I've been reading a few topics including "Slowing down for corners and gear changing" and lots of people mention "engine braking". Sorry for my ignorance, but what exactly is engine braking? I'm not after a technical explanation, more of a "when this happens on your bike, it's engine braking ...". After a couple of sessions of riding around my local streets I decided to start changing into third gear. However, I wanted to change back into second gear prior to turning the corner. I slowed down using both brakes and then shifted to second gear, but when I released the clutch (slowly) I was sort of jerked forward on my bike, as if I had suddenly applied the brakes. Is this engine braking? My first reaction was that I was doing something wrong, and since I couldn't quite figure out what I was doing wrong, I've more or less avoided going up to third gear again. I find I can quite happily travel around in second gear, but know I'm only putting off what I'll have to learn at some stage.