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A GPS Nod to a Worthy Adversary

As a long-time cyclist, I’ve had my fair share of run-ins and close-calls with critters both wild and domestic. I’ve had bees in my helmet and wasps in my jersey; I’ve been swooped by hawks and harassed by ravens; I’ve … Continue reading

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A uniquely corny unicorn

Today’s doodle, a rather serious-looking* unicorn, required 51.9 kilometres (32.2 miles) of cycling – 44.6 km (27.7 mi) for the head and mane (which followed roads, pathways and parking lots the entire way) and an additional 7.3 km (4.5 mi) … Continue reading

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Garmina the giraffe’s first birthday

Happy first birthday to Garmina, the GPS doodles giraffe! 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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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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