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    Please, For the Love of God...

    Bring some ID with you on a ride. /PSA

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    Road IDs are great for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Road IDs are great for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    Bring some ID with you on a ride. /PSA
    For the love of god why the urgency? Something happen to you where you needed ID and you didn't have it?
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    If I am away from my home trails my wallet is always in my pack because I drove there and would never leave it in the car. I have a photocopy of my ID in my pack as well for the times I am riding from home without my wallet. Seems like common sense to always have a form of ID on you. If I rode without a pack I'd carry a copy of my ID or think about one of those Road IDs posted above...

    Oh yeah, I also always have my phone which has an emergency ID on the locked screen.

    Don't look down here...

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    Road Id's are great but couldn't they make MTB ID. MIne has name ,ph #s,allergies, and a note to please delete my browser history

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    I'm picturing Chris Farley saying this.

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    for the love of me I always do.

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    Road ID, my dog even has one.

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    My ID lists instructions to hide the porn.
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    My wallet is always in my pack when I ride (not leaving that in the car). In part for the ID, but also in part for the cash/card to stop somewhere during or after the ride.

    I have a RoadID, but need to get the information updated on it. I moved, so everything is out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    For the love of god why the urgency? Something happen to you where you needed ID and you didn't have it?
    Don't want to get into the details...but it wasn't me. And ID was needed so s/he wasn't a J.D.

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    I have one of these on my pack, it's pretty nice because I can go in and update the info anytime I want, even change the profile to someone else if a friend was going to be in the backcountry for a few days

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    One of my riding buddies is an ER doc. He wears a RoadID band (I do too). I asked him if, as an ER doc, they make a difference. He said "Hell yes. Think about it... what's Jordan's blood type? Mark's home phone number? What's Mike allergic to? Does Jeff have any heart issues?" Uhh... I know their cell phone numbers... well, they're programmed. Okay... I see.

    His point was that even when we're with our best friends when one of us is hurt, we're damn near useless beyond calling 911. The data - especially the version linked to the website - is much more useful to the emergency personnel than we are.
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
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    We had a guy die on the local trails this summer. That was enough encouragement for me to remember to wear it when I'm out riding. Hopefully nothing will ever happen, but if it does, maybe my wife will answer her effin phone for once.

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    the Road ID is a fine idea but the bracelets themselves totally suck. We ordered one for my daughter who has food allergies. Got it, tried to adjust the buckle and trim the excess plastic from the band but cut in the wrong spot and "bingo" just wasted $25 ish dollars. I suppose we were dummies but the freakin buckle was too complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodyknee View Post
    We had a guy die on the local trails this summer. That was enough encouragement for me to remember to wear it when I'm out riding. Hopefully nothing will ever happen, but if it does, maybe my wife will answer her effin phone for once.
    Wasn't Atlanta was it - happened here this summer too. A buddy of mine (another doc) did CPR for a while... it was too late.

    On a related note: If you ride with the same guys regularly, make sure they're aware of your health status. Screw privacy. They/we need to know. Okay, not the E.D. stuff, but any heart issues, stroke history... anything that could happen on the trail/road.

    We had a guy die on the bike 4 years ago. He was a regular in the club. No one knew he had medical issues. So, when he went down, the guys on the ride that day did not know what to do.
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    I carry an old drivers license in my seatbag, since I rarely have my wallet with me when I ride.

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    Please, For the Love of God...

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    I carry an old drivers license in my seatbag, since I rarely have my wallet with me when I ride.
    This is what I do. I have a thin "card wallet" that I keep my fishing/hunting license in with an old expired drivers license. Small enough to easily carry wherever. Add a debit card and a few twenties, and you are set for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    One of my riding buddies is an ER doc. He wears a RoadID band (I do too). I asked him if, as an ER doc, they make a difference. He said "Hell yes. Think about it... what's Jordan's blood type? Mark's home phone number? What's Mike allergic to? Does Jeff have any heart issues?" Uhh... I know their cell phone numbers... well, they're programmed. Okay... I see.
    Exactly. There wasn't even a way to get his name/ICE contact, next of kin, whatever. I'm not entirely sure I'd even remember peoples' phone numbers if they weren't programmed into my phone. I usually carry my phone and wallet with me when I ride (in my Camelbak), but I use one of these as my wallet:

    It holds cards and cash really well, it's durable, lightweight, slim, etc...Totally worth carrying all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    For the love of god why the urgency? Something happen to you where you needed ID and you didn't have it?
    just in case you get asked for ID at the trail head bar.
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    You guys have reached for a new low.

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    Before RoadID came along, I would make photo copies of my medical insurance card and put my emergency contacts on the back and laminate them. One in the camelback, one in the seatbag on the roadie and an extra for other activities.
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    EMTs and ER docs look for and recognize the RoadID. They may not think to root around in your hydration/back pack or seat bag for your ID and stuff. And, depending on the circumstances, you may be separated from your bike and gear (I carried a rider 3 miles to an ambulance a couple years ago) by the time the EMTs take over.

    You're riding a $X,XXX bike, wearing $XXX worth of gear... $19 ain't gonna kill ya (pun intended)
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    I ride with my id, insurance card (lesson learned), and a credit card in a zipper pocket in my shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
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