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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Post by Drivetofast » June 8th, 2014, 5:36 pm

brotherjim wrote:Sorry CC lost Richard and other fans. The Belmont is a Tough race.
I saw Big Red (Secretariat) win in 73 . Hated the poor sportsmanship of CC's owner after this race. :!:
Kind of like the OD team leaving the LUNA-TICS

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 6.7.14

Post by Kona2 » June 9th, 2014, 12:40 am

Wowzer, mates! And throw in a yikes, too. I believe that Colorado thought it had migrated to Kansas at midday - lightning, thunderbolts, torrential rains, and a tornado or two. One of the tornadoes hit a SE Aurora golf course where about 100 junior golfers were on the course. Thirty seconds of loud mayhem. There was little warning, and many adults jumped into golf carts to go get the kids. One of the golf carts was literally picked up by the tornado, and landed - on top of a guy (who only broke his wrist!). Lots of people counting blessings. Me, too. I was in a golf match this morning - but not in SE Aurora. Won the match, but couldn't finish the round due to lightning.

There are lots of positives and many bunny trails to explore. Onwards. Let's go there.

The following book has been profiled a lot recently, and may be of interest to some of you who like to read about underdogs winning, and the strength of character it takes to stay with this sport. We all know that the discipline of rowing is a hard task master. I'll bet Peter V has already added this book to his list of books on rowing. I'll bet it's good stuff. Add it to your library list - libraries are good stuff too. :D

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Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

Season meters as of 38/365 = 9,683,830 m

Total meters on the day = 242,748 m


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

600 K Richard T
350 K Jon C
200 K Rebecca


Thanks, everyone, for rowing and ski-erging with us. We appreciate your efforts to help us get to the moon!


David W (GBR) 5,000 m
Melissa 5,000 m
Paul B 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Sarah A 6,151 m
AJ 7,021 m
Larry 8,533 m
Jon C 10,000 m
Steve G 10,000 m
Kevin 10,816 m
Jayne 14,532 m
Dan W 18,799 m
Image Robyn 21,097 m
Image Stephen 23,145 m
Image David A 25,988 m
Image Richard T ImageImageImageImageImage m ... whew...a palindrome! a repeater number!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 6.8.14

Post by Kona2 » June 9th, 2014, 9:32 am

Season meters as of 39/365 = 9,533,895 m

Total meters on the day = 91,037 m


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

250 K Image

Thanks, everyone, for rowing and ski-erging with us!

Jon C 5,000 m
Melissa 5,000 m
Peter G 5,000 m
AJ 7,137 m
Bernie 8,010 m
Minnie ImageImageImageImage m ... a repeater number and a palindrome!
Richard T 11,919 m
Stephen 17,875 m
Image Steve G 21,097 m

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Post by just27 » June 9th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Kona2 wrote:Thanks, everyone, for rowing and ski-erging with us!
Not many oars in the virtual water, yesterday. I really didn't want to ... it was too hot; I was too tired; I'd possibly had a glass of wine too many ... but (yay, me) I convinced myself that I needed to do, well, anything that might be considered exercise!

How do you convince yourself that you need to workout? I think about how chunky I was, before we got the erg ... :)

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Post by danwho » June 9th, 2014, 8:15 pm

just27 wrote:
How do you convince yourself that you need to workout? I think about how chunky I was, before we got the erg ... :)
For me, I find it works best to get in my workout first thing in the morning, before work. I've fallen into a somewhat fortunate position where I work with a lot of people in CA. So, from a work point of view, it's actually preferable to start a little later and work a little later. Which means I don't have to get up as early as Baz does - I forget his expression - silly o'clock, something like that. If I workout first thing in the morning, I have a good shot of beating the procrastination gene to the punch. Unfortunately, it's a little tougher to motivate myself to do that on weekends too. So then it's just a matter of trying to beat out the too many glasses of wine. Now when I was younger (didn't row then), that was no excuse. I could come home from a party, throw on my running clothes, and go out for a run. Ah, youth...

