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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85%
No way! You all are wacko!
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15%
 
Total votes: 54

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.08.19

Post by Kona2 » September 9th, 2019, 1:56 pm

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.4 MM Ed
1.5 MM David A
1.15 MM Greg F
800 K danwho
600 K Howard
350 K Eric
300 K Robert H


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Debbie 1,276 m
Candace 1,668 m
Peter T 1,982 m
Tombeur 2,137 m
Norton 2,514 m
Dan O' 4,320 m
Karin 5,000 m
Liz 5,248 m
Kevin Mc 5,486 m
David T 5,500 m...a double double!
Heather 5,846 m
Eric 7,326 m
Thor 7,921 m
Bernie 8,137 m
Steve W 8,700 m
Dennis 10,000 m
Robert H 10,000 m
Rich Mc 10,262 m
Tom M 10,276 m
Howard 11,134 m
Rebecca 12,000 m
Norma 13,131 m ...a lucky 13 palindrome!
danwho 15,151 m...a palindrome!
Ron 18,481 m...another palindrome!
Warnie 20,410 m
Image David A 21,825 m...and he moons us!
Image Greg F 22,020 m ... he moons us, too!
Image Ed ImageImageImageImageImage m ...a palindrome and a mooner!

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

Post by DavidA » September 9th, 2019, 4:29 pm

BigBrett58 wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 1:12 pm
I was looking back a few years for Fall Team Challenge stats. I was 2nd best of the guys in 2011 and 1st in 2012. In 2013, I changed jobs and moved back home to the family farm. I couldn't figure out a good routine to work out, so I just stopped exercising. Smoking close to 2 packs a day, eating poorly, and not exercising led to some pretty deteriorating health. I gained a 100 pounds and couldn't breath without wheezing. The sad thing is the 100 pounds I gained were the same ones I lost when I bought a rowing machine in 2010 and worked so hard over the next couple years. The good thing is I know what it takes to get back in shape. This time, I quit smoking cold turkey at the beginning about 7 weeks ago. I've lost 25 pounds. Still a long road ahead. I'm older now and it seems so much harder than before. Anyways, here we go again. I appreciate being among some familiar people that I remember from 7-9 years ago.
Welcome back, and good luck on getting back to a better weight and health.

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

Post by Jollywandering » September 10th, 2019, 11:03 am

Hi, guys. Heather here. I'm from Austin, TX. Recently got a rower. Not a big exerciser, but hope to make it a daily habit. So I thought I would join up with you guys and do this Fall Challenge. Here's hoping I make you proud.

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.09.19

Post by Kona2 » September 10th, 2019, 11:50 am

Image Countdown mode....five....

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.45 MM Ed
2.15 MM John B ...welcome to the team!
1.95 MM Ron
1.25 MM Steve W
700 K Kevin Mc
550 K Norma
400 K Tom R
300 K Steve H


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us! 133 Lunies on the roster with the addition of John B... !

Jamie 2,000 m
Tombeur 2,091 m
Will M 2,332 m ...a palindrome!
GMan 3,086 m
Kevin Mc 3,928 m
Brett 5,000 m
Maria L-G 5,000 m
Norton 5,000 m
Ryan 5,000 m
William H 5,000 m
Liz 5,276 m
Rick 6,041 m
Gines 6,136 m
Donna 6,299 m
Dan O' 6,378 m
Steve H 6,700 m
Steve W 8,000 m
Josh 8,176 m
Tom M 8,810 m
Eric 9,355 m
Dennis 10,000 m
Rebecca 11,000 m
Louie ImageImageImageImageImage m ...a onesie palindrome!
Ian 11,173 m
David A 12,213 m
Ron 16,961 m ... a palindrome!
Norma 18,181 m ...another palindrome!
ImageTom R 33,188 m ... he moons us!
Image Ed ImageImageImageImageImage m ...a stars and moon palindrome!

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Palindrome Week

Post by just27 » September 10th, 2019, 3:07 pm

For all the palindrome hounds on the team, you know who you are ...

