Resuts of an informal survey of club members, with about 30 respondents:

Everyone said the Road ID was comfortable to wear and provided much peace of mind.

Ownership was about equally split between chain, ankle and wrist styles. Fewer had the shoe style. People who have shoe style like it because you don’t have to remember to put it on. The wrist style was also recommended and can be used a watch band. Some people didn’t want two bands on their wrist so recommended the ankle style, which is also fully reflective — but said if you get the ankle style, remember to check and make sure you’re not turning in your Road ID instead of your timing chip at the end of a race! Others liked the chain style because it’s ‘stylin,’ especially with the LA Tri logo. One person replaced the metal chain with a soft cord for silence and comfort. Some people had more than one. (Which seems a less expensive form of indulging our common propensity for multiple equipment acquisition than having more than one bike, but still impressive....)

It was recommended to use all six lines and to include your name, any drug allergies, emergency names and contact #s, your doctor’s name and phone # and blood type. I’m also going to include the name of my medical insurance carrier and their #.

In case this has prompted your desire to buy one ( as it has mine) but you’ve trashed Brian Morel’s email on the subject (heaven forfend), here’s his instructions:

“To purchase, click on the Road ID link on the LATC Discounts page: ...and enter the coupon code PCAC245 when prompted.”