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Well before dawn on the first day of 2015, I snuck out of the house with my bike and my Garmin and “painted” a New Year’s message on the streets of Victoria, BC. Failed exclamation point notwithstanding, my Strava handiwork got enthusiastic kudos from many members of my cycling club. And since I like kudos and praise almost as much as I like cycling and creative pursuits, I decided to embrace Strava artwork as a way both to spend some of my free time and recharge my creative batteries.

Happy-New-Year-2015 • Stephen Lund's first Strava art doodles on the streets of Victoria, BC, Canada

Happy 2015! • My first foray into Strava artistry on the streets of Victoria, BC, Canada

 

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  4. alan boden says:

    Steve;
    You’re passion and artistry are an inspiration and it is a pleasure to watch your artistic process and marvel at your ability to combine that with your obvious cycling prowess…good on ya compadre!

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  6. Art, Athleticism, Success. Your Journal a One of a Kind. A Purpose to motivate and inspire, yeah!

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  7. Stephen says:

    Thank you, Cynthia. If my efforts inspire people to embrace and explore the convergence of fitness and creativity, I’ll consider them a success indeed!

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  8. You are very creative. I am most impressed.

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    • Stephen says:

      Thanks for the kind compliment, Neil. What excites me about GPS art is that it opens up “creativity” to anyone with a GPS device and a means of getting around – a bike, a scooter, a pair of running shoes… My “art” evolved rapidly through a willingness to experiment, explore, blunder, go back to the drawing board, persist and, above all, get over the notion that I’m not very good at drawing things. (I’m actually a writer. Illustration has never been my strong suit.)

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  9. seeker says:

    Keep cycling! Victoria is a great place. And leave a doodle all over town is a great way to keep fit.

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  10. OH this is incredibly create! Huzzah to you!

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  11. Rixter says:

    These are terrific Stephen! Congrats on being invited to speak at TEDx. I created a discussion about you on my Strava club https://www.strava.com/clubs/77152/discussion. I’m looking at my map of North Vancouver and pondering what I can do with it

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  12. Quan says:

    LOVE that I’ve stumbled across your blog. Such fun!!

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  13. Kerri Maggiacomo says:

    Most impressive!! You are motivating me to try to find my creative side, that I struggle to find. And to do it through fitness! Genius!

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  14. Ménesi Miklós says:

    “Penguin”

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  25. Navel S says:

    As a student in Geography I’m interested,
    May I ask about how do you track the route you went through? Is it using GPS receiver or GPS applications?

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  27. Ali says:

    I have posted my walking and recently my cycling paths on google map to my facebook timeline a couple of times, today one of my dearest friends send me a link to your gps arts, just wow ! I liked it a lot, and I shared it with this note: “I found one of my dream jobs ! or hobbies or job-hobby (yes, one of … they are not only one”
    I wonder if you think to make it a social hobby for your followers or not ? as an example, I will be happy to learn how to do it in Milano, and I will be more than happy to share the result with you ! I think this could be a good idea to inspire more cycling and physical activity🙂

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    • Stephen says:

      Hi Ali – I totally agree. Because it disguises “exercise” as creative expression and urban exploration, it has a lot of potential as a way to inspire people to get physically active.

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  29. Hari says:

    This is the most creative thing I have ever seen. You the man!

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