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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-06-2017, 02:13 PM
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Good information and worth the read.

I agree with JamesPal, using the rear/front brake technique is applicable regardless of wet/dry. It is amazing how much traction the tires have in the wet.

The article mentions that you let up on the brake that is locked. In the courses I have taken over the past 3 years, the front wheel has to be turning, and if locked, get it unlocked quickly. The rear wheel if locked, leave it alone, it will follow the front. Maximum braking can only be done with the bike upright.

A riding tune-up at a course can never be too expensive. As with all schools of thought, various skills evolve and what was once thought to be the way to do something, may now have changed.

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