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Old 04-30-08, 11:38 AM   #1
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Road ID - A Good Idea!

I purchased a Road ID to replace the laminated tags I made for myself. Having proper identification and next of kin notification just makes a lot of sense to me, particularly when riding solo. I consider it just as important as a helmet. Road ID has a very unique and interesting marketing idea (see below) and I thought I would share it with my 50+ Friends:

Hello Fred:

Thank you, again, for your recent Road ID Order (Order # 540172-13743). You have made a very wise investment in your safety and peace of mind - it's quite obvious that you are a highly intelligent individual.

We are thrilled to have you as a customer and hope that we can count on you to spread the word about Road ID. In fact, to make it fun to spread the word, we created a unique coupon for you pass along to your friends! Here's the coupon number:

Coupon Number: ThanksFred368652

This coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order. It can be used up to 20 times in the next 30 days.

To make things even easier, we wrote a sample email that you can forward to your buddies. You can find the sample email below.

Thanks again for spreading the word about Road ID.

Be safe out there,

Edward Wimmer
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www.RoadID.com
800-345-6336
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SAMPLE EMAIL: Feel free to copy the following text and paste it into a new email to your friends.

**********Begin Sample Email**********

Hey Everyone,

I just ordered one of the best products ever. It's called a Road ID - perhaps you've heard of it. If you haven't, go to their website and check it out. Road ID is a great product that could save your life someday.

When I ordered, they gave me a coupon that I could pass along to my friends. Here's the coupon number:

Coupon Number: ThanksFred368652

The coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order placed by 05/31/2008. To order, simply go to RoadID.com or click the link below:

Link to Road ID Discount Coupon

If you prefer, you can call them at 800-345-6335.

You can thank me later,

Fred Thomas

Oh by the way, their website is awesome, the customer service is outstanding, and the owners are very smart and good looking.

**********END Sample Email**********
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Old 04-30-08, 12:05 PM   #2
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I love my road ID. I wear it on an ankle strap in the winter, and velcro'ed to my shoe in the summer. I also have one of the Firefly lights hanging on the back of my jacket that I wear commuting. You can buy the round flat batteries (that many small electronics use) really cheap also. It's really a great company with a good idea.
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I wear one on my wrist during rides and hikes... perfect present to give to a cycling loved one!!!!
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Old 04-30-08, 01:39 PM   #4
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I don't leave home without my road ID. I even wear it a lot when traveling.

I have a firefly strobe light ziptied to the back of my helmet at an angle such that it points directly back when I'm riding on the bars or hoods. Its not exactly fashionable, though its very small, but its durn well noticeable in low light or at night.
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Old 04-30-08, 01:59 PM   #5
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I'm afraid that someone would find me and use the Road ID to send me home again.
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Old 04-30-08, 02:50 PM   #6
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Water proof ink on a card in a baggie in jersey pocket for me.
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I'm afraid that someone would find me and use the Road ID to send me home again.
Right Tom,
But I figure at least they'll be able to identify my lifeless body so my wife can dispose of it properly .
At least I tell her that's why I always wear my Road I.D. on bike rides.

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Just order military style dog tags and include your drivers license number instead of your social security number as would be used for military dog tags. Your drivers license number will let emergency responders know everything about you. Format is OLN 1234567. OLN stands for Operators License Number and is followed by the number on your drivers license. This site will make them for $4.99. http://www.dogtagcity.com/
If you can find 99 friends you can do a bulk order at .99 each. Could this be a Bike forums project?
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I use dog tags also.
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I'm afraid that someone would find me and use the Road ID to send me home again.
Given your ability to bring down bad weather.....I'm afraid that they'll send you here.
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I have a Road ID dog tag and wear it all the time, lest I forget who I am at odd hours of the day and night.
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Old 04-30-08, 06:53 PM   #12
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Sounds like a good idea to me. As our prize from our weekend race we got a $15.00 coupon from road ID. I am going to get one for me and one for my son to wear when he is running.
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Your drivers license number will let emergency responders know everything about you.
No it won't.

My driver's license number is not linked to my medical records, which would inform first responders of my drug allergies. Further, I'm single. Police going to my apartment to contact next-of-kin would be, um, sub-prime.

I use RoadID, and have my drug allergies, MD's phone number, and next-of-kin listed. So it costs twenty bucks. Big deal. It's far cheaper than a coffin.
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Thanks Fred.... we've been meaning to do this for months.
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No it won't.

My driver's license number is not linked to my medical records, which would inform first responders of my drug allergies. Further, I'm single. Police going to my apartment to contact next-of-kin would be, um, sub-prime.

I use RoadID, and have my drug allergies, MD's phone number, and next-of-kin listed. So it costs twenty bucks. Big deal. It's far cheaper than a coffin.
Just a simple tag is not good enough either. What if your doctor is unavailable to secure your records? If your health conditions require rapid access to your medical records you can easily take them with you. Medical records are becoming digitized so most likely you may simply ask your doctor for a copy to be loaded on a USB flash drive. This makes your records immediately available to emergency responders. All of them have a lanyard loop so you can hang it, clip it, or wear it with a dog tag.
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I wear my Road ID around my neck ALL THE TIME, shower, bed, riding, etc. After all the info, mine asks. "Is My Bike OK?"
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I never ride without it. I leave it around the handlebars when I'm home to make sure not to forget it when I ride. I consider it "healthy paranoia."
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No it won't.

My driver's license number is not linked to my medical records, which would inform first responders of my drug allergies. Further, I'm single. Police going to my apartment to contact next-of-kin would be, um, sub-prime.

I use RoadID, and have my drug allergies, MD's phone number, and next-of-kin listed. So it costs twenty bucks. Big deal. It's far cheaper than a coffin.
Seems like a good deal for you. For myself, I have my name, emergency contact info, blood type,religious preference, no allergies listed on my dog tags. Works well for me.
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I wear my Road ID around my neck ALL THE TIME, shower, bed, riding, etc. After all the info, mine asks. "Is My Bike OK?"
LOL Mojo you are the man
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So it costs twenty bucks. Big deal. It's far cheaper than a coffin.
This is exactly the problem that has kept me from buying one....
Road ID: I pay.
Coffin: Wife pays.
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This is exactly the problem that has kept me from buying one....
Road ID: I pay.
Coffin: Wife pays.
Yah but that she can spend the insurance money
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This is exactly the problem that has kept me from buying one....
Road ID: I pay.
Coffin: Wife pays.
But with Road ID she may not need to purchase a coffin! (in an emergency, seconds count)
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This is exactly the problem that has kept me from buying one....
Road ID: I pay.
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But with Road ID she may not need to purchase a coffin! (in an emergency, seconds count)
OK, I got one. Dog-tag style.

I was hung up on what text to add....I can't figure out if it's supposed to be your last words, inspirational, or helpful. I thought about:

"If the frame is trashed, at least strip the parts," but that was too long.
"Call my lawyer," too aggressive.

I went with "How's My Bike?", stealing the idea above.

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I use dog tags also.
+1

this thread seems like SPAM, considering there are a number of other threads here concerning this product...

but hey, if you feel safer or any ID saves your bacon...
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