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    A Sailing We Will Go!
    January 25, 2014
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    Drawing: 7.4 miles
    Full ride: 26.4 miles

    Every neighborhood has secrets hidden in its streets!


    I had to carry my bike over the barrier at Logan Circle to keep my jib line straight. I found streets for all my lines, except for one (diagonal at the bottom of the jib) I could have just used N St, but the diagonal looked so much better! I rode on N St with my gps off, then turned it back on when I reached Thomas Circle, hence the straight diagonal. I used a parking lot for the flag at the tip of the mast
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    Default Updating the Portfolio--Mr Smiley

    Mr. Smiley Arlington McLean--A Bicycle Self Portrait (Dec 15 2013)

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    Default Updating the Portfolio--Chick!

    Strava Ride Art Jan 24, 2014

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    Drawing only: 11.1 miles
    Full Ride (in two parts) 14.5


    It was a Friday and I went from MU Campus down to Java Shack and then back to my office in Ballston. When I uploaded my freezing saddles lunch ride, I said to myself, that's the head of a baby chicken! I looked around and George Mason Dr. was the perfect connector I needed to complete my chick! I used the Bluemont Connector path for the front leg, and made a wrong turn--but it looked better than my plan so I kept it--now there's a little meat on that chicken leg!

    Awwwww..........I love baby animals!
    "Remember, Son, a good winter bike is a chick magnet."
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    Default Updating the Portfolio--I Found Nemo!

    Title: I Found Nemo!
    Date: January 20, 2014

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    I can't remember how I got the idea for this but RFK Stadium was the perfect fish-eye. I had to carry my bike up and down stairs to get to the perimeter of the stadium, and until I actually rode it, I didn't know if stadium perimeter would be blocked to passage-thankfully it was not. I considered using E Capitol St Bridge to make this into a swordfish, but I decided the body was the wrong shape for that species--so instead, after climbing the jersey barrier with my bike, I walked on the grass to try to make puckered lips, but made them too small to really show. Lincoln Park Square is such a fertile source for radiating vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines, so important in every Strava artist's toolbox! (see Dreams of Spring-Jan 20 '14)
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    Default Updating the Portfolio--City Writing: Happy New Year

    City Writing---Happy New Year!

    January 4, 2014
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    Default Open Invitation to Artists of all Skill Levels

    I know you're out there!

    Eminva did a masterful Pig/dog-- http://www.strava.com/activities/107823107
    Dasgeh did an amazing sideways hobbyhorse-- http://www.strava.com/activities/106163900
    Peter K did an ostrich (sorta) thing-- http://www.strava.com/activities/108903374

    Come join me! You don't need to be a bicycle Michelangelo; you just need a GPS, a Strava account, and an imagination!
    Post your Strava Art in this thread

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    To be fair, mine was completely unintentional. And is a Rorschach test of how dirty your mind is.
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    We all live in a yellow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by americancyclo View Post
    We all live in a yellow...
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    Shawn, Very creative! I like the way you used Folger Park to create your propeller diagonals. I do the same thing with parks, circles, and open areas (like the mall) We must compare notes and share techniques!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Friendly Guy View Post
    Shawn, Very creative! I like the way you used Folger Park to create your propeller diagonals. I do the same thing with parks, circles, and open areas (like the mall) We must compare notes and share techniques!
    my technique is ridewithgps and my garmin 800. even that fails me on a pretty regular basis

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