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 Thor MW » October 7th, 2018, 10:35 pm

TallErgs wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 11:06 am
Just wanted to give a shout-out to my wife for getting to 1,000,001 lifetime meters yesterday! I'm so proud of you, Carol!
Yay wife Carol!!! Can she swing a hammer or what! She's a rocker!
Just over a week to go guys. You know what's coming next right?
Keep on rock'n and roll'n.

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She's A Meter Millionaire! ONE Million Lifetime Meters!

Post by Kona2 » October 8th, 2018, 7:35 am

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Whoop, whoop and what a fine palindrome! Congratulations, Carol, on erging ONE MILLION AND ONE lifetime meters! It's an awesome thing to become a meter millionaire...sort of a secret elite group of ergers! We wish you MANY, many more millions and celebrations!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 10.07.18

Post by Kona2 » October 8th, 2018, 8:02 am

Image Image...and the hounds have passed the fox....

Another travel day as I leave the land of tobacco farming, and head back to the land of the Rockies...where it is no longer Rocktober...but Rocktover as the Colorado Rockies have been swept by the Brewers. Sigh. This was a bittersweet kind of trip back to my Mom's homeland to celebrate the life of her sister. As with most of these types of trips, there were a couple of humorous moments. My Mom uses a cane, but since we had to cover a little more distance, one of my cousins found a blue walker for her to borrow. One of my uncles has a red walker. We were exiting (slowly) a restaurant one evening and Mom and my Uncle had their walkers side by side. My mom looks at my Uncle and says "Let's race!" A young couple were heading up the stairs and the guy turns to the gal and say's "My money's on the blue one." Snort.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.7 MM Ed
2.25 MM Ron
1.7 MM David A
1.15 MM Zach
200 K Jamie
150 K Patrick Hmr


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Gman 2,256 m
Melissa 3,103 m
Jim M 4,016 m
Jamie 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Ryan 5,000 m
Bernie 5,019 m
Dan O' 5,513 m
Tom R 6,420 m
Donna 7,526 m
Tim 8,020 m
david w 9,000 m
Jason 9,231 m
Baz 10,000 m
Jeff 10,000 m
Matt 10,000 m
Robert 10,000 m
Rosie 10,000 m
Virginia 10,000 m
Carol 10,027 m
Wim 10,411 m
Truthy 12,028 m
Thor 15,175 m
Patrick Hmr 16,563 m
Ron 16,861 m ...a palindrome!
Mathineer 17,864 m
ImageDavid A 29,232 m ... he moons us!
ImageEd 52,195 m ...he supernovas us!
Image Zach 53,683 m ..he supernovas us, too!


I know. Not all the right graphics for the supernovas...but.

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 10.08.18

Post by Kona2 » October 9th, 2018, 10:23 am

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With just a week to go....there IS opportunity! Congratulations, Ed and Zach on achieving ONE million meters in the Fall Challenge!

Welcome to new teammate Victor! We wish you much good camaraderie and many good erging sessions!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.75 MM Ed
850 K Derric
800 K David T
650 K Jason
600 K Victor
600 K Patrick S
300 K Baz
250 K Peter G
250 K Dana
50 K David G


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Jamie 3,849 m
Sharon 4,067 m
Derric 5,000 m
Melissa 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
William H 5,000 m
Gman 5,021 m
Mathineer 5,318 m
Jonathan 6,030 m
Tom M 6,500 m
Cornel 6,903 m
David T 10,000 m
Dennis 10,000 m
Jeff B 10,000 m
Rick 10,000 m
Tim 10,019 m
Patrick S 10,097 m
Jason 10,188 m
Carol 10,371 m
Thor 10,392 m
Dana 11,000 m
Rosie 11,000 m
David A 11,075 m
David G 12,490 m
Ken 12,500 m
Donna 13,869 m
Truth 15,052 m
danwho 15,551 m ...a palindrome with lots of high fives in the middle!
Louis 16,002 m
Ron 17,071 m ...a palindrome!
Virginia 20,000 m
Greg F 21,292 m
Baz 30,000 m ... he moons us!
Todd 35,000 m ... he moons us!
Peter G 45,624 m ...great update!
Ed 52,195 m
Victor 625,256 m ...almost a palindrome! Welcome to the team!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 10.09.18

Post by Kona2 » October 10th, 2018, 11:20 am

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We're currently about 300K behind number 7...six days of opportunity remain....


39 members of the Lunie Fall Challenge Team have reached 100K and more! If you are striving to be in the top ten percent of all participants in the Concept2 universe, you'll need to have reached 180,500 m today. Tony W hit a big Challenge milestone of 500K today, and Ed is at number 6 in the top ten participants with Zack coming in at number 9. Not easy to generate any kind of meters, but this team is putting some awesome effort into it !