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Post by just27 » June 9th, 2014, 8:50 pm

danwho wrote:
just27 wrote:
How do you convince yourself that you need to workout? I think about how chunky I was, before we got the erg ... :)
... Now when I was younger (didn't row then), that was no excuse. I could come home from a party, throw on my running clothes, and go out for a run. Ah, youth...
... totally wasted on the young ... :)

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 6.9.14

Post by Kona2 » June 10th, 2014, 10:45 am

Things are lookin' up - we're closing in on TEN million team meters! Welcome back for the 2015 season to Raoul - and what a great start to the season to throw down a half marathon! Always good to see returning teammates!

Season meters as of 40/365 = 9,912,918 m

Total meters on the day = 379,023 m

Oars in space (participation) = 40 percent


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

700 K Richard T
600 K Ron with a full marathon!
600 K bg
200 K Sarah A
200 K Lynne C
150 K AJ
150 K David T
100 K Mikkel
50 K David W (AZ)
50 K Jeff P


Thanks, everyone, for rowing and ski-erging with us!

Andre 2,500 m
ImageG-l-o-r-i-aImage ImageImageImageImage m ... a double double!
David W (GBR) 5,000 m
Jeff P 5,000 m
Melissa 5,000 m
Mike C 5,019 m
Ross 5,520 m
Peter G 5,570 m
David T 6,000 m
Chris H 6,892 m
Barry S 7,514 m
David W (AZ) 8,000 m
Bernie 8,011 m
AJ 8,321 m
Sarah A 8,504 m
Lynne C 10,000 m
Mikkel 10,000 m
bg 10,009 m
Larry 10,388 m
Steve G 10,636 m
Bruce 10,923 m
David A 11,105 m
Dan W ImageImageImageImageImage m ... a double ought double multiplier thing
Don C 12,000 m
ImageImageImageImageImageImage m ... yea verily....a palindrome!
Image Raoul 21,097 m
Ed 25,000 m
Image Ron ImageImageImageImageImage m ... and Ron moons us again!
Richard T 93,148 m .... whoa...that's a lot of warm up and cool down meters....

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Post by bg » June 10th, 2014, 11:43 am

... totally wasted on the young ... :)[/quote]


one of my favorite quotes from it's a wonderful life....since i row at my health club, i'm motivated by the fact that a rower is free and watching the tv's...i don't have one at home....love the law & order marathons....that being said...i'm training for a 12 hour ultra and discovered cardio kick boxing, so my meters are down....and hope everyone is able to saty safe in all this crazy weather :}

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Post by Calamity » June 10th, 2014, 11:57 am

I haven't been on the forum for a while and hope everyone is well. Couldn't resist sharing info on the fibonacci number from a TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjami ... ookmarklet

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Post by Edscapade » June 10th, 2014, 12:35 pm

Kona2 wrote:Wowzer, mates! And throw in a yikes, too. I believe that Colorado thought it had migrated to Kansas at midday - lightning, thunderbolts, torrential rains, and a tornado or two. One of the tornadoes hit a SE Aurora golf course where about 100 junior golfers were on the course. Thirty seconds of loud mayhem. There was little warning, and many adults jumped into golf carts to go get the kids. One of the golf carts was literally picked up by the tornado, and landed - on top of a guy (who only broke his wrist!). Lots of people counting blessings. Me, too. I was in a golf match this morning - but not in SE Aurora. Won the match, but couldn't finish the round due to lightning.

There are lots of positives and many bunny trails to explore. Onwards. Let's go there.

