When Story came across a challenge that seems pretty much impossible for anyone to master, they sent me to get on the case to find out.
The task was to ride a backwards bike.
Engineer Kim Dawick got the idea from a video by US engineer Destin Sandlin who demonstrates people becoming accustomed to doing things a certain way and even minor changes can have major effects.
I realised I had the knowledge to operate the bike but I didn't have the understanding.
The algorithm associated with riding a bike in your brain is complicated.
"Your conscious mind is very flexible so it can do all sorts of things but it takes a lot of effort when you try a new skill," says Professor Will Hayward from Auckland University School of Psychology.
It can be a battle between the conscious and unconscious mind.
So how can one master the backwards bike? And how do kids compare when unlearning an existing skill like riding a bike?
Watch the video for the full Story report.