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by Grobi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 25
Views: 630

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Louise Allcock is already in the list of 14 interested FS (Shmoo). With Chris Newberry it would be 15, still one team member short of the minimum of 16.
by Grobi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 25
Views: 630

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Thanks for bringing that up Dave, the time limit is the end of September. However, I don't want to leave it to the last minute. I got the impression that we won't be able to create two teams this season. Or how do you folks see it? If we set up one team I'd suggest to pick those Free Spirits that sh...
by Grobi
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Rowing at (and beyond) the limit
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Rowing at (and beyond) the limit

Hi Jill, I watched the race on TV, that canal is about 800km/500miles away from home. And I even didn't watch it live but later on the internet as I was rowing at the time (at a much more pedestrian pace of course :shock: ). Some of the German comments also suggested the race should have been stoppe...
by Grobi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

Re: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m

Well done Max and have a speedy recovery! :fswink:
by Grobi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Rowing at (and beyond) the limit
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Rowing at (and beyond) the limit

Hi everyone, as I'm also interested in otw rowing I watched the so called "Kanalcup" last weekend. It's a race for eights only on the Kiel canal, a waterway linking the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. With a distance of 12.7km it's the world's longest boat race (the Oxford Cambridge race is "only" 6.8...
by Grobi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 25
Views: 630

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

It looks like we have some new entries, so time for an update :D Steve (Wolfmiester) Marta (MSI_11) Tako (Tako) -> might drop out if not needed Felton (Caratacus) Jon (JonT) -> might drop out if not needed Fred (fkoene) Philip (Pepe) Max (MaxMacLaren1) Claudius (Claudius) -> might drop out if not ne...
by Grobi
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 25
Views: 630

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

You're more than welcome Shmoo (do you have a first name?), I've added your name to the list. Updated list of interested FS: Steve (Wolfmiester) Marta (MSI_11) Tako (Tako) Felton (Caratacus) Jon (JonT) -> might drop out if not needed Fred (fkoene) Philip (Pepe) Max (MaxMacLaren1) Claudius (Claudius)...
by Grobi
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 25
Views: 630

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Thanks eyeryone for your replies so far. The current score is: Steve (Wolfmiester) Marta (MSI_11) Tako (Tako) Felton (Caratacus) Jon (JonT) -> might drop out if not needed Fred (fkoene) Philip (Pepe) Max (MaxMacLaren1) Claudius (Claudius) -> might drop out if not needed Dave (plummy) Peter (Grobi) S...
by Grobi
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

Re: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m

MaxMacLaren1 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:04 am
Grobi wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Any ideas re the pacing?
Peter, Wait for Wolfie to try then go a little faster :lol:
That's a good idea, I'll try that! :lol:
by Grobi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 25
Views: 630

Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Hi everyone, like the five seasons before there will be the Indoor Rowers League running from September to April next year: http://indoorrowers.org/indoor-rowers-league. The indoor rowers league's schedule is like last season's: September - 4 minutes October - 1 mile November - 6344m December - 5000...
by Grobi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m

Hi everyone,

team Redline Rowers (RLR) have announced the September ctc:

1800m/1200m/1800m (refering to the 18th (R) and 12th (L) letter of the alphabet)

3 mins rest between reps.

Standing start for the first rep. Subsequent reps as you like.

The second 1800 will be ugly! Any ideas re the pacing?
by Grobi
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1221

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

That was a great time Tako, well done on that huge improvement! =D> Steve, all that otw stuff seems to do you good, very strong time! =D> I had my third try yesterday and was able to shave off another 6.6 seconds: Unbenannt.JPG(1).jpg Legs were totally done after that, don't think I'll have a fourth...
by Grobi
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1221

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Come on people, it's almost the middle of the month and I'm still in boat #1, that can't be right :lol: I had my second go at this last night. My first attempt was a time of 8:24.1 (1:49.6) and I was hoping to better that: Unbenannt.JPG.jpg Seems it worked, happy for now with an improvement by 8.7 s...
by Grobi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 38
Views: 1382

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m

Max, I hope you are still on the road to recovery? Had my third go at this last night with the aim of beating every rep from my last effort. Additionally I decided to attack the 500m a bit more. As I'm not a good sprinter the most effective way to gain time for me is on the longest interval. This is...
by Grobi
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 38
Views: 1382

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m

Well done Dave! =D>

Had my second go last night which was better than attempt #1, but not good enough to catch Dave. Maybe doing them back to back was'nt the brightest idea...

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by Grobi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 38
Views: 1382

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m

After leaving it to the last possible day in June I decided to have an early go this time which was yesterday. Wasn't feeling great but thought "what the heck" and went for it:

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Not a great score but hopefully some improvement coming later in the month.
by Grobi
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1913

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

Marta, you can do both manually, entering it in your logbook and in the ctc table. And yes, it will count towards the June challenge (if you do it today).

Thanks for floating another boat!
by Grobi
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 38
Views: 1382

July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m

Hi everybody, team Esprit have announced the July ctc: "‘Lactic Leveller’ 500m R2:30 400m R2:00 300m R1:30 200m R1:00 100m Standing start for first. As you like for the rest." Another pain fest it seems :shock: The choice would have been DLC Gidea Park's but they decided to leave the ctc (does anyon...
by Grobi
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 1048

Re: Nonathlon 2020

Hi Stan, can you please add me to the team filter, thank you.
by Grobi
Wed May 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 267
Views: 45038

Re: Jokes

Theresa May is stepping down on June 7th.

So the first week of June is now the last week of May.
by Grobi
Wed May 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1913

June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

Hi everybody,

Team Oarsome have chosen the June ctc:

"20 x 300m r1. Rolling starts allowed and no rate restrictions."

That's going to be a tough one :shock:
by Grobi
Thu May 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest

Because this ctc is so much fun :^o I had my fourth go at it last night. Aim was again to beat last time's split in each rep. This is how it went: image-2019-05-23.jpg First rep went well with a pace 1.1 seconds quicker than last time. Encouraged by that I tried to go a bit faster in the second rep ...
by Grobi
Wed May 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest

Well done Guy, the first Free Spirit under 10 minutes! =D>

Very strong row there Steve, all that OTW stuff must do you good! =D>
by Grobi
Fri May 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest

Well done Colin! I'm happy I finally went sub 11 last night and you're close to going sub 10! :shock: I know Tako loves challenges and this will keep him entertained for a while :D What's that BoatCoach software by the way? Had my third go last night with the simple plan of beating last time's pace ...