LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

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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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by Rumping » September 12th, 2018, 11:47 pm

I have been back on my rower for 4 weeks now and can tell the difference:

1) I can do 15 full sit ups again (at the beginning, my abs gave out after about 8-10)
2) I can sit upright on the rower again (instead of being slumped over halfway through, unable to straighten my back anymore)
3) I can engage all major muscle groups again on the rower now that there's enough resistance and strength built back up in them. This means that after a good row I have lots of good muscle soreness all over again.
4) I only need 1 water break in a 30 minute row (instead of 6-7)
5) I am making good progress on Altered Carbon (I started with Supernatural, but that show just hasn't been able to keep my attention lately).
6) I lost 9lbs and my pants are starting to feel like they're a little on the large side. I need my belt now.
7) I have a long, long way to go before I'm back where I was in 2014, but have been improving my 30 minute meters with almost every row (from 6373m on 8/15 to 7031m last night)
8) I need to eat more (I've been rowing on an empty stomach and the last few days I've been suffering from what feels like acid reflux)
9) My shoulder pain is gone. I'd been having problems with my shoulder if I moved my left arm above my head. No idea what caused it, but it hurt to move my arm in certain positions. And that's now all better.

Baby steps... Looking forward to the Fall Challenge though.
Wim (attempting to get back into rowing shape).

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by Kona2 » September 13th, 2018, 8:18 am

Rumping wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 11:47 pm
I have been back on my rower for 4 weeks now and can tell the difference:

1) I can do 15 full sit ups again (at the beginning, my abs gave out after about 8-10)
2) I can sit upright on the rower again (instead of being slumped over halfway through, unable to straighten my back anymore)
3) I can engage all major muscle groups again on the rower now that there's enough resistance and strength built back up in them. This means that after a good row I have lots of good muscle soreness all over again.
4) I only need 1 water break in a 30 minute row (instead of 6-7)
5) I am making good progress on Altered Carbon (I started with Supernatural, but that show just hasn't been able to keep my attention lately).
6) I lost 9lbs and my pants are starting to feel like they're a little on the large side. I need my belt now.
7) I have a long, long way to go before I'm back where I was in 2014, but have been improving my 30 minute meters with almost every row (from 6373m on 8/15 to 7031m last night)
8) I need to eat more (I've been rowing on an empty stomach and the last few days I've been suffering from what feels like acid reflux)
9) My shoulder pain is gone. I'd been having problems with my shoulder if I moved my left arm above my head. No idea what caused it, but it hurt to move my arm in certain positions. And that's now all better.

Baby steps... Looking forward to the Fall Challenge though.
Wow! Good work, Wim!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.12.18

Post by Kona2 » September 13th, 2018, 8:25 am

Stay tuned...I have the numbers for the stats...will post later today.

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by danwho » September 13th, 2018, 10:17 am

Rumping wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 11:47 pm
Baby steps... Looking forward to the Fall Challenge though.
Baby steps... those sound like giant steps in only 4 weeks. Congratulations!!

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He's A Meter Millionaire!

Post by Kona2 » September 13th, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Whoop, whoop and way to get it done! Congratulations, Miles, on achieving a ONE million meter season! We wish you many MANY more!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.12.18

Post by Kona2 » September 13th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Baseball can break your heart....and it can make you run around the house giving high fives and high paws while shouting OMG, OMG! September baseball is more intense and more awesome...and keeps you up at night.

Welcome to new teammate Dana, and welcome back to Mitch ! It's the best of two worlds! A new teammate and a returning teammate!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

1.0 MM Miles
600 K Doug
450 K Patrick S
300 K Gary
200 K Trevor
100 K Dana


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Gary 2,503 m
Mitch 3,562 m
David T 4,000 m
Lee 4,779 m
Derric 5,000 m
Patrick Hsr 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Dan 5,016 m
Tom M 6,000 m
Rick 6,152 m
Ron 6,225 m
David W 6,365 m
david w 8,121 m
Trevor 9,000 m
Dennis 10,000 m
Doug 10,516 m
danwho 11,111 m ...a onesie palindrome!
Patrick Hsr 11,721 m
Ian 16,325 m
Stuart 17,000 m
Minnie 18,031 m
Miles 31,829 m
Ed 33,333 m ...a threeish palindrome!
Dana 129,117 m ...welcome!

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See you in a few

Post by Kona2 » September 13th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Danwho, you have the conn !!

