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What ID do you carry with you on rides?

Old 03-20-23, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
You quoted me on this, but seem to have missed it; so here it is again:

yes they can look you up, but they donít have to. If they donít want let you go on personal recognizance, they donít have to.

No ID, weíre going downtown to sort this out. admittedly itís a low probability outcome, but if you can avoid that low risk by carrying a photo ID, fairly decent argument for carrying photo Iíd.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
This gets my vote for strangest sentence ever written on this forum.
Quote me out of context will ya, wise guy?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Quote me out of context will ya, wise guy?
Regardless of context, it's a keeper.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
This gets my vote for strangest sentence ever written on this forum.
"No, no! I said 'IS', not 'HAS'!"
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
yes they can look you up, but they donít have to. If they donít want let you go on personal recognizance, they donít have to.

No ID, weíre going downtown to sort this out. admittedly itís a low zero probability outcome, but if you can avoid that low risk by carrying a photo ID, fairly decent argument for carrying photo Iíd.
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Nope, lost 2 ids, garage fob, car keys, and 2 PBJ sandwichís while riding. I donít carry anything of importance anymore.

Besides, Iíve lost so much weight and wear glasses now, nobody would believe the ID is me anyways.
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Originally Posted by Koyote
fify.

So, youíre willing to bank on a pissed off cop, having a bad day, who doesnít like cyclists, to avoid the inconvenience of carrying a photo Iíd, seems like a bad risk balance
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Originally Posted by Koyote
If I'm unconscious, will the person figure out how to unlock my cell phone?

At any rate, I'm not really concerned about it. If someone finds me unconscious on the roadside, what good is it to call my spouse? She's not a medical doctor. I'd hope that the passerby would call 911 and render first aid rather than wasting time calling people who can't help me in that moment.
Phones have emergency features. For iPhones, you press the on/off button on the right + the lower volume button on the left for a few secs. It shows Medical ID and emergency contact.

Now, if the phone is broken due to the crash, that's another thing!
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Well, the expired DL turned up. Not in a jersey pocket, as I suspected, but fallen behind a desk. Found it whilst looking for something else.

So I'll go back to carrying it.
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Originally Posted by alcjphil
I just stick my wallet in one of my jersey pockets. If I worry about my wallet getting sweaty on a hot day I use a simple ziplock sandwich bag to protect it
I also just carry my wallet. I'm surprised that more people don't do this. Seems a lot easier than making alternate IDs or moving your cards to a bag every time you ride.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
So, youíre willing to bank on a pissed off cop, having a bad day, who doesnít like cyclists, to avoid the inconvenience of carrying a photo Iíd, seems like a bad risk balance
At my age, I'm willing to take that risk. I'm not willing to fear public servants. Even those who don't understand that this is their role. I'll take the gamble that if they want to screw with me I'm going to come out on top at the end of it all.

But I say that with the understanding that as an older white make I enjoy a bit of privilege in our society. If I were differently situated I might consider other options.
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Credit card, DL, insurance card, transit card and $15-$20 in cash, along with a spare house key. It all goes into a zip lock bag and then into one of my jersey pockets.
I probably don't need the CC, DL or insurance card - most places accept apple pay now and as others have noted, you can get pretty far into the hypotheticals before you really need DL or insurance. I could buy a temp transit fare with Apple Pay as well I think.

I guess I just carry this stuff out of habit.

On the topic of hospitals. I took a trip to the ER last year and they literally asked for and charged my credit card while I was laying on the exam table. I have insurance, but they wanted to make sure I could cover the portion that insurance won't. They whipped out one of those handheld CC machines like I was paying a bar tab. I'm not sure what they would've done if I didn't have my card with me - I'm guessing they would've treated me anyway, but there you go.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Nope, lost 2 ids, garage fob, car keys, and 2 PBJ sandwichís while riding. I donít carry anything of importance anymore.

Besides, Iíve lost so much weight and wear glasses now, nobody would believe the ID is me anyways.
That right there shows proper priorities.

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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
So if we want to get technical, if youíre accuse of a traffic offense, you typically sign the citation promising to appear at trial. If you canít prove your identity, then the officer doesnít have to let you go on your promise to appear, and depending on the level of the offense can arrest you and haul you off to jail.

Admittedly, most situations are unlikely to get to that extreme, but if things go completely sideways, it could happen
why is this even an issue? What if you got pulled over in your car and you forgot your license, if that it not an issue then why worry about being on your bike.
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the hair banded packet is:


the old/last expired health insurance card...all the group #'s/id's numbers/coverage the same


expired california dl with emergency contact name/numbers for la county, orange county, riverside county, san bernardino county, imperial county and san diego county taped and water sealed on the back.


debit card


credit card


venmo card



usually $20-$60 in assorted bills for booting a tire (maybe 5x in 23 years of road riding), cashish in case "the internet is down" when riding in the boonies (approx every other year) and a few bux in case of needing to hitch a ride (not yet).


motioned the summoned paramedics a little over a decade ago during a crash involving a clavicle fracture/concussion to grab the id (+ other cards/$) from the back pocket. was a mile from home and

concussed and couldn't remember address, dob or the date but remembered id in back pocket with contact info. the so got contacted promptly. it's not like the dl number has changed...just the face (and maybe)/address (and definitely)/weight.
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Originally Posted by Bmach
why is this even an issue? What if you got pulled over in your car and you forgot your license, if that it not an issue then why worry about being on your bike.

it is an issue driving a car. Typically if you just forgot your driverís license, you get a minor traffic citation that may even be waived if you show up timely in court with your license.

However, depending on the seriousness of any offense or accident that lead to you being detained, the venue, and the Officerís mood, you can have your vehicle towed, impounded, and you hauled off to headquarters. that can and does happen. Admittedly itís very unlikely. But why would you put yourself at any risk of such a scenario, when all it takes to avoid it is carrying a small piece of plastic?
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Florida accepts digital drivers licenses. You get one with an app on your phone for free. Takes about 10 minutes to set up admin online account, enroll in the program and download the app.

From there you’re covered if you have your phone. Given that most everyone keeps their phone with them already, it’s a one time effort to avoid any problem riding or driving. Pretty much a no brainer.
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I don’t carry any ID
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Nope, lost 2 ids, garage fob, car keys, and 2 PBJ sandwichís while riding. I donít carry anything of importance anymore.

Besides, Iíve lost so much weight and wear glasses now, nobody would believe the ID is me anyways.
Out of curiosity, what did you carry or put your things in?
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Originally Posted by t2p
I donít carry any ID
Then you can be IDd by fingerprints or dental records.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Out of curiosity, what did you carry or put your things in?

back pocket of a jersey.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
back pocket of a jersey.
This made me think of the time I fractured my clavicle during a ride and had to be transported to an ER by ambulance. In one of my jersey pockets was half a sandwich my GF couldnít finish during our lunch stop. By the time a nurse finally cut off my jersey the sandwich more resembled a paninióflat and warm.
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I find losing stuff out a jersey pocket a real mystery. I single track mountain biked for several years, with phone, wallet, energy bars and keys going off jumps and drops, over logs and through streams, not to mention crashed several times and never lost a thing out of my jersey pockets - several different ones. All I can think is that bampilot had very shallow pockets or exceedingly bad luck.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR
I carry an expired DL and a credit card in case I need a Uber/Lyft.
This is what I do, except the CC is for coffee or beer (although most places take phone-based payments now)
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
back pocket of a jersey.
This is why I wonít buy or wear a jersey that doesnít have a zipping valuables pocket. Also why I started buying more cargo line bibs to stuff important things (phone) in either the cargo pocket on the legs or the mesh pocket on the back
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