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by LarryRow
May 16th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water, I'm hooked!
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: First time on the water, I'm hooked!

I like the quad and the double. Last year we raced in a truly mixed quad. I'm 6' 165, two women 60 and 68 both under 5' 2", 110 and 140, and our bow was our young coach; 5'10" 200lbs extremely experienced and strong. With practice it all worked. Starting this week in another mixed quad; closer in a...
by LarryRow
May 11th, 2017, 9:10 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water, I'm hooked!
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: First time on the water, I'm hooked!

i love the quad. seems to be my choice of poison more often than not. as a small hobby rowing club, we don't have any great fantastic boats, but the ones we have are well used and either bought from other clubs or have been given to us. We have one class A quad, unfortunately most of regulars are s...
by LarryRow
May 10th, 2017, 9:28 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water, I'm hooked!
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: First time on the water, I'm hooked!

Larry, I'm about a year ahead of ya (already logged my first 1000k in the boat). I was hooked from the first night. Did a learn to row class last May (also in a quad), did my first race end of last season (mixed quad, with a very experienced bow). It was a 4km "head race". I was completely destroye...
by LarryRow
May 10th, 2017, 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bob Spenger
Replies: 26
Views: 28470

Re: Bob Spenger

I too am saddened to hear this news. Bob wrote to me on here and told me about his early days rowing in heavy wooden skiffs. We also chatted about his experience rowing in 8s, and, of course, talked about ergs. I wish he were still around so he could give me some advice now that I've finally managed...
by LarryRow
May 9th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water, I'm hooked!
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

Re: First time on the water, I'm hooked!

I know a boat is no racing car but I started to get a sense that we could really move that thing along, and the feeling of motion is exhiliarating. A quad is a very fast boat. I rowed singles and doubles mostly, but in a quad the faster speed was noticeable, and FUN. Enjoy! Thanks, I can't wait to ...
by LarryRow
May 8th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water, I'm hooked!
Replies: 9
Views: 2290

First time on the water, I'm hooked!

So, after dealing with three injuries over the past few months, a bruised tailbone, a sliced finger from a bread knife, and a broken toe, I managed to get out onto the water for the first time yesterday. I rowed the 3 seat in a quad and it was so much fun, I can't wait to go again! We practiced rowi...
by LarryRow
February 22nd, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Going to Craftsbury, any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Going to Craftsbury, any advice?

So, I managed to bang my tailbone on the edge of the pool the other day so I won't be rowing for a while. It is bruised, I just hope I didn't fracture it. ;-( I've pushed off the Craftsbury class to the last week of July. The water will be warmer by then anyway. ;-) My mom grew up in Newport so I'm ...
by LarryRow
February 20th, 2017, 7:12 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Going to Craftsbury, any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Going to Craftsbury, any advice?

c2jonw wrote:that's definitely the advanced class.......
I guess I'll take some comfort in knowing that! It's nice that I won't have to show such mad balance skills.
by LarryRow
February 20th, 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Going to Craftsbury, any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: Going to Craftsbury, any advice?

Larry, Good for you! One of the first things you are taught is how to get back in the boat after flipping, and having the knowledge that you can do this results in a better learning experience. Also they have a variety of boats so you'll be assigned one that is appropriate, with the opportunity to ...
by LarryRow
February 19th, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How many of you erg late at night?
Replies: 35
Views: 4738

Re: How many of you erg late at night?

I don't like to do hard workouts after 7:30pm, as I am prone to workout induced insomnia. I know this from my days running hard tempos and track workouts with a club. Those workouts were always late, after work. The main trouble was waking up at 3:30am, hungry, even though I had eaten a big dinner a...
by LarryRow
February 19th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Going to Craftsbury, any advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Going to Craftsbury, any advice?

Hello, So, after a little over a year and a half rowing, with about 1.3 million meters on the erg, I've decided to take a one week rowing class at Craftsbury. Has anybody gone? Can you give me any advice? I have never rowed on the water. I'm especially worried about flipping the boat over and righti...
by LarryRow
September 7th, 2016, 9:59 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model E vs Model D
Replies: 55
Views: 10304

Re: Model E vs Model D

As a technology risk-taker, how'd that Sony Betamax work out for you? :oops: Larry, lets get realistic. People were bitterly complaining about the $200 extra that a C2 Model E costs. It's hard for me to imagine what they will think of paying three or more times the cost of a C2 to get a RowPerfect ...
by LarryRow
September 7th, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model E vs Model D
Replies: 55
Views: 10304

Re: Model E vs Model D

At this point, I'm very interested in the new OarTec DX which is supposed to come out in Sept/October. You can find some videos of it on Facebook. I'll still do static work in class on the C2s but I think I want to try a dynamic machine at home, since some of you put that bug in my ear. The DX look...
by LarryRow
September 7th, 2016, 10:23 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model E vs Model D
Replies: 55
Views: 10304

Re: Model E vs Model D

At this point, I'm very interested in the new OarTec DX which is supposed to come out in Sept/October. You can find some videos of it on Facebook. I'll still do static work in class on the C2s but I think I want to try a dynamic machine at home, since some of you put that bug in my ear. The DX looks...
by LarryRow
September 5th, 2016, 9:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help me go sub-7:00 for the 2k
Replies: 206
Views: 15972

Re: Help me go sub-7:00 for the 2k

Managed 10x250m with 1:00rest avg 1:47.2/500m.

After 7300m in class the other night, I attacked another 500m, averaged 1:45.6 for the first three hundred meters and died in the fourth one hundred and could not finish it.

There is a lesson in there somewhere, LOL.