my girlfriend and i will soon be moving to a small town in alaska and of course, bringing our bikes with us. from what i understand there aren't many paved roads leading into town which could pose a problem since we both have road bikes. i have been trying to find an alternative to buying a whole new bike, but have not found very much information. does anyone out there know of any 700 x 23 mountain tires? the main things i am worried about is getting good traction on a dirt road, not getting a flat every mile, and also the possibility of damaging our rims. Also, my girlfriends front tire is smaller than 700 x 23 which could be hard to find, i'm not sure what size off the top of my head though. thanks for any help.