I recently took a trip to NYC and Boston areas. Flew into JFK and after a few days in NYC, rode the Acela Express train to Boston. Bicycles are alive and well there! Saw a lot of flip-flop hubs on road bikes. Saw a lot of rental bikes. Saw a lot of Pedal Cabs. I always like to check out the local bike shops whenever I'm on a trip and in Boston I ran across a shop that sold Giant bikes. The guy running it was real nice and he showed me a Giant SL series road bike. I had never been on a modern high end road bike. I lifted it up and said WOW! Better yet, he had a large frame model in the shop that he rode himself and he let me ride it around the block. Sweet is all I can say! I wished that I had something like that 30 years ago! Thanks!!!