Getting back in biking shape is a pain. I'm learning how to handle hills again and to shift gears without falling over, but those dang blasted stop signs are killing me. I was doing fine until the first stop and then it was pain from then on.
Without blowing thru the stop signs, how do you adjust to these annoyances?
Problems I am finding:
1. Starting up hurts, because I am in a medium/low range gear, but not consistent as to what gear I am in. I usually just shift the front shifter from High/Medium to Medium/low. Sometimes I think of shifting too late, and starting is a pain. Even if I have shifted, the first few revolutions hurt the top of the thighs.
2. I am trying to clear the intersection, so I push a little harder and being out of shape, I am forced to drop a few gears from where I was before the stop.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.