Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes: too many of all kinds
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Yeah, it was entertaining learning how to ride fixed on the street, when there is so much muscle memory in being able to coast. For some street riders, its just not worth the effort.
Try practicing the skidding on grass. With some practice, the muscle memory would be there and ready for the street.
Even with good braking skills, I tend to run a front brake (on the road) unless I ride only in an area with very open visibility. If I am in a congested area, I never know when someone is going to come darting out of a blind spot.