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Let’s say HI to ItalyAmy!

Leaderboard Get To Know You

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

 

Italyamy.   About half of my year is spent in Italy, riding my bike up and down the Carrera mountains and along the Tuscan coast. So the name seemed apt.

Personal Info:

Name: Amy Elias

Where do You live? Forte dei Marmi, Italy and Baltimore , Md.

Married/Single? Married

Kids/Grandkids. 3 step kinda and two grandchildren.

Pets:   Un fortunately no….I travel too much.

Working/Retired? Self Employed – I started an independent PR firm nearly 30 years ago and grew it to 9 full time employees with a current roster of 50+ clients. I still work full time….thanks to modern technology.

Do you have a motto in which you live by? “If you keep doing what you are doing, you’ll keep getting what you are getting,”.

  • How long have you had your bike – just over a year
  • Where in your home do you ride – Since Peloton has not yet been introduced in Italy (I Hope John Foley is reading this 🙏), I ride from my home gym in Baltimore.
  • What is your favorite Color – Red. It’s strong.
  • What is your favorite food – Cheetos…if that qualifies as a food.
  • What is your favorite TV Show – Hmmm.   So many but as of now I’d say The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes, yes, yes! I’ll schedule trips to nyc just to ride
  • Who would you like to ride with – if you mean instructor, it would be Jenn Sherman. If you mean someone else, it would be Mario Cipollini (famed Italian cyclist).
  • Guilty Pleasure – see #4
  • Favorite Curse word – Holy shit.
  • Favorite musician – Steve Tyrell (not to be confused with Carell)
  • Morning or night morning
  • Last Book You Read – Where the Crawdads Sing. One of the best books I have ever read
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – My friend Marcie from LA.
  • Favorite App – Scrabble
  • Favorite Sport – Other than cycling…tennis.
  • Favorite Sports Team – gotta say The Ravens
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Brunello from Montalcino.
  • What Color is your toothbrush – White
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Olive Oil.
  • Coffee or tea – diet Peach Snapple
  • What time do you go to bed – 11-12
  • Fave Reality TV show – Without hesitation – Housewives of NYC.
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I hate getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Dinner guest – That’s a tough one – probably Diane Keaton
  • Marry/F/Kill- my husband..d

Anything else you’d like to share?

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Let’s Get to Know…Jamie Herz!

Leaderboard Get To Know You

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

My leaderboard name is #selfcare.  I bought my bike three years ago and at first I called myself #hochie but I ultimately thought that was lame and changed it to #selfcare.  It’s like a mantra for me.  I figured if I named myself that and saw it everyday it would motivate me to regularly care for myself.  It’s been a moderately successful plan 😊

Personal Info:

Name: Jamie Hochman Herz

Where do You live?  Ann Arbor, MI

Married/Single? Married

Kids/Grandkids – Three kids.  One boy- 14 and two girls – 11 and nine

Pets? A crazy, but the loviest black labradoodle, a 15 year old cat that just wishes the labradoodle who constantly wants to play with him would leave him the hell alone, and two guinea pigs that are relegated to a dark, dreary, pitch black room in the basement while my kids do the bare minimum so that I don’t give them away.  Anyone want some guinea pigs?

Working/Retired?  I work full-time for the Alzheimer’s Association, as a Program Director.  I am an attorney and a social worker and have worked at nonprofits for my entire career.  Have gone back and forth between practicing as an attorney and as a social worker.  Variety is the spice of life :). 

Do you have a motto in which you live by?

“I’m on a seafood diet – if I see it, I eat it.”  O.k., that is not my motto but it was my senior yearbook quote – for reals – and I’m happy to say that I live by that motto every damn day 😂. Seriously though, I think it’s to live your life as if it’s one giant adventure.  I am not the bravest or the most fearless, but I often take chances and embrace new experiences with enthusiasm and positivity. 

