I'm probably known best on this forum for my Double Century reports and other Climbing Adventures, but now (For Something Totally Different!) I'm having a go at bike commuting.
After taking this job 10 years ago, everyone warned me not to bike commute since there is no way to avoid riding through several gang (controlled/infested?) neighborhoods, i.e. my safety would be very much in doubt.
However, I discovered that I could ride safely from my home in South Whittier to the Norwalk Metro station and have the Green Line Metro train wisk me over said dangerous neighborhoods and drop me off less than a mile from where I work.
1. Any of you on this forum do something similar (or used to)?
2. What should I be aware of that perhaps I'm not?
3. Any do's and don'ts of bike commuting you'd like to share?
4. Or should I be on the commuting forum even at my advanced age (61)?
My bike is Dahon Curve 8 (8-Speed Shimano Nexus hub-gears) which folds up nicely before I get on the train, and unfolds easily after I exit the train.
Rick / OCRR