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What does riding the brake mean?

Someone resting their foot on the rear brake lever and/or their hand on the front brake lever for an extended period of time is known as riding the brakes. First riding the brakes causes heat build up in the pads and drums.The brakes usually refer to someone who rests his foot on the rear brake lever, or his hand on the front brake lever and applies a slight pressure almost imperceptibly for a prolonged period of time. First, the brakes cause a build-up of heat in the padcaliper and rotor or drum.

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