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LISA CHASE…You THINK you know her, but DO YOU?

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First and foremost explain what is your leaderboard name and what is it’s genesis

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I thought it was cute and catchy at the time before everyone came out with these amazing LB names. 

Personal Info: 

Name: Lisa Chase

Where do You live?  KC (reference cute and catchy phrase above)

Married/Single? married to Curt for 23 years

Kids/Grandkids kids Greta 17, Eli 15

Pets? two awesome poodles (featured in my profile pic and in some music videos) and cat Midnight

Working/Retired? work my tail off as a MOM

Do you have a motto in which you live by? Be kind to people

  1. How long have you had your bikesince November 2015, right after my mom passed away from cancer. It was my ‘get back into life’ purchase
  2. Where in your home do you ridewe have a large apartment over our garage (which btw I have offered for any Tribe members staying in KC) and we have our equipment there
  3. What is your favorite Colordepends on the day: top contenders are green, purple and red
  4. What is your favorite food – any kind of pasta.  I’m italian!
  5. What is your favorite TV Showright now Manifest.  I’m a huge sci fi fan.  Star Wars, Marvel movies, Star Trek – – I’m all in!
  6. Have you ever ridden in studioYes several times.  Although my favorite in-studio was with Bennifer (who’s hair I helped do that day :))
  7. Who would you like to ride withany JSS tribe member I haven’t met!
  8. Guilty Pleasureanything chocolate
  9. Favorite Curse wordTry not to fall over, but I don’t really curse.  Except I’ve noticed its been slipping out more since I’ve spent time with Getty.   
  10. Favorite musicianBilly Joel
  11. Morning or nightNIGHT.  and those morning rides are killing me!
  12. Last Book You ReadHe’s not Lazy.  It’s a book about teenage boys in this millennial generation and how they simply aren’t being motivated by our education system.  I have a freshman boy, and as many folks know he’s been struggling a little.  The Peloton community has been a huge support
  13. Who’s the Last Person who texted youactually Ben because we just got off the Sunday Low Impact ride. 
  14. Favorite AppCalm.  totally cool meditation app that I try to use every day, but realistically get to like 2 time a week
  15. Favorite Sportbaseball (GO Royals, although my second team is Red Sox, since I’m from Boston area)
  16. Favorite Sports Team see above!
  17. Fave Alcoholic Beveragecosmopolitan
  18. What Color is your toothbrushwhite electric thing
  19. Do you have a favorite cartoon characterCalvin from Calvin and Hobbes. 
  20. Coffee or teaboth
  21. What time do you go to bed 11
  22. Fave Reality TV showdon’t do them.  hate the fakeness!
  23. What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I rowed crew in college, I used to show sheep, I can drop into a Boston Accent whenever I’m near Big Tom, I love to travel (Australia is our next big trip), and I love to play poker (in vegas!)
  24. Dinner guestI love to host big dinner parties and would love to have all the instructors over and see them interact!

  1. Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis Yikes.  Can I just marry Matt, Alex and Denis???

Anything else you’d like to share?

I know there has been huge drama about the JSS tribe page.  Although I hope it can continue as it is, even if it doesn’t, this tribe will remain strong.  I will continue to treasure the friendships I’ve made and we will continue to support each other, make each other laugh, and share our stories. 

See you on the leaderboard!

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Who is BunnyFooFoo? Let’s Find Out!

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain what is your leaderboard name and what is it’s genesis

This is tough. I am not sure I should explain it in its entirety. Let’s just say, it was a nickname an old boyfriend used to call me (Bunny), I’ll let you try and figure that part out and then he proceeded to send me Youtube videos of BunnyFooFoo. Thinking he was sharing something “new” to me, but, who doesn’t know the tale/song right?! It used to be Princess BunnyFooFoo, but I shortened it when I had to make my LB name.

Personal Info:

Name: Deneen Salvaggio

Where do You live? An extremely hick town in Orange County N.Y. less than an hour from NYC.

Married/Single? Single

Kids/Grandkids 3 Morgan (23), Lindsey (almost 21) and Zachary 11

Pets? Manny (cat) 14 and Daisy (5) Yellow Lab

Working/Retired? I used to work for Readers Digest in Pleasantville NY before Morgan was born, as a Quality Assurance Analyst. The BEST job and company out there at the time. I left after Morgan was born with complications in utero, that resulted in her severe mental disabilities. She has been my job, as well as raising Lindsey and Zachary, for a long time. I wouldn’t change it for anything in this world.

