Little digger with a great big bucket

This GPS doodle has been saying “Draw me!” for months

Digger by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity urban art street art hydraulic digger construction equipment

I’ve been meaning to doodle this digger for many months now…because every time I look at my planning map, I see the bucket plain as day!

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.

See it on Strava *

* Note: The GPS points will render correctly only if you are logged in at

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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6 Responses to Little digger with a great big bucket

  1. Gee Jen says:

    My son’s favourite book at the moment is The Little Yellow Digger – love this sketch!!

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  2. louvic says:

    Another fabulous design and effort!

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  3. sesehuhun says:

    ahh I like your post

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