My biggest doodle to date, covering a canvas of 109 million square metres!
Seventeen months ago – in April 2015 – I hosted my first GPS Doodling ride-along. I planned two Doodles for the occasion – something Star Wars themed and this huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. My apprentice opted for a galaxy far far away, and Michelangelo here had been sitting in the idea vault ever since.
Until earlier this week, when I got inspired to go out and ride my Ninja Turtle route.
I made my first attempt on Wednesday afternoon. But I wasn’t nearly as focused as I needed to be; and thanks to a couple wrong turns, I abandoned the effort after 40-some kilometres (28 miles). Yesterday I was more successful!
I pedalled a total of 183.3 km (113.9 mi) to create this Doodle – 108 km (67 mi) on roads within the Doodle itself, the rest on behind-the-scenes mileage for some requisite dot-connecting.
If this GPS Doodle were a painting, its rectangular canvas would be 109 square kilometres (42 square miles). That’s 26,925 acres…or 109 million square metres.
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