My front brake is not operational and it will be a couple of days before the replacement Shimano Deore arrives. There are probably other use cases for braking with a rear brake. For example, pad glazing or boiling fluid due to excessive use of front brake downhill. Or sudden brake cable failure (has happened to me - the cable got cut at the caliper).
I have determined that my stopping distance is about 3 times that of both brakes operational.
Because the center of gravity of the rider is not located on the line between the two contact "points" of the bicycle with the ground, when decelerating an overturning moment is generated. The result is more weight on the front wheel and less on the rear wheel. More weight equals more traction or more stopping power.
Are there any techniques for effectively stopping with only a rear brake? Some way to put more weight on the rear wheel?
Brakes: basic Shimano hydraulic discs
Tires: Schwalbe Land Cruiser
Use: commuting and local autumn trails