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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

RoadID Review and Giveaway!!

I have two, count’em TWO! RoadID Certs to give away to lucky Cool Kid readers.

Let me tell you about RoadID first. Most of you who read this journal - run. Right? Do you ever go out running on your own? Or at night? Or on roads? Or near dogs? Or on Fault Lines? Or in the Heat? Or in the Cold? Or in the Wild? Or in the Suburbs? Or in New Jersey?

Me: all of the above (well no fault lines that i know about, and NEVER in New Jersey… sheesh). I used to wear a fuel belt so that I could have a pouch to put my ID and other stuff in, but I don’t have to anymore, because I have an AnkleID from RoadID. I tried it on a 16k run the weekend I received it and I was a bit worried it might rub. It doesn’t. I was thinking I might catch it on my other foot or that it may come undone while on the run. It didn’t. I was hoping that it would be the answer to ‘I am a barefoot runner, where do I put my timing chip?’ It was!

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Sweet. I have used my RoadID now for 8 runs, ranging in distance from 5k to 21.1k, and have had no issues.  Absolutely full marks!

Best part tho? peace of mind. I was in a situation last spring on a run where a guy collapsed (not a runner, just a pathway user) and needed to be carted away in an ambulance. I got thinking, what if that happened to me? especially when running alone, or in a race? how would my helpers know who I was  if I couldn’t speak, or worse yet… (don’t even want to think about that)

I go out now with a great deal of confidence that my family will be contacted, and I will be properly cared for.

You know what else? I got one for my wife, who is allergic to Penicillin. Can’t even imagine what would happen if first responders gave her penicillin. That would surely suck eggsx3.

AND I did one better. This one is my favourite. I got one for my son. 3 years old and has his own RoadID. Here is my ULTIMATE peace of mind, that if he gets lost in a crowd, they will see this awesome bright red RoadID strapped to his belt loop or his shoe and in one glance they have 4 names and phone numbers to call!  $21.49 shipped. peace. of. mind. priceless.

Ok, everyone can play this one. from anywhere**! *WoOt* A bunch of ways to enter! Follow me is required before you can do any of the others.

  • Follow me on this blog then tell me or remind me in a comment +1 entry
  • Follow RoadID on Facebook and Twitter, 1 comment each, +1 entry each
  • Follow Barefoot Neil Z on Facebook and Twitter, 1 comment each, +1 entry each
  • Tweet, Facebook or post on your blog, this contest, 1 comment each, +1 entry each
  • Go to RoadID.com and look around. Come back and let me know what your faV product is, 1 comment, +1 entry
  • Rick Astley, Belinda Carlisle or Menudo , 1 comment, +1 entry
  • Your favourite 1 hit wonder song, 1 comment, + 1 entry

The contest starts right now, and will run until Halloween, Oct 31st.

**Shipping overseas is a $ more than Can/Usa so you may have to cover that if you are in, say… Denmark or maybe the Netherlands... ;o) (the certs are worth $21.50 in RoadID bucks each) 

How ‘bout this photo for peace of mind… mmm. makes me want to take a long nap…

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Stay safe runners!

113 comments:

  1. Okay, this is a first. I'm usually too lazy to enter these contests, but since I didn't get my iPad (offically the most overused joke in running blog history), I want one of those.

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  2. Ah forget it, I couldn't find you on Facebook and I never Twitter. I guess I am too lazy. Hey, I do follow you here, that is the only entry I need.

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  3. Here I go pimping myself again.
    I already follow you.

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  4. Totally Belinda Carlisle - I have Go Go's on my iPod running playlist

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  5. Favourite one hit wonder, so many to choose from...martha and the muffins "Echo Beach" or Boys Brigade "passion of love"

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  6. One hit wonder -- Devo - Whip it!

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  7. Already have a roadID. Yellow. Love it. Wear it biking and running. When the Alzheimers starts up hopefully I'll remember to wear it all the time. Should wear it swimming too, as one of my buddies passed out in the shower room - good thing the staff knew her.

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  8. I have a RoadID and I too love it! But I have never thought about one for my child...... What a GREAT idea!! If I win, that is what I will be doing!!!

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  9. I'm pretty sure I follow you on facebook, too. But it wouldn't let me friend you. How rude.

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  10. And I would want the elite road id in orange or pink. I can't tell whether my inner neon freak or the girlie girl would win.

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  11. Belinda Carlisle. Naturally.

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  12. You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive. Hello, Jr. High Dance!

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  13. I follow your blog :) Never, ever thought of getting one for the kids. How awesome of an idea is that?!!! I'm on it!

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  14. Follow you on your blog, follow you on Facebook. Great stuff, Neil!

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  15. I love my road ID and I would love for my hubby to have one as well. I would get him the bright green wrist ID elite.

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  16. Lorne is totally in. I already have witty comments to write on my ID when I get one.

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  17. So I totally follow you already - one entry for me WHOOT.

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  18. I totally follow you on the twit already - two entries for me WHOOT.

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  19. I like the wrist id sport. Or elite. Or maybe the ankle one. I don't know!!!! I have trouble making decisions! THREE ENTRIES!

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  20. My favourite 1 hit wonder song: Bugger! I've mentioned I have trouble making decisions, right?
    Devynils - I touch myself
    Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
    Faith No More - Epic
    Napolean XIV - They're coming to take me away Ha Ha.
    Devo - Whip It

    Four entries! This one counts, right, even though there are a ton of fave one hit wonders? =)

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  21. BTW, what an awesome idea getting one for your kidlet! Did he get to choose the colour? =)

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  22. One hit wonder: Mexican Radio by Wall of Voodoo - and yes, it's on my running playlist. :)

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  23. And, I need one of these! I'd probably pick the wrist sport ID in pink, although if I won I'd fret for a day over the colors...and then go with the pink. :)

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  24. I posted the giveaway on my blog side bar

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  25. I can't decide between the wrist in pink or the shoe in red...I think I would most likely wear the shoe one

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  26. Firefly® Supernova best product

    Because I like bright shinny things

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  27. Love the photo. And I am a follower. And I don't just read your blog for the free stuff you give away. Although it is certainly nice =)

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  28. I would get the wrist sport ID. Probably in black so it matches everything. However, I love the pink.

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  29. Hey Neil, I like the ID for the kids, but how do you keep him from taking it off? I know my girls would have that off in a minute or less.

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  30. I posted this to my blogs sidebar!

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  31. I (now) follow your scraggly face on Twitter 8-)

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  32. I now follow RoadID on Twitter

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  33. Belinda Carlisle, because she's in my range and I sing her at karaoke

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  34. I like the road ID elite :) in blue :D

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  35. I already follow your blog, have just liked you on FB. I have also won a prize in your Virtual Race.

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  36. I like the blue (matches my club colours) ankle ID - great place to keep your timing chip when you run barefoot or in huaraches.

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  37. I posted this on my Facebook profile

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  38. MENUDO! a neverending supply of heartthrobs for my preteen years.

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  39. One hit wonder: Tiffani's I think we're alone now

    Taught my 4 year old to do my back up vocals: alooone nooooow

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  40. Belinda Carlisle definitely! Go-go's all the way!

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  41. Fav 1 hit wonder - Take on Me by aHa, one of my fav videos too

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  42. I like the Elite in orange or yellow

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  43. I added a link to your giveaway in my blog sidebar.

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  44. I've been wanting a RoadID Wrist Sport for awhile. Since I now leave my house before the sun to get in my miles :)

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  45. I'd love a pink elite for my daughter!

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  46. Dude, Belinda Carlisle for sure!

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