While coming home from work today, I had a biker infront of me (I was in my Jeep).
Not sure what kind of bike it was, but that doesn't matter.
What got to me was how often this guy was slowing down (sometimes abruptly) just by downshifting, with no
brakes, while in tons of traffic.
To me, this guy was pretty much begging to get rear ended.
Any time I start to slow, especially in traffic and even if by just downshifting, I'll atleast hit the front brake lever just enough to light the brake light (you can usually hear a faint click when the switch is hit).
This way, anyone behind me knows I'm slowing down.
Stay safe out there people and let anyone behind you know when you're slowing down or even downshifting to slow down. We don't need any members here acting as foolish as the guy infront of me was.