I've read news stories of people getting struck while riding... I would find shelter ASAP
+1. Cars get struck by lightning occasionally; it just doesn't usually hurt the occupants. On a bike, you are an integral part of the best path to ground, which probably begins at your helmet. :thumbup:When everything is wet, you aren't isolated from ground. The reason a car is a decent place is the metal body that is a much better conductor of current. Occupants are basically inside a Faraday cage as long as they don't touch metal when inside the car. Being on a motorcycle in a lightning storm is not a good idea.
I was primed to give the O.P. crap about that, but then noticed he spelled it correctly within his post, and I don't think editing the thread title is possible for mere mortals, so -- contrary to my natural instinct -- I let it go. :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:I thought this was going to be a thread about removing weight from the bike. :green_lol:
Me, too ... exactly!I was primed to give the O.P. crap about that, but then noticed he spelled it correctly within his post, and I don't think editing the thread title is possible for mere mortals, so -- contrary to my natural instinct -- I let it go. :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:
Those risks are about the same, however I would think that there is more risk riding in the storm rather than sitting it out. When riding in a storm, it is not just lightning that is the risk. Risks; poor visibility for you and cagers, less traction for you and cagers, falling limbs from trees and other debris blown out onto the road, water puddling on the road to unknown depths, possible hail and or high winds, extra rain-wear or clothing to inhibit control of the bike, hypothermia with the resulting confusion and loss of strength, etc. Since the risk of getting hit by lightning is about the same, I would get off the road and eliminate the other risks.:yesnod:My choices were not shelter or no shelter but rather stopping the group in an open area or keep riding. In other words are you more likely to be hit while riding or standing still but exposed? My guess is they are about the same.