My winter shoes are too big for my clips-and-straps. I'm thinking about getting some BMX platforms for the weeks in which I wear them. I have read that riding fixed without clips-and-straps or clipless clips is an "advanced" skill. Does anyone have details on what's so advanced about it?
I have a brake. I don't skid or bunny hop. There are no big hills around here. When roads are wet and slushy, I go about 12 mph tops. I don't care if plain pedals without restraints slow me down. This is a safety question.
I've used search, and am intimate with the many threads extolling the virtues of clips-and-straps vs. clipless. My winter shoes are too big for my clips-and-straps, and I'm not interested in replacing the broken cleats on my clipless shoes, which suck anyway. I'm not interested in sermons on why I should use one or the other. My question is, what malfunction or disaster will occur if I use neither.