It was a few months ago now that I was gifted with the 2015 Liv 27.5 Lust Advanced 0 from Giant. This years colours are to my liking with aqua purple and black giving it a feminine and strong appearance.
Stoked to get the new bike, I was only a few weeks off receiving my aftermarket special delivery of XTR goodness to stick on this lovely Lust. The conversation with Mitch at Shimano went something like this,”Jess would you like to try out the Di2 XTR gear this year on your no.1 bike?” and my answer went something like this, “Yes MITCH, yes please, that would be awesome and I would love to…did I sound too eager?”
Of course my return came with the onset of winter here in Australia and the winter solstice too, the shortest day in our year.
Norm and I returned to Melbs at 5:20am on a Wednesday morning, after losing 8hrs and basically one nights sleep I thought life would be not too bad, head out for a ride that night at the You yangs and slip back into my ride schedule all hunky dory.
Nearing the mid point of 2015 already reminds me that even though each day might be full of tasks to achieve, in the end these days go far too quickly and this new age “living in the moment” movement really has some merit. For if we spend so much time planning and preparing and ticking off boxes to achieve the next thing…we have lost the moment that is today.
My todays will soon be memories of 2015 and today I am sitting on a ferry from Ajaccio (Corsica) to Nice, with 5.5hrs to kill and no internet I chose to spend my time getting to know more about the people I just spent 10 days with riding and also peruse my old photos on my laptop.