I first rode one when they were made in Mass.. Sugarloaf Widowmaker race used to pull iin all the local pro teams. I happened to go by the tent with my then 10 yr old son and stopped to admire one of the pro's bike. She came out and made a big deal about my sons and the kids race. Way too cool. Then she turned to me and asked if I wanted to try her bike! Waaaaay too cool. I've been hooked ever since. Back in the day when they were made in Somerville.