Road ID: save your life Aug 17, 2006 11:24:59 GMT 8
Post by marcs on Aug 17, 2006 11:24:59 GMT 8
Last year, I lost a very good friend.
An absolute @#$% way to find out that, despite the folks I ride with thinking I have 5 of everything, I didn’t have the one thing that might matter most in a critical situation.
By “critical situation”, I don’t mean 3k to go on a summit finish, and by “the one thing”, I sure as hell don’t mean a 13.99999 pound bike, or a mainline shot of caffeine. I am talking about the one thing we all should have when things go wrong.
We all should have emergency info on our bodies (not our bikes…) in a place that both Medical Professionals and our ride partners can find. The information is at once simple and critical for things like allergies to medications or specific medical conditions and it also includes emergency contact info.
I have been in a position a few times now where people needed to get to someone’s family and couldn’t. Instead, the group called all over hell and back, finally getting to a friend of a friend, and hours after the even, we finally got to their families.
Selfishly, it took loosing someone very close to move me to realize what it felt like when you were fairly close to the person involved to get this article to you… And this isn’t the standard product review where we lucky bastards got a major league hook-up. I pulled out the charge card and insisted on paying (especially since it cost so d@mn little), even though one of the writers at Pez is sponsored by Road ID and they were happy to have us get the word out.
Road ID have several products to suite your needs. Or maybe I should say that road ID have a few products that you’ll not notice until you need them…
The wrist band is simple and light. The ankle strap is as well and both feature a bit of reflective material. The shoe tag weighs nothing and will fit over a shoe strap with ease and can also fit between laces.
by Charles Manantan