'Power hour' at Grafton Show
I HAVE been a thrill seeker ever since my parents mistakenly bought me a pair of roller blades when I was just seven.
Flying down the steepest hills was what I lived for, so when my editor asked who wanted to take up the challenge of experiencing every ride at this year's Grafton Show I was first to raise my hand.
Amazingly no-one else in the newsroom even bothered to challenge me for the story.
I started big with the Skywalker. It can be described in one word - awesome.
The G-forces were absolutely amazing. There was also a feeling of weightlessness as your legs are completely free. It is not for the faint-hearted, with its velocity and height.
Speed was also a winner and it delivered on the pace front. It goes really high, really fast while you are spinning.
Next was an oldie but a goodie - The Whizzer. It is a good one to go on with friends. You come off that one with a dizzy feeling in your head and I dare you to walk in a straight line afterwards.
You can't go to the show without getting on the dodgems. I even got myself a friend for this one. Four-year-old Mali Mathews tested his driving skills and had some good crashes.
The simulation ride, Exit Enter Explorer, is a good one for little kids, or the faint-hearted. It takes you on a journey under the sea - you even get attacked by a great white shark.
Energy Storm had a tight and fast-turning circle, and you feel a bit of G-force.
My picks from my hour of power were Skywalker and Speed for the fun factor, but make sure you go on one with a friend so you have an ear to scream into.