Students, eh? They’ll do anything to avoid revising for their exams, including going on a 60km ride on a route in the shape of a snowman to celebrate Christmas.
Of course, they wouldn’t have bothered doing this until a few years ago, because the snowman shape wouldn’t have been saved in digital form on Strava.
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Now that Strava exists, though (hallelujah), procrastinating first-year
tax dodgers physics students like Adam O’Reilly and Simon Jones of University College Dublin (UCD) can spend their time spreading digital Christmas cheer – and getting fit in the process.
“I was bored one day just studying – or procrastinating – and I thought it’d be cool to come up with something like that,” Jones told Sticky Bottle.
“It was hard to do and it wasn’t my first idea; I tried to do a Santa head around Howth Head but I couldn’t make it work so I ended up with the snowman.”
Despite being held up by one-way streets and the occasional wrong turn, the lads completed their ride in a reasonably respectable three hours, leaving them plenty of time to get their noses stuck back into their text books.