I never had a skateboard as a kid. My son has an interest in skateboarding (and two boards now) and likes to do things with me, so I'm thinking about taking it up myself. Maybe I can learn to skate a little as he learns to skate a lot, the two of us together. Maybe. What do you skaters think? Should a 40-year-old get a board for the very first time, and try to learn? Or is that stupid? All I have in mind is "cruising" -- ride to the library and the grocery store and the park and so on. Transportation, not X-Sport tricks. I don't really want to slide down the banister of any stairs. I'm too old for that. I just want to get from point A to point B. If it's not stupid, what should I look for in a deck, wheels, trucks, and such? I know wheels come in various widths as well as hardness ratings. I know bearings come in different ratings. Boards come in various lengths as well as widths. I do not have a good understand of what it all means. Can you make recommendations, or tell me what some of that stuff means so I can figure out what's right for me? Fortunately the local skate shop does not seem to be ripping me off with my son's boards, and yes the clerks have made some suggestions, but I thought it wise to ask here too. Gracias.