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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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.23.18

Post by Kona2 » September 24th, 2018, 11:17 am

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And we're back to number 7 spot again before I can even get things posted this AM! What a wild Fall Team Challenge this one is going to be ! Baz, Louis, Todd, Minnie and Tony W also reached the 100 K milestone in the Challenge in the last 24 hours! Well done!

Welcome to new teammate Rosie!

You know how you can be dinking around on your computer or your phone and sometimes you find stuff and then can't figure out how to find it again? (I know..usually stuff pops up that you DON'T want to find... EVER again!) Don't judge me yet..this was finding innocent kinds of stuff! I was editing a post yesterday, and suddenly found a veritable TROVE of new smilies that was accessible on Concept2 forum....and there was not only one kind of moon...there were several...and then they were gone. I know I saw them. I even had used a full moon. And I haven't found them since. Is this something unlocked only in the edit function? I'm sure it was a real time event, and not just a technological dream...

Image Earning a bike erg moon...🚴 :bike: Well, unicode has some bike emojis...but it's not the same thing. 🚲 But I digress. We've had lots of discussion previously about bike erg meters. Halving them for the Challenges seems the right thing to do as it makes the effort more equitable. I don't always have the ability to see what type of erging has produced the meters that are posted - so I just go with the number on the stat sheet (which I can see for those who are registered as year round team members on our affiliation). Unless the team member has allowed others to view recent workouts, I can't see what type of workout produced the meters...and it would take a lot of time. Halved or not, over 21K meters is a lot!


MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

1.8 MM Minnie
1.0 MM Louis
600 K Jason
450 K Zach
300 K Mathineer
250 K Trevor
50 K Rosie


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us as part of the year round and/or Fall Challenge team!

David T 3,000 m
Lee 4,087 m
Liz 4,310 m
Patrick Hsr 5,000 m
Gman 5,032 m
Jason 5,061 m
Jeff D 5,622 m
Terry 7,006 m
AJ 7,013 m
Todd 7,055 m
Baz 7,500 m
Trevor 7,500 m
Louis 10,000 m
Robert H 10,000 m
Truthy 10,057 m
Doug 10,404 m
Ted 11,000 m
Patrick Hmr 12,273 m
Mathineer 13,631 m ...a palindrome!
Jessica 15,000 m
Carol 15,151 m ...a palindrome!
danwho 17,771 m ...a palindrome with some lucky 7's tucked inside!
Ron 19,191 m ...a palindrome!
Thor 19,858 m
Minnie 19,946 m
Keith F 20,000 m (Silver?)
Image Steve W 21,105 m ... he moons us!
Image Greg F 21,108 m ... he moons us! Insomniaklol ? Maybe a bike mooning..?
Image Ed 42,195 m ... he full moons us!
Image Zach 50,005 m ...a high five bookended supernova of a palindrome...as he and Carol produce the long and short of it palindromes! Well done!

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

Post by normadelaney » September 24th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Well, I definitely haven't rowed any marathons, full or half, but I've put in quite a bit of seat time. I swear by the JLRacing pad(s). My bony bottom eventually created dimples in my first pad so I got another and put it on top. What I like is that they don't move around or slip. I'm not sure the same is true for a towel.

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Re: All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 9.23.18

Post by Insomniaklol » September 24th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Kona2 wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 11:17 am

Image Greg F 21,108 m ... he moons us! Insomniaklol ? Maybe a bike mooning..?


Yup, it's me! Definitly a bike mooning!

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Re: 52 Million Lifetime Meters !!

Post by Edscapade » September 24th, 2018, 2:29 pm

danwho wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 5:01 pm
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Congratulations Ed on 52 million meters !!!
I hope you know I was only pulling your leg about lifetime meters needing to surpass the outside temperature :) .
(By the way, another good reason not to volunteer for a mission to Venus.)
Something I just remembered: was there a follow-up story to whether you got to do something with the University of Washington crew team?
Thanks Dan! Temps are finally going down 105-110’s. I did get to row with some of the team. We rowed 4men and 8men. 2000 meters each contest. I was able to keep up with them. Got VERY TIRED at the end. Will definitely do it again. A lot more fun on the water!

