Profile

Cover photo
Jessica Lucas
Works at The Seattle Public Library
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Seattle, WA
1,756 followers|1,386,794 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

 
Jessica Lucas originally shared:
 
Taking recommendations on women's wool jerseys

I'm seriously thinking about getting one of these Vulpine jerseys. I love merino wool. I have one from Ibex that is similar, but has less useful pockets in the back, and they don't make them anymore. Neither does Icebreaker or Smartwool--they seem to have given up on a women's cut.

£99.00 means about $150 US dollars, plus a bucket of shipping. Worth it to get what I want? Maybe. First I'd like to hear if anyone has recommendations.
A+temperature+regulating+and+odour-resistant+jersey+for+all+day+riding+in+chilly+temperatures.
1
Jessica Lucas's profile photoAdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto's profile photo
5 comments
 
Might be worth checking out silk thermals.

Wintersilks.com

Massive range, good prices. They do some active wear. Worth a look. 
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today I did a 6 mile round trip hike with my brother and cousins. 2+ miles over snow to the upper entrance to the cave, then 3+ miles in the cave. It was an amazing day, although my ankles and toes were not happy with the uneven surfaces by the end. What a fun day.

Ape Caves: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mountsthelens/recarea/?recid=40393
20 new photos · Album by Jessica Lucas
23
Lynne Watanabe's profile photoGregory P. Smith's profile photoJessica Lucas's profile photoUrsula Owen's profile photo
9 comments
 
Ape Caves! I went there with my geology class in like 2001. So much fun. :)
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
4
RJ Lalumiere's profile photoAnthony Pawley's profile photo
2 comments
 
The SBB is lost as usual. <sigh>
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

commented on a post on Blogger.
Shared publicly  - 
 
I almost bought one of their little magnetic lights today, but as I took it up to the counter, the rubber back fell off. I checked the others and they were similarly defective. Too bad, it's a great idea.
6
Anthony Pawley's profile photoNeil Hodges (竹下憲二)'s profile photoKent Peterson's profile photoJessica Lucas's profile photo
5 comments
 
https://www.blackburndesign.com/mars-magnetic-light-rear.html#.VpChF8uIZnE this is the one I'm talking about. It's just an inexpensive rear light I was thinking about getting for backup.
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
 
I wish my library provided these!
 
Now at 9 of our buildings: bike repair stations with air pumps, box & Allen wrenches, tire levers, & screwdrivers!
View original post
33
1
Gregory P. Smith's profile photoJessica Lucas's profile photoMaire P's profile photo
7 comments
 
I make recommendations...that are mostly ignored. But I do try.
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
 
I <3 this new protected bike way. I may go a quarter mile out of my way to frequent it whenever I go over the hill from now on. The 4 way stop at Cowen Place and 15th Ave NE is the best part.

#seabikes   #bikeinfrastructure  
22
Neil Hodges (竹下憲二)'s profile photoJessica Lucas's profile photoAnthony Pawley's profile photo
7 comments
 
Exactly, it holds promise in my eyes that maybe some motorists will get a clue there with the sharp lines and boxes. If sdot really thought this one out then the magnetic poles finally flipped. Wow.
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
 
Well said.
 
I'm not sure it's possible, but in case you missed it, a 14 year old high school student was arrested in Texas today. His crime? Making a clock. Well, making a clock and being brown and having the name Ahmed Mohamed. Because when you are brown and are named Ahmed Mohamed, you don't make clocks. Apparently, you make bombs. At least that's what the teachers, administrators, and police of Irving, TX thought.

I won't rehash the facts of the case here.  The link below and countless other internet stories are doing that. But I feel like I need to stand up and say something about this.

I have a son that's 14. His greatest joy in life is to solder, and make lights light up, and motors turn, and to study quirky science facts. Dinner time discussions often jump from string theory, to the odd thermal properties of water, to what it would mean for your cognitive capacity if you were shrunk down to the size of an ant. He's 14 and in love with the world, a world so vast and grand that most people walking around worrying about football scores or what's on sale at the mall don't even realize exists.

He wants to share these ideas.  If he built a cool digital clock, I have no doubt that he'd take it to school to talk about it with anyone interested, and probably a few not interested too. Reactions would range from a bemused smile, to high fives and attaboys.  But he wouldn't be arrested. Because his name is Ben, not Ahmed. Because his skin is white and his eyes are gray.

And somewhere in Texas, there's a dad like me whose heart is broken, because he came here seeking liberty and justice for all. And what he got was a brilliant, beautiful boy in handcuffs.

So, yeah, #IStandWithAhmed

Now if you look around the internet, you'll see many who share my outrage. But it seems to be taking the form of "Can you believe how racist Texas is?" Or perhaps "how could we hire teachers and administrators like this? Fire them all!"

