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post #21 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-12-2006, 11:53 AM
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I always keep mine in my pocket. and it's always turned on. I had considered the "seperated from the bike" scenario....(you know the one- the "flying through the air without wings or your bike, hurting like ****, and hoping that you don't land on anything that will kill you quick, like a tree, pole or oncoming car"), and decided that having the phone on my person was the best solution to that.

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I also carry my cell phone in my jacket pocket and on.

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There is no zero risk solution but having the phone on your person (somewhere) is, I consider, the best for a bike rider. At worst it could add to your injuries, at best it could make a difference in that 'golden hour'.

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I carry mine sideways on my belt. (on buzzer)

It's unobtrusive there and doesn't stick into my ribs when I bend over etc.

Also it's ahead of my hip bone, and I'm all soft and squishy there, so no harm should come to the phone or me if I land on it.

I always have my phone there unless I'm sleeping.

ICE is entered too.
Never turn it off, charge it every night.

Can't be accessed while I'm riding, I have to stop and remove my helmet.
Safer that way.

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I carry mine on my belt loop.. best to have it handy.. my figure on the falling is that if you have fallen so hard that you may break your phone.. you probably aren't in any shape to use that same phone anyways. These cellphones are alot more durable than you think.. Over the last 5 years I've had several phones, the only think that has broken on them is the antenae.. and this only once..

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post #26 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-24-2006, 02:05 PM
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Re: Where do you keep your cell phone?

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...I was in a very awkward position and couldn't budge.

From that point on, I started carrying my cell phone right in my jacket pocket. If this mishap had occurred elsewhere, I wouldn't have been able to get to my phone to call for help...
Hey, maybe they'll start offering Burgmans with On-Star communication service. Then you call someone to remotely pop your seat compartment when you bozo your keys there. If the bike falls on you, you can hit a button and they'll send out a strong guy.

"Hello, this is On-Star, can I assist you?"

"Yeah, I've fallen and I can't get up."

"Are you injured?"

"No, but there is a group of folks standing around laughing their heinies off at me and someone's gonna get a whuppin when I get free."

"Help is on the way. And how did you fall?"

"Trying to tip and rock this bike around to get the **** seat compartment open because I locked the key inside it."

"Just hold on."

"I ain't going anywhere."

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Dave B. that's just funny .

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I can remember riding cross country on my old 64 Triumph Tiger 650. Cell phones were 15 years away then. We spent time preparing for the numerous problems that would beset us. Instant gratification and the desire to have someone come and help us at a moments notice has made us all kind of wimpy I think...
That is why my phone is on my hip when on foot and in my pocket when riding. I get wimpier by the day.

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My phone is on my belt in a holster that I found at an

army navy store. And it is safer there. I also keep it on buzz. I can't hear it ring. even if I could I would Not answer it. I Pull off the Road. Flip my visor up. Check to see who called me. Then descide if it was important to take my helmet off to return the call, or not.

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I do that, too. Some people seem absolutely amazed at the concept of NOT answering a phone. Even when I'm not riding, if my phones ring and I'm in a coversation or otherwise busy, I let them ring. Caller ID and or voicemail are there if I decide to return the call.
One other thing I can't stand is someone CALLING ME, talking for a minute, then put me on hold because THEY got another call. Maybe once in a blue moon an emergency pops up, but usually not.
Usually they don't even ask to put me on hold- they just say "hang on a second, I got another call". Once the click to the other call I just hang up.
It's another story if I call someone who may be expecting an important call, but when they call ME and then pull this? Nahh............

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