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Old 08-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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keep riding...
Didnt work for me. Riding in thunderstorm in Telluride, nearby strike sent jolt through my hands and arms. Not bad, but enough to get my attention and get me inside a gas station.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #17
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"Lightening", really?

There's no E in the word, guys.
Doh! (It passes spell check.)
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:54 AM   #18
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Didnt work for me. Riding in thunderstorm in Telluride, nearby strike sent jolt through my hands and arms. Not bad, but enough to get my attention and get me inside a gas station.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:52 AM   #19
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Getting struck while on a bike has happened and I've always wondered what is the best thing to do while riding in a rural area with no shelter. Portable Faraday cage?
I've had a strike hit the hillside above me, and I have to say the induced current went right through bits of me I'd rather it hadn't :). You are usually soaking wet as well ....

Basically, you are screwed, park, get off the bike, stand on one leg is your best shot.

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:54 AM   #20
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Didnt work for me. Riding in thunderstorm in Telluride, nearby strike sent jolt through my hands and arms. Not bad, but enough to get my attention and get me inside a gas station.

same thing with me, but I was on a bicycle...
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:02 PM   #21
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Some people have reported feeling the static build up - hair standing on end.
I can vouch for that. Sunny day with cumulus everywhere, oppressive humidity... not exactly typical circumstances for that fresh-from-the-clothes-dryer feeling of static tickling my hair on my scalp. It took a couple of seconds for me to be sure that I was not imagining things, and then I connected the dots and sprinted for my car and got into it as fast as possible. About 5-10 seconds later, a single bolt of lightning hit a nearby light post. The light post probably would have taken the direct hit anyway, but my father-in-law can assure any doubters that you can still get a big jolt even a good half dozen yards from a lightning strike. I was glad to have my car handy to use as a Faraday cage.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #22
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A lot of people don't know this but electricity just as often goes from the ground up to the clouds, it doesn't always "strike" down per se.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:24 PM   #23
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sad to hear. I know I'm not supposed to take cover under trees during a storm but psychologically the urge is still there when the rain is coming down sideways.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:03 AM   #24
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what? ATGATT doesn't cover lightening?

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Old 09-03-2013, 04:09 AM   #25
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Doh! (It passes spell check.)
that's cause lightening is a word as in "lightening the load when you throw some weight off"
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:15 AM   #26
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I'm a liberal democrat(ha-joking!)....looks like we'll have to ban lightning.....!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:17 AM   #27
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Lightening goes for high conductive points ... (trees are conductive, especially when wet)

Leave the bike sitting up ... put your self in a ditch and crouch down. That way the lightening will hit the high point (your bike if nothing else) and not you. Some people have reported feeling the static build up - hair standing on end.

People struck by lightening have a good survivability, if not burnt, by using CPR after the strike.

DO a first aid course! The knowledge you gain might save someone.
conductivity has nothing to do with it, lightning as just a big static charge between to ionized surfaces, it goes for the smallest gap no different than a spark plug arc

Yes, you feel a static buildup, a house I lived in once was protected by lightning rods, lightning hit the rod on the roof directly above where I was sitting, every hair on my body tugged and the air turned an illuminated greenish color outside my window

inside a Faraday cage is the safest place to be (a car shell makes a good Faraday cage)
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #28
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inside a Faraday cage is the safest place to be (a car shell makes a good Faraday cage)
And a motorcycle (in the rain) might be the exact opposite.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:54 AM   #29
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Sad story....Luckily I haven't been caught yet on the bike in a thunder storm......

When I lived in FL I fished Tampa Bay a lot and would get chased back to the boat ramp by fast moving storms. Always made sure to lay my poles down in the boat....graphite rods sticking up off the water make good lighting rods....It can be pretty damn scary when a violent storm hits and your in a small boat with no cover...
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:09 AM   #30
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"Lightening", really?

There's no E in the word, guys.

LIGHTNING

(Klay, get in here and do your job!)
I thought this was a thread about a motorcyclists skin lightening job gone bad.
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