I've been lurking around for a while, but finally signed on and figured it was time to formally introduce myself. I've been riding about 5 yrs, and just purchased my Shadow Spirit (1/26 - 24" of snow, followed by -3*F temps). Temp. is all the way up to 35* today, so I got to take it for a quick ride. Nice upgrade from my KZ 550. REALLY looking forward to Spring and more of the intersting conversation.