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 William H » January 25th, 2021, 12:44 pm

TallErgs wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 12:07 pm
I received an e-mail reply from Concept2 support this morning. They suspect that there's a small amount of play on the axle. They're going to send me new washers to "help hold a tighter fit on the crank arm". They sent the following instructions for the swap -

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Removing the torx screw on the end of the axle is going to be ... fun.
Interesting. My Gen 1 BikeErg has a spline shaft, so this fix would not apply to mine; but looks promising if the goal is to fix crank drift along the axle of your newer design.

If you haven't already thought of it, I would strongly suggest a more robust tool than the included assembly driver to tackle that Torx fastener on the end of the axle. Mine uses T-30 Torx fasteners and I soon found the included driver inadequate and shifted to using a T-30 bit with a 1/4" ratchet wrench. Here's a pic comparing the included Concept 2 driver and my setup:

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The ratchet wrench with the appropriate T-27 Torx bit will obviously give you a lot more torque on the fastener and should make the job a lot easier.

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

Post by TallErgs » January 25th, 2021, 1:13 pm

William H wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 12:44 pm
TallErgs wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 12:07 pm
I received an e-mail reply from Concept2 support this morning. They suspect that there's a small amount of play on the axle. They're going to send me new washers to "help hold a tighter fit on the crank arm". They sent the following instructions for the swap -
Removing the torx screw on the end of the axle is going to be ... fun.
Interesting. My Gen 1 BikeErg has a spline shaft, so this fix would not apply to mine; but looks promising if the goal is to fix crank drift along the axle of your newer design.

If you haven't already thought of it, I would strongly suggest a more robust tool than the included assembly driver to tackle that Torx fastener on the end of the axle. Mine uses T-30 Torx fasteners and I soon found the included driver inadequate and shifted to using a T-30 bit with a 1/4" ratchet wrench. Here's a pic comparing the included Concept 2 driver and my setup:


The ratchet wrench with the appropriate T-27 Torx bit will obviously give you a lot more torque on the fastener and should make the job a lot easier.

Good luck!
Good call on the ratchet and bit. I have a set in the garage that will prove useful. I haven't heard the sound since early Sunday morning, so I'm hopeful that it's going to stay temporarily fixed until the parts arrive or the challenge is over.

The interesting aspect to the sound is that when it was happening I could immediately make it stop by standing up and pedaling. As soon as I sat back down the sound would start again. Same power output according to the PM5, but the angle at which the force was applied to the pedals / crank arms was different.

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

Post by Kona2 » January 25th, 2021, 5:50 pm

lframari wrote:
January 24th, 2021, 3:00 pm
Hello Lunies

Quick question, how much is a used Model D worth? It is in good shape, 10 million mieters and it has a PM5?

Thanks in advance.
What are you going to replace it with? Inquiring minds want to know if there's a bike erg in your future...or ?

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Re: All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 1.24.21

Post by Kona2 » January 25th, 2021, 6:29 pm

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January 25th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Image Day 25...! How's that Revolutionary Challenge coming along?!

https://log.concept2.com/challenges/vtc/2021/teams We're 9th among virtual teams and 15th overall...

I'm going to finish this later. It has started snowing pretty heavily up here and I'm going to get out of Dodge while I can.
Made it.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:


6.05 MM Ron
5.7 MM Zach
5 MM Ed
4.15 MM Brett
3.65 MM Norma
2.9 MM Gary
2.25 MM Eric
1.8 MM Angelo
1.7 MM Chip
1.4 MM Steve W
1.25 MM Ron W
1.15 MM Patrick Hsr
1.15 MM Karen M
900 K John B
650 K Carol


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!


