Fitness enthusiasts in Bangalore have chosen to celebrate the New Year in a rather curious and innovative way. Well, they’ve gone for a combination of fitness and tech to welcome 2022, and to wish and motivate friends for the year ahead.
The latest trend in the city, we are told, is to take up the challenge of creating either a
Many enthusiastic digital creators and cyclists have used apps like Strava to showcase a combination of their artistic and athletic skills by creating the virtual shape of a Christmas tree,
âI prefer scenic roads and the outskirts of Bangalore to the urban jungle. So while testing new shapes or routes for other cyclists, I try to include areas of the map that provide a beautiful setting and allow the cyclist to feel refreshed while tracing the shape of the map â, Shiva Kumar Devan, who created the Karnataka map on the app, told Bangalore Mirror.
âBy subscribing to the app, I can mark multiple points on the app’s map and create the shape. Then I have to go for a test drive to see if the plotted points actually make the shape I want and if there are any dead ends or road breaks. It’s a trial and error process, and you can always take a parallel path if you get stuck; it’s fun to explore new roads this way, âexplained Devan.
The creators suggested that the process resembles the popular game of joining the dots game, but the added nuance is that one can trace their own dots, explore new routes in the city, and create virtual art in the process. , while cooling off on their bikes.
âWe have many tools available online that allow you to plot routes and export them as GPS files. Later, any cyclist can import them and follow the shapes created. I made the map of India using Google Maps to minimize the hassle of dead ends and narrow alleys. As I’m definitely not the pilot, you have to go and check how easy they find it to follow, âsaid
You don’t have to be a cyclist or an athlete to create virtual maps on GPS plotters.
There are many tools available online where you can plot routes and export them as GPS files. Later the rider can import it and follow the created shape.
– Rishi Raghav, trail maker
âRelating to At first it may not seem so precise, but eventually more details can be done. For example, anyone can plot the points on the map of India. However, it won’t be as clear once the rider has completed the trip if I don’t add all these twists and turns on the way, âexplained Rishi.
Last weekend, cyclist
âSince the map of India has a lot of twists and turns, someone must have traced it on the GPX map I installed it from. Following the map and executing it was extremely difficult. I have traveled more than 30,000 km in 15 years; this ride was unique, challenging and certainly comparable to one of my most difficult with the