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Road ID, or dog tags?

Old 01-18-10, 03:20 AM
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Road ID, or dog tags?

So i have noticed different cyclist using different modes of identification when they ride in case of accidents (ID in pockets, dog tags, road ID etc). For the sake of discussion which do you use? I tend to lean towards dog tags cause for the price they display the same info that road id tags use and are half the cost. Also they don't have a tendency to make your wrist sweaty.
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Old 01-18-10, 03:27 AM
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Road ID, wrist for summer and leg for winter.

I wore "dog tags" long enough in the service.
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Old 01-18-10, 03:48 AM
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I just recently ordered dog tags because they are less expensive. Everything you need to know about me in five lines, 18 characters per line.
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Road ID dog tags.
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Old 01-18-10, 05:53 AM
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Road ID. I can put it outside of the sleeve collar on my windstopper jacket, it's yellow, visible and the med techs I know tell me they are conditioned to look for bracelets as they are so prevalent.

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Old 01-18-10, 06:04 AM
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I use both...

I am paranoid though
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Old 01-18-10, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
Road ID. I can put it outside of the sleeve collar on my windstopper jacket, it's yellow, visible and the med techs I know tell me they are conditioned to look for bracelets as they are so prevalent.
I wear the wrist version of the RoadID. A riding buddy who is a registered nurse mentioned the same thing to me re: wrist IDs. Even if they aren't specifically looking for a bracelet, your wrist is where a first responder is likely to take a pulse, so the bracelet would be readily seen.
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Old 01-18-10, 08:26 AM
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I have used both, currently using RoadID on the wrist as it doesn't bother me the way the tags around my neck did.
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Do people who have the Road ID recommend the "Original" version or the "Interactive"? The later has an annual fee of $10/year after the first year to maintain a wealth of information online.
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I was actually going to just start a thread about this the other day. I like the dog tag idea but military guys tend to get a bit weird if you're wearing dog tags without having served. I think I'll be ordering the bracelet though.
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I use road shoe ID that I have on my shoe strap.

https://www.roadid.com/common/learnmo...%3fhash%3dshoe
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Road ID necklace. But I don't think it matters.
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Originally Posted by v70cat View Post
I use road shoe ID that I have on my shoe strap.

https://www.roadid.com/common/learnmo...%3fhash%3dshoe
Ditto, it is on the strap of my shoe, I am not big on bracelets or necklaces.
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Shoes can fly off in crashes, and EMTs are likely to cut off the jersey (thus removing contents of the pockets). That basically leaves a bracelet or some sort of dog tags. Medical staff are trained to look for bracelets (there is quite the industry of medical alert bracelets) and I guess there's a chance a necklace would fly off on impact or be accidentally removed with the clothing. If the hand is severed, here's hoping that they go looking for it. There are a few companies making medical versions of those silicone bracelets that work a lot like the RoadID interactive.
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Old 01-18-10, 10:28 AM
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I'm hesitant to get an ID (neck or wrist) since I don't like wearing any sort of jewelry. If I get an ID, would I wear it? How obtrusive is the wrist ID bracelet? Is the Xtreme ID any more comfortable or unnoticeable? Boomerang is cheap, but a necklace would drive me crazy. I should get an ID, but I want one that I would actually use. Otherwise, what's the point?

Thoughts? Ideas?
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Old 01-18-10, 10:53 AM
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Photocopy of regular ID on top off the other stuff in clear plastic bag in back pocket. The ids works at identifying your remains on the bike and off. Even if the jersey gets cut off they keep it and don't throw it away. Why buy a bracelet if you don't medically need one.

For shoe tags, better to sow your name in you bibs.
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Road ID interactive but no dog tags, wrist straps, ankle straps, or shoe straps. Just make by hand or print what you want on a piece of paper the same size as your ID card along with the road ID info. Then you laminate it or use packing tape to make a water tight seal and place it with your identification. You do take ID when you ride right? This way you can change it by doing a new piece of paper and updating your Road ID info without having to pay for a new tag or something.

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Originally Posted by gadgetadam View Post
You do take ID when you ride right?
Nope. I do wear an "original" Road ID, though...
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I would prefer tags, except I always wear a chain and am worried that the tag chain would screw things up. So regular Road ID for me.
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I wear the wrist version "Original" Road ID -- 24/7.

Originally Posted by akonikoff View Post
Do people who have the Road ID recommend the "Original" version or the "Interactive"? The later has an annual fee of $10/year after the first year to maintain a wealth of information online.
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Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
Nope. I do wear an "original" Road ID, though...
That works. When I ride I take my DL and my homemade Road ID card. Why? My thought is if something happens an officer or professional would take a state issued ID more seriously than something you can buy claiming your ID. Speaking of that I just weighed my DL and homemade Road ID card. DL=3.5 grams homemade Road ID card 1 gram. Really, I just did that?

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Originally Posted by akonikoff View Post
Do people who have the Road ID recommend the "Original" version or the "Interactive"? The later has an annual fee of $10/year after the first year to maintain a wealth of information online.

I have the original. Thought about the interactive, but that just adds a step that someone would need to follow to get your important information. Time may be of the essence, I'd rather have the vital info right there for someone to use.
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I keep my wallet in my saddle bag.
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I keep my wallet in my saddle bag.
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