Ed

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Re: Thank You and a Question or Two

Post by Edscapade » September 24th, 2018, 2:39 pm

Thor MW wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 10:35 pm
danwho wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 4:32 pm
TallErgs wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 1:37 pm


My wife and I have pads from 2K Fit that seem to work well. The 2" and 3" pads are quite comfortable.
Those all look good to me.
For gloves, I know quite a few team members swear by the NewGrips (https://www.amazon.com/NewGrip-Gym-Glov ... B00IMOS5J4). I've used Harbinger Pro gloves, which aren't described as being especially applicable to rowing, but worked fine for me (https://www.amazon.com/Harbinger-Non-Wr ... B01HK1BMCG).
There has been quite a bit of discussion about posterior cushioning on this forum, especially for really long rows, including pads, towels, and bubble-wrap. I'm pretty sure that Thor and Ed still use (and would recommend) a folded towel. But, as I recall them talking about it, the words "folded towel" fall far short of a description - I believe there was a delicate balance of physics and voodoo in the proper towel selection and folding technique, and we might even get one of them to fess up about the best choice of fabric softener :) .
I never had the problem with heel rubbing. The suggested fixes sounded good to me. But you might also want to search the forums by typing the word "heel" into the search box in the upper right of the page. Heel lift is something that people try to correct in their technique. Since heel rubbing seems to suggest some amount of heel lift, you might want to check out what others have said about heel lift.

Hey guys.

Doing some catch up here. K2 sounds like a great ride, sorry the weather wasn’t great.
Master Ed, 52 mills … wow!
Well, I don’t do the mysterious towel fold anymore and haven’t for a while. It did help some but blisters were still coming up. A while back I ordered 2 of the thin cheap pads from C2. I just had to change one recently. I started using two at a time but that didn’t work well. I then just used one to rode that for over a year I think. Just changed it a few weeks ago. It is probably the cheapest option and I sure won’t say the best butt, it worked well enough for me. Next time I will likely buy a better one that’ll last longer.

I used to lift my heel when rowing and I hardly do now. I think I get more power from driving off the whole foot rather than the toes then laying down the heel. I’m no expert so take that for what it’s worth.
A week before the FTC, I tried rowing barefoot for 2K and had a nasty blister and got a band aid similar to what Norma suggested. Worked great for me I didn’t have to stop rowing. Try tightening the shoes? Or just keep the heels down flat and work on ankle flexibility.

I tried some tender gloving care but it just didn’t work for me. I even wrapped a towel around the handle for a while. I just row bare handed and file as required. Be sure to towel off the handle after every use to keep the rubbery feeling to help with the grip. Pulling evenly keeps the handle from slipping out of your hands. I only grip with my fingers and not with my palms. Like a claw I guess.

Hope something here helps.

Keep on Rock’n.

I used a folded towel for a long time. When I was back in the states I bought the K2 foam pad... fully endorse this product. It helps on the long rows! I also use harbinger pro gloves, they are very comfortable and last a long time, well built glove.

Happy Rowing,

Ed

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Fueling strategies

Post by TallErgs » September 24th, 2018, 3:15 pm

What fueling strategies are people using for high meter days? I'm consuming over 4,000 kcal every day to keep going, and I suspect that isn't enough. I break my rowing up into a ton of 30 to 40 minute sessions, with hydration and food in a rest period between each. It seems to be largely working, but my weight is fluctuating by over 5lbs every day (dipping lower than I like to see in the morning).

Also, congrats on the 52 million meter mark Ed - that's absolutely amazing!

