HA! Someone dared to do a high score and enter his initials on my machine. Well, on behalf of all SF rowing members, I taught him a lesson today After a 3-minute warmup, I went for a 15-minute ride for the first time. I began at 26-27 strokes per minute, raised for some time to 28, and judging from my 12-minute score last time, I thought it would be relatively easy. BUT My math wasn't very good. As I finished the first half ( 7.5 minutes ) I realised that at that speed I would only tie the high score and to beat it I needed to significantly raise speed because the machine counts only 250m increments. I raised for a bit to 29 strokes and later at 30 but I calculated that I wouldn't do it. For a moment I said ok I can do it with ease next time when I have a better speed from the beginning... And then I thought "What's it worth if I do it easily? It will be more fun if I try to do it under pressure". With 4 minutes to go I raised to 31 strokes/m then at 32 and continued this way until I finished the race at 36 strokes/minute. And yes I just made it. It reminded the good old days during the 80's when I was doing high scores at the arcade games. Yes the resistance of the machine isn't very good even at level 13 out of 15, I didn't feel my legs doing a lot of work, and in the end I had to pull the straps a lot with my feet to get back at the starting position faster. By the way my gym has big rows of treadmills, ellipticals and bicycles and they just brought 3 new treadmills and filled a new room with bicycles for a spinning class And they have just one stupid rowing machine that's more than 20 years old. How do I tell them to get a serious machine like Concept2?