How long have you had your bike –  I have had my bike for over three years.  I basically saw an internet ad and thought “that is the coolest concept I’ve ever seen” and bought it a few days later.  Yes, I can be impulsive, but I also embrace my “life’s motto” and am enthusiastic about new things!  I won’t actually tell you how long it took me to ride it regularly though…

Where in your home do you ride?  My basement.  It used to be a dance studio so I get to watch myself in the full length wall mirror when I ride.  It’s especially fun when I’m sweating my a** off and feel like I’m going to puke 😉

What is your favorite color – yellow!  But, wouldn’t I be much cooler if I said something like “magenta or “sea green”?

What is your favorite food – French fries.  

What is your favorite TV Show – Six Feet Under

Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes! 

Who would you like to ride with – my husband!  Wish he would get on the damn bike 🙂

Guilty Pleasure – Naps!

Favorite Curse word – “Gosh Nabbet” – no that is my dad’s favorite curse word 😂 – I like “Fuckity Fuck Fuck”

Favorite musician – O.K, Kristy’s going to kill me but I can’t answer this question as asked – must be the lawyer in me.  So, here we go:

1960s: Joni Mitchell
1970s: James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac
1980s: Prince, Depeche Mode, Smiths
1990s: Sarah McLachlan (my poor husband had to go to so many Lilith Fair concerts)
2000s: Eminem
2010s: Hmm, right now I don’t really have a favorite, but I love Beck and The Head and the Heart
Morning or night – Night!
 Last Book You Read – Born a Crime, Trevor Noah
Who’s the Last Person who texted you – my son
Favorite App –  Facebook or Amazon
Favorite Sport – College Football!
Favorite Sports Team –  University of Michigan Wolverines – despite the fact that I still have a paper bag over my head from our last atrocious performance against OSU
Fave Alcoholic Beverage –  Margaritas
What Color is your toothbrush – White
Do you have a favorite cartoon character –  Edna from the Incredibles 😁
Coffee or tea – Both but coffee has a slight edge
What time do you go to bed – 12:00 am
Fave Reality TV show –  I forget the name of them but I seriously love the show/s where they show people with rare medical conditions from around the world  (like the man who looked like a tree) and try to treat them.  The grosser, the better.  I know, I’m weird but I should have been a doctor as I find all of that stuff fascinating…
What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I have severe performance anxiety – that despite being able to attend HRI last year on my own and talk with “strangers” for three days my extroversion doesn’t protect me from serious anxiety whenever I sing in front of a group.  I love to sing and feel like I never lived up to my potential because I could never sing as well in front of others as I can when I sing alone  🙁
Dinner guest – Lin-Manuel Miranda.  I would love to pick a contemporary creative genius’s brain.

    

Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman  or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis

    Marry: Matt

    Kill: Robin

    F:  Denis “Fuckity Fuck Fuck” baby!  😂

    Bestie: Jenn (that’s a new category I just   

      made up, but I’d probably marry her too.  

      😉)

Anything else you’d like to share?

My favorite movie!  It’s Cinema Paradiso.  I love that movie so, so much. 

And, I love this Tribe.  Thanks for making the bike so much fun!  

 

Sent from my iPhone
On Nov 25, 2018, at 5:06 PM, Kristy Carruba <kristycarruba@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Jamie

Attached is the form.
Please send back without changing the format and attach any photos you’d like to post.
Thanks so much
Kristy
On Sun, Nov 25, 2018 at 4:58 PM Jamie Hochman Herz <hochman.herz@comcast.net> wrote:

Hi Kristy!  Sorry that you didn’t get my PM.  Feel free to send the form.  Thanks for doing these – they are fun!  Hope you had a great holiday weekend!
Jamie

Sent from my iPhone

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ROXNATION…ROCKS! Let’s Get to Know Meredith Posch!

Leaderboard Get To Know You

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

I work for the St. Cloud Rox, a collegiate wood bat summer league baseball team that is part of the Northwoods League.  The guys are college baseball players that are looking to get drafted, further their career, etc. They play 72 games in 75 days, it is really good baseball!! (Google it for more info)  My husband is part owner of this team and another team in the same league, the Willmar Stingers. I do book work/accounting from home part time – so I make my schedule work around live day rides  – Go Roxnation!!

Personal Info:

Name: Meredith Posch

Where do you live? Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Married/Single? Married to Gary – just had our 25th wedding anniversary!

