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The ride of her life - Feature Stories
December 2008 Issue
The bike with the basket of pansies breezes past the finish line, a smooth stop on a difficult journey for Marjorie Perry. To the sounds of “Mustang Sally” coming from a nearby tent, Perry and her husband Greg Perry get off the tandem bike they pedaled in the Bike MS: Atlanta Ride 2008, sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The pansies are Marjorie Perry’s signature touch, which her husband endures with good humor. “I always ride with pansies on my bike, so, poor Greg,” Perry (AB ’91, MA ’93) says with a smile as she takes off her helmet and runs a hand across her sweaty cheek. A UGA graduate, Perry’s hobby was to push her body to its limits. She conquered marathons and triathlons, hikes and multi-day adventure races, like the one in Fiji where she built her own boat and spent a week trekking through the jungles on only a couple of hours of …
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