Thanks for you comment on my that I had to cut my "bike ride short due to an amazing lightning storm" status.
I live in Colorado. Colorado has the dubious honor of being 2nd in number of people killed by lightning. I happened to be riding on top of an exposed ridge when the lightning strikes started happening.
So, no, this is not good!
I could get off the ridge faster by turning around. So that is what I did.
The noise was deafening! The lightning was very close. The ridge on the other side of the steep valley was getting hammered with continuous bolts. The searing white light from the lightning strikes was lighting my way down the path.