Nice shots Brad!
If you are looking to upgrade but don't need the absolutle latest and greatest I would HIGHLY recommend the Canon 20D. When it came out it was the replacement for the 10D which was one step down from the 1D, Canon's pro dSLR. Now that the 5D is out, its moved in between the 1D and the 20D. You should be able to get a good deal on just the body, as all your lenses of course will fit.
I have the 20D and the burst mode on it is pretty fast. Fast enough that I can usually get some good shot when capturing cars at the race track.
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A good camera helps, but good photos rely on a good photographer. These are outstanding! On the other hand, having a 1D probably wouldn't hurt...
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Some very nice shots, the burst mode on the 10D is a bit cumbersome, I waited until the 20D came out to make the plunge to Digital SLR. I am still happy with the quality and performance of that one. I am casting some longing eyes toward the new Canon XSI. With that one you can essentially stay bursting until you run out of card, at least in JPG-only mode.
The real trick to all of this is to just keep shooting and experimenting around, you can separate the wheat from the chaff later. A real beauty in this is that with these cameras, as you well know, they keep the record of the camera settings with each file so you can see later what you were doing with the photos that worked and those that did'nt. In any case, just keep shooting. One little piece of advice I have given before is that if you want to shoot some type of event for some memorable shots try to find a similar event where you are not invested so much and shoot that without worrying about how the shots are turning out.