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by Rowan McSheen
October 19th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Cover/Padding for Seat
Replies: 24
Views: 2772

Re: Cover/Padding for Seat

A small towel, folded over. With some bubblewrap inside the fold if you want. Before you spend out on 3rd-party seats and pads.
by Rowan McSheen
September 23rd, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Storing the erg question
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Storing the erg question

I don't think wear on the joint from dismantling is an issue. My Model D is 13 years old and has been taken apart and put back together three to four times a week since purchase. The metal is a little shiny now in places on the joint but nothing more than that. Works as well now as it ever has. I do...
by Rowan McSheen
July 6th, 2020, 4:32 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Why did you stop using RowPro ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3932

Re: Why did you stop using RowPro ?

My RowPro receipt is dated February 2009 and I'm still using it for every row. Version 4.3 on an old laptop works just fine and I only get failures when there's an issue with the Oarbits server; when this happens it seems to knock out not only the connection to the server but also the program intern...
by Rowan McSheen
May 1st, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: seat & pad options - what have you tried?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: seat & pad options - what have you tried?

Just a small towel folded over. Works for me.
by Rowan McSheen
April 25th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hydration and cooling, esp. during a long TT
Replies: 16
Views: 2212

Re: Hydration and cooling, esp. during a long TT

I sweat profusely even on slower rows. It just pours out of me. If I'm rowing intervals, I can sip something during the rests. If not, then I ensure proper hydration beforehand and afterwards often take a drink with rehydration power added. In the UK it's Dioralyte or, preferably, the cheaper generi...
by Rowan McSheen
February 23rd, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rower Moves Backwards!
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Rower Moves Backwards!

I should have your problem. My training is going backwards.
by Rowan McSheen
December 23rd, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)
Replies: 26
Views: 7460

Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

Well yes, that was the joke ... oh please yerself missus :D
by Rowan McSheen
December 21st, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)
Replies: 26
Views: 7460

Re: Rectal problems (Sensitive topic)

I recently had to call the suppository helpline. Couldn't believe how rude they are.
by Rowan McSheen
November 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: UK Service
Replies: 8
Views: 2455

Re: UK Service

You don't say where you are in the UK. When I lived in Reading my erg received a service to mark its 10th birthday from a company called Rowgear, based in Henley. They did a good job.
by Rowan McSheen
October 28th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: RowPro pace boat studio
Replies: 1
Views: 2117

RowPro pace boat studio

Desired workout -- 10,000 metres, negative splitting so that 0-2500 is at 2:18, 2500 to 5000 at 2:15, 5000 to 7500 at 2:12 and to the finish at 2:09. Keyed as above into the pace boat studio, intermediate workout, RP automatically breaking 10k into four segments. But when I do the workout the pace b...
by Rowan McSheen
August 18th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Potentially a stupid question about pacing
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Potentially a stupid question about pacing

Just been idly looking at various training plans, advice, etc. Whenever I've seen pacing targets in the format of [distance] + whatever, I've always understood it to mean slower. So if 5K pace is 2:05 then 5K + 1 = 2:06. But in something I saw somewhere they clearly meant faster, so in the 5K exampl...
by Rowan McSheen
July 20th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 6039

Re: Training and smoking?

Plenty of folk here saying the nicotine patches don't work, but they did for me.
by Rowan McSheen
June 13th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 29
Views: 7268

Re: Low resting heart rate

I underwent minor surgery under general anaesthetic several years ago. As I was lying on the table in theatre, my hr showed as 48. That was with a surgeon firing up his drill, an anaesthetist pointing needles at me, and some nice young ladies dressed up in nurse's uniforms (my favourite!) Normal res...
by Rowan McSheen
May 6th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: C_Breeze
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Re: C_Breeze

That's quite a serious fan, Carl :o I had a C-breeze for a while. My gripe was that I couldn't get it to blow cool air over all of me, only on one side. At the end of a workout I resembled an antiperspirant commercial - one side dry as a bone, the other dripping wet. Maybe I was doing it wrong, but ...