Kids/Grandkids   3 kids. . . Mackenzie 22, Brady 17, and Cullen 12

Pets? None

Working/Retired?  I work part time (not so part time some weeks) for three of our family businesses – Brandl Motors, Rox Baseball, and Acceleration Baseball Center

Do you have a motto in which you live by?  We have a sign in our house. . . “Work Hard and Be Nice”

  1. How long have you had your bike – since May 2017
  2. Where in ur home do you ride – basement bedroom turned workout room  
  3. What is your favorite Color – green
  4. What is your favorite food – mexican with a margarita
  5. What is your favorite TV Show – lots of choices . . . Shameless, Outlander, Friends, Cheers
  6. Have you ever ridden in studio – No, on my to-do list.  HRI is right in the middle of my boys baseball season!
  7. Who would you like to ride with – Jenn and any of the wonderful LB friends that make this bike great!    
  8. Guilty Pleasure – pedicures, I would get one every week, and 80’s hair bands
  9. Favorite Curse word – fuck, oh for fucks sake. . . my family is also fond of Oh balls! (is that a curse word??)
  10. Favorite musician – Eric Clapton
  11. Morning or night – night
  12. Last Book You Read – last Virgin River series book by Robyn Carr
  13. Who’s the Last Person who texted you – my daughter, wanted to know how to make chili –what??
  14. Favorite App – Pinterest
  15. Favorite Sport – Baseball!
  16. Favorite Sports Team – Twins or Wild (also like hockey, almost have to in the “state of hockey”), I’ll also add University of Nebraska – Omaha Maverick Baseball, my 17 yr. old just signed with them! Go Mavs!
  17. Fave Alcoholic Beverage – margarita, on rocks with salt, or good cold beer
  18. What Color is your toothbrush – green
  19. Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Charlie Brown
  20. Coffee or tea – tea, cold
  21. What time do you go to bed – midnight
  22. Fave Reality TV show – don’t watch any now, I did watch Rock of Love with Bret Michaels years ago, too funny!!
  23. What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I have a teaching degree and taught elementary school for 20 years before “retiring” to work my other jobs.  Big high five to all the teachers that ride. It is a hard, demanding job!! I sure miss kids and the things that they say, it just makes your day!
  24. Dinner guest – Joe Mauer,  all the guys in Def Leppard
  25. 25) Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis            Denis/Alex/ ?? I like all these guys!

Anything else you’d like to share?

It’s the combination of great music and Jenn Sherman magic that makes it fun to get on the bike every day.  It’s hard to explain to other people that it is not a chore to exercise, it is FUN!! The support and positivity of this group has made such a difference in my life.  Thank you to all JSS Tribe members, you are a wonderful bunch of people!!

 

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YBBlue? Ask Tracy Patman!

First and foremost, explain what is your leaderboard name and what is its genesis

When I first got my bike in November 2017, I wasn’t thinking much about what my leaderboard should be, so originally I was #TracyP63.   So unimaginative! When I got back to riding and joined this tribe, I wanted something catchier and that embodied who I am.   After my 100th ride, I made the decision to change my LB name and I chose #YBBlue – I have a perpetually sunny and positive disposition and the LB name evolves from my personalized car tag which has donned the YBBLUE name for 15 years.

Personal Info:

Name: Tracy Patman

Where do You live? Pass Christian, MS

Married/Single? Married, 25 years to Larry!

Kids/Grandkids? No children

Pets? 7 cats – Tigre, Meems, Mouse, Gadget, Toby, Ninja and Seven – I am not a crazy cat lady, I swear!!

Working/Retired? Retired and working.   I worked for the federal government as a geophysicist, oceanographer, and an IT specialist (enterprise architecture and system security) with the Department of Defense and NASA from the summer of my sophomore year in college (1982) to when I retired early at age 50 (2013). Since then I have been working in private industry as a Senior Applications Threat Analyst, basically working to make applications and services more secure from hacking.

Do you have a motto in which you live by? Be courageous, be brave, and always stay humble and kind.

