All of the pictures from the slide show on the home page. They are repeated here so we could provide a caption explaining what each picture is, so you can download the pictures, or so you can look at them at your leisure. In some cases, the caption contains a link to a full-size version. Use your usual browser controls (e.g., right click) to download pictures.
Slides from the Slide Show
From left to right: Stacy Dull, Roger Farschon, unknown, Mike Jewett (partially hidden), Robbie Rosenow, Tom Woods (in front), David Steffen, John Campopiano, Cindy Leyton, Eldon Rosenow posing at the end of a social ride circa 1967. A full-sized version of this picture will be posted Real Soon Now © when we post the pictures from this ride.
Back row (standing): Jeff Cowdrey, Tom Woods, Eldon Rosenow, Paul Robinson, and Alex Haley. Front row (sitting): David Steffen. Tom, Eldon, Paul, and Alex are holding trophies won at a local bike race. David crashed during the race and did not finish, so he is holding the repair tag for his damaged bike. Photo taken in David's back yard circa 1966.
Tom Woods, David Steffen, Jeff Cowdrey, and Paul Robinson, at the 1965 Lindsay Bike Race in Lindsay, California.
Back at the beginning of the Modesto Roadmen, we could not afford professional bicycle jerseys, so Jeff Cowdrey came up with a design for the insignia, plans for building a home-made silk-screening apparatus, and a strategy for silk screening T-shirts like the one depicted (belonging to David Steffen) for all of the members of the Modesto Roadmen. Each member donated one of their plain, white T-shirts, David's Mom used Rit Dye to dye all the T-shirts yellow, and Jeff organized some of the rest of the club to do the actual silk screening. As best David can recollect, this happened in 1965 or so. A full-sized version of this picture will be posted Real Soon Now© when we post a section on the history of the jerseys and other cycling gear the Modesto Roadmen wore.
In September of 1968, the Modesto Roadmen under the leadership of Roger Farschon decided it would be useful to have some club money to pay for projects and organized a car wash to raise that money. From left to right, this is John Campopiano, Roger, and Jeff Cowdrey painting signs to advertise the car wash.
In July and August of 1968 the Modesto Roadmen and the other Modesto bike club, Mach Schnell, rode the Third Annual Mountain Loop. From left to right, this is Stacey Dull, Tom Woods, Michael Haack, and John Campopiano taking a break to play a game of cards. A full-size version of this picture is also available.
In 1969, the Modesto Roadmen bicycled from Modesto to the Great Western Bike Rally in Atascadero, Califonia. Taking a break along the way, from left to right, are someone whose face is hidden, Jeff Cowdrey, Tom Woods (from the back, wearing the Version 2.0 Club Jersey), John Campopiano, and Ames Hanshaw. A full-sized version of this picture will be posted Real Soon Now© when we post the pictures from this ride.
Another beautiful piece of artwork created by the immensely talented Jeff Cowdrey, in this case, a poster for the 1968 running of the Modesto Roadmen-sponsored Tour de Graceada.. A full-sized version of this picture will be posted Real Soon Now© when we post the pictures from this race.