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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Team Progress Thru 1.07.22

Post by Kona2 » January 8th, 2022, 12:42 pm

Image21st overall...AND...15th among virtual teams ...

There's a small regional airport about a mile from here. While it is expanding runways, etc., so far really big planes can't fly in/out of there. With the Air Academy and a couple of air bases close by, we often see F15s streaking through the sky (or the Thunderbird formation) or doing some touch and go's. I think those flyboys and flygals get a kick out of rocking the neighborhood - and truth be told, it is fun to see. The thrum of twin Black Hawks seems a bit different though, and that's what we had hovering over us as Marine 1 landed. I wondered how many Marine 1's there were to get that special transport from place to place - but now realize that Marine 1 and the presidential limo are flown in tandem with Air Force 1 in a cargo plane. The logistics are kind of mind boggling.

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Marine 1 - wasn't sure what I had captured on camera, but am sure it's Marine 1 with the flag etc. Telephoto worked pretty well!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:


5.5 MM Ron
5.05 MM Chip
4.6 MM Ed
3.25 MM David A
2.35 MM Minnie
1.9 MM Ken
1.15 MM Rich
850 K K2
500 K JD...a cool half million!
400 K Dennis
250 K Andrea
100 K Rick
50 K Patrick Hys


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Heather 515 m
GMan 520 m
Tony 1,111 m...a palindrome!
Patrick Hys 2,038 m
Dan O' 2,116 m
Nancy 3,008 m
Randy 3,015 m
Shawn 3,285 m
Sorin 3,502 m
Jason 3,561 m
Larry 4,000 m
NW1 5,222 m
Kerry 5,755 m
Rick 5,808 m
JD 6,025 m
Gines 6,554 m
Louie 6,666 m...a bedeviled palindrome!
Danny 7,099 m
Adam 7,500 m
Paul 7,500 m
Tombeur 8,063 m
Maria 8,527 m
Andrea 8,888 m...a palindrome!
Jeff D 9,086 m
K2 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m...a one aught palindrome!
Carol W 10,025 m
Colin 10,385 m
Robin 10,451 m
Ron W 10,635 m
Rich 11,020 m
Patrick Hmr 12,097 m
Victor 12,250 m
Anya 12,391 m
Anrew C 13,001 m
Howar 13,272 m
Dennis 13,431 m...a palindrome!
Minnie 14,536 m
David A 15,757 m
Jeff F 16,105 m
Maria 17,000 m
danwho 17,171 m...a palindrome!
Ken 20,000 m

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!

Norma 21,212 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Stuart 21,251 m...mooner!
Wild Bill 22,822 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Ron 24,642 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Thor 28,082 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Chip 93,458 m...emptied the meter piggy bank!

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Team Progress Thru 1.08.22

Post by Kona2 » January 9th, 2022, 10:41 am

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We're closing in on one-third completion of the January Virtual Team Challenge, the fuel source for your January Revolution Challenge! How's that working out for you? If your number of hours is equivalent to one-third of your goal, you've chosen wisely Grasshopper. If you've banked hours ahead, now is the time to bump up your goal. Tomorrow is the last day to change up whatever goal you selected in the Revolution Challenge! My personal mantra on this one is (1) don't miss two days in a row, and (2) even if I don't have time/energy for the full erg session, at least do SOMETHING.

Image22nd overall...AND...16th among virtual teams ...

