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Before the Fat Tire Mothafawkers called ‘em Gravel Grinders, when there wasn’t any pavement, bros like this carried their bikes across fields. Then rode some more.



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Got a source and a date for that photo?
On topic: Keep an eye out for Carlton Reid’s new book “Roads Were Not Built For Cars” http://www.roadswerenotbuiltforcars.com/

Came up in an unrelated image search on Google related to this post

http://unholyrouleur-jim.blogspot.com/2007_10_01_archive.html

Uncited and looks Library of Congress to me, probably off of Flickr’s archive.

the image is of Italian bersaglieri ciclisti (light infantry, bicycle-mounted) with folding bicycles in WWI.  the image is in the public domain.

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