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Old 01-14-19, 08:53 PM
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In addition to many of the things already mentioned (driver's license, credit card, medical card in small ziplock; emergency info in iPhone that is accessible without passcode), I've shared my location with my wife in Google maps. Whenever she opens the app she sees a dot at my location, as long as my phone battery still has juice.

I also always carry an emergency whistle, ever since spraining my ankle while trail running in the woods years ago. I was able to limp out, but realized that if ever I needed to phone for help, rescuers might get close with GPS but still have a hard time finding my exact location.
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Have been wearing cheap dog tag ID's on chain around my neck for more than a few years. My name, address, ICE (wife) name and cell number. Would probably go for Road ID or similar if I had significant medical issues.
I always have my wallet with ID in a bag on my bike when cycling, too.
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I normally have a road ID wrist band that has my info, spouse contact information and medical information. I also normally carry a wallet and license.
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I also have dogtags from Amazon ($15?). One goes around my neck, the other is on the zipper pull on my seat bag. I included my blood type on the tags as well as medical info. I also have an expired drivers license in my seat bag.
And, no, there is not legal requirement in the US to carry an ID. However, if you get stopped for rolling a stop sign, you may wish you had an ID on you to make the ticketing process more convenient.
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Old 01-14-19, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
By law in the USA, if you're out in public, you must have state issued photo I.D. on person if 18 or older.
A driver's license serves as photo I.D. Traveling out on an unbeaten path out in public does not exempt one from carrying proper I.D.
it's a requirement. America.
Cite, please.
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Old 01-15-19, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Nope.
Look at his user name to understand the basis for his obviously false assertion.
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Old 01-15-19, 06:39 AM
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I have a drone programmed to follow me and post an awesome selfie video to Facebook if I crash or am hit. Last time I was hit by a car I posted a selfie video from inside the ambulance, but the framing wasn't good. I need a wider angle lens. My post-crash selfie game is weak. My friends posted better and bloodier post-crash selfies.

Semi-seriously, all the stuff other folks listed above. Most phones can be set to show emergency contact info without needing a passcode.

I carry a small wallet with just enough room for my ID, VA card, debit card and a $5/$10/$20 bill in emergency cash.
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Old 01-15-19, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post


Cite, please.
It's a troll. A troll from Troul. Heh.

The latest series Apple Watch has a fall detector. It calls EMS, sends location, and notifies whomever you have selected from your contact list that you have fallen and are unresponsive.

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Old 01-15-19, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post


Cite, please.
"Troll" was taken so he went with the next closest thing for a user name.
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Old 01-15-19, 07:47 AM
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I mostly commute to work so I have my wallet in my pants in my backpack which has my ID and contact info.
For all other rides I carry my ID and credit card. I used to carry it either in a small saddle bag or small frame bag depending on the bike. Since buying my new belt mounted phone holster, I carry them in there. Yes, I ride in black golf/coaches shorts.
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Old 01-15-19, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
it's a requirement. America.
I think the tinfoil done shrunk in the cold.

@RockiesDad Road iD : Get one. Get a couple. I have a hi-vis one (hot pink!) that i wear running / cycling, a plain black one for general wear, and an orange-banded one when i'm working, since where i work, 'Search and Recovery' is a distinct, if remote possibility.
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Old 01-15-19, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
https://www.roadid.com/?referrer=606...SAAEgImjvD_BwE

I wear one of these all the time, since I rarely carry a wallet and am definitely of the age at which a heart attack or stroke would not be a huge surprise.
RoadId also has an app that will notify people on your contact list if you stop moving for more than five minutes.

Apple Watch has a “fall” notification feature. Garmin Edge computers also have accident notification features.

In this world of connectivity, it is easy to have loved ones or friends in touch during your rides.
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Old 01-15-19, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
By law in the USA, if you're out in public, you must have state issued photo I.D. on person if 18 or older.
A driver's license serves as photo I.D. Traveling out on an unbeaten path out in public does not exempt one from carrying proper I.D.
it's a requirement. America.
This isn't true.

I know it to be a fact because I was a law enforcement officer for 26 years. This is the only ID I carry when I'm out on my bike Currently I'm considering a chest tattoo that says "KEEP TRYING!!!"


