Quick note: My Slowtwitch post on Garmin/Road ID combo

As you’ll know, I don’t normally ‘promote’ another one of my posts directly with a post of its own.  But in this particular case, I wanted to make a small exception for a quick heads up about an article I just posted over on Slowtwitch in this week’s Weekly Mailbag.

As part of that post, I lead in with a segment sent in by reader Cody Elder, who created an ingenious combination to integrate a Road ID with a Garmin Forerunner 305

I think it’s pretty important that all athletes – but especially cyclists – wear some form of emergency contact info. Thus, I highly encourage you to check out the post and see how you can easily integrate the two together with a small project that your friendly 1st grader could complete.

So..head on over to the ST post to get all the deets!


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  1. Inspired idea!
    Hmm… wonder if the RoadID strap is narrow enough to fit a 310XT?

  2. Kim

    what a great idea – i am going to try this for sure. thanks ray!

  3. i have been thinking about this for a while, glad I am not the only one!

  4. Tim

    I too wear a RoadID and strongly recommend that all cyclist do as well. While I think that this is a clever idea I wouldn’t do it. In an emergency situation I don’t want my RoadID to serve a dual purpose between being a watch band and a emergency ID tag. I would be too concerned that an unknowing person could mistake the RoadID for a dedicated watch band for the Garmin.

  5. Amy

    What a great idea. I had never thought about switching the band to the road ID. So nice that you would not have to wear yet another strap! I think it would encourage more people to wear a Road ID.

  6. I recommend the RoadID with the reflective stripe. Then it helps you from getting hit, not just after you get hit.