Tag Archives: gps

Wicked witch of the West Coast

Happy Hallowe’en! Dating back to February 12, 2015, “Wicked Witch of the West Coast” was one of my earliest GPS doodles…and she’s still among my favourites. Her portrait required 85.9 kilometres of cycling. Several parts of her profile – her brow, her nose … Continue reading

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He’s baaaack • another instalment in the “musclebound thug” series

Musclebound thug fulfils his lifelong dream and plucks a gator by the tail from the Salish Sea Doodling this dopey dude demanded 89.7 kilometres (55.7 miles) of cycling, with just shy of 900 metres (3,000 feet) of climbing. In case you … Continue reading

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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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Part 2 in the new “Musclebound thug” series • Happy Thanksgiving

Musclebound thug in a pilgrim hat wrangles himself an organic free-range turkey for Thanksgiving dinner I was so pleased with how my musclebound thug in a fedora riding a grizzly bear wearing a pork pie hat and standing in a snow … Continue reading

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The answer: “Because it’s there”

To the question: “Why did you GPS-doodle a musclebound thug in a fedora riding a grizzly bear wearing a pork pie hat and standing in a snow bank?” “Because it’s there.” Known broadly as ‘the three most famous words in mountaineering’, this was … Continue reading

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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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Masked man who lurks in the map of my city

Who is he? Who knows – he’s wearing a mask. Here’s another GPS doodle that I designed after I spotted the general shape in Victoria’s map (à la “The art of giraffe spotting“.) Again, this doodle was one continuous route, though the … Continue reading

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Little digger with a great big bucket

This GPS doodle has been saying “Draw me!” for months Shortly after I doodled my GPS giraffe back in February, I penned a blog post explaining how I discovered her general shape after I highlighted the city’s main roads. (See “The … Continue reading

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A nude dude named David

Neoclassical GPS art – a great excuse for doodling GPS genitals! When Bicycling Magazine writer Molly Hurford interviewed me a few weeks back, she asked if I knew of any other people making GPS art. I spoke of a couple of notables – … 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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