I just wanted to start a topic about dumb bike mistakes. I have one from today's ride and it was crazy and scary. -Well after I watched the final stage of the Tour de France (won by American Floyd Landis) I decided to take a 6 mile ride through Vallejo, California. I cleaned my bike the following night and removed the wheels during cleaning. I reassembled the two wheel vehicle and headed out for a ride. I was going to see if I could top the speeds of some of the TDF riders, which is a crazy pace to keep, those guys have some legs on them! Well I was going downhill topping at a speed of about 40 milles per hour, hands on the lower bar with thumbs hooked preparing to stop for the 4 way intersection at the bottom of the hill. As I started to apply the brakes and it seemed like the bike accelerated. Yes I noticed after that I forgot to click back the wheel release clamps on the brakes, the bike slowed, but not as quickly with the ascent I had going on....LOL. Thank goodness the 4 way intersection didn't have traffic this morning or it would've been a crazy disaster. Hey never laid it down or panicked, so that's a good thing! Kind of reminded me of a time when I forgot I had riding shoes locked for the 1st time 5 yrs ago at a rolling stop and forgot to release as I pulled my foot off, now that is a bad feeling because legs really help your balance when your not in motion!