Jessica Douglas - Artist / Speaker / Author

Delirium 24hr Cycle Race - April 20-21st 2013

Apr 2013

24hr Delirium – Cycle Race Cowaramup, Western Australia Sat 20th – Sun 21st April 2013 I came to Western Australia on Thursday last week, knowing full well I had a 24hr road race to ride on the weekend. I had talked about it, planned for it, ...

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Bike Buller MTB Festival - March 9, 10 & 11th - 2013

Mar 2013

The Giant “gigantic” Mt Buller Bike Buller Festivus! March 9th 10th & 11th - 2013 This is the 5th year of doing this amazing event and it does keep getting better and better. 3 events over 3 days. These are tough races and I personally know of p...

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Failing helps you work out what your next step should be

Mar 2013

I have always used the annual Otway (now Kona) Odyssey as my gauge to see where my form is at every year. This year was my 7th time in doing the 100km MTB Marathon event. However this time was a tad different. Numerous events had taken place in...

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Always the Deep thinker...but when you dig a bit deeper you find treasures that others give up on

Jan 2013

A reflection on the year that has been, 2012...and what is to come of 2013? We are all asking this every January of every new year. In 2012, I achieved so much and crammed in so much more than I ever thought or dreamt that I could do. Racing and...

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Forrest Festival Dec 1st & 2nd 2012

Dec 2012

 The 2nd Forrest Festival...same same but different! 2012 has been a mega year for me. Personally in so many ways. Norm and I have been so busy with working, and me ...well I have been hanging on desperately to my former Elite MTB rider self a...

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Forrest for the Trees...

Oct 2012

If I had myself a studio set up – ready to paint, I would create a canvas full of colour, texture and emotion. Happy colours mingled with passion and urgency of sorts. I know I will create again, some day soon...in the mean time I have my words...

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September 2012

Oct 2012

 Oh dear...It's always hard writing the blog when I have been slack. It's a little bit like exercise or training of some sort. Small chunks are better than trying to do a months work in one hour! I should know! Since writing last time, way bac...

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Racing Racing Racing...and travel travel travel

Aug 2012

August has been pretty crazy. I can't believe I am still here, with energy and managing to rock up to races, have fun, do my job of being there and then able to knock up a win! After coming back from the Jet Black Rocky Trail Entertainment 12hr...

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My Artistic energy returns...and some race form...

Aug 2012

Since winning the WEMBO SOLO World 24hr Championships in Italy back in May, its been a while since my energy has been in the zone to update my blog. After coming back to reality, returning to Australia, a heap of work and responsibility its also...

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Success is never as easy as it may seem. - Chapter 4

May 2012

  With daylight comes renewed energy & excitement that the race is coming to a close. I still find it hard to believe that I just kept pedaling and here I am...nearly 20 hours later still riding. I always say to myself and openly sh...

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I love the night...Chapter 3

May 2012

After I had secured that little 2 minute buffer, Rickie and I continued to battle but this time alone, knowing inately that we had to ride everything as the other person would be doing this too. Precious seconds turning into minutes would be lost...

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The first 6hrs...a race in itself. Chapter 2

May 2012

  After Ricky & I settled into our race, we lapped together, sometimes I would be at the front sometimes she would. As I would come through transition, I would always take a few moments to pick up food or drink, it seemed that Ricky would gain...

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