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Payson McElveen

Payson McElveen

Durango, CO
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Mountain bike cowboy chasing the dream to wherever it takes me. Home is Durango, CO in the summer/fall, Austin, TX in the winter/spring. -Member USA Cycling National Team '10-'14 -Member team USA Pan American Games 2014 -5x USA Cycling National Championship podium finisher -4x National Champion with Fort Lewis College -6th 2014 Texas US Cup/ProXCT -Best Young Rider 2014 Trans-Sylvania Epic, stage 4 win, four stage podiums -6th 2014 USA Cycling National Championships U23 -12th 2014 ProXCT #6 Wisconsin -14th 2013 Elite STXC National Championship -1st 2013 100 Millas del Punta a Punta stage race

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Jan 2015

Current Month

  • 1,214.3mi
  • 72h 23m
  • 93,943ft

Recent Achievements

  • 2nd fastest time on Powerline Speed Chute
  • 2nd fastest time on Tri-the-Rim Cycle course
  • 3rd fastest time on FLC RR Course Best Lap
  • KOM on 8 Bells Climb in 2015


Distance 2,688.9mi
Time 162h 28m
Elevation Gain 181,762ft
Rides 86


Total Distance 31,273.3mi
Total Time 2029h 13m
Total Elev Gain 2,193,888ft
Total Rides 1127

Recent Photos

  • Max, you might have to give up your glasses. #cuteasabutton #demlegsdoe #womancrusheveryday
  • It has come to my attention that some believe in order to be a good bike racer, you can't enjoy food. Bread free, sugar free, fat free... food free? I will now observe a moment of silence on their behalf, while enjoying this massive hunk of sugar-covered gluten. #humanpoweredhealth #earnthecalories #burnthecalories #happinesswatts
  • Just can't stay away. #dirt #addiction
  • Today's "road ride" may have gotten a little out of hand. Sorry bike. #adventure #mountainbikeratheart
  • #whitesockwednesday
  • #tossbacktuesday to when Gila puppy was demonstrating how he gets the ladies. #dog #ridgeback #charmer #imisshim #tbt
  • Sometimes you can study the map and still not know what you're getting yourself into. Harnessing my inner @seppkuss and taking road bikes places they're not supposed to go. #wheresmymtb #lastdayintucson #makingitcount #pleasedontletmeflat
  • What a day on Mount Lemmon. It's impossible to do this climb justice with a single picture, as it is so varied. 2,000 feet and Saguaros at the bottom, and 9,000 ft, Aspens, and snow covered roads at the very top. Feeling less unfit everyday, but plenty of work to do still.
  • Nasty weather, but pretty sweet (and hard!) gravel grinder route. Sometimes I feel like the endless Texas rollers are tougher than the long climbs of Colorado. #Texas #hillcountry #gravelgrinder #cross #Austin2015
  • Not much glory in the grind, but the grind is necessary to achieve glory... or something. I was cold on the way up, let alone way down. #work #noexcuses #grindingteeth #frozenrichardsrainwater
  • #hooked
  • Expose yourself. #nofiltrations #mtb #visitdurango #thestraightandnarrow #ittakesasteadyhand
  • @jennemerick told me to meet her in 20 to go for a bike path spin. I got to her house and searched high and low. Then I went to the back yard and spotted a very suspiciously shaped hammock.
  • Bonus round