It is sad to say that in this day and age, having a license almost equates to being fat and lazy in this country. However, being without one for the last three years has only made me realize how fantastic cycling is and for me, this will only enhance my riding opportunities. I always wanted to do some out of state events and rides (aside from touring) and I could never do it because I would be wiped out by the time I got there.
I took the touring bike out yesterday to start getting it ready for this year and I am going to ride the road bike for a medium ride as well today.
Anybody here not had their license for quite a while and then get it back? How did it affect your cycling? Did it make it obsolete and null or did it increase your availability to ride with groups and such?
What is the first thing you would do in regards to cycling when getting your car/license back? Ride in another state, an event you could not get to before, or start planning your route for cycling in all the best and most beautiful parts of the country this year?
Also, I realize I am a MUCH better/safer driver now than previously, not that I was bad before, just uninsured. What do you guys think?