Its been ages since I was on here, but I’m back to give it another shot.
Probably a long winded post, but here goes anyway.
I originally started trying to learn roughly a year ago after my wife bought me a budget uni saying if I learnt she’d treat me to a nice one
I didn’t get much time to practice due to work and family, but I did fit little bits in when I could.
I was looking forward to the summer holidays as work gets quiet then (I work within an education environment) so I planned to take it with me and practice at work, which I did, sort of.
I was still very very new. Could only do a couple pedal strokes but on the first day at work I got to about 5 or 6. Nothing for most people but I felt good about it.
Second day at work felt good. It almost felt like it “clicked” and I was doing much better and feeling more comfortable. Then it all came to an abrupt end when after a small off the seat broke into several pieces.
I fully intended to replace it but wanted to do a little homework as to what seat to get before buying as I found that one really chaffed on my inner thighs. But time seemed to fly and before I knew it the holidays were over and I never bought one.
It is now about 8 months since and after a tidy at work, which is where my uni has lived since, I saw the uni looking at me sadly from the corner and decided it was time to try again.
I’ve always wanted to do this and I’m kicking myself that I never got sorted. I often wonder how well I would of been doing by now. I was going to pay a local club (JUST) a visit until it all went wrong too.
In the next couple of weeks I’ll be buying a new seat (when I decide, but not letting my decision drag on like before) and I’m hoping I can be half decent for this summer holidays so I can really enjoy this.
Anyway, I don’t really know why I’m posting this. I’m not sure if its for help/advice, encouragement, to get it off my chest or simply to stay in touch with the comUNIty, but I’m doing it anyway.
Let’s hope second time round I manage to make more progress this time.
All the best, Mark
EDIT: After previewing my post I noticed my signature, which I had forgotten. How appropriate it is and how silly I now feel.