Jessica Douglas - Cyclist | Coach | Athlete

Jess Douglas book - Why not me?

Dec 2021

After I won my first World Championship, the concept was floated, to write a book about everything I had done and how I got to where I was.  I wasn't aware that people were genuinely interested in my story, and back in 2010, well I had anothe...

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Vic Winter tour - The final night on the Goulburn River, Gear Run down, day 6 & 7

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 6, Echuca to somewhere on the Goulburn River.   I had a great sleep last night, and finally, after 30 years of marriage, we had worked out if the option was there, to stay in a twin room and wake...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 5, Bendigo to Echuca

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 5, Bendigo to Echuca   It never stopped raining overnight, and there was no sign of it abating either. I remember now as I recall that morning, hearing the sound of rain on the tin roof, lookin...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 4, Daylesford to Bendigo

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 4, Daylesford to Bendigo Yesterday’s winds were hard but not impossible. Hard or difficult, or challenging, can be defined in so many ways. Was our ride challenging because we felt there was little re...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 3, Skipton to Daylesford

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 3, Skipton to Daylesford We had been riding two days, and already we had made minor changes to the route each day to shave off time or distance to get to our destination before dark. Being early July, ...

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Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 2, Colac to Skipton

Jul 2021

Cycling Tour of the Victorian Winter - Day 2, Colac to Skipton   The simple joys of riding quaint single lane country roads are what a cyclist lives for—encrusted with lichen that is free to grow due to the lack of traffic. Many of the...

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Cycling Tour in the Victoria Winter - Day 1, Geelong to Colac

Jul 2021

Our last cycling holiday finished on Friday 14th May; 14 days later, the state of Victoria went into its 4th lockdown since the beginning of the Covid pandemic.  Norm and I were relieved, to say the least, that we had managed to get away and...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 5 & 6. Southern Cross Station - Fingal/ Fingal - Geelong

May 2021

In late April, I advised all my coaching clients that I would be winding down my business to take time out, which would be for the indefinite future. Decisions like this to people outside can seem sudden and rash, with little thought or perhaps ev...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 4. Beechworth to Albury

May 2021

Burn out is what I have come to call it. I have had mini-episodes of ‘life fatigue’ and had short breaks to rejuvenate, but oh so quickly because there was always the next metaphorical mountain to conquer. Norm and I achieved so much in the...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 3. Bright to Beechworth

May 2021

Norm and I spent a couple of years on the Gold Coast and had a heap of fun racing bikes on the dirt and the road. We were young, had no money and no real vision of what next week would bring. So it was the perfect time to discuss starting a fa...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 2. Mansfield to Bright

May 2021

Norm and I have a good 31 years of memories together. Thirty of those are since we got married. The one year prior was a whirlwind interstate relationship whilst I finished year 12, and he was in the Navy, posted to HMAS Hobart, which was in refit...

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Cycling Holiday - Day 1. Tallarook to Mansfield

May 2021

  It is not just about the bike, but riding bikes has always been my first true love. The feeling I remember when I learnt how to ride a bike was one of adventure and discovery. Even as I grew older, every bike ride, even if it was to the...

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