Last Of The Summer Wine. Mixed & Compiled By Woody

Last Of The Summer Wine. Mixed & Compiled By Woody by woody_homegrown

Last Of The Summer Wine
Mixed & Compiled By Woody

01 // Miguel Migs Feat LT / Get Down (Dolls Combers Spring Vocal Mix) / Onelove
02 // Roberto De Carlo Feat Colin Corvez / You Are The One For Me (Miguel Migs Salted Dub) / Purple Music
03 // Lisa Shaw / Like I Want To (Fred Everything Dub) / Salted Music
04 // Knee Deep Feat Cathy Battistessa / All About Love (Ralf Gum Deeper Alternative Mix) / Knee Deep
05 // Giom / Just Trippen / Blackcherry Recordings
06 // The Candy Dealers / Come Alive (Jay West Mix) / Alphabet Music
07 // Joshua Heath / I Refuse / Drop Music
08 // Kinky Movement / Finger Funk / Shakin Music
09 // Joshua Heath / Son Of A Gun / Drop Music
10 // Sonny Fodera / Loose My Mind / Drop Music
11 // Ken ECB / I Heart Bougie (Toka Project Coast To Coast Remix) / Amenti Music
12 // Olivier Desmet / Just Like Heaven (Joshua Heath Remix) / Amenti Music
13 // Jay J & Torin Rea / Sunshine People / Guess Who?

Thanks to all artists and labels for their music in this mix.

Sky Cycling Team Members Lineup

Sky have been announcing their 2010 Professional Cycling Team lineup, with members including:

Kurt-Asle Arvesen (34)
John-Lee Augustyn (23)
Michael Barry (33)
Edvald Boasson Hagen (22)
Sylvain Calzati (30)
Kjell Carlstrom (33)
Dario Cioni (34)
Steve Cummings (28)
Russell Downing (31)
Juan Antonio Flecha (32)
Chris Froome (24)
Simon Gerrans (29)
Mat Hayman (31)
Greg Henderson (33)
Peter Kennaugh (20)
Thomas Lövkvist (25)
Lars-Petter Nordhaug (25)
Serge Pauwels (26)
Nicolas Portal (30)
Morris Possoni (25)
Ian Stannard (22)
Chris Sutton (25)
Geraint Thomas (23)
Davide Vigano (25)

What a team. Sky have done a great job with this cycling team. Really chuffed that Russell Downing has got a place but look at the likes of Chris Froome, Columbia's Boasson Hagen, Lovkvist, Cervelo's Simon Gerrans and Juan Antonio Flecha. Thats before we even start talking about Possoni, Steve Cummings and Geriant Thomas!

Incredible team, good to see Steve Cummings in there (who lives just down the road from me in the Wirral). Expect big things from Peter Kennaugh, definitely one to watch.

I think Boasson Hagen will become the natural team leader unless we sign Bradley Wiggins, simply due to his incredible scope and power.

Manchester 100

Well today was scheduled as the last sportive of the season for me., although a couple of others have popped up which are interesting, The Bruntwood Ellipse Cycle Sportif (a 55 mile ramble from Knutsford into the Peaks) and Salford Cycle (a 1k time trial around Salford Quays). Salford Cycle is interesting as it would be the first time trial I will have competed in.

Anyway today was the Manchester 100. Choices of either 100 mile or 100k available of which I had the 100 mile planned. Preparations leading up to the 100 hadn't been great, since completing the Rapha Condor Sportive in Blackpool, I've had the normal weekend rides with a couple of hourly rides midweek. It has been nearly a month layoff since Blackpool, and I had lost my conditioning. 2 weeks leading up to the event had seen training tail off too. A couple of rides the week before saw the legs feeling right.

The 100 mile started between 7 and 8. As we drove to the event, we found we were stuck in a massive queue to get in which tailed back on to the motorway (we later found over 2500 people had entered)! By the time we had parked and got ready it was quarter to 9, so hopes of doing the 100 mile route had vanished. Having missed the groups to ride with, I wasn't going to do my first 100 miles on my own so changed plan to do the 100k.

