Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
Bikes: Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
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Hello Der, there's never a pleasant way to experience road rash, but you took your baptism to the extreme! Usual suggestion for braking technique is to use the front brake only, until your speed of descent requires the rear brake. You want to modulate the use of both brakes so that wheels don't lock up. If you are going down a long descent you may have to alternate between brakes so that they don't overheat.
A lot of people use their front brakes almost exclusively, and rarely use the rear brake.
Glad to know that the bike was all right, and that you are not off the bike for a longer period of time
Welcome to BF!
TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...