by David Steffen
By 1967, the Modesto Roadmen were getting older. Of the five Roadmen who competed in this year's Tour de Graceada, two, Jeff Cowdrey and Tom Woods, raced as Juniors (the under 18 category) and three, Neil Johnson, Eldon Rosenow, and Neil Johnson, raced as Seniors (the adult category.) Whoever took these pictures was apparently more interested in David than anyone else, as there are no pictures of the Junior race and a preponderance of pictures of David. Might this have been David's father, Lloyd Steffen?
The Modesto Roadmen racing as juniors did much better, where Jeff got sixth place and Tom got tenth from a field of 30 riders. The winners were Ed Kinney, Joe Radialli, and Mark Gates in first through third places respectively. By comparison, of the senior Roadmen racing in a field of 49 riders, none of them placed. Winners of this race were Bob Parsons, Jackie Simes III, and Bob Tetzlaff.