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Postby [old] ulu » January 21st, 2006, 3:22 pm

The Eh!Team is attempting to row around the world. You can follow our progress in Google Earth at: <a href='http://216.119.121.169/Cross%20Canada%20Row/index.htm' target='_blank'>Around the World Row</a>.<br /><br />It is over 55 million meters, across all 7 continents and many countries!<br /><br />We plan to finish at Concept 2 Headquarters in Vermont.<br /><br />You can join particpate by joining the Eh!Team for the various virtual challenges.<br /><br /><br />Jim<br /><br />
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Postby [old] Yukon John » January 22nd, 2006, 4:20 pm

It appears I lucked out. I did a race yesterday and today, after a couple of k's the monitor stopped working. Glad it didn't happen during the race . About 2 months back, C2 sent us a new monitor because the USB port was faulty (they were great about this!) The batteries that were installed were less then stellar. They were down to 0%. You might want to check (in the utilities) on your monitor to see what kind of battery life you have left. Just think if you were near the end of a marathon and it went dead . <br /><br />Anybody from Ireland have any recommendations for a good Irish dish? If not, I'll check the web later to see what I can find. I should try a bottle of guiness again someday. It was about 20 years ago when I last had it. Maybe my taste buds have matured since then .
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Postby [old] ulu » January 22nd, 2006, 7:54 pm

My USB port can be quite finicky also. Sometimes the connection just cuts out during a row. Maybe I should tell C2.<br /><br />14k row for me today. We should be out in the English countryside now.<br /><br />Keep on rowin, eh.<br /><br />Jim
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Postby [old] ulu » January 23rd, 2006, 12:48 am

Well we flew right over the W.I.S.E team to wind up London.<br />Tomorrow we head off to Paris. It won't take too long as the boat is traveling at about 200,00 meters per pay.<br /><br /><img src='http://www.corkal.com/images/london.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /><br /><br />The picture is outside a pub in Kensington. 2 of the people are full professors and 2 others are CEO's. Their names, companies and universities are not revealed in order to protect the guilty <br /><br />Keep on rowin, eh.<br /><br />Jim
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Postby [old] DArcy » January 23rd, 2006, 10:20 am

Jan 23 -- 22 km since Jan 19 for me.<br /><br />D'Arcy
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Postby [old] Mark Keating » January 23rd, 2006, 12:06 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Yukon John+Jan 22 2006, 03:20 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Yukon John @ Jan 22 2006, 03:20 PM)</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Just think if you were near the end of a marathon and it went dead [right] <br /> </td></tr></table><br />I haven't tried a marathon yet, but the fear of <i>batteries</i> dying would be the least of my worries. <br /><br />I think it's time we finally got a logo for the Eh!Team on the C2CTC site. After several days of relentless searching, my wife finally found what she considers to be <i><u>the</i></u> most suitable picture for our team. I kind of like it too.<br /><br /><img src='http://thegreencuttingboard.blogspot.com/RCMP.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /><br /><br />I think she's been doing lots of rowing.
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Postby [old] peterb » January 23rd, 2006, 2:42 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Mark Keating+Jan 23 2006, 11:06 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Mark Keating @ Jan 23 2006, 11:06 AM)</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin-Yukon John+Jan 22 2006, 03:20 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Yukon John @ Jan 22 2006, 03:20 PM)</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Just think if you were near the end of a marathon and it went dead [right] <br /> </td></tr></table><br />I haven't tried a marathon yet, but the fear of <i>batteries</i> dying would be the least of my worries. <br /><br />I think it's time we finally got a logo for the Eh!Team on the C2CTC site. After several days of relentless searching, my wife finally found what she considers to be <i><u>the</i></u> most suitable picture for our team. I kind of like it too.<br /><br /><img src='http://thegreencuttingboard.blogspot.com/RCMP.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /><br /><br />I think she's been doing lots of rowing. <br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br /><br />Mark,<br /><br />Hmmmmm, not bad............when you think what the alternative logo might be<br /><br /><img src='http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/strange_brew_mckenzie.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /><br /><br />Eh!<br /><br />Peter
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Postby [old] FrancoisA » January 23rd, 2006, 2:59 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Mark Keating+Jan 23 2006, 04:06 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Mark Keating @ Jan 23 2006, 04:06 PM)</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin-->I think she's been doing lots of rowing. <br /> </td></tr></table><br />Mark, are you taking about your wife or the girl on the picture? <br /><br />IMHO, the girl on the picture has not done a lot of rowing recently!<br />Otherwise, she would look more like this:<br /><br /><br /><img src='http://www.hudsonboatworks.com/wallpaper/1024images/wall13.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' /><br /><br /><br />or like the girls on this <a href='http://www.hudsonboatworks.com/05products/doubles.htm' target='_blank'>page.</a><br />Look at those lovely muscular thighs!<br /><br />Just my 2 cents Mark!<br /><br />Cheers!<br /><br />Francois
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Postby [old] mpukita » January 23rd, 2006, 3:04 pm

