I.C.E. … A “cool” link

David Gaus shared an interesting website (Help – Bicycle Accident) which provides useful information about what to do when bicycle accidents and emergencies arise. One tip they provide is to have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) entry in your cell phone address book. If you are incapacitated, emergency personnel are trained to look for a cell phone on your person and the ICE entry. You can personalize the entry with a name such as ICE-John or ICE-Parents.

This acronym is similar to one I learned following a hiking slip a few years back on Mt. Tamalpais. I had hurt my ankle and was told RICE was the key to recovery: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

On DSSF rides, we include an emergency number on the waiver. But if you do alot of solo cycling, you might want to include an ICE entry into your cell phone . . . just in case.