Ok so I read the other thread about downshifting and I had a similar incident, but at the same time so different. I was going down a hill with my buddy riding to the upper left of me. A stop sign was ahead and I downshifted and braked 50-50 on my brakes, without rev matching. I got to second then tried downshifting again, but because I did not let my shifter pop up all the way on my first downshift, shifting to first did not work and I was forced to quickly try to downshift and brake harder at the same time. I downshifted and released too quickly, and with the help of the hard braking, I locked up the back tire with 20 feet to spare. My bike went down with me close behind. I stopped with my fantastic leathers protecting me and picked myself up, and ran after my bike before it stopped moving in the middle of the four-way stop. There were no cars around, luckily, and I was able to sit in the middle of the road crying over my new babies carcass. My buddy came over and knocks some sense back in me , and I realize there is no damage on the bike apart from the two shredded frame sliders.
Well there you have it. How do I prepare myself for an emergency stop???
-To answer the first question - I don't have $785.35 dollars to spend on riding lessons, I know I should have though about that before buying the bike. I am young and Naive.
Also, what do you say to yourself after an incident like this???
: I'm an idiot and shouldn't be riding? Or
: Get back up and try it again?
Any other words of wisdom?
Thanks Everyone for the criticism and advice in advance, hah .