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headwind

ID while riding?

heres a link to an interesting product.

http://www.roadid.com/id.asp

I do a lot of solo riding and training and often thought if I were whamed like my buddy a couple weeks back and couldnt talk, how would anyone know who the hell I was?

your thoughts?
bbnaz

I always carry identification, small first aid kit, cell phone and chapstick.
forza_petacchi

I have keys, wallet (w/ school ID), patch kit, cell phone...
sheeponabike

The only thing I carry is spare tube, tyre levers and house keys.
I don't even own a cell phone.
Slapshot

I do carry my British cycling licence with the address etc... and also I have writen my blood type on it. Mobile phone is essential, even if you ride with more people, and a bit of cash too.

You can get those IDīs, the one to put on your trainers, in any sports shop, just ask, they are normally free.

I have a spanish mag. that tells what to do in case of accident, you might think, as I did, that you know what to do, but there are some little details that are very important.

I will translate it and post it here
kellyrocheearly

i'm same as sheep, tube, tyre levers, keys. The odd time i bring a phone but only if i have to call the wife if she doesnt know i've gone out on the bike
Jackov

Doesn't anybody aspire to die unkown in a ditch anymore?
bbnaz

Jackov wrote:
Doesn't anybody aspire to die unkown in a ditch anymore?


Laughing
sheeponabike

Jackov wrote:
Doesn't anybody aspire to die unkown in a ditch anymore?


exactly - that's what i'm after.
headwind

interesting. I carry a cell all teh time, and my drivers license. Would like to get something a little more meaningful.

hw
paperman

I used carry my mobile (cell across the pond) and nothing else, now through bitter experience I carry a spare tube, and a small pump. I also carry a light pair of shoes to change into if I intend stopping.
CapeRoadie

sheeponabike wrote:
Jackov wrote:
Doesn't anybody aspire to die unkown in a ditch anymore?


exactly - that's what i'm after.


Laughing

Cell phone, tools, spare tube, CO2, a dollar bill or two (fixes tire punctures), Presta valve coverter and identification. I also keep a copy of my USA cycling license in my handlebar end. But my favorite caryy-on is my Polar HR/speed/cadence monitor.
CapeRoadie

paperman wrote:
I used carry my mobile (cell across the pond) and nothing else, now through bitter experience I carry a spare tube, and a small pump. I also carry a light pair of shoes to change into if I intend stopping.


What experience was particularly bitter, paperman?
forza_petacchi

He probably got a flat near the valve and had to walk home.
kellyrocheearly

walking home is great fun with people constantlky asking you if your ok and you smile and nod politely
Dr.Wierd

CapeRoadie wrote:
sheeponabike wrote:
Jackov wrote:
Doesn't anybody aspire to die unkown in a ditch anymore?


exactly - that's what i'm after.


Laughing

Cell phone, tools, spare tube, CO2, a dollar bill or two (fixes tire punctures), Presta valve coverter and identification. I also keep a copy of my USA cycling license in my handlebar end. But my favorite caryy-on is my Polar HR/speed/cadence monitor.


what's the presta valve converter for?

If i can shove it in the smallest seat bag i found, i'll carry extra tube, levers and co2 along with keys. I figure if i'm out cold on the side of the road, my grocery store card will ID me . The same while mountainbiking.

BTW, for some reason I thought you lived in the UK.
CapeRoadie

kellyrocheearly wrote:
walking home is great fun with people constantlky asking you if your ok and you smile and nod politely


It happened to me last Saturday. I finally got to a bike shop for a new tire, and they were closed! Walked about 4 miles. The it dawned on me:

the DOLLAR BILLS!

Took two, placed them on the inside of the punctured tire and put in the new tube. Worked great!

I purchased two carbon wheels today that retail for USD999 for the pair, but paid 800. They are Neuvation C50's and weigh 1520 grams (without qr's). This will be my first experience with tubulars. Looking forward to it. Anyone know anything about these wheels? I have heard that they are essentially Zipps for half the price. Wish me luck! They looked and felt great.
CapeRoadie

Dr.Wierd wrote:
...what's the presta valve converter for?...BTW, for some reason I thought you lived in the UK.


Yeah, sometimes I spell "color" as "colour", etc. Thanks for the compliment. I'm an Anglophile and Francophile living in northeast USA.

