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by johnlvs2run
August 9th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bike erg rust on perforated mesh piece
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Bike erg rust on perforated mesh piece

I hung a piece of foam sheet between the fan cage and me to block the wind from being so strong.
You could likewise connect something to the part of the cage that's rusting, and be sure to recalibrate afterward.
Even right under the handlebar would probably help in your case.
by johnlvs2run
August 8th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Workouts and Training
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: BikeErg Workouts and Training

This morning, 10x 7 minutes with 2 minute recoveries and 2.2 seconds faster pace than last week.
It's way too warm to attempt a time trial.
by johnlvs2run
August 6th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Heart Rate Strap inflammation
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Heart Rate Strap inflammation

I replaced the strap with an old cut up bicycle tire inner tube.
by johnlvs2run
August 6th, 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Used Model B worth it?
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Used Model B worth it?

chicagoal wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Make sense or is the B pretty primitive by comparison?
The model B is primitive by comparison.
Anything worth having is worth waiting for, and you can do something else in the meantime.
by johnlvs2run
August 1st, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Workouts and Training
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: BikeErg Workouts and Training

Yesterday I did a moderately hard session of 10x 5 minutes with 2 minute recoveries at about my 40k pace.
My goal is to extend my pace over distance, and hopefully to improve my time for the 4k.
by johnlvs2run
August 1st, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Workouts and Training
Replies: 7
Views: 306

BikeErg Workouts and Training

This thread is for BikeErg workouts, training, training plans, training questions and so on.
by johnlvs2run
July 28th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28892
Views: 3745697

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Thanks for posting that video of Justin Farina . It's by far the best video I've seen of someone using the Skierg, with the excellent camera angle, being in action the whole time, voice-over throughout, and zero annoying music. That's an awesome workout room too and I wonder if it's his. I especiall...
by johnlvs2run
July 25th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: too much resistance in Skierg - slower times
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: too much resistance in Skierg - slower times

I've been all through the Skierg recently, and the bearings appear to be functioning as well as they ever did. However, yesterday I took the cords off the spools and discovered an issue. Originally the spools would slide sideways back and forth rather easily. However, yesterday they kept sticking an...
by johnlvs2run
July 23rd, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?

Ivan Troyano wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 8:14 am
It was probably the 'funnest' steady state I did because I could just think about other things and not stress about my heart rate etc.
Awesome results!
by johnlvs2run
July 22nd, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: My ergs are getting harder, HR is going up. Why?

I think you're trying to control too many things in your steady states, your pace, your rating, your heart rate, being precise and so on, which keeps you from relaxing - and you need to relax. Sometimes when doing steady states I cover the monitor completely with only the time left showing, no ratin...
by johnlvs2run
July 22nd, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing speed vs running speed
Replies: 25
Views: 2194

Re: Rowing speed vs running speed

What I find a bit odd is that there doesn't seem to be an Age Grading in rowing. With running you can consult a calculator that gives you your time as a percentage of the world record for your age. So 80%+ is 'national class', 70%+ is 'regional class' etc. This is great as it allows for a fair comp...
by johnlvs2run
July 21st, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Link to your concept2 log; howto
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Link to your concept2 log; howto

You're quite welcome.
To allow people to see your log, go to edit profile > user profile > privacy settings.
by johnlvs2run
July 21st, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Link to your concept2 log; howto
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: Link to your concept2 log; howto

In your user control panel > profile > signature > make sure the 3 options at the bottom are unchecked.
by johnlvs2run
July 20th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: too much resistance in Skierg - slower times
Replies: 1
Views: 244

too much resistance in Skierg - slower times

There appears to be some resistance in my Skierg, which has been appearing since early this year and is costing me about 9 seconds per 500m at all distances. I'm rather sure the difference is not me, as my times on the Bikeerg are faster than they were in the spring. It could be me, but I think it's...
by johnlvs2run
July 20th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Brand new SkiErg..clunk noise on double/single poling
Replies: 28
Views: 3543

Re: Brand new SkiErg..clunk noise on double/single poling

I took the fan cage off, and the back bearing was okay, but the front one came off with the axle. The bearing attachment was loose in the socket, but not enough to fit the innertube so I tried plastic electrical tape. This didn't work very well, as it scrunched up and the bearing kept coming back ou...