Avoid at all costs, or OK from time to time?
I did my first crit today, so I'm sure it's because of my poor technique that I was getting some pedal strike, not my excellent cornering. With that said, I clipped a pedal lightly three times today, but none of them serious enough to upset me or the bike. I think this may be partially due to the fact that I feel pretty comfortable pedaling through corners and controlling the occasional pedal strike from riding an old Peugeot road bike converted to fixed-gear for the last 2.5 years.
What's the conventional wisdom on pedal strikes? Are they to be avoided at all costs, and I should modify my cornering technique to coasting with the inside pedal up? Or is it really no big deal getting one or two scrapes if I feel comfortable enough with it?