I commute in heavy traffic and am a little concerned about pedal strike on the curb while trying to pass cars on the right - I've never ridden fixed, but have been wanting to start.
Most days it wouldn't be a huge issue, but if I leave work at just the right time traffic is a nightmare. Last Friday traffic was at a standstill and I passed several hundred cars in the first couple miles of the trip. Lanes are narrow and cars were often right at the edge of pavement, forcing me to coast by while avoiding mirrors.
I'm not sure how I would have gotten home on a fixed bike. There is no alternate route to this initial stretch. Sitting in line behind the cars is the "safe" option, but totally unappealing. This is a five lane (four plus turn) road. What do you guys do in this situation? - wait for traffic to clear? split the lanes? sit in line?