Been staring at this blog wondering where to begin on a new website, especially after so much time away from blogging. I started in on a big montage post about where we have been since I started racing 10+ years ago and where this whole thing is going… but life is soooo fast right now that sitting and writing/compiling that kind of piece is going to take a while, as well as some gathering of material to do it well. All the while staring and this blog sits empty without updates from me, so lets just act like I been posting all along and give a bit of the latest news…
In a picture montage, here is what has happened in the “off”-season so far.
So winter showed up and we were still living in a two bedroom lower of the house we own. With 4 awesome little ones, we were finding every chance to get OUTSIDE to let some energy out!
Having another little guy on the way it was time to expand and at the end of December our friends who were renting upstairs moved out, so we GOT TO WORK (!) turning our Upper and Lower into a single family. Here are just a few of the jobs tackled in January before little Guerra #5 showed up!
1st we turned Asa and Micah’s room into a new dining room by knocking out their wall and combining it with the main hallway.
Charis and Kyle’s room was the next to move and we gave Lindsay her own office/salon that is shared with a computer room for Asa and other school stuff. The boy’s got to test it first…I on the other hand am shaggy as can be and still waiting for my go at the new equipment!
Nobody went without a bed to sleep in, so in the span of about 24 hrs we had these next two projects finished, Boys and Girls new rooms!
With all the kids set, we moved on to the yet-to-be-born and my office/laundry room of course.
Tore out and built a few walls for my office/laundry room upstairs.
Kyle was a big help with tearing out the wall for the new water hookups for laundry
And literally the day we finished all of this our new little guy arrived!
Milo Paxton Guerra arrived January 28th 2014
And yes the craziness even follows us to the hospital as Mommy tries to get some lunch!
Enjoying the fruits of the labor now with 7 Guerra’s!
Even with all of this I still managed to get a bit of this stuff in this winter
Basement Riding Video
Not huge riding, but enough to prep for when the warmth might come around these parts again.
Just to make things easier all around, I have transferred all my training-ride recording over to strava…one place to upload is so much easier! They have really incorporated a ton of great features for tracking training progress! Shoot me a follow if ya like to keep up with my training as well. You have to get a paid account for the bells and whistles, but it seems totally worth it, especially in the time savings if your tracking training anyways. Upload for social fun of riding and competition as well as get all your nice gadgets in one place. They also simplified and condensed a ton of training jargon into easy to understand templates. I think just about anyone can grasp these as great training tools with just a little bit of reading up on their site.
So, that is what happened in the “off” season…if that is a good definition of “off”? Spring is supposedly here and all these guys are racing like crazy down south in the first ever HC category racing in America. This is AWESOME and very good for Mountain Biking in the USA, but at the same quite confusing and conflicting for someone up here in the frigid temps. Maybe another task for Vision to conquer? Inspire MTB from the grassroots juniors to the top of the sport by assisting more than 1 UCI event to come to Mid-West in our actual season? Been crossing my mind a bit lately while watching all the amazing things S. Tedro and Sho-Air are doing. Well, I will leave this post with that…dreaming of what Vision is going to do in the future. SO much to do and tell, keep coming back for more updates! Next up 2014 kit reveal and our junior fundraising program with sweet T-Shirts and Coffee, possible a history of where Vision came from over the last 10 years…we’ll see when I can gather that post!
Thanks for reading!