I don’t think I introduced myself the first time round. I learned to ride as an adult because I wanted to be able to ride with my daughter. That’s the daughter who’s scowling at her balance bike in my avatar, now 11 and completely bossing her Frog bike and glorying in her new found independence and mobility after passing Bikeability at school. After losing my nerve following illness and surgery, I need and want to ride again. So a whole bunch of family bikes are going for servicing in the next week or two. My Vita just needs a light check. I’m going to look into a few tweaks to my Dawes mixte which has not done so well from a few years sitting around. The braking is hopeful rather than effective, the fake rattan basket has to go (I would like a rear rack instead) and nicer grips and so on. My husband’s bike needs a new rear tube (normally I would fix that but it might as well go in with the others. B fell off her Frog riding it home from school with various bags hanging from the handlebars on the last day of term and it doesn’t ride smoothly any more. She is desperate to have it fixed and get a rack on the back. Good times ahead!