I got an email from someone with keen eyes (thanks Gary and crew!) and they note that the citation on my ticket is incorrect. I was cited for 21201(a), which states:
21201. (a) No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
But the description says "Must right to right of roadway" (sic). I don't know the semantics of ticket writing, but is this automatic grounds for dismissal? I clearly have 2 brakes on my bike. I don't even own a fixed gear bike.
Is there a case of fixed gear profiling going on in Long Beach? Maybe the cops are familiar with law, but not the basic ones that govern lawful riding?