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Is Vicki Cooke REALLY her Dad’s Favorite? Enquiring Minds Just Needed to Know!

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#DadsFavorite     

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…I was #Fab_at_56 for my first year and wasn’t really crazy about it, when I turned 57 at HRI, I decided to change…I am the oldest of 5 girls, it has always been a running joke with me and my sisters which one is Dad’s favorite. True story…my Dad always says goodbye to us on the phone like this “hey! Don’t tell the other girls, but you’re my favorite daughter” LOL

Personal Info:

Name: Vicki Cooke

Where do you live? Merritt Island Florida, BUT I am from Marlborough Mass, Boston through and through!

Married/Single? Married (Andy)

 

Kids/Grandkids? Daughter Meghan, 2 ½ year old granddaughter Maddie!

Pets? Molly, she’s my baby, she is a cocker-poo, and turned 9 in August.

Working/Retired? I am the VP of Operations & Program Management for an Electronic Manufacturing Services company, headquartered in Melbourne FL.

Motto in which you live by? It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.”

  • How long have you had your bike April 1st 2017
  • Where in your home do you rideHome office
  • What is your favorite Color – yellow
  • What is your favorite foodPizza
  • What is your favorite TV Show This is Us!
  • Have you ever ridden in studioHRI was my first time (Jenn, Ally and Hannah)
  • Who would you like to ride withAll of my past spin teachers at gyms over the years, they would love Peloton…
  • Guilty PleasureAbsolute Martini Straight Up extra olives…
  • Favorite Curse wordI say the F word so much that it really isn’t a curse word for me…
  • Favorite musician It’s too hard to pick one! Van Morrison, Bob Seger, Pitbull top 3…how’s that?
  • Morning or nightmorning
  • Last Book You ReadEverybody matters, it’s a management technique book
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted youMy dad
  • Favorite AppWords with Friends
  • Favorite SportFootball
  • Favorite Sports TeamThe 5 time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots
  • Fave Alcoholic BeverageVodka or Tequila, as long as they are good quality
  • What Color is your toothbrush Blue
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon characterSnoopy or Pepe Le Pew (it’s a toss-up)
  • Coffee or tea Coffee black!
  • What time do you go to bed10PM
  • Fave Reality TV showThe Voice
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I had a total knee replacement that went horribly wrong in 2015…debilitating nerve damage, dangerous infections, it was a total shit show, my whole livelihood was at risk…one year of my life was gone, I never thought that I would live pain free again, let alone be able work out…this bike changed my life…
  • Who would you like to have as a Dinner guestMy grandmothers
  • F Marry Kill…Jenn, Denis, Ally (I hate this question…)

Anything else you’d like to share? I owe everything “Peloton” to my dear friend Rebecca, she passed away from Ovarian Cancer in early 2017, and stipulated in her will that I get a bike…her husband arranged this big surprise and I was blown away..she always knew how to make someone feel loved and this bike hugs me every day, and reminds me just how much I love and miss my friend.

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Does he like birds? Lets find out who WickdParrotHead REALLY is!

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First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard nameI’m a massive Jimmy Buffett fan – a ParrotHead – and I’ve been to over 60 Jimmy Buffett concerts. I was born in Honolulu, but Boston is my chosen home and wicked is a positive adjective here. So WickdParrotHead is a nod to both my home and my musical passion. PHINS UP!!

Personal Info:

Name: Andrew Stevens, though that’s my Facebook pseudonym. I use an alternate FB identity so that the 20-somethings on my team at work don’t learn how depraved some of my friends can be. 

Where do you live? Newton Centre, Massachusetts, about a mile over the Boston city line and 5 miles from downtown.

Married/Single?  Live with my partner – and his mom, who has dementia

Kids/Grandkids?  No kids. I never thought I was cut out for parenthood.

Pets? I’m a dog nut. If I could, I’d have dozens and I’d save every dog in need. We have Angus, who is 95 lbs of Goldendoodle love without whom I can’t even imagine my life. He’s spoiled rotten but still well behaved and he will do anything – and I mean anything – if you’ll throw his Frisbee for him to fetch. And you’d better get in bed before he does or you’ll be lucky to score 15” in which to sleep!

