Threads a little old now, but I wanted to chime in that I did it too, on my first full days drive with it after picking it up. I was always used to my gasser, just jump in and go. Had people passing me flipping the bird and I was bouncing so bad in the seat I could hardly stay on the pedals, the wife was not pleased either. I have since heard of people blowing out the front glass while driving in this condition.
As so many here have since said, I adopted a more scrutinous 'pre-flight' walkaround.
Every neighborhood has one...in mine, I'm him!