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Cyclist Bikes Hundreds of Miles to Sketch Elaborate Drawings Using GPS Routes

 

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Cyclists and runners from all over the world are making art with the Strava exercise app. It's not art in the conventional sense; rather, they are cycling many miles to trace their GPS paths and sketch out the likes of marriage proposals and Darth Vader. The catch? The images are only visible in the Strava app. Australian cyclist Pete Stokes is part of this community. Considered a human Etch A Sketch, the 45-year-old has amassed a collection of digital drawings over the course of hundreds of miles (or in his case, kilometers).

Stokes' portfolio runs the gamut of imagery. Creatures are a common theme, whether real or imaginary. He has, for instance, sketched a fox that sits anchored by its fluffy tails as well as a terrifying dragon. The cyclist will occasionally venture into the world of portraiture, and one of his most impressive creations is a rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven—complete with this wild hair—that was drawn in honor of the composer's 250th birthday.

Scroll down to see more of Stoke's sketches, and follow him on Instagram to see where he's headed next.

Cyclist Pete Stokes creates art while riding his bike—it's only visible through the Strava app.

 

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Claudicet Pena

Claudicet Pena is a Contributing Writer and Project Manager for My Modern Met. In 2005, she attended the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University where she studied Business and Marketing. Later in her career, she found herself teaching yoga and meditation full-time, earning the title “Best Yoga Teacher 2016” by Best Self Atlanta Magazine. Claudicet is currently based in Boston, combining her passions for art, writing, and business development. As a creative at heart, she devotes time to her own outlets of yoga, meditation, writing, drawing, and painting. Claudicet also shares her love of arts & culture with her daughter as they explore the city and travel abroad. Explore along with them on Instagram: @claudipena.
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