Larry, I also miss those good O' days, myself................[especially the Allen vs. Larry) part of it!Agree - straight front wheel while stopping is very important - but sometimes not an option. Also agree that use of front brake in that situation can result in extreme embarrassment. A late friend of mine (Roadrunner1800) once made that mistake knowing beforehand it was potential trouble while doing a turn-around - but having a brain cramp - ended up on his ample belly on a sloped Burger King parking lot with his Gold Wing muffler guard on top of his foot trapping him until a good Samaritan helped get him released. Three of his toes were purple for a long time after that and and since it was his right foot - shifting was excruciating. I met him in that lot soon after his "release" for a ride that we did go on to complete. He was very embarrassed but good natured about his "rookie" mistake.. Allen was a good riding partner and I miss those times.
As you know, Allen, saved my life, (and Uncle John) I also miss riding with Allen (Roadrunner 1800) [He was totally one of a kind for sure!]