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Old 09-12-2013, 03:01 PM   #61
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I know, thats what I was kinda referring to by saying they don't last long. I used to live by Ft. Smith, Arkansas, the storms are out there were awesome and would not get on a motorcycle in that shit. I'm happy I don't have to worry about tornadoes any more.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #62
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That's a dude that you probably never want to have seriously pissed off at you.

That guy is actually pretty well known in the long distance riding community- Given he's a known felon (assault) and sex offender with a handful of permanent restraining orders against him- yeah, you may not want him mad at you.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:08 PM   #63
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Concepts!

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You want to minimize the amount of contact you have with the ground.
Oh dear. Conceptual errors abound!!!!

Separate the two things

1) there is the lighting strike

2) there is the voltage gradient of the 'ground'.

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For 1) the lighting strike

You want something else to be struck - not you, and you'd like it to be some distance away so you don't get any secondary strike.

Meaning you want something else to be higher and longer than yourself and preferably more conductive too. The amount of 'ground' contact you have will have no influence on the lighting strike.

For 2) the voltage gradient.

Once the lighting has struck there is a voltage developed on the ground due to the large currents flowing. If you stand with your legs apart then you can get an electric shock between your two legs. The closer you are to where the lighting strikes the larger the potential shock. The further apart the points of contact the larger the potential shock. Nothing to do with the area but the distance apart.

However the amount of energy you would normally experience from a 'ground' voltage gradient will be a lot less that that of a direct lighting strike!!! So Avoid the lightning strike first.
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