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

Post by Kona2 » January 14th, 2020, 10:42 am

BigBrett58 wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:24 am
My daughter, Maddie M, has joined the team this week. She's 12 years old. This morning, she joined me in the rotation of skiing, rowing, and biking while watching CNBC at my office. I think she's a little young to start a rigorous exercise regime, but I'll bring her as often as she wants to go.
Welcome, Maddie! I don't see her name on the roster just yet, but will watch for it.

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

Post by BigBrett58 » January 14th, 2020, 12:11 pm

When I look at her profile, I see Team: LUNA-TICS. I also see her within our team standings. Her ranking ID is 1314256.

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

Post by Kona2 » January 14th, 2020, 1:46 pm

BigBrett58 wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 12:11 pm
When I look at her profile, I see Team: LUNA-TICS. I also see her within our team standings. Her ranking ID is 1314256.
I see her on the Challenge team now. When I first looked, it had not updated (or I hadn't or something!).

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He's Full Mooned Us!

Post by Kona2 » January 15th, 2020, 9:37 am

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Congratulations, Johan, on completing a FULL marathon! Whether it is your first or just your most recent, 42,195 m is a long haul ! We wish you many more milestones - and the ability to complete as many marathons as you want to do.

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 1.14.2020

Post by Kona2 » January 15th, 2020, 10:37 am

Image An explanation of moons:

For those new to the team, here's a quick explanation of how we got to "moons" and mooning. When an individual completes a half marathon or a full marathon in one continuous workout, it's an official half marathon or a full marathon. Sometimes a teammate will complete a combination of workouts that results in a meter output that meets or exceeds the half marathon or full marathon distance, and it's still a long haul but not eligible for a ranking. To celebrate BOTH kinds of big distances, we award a half moon graphic for distances between 21,097 and 42,194 m and full moons for distances that meet or exceed 42,195 m.


Current Challenge Team Standings: https://log.concept2.com/team/2537/vtc/2020

We're almost at the halfway mark on this Challenge - and within a day of the cutoff to change team rosters for the remainder of the Challenge. The Lunie Challenge team has earned over 6.5 MM meters!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:


4.2 MM Ron
3.9 MM Warnie
2.6 MM Minnie
1.95 MM Brett
1.9 MM danwho
1.2 MM Ken P
800 K Maria L-G
450 K Trevor
450 K Rich Mc
250 K Brian K
100 K AJ


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Briana 2,000 m
Carol 2,014 m
Dan O' 2,138 m
Corey 4,219 m
Tom M 4,500 m
Brian K 5,000 m
Derric 5,000 m
Josh 5,070 m
Karyn 5,135 m
Dave P 6,000 m
Kevin Mc 6,061 m
Heather 6,547 m
Trevor 6,633 m ...a double double!
David T 7,000 m
Nancy 7,001 m
William H 7,011 m
Zach 7,039 m
Patrick S 7,285 m
Norma ImageImageImageImage m...a lucky 7 palindrome!
Jamie 8,000 m
Tombeur 8,142 m
Rebecca 10,000 m
Rick 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m ...a one aught palindrome!
david w 10,213 m
Maria L-G 10,500 m
Rich Mc 10,521 m
Dennis 13,431 m ...a palindrome!
K2 14,000 m
David A 14,744 m
Danno 15,000 m
danwho 15,151 m ...a palindrome!
Ken P 15,151 m ...a palindrome!
Ron 20,102 m ...a palindrome!
Image Minnie 21,564 m ...she moons us!
Image Warnie 34,474 m ...he moons us!
Image Johan 42,195 m
AJ 43,770 m ...mega meter upload!
Image Brett 65,279 m ...mega meters! Many moons...

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

Post by TallErgs » January 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Started off this January getting sick from visiting family over Christmas, aww yeah! This last week or so, I've been rowing with out foot straps. It took a session or so to get used to it, but I can't imagine doing steady state pieces any other way now. Does anybody else here row without straps?

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

Post by DavidA » January 15th, 2020, 5:20 pm

TallErgs wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Started off this January getting sick from visiting family over Christmas, aww yeah! This last week or so, I've been rowing with out foot straps. It took a session or so to get used to it, but I can't imagine doing steady state pieces any other way now. Does anybody else here row without straps?
I have done all my rows strapless for years now.

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

Post by just27 » January 16th, 2020, 12:14 am

DavidA wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 5:20 pm
TallErgs wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Does anybody else here row without straps?
I have done all my rows strapless for years now.
David
No straps, no shoes! No idea why I don't use either.

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

Post by normadelaney » January 16th, 2020, 7:33 am

just27 wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 12:14 am
DavidA wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 5:20 pm
TallErgs wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Does anybody else here row without straps?
I have done all my rows strapless for years now.
David
No straps, no shoes! No idea why I don't use either.
It obviously works well, but what do you think is the advantage?

