Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Diego County CA
I'm not techy enough to figure the phone stuff out so I use a SPOT. Nice thing with those is the OK, Help & 911 buttons. My wife figures if she doesn't hear from me, I must be alive, but stopping and pushing OK sends a text msg to her phone & email with my lat/long.
This worked well on my Grand Canyon ride where there was no phone reception. I also have the tracking on so if she's close to a computer, she can watch the progress. Other family members like to take a look occasionally too.
If it adds to her peace of mind, it's worth it to me.