A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Staying out of trouble on flooded road

Written January 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On my first bike ride after Oregon’s mid-January ice and snowstorm, I found Bryant Way closed near the Albany city limit.

On Bryant Way, they’re harvesting nuts

Written October 21st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The hazelnut harvest has been in full swing in the Albany area. At least it seemed that way Friday in one of the big orchards on Bryant Way.

Taking the scenic route as Queen Ave. is closed

Written June 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The western end of Queen Avenue was closed for construction Tuesday, and the effect — added traffic elsewhere — was noticeable as the bike and I were coming back into Albany on Bryant Drive.

Bowers Rock follow-up: Access issue remains

Written July 22nd, 2022 by Hasso Hering

In the June 29 story on Bowers Rock State Park, I left you hanging. I said I would pass on any news regarding that undeveloped state park west of Albany if I heard from the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation.

Visiting Bowers Rock on a nice summer day

Written June 29th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

It’s summer and seasonally warm, so why not make an excursion into the wilds of Bowers Rock State Park? I did, and here’s the result.

Flowers for Aurelio: A roadside tribute

Written January 1st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Some roadside memorials in the Albany area – – and elsewhere, too — start fading away after a time. But not this one on Bryant Way.

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 […]

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