Yesterday was step #1. Pick a bike, sign some papers, yada yada yada.
Today was step #2. Off to city hall. The shop owner gave me an addressed envelope and I had to get an official address form. Took about 15 minutes. After that I bought me a helmet. After that I took a crowbar to my bank account. He was a big fat bastard, just sitting there, not really doing anything for me. Sloth is one of the seven deadly sins, right? So now I'm ready for step #3. Pay the man and ride off into the sunset.