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A member of an indoor rowing team or club? If so, this is the place for you.

Can this one team row to the moon and back?

Poll ended at May 17th, 2008, 12:28 pm

I think we can do it together. I'm all in!
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No way! You all are wacko!
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Total votes: 54

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.10.18

Post by Kona2 » July 11th, 2018, 11:09 am

Image Another episode...bunny trails of the mind...



Or maybe this episode should be called mountain goat trails of the mind. You all know the song..."high on a hill stood a lonely goatherd"...followed by a lot of yodeling. This is the time of year where the mountain goats and their kids are out and about in the subalpine to alpine strata (10,000 to 11,500 ft is subalpine). That said, most of us see these wondrous rock climbers either in a zoo or in photographs. Some of my friends are actively pursuing climbing a few 14ers each summer, and this is the first year that they've encountered small herds of these mountain goats...with kids. I asked for a few photos to share with all of you, and a couple to show how the distance perspective changes as you look at the summit...a summit that seems like it is RIGHT there, when in fact it is a mile away. Clear blue sky day this past Monday, on a peak near Alma, CO.

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This is about 13,000 ft. The last mile is a 1,000 ft elevation gain through a boulder field. There is a whole line of humans making their way up this peak!

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Encountered the goat herd on the way back down the peak.

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Protective mama (nanny goat) and kid...the kids start climbing really early.

Not sure how I would do climbing a 14'er. 11 mile hike for the peak pictured and I believe it took 7 hours with a half hour rest at the top. Cool stuff !

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

1.6 MM Ed - rowing with the University of Washington crew ! Hope you get to do this!
800 K Ron
800 K David A
500 K Louis ...a cool half million!
300 K Doug
250 K Patrick S
50 K Ross
50 K Ted


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Rebecca 3,000 m
Ross 4,377 m
Chuck 5,000 m
Patrick H 5,000 m
Rick 6,070 m
Patrick S 6,155 m
David T 6,500 m
Image ImageImageImageImage m ...lucky 7 palindrome on a 7-11 day!
Doug 7,911 m
Thor 8,127 m
Louis 10,000 m
Matthew 10,000 m
Steve W 10,000 m
Howard 11,011 m ...a double aught double palindrome!
Jonathan 13,932 m
AJ 14,249 m
David A 14,853 m
Ron 15,051 m ...a 15'er palindrome!
Stuart 16,161 m ...a palindrome!
Minnie 18,405 m
Ted 41,000 m ...great update!
Ed 75,528 m ....just show the UW crew your meter log...they'll let you play...

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Re: All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.10.18

Post by just27 » July 11th, 2018, 2:13 pm

Kona2 wrote:
... Ed - rowing with the University of Washington crew ! Hope you get to do this!
... just show the UW crew your meter log...they'll let you play...
Isn't UW the team from Berlin Olympics fame? How cool would that be, to row with them!
The Boys in the Boat is one of my favorite books:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AEBETU2/re ... TF8&btkr=1

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Re: All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.10.18

Post by normadelaney » July 12th, 2018, 1:11 am

just27 wrote:
Kona2 wrote:
... Ed - rowing with the University of Washington crew ! Hope you get to do this!
... just show the UW crew your meter log...they'll let you play...
Isn't UW the team from Berlin Olympics fame? How cool would that be, to row with them!
The Boys in the Boat is one of my favorite books:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AEBETU2/re ... TF8&btkr=1
Ed rowing with the University of Washington crew would be cool indeed.

K2, thanks for sharing the mountain goat trail pix. They look like Shaun's distant cousins.

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Re: 38 Million Lifetime Meters!!!

Post by normadelaney » July 12th, 2018, 3:19 am

Kona2 wrote:ImageImageImage Image

Whoop, whoop and hooyah! Congratulations, Danno, on achieving THIRTY-EIGHT MILLION Lifetime Meters!! We wish you AT LEAST two million more as you get closer to a full orbit !
Simply amazing!!
That is indeed amazing!! Congratulations!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.11.18

Post by Kona2 » July 12th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Image Shaun liked this one...

