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Do you ride with a Road ID?

Old 07-21-17, 10:06 AM
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I always carry my previous drivers license in my bike bag.
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Old 07-21-17, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
side note for those of you putting them on shoes or in pockets...

during a serious accident, your shoes, pockets and sometimes clothes can be parted from your person which makes them useless. bracelets and necklaces are less likely to have that happen.

also, as a former EMT, initial training had us taking pulse via two methods (wrist or neck) which puts us purposefully touching one of both of those locations, which makes us more prone to finding important information there.
Great info! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-21-17, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
I have been road riding for well over 25 years and never carried any form of ID for emergency or any other purpose. I am now considering getting the Road ID bracelet. Just curious if other riders carry ID and what form.
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I use Road ID. I usually bring it when I'm cycling or hiking. IMO it's a good thing to have, especially if you are older and have any medical conditions.
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Old 07-21-17, 01:12 PM
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i just ordered my roadid wrist band, since my stroke 2 years ago i'm worried about what could happen, i was taken to an emergency unit that wasn't part of my normal hospital and i was shaken and couldn't remember all my meds, with roadid i won't have that problem again if needed. 30$ is worth some piece of mind.
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Old 07-21-17, 01:55 PM
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I used to keep everything (license, work ID, insurance card, credit card x2 and some cash) in a arm band wallet. I wore it just above my left bicep, slipped under my sleeve. Unfortunately after awhile the it started to fade and the ID window tore a bit. I've been looking for a new one but for the time being I've just been carrying it in a old tri-fold wallet I had laying around that's small enough to fit into my jersey pocket.
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Old 07-21-17, 03:33 PM
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Road ID on wrist and dog tag around the neck; both with my name and family contact info. Insurance card in pocket.
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Mine has my wife's and my dad's phone numbers, as well as "bee sting ANA." So if an EMT finds me turned blue with an empty epi-pen in one hand, they'll have an idea what's happened.
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Old 07-21-17, 04:06 PM
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No and I carry nothing at all.


If I died in the ditch they would have a hell of a time figuring out who I was.
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Old 07-21-17, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cderalow View Post
side note for those of you putting them on shoes or in pockets...

during a serious accident, your shoes, pockets and sometimes clothes can be parted from your person which makes them useless. bracelets and necklaces are less likely to have that happen.

also, as a former EMT, initial training had us taking pulse via two methods (wrist or neck) which puts us purposefully touching one of both of those locations, which makes us more prone to finding important information there.
I can vouch for this. I was fortunate that my accident up in the U.P. last fall occurred with my wife nearby and it wasn't cycling related, but the only clothing that survived contact with park rangers, ambulance EMT's and E.R. admittance in Laurium, MI was my shoes. hence I wear my ID and critical info on dog tags around my neck. It was good enough for the army...
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I ride with a plastic bag in my rear pocket, which contains an expired DL, a credit card, some random cash, my phone, and a piece of paper. The piece of paper has emergency contact info, my hospital/insurance info, and a statement that I have no known allergies, all written with a Pilot G-2 .07 ink pen.

The dog tag thing is a good idea, though.
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Old 07-21-17, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Sorry, but this just seems odd to me. Really? After someone's in an accident, the first place EMTs look for ID is something wearable? Not a wallet or a purse or pockets? I don't want to speak about your ill family member, but why would someone keep their ID etc. scattered in the bottom of a tote bag?
The first concern of a first responder is the patient, stabilize and get them to an MTF not look around for ID, proof of insurance or wallets.
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Old 07-21-17, 09:26 PM
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This could be my first tatoo with contact, blood type, and allergies.
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I carry three cards, my driver's license, my health id card and bank card.
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Old 07-22-17, 09:26 AM
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I do not take anything but the phone with me... that is it... these bands look cool and serve a good purpose. I ordered one for me and one for my son.
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Old 07-22-17, 12:35 PM
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I crushed my phone in the last bad crash.

