On August 7-10, 2014 I rode in the inaugural Central California Coast 1200k (750-mile) Randonnée. It was every bit the magnificent adventure I'd hoped for, and I'll have a lot to say about it in blog posts... eventually. (That write-up will appear in printed form first! Randonneurs, keep an eye on your mailboxes.)
For now, I've put together a 14-minute chronicle of the adventure. Because the incredible scenery is key here, I recommend opening the movie full-screen high definition:
- Click on words "YouTube" in lower right of the video.
- Click on brackets "[ ]" on the lower-right of the video to expand it into full-screen mode.
- Select 720p HD for the resolution (click on the gear shape under the movie and choose 720p HD).
Note that, due to what I think are copyright issues, playback on YouTube may be restricted on mobile devices, but it should be fine on a desktop or notebook.
Journeys like this are always deeply personal, but I've tried my best to capture the spirit of my ride. I hope you enjoy it! If you want more like this, check out my video from Alaska's Big Wild Ride 1200k last year.