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Old 01-14-19, 04:58 PM
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In case of emergency...

I usually ride by myself and once is awhile go off the beaten path. It occurred to me that if anything happened and then find myself unconscious, no one would know who I am or who to contact in case of an emergency on a trip to the hospital. My question is what are some of the ways you put emergency contact information on your bike or yourselves if something should happen. I do have a small repair kit so maybe I should add some info it there or maybe carry a wallet. Any other ideas on where to store this info?
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Old 01-14-19, 05:00 PM
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Driver's license, insurance card and emergency contact info. Even weight weenies can carry that much.
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Old 01-14-19, 05:01 PM
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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.
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Originally Posted by RockiesDad View Post
I usually ride by myself and once is awhile go off the beaten path. It occurred to me that if anything happened and then find myself unconscious, no one would know who I am or who to contact in case of an emergency on a trip to the hospital. My question is what are some of the ways you put emergency contact information on your bike or yourselves if something should happen. I do have a small repair kit so maybe I should add some info it there or maybe carry a wallet. Any other ideas on where to store this info?
You can wear one of those ID bracelets. EMT's know to look for them. There's a code on the bracelet that directs anyone concerned to a website that will list your name, contact info, emergency contact, medical history and any allergies. Me personally, I just make sure I have a clean pair of undies on before I head out on the bike.
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Old 01-14-19, 05:11 PM
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Get a bunch of those Etsy temporary tattoos:

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Old 01-14-19, 05:51 PM
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I carry a copy of my drivers license and insurance card in my jersey pocket in a baggie with my phone. I wrote my contact numbers on the back of the DL.
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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.
Road ID works well. In a major crash you might be separated from your bike. or wallet.
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Old 01-14-19, 05:54 PM
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Being identified is the easy part. Any emergency responders will search your person/bike for any pertinent information.

If you really do stray from the beaten path, I'd give some thought to being found in the first place.
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Originally Posted by kaos joe View Post
Being identified is the easy part. Any emergency responders will search your person/bike for any pertinent information.

If you really do stray from the beaten path, I'd give some thought to being found in the first place.
I had dog tags made, including meds, have my wife identified as ICE on my cell phone. Also use Strava Beacon so my wife can follow me.. or direct authorities to my remains.
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If you carry a phone first responders can access emergency info on it even if it is locked.
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Old 01-14-19, 06:08 PM
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On road rides I have a baggie in my back jersey pocket with my phone, license, ATM card and my bike club membership card which has emergency contact info. on the back.

On all mt. bike rides, especially solo, I have my phone and wallet in my CamelBak with same info.

All my rides are tracked on a Garmin which has LiveTrack running. When I mt. bike solo I text my wife right before I roll, telling her when I think I'll be back at the car and I text her when I get back. She can also watch the LiveTrack trace develop.

I had a buddy take a fall on a solo mt. bike ride, he was unable to accurately communicate his position to EMS. He lay with a broken neck vertebrae for 45 minute on a cold November morning till they found him. This was on a trail about 30 ft. from a paved bike path in suburban Long Island. He commented after had it been 20 degrees out (like this morning) he might have frozen to death.
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
If you carry a phone first responders can access emergency info on it even if it is locked.
How do they do that??
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Road ID has my name and my wife's name and ph. number. Same info on my iPhone lock screen.
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Old 01-14-19, 06:44 PM
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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.
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
How do they do that??
It's right on my lock screen.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Case_of_Emergency

Locked phonesEdit

For security purposes, many mobile phone owners now lock their mobiles, requiring a passcode to be entered in order to access the device. This hinders the ability of first responders to access the ICE phone list entry. In response to this problem, many device manufacturers have provided a mechanism to specify some text to be displayed while the mobile is in the locked state. The owner of the phone can specify their "In Case of Emergency" contact and also a "Lost and Found" contact. For example, BlackBerrymobiles permit the "Owner" information to be set in the Settings → Options → Owner menu item. Android users running Android Nougat(Android 7.0) or higher also have the ability to program emergency information and contact details accessible by others through the emergency call screen when the device is locked.[5] Emergency contacts can be added to iPhone lock screens with the iOS Healthapplication, and accessed by tapping or swiping to the Emergency dialer, where a calls to 911 or another pre-specified number can be made, and the Medical ID button is displayed as well. When accessing this Medical ID, the user's name, health information, allergies and medications can be listed, along with the ability to directly contact listed emergency contacts.[6]

Alternatively, some handsets provide access to a list of ICE contacts directly from the "locked" screen. There are also smartphone "apps" (applications) that allow custom ICE and emergency information to be displayed on the "locked" screen. For instance, the Medical ID Android app enables quick access to medical information and emergency contacts.
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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.
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My license lives in my front left hand pocket of my jeans, shorts or whatever I'm wearing. Never lave home without it.
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Old 01-14-19, 07:19 PM
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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.
Nope.
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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.
Yeah, right. Achtung! Zeig mir deine Papiere!!
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Old 01-14-19, 07:35 PM
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You don't even have to tell a cop your name unless they have probable cause to detain you, like pulling you over, however if you're lying on the ground broken, bleeding, unconcious, you kinda sorta want everybody to know who you are
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Old 01-14-19, 07:55 PM
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I use a Lezyne micro, the Lezyne lineup offers this feature which sends an email to whoever I select each time I start a ride without me having to do anything. Kinda cool.

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+1 RoadID. I have the clip version that fits on my Garmin Fenix watch. I also have emergency contact info written with a Sharpie on my helmet on the outside so it can be seen. Overkill? Maybe, but I ride alone 95% of the time.
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Another vote for road ID. I wear it on every ride no matter what. I also got a second one and attached it to my bike just in case we are separated and they can’t find me but can find my bike. I know a bit paranoid. I also give these as gifts all the time. A cheap deal really and well made. I no longer carry my cell phone but I do carry cash and a photo copy of my drivers license in my saddle bag just in case.
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this is is a great idea too. I am going to get these and put them on my kids forhead!
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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.
Baloney!
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