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by webberg
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: When lock down ends I will .....
Replies: 1
Views: 45

When lock down ends I will .....

Shake hands and/or hug every friend I have.
by webberg
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: EXR
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: EXR

Jon, that looks like a rowing version of Zwift?

I have tried Zwift on the bike and found it to be a frustrating experience perhaps due to my inability to manage the technology.
by webberg
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The long road back
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: The long road back

Inspiring Wotjek. Sounds like either a very complicated life plan wonderfully executed or a very determined man able to cope with whatever comes your way. All the indications are there that the rowing goals will crumble before such spirit. Having done my marathon - rested and lost condition - restar...
by webberg
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: What are you doing post lockdown?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

What are you doing post lockdown?

Since I've returned to rowing and feel able to contribute to the threads again, I've been in contact with some of the people I first met (for real) via the club. More than one suggestion has been made for a real meet up once we are permitted. For a number of reasons (and not just because we used to ...
by webberg
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Advice needed re rowing machine for someone with Spina Bifida
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Advice needed re rowing machine for someone with Spina Bifida

The mod E is the higher off the ground version but is expensive.

Perhaps an earlier model and somebody who can put blocks under it to raise the seat?
by webberg
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The long road back
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: The long road back

short term goal now set at a one hour time.

Objective is 13,800.

First go today and 12,921
by webberg
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The long road back
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: The long road back

Good advice Iain.

My more immediate goals are more modest, just metres on the board.

I need around 100k a month to do 1m this season.

I need just less than 200k to get to seven million lifetime.

For now though I'll settle for my knees to stop aching!
by webberg
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Back in the Water
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Back in the Water

Equally I seem to recall an afternoon at Twickenham watching England get hammered by SA and even enjoying a few beverages afterwards?
by webberg
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The long road back
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: The long road back

Thank you. Time to think about all those other targets I've missed over the years, including: More than 14k in an hour. Sub 40 minute 10k Sub 20 minute 5k Realistically any thresholds at the shorter distances are now beyond me. I will try to post a "rank" at each relevant distance/time thi...
by webberg
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Back in the Water
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Back in the Water

It is incredible how our understanding of the body and its complex mechanisms has advanced and treatments come out of that. My Dad (coming up 90) has AF and is on a cocktail of blood thinners and the like. They did a "reset" which worked for a while but may need to do again tho. They will ...
by webberg
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The long road back
Replies: 25
Views: 1425

Re: The long road back

For a number of boring reasons I went for the full marathon today.

The last 1500 or so was hell but I finished in 3:21:57.

Happy with that.
by webberg
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

It is indeed Blue Christmas.

The Elvis version.

Your turn I think.
by webberg
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Back in the Water
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Back in the Water

That is sobering Paul. I've always thought of you as a very fit and strong man with power and times on the rower that are way beyond my reach and therefore something that I can aspire to but probably never reach. I've always tried to get and stay fit and have spent more hours than I care to count on...
by webberg
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Back in the Water
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Back in the Water

Wait - cardiac arrest?
by webberg
Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree
Won't be the same dear, if you're not here with me

(Topical)
by webberg
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

No?

Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons.

I think as nobody knew, I forfeit?

Who's next?
by webberg
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

You're not as brave as you were at the start
Rate yourself and rake yourself
Take all the courage you have left

https://open.spotify.com/track/0eUfaEi1 ... rxLvyNjmqA
by webberg
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Twelve days of Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Twelve days of Christmas

Our own internal challenge? Starts Christmas Day and ends January 5th. Twelve challenges. Score 12 for doing the challenge on the first day. Score 11 for doing the challenge on the second day, 10 for the third etc. If you miss a day but do the challenge another day, (i.e. do two challenges in a day)...
by webberg
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

That is Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.

Choice of Soft Cell or David Gray singing.

(I prefer the David Gray version).
by webberg
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

You should focus on the second band you mention.
by webberg
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Travel tips needed
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Travel tips needed

Thanks for all the above. Our second Covid lockdown has meant that our trip seems impossible at the moment. If we do go, then a trip around the US may be a more practical proposition. Perhaps starting in Texas, then west coast and then through the mid west and the north before the East Coast. (our s...
by webberg
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

https://open.spotify.com/track/5nS9WEWYnbQDBAe81SHhDP?si=Jkv2HH-sQfSua302W7SfXg https://open.spotify.com/track/7kqJYwslL9On4GkYviioFG?si=R0M11FbjR06jw-uEH2YoGQ https://open.spotify.com/track/6YA2Rro1ysCWtWjKDjqGlV?si=P7jT_KH7ThqkG_GFIVVEhw I've seen the yellow lights go down the Mississippi I've see...
by webberg
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4438
Views: 212685

Re: Name that tune

Pretty sure that is Hotel California.

Various versions of course other than the Eagles.

Good version from Passenger.

Once heard Green Day sing this in a gig as well.
by webberg
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Book club
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Book club

The Book of Dust needs to decide if it's a young adults book or a darker and more sinister turn on the first three. For me. finding some resonance with a much younger main character was difficult as I'm either lending him more wisdom and experience than he had or demonstrated or assuming that he was...
by webberg
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Book club
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Book club

Or we could read exclusively, books about wine, whilst drinking wine? On the wine front, my wife and I had - pre lockdown #2 - some very nice Chilian red called RAVANAL. I'd recommend it. Otherwise we are into our Portuguese varieties at the moment. On the book front I'm about to launch into Paradis...