The Gravel Lot
If you ride a bike, you will always have a place in The Gravel Lot. Live streaming every Tuesday at 6:30pm EST and new podcast every Thursday.
info_outline Philip Darden 10/14/2021
Philip Darden 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.
info_outline Ryan Gamm 09/30/2021
Ryan Gamm 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.
info_outline Catching up with Doug & Jon 09/16/2021
Catching up with Doug & Jon 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.
info_outline TGL Live: Revisited 09/02/2021
TGL Live: Revisited 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!
info_outline Mehdi Farsi 07/29/2021
Mehdi Farsi 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.
info_outline Craig Dalton 07/22/2021
Craig Dalton Craig Dalton may be most well known for his Gravel Ride Podcast successes, but his story contains a lot more than just podcasting success. We delve into his story around bikes, his professional development, and what he has in the works that may just help you in the future...
info_outline John Stamstad 07/15/2021
John Stamstad John Stamstad is quite possibly one of the most legendary endurance athletes in the history of the human race. His list of accomplishments is without comparison, and his continuing drive to find adventure is without peer. This week, we dig into his motivations, and what makes him tick.
info_outline Marley Blonsky 07/08/2021
Marley Blonsky Even by her own account, Marley Blonsky does not consider herself a cyclist, and that just may be the perfect mindset for her to actually change the world. Her "All bodies on bikes" movement applies to all of us, so this week we let her tell her story and we talk about what her past, present, and future look like.
info_outline Corey Coogan Cisek 07/01/2021
Corey Coogan Cisek Corey Coogan Cisek has been successful at a lot of things in her life: Skiing, writing, coaching, and of course cyclocross racing. But her best wins are still in front of her. She shares her story, talks about her path, and gives us some insights into what her future looks like on this week's episode.
info_outline Gage Hecht 06/24/2021
Gage Hecht Gage Hecht was first introduced to bikes by his BMX-loving father: Then, through a love of playing bikes, having fun with friends, and a lot of support from family and friends along the way, he has turned one of the brightest stars representing the future of American Cycling.
info_outline Larissa Connors 06/17/2021
Larissa Connors Larissa Connors has amassed an incredible amount of wins in her bike racing career, but her story is one that covers personal discovery, finding purpose, and peace. This week we talk about her path, the bumps along the way, and what the future holds.
info_outline Scott Dedenbach 06/10/2021
Scott Dedenbach Scott Dedenbach has been a lot of things to a lot of different people in the cycling world, but quite possibly his most important role has come over this global pandemic. We talk about that role, and what the future looks like for him and The Bike Shop Show.
info_outline Karen Jarchow 06/03/2021
Karen Jarchow Karen Jarchow has spent her entire life chasing new challenges, breaking down barriers, and winning bike races. But quite possibly her biggest success has been sharing her love of adventure with a new generation, and her biggest challenge has been discovering who she actually wants to be.
info_outline Christopher Stricklen 05/27/2021
Christopher Stricklen This week we are happily joined by a fellow creator. Christopher Stricklen is a photographer, an ambassador to some of the best brand in cycling, and he hosts the "We Got to Hang Out" podcast. More important for you, he is a great storyteller and this week, he shares his story with us. Photo: Jeff Masamori. @jffmsmri
info_outline Adam Rachubinski 05/13/2021
Adam Rachubinski Since Adam Rachubinski originally joined us back in season 2, the entire makeup of his team has changed, his business has changed dramatically, he has survived multiple break ins at those shops, and we have gone through a global pandemic. We talk through all of that and what the 2021 CX season looks like.
info_outline Ian Mullins 04/22/2021
Ian Mullins Since we recorded this week's episode on 4/20, there really wasn't a more qualified person than Ian to join us to discuss what he has been up to, how he has been dealing with his broken foot, and how that has affected the epic things he has planned for 2021.
info_outline Tara Seplavy 04/15/2021
Tara Seplavy We had originally planned on catching up with Tara Seplavy's personal news: But Arkansas, USAC, the UCI have had other ideas. So we discussed what has happened, where things stand, and where they need to go to make trans athletes feel safe and supported.
info_outline Brian Kilgariff 04/08/2021
Brian Kilgariff Brian Kilgariff has very relatable story. On the surface, it is the story of weight loss. But after digging in, we quickly found that it's his story of finding himself, finding purpose, and taking back control of his life for Brian, and everyone who loves him.
info_outline Tyler Cloutier 04/01/2021
Tyler Cloutier Tyler Cloutier's first visit to TGL was at the beginning of the pandemic. Back then, we all had hopes of getting together for Easter. A lot has changed in a year, and his life is no exception. Hear what he has been up to and how the pandemic has altered his path.
info_outline Miki Vuckovich 03/25/2021
Miki Vuckovich Miki Vuckovich joins us for his second visit. This time, we discuss his new job as Director of Development for USA Skateboarding, and how his life experiences help carve a future for the sport. More importantly, how that message ties to our world of cycling.
info_outline Cody Kaiser 03/18/2021
Cody Kaiser This week on TGL is the pro cyclocross racer, bike shop owner, vlogging pro, and all around good guy: Cody Kaiser. We talked about how his shop has weathered the pandemic, and where his head is at as things start to open back up and brighter days are ahead.
info_outline Caleb Swartz 03/04/2021
Caleb Swartz Caleb Swartz has spent 2/3 of his life racing, and yet he is still only at the beginning of his professional career. We dig into his history, and his successes and perspectives are wise beyond their years. Keep your eye on this name for 2021 and beyond.