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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 www.paysonmcelveenracing.com

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Current Month

  • 34.5mi
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  • 3h 4m
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  • 3,530ft
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Achievements

Year-to-Date

Cycling
Distance 1,513.4mi
Time 94h 35m
Elevation Gain 92,139ft
Rides 54

All-Time

Cycling
Total Distance 30,097.7mi
Total Time 1961h 20m
Total Elev Gain 2,104,265ft
Total Rides 1095

Recent Photos

  • 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
  • There will be a lot of sunset Instagram heroes in Durango tonight.
  • A pretty alright day to make some trainings up a large hill. #nofilter #getupdurrrrr #missioncollegiatenatz #iamspecialized
  • A little evening shoot for an upcoming @austinfit feature on the technology of MTB race bikes. Look for it in the coming months! #visitdurango #ATX
  • In case you were wondering, the answer is yes. She is training. Be afraid ladies of MTB! #40mph #silverton #sanjuanmountains
  • Woke up early and made a quick ascent of Engineer. Just over an hour parking lot to summit. Almost caught the sunrise, then took a 2 hour nap in the sky. @flccycling @oakley @srammtb
  • I found Titaniboa!
  • I went for a really fern spin this evening. Learning the world by bike.