Miles Per Valentine?

February 1, 2013

How many calories does it take to show that special someone you care on Valentine's Day?

For our friend Payam, it took 1,135 burned on a 27 mile bike ride encircling the whole of San Francisco.

Using his iPhone, a GPS app, his Mission Bicycle and a heart as big as... well as big as San Francisco, Payam took this ride for his girlfriend, Clare. She's in Toronto so they won't be able to spend the holiday together but he wanted to create his valentine in a unique way.

"I recently moved to San Francisco from Toronto to start a new job, so Clare and I have been doing the longdistance thing for the past few months. I wanted to do something a little different to surprise her on Valentine's Day. I was excited by the possibility of drawing shapes on a map based on the path I ride. We're both really fascinated bymaps and they've been a common point of interest throughout our relationship."

Payam may have left his heart with Clare in Toronto, but he's keeping a pretty big one for her here in San Francisco.

Update: Payam's story took on a life of it's own. Read more, here.