  • How long have you had your bike – A little over a year?   November 2017
  • Where in your home do you ride –  The dining room since we don’t use it for eating J
  • What is your favorite Color – Pink
  • What is your favorite food – Wings
  • What is your favorite TV Show – NCIS, NCIS NOLA, and Criminal Minds (I can never pick just one)
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – No but a plan is in the works for June or thereabouts- fingers crossed.
  • Who would you like to ride with – The #milestonemaniacs (#feffer, #Spinning_Kally, #Buffinda34, #GooniesNvrSayDi), the #bicoastalduo (#2aDayKymmi, #pineapplelove), and #bamaguy, #KokoelliMon all on a Jenn Sing Along ride (Fuck it, lets just have a ride with the whole tribe)

  • Favorite Curse word – Fuck – in all forms.
  • Favorite musician – Is this really a fair question? This has changed so many times in my life, but in my youth, the Bee Gees had a great impact on me.
  • Morning or night – My preference is night but work requires me to be a morning person. Either that or not get enough sleep!
  • Last Book You Read – Dispatches from Pluto – Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta by Richard Grant
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – Victoria, my niece.
  • Favorite App – Words with Friends
  • Favorite Sport – Football – When I was in college I also play intramural football as a quarterback and a wide receiver J
  • Favorite Sports Team – New Orleans Saints
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Toss-up between Margarita and Lemon Drop Martini
  • What Color is your toothbrush – White
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Simon’s Cat
  • Coffee or tea – Coffee
  • What time do you go to bed – I strive to be asleep by 11pm but as a night owl I am always lingering while in bed and never getting enough sleep.
  • Fave Reality TV show – American Idol or X-Factor UK – I am all about the music
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? Can I share two things?
    When I started out in my career, as a cooperative education student working for the federal government and in the early years after I graduated, I went to sea onboard oceanographic survey ships taking sonar images of the ocean bottom for antisubmarine warfare. Our surveys were 30 days long and we spent 7 days in port between surveys. It was an awesome way to see the world, even though some of the places weren’t exactly tourist destinations.   On my first trip, in port in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, being more tan than most of my shipmates, I was almost taken in by the Guardia Civil when going back to the ship because they mistook me for a local and thought I was a hooker LOL. This was my first trip ever to go anywhere. At 19, that was a tad traumatizing!
  1. I have almost two books worth of poetry that I have written and plan to publish soon.

  • Dinner guest – Michelle Obama, Stephen King, Jenn Sherman

25) Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis – Marry Jenn, F Denis, no kill J

 

Anything else you’d like to share? When I got my bike in November of 2017 I barely rode and had only ridden 21 times when I took my first Jenn ride on June 5 and discovered this tribe.   Since June 5th I have ridden 275 times! (#300 is planned for December 5th). As I got to know this tribe, I became part of something greater, and found a place I had been longing for.   We laugh, cry and celebrate together and even across many miles, it feels like there is no distance or time.

 

 

 

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Jenn’s Men – JSS Tribe Calendar Available!

From #StephenP:

** NOTICE * NOTICE * NOTICE **

We have some very important info for all JSS Tribers………

😂The #Jenn’sMen Calendar is ready to order!!! 😂

Cassandra & I had such a good time putting this together with pics from a group of fun-spirited fellas who have such a heart-melting love for our Tribal Leader.

The link below should take you to Shutterfly’s ordering portal. I believe the lead time, after ordering, is 5-7 days.

https://www.shutterfly.com/gc/?fbclid=IwAR3TX2m4VSUp2YYggrMzF-y5_dGiMpWTEkSeyV5upAB0GSHQTnTkYr2CwAg#/slideshow?projectGUID=f71192f3-2905-11e9-9920-45d8dc19d3b7&projectTypeName=MATISSE_CALENDAR&projectSubtypeName=GCP

(NOTE – if that link doesn’t work, try this one and click on the “View” button – Busta)

#GinsTwin, David Barnett, has organized an in-studio ride that a group of us are flying in for on Sunday, 2/24, (JSS Mixed Tape Ride)
which we will present Jenn with her copy of the calendar afterwards, so we ask that we keep this from Jenn so as to make it a surprise.

#StephenP