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    A bit of a morbid topic, but given how many people have been having offs lately I'm just wondering what sort of info do you carry on you when you go riding? Insurance numbers, next of kin, etc.?

    I personally carry a card with 5 phone numbers on it that will get the word out to everyone important I know in my left pocket at all time, and my blood type on there. I've been doing this every since I had a mate pass away in a crash and it took us a few days to find find contact numbers to their next of kin. Absolutely horrible experience I'd never want to pass on to anyone else.
    Dual sport riders do it in the dirt

  • #2
    pretty good idea. I carry my wallet with id cards, mobile phone, and yeah. that's it.
    Originally posted by kyliejane
    benjamin is nobodys friend. if benjamin were an ice cream flavor, he'd be pralines and dick.
    Originally posted by harns
    Good riders don't need insurance though, they can evade any situation

    BUY_MY_BIKE!!!

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    • #3
      My helmet carries two stickers. Both are big and obvious. One tells all the well intentioned morons to leave the bloody helmet on my head unless they know about spinal injuries and so on. The other shows next of kin and contact details.

      Apart from that, I have the good old ICE (in case of emergency) contact in my phone.
      "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Captain Starfish View Post
        My helmet carries two stickers. Both are big and obvious. One tells all the well intentioned morons to leave the bloody helmet on my head unless they know about spinal injuries and so on. The other shows next of kin and contact details.

        .

        bloody good idea.
        Originally posted by Red_is_Best
        hahah I hate it when they do that and you make some noises like you had it done just last year, then they give you that look, like you are a bad vagina owner and you should take better care of it!

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        • #5
          I know in the states some people recommend that you put a contact in your mobile called "ICE" (ie, "in case of emergency") for people to call regarding your situation.

          Any idea if there's anything like that suggested around australia?


          edit:
          simon: is the ICE thing common knowledge amongst emergency personnel, do you know?
          “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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          • #6
            ICE - in case of emergency :: ABC Melbourne

            http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/wps/wc...act+Sheet+(PDF)

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            • #7
              Don't know, thro - but obviously a few people know about it so I'm guessing there's a chance they're aware of it...
              "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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              • #8
                I have details attached to the inside of my leather jacket.

                Captain... those stickers sound like a great idea, can you post a pic of your helmet?
                Where did you get them?

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                • #9
                  I made 'em.

                  Conflicts of diving and biking mean I won't get to Thursday night's ride - but I want to come back to the LNRs and kick off a few more Garden Parties soon too - come along and have a peek.

                  In other news, the company I work with has recently bought an online t-shirt printing business. ( etshirts.com ) A recent acquisition to enhance our range is a nice shiny vinyl cutter and some specialised printers for thermal transfer to just about anything. I may open up an EOI when it's all going for these stickers which may appear morbid to some, but just make damned good sense to me. Stay tuned in the new year!
                  "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Captain Starfish View Post
                    I made 'em.

                    Conflicts of diving and biking mean I won't get to Thursday night's ride - but I want to come back to the LNRs and kick off a few more Garden Parties soon too - come along and have a peek.

                    In other news, the company I work with has recently bought an online t-shirt printing business. ( etshirts.com ) A recent acquisition to enhance our range is a nice shiny vinyl cutter and some specialised printers for thermal transfer to just about anything. I may open up an EOI when it's all going for these stickers which may appear morbid to some, but just make damned good sense to me. Stay tuned in the new year!
                    Sweet
                    As morbid as it may sound, they are still a great idea.
                    I will get some for sure.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by thro View Post
                      is the ICE thing common knowledge amongst emergency personnel, do you know?
                      Yep - it was promoted in WAPOL a while back.
                      "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice." Albert Einstein

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                      • #12
                        i did a first aid course last year and the chick that ran it told us about ICE so the medics do specifically look in ur phone for those details

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                        • #13
                          *changes Ice's name on my mobile to Pene*

                          I have an ID card in my purse with numbers on it
                          Originally posted by vk6hgr
                          My Hyosung couldn't do that speed if it was dropped in from orbit.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by thro View Post
                            I know in the states some people recommend that you put a contact in your mobile called "ICE" (ie, "in case of emergency") for people to call regarding your situation.

                            Any idea if there's anything like that suggested around australia?


                            edit:
                            simon: is the ICE thing common knowledge amongst emergency personnel, do you know?
                            This was raised when I was a volunteer First Aider for St John. The ICE idea gained coverage following the London Bombings.

                            The protocol is to concentrate on treatment, and to send all the casualty's possessions with the Ambulance (St John First Aiders don't transport, and usually an ambulance is 15mins away or less). But there was already an unofficial policy, with an unconscious, unaccompanied casualty, to look for the number in the mobile phone listed as "home" (if you had time to kill, it helps to get details of illness/allergies, etc. ). If your condition is critical, treatment will be the priority. However Emergency Personnel have a pretty good record of reuniting you with your gear, so they will get around to it, if they are unable to communicate with you. ICE is recongised, but I wouldn't rely on it solely.

                            That's why I have ICE, but also a number stored as "home", (because that's what I honestly think the average person will call). Plus my blood donor card (blood type on it) and licence (address, so they can find my phone number) in my jeans pocket.

                            It sounds so morbid, when put that way!!!

                            But riding is more dangerous than driving. Ambos and hospital staff could be your angels one day, throw them a freakin' bone!
                            Last edited by Deborah; 19-11-2007, 08:07 PM. Reason: Speling nistakes
                            https://parodieslost.blog/

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                            • #15
                              I've got a "ICE" number in my mobile and a fold of paper in my wallet with emergency contacts numbers noted. I heard about the ICE thing a few years ago, seemed like a good idea.

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