Hannibal_Smith wrote: »
First attempt - it was meant to be Face's corvette (to the upper left of pic) and BA's van to the right. Unfortunately my strava art is just as bad as my normal art :pac: I took a right too soon on the lower part of BAs van which knocked everything else out.But the concentration levels were intense, in fact Im full sure I had my tongue out at one point like a kid with a crayon! I really tried to put definition into the corvette by creating a point at the tail and I even ran out and did two circles in the middle of the Kathryn Tynan Road for wheels. I was laughing so much to myself!! :pac: Intended to run into Solas Chriost NS school to try and get a bit of definition on the roof, but unfortunately there was a class doing PE outside, so I had to stick to the road and the artwork suffered as a result I turned into The Oaks and tried to get an inverted T for the divider between the windows. Alas it seems you need to go deep for Strava to pick up such arty definitions as window dividers and wheels!! . Got to the top of Belgard Hill and was treated to a breathtaking view of Dublin City which was lovely mind you.
For the van I had it planned but miscounted the right turns I was to take and turned too soon. Again, I ran around a round about and a road to get the wheels, which Strava didn't pick up unfortunately.
I came out at Marks pitches on to the Fettercairn Road and knew at that stage I was too high for the stripe, but wasnt sure how too fix it. Best thing at this stage was to keep heading north nonetheless and try and get to the roof of the van and see if you can spot a through road somewhere that might work. Eventually I could see Doyles Bakery to my far right and thought if I could just get across the estate I could maybe salvage the stripe, come out at the back of the van and run back along the Katherine Tynan Road for the remainder of the roof. I did consider what some did for the 5kTT ie hopping a fence, but then I spotted a track in the grass that lead to a pedestrian entrance. Nipped in through it and ended up somewhere I didnt want to be! Took a few wrong turns to try get back out before I got shot :pac: Followed a car that looked like it was driving on a through road and followed it and ended up back on the Katherine Tynan Road. Happy Days! Headed towards the Bakery crossed the road (to get the spoiler) and head back towards Fettercairn to get the roof.
I kind of got the feeling I'd messed it up big time here when the roof was too long, and thought about cutting back into where I came out of. Luckily I couldn't remember where I'd come out of because if I'd taken it would have looked even worse! Got to the junction at Fettercairn and was delighted. Just get back to Mark's pitches and that'll be done. Was worried I'd made a total mess of the undercarriage but thought in general it should be ok. Got the most breathtaking view of the mountains en route, reached the end and pressed stop. Couldn't wait until I got home, clicked into strava to see how it looked. Burst out laughing :pac: That is not how it looked in my head!!! :pac:
I had the best craic this morning doing it. Was totally focused on the image in my head and laughing away to myself the whole time. Was also delighted to see I'd gone over 6 miles for the first time since last Oct! I'll obviously give it a better go now I know what strava demands before allowing you any artistic licence :pac: But thanks so much for setting this challenge, it was so much fun!
Sorry for the essay :eek:
it was very detailed and love how none of that detail transferred into the Strava Art.
Hannibal_Smith wrote: »
First attempt - it was meant to be Face's corvette (to the upper left of pic) and BA's van to the right.
AuldManKing wrote: »
And the 1st thing that comes to mind are the vehicles that 2 TV characters drove in the 1980's!!!
event wrote: »
I call this one "A balls of a run"
TFBubendorfer wrote: »
With that nick and avatar surely it was the obvious choice!
Hannibal_Smith wrote: »
Haahaa - in my head when I finished I thought I'd nailed it :pac: I even followed a couple of indentations in the cycle track to get wheel arches! :pac:
fletch wrote: »
In honour of our monthly challenge organiser, the first one is a shotgun...
Murph_D wrote: »
For my first attempt, may I present...
The Spermatozoa :eek:
crisco10 wrote: »
surely a missed opportunity to not run by Holles St?
Glencarraig wrote: »
Submarine............kinda. It's one of my usual 5 mile routes. I will admit to it being totally accidental.
shotgunmcos wrote: »
A couple of weeks ago Murph_D commented on the first image. By chance the run looked like a kind of bird on Strava. I had been wondering what to do for the Challenge so the idea took root. I knew it would take a long run but life got in the way for a while. A week to go, I gave it a go.
I Consulted the resident artist, my daughter Zoe, 6, on the first image. I had to explain that I wanted to "draw" something with a run on the map. She asked if she could come with at first but after hearing it would take me an hour and a half, decided against it We analyzed the map together and I asked her what she saw. She instantly said an Ostrich. Cool, we were in synch. However, she upped the ante saying "you'll need to add a tail and an eyeball... oh and a beak"... no pressure then :cool::D She traced her finger over the map where she though the tail and back should be. Happily it was most of the roads I usually run, in a very specific order.
I set out around the block and a lap of the nearby woods for the feet. Mile 2 was straight into town for the first of the Ostrich's legs. Easy so far. The connection point to the body was at the end of a bridge so I just had to follow the bank into town, through Aurthur's Quay park, around King John's Castle and across the bridge to the Treaty Stone. This second point brought me to to the end of mile 3 and the end of the tail. The next couple of miles were straightforward to the base of the neck.
I did dive down into a housing estate to try and get some of a wing but it didn't work out. The "neck" was mile 6 up to the Tesco at Coonagh. A lap around the road outside Tesco would form the head but the details were the challenge. I was looking for a spot to hop a fence to my left but the trees were too tall and fence itself barbed. Finally, a gap! I hopped over and into a marshy flooded field. Nothing to it but get wet and dirty running a circle around the middle of it for the eyeball I caught myself on the fence wire hopping back out onto the road and almost face planted onto the tarmac
A short run to to the exit by a roundabout on the main Ennis Road. How to turn this into a beak? I knew if I stayed on the path it would round the front of the head like the first picture above. Hmmm...
Right, lets give it a go. Instead of staying on the path, I crossed straight across the busy road to the point of the beak. Problem was, a roundabout stood between me an the path. Cars flew by beeping at me in my short shorts. A gap in the traffic and I sprinted across to the unkept roundabout, shredding my shins on razor sharp long grass. Now I was some dude in short shorts on a roundabout on the main Ennis to Limerick commuter belt . I had to keep my line though. I trudged over the long grass and waited for a chance to sprint across the road to the safety of the path. Hopefully the danger was worth the small detail!
The route back into town via the "neck" and "belly" of the Condell Road brought me back to the initial bridge connection point. I jogged down to the next turn and ran a parallel road back up town for the other leg. I had put on Garmin LiveTrack for Mommy and the kids to follow along. My daughter met me at the door with a big grin to show me I did it, eyeball and all
A very enjoyable, satisfying long run with a difference
Hannibal_Smith wrote: »
:pac: love it
Imagine some one saw some of the stranger loops/manoeuvres and asked were you OK... How could you answer, yes I'm just drawing a harp/shot gun/wheel/ET/ostrich's eyeball