Luckily, I had written I.C.E. and a phone number on a sticker on the back of the phone.

Unfortunately, the ambulance dude had no idea what I.C.E. stood for.

"Immigration and Customs Enforcement?"

"Um, no."
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Old 07-22-17, 06:38 PM
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For what it's worth, I just asked an EMT buddy and he said everything starts with the patient. First order of business is stabilizing the body, determining identification come sometime later if the patient is unconscious. For identification of runners, cyclists, hikers, etc., he always looks on the body first for medical alert and Road ID bracelets because they're very accessible and can speed things up when time is of the essence. Road IDs are common enough now that they expect to see them. He said wallets, phones, etc. have a way of getting thrown from back pockets in crashes. Bikes can also land far from the rider. Last place they'll look is the bike. In serious cases most would be in the ambulance pretty quickly regardless of whether you're ID'd or not, but having blood type, medical condition, PCP and ICE contact info, and allergy information readily available can save precious minutes.

To me it makes sense. If you're going to spend $$$ on all the bike gear, paying the annual renewal is a no-brainer if it has any chance of helping in a crisis.

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Old 07-22-17, 07:02 PM
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Wear the original velcro band 24/7, since 2012. I have the server stored medical data information plate type as I have Parkinson's and several pieces of titanium in my lumbar spine, as well as some drug interaction issues which are truly unpleasant. The PIN number and serial number are laser engraved on the reverse of the plate, their toll free phone number is on front. My wife wears the rubber wrist band type, Elite model. The annual subscription is minimal at most.

My neurologist is a proponent of them, he and his wife wear them. When I had my initial appointment with him he saw mine and questioned me about how to get one. I wrote out their web address for him as he scheduled a brain MRI, which was completely empty space only. EMT, ER and other first responders in our area are instructed to watch for them, if circumstances allow.

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Always wear my RoadID, which has all the necessary emergency information.
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Old 07-22-17, 10:28 PM
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Yes, the dog tag style around my neck.
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Originally Posted by redfooj View Post
no, i think its completely superfluous, and miffed and how some users claim its the most ingenious and essential thing ever invented.

i ride with a standard driving license for identification
Think it was in 2010 I began wearing my Velcro RoadID wrist band when I began walking at night preparing for marathons and less. Wear it when I leave the house....period.

April-2011 at the 72 mile mark of 100 mile ride I crashed. Trip to local ER courtesy of a 911 dispatched ambulance then a transfer to 2nd hospital with neurosurgeon on call. When in ER of first hospital an attending nurse accessed the information available via my RoadID and was very pleased that she did not have to rely on my slightly dazed mental state for my medical history AND I WAS HAPPY I DID NOT HAVE TO TRY TO REMEMBER ALL THAT STUFF!!!

RoadID sent a new band FREE OF CHARGE OVERNIGHT after I lost the Velcro wrist strap ID while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. 2 weeks later I received a phone call from a woman who found my lost RoadID while walking the beach located 1 mile from where it came off.
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Old 07-23-17, 05:06 PM
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I wear a bracelet RoadID. I wear it all of the time so I don't have to remember to put it on. I wear a black Elite that is inconspicuous whether I am wearing a t shirt and shorts or a suit and tie. I have the interactive which for $10 per year gives me peace of mind that responders can access all of my insurance and medical history information.

When riding, I also carry my drivers license since in my state I am classified as a vehicle, and I am required by law to have it with me.

That's how I roll...
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Old 07-23-17, 05:10 PM
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I printed all relevant data on a piece of paper about 8 x 5 cm, had it laminated and punched a hole in it. Shoelace trough the hole, wear it around my neck.
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Old 07-23-17, 05:10 PM
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I always carry my military ID. I also have my emergency contact info and medical information stored on my iPhone. I don't know if any EMTs here have any experience with accessing that information or not, but it only took me a second to input the data.
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Old 07-23-17, 05:12 PM
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You people that never carry your wallet blow my mind. How much money are you lugging around, anyway? A pounds worth??
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