I just saw this article on the Cycling Weekly website:


Apparently the rider crashed when his brakes failed during a 16% descent.
But the kicker is, he knew that his brakes were defective and rode anyway.

I was told many, many years back in regard to automobiles, to never take chances when it comes to tires or brakes. This advice obviously applies to bicycles as well. Replace your tires regularly before they suffer a catastrophic failure on a fast descent. Check that your brakes are in good working order often.

And pray for some decent riding weather!

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