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Re: Crazy Bear Challenge

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strider77 wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:23 pm Bumping this one up, 3 down -27 to go
Alan :!: This is your ego speaking :!:

I am deeply hurt because I do not understand why you have put :oops: after your post. :cry: [-(

We have weathered a few rowing ‘ Agonies and Ecstasies ‘ together … but, if you wish to remain on speaking terms with me, then listen up :!:

3 HMs, 9 HMs, 14 HMs, 20 HMs or more … I shall be extremely proud of us, whatever we do … And you better be as well. [-X :fsbgrin: :fswink:
plummy wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:06 pm 2 more than me - but then again, I'm only joining in after the 25th so will likely only manage 10 or so.
Plummy, 10 or so ‘ aint half bad ‘. :fsbgrin:

From the virtual sidelines ( because that’s where the sensible people stand :lol: ) lots and lots of virtual cheers to everyone. ^O^ =D>

Stay safe. 8) Stay injury free. 8) xxxx
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Wow, Steven did 2 HMs a day for the last 6 days!!! A real Crazy bear!

Can only agree with Jill.
Stay safe and injury free everybody!

(Says the guy having done 2 and aiming at 10 ;-) )
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Re: Crazy Bear Challenge

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I second (or third) Jill and Tako’s wishes!
Last Sunday I did my first HM of this season, and have no intention of doing another one any time soon
Lots of respect for anyone starting this challenge!


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Just finished #5 with a SB of 1:26:26 and am pretty satisfied.
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Jill, I apologise for any unintended offence, reading it again it seems very arrogant. It serves me right that I have not managed any since.
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strider77 wrote: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:38 am Jill, I apologise for any unintended offence, reading it again it seems very arrogant. It serves me right that I have not managed any since.
Alan I am so sorry for unintentionally hurting your feelings - my post wasn’t meant to sound arrogant, it was a genuine attempt to cheer you up and make you feel good about yourself.

I know that there have been occasions when my childish sense of humour gets out of hand and spills out on to the forum - and when it does, it's just me being a twit and wanting to make you all laugh, but never at someone else's expense. It mortifies me to think that I might have inadvertently hurt anyone's feelings and I apologise if I have done so.

Alan, the last part of my original post did, and still does, include you.
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Alan I am so sorry for unintentionally hurting your feelings - my post wasn’t meant to sound arrogant, it was a genuine attempt to cheer you up and make you feel good about yourself.

I know that there have been occasions when my childish sense of humour gets out of hand and spills out on to the forum - and when it does, it's just me being a twit and wanting to make you all laugh, but never at someone else's expense. It mortifies me to think that I might have inadvertently hurt anyone's feelings and I apologise if I have done so.

Alan, the last part of my original post did, and still does, include you.
Jill, I meant my post was arrogant not yours :D

You always make us feel good about ourselves, Jill-thank you :wink:
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strider77 wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:43 pm Jill, I meant my post was arrogant not yours
This next bit comes with a ‘ silly warning ‘.

It’s only fitting that I award myself the title of chief Noodle. #-o :roll: :lol: :wink: However, the position of deputy chief Noodle must go to you for calling yourself arrogant. :shock: [-X :wink:

Back in ‘ sensible mode ‘ now.
strider77 wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:43 pm You always make us feel good about ourselves, Jill-thank you
Thank you Alan. In case you are, ( for whatever reasons ) feeling down about your rowing abilities and motivation at the moment, you will always be a kind and funny, supportive and modest, ( there is no such thing as a Full of Themselves Free Spirit ) respected and valued member of this club. =D> :D
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WIRC out of the way and migraine more or less tuck away (a little bit of residual headache still lurking) I had time to get back on the Crazy Bear horse this morning and knocked out #3 in 1:29:26.7 - not spectacular but my legs were still feeling tired from yesterday's race. Happy to get back on the metre munching.
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Good to have you on board again. Did #13 this morning with a SB at 1:25:13, very pleased.

