Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 1:04 PM
Subject: Dang! It's finally happening.
Cid Yama here. Last several months we had been discussing Peak Oil at www.theoildrum.com. It started becoming obvious to many of us recently, we were getting close to Peak Oil awareness going mainstream. CNBC, Bloomberg Report and others started talking to the likes of Matthew Simmons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fo3sxhBylw&mode=related&search= and T Boone Pickens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZffwRfrmOY&eurl about the coming oil crisis. I bought a used bike a few weeks ago and, since I work at OP Rehab at the hospital, started getting on the stationary bike after work and getting in shape to ride the 4 miles between home and work. Being almost 50 I was still suprised to see how out of shape I had become with regard to being able to ride a bike long enough to make the ride, and equally suprised how quickly that changed(within a couple weeks I was easily making the distance on the stationary bike). Last week I bought a chainlock and a gel seat cover(boy, that seat was hard!). With today's jump in gas prices and the renegotiation of oil contracts I'm glad I'm ahead of the curve. Today will be my first attempt to ride the bike to work. If this works out I can reserve the car for grocery shopping or other instances where I have to haul things around. It's a beautiful day out. I think I'm going to enjoy this.