"When you've been around so long you almost become part of the furniture, and go about your business unnoticed," he said.
"I've been very happy and comfy at Lancashire but that's all gone now. I'm starting afresh with Surrey.
Gary Keedy in numbers
first-class balls over
wickets and conceding
runs, at an average of
Twenty20 games, taking
with the bat
"Some people see age as a barrier, but despite my age I'm fitter and stronger and playing better cricket than I was 10 years ago.
"I want to play well into my 40s if at all possible."
Keedy finished last season with 61 wickets as Lancashire won their first outright championship title since 1934, and he said he hoped to add to that title with his new side, and act as a mentor to younger players.
"It'd be nice to get in the starting line-up and then contribute to win some trophies," he said.
"And I'd like to fulfil a similar role as I did at Lancashire where I can offer my experience and advice to the young lads coming through."
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