I'm new to this forum. Have been at Spyder Talk for awhile. Hope to listen and learn about the Spyder. I own a Yellow Manual Shifting Spyder with a Hindle and have added a comfort seat, touring windshield, and other minor add ons.
Welcome! We love it that many of our members are open to learning about Spyders from many places and also sharing that knowledge and enthusiasm in many places.
Have you pondered putting on skis in the front to see how well it will work in the Blizzard that just nailed you? Just kidding. I lived in Burlington Iowa for a year, it was a great river town and a beautiful place.