Hi all, my names magic, 24 originally from Leeds but escaped over to the seaside town of withernsea near hull, I grew up riding.... braking bikes but I focused on downhill, racing for a sub group of orange and then a tester for Kona until I broke my hand, got metal inserted and then had a kid and have only just got back on a bike maybe 4 years on!! My reason for jumping back on a bike has nothing to do with the Olympics but my boy is soon to be at an age where I can influence his interests and I'd like to be fit enough to get him into biking, I do have one goal, more of a sadistic dream and that is to ride around the UK coastal, every possible road closest to the sea, I don't want to stop off places and take in the experiences etc, I just want to set off and ride and ride and ride, all the way around, solo, I'm not sure yet if this has been done or anything similar other than top to bottom but it's something I will do and for charity. I am so out of touch, forgot a lot, it's mad I used to strip bikes down to each part and clean and rebuild and now I can't change an innertube!! But one thing I haven't forgot is how to ride a bike, I've just got a hardtail carrera that I took as payment in a job I did and it seems a decent bike to get me going, would be interested in meeting people on here, I will be on here lots, doing progress threads, asking questions, tips hints etc so if anybody wants to chat then please feel free Think I've go on enough now!!