Jessica Douglas - Artist / Speaker / Author

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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Being Fit and Able for anything that comes my way

Jun 2017

The Story of the Surf Coast Trail Marathon. Back when I was 16 or 17 I did a 10km fun run around Eastern Gardens, it hurt like hell. But somehow I would go out for for random runs even though I was fairly bad at it. No talent scouts ever tapped...

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The 2017 Cloudride Bike Packing Experience

Jun 2017

Its has been 7.5 weeks since my crash resulting in concussion and memory loss, time off the bike and all that drama at Easter on the Monaro 1000 Cloudride. My biggest regret is not riding along and giving myself 7 days to complete it, instead rush...

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2016 - The Year of Being Uncomfortable

Dec 2016

  FOREWORD: You might need to take you smart phone to the toilet or read this on your tea break over 2 coffees, much to divulge. Apologies in advance. In 2006 I started my journey proper on the bike, pushing boundaries to improve my skills...

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Avoiding the Victorian Winter with my bike

Aug 2016

Norm and I returned home from Europe on the 30th July, for me it was after nearly 7 weeks of sunshine, bike rides, looking after other people, sleeping as much as I could and enjoying my time doing something different to the normal grind. Its now...

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Got Saddle Issues?

May 2016

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 s...

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Mega Miles - 24hr Oppy & GDT16 400km Bikebacking

May 2016

Much too much to 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 bandwag...

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The 10th Giant Odyssey - 2016 Forrest, The Otways, Victoria, Australia.

Feb 2016

​ 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 inaug...

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