“Another Cyclist” by Same Cyclist

This Strava art by Stephen Lund Victoria BC gps garmin strava art cycling cyclist bicycle perspective

This work of Strava art by Stephen Lund takes a different perspective on one of his earlier works.

Though it has the same orientation and shares roughly the same geography as my earlier “Cyclist” by Cyclist, the two rides have surprisingly few roads in common…at least above the cyclist’s waist.

I had to do a fair bit of bush-whacking, stair-climbing and off-roading for this one. If you view the ride on Strava and zoom right in on the bike seat, you’ll see clearly where I was tromping up a muddy trail through blackberry brambles.

Again, I flipped the image for ease of viewing.

Below is a photo chronicle of some of the obstacles I encountered along the way.

See it on Strava

Strava art by Stephen Lund Victoria BC garmin gps strava art bicycle bicycling cyclist challenges obstacles

When you plan your Strava art using a map, you invariably run into some surprises along the way.

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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3 Responses to “Another Cyclist” by Same Cyclist

  1. louvic says:

    Wow! I had never heard of this till Shane reposted your blogpost. It looks amazing and after a good nights sleep (it’s midnight here), I am going to have to do some research into Strava !

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    • Stephen says:

      Well, in a recent Reddit thread, someone (presumably a Strava employee) pointed out that “this is ‘GPS-tracking art’, not ‘Strava art’. It has nothing to do with Strava at all.”

      Technically, he’s right. Strava is just an application that renders GPS data as pretty red lines on a map. There are many other services that do the same thing. But in the cycling community – at least the groups I ride with – Strava is the standard. And let’s face it – “Strava art” sounds far sexier than “GPS-tracking data art.”

      (I did smile when Strava themselves tweeted about my giraffe as “one of the most creative pieces of Strava art we’ve seen.” Even THEY call it Strava art!

      Regarding Strava, I really didn’t know what the fuss was all about until I finally gave in and bought a Garmin (the GPS computer that records my movements) last fall. I did my first Strava art piece a few months later and, as you can see, have been hooked ever since!

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  2. Alex Kahn says:

    Phoenix is setup like a grid… I could make a picture of graph paper here! XD


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