I Never Thought I'd Actually Use It

by Richard G. February 16, 2021

I purchased my first ROAD iD with a gift certificate from a local time trial in 2014. I wore it every time I rode, but never thought I’d actually use it.

In May of 2016 I was headed to meet a group ride in Flint, TX, a few miles from where I lived. On the way, I had a single vehicle (me) accident that left me in the middle of a T-intersection with a fractured neck— the result of a faceplant on the pavement. Unable to move from the neck down and unable to control spasms in my arms, I lay waiting for help. It arrived in a few minutes, but it seemed like hours. Information on how to contact my loved ones was readily available on my ROAD iD and was of help to the EMT’s, along with my blood type. I was conscious, but it was easier for those assisting to retrieve my info right from my ROAD iD. 

After successful surgery and extensive rehabilitation I was (am) back on my feet and my bicycle, albeit with some limitations. Now have a new ROAD iD reflecting my current information.

I am now 72 years old and I am thankful for having the ROAD iD on me when I had my mishap. I always ride with one.