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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The ‘Idaho stop’ stalls in state Senate

Written May 31st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

All you Albany drivers who recoiled at the prospect of an Idaho stop law for bicyclists, you can relax. The bill is dead. Or at least it appears that way.

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At Talking Waters, an added feature

Written May 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

At Albany’s Talking Water Gardens the other day, I noticed something new: Three spiffy bike racks near the entrance. Is that supposed to be a hint to bike riders to leave their wheels behind and proceed on foot?


Thinking of bike tax on a New Year’s ride

Written January 1st, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Riding along the Oregon coast at the beginning of 2019, the old idea of bike taxation kept turning in my head despite the sunny brilliance of the day.


There’s that *&%#@ bike again!

Written December 26th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

On Facebook the other day, somebody complained that my bike shows up in many of the photos on hh-today. “Unprofessional,” I believe was the word used. To which I say: Tough.

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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.


Paint the lanes green: Safer riding

Written March 11th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Albany is pretty safe for bicyclists, generally speaking, but it hasn’t yet adopted a simple way of marking bike lanes, an approach that might make the town safer yet.


Nice bike lanes; why so short?

Written October 5th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Independence Highway in Benton County has a nice new surface, and a section of the road is wider too, prompting a reader’s question for which the Answer Man hastened to obtain a response.


 
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