Hey Norm, Glad you are ok. I'm hearing you apologize for applying rear brake, intentionally avoiding the front brake. At least I think I am.
Is it possible you are describing trail braking? What makes you think that's a bad thing? I suspect there are opposing views on this but I know of some very good riders who trail brake very successfully.
Hope you get the electrical gremlin fixed.
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