Larry 1,006 m
Briana 1,037 m
Dana 1,085 m
NW1 1,744 m
Karin 2,000 m
Rich M 2,000 m
Linda 2,591 m
Tom R 4,013 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
VIrginia 5,000 m
Greg H 5,002 m
Frank 5,259 m
Howard 5,946 m
Sergio 6,453 m
Colin 6,691 m
Paul 8,000 m
Patrick S 8,143 m
JD 8,725 m
Steve L 9,087 m
AJ 9,735 m
Adam 10,000 m
Kellee 10,000 m
Patrick Hsr 10,000 m
Tombeur 10,087 m
Patrick Hmr 12,373 m
Steve W 13,444 m
danwho 14,141 m ...a palindrome!
Steve D 14,197 m
Stuart 14,274 m
Ron W 15,000 m
William H 15,000 m
Jeff D 15,155 m
Carol 16,210 m
Thor 18,181 m ...a palindrome!
Minnie 19,273 m


Image Mooners = 21,097 m or more!


Karyn 21,097 m ...mooner! Cross that one off the list!
Robin 2..3..4..5..6 m ...mooner!
Ron 24,124 m ...mooner!
Morma 25,052 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Gary 28,527 m...mooner!
Wild Bill 30,467 m... mooner!
Ed 33,333 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Brett 33,462 m ...mooner!
Angelo 48,289 m...mooner!
John B 52,651 m ...half century !
Eric 64,297 m ...half century plus!
Chip 64,317 m ... half century plus!
Gronks 140,301 m ...a century and a lot more!
Zach 211,112 m ...a double century and a palindrome!

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Post by TallErgs » January 25th, 2021, 6:34 pm

How bad was/is the weather for you, Kona2?

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

Post by Kona2 » January 26th, 2021, 11:59 am

TallErgs wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 6:34 pm
How bad was/is the weather for you, Kona2?

Colorado is one of those states where the maxim is "don't like the weather? Wait 20 minutes and it will change!" Yesterday was more a sudden squall that limited visibility. It didn't realize its full potential. 4WD over Berthoud Pass - which isn't bad - but many drivers are deceived by the 5 innocuous looking switchbacks and turns as we reach for the 11,300 ft summit. No avalanches! Light snow here yesterday and today. It is cold enough to make an ice luminary, but not cold enough to make snow when you throw boiling water into the air....

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 1.25.21

Post by Kona2 » January 26th, 2021, 12:32 pm

Image Day 26...! How's that Revolutionary Challenge coming along?!

https://log.concept2.com/challenges/vtc/2021/teams We're 9th among virtual teams and 15th overall...

While some of us are trying to meet our Revolution Challenge goal, others are in a "have we been here before" category.
Norma, for example, shared that she is on track to row more meters in one month than she ever thought she could. This number looks somewhat like 700K. The multiple days of hours of erging for many of you blows my mind. The quest for top status among individuals participating in the January Virtual Team Challenge is really, REALLY close. Less than 40K separates the top 3 participants - and they all have 1.7 MM. Darlene is sitting at fourth but could pull a few long days in between now and finish. It is simply amazing to see such huge numbers of meters...they will be Challenge meter multi-millionaires for certain ... and we've not had a Lunie Challenge meter multi-millionaire before.


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

5.9 MM Zach
4.75 MM Minnie
3.5 MM David A
2.15 MM danwho
1.95 MM Robin
1.95 MM Virginia
1.85 MM Angelo
1.75 MM Chip
1.4 MM Dennis
1.3 MM Karen M Gronks
750 K Bill


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Dana 511 m
Jantuut 1,029 m
David T 2,000 m
GMan 2,107 m
Rich M 3,000 m
Briana 4,024 m
Larry 4,068 m
Frank 5,000 m
Lee 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Sorin 5,068 m
Jodi 5,178 m
JD 5,216 m
Steve D 5,222 m
Robert E 5,412 m
Titus 6,022 m
Patrick Hmr 6,206 m
Colin 6,685 m
Louie 6,996 m ...a palindrome!
Mikkel 7,261 m
Trevor 7,488 m
Jason 8,204 m
Teresa R 8,616 m
Sergio 8,969 m
Todd 9,334 m
Bill 10,000 m
K2 10,000 m
Patrick Hsr 10,000 m
Stuart 10,000 m
Virginia 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m ...a one aught palindrome!
Angelo 10,013 m
Dave H 10,069 m
AJ 13,038 m
Howard 13,130 m
Dennis 13,431 m ...a palindrome!
danwho 14,141 m ...a palindrome!
Jeff D 14,280 m
Andrea 15,312 m
Minnie 18,341 m
David A 19,025 m
Andrew C 20,000 m


Image Mooners = 21,097 m or more!



