A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley
From the photo you might be able to see why this is one of my favorite places to ride a bike near Albany, especially when the weather is nice.
Flat tires caused by punctures are a fact of life when riding a bicycle. But the physics of just how this happens is not necessarily clear.
If you live on the edge of Albany, or just beyond, a quick bike run to the nearest roadside farm stand is one way to observe Thanksgiving.
Sunday was an unusually mild and pleasant November day in these parts, and the bike and I paid a visit to Simpson Park.
The bike and I went around Bryant Park in Albany Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t thinking of this being the last day of daylight saving time of 2023. Here’s what came to mind instead:
Riding a bike and approaching intersections on Albany streets, it’s reassuring to see that drivers are looking at you and can see you. Too often, though, drivers are hidden because the side windows of their cars have a dark tint.
An evening bike ride through downtown Albany does not usually offer much in the way of attractions other than the general lack of traffic on the streets.