It is very rewarding Bob and there are some serious people doing great things well in the 70s and beyond. For me it is great that progress and performance is so measurable and that being competitive is so possible. It seems to me that there are quite a group of competitive cyclists who have transitioned to the erg really well especially if they can get some upper body strength happening.bob01 wrote:I trained hard to get the 6.47! and although will want to continue with the cycling, will again. This thread has been informative and I thank those who have or will contribute
FWIW my erg buddy Terry Dargan is a good benchmark for you. He is now 73 lwt started at 67 and got to 7:11 as 69y then 7:19 early 70s. He is an aerobic beast who got to WRs on 3 of the longer ones. If you want to see what is possible though look at the rankings for 70+ lwt now there is a Danish Olympic rower who is rewriting everything - amazing times.