Bicycalligraphy

In 2016, on my 50th birthday, I decided to do something a little different.  I plotted out a route that wrote out a big 5 and 0.  I rode after work and the weather looked like it might cooperate (it had been raining off and on all day).  When I completed that ride, I coined the term “Bicycalligraphy”!

I’m certainly not the first person to use a bike to “draw”.  There’s a cyclist who’s been riding/drawing for a few years Victoria BC.  Here’s his webpage. He’s even done some bicycalligraphy!

Here’s a video of the route I took back in 2016.  Notice the pause in my ride on the east side of the ‘0’.  I rode much of the ride in the pouring rain and it got a lot worse as I headed south to complete the ‘0’.  I had to find shelter in the town of Heidelberg for about 10 minutes because thunder and lightning were crashing all around me.

For my 51st birthday in 2017, I mapped out a shorter route in the city of Waterloo and I spelled out “Fifty One”.  See video below.

Who knows what I’ll do for my 52nd birthday in 2018?

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