HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

This has nothing to do with volcanoes

Written May 17th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes a clear picture prompts you to think things through. Especially the picture of a dormant but still majestic volcano, like Mt. McLoughlin in southern Oregon.


What a good old bike can do for you

Written April 25th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

You don’t need a fancy or expensive bike to experience the best of riding a bicycle. If it’s in reasonable shape, an old bike will do.


A little bikeway lesson: How to cross here

Written April 16th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Among important Albany transportation issues, how best to cross the intersection of Queen Avenue and Geary Street on the Periwinkle Bikepath surely ranks near the bottom of the list.


Look around and watch housing grow

Written March 28th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Criss-crossing Albany on a bike, I often stop and look at construction sites, especially those where new housing has just been finished or is still being built.


‘Permanent’ shortcut will stay fenced shut

Written March 27th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Neighbors now don’t have to worry that the city will reopen the handy shortcut from 36th Avenue to Ermine Street near South Albany High School.


Taking the long view on a winter ride

Written March 3rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Sometimes it’s good to get away. A bike ride is one way to do that, especially if it’s on a route you don’t often take.


A January ride: On the bike in the rain

Written January 27th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

For no particular reason, my bike ride along the Albany riverfront Saturday took me to Bowman Park, where the only thing to see was the rain-swollen Willamette River.


 
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