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

100 K Ted
100 K Thor


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Richard M 2,000 m
Jeff B 3,213 m
Mikkel 4,000 m
Image ImageImageImageImage m ...a lucky seven palindrome!
Bernie 8,051 m
David A 8,818 m
David T 9,000 m
Thor 9,920 m
David W 10,000 m
Dennis 10,000 m
Dan O' 10,380 m
Louis 10,868 m
Ted 14,000 m
Howard 15,067 m
Tombeur 15,345 m
Ron 16,861 m ...a palindrome...!
Minnie 18,452 m

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.13.18

Post by Kona2 » July 14th, 2018, 11:13 am

Sometimes life's events just roll on through like a tsunami, gathering force and sweeping all plans out of the way. Nothing bad - just scope slippage all over the place. Snort.

Meanwhile, the Lunies erged onward and Zach D and Tom R re-entered the orbit! Always great to see returning Lunies on the roster! Imagehas, I'm sure, completed two palindromes and I will do my best to decipher the 19898 m (I believe it to be 7777 and 12121 m ).

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

850 K Ron
750 K Minnie
500 K Ian
450 K Stuart
300 K danwho
150 K Tombeur
50 K Tom R


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Rich M 2,000 m
Ross 4,620 m
FRiC 5,000 m
Patrick H 5,000 m
Bernie 6,013 m
Rick 6,066 m
Matthew R 6,488 m
david W 7,000 m
Peter G 9,876 m
David T 10,500 m
Steve W 10,579 m
Todd 10,842 m
Louis 12,301 m
Tombeur 15,868 m
Stuart 16,161 m ...a palindrome!
Ian 17,414 m
danwho 19,019 m ... might be a couple palindromes here, too!
Image 19,898 m ...TWO palindromes...7777 and 12121 ?
David A 24,829 m
Ron 28,582 m ...also TWO palindromes...a twofer!
Zach 32,047 m ... welcome back!
Minnie 37,555 m
Tom R 53,392 m ... welcome back!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.14.18

Post by Kona2 » July 15th, 2018, 10:03 am

Awaiting the arrival of the Bike Erg....noting that it says the thing weighs 58 lbs....going to be like wrestling a retriever down to the basement....uff da and heave ho! Still, I am excited about the prospect, but will spare you a video of the unboxing...hahahaha.

Meanwhile, some big milestones continue to be recorded!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

800 K Minnie
650 K Steve W
500 K Image ...a cool half million!


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!


Liz 1,826 m
David T 2,500 m
Carol 3,158 m
Kevin 5,000 m
danwho ImageImageImageImage m ...a high five palindrome!
Image 14,141 m ....a lucky 14 palindrome on the 14th!
Ron 14,441 m ...another lucky 14 palindrome on the 14th!
AJ 15,287 m
Minnie 18,231 m
ImageSteve W 31,280 m ...he moons us!

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Re: All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.14.18

Post by just27 » July 15th, 2018, 3:22 pm

Kona2 wrote:Awaiting the arrival of the Bike Erg....noting that it says the thing weighs 58 lbs....going to be like wrestling a retriever down to the basement....uff da and heave ho! Still, I am excited about the prospect, but will spare you a video of the unboxing...hahahaha.
No, no, we all want to see images (real, not virtual) of you wrestling the retriever erg downstairs, and putting it together.
At least the bikeErg won't drool on the basement floor.


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Post by Kona2 » July 16th, 2018, 4:21 pm

just27 wrote: No, no, we all want to see images (real, not virtual) of you wrestling the retriever erg downstairs, and putting it together.
At least the bikeErg won't drool on the basement floor.


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What an awesome picture ! Drool happens all.the.time - that's why one of them has the nickname of Slurper. The other's nickname is Noser. I am only slightly concerned about the unboxing and wrestling. Tomorrow...tomorrow...tomorrow. I think.

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.15.18

Post by Kona2 » July 16th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Lots of good erg activity going on!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

850 K David A

Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!


Remon 1,475 m
Liz 3,589 m
David T 4,000 m
FRiC 4,173 m
Patrick H 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
William H 5,000 m
Bernie 6,018 m
David W 8,000 m
Dennis 9,077 m
Ted 10,000 m
Louis 10,063 m
Doug 11,017 m
david w 11,021 m ...for a fine yearly palindrome of 349,943 m
Norma 12,121 m ...a one and a two...a Welkian palindrome!
Steve W 12,1727 m
Patrick S 13,046 m
Tombeur 14,059 m
Ron 15,151 m ...a palindrome!
Thor 17,655 m
Minnie 18,232 m
Image David A 21,552 m ... he moons us!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.16.18

