Mary Metcalf-Collier

Mary Collier Temporarily Off Route for Treatment to her Leg

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Hey its Mary Collier. I've reset my SPOT unit. But now you will notice that it is in Dillon, MT. I had to pull off route for a little bit to get some work done on my leg. Having an issue with swelling. So I need to take care of that for a day then I'm hoping to jump back on route in the morning. I'll keep you posted. Good night.

(recorder time: 2008-06-21 14:07:11 EST.)

Mary Collier's Rides down Fleecer

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Hey its Mary Collier. It Friday, June 20th about 10 after 3 in the afternoon, Day 8 for me. I am in Wise River. I had a rough morning. My legs were pretty much feeling like concrete all day. So I walked a lot of climbs. But I'm actually on a good high from the descent down from Fleecer Ridge. I had been warned that it was a pretty tough descent and to walk it, which I kinda took as a challenge. Also when I got to the top of it there were two dual forks sitting on top it and I asked them if I they mind if I hit it first. So I had to come through with that. Read more »

Mary Collier Working through Swelling Issues

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Hey its Mary Collier. Today is Thursday, June 19th and its about 9 o'clock. I'm stopped in Butte, MT. Had a little set back the last few days. I'm having a lot of swelling in my legs. So I'm trying to nurse that and work through it. Took an ice bath in the hotel tonight. .... Hoping they come back to life soon. A little set back. So last three days have been short. A couple of 60 milers and a 75 miler. BUT I'm optomistic and I think I'm doing the right thing to take care of it. Hoping to catch up to some guys in the morning. Have a good night.

Mary Collier on her Scary Night

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Good morning. Its Mary Collier. Tuesday, June 17th. Its about 9:15 a.m. Last night was probably one of the scariest nights in my life. I'm in Seeley Lake and I got to bed about 4 o'clock this morning. I started the pass coming into Seeley Lake at a decent hour and thougth that I would just jam through it. Didn't have any data that there was a ton of snow and snow drifts making the trail very difficult - the pass. Read more »

Mary Collier calling it a night in Columbia Falls

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Hey its Mary Collier, its Sunday, June 15th and I've arrived into Columbia Falls, MT at a pretty decent hour this evening. I'm going to call it a night here. Its been a somewhat long day starting at 6 o'clock from Eureka. Heading over a couple of grueling passes. Well, Whitefish Divide wasn't actually terrible, BUT Red Meadow Pass was 4-5 miles of hiking, pushing my bike, but I cruised into Columbia Falls. Stocked up on Freshies at the Grocery Store and I'm going to call it a super early night and get going in the morning. Have a good night.

Mary Collier Celebrates with a Beer at the Border

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Hey this is Mary Collier. Its Saturday, June 14th its 5 until 9PM at Border. So it officially means that I’m also starting the Great Divide Race so I can knock them both out in one try. Headin’ through the Border. Had a wonderful day today. Heading into Eureka. Things are going well. Just had a beer at the Last Chance Bar and Grill or Bar I guess. Great day. I’m going to sleep well tonight and hit those snow passes in the morning. Have a good night. Bye.

Mary Collier gives a Glowing Report of her ride through Canada

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Hey, its Mary Collier and I'm calling in from Sparwood. Yesterday was a wonderful day. Today is day two. Yesterday was an amazing day. Beautiful. Canada was totally worth it. Made it to Elkford last night. Rode with Adrian and Mike Dion the first half of the day, then rode with Mike Dion the second half of the day. Had some good chat. Stopped off at the Elkford Motor Inn. Had rooms above the bar which was interesting for sleeping but rolled out at a decent time this morning. We got in a kinda of late. Saw a bit of wildlike coming into Elkford. Read more »