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Motorcycle Riding In The Rain And Wind

Depending on your experience, skill, preparation and risk tolerance, riding a motorcycle in the rain can be anything from frightening to fun. In any case, it is at least more complicated, potentially more hazardous, and afterward, your bike will need a bath.

Some riders avoid rain, but others, especially in areas with more annual rainfall, learn to deal with it. And odds are if you ride long and far enough, sooner or later you'll be confronted with it, willingly or not.

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Good read! Thanks for posting, opened my eyes to a new idea for all my florida rain riding
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Always looked at rain as just water but never gave lightning a thought 'till now thanks for an informative read
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Always looked at rain as just water but never gave lightning a thought 'till now thanks for an informative read
http://www.kptv.com/story/23352247/r...ng-bolt-on-i-5

"CHEHALIS, WA (KPTV) -

A man on a motorcycle heading north on Interstate 5 in Washington was struck by a bolt of lightning.

Washington State Patrol said it happened at 9:30 a.m. Thursday near Chehalis. The lightning hit the 59-year-old motorcycle rider's helmet.

Police said the man initially pulled off to the shoulder of the freeway in a daze, unsure of what had happened. Witnesses stopped and told him he'd just been hit by lightning.

Firefighters said, at that point, he got back on his bike and kept on riding. The man took Exit 76 into Chehalis, where he stopped at a convenience store and asked for help.

Firefighters said the drivers behind him reported seeing both his helmet and motorcycle light up when the lightning hit him. They said it was a "direct hit" from the lightning strike.

Police and firefighters said the bolt blew out the face shield of his helmet, tore up the interior padding and melted wiring in the helmet and on the motorcycle.

A photo from LewisCountySirens.com shows the motorcycle rider talking to emergency crews after the lightning strike.

The man from Tenino, WA has not been identified. He was taken to the hospital for burns to his ears and neck, according to firefighters. He was treated and released."



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Holy crap!

That's one to add to the bucket list, get hit by lightning while riding a motorcycle.

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I live about 20 minutes away from where this happened. Damn human lightning rod.

I was in a Humvee that was hit by lightning. We were sitting still. It hit the large antennas on the back. It split the SS about 4 feet and melted it on to the vehicle.
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