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    Senior Member A motorcyclist is killed by a bolt of lightning in Florida GregC's Avatar
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    A motorcyclist is killed by a bolt of lightning in Florida

    Holy [email protected]!!! We have to worry about THIS now?!?!?

    Bolt of lightning kills motorcyclist in Florida - CNN



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    That might be equivalent to winning the lottery twice as far odds go..........

    I always thought golfing and boating in a storm were asking for trouble ?

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    Senior Member A motorcyclist is killed by a bolt of lightning in Florida Afan's Avatar
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    I don't mind riding in the rain, but when I see it's lightning I freak out!!!
    Instead million dollars, give me million miles!

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    I got caught in a thunderstorm years ago & haven't ridden in rain since. Lightening bolts dropping all around me & I rode like an idiot trying to get home. Front tire hydroplaned & swung left at 65-70 & I almost slid into the car on front of me. It turned left just as I slid past. 1983 & since then I've checked the weather before every ride. I guess I'm a lightening phobic. I've seen huge trees snapped off at the trunks from lightening bolts. Wondering if that rider had places to take cover or just got caught out like I did.

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    Senior Member A motorcyclist is killed by a bolt of lightning in Florida davidc83's Avatar
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    Yep, I will ride in rain, but lightening nope...came close to getting hit by one on the old cruiser a few years ago; realized I was still riding and still alive, pulled over under a convenience store overhang and waited out the storm...nope, nada, zilch...stay away from lightening...
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    xkcd: Conditional Risk




    Though on the other hand... Florida does have the most cloud to ground lightning strikes per capita in the country...

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    I guess his pipes just weren’t loud enough.

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    So were those 2 giraffes also riding motorcycles when they were struck by lightning?

    Two giraffes killed by '''billion-to-one''' lightning strike at Florida wildlife park

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    If it happened in Florida, I have to assume they were holding golf clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict1997 View Post
    If it happened in Florida, I have to assume they were holding golf clubs.
    Actually a well known preventative measure when lightning is near a golf course is to hold up a 1 iron.
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