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    OP, honestly how safe do YOU think it is? Yeah, that's what I suspected. This isn't rocket science. So why are you asking?

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    This post gives a whole new meaning to "Ride the lightning."

    The way I see it, in a lightning storm your bike is basically a mobile lightning rod and lightning will go to the closest path of least resistance... will that path be your bike?

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    dangerous. don't do it.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

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    The "Weather Underground" site with animated doppler and maps is your friend. Wouldn't go out without looking at it first. That said, I'm still caught by flash storms sometimes, but I know most of my routes well enough where I can identify spots (bridge overpass, stores, buildings, etc.) to take temporary shelter along the way if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Roman View Post
    My position(and therefore myself) may be stupid, but at least I dont have to resort to petty name calling. If I wanted to be holed up in a room, i wouldnt have bought a bicycle.
    1) it's not a binary decision. You can have a healthy respect for lightning, manage risk through reasonable choices, and still ride.

    2) what would you call advice to purposely ride in thunderstorms without any consideration of the risk?
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Biking in a thunderstorm is plenty safe, as long as you have a lightning rod attached to your bike.

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    I'm going to swim in a shark tank while covered in bloody hamburger.

    I'll be safe - look at the statistics on shark attacks. I'll be more likely to be stung to death by bees!

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