So I'm looking for some advice for downhills...
This weekend I hauled my bones up to Grizzly Peak and across to Skyline... then back and down Claremont. And therein lies the question.
What's the strategy for riding a big downhill. Frankly, I was fairly freaked out and hanging on for dear life. I pumped my brakes most of the way down... but even with some heavy braking I was still rolling at 25-30 mph. I would probably not have been able to stop if I needed. I'm not small (250lbs) and I'm using Avid Shorty4 brakes with KoolStop pads.
Are you in control on big downhills or do you just roll with it and hope for the best? Do I need better brakes?
Thanks as always to the Nor Cal riders