 

Do you have a motto in which you live by? “It’s not the time in your life, it’s the life in your time”. I choose to live every day like there isn’t a tomorrow. Not in a careless way, but, I have learned so much patience in my lifetime and I try and make every day count. Though, I’ll admit, I am still that person who swears profusely if you are in the left lane cruising along, when clearly you need to be in the right!

1) How long have you had your bikeNovember 27 will be 1 year.

2) Where in your home do you rideI have an office that I am just now starting to paint, rip up carpet and put new flooring down and make it my own space to ride. It has double doors, so I can shut them when I ride and blast my music.

3) What is your favorite Color Red

4) What is your favorite foodSushi, breakfast, lunch but I’d change it up and have sashimi for dinner.

5) What is your favorite TV ShowOh geez.. I am a HUGE American Horror Story fan. I have loved every season except Cult. Hated ittttttt! I turn off all the lights and see if it can scare the shit out of me. Sometimes it gets close.

6) Have you ever ridden in studioYes, several times. I absolutely LOVE going down to be with friends and meeting new ones.

7) Who would you like to ride withThere are so many “friends” I’ve met through this amazing community that I haven’t met yet. I’d love to ride with every single one of them.

8) Guilty PleasureThis is funny, because I never feel guilty about anything I enjoy.

9) Favorite Curse wordDouche’ Canoe (A term I use for men as well as women)

10) Favorite musicianMy all time fav is Phil Collins, yet, in the 90’s, I swore if Kurt Cobain would have married me, he would still be alive today!

11) Morning or night I ‘m an all day kind of person. I go with what feels right.

12) Last Book You Read –. It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

13) Who’s the Last Person who texted youChris

14) Favorite AppPinterest right now because its cheesecake baking season!

15) Favorite Sport Hockey

16) Favorite Sports TeamIslanders

17) Fave Alcoholic BeverageTito’s, tonic, with a lime

18) What Color is your toothbrushgreen

19) Do you have a favorite cartoon characterI LOVE Clyde from The Loud House, But, hate when his nose bleeds!

20) Coffee or teaC-O-F-F-E-E! All day, every day.

21) What time do you go to bed11 ish- Depends on if the book I am reading is good.

22) Fave Reality TV showIf you have never seen 90 Day Fiance’ or Before The Ninety Days? You are missing out the most annoying, dysfunctional, idiotic, disgusting, yet totally hilarious shows out there. Yet, I just can’t look away! Shame on me!

23) What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I was a tomboy growning up. Out of three girls, I am the middle child and was always the “ fan” favorite. I did every boy thing there was with my dad. Fishing was our favorite. We used to take boat trips for the day when he lived in SC and I would show people near us how to bait the hooks while they sat there in horror because I was actually touching live bait with pretty nails.

24) Dinner guestI would absolutely LOVE a huge dinner party at my house with all of the TripleP’s together.

25) Marry/F/Kill- Marry-Jenn /F CODY (or at least die trying)/ Kill- CDE (don’t let me start).

Anything else you’d like to share? My bike and this tribe arrived in my life exactly when I needed it the most. There are reasons for everything. I truly believe this. You are ALL meant to be in my life for one reason or another. I am honored to be here among all of you awesome people and especially Jenn, who is the reason I have become one of the addicts to this bike that goes nowhere.

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MELLONWHEELS is this weeks Leaderboard Get to Know You!

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain what is your leaderboard name and what is it’s genesis – #MellOnWheels. It’s a takeoff on Hell On Wheels since I ride outdoors, too.

Personal Info:

Name: Melanie Levin

Where do You live? Denver, CO since September 2016

Married/Single? Single, used to be married.

Kids/Grandkids 2 daughters: Jamie Rose, 31, a PhD scientist in Seattle, married to a med student who I adore…Talia, 25, an aspiring movie director living in L.A.

Pets? Nope

Working/Retired? Working full time and then some as a Pediatric Radiology physician at the Children’s Hospital Colorado

Do you have a motto in which you live by? “Be yourself, everyone else is taken”…Oscar Wilde

  • How long have you had your bike – Dec 15 2016 was my first ride
  • Where in your home do you ride – open floor plan living space, so it’s in the corner past the kitchen, by the bar, looking out at the Rocky Mountains
  • What is your favorite Color – blue
  • What is your favorite food – pasta
  • What is your favorite TV Show – Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – yes, 4 different weekends now!
  • Who would you like to ride with – I’d love to road ride with Matt and Christine. I love riding live with Jess and Alex and JJ and, of course, JSS
  • Guilty Pleasure – frozen black cherries
  • Favorite Curse word – Fuck
  • Favorite musician – The Lone Bellow, The Avett Brothers, James Taylor
  • Morning or night – almost always early AM, before I go to work if we’re talking Peloton. Night for everything else.
  • Last Book You Read –.Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – my daughter, Jamie
  • Favorite App – Ski Tracks, it tracks your distance and vertical drop and speed, All Trails for hiking
  • Favorite Sport – skiing, alpine (downhill, giant slalom, freeriding)

