A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Making repairs at historic building on Third

Written December 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

At 113 years of age, the two-story structure housing the Wood Apartments in the 200 block of Southeast Third Avenue may be among Albany’s oldest apartment buildings. Now the facade is getting structural repairs.

E-bike store joins downtown scene

Written November 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Tuesday this week I was riding my bicycle on First Avenue toward Lyon when four colorful bikes on the sidewalk caught my eye.

A paving solution? (And what’s this bird?)

Written November 29th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

While I was on a bike ride Saturday, a bird caught my eye as it landed on a pole on the on-ramp to the Pacific Boulevard viaduct in Albany. But that was not the reason I stopped.

Looking around on a cold autumn ride

Written November 28th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Winter won’t start for another three weeks, but the air was chilly enough on my bike ride through parts of Albany on Tuesday afternoon.

Waking up to costs of street repairs

Written November 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Talk about “funding” to fix Albany streets makes people’s eyes glaze over. But the minutes of the Nov. 6 city council meeting contain a shocker that might wake people up.

Enjoying the open road on 2 wheels

Written November 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

From the photo you might be able to see why this is one of my favorite places to ride a bike near Albany, especially when the weather is nice.

Wondering about physics while fixing a flat

Written November 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Flat tires caused by punctures are a fact of life when riding a bicycle. But the physics of just how this happens is not necessarily clear.

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