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    Are you afflicted by friggatriskaidekaphobia?

    Are you afflicted by friggatriskaidekaphobia? Has the approaching end of the week got you down? Do you plan to crawl under the bed tonight and not come out till Saturday? Are you planning on being a no-show anywhere tomorrow? Is that what's troubling you Bunkie?

    Well put on your tin foil hat and enjoy the paranoia. It's your last chance this year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    Are you afflicted by friggatriskaidekaphobia? Has the approaching end of the week got your down? Do you plan to crawl under the bed tonight and not come out till Saturday? Are you planning on being a no-show anywhere tomorrow? Is that what's troubling you Bunkie?

    Well put on your tin foil hat and enjoy the paranoia. It's your last chance this year!
    Or, you can just embrace it, get on your motorbike and come to Port Dover.
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    I don't think I'll worry about that until tomorrow.
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    Dang, I know it's real hot in parts of North America and many have complained it is driving them batty but the danger worst than I'd thought. Hang on gents - I'm sending help.

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    I live with a black cat. He tries to kill me all the time.

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    Nope, not me, Friday the 13th never meant anything special. Just another day to ride.

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    I hope not. Tomorrow, if all goes well, a good friend and I will be trying to get him back on the bike after about 1.5 years of a couple of very difficult back surgeries, and a lot of unavoidable deconditioning.

    Wish us luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Wish us luck.
    Good luck Denver! ...and good luck to your friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    Are you afflicted by friggatriskaidekaphobia? Has the approaching end of the week got you down? Do you plan to crawl under the bed tonight and not come out till Saturday? Are you planning on being a no-show anywhere tomorrow? Is that what's troubling you Bunkie?

    Well put on your tin foil hat and enjoy the paranoia. It's your last chance this year!
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    Actually I consider the number 13 quite lucky!
    Living in Europe during World War II in Belgium, our house number was 13.
    Lucky . . . our house was never bombed unlike other places around us.
    Well, we didn't count schrapnell hitting the place, but we were never flattened.
    Oh, and my last name has 13 letters . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Actually I consider the number 13 quite lucky!
    Living in Europe during World War II in Belgium, our house number was 13.
    Lucky . . . our house was never bombed unlike other places around us.
    Well, we didn't count schrapnell hitting the place, but we were never flattened.
    Oh, and my last name has 13 letters . . .
    You sure?

    Zona Tandem - looks like 6 letters to me.
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    Rudy,
    Where in Holland did you live? An uncle was shot down over Holland and the Dutch underground hid him with a Dutch family for over a year before a collaborationist turned them in. He spent the rest of the war in an officer's P.O.W. camp. The Dutch hold a special place in our families hearts for hiding and protecting him. The things your family faced with the Nazis makes me shiver.

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    My best wishes to your friend Denver. I've dealt with a troublesome, sometimes very troublesome, back most of my life. I've dealt with it, mostly successfully and have been able to do most of what I set out to do except steady running. Your pal is fortunate to have your support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berner View Post
    My best wishes to your friend Denver. I've dealt with a troublesome, sometimes very troublesome, back most of my life. I've dealt with it, mostly successfully and have been able to do most of what I set out to do except steady running. Your pal is fortunate to have your support.
    After two back surgeries, I find the forward leaning position on my roadbike very comfortable. It's standing for any period that is uncomfortable for me. Perhaps I should regress to walking on all fours like a chimp - a much more natural position for us humanoids.
    I'm staying off my bike today. After a nasty fall a couple of weeks ago, I'm not trusting Friday the 13th.

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    Did a 37 mile ride regardless of it being Friday the 13th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berner View Post
    My best wishes to your friend Denver. I've dealt with a troublesome, sometimes very troublesome, back most of my life. I've dealt with it, mostly successfully and have been able to do most of what I set out to do except steady running. Your pal is fortunate to have your support.
    Things just went GREAT - outstanding.

    We were able to mount the bike, get started and stopped (several times) and did about 1.5 miles. My friend was ecstatic (as am I), as he was overcoming some tremendous odds against his doing this.
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    Bill:
    Did not live in Holland, but right next door in Belgium during World War II.
    Older sisters and dad sent forced labor in Germany.
    Had German soldiers quartered in our house several times. In between we hid out 2 jews on separate occcasions.
    Had a radio concealed in an old sewing machine cabinet to listen to the BBC; punsihable by death if they found the radio. In those days radios were a bit bulky and needed an aerial for reception, so we used to unspool a piece of wire when we had it turned on.
    Somehow we got through 4 years of war/occupation/bombings/starvation.
    In a way it was easier being a kid than an adult as we were much more adaptable to situations and were not suspect.
    So house number 13 was lucky for us.
    Superstitious? Maybe!

    Denver: zonatandem does not have 13 letters but our last name does!

    Pedal on!
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    Regardless of which occupied country you lived in Rudy, you deserve any accolades that come your way. Harboring the two Jewish persons was bravery in its purest form. We don't know how easy and good we have life here and now. You treasured a simple radio that could have seen you executed just for owning it. We think that it is terrible if the AC is out for a few minutes. You have my admiration, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem View Post
    Bill:
    Did not live in Holland, but right next door in Belgium during World War II.
    Older sisters and dad sent forced labor in Germany.
    Had German soldiers quartered in our house several times. In between we hid out 2 jews on separate occcasions.
    Had a radio concealed in an old sewing machine cabinet to listen to the BBC; punsihable by death if they found the radio. In those days radios were a bit bulky and needed an aerial for reception, so we used to unspool a piece of wire when we had it turned on.
    Somehow we got through 4 years of war/occupation/bombings/starvation.
    In a way it was easier being a kid than an adult as we were much more adaptable to situations and were not suspect.
    So house number 13 was lucky for us.
    Superstitious? Maybe!

    Denver: zonatandem does not have 13 letters but our last name does!

    Pedal on!
    Rudy/zonatandem
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    @zonatandem,

    I tip my hat at you and your family...truly brave and courageous people.

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    My smart and beautiful wife was born on a Friday the 13th so around here we spell it friggatriskaidekaphilia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
    My smart and beautiful wife was born on a Friday the 13th so around here we spell it friggatriskaidekaphilia.
    gcottay,
    Good for you and your wife!

    I don't particularly put any significance in the superstition but it is always interesting to see what people make of the day. Some good fun celebrations of the day out there. I am also a fan of the old Eddie Lawrence comedic rap: "Is that what's troubling you Bunkie?" He did some fun stuff.

    Here's wishing good luck to all till the next Friday the 13th!
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    Many folks did what we did during the war.
    It's just that many others did not survive.
    Yes, we've got it made here in the USA, and I greatly appreciate being here.
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