Originally Posted by OaklandStrom
Way of life, for sure.
I wonder what that kind of stuff is like on a cruiser with limited suspension and forward controls.
I've learned it's a deflection issue. Keep the wheels straight and in line, and over it you go. Even at a shallow angle. Cruisers can have a disadvantage here, depending on the handlebars, buckthorns in particular.
If the ridge is extremely tall, and your angle is extremely shallow, you may scuff along without climbing. Hold the bike securely (which with a cruiser means no buckthorns) and you'll be ok. Let the front wheel deflect, and you'll likely go down very quickly. This will also help keep you upright if you ever get caught in an expansion joint on a bridge that runs parallel to the lanes (evil things those).