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Lloyd Lemons
Jacksonville, FL USA
Writer, cyclist, husband, father, DIYer, gardener, freethinker, elder advocate. Exploiting my 3rd act. Play hard. Live simply. “Get in good trouble.”-JL
Interests: writing, photography, creative collaboration, cycling, safe riding, resilience, older athletes, fitness, living simply
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I'VE LOVED MUSIC MY WHOLE LIFE. It started with Mom and Dad’s Frank Sinatra albums, then to the early Beatles, and onward to include hard rock, bluegrass, classical, reggae, and more. Still today, I love finding new artists with unique sounds. Music has played a big role in the lives... Continue reading
Lloyd Lemons is now following Liars' League
Jan 30, 2022
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AS YOU MAY KNOW, I publish the newsletter, Curious Elder. I'm looking to interview men and women with a story. Specifically, men and women who are achieving remarkable things a little later in life. Your story could be work-related, athleticism, volunteerism, or something else that is an achievement a little... Continue reading
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IT'S DIFFICULT FOR ME to write during the holidays, especially when visitors are present. I've had company since December 19th, and of course, I enjoy their presence, but it does make it difficult to concentrate on the project at hand. I'm trying to make adjustments and project an editorial calendar... Continue reading
THIS IS BEING POSTED in the final few hours of 2021. Another hellacious year of sickness, divisiveness, cultural and economic strain. We're all hoping for better things in the new year, but COVID won't rest. So, it's onward with flimsy expectations. But expectations are mandatory. What choice do we have... Continue reading
My Wednesday Thread is up for comments on Curious Elder. Check it out! Continue reading
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Maintaining meaningful social relationships is widely regarded by professionals who study such things as critical elements of aging well. Continue reading
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I’m not an expert in physiology, but I’ve survived some pretty stupid stunts while in the saddle, and I'd like to share some wisdom from practical experience. Continue reading
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A new book: Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age I’ve always taken an active interest in the many ways I can keep my brain functioning at peak performance. Aerobic activity is one way. As some of you may know cycling is my favorite form of aerobic activity.... Continue reading
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Save yourself and others. Get the vaccine! Continue reading
Lloyd Lemons is now following Rita Robison
Jul 10, 2019
Yes, be sure of the fit! Excellent advice.
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AMerc: That's the first time I've seen Kevlar jeans. Thanks for the comment!
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Thanks for your comment.
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Very true! Thanks for commenting.
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Yeah, I'm a fan of gadgets and engineering too! Thanks for commenting.
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There's a lot of things that must be just right to cycle in relative comfort, especially on long distances--saddle position, bike fit, clothing, etc. The more you ride the more you learn what works best for you. Best wishes on your ride next month! And thank you for your comments. Be safe out there!
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2013 on I was a ride marshal at Cycling Nirvana
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I'VE MOVED AROUND A LOT during the past 25+ years. And back in the day, I bought a lot of books--business books, novels, biographies, classics, self-help, etc. My book buying slowed considerably about 10-years ago for two reasons. One, PDFs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at lloyd lemons
Ahh, progress! Please consider circling me here on Google+. It offers so much opportunity for social networking, discussions, hangouts, communities and sharing of information. It's flexible, powerful and fun! On G+ I'll often post on these topics. writing scriptwriting content... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at lloyd lemons
Check out the League of American Bicyclists courses. They got a program for everyone. www.bikeleague.org
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TO: Mkadam68 I've never had that problem with "on your left!", but I can see how it might happen. "Rider back!" seems like a great solution. After all, the goal is crash avoidance! Thanks for your comments!
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The cycling infrastructure in my city, Jacksonville, FL is improving, but at a painfully slow rate. I do like the separated bike lanes, but they don't always fit on legacy roadways. Thanks so much for your comments!
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Thanks! And good point. Anyone riding on the road shouldn't automatically trust road markings. Engineers make mistakes. Painters make mistakes. Be wary. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
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You are an inspiration! I too have disc problems and have had 3-fusions and 1 disc decompression surgery. Riding my bike is what keeps me going strong. I hope to ride for the rest of my life. I wish you the best, and please keep in touch. I'd love to follow along on your long ride. Ride on! And be safe out there! Lloyd
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2012 on For me, it's all about the bike at Cycling Nirvana
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Thank you for your comments! Buying the right bike for your purpose is very important. And a reputable bike shop can help you make that selection.
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