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He's A Meter Multi-Millionaire !! AGAIN !!

Post by Kona2 » January 16th, 2020, 9:54 am

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Whoop, whoop and woohoo! It's another million for David A! He's got enough lifetime meters (81.46 MM plus change) to have orbited the Earth twice! We're sure he'll go for three orbits! Congratulations on your latest milestone! We wish you many, MANY more!

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He's A Meter Millionaire!

Post by Kona2 » January 16th, 2020, 10:31 am

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Whoop, whoop and just like that...he's got his million! Congratulations, Tom M, on achieving a ONE million meter erging season! We wish you many, MANY more milestones and celebrations!

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He moons us!

Post by Kona2 » January 16th, 2020, 10:38 am

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Whoop, whoop and we're not sure if it's a FIRST EVER half marathon for Joerg, who has only been on the Lunie year round team for two days...but we're going to celebrate it like it is! Congratulations, Joerg, on completing a half marathon (good finish time, too!) and glad to see you on our team! We wish you many, MANY more milestones and celebrations!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 1.15.2020

Post by Kona2 » January 16th, 2020, 12:04 pm

Current Team Standings: https://log.concept2.com/challenges/vtc/2020/teams

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Our Lunie Challenge team has topped 7 MM meters as of today....and wouldn't you know it, suddenly Sub-7 Rowing is coming up in our rear view mirror! Tonight the team roster's are set for the remainder of this Challenge...and some say THAT'S when the real Challenge begins. It's hard work, this erging!
Image Well, it is throwback Thursday in some circles! This is where my mind went when Spotify announced that it would make playlists for your pets based on the music you like, or what you happen to sing to your pets. The family favorite was when my sister would play her flute...and the dog would howl mightily. Naturally, we encouraged this.


ImageImage Million Team Meters for the year-round affiliation team thus far!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.95 MM Warnie
3 MM David A
2.65 MM Rebecca
1.3 MM Joerg
1.25 MM Johan
1 MM Tom M...who becomes the 32nd team meter millionaire of the season!
900 K Tombeur
800 K Tom R
700 K Dennis
550 K Stuart


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Rosie 732 m
Corey 2,332 m ...a palindrome!
Mary O 3,000 m
Josh 3,824 m
Carol 4,017 m
Brian 5,000 m
David T 5,000 m
William H 5,000 m
Patrick S 5,008 m
Jeff M 5,116 m
Zach 6,267 m
Bill 6.325 m
Heather 6,570 m
Tom M 7,387 m
Tombeur 8,035 m
Doug 8,248 m
William C 8,854 m
Dan O' 9,015 m
Nancy 9,894 m
Rebecca 10,000 m
Rick 10,000 m
Maria L-G 10,023 m
Ian 10,449 m
Ross 10,804 m
Chuck B 11,811 m ...a palindrome!
Dennis 13,431 m ...a palindrome!
K2 14,000 m
David A 14,777 m
Ken P 15,151 m ...a palindrome with a couple of high fives!
Minnie 17,319 m ...and once again, I'm in her Challenge Team Rear View Mirror!
Norma 17,771 m ...a palindrome!
Johan 20,000 m
Ben 20,020 m

And now for a little moonshine!

Image Joerg 21,097 m... he moons us!
Image Ron 21,097 m ...he moons us!
Image Stuart 21,097 m... he moons us, too!
Image Cornel 22,522 m ...a palindrome! And he moons us!
Image Warnie 26,337 m...he moons us!
Image Ed 33,333 m ...he moons us with a palindrome!
Image Tom R 37,663 m ...he moons us!
Ken G 40,000 m ...good update!

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

Post by sycomosh » January 16th, 2020, 3:09 pm

I mentioned a few posts back how my left foot always falls asleep around the 17 minute mark... My first though was shoes and straps.

So I lose the shoes and the straps. Foot still falls asleep. But with that said, I feel the straps do more harm than good.

When you're beginning you'll have the tendency to use them not to hold your feet down, but to pull back on the straps with your feet to pull you back towards the catch. This is bad. Your hip flexors will also hate you for this.

At the end of the stroke, the straps can keep you anchored onto the footboards. Also bad because until you learn to control your stroke, you'll be damn near "jumping" off of the footrests and thus leaking power. Your feet should always be planted. Removing straps will fix this really quick.

If you dont know how to use the quick releases yet, if a piece is particularly challenging I'm going to laugh as you struggle to free your feet :lol:

Of course I'm still a rookie myself, but these have been my revelations

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

Post by dtangerini » January 17th, 2020, 8:46 am

Stuck again at 22,999,999: Need a shove!

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