Yes if you turn left from right hand side of road or turn right from left hand side of road to reduce angle in wet. But I guess the op was panicking with white knuckle syndrome at this point.
When I was learning to ride a motorcycle, instructor always told us, "look where you intend to go, not at the obstacle". She (Instructor) always said this was something to do with centre of gravity. I have no idea why, but, it did work.Isn't there some eye fixation phenomenon that stops you turning corners and go straight on?
At least you managed to learn what could have been a very expensive lesson without too much damage. You will probably remember to check brakes more regularly in future. Bike maintenance is always worth spending time on.Maybe this is the problem!!
I do agree to a certain extent with the LFC guy, I had been having issues and I wasn’t 100% but still I didn’t bother to go over them in great detail, just a tweak....and then took on a fairly slopey road....so yes I need to sharpen up, it’s not going to put me off for sure. I love it and doing it in Perthsogre
Also, I would disagree with his assumptions on being a lockdown cyclist. I was a runner but foot injuries forced me onto the pedals and coincidentally this happened as lockdown started (actually my mate suggested we do a Dualathlon which we both signed up for in Jan) so I had to get a bike!
I’m not one of the full families that rocked up to Halfords and ordered the cheapest bikes for all family members. I like to think I did it properly, hence one of the reasons I signed up to this forum - I’ve gathered so much info on my way to being a noob.