On our ride last Sunday we managed to skid the rear tire when braking. This has never happened to us before. I wasn't sure it was possible.
I try really hard not to use the brakes. Why waste energy? However, we were trying to make a green light which turned yellow just as we approached and I had to get on the brakes pretty hard. The asphalt was clean & dry but the rear tire locked up very briefly and I could feel it just begin to swerve left. Nothing too dramatic, just surprising.
I seem to recall Bill McCready describing how to skid both tires on a tandem. I've never tried this and I don't want to be in a position where it is necessary.
Anyone else have experience with skidding tires on clean, dry pavement?