Jessica Douglas - Artist / Speaker / Author

This is not a race report ;)

Jan 2016

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 thr...

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24hrs at Stromlo, the most fun you can have in 24hrs!

Oct 2015

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...


Red Bull Bushrangers 12hr SOLO fun time at Jubberland

Sep 2015

Red Bull Bushrangers 12hr MTB Enduro at Jubberland, Castlemaine, September 26th 2015.  The short notice of the 12hr race held an appeal for me in many aspects. I had been methodically training since my return from Italy at the start of Ju...


The Long Awaited Battle with Kate

Sep 2015

The Long Awaited Battle. I had heard it on the grapevine, Kate Penglase was keen to race me before she went off to the WEMBO World Solo 24hr Champs in Weaverville.  We had a 45 min tussle at the Geelong MTB Club No Frills Friday in a handic...

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Shimano XTR M9000 Di2 - The Review

Jul 2015

2015 - Year of the Shimano XTR Di2 upgrade. 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 app...


Back from Italy, Straight into winter, jump back into racing and a BIG goal to smash.

Jul 2015

I returned from Italy on the 17th June with 3000kms and 35,000 vert meters in the legs from working on bike tours with Dave and Emma of Top Bike Tours.  The weather was sunny, the roads hilly and the daylight hours long and enjoyable. Of co...

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Euro Adventure for 6 weeks

Jun 2015

The last six weeks spent riding and being a tour guide for Dave and Emma has created memories that will last a lifetime. I have been home 1.5weeks and its time to give you an update on the last 2 tours. Tour of Corsica was so much fun, with th...

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2015 Forrest 6hr & Top Bike Tour of Corsica

May 2015

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...

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Could I actually become an Aussie 24hr champion again?

Apr 2015

    Norm and I have been living in Geelong for near on five weeks now…and Life Is Good. Better than its been …forever! If you have been following the things I have been up to, you would know that the past 12-18 months has been a...

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Times of Change

Mar 2015

Its been ages, the longest break yet since I have felt like writing. There is so much to let you know…and if you have ever lost the passion for riding and racing your bike, perhaps you might understand? Since December, since the Forrest Festiv...

spa ride with friends

The future looks BRIGHT!

Nov 2014

Since winning the Scott 24hr back in September I have not been idle, just on the blog front! I often get asked how long does it take to recover from a 24hrs, well I am always back on the bike as soon as I can, but it feels like my brain and legs...


Scott 24hr 2014 - chapter 2

Oct 2014

As we drove from our accommodation to Mt Stromlo I found it really challenging to connect my current existence in the world right now with the fact that in a couple of hours I would be racing a 24hr, for 24 hours! Again, I had this familiar feel...

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