There's hardly an eyeblink between our Lunie Challenge Team and the team that bumped us down a notch...seriously, less than 20K at the time of this posting!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

2.65 MM Norma
2.15 MM Tombeur
1.8 MM Patrick Hmr
1.45 MM danwho
150 K Dan O'


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

JD 1,071 m
Tombeur 1,074 m
Tony 1,111 m...good man! Another palindrome!
Patrick Hsr 2,000 m
Rebecca 2,0000 m
Dan O' 2,115 m
Shawn 2,790 m
Randy W 3,019 m
NW1 3,405 m
Jason 3,994 m
Sorin 4,015 m
K2 4,646 m
Ron W 5,000 m
Rick 5,473 m
Brent 5,545 m
Kerry 5,579 m
Larry 6,024 m
Kiara 7,327 m
Paul 7,500 m
Jeff D 8,690 m
Carol W 8,718 m
Andrea 8,888 m...a one of a kind palindrome!
Robin 10,292 m
Peter T 10,331 m
Anya 12,442 m
Andrew C 12,660 m
Eric 13,066 m
Rich 15,013 m
Jeff F 16,163 m
Trevor 16,324 m
danwho 17,171 m...a palindrome!
Patrick Hmr 17,743 m

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!

Norma 21,212 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Wild Bill 22,822 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Ron 24,842 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Ed 33,333 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Chip 33,380 m...mooner!


And now for something completely different, but really amazing. A friend of mine spends half of the year in Sierra Leone, a country on the west coast of Africa. Electricity and running water are not givens, and where they exist there may be interruptions. Still, she worked with the School of Mines here and in technical roles in oil and gas. During the time that she and her husband spend there, they have helped install solar panels (with advice from School of Mines). Teaching kids reading and writing is a source of great fun and satisfaction. During this trip, the village is building a library/community center. The construction progress is incredible. The site was excavated - not with powerful machinery either. Bricks are made of mud/clay - probably using some hydraulic compression. She's posted some of these photos on her social media account, and I'm sharing them here just to show what is possible when you don't have a lot of material things, but you do have some desire to get things done.

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

Post by normadelaney » January 10th, 2022, 2:12 am

What an inspiring story! Thanks for sharing, K2.

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He's A Meter Millionaire!

Post by Kona2 » January 10th, 2022, 12:01 pm

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Whoop, whoop and woohoo! Congratulations, Andrew C , on achieving a ONE million meter erging season! We wish you many, MANY more milestones and celebrations!

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Team Progress Thru 1.09.22

Post by Kona2 » January 10th, 2022, 12:25 pm

Image22nd overall...AND...16th among virtual teams ... staying the course!!

Welcome back Janice!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

5.8 MM Wild Bill
5.55 MM Ron
4.65 MM Ed
2.05 MM Thor
1.85 MM Eric
1.8 MM Jeff F
1 MM Andrew C
650 K Stuart


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Patrick Hys 514 m
Heather 517 m
Wim 520 m
NW1 686 m
Janice 1,014 m
Jason 1,077 m
Tony 1,111 m...a one of a kind palindrome!
Shawn 1,455 m
Emma 1,943 m
Rebecca 2,000 m
Rich 2,000 m
GMan 2,131 m
Frank 2,686 m
Randy 3,025 m
JD 4,035 m
Patrick Hsr 5,000 m
Paul 5,000 m
Rich 5,017 m
Sorin 5,074 m
Brent 5,516 m
Andrea 5,995 m....a changed up palindrome!
Howard 6,003 m
Larry 6,064 m
Robert H 7,000 m
Maria 7,029 m
Anya 7,628 m
Jeff D 8,201 m
Kiara 8,381 m
Robin 9,988 m...a double double!
Dennis 10,000 m
Ken 10,000 m
Carol W 10,024 m
Maria 10,500 m
Eric 11,898 m
Andrew C 12,900 m
Stuart 17,500 m
Jeff F 18,168 m
David A 18,903 m

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!

Tombeur 21,001 m...almost a mooner!
Norma 21,212 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
K2 22,000 m...mooner!
Ron 24,042 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Wild Bill 24,442 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Thor 27,833 m...mooner!
Patrick Hmr 33,127 m...mooner!
Ed 33,333 m...a palindrome, a mooner, and KOTB!

