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 Kona2 » February 15th, 2020, 11:30 am

BigBrett58 wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 10:24 am
You're talking Greek to me.
Snort. There was a time many MANY moons ago when people (and work study students like me who were augmenting scholarship income) used an IBM Selectric typewriter/word processor. One of its features was an element that looked like a metal golf ball only smaller that allowed you to switch fonts - and languages - quickly. I used to use the symbol element with Greek letters for my secret messages. Fortunately many advances have occurred - like forum messages that we can add photos to and access from lots of different devices.

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The element

But that wasn't the inferred question. RAGBRAI is an annual bike event: The Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa. https://ragbrai.com/
It is legendary in its enthusiastic riders, and the communities that they ride through. Many people think that the midwest, and Iowa, are pretty flat. This is just not so. And a week long ride (although this year they do have single day or a couple of day participations) is not an easy thing to do. Hence the training that Zach refers to completing. This year's ride is 420 miles with greater than 12,000 ft climbing. Definitely doable. Like Ride the Rockies, the route changes each year and different host towns offer different amenities. Entries are limited to 8500 riders for the week, and 1500 day riders. I believe Ride the Rockies caps at 2000. All I know is that Ride the Rockies often overwhelms the host communities - and we so depend on the groups like Lion's, or DFW posts that are making some extra money with dinners and pancake breakfasts, etc.

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 2.14.2020

Post by Kona2 » February 15th, 2020, 12:32 pm

Image 52 Lunies Finished!

Valentine's Day Challenge was good for the Concept2 Universe with over 9,500 participants. Some deadline driven Lunies pulled the chains and we increased our finishing numbers to 52...and not surprisingly, there were six who chose to have palindromes for totals: Ed, Norma, danwho, Stuart, Gary and K2. Fun times.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

4.35 MM Warnie
3.1 MM Brett
2.95 MM Rebecca
2.2 MM danwho
2.05 MM Cornel
1.75 MM Howard
1.3 MM David T
1.25 MM Andrew
1.05 MM Tom R
250 K Carol ... pulling some bigger number totals these days! Good stuff!


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Gary 1,752 m ...this number made me look at how many Valentines Challenge palindromes we had. Thanks for that.
Dave P 2,000 m
Dan O' 3,253 m
Heather 4,579 m
Teresa G 5,000 m
Andrea 5,241 m
David T 5,500 m
Johan 6,412 m
Trevor 7,106 m
Doug 7,373 m
James S 7,500 m
Jeff D 7,633 m
Sorin 9,034 m
Rebecca 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m ...a palindrome!
david w 10,100 m
Howard 11,409 m
danwho 14,141 m ...a palindrome!
William C 14,661 m
Carol 14,773 m
Image Ron 21,097 m...he moons us!
Image Cornel 21,420 m ... he moons us, too!
Image Tom R 21,500 m ... he moons us!
Image Andrew 22,010 m ...he moons us!
Image Warnie 46,139 m
Image Brett 50,081 m ... mega!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 2.15.2020

Post by Kona2 » February 16th, 2020, 12:43 pm

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

4.85 MM Ron
1.5 MM Ken P
1.05 MM Zach
100 K David G


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Jason 2,343 m
Dave P 4,000 m
Warnie 5,026 m
Karyn 5,143 m
David G 6,328 m
Doug 7,847 m
David T 8,500 m
James S 10,000 m
Mitch 10,000 m
Rebecca 10,000 m
Louie 10,101 m ...a one aught one palindrome!
david w 10,439 m
Steve W 12,000 m
Ken P 14,571 m
Tombeur 14,676 m
Carol 15,644 m
Minnie 16,560 m
Ron 19,791 m
Image Maria L-G 21,500 m ...she moons us!
Image Cornel 21,520 m ... he moons us!
Image Brett 26,736 m ... he moons us!
Image Zach 60,688 m ... mega!


Just when we get past Valentine's Day....the doorbell rings. There is always a good reason to erg! Just being neighborly...munch munch.

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

Post by TallErgs » February 16th, 2020, 4:16 pm

I could eat three boxes of Samoas right now. Those things are delightful!

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Post by BigBrett58 » February 17th, 2020, 9:32 am

Thanks for the information about RAGBRAI. I'm actually thinking about doing it or maybe just 1 day of it. Never heard of it before. I live in western Illinois around 80 miles south of Clinton IA.

