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by Cyclist2
January 25th, 2021, 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New User intro
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: New User intro

Soulsurfer wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 8:10 am
I had shoulder surgery last October
I sent you a private message. Thanks!

I'm glad your recovery is going well. Rowing is definitely the sport for building endurance and strength.
by Cyclist2
January 18th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Becoming a better cyclist from erging/rowing?
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Becoming a better cyclist from erging/rowing?

Looking at the grand tours its very much a weight game, those guys don’t even look at a weight, goal is get an upperarm as thick as an wrist Hamish B. Did not do both sports together, he stopped rowing and started cycling and for that lost a lot of weight. For a rower he was not very heavy. https:/...
by Cyclist2
January 17th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Becoming a better cyclist from erging/rowing?
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: Becoming a better cyclist from erging/rowing?

Just read another article (in Bicycling magazine, see another thread just below this one with the first article I found) about how building strong shoulders will improve your cycling. It described a bunch of dumbbell exercises to help that, but getting on the erg will do the same thing and improve y...
by Cyclist2
January 13th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: iPhone went flat as I was coming up the home straight :-/
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: iPhone went flat as I was coming up the home straight :-/

Uh, KISS, remember.

Enter it manually. :P
by Cyclist2
January 10th, 2021, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PM3 Seems off centre...?
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: PM3 Seems off centre...?

The monitor mounting points are to the right side, so the monitor appears to sit off to the left. That's the way it's built, no problem.
by Cyclist2
January 9th, 2021, 10:47 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Converting Calories to watts or pace
Replies: 12
Views: 397

Re: Converting Calories to watts or pace

C2 has calculators to convert watts, pace, calories VO2 max. Here is the link: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/ ... calculator.

There are explanations of the math they use, shortcomings, estimates, etc. on each page.
by Cyclist2
January 2nd, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Collectible Machines?? Prototype Dynamic + Olympian's own 'home' model D
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Collectible Machines?? Prototype Dynamic + Olympian's own 'home' model D

Collectible ergs? I suppose it's possible. Ever watch "Antiques Roadshow"? Antiques Roadshow is one of my favorites. One thing I've picked up is that "it all depends on the market". This isn't a signed Babe Ruth baseball, that's for sure. Rowing is such a small niche that the future value of vintag...
by Cyclist2
January 2nd, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Weight Adjusted Time
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Weight Adjusted Time

The weight adjustment for the erg is to measure the potential of different weight rowers on the water since the erg doesn't penalize the heavier rower as much as OTW rowing does. Therefore, on the erg, the bigger, heavier person seems to be much stronger, when on the water he/she may be comparable t...
by Cyclist2
January 2nd, 2021, 2:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Force Curve - does it really matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: Force Curve - does it really matter?

I wouldn't worry much about your force curve I disagree. Here is my experience. My first attempt at the CRASH-B ended 0.2 seconds short of 2nd place because my arms just died. Looking at the force curve, it was obvious as it looked like a VW bug going to the right - strong legs and back, then reall...
by Cyclist2
December 31st, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Bumpy Seat, advice please!
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Bumpy Seat, advice please!

Is the seat too tight on the rail? If it doesn't move easily back and forth, maybe the bottom rollers are causing the bumpiness. The seat should roll freely toward the fan when you pick up the end of the rail.
by Cyclist2
December 30th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Holiday Challenge Honor Board
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Re: Holiday Challenge Honor Board

It's time concept 2 dropped the manual entry system that people can just enter anything they want. I knew you'd chime in Carl :D For the most part, I agree that having one or two verified meter challenges would spice up the year, but these meter only challenges don't really warrant it. Like Cant Cl...
by Cyclist2
December 30th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Would adding Slides to my Model D be appropriate for me?
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: Would adding Slides to my Model D be appropriate for me?

I have slides under my model C. I bought them when I sold a boat but still wanted the feel of a boat. I only removed them during the last month of training for the winter erg races, which are on static ergs. The major difference I notice is the catch. That "gap" and hard catch on the static is almos...
by Cyclist2
December 27th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feedback on my form
Replies: 19
Views: 834

Re: Feedback on my form

I’ve been working on not leading with my back. That’s a hard habit to break. You're right, it is a hard habit to break. You're still doing it slightly. Here is a quote I try to remember to overcome that. "At the beginning of the drive every inch the seat moves, the handle moves an inch". A simple d...
by Cyclist2
December 27th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rower cover, is it needed?
Replies: 15
Views: 763

Re: Rower cover, is it needed?

Thoughts? I also use my "modified" garage. Car on one side, workout area on the other. In our wet climate, I was leaving a window open to limit the condensation that occurred when a warm, wet car was pulled in. When our house was burgled, I cut ventilation openings in the exterior walls then shut t...
by Cyclist2
December 24th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Overwhelmed Beginner
Replies: 16
Views: 1106

Re: Overwhelmed Beginner

I would love it if these programs could be loaded into the PM5 or a connected phone app (I am using ErgData now) to tell me when to shift gears, and to what. This is why I am drawn to videos. They can be! Go to the C2 site on how to use the PM5, Here is the link: https://www.concept2.com/service/mo...