A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Enjoying the open road on 2 wheels

Written November 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

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.

Wondering about physics while fixing a flat

Written November 25th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

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.

To a roadside stand on Thanksgiving

Written November 23rd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

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.

Speaking of First Lake: Missing the boat

Written November 12th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Sunday was an unusually mild and pleasant November day in these parts, and the bike and I paid a visit to Simpson Park.

A ride in the park while daylight lasts

Written November 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

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:

At risk when we can’t see drivers’ eyes

Written October 31st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

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.

On Second Avenue downtown, a new glow

Written October 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

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.

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