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 2.16.2020

Post by Kona2 » February 17th, 2020, 12:15 pm

Some good sized updates in today's Luniverse!

Image Isn't it amazing when the Luniverse conspires, and all the sudden you find that there is something on your bucket list that you hadn't even thought about before? Any bike ride or other adventure that's within a few hours drive to get there....hooboy! After all, this is what we put in our time on the ergs to be able to do!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

3.15 MM Brett
2.95 MM Minnie
1.35 MM Louie
1.1 MM Tombeur
600 K Jodi
450 K Patrick Hmr
150 K Greg S


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

David T 500 m
Liz 1,691 m
Teresa G 2,000 m
Heather 3,744 m
Jessica 5,000 m
Howard 5,194 m
Tombeur 6,117 m
Dan O' 6,359 m
Kevin Mc 6,566 m
Jason 6,778 m
Greg S 8,000 m
Bernie 8,358 m
david w 10,000 m
Rebecca 10,000 m
Johan 10,211 m
Corey 11,311 m ...a palindrome!
Steve W 12,227 m
Louie 12,321 m ...a countem up and down palindrome!
Dennis 13,431 m ...a palindrome!
Ken P 15,000 m
danwho 15,151 m ...a palkndrome!
Tom R 16,084 m
Ron 19,691 m ...a palindrome!
Carol 21,010 m ...maybe she's training for RAGBRAI, too!
Image Minnie 21,213 m ...she moons us!
Image Cornel 21,620 m ..he moons us!
Image Zach 21,983 m ... he moons us!
Image Andrew 24,267 m ... he moons us!
Image Brett 25,091 m ...he moons us!
Image Eric 33,167 m ... he moons us!
Image Jodi 59,189 m ...mega!
Image Image Patrick Hmr 194,928 m ...emptied the meter piggy bank!

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Post by TallErgs » February 17th, 2020, 3:37 pm

Carol is indeed training for RAGBRAI, too! BikeErgs are quite wonderful pieces of equipment - completely different workout to an indoor rower.

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Post by warnie » February 17th, 2020, 3:49 pm

So nice to finally row a 5k!! First one in 5 months after a week back in the saddle. Hoping to mix it up a little now!!

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Post by Jantuut » February 18th, 2020, 10:14 am

I am a new rower from the Netherlands, my name is Jan, 55 year young ltw male.

Started rowing november 2019 when i bought my Concept2 model D and i am stil rowing. :D
I have the skierg for little over a month now.
Bikeerg is on my wishlist.

So far i have done:
1,246,371 livetime (and season) meters
111 hrs 22 mins (99% rowing)
272 workouts

Just joint this team and hope to make some kilometers and have a good time.

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

Post by Kona2 » February 18th, 2020, 11:19 am

warnie wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 3:49 pm
So nice to finally row a 5k!! First one in 5 months after a week back in the saddle. Hoping to mix it up a little now!!
Great to hear!

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He's A Meter Multi-Millionaire !!

Post by Kona2 » February 18th, 2020, 11:31 am

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Whoop, whoop and way to get it done! Congratulations, Ken G, on achieving a TWO million meter erging season! We wish you many, MANY more celebrations and milestones!!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 2.17.2020

Post by Kona2 » February 18th, 2020, 12:23 pm

We hit another team meter milestone (105 million team meters!) AND welcomed two new Lunies yesterday. Welcome to Jan K of the Netherlands, and welcome back to Chuck E.
Glad to have you on the roster!


Meanwhile, outside of Tucson, AZ, there is the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - filled with walking paths, lots of representative plants and slithery things, hummingbirds in a "free ranging" enclosure with a soft chain link barrier, bee condos, and a few animals like ocelots and pumas. I hadn't been there for 20 years or so. The bee condos were very interesting to me...and perhaps they will be to you, too. I guess not all bees want to be part of the hive, and that are some single bees looking for homes. Not kidding. There were several bee condos set up on the Museum property, and it looks to be a good, and inexpensive project. Worthy but not quick.
Image Hummingbird escape barrier
Imagedifferent diameter holes for different kinds of insects
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MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:


