HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Christmas Eve on the Periwinkle Bikepath

Written December 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What’s better on Christmas Eve than a quick bike ride through town, including a short jaunt on a segment of Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath?


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.


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.


Button’s no help on this little ride

Written April 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

To start with, what about these pedestrian crossing buttons during the coronavirus crisis? How many unwashed hands have touched them, and how often do they get disinfected? The answers, presumably, are lots and never. So how safe are they?


Bike lanes must be used, except for …

Written November 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

In Oregon law there’s an offense called “failure to use a bicycle lane or path.” It’s a Class D traffic violation, but there’s no practical way to enforce it. And the Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission last month agreed to recommend education rather than trying to hit violators with tickets.


Grateful for a bench when fixing a flat

Written October 22nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It’s nice to find a bench nearby when the rear tire of your bike suddenly goes flat and you have to change the tube. So I’m grateful to the family of the late Robert Stanley Hart for having caused this one to be set up along the Dave Clark Path.


Biking: No news is good news

Written March 21st, 2018 by Hasso Hering

If you’re waiting for something to happen in this short video, you are waiting in vain. Nothing happens. Which is the way we cyclists like it.


 
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