  • Favorite Sports Team – the U.S. Ski Team
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Bourbon
  • What Color is your toothbrush – Purple
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Snoopy
  • Coffee or tea – Coffee
  • What time do you go to bed – 11pm
  • Fave Reality TV show – Dancing With The Stars, I would watch it with my parents when visiting
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I do recreational ski racing (Giant Slalom). I was a college dropout selling newspaper classified ads for the Washington Post during my dropout years.
  • Dinner guest – Brandi Carlile, Michelle and Barack Obama, Elie Wiesel, Grandpa

25) Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis no way a gay woman can answer the first grouping, though robin easily is the kill there.

Anything else you’d like to share? I love my bike and the Peloton community and some of my tribes. My favorite tribe outside of the JSS tribe is #PMG, physician moms group, because we are women who try to be the best doctors and moms and wives and daughters and friends and mentors, etc., while still carving out time for ourselves. If I had had this type of a group when I was struggling as a new mom in medical school and residency, it would have been sooooo much easier. We share so much love and support in that group, it’s truly amazing that we were brought together by a bike that goes nowhere!

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Who is Kenny_Bania and does he really feel that soup is not a meal????

Leaderboard Get To Know You

 

First and foremost explain what is your leaderboard name and what is it’s genesis : Kenny_Bania

I’ve always been a huge Seinfeld fan and Kenny Bania was one of those funny support characters that always cracked me up. When I got my first email account, I used kennybania as the handle and always used that name in online message boards, chat forums, etc.

Bania always made me laugh because he was totally clueless about how bad of a comedian he was and how much Jerry disliked him. My favorite episode is ‘The Soup” where Kenny gives Jerry a brand new Armani suit for free but then manages to get him to take him out for dinner at Mendy’s but then isn’t hungry and just orders soup and wants to save the meal for another time.

I always love quoting Bania in everyday life and like to use his catchphrases, ‘The Best!’ and ‘That’s GOLD!’ whenever possible. I really don’t think that soup counts as a meal…..even if you crumble crackers!

Personal Info:

Name: John Prewitt

Where do You live? This past summer we moved to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area from Austin, Texas after 9 years there. I originally grew up in Summit, NJ.

Married/Single? Been married 12 years to my wife, Jackie.

Kids/Grandkids: 1 son – One and done with a high spirited, strawberry blonde haired 6-year-old named, Jackson.

Pets? A 12 year old chocolate labradoodle named, Addison.

Working/Retired? I work from home, full-time as an advertising analyst for LPL Financial. I review investment related advertising/marketing material for independent financial advisors, to ensure it meets regulatory/content standards.

Do you have a motto in which you live by? “One day at a time” and “This too shall pass”

  • How long have you had your bike – My Peloversary is 7/26/17
  • Where in your home do you ride – While we are waiting for our house to be built in Michigan, we are living in an apartment and the bike is right in our living room. It will soon be going into the finished basement of our new home in about a week, God willing!
  • What is your favorite Color – Blue
  • What is your favorite food – Steak, medium rare
  • What is your favorite TV Show – Seinfeld. It’s the BEST!
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes, I did my first ride on 1/28/18. I took rides with Jenn, Denis and Alex, that week – all in the front row!
  • Who would you like to ride with – Trey Anastasio. I’m a huge Phish fan and have seen almost forty-noine shows since 1994. Would be fun to ride with Trey and see all the funny faces he would make.
  • Guilty Pleasure – Superman ice cream, Dots candy and Dr. Pepper
  • Favorite Curse word – Fuck
  • Favorite musician – Jerry Garcia
  • Morning or night – Night, although I always ride in the morning/mid-day.
  • Last Book You Read – Parenting with Love & Logic
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – Jenn Sherman – just kidding! My    best friend, Corey in New Jersey
  • Favorite App – SiriusXM for Howard Stern or LivePhish to listen to the latest shows
  • Favorite Sport – Ice Hockey
  • Favorite Sports Team – New Jersey Devils & Michigan Football (GO BLUE!)
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – I just recently celebrated 20 years of sobriety. I’ve never had a legal drink and been on the wagon since I was 20.
  • What Color is your toothbrush – It’s a white Burst.
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Sylvester the cat
  • Coffee or tea – Don’t drink either but I like Crystal Light (Target brand Market Pantry), grape flavor with energy, in the morning.
  • What time do you go to bed – Between 11-12
  • Fave Reality TV show – Not into reality tv, but if my wife has the Bachelor/Bachelorette on, I will have a laugh at it.
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I’ve been an extra in several movies including, “The Dark Knight”, “The Express”, “Bernie” (with Jack Black), as well as the tv show “Friday Night Lights”.

