Do not be an idiot like your truly.

After changing the brake pads (or if you remove the brake calipers) REMEMBER TO PUMP THE BRAKES BEFORE YOU GO ANYWHERE.

I checked the front brakes since they were making odd noises.

Brakes appeared fine. Plenty of thickness and the rotors looked ok.

I put everything back together. (so far ok)

Now the dumb part.

I need to go out later this evening.

I approach the main road and press on the brakes.

Only problem is some genius forgot to press the brakes a few times to get the pressure to the point that the brakes would work.

I rolled through (pressing the useless brakes) across the main road in a state of shock. Fortunately for me (and others) no one was passing on the main road at that point.

Brakes returned to normal function, but I was reminded an important lesson.

After changing the brake pads (or if you remove the brake calipers) REMEMBER TO PUMP THE BRAKES BEFORE YOU GO ANYWHERE.

You may not be as fortunate as this lucky idiot.