Bought a Mongoose Expert a couple of years ago from Harry Halls after reading one too many issues of 'Ride' magazine.
Can't be that difficult I thought, kids do it!
First ride out, tried to bunnyhop a kerb (a very, very small kerb) outside Morrisons. Landed on the saddle with my thigh - result, one of those bruises that extend all around your thigh, from knee to tackle and a crushed finger from smacking the kerb.
It now sits in a corner of my front room, mocking me silently. I hang socks on it.
Use it occasionally to blast around on for an hour, great for quick training rides (weighs about 35 pounds).
Seriously, if anyone in the Manchester/West Yorks area would care to show a fat old gimmer how to ride one of these things properly, I'd be grateful. Too scared to go to the skate park in case anyone thinks I'm a kiddie fiddler.