My Road ID truly saved me that day
From the Road ID Testimonials:
I was recently at a local club’s time trial, and because I work at a fairly popular local shop, I knew at least half of the people there. They all knew me as “Bill from The Bike Lane”, but no one knew much else. During the race, two ladies that had been hiking walked out onto the road that was being used for the race. As I approached them, I said “on your left”, and they turned with a look of “what do you want me to do?”. I was approaching so fast that I asked them to just stay in place. They instead moved right, directly into my path. I swerved and was thrown from my bike into a nearby ditch. I ended up unconscious with lots of road rash and a broken color bone.
When the accident occurred, no one knew who to call or my medical history — it was just “Bill” laying there unconscious. Luckily, someone was able to locate my Road ID, which contained my doctor’s number, who was able to provide some critical information. I tell everyone that comes in the shop the value of a Road ID and how it truly saved me that day.
You can never be too careful out there. We think these are very necessary when riding, running, or doing any other activities. Whether it is a ride around the block or an endurance ride, these things could save your life.
Road I.D has several options for you to choose from, bracelets, ankle bands, key chains, color etc. It comes with a small sterling silver plate that you can put all of your information on. Name, allergies, emergency contact etc.
Last May, I was riding my bike in the middle of nowhere when I got into some sand wash. My bike flipped over, and I broke my femur on impact. I was in a world of pain, and was in no shape to relay information to the EMTs when they arrived. Thank goodness for my FIXX Road ID…it provided the medics with all my personal and medical information. They were able to access everything they needed from my online emergency profile. My wife wasn’t present in the ambulance so this was particularly helpful at that time.
I hope my unfortunate experience will encourage others to wear ID. I believe this piece of equipment is just as important as my helmet.
Bill H.Johnson Creek, WI
**After reading several of the testimonial stories, I think all riders should wear one, in the off chance that an accident does happen you can be identified and your family can be contacted.
Get yours made and start wearing it!