The Gravel Lot
The Gravel Lot is the place where you meet with your friends, share stories, enjoy a laugh, and tell stories. That usually happens in a gravel lot. New episodes EVERY Thursday.
info_outline 3.50 -Ryan Petry 11/19/2020
3.50 -Ryan Petry Ryan Petry has played stick and ball sports, been a runner, a triathlete, a mountain biker, and more recently a gravel racer. But one underlying theme he keeps coming back: The adventure is all that matters. Hear his advice to his fellow pro athletes for a world post-2020. Photo: Hardcastle Film and Photo
info_outline 3.49 - Jamey Driscoll 11/12/2020
3.49 - Jamey Driscoll Jamey Driscoll has spent most of his life performing at the highest levels of cycling on the road and off. And whether you prefer domestic or European racing, he has you covered. This week he shares his story: Past, present, and gives us some insight into what his future may look like. Photo: Kent Baumgardt
info_outline 3.47 - Nikki Peterson 10/29/2020
3.47 - Nikki Peterson Nikki Peterson has lived a life pushing boundaries, both personally and professionally. She was a successful runner, then turned herself into a pro MTB/gravel cyclist, and more recently taken on the role of NICA SoCal League Program Coordinator, coach, and an all-around inspiring human being.
info_outline 3.46 - John Borstelmann 10/22/2020
3.46 - John Borstelmann For those following US racing: John Borstelmann is a name that you should commit to memory. He is in the process of carving out his position in the domestic peloton. In this episode, he shares his stories from the road, what life looks like from the couch of host-housing, and what it's like to fight a light pole and lose.
info_outline 3.45 - Spencer Hackett 10/15/2020
3.45 - Spencer Hackett The Columbus, Ohio cycling scene is robust and thriving. Mostly because of the work of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, but over the last decade, there has been one constant amongst those organized events. Spencer Hackett has made his name nearly interchangeable with Columbus when it comes to cycling. So how did that happen?
info_outline 3.44 - Dave Towle 10/08/2020
3.44 - Dave Towle If you have heard this week's guest at any bike race in the last 20 years, it meant you were at a truly elite-level event. Dave has been the voice or elite cycling in so many different ways for the last few decades, but his story is so much more rich than that, so we dug in and let him tell some stories you have never heard before.
info_outline 3.43 - Roderick Vesper 10/01/2020
3.43 - Roderick Vesper Joining us for part 2 of the Ohio MTB League story is Roderick Vesper. We are saving Rod's personal journey for when we can all be together, so this week we focus on his role as President, the specifics of the league, and what the longterm goals of OMBL are. You might be surprised by what he says...
info_outline 3.42 - Jen Malik 09/24/2020
3.42 - Jen Malik Have you ever thought back to what made you fall in love with riding in the first place? Jen Malik is one of the many people leading the charge to bring the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to Ohio, and on today's TGL, we get to hear how that is unfolding. Share in the stoke NOW.
info_outline 3.41 - Amanda Nauman 09/17/2020
3.41 - Amanda Nauman Amanda Nauman has won DK multiple times in addition to countless other gravel, cyclocross, and who knows what other wins. She is also the co-founder and manager of the SDG Factory racing team, a race promoter, and all around do-gooder for everything bikes.
info_outline 3.40 - Kendall Bennett 09/10/2020
3.40 - Kendall Bennett Kendall Bennett has been chipping away at success for nearly 30 years. He also has a long history of success in computer programming, radio controlled hobbies, and more recently jumping into cycling with AMain Cycling. He shares his story, aspirations, and a lot of nuanced thoughts on the future of bike retail.
info_outline 3.39 - Taylor Jones 09/03/2020
3.39 - Taylor Jones To say that Taylor Jones has done it all might be an understatement. From racing up and down the east coast, to launching multiple bike share platforms, running DCCX, and more recently holding nearly every position within Bikes For the World. We talk through all of his life between those stories.
info_outline 3.38 - Ian Mullins 08/27/2020
3.38 - Ian Mullins In the last few decades, medical science has begun to prove what the human race has known for thousands of years: THC has countless applications and can be used to assist in recovery. We discuss the production process and the actual science of THC this week with Ian Mullins.
info_outline 3.37 - Ian Mullins 08/20/2020
3.37 - Ian Mullins Imagine you are an athlete with contractual obligations to countless industry partners to race, promote on social media, and be an "influencer". Now, how do you do that during a global pandemic? Our buddy Ian joins us for his second rip through the gravel lot to discuss.
info_outline 3.36 - Julie & Scot Herrmann 08/13/2020
3.36 - Julie & Scot Herrmann Two of our absolute favorite people are back for their first time since early in season 1 and they talk in depth about all of the local and national efforts they are a part of, what they are doing during the shutdown, and then make us answer some gameshow questions.