Chip 21,269 m...mooner!
Robin 2..3..4..5..6 m ...and she's still counting up the meters! Mooning!
Ron 24,242 m ...a palindrome! Mooner!
Norma 25,052 m ...a quarter century palindrome! Mooner!
Brett 28,887 m ...mooner!
Image Gronks 147,399 m ...a century...MEGA
Image Zach 171,545 m ...and that's enough for a century in miles...plus a couple extra laps...

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Post by TallErgs » January 26th, 2021, 10:28 pm

Norma, that's awesome that you're on-track to hit a new monthly maximum distance! How do you feel? Only a few days of pain left ...

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Post by normadelaney » January 27th, 2021, 12:51 am

TallErgs wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 10:28 pm
Norma, that's awesome that you're on-track to hit a new monthly maximum distance! How do you feel? Only a few days of pain left ...
Thanks, Zach! My previous one-month record was 654,434 meters in the 2014 VTC (my first). There was definitely some pain that time as I didn't realize I had a cracked rib. Feeling much better this time.

Those are some truly impressive meter totals you and Gronks are cranking out. Good luck with the individual meter race!

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Post by normadelaney » January 27th, 2021, 9:05 am

WHOA, ZACH!!! NUMBER 1 !!!

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He's A Six Million Meter Man !!

Post by Kona2 » January 27th, 2021, 9:32 am

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Whoop, whoop and he's added another million! Congratulations, Zach , on achieving a SIX million meter erging season! We wish you many, MANY more milestones and meters!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 1.26.21

Post by Kona2 » January 27th, 2021, 10:09 am

Image Day 27...!

How we finish is just as important as how we start! If you have a little bit extra in the erg tank, now is the time to call on it!

https://log.concept2.com/challenges/vtc/2021/teams We're 9th among virtual teams and 15th overall...

Cheering on all the Lunie Challenge Team members as the FINISH line looms ahead. And there will be DRAMA. Less than 4K between Zach, who is indeed ranked at FIRST among the competitors, and Napoleon. Nikos is not far behind either. The chase is on! Meanwhile, Gronks has stealthily, but steadily, moved waaaay up the rankings ladder and is in the 61st spot, and the top ten of all female competitors. Ron M is within the top 100 as well. We often laud the big number producers because we ALL know what kind of time and intensity it takes to produce those numbers, and that our team would be less competitive overall without those numbers. Yet without the REST of us pulling what we can, when we can, we wouldn't be in the hunt either. Takes everybody! Hooyah, Lunies!


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

6.1 MM Ron
6.1 MM Zach
4.2 MM Brett
3.7 MM Norma
1.8 MM Chip
1.4 MM Karen M
1.2 MM Victor
1.05 MM Larry
950 K Robert E
950 K John B
850 K Jeff D
600 K Sergio
550 K Andrea
550 K Teresa R
450 K GMan


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Briana 520 m
Jantuut 535 m
NW1 1,037 m
Tony 1,111 m
Dana 1,309 m
David T 2,000 m
Trevor 2,102 m
Rebecca 3,000 m
Rich M 3,512 m
Dan O' 4,009 m
Sorin 5,000 m
GMan 5,218 m
Robert E 5,721 m
Larry 6,058 m
Steve L 6,629 m
Colin 6,790 m
Patrick S 8,024 m
Teresa R 8,214 m
Patrick Hmr 8,576 m
Rick 8,868 m
Sergio 9,014 m
Heather 9,033 m
William C 9,152 m
Frank 9,664 m
K2 10,000 m
Patrick Hsr 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m ...a one aught palindrome!
Angelo 10,013 m
AJ 10,025 m
Tombeur 10,066 m
Adam 11,056 m
Howard 11,079 m
Dave H 11,929 m
Andrew C 14,000 m
danwho 14,141 m ...a palindrome!
Kellee 15,000 m
Jeff D 15,395 m
Andrea 15,651 m ...a palindrome!
Victor 15,700 m
Minnie 19,118 m
Baz 20,000 m
Virginia 20,000 m
David A 20,127 m
David B 20,200 m


Image Mooners = 21,097 m or more!


