Jessica Douglas - Artist / Speaker / Author

Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro - Alice Springs

May 2014

As seems to happen in my life wonderful opportunities pop up that I just cannot say no to. The most challenging part of this is to coordinate my time, with my businesses, work commitments and of course making sure Norm can be a part of it too. W...

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A Liv/giant Odyssey - April 2014

May 2014

  The year is going so fast and the updates get left behind. I had a great race from a personal level at the Giant Odyssey on the weekend, coming 5th right in the last few kms, to pass Naomi Hansen. The drive to do so was even stronger kn...

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Just how do you get more women riding Mountain bikes?

Apr 2014

Women and mountain biking. I often get asked for my opinion on “how do you get more women racing mountain bikes?”, or just how do we get more women “riding bikes more often?” When I search for my inner wisdom before responding, being a woman a...

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Going back to Alice Springs - I can't wait!

Apr 2014

Its been a few years since I last visited Alice Springs, actually it was May 2011.I had signed up to do the Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro. After winning a lovely lump sum of $5K at the World Solo 24hr Championships in Canberra of Octo...

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Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic – 100km March 15th 2014

Mar 2014

  Whenever I am contemplating what to write about in a race report, I always ponder over “What did you learn about life today Jess?” Racing for me is not just about a podium or the glory, it is far deeper than that. I made a decision four years a...

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Stage 3 – Cornhill Cranker Bike Buller MTB Festival

Mar 2014

I find it amazing that my mind controls my body so SO very much. Nervous very much so this morning. For many reasons. An early start. 8:30am meaning there was no lazy getting ready this morning. That horrid climb start again, with the...

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Day 2 – Stage 2 Mavic Crossmax Enduro at Bike Buller MTB Festival 2014.

Mar 2014

Day 2 – Stage 2 Mavic Crossmax Enduro at Bike Buller MTB Festival 2014. After yesterdays hassles on the bike, today was going to be good! I still felt fresh, had a good nights sleep, feeling happy and bike was all good to go. Todays format is a...

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Bike Buller MTB Festival - March 2014, Stage 1 (2)

Mar 2014

Sitting in the luxury of a bed, blankets on, pillow propped up on my back, mineral water by my side and freshly showered...todays race is already a blur – as I knew it would become. I am at Bike Buller MTB Festival 2014. Day 1, Stage 1.  50km Ma...

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Bike Buller MTB Festival - March 2014, Stage 1

Mar 2014

Sitting in the luxury of a bed, blankets on, pillow propped up on my back, mineral water by my side and freshly showered...todays race is already a blur – as I knew it would become. I am at Bike Buller MTB Festival 2014. Day 1, Stage 1.  50km Ma...

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GMBC Gazebo 3hr - You Yangs 1st March 2014

Mar 2014

Last week I found myself looking at “what did I have planned for the weekend?” only to get an email reminding me I had the Gazebo 3hr at the You Yangs on. Mild trepidation, mild excitement mixed with the thought of knowing I was travelling to the...

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Domestique 7Peaks Series - Mt Buller 22nd Feb

Feb 2014

Its been a pleasure to be back on 200 mts above sea level, home in Forrest. Spending the last 3 and a bit weeks on Mt Buller, well...lets just say a recovery ride means riding down the hill and getting a shuttle back up. Last weekend thanks to N...

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Who is Jess Douglas? A life of learning. Chapter 1

Feb 2014

Who is Jess Douglas? A life of learning. Chapter 1 When I was young, I recall the thrill of my first bike that was given to me when we lived in Bellerine Street in Geelong. It was at the beginning of my 5th year, and there were no training whe...

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