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by Ombrax
May 30th, 2020, 1:14 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to spend my money?
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: How to spend my money?

Depends firstly why your upgrading from a PM2 to a PM5 because for many people it makes no difference and some people actually prefer to keep their PM2 and pay me good money to repair them. Agreed. All this assumes the OP truly needs or wants to use the additional functionality the PM5 provides. If...
by Ombrax
May 29th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to spend my money?
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: How to spend my money?

I would say get the PM5 and save the balance of the money you'd have spent on a Model D. Then, years from now when you think the Model C really needs to be replaced (which is unlikely, since just about everything that wears out can be replaced, unless something truly bad happens to it) you can go ah...
by Ombrax
May 26th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for a Plan........
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Looking for a Plan........

Hi Mike, Congratulations for your decision to get "back in the saddle." My first comment is that you should do whatever your body allows, but with that in mind, if your primary goals are to 1) lose some weight, and 2) improve overall fitness (in whatever order you care to put them) then I think you ...
by Ombrax
May 20th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM3 to a PM5: now much slower
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: PM3 to a PM5: now much slower

Just a hunch. Power is a more basic measurement of the erg ; pace is a derivative that involves some arbitrary parameters. How do the watts displayed on the PM3 and PM5 monitors compare? Unless one (or both) of the PMs forgot how to do math, I would think that if they're showing a significant diffe...
by Ombrax
May 18th, 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Where can I buy a Single Scull?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Where can I buy a Single Scull?

It's probably worth saying where you're located to help folks provide more relevant information.

Good Luck
by Ombrax
May 11th, 2020, 2:06 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM3 to a PM5: now much slower
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: PM3 to a PM5: now much slower

Do you know about where you used to have the damper lever when you were using the PM3 and what DF did it say for that lever position? With the lever in the same position, what does the PM5 say? That's the first thing that comes to my mind. Another thing, for me (and obviously you may be different) t...
by Ombrax
May 10th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How often to do maintenance?
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: How often to do maintenance?

I believe that's correct, but it would truly be a feat to do a very, very long row like a 100k without taking a few breaks.
by Ombrax
May 9th, 2020, 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: For those struggling with USB sticks for PM5 firmware updates
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: For those struggling with USB sticks for PM5 firmware updates

Interesting. If I were you I'd sending C2 an e-mail telling them what you've found and ask them if that's what they would expect, and if not why not? If it's a common issue it should be something they address with a permanent fix on their side (beyond just telling people to use an older, potentially...
by Ombrax
May 9th, 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 100K Row - LIVE STREAM - Saturday @ 10:30 AM EST
Replies: 28
Views: 919

Re: 100K Row - LIVE STREAM - Saturday @ 10:30 AM EST

Congratulations, Lance - that's yet another great achievement for you.

Masochist... ; )

I've been on a bicycle for that long (outside, of course, with other riders) but would never dream, even in my worst nightmares, of doing that inside on an erg.
by Ombrax
May 9th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How often to do maintenance?
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: How often to do maintenance?

Since the PM will tell you how much battery life it thinks it has left, you can track that over time to see how quickly (or in this case how slowly) it will decrease. If you're extra-concerned about loosing power in the middle of a row that should allow you to have a good feel for whether or not the...
by Ombrax
May 9th, 2020, 3:21 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How often to do maintenance?
Replies: 9
Views: 561

Re: How often to do maintenance?

What about oiling the chain? Is normal bicycle lube ok? C2 recommends 3-in-1 oil, which is super-easy to find if you are in the US. You'll be able to tell when the chain needs some more lubrication - it will get a bit noisy, especially on the recovery as it retracts back over the sprocket, due to t...
by Ombrax
May 2nd, 2020, 12:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Erg gathering dust because you don't have enough time to row? Hogwash
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Erg gathering dust because you don't have enough time to row? Hogwash

https://nyti.ms/35cKN60 Get off your butt and row, even if it's just 50m at a time Four seconds of high-intensity exertion repeated periodically throughout the day might counteract some of the unhealthy metabolic consequences of sitting for hours, according to a surprising and timely new study of t...
by Ombrax
May 1st, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Types of posters
Replies: 20
Views: 1334

Re: Types of posters

Stupid git !

I figured you would get it.
by Ombrax
May 1st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Types of posters
Replies: 20
Views: 1334

Re: Types of posters

I think you should remember that "gob" means something way different over here in the UK. It's a mild insult. I'm assuming you intended it to mean "good old boy" or Colonel Tom as we call him. As in (going purely on memory here): "Shut your festering gob, you tit. You toffee-nosed, malodorous perve...
by Ombrax
April 29th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How do I program the workout of the day?
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: How do I program the workout of the day?

Another thing for the OP to consider as she familiarizes herself with the rower and the PM: Don't fixate only on the sequence of buttons you have to push in a given order to duplicate a predefined workout - try to also step back and see the logic of the various menus and how they're used to program ...