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by danwho » September 14th, 2018, 10:28 am

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Image errr... what I meant was, only if you would be so inclined...
I'll post the stats for a few days while K2 is Pedaling the Plains (unless Hurricane Florence has other plans for me).
You know, I took a peek at the Pedal the Plains website to read a little more about this Ride to the Edge of a New Frontier.

"Pedal The Plains is more than a bicycle tour; it's a traveling party packed with boot-stomp'n live music, beer gardens, delicious and locally-sourced food, interactive educational exhibits, and a touch of country fun!"
Beer gardens? Does anybody else remember that little fun fact coming up in past Pedal The Plains descriptions. Well, here's hoping that some of K2's tales from the road are relayed after a visit to one of the local New Frontier's Beer Gardens. 🍺🍺

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:
Ed .................. 2.6 MM
David A ............. 1.5 MM
Louis F ............. 900 K
Derric .............. 800 K
danwho .............. 650 K

Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

FRiC ................ 4,308 🤩
Miles O ............. 5,000 🤩
Rebecca ............. 5,000 🤩
Jason H ............. 5,137 🤩
Rick C .............. 6,156 🤩
Tom Mc .............. 6,750 🤩
Cornel B ............ 7,000 🤩
Larry ............... 7,010 🤩
Wim ................. 7,081 🤩
Patrick Hmr ......... 8,523 🤩
david w ............. 8,977 🤩
Trevor C ............ 9,047 🤩
Dana B .............. 9,371 🤩
Derric .............. 10,000 🤩
David T ............. 10,000 🤩
Jeff B .............. 10,000 🤩
danwho .............. 11,111 Image
Louis F ............. 14,211 🤩
Tim Mer ............. 16,538 🤩
David A ............. 18,269 🤩
Ron ................. 28,317 🤩
Ed .................. 33,333 Image
Gman ................ 40,105 Image

And remember, the Fall Team Challenge starts on September 15.

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Post by Truthy » September 14th, 2018, 1:51 pm

Big day tomorrow. Good luck to everyone participating in The Fall Challenge!

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Post by lframari » September 14th, 2018, 3:05 pm

Big Day Tomorrow? Is that when K2 goes to the Beer Garden? :lol:

Good luck to the team, lets kick some butt.

Happy Erging.
Louie

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Post by Truthy » September 14th, 2018, 11:18 pm

Maybe I exaggerated a little bit :D

It's a good incentive for me to row more so I'd been looking forward to it.

Hope we can all manage to achieve our goals throughout this month.

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Post by Kona2 » September 15th, 2018, 9:34 am

Image Lining up for the start.

Fortunately one of the sponsors is a wireless provider so there is some connectivity (just not out on the roadways). Not a cloud in the sky yesterday as temperatures soared to near 100 (usually mid-80s). Big ranches, big sky. Wheat fields.

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Baby alpacas - so soft! Lunch was at an alpaca ranch.
Who knew we were riding to a petting zoo?!

Fall Team Challenge starts today! Go get ‘em Lunies!!

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Post by danwho » September 15th, 2018, 9:56 am

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It's here!!! Hopefully, you are as excited about the arrival of the Fall Team Challenge as Steve Martin was to see his name in the new phone book (in "The Jerk").

Fall Team Challenge team standings: https://log.concept2.com/challenges/ftc/2019/teams
We are currently in 10th place, with the first 7 Lunie FTC meters.
And just a reminder: participation in the Fall Team Challenge is something that must be selected each time.
There are two steps to participating in a team challenge:
Look at the "Teams" tab across the top of your profile.
(1) First time only: select the LUNA-TICS team, and click Join Team. You should only have to do this once - your Team will be remembered.
(2) Each time there is a particular Team Challenge, you must click on the "Join Team Challenge" button for that challenge.


