ok we have had some snow here in pa so i got to ride for awhile and when you can do that you can get your sled pretty well dialed in, and thats something that i just figured out you can work on your sled as much as you can but without real life testing your just guessing!, also figured out that my new arctic cat 200+ dollar helmet fogs! and my 70 dollar one does not, also i spent plenty for a leather jacket but only wear the liner because the leather is way too warm, if your riding in like -25 it might be ok i guess, some things i found out about my sled is, carbides are great, now i have steering, dont even waste your money on those hardbars they are a joke, also you can never have too much traction, i need more studs in my track!also i found carb rebuilding and cleaning, along with proper jetting is a must!, also i hooked up a cyl temp gauges also, they are also a must too keep an eye on how the engine is running, without them your just guessing, and burning up a engine is a pricey guess! this was by far the best money i spent, it always best to ride with a friend if possable, i got stuck in a snow drift and burried my sled the track just spun and buried even deeper, had to dig it out myself,that wasent much fun, also if you are riding alone carry a cell phone! if you break down or crash its a lifesaver, these are just some of the things im learning as i go, i got to take some pics with my digtial camrea so i hope to post some of them soon. this is just the fourth time ive been out on my sled, and every time out i get to see what works and what is just hype!