Whenever I need to slow down my bicycle I use brakes, momentarily pressing them and then releasing. For some reason, this momentarily halts the bicycle and when I release the brakes, the bicycle continues to move forward albeit with a velocity less than what it was before.
So far I haven't broken any bones while riding the bicycle, so I guess I can use this method, but what I am confused about is that if the bicycle momentarily comes to almost standstill, why does it move again? Shouldn't it stay at rest once it stops? Or is there something I am missing?