History Lesson

Before the invention of the mountain bike, and the existence of the internet, guys like Jobst Brandt and Tom Ritchey rode skinny tires on dirt roads all over the Bay Area in Northern California (my former stomping grounds).  LA GAZZETTA DELLA BICI has some great photos from those halcyon days on their site.  Palo Alto Bicycles also has some photos of Jobst riding dirt roads in Europe on their archived catalogs page.