I'm 36, female, married, employed, have a young son, and spend my spare microseconds moving across the earth under my own power. I'm a mid-pack long distance speedskater, runner, and recently rediscovered cycling. Toronto has a great path network (a lot of it along water), if only we could get a speedskating oval...

I never really gave up cycling, but I always had such trouble with bicycle seats that I figured that the only way I'd ever cycle regularly is in buying a recumbent. In the spring, after tearing a foot tendon during a marathon, I had to put in hours a week on my bike to maintain fitness. So after poking about the web, I bought a Brooks for my ancient, rigid mountain bike (transformed into a commuter, post child). I've since then I've been riding to work almost daily with 50 km rides on the weekends, even completed a sprint tri and bought myself a nice road bike (followed closely be a second Brooks).

My name is Jody, and my life was changed by a bicycle seat.