Sunday, August 4, 2013

Alaska Big Wild Ride 1200k Randonnée: The Movie

Now for a bit of fun!  I made a 13-minute movie of my 1200k/750-mile bike ride in the 2013 Alaska Big Wild Ride.  

The incredible scenery is key here -- I highly recommend opening the movie in YouTube:
  1. Click on the word "YouTube"
  2. Select 720p HD for the resolution (click on the gear shape under the movie and choose 720p HD); and 
  3. Watch it in fullscreen mode.  
Note that playback on YouTube may be restricted on mobile devices, but it should be fine on a desktop or notebook.

I hope you enjoy it!

For more on this ride, check out my 3-part blog writeup:

Part 1, which previews the ride, is here.
Part 2, which covers my first leg, the 270 miles from Valdez to Delta Junction, is here.
Part 3, which covers my second leg, the 480 miles from Delta Junction to Anchorage, is here.


  1. Brings tears to the eyes. Well written, well edited -- well ridden!

  2. Damon,

    I stumbled upon your blog purely by happenstance. I played football with your brother Jaron at Lehigh University in the Fall of 1998. I was a freshman kicker and he was a sophomore. I always remember him being a really nice guy and an excellent kicker. In fact, I actually transferred after that fall because I realized I wasn't going to be he starting kicker with your brother still there!!!

    I am currently serving with the United States Air Force in Afghanistan. I was sitting around tonight on my computer when suddenly I decided to Google people I used to play football with. When I got to Jaron I found your blog and learned about his tragic death. While this is obviously years later I am very sorry about your loss. Your brother was a great guy and really nice to me considering we were competing for the same position on the field (the better kicker won).

    It looks like you do some races in the D.C. area. I am stationed at Andrews AFB, MD right outside D.C. and will get home some time in the middle of October. If you ever want some company for a long run in that area let me know. I would love to hear more about your brother's life. Additionally, if you are doing another charity run for your brother let me know because I would like to donate at least something on his behalf. You can reach me at

    Good luck and keep running, riding, and racing...


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