Ever since I’ve been riding, every time I heard the Leaderboard name SUBMARINER, I thought it was a dude who wears the Rolex my husband wants…did you think think the same thing???  LETS FIND OUT IF I WAS RIGHT!

Meet Rich Essenmacher aka SUBMARINER

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

“Submariner” comes from my 20+year Navy Submarine career. The camaraderie of the submarine is unmatched in civilian life- but some of the things the JSS Tribe does are similar, and that is why I am part of it.

My military career is still such a large part of who I am- there was no other name I even thought of.

Personal Info:

Name: Rich Essenmacher

Where do You live? Norfolk, VA

Married/Single? Married to my lovely bride Jai

Kids/Grandkids? 6 kids ages 12 to 32. No grandkids

Pets? One Cat, “Mittens” (see picture- he loves my wife’s yarn)

Working/Retired? Retired from the US Navy in 2001. Currently part of Quality Department for a large defense contractor.

Motto in which you live by? Stop whining. I also hate “whoa be me” attitudes.

  • How long have you had your bike20 months.
  • Where in your home do you rideExercise room
  • What is your favorite ColorBlue
  • What is your favorite foodLasagna
  • What is your favorite TV ShowSports
  • Have you ever ridden in studioNo, I had a trip and ride scheduled and JSS ended up not teaching that Sunday so I canceled.
  • Who would you like to ride withThe entire JSS tribe.
  • Guilty PleasurePie
  • Favorite Curse wordFuck
  • Favorite musicianAny 80’s rock band. First concert was Journey (like JSS) and ELO.
  • Morning or nightmorning
  • Last Book You ReadA Gentlemen in Moscow by Amor Towles.
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted youmy wife
  • Favorite AppESPN
  • Favorite SportFootball
  • Favorite Sports TeamDetroit Lions (I grew up in Detroit)
  • Fave Alcoholic BeverageRed wine
  • What Color is your toothbrush blue
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon characterMarvin the Martian or Tigger
  • Coffee or teaboth
  • What time do you go to bed 9pm
  • Fave Reality TV showdon’t watch them- who could?
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? The hardcore outer shell actually has a soft inside very few people see. Kind of like M & M’s.
  • Dinner guestJerry Seinfeld, it would be just a riot.

Anything else you’d like to share?  Living on the Lafayette River in Norfolk produces some beautiful sunsets. A picture is attached.

I taught spin for 10+ years. After moving to Norfolk I stopped spinning all together for 2 years. I missed the workouts so I finally gave in a bought a bike. My first ride was with JSS. I almost exclusively ride with her because her music and teaching style are exactly how I taught spin for all those years. Well, maybe not the country music…….

I would love to teach a class in studio someday. Wish that were possible.

NFL players need to stand the f— up for the anthem. I served and many have died for freedom of speech- on your own time, not while we are paying your salary. Was that too strong? ………. Too bad.