Working/Retired? Working. I’m a career mortgage banker, but not a loan originator – I work in what’s called Secondary Marketing in our business. The bank I worked for recently sold the division I ran, so I’m currently doing some consulting for other companies and looking for my next career opportunity. I also teach the School of Mortgage Banking for the Mortgage Bankers Association all over the U.S. and again this year in India.

Motto in which you live by? Illegitimi non Carborundum. My dad has had that on a sign over his dresser my whole life and I really like it.

How long have you had your bikeMy bike was a housewarming gift in September, 2016 from my partner’s mother when I bought the house in which we now live. I bought the house so we would have enough space for her to move in with us so she did something amazing for me & bought me my bike.

Where in your home do you rideOur finished basement is the exercise room. My Peloton shares space with a seldom-used elliptical and treadmill

What is your favorite ColorGreen

What is your favorite foodHmmm. . . so many options . . none of them healthy. Gotta go with pizza.

What is your favorite TV ShowDoctor Who. And if you haven’t watched Amazon Prime’s The Man in the High Castle? Oh yeah – you gotta!

Have you ever ridden in studioNo. That’s a major PeloGoal for me

Who would you like to ride withJSS, Ally, Denis, Alex or HMC

Guilty PleasureSour Patch Kids – the 2X sized ones. If I’m weak enough to allow them in the house? I’ll eat ‘em until they’ve taken a layer of skin off of the roof of my mouth. Shameful!

Favorite Curse wordMonkeyFuckers! It works for bad drivers, frustrating situations and for when the Yankees take a lead over the Red Sox.

Favorite musician – Well given my LB name, I’m clearly going with Saint James – Jimmy Buffett!

Morning or night – Depends upon the activity. J I love being up early and I live staying up late. They’re not compatible behaviors. Working from home does give me a bit of flexibility, though.

Last Book You ReadI’m actually not sure. I read everything on my Kindle, and I’m usually reading several books at once. The last one I finished was most likely a murder mystery – they’re my go-to reads for relaxing.

Who’s the Last Person who texted youMy friend Dawn – #GirlsWhoCanDo. We were chatting about today’s One Peloton ride and about Denis’ Hairgate ride from a few months ago.

Favorite App FlightRadar24. I’m an aircraft/airline nerd

Favorite Sport Baseball

Favorite Sports TeamBoston Red Sox. My license plates read BEAT – N.Y.

Fave Alcoholic BeverageWell here is Sophie’s Choice . . . but I gotta go with beer – good beer like Sam Adams or Guinness. An ice cold martini or an exceptional gin & tonic (my brother’s are insanely good) is a very close second.

What Color is your toothbrushWhite – it’s an attitude-laden Sonicare. I love the results, but always feel as if it’s judging me when I use it.

Do you have a favorite cartoon characterI feel like a doof, but I really don’t have one. I was never much into cartoons.

Coffee or teaCoffee. Black. We have a wet bar in our bedroom (everyone should – it’s amazing!) and a coffeemaker that grinds beans and then brews coffee. Beans grinding makes for a fantastic alarm clock.

What time do you go to bedWe usually head upstairs around 11, then we ignore all expert advice and play with the dog and play games on our phone for an hour or so. Lights out is usually around midnight.

Fave Reality TV showTop Chef or Project Runway. Impossible to choose.

What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I am Chairman of the Board of a little non-profit that did – Save Fenway Park! Most people no longer recall that Fenway was going to be torn down in the early 00’s. We fought like hell for 10 years and managed to pour enough sand in the gears of “progress” to make sure Fenway was still here when Mr. Henry – and his $800 million – bought the Red Sox and decided to renovate America’s Greatest Ballpark. The phone call from the Red Sox telling me that they had decided to renovate will always be a highlight of my life.

Who would you like to have as a Dinner guest Besides JSS (cuz that would be awesome!)? I’m a history and U.S. Constitution geek so I’d love to be able to have Thomas Jefferson and James Madison over and pick their brains about the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. Anyone reading this still awake? J

F Marry Kill…Jenn, Hannah, Ally or Denis, Alex, Cody

F Denis or Alex

M Ally

K None of the above – they’re all awesome!

Anything else you’d like to share? –

I went to UConn – during the Big East’s glory days – and I’m a rabid Husky fan. Which is why JSS always gets a snarky comment from me (that she can’t hear, of course) when she talks about Syracuse during rides. But I save my nastiest comments for when JSS tells us it’s time for yet another climb!

