“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”– Maya Angelou

Two months has flown by and after spending the weekend in Falls Creek again did remind me of my neglect to do a report on the women’s...

Back in 2014 I wrote a lengthy article on my website www.jessicadouglas.com and over the past month or so this topic is being touted about again.
Personally I...

Rishi Fox encompasses what I believe is a REAL Adventure spirit.

Around 8 or 9 years ago, Rishi fell in love with the mountain bike and now in 2016 has done many adventures on the bike and today is transforming her experiences into a massive challenge, one that she has set herself that really does scare her.

But that is why she has signed up!

I met Eli and her family about a year or so ago as they were climbing Mt Buller on their road bikes with her brother Maxx and dad Gabe. 
Her mum, Silvana dropped Maxx part way up the hill as it was a big ask for a young boy on a small framed and wheeled bike to do the whole of Buller!
From the moment I saw Eli and her family I was totally in awe of them.  It was obvious that she and her brother had supportive and fantastic parents.

Since then we became FB friends and I have watched this young athlete grow and grow and grow! 
But not just Eli, but her brother as well.

Ride Like a Girl's philosophy is, "if She can do it, so can I."

Gaining courage and strength from those around us that inspire and create challenges for us.

Brodie Chapman featured in Ride Like a Girl in 2015. She was enjoying the freedom of racing and riding whatever bike she felt like on the day and have great success at this too.
In October 2015, Brodie was one of four women who turned up to race the Grafton to Inverell, its a very long race with a lot of climbing, and the inclusion of women in the event is only a recent addition.
There were 4 chicks in C grade, and overall. In C grade, the winner finished in 7hrs 11:04. 

Personally I am stoked to be able to introduce you to one of my ‘peers’ in cycling.

Felicity Wardlaw, ‘Flick’ as she is known, has been someone that I have admired from afar and enjoyed watching her journey.  For me personally as Jess Douglas the older athlete, the endurance rider entering the sport later in life, I have been inspired by Flick many times over.

Jess Douglas is Co-Founder of MTBSkills and 3 time World 24 hour Solo World Champion! 

This Summer, Jess will run some One-on-One Skills sessions at the You Yangs in Victoria. 

A One-on-One session is a great way to focus on the areas of your riding you wish to improve. Jess will work with you on a personal and individual level providing feedback and instruction during the session.