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by Cyclist2
December 15th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 75
Views: 3131

Re: Age related decline

So you are correct Jim, haven't sworn off erg events; but I'm not sure if I'll be doing anymore. Ever. BTW- Nice 2k Jim! I'm with Ed. However, I rowed OTW before the heavy erg years. Circumstances "forced" me to erg if I wanted any rowing at all, and the erg races satisfied my competitive urge (alo...
by Cyclist2
December 12th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Polar H7 with PM3
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Polar H7 with PM3

You're right, part # 1747 is the whole setup, including the strap. Sorry. I see that C2 sells the H7, so maybe it's a bad connection from the pickup to the monitor (unplug and clean the pin on both the monitor and pickup end). Sometimes when I don't get a good connection on my skin, it doesn't read ...
by Cyclist2
December 12th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Polar H7 with PM3
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Polar H7 with PM3

I have a Polar heart rate strap (not sure which model it is). With a PM3 you need a pickup that is wired to the monitor. C2 sells those. It's part number 1747. I have one on both my model C/PM3 and model B/PM2. Works great.
by Cyclist2
December 12th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New member and rower, tips on my technique?
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: New member and rower, tips on my technique?

Looks pretty good for just starting out. The smoothness will come with time, but you can use the stroke force curve to analyze your stroke, which will help getting a good connected motion through the entire drive. https://www.concept2.com/service/monitors/pm5/how-to-use/working-force-curve. One thin...
by Cyclist2
December 6th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: This Holiday Challenge is Grueling
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: This Holiday Challenge is Grueling

It's tough. That's why they call it a "challenge" :D This is my 19th year of doing it, and I tried (past tense already) to finish it in 10 days this year because we're leaving in a week or so for Europe. I'll make it in about 12-13 days at my current pace. Turns out my old body needs a little more r...
by Cyclist2
December 6th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rough pull?
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Rough pull?

I've overhauled one Model C (same mechanism as a D). If the machine is old and/or has had a lot of use and abuse, the plastic idler pulleys can get grooved, the sprockets worn and gunked as you suggested. Those parts are pretty inexpensive from C2 and not too difficult to replace if you're handy wit...
by Cyclist2
December 3rd, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Logging non-workout "Just row" rows?
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Logging non-workout "Just row" rows?

Sorry but don't use the "Just Row" function if you want to start logging your rows, it doesn't work and you will not have anything in memory on the older monitors. Just row is logged but ONLY if you press the [BACK] button when you're done. Not true, at least on my PM3. I just did an experiment; sa...
by Cyclist2
November 27th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Year 35
Replies: 37
Views: 1510

Re: Year 35

C2's Holiday Challenge starts tomorrow! I have used that to keep the holiday eating guilt at bay for the last 19 years, and to build endurance so those cold dark months that follow are easier to row (if not to find the motivation to actually get on the machine). At your current level, you'll easily ...
by Cyclist2
November 17th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How is this even possible
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: How is this even possible

Or... (having just experimented with that), he/she is a new para-rower using arms or arms/back only. Shouldn't jump to conclusions, sorry. :oops:
by Cyclist2
November 17th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How is this even possible
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: How is this even possible

At that pace, and at that stroke rate, I'll bet that rower's technique would be worthy of a hearty chuckle! :D
by Cyclist2
November 16th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Affordable recreational sculls
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Affordable recreational sculls

The website row2K has classifieds, also. row2K is mostly racing shells, but the occasional rec shell pops up, too. If you are in California, Open Water Rowing is rotating their fleet out and has several boats in that class for sale right now. Here is the specific link: https://www.row2k.com/classifi...
by Cyclist2
November 9th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Help me identify these screws please!
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Help me identify these screws please!

That is a model C. Here is the C2 master schematic and parts list: https://www.concept2.com/files/pdf/us/i ... cParts.pdf.

There are lots more diagrams and info here: https://www.concept2.com/service/indoor ... schematics.

Good luck!
by Cyclist2
November 9th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: 'Serious' cyclists considering cross training with rower
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: 'Serious' cyclists considering cross training with rower

So, the question....how do 'serious' cyclists find fitting in rowing round their cycling and what sort of program do they do? I was a serious cyclist for a few years because it was inconvenient to row when I moved here. Once I got in "cycling shape" and could keep up with the peloton, I was in the ...
by Cyclist2
November 7th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: OTW Update
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: OTW Update

Hi Ed! I figured you were in the boat a lot this summer. Good job on your progress! I raced in a mixed double this year. The gal is pretty new at it, but is strong and has been doing sweep for a few years, so she knows the basics, just needs more single/double time. We signed up for three races; the...
by Cyclist2
November 2nd, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Slides Crew Rowing
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Slides Crew Rowing

I have no hard data or references, but experience in both a double (with a similar height but weaker partner) and on a tandem bicycle (with my shorter, weaker wife). Note that "weaker" is a relative term, they are both strong :D . In both cases we both get a heck of a workout, at our own power outpu...