HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A question on bikes: Where to ride?

Written January 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

  Somebody asked me about bike rides in Albany, where to go and so forth. Here are some thoughts based on my experience over the past few years.


On this island, you’re surrounded by cars

Written January 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With time on my hands, it occurred to me today that there was a place in Albany where I could not recall ever having been.


One dead end on my riverfront beat

Written December 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the north end of Harrison Street in Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood. Beyond the guardrail there’s Bowman Park, but don’t try to get there this way.


A sunny ride and, after dark, a lovely tree

Written December 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was the kind of day you enjoy when you ride a bike for fun in the Willamette Valley: Sunny, mild for December and, out on Bryant Drive, absolutely still.


Old east Albany: Continuing the tour

Written December 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

I wanted to complete my little cruise of Albany’s Willamette Neighborhood and learn a bit more about it. So here it is:


On Sunday night, discovering downtown

Written November 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you want to ride your bike around perfectly smooth city streets without any other traffic for as long as you want, try downtown Albany on the Sunday night after Thanksgiving. Or any Sunday night.


A mystery crop, but only to me

Written November 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

To a lifelong city dweller like me, almost all the things being grown beyond the outskirts of town are mystery crops. And so it was when I went on a short neighborhood bike ride before the Thanksgiving meal.


 
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