It was about 20 deg F, and I rode my fixed gear with a pair of sweats over tights and a cycling jersey and shorts (with a windbreaker shell over top). I had just glued my tubs onto my fixed gear. My only head gear was a thin poly hat with a balaclava over it.
It has been six years since I have ridden a fixed gear of any type. I did put a front brake on it. Anyway, I was riding in my subdivision trying to get used to it. I turned it into a workout. I don't remember what I was trying to do, but I obviously forgotten that a fixed gear does not coast.
I ended up going under the bike (as I was smart enough NOT to wear my cycle shoes on the pedals), scraping my elbow and my chin. I turned the stem 90 degrees. But silly me just got back up, straightened the stem, and went on riding, making sure that I was very conscious of where my feet were. If I were to slow down, I would put on the front brake, as well. I would stop completely to get a drink of water, which I also made sure to wipe my lips (as the wind could freeze the water onto my lips, which would not be good).
Someone has to have done something dumber than this (I hope). Let's hear the stories.