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.8 MM Ed
1.9 MM Minnie
1.2 MM Zach
900 K Ken
550 K Todd
450 K Mathineer
400 K Greg F
350 K Truthy



Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!


Teresa G 2,000 m
Gman 2,208 m
Melissa 2,966 m
Trevor 3,000 m
Jason ImageImageImageImage m ...a palindrome to put a little hip hop in your day!
Thor 4,039 m
Louis 4,101 m
Rosie 5,000 m
Gines 5,539 m
David T 6,000 m
Tom 6,000 m
Dana 6,698 m
Cornel 6,912 m
david w 9,742 m
Baz 10,000 m
Ken 10,000 m
Rick 10,000 m
Tim 10,038 m
Dan O' 10,136 m
Mathineer 10,231 m
Jessica 10,416 m
Larry 11,002 m
David A 11,085 m
Todd 12,000 m
Patrick S 12,141 m
David G 12,386 m
Truthy 16,062 m
Victor 19,505 m
Minnie 19,649 m
Greg F 21,529 m
Image Ron 22,092 m ... he moons us!
Image Ed 52,195 m .. he full moons us, plus some...supernova!
Image Zach 55,650 m ... he full moons us, plus some...supernova!

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

Post by TallErgs » October 10th, 2018, 12:35 pm

Final push, everybody - only a few more days of pain and then it's all over!

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

Post by Kona2 » October 11th, 2018, 6:23 am

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First snowflakes of the season here yesterday...winter is coming! Meanwhile, we are as TallErgs says, in the final push. Lucky 7 may have slipped our grip, but special 8's always mean something to this team! Keep crankin' the meters!

Welcome to new year round teammate Russ! Russ has been participating as part of the Challenge team, and is joining us on our lunar journey!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.85 MM Ed
2.3 MM Ron
1.25 MM Zach
650 K Victor
500 K Tim ...a cool half million!
200 K Virginia
100 K Russ


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Lee 2,000 m
Chuck 2,118 m
Dana 2,635 m
Gman 4,251 m
Derric 5,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Rosie 5,000 m
Patrick S 5,116 m
Carol 6,007 m
Rick 6,156 m
David T 6,500 m
FRiC 6,667 m
Cornel 6,909 m
Thor 7,414 m
Tim 8,201 m
Baz 10,000 m
Virginia 10,000 m
Jonathan 11,000 m
David A 11,100 m
Mathineer 12,058 m
Ken 12,500 m
Truthy 15,009 m
Image Ron 21,097 m ... he moons us!
Greg F 21,381 m 🚲
Image Victor 22,956 m ... he moons us!
Image Todd 28,000 m ... he moons us!
Image Ed 52,195 m ... supernova!
Image Zach 57,631 m .. supernova!
Russ 100,376 m .... welcome!


A rare, palindromeless day!!

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

Post by Truthy » October 12th, 2018, 4:25 am

A general question to the team:

Do you guys mostly row or use other erg types as well?

Today I watch some videos about SkiErg. I'm just wondering if it would be unnecessary for me or a good complement to the rowing machine.

What do you guys think?

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

Post by Rumping » October 12th, 2018, 7:42 am

I only row. And sometimes use an exercise bike. I own a treadmill as well but running is just not for me (I walk, but that happens outside generally).

I have been interested in the Ski Erg, but am worried that with my feet stationary, the strain on my feet and back will be similar to standing still, which is something my feet do not like at all.
Wim (attempting to get back into rowing shape).

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 10.11.18

Post by Kona2 » October 12th, 2018, 8:18 am

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There is some correlation between Luna-Tics and Crazy Eights.....hahahaha

And then there were FOUR days (including today) remaining in the Challenge! Ed is hanging in there at number 7 and Zach is at number 9 in all the Universe. Even better - we have 40 teammates who have made it to the 100K milestone in the Challenge, and 14 teammates are in the top ten percent of all competitors! Good stuff!

Truthy's question on ski erg as a complement to rowing machine reminds me....it's never too soon to get your "Santa" requests in to Reindeer Central! You, too, might find a Concept2 big box under your tree ! Or on your porch (get help - the box is heavy!). Sometimes it's all about what will fit in your designated exercise area, or your gym. Or maybe you just want to try one out before you order it? When I was looking at the Bike Erg, I couldn't find one nearby to try. I relied heavily on the praise that Minnie heaped upon the machine (and knew that if it was totally not working, it could be sent back!). While Skierg Finder and Bikeerg Finder are listings that are US/Canada specific, MANY Crossfit gyms have the Skierg and you might have luck there.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:


3.9 MM Ed
1.75 MM David A
1.3 MM Zach
1.1 MM Thor
850 K danwho
350 K Carol
350 K William H
350 K Jonathan
250 K Andrea
150 K Sorin


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!


