Ok, I didn't crash, but almost. And it would have been my fault. Today I rode my first full commute on my fixed gear bike. For over two years I've done the same route on a road bike. On Industrial Blvd near Harbor Blvd. in West Sac. is a really bad diagnol RR crossing. What I always did was hopped the front wheel over the sections and my rear would follow.
Well, today I tried the same strategy on my fixed gear. I'm not sure if my rear wheel got air, or what but something really bad happened. I felt like my bike suddenly turned part bronco and decided to try and throw me off. My left clip came undone, and the pedal smacked me in the ankle. The whole thing pushed me forward and I just barely manage to maintain control.
This particular track is very wide, very deep and very diagonal. There's no shoulder and even if I take the lane and try to cross it at 90 degrees, I can't.
So how do I get around this track. If I slow way down, then I can't really take the lane safely. I don't mind slowing, but if I did and went straight across (straight in relation to the road, not the tracks) would I be Ok crossing? Can I hop my front wheel if I slow down?