Hi all. Just getting back into cycling, haven't ridden much since I was a kid. Getting accustomed to a new used bike. My bike mechanic friend rebuilt the thing for me so I feel like it's safe, and it rides nicely.
My main question here (sorry if inappropriate) is that I've been practicing riding around in parking lots and on deserted roads at night (yes, I have lights), but there are some hills in this area, and while I can get up them, the speed I pick up going downhill kind of scares me. The brakes work fine and I don't have a problem stopping safely, but...well, will I get over this? Is it ridiculous? Is there anything I can do? Is this insane? Would appreciate any advice.