Every date this week reads the same backwards as it does forward. (If you live in the US!)

9.10.19
9.11.19
9.12.19
9.13.19
9.14.19
9.15.19
9.16.19
9.17.19
9.18.19
9.19.19


Here's hoping #PalindromeWeek brings some order to your life!


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Re: Palindrome Week

Post by Kona2 » September 10th, 2019, 3:37 pm

just27 wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 3:07 pm
For all the palindrome hounds on the team, you know who you are ...

Every date this week reads the same backwards as it does forward. (If you live in the US!)

9.10.19
9.11.19
9.12.19
9.13.19
9.14.19
9.15.19
9.16.19
9.17.19
9.18.19
9.19.19


Here's hoping #PalindromeWeek brings some order to your life!

Can’t believe I missed that....

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

Post by Kona2 » September 10th, 2019, 3:39 pm

Jollywandering wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 11:03 am
Hi, guys. Heather here. I'm from Austin, TX. Recently got a rower. Not a big exerciser, but hope to make it a daily habit. So I thought I would join up with you guys and do this Fall Challenge. Here's hoping I make you proud.

Welcome!!

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Post by DavidA » September 10th, 2019, 4:44 pm

Jollywandering wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 11:03 am
Hi, guys. Heather here. I'm from Austin, TX. Recently got a rower. Not a big exerciser, but hope to make it a daily habit. So I thought I would join up with you guys and do this Fall Challenge. Here's hoping I make you proud.
Welcome Heather.
I think you have made a good choice.
Best of luck with the rowing.

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

Post by lframari » September 10th, 2019, 9:54 pm

Jollywandering wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 11:03 am
Hi, guys. Heather here. I'm from Austin, TX. Recently got a rower. Not a big exerciser, but hope to make it a daily habit. So I thought I would join up with you guys and do this Fall Challenge. Here's hoping I make you proud.
Welcome Aboard
Hopefully, rowing brings you much joy.
Louie

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Post by danwho » September 10th, 2019, 10:32 pm

And in addition to #PalindromeWeek, we get a rare Friday the 13th Full Moon this week.
https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/fu ... -in-years/

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Re: Palindrome Week

Post by normadelaney » September 11th, 2019, 10:42 am

Kona2 wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 3:37 pm
just27 wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 3:07 pm
For all the palindrome hounds on the team, you know who you are ...

Every date this week reads the same backwards as it does forward. (If you live in the US!)

9.10.19
9.11.19
9.12.19
9.13.19
9.14.19
9.15.19
9.16.19
9.17.19
9.18.19
9.19.19


Here's hoping #PalindromeWeek brings some order to your life!

Can’t believe I missed that....
Oooh, palindromes!!!

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

Post by BigBrett58 » September 11th, 2019, 4:18 pm

Jollywandering wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 11:03 am
Hi, guys. Heather here. I'm from Austin, TX. Recently got a rower. Not a big exerciser, but hope to make it a daily habit. So I thought I would join up with you guys and do this Fall Challenge. Here's hoping I make you proud.
Welcome! I hope you enjoy your rowing. People do different things, but I enjoy listening to audio books while rowing. If competition motivates you, the Fall Team Challenge can be a lot of fun. Let us know how you're doing and if we can offer any help.

Brett

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.10.19

Post by Kona2 » September 11th, 2019, 6:51 pm

With all the palindromes happening, don't forget that the last of the batch (September 19) is also International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arrrgh and walk the plank matey!