Let me assure you, racism isn't confined to Texas, or the South, or even to bad people.  I'd be surprised if any of those teachers or cops got up this morning and said, "hey, how can I harass a Muslim kid?" Certainly dozens of them didn't wake up and say that. Yet that's what happened.

So what escalated this? A teacher saw something, and said something.  After 9/11, and Columbine, and Sandy Hook, and too many other countless stories of carnage in the public space, somebody said something. After a relentless bombarding with media messages, after seeing real tragedies unfold day after day in the news, a teacher spoke up. A teacher that was, no doubt, deeply concerned for the other students of the school.

Would a teacher have spoken up if my fair-skinned Ben brought a clock? I doubt it. Ben has privilege.
 
But have we all conditioned those teachers and administrators and cops to be ready to pounce on shadows? You bet we have. Living life in code orange, continually awash in the message that the Other is out there waiting to harm you, is the new normal. And thanks to life in a country where it's easier to get a gun than psychiatric care, many times the threat is all too real. It's this toxic mix of racism and paranoia that we've created that set this story in motion, and pushed it from the standard Code Orange into Code Red. This is our new American reality.  This is life in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Firing racist school officials is only a Band-Aid. Some heads will roll, and Ahmed will probably get to meet the President.  And we'll fell like we've accomplished something.  But honestly, the same forces that set this story in motion will still be  in place.  We all created this situation.  Look in the mirror, America. The monster looking back is us, and we've created our own hell.

There have been terrorist attacks in other places.  But we're really something special. It isn't like this in Britain.  It isn't like this in Spain. Or Canada. Or anyplace else, really.
 
Please, I urge you, Stand with Ahmed. But also, look at the rest of the system we've built as a nation. What can we do to de-escalate violence, to reduce paranoia, and live with good sense and respect? What can we do to back the system back down to code green? Code respect? Code love?
Ahmed Mohamed loves robotics and inventing, but when he brought a clock he made to his Texas school, he was arrested. Critics blame Islamophobia.
80 comments on original post
13
2
Matt Campbell's profile photoJessica Lucas's profile photoMatt Leber's profile photoDaigoro Toyama (daihard)'s profile photo
2 comments
 
Thanks America. :(
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
1,756 people
Sydney Young's profile photo
Luis David  Temamatla Sánchez's profile photo
mike peterson's profile photo
James Owen's profile photo
‫هدهدسباء‬‎'s profile photo
Christopher Anderson's profile photo
Rajesh Shah's profile photo
Claudio Luigi Bagni's profile photo
khovraj kshetri's profile photo

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
We really, really, like you! (Image via Goodwill Librarian)
View original post
11
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
 
I can definitely say that riding my bike more has benefited local businesses. I tend to stay within a mile or two of home or my work when I shop. I'll spend more locally so that I don't have to go out of my way.

Places with no bike infra: fast roads with no bike lanes, no bike parking, etc., do not get my business. Especially those who have fought against it (I'm looking at you 65th NE).
In the last year, Denver has made some serious progress building bike lanes. Arapahoe Street, Lawrence Street, and 11th Avenue are all up and ready to ride — even in the dead of winter!
24
Michael Paddon's profile photo
 
In Tokyo, most streets are so narrow that pedestrians, cyclists, cars and trucks all share the same bit of pavement. The road toll is 4.8 per 100,000 people. In the USA it is 11.6, more than double.

The Netherlands is famous for great cycling infrastructure and their toll is 3.8.

It seems that any model where the car doesn't displace everything else is safer.
Add a comment...
 
Not a terribly good picture, but this size medium Bike Commuter Cabal sweatshirt is free to a good home. It's too big for me and I have another one.

Let me know if you're interested. Locals have first dibs, but I'll ship for free to make sure it stays in the family.
12
1
Alex Applegate's profile photoJessica Lucas's profile photoJulian Davies's profile photoNeil Hodges (竹下憲二)'s profile photo
15 comments
 
Good work!
Add a comment...
 
The Clymb and Shower Pass sent out a 35% off code to the Shower Pass site a little while ago. The sale is on your whole cart, not just one item. www.showerspass.com 

I just bit the bullet and bought a smaller size in shoe covers (I had a pair that were too big) and the Shower Pass's Club Convertible rain pants. I love the Shower Pass Elite 2.0 jacket I got from The Clymb last year. The coupon code reduced the price from $190 to $123. Free shipping and no tax since it comes out of Oregon.

