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Steven Acosta

The Gravel Lot

Release Date: 11/25/2021

Kenny Kocarek show art Kenny Kocarek

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In the season 4 finale, we are joined by Kenny Kocarek. Kenny is involved in nearly every aspect of the Northeast Ohio cycling scene. From racing single speed, volunteering on local trails, and just about everything in between: We will dig into his path into cycling, his motivations for getting more deeply involved, and what keeps him moving forward.

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David Wiens show art David Wiens

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Today, TGL has the privilege of interviewing (arguably) one of the most influential people in the history of mountain bikes. David Wiens has been a part of the fat tire world since the mid 80's and has stepped atop podiums across the world, and in the mid 2000's, he dug his heels into trail advocacy and has been expanding his footprint on our world ever since.

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Episode 200 show art Episode 200

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Recording episode 200 of The Gravel Lot is astounding all on its own: We could not have done this without all of our community. 200 episodes, over half a million hours of downloads, and countless stories told, we finally share our own personal journeys into cycling. We hope you enjoy learning more about us, and get a deeper glimpse into our friendship and why TGL means so damn much to us.

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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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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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