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by Rvanvoris
August 22nd, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Life jacket
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Life jacket

I think the dates requiring PDF's are related to water temps
by Rvanvoris
June 27th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Prostate Cancer - Urinary Incontinence - C2 Rower
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: Prostate Cancer - Urinary Incontinence - C2 Rower

" I did not stop exercise because I got old
I got old because I stopped exercising"

Not mine originally but I have lost the source, so I incorporated it
by Rvanvoris
June 27th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Erging after knee replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Erging after knee replacement

In 2010 I had a double knee replacement. I knew that they were shot so I did them both before they downgraded our health insurance at work. After about 2 months I was feeling good enough to try to go sculling again. On my first stroke I came halfway up the slide and hit a brick wall, could not get p...
by Rvanvoris
June 27th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Life jacket
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Life jacket

Last November it was a warm day so I went out rowing on the Agawam river in Wareham MA When I came in I noticed that a uniformed officer from Fish and Game was on the shore waiting for me at the take out and when I got in he asked me if I had a PFD (life preserver) I told him no and repeated what ha...
by Rvanvoris
July 19th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing
Replies: 24
Views: 11812

Re: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing

I am 66 and I have been rowing for the last 20 years. I have logged over 1 million meters for the last four years, including the m C2 200k Holiday Challenge. I just got back from a vacation where I was able to row 55k in 6 days. I do not belong to any rowing club and I am not a fast rower. I have gi...
by Rvanvoris
July 19th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: How can I keep my knees together?
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: How can I keep my knees together?

I worried about this years ago and tried to strap my knees together, lowered my heels( which did help a little) I am a big guy and I always have been , no obese but I could lose 20 lbs. I had an opportunity to talk to Hank Osborne about this, he is a great coach perhaps the best coach I ever worked ...
by Rvanvoris
December 15th, 2017, 10:56 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing
Replies: 24
Views: 11812

Re: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing

I started rowing on the water at age 42, now 64 I am working on my second consecutive million meter year, combined ERG and OTW meters. I think rowing is one of the best ways to combat the effects of aging I can think of but I do agree with some of the other posters Go get some good professional inst...
by Rvanvoris
December 15th, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dirt on rollers
Replies: 67
Views: 21598

Re: Dirt on rollers

I have noticed the same thing My solution is I clean my track and rollers every couple of sessions. a rag with mineral spirits works but it is smelly I have been using Armor All the last few years and it seems to work fine I just hold the rag it against the rollers and move the seat with my hands I ...
by Rvanvoris
February 1st, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: reducing friction on the slide
Replies: 10
Views: 4035

reducing friction on the slide

when I ERG i dislike having any resistance on the slide. It bothers me when there is that black build up that I see on so many ERG slides and I can't stand that bumpy feeling under my backside as I go up and down the slide. So I have begun to clean and treat the slide in a three step protocol. 1- I ...
by Rvanvoris
August 9th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Rowing not racing
Replies: 2
Views: 19969

Rowing not racing

Is there anyone out there in the rowing community who,like me, is into rowing but not racing? For me the rowing is the thing. Moving a elegant boat through the water in the most efficient way that it is possible for me to do so is my goal not competition. I feel that racing is an external and for me...
by Rvanvoris
July 1st, 2014, 2:03 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Storing a Single at home
Replies: 3
Views: 5658

Re: Storing a Single at home

First of all I would recommend getting a well made cover for your boat, that would probably protect it pretty well. I use a cover sewn by Burnham Boat. It is a well made, padded cover with Sunbrella on the outside quilting on the inside. I took one to my local sailmaker who told me he could not touc...
by Rvanvoris
May 7th, 2014, 9:49 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: OTW splits vs ERG splits
Replies: 11
Views: 9813

Re: OTW splits vs ERG splits

that makes sense, thanks all
by Rvanvoris
May 2nd, 2014, 10:42 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: OTW splits vs ERG splits
Replies: 11
Views: 9813

OTW splits vs ERG splits

It has been by experience that my ERG split per 500 meters run 20 -25 seconds faster given the same effort. Is that common? I am 61 yo masters male- 225 lbs in pretty good shape. I consistently row 30k per week, ERG and OTW throughout the year. 201k for the Holiday challenge . On the ERG my cruising...
by Rvanvoris
June 5th, 2012, 5:50 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Big feet, foot stretcher, and knee pain
Replies: 2
Views: 3487

Re: Big feet, foot stretcher, and knee pain

I have big feet and consistly lived with knee pain in fact I am 2 years on from double knee replacement. Yes you can add a seat pad or I actully built some shims and installed them under the seat track to raise my butt. I reacently found that when I increased my angle of my foot strechers I had no m...
by Rvanvoris
April 2nd, 2012, 5:47 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Erg Shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 5906

Re: Erg Shoes

I heard a Harvard coach say that he has his rowers row only in their socks so that they can "feel the stroke" of the ERG and I assume the boat when they are on the water. Since then I have always gone just with the socks on my ERG and I am fine with that. I go barefoot on the water because I normall...