|This is one of the more peaceful, serene dvds I have purchased. The first two segments travel through sunny, dry sunflower fields with lovely ambient bird and insect sounds. Some may find these two segments a bit too serene visually, but if you want to really get in a peaceful "zone" during your run, this is for you! The third segment is a fascinating jog to the Castilla- La Mancha...so many windmills...Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are here in spirit...wonderful!! This dvd is also closer to 70 minutes..so you really get a workout!|
|Regarding the Virtual Cycle Ride entitled Sunflower Fields, this addition to the Ambient Collection has you cycling amid the endless and vibrantly colorful fields of sunflowers in Spain. You may have never seen so many sunflowers in one area in your life but this video transports you there. The sharp, vivid colors of the scenery and the relaxing sounds of crickets, birds and other wildlife engage your senses as you tour the paths and roads.|
There are three tracks on the DVD, which can be played individually or as a continuous loop. The first two tracks feature the rolling hills of Spain’s beautiful countryside and the fields of sunflowers that gives the video its name. Rocky outcroppings of the hilly countryside and the occasional bird flying by your path keep the tours interesting and varied. The high definition video makes for a full appreciation of the blues of the clear skies, the varying greens of the trees, the browns and tans from the county grasses and the yellows and oranges of the sunflower petals.
The third track is an extra treat that starts off on a paved lane and travels into a picturesque village before continuing up a large hill dotted with white stone windmills and a castle. Atop the hill is a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside.
Each track proceeds at a relaxed pace that lends itself to either a steady, somewhat leisurely, bicycle ride or even a brisk walk. If you’re looking for a more strenuous workout, the third track allows you a fun opportunity to crank up the resistance on your trainer or treadmill as you climb the hill on your way up to see the windmills.
Sunflower Fields is an excellent addition to the Ambient Collection and is highly recommended.√