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Payson McElveen

Payson McElveen

Durango, CO
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Mountain bike cowboy racing for the Competitive Cyclist MTB team. 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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Apr 2014
Jan 2015

Current Month

  • 773.3mi
  • 50h 35m
  • 69,301ft

Recent Achievements

  • PR on Whiskey Pro Crit 2012
  • 2nd fastest time on Whiskey 50 Crit Climb
  • 3rd fastest time on WOR 25/50 Junction to 4 Way
  • 3rd fastest time on FR 53 Copper Creek Climb


Distance 3,532.4mi
Time 216h 37m
Elevation Gain 256,706ft
Rides 116


Total Distance 32,116.8mi
Total Time 2083h 22m
Total Elev Gain 2,268,832ft
Total Rides 1157

Recent Photos

  • Bit of extra training motivation today. I like this jersey, and want it for another year. With the amount of talent coming to @transsylvania in 2015, it will no doubt be an even tougher fight. @competitivecyclist #growMTB #TSEpic #singletracksummercamp
  • Thanks @bikeflights for getting my road bike here safely so I could enjoy the #hillcountry in full bloom for a few days. #nofilter #bluebonnets #atx #growMTB
  • How do you cheer up a sick, lonely (and upside down?) @wzellmer in Europe? FaceTime him from your bluebird morning spin in Durango of course! #sorrybud #europeishard #hanginthere
  • 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