Thursday, December 16, 2010

More two-wheeled history

While Larry quickly found his talents were better suited for turning a wrench than turning the pedals when he took up bicycle racing, Heather was good at it. VERY good at it. How good? The photo of the podium at the famous Pepsi race in Atlanta shows her between National and World champions and Olympic medalists Rebecca Twigg and Connie Paraskevin . That's her in the pink and yellow skinsuit. Winner Twigg is talking to the announcer Brian Drebber and you can just barely see third-place Connie P. as Heather talks to her. The other photo is of Heather's credentials for the US Cycling Olympic Trials in 1988. She missed making the team and retired from competition, making plans for graduate school. In between there was a stint as tour leader/translator on a Giro d'Italia cycling tour....and the rest (as they say) is history!

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