HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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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Oregon Passenger Rail: A chance to react

Written December 2nd, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Of the many ways to get from Albany to Seattle and back, taking Amtrak is probably the cheapest and least stressful. Oregon officials are still working on a plan to make the Oregon leg of the trip more convenient, and a little faster too.


Cal vote might help on twilight rides

Written November 25th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Getting a late start on my Sunday bike ride, I got caught by the gathering dusk. Then I thought of California, where on that general subject, the majority of voters this month had the right idea.


Sign wavers: Will machines take over?

Written June 15th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”G9S7FY1EyuI”] With too much time on my hands, I scanned the revised Albany sign code that city officials and their consultants have been laboring for months to produce. Hard as I looked, I could find no mention of the latest in business promotions: robot sign wavers like the one above.

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Ahead of him, a really long ride

Written June 13th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

There are easier ways to reach the East Coast, and quicker ones. Brann Smith, however, aims to get there the hard way — on his bike.


 
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