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Re: Fueling strategies

Post by lframari » September 24th, 2018, 3:51 pm

TallErgs wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 3:15 pm
What fueling strategies are people using for high meter days? I'm consuming over 4,000 kcal every day to keep going, and I suspect that isn't enough. I break my rowing up into a ton of 30 to 40 minute sessions, with hydration and food in a rest period between each. It seems to be largely working, but my weight is fluctuating by over 5lbs every day (dipping lower than I like to see in the morning).

Also, congrats on the 52 million meter mark Ed - that's absolutely amazing!
As for hydration strategies, the image below says it all. It will not help with the weight fluctuations but at least you will not be dipping lower.

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

Post by silver » September 24th, 2018, 4:51 pm

Hi Kona2, just to clarify I am John L on the Fall Team challenge, currently at 23,384m :)
I'm now using a basic Concept2 seat pad, deluxe Concept2 seat pad and a folded tea towel :D
Aiming to start Pete's Beginner Plan soon

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

Post by Kona2 » September 24th, 2018, 4:59 pm

silver wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Hi Kona2, just to clarify I am John L on the Fall Team challenge, currently at 23,384m :)
I'm now using a basic Concept2 seat pad, deluxe Concept2 seat pad and a folded tea towel :D
That helps! I just have to guess who the avatar belongs to - and in this instance, I wasn’t guessing right! Thanks!

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When Virtual and Real Time Collide!

Post by just27 » September 24th, 2018, 7:54 pm

AJ and I are looking forward to hanging with Kona2, this week, when we pass through Denver.
I'm wondering if she'll insist on us pulling some Challenge meters, while we're there ...
:)

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Re: When Virtual and Real Time Collide!

Post by Kona2 » September 24th, 2018, 8:40 pm

just27 wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 7:54 pm
AJ and I are looking forward to hanging with Kona2, this week, when we pass through Denver.
I'm wondering if she'll insist on us pulling some Challenge meters, while we're there ...
:)
Absolutely yes! Lots of them and at altitude!

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

Post by Truthy » September 25th, 2018, 4:29 am

Guys, this morning I did a nice 12K but the ErgData app on my iPhone didn't see it and looks like I lost it. Do you know a way to recover it from Erg one way or another? It's never happened before. I had to leave for work so didn't have much to tinker with it. Hope it's a one off thing.

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

Post by mathineer » September 25th, 2018, 7:31 am

Truthy wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 4:29 am
Guys, this morning I did a nice 12K but the ErgData app on my iPhone didn't see it and looks like I lost it. Do you know a way to recover it from Erg one way or another? It's never happened before. I had to leave for work so didn't have much to tinker with it. Hope it's a one off thing.
I've been thinking about buying the cable for my PM3 so I could use the ErgData app. Now I'm not so sure.

Up until now, I've always uploaded directly from the PM3 to the Logbook. Never lost anything that way. I believe the data should still be on your log card (assuming the card is in the PM3 when you row with the app).

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

Post by Kona2 » September 25th, 2018, 9:08 am

Truthy wrote:
September 25th, 2018, 4:29 am
Guys, this morning I did a nice 12K but the ErgData app on my iPhone didn't see it and looks like I lost it. Do you know a way to recover it from Erg one way or another? It's never happened before. I had to leave for work so didn't have much to tinker with it. Hope it's a one off thing.
Just press the menu button on the performance monitor and you'll be able to see your workouts. You can always enter your erg session data manually into the logbook, or if your PM monitor has a USB port on the back, you can save the data to the flash drive and then upload it from your computer. I've only had one episode of losing the data sync to ErgData. I believe others (Minnie?) have had more issues with it. I still like to use the app - and it loads directly into Strava as well. It was just a technological hiccup!

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

Post by Kona2 » September 25th, 2018, 9:16 am

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Whoop, whoop and wow do those daily marathons add up quickly! Congratulations, Ed, on achieving a THREE million meter season! We wish you many, MANY more seasons and lots of millions!

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