I'm 43 years old, married with a 7 year old daughter. I discovered MTB about 10 years ago after moving from Australia to Belgium. My main passion in Australia was rock-climbing, but MTB proved better-suited to wet & muddy Belgium ... Back then it was mainly cross country. My first full suspension bike in hindsight was very average,my third full sus was a San Andreas Mountain Cycle bought on my first trip to the States, an excellent all rounder but unfortunately gave up the ghost on the braking bumps of the Portes Du Soleil. I've been very lucky over the last 10 years, had a couple of freeride road trips to the states and Canada, after spending 2 weeks in Whistler I decided to move from free ride to downhill, I moved to Paris and discovered the Alps, I bought my first downhill bike - a Nicolai M-Pire I rode that bike for 5 wonderfull years, untill I discovered the joys of the V10 I'm now waiting for the new full carbon to be delivered, 2013 is going to be an amazing year.....can't wait.