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Postby [old] Mark Keating » January 23rd, 2006, 8:04 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-FrancoisA+Jan 23 2006, 01:59 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(FrancoisA @ Jan 23 2006, 01:59 PM)</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Mark, are you taking about your wife or the girl on the picture? [right] <br /> </td></tr></table><br />Yes. <br /><br /><!--QuoteBegin--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin-->I did my first run in about 6 months yesterday. Calgary Rob and JohnnyBike have gotten me motivated. After about 10 minutes I settled in and it felt great. I'm thinking that erging really works on the quads which should help protect the knees. What do you think? </td></tr></table><br /><br />I agree John. I had been experiencing considerable pain in my knees at least every other day for a few years before I began erging. It was kind of depressing, hobbling around the yard, trying to keep up to my 80 year old uncle.<br /><br />The pain has disappeared completely since I began erging regularly, IMO because of the strengthening of the quads and likely the muscles around the knee joint as well.<br /><br />Mark
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Postby [old] FrancoisA » January 23rd, 2006, 9:13 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Mark Keating+Jan 24 2006, 12:04 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Mark Keating @ Jan 24 2006, 12:04 AM)</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin--><!--QuoteBegin--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin-->I did my first run in about 6 months yesterday. Calgary Rob and JohnnyBike have gotten me motivated. After about 10 minutes I settled in and it felt great. I'm thinking that erging really works on the quads which should help protect the knees. What do you think? </td></tr></table><br /><br />I agree John. I had been experiencing considerable pain in my knees at least every other day for a few years before I began erging. It was kind of depressing, hobbling around the yard, trying to keep up to my 80 year old uncle.<br /><br />The pain has disappeared completely since I began erging regularly, IMO because of the strengthening of the quads and likely the muscles around the knee joint as well.<br /><br />Mark <br /> </td></tr></table><br />I am experiencing the same thing. I stopped running last summer because of knee pain, and thought my days as a runner and triathlete were over. Since I have injured my back 5 weeks ago, I have resumed running and do not feel any pain.<br /><br />Francois
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Postby [old] Yukon John » January 23rd, 2006, 9:57 pm

I agree John. I had been experiencing considerable pain in my knees at least every other day for a few years before I began erging. It was kind of depressing, hobbling around the yard, trying to keep up to my 80 year old uncle.<br /><br />The pain has disappeared completely since I began erging regularly, IMO because of the strengthening of the quads and likely the muscles around the knee joint as well.<br /><br />Mark <br />
<br />I am experiencing the same thing. I stopped running last summer because of knee pain, and thought my days as a runner and triathlete were over. Since I have injured my back 5 weeks ago, I have resumed running and do not feel any pain.<br /><br />Francois <br />[/quote][/QUOTE]<br /><br />Interesting, When I first started erging I couldn't get my knees past 90 degrees at the catch (90 degrees thigh to shin, not the angle of the lower leg to the ground) without some discomfort. Now it's no problem. I'll be interested to see how (if) the stronger quads effect hill climbing when running. It should be fun .<br /><br />Just curious Franscois (if you don't mind my asking), what kind of time can you do in an olympic distance triathlon?<br /><br />Sorry, I think we're getting sidetracked here and need to get back to those rowing pictures .
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Postby [old] ulu » January 24th, 2006, 1:46 am

Hey hosers, great rowing. We have all ready blew past London and we are on our way to Paris.<br />This is one of the shortest legs of our journey. The boat is travelling at over 200,000 meters per day so we should make it to the City of Lights tomorrow.<br />Now this is perhaps one of my most favourite cities in the whole world.<br />Great for walking around, sipping cafe noir, walking around and watching life go by.<br /><br />Jim
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Postby [old] FrancoisA » January 24th, 2006, 12:27 pm

<!--QuoteBegin-Yukon John+Jan 24 2006, 01:57 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Yukon John @ Jan 24 2006, 01:57 AM)</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--QuoteEBegin-->Just curious Franscois (if you don't mind my asking), what kind of time can you do in an olympic distance triathlon? <br /> </td></tr></table><br />Around 2 hours: about 20 min for the 1500m swim, slightly over an hour for the 40k bike and a little under 40 min for the 10k run.<br /><br />Why are you so curious John, do you plan on doing one ? <br />It's a lot of fun and it is cross-training par excellence!<br /><br />Francois
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Postby [old] Yukon John » January 24th, 2006, 6:58 pm

Why are you so curious John, do you plan on doing one ? <br />It's a lot of fun and it is cross-training par excellence!<br /><br />Francois <br />[/quote]<br /><br />Totally impressed Francois!!! I've done several Triathlons. The last one was in 2000. It was a very hilly course and I did it in 2:19. My weakest point is the swim, just under 30 minutes. I have lots of reasons why I don't swim much. They all make sense to me but basically the cold water isn't that inviting . But, one step at a time, a bit of running and a bit of biking and you never know . <br /><br />Have you ever read the book "Total Immersion?" I used to teach a masters swim class. The book was a great resource. I think there is some kind of saying, something about, "Those who can, can and those who can't teach" .
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