Looking for a 50-59 team

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Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by billkeene67 » March 31st, 2020, 3:53 pm

I’m in Dallas, TX.. been training for only a month but have logged 200K mtrs.. did 500 in 1:38.9 and can do 7000 mtrs in under 30 mins. Maybe that stinks but I’m getting better :) thank you, Bill

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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by Great Dane » March 31st, 2020, 8:21 pm

I'm also looking for a 50-59 team. My 10,000 is 41:49 (2:05).

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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by lindsayh » March 31st, 2020, 10:16 pm

I don't know of a team with a specific age group membership.
You could join one of the established teams such as the Forum Flyers - our thread is here on this sub forum. Wide range of ages and experience levels from all over the world. You would both be very welcome.
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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by jackarabit » April 1st, 2020, 10:19 am

Start your own team. Name your team Nifty Fifties or Stroke of 5, or . . . ? Recruit guys n dolls in their fifties. Adopt b&w bowling shirt as your colors. When you turn 60, join the Diamonds or start a Once We Were 50 or Where Did My Hair Go team.

Seriously, the Diamonds are all 60+. Nothing preventing you from setting an age group qualification with a door at either end.
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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by Irishdave » April 1st, 2020, 12:21 pm

Hi

Please count me in too. New to the Concept machines -have the Rower and SkiErg and would love to participate in the team challenges.

Thanks
Dave

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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by jackarabit » April 1st, 2020, 1:43 pm

Youse guys are on your way—self recruitment works! 👍
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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by Great Dane » April 1st, 2020, 10:06 pm

I guess I'm not understanding the "Challenges".

The "Spring Series VIII - April 6 to May 12" challenge looks interesting ( https://log.concept2.com/challenges/league ). The status on my page says:
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You are not currently selected for a boat. Your captain might not finalise boat selection until after all athlete scores are submitted.
I am currently on Team Canada ( https://log.concept2.com/team/2550/wec/2020 ). We are in the middle of the "World Erg Challenge - ends April 15" that is ongoing. If I leave the page says, "If you leave your team now, your meters will not be counted towards the current challenge.". I am one of over 900 members, so it is no big deal to leave.

Is the best way to participate in the Spring Series VII to:
- leave the Team Canada
- start a new team (and be the Team Captain)
- advertise here for members until I can fill one boat (8 people).

I believe, by reading the Forum Flyers post ( viewtopic.php?f=29&t=75382&start=2355#p490262 ) that I should reach out to the Team Canada leader. If this team is not that active in terms of these challenges, I can choose to join the flyers or some other team.

Thanks in advance for your patience.


Thanks (and sorry for being slow both in and out of the 'boat') :D
Doug.

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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by jackarabit » April 1st, 2020, 11:48 pm

Contact Team Canada skipper first. Ask how and when Spring VIII teams will be formed. I think you have seen Cap’n Slothful’s explanation of how and when he will proceed to fill seats in Forum Flyers’ Spring VIII boats. I wouldn’t throw away the WEC mileage if I were you.
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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by GlennUk » April 30th, 2020, 1:10 pm

Hi All

i dug my erg out of mothballs this week, 1st time in a loong while, can i join the 59 club too?

Glenn

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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by lindsayh » May 1st, 2020, 6:28 am

GlennUk wrote:
April 30th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Hi All
i dug my erg out of mothballs this week, 1st time in a loong while, can i join the 59 club too?
Glenn
Glenn for me it makes sense to join the Flyers here - doug will be there soon I suspect
There are a lot of members from all over the world and many "of a certain age" - you will be most welcome and can get involved in all the challenges
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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by GlennUk » May 4th, 2020, 1:20 pm

Hi Lindsay

thanks and apologies for not reverting sooner.

I used to row online quite a bit about 10-11 years ago, got out of the habit. thought i ought to get of my fat (ish) behind during our lockdown in the Uk and have been erging for a week, slowly at the moment.

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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by warnie » May 8th, 2020, 11:18 am

jackarabit wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 10:19 am
Start your own team. Name your team Nifty Fifties or Stroke of 5, or . . . ? Recruit guys n dolls in their fifties. Adopt b&w bowling shirt as your colors. When you turn 60, join the Diamonds or start a Once We Were 50 or Where Did My Hair Go team.

Seriously, the Diamonds are all 60+. Nothing preventing you from setting an age group qualification with a door at either end.
I like this idea, I'd be up for it!! Is it worth setting a team up, would we have any takers or have they gone to Forum Flyers?!! 50-59 and Row, Ski or Bikerg?

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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by jackarabit » May 8th, 2020, 4:17 pm

Obvious to me it’s a grand plan B) FF has been getting a good intake of new members so I’d say run with it while the CoVi makes for an ample pool of recruits. Good luck, Taff!
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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by ArmchairPhil » May 9th, 2020, 2:52 pm

warnie wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 11:18 am
jackarabit wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 10:19 am
Start your own team. Name your team Nifty Fifties or Stroke of 5, or . . . ? Recruit guys n dolls in their fifties. Adopt b&w bowling shirt as your colors. When you turn 60, join the Diamonds or start a Once We Were 50 or Where Did My Hair Go team.

Seriously, the Diamonds are all 60+. Nothing preventing you from setting an age group qualification with a door at either end.
I like this idea, I'd be up for it!! Is it worth setting a team up, would we have any takers or have they gone to Forum Flyers?!! 50-59 and Row, Ski or Bikerg?
I'd be up for joining a new team if we can get a few others. Nothing against existing established teams but adds to the competition.
However I wouldn't qualify for the 50-59 without a triple elixir of youth, and I just row so hope others give it a try.
Warnie hope you can get some momentum to this.
I am down the M4 in Pembrokeshire but don't need the bilingual copy just the language used on the forum :wink:
Any other takers?
Phil
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Re: Looking for a 50-59 team

Post by warnie » May 9th, 2020, 3:44 pm

ArmchairPhil wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 2:52 pm

I'd be up for joining a new team if we can get a few others. Nothing against existing established teams but adds to the competition.
However I wouldn't qualify for the 50-59 without a triple elixir of youth, and I just row so hope others give it a try.
Warnie hope you can get some momentum to this.
I am down the M4 in Pembrokeshire but don't need the bilingual copy just the language used on the forum :wink:
Any other takers?
Phil
Ha ha Phil, diolch yn fawr iawn!!!!!!! (thank you very much!)

We could always have it as the over 50's?!

50andOver - there must be someone out there who can think of a decent name!!

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