Tuesday, April 26, 2011

RoadID on order

I finally got around to ordering a RoadID wrist ID on Monday morning.  It's something that I've been putting off for no particular reason.  It's also timely considering the accident that occured on Monday's Southern Crescent Cycling club ride.  If you read my previous post you'll know what I'm talking about. 

I decided on the "original" sport version as opposed to the "interactive" version for several reasons. 
  1. The information on the ID will more likely be used by a friend or riding partner without immediate Internet access than emergency medical personnel. 
  2. Should I lose possession of my ID, the access information that I would have entered on-line might be compromised.
  3. Additional annual fee
  4. Just something else on-line to keep up with
So, what did I put on my 6 lines of information?
  1. First name, Middle initial., Last name
  2. City, State Country
  3. Home phone #
  4. Wife's first name and cell #
  5. Work phone #
  6. Blood type
I've seen some who have their driver's license number as opposed to a city and state.  That's a good idea because, in theory, the DMV's information should be accurate and up-to-date.

I ordered the red band because it matches my wetsuit and my bike paint has some red too.

I'm excited to have another item in my arsenal of safety products.  My RoadID will come into play should my mirror, reflective apparel, and lights fail.  With my training for Ironman Florida starting soon I'm sure I can expect some long training sessions, many of which will be at night.

I paid $19.48 in total for my RoadID after using a $2 coupon from the Museum of Aviation Marathon and paying $1.49 for USPS shipping.

Ride Safe! 

1 comment:

  1. Good idea, Neil. I bought one a year or so ago after someone in an office next to mine died of a heart attack while biking with friends. I generally train alone (hate to make people wait for me!) so I wear it every time I'm out. I also make a point of wearing it when I swim since that's the only way anyone at LA Fitness would know who I am in case of an accident.

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