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Professional mountain biker Payson McElveen sits down with some of the biggest names in sports and adventure to get an inside look at what sets them apart. With no script, the casual conversations are as diverse as the guests, with topics ranging from harrowing tales of survival, to debates on current events, to everyday tips and tricks and everything in between. As Payson travels the world for his two-wheeled day job, listen in as he rubs shoulders with and learns from some of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs, academics, and others as they chase and inspire greatness.

The Adventure Stache Payson McElveen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 491 Ratings

Professional mountain biker Payson McElveen sits down with some of the biggest names in sports and adventure to get an inside look at what sets them apart. With no script, the casual conversations are as diverse as the guests, with topics ranging from harrowing tales of survival, to debates on current events, to everyday tips and tricks and everything in between. As Payson travels the world for his two-wheeled day job, listen in as he rubs shoulders with and learns from some of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs, academics, and others as they chase and inspire greatness.

    Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, stars of HGTV's home renovation show 'Bargain Block'

    Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, stars of HGTV's home renovation show 'Bargain Block'

    Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas are the stars of HGTV’s home renovation show, Bargain Block, which premiered last month. In it, they buy, transform, and resell properties that have fallen into disrepair in Detroit. Evan comes from a science background and carries the technical aspects of their projects, and Keith is the artistic mastermind, tailoring each home to his specific creative vision, all on a tight budget. In this conversation, they talk about how the ongoing history of redlining and bankruptcy in the city has shaped their work there, how they’ve navigated the stress of being business and life partners during the intense pressure of filming, and why they do a lot more of the actual hands-on work than audiences might think. They also talk about why they chose to move to Detroit from their previous home in Denver, DIY tricks for improving the style and value of your home with minimal time and cost, and how Keith incorporates his love of Surrealist painting into his work. 

    Payson and Nichole answer questions about their trip to Uganda

    Payson and Nichole answer questions about their trip to Uganda

    Payson and Nichole answer your questions about their recent trip to Uganda to work for her non-profit, Path of Logic. They answer questions about Nichole’s career, how she came to work with pathologists in Uganda looking to expand the country’s cancer diagnostics facilities, and how she avoids the “white savior” problem. They also talk about Payson’s epic gravel ride through the rift valley, their favorite monkey encounters, and marriage proposals. 

    Maghalie Rochette, cyclocross racer

    Maghalie Rochette, cyclocross racer

    Maghalie Rochette is a three-time Canadian Cyclocross Champion, three-time Pan American Cyclocross Champion and Cyclocross World Cup winner. After racing for the Clif Pro team for six years, she decided to strike out on her own as a privateer in 2018....

    Chris Burkard, Rebecca Rusch, and Gus Morton on their fat bike trek across Iceland

    Chris Burkard, Rebecca Rusch, and Gus Morton on their fat bike trek across Iceland

    Today on the show, Payson is joined by photographer/adventurer Chris Burkard, “Queen of Pain” Rebecca Rusch, and adventure filmmaker Gus Morton to discuss their recent fat bike expedition across Iceland’s interior to forge a new route from North to...

    Brad Copeland, Kate Courtney's mechanic

    Brad Copeland, Kate Courtney's mechanic

    Brad Copeland is Kate Courtney’s mechanic of over seven years. But while “mechanic” may be his official title, he is so much more. Bodyguard, grocery shopper, and fan favorite are just a few of the many other roles he plays when he’s with her on the...

    Chris Blevins and Cameron Mason (Cape Epic Series 4)

    Chris Blevins and Cameron Mason (Cape Epic Series 4)

    In this final installment of our Cape Epic series, Payson is joined by Trinity Racing teammates Chris Blevins and Cameron Mason. Chris won the U23 cross country Pan American Championships in 2019 and placed second at the UCI U23 World Championships last...

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

Bob in The Woodlands ,

Outstanding - Breadth and Depth of Topics and People

Payson does an amazing job in getting a diverse group of interesting people. Great topics and entertaining insights. High quality editing makes it flow well. I have been a long time fan of cycling and I have learned a lot about the broader community of the sport: from being exposed to new riders, new thoughts on the sport, and learning new facets of the sport. Subscribe and listen!

genefarm ,

An Adventurous Delight

Having been following Payson and his cycling career for a little while I stumbled on his podcast series. What a true treat to hear from those who live life by what gives them the most joy.

wanna be fan but not ,

Prep your questions bro

I have listened for several months now. It’s frustrating because he’ll bring on solid guests and I get excited, but then the questions will ramble on about extraneous things in the athletes life. Just finished the interview with Stephane Tiempre. He brings a world class athlete on and rambles on about Trek Factory; and the sound quality was awful. That was my last podcast of his.

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