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Old 12-31-06, 12:18 PM
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Cell Phone Numbers for Rides (and Safety)

Brandy came up with a great idea last night. She suggested that we have a master cell phone list to use whenever we go out on rides. This way, riders can carry the list and call one another in lieu of trying to program 30+ numbers into their cell phones! This list would be used for ride purposes only and it will not be made public as I've received enough feedback to keep it private. Thus, I will create an Excel spreadsheet (or Word, one or the other) that can be emailed to the organizers of individual rides (e.g., I will email a copy to Brandy for next week's ride). The numbers will NOT be posted in a Sticky thread for public access.

If you still do not wish to provide your cell number, no problem - but I would encourage every rider to give his/her cell number at the beginning of the ride to someone for safety (Mother Mary is coming out! )

EDIT: IF YOU WOULD LIKE, PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE AN EMERGENCY CONTACT.

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Great idea! PM sent
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I PM'ed you!
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Old 12-31-06, 02:45 PM
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Okay, I changed the first post. This list will be private as more than a couple of you have expressed a desire to keep it that way.
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Originally Posted by merider1
Okay, I changed the first post. This list will be private as more than a couple of you have expressed a desire to keep it that way.
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I'm honored that I'm being asked my number. Nowadays, when girls try to hit on me, they come up with half-assed lines like, "Are you on myspace?" . . . totally unballsy - glad that you're bringing the OG pimpness back. Holla.

Luwin providing the luvin' all night long - have the ladies call me whenever they want . . .

j/k - PMed you!
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Originally Posted by Luwin1026
I'm honored that I'm being asked my number. Nowadays, when girls try to hit on me, they come up with half-assed lines like, "Are you on myspace?" . . . totally unballsy - glad that you're bringing the OG pimpness back. Holla.

Luwin providing the luvin' all night long - have the ladies call me whenever they want . . .

j/k - PMed you!
O M G!!!! Luwin, you crack me up!
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Old 12-31-06, 05:25 PM
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O M G!!!! Luwin, you crack me up!
+1 - who knew? He's a photographer and comedian!
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Originally Posted by Luwin1026
I'm honored that I'm being asked my number. Nowadays, when girls try to hit on me, they come up with half-assed lines like, "Are you on myspace?" . . . totally unballsy - glad that you're bringing the OG pimpness back. Holla.

Luwin providing the luvin' all night long - have the ladies call me whenever they want . . .

j/k - PMed you!
OMG Luwin....
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Old 12-31-06, 05:42 PM
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Okay, so as this evolves, a couple of smart indivduals (who both must have been in the Scouts as kids) have suggested that we also ask for emergency contact info. Personally, as a rider, I always wear my ROAD ID and suggest it to everyone (link below where you can purchase it for a mere $20 incl. S&H). If I forget it at home, I carry my medical card and I always carry ID. But, it wouldn't hurt to have emergency info too. So, if you haven't already and want to, please pm that info to me. And if you haven't already PM'd your number, please just add an emergency contact.

Link to Road ID: https://www.roadid.com/id.asp?referrer=2258
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Except at the Baldy ride, I had no bars on my cell the entire time!!
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Originally Posted by merider1
Personally, as a rider, I always wear my ROAD ID
I never leave home without my Road ID as well

Edit : When on the bike that is
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Originally Posted by mkadam68
Except at the Baldy ride, I had no bars on my cell the entire time!!
Yeah, unfortunately, on Baldy or any of those roads out there, it's hit or miss. We might all need to learn "smoke signals" or something on those rides...
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Originally Posted by merider1
Yeah, unfortunately, on Baldy or any of those roads out there, it's hit or miss. We might all need to learn "smoke signals" or something on those rides...
I think text messaging will still work if you get at least one bar.
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I wonder if 2-way radios would work. M.E. brought that up yesterday!
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Originally Posted by Tiffanie
I wonder if 2-way radios would work. M.E. brought that up yesterday!
They sure will! We (back in the car club days) used Motorola Talkabout's (in the canyons), and they work like a charm

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I've got a couple sets of 2 way radios like the ones above and they work well. They will work where cell phones won't.
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I got 3..... 2 work up to 10 miles and the other will go up to 5 I believe...
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If my number gets out, do you know how many jalapeno enema threats I'll receive?
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Originally Posted by Tiffanie
I wonder if 2-way radios would work. M.E. brought that up yesterday!
I thought the same thing...I have 2 or 3 that do 6 miles...or so they say!
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pm sent
You posted that at 10:33am. I just got back from Breakfast and it is after 11:15. There is NO pm from you in my message box.
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shocking that.....do you still have mine????
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shocking that.....do you still have mine????
I do. I have yours, Extort's, Vertical Bob's, Jason's, Kar3368's, Ronjon10's, Sshakari's and Thomson's. I just need permission from you guys to put the numbers on the sheet. I'll take this as your permission, Bill and I have Phil's. Also, if you would like to provide emergency info as well, that would be great!
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Originally Posted by merider1
I do. I have yours, Extort's, Vertical Bob's, Jason's, Kar3368's, Ronjon10's, Sshakari's and Thomson's. I just need permission from you guys to put the numbers on the sheet. I'll take this as your permission, Bill and I have Phil's. Also, if you would like to provide emergency info as well, that would be great!
Mary, I do not want my number put on a public web site. Given privately to any of the regulars is fine but I am not comfortable with just an open posting.
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