A happy flappy inflatable tubeman. Or is it?

Sometimes I do a GPS Doodle thinking it’s one thing, but it turns out to look like something else altogether. Case in point: today’s Doodle.

The picture I planned was one of those flappy, floppy “airdancers” you often see outside gas stations and tire shops. (Fans of Rectify will know what I’m talking about.) But as soon as I uploaded my 51 kilometre (32 mile) ride to Strava, people started commenting.

“It looks like an Ent from Lord of the Rings,” said one. (Interestingly, today is Tolkien Reading Day.) “Hey – it’s the Cheestrings guy!” said another. Someone else thought it was Gumby. And my wife wondered if it was a cartoon carrot or parsnip.

Any other interpretations out there?

Happy flappy floppy inflatable tubeman by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity urban art street art airdancer tubeman gas station Tolkien Ent Lord of the Rings Cheestrings Gumby

A flappy floppy inflatable airdancer… and so much more!


* 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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6 Responses to A happy flappy inflatable tubeman. Or is it?

  1. Heide says:

    I’m totally on board with the Ent theory. No matter what it actually *is,* though, it sure brought a smile! 🙂

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  2. Rona Thaulov says:


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  3. Alex says:

    I just found out what a GPS Doodle is today. You never stop learning! 🙂

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