Originally Posted by daveinva
Ouch... heal fast!
Regarding parallel tracks, interestingly enough, I read this bit a few months back talking just about how troublesome they are:
The interesting bottom line? If you're stuck *between* tracks, at anything above a few mph it's physically impossible
to cross tracks at the requisite 45 degree angle. Obviously different than the OP's situation, but it's a good reminder just the same: cross as close to perpendicular as possible, or don't cross at all!
I was going to pass on big heavy expensive boots and go with my ankle-high Cats; I've changed my mind!
I learned about rail tracks early. I fell off my bicycle trying to cross a hosepipe at an angle. I was about 6 and the lesson stayed with me! It's almost criminal how those rails are laid out where you crashed. If you turned wide to ride across them perpendicular, you'd probably get run over by a car. Lose-Lose
Good luck mate!