"About me" - a place to introduce yourself

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Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Post by Ange LC » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi I'm Andrea from Bolton just thought I'd say hi 👋👋
Im new to all this so definately learning the ropes!!
I first came across indoor rowing earlier this summer when I first got on a rower to do a challenge at the gym and won. I love running and weight lifting so thought this would provide another element to my training and fitness!! So far it's definately proving a challenge...one im enjoying though!!
Thanks to David Plumb for helping me navigate my way round and helping me with last month's challenge!!
Looking forward to being part of the team!!

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Post by plummy » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:20 pm

Welcome Andrea and thank you for revealing the identity of the new superpower lady in Boat 1 CTC last month.

There's a lot of history here and indoor rowing is a bigger sport than you might imagine with many challenges (individual or team) but take your time to look around and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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Post by Caratacus » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:35 pm

Hi Andrea, thanks for saying hi and welcome to Free Spirits Looking forward to seeing more outstanding CTC entries!
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Post by Wolfmiester » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:23 pm

welcome to the madhouse, careful of that Erg addiction :-)
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Post by Claudius » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:25 am

Hi Andrea, welcome aboard !

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Post by Cuts101 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:23 am

Hi all, Ben from Australia here.
l have been rowing for 3-4 months now, and just bought myself a model e. Its now starting to fill in my spare time at home as well as at the gym.
Just completed my first CTC and race for Free Spirit Rowing tonight. Im hoping ill improve over time and will take any advice / guidance l can get.
Let us know if l should be following any of the other challenges / races.

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Post by Caratacus » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:59 am

Hi Ben, welcome to Free Spirits
Judging by your CTC entry looks like you'll be very competitive!
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Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Post by Wolfmiester » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:26 am

Hi Ben, welcome to Free Spirits and indoor rowing
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Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Post by mattgorle » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:04 am

Hi everyone, Matt from Ross-on-Wye here.

I'm a web software developer and systems administrator and haven't generally had a lot of exercise in my life for probably at least the last 12-15 years. Many years ago, I was a member of the local gym and went religiously 2 - 3 times a week. Mostly my routine was light weights and cardio, and I had a particular dislike of the rowing machine. Looking back, I can see that I was doing it completely wrong - arms and back only - no wonder I hated it!!

This summer I joined the Ross rowing club - this was my first experience rowing and I've had an absolute blast. I was part of the winning 4x crew in the Upton beginners regatta and competed in a double in the Monmouth head. Although I learned some decent erg technique, I didn't exactly fall in love with the ergo until last month, when I managed to get hold of a Model C (the better for winter training) and set up a pain cave in the garage at home. I've since discovered the C2 Logbook, RowPro and Free Spirits. After reading the FS forum, and particularly the really friendly and encouraging "Beginners" thread, I was inspired to join.

So here I am. Hi! :-)

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Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Post by Tako » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:58 am

Hi Matt!

Welcome to FreeSpirits!
Hope you will like it here!!
Maybe you should check out the C2CTC, which is perfect for the pain cave ;-)

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Without others and competition I wouldn't, so thanks to all of you in the community for keeping me going! :fssmile:

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Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Post by Wolfmiester » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:38 am

Welcome Matt. Good luck on your rowing journey.
As a relatively new member of Warwick, I'm sure we will bump in to each other at a regatta on the Avon or Severn at some stage!
Cheers, Wolfie
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Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Post by Grobi » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:05 pm

Welcome aboard Matt! Glad you (just like me) like the "wet" and the "dry" side of rowing. Have fun with Free Spirits and good luck for your progress! :fswink:
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Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Post by plummy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:23 pm

...and welcome you are. Good to have you with us Matt!
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