it always amazes to what degree people ride unsafly and improperly. even when it comes to something as basic as stopping under normal conditions. i can't even begin to count the number of times i've seen people to come to really sketchy, unstable, and uncalculated stops at a red light.
they way i was taught to stop was to use both front and back brakes as an intirgarted system, while downshifting at the same time. at the actull stop, you put your left foot on the ground, and use right foot to brake untill you have come to a *complete* stop. this provides for the maximm amount of stopping power to be utalized. granted you don't need all that power under normal circumstances, but you don't an emergency is the worst place to pick up new habits. i learned this at the MSF course. everyday i see people stopping w/o useing the rear brake *at all*. i see them useing there feet to stop the bike in some kind of Flintstonian way. i see bikes coming close to be dropped at stops because people use the bake brake then the front then downshift, etc. it's reall insane how bad some of the habits are.
all of this can be overcome bay taking a simple 2 day MSF course. and i'm not even talking about stuff like proper turning, counter balance, leaning, thortlle control, road debris, swering, etc....i'm just talking about STOPPING for chirst sake.
so yeah...everyone should take the MSF course. end of story.
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