While there is one ride that is fairly flat along the bay here, most of them are pretty much straight up and straight down. Surprisingly (to me at least), I much prefer the uphill part of the experience. I used to do some mountain biking and absolutely loved going downhill, but on a road bike going 30-35 mph down pavement scares the crap out of me. I end up giving my brakes the death grip which ends up amplifying any bumps in the road for the rest of my body. I'm always afraid I'm going to go flying off the side of the hill or run into a car. Any suggestions on how to relax and feel a little more comfortable on these descents?