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Gear Review: RoadID

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This past weekend as I dragged myself to the finish line of my first marathon I was not comforted by mile marker 23, the mirages that I saw on the final bridge or the cold pint of ice cream I had waiting for me but by the fact that if anything went awry I was wearing a RoadID. We always hear horror stories about cyclists getting hit by elephants (city buses), runners getting hit by cheetahs (cyclists), pedestrians being clobbered by lions (taxis), and seemingly healthy, young marathoners collapsing (unidentified pre-existing health condition) but we always think "that'll never happen to me".


Well, if that never turns into "oh ****", the RoadID can be more useful than a mitten/beer cozy combo for sale on Groupon. The RoadID is a bracelet that contains a list of important information such as your name, address, contact numbers, and health insurance information. Or, less important, but significant information such as your twitter handle and/or your favorite inspirational movie quote.

Whenever I leave the comforts of my sleeping bag I attach my RoadID to my wrist or bag and know that if my luck runs out at least the emergency personnel will know that "life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get" is my favorite movie quote.

Submitted by Discover Outdoors guide Pete Relyea

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