info_outline 3.35 - Troy Stewart 08/06/2020
3.35 - Troy Stewart In part 2 of our Handup Gloves takeover, Troy Stewart, the creative marketing mind behind Handup Gloves joins us to discuss what starting, growing, and managing a brand like Handup looks like. He also drops some advice to all of the folks out there seeking a "bro deal"... Enjoy
info_outline 3.34 - Cody and Jamie Wallis 07/30/2020
3.34 - Cody and Jamie Wallis Cody and Jamie met in 6th grade, have been dating since high school, then got married, and then founded Handup Gloves together. Learn how their story unfolds, and how you can learn from their successes and mistakes and start your own business.
info_outline 3.33 - Rob Kelly 07/23/2020
3.33 - Rob Kelly Rob Kelly is an amateur bike racer, ex professional swimmer, lawyer, and just so happens to be one of our fellow WAP hosts. We talk about his history with sport, his career, and where his No Training Wheels Podcast started. Check it out and subscribe today! Photo: Patrick Daly
info_outline 3.32 - Garth Prosser 07/16/2020
3.32 - Garth Prosser Garth Prosser is a borderline mythical name in the world of endurance mountain bike racing and culture. He has also been the most-requested interview to date. Interestingly enough, our first interview with him covers some lesser known aspects of his life.
info_outline 3.31 - Michael Seiler 07/09/2020
3.31 - Michael Seiler Michael Seiler has done just about everything with amateur racing: Club, Race Team, Team Director, Junior Devo, Coach, and Fit guru. What does that mean? It means a lot of stories about how to do things right, and why sometimes things go awry.
info_outline 3.30 - Justin Balog 07/02/2020
3.30 - Justin Balog Justin Balog is not a household name amongst the world of cycling, but his films are working their way towards telling the story of why bikes are incredible, and why the adventures that they allow us are worth exploring. We talk bikes, filmmaking, creative process.
info_outline 3.29 - Matt Cox & Joe Lawhorn 06/25/2020
3.29 - Matt Cox & Joe Lawhorn Matt Cox and Joe Lawhorn grew up a few miles apart, grew up together, joined the military around the same time, got deployed to all corners of the globe, and came back home to change their world by sharing their love of bikes. If this story doesn't inspire you, check your pulse.
info_outline 3.28 - David Palan 06/18/2020
3.28 - David Palan Mr. David Palan joins us for his second trip to The Gravel Lot, and we prove it's possible to talk about more than bikes, but still talk about bikes. This is an incredibly interesting and timely look at a different side of MDvP that we guarantee you've never heard before.
info_outline 3.26 - Morgan Murri 06/11/2020
3.26 - Morgan Murri What started as a life of dirt bikes and epic challenges has turned into a life's calling for Morgan Murri. Helping any athlete achieve a dream, his life has become a passion project of sharing the journey and removing barriers at all levels. Don't miss this one because his energy is infectious.
info_outline 3.25 - Jason Blodgett 05/28/2020
3.25 - Jason Blodgett Jason Blodgett already has a veritable lifetime of experience in BMX, road, cyclocross, mountain bikes, SRAM, Marian University, and everything in between. Jason talks about his story and shares his thoughts on the current state of bikes.
info_outline 3.24 - Jeremy Powers 05/21/2020
3.24 - Jeremy Powers Jeremy Powers is arguably the most successful US male cyclocross racer of the last decade, and after hanging up his pro racing shoes, he had a lot to figure out. This week he talks us through the transition, its' ups and downs, and what the future looks like for JPow.
info_outline 3.23 - Chris Mayhew 05/14/2020
3.23 - Chris Mayhew Chris Mayhew joins us for his second visit to TGL, this time to talk about injury, body image, culture, and so much more. If you are up for some introspection, grab your favorite Bourbon and listen up. Be sure to hit up WideAnglePodium.com for BONUS content from this week's episode!
info_outline 3.22 - Lucy Diaz 05/07/2020
3.22 - Lucy Diaz Lucy Diaz has spent the majority of her professional career putting on world-class events. More recently her attention has shifted to changing the entire cycling paradigm with the Colorado Classic: North America’s only stand-alone women’s professional stage road bike race.
info_outline 3.21 - Pete Hitzeman 04/30/2020
3.21 - Pete Hitzeman Pete Hitzeman makes his second visit to The Gravel Lot, and we rewind the tape to cover all those juicy background stories we missed the first time around. We also dive into The B Line, his new editorial column for TGL, and what we hope to bring to cycling media, cyclists, and the future of the show.