The “ladies” saddle to end soreness, chafing, red raw stinging and all that lovely stuff!
My name is Jess Douglas.
I am 43 years old, have given birth in the normal way (need I say more?), have a backside not too generous but the hip bones are sufficiently childbearing.
But more importantly I am a woman that rides bikes, a lot and have done so all my life.
Much too much to report...life is full and as I would have it, its busy and time is scarce.
Let me fill you in.
I had a great February, trained and raced really well in the 10th Giant Odyssey. Nothing to complain about there.
Back on the bandwagon pronto and off to work for a week at Mt Buller with a school group.
Hard work but riding and guiding on the mountain was and always is a blessing.
There was a big race I turned down to attend my 10th Odyssey, it was the World Solo 24hr champs in Rotorua and apparently it was a course the would have suited me..blah blah…
Well back in 2007 I promised myself after hurting a lot on the inaugural Otway Odyssey that I would do every single 100km Odyssey until the event ceased or I did.
There is no doubt I am not alone here, work hard in most parts of my life but put off the small things that end up mattering.
Eg: Massage. I need one, but don’t have the time.
Hair. OMG, it is so dry and brittle with grey hairs poking through everywhere, but hey I use the purple blonde shampoo that spruces up the highlights and a hair tie. These things allow me to extend the hair appointment being made for up to 3 months.
Sleep. I want to have 10 hours a day but generally am stoked to get 7. By the end of the week I am a cranky mess.
Blog. Oh yeah, I have one, when did I update that last? Wow sometime in early November!
Its been 2 weeks since I raced at the Australian 24hr SOLO Mountain bike championships at Mt Stromlo.
For most of us that race these events, its not just the body that needs time to recover, its our mental wellbeing, and that means the capacity to put the race into words, apologies for the suspense.
Last year in 2014 Norm and I turned up to the Scott 24hr as I was not going over to Scotland to defend my World Champion title.