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I, too, agree with the essence of this post. I got serious with road cycling about 12-years ago, and used to think that the $3000 bikes featured in magazines were beyond my ability. Now many of the bikes are in the $12K and above range. Still beyond my ability--at least to pay for them. And the ads that feature a cyclist standing next to his $12K steed while wearing $1600 worth of cycling gear are... well, embarrasing. If the industry keeps up this elitist posturing, they will shoot themselves in the foot. They need to come back to earth. 
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It's about the joy of riding and while not spending an unbelievable about of money on materials. I understand it. I have the same aluminum fat tire and same skinny for years and will never buy a new bike until it breaks. I have still past Lamborghini elitist with their 12k bike. It's about the training and their dedication, not the cost of the horse. Ultimately for the industry they are pushing back from buying with the cost. Look at computers and technology. It's the same issue. Buy a computer for a couple grand, next week you see one better or the same for $300. Same with bikes. It's marketing at its finest and they are grabbing the non financial planners for the future. Sure why not if you have the means!? Do "you" know that years from now?
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Now here's an idea I can warm up to. I'll bet many of my friends can too. 
Sorry, car commuters. You'll have to find parking on the street.
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36 degrees this morning! Winter is back! Yay! 
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Found its way back to western PA. also.
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My son's birthday is coming up, and I found the perfect b-day card to "bless" him on his special day. 
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My ride today was part city and part country. The rural part was way more enjoyable. The city part was a slow trudge through traffic, trains and stop lights. Jax/Baldwin Loop 37... moo! #roadcycling
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A little chilly today. It started out at about 29 degrees. That's cool for a Florida cyclist. But I just put on my base layer, long-fingered gloves, and cap with ear flaps and ride on. It also helps to keep climbs like this one in mind. It's was a long, steep crank in Camp Pendleton, and the the temps that day were in the mid 90s. At the time I was hoping for a cool breeze that never came.
Today, I have it. 
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Oceanside sounds right, but I'm not exactly sure where I was to be quite honest. I was riding with my son who is a Marine and wasn't paying much attention to signage. 
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Just thought I'd throw this out there. 
It's about more than speed, intervals, and calorie burn. It's about more than bike lanes and rules of the road. It's about adventure. The kind you use to love when you were a kid. Enjoy it again. #cycling #adventure
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Nice! A 2.65 pound military grade carbon frame with a lifetime warranty and a seven day no questions asked return policy. Would you buy this bike online? I would.
With a frame built out of tough and light carbon fiber, the SpeedX Leopard tracks your biking stats with an integrated computer and screen.
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I wouldn't buy it. Electronics need to be switched more often than frames.
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I'M NO KID. Sometimes, I'm affectionately called "the old man". At restaurants I'm often known as a "senior" for their special old-people discounts, and AARP sends a deluge of mail to my house trying to get me to join up. I don't care much for all this old-guy treatment, but the reality is, I'm often the oldest guy in the group. Good thing I enjoy the camaraderie of younger people!

Most days I ride my bike pretty hard. Why? Because I love it! It makes me feel good. It keeps me strong. And it helps me to think clearly, and often deeply. I don't like to brag, but I've been known to kick the ass of cyclists half my age. But more than competition, road cycling is something that I got serious about, 11-years ago, because I discovered it can heal the body and awaken the mind. I wrote the attached post about five years ago, and I still feel pretty much the same way. If you're an oldster, a senior, a boomer, a middle-ager, a second chancer, or just a person of a certain age, follow along with me here and at my blog, and let's change the status quo. BTW, I'll be 64 later this year.

Ride on!
I WAS ASKED THE OTHER DAY, Why are you so crazy about cycling? For me, the answer is not as simple as it might seem. I’d like to come up with a single sentence answer that will serve for casual conversation, but until I do, I will share with you the long answer as to why I like to ride—so much. I love the sense of freedom I feel when I’m rolling down the blacktop: gliding, leaning, forward motion, vibrations, and the wind in my face. There’s a co...
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Turning 60 next month, the bike has keep me young and healthy. I can still blow off most guy's half my age at least I like to think so, lol. 
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Nice ride today in the country ... but in the city. Sunny and a warm 74F. Moo! #roadcycling
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+Bike Chick lol....
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Do you think you can unlearn how to ride a bike? How much control of your brain do you really have? Here's a funny and interesting little video. 
Riding a bicycle is a life skill we learn as kids that sticks with us for a lifetime. Once you learn it, you never forget it. But...
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I love this guy and his series!
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HERE'S A HANDFUL OF TIPS from a guy who has done it. #oldercyclists
A celebrated triathlete argues that high-intensity interval training can reduce the effects of aging on performance
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so working hard still pays dividends…
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content . marketing . serious cycling

I’ve been a commercial writer and marketing consultant for over 25-years and have worked with hundreds of astute marketers from around the world, many with complex product offerings. My storytelling skill set is comprehensive and includes:

  • a Da Vincian curiosity
  • listening, questioning and critical thinking skills
  • superior writing, editing and oral skills
  • content strategy and story development
  • video scriptwriting
  • an energy for creative collaboration
  • a strategic vision for social media
  • a practiced eye for effective design
  • mechanical and technological aptitude

Here is a Partial List of Organizations I've worked with over the years. It illustrates the diversity of my experience in solving marketing communications problems.

I’ve been active in social media for 13-years. As it continues to evolve and expand exponentially, I’ve moved more of my efforts to Google Plus. The G+ platform is both powerful and manageable. From here you have a connection to most everything I do.

I'm also an avid cyclist with a penchant for long-distance, unsupported rides. I advocate for cycling, mentor anyone willing to listen, and believe the bike can heal the body and awaken the mind. (I’m living proof of that.) I write and edit the blog Cycling Nirvana, where I share stories about serious cycling for the young at heart. I also discuss issues of safety, endurance, and health and fitness for people of a certain age, late-bloomers and other enthusiasts. Additionally, I own the G+ Page, Cycling Nirvana/BRIEFS, where I bring you short bits of knowledge to make your cycling life safer and more enjoyable.

I’m currently writing a book called: The Simplest Machine. It explores diverse styles of bicycle riding, the mental and physical benefits associated with a cycling lifestyle, and the adventure that cycling can be.

Here are a few things that interest me:

  • good writing/storytelling
  • social media marketing
  • scriptwriting
  • creativity
  • design
  • photography
  • technology
  • science
  • resilience/self-reliance
  • freelancing/soloing
  • older athletes
  • endurance over 50
  • health & fitness
  • longevity
  • cycling
  • bicycles
  • cycling advocacy
  • cycling education

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Married for 37 years. (To the same woman!) And father to two good men.
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Content Development | Social Media | Storytelling | Scriptwriting | Serious Cycling
  • Lloyd Lemons / content marketing
    Owner, 1982 - present
    Content and script writer, and creative consultant; served over 280 corporate clients.
  • Cycling Nirvana
    Owner, 2007 - present
    Spreading the joy and wisdom of cycling for late bloomers, second chancers and athletes of a certain age.
  • Express Technology Inc.
    Intn'l Marketing Director, 1990 - 1991
    Created strategic communications for marketing technology to 36-countries.
  • Accuform Manufacturing Inc.
    Marketing Manager, 1984 - 1989
    Created strategic communications for marketing industrial sign systems
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