Been riding bikes for 55 yrs. After my 4th stroke decided to sell my 5 bikes and take up 4 wheeling. Bought a 2010 Sportsman 500 with 110 hours. I used to race dirt bikes and guess it made the change much easier. This thing is a blast. We recently had 14" of snow and this thing went with no problem, scared a few cows on the neighbors 100 acre farm. Did jump a 6' wide creek but was running to fast to avoid a tree 20' up the bank. Bought a double tube front bumper to limit damage, ride it like I stole it. Got a winch from Cabelas last week, Kolpin 2500 for Under $90 with taxes, 5 yr warranty. Gearing up for 2 weeks at Hatfield McCoy in West Virginia. Tried a few atv's but the polaris is by far the most comfortable ride for this 63 yr old.