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by PingPong
December 9th, 2007, 9:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Cleaning the rail?
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

I use a damp paper towel on the rail and the rollers.
by PingPong
December 9th, 2007, 9:57 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate question
Replies: 6
Views: 4077

Sometimes I think that I am the only rower to ever have a prostate problem. And the truth is I'm not sure it (the prostate problem) is related to rowing. My problem my not involve the prostate at all. And I'm not all the old (48). Before I started rowing, I had and enlarged prostate - but not bad en...
by PingPong
October 4th, 2007, 10:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Seat Modification
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Here's something I'd like to try...

http://www.martinoli.it/inglese/carrello.htm

http://www.ballast.ch/Flash/Home.html (navigate to the page on seats)
by PingPong
September 7th, 2007, 8:58 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Seat Modification
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

$11.60 seems like a good price. Cheaper than buying plywood to construct something new. Looking at the seat, I can't really tell what is inside. I assume that the saw-dust-and-glue part is a uniform thickness. But the plastic might not be solid -- there might be some ribs inside. And how to cut it? ...
by PingPong
September 5th, 2007, 8:44 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Seat Modification
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Seat Modification

Anyone have any experience with modifying the seat for a Model D? I'm thinking that maybe a modified seat would be more comfortable. I've seen some alternate seats that people have built, but I'm thinking about carving into the existing one to reshape it.

(btw, how much does a new seat cost?)
by PingPong
December 23rd, 2006, 9:50 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Does erg rowing affebt the prostate
Replies: 6
Views: 7971

Given the lack of discussion on this topic, I am inclined to agree. There only seem to be two of on the forum who have ever had any prostrate problems (that we are willing to talk about anyway), and mine seems to have nothing to do with erging. Two out of 4493 registered users (assume half have pros...
by PingPong
December 10th, 2006, 10:44 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Does erg rowing affebt the prostate
Replies: 6
Views: 7971

I am just getting over a bout with prostatitus and initially wondered if erging and/or rowing could have been part of the problem. After visiting a ureologist, and a couple of months of discomfort, I'm inclined to think not. Initially, one of my concerns was if there could be a similar problem with ...
by PingPong
September 17th, 2006, 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cncept2 Pace Chart vs actual single 1X Boat Pace
Replies: 11
Views: 8555

PaulS, Thanks for info on conversion percentages. Sounds like I should multiply .86 times whatever values I see in the concept2 pace chart/distance/time Do you have any more info on he Australian gold medal standards site where all these conversions of concept2 erg vs. real boats ? I tried many goo...
by PingPong
September 17th, 2006, 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cncept2 Pace Chart vs actual single 1X Boat Pace
Replies: 11
Views: 8555

Since you are interested in the Single: W1x 91% LW1x 95% M1x 86% LM1x 90% These would be the conversions from boat speed in meters/sec. This makes me feel pretty good. I timed 1000m OTW yesterday at a 2:30 pace, which corresponds to 1:59 on an ERG (M1x86%). This was at the end of a 8000m piece. If ...
by PingPong
September 17th, 2006, 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What do you use for operating system?
Replies: 46
Views: 15382

Bob S. wrote:Don't trust those newfangled transistor things. If it ain't got no vacuum tubes it ain't no computer.
The purpose of the transistors is to run Windows. :D
by PingPong
September 15th, 2006, 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What do you use for operating system?
Replies: 46
Views: 15382

Mac at home. Windows at work.

I'm surprised that the poll is about 50:50 because I thought it was more like 95:5.
by PingPong
September 9th, 2006, 9:09 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: ... going to sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 4093

Re: my concern

is that you may have some sort of narrowing of the penile artery, possibly related to cycling or similar, and rowing may somehow be exacerbating this. the long term danger is impotence, which i assume you would prefer avoiding. i would suggest holding off on the rowing for the time being, and seein...
by PingPong
September 4th, 2006, 8:58 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: ... going to sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 4093

Mid 40s. Slightly overweight, but 25 lbs less than a year ago. I had a similar problem a few times in the past, but I can't remember the circumstances. May or may not have been during exercise. I erg, row on the water and bicycle. My butt frequently hurts after a long row, and my right leg sometimes...
by PingPong
September 3rd, 2006, 8:27 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: ... going to sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 4093

... going to sleep

Recently while erging, I felt like my penis was starting to go to sleep. Rather than finish my 30 minute piece, and see of it was really going to sleep, I stopped right away, and haven't felt like erging since.

Anybody else have this problem?

Any suggestings to avoid it in the future?
by PingPong
August 28th, 2006, 10:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How do you sit?
Replies: 1
Views: 1339

How do you sit?

As I was erging this evening, I was thinking about how my butt contacts the seat. I could sit so my sitz bones were making contact. And I could sit so the fleshy part behind the sitz bones was making the contact. And I could sit so I was aware of muscles and/or flab re-arranging during the stroke. T...