I got my first bike just recently, one that I can call my own that is. The first unofficial bike I own is a really heavy hardtail, over 20kg in weight. It was given to me by my uncle, since my grandfather heard that I really like cycling and my uncle have a couple of bikes.
I learnt to ride rather quickly, only a few hours of work to get riding on the bike, without any training wheels. It was a bike that was kinda uncomfortable, it was way over my inseam and I had some difficulty mounting onto it. Luckily, it was those kinda bike with rather small wheels, those that look foldable. I learnt it in my father's workplace, where there are machines around. He helped me a little at the beginning, but after a while, he had some work to do and I was really busy trying to learn how to cycle. I was 12 then, learnt it rather quickly and I am very proud of myself.
Now that I've got my new bike, there's sort of a renewed interest in cycling. It's a 2003 Trek 2200, really cool looking bike and I have put quite a decent mileage on it so far. I'm proud of myself once again. hehe