Cyclist draws intricate images with his routes, including a map of the world [10 pictures]

By Abraham Piper


For the last five years, cyclist Michael Wallace of Baltimore has added artistry to what would otherwise be ordinary biking around town by going on rides that trace out pictures on a map and tracking these rides with his GPS, creating “virtual geoglyphs.” Some of his pieces are simple like a cat or a thumbs-up. Others are more complicated…

Ben Franklin

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Ambiguous Quadruped

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Zidane’s Headbutt

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World Map

And finally, in what must be the pinnacle of his GPS-art career, Wallace took a 32-mile ride that formed the entire world.

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He writes of the experience…

My battery was near dead, my water was gone, and it was a race against the clock to complete this monster ride. But when it was all said and done, the right “rights, lefts, and backtrackings” ended up creating the world right here in the streets of Baltimore!

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You can see a lot more of his map-pictures on his site and Facebook.