'Cycleangelo' turns Victoria B.C. rides into elaborate GPS doodle art
Some artists paint with their brushes. But Stephen Lund uses his bicycle.
The avid cyclist is using a popular GPS tracking app to turn his bike routes throughout Victoria, B.C., into intricate drawings, earning him the nickname "Cycleangelo."
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The idea first came to Lund on New Year's Eve. On a whim, he decided he would try to trace a "Happy 2015!" message to bring in the new year. Family and friends praised the modest first attempt so Lund attempted other designs.
"The mermaid was a bit of an ordeal," he admits.
"I've likened it before to seeing shapes in the clouds," Lund says. "Once I see that general outline of an object or an animal, it's really just academic to flesh out the details and find the best routes to create the finished image."