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Old 01-30-2014, 11:48 AM   #221
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It doesn't seem to need a lot of light, the light just has to come from behind or at least quartering behind. Since I moved mine out of the bedroom into my main room, I can see fine, although in the bedroom at night I needed to use a little light I clipped onto the window ledge.

Congrats Happytoberetired on your new exercise helper. Maybe the best thing about it is that it is very sturdy, and always ready to go. The only regular upkeep I find is keeping the rail clean.

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It's a little pricier, but I got the ErgBuddy app on my iPad, and with the Wahoo Key plugged into it I have a nice wireless connection and a big, bright display instead of the rather dim display on the PM4.
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I'm having a light problem too. Good idea with the lamp. I'll just move my sewing lamp over a little.
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Oh, notice my old clogs in the footrests...it's easier just to leave the shoe there and slip my feet in each time I row.
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It's a little pricier, but I got the ErgBuddy app on my iPad, and with the Wahoo Key plugged into it I have a nice wireless connection and a big, bright display instead of the rather dim display on the PM4.
Tell me about this. I have an iPad so what does the above do and how do you do it?
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I'm having a light problem too. Good idea with the lamp. I'll just move my sewing lamp over a little.

Oh, notice my old clogs in the footrests...it's easier just to leave the shoe there and slip my feet in each time I row.
Lovely workout room! And, good idea to just move your sewing lamp over a little. Since I had no lamp in that room, my new floor lamp is perfect. I had been thinking of buying one anyway because of the poor light in there. I need the extra light to connect and configure all the electronics such as TV, cable box, Wii, DVD player, headphones, recharging stations, fans, etc etc etc.

I also adjusted the Concept2 monitor to the setting where the larger numbers are displayed.

I have sensitive, picky feet so I wear very expensive tie-up New Balance running shoes in my home gym. But, I keep an extra pair in my home gym room, and have a nice, ultra-big ottoman right there to sit on while I put them on or take them off.
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Congrats Happytoberetired on your new exercise helper. Maybe the best thing about it is that it is very sturdy, and always ready to go. The only regular upkeep I find is keeping the rail clean.

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I read back thru this thread and saw where you found out what happens when you don't clean rail. My basement doesn't get cleaned very often, but that rail will be cleaned daily...don't want a bumpy ride.
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W2R, I found the large display today..that really does help.
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Tell me about this. I have an iPad so what does the above do and how do you do it?
Plug in the key to the iPad, install the app, and away you go.

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Just finished my Concept2 workout for the day. Been playing the Fish Game for a couple of days. I think I will stay with that for awhile. Three 4 minute games with a small break between, while recording my numbers, works very well for me. My goal will be to increase my numbers and my consecutive games. After rowing I jumped over to the Pilates reformer for some stretching...I feel so good! Drinking my chocolate milk now...nice reward.
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