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Old 06-25-08, 09:28 AM   #1
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ID's for the road

I saw this product advertised in a cycling magazine and couldn't help myself. I had to order one of these. Check it out. Seems like a great idea.
http://www.roadid.com
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Old 06-25-08, 10:34 AM   #2
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I was recently involved in a bike accident. Even though I was able to provide my name and address to EMS, I was still glad that I had the road id on my ankle. If nothing else, it confirmed my coherency to EMS.
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Old 06-25-08, 10:39 AM   #3
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I just take my wallet if I'm going any distance.
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I just take my wallet if I'm going any distance.
Ditto.

I actually have two wallets- my "primary" wallet that's loaded with receipts, ancient gift cards, membership cards, etc. for my car days. Then there's my "bike commute" wallet, which is much thinner and smaller. The latter has only $20, a driver's license, ATM card, and medical insurance card. It doesn't feel like a brick if I put it in a jersey pocket.
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the ticket counter at the metra station in chicago gives out free plastic holders for tickets (monthly tickets, etc). Its just a flexible plastic pouch, clear on one side. I used an old one of those and it took a drivers license, credit card, medical insurance card, and $20 quite nicely.
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I have road IDs on both my summer and winter commuting shoes. I think it's a great idea.
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I saw this product advertised in a cycling magazine and couldn't help myself. I had to order one of these. Check it out. Seems like a great idea.
http://www.roadid.com
In at least one of the local bike clubs around here, wearing one of those is a requirement.
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I saw this product advertised in a cycling magazine and couldn't help myself. I had to order one of these. Check it out. Seems like a great idea.
http://www.roadid.com
I have a FORD tag too!

I wear it every time I ride.

FORD = Found On Road Dead

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You can get dog tags made for around $5. I wear one on a neck chain 24/7. Name, address, phone, ICE (wife cell). That's all you need if you have no significant medical issues. (All you need for identification.)
I guess you can get a FORD tag made for $5. Wear it with your ID tag and they'll know who they found dead on the road.
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I always wear my RoadID. Great product.
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I had military type dog tags made out with my info. I often bicyle in secluded places like the Trinity river bottoms and don't always take my wallet or drivers license. I wear my tags just incase the worse happens. I was really outta shape when I started to bicycle but I pushed myself hard and still do. My fear was that I overdo it and passed out or something. I'm in way better shaape but still wear my tags. You can get them online or go to your nearest military surplus store to get them made.
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I saw this product advertised in a cycling magazine and couldn't help myself. I had to order one of these. Check it out. Seems like a great idea.
http://www.roadid.com
I just ordered one of these also, great product....
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Word to the wise, keep the wallet or ID in your pocket, not in an attachment to the bike. If your bikes gets stolen while out on a ride (if you leave the bike unlocked and go in a store or you get mugged/bikejacked) you'll have your wallet on you, not on the bike. Same goes for your phone.
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I saw this product advertised in a cycling magazine and couldn't help myself. I had to order one of these. Check it out. Seems like a great idea.
http://www.roadid.com
+1
I got my first RoadID in 2002 (ankle style). Wore it out. Got a new one (wrist style) in 2006.
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I saw this product advertised in a cycling magazine and couldn't help myself. I had to order one of these. Check it out. Seems like a great idea.
http://www.roadid.com
http://www.boomerangtags.com/ lets you engrave both the front and back sides, and they cost less too.
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You can type up any information that you think an EMT should know and print it on a small card. Stick it in your wallet next to your ID. It costs nothing and is every bit as effective as a roadID, dog tag, etc.

Of course, it won't have the same bling factor as a roadID bracelet or necklace, but it cheap and much easier to change the info if necessary. And you can put as much stuff down as you want.
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You can type up any information that you think an EMT should know and print it on a small card. Stick it in your wallet next to your ID. It costs nothing and is every bit as effective as a roadID, dog tag, etc.
Not if you don't carry a wallet.

I like the RoadID because I can't forget it. When I put my cycling shoes on, it's already there.

Mine have my wife's contact information and the name of my MS drug.

Bling factor? C'mon. They're ugly suckers with velcro on them. What bling factor?
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I typically carry a wallet too. That being said, where is everybody carrying their wallet? Things tend to get scattered in a crash. Would it stay in a jersey pocket? If it's on the bike somewhere, will the EMT's have time to look for your wallet?

I think some kind of ID attached to yourself is a good idea. I've often considered the Road ID but have never followed through. Maybe I just talked myself into it.
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I typically carry a wallet too. That being said, where is everybody carrying their wallet? Things tend to get scattered in a crash. Would it stay in a jersey pocket? If it's on the bike somewhere, will the EMT's have time to look for your wallet?

I think some kind of ID attached to yourself is a good idea. I've often considered the Road ID but have never followed through. Maybe I just talked myself into it.
Not always. The easier your ID is to find, the better.
And just thinking of that answer, remembering myself loading patients in to the ambulance and looking for injuries instead of ID, prompted me to finally order a wrist ID.

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You can type up any information that you think an EMT should know and print it on a small card. Stick it in your wallet next to your ID.
Who rides with their wallet?
When I'm on my commuter bike my wallet is in my pannier and my RoadID is on my wrist.
When I'm on my road bike my wallet is at home and my RoadID is on my wrist.
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I have the dog tag version of the RoadID, but it is also the interactive version. There is a website and 800 number along with an ID number and PIN. The first responder calls or goes to the website with the ID and PIN, and it gives them all of my medical information and emergency contacts. It is easily updated, so the tag will never need to be replaced unless I wear it out.
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Who rides with their wallet?
When I'm on my commuter bike my wallet is in my pannier and my RoadID is on my wrist.
When I'm on my road bike my wallet is at home and my RoadID is on my wrist.
I find myself buying snacks about every 75-100 miles on a ride so I carry a wallet to hold a little cash, credit card, and ID. I guess if you're only riding around the block, you don't need to carry a wallet, but then, you probably don't need a RoadID either.
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If you don't have insurance, be sure you don't tell them.
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I got my husband a wrist road ID for Father's Day...from the kids. He used to carry his ID on him, which was fine, but didn't give any phone numbers or his medical info. This one is much better.
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If you don't have insurance, be sure you don't tell them.
In Texas, a publicly funded hospital is not permitted to ask about insurance until after emergency services have been performed.
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