i know, im not asking if ill be a champion next week i just want to have a go, and it not be futile! I realise there are many other variables - just like in weightlifting.
Do i just choose what i like the look of then? ive ridden bikes in the past, downhill, cross country mountain biking, and a bit of road. However if i want to put some time into it i want to choose something im possibly suited to, and that ill also enjoy. There must be some indicators of a good cyclist in any area of the sport. Tall and thin, short and muscular, etc must suits different styles, well in fact i know it does.