My target now was to compete with my time of 3 hours 30 mins from the Rapha Condor ride. I still can't believe that time and today would be a good test to see if I had timed it right! The best thing about the Manchester 100, is that within minutes you're into winding country lanes, meaning no slow moving, massive groups.

The pace was pretty slow and I couldn't find any groups to ride with. To be honest I ended up riding on my own for the whole ride. I decided to stop only once half way in Middlewich. It was pretty quiet when I rolled up and after a banana I continued on. It was after Middlewich that my thighs started cramping up, the slow down in my training was starting to effect me and with it got overtook by two people which lead me to chase them and get my second wind.

10 miles and a sharp climb later had allowed my legs to return to normality and cruised to the finish. My time. 3hours 35 minutes. 5 minutes slower than Blackpool.

I found out on my return the fastest 100k time was 2 hours 51, so still some catching up to be done. I was chuffed with my time, especially with the slow down in training and riding on my own.

Compared to Manchester to Blackpool, this was much better, no riders clogging up roads, excellent finish and good food stops and facilties. The route well signposted and marshalled. The only downer being the lack of groups to ride with, I put this down to them doing the 100 miles instead.

So I was 5 minutes slower and I felt on the climbs that I wasn't as sharp as previous. Back to training and hopefully a couple more rides before the season is over.

Hincapie Leaves Columbia for BMC Racing

News that Columbia-HTC's George Hincapie has left to join BMC Racing. He has signed a two year deal which will see him be team captain.

It is a shame to see him leave Columbia-HTC, I feel he brought a lot of experience to the team and reading Mark Cavendish's autobiography you got a sense of support from him too. The response from Columbia-HTC will be interesting. Although they do have a huge amount of talent on board, loosing Hincapie and Berghardt will be a sad loss to them. Watching the Tour this year and from reading Mark Cavendish's autobiography, Hincapie helped Cavendish out on a number of occasions to bring him to the front.

I suppose it was a big temptation for George Hincapie, I thought he was going to join Lance Armstrong at his Team Radioshack along with Lepi Leipheimer. I think it's a testiment to George's character that he chose to go with a team with more options available, away from bowing down to Lance, and an option which will see him be captain. Good on him.

BMC have also signed world race champion Alexandro Ballan and George's fellow team mate Marcus Berghardt, 2 major signings which will make BMC a team to watch next year.

Vuelta a Espana

Well the Vuelta has got underway, Germany, Holland and Belgium staged the first 4 stages in typical wet weather and today they are heading back to Spain. Once again Fabian Cancellera won the opening time trial, and is currently in yellow. Legend, what a rider.

The riders will ride over 3000km over the next 3 weeks. All the big teams are taking part including Cervelo, Columbia HTC, Saxo Bank, Rabobank, Liquigas, Garmin and Casse D' Espaigne.

Columbia HTC arrive without Mark Cavendish and George Hincapie but the depth of the team allows them to still compete in the sprints with Andre Greipel with the likes of Kim Kirchen and Adam Hansen for support.

Garmin include David Millar and Dan Martin (who was unlucky to miss the Tour and will be worth watching in the mountains), together with Julian Dean, Martjin Maaskant and Tyler Farrar.

Cadel Evans is there with Silence-Lotto but I don't think he's with it this year to cause too much of a problem. Olympic Road Race Champion Alessandro Ballan joins in the fun with Lampre and Ivan Basso, Daniele Bennati and Romain Kreuziger are there for Liquigas.

Astana have left all the big guns at home (probably because most of them are leaving for Team RadioShack) so won't cause too much trouble. Although interesting Vinokourov, returns from a doping ban to Astana. I remember watching him at the last Tour he rode in, and he was a fantastic fighter of a rider to watch, such a shame he felt he had to dope. Talking of doping, Alejandro Valverde returns with Casse D' Espagne having missed the Tour due to trying to shake off a 2 year doping ban himself. It is currently in appeal. He had a fantastic Dauphine Libere, could be one to watch.

The strongest team for me is Saxo Bank, with both Andy and Frank Schleck popping along for the ride. With the mountains of Spain to contend with my money would be on Andy Schleck to win. Hopefully he isn't too tired after the Tour.