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by Cyclist2
April 15th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much does 2K time drop in off season?
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: How much does 2K time drop in off season?

Good question, Jim. I'll be interested in the posts that follow. It takes, like you say, a lot of hard, intense work to get a competitive 2K time. I've never gotten that wild hair you mentioned, so I can't answer from personal experience. Just let it be said that in the fall, IF I decide to train fo...
by Cyclist2
April 15th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marc Megna podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Marc Megna podcast

I have nothing scientific to add, just that Gammmmo's posts pretty much have it right on! In my own experience at "maximal" efforts, I know that I can always push it harder, but getting myself to push through the discomfort (pain) is the hard part - it's all mental at that point. A little anecdote a...
by Cyclist2
April 15th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Buying an Model B in 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Buying an Model B in 2019

Lots of variables in any answer. - Is the "feeling" the same as a model D/E? - Also: is there is difference in effort-readout with the newer models? So can a 2min/500m on an Model B be compared with a 2min/500m on a newer machine? I have a model B with a PM2. Works fine, and has for over 30 years wi...
by Cyclist2
April 12th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seat comfort
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Seat comfort

I've found that it isn't the AMOUNT of cushion that makes a difference, but the SHAPE. Make sure you have the cutouts for the sit bones and tail bone and that they are in the right position for your body. One way to get this right is to take a piece of corrugated cardboard, set it on a solid flat su...
by Cyclist2
March 31st, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: advice on a more advanced boat
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: advice on a more advanced boat

Depending which coast you're closest to (I'm talking USA), may help determine which boat - Maas on the west coast, Peinert on the east coast. The Aero and Zephyr are in the same class. And if you're planning on buying a new boat, be ready for a lengthy waiting time at least for Maas boats (unless yo...
by Cyclist2
March 24th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: 1st Sprint Race in a long time
Replies: 0
Views: 81

1st Sprint Race in a long time

I rowed in the Burton Beach Invitational race today. It is an early sprint race, mostly for juniors, but a few masters show up too. It is a race for 1x, 2x, 4x, a few 4-. Mostly coxless boats. It is held on Vashon Island in Puget Sound. It is only accessible by ferry, which is an interesting side st...
by Cyclist2
March 23rd, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: newbie looking for technique critiques
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: newbie looking for technique critiques

What I notice is that you are starting to bend your knees on the recovery before your arms are clear. Try to hinge from the hips and get your hands away a little quicker, then start bending your knees. In other words try to get into the catch position with your upper body first, then move back up th...
by Cyclist2
March 22nd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Psychology of Rowing - Assignment for school
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Psychology of Rowing - Assignment for school

A well written summary of the process. Something that provides information without being a full blown analysis.

I don't know how old you are, but if in high school, well done. For a short article it is well researched with personal experience to give it credibility.

I like it.
by Cyclist2
March 19th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Are the Old Model B's Faster for Strong Rowers?
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Are the Old Model B's Faster for Strong Rowers?

I have a model B and C. I put a piece of masonite on the side of the B fan to reduce the drag factor. I don't notice any significant difference in my splits between the two now. Without that drag reducer, the B felt really heavy - if you like high drag factors for short sprints, the B is the machine.
by Cyclist2
March 16th, 2019, 1:05 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Fishermen
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Fishermen

No doubt a lot of you OTW rowers row on lakes/rivers/reservoirs/etc. that are shared by others. I was reminded today about fishermen in boats. I was out on Hood Canal, a huge body of water - Navy ships ply it routinely. It was pretty quiet today. I saw a few small boats out, but far away, no wakes. ...
by Cyclist2
March 12th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: First time on the water

That is perfectly normal. Rowing with 7 other inexperienced people in a tippy boat in rough conditions - be glad you all didn't go swimming! Just like anything new that requires new and unfamiliar movements, it takes time. Yes, you'll eventually be comfortable, almost anticipate what the cox is goin...
by Cyclist2
March 6th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: advice on a more advanced boat
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: advice on a more advanced boat

The next step up would be the boats you mentioned; you've done some homework already. The specs you seek point to the Maas Aero or Peinert Zephyr. I have an Aero and it is a joy to row - fairly fast in flat conditions, and never a worry about capsizing in rougher conditions. I've rowed a Peinert bef...
by Cyclist2
March 5th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Drag factor racing
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Drag factor racing

For competition; 128.

For training; very low DF for timing and skill (high SR), very high DF for strength (low SR).

Your mileage may, and should, vary.
by Cyclist2
March 1st, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Forum Login
Replies: 25
Views: 1988

Re: Forum Login

It's still happening to me, but every now and then, it goes through just fine on the first attempt. Lindsayh and I have both tried to get the C2 forum folks to work on it, but evidently to no avail. It's apparently not a big priority, or not enough of us forum users have complained yet.
by Cyclist2
March 1st, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing Physique
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Rowing Physique

But certainly not compared to world class runners, skiers or cyclists, so this depends on perspective. From my own personal experience (not world class), I got out of rowing and into road cycling pretty heavily over the course of 10 years. My physique definitely changed - great legs, but my upper b...