FlintMITropics wrote:That's horrible to hear the story about the girl. Really glad to hear she's alright. I don't know about any of you, but I carry a few things with me when I ride in case of emergencies. Besides a tube and tire irons, I carry a few things you might find useful, listed below.
-I carry a small whistle that I can blow on in case I get hurt and can't move. The whistle will travel much further through the woods and use less energy than yelling for help.
-I have a paracord bracelet on my frame and a multi tool also, in case I might need to splint something or make a sling for someone, or myself.
-I put my drivers license and insurance card in my saddle bag as well. In case I get knocked out and someone finds me, they'll be able to tell who I am.
-Last, I don't keep a password on my phone so if someone finds me they'll be able to access my emergency contacts and the GPS on my maps app or Strava.
I'd love to hear whatever you all keep on you in case of emergencies as well.
You gave me some good ideas that I will take on myself. I use a road ID when not racing that has my wifes name & number on it to avoid the phone/password issue. It also has my insurance number on it just in case paramedics think wallet first.
The more cautious out there may want to look at icedots - especially if you ride alone. https://icedot.org/site/
it works with your phone - if you crash a 5 min countdown will start on the app. If you don't respond to the app it will automatically call your emergency contact.