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Team Progress Thru 1.10.22

Post by Kona2 » January 11th, 2022, 1:25 pm

Image23rd overall...AND...16th among virtual teams ... stay the course!!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

5.1 MM Chip
2.65 MM Robin
2.6 MM Angelo
1.85 MM Patrick Hmr
550 K Colin
350 K Anya
50 K Gene


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Patrick Hys 518 m
Dan O' 1,074 m
Rebecca 1,416 m
Kerry 2,022 m...an interesting year thus far!
JD 2,129 m
Shawn 2,593 m
Frank 2,866 m
Randy 3,024 m
Nancy 3,147 m
Dennis 3,431 m
Brickman 4,000 m
Sorin 5,000 m
Josh 5,003 m
Brent 5,514 m
Gene 5,927 m
Carol W 6,010 m
Tombeur 6,037 m
Rick 7,000 m
Larry 7,133 m
Anya 7,235 m
Adam 8,000 m
Patrick S 8,006 m
Kevin 8,517 m
Andrea 8,888 m...a palindrome! One of a kind!
Jeff D 9,119 m
Wim 9,171 m
Robin 9,970 m
K2 10,000 m
Ken 10,000 m
Trevor 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m...a one aught palindrome!
Colin 10,912 m
Andrew C 11,000 m
Victor 12,490 m
Howard 13,208 m
Angelo 14,588 m
Eric 14,617 m
Minnie 16,154 m
Jeff F 16,278 m
danwho 17,171 m...a palindrome!
David A 17,670 m
Stuart 17,690 m
Norma 17,771 m...a palindrome!
Patrick Hmr 18,207 m
Bill 19,517 m

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!

Ron ImageImageImageImageImage m...a favorite palindrome and a mooner!
Thor 26,565 m...mooner!
Chip 54,539 m...a half century!

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Re: Team Progress Thru 1.09.22

Post by William H » January 11th, 2022, 4:43 pm

Kona2 wrote:
January 11th, 2022, 1:25 pm
Image23rd overall...AND...


Not for long - back up to 22nd overall!!!

ERGSTRONG
ROWSTRONG / RIDESTRONG

Just call me, "Wild Bill"

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Re: Team Progress Thru 1.09.22

Post by Kona2 » January 11th, 2022, 11:13 pm

William H wrote:
January 11th, 2022, 4:43 pm
Kona2 wrote:
January 11th, 2022, 1:25 pm
Image23rd overall...AND...


Not for long - back up to 22nd overall!!!

ERGSTRONG


Awesome!

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Team Progress Thru 1.11.22

Post by Kona2 » January 12th, 2022, 12:21 pm

Image23rd overall...AND...16th among virtual teams ... rats!!

An aside: a meaningful one. How Not To Get Hit By Cars is always the objective of cyclists (and pedestrians). While doing some background searches for a cycling vision zero initiative, I came across the linked article by Bicycle Austin. It's excellent, so I am sharing it here for those who may erg in the saddle, and ride the roadways other times. The author, Michael Blue Jay, covers ten different collision types that absolutely can happen and provides ways to avoid them. With Marvel-esque collision names like The Red Light of Death, The Door Prize, Right Hook, Left Cross, Right Cross, and Rear End...who could resist?! Lane positioning while riding, and choosing low volume streets are big common themes. Cycling vision zero is all about finding ways to reduce or eliminate serious crashes and fatalities. I think you'll learn something whether you are a motorist and/or a cyclist! http://bicyclesafe.com

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

5.85 MM Wild Bill
5.6 MM Ron
5.15 MM Chip
3.3 MM David A
2.7 MM Norma
1.3 MM Howard
950 K Maria ...the 1 MM milestone is SO close!
800 K Robert H
700 K Frank
650 K Wim
500 K Adam,..a cool half million!
200 K Tom R


