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Old 04-18-2017, 06:46 PM   #41
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Wow, some great information and ideas here!

This is not an accessory, but a precaution I learned to take.

I always kept my keys and ID on my person, either in a pocket or else keys and a small laminated/waterproof ID tag on a lanyard around my neck if cycling in clothes without suitable pockets. And for long rides in hot/sweaty or possibly rainy weather keep the ID in a waterproof zip-closure bag.

In case of a crash or accident you could go one way in an ambulance and your bike goes another way in a cop car trunk. Not a pleasant thought, and I never had a problem but better safe than sorry.
Good idea to keep it on your person. Mine's currently in my seat bag. Never thought about it being separated like that.

ID should include emergency contact info, allergy info, your blood type, and any other medical info that'd be useful in an emergency.

My homemade card also includes a disclaimer regarding organ donation: "Organs are donated AS IS. No warranty is expressed or implied."
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:49 PM   #42
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Bike jerseys have typically 3 pockets across the back that are big enough to hold a wallet and keys. If going on a longer ride you may want for example to buy a cold drink, and/or a snack so some money is helpful. Note that because I lived alone I had to take my keys with me to get back in the house.
One other thing the comments on getting the behind shaped up is to consider carrying a can of baby power with you when going on a longer ride. (It really helped on centuries)
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I really like a front bag for my handle bars. This year's accessories are two grocery bag-sized foldable baskets on each side of the rear rack and also a trailer for more grocery bags. I should be able to haul up to 6 bags now!
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Bag Balm. Walgreens or Farm supply store. Won't ride without it and won't go into details.....
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Good idea to keep it on your person. Mine's currently in my seat bag. Never thought about it being separated like that.

ID should include emergency contact info, allergy info, your blood type, and any other medical info that'd be useful in an emergency.

My homemade card also includes a disclaimer regarding organ donation: "Organs are donated AS IS. No warranty is expressed or implied."
For ID while riding, I have a wrist band version of Road ID that includes name, blood type, and multiple emergency contacts (nearest to furthest away). Also have a dog tag version with same info that is worn whenever I leave the house in the car.

Have been told by friends in the medical field that blood type is not needed anymore as neutral solutions are given until blood work is done if a transfusion is required.

Med experts - is that last statement true?
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:23 PM   #48
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I ride 4 times a week almost year around due to the climate where I live. Some of the stuff that is suggested as necessary is still a personal choice but I also suggest having ID on you either RoadID or dogtags. A friend who is a EMT told me that things in your pockets/bags may not be checked in an emergency (they tend to cut off the clothes etc) so only something like that might be noticed.

I always carry a spare tube (finding a puncture could be a problem depending on where it is and where you are), a pump and $20 for emergencies as well as a cell phone. I always ride with SEE ME lights but I don't like mirrors so I don't use them. I use my eyes and ears instead.
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