JoeBeOneKenobi is one of my favorite Leadboard Names…I JUST HAD TO KNOW MORE!

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

When Star Wars came out a close friend started calling me JoeBeOneKenobi-combining Joe with Obiwankenobi (Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Teacher.) It stuck.

Personal Info:

Name: Joe Battaglini

Where do You live? Wayne, PA (outside Philadelphia)

Married/Single? Married

Kids/Grandkids? Andrew (age 30) and Kristin (age 27)

Pets? Cannoli (Cavapoo-age 4) Chudy (dec 12/17)

Working/Retired-Working

 

Motto in which you live by? The only two things in life that matter are the good works that you do and the relatioships you have.

  • How long have you had your bike –Since November 2016
  • Where in your home do you ride – Finished Basement
  • What is your favorite Color – Teal
  • What is your favorite food – Lasagna
  • What is your favorite TV Show – Star Trek (Kirk, Spock version)
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – No
  • Who would you like to ride with – JJ (Hmmmm guess Joe doesn’t realize who’s asking! LOL)
  • Guilty Pleasure – Fritos and Butter Pecan Ice Cream (I wonder if he means together or separate?)
  • Favorite Curse word – Santa Lucia
  • Favorite musician – Chicago
  • Morning or night – morning
  • Last Book You Read – Inferno by Dan Brown
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – college buddy
  • Favorite App – Waze
  • Favorite Sport – Basketball
  • Favorite Sports Team – E-A-G-L-E-S
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – California Cabernet
  • What Color is your toothbrush – gray
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Foghorn Leghorn
  • Coffee or tea – Coffee
  • What time do you go to bed –10pm
  • Fave Reality TV show – America’s Got Talent
  • F…M…K Jenn Sherman, JJ or Robin Arzon.  F-JSS, M-JJ K-JJ (hmmmm not sure Joe made sense here)
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? Met my spouse when we were extras in the parade scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – WOW that’s pretty cool! 
  • Who would you like to have as a dinner guest? Ronald Reagan

Anything else you’d like to share? Huge fan of rock band Chicago (Auto Lic Plate is 25r624) Ran triathalons and belted in Krav Maga (MMA)

 

 

 

 

 

LEADERBOARD GET TO KNOW YOU…WHO IS SUBMARINER?

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.

GoFundMe for Hannah Marie Corbin’s mother

Our friends Paige and Nancy have started a GoFundMe campaign for Hannah’s mom:

Greetings, Tribe!!! Wasn’t that another great JSS Live segment? I just love those :). I would like to throw our house into the hat for an “On the Road” segment! But wait until the pool is open and up to temp! Hell, we can even make a cooking segment out of it – I’ll cook on my Big Green Egg!!! But I digress..

As you may have heard, another one of our amazing instructors, had some great news recently. Hannah Marie Corbin’s mom Sharon recently underwent surgery for a kidney transplant. She had been waiting for quite a while for this miraculous gift, and I believe it happened last week! I am so very relieved for Hannah and her family, but there are still hurdles they will have to jump over. Organ transplantation is an amazing gift, but also stressful on many levels.

I know this firsthand, as my father was the recipient of a kidney from a living donor back in October of 2004. Nancy and I were with he and his wife the entire time, and for a while after the surgery. It is pretty darn incredible to witness the gift of an organ given willingly by a living donor. I honestly do not know if I could be so unselfish… There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to transplantation, and with these unknowns can come a lot of expenses. This is where Nancy and I would like to join forces to help Hannah and her family.

Nancy and I would like to invite any JSS Tribe members who would like to help, to make a donation to a Go Fund Me page that was set up about 10 months ago for Hannah’s mom. Nancy and I will match any donation made between now and February 1st by JSS Tribe members dollar for dollar up to $5,000.00. In order to signal us that the donation was made by a JSS Tribe member, please use the hashtag #JSSTribeforHMC . . . On February 1st, we will match the contributions of this tribe. You can donate anonymously if you like, just make sure you use the hashtag in the comments section – along with any other message you would like to send to Hannah and her family.

