Turtle of the Teenage Mutant Ninja variety

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!

Michelangelo by Cycleangelo by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity urban art street art Nick Nickelodeon TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mikey

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.


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

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 Turtle of the Teenage Mutant Ninja variety

  1. bonnev659 says:

    you keep out doing yourself! awesome work

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Loving this one! A big ride too!

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