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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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Monthly Activity Distance

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Jul 2014
Jan 2015

Current Month

  • 879.2mi
  • 62h 15m
  • 80,010ft



Distance 6,249.6mi
Time 410h 10m
Elevation Gain 498,881ft
Rides 226


Total Distance 34,833.9mi
Total Time 2276h 54m
Total Elev Gain 2,511,007ft
Total Rides 1267

Recent Photos

  • Having a fun recovery day shredding around the uber-flowy Quarry trails here in ATX's sister city. #growMTB @competitivecyclist @reynoldscycling
  • One of these days. Just trying to get through. Some times the workout isn't too hard on paper, but bad legs can make it one of the biggest struggles so far this year. Nothing a little liquid caffeine courage can't get me through. #thankgodforgasstations #liquidcourage #funnylegs
  • Here they are, my race whips for 2015! Massive thanks to @competitivecyclist, @jsager, and @yeticycles. Also to @reynoldscycling, @srammtb, @raceface604, @fizikofficial, @chriskingbuzz, and #magurabrakes. The ASR weighs in at 22.3 lbs with pedals, bottle cage etc. I haven't weighed the ARC yet, but it's easily under 20 lbs. #stokelevelhigh #growMTB
  • Just another glorious evening with this one. #eartheveryday #growMTB
  • Up early after a sleepless night, and time to get after stage 2! The real race starts today, with 40 miles and 6,000 feet vertical of some seriously challenging terrain. @competitivecyclist ready to bring it! #growMTB
  • So, so good to be home. No headphones, no heart rate monitor, no ride plan, just riding. Something I don't get to do often enough these days. #growMTB
  • Finishing up this training block with yet another awesome MTB adventure. Deserts of Moab and snow-covered high country in the same week! 23 hours and 30K of climbing for the last 7 days and the legs are feeling great. Bring on @transsylvania! #TSEpic #growMTB
  • Durango got whacked by a random snow storm, so we went to Moab! Had so much fun shredding the @vittoriatires Mezcal III's on some slickrock. #TSEpic prep is going great. #growMTB
  • Preferred road bike terrain.
  • Who says hardtails are only for going fast uphills? I've been rocking the 2.25 @vittoriatires Peyotes on my @yeticycles ARC lately to help keep the skills sharp. The dirt was PERFECT today, and fellow @vittoriatires athlete Rotem Ishay and I made the most of it. 4 hours of loam I didn't know Durango even had. @competitivecyclist #growmtb
  • Head over to Facebook for all the details. It was an epic one, not necessarily for all the right reasons. Another day on the grind! 
#Repost @biketuhl with @repostapp.
Marathon nationals in the books. Feeling pretty wrecked but nothing a post race Pb&j won't fix. #growmtb #mtb @competitivecyclist
  • 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