Normally I'd say you were right, but if you saw the dragon you'd know that's not possible. If you were using front brake all the time there you would definately have a much worse accident than mine. You have to realize there are 318 turns in 11 miles (most of them 90 degrees to 180 degrees)and everyone of them has some sort of banking. If you used only front brake at the dragon you would be over the bars in a couple miles.CDNSVS said:Not to hijack this thread or revisit an old and annoying thread but rear braking is a complete waste of time and as you noted basically caused your crash. Stick with the front brake only and you'll have a much better chance of staying upright.
WillyT, you can't add something like "I've probably crashed more times than you" to your sig-line without giving the rest of us a chance at the record.
Including YSR racing crashes, I have probably met the pavement 17 or 18 times in my 19 years of riding. And that doesn't include the three times I survived a bike-bike collision without falling down. :shock:
Otherwise I agree with you, anywhere else I use mostly front brake. I have talked to many people there about this exact topic and some of the fastest guys out there say you need trail braking there.