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by Psychopasta
October 30th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: easier way to create favorites workouts?
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: easier way to create favorites workouts?

I think LiveRowing makes creating workouts much easier than using the pushbutton approach.
by Psychopasta
October 30th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Using SkiErg and Rower
Replies: 12
Views: 5088

Re: Using SkiErg and Rower

OK thanks, I'll check out Ant+ HR monitors.

I still think each erg will need a separate phone or table running Ergdata, yes?
by Psychopasta
October 30th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Using SkiErg and Rower
Replies: 12
Views: 5088

Re: Using SkiErg and Rower

Thanks! So how do people who mix rower and SkiErg manage? Two HR monitors, and two tables/phones for ErgData?
by Psychopasta
October 30th, 2018, 1:01 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Using SkiErg and Rower
Replies: 12
Views: 5088

Using SkiErg and Rower

Hey Peeps, Imagine alternating intervals on the SkiErg and Rower. You have two PM5s, but (presumably) one HR monitor. Can the HR monitor link to the two PM5s at the same time? And will ErgData talk to the two PM5s at the same time also. I'm thinking of adding a SkiErg to my rower, but I'm curious ho...
by Psychopasta
June 22nd, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How do calorie counters work on ergs etc & how accurate?
Replies: 22
Views: 5468

Re: How do calorie counters work on ergs etc & how accurate?

I think the Erg must know 'exactly' how much work you are doing against it. But, how much work are you doing in order to get that much work done? There's no way to know the efficiency of the operator, so they have to do a guesstimate of that part. Best not overthink it, and just accept it as a ballp...
by Psychopasta
June 2nd, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Type of oil for the rower chain
Replies: 49
Views: 19931

Re: Type of oil for the rower chain

People tend to overthink the oil for chains. Job #1 is keep it clean, job #2 is a light smear of almost any clean motor oil. I use Marvel Mystery Oil myself :-) MMO is meant to be primarily a fuel additive and may be better than nothing- according to Wiki it's mostly mineral oil, though there's als...
by Psychopasta
June 1st, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Type of oil for the rower chain
Replies: 49
Views: 19931

Re: Type of oil for the rower chain

People tend to overthink the oil for chains. Job #1 is keep it clean, job #2 is a light smear of almost any clean motor oil. I use Marvel Mystery Oil myself :-)
by Psychopasta
May 27th, 2018, 1:57 am
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: How well does a SkiErg complement the rower and elliptical?
Replies: 27
Views: 15453

Re: How well does a SkiErg complement the rower and elliptic

Hey guys, I hate stationary bikes, ellipticals and treadmills etc. They make me think of something out of Dante's Inferno. Strangely, I took to the Concept2 rower very naturally. It's a bit hard to explain why I relate to it differently than a treadmill, but certainly the quality of the data output ...
by Psychopasta
May 20th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What music do you row to?
Replies: 44
Views: 8875

Re: What music do you row to?

I, erm, listen to a metronome set to the SPM I'm trying to lock into...triplet time so I do a 1:2 ratio ONE-and-a, TWO-and-a,

So I guess it's really a click track :D
by Psychopasta
May 20th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 3420

Re: Heart Rate Monitor

Any of them. I've never found much to choose between different monitors. I have a Polar one and a Wahoo one and both work perfectly. I have no idea how to decide which of them is best :D
by Psychopasta
May 8th, 2018, 12:34 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Cycling and Rowing in one Place?
Replies: 2
Views: 2158

Re: Cycling and Rowing in one Place?

I also came across Stravistix, http://thomaschampagne.github.io/stravistix/, which does a decent job of rowing and cycling data presentation. As the name implies it links to Strava to pull all the data across. So far so good.
by Psychopasta
May 2nd, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob would like some feedback please
Replies: 37
Views: 8725

Re: Noob would like some feedback please

Agree, this is a great forum to learn from.
by Psychopasta
May 1st, 2018, 10:53 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: How to use ErgData and Zwift simultaneously
Replies: 8
Views: 4945

Re: How to use ErgData and Zwift simultaneously

The PM5 (and any Bluetooth device) will connect to only one computer at a time, so you can't use the PM with ErgData on your phone and Zwift on your laptop, say. Now if both apps are on the same device, it will depend on how the Bluetooth connection is made by the device to the app whether they can ...
by Psychopasta
May 1st, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob would like some feedback please
Replies: 37
Views: 8725

Re: Noob would like some feedback please

Thought I'd post an update on how I'm doing, and how my strategy is working out. I'm doing the Beginner Pete Plan, and just finished the 5.3 stage, a 7000m row. Here's my result https://i.imgur.com/NGYyRMo.png My approach is 1. Stick to 21 SPM, then 2. Keep the average power in the range 106-110W I ...