1st Class Rider

Mar

12

Braking in the wet. Braking in the wet or on slippery surfaces requires a delicate touch. On a wet road the braking effort should be more 50 – 50 With even pressure on both brakes. On slippery surfaces, ice, snow or riding through a river like the rider below, avoid the front brake unless the bike is upright travelling in a straight line and then only use the lightest pressure. When slow manoeuvring it is better to avoid the front brake all together and just use a light dragging pressure on the rear brake. This will help to stabilise the bike and you are less likely to lose the front end. Remember the brakes are not ‘on – off’ switches but require smooth progressive application. Ride safely on these icy mornings.

By Andy Smith

Braking in the wet.

Braking in the wet or on slippery surfaces requires a delicate touch. On a wet road the braking effort should be more 50 – 50 With even pressure on both brakes. On slippery surfaces, ice, snow or riding through a river like the rider below, avoid the front brake unless the bike is upright travelling in a straight line and then only use the lightest pressure. When slow manoeuvring it is better to avoid the front brake all together and just use a light dragging pressure on the rear brake. This will help to stabilise the bike and you are less likely to lose the front end.

Remember the brakes are not ‘on – off’ switches but require smooth progressive application.

Ride safely on these icy mornings. From: http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/195837770466074

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