The air pumps at petrol stations (there I go again), I mean gas stations, here in the US, fit Schrader valves. The CO2 often doesn't get me enough air pressure but gets me to the next gas station for a complete fill.

I often wish I lived in the UK. Usually Scotland or Wales, or near London. I love the entire place.
Dr.Wierd

CapeRoadie wrote:
Dr.Wierd wrote:
...what's the presta valve converter for?...BTW, for some reason I thought you lived in the UK.


Yeah, sometimes I spell "color" as "colour", etc. Thanks for the compliment. I'm an Anglophile and Francophile living in northeast USA.

The air pumps at petrol stations (there I go again), I mean gas stations, here in the US, fit Schrader valves. The CO2 often doesn't get me enough air pressure but gets me to the next gas station for a complete fill.

I often wish I lived in the UK. Usually Scotland or Wales, or near London. I love the entire place.


Ah, i see, but with 16g you should be good to go, no? I usually carry 2 12g co2 bottles and hope for the best.

I'm from NE scotland, been living in ohio now for most my life. Was back to Scotland a few weeks ago with fiance to show her the 'homeland', spent a few days in Fort William, all I could think about was if the exchange rate was the opposite way, I would just grab my bike, go to Ft. William if i ever needed to 'get away'.
headwind

Surely 16g CO2s would get you 7 bar Cape, no?

Best of luck with the tubs. I dont know a thing about them...I hope they are really deep dish for that weight! clever with the bills!

I wasnt thinkgin about saddle bag stuff. I use a jandd micro saddle bag.
http://www.competitivecyclist.com...CATEGORY.ID=53&MODE=&TFC=

this little bag is awesome. I carry:
tube
CO2 head
2 CO2 cartridges (12 or 16 g)
small patches, preglued
a couple small patches of mylar for sealing a tire
very small multitool
20$ bill
2 levers
a spare connex link
crash48

You got to have your phone with you. How else can you update football scores and other sporting updates when your on a long 5 hour ride.

However, nothing is better than pissing car drivers off by running a red light on your bike while chatting away on your phone.

Spare tube
Tyre levers
cash
Phone
Credit card-just in case
sheeponabike

crash48 wrote:


However, nothing is better than pissing car drivers off by running a red light on your bike while chatting away on your phone.


crash - you're a poseur Very Happy
paperman

CapeRoadie wrote:
paperman wrote:
I used carry my mobile (cell across the pond) and nothing else, now through bitter experience I carry a spare tube, and a small pump. I also carry a light pair of shoes to change into if I intend stopping.


What experience was particularly bitter, paperman?


A flat. And having to walk almost 10 miles home. Not good in shoes fitted with cleats. Had phone but couldn't get a lift home.
CapeRoadie

Dr.Wierd wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
Dr.Wierd wrote:
...what's the presta valve converter for?...BTW, for some reason I thought you lived in the UK.


Yeah, sometimes I spell "color" as "colour", etc. Thanks for the compliment. I'm an Anglophile and Francophile living in northeast USA.

The air pumps at petrol stations (there I go again), I mean gas stations, here in the US, fit Schrader valves. The CO2 often doesn't get me enough air pressure but gets me to the next gas station for a complete fill.

I often wish I lived in the UK. Usually Scotland or Wales, or near London. I love the entire place.


Ah, i see, but with 16g you should be good to go, no? I usually carry 2 12g co2 bottles and hope for the best.

I'm from NE scotland, been living in ohio now for most my life. Was back to Scotland a few weeks ago with fiance to show her the 'homeland', spent a few days in Fort William, all I could think about was if the exchange rate was the opposite way, I would just grab my bike, go to Ft. William if i ever needed to 'get away'.


Don't you miss the ocean and the mountains? I was at Fort William on vacation in 1997 with my fiancee. We were engaged at Dalhousie Castle then and married the following spring. Really enjoyed that trip. Loved Oban and hiking in the Lost Valley of the MacDonalds. Saw Rob Roy's grave and went underground in Edinburgh. Saw the battle site of Stirling Bridge and drove all over the place looking for the real Scotland. Found it! It's with the people. They were marvelous and wonderful people.
Dr.Wierd

sheeponabike wrote:
crash48 wrote:


However, nothing is better than pissing car drivers off by running a red light on your bike while chatting away on your phone.


crash - you're a poseur Very Happy


Laughing
crash48

'crash - you're a poseur'

Yeah of course-I live in london!

