I've been riding for quite a few years now, but it's really just been about getting out in the open and enjoying the scenery; I have virtually no 'skills'!
As I'm in my mid 40s I'm never going to be good, but I do fancy trying to be a bit more adventurous and manualling seems a fundamental skill and a good place to start.
Having read some skills magazines and watch some videos the trick seems to be in the legs pushing your body weight away from the bike (rather than yanking on the bars) but I'm not being very successful. Is it just a case of practice or are there any other things to think about?
I also tend to ride with a fairly high saddle in a moderately stretched position so moving body weight over the back wheel isn't as fluid a motion as it might be.