Jessica Douglas - Artist / Speaker / Author

Cycling Holiday - Day 1. Tallarook to Mansfield

May 2021

  It is not just about the bike, but riding bikes has always been my first true love. The feeling I remember when I learnt how to ride a bike was one of adventure and discovery. Even as I grew older, every bike ride, even if it was to the...

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Are we there yet?

Jul 2020

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? No kids, we are not there yet. But when we will get there? Kids, we will get there when we get there, that's when! When, when? Soon.   We, in Victoria, Australia at least are ‘Not Ther...

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Focus you say?

Jul 2020

We work hard, don’t we? Forgive me, this is one blog that flits about a bit. We put in a lot of time, effort and even finances to make things happen in our home life, our sport and our family. As parents or caregivers may also have a habit of pu...

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Grey Hair, Tummy Tucks & Boob Jobs

Jul 2020

Don’t get me wrong, I really like my hairdresser, in fact, she knows I am a no-fuss, in and out 2 to 3 times a year kind of customer. There is also a product she introduced me to, that gave the blonde highlights in my hair a bit of vavoom, without...

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What you want V’s What I want

Jul 2020

Ever wake up with great intent to achieve? Your focus is laser-sharp and with that narrow intense focus. Maybe today your ability to get things done smoothly and enjoyable seems to be a challenge?  Even though you have the best intentions.& ...

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Finding New Purpose in Lockdown

Jul 2020

It is now July 2020. I don’t even know what the rest of the year holds. We are deep in the ‘pandemic’ of COVID-19 here in Victoria, Australia. I partook in a smattering of racing early in the year, won a few road races even. Norm and I were enjo...

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2019 - My year as a trail runner

Nov 2019

Two months ago I was still reminiscing about the fact that I had completed the Surf Coast Century 100km ultra-endurance trail run. It has been a good few years since I let the seed of doing this event plant in my mind.  I never threw the drea...

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Adventure Racing recap & Welcome to 2019

Feb 2019

The last time I dutifully updated my website blog was August 2018. It seems periodically I fall in a writing rut and some sort of catalyst in life saps away all my creative juices. In June my maternal grandmother passed away, it hit me very hard...

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The Making of an Endurance Athlete

Aug 2018

Aug 2018. I have been writing weekly articles for Bicycle Network to assist the Around the Bay athletes get a little bit of a kick up the butt each week with some coaching and motivation and guidance from me! A few weeks ago I wrote this piece on...

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2018 Cloudride Bikepacking mega adventure

Apr 2018

I arrived at Cabramurra at 9:30am Easter Monday. 700 km in with 300 km to go until Canberra. I departed Jindabyne around 2 pm on Sunday after attempting to get my dynamo hub working again with the help of the mechanic at the bike shop. It was...

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Ironman Western Australia - finding my WHY

Dec 2017

It has been a damn long time between blog posts. After a crash I had in the Cloudride with concussion upon hitting a wombat my purpose for doing ‘epic shit’ kind of wavered.  I felt that I may never ride my bike again in anger, my brain fel...

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My Dirty Secret.

Jul 2017

It is 11 am Monday morning.  I have 1hr to write this, well that is my goal! It's a blog about my bike, it's a dirty secret I have.  I take my road bike on the dirt and I do it deliberately and often. Yes, I have a CX bike, and 3 mountai...

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