HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Winter snow: Let’s remember the past

Written December 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Judging by all the excitement, you’d think something unusual had taken place. But no, all that happened so far is that it snowed in Oregon in December.


A Christmas Eve ride: Beating bad weather

Written December 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The forecast of winter weather starting on Dec. 25 made me take my little holiday bike ride on the afternoon of Christmas Eve instead. You’re welcome to come along.


Coffin Butte rejection: Appeal is pending

Written December 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Thursday afternoon I looked west toward the Coffin Butte Landfill from Oak Grove Drive in North Albany. Whatever happened to the controversial proposal to expand the landfill and cover up Coffin Butte Road, which the county’s planning commission denied on Dec. 7?


Another crossing and another train

Written August 22nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

As you may have gathered by now, I have a thing for trains. So when the gates at a railroad crossing go down just as I get there on the bike, I welcome the delay so I can watch. Or try to get a video, like this one: This freight came through Albany a few […]


Out on Pirtle Drive, there’s a new sight

Written October 17th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It had been some time since the bike took me along Pirtle Drive in the farm country south of Albany. So until Friday I had not seen the long fence topped by barbed wire on the former industrial site where Dirk Olsen of Olsen Honey Farms has set up his apiary. Why the fence, I […]


DEQ fines city over Talking Water leaks

Written July 16th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Listening to the calming murmurs of Albany’s Talking Water Gardens on a sunny afternoon, you would not think there could be a problem. But there is, or at least the DEQ thinks it’s a problem.


Flash: Bike lights on bridge once again blink

Written April 19th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In the interest of keeping track, I’d like to report that the bike warning lights on the Ellsworth Street Bridge in Albany have been repaired. I tried them Friday afternoon and found that in fact they do work again.

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