18 Miles Per Hour

18 MilesPerHour is about riding through the world instead of just passing it by.
CYCLING SAFETY: DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO.
Don’t lock your phone.
Period. 
If you carry your phone as a safety device on rides, there’s no need to passcode lock it. 
But there are many, many reasons not to. Here’s a big one. 
When I had my latest bad crash, my phone was locked. 
For the first couple hours I was in and out of consciousness. Mostly not. 
In one of my rare moments of consciousness, face-down in some rocks, a stranger was holding my phone in front of my face begging me to remember the code (and my name). I got lucky and entered the right one (on the third try) and dialed my wife’s number. Then, went nighty-night again. 
I get it wrong and my wife may not have known what happened.
I. Got. Lucky. 
So forget the passcode.
Because heaven forbid, you may forget the passcode.
- Brian

CYCLING SAFETY: DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO.
Don’t lock your phone.
Period.
If you carry your phone as a safety device on rides, there’s no need to passcode lock it.
But there are many, many reasons not to. Here’s a big one.
When I had my latest bad crash, my phone was locked.
For the first couple hours I was in and out of consciousness. Mostly not.
In one of my rare moments of consciousness, face-down in some rocks, a stranger was holding my phone in front of my face begging me to remember the code (and my name). I got lucky and entered the right one (on the third try) and dialed my wife’s number. Then, went nighty-night again.
I get it wrong and my wife may not have known what happened.
I. Got. Lucky.
So forget the passcode.
Because heaven forbid, you may forget the passcode.
- Brian

  1. bicycleculture reblogged this from freshrosemary and added:
    Sorry, but I disagree with this. I ride in some areas where crime is an issue and I sure don’t want someone having...
  2. littletinyfish reblogged this from 18milesperhour and added:
    I don’t know why the stranger didn’t just press the “Emergency Call” button that is standard (legally required) on every...
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  4. rhodeskc reblogged this from 18milesperhour and added:
    Bottom left corner: Emergency call. This is enabled on all phone lock screens, and is mandated by law to be there....
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    noted
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