Ok I have been bike commuting a lot over the past few years with my roady and I am a bad biker. I guess im a bad road biker, I hate going fast, I really dont like bombing down hills. I've discovered that depending on the steepness of the hill I will lower my speed, decently steep hills i wont go faster than 30kph but im fine with going fast on flat roads (~50kph for about 5min).
There are 2 big things that scare me while im going fast:
1: Ability to stop fast enough without going over the bars... I have my brakes adjusted nicely so if i just slammed them i would go over... the going over doesnt scare me its just the distance it takes me to stop without going over the bars scares me... what if i have to stop fast :S
2: Road bums, shimmy and pot holes and things. Roads aren't flat there are bumps everywhere and when you are going fast those bumps are really intense. Its scary crap. Plus taking a spill (which im only ever scared will happen on a hill) is way more intense.
Can I get rid of this fear? do others share this with me? I've never met a biker who didnt like going fast
Is this fear founded? are the bumps going to make me spill or just feel uncomfortable?
How can I limit my speeds without always just holding my brakes? I like having a roady but it wish it slowed down on the way down hills and I live near many hills.