If you're reading this, you could help.
Summer is coming and gas prices are beginning to rise. What's more, the recent drop in gas prices wasn't the result of a new supply, but a recession-driven drop in demand. As the economy starts to pick up again, we're going to see a rise in demand and soon a rise in prices that has started already.
There is little more oil to be found and drilled. We are in the age of peak oil.
Now, there's a lot of talk about "ride your bike to work." It's a great idea and people are really starting to get it. Now let's take it one step further.
Bike commuting is being accepted and adopted by many mainstream people. Bike touring is still a specialized hobby for an elite group of wingnuts like me.
What I'd like to see happen is more people taking vacations that are carbon-neutral, or at least lower impact. I'm planning to write a book about this, but maybe the key is to have something better.
Like an interactive website where people can find everything from tips for beginners to detailed route information to ways you can add romance, family time, fun for kids to a bike tour.
Ideally this would also include information on other forms of low-carbon travel, such as sailing.
I'm not sure how to get this off the ground, so I'll probably "just do it" and hope people catch on. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on this, leave a comment.