Lee 2,000 m
Russ 4,024 m
Kevin Mc 4,254 m
Jessica 5,000 m
Nancy 5,000 m
Robert H 5,000 m
Carol 5,115 m ...a palindrome bookended with high fives!
Tom M 6,000 m
Jason 7,041 m
William H 7,123 m
Tim 7,832 m
Andrea 9,651 m
Rick 10,000 m
Sorin 10,000 m
Todd 10,000 m
Virginia 10,000 m
Dennis 10,100 m
Jonathan 11,186 m
Mathineer 12,035 m
Patrick S 12,062 m
Stuart 12,246 m
Ken 12,500 m
Thor 13,553 m
David A 14,653 m
Truthy 15,013 m
danwho 15,551 m ...a palindrome with high fives in the middle!
Wim 16,676 m
Victor 16,750 m
Ron 19,991 m ...a palindrome!
Greg F 21,438 m
Image Patrick Hsr 25,000 m ... he moons us!
Image Ed 52,195 m ... he moons us, too!
Image Zach 60,006 m ...a palindrome of a supernova !


Today I am in Nebraska - land of big hay bales and the dinner cows that munch that hay....back to Denver later today.
Whew.

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

Post by Kona2 » October 12th, 2018, 8:23 am

Rumping wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:42 am
I only row. And sometimes use an exercise bike. I own a treadmill as well but running is just not for me (I walk, but that happens outside generally).

I have been interested in the Ski Erg, but am worried that with my feet stationary, the strain on my feet and back will be similar to standing still, which is something my feet do not like at all.
Looks like there are a couple in cities near your posted location at Crossfits...

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

Post by danwho » October 12th, 2018, 10:12 am

Truthy wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 4:25 am
A general question to the team:

Do you guys mostly row or use other erg types as well?

Today I watch some videos about SkiErg. I'm just wondering if it would be unnecessary for me or a good complement to the rowing machine.

What do you guys think?
I also have started to add a brand new shiny BikeErg into the mix. I thought a lot about the SkiErg too - how it would fit in the room did play a part in the decision between those two. About that heavy box: I decided to work from home the day it was going to arrive, and so the delivery driver also got an early Christmas present... nothing like an extra pair of hands.

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

Post by just27 » October 12th, 2018, 7:10 pm

danwho wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 10:12 am
Truthy wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 4:25 am
Do you guys mostly row or use other erg types as well? Today I watch some videos about SkiErg. I'm just wondering if it would be unnecessary for me or a good complement to the rowing machine.
I also have started to add a brand new shiny BikeErg into the mix. I thought a lot about the SkiErg too - how it would fit in the room did play a part in the decision between those two.
Have I mentioned that I absolutely LOVE the bikeErg. It complements the rower, for sure, and is easier on my knees. The physio mentioned that running (hah, not me!) and rowing tighten your hips, and consequently, your knees. (Your hip bone being connected to your knee bone, etc.) We had a NordicTrack skier, years ago, and I kept hyper-extending my knees ... plus, Concept2 very honestly replied to my query, and said the skiErg isn't known to be knee friendly. Knees are on my pet-peeve list as a terrible design flaw in the human body.

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

Post by BAZzy » October 12th, 2018, 7:51 pm

just27 wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:10 pm
danwho wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 10:12 am
Truthy wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 4:25 am
Do you guys mostly row or use other erg types as well? Today I watch some videos about SkiErg. I'm just wondering if it would be unnecessary for me or a good complement to the rowing machine.
I also have started to add a brand new shiny BikeErg into the mix. I thought a lot about the SkiErg too - how it would fit in the room did play a part in the decision between those two.
Have I mentioned that I absolutely LOVE the bikeErg. It complements the rower, for sure, and is easier on my knees. The physio mentioned that running (hah, not me!) and rowing tighten your hips, and consequently, your knees. (Your hip bone being connected to your knee bone, etc.) We had a NordicTrack skier, years ago, and I kept hyper-extending my knees ... plus, Concept2 very honestly replied to my query, and said the skiErg isn't known to be knee friendly. Knees are on my pet-peeve list as a terrible design flaw in the human body.
I spend a lot of time on the water and (on/off) use the C2 Rower. I think the C2 Rower is the best bang for your buck when it comes to exercise equipment. I also have a Spin Bike...

And I must say the "Fall" challenge (Spring for me...!) reconnected me to the ERG, with one or two reminders from someone on the West Coast to dust it off... :D

"The Shed" B)

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

Post by just27 » October 12th, 2018, 8:03 pm

BAZzy wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 7:51 pm
I spend a lot of time on the water and (on/off) use the C2 Rower. I think the C2 Rower is the best bang for your buck when it comes to exercise equipment. I also have a Spin Bike...

"The Shed" B)

https://thelandy.com/2015/10/02/the-she ... usel-6403/
I think that you could charge membership to work out in "The Shed!"

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