105 MM Luna-Tic Team Meters
7.65 MM Ed
2.5 MM danwho
2.1 MM Cornel
2 MM Ken G
1.35 MM Doug
1.2 MM Jan K
750 K Heather....she's in the final quarter! Keep going!
300 K Carol


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Tombeur 1,038 m
Liz 1,687 m
Teresa G 2,000 m
David T 4,500 m
Heather 4,507 m
Tom R 4,579 m
Corey 5,000 m
Jessica 5,000 m
Patrick Hsr 5,000 m
Ryan 5,000 m
Ross 5,772 m
david w 6,000 m
Patrick S 6,108 m
Tom M 6,680 m
Andrea 6,862 m
Dave P 7,200 m
Jeff D 7,203 m
Zach 7,346 m
Chuck E 8,000 m
William C 8.116 m
Doug 8,661 m
Rebecca 10,000 m
Johan 10,013 m
Maria L-G 11,000 m
Steve W 11,299 m
Carol 11,339 m]
Howard 12,552 m
Dennis 13,431 m ...a palindrome!
Minnie 16,019 m
Ron 19,791 m....a palindrome!
Image Cornel 21,720 m... he moons us!
Image Ed 30,003 m ...a palindrome!
Image Ken G 60,000 m ... mega !

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

Post by BigBrett58 » February 18th, 2020, 3:23 pm

Jantuut wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 10:14 am
I am a new rower from the Netherlands, my name is Jan, 55 year young ltw male.

Started rowing november 2019 when i bought my Concept2 model D and i am stil rowing. :D
I have the skierg for little over a month now.
Bikeerg is on my wishlist.

So far i have done:
1,246,371 livetime (and season) meters
111 hrs 22 mins (99% rowing)
272 workouts

Just joint this team and hope to make some kilometers and have a good time.
Welcome Jan! Glad to have you aboard. I started rowing in September 2010. Last October, I picked up the bikeerg and started on the skierg around 6 weeks ago. Now I wish Concept 2 would make another erg so I could get it too. My idea is that they make a handcar erg - a railroad car that you power with the pump handle. I'm pretty sure it won't happen, but I want credit if it does.

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Post by Jodi » February 18th, 2020, 6:19 pm

Jantuut wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 10:14 am
I am a new rower from the Netherlands, my name is Jan, 55 year young ltw male.

Started rowing november 2019 when i bought my Concept2 model D and i am stil rowing. :D
I have the skierg for little over a month now.
Bikeerg is on my wishlist.

So far i have done:
1,246,371 livetime (and season) meters
111 hrs 22 mins (99% rowing)
272 workouts

Just joint this team and hope to make some kilometers and have a good time.
Wow, quite a lot of accomplishments in a short amount of time. Nice to see you on the Luna-Tics roster Jan! The Netherlands is a beautiful country. My husband and I stayed for 3 months in Amsterdam back in 1987-88 and met some very wonderful people. Here’s to your continued success in your Concept 2 endeavors.

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Post by Jantuut » February 19th, 2020, 3:17 am

BigBrett58 wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Jantuut wrote:
February 18th, 2020, 10:14 am
I am a new rower from the Netherlands, my name is Jan, 55 year young ltw male.

Started rowing november 2019 when i bought my Concept2 model D and i am stil rowing. :D
I have the skierg for little over a month now.
Bikeerg is on my wishlist.

So far i have done:
1,246,371 livetime (and season) meters
111 hrs 22 mins (99% rowing)
272 workouts

Just joint this team and hope to make some kilometers and have a good time.
Welcome Jan! Glad to have you aboard. I started rowing in September 2010. Last October, I picked up the bikeerg and started on the skierg around 6 weeks ago. Now I wish Concept 2 would make another erg so I could get it too. My idea is that they make a handcar erg - a railroad car that you power with the pump handle. I'm pretty sure it won't happen, but I want credit if it does.


Wow, quite a lot of accomplishments in a short amount of time. Nice to see you on the Luna-Tics roster Jan! The Netherlands is a beautiful country. My husband and I stayed for 3 months in Amsterdam back in 1987-88 and met some very wonderful people. Here’s to your continued success in your Concept 2 endeavors.
Thanks for the welcome. I`m not used to forums anymore, keep looking for the like button. :lol: :lol:
But i`ll get the hang of it.

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