Originally Posted by Callinmeupward
I could just slow down to but.. and this is for street riding.
15 years experience here.
Ugh. I hate hearing those words.
"I could slow down"
Take everyone's advice and be careful. 1st rule.
Speed is for tracks.
But we all know these bikes aren't made to be slow.
So there's where your experience will shine.
Get riding and used to using brakes in every situation.
Turns, short bursts, uphill, etc...
Front brakes are the main source of stopping power.
Rear brakes are hardly used unless it's a emergency stop.
Or if I just roll slow to a stop sign, or a slower pace.
Faster paces are ALL front brakes.
My advice is to make sure the roads are relatively clear to try any of the bikes capability out. Never do it inside cities, or crowded roads.
Traffic or not.
Lost two good friends because they were going too fast.