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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Planning to be better prepared

Written January 16th, 2024 by Hasso Hering
This little deer, experience what may be the first winter of its life, looks for edible leaves but canlt find any Monday outside my window.

When this winter storm is over and I can get on the bike again, there are some things I will want to do — or at least think about — before the next storm hits.


Checking riverside parks for high water

Written December 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The Willamette River at Albany was expected to crest at just under 20 feet in the early hours Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, well below the flood stage of 25 feet.


Oregon weather: A question of latitude

Written December 20th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It was a question of latitude, more or less. And of time, and of where weather systems go in Oregon when they come from the southwest. On Sunday I was riding the bike in Jacksonville outside of Medford. The weather was cool but clear and partly sunny, sunny enough for people to check out the […]


Nearly three minutes of surf in the sun

Written February 9th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

It will be Monday soon enough. But before the start of another valley week in February — first fog, possibly freezing, and later rain — take a look at some surf in the sun.


Looking at the dark side of spring

Written April 11th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

What you see here looks pretty nice, right? But there’s a dark side to this sea of white blossoms under a blue sky. The scene foreshadows a backbreaking chore this summer and fall.

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Thirty seconds of anti-rain

Written January 19th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

I could be wrong, but considering the typical January weather in Oregon’s mid-valley, I figured everybody could use at least 30 seconds of subtropical breezes, palm trees and sunshine.

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A welcome moment of bright skies

Written December 20th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

There’s nothing like a break in the clouds when for days we’ve had nothing but dark skies and rain. You appreciate it even more when you’re on a bike ride in December, on a road bike that has no fenders and no place to put them.

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