If Americans have learned nothing else from the BP Oil Disaster, we should realize that we absolutely must break our addiction to oil. It's supply and demand, straight up. We demand it, so they supply it--at any cost. And this time, the cost has been incredibly high.
My personal solution is to leave my car parked. I'm using my bicycle for anywhere that I go within a 5-mile range. In this photo, I am headed down to Mount Shasta Village to pick up a bushel of vegetables from our Community Supported Agricultural coop. With a little creativity (and some bale hay twine), I can get almost everything that I need on either the back of my bike--or on my back with a pack. Goodbye BP!