Well, I finally raised enough money to get my Gary Fisher Cake 3 off layaway! I took it out yesterday for a bit but was kind of limited as I had to use the inserts on the SPD pedals. I'll probably put some platforms on until I get some MTB shoes (and get used to the bike) overall I was very pleased with the performance. I hit a few trails I've ridden with my unsuspended ParkPre and the difference was night and day. Can't wait to go out and hit the local MTB trails. Looks like I'll be able to go after work Wed.