Mike & Mary Blog: Winning theTrans Andes Challenge

It was all there for us once again just as we remembered it and just as we had tried to forget; no less fantastic and no less demanding. Now in it's summer finest - alarmingly hot, dusty, rugged, raw and beautiful - the ancient mountains and lakes that make up the "Lakes Region" of Patagonia, Chile host relatively few people, leaving the area less spoiled than most we are privileged to compete in.

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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 www.maryandmikeride.blogspot.com.