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Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)

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    Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)


    Dakar rider hit by lightning, continues to finish.
    Dakar rider struck by lightning during Stage 3

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    Re: Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)

    That's pretty badass. I bet his battery was fully charged.

    Spoiler alert - there's no video.

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    Re: Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)

    Ever seen a lightning burn pattern in human flesh? It's beautiful.
    Like crazy tree roots or something.
    (Sometimes)

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    Re: Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)

    Great thread title!

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    Re: Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)

    I think that article should say the bike saved him by allowing the lightning to go around his body, not through.
    My grandmother was struck by lightning, or side-struck I guess. Came in through the water lines in the house. Took out the well pump and she got hit pretty good.

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    I wish they gave more back story. Was he on the top of a flat plateau and the tallest thing for miles? I've been in Moab out a good 30 miles in the middle of no where and run out of fuel. We were the tallest things for 25 miles and a thunder storm was way off to the north. It was the first and only time I felt a bubble of agoraphobia. My buddy was freaking out.

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    Re: Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)

    sounds like an urban legend!!

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    Doctors said Jakes' bike saved his life, as it conducted the electricity through the rider and into the ground.
    bikes save lives people!!

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    Re: Tis but a flesh wound... (DAKAR)

    Absolute badass, finishes the race. You're not taking me down today, ha!

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