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Old 01-15-19, 09:43 AM
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State ID, insurace card, Road ID bracelet and dog tags, Garmin gps and Cycliq camera headlight/taillight with crash sensors. Since I travel all 48 states and never know where I'll be on a ride.
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Old 01-15-19, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
By law in the USA, if you're out in public, you must have state issued photo I.D. on person if 18 or older.
A driver's license serves as photo I.D. Traveling out on an unbeaten path out in public does not exempt one from carrying proper I.D.
it's a requirement. America.
Hard no! So wrong.....
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Old 01-15-19, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
By law in the USA, if you're out in public, you must have state issued photo I.D. on person if 18 or older.
A driver's license serves as photo I.D. Traveling out on an unbeaten path out in public does not exempt one from carrying proper I.D.
it's a requirement. America.
Let me add my voice to the many others and point out that this is patently false.
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Old 01-15-19, 10:17 AM
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I always carry my DL with me and a credit card incase I need to get out of jam somewhere. While it is true in bad crash I might be separated from my ID, it would have to be one hell of crash!

I do have an old Road ID bracelet that an ex-GF gave me for a birthday. The contact detail on it is her. Somehow I don't think my wife would appreciate me wearing it.
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Old 01-15-19, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
I have a cheapo wallet that I take with me on rides. One side has a sleeve covered by clear plastic (presumably for an ID). I put a folded piece of paper in there with "Emergency Info" visible from the outside of the wallet. Inside, I have emergency contacts, insurance info, current meds, and allergies (none).

I also have my Android phone set up to share my location with my SO through our Google accounts. Maybe helpful, but I'm not sure if it works in rural areas without cell/data service.
how do you do this? i use the free road id app to share my location with my SO but not sure if there is something better.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I always carry my DL with me and a credit card incase I need to get out of jam somewhere. While it is true in bad crash I might be separated from my ID, it would have to be one hell of crash! I do have an old Road ID bracelet that an ex-GF gave me for a birthday. The contact detail on it is her. Somehow I don't think my wife would appreciate me wearing it.
i had an old ROad id anklet that used to wear until we moved in Nov 17 and now I cant find it. My sister gave me a gift card for a new. I am trying to decide between the stretch on and the one that clasps like a watch....
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Originally Posted by Jeff K. View Post
I also always carry an emergency whistle, ever since spraining my ankle while trail running in the woods years ago. I was able to limp out, but realized that if ever I needed to phone for help, rescuers might get close with GPS but still have a hard time finding my exact location.
Also useful if you find yourself floating in the ocean after a ship sinking!
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I saw a dog tag making machine in PetSmart the other day. I did get one one for my poochie boy Rocky and now maybe I should get one for myself. It worked for him when he got lost and hopefully should work for me too should something happen...
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How do they do that??
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Originally Posted by RidingMatthew View Post
how do you do this? i use the free road id app to share my location with my SO but not sure if there is something better.
Here's the destructions for setting up Google location sharing: https://support.google.com/maps/answ...id&hl=en&oco=0

That Road ID app looks nice, though. I might have to check that out! It looks like it's better for recreational riding, whereas Google sharing is a good setup if you just want someone to know where you are in general (e.g. my SO can check and see I'm still at the office, and didn't get hit by a truck on the commute home.)
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Originally Posted by RockiesDad View Post
I saw a dog tag making machine in PetSmart the other day. I did get one one for my poochie boy Rocky and now maybe I should get one for myself. It worked for him when he got lost and hopefully should work for me too should something happen...
Or get yourself chipped.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I always carry my DL with me and a credit card incase I need to get out of jam somewhere. While it is true in bad crash I might be separated from my ID, it would have to be one hell of crash!

I do have an old Road ID bracelet that an ex-GF gave me for a birthday. The contact detail on it is her. Somehow I don't think my wife would appreciate me wearing it.
I had a kinda bad crash many years ago, I wasn't carrying any ID, I was conscious but when I flipped and bit the concrete, my keys flew out somewhere and I couldn't get into my apartment or my car. It was early and I had to wait an hour for the apartment office to open so I could get my spare car keys and then went to the hospital.

On a tour last June, I had a low blood sugar event. So after that event I got a road ID and always carry snacks, phone and money when I ride.
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