First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…If you are a Seattle Seahawk fan, you are a 12thfan. I’ve been a diehard Seahawks fan since their first year in Seattle.
Name: Sammi Jo Thielen
Where do You live? San Clemente, CA (beautiful little beach town in Southern Calif.!)
Married/Single? Married to Greg (still trying to get him to ride the bike!!)
Kids/Grandkids? 3 kids-Alexandra-27, Max-25, Joe-25. No grandkids yet!
Pets? A Puggle named Dude!
Working/Retired? I teach art (Meet the Masters Art Program) in the elementary schools and work part-time at Tootsies-my friend’s shoe boutique in San Clemente .
Motto in which you live by? “When you love what you have, you have everything you need”.
- How long have you had your bike – Since December 2017
- Where in your home do you ride – The “granny suite” above the garage. Has a little ocean view I get to look at while riding.
- What is your favorite Color – Blue
- What is your favorite food –Seafood! We had a summer house on Hood Canal, WA and had our own oyster bed, crab pots and lots of fresh salmon.
- What is your favorite TV Show –Friends. . . still!
- Have you ever ridden in studio – I rode in the studio on July 8th when we went to NYC for our 30th wedding anniversary and I celebrated it in the studio!!
- Who would you like to ride with – Jenn Sherman for sure.
- Guilty Pleasure – Salted Carmel ice cream or gelato.
- Favorite Curse word –Fuck
- Favorite musician – Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart! Their dad was my 8th grade English teacher so I saw a lot of them singing in our classroom before they were Heart!
- Morning or night – Morning for sure! That’s when I ride too.
- Last Book You Read – The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
- Who’s the Last Person who texted you – My daughter Alex (we text a lot!)
- Favorite App – Venmo (when someone sends me money!)
- Favorite Sport – Tennis (to Play), Football and Hockey (to watch)
- Favorite Sports Team – Do you need to ask???? Seattle Seahawks
- Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Titos Vodka and anything with it.
- What Color is your toothbrush – Pink
- Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Speed Racer (dated myself right there)
- Coffee or tea – Coffee but only 1-2 cups in the morning.
- What time do you go to bed – 11:30-12 midnight.
- Fave Reality TV show – American Idol or Bachelorette. I know. . . Ugh!
- What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I have a crush on Keith Urban and yes, my husband knows!!
- Who would you like to have as a Dinner guest – Alive. . . Keith Urban, deceased. . . my dad. He died when I was 21 and I did not have enough time with him. I have so much I’d like to tell him and ask him!
- F Marry Kill…Jenn, Hannah, Ally or Denis, Alex, Cody Not sure what this is asking me???
Anything else you’d like to share? Just that I am so happy I bought the bike and found this community of support. It truly feels like I have a new group of friends to chat with, ride with and to encourage each other.