Originally Posted by ParaMud
The tons of motorcycle racers do not use the rear brake during straight up and down braking into the corner.
Their job is to slow down as much as possible in the shortest amount of time and they don't use the rear brake.
As for using the rear tire to brake, YES I do. I downshift! and sometimes I still brake the tire loose which doesnt bug me.
And comparing your n00b riding girlfriend to Rossi is just ridiculous!
That is like trying to teach a new offroad rider to get though a tough section by showing them videos of Knighter doing it in a race.