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woodford2barbicanwoodford2barbican Posts: 1,505
edited March 2016 in Commuting general
My commute is now down to a manageable 10 miles each way (from 17 each way) so I am returning to the fold.

I am going to have to take it slowly as my fitness is low and my knees are not great - so I intend to granny ring it and spin for the first few weeks.

Has anything changed in the last 4 years? Has the increased number of cyclists made it any safer? are the lighting options exponentially better.....?

What should I remember that I have forgotten from my previous 7 years of cycle commuting?

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  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    My commute is now down to a manageable 10 miles each way (from 17 each way) so I am returning to the fold.

    I am going to have to take it slowly as my fitness is low and my knees are not great - so I intend to granny ring it and spin for the first few weeks.

    Has anything changed in the last 4 years? Has the increased number of cyclists made it any safer? are the lighting options exponentially better.....?

    What should I remember that I have forgotten from my previous 7 years of cycle commuting?

    If your user name is still roughly correct the main thing you need to know is that the "improvements" to the Mile End Road / Whitechapel Road have made it ridiculous
  • imatfaal wrote:
    If your user name is still roughly correct the main thing you need to know is that the "improvements" to the Mile End Road / Whitechapel Road have made it ridiculous

    Woodford2KentishTown

    :)
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    imatfaal wrote:
    If your user name is still roughly correct the main thing you need to know is that the "improvements" to the Mile End Road / Whitechapel Road have made it ridiculous

    Woodford2KentishTown

    :)

    Canals nearly all the way then. Bit mental at rush hour but otherwise a total hoot
  • cookeeemonstercookeeemonster Posts: 1,980
    lighting options are a lot better...more and better choice of clothing...more cyclists so leave earlier rather than later if you can ;)
  • so....I re-started today and it was smooth. A few confidence related issues with positioning but they will come, especially as I get more speed.

    Next step will be to start 'stealth buying' bike parts, accessories and bikes without my wife noticing....
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