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The Gravel Lot

Release Date: 04/15/2021

Steven Acosta show art Steven Acosta

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This week we are going back to the true roots of The Gravel Lot. Talking to a local cyclist about his story in discovering the joys of cycling. Steven Acosta is the VP, Manager of Inclusion and Diversity at Fifth Third Bank located right here in Cincinnati and has a life story around bikes that is relevant on so many levels. Sit back, Enjoy the Chat, and share with your friends!

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Erin Ayala show art Erin Ayala

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This week we are joined by Dr. Erin Ayala: She holds a PHD, and is the Director of Research, Development, and Assessment at Premier Sport Psychology. She talks to us about bikes, and more importantly, the immense work she has been doing with the Stamina Racing Collective. Sit back, click the like button, share with your friends, and enjoy the chat! Photo: Snowy Mountain Photography

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Randy Locklair show art Randy Locklair

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Randy Locklair has a unique perspective that has led him to grow a successful tech company from the ground up right along side growing his family, and growing his local cycling community. But his most important impacts on the world may still be on their way. Full stop: If the industry follows Randy's lead, we might be in a pretty good place in a few years. Credit @lawrence_siu

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Philip Darden show art Philip Darden

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President of Central Alabama Mountain Pedalers, Professional Photographer, Associate Director of the Southeast Off Road Bicycle Association, and the reason Doug got back into bikes: These are just a few of Philip Darden's claims to fame. We let him share his story this week and inspire you to to change your neighborhood.

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Ryan Gamm show art Ryan Gamm

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It wasn't even 3 years ago that we spoke with Ryan Gamm, but he has packed a lot of life in since that time, not even factoring in the pandemic. We catch up with Ryan to hear about his headwinds, both physical and mental, as well as the tailwinds that he has endured since we last spoke.

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Catching up with Doug & Jon show art Catching up with Doug & Jon

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Due to extenuating circumstances, we recorded an episode with just the two of us for the first time since season 1. So we took the opportunity to talk about TGL, what we have been up to, and throw out some insights (and challenges) to the future of TGL. Tears/Kg are strong in this episode.

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TGL Live: Revisited show art TGL Live: Revisited

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Doug is on his honeymoon, and Jon is probably hiding under a mountain of work at his new job, so we are re-releasing our live "Kids on Bikes" fundraising event from the Woodward Theatre in May 2018. Why re-share this event? It's a great reason, and we explain why, but you've gotta listen!

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Dan Fausey show art Dan Fausey

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For anyone who has ridden a mountain bike in Ohio in the last 10 years, Dan Fausey has probably had some small part in making your experience better. This week, he shares his story with us, along with what keeps him searching to find new ways to "dig".

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Allison Arensman show art Allison Arensman

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Allison Arensman has spent her entire life pushing boundaries... Both physically and spiritually. We talked with her about her past, the hurdles she has had to overcome along the way, and why the future looks so bright for this young star. 

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Mehdi Farsi show art Mehdi Farsi

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Mehdi Farsi joins us for his second visit to The Gravel Lot, roughly 13 months since his first visit. Needless to say, a lot has changed since then. We talk through how the pandemic has changed the bike industry, what State Bicycle Co. has done to adapt, and pick Mehdi's brain about what the future looks like for the industry.

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