Saturday, December 29, 2007

This is my dad's background picture on his computer. One thing I noticed is that is thumb is the same size as Spartys.



And come to think of it so is his nose. Ha

Thanks to my dad for being such a good sport.

Breeze On

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Nobody has been this happy to get a jean jacket for Christmas since the 80's.



Breeze On

Monday, December 24, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Oh no, the first day of winter is only two days away. Although that sounds bad, it really isn't all that bad, especially considering the forecast high for Saturday is close to 60! Get your riding gear ready boys and put the trainer back in the corner. I remember the first day of fall this season was close to 90, so who knows anymore. The other good thing about it being the first day of winter is that everyday afterwards gets more daylight. Only 90 or so days till spring, which unfortunately doesn't necessarily mean warm weather, but it does mean summer will be closer.

To bad for all those people who were dreaming of a white Christmas because our healthy snowfall we received last week is quickly disappearing. They do have one more chance though because as great as Saturday is suppose to be there is a chance of snow early on and into the day on Sunday with a forecast high of 33. Brrrrrr.

Santa Countdown: 5 days

Anyone up for a Christmas Eve Ride?

Breeze On

Tuesday, December 18, 2007



At least someone around here really enjoys the snow. Today was barely ridable outside, but luckily enough hard man Guy East is finally back home and he and I sloshed through some k's together. Hopefully the same tomorrow with a little less sloshing.

Breeze On

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Just as the first snowfall had all melted and the riding was getting good. WHAM! You are reminded you live in the midwest.




The road is out there somewhere. The funny thing about the situation is when they don't plow Lucy really doesn't know where the grass is or even care as she peed on the sidewalk and left an early Christmas present in the middle of the parking lot.

Ugh. Rollers.

Breeze On

For anyone who this would bother, don't worry I picked up after my dog. Don't freak out.

Thursday, December 13, 2007



Who would think that this guy could ever do something illegal? Just goes to show you that you can't judge a book by its cover. Or can you? Does any of this sound familiar to you all. About time people start talking about other sports having high drug problems other then cycling. I hope they throw the book at them and give them a one of baseball's biggest suspensions of 15 games. That will show them. HA! What a joke.

Remember kids DON'T DO DRUGS!

Breeze On

Monday, December 10, 2007



Worst possible weather. Ok well maybe not, but this picture was taking before the misery began. It all started off nice with mild temps in the 40's before the sprinkles came and then the down fall of the rain and temp hovering just above freezing. Soaked in 10 minutes with an aquarium in your shoes, just another beautiful day in a cyclists life. The good news on the day though was that we did get a nice ride in, we got an awesome home cooked meal from Bennett's family, one less day spent on the rollers and whats better then hanging with the boys.

Anyone interested in going fast? I've started coaching some of the riders at Marian and would like to extend the coaching onto other riders. I'd love to help anyone at any level out. So if your interested just email me at: jakerytlewski@gmail.com and maybe we can work something out.

Breeze On

Saturday, December 01, 2007

After I made a delicious breakfast of oatmeal/peanut butter pancakes and some tators, Bennett dragged David, Paddy and I out for a ride in some awesome freezing rain. It started as snow, but changed over to freezing rain and it wasn't long before our bikes were completely covered in ice.



No shifting after a half hour as all gears, chainrings and cables were frozen.



Us northerns know all to well about this experience. Paddy's helmet was even frozen to his hat. Poor, Poor Aussie going through his first true winter and it's only the first of December. And for all of those who may not know, or may have forgotting.... BRIDGES FREEZE BEFORE ROAD WAY! Those signs aren't just there for decoration. Be careful out there.

Breeze On