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You mean ergometer... :rolleyes:
*points* look at me using boatie speak :rolleyes: :eek:
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*points* look at me using boatie speak :rolleyes: :eek:
:eek: You're lost to the boaties! Next thing you'll be on the river at 6am with a frozen nose *sigh* Poor Helenia..
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:eek: You're lost to the boaties! Next thing you'll be on the river at 6am with a frozen nose *sigh* Poor Helenia..
Ssshhhhh....they're after me
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i know they are called ergos didn't want people who didn't know what they were saying "WTF are you on about????" he he..me has spent far too many hours sweating infront of the little digital display..damn you concept 2.... *drools at thought of rowers*.....there is something very english about watching rowers on a sunny day with little fluffy clouds in the sky and the sound of birds and the splosh of the oars....
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i know they are called ergos didn't want people who didn't know what they were saying "WTF are you on about????" he he..me has spent far too many hours sweating infront of the little digital display..damn you concept 2.... *drools at thought of rowers*.....there is something very english about watching rowers on a sunny day with little fluffy clouds in the sky and the sound of birds and the splosh of the oars....
Nah, talking about ergs on a Cambridge page is perfectly safe.

And yes, there is, but you forgot to add the hideous screechy yelling of the cox :rolleyes:
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ooh..this thread has digressed to rowers, surely this is my cue to join in..

& the trick is not to end up in their room i think. & make them leave any sweaty/damp kit outside your room (note - this may scare the scout at first!)

Helenia..taking up rowing next term..? i'm tempted to join in with the new novices, even through i'm apparently "banned". :rolleyes:
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ooh..this thread has digressed to rowers, surely this is my cue to join in..

& the trick is not to end up in their room i think. & make them leave any sweaty/damp kit outside your room (note - this may scare the scout at first!)

Helenia..taking up rowing next term..? i'm tempted to join in with the new novices, even through i'm apparently "banned". :rolleyes:
Hmmm, I don't think I hate the rest of my corridor that much, besides there are two other boaties living on that floor, so things will be bad enough as it is!

I'm tempted to give rowing a go, although there's a high chance I will be a total muppet at me. At least I won't be embarrassing any other halves
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Hmmm, I don't think I hate the rest of my corridor that much, besides there are two other boaties living on that floor, so things will be bad enough as it is!

I'm tempted to give rowing a go, although there's a high chance I will be a total muppet at me. At least I won't be embarrassing any other halves
Novice crews are great........................... ....... :rolleyes: Though they are good to use for bumping practice!
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Novice crews are great........................... ....... :rolleyes: Though they are good to use for bumping practice!
But you wouldn't be out on the river at the same time as them so

Everyone has to start somewhere.
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But you wouldn't be out on the river at the same time as them so

Everyone has to start somewhere.
Yeah, people should start when they're 13! :rolleyes: And we do get out on the river with them, it's a free-for-all after Easter! *Jaws music*
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Yeah, people should start when they're 13! :rolleyes: And we do get out on the river with them, it's a free-for-all after Easter! *Jaws music*
i spy a public schoolboy.. you had quite fetching pink lycra too if i remember rightly?

most of the first VIIIs go & row somewhere fancy though - Radley or Abbingdon or something..?

i actually went out twice last time (filling in for people in our beer boats practising), slightly thrown in at the deep end..excuse the pun, ho ho. i figured out which way my arms & legs should be moving & at what time by the end though, although being in a 4 felt quite perilous! & the coach was very sweet to me..mmm.

i'm not sure it's the embarassment factor he's concerned about (though his general thoughts on women's rowing aren't very complementary!) more the fact i might turn into a boatie bore, so it's plugging blues lacrosse quite heavily...lol.
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i spy a public schoolboy.. you had quite fetching pink lycra too if i remember rightly?

most of the first VIIIs go & row somewhere fancy though - Radley or Abbingdon or something..?

i actually went out twice last time (filling in for people in our beer boats practising), slightly thrown in at the deep end..excuse the pun, ho ho. i figured out which way my arms & legs should be moving & at what time by the end though, although being in a 4 felt quite perilous! & the coach was very sweet to me..mmm.

i'm not sure it's the embarassment factor he's concerned about (though his general thoughts on women's rowing aren't very complementary!) more the fact i might turn into a boatie bore, so it's plugging blues lacrosse quite heavily...lol.
Oh it's was lovely, bright Barbie pink... :rolleyes: You can't imagine how embarrassed I was as a 14 year old. Like, why couldn't we have cool black lycra? or normal blue? But no, wonderful PINK!

