Discussion in 'Forum Related' started by Mikie, Oct 4, 2017.
@Mikie, in all honesty, I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a solution to offer.
My idea of using a sign-in sheet has it's own limitations. I think the easiest solution is to ask all participants to carry on their person some form of ID and emergency contact numbers, but even that has it's limitations. What if the unlucky soul who needs emergency services has fallen down into an unreachable area? Just typing that gives me chills.
So many scenarios are possible...ones we can't imagine. As recreationalists whose gig is remote by nature, cel is not a reliable system. If there is an emergency with anyone on my team, my locator beacon will be activated without delay – rescue will, at that point, be initiated. GPS location is relayed, along with my personal info, including emergency contact info. A Spot or PLB is the way to go if serious about averting a true disaster in the BC. I think there are ±three riders here who use one. I don't ride without mine.
I digress...phone numbers are good to share. I need to simply get in the habit of getting my ride partners info and pinging my wife with it, just as I do when I'm finished. Sounds like basic preparedness.
Which PLB are you using?
I think I need to write instruction to go with my Spot. While it isn't completely hard to figure out, I would rather people know how to use it in a hurry in case I am unable to activate it! I normally leave it off when I am riding in a group.
@Sidewalk, it's a FastFind unit I got at REI years back. They no longer carry that brand, but Western Marine does, plus others.
Poignant thought about the Spot...would make me think about just leaving it on.
The Spot can be left on in tracking mode, which I do when I'm alone. But you still need to activate it for an emergency, which is a separate button with a protective cover to protect from accidental calls. No butt dialing the Spot! If my wife logs on and sees I am not moving, but knows I am with a group, she won't think anything of it. If she sees I'm not moving and knows I'm solo, that's a different story. This is all assuming she logs on to look for me...
Cremate and flush.
Flush with what, your drinking water?!
Why not? I won't be needing it.
You don't take nothing with you but your soul, think! J. Lennon.
Just require everyone who shows up for a group ride to care similar card to this one.
Do an IMTB one custom?
Fill out a form for a ride.
Fill out the emergency card.
Next up, liability waiver...
Yeah, but I might need it!
Oh, and do we have to cremate your bike, too?
Don't forget a background check. We want to know exactly who we're riding with.
LOL, and a current credit report.
Mandatory drug test..? Oh, wait, sorry @rossage.
Sweet! What kinds of drugs are we testing?
^^All of 'em.
BTW, if I die out there doing trail work, just grab my tools, dig a hole and dump me in. Better yet, drag me into the bushes and feed the buzzards. Easier on your backs, and I prefer birds to worms.
I guess we should all post our trail side burial/last wishes requests here.
Tibetan sky burial....
Nope. None of the above.