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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Look what’s painted on the street

Written January 20th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Bike lanes in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue! In both directions, no less. Albany has no streets wide enough for anything like that, but I was glad  to see that in the nation’s capital, cycling was regarded well enough to try to make it relatively easy and safe on the most prominent street.


Spending spring break at home

Written March 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering

On my way through town Tuesday morning, it took me a while to realize why everybody was blowing through the school zone at the bottom of the hill at 40 miles per hour without even a token tap on the brakes. Then I glanced to the left and saw the school parking lot empty. Ah! It’s not a school […]


A good day to use the bike

Written February 7th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

When almost everyone else is watching TV is a great time for getting outside on a bike. Super Bowl Sunday afternoon was ideal.


Bike/Ped Plan: It’s just words

Written December 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Oregon Department of Transportation has come up with the draft of its new Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan, and it has asked for further public comment. To me the plan is similar to the much-ballyhooed Paris climate accord in this respect: Lots of words but no action to bring about a particular result.


Close call at a blind corner

Written September 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If you’re looking for a respite from bad news about politics and everything else that’s going wrong, you have come to the right place. This is the home of the mundane. Like blind corners on one of my bike routes along the Albany riverfront.


Cyclist’s death: No criminal case

Written September 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The car crash that killed Albany bicyclist Grant Keith Garner last winter will not result in criminal charges against the driver. That’s the word from Jay D. Hall, an assistant district attorney in Lane County.


My town bike’s milestone, sort of

Written September 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

As far as milestones go, this isn’t all that big. Still, allow me to pause and depart from the regular fare on this site to report that the computer on my town bike hit 13,000 miles this week.


Five bike bills: Who needs them?

Written March 22nd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Five bills specifically dealing with bicycles are pending in the Oregon legislature, and so far none of them is going anywhere, which is fine because only one of them is mildly helpful.


A personal note: Thanks a lot!

Written November 19th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Looks like I timed my traditional birthday bike ride just right. The bike was hardly back in the garage when the rain began.


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.


 
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