Another “Take that, Hallmark” Moment

Happy birthday message • Strava art and bike-writing by Stephen Lund on the streets of Victoria BC garmin gps cycling cyclist bicycle

The only pitfall of this GPS message for my son’s birthday? Now everyone is going to expect one!

Some Strava bike-writing from January 29…

When my eldest turned 18 in January, I had a choice to make.

I could pop to the mall and buy a card for $3.99. Or I could spend a couple hours designing a custom, city-sized GPS message and then roll out of bed before five in the morning to squeeze in 30-kilometre’s worth of bike-writing before breakfast.

My motto: anything to avoid a trip to the mall!

And how, you may wonder, did the birthday boy respond?

“Post it on my Facebook wall,” said the teenager who generally doesn’t want his dad anywhere near his Facebook wall.

I dedicate this small victory to parents of teenagers everywhere!

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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5 Responses to Another “Take that, Hallmark” Moment

  1. @shane says:

    This is awesome! I should consider doing something like this for my friends and family. Great post 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. louvic says:

    Brilliant! And even better: it was appreciated!!

    Liked by 1 person

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