If anyone knows Durham. I cycled down Framwellgate Perth today to go into the city, just as I passed the DCC offices there was an oldish fella on a 'real' bike, you know the type, rod brakes. This road merges from two lanes into one to go under the beautiful viaduct so I sat behind him as it can get a bit hairy at times. Now this road drops about 170ft in the last 1/3 of a mile with traffic lights at the bottom, so you can get a good speed on, but make sure your brakes are in good nick. So, we are both gathering speed and at about 150yds from the junction I start to apply my brakes as the lights at the bottom have just changed to red. I observe no hand movements from the old fella, just a foot movement as he planted his right foot on the floor to brake !!! 1st thought was, how the hell did he manage to stop in time ? 2nd thought was, how the feck did he ever get to be that old ?