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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Total votes: 54

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

Post by lframari » August 5th, 2018, 8:13 am

Has anyone had their PM5 connected to ErgData suddenly say the workout is over before all meters are rowed?
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Post by Kona2 » August 5th, 2018, 9:22 am

lframari wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 8:13 am
Has anyone had their PM5 connected to ErgData suddenly say the workout is over before all meters are rowed?
Now that would be frustrating! Not exactly here. The ErgData program will ask if I have finished the workout if I stop rowing for any reason, but once you continue that message goes away and it continues to collect data. Did you lose bluetooth connection on either ergdata or on the PM5?

You might check with Concept2 - they troubleshoot a lot of these things.

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Post by Thor MW » August 5th, 2018, 9:45 am

Kona2 wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 9:22 am
lframari wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 8:13 am
Has anyone had their PM5 connected to ErgData suddenly say the workout is over before all meters are rowed?
Now that would be frustrating! Not exactly here. The ErgData program will ask if I have finished the workout if I stop rowing for any reason, but once you continue that message goes away and it continues to collect data. Did you lose bluetooth connection on either ergdata or on the PM5?

You might check with Concept2 - they troubleshoot a lot of these things.
Other than what K2 said I’ve never had this issue and I’ve been using ergdata for years. Something C2 might not tell you. If you are running the PM5 on battery it needs a pretty full battery to run correctly. I have my PM5 plugged in to a powered USB hub which gives it power. I’ve been doing this for a long time now and I don’t get any problems from the PM5. A powered hub is one that is plugged in to the wall. I think they did a great job with the PM5 but I also believe that it is doing too much for batteries. I use the cord I got way back with my PM3 but I’m sure any printer cord will do nicely. I bought a cheap USB hub and I run two PM5s plus my phone on it so the phone doesn’t get drained on me while rowing. I actually use my old iPhone 5S for my rowing phone. When my PM5 is plugged in it may not shut off. Actually I turn it off every time but for some reason it likes to turn on again. This hasn’t caused me any issues so I’ve never looked in to it.
I suppose you should also check that the little cord running from the flywheel to the PM5 is snugged in all the way.

Keep on rock’n!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 8.04.18

Post by Kona2 » August 5th, 2018, 10:03 am

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A couple more days left in the week 1 portion of this Challenge...and 29 Lunies are on the board!!!

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Congratulations, Lunies! We've reached TWENTY million team meters!!

Welcome back to Virginia for the 2019 season! And Ed has checked in with a mega meter update!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

1.75 MM Ed
1.05 MM Minnie
700 K Louis
650 K Miles
600 K Derric
400 K Doug


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!


Michael O 2,011 m
Liz 2,021 m
Dan O' 4,395 m
Sharon 4,810 m
Derric 5,000 m
Matthew 5,063 m
David T 5,500 m
Andrea 9,803 m
Virginia 10,000 m ...and just like that she pops on the team board, AND completes week 1 Challenge goal !
Howard 11,008 m
Ron 13,131 m ...a lucky 13 palindrome...and our ONLY palindrome!
Doug 14,882 m
Minnie 18,106 m
Thor 20,932 m
Image Louis 23,847 m ...he moons us!
ImageMiles 33,470 m ... he moons us, too!
Ed 110,000 m ...just when we thought he was maybe taking a well deserved break, whoa...mega-update!



Finished the 11.4 m hike - with some whining from me as we neared the tower. That last bit was a big elevation change...Have a couple of amazing photos - saw lots of deer, osprey...and there were FIVE otters swimming along the shoreline during the early part of the hike. Ate wild raspberries and some huckleberries (without ill effects) along this segment of the Continental Divide Trail. More to come when I can download a couple of photos.

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Post by Citroen » August 5th, 2018, 11:03 am

Kona2 wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 9:22 am
lframari wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 8:13 am
Has anyone had their PM5 connected to ErgData suddenly say the workout is over before all meters are rowed?
Now that would be frustrating! Not exactly here. The ErgData program will ask if I have finished the workout if I stop rowing for any reason, but once you continue that message goes away and it continues to collect data. Did you lose bluetooth connection on either ergdata or on the PM5?

You might check with Concept2 - they troubleshoot a lot of these things.
Update the firmware on your PM5 to V27 and you'll solve that ergdata problem.

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

Post by lframari » August 5th, 2018, 8:45 pm

Citroen wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 11:03 am
Kona2 wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 9:22 am
lframari wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 8:13 am
Has anyone had their PM5 connected to ErgData suddenly say the workout is over before all meters are rowed?
Now that would be frustrating! Not exactly here. The ErgData program will ask if I have finished the workout if I stop rowing for any reason, but once you continue that message goes away and it continues to collect data. Did you lose bluetooth connection on either ergdata or on the PM5?

You might check with Concept2 - they troubleshoot a lot of these things.
Update the firmware on your PM5 to V27 and you'll solve that ergdata problem.
Thanks for the replies. I do always use a usb connection for power. I updated the firmware today. I was at a point where I took a break for water and was rowing very slowly. The interesting part is it skipped to the complete distance (2400 meters more) than the actual distance and used the time, resulting in a much better split time than reality. Although, it showed an amazing time for my half marathon, my conscience would not allow me to keep it. I deleted the bogus entry and put the real data in manually. Maybe, I can get closer to my bogus split time someday.