The coupon code is Clymb35 and expires on 10/31. I'm not sure it will work unless you are a Clymb member. Clymb is free and if you want to get $10 off you can use this link to sign up. http://www.theclymb.com/invite-from/JessicaLucas637767
Menu. Collection · Men's · Cascade Collection · Men's Staff Favorites · Jackets · Pants · Baselayers · Jerseys & Tees · Socks · Gloves · Accessories · Women's · Women's Cascade Collection · Women's Staff Favorites · Jackets · Pants · Baselayers · Jerseys · Socks · Gloves · Accessories ...
1
Add a comment...

Jessica Lucas

Shared publicly  - 
 
Evidently you cannot thwart the law of 3s with false logic.

There are many reasons why I wouldn't be riding this section of trail today, or riding at all today actually. I had a biopsy done yesterday and could have called in sick, or felt too sore to ride, but when the time came I left early and took it easy, riding was fine. Sometimes I go over the hill and don't use this route at all.  Usually when I do go this way I bypass the trail in this area as there are a lot of walkers and headphone wearing cyclists and weird transitions. But I was riding slow and when the turn off came, I took it.

As I rolled under the trestle, I hear a snick and a swish swish of something in my tire hitting the fender. I pulled as far off as I could and inspected the tire and found a shiny new tack. My initial reaction was, "I should find a better place to change this" my second was "Oh, I bet there are more where this came from." So I went back a few yards, and found the trail strewn with tacks. I called work to let them know I'd be late.

I saw another rider coming and I warned him about the danger. He stopped and helped me pick them up. Very nice guy. We went to move on so I could patch my flat, but about 100 feet further, I found another scattering of tacks, so I stopped again. Brady (the man who helped before) dropped his bike and went to see if there were more ahead. I stayed and started picking these ones up. After a few moments some moms with strollers and dogs came along. I warned them to watch out as they could get the puppies paws or stroller wheels. They also helped me pick up the tacks. 

Brady and I moved on again, no further tacks spotted. He stayed and chatted with me as I fixed my tire. Then we were both rolling again.

I guess as far as 3s go, this wasn't so bad. I hope I saved other riders the pain of a flat on their travels. I was about 45 minutes late to work.

#SEAbikes   #burkegilmantrail   #sabotage  
17
Ursula Owen's profile photoDan Kingsbury's profile photoLynne Watanabe's profile photoJessica Lucas's profile photo
15 comments
 
The biopsy itself went fine. Results on Friday.
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
1,756 people
Sydney Young's profile photo
Luis David  Temamatla Sánchez's profile photo
mike peterson's profile photo
James Owen's profile photo
‫هدهدسباء‬‎'s profile photo
Christopher Anderson's profile photo
Rajesh Shah's profile photo
Claudio Luigi Bagni's profile photo
khovraj kshetri's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Librarian
Skills
Reference services, program planning, community partnerships and outreach, reader's advisory, teen advocacy, volunteer coordination, collection maintenance, technology instruction
Employment
  • The Seattle Public Library
    Librarian, 2006 - present
  • Sno-Isle Libraries
    PSA II, Tech Liaison, 2004 - 2006
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Seattle, WA
Previously
Seattle, WA - Tulsa, OK - Wenatchee, WA - Tacoma, WA
Story
Tagline
Public librarian, mother, biker and sailor.
Introduction
I've been a teen services librarian since 2006, with forays into instruction and service learning coordination and a solid foundation in reference and tech help.

I have a son who's now adult and my boyfriend has three lovely daughters who live with us half time.

I ride a bike for transportation most of the time. We have one car in our household and it's mostly used to move kids. I ride for recreation as well, although a recent increase in the length of my commute has made that less likely.

We live on a Vagabond 47, which is a ketch (two masted) sailboat. Liveaboard life is grand. I am looking forward to retirement so that I can read my books in a warmer climate.
Collections Jessica is following
View all
Education
  • University of Washington
  • Shoreline Community College
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Kingsbury, srcsmgrl, anankaf
This hotel has been great so far. I like the app and being able to check in online and choosing my own room. The staff is really friendly, from the front desk to the cleaning staff.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Amazing burgers and beer selection. So far I've had the Mushroom Gruyere and Pablano Pepper burgers and both are excellent. I love the beer selection which boasts many of my favorite local breweries as well as a few from out of state. The fries and fry sauce are also wonderful. Try the chipotle mayo or the lemongrass tarter.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I love this co-op. I visit every time I'm in town. They have just what I want food-wise and Wi-Fi too.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great place, wonderful food and kid friendly.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
11 reviews
Map
Map
Map
I love having the barking dog in my neighborhood. The food is consistently good, the service is great, and I love the beer selection. I hardly ever order cocktails anymore, but I watched the bartenders tonight and they are top notch. Thanks for a great evening.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Ugly building but great resource. My boyfriend says it has the best nautical collection he's seen. Lots of books and digital resources. It's a little hard to find, but totally worth looking for.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
A favorite. Excellent coffee every time. Totally worth having to get cash.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago