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by Cyclist2
February 19th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR

I agree with venue choice. Indoor rowing is not quite the "legitimate" sport that FISA would like it to be. Yet. So better to choose a place where the most people are likely to show up. That would also get more world class people in the same place, a better "championship". Regarding the change to th...
by Cyclist2
February 18th, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Holiday Challenge 2018 Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Holiday Challenge 2018 Pins

It all depends on how many days are between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some years it's "easier", others, like 2019, less so.
by Cyclist2
February 10th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 8 Months to row competitively!
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: 8 Months to row competitively!

More meters, exactly. Here is the Pete Plan I use when I'm starting a long range training plan; https://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/the-pete-plan/

Lots of people follow it, and again as HJS says, there is a forum thread devoted to it.

Good luck!
by Cyclist2
February 10th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Seat Pads in Competitions
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Seat Pads in Competitions

I used mine with no problems; just no padding over my sit bones, even for one short 2K. Like Dougie said, don't forget to grab it when you're done.
by Cyclist2
February 9th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport

Cyclist2- I too gave up the intense cycling bc of a bad crash (broken neck!). You said skipping riding for a while and rowing would not hurt the cycling. Is rowing a bigger help to cycling than cycling is to rowing, because obviously it hasn't helped me much :( I think the rowing helps cycling more...
by Cyclist2
February 8th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport

As you can tell from my signature, I do both. I got competitive in rowing in my 30s, then moved to here, where rowing wasn't as accessible, so got into cycling pretty heavily. I got to where I could stay at the front of the pack, but a serious crash up there made me rethink racing. I'd still do grou...
by Cyclist2
February 7th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My return to fitness with Concept 2
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: My return to fitness with Concept 2

Another inspiring post about someone who takes getting fit seriously. Keep it up! On the rare occasion I use the erg at a gym, it amazes me how many people get on the elliptical, let the machine do most of the work for them as they watch TV, while the ergs sit vacant (except for the 3 minute warm up...
by Cyclist2
February 7th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob errors from a newbie, some tips & encouragement
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Noob errors from a newbie, some tips & encouragement

I agree, great post. It's easy to forget all those details of just starting out after 30+ years of rowing! Keep it up and it won't be long before you're doing sub-8 (sub-7?) 2Ks.

My only thought is; get a headband to keep the sweat off your face and out of your eyes. I couldn't row without one.
by Cyclist2
February 7th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Do slides help the back?
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Do slides help the back?

I bought slides to get closer to a real boat feel. The stroke is much smoother and the catch is not as abrupt. It does take some strain off my back. For the price, I think they are great. They won't completely solve any back issue - you still have to reverse direction at each end of the stroke, but ...
by Cyclist2
January 29th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C - chain catching anti-throw device (PN 1002)
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Model C - chain catching anti-throw device (PN 1002)

I just looked at my model C. That plastic part is worn on the bottom edge from the chain sliding over it. I can't see any way it can catch on the top or sides. Has the anti throw device been dislodged? Is your chain catching on the bottom? I doubt the sprocket has worn that much - it would be visibl...
by Cyclist2
January 14th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Recommend seat cushion
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Recommend seat cushion

The key to a good pad is the cutouts for the sit bones and tail bone. Look at a photo of a rowing shell seat if you need a visual. If those are right, then the thickness can be minimal. C2's pad is thin but has the cutouts. I made one out of old sleeping pad foam. Even a yoga mat might be enough. Cy...
by Cyclist2
January 10th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?
Replies: 34
Views: 2413

Re: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?

This thread has sort of drifted away from drug testing but... I'm a (very) lightweight by rowing standards. I think it's cool that they separated the heavyweights and lightweights, BUT I wouldn't be disappointed if they eliminated it. It's a sport where being tall, big and muscular is an advantage. ...
by Cyclist2
January 6th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?
Replies: 34
Views: 2413

Re: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?

Since World Rowing is trying to turn indoor rowing into a legitimate sport, with tightly officiated World Rowing Indoor Championships, as well as national championships, I would guess they would have to do some drug testing, if even as just a show to "prove" they are equal to the more well known spo...
by Cyclist2
January 2nd, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deep Cleaning
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Re: Deep Cleaning

Thanks for that and you're absolutely right. I'll give it a shot. It's a Model B / PM1 that made a huge diff 20 plus years ago and has been idle collecting dust since. Guess I can't do any serious damage and no downside !! I'll hunt around for guides / videos. Regards You've probably already found ...
by Cyclist2
January 2nd, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C Front Foot / Leg
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Model C Front Foot / Leg

My Model C doesn't have that flared attachment at the foot, the legs are one width over their entire length. What do the legs look like at the attachment to the wheel? You'd have to remove these legs to see this, but are the original bolt holes in the foot? I don't see how that modification (?) woul...