@Drago the trick is findng a decent coach who does not charge a fortune and is "interested" in you. I live in the South east where they can charge 100 per hour for individual attention. I have tried 2 different coaches and found they werent really interested in helping a "has been/never was" at all and just taking my money. They both coached youngsters for nowt , more glory for them!. I also found this with a swimming coach when I tried triathlon, after going along to group lessons for 2 months he pointed out something I was doing wrong and said I had always done it, why didnt he tell me 2 months ago! ( too busy with his "pets") . One of the guys I used to regularly ride with was a "race coach" and he never gave sod all away for nowt and the best I got out of him was follow my lines . ( which actually was quite useful) . I am sure there are some coaches out there interested in old farts but I am yet to find one.