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by Cyclist2
October 15th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Virtual Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Virtual Racing

Cyclist2 wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 12:50 pm
I plan on doing it this Thursday, stay tuned.
Completed the virtual but actually on the water Head of the Charles. Race report under the "On the Water" thread.
by Cyclist2
October 13th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Virtual Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Virtual Racing

Just signed up for the Virtual Head of the Charles, on the water version. They have an erg division, too. I'm too out of shape for a max 4702 piece on the erg, but in my boat with a downstream current, I should be OK. The link is under a thread just below, but here it is again if anyone wants to rac...
by Cyclist2
October 5th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: How-to delete log entry from one logbook (duplicate)
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: How-to delete log entry from one logbook (duplicate)

You can delete entries. Go to the logbook, find the entry you want under "Latest Workouts", click on the tiny magnifying glass icon under "Action" to view the workout. Near the bottom of that screen there is a red button to delete the entry. One simple way to move an entry from one logbook to anothe...
by Cyclist2
October 4th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: The Bees Knees
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: The Bees Knees

I would guess that it is only because you haven't rowed lately. I know when I bike or hike without rowing for a while, it takes some time to get the body "untwisted" and used to the rower again. That many meters, while it seems a lot now, is about what it takes to actually learn to use the erg with ...
by Cyclist2
October 2nd, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Having Issues with my Concept2 Seat and Monorail
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Having Issues with my Concept2 Seat and Monorail

As I said in my post to the OP above - and several others have said the same - my seat has some play in it, even more than your video shows. I never even considered it until this thread showed up and it's never affected my stroke or power. I have over 12M meters on this erg and many more on my model...
by Cyclist2
September 30th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Having Issues with my Concept2 Seat and Monorail
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Having Issues with my Concept2 Seat and Monorail

There is a about 2-3 mm play in my seat also, but it doesn't throw off my balance. The adjustment holes on the bottom rollers are pretty large adjustments and I'm not surprised the seat is now too tight. I'd move it back to the middle hole. Make sure your technique is good and that little bit of pla...
by Cyclist2
August 16th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing as a Fitness Indicator for Beginner cycling Club Run?
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Rowing as a Fitness Indicator for Beginner cycling Club Run?

I also have some cycling experience, about 10 years squeezed in between serious years of rowing. What Gammmo and others have said is all true. I never did stop erging even in the height of my bike racing. For indoors exercise, I'd rather erg than get on a stationary bike, although I did use the roll...
by Cyclist2
August 15th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Single rowing shell transportation & launching????
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

Re: Single rowing shell transportation & launching????

Just replied to your post under On The Water thread, see above. As far as a trailer, I've never used one, and the one a friend has is light enough to use as a hand dolly. If the combination is too heavy, then handling it like the power boaters do, with backing, launching, tie off, parking, etc. is t...
by Cyclist2
August 15th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Best open water rowing boat???
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Best open water rowing boat???

There are lots of choices. That can be good and bad. As you noted, there are two aspects of rowing - the rowing and the launch/recovery. I have a Maas Aero. It rows nicely in the waters where I'm located and with the use of a small strap on dolly and skateboard wheels on my cartop rack, launching an...
by Cyclist2
August 8th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Glove recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 735

Re: Glove recommendation

I use tactical gloves, the brand is 5.11 Taclite2. Very thin leather with breathable backs. I have also used baseball batting gloves.

Have you tried wrist bands that soak up sweat before it gets to your hands?
by Cyclist2
August 5th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stroke rate variability
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Re: Stroke rate variability

Don't see a question in there, but 24 spm is a very reasonable rate. It all depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you want to build power, use a slower rate, for an aerobic long distance workout, 24-28 is good, for all out 1 minute sprints (like the article you linked) the rate will be ove...
by Cyclist2
July 26th, 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Erging Injuries
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: Erging Injuries

apart from the ‘bruised butt bones’ The length of time you're sitting on those bones may be pinching a nerve, or aggravating something else. Perhaps a thin pad with the cutouts in the right place for the sit bones would relieve the pressure enough that the later leg sensations will go away. Look at...
by Cyclist2
July 19th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Damper settings for different distances?
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Damper settings for different distances?

Some people like a little higher drag for hard sprints, but whatever Drag Factor (the actual number read from the monitor, not the damper setting) you use, the distance you get with each stroke is only dependent on how hard you pull (power you put into the drive). DF is a personal preference thing o...
by Cyclist2
July 19th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: concept2 seat pad
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: concept2 seat pad

I use a pad made of an old camping sleeping mat. Never had a problem with it slipping. I don't think a thin pad like the C2 version will negatively affect your pace. May actually improve it since you will be more comfortable on your sit bones. The only problem I've had with it is remembering it when...