Ok, so I'm still awake and will probably get into trouble for that later but,....I have a question. Having grown up riding trail bikes, I developed a habit of always covering my rear brake in corners so I could jam it on briefly enough to create a rear wheel slide before getting on the gas through a corner if I came in a bit warm. This is definately a bad apporach on the road and I'm aware of that (I never asked if it was good technique on the dirt but it seemed to work for me). However, I caught myself tonight on the spur, resting my foot on the lever into and through corners out of habit. It's not resting hard enough to wash off any speed (I mostly use engine braking anyway) and I keep the throttle on as I go through (although my brake light probably distracts anyone following) but I'm worried that if I shit myself on an unknown road I might intinctively lock up the rear. So now to my question. Is it a bad idea for me to remove my rear brake lever before going for a blat or many blats to remove this habit? My reasoning is, if I don't have a rear brake then I can't use this habit and it might go away. My worry is that I might just get better at riding familiar roads, but then go back to bad habits on unfamiliar territory. Should I take it off?