The following book has been profiled a lot recently, and may be of interest to some of you who like to read about underdogs winning, and the strength of character it takes to stay with this sport. We all know that the discipline of rowing is a hard task master. I'll bet Peter V has already added this book to his list of books on rowing. I'll bet it's good stuff. Add it to your library list - libraries are good stuff too. :D

Thanks for telling me about this book! Wife bought it for me. Many moons ago I was on a recruiting trip at UW for football. My student chaperone was on football team and crew team. Didn't know what crew was back then. He took me out on the water and had a blast. The crew coach asked me to try out. Didn't get the scholarship but I still went and graduated from UW and got to row with the crew a few times. Many of fun times on Lake Washington!
Great book!

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Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

Season meters as of 38/365 = 9,683,830 m

Total meters on the day = 242,748 m


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

600 K Richard T
350 K Jon C
200 K Rebecca


Thanks, everyone, for rowing and ski-erging with us. We appreciate your efforts to help us get to the moon!


David W (GBR) 5,000 m
Melissa 5,000 m
Paul B 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Sarah A 6,151 m
AJ 7,021 m
Larry 8,533 m
Jon C 10,000 m
Steve G 10,000 m
Kevin 10,816 m
Jayne 14,532 m
Dan W 18,799 m
Image Robyn 21,097 m
Image Stephen 23,145 m
Image David A 25,988 m
Image Richard T ImageImageImageImageImage m ... whew...a palindrome! a repeater number!

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Post by Kona2 » June 11th, 2014, 11:28 am

Calamity wrote:I haven't been on the forum for a while and hope everyone is well. Couldn't resist sharing info on the fibonacci number from a TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjami ... ookmarklet
Thanks, Jane, for putting this link out there! If only everyone had math brought to light in this way !!!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 6.10.14

Post by Kona2 » June 11th, 2014, 11:40 am

It's going to be a great day!

Season meters as of 41/365 = 10,173,305 m

Total meters on the day = 260,387 m

Oars in space (participation) = 34 percent


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

750 K Richard T -- three quarters of a million! Hooyah!
650 K Ron
600 K Steve G
450 K David A
250 K Dominic
250 K Jayne
250 K Larry
100 K David W (GBR)
100 K Kevin


Thanks, everyone, for rowing and ski-erging with us!


Juliette ImageImageImage m
Ross ImageImageImageImage m
Mike C 3,096 m
Andre 5,000 m
Jeff P 5,000 m
Bernie 5,014 m
Dtudury 5,028 m
Tom M 5,972 m
David T 6,000 m
Chris H 6,985 m
David W (GBR) 7,000 m
Stephen 7,695 m
David W (AZ) 8,000 m
Richard T ImageImageImageImage m ... a palindrome!
Rebecca 10,000 m
Jayne 10,523 m
Kevin 11,008 m
Larry 12,034 m
Raoul 15,210 m
David A 16,102 m
Tim K 20,000 m
Image Ron 21,097 m
Image Steve G 21,097 m
Image Dominic 22,000 m
Image bg 25,118 m
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Post by Larryrows » June 11th, 2014, 11:45 am

Adding my own bragging rights, cuz that is what bragging is, :) 250K for me too this season so far. woo hoo! B)

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Post by sarahaddams » June 11th, 2014, 11:59 am

just27 wrote:
How do you convince yourself that you need to workout? I think about how chunky I was, before we got the erg ... :)
I convince my self by watching TV shows on Netflix, and not allowing myself to watch unless I'm rowing. It's motivated me a lot of nights when I reeeeeally want to finish an episode, so I have to get on the rower. As far as rowing in the morning, I've done it a few times, mostly during a challenge where I was just trying to accumulate a lot of meters, but I'm such a zombie in the morning that it's not a great workout for me.

Of course, the other thing that keeps me motivated is knowing I'll get a shoutout from Kona2 when I reach a milestone. I rowed extra meters on Monday just so I could hit 200K.

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Post by Kona2 » June 11th, 2014, 12:02 pm

Larryrows wrote:Adding my own bragging rights, cuz that is what bragging is, :) 250K for me too this season so far. woo hoo! B)
Oops - I wrote it down, and then missed it! Congratulations!

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