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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Iain » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:01 pm

You will soon as we have a new house guest (a dog) as well as the kids this week so I won't be able to fit in as many rows. Jon, you may even stay ahead for a short while.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by JonT » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:09 pm

Look behind you Mr Greenwood :fsbgrin:
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by InlineJinn » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:54 pm

Hey Iain, on to the 80's, yeah? Jon's already there and I may get there tomorrow. If you still have the house guests, maybe you can draft them for Team Greenwood.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by gregsmith01748 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:30 pm

Who moved my cheese!

Last year, I rowed 2.75M meters and that was good enough to finish in 12th place on the meter board.

This year, I want to know what the hell happened. This year, Morten Haugseng is in 12th place, and with 2 weeks left in the season, he has already rowed 3.33M meters! ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

Wow! We have some really hard core meter munchers pounding away. I originally dreamed of maybe climbing back up to the top 10, then I toned down my dreams to maybe making it to the top 20. Now, I have totally stalled around 30 on the list, despite putting up 80K to 100K a week. I'm a bit behind where I was last year, and I'll probably finish with about 2.3M meters.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by CamiCrew » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:08 am

Aha. Saw the board doing its temporary duplicate-meter-across-days thing. We've mentioned it before, but I hadn't seen it since.

I noticed it at 9:40 pacific daylight time on Saturday night. Maybe it's weekly.

Greg -- great movement up the board. And boom, there you are. Reminds me of the joke about the cowboys on the wagon with the bandit riding up behind them. It's not a joke I can type out easily so will have to save it for another day. :fsbgrin:
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by gregsmith01748 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:59 pm

Soon you will see me fading behind you into the mist. The weather has improved, and I'm back on the water. Last week was 2 days on the erg and 4 days on the water. No more climbing on the meter board for this season for me.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by JonT » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:11 pm

Looks like Joi secured second place after being chased down for weeks by David. A massive 300k for the week has surely opened too much of a gap.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Paul Victory » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:18 pm

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Quite a battle going on to be in the top 200 on the overall C2 meter board. :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by InlineJinn » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Yikes - the new Concept2 Utility "fixed" my records on the USB drive, and "enhanced" my C2 logbook with a bunch of meters that I didn't really row. I think I have it mostly straightened out, but for the record, I didn't really row over a million meters this week :oops:.
[edit] After further review, the total meters seems accurate, despite the weekly meters being bollixed.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by JonT » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:45 pm

InlineJinn wrote:Yikes - the new Concept2 Utility "fixed" my records on the USB drive, and "enhanced" my C2 logbook with a bunch of meters that I didn't really row. I think I have it mostly straightened out, but for the record, I didn't really row over a million meters this week :oops:.
I did wonder what had happened. I got the same message from the Concept 2 utility. But it doesn't look like it has "awarded" me a million metres. Shame - I might have finally passed you.


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Re: Meter board banter

Post by InlineJinn » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:04 pm

Jon, it would take a lot less than that for you to catch me, so I think you should try! You're close to 1M for the season too. In any case, you could smoke me at any distance for speed and the Nonathalon--my 10K was over 49 minutes. And I'm afraid poor Iain fell off the back of our little pack.

The problem with the C2 Utility came after it fixed my records, and then I told it to upload all the new records that hadn't been uploaded. It may have been that all the records it fixed also got marked as "new", so some records got uploaded twice. By the time I got that cleared up in my C2 Logbook, the FS Meterboard had somehow awarded me over 900K meters in the confusion. Fortunately, it didn't add the extra meters to the season total.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Peter_S » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:46 am

gregsmith01748 wrote:Who moved my cheese!
You had to take that training too! #-o ](*,)

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Fri May 01, 2015 5:51 am

dr3do wrote:Unbelievable… reached the top ten. :shock: 8) \:D/
And finally made it up to #6. 8) O:)

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by MacFan » Fri May 01, 2015 6:43 am

Respect Boris...very good result for this short time. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by plummy » Fri May 01, 2015 9:07 am

Agreed - massive effort there Boris. Tremendous achievement in such a short time. ^O^
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Paul Victory » Fri May 01, 2015 9:36 am

Amazing total Boris. ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Jarflax » Fri May 01, 2015 8:01 pm

Congratulations to James Liddil you outlasted me down the stretch and I could not keep up. Still I am pretty happy with my year, now lets see if I can keep it up in the new season.

I know the race was only in my head but it kept me motivated for months lol.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by InlineJinn » Fri May 01, 2015 9:22 pm

OMG, I'm number 1!!!
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Oh, and I did my first marathon. More painful than a 7-hour century on a bike, but only 1/3 as painful as running a half-marathon. And the nice people at Concept2 are sending me another pin! What a great sport.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Fri May 01, 2015 9:42 pm

Cool John!! ^O^ Congrats! ^O^

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by InlineJinn » Fri May 01, 2015 9:55 pm

That lasted all of ten minutes before I was eclipsed by 9000 meters (David Schneider) :lol:
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Sat May 02, 2015 7:10 am

InlineJinn wrote:That lasted all of ten minutes before I was eclipsed by 9000 meters (David Schneider) :lol:
At least. :lol:


(Note: In my language we say that with a dry sense of humor. I don't know if this works in english too.)

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by mardix » Thu May 07, 2015 10:03 pm

You people in the top 10 are relentless. I'm trying to hang on the best I can, but I know that once some other heavy hitters log their meters (JD Liddil comes to mind), then I'm done for.

^O^ ^O^ ^O^
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Post by dr3do » Tue May 12, 2015 6:13 pm

Very strong "last 7 days", Mardix . ^O^ =D> \:D/

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by mardix » Wed May 13, 2015 12:21 am

dr3do wrote:Very strong "last 7 days", Mardix . ^O^ =D> \:D/
Thank you Boris. I've done more meters in the last 7 days than the previous 3 months combined. My focus on 'long and slow' is helping keep my back problems from relapsing in that I don't feel the need to try to constantly beat any particular pace.

Perhaps I'll not be able to ever race, but for now, I am focusing on getting to my normal weight, which requires a different approach to rowing than what I've been used to. So far my back has kept strong.

In any case, your numbers are incredible to watch - and inspiring.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by strider77 » Wed May 13, 2015 8:54 am

Well done John and Boris =D> =D>

Now that my times are getting slower year on year (apart from a blip last year when I managed to beat the previous yeart's SBs) I'd like to stay in the Top 10 on the Board this year as I enjoy the longer rows :D
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