Got approval to get back on the erg, so will do some meters later tonight. No knee replacement until 2020 though. Rats.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

1.35 MM Rebecca
200 K Thor
100 K Heather


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Rosie 2,001 m
Tombeur 2,021 m
Candace 2,162m
Jamie 2,512 m
Karin 5,000 m
Robert H 5,000 m
Norton 5,020 m
Steve H 5,218 m
Rick 6,074 m
Tombeur 6,074 m
Louie ImageImageImageImage m ...some days are diamonds....a palindrome!
Rebecca 7,000 m
Corey 7,093 m
Tom M 8,000 m
David T 9,000 m
Jim C 10,000 m
Steve W 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m ...a one aught palindrome!
Heather 10,643 m
Howard 11,269 m
Rich Mc 11,540 m
danwho 12,121 m ...a one and a two...a Welkian palindrome!
Norma 12,121 m... another Welkian palindrome!
Thor 12,322 m
David A 14,729 m
Minnie 15,031 m
Greg F 15,123 m
Ron 18,281 m ...a palindrome!


There are many quirky things about our forum postings, so I'll take a minute over the next few days to talk about some of them.

Palindromes - these are numbers that read the same forwards and backwards.

Moons - when someone ergs a half marathon or a distance that is at least 21,097...then it's a half moon. A full moon is a full marathon or more.

Names - sometimes something happens and a teammate gets a name that wasn't the one they started out with in this life. Minnie is really Chris T, but was named after Minnie Mouse of California in a slightly complicated bit of events. Thor, well Thor is Michael W. During the Holiday Challenge, everyone has to earn their reindeer (at 100000 m), and that reindeer gets a name. Sometimes people ask for specific names. Thor the reindeer stayed as Michael's name, and now we only know him as Thor.

And then there's Shaun the Sheep Image and that's really Norma...who made the statement that she was feeling sheepish one day...and that's how it happened.

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He's A Meter Multi-Millionaire !!

Post by Kona2 » September 12th, 2019, 12:04 pm

ImageImageImage Image

Whoop, whoop and way to make ANOTHER million meters! Congratulations, Ron, on achieving a TWO million meter erging season...and there's lots of time left! We wish you many, MANY more millions!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.11.19

Post by Kona2 » September 12th, 2019, 12:43 pm

Image Mere days away!! Sign on...sign on...sign on!

The fall winds are blowing steady here as we approach mid-September. Lots of leaf rustle. The decorative grasses are tall enough to make excellent bunny hiding places....so naturally these are ALL checked for occupancy.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

2 MM Ron
950 K Jim C
650 K Ian
250 K Brett
150 K Rich Mc
50 K Greg H


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us. 134 Lunies on the roster with the return of Terry!


Terry 1,000 m
William H 2,000 m
K2 ImageImageImageImage m ... woohoo! Back on the bike!
Tom R 2,664 m
Candace 3,600 m
GMan 4,012 m
Kevin Mc 4,216 m
Tombeur 4,647 m
David T 5,000 m
Keith F 5,000 m
Eric 5,072 m
Thor 6,160 m
Greg H 6,322 m
Brett 7,648 m
Bernie 8,106 m
Josh 8,575 m
Robert H 10,000 m
Doug 10,831 m
Ian 10,922 m
David A ImageImageImageImageImage m ...a singular palindrome!
Howard 11,206 m
Jim C 12,000 m
Image 12,121 m...a Welkian palindrome!
Rich Mc 12,182 m
Maria L-G 12,921 m...a palindrome for today's date!
Greg F 14,689 m
danwho 15,151 m ...a palindrome with some high fives in it!
Minnie 16,188 m...back in the erg saddle again!
Ron 19,110...a number for 9/11 I think..
Image Gary 21,097 m... he moons us!
Image Warnie 26,190 m...he moons us, too!
Image Kellee 30,000 m... she moons us!
Image Ed ImageImageImageImageImage m ... he moons us with a threeasy palindrome!


More explanations:

Welkian palindrome...back in the still black and white days of television, there weren't a whole lot of choices - and especially not choices that happened before bedtime curfew. One of the shows was Lawrence Welk. Some of you will recall that he would lead his orchestra
with "a one and a two" and then all those champagne bubbles would happen. So any palindrome that has ones and twos only is a Welkian palindrome. And there are reverse Welkians, but I believe you can figure those out. Goofiness is a gift.

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