I hate steep downhills and when I take one, I suffer from severe target fixation, having gone of the edge...
I do notice that when I can bring myself to get off the seat and move around, I do a lot better. For some reason, I'm nervous to get off the seat. Partly because I feel less connected to the machine.
On the up side, getting off the seat and moving makes it much easier to get away from the bike...
For front brake, I use one or two fingers only on the lever. That's enough to get it to clamp hard, but makes it harder to lock up and I have more control on the bars.
I'm a little bit of a brake dragger on any down hill, but I do pretty well not locking the rear up and I'm getting better about using the front brake more and staying in 2nd gear. Second is more friendly with both throttle and engine brake.
I've noticed that the rear brake is a lot harder to lock up on my 250x than was my 230. The drum brake on the 230 was almost an on or off deal, hard to modulate well for me.
Do not send me to a heaven where there are no dogs.
165 main, 42 pilot, JD Red needle 4th clip, R&D Flex fuel screw 2 turns out, open air box, FMF Q4. 4-9000ft, 50-100*