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?