Post by Kona2 » July 17th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Image A lone palindrome...by Shaun!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

900 K Ron...the ONE million milestone is near...
350 K David T
350 K david w
250 K Jason ... welcome to the team!
100 K Roy
100 K Patrick H
50 K Rick


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Carol 3,008 m
Kevin 4,006 m
Patrick H 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
FRiC 5,004 m
david w 6,000 m
Dan O' 6,507 m
Rick 6,558 m
Jonathan 7,617 m
Tombeur 7,639 m
Louis 8,000 m
David T 10,500 m
Ross 10,505 m
Dennis 10,923 m
Image ImageImageImageImageImage m ..a singular palindrome!
Stuart 12,637 m
Ron 12,927 m
David A 14,769 m
Ian 15,035 m
Minnie 18,120 m
danwho 20,229 m
ImageThor 25,013 m ...he moons us!
Roy 39,500 m ... good update!
Jason 285,210 m ...welcome!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.17.18

Post by Kona2 » July 18th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Image

The Bike Erg arrived yesterday...and it was really heavy. So heavy that I unboxed it on the porch. In fact, by the time I carried in the last bits of it (thank you Concept2 for making it in pieces), a thunderstorm had arrived. It had been a long day, so I decided to wait until today for the assembly, especially after I got stuck on step 1 of 12. Flash forward to today. Minnie queried where I was in the assembly and testing process. At that time, I replied "I'm on step 7 of 10 -- and I'm sweating like a little piggy putting this together." There were actually 12 steps (funny how that corresponds to some other addictive activities!) Alignment of the bolt holes was trickier when you had to hold the two pieces together. Uff da. Time passed, and success happened. The rower is easier to assemble. I can now say that my new Bike Erg IS ALIVE!!!! Inaugural meters have been completed. It does appear to be pretty much a two bike erg meters ratio to one rowing erg meter...just like we thought. I should have gotten one of these a few months ago.

MILESTONES...Bragging RIghts....Celebrations:


850 K Minnie
550 K Louis
150 K Thor
100 K Matthew
50 K Andrea


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

David T 500 m
Sorin 2,016 m
Rebecca 3,000 m
Ross 4,643 m
Patrick H 5,000 m
Rich M 5,000 m
William H 5,000 m
Peter G 7,004 m
Danno 8,966 m
david w 10,619 m
Norma ImageImageImageImageImage m ...as the yolk turns, so does the palindrome!
Matthew 12,188 m
Thor 12,638 m
David A 14,674 m
Ron 14,841 m ...a palindrome!
MInnie 18,671 m
Louis 21,021 m ...a palindrome!
Andrea 41,865 m ...whoa! Found the upload cable!

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Post by danwho » July 19th, 2018, 7:00 am

12 steps? My name is danwho and I'm ...
still thinking about it. I see they're starting to introduce the BikeErg into some Crossfit competitions. So I guess that's in addition to the Assault bike.

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Re: All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.17.18

Post by dag1 » July 19th, 2018, 3:11 pm

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Oh man! I want one of those......Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's concept2 exercise equipment :D congrats k2 on the new edition to the family.
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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 7.18.18

Post by Kona2 » July 19th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Image Tis the season....

Lordy, it was a near miss. The pups were on their final outing of the evening yesterday, and Aerie was snorting around the fence line in the back. C'mon, c'mon - we gotta get back in...as I was approaching the deck stairs, the smell wave of Pepe Le Pew hit. Oh man. We raced up the stairs and slammed the slider door. And the smell came with us. Kai was checking out Aerie...whatchoo been into? I left the dogs cordoned off for 20 minutes to see if the smell was going to dissipate or I was going to be getting the deskunker out. Whew. We did escape the blast. Too close for comfort. Too close to breathe deeply. And definitely too close for the windows to be open!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

900 K David A

Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

K2 1,111 m ...inaugural bike meters palindrome!
Dan O' 4,336 m
Patrick H 5,000 m
Ross 5,476 m
danwho ImageImageImageImage m ...a high five palindrome!
david w 7,000 m
ImageImageImageImage Image m ...a lucky seven palindrome...keeping everything sheep shape!
Jason 8,009 m
David T 10,000 m
Steve W 10,727 m
David A 12,292 m
Stuart 12,723 m
Ron 14,441 m ...a lucky 14er palindrome!
Thor 17,298 m

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