Doctor Lockspeiser is a retired cardiologist who practiced at Saint Anthony Hospital here in Denver for decades before he retired.  His wife Nancy is an artist who created some of the local oriented posters for the US Pro Challenge.  They are both on either side of the octogenarian milepost and Nancy referred to herself as a “Cougar” since she is just a bit older than her husband.  

The Lockspeisers both grew up on the east coast, he in New York City and she in Boston where they met while he was attending medical school.  They married and moved to Denver in 1976.  For the last fourteen years of his career, Dr. Lockspeiser was also teaching for the University of Colorado Medical School.   As a young man, he played basketball, but made the transition to cycling as an older athlete and, of course, is still riding.  

Nancy likes to portray action and movement in her artwork which is why she was drawn to illustrating for the Pro Challenge.  Specifically she has done posters for the Denver and the Crested Butte segments of the race.

Cycling together, they have ridden many of the high mountain passes and summit finishes included in past Tours de France, including the Col de Madeleine, the Col du Galibier, L’Alpe Duez, the Col du Tourmalet and Mont Ventoux. They have also cycled in Italy.  

Thank you both for your time. 

Also on this day I re-met Brad Gorman whom I have not seen for about two years.  He also is an artist (and a part-time electrician) who now appears even leaner and more athletic than he was a couple years ago.