It’s a zoo out there

Strava Giraffe This work of Strava art by Stephen Lund required around 115 kilometres of cycling in and around Victoria, BC garmin gps strava art cycling bicycling cyclist

This work of Strava art by Stephen Lund required around 115 kilometres of cycling in and around Victoria, BC

Remember that scene near the end of Twelve Monkeys – where Bruce Willis’ character learns that the Army of the 12 Monkeys has set all the animals free from the zoo and then sees four giraffes cantering along a Philadelphia freeway?

Well, that’s what it’s like on the streets of Victoria, BC today, as I spent my morning surprising the city with about 100 kilometres worth of Strava giraffe.

In a straight line from head to front hoof, she measures about 11 kilometres.

I had to use the “Garmin OFF/Garmin ON” trick for a few sections of the legs as the inventory of roads (especially straight ones) is rather meagre in that area. With the extra dashing about between OFF and ON points, this work of Strava art called for around 115 km of cycling.

As for the question on my Strava profile post – “What do giraffes have that no other animal has?”

The answer, of course, is baby giraffes.

See it on Strava

About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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24 Responses to It’s a zoo out there

  1. Okay this is seriously impressive!!!

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  3. timwebber01 says:

    This is awesome! What do you use for trip planning? Do you build your route at home and import to your garmin/device to follow?

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  6. richdirector says:

    Reblogged this on Kite*Surf*Bike*Rambling and commented:
    Haha
    these are always good

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  7. moredaysoff says:

    Reblogged this on moredaysoff and commented:
    This is classic BC

    Liked by 1 person

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  10. We love this! Sharing 🙂

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    • Stephen says:

      Glad you’re enjoying. And thanks for adding me to the GPS artists group. It’s somehow reassuring to know I’m not the only one who, as his friends all declare, is “off his nut.”

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  17. Suri says:

    Awesome! 😀

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