This GPS doodle has been saying “Draw me!” for months
Shortly after I doodled my GPS giraffe back in February, I penned a blog post explaining how I discovered her general shape after I highlighted the city’s main roads. (See “The art of giraffe spotting“.)
Well, the inspiration for this digger also popped off the page after I highlighted Victoria’s main roads. In the bottom image, you can clearly see the digger’s bucket, arm and boom. It just took a little trial-and-error to find the best fit for the cab and tracks.
As an added bonus, this doodle was one continuous route with plenty of opportunities to ride hard and fast. That said, I stopped my Garmin and took a supper break around 38.5 km into the ride – less because I was hungry and more because Friday afternoon rush hour was hitting its peak and the roads I had to ride just didn’t feel safe.
To doodle my long overdue digger, I cycled 52.9 kilometres (32.9 miles).
Note: I rotated the mapped image 180º for ease of viewing.
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