Jessica Douglas - Cyclist | Coach | Athlete

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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Time to get racing Jess! 2014 a new year.

Feb 2014

Two weekends ago I raced one of the MTBA National rounds in the discipline of XCO. Short 5km course at Mt Buller. I love Mt Buller, the tracks are always fun yet to race them its a tough hit out. The XCO course included leaving the village area up...

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Learning new tricks at Mt Buller

Jan 2014

Last weekend Norm and I went to Mt Buller, for two reasons, to catch up with The Corner Store Buller, the staff and to help out a bit. The other was to ride our bikes, together as husband and wife, as mates, riding buddies. Norm and I don't really...

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Reflection on my year that was 2013

Jan 2014

Sounding like a broken record yet again...its been a while since my last blog entry. Why? Life gets away from me. Each day is so engaging and the ease of a picture and a quick blurb on Facebook allows me to communicate in a brief moment. Blogging...

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Hellfire Cup has been done! (6)

Nov 2013

My trip to Tassie – Hellfire Cup Hellfire cup was originally meant to be held on the Australia Day long weekend in January earlier this year, but unfortunately mother nature breathed fire down the very region that would be holding the event, lea...

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My best 24hr EVER! how the race was won.

Oct 2013

And its time to hurt... In some way it was good to get called up last in the Elite field and take my spot where it suited. I got to sit in behind a bunch in the middle, I did not want to be boxed in on the inside and made a concious decision to se...

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Nearly there...race day looming

Oct 2013

The Build As I said in the last blog post, these events are always a tick box of processes to follow. Everything from packing your gear, nutrition, lights to booking accommodation, riding the trails, delivering on media commitments and getting s...

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WEMBO World Solo 24hr Championships - Canberra 2013 the history

Oct 2013

The longer I leave this post race recollection, the harder it gets, so many various stories have entered my mind on how to retell this journey I have been on. Perhaps I will start at the very very start, just briefly. To remind you my reader, ...

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Rest Recovery and Friendship in Townsville

Sep 2013

Rest and Recovery in Townsville Arriving back from Mongolia last week in Melbourne on Tuesday 10th September, I had more work to do before checking into my hotel room and then flying the next morning out to Townsville. Norm helped me re pack my ba...

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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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