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    Playing with the traffic jetbike's Avatar
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    First Brakeless Ride In 6.5 hours

    My first real brakeless ride will be from my house to work (14 kms) tomorrow.

    I'm psyched and ready. It'll be sunday morning (no traffic) and i'm looking forward to it.

    Any advice?
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    Pay attention, watch your downhill speed. Give yourself a safe stopping distance. Imagine you are driving a big Caddy with very small drum brakes. Keep your cadence steady and don't skid unless you need to. Tires are not brakes. I chose to ride without a brake because I like the extra workout. I don't ride like a maniac. I stop at stop signs, at least most of the time unless its at night with no traffic. I suggest a modest gear ratio. Riding a big gear without brakes is stupid. The road is not a track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetbike
    Any advice?
    Put a brake back on.
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    Ignore the lemmings and use a brake.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Don't give in to the whole "brakeless vs brakes" thing. Just do what you think feels good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreFeet
    The road is not a track.

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    don't mess up?

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    advice?
    riding "brakeless", effectively, is not only stopping without a handbrake...
    it is seeing obstacles ahead and around and finding alternate routes so that it's less likely you'll have to stop

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    Don't die.

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    When in doubt, use your emergency parachute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smorgasgeorge
    When in doubt, use your emergency parachute.
    Didn't do her much good
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    Make sure you can throw a mean skid, otherwise you're making a bad decision~!
    Freewheel brakeless like Ted Shred, now that's the dangerous thing of the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreFeet
    I chose to ride without a brake because I like the extra workout.
    ...if you had a brake you could go faster, seeing as how you'd be able to stop sooner.

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    Umm, if you had gears you could get a better workout for that matter. Or if you got off the bike and just ran...

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    my advice is don't ask this question while there's a 4 page b!tch session about how everyone who doesn't use a brake is a moron.
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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    if you're nervous enough about riding without a brake to post a ****ing thread on bikeforums you're probably not ready to ride without a brake. Quit overanalyzing ****.

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    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
    my advice is don't ask this question while there's a 4 page b!tch session about how everyone who doesn't use a brake is a moron.
    You're not a moron. There are those who know what they're doing and can handle brakeless and those that take off the brake just to be a hipster.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber
    Ignore the lemmings and use a brake.
    Just curious as to whether the bike in your avatar has a brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taken67
    Just curious as to whether the bike in your avatar has a brake.
    it's got a coaster, seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by taken67
    Just curious as to whether the bike in your avatar has a brake.
    Well, when I was racing Voodoo, it was mostly fixed. but there was that scene going down the stairs when it was obviously freewheeling. And it switched back and forth quite a bit while being chased by Gypsy.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    I arrived at work safe and sound.

    Very enjoyable. I don't think I'll make a habit of it just yet, but nice to do early on a sunday morning in fine weather.

    This wasn't a snap decision, I've just noticed I use the brake less and less.

    I'm not a hipster, and have male-specific jeans only in my wardrobe.
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    why does monster track require no brakes then? is it moronic?

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    It's a whole different skill, that's why.
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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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