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I did this several years ago... basically this is an 'album' of original compositions (except for the "live" track, which of course is Miles Davis' All Blues, another track is my interpretation of Eric Dolphy's Out To Lunch, the rest are all my originals) I recorded in my home-studio - 'live' guitar & bass-tracks with digital accompaniment (yes, including the "sax solos" in a couple of the tunes) courtesy Apple's Garage Band. Enjoy!
Video highlights of the 2nd round of the UCI Women's Road World Cup in Italy.. the final sprint won by Emma Johansson (Orica-AIS) over World Cup leader Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team) and Alena Amialiusik (Team Astana-BePink), courtesy Sportissimo. More video highlights to come as they arrive... check with prowomenscycling.com for updates (which includes an exclusive podcast-interview with Johansson, recorded prior to today's race).
Strava details here.
Today's ride was a late-afternoon jaunt (roughly 24 miles altogether) around East Arlington, mainly the hillier sections along Fort Caroline Road. It was quite windy (a pre-frontal trough passed through that dumped a lot of rain last night & this morning, with a thunderstorm around noontime). The portions of the ride that were the hilliest (upper-right sections in the map above) had residential streets that had some really short yet punchy climbs averaging about 5-6% gradient - one hill in particular was quite steep with an 11-13% gradient near the top - that one was marked in Strava as a segment: the "(Un)Pleasant Hill Dr Climb" (tee-hee!).
There's no need to tell you that this is one of my favorite riding areas in Jacksonville!
Strava details here.
This ride had everything! Speed, a few climbs (well, overpasses anyway!), headwinds - even danger in the form of a large & rather mean dog deep in redneck-country who gave chase but I was able to channel my inner Mark Cavendish and out-sprinted the mangy mutt - it was pretty fast, I'll give it that - that little spike in watts & speed just after the 5-mile mark is where that happened.