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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


The passing parade: Military gear

Written May 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

I was on the section of Seventh Avenue paralleling the Union Pacific’s mainline. And I nearly jumped over the handlebars when a UP freight, pounding up the tracks behind me, let loose with its horn, twice. Then I stopped and watched a long line of war-fighting equipment being hauled north.


 
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