Yeah, the Firsts normally go off down the river; we came back up to the boat house after Easter training so the cox could work out the fast streams and how to get thoiugh the Gut with our rudder intact.

And watching a women crew row is cringe worth, the OUWBC is bad enough, the W3's... I've seen 14 years olds row better. :rolleyes:
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Oh it's was lovely, bright Barbie pink... :rolleyes: You can't imagine how embarrassed I was as a 14 year old. Like, why couldn't we have cool black lycra? or normal blue? But no, wonderful PINK!

Yeah, the Firsts normally go off down the river; we came back up to the boat house after Easter training so the cox could work out the fast streams and how to get thoiugh the Gut with our rudder intact.

And watching a women crew row is cringe worth, the OUWBC is bad enough, the W3's... I've seen 14 years olds row better. :rolleyes:
i think it's fab! i made someone from your school try on theirs & twirl for me for the entertainment value..

oh i see..you have a similar view of women's rowing.. :eek:

i think the other half's main concern may be he knows what boatie men are like & wants me at a safe distance? lol.. & post my two filling in outings last year our WBC got asked on a few crew dates from 'unworthies'..*sigh* men..
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i think it's fab! i made someone from your school try on theirs & twirl for me for the entertainment value..

oh i see..you have a similar view of women's rowing.. :eek:

i think the other half's main concern may be he knows what boatie men are like & wants me at a safe distance? lol.. & post my two filling in outings last year our WBC got asked on a few crew dates from 'unworthies'..*sigh* men..
We had pink blades to go with them too. Nice pink vests and back short, with a pink stripe down them. Lovely.

We're not that bad, I've only been on 3 crews dates in my whole 3 years at Oxford. Though I'm not with the college much, I think they go on quite a few in Hilary. They're more common with the lower boat.

And women can't row. Simple. I was made to help out with the W3 this year, and even though lovely girls yes they were; they couldn't row.
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i think it's fab! i made someone from your school try on theirs & twirl for me for the entertainment value..

oh i see..you have a similar view of women's rowing.. :eek:

i think the other half's main concern may be he knows what boatie men are like & wants me at a safe distance? lol.. & post my two filling in outings last year our WBC got asked on a few crew dates from 'unworthies'..*sigh* men..
Elles, I have a scary image of you as some boatie-stalking dominatrix type now - I'd never inflict that on anyone! (the worst I did was try to steal my college husband's hard-earned spoon )

And I'm sure you can more than handle the boatie men - it's not that hard, really
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And women can't row. Simple. I was made to help out with the W3 this year, and even though lovely girls yes they were; they couldn't row.
This is very true; however, it must said that the vast majority of men can't row either. Case in point, me. Every single coach I've ever had, and some who didn't even coach me, have said in as many words "H&E cannot row".
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Elles, I have a scary image of you as some boatie-stalking dominatrix type now - I'd never inflict that on anyone! (the worst I did was try to steal my college husband's hard-earned spoon )

And I'm sure you can more than handle the boatie men - it's not that hard, really
Well, it not like spoons are in short supply around CCBC; he won't have to wait to long until he can pick up another!

And pink lycra was the height of rower fashion, all the best crews were it!
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And pink lycra was the height of rower fashion, all the best crews were it!
(Original post by HRR results website)
Wed St Andrew's School, USA beat Westminster School 4¾ lengths


SPS won...1 1/3 lengths.
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St Andrew's School came second in the US National Schools', so to come within a respectable distance was an achivement; especially for the present Top Squad, who are very average.
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Well, it not like spoons are in short supply around CCBC; he won't have to wait to long until he can pick up another!

And pink lycra was the height of rower fashion, all the best crews were it!
It's just CBC, thank you; I think CCBC is Churchill or somewhere They have nice pink though, so you'd probably like them. And they only got one spoon this year. Plus, at least it was M2 not M1 getting it
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