Our Peloton family is amazing, and we all pull together when needed. Let’s show a little Tribe-to-Tribe love!!! Thank you all so very much for your amazing support – always!!!

https://www.gofundme.com/HMC-SharonCorbin

JSSTribe Bling is Here!

Via JSS: “JSS Tribe Bling is finally here! The perfect Tribe stocking stuffers, stock up on the 5 inch blinged out JSSTribe rhinestone sticker, perfect for laptops, tablets, binders or anywhere for that added sparkle! And introducing an item that I can’t live without, the StickerBeans Phone wallet! Thank you StickerBeans for creating these special items for the JSSTribe!! Click the link below to purchase and spread the sparkle⭐️🌟⭐️”

Bling Buddies

Who IS GinsTwin?

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

GinsTwin – I have been known as Gins Twin for 20 years. I convinced myself that I looked like a famous Soccer player in the UK (I didn’t at all but it made me feel good although he would have been horrified!). His name was David Ginola, his nickname was Gin. One of the women in my office said we look like twins and named me GinsTwin . It stuck and here we are 20 years later !

I was born near London UK and moved to Clearwater FL when I retired and now live in Dallas TX.

 Personal Info:

Where do You live? Dallas, Texas.

Married/Single? Married for 18years to Victoria (MrsGinsTwin)

Kids/Grandkids? 2 Kids, Sophie who lives in LA and Paul who lives in Sydney Australia. 2 Grandkids. Cordelia almost 2 and Rocky 6 weeks who both live in LA

Pets? 2 English Bulldogs – Arthur and King

Working/Retired? Retired, former Investment Banking Trader. I now trade equities for myself when I can get away from the Peloton Facebook groups and Fantasy Football !.

Motto in which you live by? “ There are 3 ways, The Right way, The Wrong way and Davids way”

  • How long have you had your bike – Feb 25th 2015
  • Where in your home do you ride – Guest Bedroom
  • What is your favorite Color – Blue
  • What is your favorite food – Sushi or Peking Duck
  • What is your favorite TV Show – Homeland
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes, I Love riding in studio with JSS
  • Who would you like to ride with – JSSTribe members
  • Guilty Pleasure – Chocolate
  • Favorite Curse word – Fuck
  • Favorite musician – Fleetwood Mac
  • Morning or night – Morning
  • Last Book You Read – Overwatch by Matthew Betley (A Peloton Rider)
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you My Daughter (Constantly !!)
  • Favorite App – The Note App ( I have lists of lists!)
  • Favorite Sport – Football (UK) and American Football
  • Favorite Sports Team – Tottenham Hotspur (London)and The Dallas Cowboys
  • Fave Alcoholic BeverageI rarely drink, but if I do my Fave is a Chilled White Wine.
  • What Color is your toothbrush – White, Electric
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Popeye
  • Coffee or tea – Coffee
  • What time do you go to bed – 930 pm
  • Fave Reality TV show – HardKnocks
  • F…M…K…John Foley, Denis Morton, Cody Rigsby or Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman, JJ – I am going to plead the 5th. However suffice to say, F- My wife Victoria, M- My wife Victoria and K Occasionally My Wife Victoria.
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I have met the Queen of England and Prince Phillip. I lived next door To Lawrence Taylor(NY Giants LB) in the 80s although being fresh from the UK I had no idea at the time who he was .
  • Dinner guest – Jenn Sherman.- If JSS is busy on the bench would be Tom Brady and Rod Stewart

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Firstly I sincerely want to thank the Admins for everything. It must be tough to keep things as organized and as friendly as you guys do. We all really appreciate it.

I have been very fortunate in that I have lived all over the world. In London, NYC, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Clearwater and now Dallas. I really believe that living overseas broadens ones outlook and makes us appreciate things more.
After living in all of those places I can honestly say that living in the USA is a real privilege, an honor, and the only place I want to be.