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by Cyclist2
October 14th, 2018, 9:04 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: American Lk Fall Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 43

American Lk Fall Classic

This was a 5K head race, not an open water race, so my Aero looked like that chunky kid in the karate class. No worries, I was there for the fun, to get reacquainted with the OTW race scene after 25 years, and push myself a little harder in a competitive environment. No pressure. The weather was bea...
by Cyclist2
October 12th, 2018, 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tunturi performance R50 versus concept2 model E
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Tunturi performance R50 versus concept2 model E

Citroen's right. Given that, if the Turnturi were even close to the C2 (which it's not) you'd still get a biased view. If you want a machine for the long term whether for training or just exercise, get the C2.
by Cyclist2
September 27th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 137
Views: 51932

Re: Open Water Rowing

I recommend that all OTW rowers practice flipping and more importantly getting back in. The Aero is a great stable boat but if it has both front and back stays it could be more difficult to get back into. Practice will increase confidence. I went to my upcoming race venue yesterday and rowed the co...
by Cyclist2
September 26th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fair Market Value - Model C w/ PM2
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Fair Market Value - Model C w/ PM2

Why? Because everything is negotiable and it's easier to come down than go up. I didn't find the menu on eBay with completed listings but another look at eBay just now showed model Ds at $246, $650, $800, $900, $1000, a model E at $725, and a model C at $799. It's not really an arguable issue, just ...
by Cyclist2
September 25th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fair Market Value - Model C w/ PM2
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Fair Market Value - Model C w/ PM2

A quick check of eBay shows two model Cs; one in pretty rough shape with a PM3 for $600 and a clean looking one with a PM2 for $749. Those prices are, IMO, at the upper side of typical. If your PM2 is in working order, I would start at the $749 and see what happens.
by Cyclist2
September 25th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 137
Views: 51932

Re: Open Water Rowing

Nice job, Paul! That sounds like some pretty serious open water. You got that box checked. I'm pretty sure I'd pass on most of the races you describe competing in! I've been rowing my new Aero on the Hood Canal (Puget Sound), but I pick my days carefully. I have signed up for a head race in October,...
by Cyclist2
September 21st, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How many meters do you have this season and how are you doing on this season's goals?
Replies: 16
Views: 485

Re: How many meters do you have this season and how are you doing on this season's goals?

367K, 157K of it in my newly purchased Maas Aero since July. Way more fun! Haven't decided whether to start serious training for the WRIC or just row my boat when the weather is nice. Will do the Holiday Challenge, of course (don't want to break my string of 17 yearly pins) so should get around 1.5M...
by Cyclist2
September 21st, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: FAQ
Topic: blisters on hands
Replies: 27
Views: 28449

Re: blisters on hands

Baseball batting or golf gloves.
by Cyclist2
September 21st, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?
Replies: 34
Views: 1630

Re: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?

Can anyone recommend a good supplemental pad for the C2 Model B seat? The model B seat was (still is, in my case) a great seat; right shape, just enough cushion. I could never figure out why they went to the hard, flat seat, other than to deal to a broader (in more ways than one) market. I use a pa...
by Cyclist2
September 11th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Has anyone had their testosterone measured?
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Has anyone had their testosterone measured?

My brother had low T, and took medication for it for awhile. As mdpfirrman said, he also modified his lifestyle and eventually got off the meds. He was in his 50s when all that was going on, now we're in our mid 60s, still no problem. Lindsay, do you have a link for that grip strength/longevity study?
by Cyclist2
September 11th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C - can't remove side panel to inspect flywheel
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Model C - can't remove side panel to inspect flywheel

Do the four screws not come out, or once they are out, the panel is stuck in place? It might take a little WD-40 or something to loosen up the panel if it has been there a long time and rusted. You might also try tapping it off gently around the perimeter because it could have been installed slightl...
by Cyclist2
September 4th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?
Replies: 34
Views: 1630

Re: Recommended cushions for C2 Model D seat?

All good suggestions, but I'll add this; you can measure your own sit bones width pretty easily and cut a pad to fit you specifically. All you have to do is get a piece of corrugated cardboard, put it on a hard surface (or on the C2 seat on your rower) and then sit on it in the catch position. Your ...
by Cyclist2
September 1st, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why can I do intervals but struggle with TTs?
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Why can I do intervals but struggle with TTs?

Last important point, what really can help, is using a sort of mantra, keep in mind: "nomatter what, I do not handle down!" I agree. When the going gets tough, my form starts to suffer, so my mantra is one of several things; "sit up straight", "strong back", "full stroke". When I concentrate on for...
by Cyclist2
August 10th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Do you find targetting specific distances affects others distances?
Replies: 29
Views: 959

Re: Do you find targetting specific distances affects others distances?

Nothing more scientific or data-based to add, just that my first thought when I read the topic was; that is why I like the Nonathlon. I try to get a consistent (high as possible) point value across all the distances except FM, which is more than I feel like doing. If I can do that, I feel I'm a pret...
by Cyclist2
August 6th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Quaker City Regatta
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Quaker City Regatta

Nice, Ed! You obviously are getting comfortable, and fast, in your racing shell. I've done rows in tough conditions and it usually had a bad ending. I'm impressed.