Thanks again for the support.
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Post by lframari » August 5th, 2018, 9:05 pm

I have done a number of half marathons. Any advice about getting to a full marathon?

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

Post by just27 » August 5th, 2018, 10:14 pm

lframari wrote:
August 5th, 2018, 9:05 pm
I have done a number of half marathons. Any advice about getting to a full marathon?
It's been a (mumble) while since I did a full marathon, but I remember some of the basic wisdom:

1. Finish a few half marathons, and feel good about them.
2. Have some sports drinks by the rower. (Plus water, but you'll be wanting to replenish your electrolytes.)
3. Have some light snacks handy. (I recall that a former team member, Kiba, swore by pizza ... but ... )
4. Queue up an entire season of something on Netflix, or a couple of movies.
5. Have a towel, bubble wrap, or extra padding for when your sit bones start complaining.
6. Have rowing gloves, or athletic tape, for hotspot triage.
7. Put a new battery in your monitor. I would cry, if that died, midway through!
8. Then, as Nike says, "Just do it." Psych yourself up and sit down for the long haul.
( ... and, anticipate dealing with any small children, a spouse, or pups, who might decide you need a break!)

We'll all be rooting for ya: Fourth week of Dog Days, in one fell swoop!?

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Happy Birthday, bg

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Post by bg » August 6th, 2018, 5:22 am

just27 wrote:
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thanks !!!
and happy birthday minnie aka just27 :}

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Post by Thor MW » August 6th, 2018, 8:56 am

Thanks for the replies. I do always use a usb connection for power. I updated the firmware today. I was at a point where I took a break for water and was rowing very slowly. The interesting part is it skipped to the complete distance (2400 meters more) than the actual distance and used the time, resulting in a much better split time than reality. Although, it showed an amazing time for my half marathon, my conscience would not allow me to keep it. I deleted the bogus entry and put the real data in manually. Maybe, I can get closer to my bogus split time someday.

Thanks again for the support.
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I think when you stop rowing to take a break if you don’t tap the no in response to the message Are you finished it holds the time. By hitting no it keeps on tracking the time. A weak point in the PM. I always meant to test this to be sure. When doing a marathon I always made sure to say no when I sat back down and I have terrible time/pace on those. I don’t ever recall the meters jumping up though. No matter how hard I wished it.
Adding to the advice about doing a marathon. You can try increasing from a half to adding another 10K on that. Or just do it. I once made the mistake of taking some days off before trying my first one. Man, that was a mistake. Maybe take a day or two off but not more than that.

Keep on rock’n.

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Re: Happy Birthday, bg

Post by normadelaney » August 6th, 2018, 9:35 am

bg wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 5:22 am
just27 wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 1:12 am
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thanks !!!
and happy birthday minnie aka just27 :}
Happy Birthday to the birthday twins!!!

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Happy Happy Birthday to Minnie and bg!

Post by Kona2 » August 6th, 2018, 10:16 am

A long time ago, but not in a faraway galaxy, we had some fun with the birthday stats - knowing that in a random group this size, we had good statistical probability of finding AT LEAST two people who shared a birthday. And whoa. We not only had two who shared one, we had something like three sets of people who shared a birthday.

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So Double Happy to one of our first sets of birthday twins! We wish you a marvelous year of fun, frivolity and lots of meters - with lots of celebrations along the way! Whoop, whoop and hooyah!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 8.05.18

Post by Kona2 » August 6th, 2018, 10:42 am

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Still week 1, and there are 36 Lunies on the Week 1 "Got er done!" honor board! Good stuff!

Speaking of Dog Days, not surprisingly it isn't only humans who have delayed onset muscle soreness following a tough workout. Wait a minute! Delayed...there was nothing delayed about that muscle soreness! But I digress. Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Kai and Aerie) are stretched out on the floor nearby, with not even an eyelid twitching or an anticipatory "when are we going for a walk" look. No, those two slugs went for a big swim and some bounding through the water after sticks and each other at the lake yesterday. As I was packing up, they were like two little kids who did.not.want.to.go.home. While they are not quite at the stage of limping along, they are zonked out.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

850 K Steve W
350 K Jason


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

E V 1,739 m
David T 3,500 m
Tom M 4,000 m
Derric 5,000 m
Lane 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Liz 5,617 m
Nancy 6,000 m
Robert H 6,000 m
Rick 6,001 m
Louis 6,600 m
Jason 7,151 m
Bernie 8,064 m
david w 9,000 m
Jeff B 10,000 m
Howard 11,111 m ...a singular palindrome!
Thor 14,007 m
Ron 14,241 m ...a lucky 14er palindrome!
Minnie 18,855 m...birthday meters are the best!
Image Stuart 21,097 m ... he moons us!
ImageDavid A 28,765 m ... he moons us!
ImageSteve W 32,200 m ... he moons us!
Image Ed 33,333 m ...he moons us with a palindrome!

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Post by danwho » August 6th, 2018, 12:53 pm

Adding my Happy Birthday wish to the birthday twins.
And happy to hear from you, Louis.
I'm chilling on the beach this week. Fortunate that it came early in the Dog Days challenge. If it were any later in the challenge, I think I would need to borrow Louis' monitor to have any chance. :D

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