She can tell you about finding bike racing after an ankle injury, rising to the top of the sport, and going on to win the first gold medal for women’s road racing at the LA Olympics in ‘84.(Another part she leaves out: between skating and cycling came collegiate rowing at Berkeley.) Then she can tell you stories about her husband, Davis Phinney, who also raced at those LA Olympics, then the Tour de France, and who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s shortly into his retirement.It was liberating, being here.” It wasn’t long after her first rides at the Red Zinger that Connie moved to Boulder. I could be myself, I felt, and it helped that I was dating Boulder’s prodigal son.” So Boulder became the backdrop of many of Connie’s stories.It’s where she raced, where she retired, it’s the home to her family, and now it’s where she contributes to the work of the Davis Phinney Foundation.“The people of Boulder were fans of bike racing and bike racers, but they didn’t expect you to be anything more than yourself.” This sentiment is typical Boulder, where the frontier spirit is infused with a strong sense of community and interdependence.The People’s Republic of Boulder label isn’t a jibe, it’s a badge of honour.Then there are the stories about her kids: Kelsey, who is probably the only racer at the most recent cross-country skiing World Championships with a neuroscience degree on her wall, and Taylor, a three-time Olympian at the age of 26. Amongst all those stories is the one about how she came to Boulder for the Red Zinger bike race, in 1977.The Red Zinger was named for a local tea company – the same tea company where Davis Phinney earned some extra cash by stuffing leaves into tea bags – and was one of the first stage races for women in the USA.
2015-16 Module Tutor for: History of Archaeological Thought (FZ1206), Neolithic Bronze Age Early Britain and Ireland (FZ2204), Thinking About The Past (FZ2206), and archaeological dissertation projects at Foundation (FZC003) and Undergraduate level (FZ3202). Jones (eds) The development of Neolithic house societies in Orkney. “I drove from Madison across the high plateau of East Colorado. It was nuts, it was cool, it was like racing at Woodstock.You drive for a long time before you see a mountain and you think, ‘what is all the fuss about? Everybody came for the music, for the party, and the athletes were cool.It is no wonder many people are looking for love and friendship online.Subject Areas: Archaeology Seren is a prehistorian who specialises in the application of archaeological science techniques.