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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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A pest. For a pest.

I give you your spirit animal, Alan Cassels. Early on in my Strava-doodling days, a fellow Tripleshotter goaded me into bike-writing a seemingly harsh message across Victoria, BC. “Alan Cassels,” it said (in an elegant Cannondale-crafted script), “you suck, Mr. … Continue reading

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Enormous hummingbird spotted in Victoria, BC

In a city where flowers are blooming pretty near year-round, it’s no surprise that you don’t have to look very hard or very long to spot a hummingbird in Victoria, BC. Most common here, I believe, is Anna’s hummingbird. Measuring around … Continue reading

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Anglerfish blamed for Monday a.m. absences at YYJ high school

To explain a spike in unexcused absences among its student population this morning, administrators at Victoria’s Oak Bay High School are pointing fingers at a giant Strava art anglerfish seen lurking near the school grounds. “It’s that fleshy growth at the … Continue reading

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Kangaroo with a flair for irony

If you’ve seen my doodles on Strava.com, you’ll know that many appear upside down – my Strava giraffe, mermaid, armadillo and sea serpent, for example. (Here on my blog, I’ve flipped them over for ease of viewing.) The reason is simple. As a … Continue reading

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¿Tiene una jirafa rojo?

A heartbreaking tale with a two-giraffe ending Two weeks ago, I was broiling on a Sayulita beach when a trio of Mexican girls no older than 10 approached with armfuls of handmade stuffed animals – lions, monkeys, zebras and giraffes, all cute … Continue reading

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Fine dining in James Bay

Perched on Victoria’s southwest corner due north across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles, WA, James Bay is North America’s oldest West Coast neighbourhood north of San Francisco. And by the look of things, it has an ant problem! … Continue reading

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Straight up my giraffe’s butt

Near the end of my usual Sunday ride with the Tripleshot gang, the group turns left off Interurban Road onto a short pathway that connects to the Galloping Goose (Greater Victoria’s regional cycling pathway). Only after I rode the route … Continue reading

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Hey – that’s not my giraffe!

BREAKING NEWS • About 4 minutes after I posted this, Strava tweeted about my giraffe again with the faulty link all fixed up. Kudos to Strava! When Strava tweeted a shout-out for my Strava giraffe yesterday, I was elated. Obviously. Today, … Continue reading

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A little friend for my big giraffe

The big giraffe I Strava-doodled last weekend has created quite a stir. After I posted it on Reddit, my blog views jumped from 59 on Tuesday to nearly 12,000 on Wednesday. Today it showed up on Peleton Magazine’s Facebook page and, a few hours … Continue reading

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