However, I wouldn't say I was graceful by any means either. The thing is, it's not difficult to do, but it's difficult to do extremely well right off the bat. But I trucked along and didn't fall. (But came close when I took my eyes off the prize... err, trail.)
Behold, a future Olympic Gold Medalist in Cross-Country Skiing
The "Lewis and Clark" pose.
I'd say we're kinda badass.