Jessica Douglas - Cyclist | Coach | Athlete

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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World 24hr Solo Champs - Finale Ligure - Race start. Chapter 1

May 2012

  Where to start? What do my readers want to know? What can I tell you that you dont know already? Perhaps I write a story “documentry style” - a blow by blow account of the race? Here goes... Chapter 1 – Before the race. We arrived a...

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My world championship winning bike

May 2012

Winning a world championship requires reliable equipment.  When we setup my bike, reliability is always a consideration. Here's an insight into one of my bikes.  I had two virtually identical bikes for the 2012 WEMBO World 24 hour solo...

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Wembo World Solo 24hr MTB champs - Finale Ligure "today is the the day"

May 2012

  Time to head off. Its race day. I slept by myself last night and kept revisiting my race in my sleep. It was so exciting, I am so relaxed, its all just a great day waiting to be had. In all the excitement of it all, I do have to remind...

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