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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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May 2014
Jan 2015

Current Month

  • 717.7mi
  • 49h 5m
  • 50,343ft

Recent Achievements

  • 7th overall on some swithcbacking
  • 2nd fastest time on 2nd Ave. South to North
  • 2nd fastest time on Pixeleen
  • 2nd fastest time on Elk Mountain Rd. to Trimble Crossing TT finish


Distance 4,351.5mi
Time 272h 30m
Elevation Gain 316,496ft
Rides 139


Total Distance 32,935.9mi
Total Time 2139h 14m
Total Elev Gain 2,328,622ft
Total Rides 1180

Recent Photos

  • 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
  • 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