Category Archives: tips & tricks

Watch for falling rocks

While it could be seen as a manifestation of my irrational fear of being pulverized by a meteorite, this GPS doodle is actually a demonstration of just how easy doodle-spotting can be. On my new blog page, “What do you see?”, I describe … Continue reading

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A simple bunny to make two simple points

Those points being: (1) A city map is full of inspirations and (2) GPS doodling doesn’t have to be difficult! When I spoke at TEDxVictoria in November 2015, one of my main messages was that GPS doodling is a fun and … Continue reading

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Sharing the GPS Doodles story at TEDxVictoria 5

On November 21, I had the distinctive honour of kicking off TEDxVictoria 5: IMPACT with a 12-minute talk about GPS Doodles – a journey of creative expression, urban exploration and oodles of time on the bike that all began a little … Continue reading

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Bicycling Magazine’s Primer for Aspiring GPS Artists

“The GPSdoodles.com creator reveals his secrets to creating Strava art by bike” Three weeks ago, my inbox lit up with giddy excitement on receiving an email from Molly Hurford – cyclist, author, turtle owner, comic book nerd and, most notably, contributing writer for Bicycling … Continue reading

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GPS Art for Art’s Sake

Since I started using my Garmin, my bike and a map of Victoria to make GPS doodles, I’ve generally referred to myself as a ‘Strava artist’. But ever since February, when an online observer pointed out that “it’s ‘GPS-tracking art’, not … Continue reading

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The miles on the other side of the artwork

Some of my Strava art pieces are one continuous line from beginning to end. Others – like the T. rex I doodled this morning – require varying degrees of what I call “connecting the dots.” Where the roads don’t go … Continue reading

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The beauty of chin-warts and nose-whiskers

After I scrawled a bike-writing message on the cobbled streets of Bucerias a couple days ago, a fellow Strava member commented, “I just noticed the accented e’s – that’s attention to detail!” I heard similar remarks after I sketched Wicked witch of the … Continue reading

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