn't bothered to strap on a helmet either. I thought about that as I was trying to figure out how I was going to dismount. It's good that Mrs. Grouch wasn't wqtching.