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by Cyclist2
May 24th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Global virtual Rowing Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Global virtual Rowing Challenge

OK, no takers, I guess. Right now there are only 32 Masters men entered, don't recognize any of the names.

After looking at the rankings for 1000m, I decided to save my $50 registration. Will be interesting to follow the competition on row2k.
by Cyclist2
May 22nd, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Global virtual Rowing Challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Global virtual Rowing Challenge

Registration and seeding (1000m piece) just extended to May 26, plus Masters get a handicap. Anyone going for this? Money for the winners!

https://www.rowerschoice.com/global-madness
by Cyclist2
May 22nd, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5974

Re: Row Series VII

It's hard, my pacing was a little too optimistic; Was hoping for sub 1:57 pace for all three, with a little kick at the end of #2.

23:59.1 total (1:58.7)
7:51.2 (1:56.6), 7:48.9 (1:56.0), 8:19.0 (2:03.5 No HD, but really slowed, sprinted last 300 to regain some).
by Cyclist2
May 20th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Staying anchored when sprinting
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Staying anchored when sprinting

Raise the flexfeet up a hole. You want to eliminate the vertical component of the push as much as possible. On high intensity, high stroke pieces you won't likely be coming to full compression on the catch, so the foot position that you'd use in regular rowing is likely too low. Also, make sure you'...
by Cyclist2
May 18th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rowing outdoors... are bugs an issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 855

Re: Rowing outdoors... are bugs an issue?

Get those little buggers all flying in the same direction and your drag factor will REALLY drop. :lol: Seriously, I don't think it will be a problem with the machine. YOU may find it disconcerting or annoying, however, if it's really bad. I rowed outdoors on my model B just after the pandemic lockdo...
by Cyclist2
May 18th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Change of Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1442

Re: Change of Plan

I'm reading "The Kiwi Pair" about Hamish Bond and Eric Murray. Their key to fitness initially was many, many (did I mention many?) kilometres of slow, steady rowing. So until you get the heart issues nailed down, find some good rowing, hiking, or cycling scenery videos, put on your favorite tunes, h...
by Cyclist2
May 17th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5974

Re: Row Series VII

Anyone know what the small arrow to the left of some names on the leaderboards means?
by Cyclist2
May 16th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Used model D, any advice appreciated
Replies: 23
Views: 2696

Re: Used model D, any advice appreciated

Just another affirmation that that price is way too high, and even if you get a beater it can be refurbished relatively easily and cheaply. I was given two model Cs in pieces and asked to make one erg. For less than $50 in new parts I did that, and recycled the truly junk parts. Regarding the dissin...
by Cyclist2
May 16th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5974

Re: Row Series VII

Second (and last) effort today;

6:24.8 total time
:17.8 fastest (#3)

Moved from 9th back to 6th (50+ Mlwt) presently. Can't wait for next week......
by Cyclist2
May 14th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5974

Re: Row Series VII

This is a perfect workout to use a rolling/running start. Does anybody have any tips for optimizing a running start? I looked and saw no restrictions on using rolling starts (some challenges state the conditions) so I get the wheel spinning in this way: Sticking with the honor system ethic, I time ...
by Cyclist2
May 14th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5974

Re: Row Series VII

OK, posting scores. Good job Lindsay and Ronald. Here's my first effort (50+ lightweight men):

Total time 6:31.3 (:19.6/1:37.8 pace/44spm avg)
Fastest (#20) :18.3/49spm
by Cyclist2
May 13th, 2020, 12:40 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Fixing the damper
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Fixing the damper

Need a little more information; do you mean the damper moves during the row because it is loose? How dirty is the flywheel enclosure? A dirty enclosure can cause very low drag factors if it is all clogged up with dust. That is a maintenance item, see this web site for how to open the flywheel enclos...
by Cyclist2
May 12th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Row Series VII
Replies: 68
Views: 5974

Re: Row Series VII

I'm low tech and have been recording my workouts into the C2 log by pen and paper -> computer from the PM3 memory for years. Never had a glitch with the software :D . For verification, if necessary, use the 16 digit number that is recorded when you review the workout in "memory" on the monitor. Hone...
by Cyclist2
May 12th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Shock cord tension
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Shock cord tension

So I searched this entire forum, and the C2 site and can't find the number (if it exists) for static shock cord tension. Lots of general discussion, but no specific number. My 2002 model C with 12M meters on it reads 3 pounds force when it is extended 2' from the rest position, and 4 pounds at 3'. M...
by Cyclist2
May 10th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model A - resistance setting assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Model A - resistance setting assistance

Resistance (drag factor in later machines) is a personal preference thing. As you suggest, a lower resistance will be easier on your body, but may not feel "right" when you are rowing. Do a few pieces with each sprocket and see which feels the best to you.