Bansai, I'm glad you're doing well and bicycling. It's great seeing you play again.
Tony, Kansas City is a beautiful town but we lived on the outskirts in a very rural area. I only had a few neighbors that I could actually see and the closest store was at least a mile away. Not being able to drive at the time made me feel really isolated. That's the adjustment I was talking about.
I did learn to drive in NYC but hadn't gotten my license yet. When you live in NY it's sometimes faster to walk somewhere than it is to drive (traffic, parking, etc. ;-)