Birthday wishes for F.I.L.

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

Happy Birthday to my father-in-law Tony!

Today – May 16 – is my father-in-law’s birthday. And while it’s probably a stretch to say he got the best son-in-law he could possibly imagine, he’s definitely getting the best birthday-gift-from-a-son-in-law he could possibly imagine: bike-written birthday wishes!

I doodled the flickering flame on the birthday candle in a mall parking lot (at a little after 6:00 a.m., when it was empty of cars). The rest I wrote in once continuous line – mostly on roads, except for a little jaunt through some tennis courts for the second p in ‘happy’ and some off-roading across a baseball field for the tail of the r in ‘birthday’.

I’ve included a few close-up satellite images to show my off-road way-finding. (Google needs to update its satellite imagery, as Hillside Mall wrapped up construction more than a year ago.)

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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One Response to Birthday wishes for F.I.L.

  1. Tony says:

    Hey Son in Law, thanks for the birthday wishes. That was a brilliant way to send me a message.Maybe my daughter was right after all!. Cheers, Tony

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