superplum wrote: TheInsanity1234 wrote:
Fair enough. I'll try and pay a bit more attention to what I'm actually doing next time I'm slowing down like that.
waremark wrote:What about when the amount you are slowing is not sufficient to get the revs down to idle?
Well, I'd simply slow down until I've reached my desired speed, then change down into a more suitable gear if necessary.
The old ones are the best:
Brakes to slow -Gears to go.
Brake on the straight bits - Steer on the bendy bits.
If you've got your foot on the footbrake, you really ought to have two hands on the steering wheel.
but I'm sure someone will disagree!
That's generally what I do, but I probably brake more firmly than most and thus if (assuming fairly small speed changes, say 30 - 20ish) I start moving my hand to the gearstick when I start braking, it's often on the gearstick when I want to move it.
For bigger speed changes (say, 60 to 20), I'll change down from either 4th/5th to 3rd (obviously rev-matching as best as I can), then brake down to my desired speed, then change into 2nd to carry on. (Problem with the Yeti is that 2nd red lines at 50 mph, and 3rd hits the anti-stall at 20 mph, so braking down from 60 to below 20 needs to be in a 2 stage process.)