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:
Ron ................. 1.8 MM
Minnie .............. 1.65 MM
Rick C .............. 150 K

Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Bill L .............. 672 🍂
Jason H ............. 2,500 🍂
Jamie B ............. 2,969 🍂
Gman ................ 3,045 🍂
Mitch F ............. 3,668 🍂
Trevor C ............ 4,516 🍂
Player One .......... 4,853 🍂
Patrick Hsr ......... 5,000 🍂
Kevin Mc ............ 5,086 🍂
David T ............. 6,500 🍂
Tom Mc .............. 7,000 🍂
Dan O ............... 7,010 🍂
William Hy .......... 7,119 🍂
Rick C .............. 10,000 🍂
david w ............. 10,000 🍂
FRiC ................ 10,000 🍂
Truthy .............. 10,000 🍂
Ted C-G ............. 11,000 🍂
Wim ................. 11,112 🍂
David A ............. 12,389 🍂
Todd F .............. 13,000 🍂
Ian B ............... 16,115 🍂
Minnie .............. 17,005 🍂
Ron ................. 17,371 Image
Miles O ............. 28,878 🍂


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Post by danwho » September 16th, 2018, 10:04 am

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The word is spreading to every nook and cranny. The Fall Team Challenge is on.
The LUNA-TICS team is currently in 9th place, with meters from 28 Lunies.
https://log.concept2.com/challenges/ftc/2019/teams


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:
Ed .................. 2.65 MM
Kenneth G ........... 650 K
Ted C-G ............. 250 K
Truthy .............. 150 K
Wim ................. 150 K

Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

William Hy .......... 2,000 🎈
Gman ................ 4,017 🎈
Jamie B ............. 5,000 🎈
Trevor C ............ 5,111 Image
David T ............. 7,000 🎈
Dana B .............. 7,000 🎈
Wim ................. 7,520 🎈
Patrick S ........... 8,017 🎈
Steve W ............. 8,370 🎈
A J ................. 9,556 🎈
Truthy .............. 10,000 🎈
Matthew R ........... 10,000 🎈
Lynne ............... 10,000 🎈
Dan O ............... 10,089 🎈
Carol D ............. 10,333 Image
Ted C-G ............. 11,000 🎈
Louis F ............. 12,000 🎈
Todd F .............. 13,000 🎈
Liz ................. 14,181 🎈
Kevin K ............. 15,012 🎈
Minnie .............. 18,231 🎈
danwho .............. 20,202 Image
Thor ................ 26,581 🎈
Zach D .............. 31,555 Image
Ed .................. 42,195 Image
Kenneth G ........... 55,000 Image


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Fall Team Challenge....GO LUNIES!

Post by Kona2 » September 16th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Sometimes the wind and heat win...and you decide to ride another day another time! I'm a DNF (did not finish) for this year's Pedal the Plains after a heat exhaustion episode left me acknowledging that this isn't the year to push it. Yesterday's ride was brutal. The route took us from Bennett to Limon through one of the largest wind farms in the US. Hint: wind farms usually mean that there are some good winds to generate some energy. It was an 84 mile day...for some. At about mile 65, the winds were so bad they were creating zero visibility. Riders were having trouble staying on their bikes, and it was really hard for the people supplying the water to the aid stations (which were about 20 miles apart) to keep up with the demand. The tour director called in extra support from the Colorado Dept of Transportation, State Patrol, and all the roving crew. Riders and their bikes started queuing up for the SAG wagons. I got a ride back to my vehicle and headed home, knowing that I couldn't go any more miles on this trip...I'd used up my reserves and then some.

But first, a bunny trail of the mind...because you have a lot of time to think while you're pedaling along!

Image Another episode...

Image The blue corduroy FFA (Future Farmers of America) jacket....

While this is an image of the jackets from the FFA website, I saw plenty of the blue corduroy at the lunch stops on the ride. FFA is a beneficiary of the ride, so the young people are out in force at the stops. All of them have to adhere to the dress code for the FFA, which means wearing the jacket whether it's 40 degrees or 95 degrees, slacks and shirts for the guys and skirts, hose and low heels for the gals. Getting the jacket is a rite of passage for these kids, and they are proud to have earned the right to wear them. Community service and education are big components of earning the jacket.

And so it was that I was enjoying the chance to sit down and be off the bike while having some lunch when I overheard some of the FFA jacket wearers commenting on the cyclists. "Why in the world would you ride your bike for miles...that's what cars were invented for!" It struck me then that just as getting a bike represented freedom for many of us as kids, most of us then graduated to viewing cars as freedom. In fact, I think that some young adults view getting their driver's license as more of a right of passage than graduating from high school or reaching voting age. That car and its wheels are their freedom. And somewhere along the line, some of us would rather explore by bike for a different kind of freedom from the craziness of driving our workday commutes. Pedal the Plains is designed to teach us about where our food comes from in Colorado (we were in wheat country). Sounds like we cyclists need to find a way to share why we do what we do!

And now...back to the erg, to make some contributions to the Fall Challenge Team.

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