I also suffer from migranes. I remember the times before triptan was invented. At least nowadays triptan takes away most of the pain.
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Thank you Alan. In case you are, ( for whatever reasons ) feeling down about your rowing abilities and motivation at the moment, you will always be a kind and funny, supportive and modest, ( there is no such thing as a Full of Themselves Free Spirit ) respected and valued member of this club. =D> :D
Jill you had me at Thank you :D

I have been struggling with my rowing most of this year however I will return-did a Wolverine Plan session yesterday 8 x 500 which did not kill me so will look to build and will also try a few more HMs before the end of the challenge.

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Hi, is anyone doing this this year? I have checked the Facebook site and no-one is mentioning it. If there is a link to where I need to go to could someone list it please. Cheers
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2 nights ago I created a new spreadsheet for the Crazy Bear himself - who freely admitted he's been so busy at work he's barely been able to think about setting it up. He said he's had numerous requests about it so I think it WILL be happening but might be a bit last minute.

I've changed it this year so you can do erg HM, ski-erg HM (counts as "1") or a bike-erg FM (counts as "1") to reflect the different equipment types. I'm awaiting him creating a new FB page or re-using last year's - not sure which way he'll go as it's his baby really.
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plummy wrote: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:08 pm 2 nights ago I created a new spreadsheet for the Crazy Bear himself - who freely admitted he's been so busy at work he's barely been able to think about setting it up. He said he's had numerous requests about it so I think it WILL be happening but might be a bit last minute.

I've changed it this year so you can do erg HM, ski-erg HM (counts as "1") or a bike-erg FM (counts as "1") to reflect the different equipment types. I'm awaiting him creating a new FB page or re-using last year's - not sure which way he'll go as it's his baby really.
Great Stuff, thanks
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Good luck to everyone planning to take part in this year’s challenge.

If your goal is to complete the 30 HMs or it’s more of a ‘ let’s see how it goes ‘ approach, then either way, take care of yourselves. :)
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Could someone please check the link above to see if they can edit the spreadsheet. A warning does pop up about editing but just accept it and carry on...
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Your posting with the link has disappeared. When it was there yesterday I was not able to edit the sheet. First I had to log into my google account and then I was prompted to ask the creator of the sheet for permission.

Now it seems fine.
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I've got the first 2 done, times are very slow (my PB is only a 1:31:55 anyway) as digging and laying path at the weekend and previous 2 weekends has really hurt my back problem.

So I am just going steady at the moment so I can at least keep ticking them off.

10th Nov - 1:37:17
11th Nov - 1:37:18

As long as my back doesn't get to bad I hope to gradually keep bringing the times down every row finishing with a PB. The main thing for me is I want to complete it.
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#3 - 1:36:36.4
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Jürgen and Swinny, you are really steaming forward!
Not sure whether I should call it impressive or crazy! I go for the first and hope your body takes it well and without injuries!

Also to all others doing the challenge!

Mr. Dowd on the other side is a Crazy bear with 2-3 HM each day. It is a shame that he does not clock those meters for FreeSpirits anymore.

I have only done 4 HM so far and do not plan to register in the sheet, but use them for the holiday challenge instead.

Happy and injury-free rowing to all crazy rowers!
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Thanks Tako, Jurgen is smashing it, he has not had 1 day off ^O^ , I have had to have 2 days off to rest so far, I did 7 in a row and then had to rest, then 4 and rest, I have also had 2 days that I wanted to row but because of other things getting in the way was unable to (well, that's sort of a lie, as if i was really dedicated I could have started it at around 10pm, but I couldn't be arsed). Mr. Dowd is not human :lol:
Tako, how many do you intend to do? Like you say, its great for the holiday challenge.
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Thanks guys. Yep, this is brutal. I think, I read somewhere, that most of the meters of Mr. Dowd are not rowed but on a bike. But not sure where I read it.
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