Your not allowed anywhere near a bike without looking like you are about to do a fashion spread for Assos while sipping on a latte on a full carbon set up and yelling 'bike left' to a 2 year old on trike while going hard for 3 kms and then pulling up at a cafe...and warming down in front of eveyone while emailing justcycling on your blackberry.

Get it together people!
behemoth

crash48 wrote:
However, nothing is better than pissing car drivers off by running a red light on your bike while chatting away on your phone.


I'm guessing "crash" is a well deserved nickname, no? Smile
crash48

'I'm guessing "crash" is a well deserved nickname, no'?


He has had a few...lets put it that way Smile
Slapshot

crash48 wrote:
'I'm guessing "crash" is a well deserved nickname, no'?


He has had a few...lets put it that way Smile


Is 48 the number of crashes so far Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Question Question Question
crash48

48 refers to the number of riders I brought down in one crash Wink
Slapshot

Stabilizers, perhaps??? Wink
crash48

Just don't get in my bloody way... Smile
Slapshot

Quo Vadis? comes to mind....
crash48

Just about correct.

I would put it this way. Where the fuck are you going! Wink
redster73

Just the mobile to call the wife when I have a puncture!
CapeRoadie

crash48 wrote:
Just don't get in my bloody way... Smile


Is that true, crash? 48 down and your fault? Maybe you should ride for Kelme.
kellyrocheearly

CapeRoadie wrote:
crash48 wrote:
Just don't get in my bloody way... Smile


Is that true, crash? 48 down and your fault? Maybe you should ride for Kelme.


How'd you manage that Crash??
Guy from my old club once hit a cats eye with his front wheel while sprinting full pelt down the finishing straight of a Crit in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. He brought about 15-20 guys down in a heap and i still couldnt win!!
paperman

A happy bunch at the end of that one I'd say.!!!!! Like cycling in Phoenix park, but those deer can be off putting at times. They just run across the road!!!! especially around the back of the park. And cars jam on at the site of them, some in fear some just site seeing.

I now take 16gram CO2, tyre levers and spare tube, with the phone. The CO2 cartridges are great, so compact... easy to carry.
crash48

I had the number 48 on my bike when I had the prang. I tried to go early as I can't sprint for shit and stuffed up on a corner and lost it- and all those wheel suckers paid the price Wink

I only managed to bring 10 or so riders down-all blokes who could have won.
CapeRoadie

crash48 wrote:
I had the number 48 on my bike when I had the prang. I tried to go early as I can't sprint for shit and stuffed up on a corner and lost it- and all those wheel suckers paid the price Wink

I only managed to bring 10 or so riders down-all blokes who could have won.


So, do they know you post here, the ones you took down?
cardinal guzman

Pump, spare tube, repair kit, bike tool, levers, mobile, cash, credit card, mp3 player, yoghurt bar, arm warmers, keys, waterproof if it's raining.

I keep telling mrs Guz that I need a domestique, but she just keeps sidestepping the responsibility in a non too polite manner.
Jackov

cardinal guzman wrote:
Pump, spare tube, repair kit, bike tool, levers, mobile, cash, credit card, mp3 player, yoghurt bar, arm warmers, keys, waterproof if it's raining.

I keep telling mrs Guz that I need a domestique, but she just keeps sidestepping the responsibility in a non too polite manner.


I usually ride with back pack...maps, books, food, etc. The weight difference in that back in probably the same weight difference between a $400 bike and a $1400 bike.
crash48

Northern NSW is a small place cape.

I was buying beers all night to make up for that stuff-up.
chasm

Jackov wrote:


I usually ride with back pack...maps, books, food, etc. The weight difference in that back in probably the same weight difference between a $400 bike and a $1400 bike.


Backpacks don't strike me as a great idea. Apart from raising your centre of gravity, they make you wet.

On the road bike I use a small but expandable seat pack and carry phone, cash, debitcard, keys, tube, tyre lever, multitool and some self-adhesive patches in case of a second puncture. My waterproof is small and light enough to squeeze in there as well, but generally I just stuff it into my back pocket next to the food.

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