We do not imagine this site ever being frozen. Should new pictures or information become available, we will always want to add them. On the other hand, we don't see this site as being under perpetual evolution either. In the absence of something new, our plan is to get up what we have and leave it for future generations to enjoy.
As far as we know, everything we have is now up on the site, it is complete. That said:
- We are aware that the site needs a lot of polishing. That will come.
- Any errors noticed or reported will be corrected.
- If any new pictures turn up, they will be added.
What's New as of June 1, 2018
- The Site is Done! It still needs lots of polishing, we will be correcting errors as they turn up, and if new pictures appear, we will certainly add them, but everything on our To Do list has been incorporated.
- A new major category under Table of Contents on the Home Page: Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, and Other Souvenirs. A must-see part of the site! (Also linked from the Photos page. A lot of this new material came from John Campopiano who first displayed it at the 2016 Modesto Roadmen Reunion, and then made it available for scanning and photography so it could be included on the site.)
- Ten editions of the Modesto Roadmen newsletter, chock full of history.
- Two additional special announcements.
- A copy of the 1968 ABL of A racing schedule for Northern California.
- Two humorous (if raunchy) documents; a mock newsletter article and a letter.
- Programs from the 1969 Great Western Bicycle Rally and from the 1968 and 1969 runnings of the Tour de Graceada.
- Race Posters, T-Shirts, Patches, Receipts of Historic Interest, Membership cards, Race Medals and Numbers, fourteen items in all, all concerning the Modesto Roadmen.
- A significant update to the History of the Modesto Roadmen page and its associated sub-pages, including the addition of a new page listing all the member names we can remember. Much of this was possible because of the availability of more issues of the Modesto Roadmen Newsletter as well as other documents, including Berkeley Wheelmen Newsletters containing results of races in which Modesto Roadmen participated.
- Fun Ride, June 1967
- Posed Pictures of Modesto Roadmen, June 1967
- Car Wash Fundraiser, September 1968
- A collection of miscellaneous pictures, one-offs not part of a set
- 50th Reunion of the Modesto Roadmen, September 2016
What Was New
June 1, 2016
- Pictures from a Fun Ride we did in August of 1966.
- Pictures from the October 1966 Columbus Day Race (developed DEC66).
- June 1967 First Fun Ride of the Month.
- June 1967 Second Fun Ride of the Month.
- The June 1967 Lindsay Bicycle Race.
- The June 1967 Nevada City Bicycle Race.
- Posed portraits of some of the Modesto Roadmen taken in June 1967.
- The September 1967 Tour de Graceada.
- The May 1968 Great Western Bicycle Rally.
- Pictures taken of the Roadmen preparing for a Car Wash Fundraiser, September 1968.
- The September 1968 Alta Sierra Bicycle Race.
- The September 1968 Tour de Graceada Bicycle Race.
- The May 1969 Great Western Bicycle Rally.
- Various miscellaneous bicycle race pictures.
- Added links on each event page, going back to the list of events
- Edited home page
- Significant update to the History page
- At long last, the mystery of the San Gregorio bicycle race(s) has been resolved! It was one two-day bicycle race in the San Gregorio area named the Tour Del Mar. It was a unique event in cycling history, with an accompanying rock concert featuring (among others) The Grateful Dead! Much new information on the event has been added, and the new page (with associated pictures) is named the June 1966 Tour Del Mar.
- A page and pictures for the July 1966 Redwood City Bike Race has been added.
- A page and pictures for a July 1967 training ride was added
- A page has been added where each of the pictures used in the slide show above is shown by itself with a caption.
- A seventh slide was added to the slide show.
- The What's Coming section on the Site Progress page now has a much more detailed list of what you can expect to see on future versions of this site.
- Two more Modesto Roadmen made their voices heard, Tom Woods and Roger Farschon! Updates reflecting their memories were added at sites too numerous to cite.
- I replaced the single picture at the top of this home page with a slide show.
- What was one bicycle race is now two! See the Pictures page for Bike Race, San Gregorio, 1965 and Bike Race, San Gregorio, 1966. Besides realizing what we thought was one race was pictures from two races mixed together, we increased the total number of pictures from 6 to 18. [NB: In the December 2015 update, this was made back into one page describing what we now know to have been a two-day stage race, so links to the non-existent pages have been removed.]
- Added a page for the 1967 Mountain Loop.
- Added a page and 22 pictures for the 1968 Mountain Loop.
- Added a picture and substantially expanded the description of the Snelling ride.
- A picture of the original founders of the Modesto Roadmen added to the History page.
- Added a page and 6 pictures for the 1967 Pigeon Pass ride.
- Updated the January 1966 Fun Ride page, including the addition of two new photos.
- The first version of the website went live.
This page last updated March 23, 2019.