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Cocks, Boobs, Che Guevara… You Won’t Believe What Some People Have Drawn Using Strava

15 incredible (and incredibly stupid) works of art made using route mapper apps

Some people use Strava to keep a record of their cycling skills. Some people use Strava to be a d*ckhead about how fast they are. And some people use Strava to draw hilariously large pictures across the map of their city. In our opinion, this is the best possible use of the app.

Take Strava artist David Taylor for example. He’s been known to draw all kinds of things on the big map, and his latest, “the Bear” is a joy to behold.

Of course, David isn’t the only one to get involved in the world of Strava art…

It was inevitable wasn’t it? As soon as route-mapping apps like Nike Plus, Strava or Map My Ride were launched, someone, somewhere was going to cycle a route that looked like a cock and save it…

But while there have been a fair few of those (from all over the world, not just from Brighton) there have also been some more innovative attempts at artwork. Here are the best ones we found…*

1) The Giant San Francisco Giants Logo


This dude cycled an enormous logo for his favourite football team on Strava

2) The Massive Turkey


This person took to the same stretch of streets to create a huge turkey. This must’ve taken ages!

3) The World’s Biggest Nyancat


This geek (who must work in the tech industry surely?) went for a regular ride before deciding to create the world’s biggest Nyan Cat…

What do you mean you don’t know what Nyancat is? He’s got 111 million views on Youtube and 4 million Facebook fans (just don’t ask us how or why…)

4) The Giant Space Invader


This person took to Nike Plus to draw a giant space invader

5) The Giant Fuck You


Whereas this person’s Nike Plus route reads more like a message to his rivals…

That may seem puerile, but it’s not as puerile as…

6) The Nike Plus Cock


Yes, not even Nike’s branded app is immune to the attack of the giant penises

7) The Massive Mario


This May My Ride user was a bit more creative

8) The Amsterdam Boob Job


Arguably less creative, but more site appropriate perhaps? Wonder what he (cos, let’s face it, it must’ve been a him) had been smoking when he came up with this…

9) The Texas Electric Guitar


This Map My Ride user had a musical bent. This won a competition online for the best run or ride route artwork.

10) The Huge Runner


Some people get seriously creative with their artwork. In the same competition this won the prize for “most artistic route”

But we reckon whoever judged that contest can’t have seen this one..

11) The Turin Shroud


Was this user’s iPhone was possessed by the Holy Spirit? It certainly is an uncanny likeness of Jesus’ face…

Rumour has it that the Pope is considering sanctifying this segment and declaring the iPhone that made it a holy relic.

12) The Homer Simpson


Not even that holy relic can top this though – once again it’s from Brighton

13) The Che Guevara


And what about this effort, from South London?

14) The Marilyn Monroe


This one, apparently from a Nike Plus user in the Peak District National Park is properly crazy. Andy Warhol would be proud…

15) The Mona Lisa


But even that’s nothing on this epic effort. The Mona Lisa, apparently by a particularly frantic individual in Paris no less!

*OK, so some of these may be made up. See if you can guess which…?

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