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post #1 of 8 Old 09-06-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Rider struck by lightning on I5.

Saw this article on the local news. We don't get thunder storms in the Northwest very often, but lately we've had few. I guess I'll get off the road more quickly next time a strom hits.

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"but the rider kept going for another four miles before meeting up with paramedics."

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That was wild. I was out all last night in my 53' lightning rod on the Peninsula. What a light show. There was a few times it was so close I seen spots afterwards.

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Article did not say, but.................bet he was riding on a Buell Lightning.

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Article did not say, but.................bet he was riding on a Buell Lightning.
Looks like a Goldwing f6b.

Motorcyclist struck by lightning as thunderstorms roll through region | Local & Regional | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
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[QUOTE=*noolis*;1556201]... next time a strom hits.

Clever pun or typo? :screwy:


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And just exactly who did this guy piss off?






Bet he needed the bong afterwards.:beatnik:




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Did his helmet have the optional lightning rod attached?




I found this part interesting...
"The lightning hit the motorcyclist, a 59-year-old Tenino man, during the first heavy rain of the storm system, around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He had zipped past Zapalac, 41, and his wife about a mile earlier, after Zapalac had slowed down on account of the deluge. "

Motorcyclist hit by lightning in stormy end-of-week weather | Local News | The Seattle Times

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