Hi I'm from South Africa, living in the U.K. My cycling is resticted mainly to the road. I enjoy it very much. I have tried my hand at downhill cycling at Whistler in Canada. It was great fun!!!! I have a few mates that are seriously into it and are really good at what they do. I would defnitely try it again.
I own a specialized hybrid cycle that is HUGE. It's like a great big grey horse...just right for my height. I unfortunately dont treat it that well at times, and should pay closer attention to small niggly problems.
Feel free to contact me for whatever!