Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
In news articles related to this incident, they report that an average of 20 people get killed by lightning in the US each year, most while standing or walking. Since 2006 there have been 12 motorcyclists killed by lightning, but the key here is that half of those were not on their bikes at the time of the strike. They were standing near their bikes while waiting for the storm to pass. So on average, 1 rider is killed by lightning while riding about every 2 years in the U.S. So relax, you've got a better chance of winning most lotteries than you do getting killed by lightning while riding.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST