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Another birthday, another birthday doodle!

Today is Nicholas’s birthday. He’s 13. Another teenager in the house. God help us. See it on Strava * * Note: The GPS points will render correctly only if you are logged in at Strava.com

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Happy birthday to our ‘Sweet 16’

Today my daughter turns 16. When I asked her what was on her birthday wish list, she said, “Dad, all I really want for my 16th birthday is a GPS doodle.” What a sweet, sweet girl. (Okay – I made … Continue reading

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The GPS doodler’s TV debut • ‘CHEK’ it out

Last Wednesday, August 5, was a fretful day full of nervous pacing and nail-biting as the appointed time of my first-ever TV interview – 3:30 pm – inched ever closer. Fortunately, CHEK News reporter/anchor Dan Clovis‘s easygoing approach put me instantly at … Continue reading

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Six months. Two wheels. 50 GPS doodles.

Since I started pedalling my art on the streets of Victoria on the first day of 2015, I’ve amassed a portfolio of 50 GPS doodles – 34 pictures, 11 bike-writing messages and five creations that comprise a combination of both. Click on the … Continue reading

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100 miles of dizzying silliness

Back in 2013, about a week before the summer solstice, a fellow Tripleshotter came up with an idea so ridiculous, it was certain to become a Tripleshot tradition. “Hey,” Simon announced, “I’m thinking of celebrating the solstice by doing a century…by … Continue reading

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Victoria in Victoria on Victoria Day

Today is Victoria Day – a Canadian holiday celebrated on the last Monday before May 25 in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. And I live in Victoria, British Columbia – a city named after Queen Victoria. It was only fitting, then, that I dedicate … Continue reading

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Birthday wishes for F.I.L.

Today – May 16 – is my father-in-law’s birthday. And while it’s probably a stretch to say he got the best son-in-law he could possibly imagine, he’s definitely getting the best birthday-gift-from-a-son-in-law he could possibly imagine: bike-written birthday wishes! I doodled the … Continue reading

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On Her Majesty’s Strava-doodling Service

A GPS portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. Doodled by a loyal subject and citizen of the Commonwealth. On a bicycle built in the Commonwealth realms. In a city named for her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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One for the birthday girl

It was my wife’s birthday on Monday. And much to her delight, she got the very thing every wife of a Strava doodler hopes to get for her birthday: a Strava doodle designed and pedalled just for her! While the city … 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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