Just as I always suspected. You can't get ahead without a helmet.
(sorry, couldn't resist!)
A few years ago, my wife and I officiated a wedding near Boulder. In the afternoon, at the reception, a fairly strong thunderstorm passed through. On the way back via the Boulder/Denver turnpike, we were reduced to a rolling parking lot. Traffic was backed up for miles. When we finally got to the scene, we discovered a motorcyclist had an accident and was killed. There was a crater in the pavement not far from where his bike came to rest.
Later we learned that the guy on the motorcycle was recipient of a direct hit of lightening. The lightening passed from his head, through his body and blasted the crater into the pavement below him. He was dead before his bike finally crashed.
Reports we received indicated his helmet was melted to his skull and couldnt be removed without also removing all of the skin, scalp and ears from the victim.
Needless to say, it was a closed casket funeral.
Makes ya sorta stop and think... don't it?
Darned if you do, darned if you don't.