Old 01-30-14, 06:55 PM
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It is called "feathering the brakes" and here is a link to the technique: http://revolutionbicyclesnc.com/2013...ing-technique/

200 meters works out to 650 feet in the English system so it is a short hill you are describing compared to what you find in the mountains in the western US. I had a kid who decided he wasn't going to use the brakes on a descent from Dante's View (~5300') to Furnace Creek Campground (-200') in Death Valley. It descends about half the total in the first couple of miles. He ran off the road into the desert at the second turn about three minutes into the ride. So much for not using brakes being so much fun!
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