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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-22-2006, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lightning Strike kills Motorcyclist on highway

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crazy shit, RIP...and coincidental that yesterday i swear on my life lightning struck around my truck as i was driving to lansing. i was on m-59 just east of us-23, and omg there was lightning everywhere and it was striking like everything around me, and i saw one hit the road up in front of me some, and then it was like a minute later and a flash of light just like surrounded me, it was crazy i didnt know what the eff happened and i was like holy shit i think lightning either just struck right in front of me or next to me or around me, or who knows it coulda even travelled through my truck, but i woulda expected sumthin funky electrically to happen if it did. pretty crazy stuff, good thing i wasnt on the bike.
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crazy shit, RIP...and coincidental that yesterday i swear on my life lightning struck around my truck as i was driving to lansing. i was on m-59 just east of us-23, and omg there was lightning everywhere and it was striking like everything around me, and i saw one hit the road up in front of me some, and then it was like a minute later and a flash of light just like surrounded me, it was crazy i didnt know what the eff happened and i was like holy shit i think lightning either just struck right in front of me or next to me or around me, or who knows it coulda even travelled through my truck, but i woulda expected sumthin funky electrically to happen if it did. pretty crazy stuff, good thing i wasnt on the bike.
Wow man RIP dude,

Expert says that the safest place to be in a lightning storm is in your car. I forget the scientific name for it but the electricity passes harmlessly around you. Your car would be fine too for that matter except for maybe some carbon scoring. I saw them on Top Gear hit a new VW with a lightning machine. Crazy thing to see then they play the dramatic music and start the car up. They do crazy stuff with cars on that show I sure do miss it.
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Wow man RIP dude,

Expert says that the safest place to be in a lightning storm is in your car. I forget the scientific name for it but the electricity passes harmlessly around you. Your car would be fine too for that matter except for maybe some carbon scoring. I saw them on Top Gear hit a new VW with a lightning machine. Crazy thing to see then they play the dramatic music and start the car up. They do crazy stuff with cars on that show I sure do miss it.
Its related to the farahday (sp?) cage thing. Basically, electricity is a flow of electrons. Electrons being simulalry charged, repel each other. Thus when travelling down a wire, they try to get as far from each other as possibly, and the way to do that is to only travel on the outside of the wire. That is why a hollow wire can carry just as much current as a solid one. Its also the reason insulation burns off a wire when too much current is passed, the "skin" of the wire, literally begins to crawl.



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Its related to the farahday (sp?) cage thing. Basically, electricity is a flow of electrons. Electrons being simulalry charged, repel each other. Thus when travelling down a wire, they try to get as far from each other as possibly, and the way to do that is to only travel on the outside of the wire. That is why a hollow wire can carry just as much current as a solid one. Its also the reason insulation burns off a wire when too much current is passed, the "skin" of the wire, literally begins to crawl.
I didnt even make it through the first second and my brain was fried....
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RIP fallen rider.

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Sportbiker down

Not that it really matters what he rode, but the guy struck by lightening was a sportbiker- a late model Katana 600. Strangely, the bike was not very damaged.

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