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

I am Jess, I am a mum (21 years ago mind you) who wears childbearing proof in all the areas you don’t want to see.

I am 42 years of age and ride my bike nearly every single day of my life and sometimes more than once a day and sometimes literally all day long and into the next day.

It would therefore come as no surprise that my ‘bits’ are something that I really have to be concerned about for if things go bad down there, I can no longer ride my bike until all is healed.

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...

As new mountain bike riders we're often daunted by what lies ahead on the trail. It can be frustrating when all of your riding buddies cruise over rocks with ease, and you find yourself getting off and walking around them.

 Jess Douglas, offers 3 easy tips to help roll over these trail features with confidence.  

Riding trail features and drops can seem scary... whether you're at a beginner level or a more advanced level.
But they don't have to be!
In this short video, Jess shows us how to safely tackle small drops on the mountain bike.  

Ride these features with confidence and enjoy your ride like you know you should. 

Recently Ride Like a Girl did an interview with Carol Cooke prior to her heading off to win a few medals on an overseas World Cup campaign.

It was at this point when I was looking at her website and ensuring I had some finer details correct that I indulged and bought her book, which I might add, had been wanting to read since she finished it.

Gone are the days of calling aborting your ride or calling a friend for a pick up when a puncture strikes, 3 x World 24 hour MTB champion, Jess Douglas shows you how to change a tube and get back out on the trail quickly. 

Its July in Victoria and we have just experienced some of our wettest weather in 25 years.

Winter at anything below 1000mts below sea level is anything from 0 degrees celcius to 15 on any given day. Above 1000mts and you can get sleet and snow and temps below 0 and up to 10. The sun may shine, the wind may blow but rain hail or shine, winter in Victoria is a cycling wardrobe nightmare.