A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Another year on the bike

Written December 30th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, as long as the sun shines, riding the bike is the thing to do even when the temperature is barely above freezing, as it was this afternoon, on Dec. 30.

Another couple of days and we start 2015, which is not a year I ever expected to see, let alone spent much time thinking about. Judging by the tax and other policy changes coming to Oregon, it will be a year to remember. I’ll try to keep track and report here as best I can.

Happy new year, then. (hh)

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7 responses to “Another year on the bike”

  1. David Ballard says:

    Thank you Hasso. Keep the reporting and stories coming. We appreciate them all. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. Bill Kapaun says:

    I’m impressed with the amount of miles you ride.
    How many miles for the year?

    • Hasso Hering says:

      It’s not that much, Bill. I try to get on the bike every day, but most of those rides are between 10 and 20 miles. The computer on the bike I ride the most reads 11,500 miles plus change after three seasons. On the other bikes, I haven’t checked the latest readings. (And I haven’t kept track of their starting dates, so the totals wouldn’t tell us much. It’s amazing how long the batteries on those things last.) (hh)

      • Bill Kapaun says:

        I feel shamed, only riding 560 miles this year. I messed my knee up in the Spring, making too many trips up the ladder to install 30+ bundles of shingles on my roof and never got into any serious miles after that.Usually I do more than that in July, although emphysema curtails my cold weather riding. I’m still hoping to break my daily personal best of 70, but the years may be catching up before that?????

  3. Peggy says:

    I’d like to add my thanks to David Ballard’s above. It’s a treat to read your posts and your take on local (and some not so local) events. I hope you will keep it up for a long time to come.

  4. Hazel Siebrecht says:

    I want to add my wishes for a great 2015! I enjoy your comments and always check them out.

  5. Greg Burbach says:

    And Happy New Year to you too, Hasso. Us “older guys” need to stay in shape to enjoy life and you are doing a great job that. Well, I’m headed out the door for the daily walk. Greg.


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