Paul 21,500 m ...mooner!
Robin 2..3..4..5..6 m ...mooner! Keep counting!
Ron 24,342 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Norma 25,052 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Brett 26,816 m ...mooner!
Chip 31,475 m ...mooner!
Image John B 51,023 m ...a half century!
Image Karen M 111,130 m ...a century!
Image Image Zach 209,108 m ...a double century!

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She's A Meter Multi-Millionaire!!!

Post by Kona2 » January 28th, 2021, 11:11 am

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Whoop, whoop and she's added another million! Congratulations, Robin , on achieving a TWO million meter erging season! We wish you many, MANY more milestones and meters!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 1.27.21

Post by Kona2 » January 28th, 2021, 12:28 pm

Sigh. There is nothing quite like realizing that your ENTIRE post for the day has been eradicated...because you clicked on the link to check individual standings while still in preview mode....aaaaaaarrrrgh (to quote Charlie Brown). Haven't done that in a long time. So. Here we go. Again.

Image Day 28... Keep going!

The Lunie Challenge Team continues to produce some overwhelming numbers! Another greater than ONE million meter day yesterday. You are all amazing!

The drama continues - but it's a GOOD drama. Zach is maintaining at number 1 on the indivdual participant list...with a slim margin. One hopes that all are playing fair and there's not a big meter dump by another participant at the last day. Realistic optimism.

https://log.concept2.com/challenges/vtc/2021/teams We're 9th among virtual teams and 15th overall...

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

6.3 MM Zach
3.65 MM Patrick Hmr
2.75 MM Andrew C
2.3 MM Eric
2.05 MM Tombeur
2 MM Robin
1.9 MM Ken G
1.85 MM Thor
1.55 MM Karen M Gronks
1.35 MM JD
650 K Titus
400 K Dave H


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

NW1 1,016 m
Tony 1,111 m ...a palindrome!
David T 2,000 m
GMan 2,108 m
Anya 2,570 m
Sorin 2,897 m
Dan O' 4,014 m
Rich M 4,019 m
Larry 4,084 m
Dana 4,539 m
Jantuut 5,000 m
Michael C 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Dennis 5,003 m
David B 5,063 m
Robert E 5,387 m
Ian 5,955 m
Sergio 6,642 m
Steve D 7,140 m
Linda 7,330 m
Tom R 7,512 m
Andrew C 8,000 m
Patrick S 8,154 m
Titus 8,287 m
Jeff M 8,757 m
AJ 9,020 m
Teresa R 9,111 m
Patrick Hsr 10,000 m
Steve W 10,000 m
K2 10,101 m ...a one aught palindrome!
Kevin 10,137 m
Dave H 10,739 m
Tombeur 11,018 m
JD 11,310 m
Stuart 12,675 m
Jeff D 13,036 m
Howard 13,159 m
Andrea 13,230 m
Patrick Hmr 17,340 m
Minnie 19,194 m
Angelo 20,204 m
David A 21,030 m


Image Mooners = 21,097 m or more!


Robin 2..3...4....5.....6 m ...mooner...counting em up !
Ron 24,642 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Chip 24,980 m ...mooner!
Norma 25,052 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Brett 26,733 m ... mooner!
Thor 31,421 m ... mooner!
Ted 34,000 m ... mooner!
Eric 46,287 m ... mega moon!
Ken G 80,000 m...mooner update!
Image Gronks 142,657 m ...century plus!
Image Image Zach 205,079 m ... double century!


I've shared that Mom has become fairly proficient on her smartphone - and has been using an iPad for some years, as this was easier for her to manage than a regular computer. Mom is 90, and her older brother is 92. He recently got an iPad, too, and internet access. As told to me, here's their first email exchange yesterday as he signed on to the internet:

James: "Hello World"
Mom: "Ready or not"

Succinct and fun. They have good genes.

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Post by TallErgs » January 28th, 2021, 2:24 pm

Whoops! I've done that and the instant I clicked the button I knew I had just lost the message being composed.

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