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    Watch out for lightning

    Terrible news and even worse odds....

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/06/22/mot....ap/index.html

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    that's crazy! I wanna see the odds of that happening, most unlucky guy ever!

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    damn......

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    Originally posted by neuthunder
    that's crazy! I wanna see the odds of that happening, most unlucky guy ever!
    First we figure out how many motorcyclists are/were out on a road during a lightning storm in the last year.

    Then we figure out the average number of times lightning will strike and damage a highway (i.e. leave a 4-inch deep hole) in the last year.

    Then figure out how many times a motorcyclist has been injured by said damaged highway.

    Then we do something about the fact that my head is spinning trying to think of all that... and just say he was a very unlucky guy and it's safe to say that it probably won't happen to anyone on this board.

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    Very unfortunate...with that said, I can't be the only one who was morbidly hoping the article contained a picture?

    Hell, if I was to die from a freak bolt of lightning while riding my motorcycle, I'd want it captured on film. That shit would be my desktop wallpaper in the afterlife.

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    Originally posted by hqp921
    First we figure out how many motorcyclists are/were out on a road during a lightning storm in the last year.

    Then we figure out the average number of times lightning will strike and damage a highway (i.e. leave a 4-inch deep hole) in the last year.

    Then figure out how many times a motorcyclist has been injured by said damaged highway.

    Then we do something about the fact that my head is spinning trying to think of all that... and just say he was a very unlucky guy and it's safe to say that it probably won't happen to anyone on this board.
    whoa whoa whoa
    this happened to me

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    Thats messed up. I was worried getting stuck my lightning on my way home from motorcycle night last tuesday, that was one impressive storm

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    Originally posted by roso
    whoa whoa whoa
    this happened to me
    <img src="http://digitaltirade.com/Rants/archives/stuartSmalley.jpg">
    Gosh darn it!

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    That shit would be my desktop wallpaper in the afterlife.

    Originally posted by roso
    whoa whoa whoa
    this happened to me
    You got hit by Lightning Gino???


    You know this posts timing is impeccable. Coming home from Motorcyle last tuesday night all I keep thinking about was the fact that I was standing next to a large metal sphere in a electrical storm. and then riding home in it with a full tank of gas. I even remember saying to myslef what the odds of being struck by lighting on a bike! Go freaking figure it happened!!!

    that's gotta suck!! Whats up with these freak accidents lately?First some lady eats a tree then a guy gets jolted! What's next?, man eaten by Hippo while riding on his bike....

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    Originally posted by roso
    whoa whoa whoa
    this happened to me
    That explains a lot.

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    Originally posted by NinjaSwan
    [Bman eaten by Hippo while riding on his bike....
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    No, that was a dwarf that got eaten by a hippo

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    Originally posted by RandyO
    No, that was a dwarf that got eaten by a hippo
    ha, nice.. i forgot about that one.. Yeah so worst than being eatin by a hippo or struck by Gods wrath. How about by being struck by a ton of elephant sh*t?


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    dude thats seriously infreakin'sane

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    Originally posted by ChrisNoF4i
    That explains a lot.
    i'll say.

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    about as strange as the chick that was taken off the back of the bike by a falling birch tree at bike week last week......

    I think the problem was that he was on a kan a tuna - the gods were striking him down for his motorcycle choice

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    Originally posted by Nikon
    about as strange as the chick that was taken off the back of the bike by a falling birch tree at bike week last week......

    I think the problem was that he was on a kan a tuna - the gods were striking him down for his motorcycle choice
    God rides a 2003 Dodge Tomahawk:
    http://www.bikemenu.com/photos/dodgetomahawk/006.jpg

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    Originally posted by NinjaSwan
    God rides a 2003 Dodge Tomahawk:
    http://www.bikemenu.com/photos/dodgetomahawk/006.jpg
    Which leads to the age old question: Can god make a motorcycle so ridiculous that even He cannot steer it?

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Which leads to the age old question: Can god make a motorcycle so ridiculous that even He cannot steer it?
    I would assume he's the only one that can.

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    um, this is the second time i have heard of this happening in a year. last year someone on a bmw was roasted alive when his gas tank was struck while riding. i could not believe the bad luck at the time, but here it is again. a cage is about the safest place to be in a lightning strike, because it IS a cage and the lightning is not able to penetrate.

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    I rode through a horrible lightning/rain storm yesterday afternoon. I was out in the middle of no where so had no choice but to keep going. Not a good time though.

    At some points the wind was at such a constant gust it felt like I was on a constant corner.

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    woudlnt you have to have your feet in the ground to get zapped?.. This article says the guy was in rush hour so I would assume his feet were on the ground and that's how he got his charge. The rubber tires would have saved him....

    man it's freaking pouring out right now.. blah!! Can't wait to drive to Long Island in a down pour.

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    Originally posted by NinjaSwan
    woudlnt you have to have your feet in the ground to get zapped?.. This article says the guy was in rush hour so I would assume his feet were on the ground and that's how he got his charge. The rubber tires would have saved him....

    man it's freaking pouring out right now.. blah!! Can't wait to drive to Long Island in a down pour.
    dude isnt the bike grounded to itself and if you are wet and holding the tank and metal frame that would make you grounded to it

    and no iwas not struck by lightning i am this retarted naturally
    gives you guys something to strive for huh

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    Originally posted by NinjaSwan
    The rubber tires would have saved him....


    Rubber soled shoes and rubber tires provide no protection from lightning. The lightning strike between the cloud, and the ground has potentially traveled thousands of meters through thin air; rubber soled footwear or tires are inconsequential. However, the metal shell of a car provides a pathway for the lightning strike to flow around the vehicle provided the car has a hardtop metal roof (not a convertible). Although such vehicles do not offer you absolute protection from lightning, you and others are much safer inside with your hands on your lap than outside during lightning.

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    Last year I got stuck in the rain, strong winds, thunderstorm, lightning and hail on my way home. You know...the kind of heavy rain that will soak you wet in less than 5 seconds...hail big enough to hurt when it hits you on your legs and you're wearing jeans, and lightning so close to you that you almost shit your pants and think it's gonna strike and kill you. About a quarter mile before arriving home, a longue branche with a diameter of about 3 inches fell on the street right in front of me and I had nowhere to go but ride over it. Had it been a big one I would probably have crashed. Call me a pussy, but I rode the bike in the garage, crying and shaking like a leaf. I don't want to get caught in that kind of conditions while on my bike EVER again.

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