Vlad recently asked me for some advice with biking and getting start again, it made me thing about how getting people into sports is so important. I'm so grateful that various folks like Brad, Steve or Mark got me into cycling and skiing. When I think about it, I realize that most of the time people's entry into a sport is super terrible.

## Does this sound familiar? Trier-Rejector

Most of the time when you try something new, it is just terrible. You find someone who really loves the sport and then you get the cheapest possible gear because you don't know whether you want to invest in the sport.
The person takes you for your first time out and of course there is both the difference in ability and the natural human tendency to want to show off and for you want to put in 150% effort into it.
The result most of the time, for me, is incredible soreness, painful blisters and the realization that you both can't ever be good at it and never want to try it again