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by Cyclist2
October 3rd, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing to complement sailing
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: Rowing to complement sailing

I remember reading a few years back about the America's Cup competitors using the erg for training. I complemented my bike racing with erg training. I've seen motocross riders using it. Etc. The erg is a great training tool for endurance and overall body fitness. Use it in your regular fitness/stren...
by Cyclist2
September 30th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Recommended life preserver-life jacket
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Recommended life preserver-life jacket

There are various options, and opinions. Search "life jackets for rowers" to see those. My opinion is that if you are worried about the water being too cold, then either shift to the erg, or have a coach or friend in a safety boat accompany you. I have the waist belt type (the club requires it), but...
by Cyclist2
September 24th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone just prefer indoor rowing?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Does anyone just prefer indoor rowing?

If you like it enough all the "faff" is worth it. I've been in situations on both ends - too much hassle for the amount of rowing, and rowing is so fun it's worth it. Depends... However, for years the first situation was in play and I did exclusively the erg for my rowing fix. I got slides, set up t...
by Cyclist2
September 20th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Coffey rowing shells
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Coffey rowing shells

Al; I sent you a PM with contact info. I may be interested. Thanks!
by Cyclist2
September 12th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for a shorter rower
Replies: 22
Views: 787

Re: Tips for a shorter rower

The erg doesn't care how small, big, tall, short, fat, skinny you are. You get out of it what you put into it. Starting with low DF is smart. Good technique is important when learning. Don't worry about speed, power, or stroke rate until she's mastered the basic stroke and can repeat it consistently...
by Cyclist2
September 11th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Broken part on flywheel

Thread drift, sorry...

C2jonw, are you back at C2 or never left like your signature suggests?
by Cyclist2
September 6th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken part on flywheel
Replies: 16
Views: 558

Re: Broken part on flywheel

Nice discussion, maybe C2 can offer help but... Why not try putting it back on? They make some pretty serious adhesive these days, and while it may weigh a few micrograms more, it probably would be adequate. Even a small screw, matched just opposite on the flywheel, might work. If it were my rower, ...
by Cyclist2
September 4th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowing and mountain climbing (at the same time)
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Rowing and mountain climbing (at the same time)

Back in my youth (1970s) I did a lot of mountain climbing. It was very enjoyable and the environmental concerns weren't as prominent then because there weren't that many people doing it. However, when I now venture into the mountains, it is disheartening, at the least, to see how the number of peopl...
by Cyclist2
August 27th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Length of a Model B
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Length of a Model B

Length of a model B is 94 inches (239 cm). It doesn't come apart like the later models.
by Cyclist2
August 21st, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: London Great River Race - cushion or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: London Great River Race - cushion or not?

The only "fixed seat" rowing I've done is on my erg, but as far as cushions go, the shape is more important than material or thickness. If the seats in your boat are flat, or nearly so, you'll need something to take the pressure off your sit bones and tailbone. Look at rowing shell seats. Since you ...
by Cyclist2
August 18th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Bump/thump from Model D rail...
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Bump/thump from Model D rail...

The rail itself won't flex, but the stainless steel cap on the rail may have come unglued near the catch end due to sweat getting under it. I'd check that first. Under very hard, quick efforts (think max 100m efforts), the erg will move and maybe jump a little, but under regular rowing workouts, the...
by Cyclist2
August 7th, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Critique of form please
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Critique of form please

Rather than add more comments, I suggest you look at the C2 technique videos; https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos. Set up mirrors or your camera so you can watch yourself and emulate those videos. Your stroke will soon be more efficient and your workouts stronger and fas...
by Cyclist2
July 31st, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training for long distance on water
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Training for long distance on water

Train like you intend to race. That means long, slow pieces on the erg or in the boat. Build up until you can comfortably row 2-3 hours at a time.

Good luck, that is a long race!
by Cyclist2
July 28th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Concept2 Skinnys or Wintech RDS blades?
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Concept2 Skinnys or Wintech RDS blades?

Had the same "problem" with oars at my club. Now we are in "set boat" practices, so we got to choose our oars and set them for us and the boat (double) specifically. Much better! Next season, we start all over with the "grab any oars and go" routine. Can't comment on which oars are better for the mo...
by Cyclist2
July 26th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Is there a genuine performance advantage to erging outdoors?
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Is there a genuine performance advantage to erging outdoors?

Hey, anything is better outdoors! :D