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by Slothful1
August 10th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 952
Views: 138165

Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

You can register directly on the C2CTC site (there are apparently some confusing messages about incorrect passwords, but just persist through). Either choose the Independents team if you don't want to join a team, or sign up for the Forum Flyers who are a welcoming bunch. Team thread over here . Che...
by Slothful1
July 23rd, 2019, 1:21 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg watts at low cadence
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: BikeErg watts at low cadence

I was also a little surprised by the range, and had also assumed it would be similar to my rower. I've had it for a year, so maybe I must check if it needs a quick clean. I normally use around 85 drag factor and that seems consistently around a 3-4 lever position over the past year, so it probably i...
by Slothful1
July 22nd, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg watts at low cadence
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: BikeErg watts at low cadence

I couldn't decide what I should do for training tonight, so thanks for the idea! This is what I put together - watts might have varied a bit around each number but I tried to get the cadence and power to settle on a representative figure before I recorded it. I did the minimum and maximum drag facto...
by Slothful1
July 1st, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowpro unable to connect online with new PM5
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Rowpro unable to connect online with new PM5

I seem to remember reading something about that. I'm using a 6 year old laptop that was running Windows 8 before I applied the Windows 10 free upgrade, and haven't had any problems with RowPro 5 when I use it. I was having trouble with error messages when I had a USB drive plugged into the back of t...
by Slothful1
June 30th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowpro unable to connect online with new PM5
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Rowpro unable to connect online with new PM5

I had the same problem in 2017 when I upgraded to a PM5. Hopefully Carl will be along shortly to add to this, but I don't think RowPro 4.3 works with PM5s. I bought the upgrade to v5 which also changes the way the RowPro logbook works (online logbook). All my past v4 rows couldn't be used to row aga...
by Slothful1
June 23rd, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 2013
Views: 256602

Re: Forum Flyers

Nice one, Henry. I didn't enjoy the session when I did it earlier this month. Thought I'd use the first one as a pacing tester, but at the end of it didn't feel like doing it again at a faster pace! I've tentatively put it into the training plan for the last day of June, but it will depend if it wil...
by Slothful1
May 6th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Will a model D fit in an Elantra?
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Will a model D fit in an Elantra?

I don't have a sedan, but if your back seats can drop then I'd be pretty confident of transporting a model D. You could move your passenger front seat forward and put the front part of rower sideways in the backseat footwell (with thin part heading towards the back of the car) which should sort out ...
by Slothful1
April 30th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low battery / Skierg Pm5
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Low battery / Skierg Pm5

I've been using an old iPhone charger with my C2 cable, so that should work fine.

Dave
by Slothful1
April 29th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowpro workout questions
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Rowpro workout questions

I haven't used those plans for a long time, but I seem to remember that if a piece had a target range for pace, then the pace graph would have a shaded band representing that. On stroke rate targets there was an indicator on the top of the RowPro PM that showed that. Any interval sessions would be a...
by Slothful1
April 7th, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low battery / Skierg Pm5
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Low battery / Skierg Pm5

I was also surprised with how my rower's PM5 was chewing through batteries. I can't remember exact % details, but the batteries that came with the PM5 lasted from Aug 2017 to the end of June 2018. The next set lasted until early Jan 2019, and I remember seeing a reading below 20% before I changed th...
by Slothful1
April 3rd, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: best app/subscription service for rowing programmes
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: best app/subscription service for rowing programmes

Hi It sounds like RowPro will give you what you're looking for - there are built-in training plans, as well as online sessions if that interests you. You can download a trial version from Digital Rowing . I would have also recommended looking at the Interactive Training Plans which take into account...
by Slothful1
April 3rd, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 2013
Views: 256602

Re: Forum Flyers

Good times, Jack / Lindsay! Nice to see Forum Flyers back on top of the board even if just for a short while. Holiday activities with the kids today, but hoping to have a crack at my 4min SB later this evening, rounding off with Stage 1 of Zwift's Tour of Watopia (30 virtual kms to help top up the c...
by Slothful1
April 1st, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 2013
Views: 256602

Re: Forum Flyers

Sorry - didn't get the memo in time, and have ruined the chances of getting an all-female boat by popping in today's warmup to get a score on the board. Actually, it was just a selfish attempt to get the feel of Boat 1 before I get dumped all the way back down to 6 by month-end. :) Today's session w...
by Slothful1
April 1st, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 2013
Views: 256602

Re: Forum Flyers

jackarabit wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 1:50 pm
Hammer out a nice time on that 5k, Dave.
Thanks Jack, happy enough with the 3% improvement, but still 19% off my 2008 PB. Fair reflection of where I am though at the moment - paced it evenly with HR drifting up linearly into the high 170s before the final 250m sprint.

Dave
by Slothful1
March 31st, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 2013
Views: 256602

Re: Forum Flyers

Nice one, Jack. Given the lack of females, 80% or 100% effort wouldn't have changed the boat position. I'm unlikely to convince the wife to try this as her first row after many years away, but I'll start working on her for the 1500m next month. Having a pop at my 5km SB later today. Last one was don...