HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Out on the bike as night falls …

Written November 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Monday I got a late start on my bike ride. Which explains, at least in part, why I was out here in the dark.


Being grateful for good cycling roads

Written November 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In November, sunny days are not routine in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, so you have to grab them when they occur. Which is what I did when I got the chance on Friday afternoon before the fog rolled in.


Cycling in the city: Levels of stress

Written November 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

There exists, you may be astonished to learn, a regional transportation plan for the “Albany metropolitan area.” And among many other things on its hundreds of pages, it rates existing “bicycle facilities” by their “levels of stress” or LTS.


Bowers Rock: Taking a look inside

Written November 3rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As promised, here’s a look at some of the changes I saw Saturday when I paid one of my occasional visits to Bowers Rock State Park on the Willamette River west of Albany.


 
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