Getting back in the saddle

Mary and I are currently near the end of a month-long RV expedition in Europe. Our travels on this go round will include passes through Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. We crafted this trip around attending the final two races of the World Cup series with a primary goal of competing in the Mountain Bike World Championships that will take place on September 3. Mary and I are both honored to be representing our country in another World Champs, this one taking place in Champery, Switzerland, on a decidedly technical mountain bike course - something we have been looking forward to for a good while.

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MTB "super-couple", former US National cross country champion Mary McConneloug and Mike Broderick live together, train together, travel together and race together. They also share this diary on Cyclingnews.

Follow their adventures as they race the World Cup cross country circuit and take on other adventures. Enjoy the unique, professional racing style of these two accomplished racers and world travelers.

You can also follow them via their blog at