HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

When you’re stuck at a signal …

Written October 18th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Next time the Albany Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission is looking for some project, it might want to consider the fact that many modern traffic signals ignore people on bikes. Some communities have solved the problem with gizmos like the one in the photo, a bike-crossing button similar to those routinely provided for people on foot.


Can you beat this October?

Written October 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Relax, this has nothing to do with global warming. At least I don’t think it does, but it does have to do with being outdoors in the sunshine.


And the miles add up …

Written October 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The amazing thing about bicycle computers is not that they work, but that they work as long as they do on one little battery. This, long battery life, is the reason you can rack up quite a respectable total of miles traveled.

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Where the good berries are

Written August 3rd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Blackberries, one of the compensations making up for a long summer heat wave! And nowhere are they more plentiful than along the car-less roads of the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area in north Benton County.


Can we get kids to ride bikes?

Written June 25th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The first “Albany Bike Ride for Kids” turned out to be a bust, but it should not be taken as a discouraging sign. Getting kids interested in cycling doesn’t depend on events. It comes on its own if it comes at all.


It’s a headwind until you turn around

Written April 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Riding your bike on the Oregon coast can be a lot of fun or a lot of work. Which it is depends on the wind direction, more than anything.


Christmas Eve, and another flat

Written December 24th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

There are better things to think about on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, but as I’m sitting by the side of a Southern Oregon road with a wheel in my hands, I’m wondering about this: What is it in the cosmic scheme of things that causes sharp little bits of steel and slivers of glass to find […]


 
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