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Heather 515 m...a palindrome!
Dan O' 1,046 m
Patrick Hys 1,719 m
JD 2,069 m
Janice 2,123 m
Rebecca 2,198 m
Shawn 2..3...4....5 m...counting up the meters!
Emma 2,365 m
Randy 3,176 m
Tombeur 3,910 m
Patrick Hmr 4,061 m
Robin 4,931 m
Josh 5,000 m
Sorin 5,000 m
Brent 5,565 m
Jason 5,601 m
Paul M 6,000 m
Larry 6,028 m
Rick 7,000 m
Tom R 7,012 m
Anya 7,225 m
Maria 7,231 m
Andrea 7,777 m...a lucky 7 palindrome!
Jeff D 8,087 m
Wim 8,359 m
Adam 9,000 m
Gary 10,000 m
Ken 10,000 m
Robert H 10,000 m
Carol 10,001 m...a one aught palindrome!
Ed 10,001 m...ditto!
Sergio 10,007 m
Jeff F 10,243 m
Andrew C 11,000 m
Kevin 11,024 m
Howard 13,260 m
Minnie 14,257 m
Norma 15,551 m...a palindrome with high fives in it!
danwho 17,171 m...a palindrome!
David A 17,509 m
Frank 18,058 m ...wowzer! Good effort!

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!

Dennis 23,431 m...and now I know what happened to the other 10K! Mooner!
Ron 23,832 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Angelo 29,267 m...mooner!
Wild Bill 33,333 m..a palindrome and a mooner!
Chip 39,411 m...mooner and KOTB!

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

Post by danwho » January 12th, 2022, 8:04 pm

No power... for long time... ugh ... no rowing/biking... pretzels and sake... tomorrow is another day.

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

Post by Kona2 » January 13th, 2022, 11:43 am

danwho wrote:
January 12th, 2022, 8:04 pm
No power... for long time... ugh ... no rowing/biking... pretzels and sake... tomorrow is another day.
This is a few extra syllables beyond Haiku...but memorable!

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Team Progress Thru 1.12.22

Post by Kona2 » January 13th, 2022, 12:13 pm

Image24th overall...AND...18th among virtual teams ... uff da!!

All is not lost, but slip sliding is happening. In the virtual team competition, we have less than 200 K between where we were yesterday (16th) and where we are today. Everyone is still allowed to keep adding team members for a couple more days...and this impacts us in both good and less good ways! Hang in there!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

5.2 MM Chip
4.7 MM Ed
2.4 MM Minnie
1.85 MM Jeff F
1.8 MM Sergio
550 K Rebecca
550 K Victor
500 K Dennis...a cool half million!


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Wim 513 m
Patrick H 541 m
Larry 1,000 m
Shawn 1,024 m
Tony 1,111 m...a palindrome!
Rebecca 1,547 m
Nancy 1,600 m
JD 2,016 m
Randy 3,032 m
Dan O' 3,205 m
Dennis 4,000 m
Rebecca 4,000 m
Brent 5,000 m
Josh 5,000 m
Rich 5,018 m
Sergio 5,545 m
Patrick S 6,129 m
William H 6,763 m
Rick 7,000 m
Anya 7,218 m
Jodi 9,390 m
Adam 10,000 m
Angelo 10,000 m
Ken 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m...a one aught palindrome!
Tombeur 10,263 m
Maria 10,362 m
Andrew C 11,000 m
Victor 11,900 m
Jeff F 12,471 m
Minnie 14,648 m
Norma 15,551 m...a palindrome!
Patrick Hmr 15,682 m
Robin 17,703 m
David A 17,704 m
Jeff D 17,744 m

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!

Wild Bill 23,332 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Ron 23,731 m...mooner!
Chip 34,393 m..mooner and KOTB!

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

Post by danwho » January 13th, 2022, 2:01 pm

Kona2 wrote:
January 13th, 2022, 11:43 am
danwho wrote:
January 12th, 2022, 8:04 pm
No power... for long time... ugh ... no rowing/biking... pretzels and sake... tomorrow is another day.
This is a few extra syllables beyond Haiku...but memorable!
:lol: I fear it may have suffered in translation, or perhaps from too much sake waiting for the power to come back.
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Thankfully, I had a flashlight. These candles would have definitely singed my scalp by the time the power came back.
P.S. This image seemed somewhat suited to the sitting in the dark theme, but actually is about some ancient Japanese death curse - which fortunately can be warded off with a flashlight and lots of sake.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushi_no_toki_mairi

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

Post by Kona2 » January 14th, 2022, 10:21 am

Image23rd overall...AND...17th among virtual teams !!