I’ve called into the Howard Stern show a few times. The last time was just before our son was born in 2012 and spent almost 15 minutes talking to Howard about parenting and America’s Got Talent. You can hear the call here: https://youtu.be/kk0KUwiE8cw

  • Dinner guest – Jenn Sherman, Howard Stern and Gary Dell’Abate – We would have a NOINE course meal
  • Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis: Marry Jenn (she’s my wife from another life!), F JJ and Kill Robin.

Anything else you’d like to share? I love the sense of fellowship in this tribe and the community of people from all walks of life that come together with a common interest in the bike that goes nowhere, and so much more. This tribe (and the Menaces) has definitely helped me to become more engaged in wanting to live a healthier life and share in the gospel that is Peloton. I have connected with so many amazing people from all over, whom I have yet to meet in person but feel like I know so well. If seeing my LB name makes you smile or gives you a chuckle, then I’m happy.

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Let’s meet Larabee1 this week!

 

First and foremost explain what is your leaderboard name and what is it’s genesis: I wish I could say I have some thoughtfully crafted, deeply meaningful leaderboard name but alas I do not. It is simply a take on my first name and the first initial of my last name (larabee1). I know – very creative. I’ve thought about changing it but it seems too late now – I’ve committed!

Personal Info:

Name: Lara R. Badain

Where do You live? Rochester, NY (home of the Wegmans mothership)

Married/Single? Long-term relationship (at my age – 51 – I think “boyfriend” sounds a little silly, right?) with Jay Speranza

Kids/Grandkids: 3 step-children; 1 step-grandson

Pets? YES (MY child) – I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Henry. He’s my third RR in about 20 years. I have a borderline abnormal obsession/devotion to my dog(s)

Working/Retired? Working – Attorney – long time litigator, now focused more on mediation – it’s far more civilized – I work mostly in the area of matrimonial and family law.

Do you have a motto which you live by? This one seems appropriate here: “Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” – Bob Dylan

  • How long have you had your bike – March 3, 2018
  • Where in your home do you ride – In my home office
  • What is your favorite Color – Purple
  • What is your favorite food – Hard to say. I’m spoiled – my partner Jay owns a restaurant where he is the executive chef. He focuses on Italian so I’ll go with pasta.
  • What is your favorite TV Show – ANYTHING by Aaron Sorkin but especially the West Wing. I can quote most of the episodes.
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – not yet, but am hoping to get there at the end of August when we’re in NYC
  • Who would you like to ride with – Jenn, of course, and Kristy Carruba!
  • Guilty Pleasure – Ice cream
  • Favorite Curse word – naturally, FUCK, and all its variations (fucked, fucker, fucking, etc…)!
  • Favorite musician – This is a hard one…Prince? Madonna? Or could I say favorite band? Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, there are just so many.
  • Morning or night – Morning for sure
  • Last Book You Read – some boring law book
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – my brother, Marc
  • Favorite App – Weather Channel (I know, so lame – but I need to know weather for dog walking).
  • Favorite Sport – NFL Football
  • Favorite Sports Team – This is a longer story than I can tell here, but my family has been die-hard Oakland Raider fans forever (my grandfather was close with the owner). My brother, Marc, has been with the team since after college and was named President of the Raiders in 2015.
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Vodka with Lemonade or an Aperol Spritzer
  • What Color is your toothbrush – Blue and White
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Totally Daffy Duck (when he goes nuts and his bill flies off? Come on.)
  • Coffee or tea – Herbal Tea (told you I’m lame)
  • What time do you go to bed – around 10-11pm
  • Fave Reality TV show – Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I’m kind of old school, like I think the handwritten note is a lost art. Also, I can be somewhat shy and reserved which people sometimes mistake for aloofness. Oh, and I was at SU at the same time as Jenn (a year ahead – sadly, our paths never crossed)
  • Dinner guest – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

25) Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis – I’ve gotta be honest, I don’t know the players well enough to answer this one. If I went in that direction, I might marry Jenn.

Anything else you’d like to share? I’ve found the bike to be transformative. I’m more of a social media “voyeur” rather than one who shares much, so I tend to follow the Tribe slightly from afar. I thought completing this “get to know you” might be a step in the direction of being more open and involved. I think we all share our appreciation for Jenn’s gift – this community is extraordinary.