HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Three letters on the asphalt: Puzzling it out

Written July 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Last year the city had five blocks of Ninth Avenue in west Albany repaved, and the new asphalt was marked with “sharrows” wherever someone had sprayed the letters “SLM.” What could that stand for, I wondered now and then as the bike took me across these marks.


Speed challenge on Elm Street: A bit of fun

Written May 5th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

When you’re on a bike and see one of these speed-display trailers, does that make you want to go as fast as you can to see what the display says?


A question on bikes: Where to ride?

Written January 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

  Somebody asked me about bike rides in Albany, where to go and so forth. Here are some thoughts based on my experience over the past few years.


On the way to check on Bowers Rock

Written October 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The weather on Halloween was perfect for a short bike ride into the country, the object of which was to check whether there was anything new at Bowers Rock. Through all that wind noise on the mike, you may have heard me say “hazelwood.” What I meant was “hazelnut,” of course. Well, at the conclusion […]


Another corona casualty: supply of bikes

Written May 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Bicycles have joined toilet paper as an item in short supply during the corona crisis, in Albany as well as across the United States.


Widening the rest of Riverside has to wait

Written May 5th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

So when is Riverside Drive south of Albany going to be widened the rest of the way? Eventually, probably, but not right away. That’s the word from Linn County. A few days ago, Jeff Senders left this comment on hh-today: “What’s new on the road widening project along south Riverside Drive? Connecting from the Grange […]


Not canceled — One way to avoid the panic

Written March 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Too bad that winter weather came back to the Albany area this morning. It made for a chilly and wet ride on the bike.


 
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