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    Elephant
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    http://www.strava.com/activities/110483201

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    Drawing: 7.7 miles
    Full Ride: 38.6 miles

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    Between the planning and the practice rides, this drawing took a few days to accomplish. The ride/drawing itself is close to 8 miles in length but the full ride (from home and back) was closer to 40 miles. I excluded the drawing from my BAFS tally, because it's already included in my full ride. As I'm sure you know the base of the Washington Monument is surrounded by a 12 foot high construction fence. You should have seen the looks on their faces, as I repeatedly explained (first) to the uniformed armed gate guard, (then) to the construction foreman in his trailer (and finally) to the National Park Service officer when I explained I wanted them to open the gate for me so I could ride my bike with GPS around the base of the monument because I needed it for the eye of my Strava art ELEPHANT!

    I got my tires, rims, and shoes muddy crossing the mall and cutting the corners around museums...The sacrifices we artists must make for our work!
    Last edited by Fast Friendly Guy; 02-02-2014 at 08:17 AM.

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    Default Consolidating Strava Art in this Thread--Dreams of Spring!

    Dreams of Spring!
    20.4 miles (drawing only)
    47.4 miles (Full ride)

    January 20, 2014
    http://www.strava.com/activities/107291305
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    My second drawing on Strava.
    Dreams of Spring is a lot friendlier than my first drawing of that scary self-portrait that was supposed to be Mr. Smiley but looked more like a JACK-O-LANTERN.

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    Default Consolidating Strava Art in this Thread--Bike Arlington Strava Writing

    Bike Arlington--Strava Writing
    Dec 30, 2013
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    http://www.strava.com/activities/102866148
    Drawing Only 13.1 miles
    Full Ride: 53.2 miles

    Except for forgetting to do the bottom of the "B" and one short wrong turn on the "o", this turned out pretty much the way I planned it. Hey, I wonder...If I created a Strava segment for 'Bike Arlington' would I have a KOM? Next time I'm making the "B" a little bigger!

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    Default Let's collect everyone's Strava drawings in this thread

    If you haven't tried Strava Art, you're missing out on a great way to ride the roads when the trails are 'ruts of death', plus it's fun and creative! Kudos to eminva, americancyclo, and dasgeh for joining in on the fun! Would you like to do it, but are afraid to try? No worries! It's all for fun, plus if you want, I and (I'm sure) the others would be happy to share tips!

    Let's collect everyone's Strava drawings in this thread. I've collected my early stuff and re-posted it here. Everyone do the same and then document your future Strava Art creations in this thread!


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    eminva: Need your pig? dog?
    dasgeh: Need your hobby horse
    american cyclo: Any besides yellow submarine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Friendly Guy View Post


    eminva: Need your pig? dog?
    dasgeh: Need your hobby horse
    american cyclo: Any besides yellow submarine?
    Liz did the horse, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnoftheDread View Post
    Liz did the horse, too.
    Of course, the horse... but it's already posted on this thread, and we're trying to collect the drawings not posted here yet !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Friendly Guy View Post
    eminva: Need your pig? dog?
    It's not much to write home about, but here it is:

    http://www.strava.com/activities/107823107

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    "Pig? . . . Or Dog? . . . I'm No David P." on January 20, 2014. 2.2 miles

    Liz
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    It's a hit with me! Can you provide title date and mileage info?

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    From a fellow Rusty Stud: http://www.strava.com/activities/110202022

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvill View Post
    Nice! I totally forgot this thread existed.

    I call it "Dancin' Snoopy"
    January 31st
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    http://www.strava.com/activities/110202022

    The drawing alone is about 11 miles. The full ride was 13.4 miles.

    The grave yard at the base of his right foot is tough. I had to turn off my GPS, then make my way through the grave yard, then turn it on again at the right spot to connect the dots for his foot. Otherwise, it was a little bit awkward seeing people out and about, then seeing them again, and in one case a third time. Anyway, with the shape of Martha Custis Dr., Gunston Rd, Tennessee Ave and Old Dominion Rd, I couldn't pass up drawing some sort of Snoopy.

    I'm trying to design something else now, but it's hard.
    Last edited by creadinger; 02-03-2014 at 08:35 AM.

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