Jess Douglas

September 2012

03 October 2012
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 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 back in August, Norm and I have been back to Cairns for our MTBSkills Cairns Launch with William. We have been to Halls Gap for a mini holiday. We also went to Adelaide to do our South Australia MTBSkills launch. Not to mention really getting stuck into preparing and planning for the opening of The Corner Store Forrest in November.

Its been hectic and I can tell you I have been sleeping very very well
Somehow amongst all this I have managed to race, train and keep myself moving session at a time. Its working too!

Perhaps the increase in sunshine is playing a part? Maybe its just that (unlike my blog writing!) being consistent and persistant with my efforts is creating a pattern of success.

August was amazing. 1 x 12hr at the Jetblack Sydney 12hr. 1 x 8hr at Atherton 8hr. 1 x Geelong Cycling Club Road Championships win.

A mild reward was

Racing Racing Racing...and travel travel travel

26 August 2012
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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 in Sydney, Norm and I got stuck straight into work again.
Meeting our MTBSkills crew at the Melbourne aiport and the rest in the city we hung around for pics, checking out the Giant 2013 range at Zinc in the city, coffee, hot chocolates, and delish Melbourne winter sunshine.  

A great day, great

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

12 August 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 been hard to muster the desire to train with the outcome of improvement in speed power etc...

Being a person very much in need of intrinsic motivation, I find that when I am in a place that saps the creative energy that drives me I HAVE to just chill, get back to a happy place,

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

31 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 share the simplicity of this thought: “A day will pass regardless of how you manage it, the sun sets and rises with no thought about us and our actions. How we use this day is up to us so use it with NO regrets, savour every moment and be present in the moment. Use this day

I love the night...Chapter 3

27 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 or perhaps gained if we could ride everything on every part of the trail.

There were sections such as the long grind with loose dirt on the hurty ½ of the lap where I promised myself to ride this beyond midnight, my first walking lap was 1:00am and after that I rode it the next 3