My wife made me do it.
I’ve thought about getting a Road ID for my wrist for years. Just never got around to it. It was a low priority and not top of mind.
Then I got older and crashed a few more times and started thinking hmmm, if I keep riding these technical single-track trails, something bad is going to happen. Like broken body parts, concussion, hospital kinds of stuff.
It was probably time to get one and then the wife kind of insisted.
So, I went to the Road ID website. Wow, is there a wide selection of styles, colors, materials, closure methods, features and price points. And loads of replacement parts, too. It’s practically an Apple-watch level of customization. In fact there’s an Apple option where your metal badge with all the safety info and emergency contacts will attach to your Apple watch. Same with a Garmin or Fitbit.
Depending on what you want, you can spend under $30 or up around $60. Plus you have the choice of how you want to wear your Road ID — around your wrist or neck (like a dog-tag) or attached to your shoe.
So I went for one of the simpler, less expensive versions: The Sport Nylon in the 13 mm size versus the 19 mm version — it’s the difference between five lines of ID information and six. The ordering process is also super simple, picking size, color and entering in your information on a sample badge plate so you know exactly what it will look like when finished. All that for $29.99.
It arrived a week later and I’ve been wearing it ever since. It’s super light on my wrist, simple and understated and the information is nicely printed. The loop and velcro closure work perfectly and it feels nice and tight when you’re bouncing down a rocky trail. Problem solved.
So I’d say if you’re getting to that point where you want to be a bit smarter and way safer, Road ID has your solution. In fact, they have a ton of choices for styles and personalization.
I now feel like I’m doing the right thing — and I thanked my wife for insisting I get one.
PS: If you need extra motivation here are ten reasons why according to Road ID
- If you can’t speak for yourself, ROAD iD will speak for you.
- ROAD iD enables First Responders to immediately contact family members and friends.
- ROAD iD enables family members to provide additional details about your health or give consent for potentially life saving procedures.
- ROAD iD enables hospital staff to locate vital medical records.
- ROAD iD can communicate medical conditions or allergy information to medical staff.
- ROAD iD can prevent serious delays in treatment by saving crucial time during the “golden hour” of medical treatment.
- It’s far better to have Road ID and not need it than to need ROAD iD and not have it. It’s not just a piece of gear, it’s peace of mind.
- Accidents happen far more than you think they do. Each year approximately 450,000 of us are taken to hospitals unconscious and without identification.
- ROAD iD looks good on and makes a statement about your athletic lifestyle – not to mention that studies would probably prove that people that wear Road ID are considerably smarter than those that don’t.
- ROAD iD can save your Life. Period.