Sure does. Wish i didn't have to work for a livin cause then i'd practice more! As far as the 'berg, yeah. Thing's unreal. Any failures of offroading adventures can be atrributed 100% my fault. There's very little this bike can't do, so it's never the bikes fault when something goes wrong. Otherwise, yeah, I've been trying to get the practice in while riding. I liked and have taken COX650's advice on doing little power/clutch wheelies whenever while riding to just get the feel for it. As I get better I think i'll be able to loft that front in ever shorter sections of straight trail. Then loft in slick conditions, so on and so forth. Perhaps I'll even be able to get the slow balance point wheelie down someday. I'm really thrilled about getting back to offroading where one can practice and push limits and learn and crash without getting TOO hurt (hopefully). Street riding.. with the bikes and traffic these days, it's tough to push those limits without losing one's license or life.