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Lynne Watanabe
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Hey +Lynne Watanabe! Wassup?! Guess what? I'm in the market for a road bike! Got an LBS in Seattle that you like?
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Despite now owning a Samsung mobile device, I still wouldn't buy this. My Pebble is more functional, and usable, in my opinion. 

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Beautiful architecture can be inspiring for a college student, but is it fair to judge a library because of the structure. Did your alma mater make the grade and did your neighborhood library inspire you to become a librarian? Just curious.

I always thought the USC Philosophy Library was gorgeous too: https://www.google.com/search?q=USC+philosophy+library&client=firefox-a&hs=3R8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=0i9MU9zaGcqYyAGp3YDwAQ&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1902&bih=891




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Libraries are spaces specifically for learning...
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My university definitely would not have made the list, even if the UK had been included - the library was a boxy concrete affair that was badly in need of updating and wasn't much of an architectural inspiration to anyone.

My local public library wasn't much better, having been thrown up in haste during the post-war years. As a kid, though, I couldn't have cared less about the architecture; I still considered it to be a magical place because of all the books it contained.

As I got older, though, I learned to appreciate architecture more and certainly now I care a great deal about how design impacts the use of spaces and influences the way people identify and interact with them. Good architecture speaks to care and value as well as inspiration.

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Here's a great article of my friend, Sol Manion, riding the cobbles of Seattle. I met Sol via Native Planet, they do crazy hill climbing on weekday evenings for their mountain pass trainings on the weekend.
The invite came from Randonneur and all-arounder Sol Manion. He wanted to do something to "honor the cobbles" in the rugged, legendary Tour of Flanders (last Sunday) and Paris Roubaix (this Sunday)...
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+Lynne Watanabe Yes! that would be mint. 

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"Companies like Samsung and Google are looking at the bicycle facility infrastructure before they decide what city they're going to locate in. So this is really being driven by economics in Texas. It's not all about people seeing themselves on a bicycle, but seeing what it does for the quality of life in a city,"

Way to go, Texas!
Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.
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You've got to move it, move it!
What happens to our brains when we exercise & how it makes us happier. There's more than mood boosting endorphins.
This is a pretty good article it also suggests when to exercise to increase mood happiness and how to make it a habit. Good stuff! 
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Great article. I particularly agree with his suggestion of 5 minute work outs at the start. For me getting ready to head out the door when I'm not in the habit of working out is often more than half of the perceived effort of the entire workout. I initially need to put that perception behind to make progress. Recently I told myself that even if I would have zero minutes to actually workout (hiking, cycling, crossfit for me) I would go through all the effort of preparing to the point of traveling to the trailhead or gym. Way too often I'd bail on exercise because "l didn't have enough time." Thankfully I'm now past that point and on my way to making exercise a habit again. 
 
Some thoughts on wearable tech eye wear and my hope to see further integration using ear pieces for cycling situational awareness on the road.

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I've got one ordered. I'll post about it after I get it. 

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I would love to visit Istanbul... besides the excellent selection of baklava!
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Worlds best baklava! Believe me:-)

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Amazing collection of photographs, so moving.

Happy Friday, everyone.
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Very moving.

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I heard this on NPR the other day and thought it was very interesting.

Houston approved more than 100 million in bonds for bike trails. San Antonio plans to triple bikable streets in 2020. City leaders realize bike lanes are good for business.

"Companies like Samsung and Google are looking at the bicycle facility infrastructure before they decide what city they're going to locate in. So this is really being driven by economics in Texas. It's not all about people seeing themselves on a bicycle, but seeing what it does for the quality of life in a city,"

But for cycling culture to catch up to car culture, a long road lies ahead.
Texans overwhelmingly choose cars and trucks for their commutes, but in cities like Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, policy leaders have incentives to support cycling. They say it's good for business.
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It's a start!
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Hi, I'm Lynne. I mostly post on G+ about cycling. ;)

I like the social aspect which the G+ cycling communities brings.
#BikeCommuterCabal #BCC

Other than my passion for cycling & eating(!), I enjoy learning. I'm interested in media marketing/events, quantified-self mvnt, maritime/marine industry, mhealth /telemedicine, start-ups, multi-modal transpo. I enjoy TED, movies & love goofy/ geekie humor. This year I'm a wannabe fofo randonneur (Confession: I'd rather eat pastries than Allen Lim's rice bars), but I'm trying to incorporate more veggies for a more balanced diet and I've joined the #SFRandonneurs.

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Education
  • University of Washington
    Master of Communication Digital Media, present
  • University of Southern California
    Reg Dental Hygienist
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Population/Organism Biology