I am constantly telling others to use their front brake much more than the rear. This lesson was taught to me by some old goat named Ted out in Colorado. I had been living in Denver for a short period of time and met him on a ride at Mt. Falcon. We hit it off and he was soon giving me a tour of some of the finest singletrack in the front range. Right off the bat he commented on my crappy descending skills, noting I was using my rear brake way to much which caused my rear wheel to slide out around corners, etc. I adapted quickly and have been passing down that good Beta ever since. That and the monster truck technique!
Lately I have been riding my Fixie moutain bike with Bovine quite a bit. In doing so I have been focusing on using no brakes, with the front brake as a back up. Burnsey has the brakeless technique pretty well dialed in, that or his front disc brake is silent. But this was not my fixie, this was my freewheel bike.
Travis said I should just put my rear rotor on the front wheel and ride sans rear brake. Essentially he was saying put you money where your mouth is! 90 minutes later we had ridden most everything at swope twice and Myself and my bike were still intact. Thankfully I didn't end up like this guy.
Yo Bike Source, think I can get a warranty on that frame?