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by Cyclist2
June 22nd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5

Thanks for the manual entry tip. I assume that this would result in an unverified entry, would it? The logbook is for your convenience only, so the only verified workouts you really need are the ranking pieces (Nobody at C2 is auditing the entries in their challenges, so I'm sure there are meters e...
by Cyclist2
June 22nd, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5

If you don't have any external electronics hooked up, the PM records the workouts in its own memory. If you finished the day with more than the 21,000, whether all at once or not, then go to "memory", "list by date", and the workouts you did on that day will be there. You can enter them manually in ...
by Cyclist2
June 18th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1157

Re: Rowing strapless...

One thing not mentioned in the thread; rowing strapless reduces the stress on your lower back as well. I always warm up strapless, and do some workouts without also. Good reminder for correct form, and easier on my back for those old-guy-sore-back days. It was mentioned to not do it in a boat. Well,...
by Cyclist2
June 7th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 1326

Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

I'm amazed at the people who can row every day for years. I've had a C2 erg since 1986 (model A, then B, now C) and there are times when I train real hard for months and times when it sits for months. If I had to rely on it for my sole method of exercise, I'd go crazy. Doing weights, riding a bike, ...
by Cyclist2
June 7th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie Questions - Training Question - Drag Factor
Replies: 19
Views: 810

Re: Newbie Questions - Training Question - Drag Factor

It's the same at every gym, although the degree to which they let them collect dust will vary. Gyms are dirty places and the machines get dusty pretty quickly. They, generally, do get a lot of use, albeit in abusive 5 minute increments. Offering to clean them yourself is an option, but they probably...
by Cyclist2
June 5th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

My Subaru has those lengthwise rails, but also retractable bars that go across the roof. If you don't have those, then getting cross bars will be necessary, as PaulG notes. I bought some for my truck canopy. One trick I was taught was to buy two (if you have a sedan) inexpensive bath mats and place ...
by Cyclist2
May 17th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Custom Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Custom Seats

Yes, it works for both. Bike seats are more critical though because the pressure on the sit bones is more concentrated and in a fixed position for longer periods of time. The depressions and holes in rowing shell seats, generally, are big enough and spaced correctly to accommodate most body sizes - ...
by Cyclist2
May 10th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Outrigger height for 6'9".
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Outrigger height for 6'9".

One of the biggest problems newbies face if learning on their own is making sure the oarlocks face the right way. On most singles the Martin included you can revolve the oarlocks 360 degrees (720 or more if you have a mind to). When sat in the boat the oarlocks should face away from you so when you...
by Cyclist2
May 8th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Outrigger height for 6'9".
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Outrigger height for 6'9".

There are lots of web sites on basic rigging, C2 has a basic one that will get you started; https://www.concept2.com/service/oars/rigging-concepts. Oarlock height is just one of several adjustments that can be made and they are all interconnected, so there is no one answer. What I'd recommend, rathe...
by Cyclist2
May 7th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 60 years old - Rowing due to running injury
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: 60 years old - Rowing due to running injury

Check the "standard list" and "custom list" under the "select workout" menu item. And you can set up your own workout with intervals based on time or distance, with set or variable rest periods. Lots of options to break up the monotony. C2's web site has instructions on how to use the monitor. Check...
by Cyclist2
May 2nd, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 18
Views: 1090

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

The "body scan", checking that each little bit of you is relaxed. Heh, I remember that from yoga. You think you have relaxed every little muscle in your body, and then the instructor mentions "the spot between the eyebrows". Oops. Years ago I started a book called "Peak Performance". It was a train...
by Cyclist2
May 2nd, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C chain idler pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Model C chain idler pulley

Thanks Carl!

I was missing the nut on the longer bolt part.
by Cyclist2
April 30th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C chain idler pulley
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Model C chain idler pulley

Looking at the C2 instructions to remove the chain idler pulley axle, it says "insert unpatched bolt and turn". I understand the concept (the axle just rotates - you need something to hold one side to remove the bolt on the other side) but what is an unpatched bolt and where do I get one? I don't se...
by Cyclist2
April 25th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: new-ish rower question about spm
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: new-ish rower question about spm

Yes exactly what I was wondering- how would you go about achieving the same force with different rates There is a metric that is you'll see here; watts per stroke (W/S for now). It is the watts you see on the monitor divided by your stroke rate. To keep the same W/S you need to put more watts in at...
by Cyclist2
April 15th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much does 2K time drop in off season?
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: How much does 2K time drop in off season?

Good question, Jim. I'll be interested in the posts that follow. It takes, like you say, a lot of hard, intense work to get a competitive 2K time. I've never gotten that wild hair you mentioned, so I can't answer from personal experience. Just let it be said that in the fall, IF I decide to train fo...