I learned today how hard to pull the front brake to make it lock the front wheel. Good to know this because I now have a better understanding of the stopping distance of my bike. I was pulling up to a light and at about 10 km/h I stopped braking for a sec and then gently and smoothly yanked the front brake untill the front wheel locked. By then I was going about 5 km/h so if I dropped it there wouldn't be any danger of injury. After I stopped I looked back and saw the black line on the pavement to confirm that I had indeed locked the front wheel. My question is this. If I wanted to improve the stopping distance would I just lean foreward a little? Or use the back brake simutaneously or both?
On that same ride some doofus in a shiney red camaro thought it would be funny to drag me at a light. I laughed pretty hard when my bike had his cage for lunch. (I'm still a slight noob so this mad acceleration is still a tad new to me. I used to be a hardcore cager. Drove a Toyota MR2.)
For any of you who have read this far, thanks