Riding over to Loughton on Minnie this morning on quite damp roads, I applied too much front brake and the wheels locked up as I was coming down to a roundabout. Just managed to avoid going into the back of a transit.
My thoughts on this? (a) I was too close and should have used the gears to slow down because I knew the roads were slippery and (b) had it been the 996 I would have dropped her.
Moral of the storey
1. plan further ahead
2. don't rely on the breaks when the roads are so *****ty
3. good move to have had crash bungs fitted, even though today I didn't have to test them
4. glad I was in protective gear because even at 5 miles an hour it hurts to fall off.
Anyone got any other tips to help me with this winter riding malarkey.