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by Cyclist2
September 12th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for a shorter rower
Replies: 19
Views: 338

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: 346

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: 346

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: 292

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: 172

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: 2
Views: 250

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: 265

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: 403

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: 370

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: 316

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: 656

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

Hey, anything is better outdoors! :D
by Cyclist2
July 26th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.

Many years ago, when I was new to rowing, I injured my back. I had x-rays, bone scans, you name it. They found a little something every time, but nothing consistent, so I just chalked it up to the typical sore back syndrome. Fast forward. I would sometimes get excruciating back spasms that would put...
by Cyclist2
July 20th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing
Replies: 15
Views: 5048

Re: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing

I'm 68, been rowing off and on for over 30 years and erging pretty consistently for all of those years. I got my third boat (Maas Aero) last summer and entered a head race, just to get the rush of racing back, no delusions of victory, believe me. There were two guys starting after me in the age rank...
by Cyclist2
July 20th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New erg feeling DF
Replies: 47
Views: 1612

Re: New erg feeling DF

After quite a few tests, I figured out something. At the gym (4 pm3 ergs) I row at 120_125 DF which is around damper in 6 in my most common one. In my new erg (pm5) I get 112 DF at damper 5. That alone is weird because the machine is new. But actually feels like 140 DF. And even after rowing at dam...
by Cyclist2
July 15th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Coping strategies
Replies: 37
Views: 1285

Re: Coping strategies

6) Imagine your family and/or friends are stood behind you cheering you on. I was doing a 2K race where my brother (a total non-rower) was my coxwain. I explained what he would see on the monitor and told him what I wanted for splits. He was reminding me, but was pretty quiet for most of the race -...