One important thing to know about the algae covered low water crossings in Texas is how very slick they are. The crossings look innocent and easy but I assure you they aren’t. The algae makes them as slick as ice and many a Texas rider has learned this lesson the hard way. The safest way to cross a low water crossing is slowly coasting across, just like you would coast across a iced-over highway overpass. It works for all but the widest crossings.