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Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:55 pm

:twisted: The Blind Devil is back :twisted:

1) Hide the monitor or shut your eyes
2) Row until you feel you have gone 666m, then stop. Any drag factor, any rate.
3) Report your distance here but it must be 666m or below!
4) You may only attempt this once per session.
5) This challenge will remain open until ten people have scored the magic 666m when it will be archived and their achievements immortalised in this thread or it goes stale.

Congratulations to BigWaveDave and teddythebeer who completed this before it closed on 28th February 2013
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Blind Devil league table

Post by Thomas W-P » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:55 pm

Blind Devil Rankings
  1. 666m - BigWaveDave, attempt 2, 25th October 2012
  2. 666m - teddythebeer, attempt 2, 30th October 2012
  3. 665m - Den-J
  4. 665m - Mike Channin
  5. 664m - billwright (twice)
  6. 664m - Paul Victory
  7. 663m - Grobi
  8. 654m - AlanS
  9. 654m - GrantR
  10. 650m - Thomas W-P
  11. 635m - Stan
  12. 622m - JeremyS
Please let me know if I miss a post by PM. I am subscribed to this thread but still amazingly fallible...
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:38 pm

Well I thought I would get thig going with my warmup today. 646m. I was going to do 66 strokes but my mind played tricks. I would have been very close if I had...
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Stan » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:10 pm

Hi Thomas - will give this a go soon - just letting you know its been seen
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Den-J » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:13 am

Bugger ..i just came on to report my 664 then i read the rules and it was my second attempt so 730 it is then :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by billwright » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:23 am

674m 2:42.9 2:00.8 10/21/2012 66 H indoor rower Blind Devil +8m

My first contribution. The last stroke was the traditional big heave so I must avoid that next time

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by plummy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:58 am

I thought the rules were - "it must be 666m or below"?
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:02 am

billwright wrote:674m 2:42.9 2:00.8 10/21/2012 66 H indoor rower Blind Devil +8m

My first contribution. The last stroke was the traditional big heave so I must avoid that next time

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Sorry Bill, you are bust. As the rules say, it has got to be 666m or below. It is like blackjack. Better luck next time :)

But we *do* like to hear about epic 667m rows :fswink: :P :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by billwright » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:24 am

Yeah! Trish re-iterated the rules to me after I'd posted. I thought that I'd leave it in as a bad example to others! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Den-J » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:38 pm

665m....Leans back in his seat and basks in the thoughts of a job well done
untill some git goes 1m further :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by zootMutant » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:51 pm

Den-J wrote:665m....Leans back in his seat and basks in the thoughts of a job well done
untill some git goes 1m further :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by JonathanA » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:11 pm

Well done Den.

Well and truly bust for me :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Paul Victory » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:11 pm

Den-J wrote:665m....Leans back in his seat and basks in the thoughts of a job well done
untill some git goes 1m further :lol:
Very well done. This is a lot harder than it looks. I was fairly sure i was somewhere around the 660m mark and ended up doing 698m. I'm going to target 650m next time.
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Stan » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:32 pm

Den you are getting a bit too smug :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by plummy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:48 pm

Stan wrote:Den you are getting a bit too smug :lol:
I think anyone being smug should have 2m added to their total :twisted:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by JeremyS » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:50 pm

So I closed my eyes and counted my strokes, opened them, and the monitor was asking me to select which user I was. Not quite sure how that happened :(

So I had another go, and technically this doesn't count but I did 622m, some way short of the target. I guess I'll be trying this every session as part of my warmup, and will need to put in a few more strokes.
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:59 pm

JeremyS wrote:So I closed my eyes and counted my strokes, opened them, and the monitor was asking me to select which user I was. Not quite sure how that happened :(
:lol: :lol: That is a classic.
I'll let you off and enter the 622m since you have no idea how far the first one was :)
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Den-J » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:54 pm

I spend so much time being good I dont have time to be smug :D
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:14 am

Den-J wrote:I spend so much time being good I dont have time to be smug :D
O:) O:) O:) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by billwright » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:56 am

664m - on the Pillion seat behind Den-J :lol:

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:13 pm

I am obviously getting fitter. I thought two more strokes would do it, and counted out 66. I went 696m! I had a minor panic when I thought I was getting to 40 when I was actually getting to 50 so it is lucky it does not read 796m :?
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by AlanS » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Hmmm, first attempt gets me just 640m. Next time will be the 666m. :fswink:

Almost lost count of my strokes when I remembered half-way through I could have simply placed my towel over the monitor rather than rowing with my eyes shut. Ah well, I'm sure no-one at the gym thought I was that odd...

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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Stan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:14 pm

I think it should be pointed out that Alan is currently writing from a padded cell :lol:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Thomas W-P » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:44 pm

I quite like the eyes shut thing. I think about technique, which is probably why I lose count... :roll:
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Re: Blind Devil

Post by Paul Victory » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:23 pm

Did 653m yesterday. My instincts told me I needed one more stroke, but I didn't want to run over again. Guess I've got to learn to trust my instincts. :roll:
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