Jessica Douglas - Artist / Speaker / Author

Riding the Lust 27.5 2

Sep 2013

Riding the Lust 27.5 2 A couple of years ago, I loved my 26” Anthem Advanced SL 0 – black stealthness it was the bomb. I even won the WEMBO 24hr Solo champs in Italy on 2 of these awesome bikes in May 2012. I did however have a XTC 29'er in my s...

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Mongolia Bike Challenge - The Last few days

Sep 2013

Mongolia Bike Challenge...the last few days I don't even know what day it is as I write this, I just know that I no longer have to pedal my bike on Mongolian soil for the rest of our trip. The race is over. How did I fare? Well to be honest it...

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Day 6 & 7 in Mongolia - Stage 3 & 4

Sep 2013

Day 6 in Mongolia – Bigger than yesterday! Stage 3 On paper todays stage was 148km 2000mts of climbing including the final 28km being a long climb to the finish which is nearly at 2000mts above sea level. We had some rain last night and even a...

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Day 5 in Mongolia

Sep 2013

Day 5 – Longer than yesterday, less climbing and Faster! Mongolia Bike Challenge The facts on todays stage: Stage 2- Monday 2nd September 2013 Start at the Chinggis Khan statue, 7:30am. Distance 126km Elevation Gained 2240mts Lots to do this m...

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Day 4 in Mongolia - Race day no.1

Sep 2013

  Day 4 – Finally I get to race the Mongolia Bike Challenge For those who want to know, the facts on todays stage: Stage 1- Sunday 1st September 2013 Start at the Chinggis Khan statue, 7:30am. Distance 120km Elevation Gained 2900mts It was co...

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Day 3 In Mongolia - time to get to the race start!

Sep 2013

Day 3 In Mongolia, Transport to Race Start – Chinggis Khan Statue Last night in the hotel, we had the race briefing and got to casually find out about the other competitors and their companions if they brought them. We also got told we need to b...

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Day 2 in Mongolia

Sep 2013

What did the morning bring? Looking out the window to the landscape below my brain was trying to analyse some sort of system or code to the environment. I've never travelled to a place like this, for those that have visited Vietnam or India wo...

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The Trip to Mongolia - 28th August 2013

Aug 2013

The trip to Mongolia has been long, not in time really, just in the journey. This started last week as we prepared for a big chunk of time away. I had to pack for 2 days riding my road bike and doing businesses at Mt Buller. Then the massive task...

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Old Advice & Still totally relevant...

Jul 2013

Written back in late 2009...this is still as relevant today as it was nearly 4 years ago! We are all capable of learning and we are all in need of a reminder from time to time how to get results and reach our goals. This was something I wrote do...

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My Trip to France - Mont Ventoux

Jul 2013

Mont Ventoux – just another hill climb until it delivered one amazing experience.... Recently I had the marvellous opportunity to join TOPBIKE Tour's Tour de France hills preview cycling holiday. When I was younger sometime around 21 years ago...

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Topbike Tour group at Mont Ventoux

The REAL me.

Jun 2013

Every day passes by so quickly, I recall the days as a child when a day would last forever and school holidays felt like an entire year! I turned 40 this year, Norm will be turning 43, our daughter Saskia turned 19 and left home last week and I of...

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K.I.D.'S Foundation Ride & Forrest 6hr

Jun 2013

So much time passes far too quick, and then I am a month down the track... Creative juices must flow to write for me, I really don't enjoy writing a race report for the sake of advising my readers what I have been up to. Today, rather than wai...

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