Started riding in the 5th grade way back in 1985, yup I'm old. Stopped for a couple of years in the early 90s and got back into it in '96. I've been riding off and on since then but due to my work schedule and having no place to ride during the long New England winters it's been more off than on...unfortunately. My love riding has never weakened and I hope that it never does. Thank God for Global-Flat, websites like this help keep me connected to what's going on in the world of flatland and people that share my passion for this great sport.