That's where the fun starts!
I would say that my first positive learning experience, in mountain biking, was with my sister in Saint-Félicien. She is a physical education teacher, so she was a very good mentor. She took the time to teach me certain techniques, instead of letting me throw myself in the mouth of the wolf. For example, on a big hill, she got ahead of me and she was able to tell me to avoid the big rock on the left so I wouldn't hurt myself. It was really from that moment that I started to master the technique and that I had "real" fun on my bike!
Doing sports for fun
I've competed in sports and have done rigorous training all my life. Now I practice sports for fun and to feel good, in my mind and my body. So I don't plan on doing serious mountain biking or road cycling competitions. On the other hand, I like to participate in small recreational events with friends. Last year I signed up for a Raid-type event, which was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic. I signed up for a 15 km with a friend. I liked that it was a personal time event instead of a race. For me, I didn't see it as a competition, but more as a way to push myself and get better.