Things are looking up! Must've been the successful warding off of the hair on fire ancient Japanese death curse!! Never doubt the power of your flashlight lumens...unless your batteries are depleted.

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

5.65 MM Ron
2.65 MM Angelo
2.2 MM Tombeur
1.95 MM Ken
1.5 MM danwho
800 K Carol W
800 K Kevin
450 K Dennis
300 K Andrea


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Heather 512 m
Rebecca 1,019 m
Shawn 1,070 m
Randy 1,109 m
Tony 1,111 m...a palindrome!
Dan O' 1,259 m
Carol W 1,768 m
Patrick Hys 2,114 m
JD 2,141 m
Emma 2,366 m
Frank 2,752 m
Kerry 4,358 m
Sorin 5,000 m
Kiara 5,387 m
Jason 6,069 m
Gene 6,074 m
Raoul 6,396 m
Corey 6,764 m
Paul 7,000 m
Rich 7,000 m
Anya 7,300 m
Kevin 7,570 m
Larry 8,051 m
Wim 8,918 m
Robert H 9,000 m
Tombeur 9,097 m
Adam 10,000 m
Angelo 10,000
Gary 10,000 m
K2 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m...a one aught palindrome!
Jeff F 10,429 m
Andrea 11,111 m...a one of a kind palindrome!
Howard 13,267 m
Dennis 13,431 m...a palindrome!
Minnie 14,525 m
Ken 15,000 m
Norma 15,551 m...a palindrome!
Patrick Hmr 16,750 m
danwho 17,171 m...a palindrome!
David A 17,927 m

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!


Rich 21,571 m...mooner!
Ron 23,832 m...a palindrome, a mooner and KOTB!!

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Team Progress Thru 1.14.22

Post by Kona2 » January 15th, 2022, 12:56 pm

Image24th overall...AND...18th among virtual teams ... tough competition!!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

5.9 MM Wild Bill
5.25 MM Chip
3.35 MM David A
2.75 MM Norma
2.1 MM Thor
1.9 MM Patrick Hmr
1.5 MM Trevor
1.2 MM Rich
1.05 MM Andrew C
900 K K2
700 K Jeff G
700 K Stuart
150 K Randy W


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Heather 514 m
Wim 520 m
GMan 1,012 m
Tony 1,111 m...a palindrome!
Rebecca 1,704 m
Shawn 1,756 m
William C 2,000 m
Dan O 2,109 m
Emma 2,967 m
Paul 3,000 m
Randy W 3,022 m
Frank 3,058 m
Jason 3,563 m
Howard 4,017 m
Gene 4,036 m
Sorin 5,000 m
Kiara 5,005 m..a palindrome!
Larry 5,061 m
Jodi 5,633 m
Gines 6,072 m
Brent 6,125 m
Rich 7,000 m
David A 7,245 m
Colin 7,605 m
Andrea 8,888 m...a palindrome! One of a kind!
Anya 9,611 m
Adam 10,000 m
Jeff G 10,010 m
Jeff F 10,445 m
Trevor 10,502 m
Carol W 10,836 m
Andrew C 11,519 m
Angelo 12,000 m
Rich Mc 12,509 m
Patrick Hmr 12,937 m
Ken 15,000 m
Norma 15,551 m...a palindrome!
Rich C 16,182 m
K2 20,000 m

Image 21,097 or more = mooners!

Tombeur 21,926 m....mooner!
Stuart 2..3...4....5.....6...... m ! Counting up the meters! Mooner!
Ron 24,242 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Thor 31,419 m...mooner!
Wild Bill 34,443 m...a palindrome and a mooner!
Chip 36,056 m...mooner and KOTB!

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