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    Cyclist Creates Amazing GPS Doodles by Going Around Hometown

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    A bicyclist created a new form of art with his GPS, cycling as much as 98 kilometers per day to create new forms on a phone app which tracks his rides.

    Stephen Lund, a bicyclist in Canada's British Columbia created a form of expression, GPS doodling, by taking bike rides around his town of Victoria.

    "Well before dawn on the first day of 2015, I snuck out of the house with my bike and my Garmin and “painted” a New Year’s message on the streets of Victoria, BC. Failed exclamation point notwithstanding, my Strava handiwork got enthusiastic kudos from many members of my cycling club," he wrote in his blog, GPSDoodles.com

    Using an app called Strava, Lund "draws" everything from raccoons, to bears to the outline of Italy by bicycling around Victoria.

    The phenomenon helped create a movement of "GPS artistry," and Lund has given a TEDx talk explaining his new passion, which re-energized his love of cycling.

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