When descending the 9 percent grade on the Audubon Loop yesterday, I was braking so frequently over the 1/4 mile descent that I felt like my rear wheel was coming off the ground. Dan suggested possibly vertigo on my part - I was more sleep deprived than normal. Perhaps I shouldn't have been using the front brake as much as I did. My speed on the downhill was 21.5. Dan's was 40.
I wonder if my problems with speed relate to my problems with turns. I do not have tight turning, and I try not to lean much since I'm sort of "cockeyed" seated on the bike. You've seen me, Ben, so you know what I am talking about.