In this day and age there are many more threats to the endurance athlete than ever before. Drivers who are doing everything but driving. Strange medical conditions that can suddenly flare-up. Equipment breaking and causing someone to go down totally unexpected. Given all these factors, the Road ID is a simple and very effective piece of equipment/clothing that EVERY athlete should own.
Now I will be the first to admit, I never had a Road ID and wasn’t planning on getting one. I actual won a gift certificate at a local race that allowed me to get one. I was really excited to go online and order one for myself, because I had always seen the commercials and advertisements. They have many different styles to choose from – for even the most picky of people. There website is very easy to use and their shipment time is exceptionally fast – I was more than impressed.
I decided to go with the Wrist ID Elite:
Now I blurred out some of the information because I knew you guys would try to prank call my family. There are many great things about this product that I really like:
- You can put up to six lines of information (They even suggest putting a little inspirational line at the bottom – hence, “Pedal Damn It!”)
- This particular one is very, very comfortable to wear. I never take it off because I often forget it’s there.
- It looks really sharp. I’ve had many compliments on how cool it looks and it has been a conversation piece with many people I meet.
- It might just save your life. Most cyclists say it’s not a matter of if, but when you get hit. (Unless you’re like Kris – who only rides on a trainer.)
I think another excellent point to remember is that when you are running/biking does your family know the exact route you will take? Do you know all the emergency contact information for the people you ride with? Probably not. You might say, well I have a cell phone. Will it survive the crash? Do you have a password on it so it’s locked? Will they be able to find out who you are without having to call 20 people?
The Bottom Line ~
This product is a no-brainer. Not to mention a much better option than always riding with your driver’s license. It’s simple, yet effective – the mark of a good idea. Plus at the price they charge, it’s more than affordable. This product would make a great stocking stuffer or Christmas gift – and it may just be the gift that keeps on giving. I definitely recommend this product. Just make sure you don’t misplace it – it won’t do you any good unless you wear it.