I love this bike and I love this tribe. If anyone had told me that when I put a bike in my basement that it would lead me to new, meaningful friendships with people I would otherwise have never met? I’d have laughed – how can a bike that goes nowhere do that? Now I know. And I preach the Pelotruth to anyone who will stand still long enough to listen. The bike that goes nowhere will take you everywhere!

 

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Who is #12thFan? Was she Jenn’s 12th Fan? Let’s Find Out!

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…If you are a Seattle Seahawk fan, you are a 12thfan. I’ve been a diehard Seahawks fan since their first year in Seattle.

Name: Sammi Jo Thielen

Where do You live? San Clemente, CA (beautiful little beach town in Southern Calif.!)

Married/Single? Married to Greg (still trying to get him to ride the bike!!)

Kids/Grandkids? 3 kids-Alexandra-27, Max-25, Joe-25. No grandkids yet!

Pets? A Puggle named Dude!

Working/Retired? I teach art (Meet the Masters Art Program) in the elementary schools and work part-time at Tootsies-my friend’s shoe boutique in San Clemente .

Motto in which you live by? “When you love what you have, you have everything you need”.

  • How long have you had your bike – Since December 2017
  • Where in your home do you ride – The “granny suite” above the garage. Has a little ocean view I get to look at while riding.
  • What is your favorite Color – Blue
  • What is your favorite food –Seafood! We had a summer house on Hood Canal, WA and had our own oyster bed, crab pots and lots of fresh salmon.
  • What is your favorite TV Show –Friends. . . still!
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – I rode in the studio on July 8th when we went to NYC for our 30th wedding anniversary and I celebrated it in the studio!!
  • Who would you like to ride with – Jenn Sherman for sure.
  • Guilty Pleasure – Salted Carmel ice cream or gelato.
  • Favorite Curse word –Fuck
  • Favorite musician – Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart! Their dad was my 8th grade English teacher so I saw a lot of them singing in our classroom before they were Heart!
  • Morning or night – Morning for sure! That’s when I ride too.
  • Last Book You Read – The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – My daughter Alex (we text a lot!)
  • Favorite App – Venmo (when someone sends me money!)
  • Favorite Sport – Tennis (to Play), Football and Hockey (to watch)
  • Favorite Sports Team – Do you need to ask???? Seattle Seahawks
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Titos Vodka and anything with it.
  • What Color is your toothbrush – Pink
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Speed Racer (dated myself right there)
  • Coffee or tea – Coffee but only 1-2 cups in the morning.
  • What time do you go to bed – 11:30-12 midnight.
  • Fave Reality TV show – American Idol or Bachelorette. I know. . . Ugh!
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I have a crush on Keith Urban and yes, my husband knows!!
  • Who would you like to have as a Dinner guest – Alive. . . Keith Urban, deceased. . . my dad. He died when I was 21 and I did not have enough time with him. I have so much I’d like to tell him and ask him!
  • F Marry Kill…Jenn, Hannah, Ally or Denis, Alex, Cody Not sure what this is asking me???

Anything else you’d like to share? Just that I am so happy I bought the bike and found this community of support. It truly feels like I have a new group of friends to chat with, ride with and to encourage each other.

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Does Beachrider01 live at the beach? Let’s find out?

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First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name… Beachrider01

I live 2 blocks from the beach and I ride a bike –(If anyone wants a day at the beach or a JSS Beach party – let me know)

Personal Info:

Name: Shelley Martin

Where do You live? – Atlantic Beach, NY – (Near Long Beach)

Married/Single? Happily Divorced – open to meeting someone!

Kids/Grandkids? 1 daughter and 3 granddaughters!

Pets? Dogs – Dogs—Dogs – All rescues – 2 ½ y/o labradoodle, 15 y/o 5 lb Mi-ki and A 15 y/o shih-tzu that was thrown in the garbage. My pittie passed away.

Working/Retired? Working

Motto in which you live by  Be kind!

How long have you had your bike –12/2016

Where in your home do you ride – Office / spare bedroom

What is your favorite Color – Blue

What is your favorite food –I am a vegan – I would say Avacados & Vegan Tacos

What is your favorite TV Show – Last Week Tonight (John Oliver)

Have you ever ridden in studio –Not yet…. I need yo do this!

Who would you like to ride with –Lin Manuel Miranda….

