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Old 07-20-2011, 11:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I haven't made any trip completely without brakes, but certainly very little......

My commute now is about 26 miles with 4 stop signs and 9 traffic lights. I have actually been able to make it to work a few times without coming to a complete stop.

Just too much traffic in town where I work to go without brakes totally

Shhhhh.....don't tell the police that I am slow rolling through the stop signs if no one is around

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Old 07-21-2011, 10:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My personal best is noticing ~7-8km from home that I can hear the brakes scraping b/c I haven't used them yet thus the discs have been cleaned by the pads.

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So for the decelerations too brisk for coasting I'd downshift and key off.
Christ posted a while back that he sometimes stops by engine braking while holding the engine kill button. He also mentioned that this method has attracted the attention of police who saw him stop but didn't see the brake lights come on...

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