I'm 26 years old. I saved up and got my first real bike when I was 13. It was a Dyno Compe. It was stolen at the age of 16. I started skateboarding because it was cheaper. I've always had an interest in flatland, but never really got into it because I was just always pretty good at skateboarding. My girlfriend (now fiance) wanted us to get some bikes. In the process of looking for bikes I stumbled upon global-flat. I'm now an addict. I assembled a flat bike and loving it!!!