Guilty Pleasure – Cookies

Favorite Curse word –Fuck

Favorite musician –Jerry Garcia – Love the Dead

Morning or night –Night

Last Book You Read –She Persisted – by Chelsea Clinton – to my granddaughters

Who’s the Last Person who texted you –My Daughter

Favorite App –FaceBook & Waze

Favorite Sport –Soccer

Favorite Sports Team –Mets

Fave Alcoholic Beverage –Ugh – I have an alcohol dehydrogenase deficiency and I cannot drink…

What Color is your toothbrush –WhiteDo you have a favorite cartoon character –Cartman – South Park

Coffee or tea –COFFEE

What time do you go to bed –Late – 1-2 AM

Fave Reality TV show –MSNBC – LOL

What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I worked for Tony Robbins (the yuppie guru).

Who would you like to have as a Dinner guest Barak Obama & Jon Stewart

Anything else you’d like to share? Love this community. It reminds me of my commune days of the 60s (in a virtual form). There is so much good we can do in #s…. if we all are kind.

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O.M.G. Jenn Moyes has How Many Kids?

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First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…
#VictoriousSecrt – This has actually been my fantasy football handle for a few years. It’s been wildly popular and loved in the FF leagues I’ve been in so what do they say….if it ain’t broke, dont fix it!
Personal Info: 

Name: Jenn Moyes


Where do You live?  Schnecksville, PA – about an hour from Philadelphia.

Married/Single? Married to a hottie with a British accent. It never gets old!

Kids/Grandkids? 6 kids! (not a typo) Cooper – 16, Jackson – 14, Benjamin – 10, Chase – 9, Natalie – 6, William – 3. My life is insane.
Pets? We have a 2 year old boxer mix, she’s our baby. Her name is Jordan and we adore her.
Working/Retired? I work 1 day a week in Case Management at a huge hospital.

Motto in which you live by? “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” This has been something I have been trying to live by for a LONG time – as a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a professional. It is so important!

1) How long have you had your bike – Since December 2017.

2) Where in your home do you ride – We just moved the bike from our basement to our new “home gym” upstairs.

3) What is your favorite Color – Yellow.

4) What is your favorite food – LOL I love this question. It’s literally impossible for me to answer. I love all food almost equally. I might love french fries the most. Or mint chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge. Or guacamole.

5) What is your favorite TV Show – Beat Bobby Flay or Grey’s Anatomy or This Is Us

6) Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes! I was just there last week for my 100th!
7) Who would you like to ride with – Michael Phelps – wouldn’t that be so cool??

8) Guilty Pleasure – Cleaning my ears with Q-Tips.

9) Favorite Curse word – Haha! It has to be SHIT for me. I use it so much for so many different things. Especially when I’m trying to run out of the saddle at 55 resistance.

10) Favorite musician – Sara Bareilles

11) Morning or night – Morning

12) Last Book You Read – “My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry”

13) Who’s the Last Person who texted you – My sister. It’s always my sister. We are inseparable.

14) Favorite App – This is a pretty lame answer but I love the podcast app on my iPhone. I live for podcasts. I spent the better part of my life in the car and while i LOVE music, podcasts really help pass the time. I’m currently obsessed with “Terrible, Thanks For Asking” and Rich Roll (could he be any cooler? nope).

15) Favorite Sport – Volleyball – I played from 5th grade all the way through college!

16) Favorite Sports Team – Eagles/76ers/Phillies/Flyers – I’ve been a Philadelphia sports fan my entire life. My dad and grandfather (and kids!) would have it no other way.

17) Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Give me all the wine. Specifically a really cold, really dry Pinot Grigio.

18) What Color is your toothbrush – I just got a new one this morning, so I have to walk in the bathroom to check. Ok, I’m back and it’s green.

19) Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Daria! Does she count? I’ve loved her and her boots since 1999.

20) Coffee or tea – I prefer hot water with lemon.

21) What time do you go to bed – Usually around 11pm.

22) Fave Reality TV show – Survivor

23) What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? My youngest son was born at home on my bathroom floor. My husband got home just in time to deliver him!

24) Who would you like to have as a Dinner guest – ?

25) F Marry Kill…Jenn, Hannah, Ally or Denis, Alex, Cody – Come on! This is hard. F Alex, marry Denis, kill Cody?!?! Ouch, my heart.