Man Uses a GPS Tracker to Turn His Bike Rides Into Gigantic Drawings

December 4, 2020 at 3:15 pm




If you’re having a bad day, remember there’s a man named “Bichelangelo” that makes masterpieces with his bike





Canadian Stephen Lund sees pictures in maps the way some people see pictures in clouds.

He traces them, first in pencil and then with his bike – with his GPS tracker on – and the result is magnificent!

He uses an app on his phone called Strava that allows runners and cyclists to map their runs and bike rides ahead of time and then tells them how long they took to complete the route.

“The best ones pop off the map,” Lund tells Bored Panda. “I liken it to seeing shapes in the clouds. I pour  over a map of the city…The challenge is that the roads all have to connect — it has to be one continuous line.”

You can watch a video of him tracing back and forth over the lines like an Etch A Sketch on his website GPSdoodles.com.

Some sketches are simple and take only an hour and a half for Lund – also known as “Bichelangelo” – to complete on his bike, like this Orca that appears to be jumping out of the Pacific Ocean.

His longest ride was “The Mermaid of the Salish Sea,” which took 4 hours and 13 minutes to complete:

He finds pictures in maps all over British Columbia, and the landscape around the pictures often seem coincidentally fitting. For example, “The Wicked Witch of the West Coast”:

And the “Thug Pulling a Gator Out of the Salish Sea”:

Sometimes “Bichelangelo” does portraits. Check out “Queen Victoria” and Michelangelo’s “Statue of David”:

Sometimes he does animals:

And one time, he drew a picture of himself: