No ID cyclist...
...in hospital for 3 days. Nurse cycist helps track down who he is through bike serial number. JPS nurse refused to give up until a badly injured cyclist was identified | Fort Worth |...
Wow, that is a very sad story, but at least it also had happy parts. Good for that nurse.
I've usually got my ID on me but I also wear my "Toe Tag". Well, that's not how Road ID markets them...
Good for that nurse.
I don't usually carry my wallet or ID, but I always have my cell phone. I figure if something ever happens they can ID me through that, either by calling one of my emergency contacts or checking the number.
'13 Salsa Horsethief 2
'12 Trek 6000
'11 Ridley X-Ride
^^^if your phone survives the crash, that is, or they can find it in the carnage. But I get ya
I wear a RoadID wristband with my info on it. I never take it off but then I am always biking or running nearly everyday anyways, so why take it off? Now, it would help if one of my contacts(mom!) would answer her got dam phone! I should have listed someone else as my secondary contact but other than that, I like it and it doesn't bug me to wear it.
2010 Surly Conundrum
2012 Felt Brougham
2013 Salsa Colossal
2013 All City Nature Boy
2014 Big Dummy
Unconscious after my spill, my phone alarm for my next dose went off so they found my phone quite easily and called the better half asking what to do with the road litter.
I carry my wallet, too. I have enough 'spare tire' still that the wallet isn't a big weight penalty.
My sister shared her "ICE" numbers with me in an email, , which I had not heard of. Apparently emergency folks know to check the contact list in your phone for ICE (in case of emergency), along with "home", "mom", "favorites", etc. It can't hurt.
I have a road ID also, although I sometimes tire of it on my wrist and then it rides on my backpack carry-loop. My eyes have gone downhill over the last year or so though, which makes me think the print on the road ID should be BIGGER so a bystander doesn't need their reading glasses.
i almost always carry at least my drivers license and debit card, but if i don't have any pockets, i just throw on my old dog tags from the army. it's got my name, what type of blood i would like if i am still alive, and what type of prayer i would like if i am not.
Don't buy all the lies that they feed ya.
It sounds like the bus driver did not maintain a safe passing distance or there would have been room for her to dodge recycle bins. The windshield says he overlapped her by about 2', so with a 3' safe distance, unless she moved 5' to the left, he was too close. No mention of a charge against him. Maybe another case where a dead cyclist is an at fault cyclist?
Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
"Police believe the woman wasn’t far from wherever she started her ride because she wasn’t carrying many personal items and wasn’t wearing a helmet."
WEAR YOUR HELMET!