To be honest it hasn't been very encouraging. I am a natural when it comes to certain things (e.g. the ability to give unimaginable pleasure to women in less than 5 minutes), but when it comes to sports I, to put it kindly, suck like a hooker with really bad teeth.
I started off really pumped up and excited about it, I managed to get a friend of mine to show me the ropes, so we headed off to east coast last weekend. I fell every 5 minutes but I was still not discouraged, I got up each time and tried again. You seen those nature programs where the fawn tries to stand up after the mom just gave birth to it right? It was something like that, I think I looked pretty adorable to be honest. But then it hit me.
Pain. Specifically pain on my lower pack. I tried to ignore it at first but then it got pretty bad and within 10 minutes I couldn't bear it anymore; I rolled off to side of the track and lay down on the grass.
It was not a pretty sight. I could feel the eyes of people on me as they bladed/cycled past me, I could feel their looks of pity as they stared at me lying there and moaning in pain. It was as if they were looking at a beached whale; they felt pity for it but they was nothing they could do to help except to shoot it and end its misery. There was this one kid who tried to help me up. But despite his good intentions he wasn't strong enough, and after 5 minutes he gave up and ran away crying, unable to bear seeing me in that state any longer.
Amid the waves of pain racking my body I suddenly remembered my friend was around, he could help me. I started shouting out his name (alright it was more like wailing his name) but he didn't come to my assistance even though he was like only 10 meters away. In fact it seemed like he bladed further away upon hearing my screams.
After what felt like an eternity I finally found the strength to get up. I took off the blades and looked for my friend and asked him why he didn't hear me. He said he didn't hear my screams which I thought was strange.
So that was my first blading experience. Despite the horrific ordeal I am determined to try again, simply because I already spent close to 200 dollars on the blades and the gear. Will keep you guys updated on the progress.