Did any of you have to "re-learn" to ride a bike when you first started seriously cycling?
I went and bought a bike at my LBS yesterday. Of course, they let me test it out first. I found myself unable to start pedaling correctly OR able to steer right! I know part of it was because I was really bonked from walking two miles in the blazing heat and high humidity to get there. But it was REALLY difficult for me to start pedaling, and I think that had to do more with lack of skills than lack of energy/reason. I ended up walking back home with the bike because I didn't trust my ability to ride it.
Granted, it has been about 12 years since I last rode a bike.
Anyone experience anything like this, and any tips to get my skills back up to speed? I now live in a fairly busy apartment complex on a semi-busy street, and management doesn't allow riding bikes in the parking lot. Plus, I don't like others to see me failing miserably at something a 6-year-old can do!