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Daylights Saving time ends - looking forward to it, or not?(17 posts)

Daylights Saving time ends - looking forward to it, or not?fbg111
Oct 24, 2002 8:09 AM
So this Sunday in the US, we set our clocks back an hour to standard time. Will this crimp your riding style? If so where do you live?

Down here in southeastern NC, it will mean dawn around 6:00am instead of 7:00am, and dusk around 6:30pm instead of 7:30pm. That makes it easier to ride in the early mornings, which I prefer (sunrise over the ocean, practically no traffic) to riding in the evening.
Oct 24, 2002 8:15 AM
End of DST is pretty much the end of riding for me except for the weekends. If it were up to me, I'd institute "double-super daylight time" - we'd set our clocks ahead 4 hours. Sure, it would be dark until noon, but you could still ride after work! The toughest part of winter for me (cycling and otherwise) is going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Very depressing
I feel your pain....seejoy
Oct 24, 2002 8:22 AM
Same for me in eastern Pa. Looking into affordable lights so I can at least ride around the side streets of town when I get home from work.Last night the temp. in town said 53 dergees and I swear it felt at least 10 degrees lower!! Burrr!!!!
Chicago area low 40's w/rain..PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 24, 2002 9:30 AM
Sunset before 5pm and high 20's to low 30's in the morning.I just ordered a new trainer this morning.It's not even Winter and looking forward to Spring!
think spring when 53 degrees feels balmy nmgreg n
Oct 24, 2002 10:04 AM
Oct 24, 2002 8:20 AM
Ditto in Ottawa, I'll go to work in the dark, and come home in the dark. Sunlight is from 7:30 to 4:30 after DST, so no fun at all.

Even now, it is dark by 6:00!
Looking forward to it, extra hour helps on the farm and. . .js5280
Oct 24, 2002 9:14 AM
I burn less candles to light the house. What's that, it's 2002? We're no longer an agrarian society and we have electricity in the house?

I think we should permaniently stay on DST, it saves energy, allows people to get more done, but most importantly gives us an extra hour to ride. The ONLY reason I've heard for continuing to switch time is so kids don't have to go to school in the dark. We all know they're be chauffered to school in the Monster-SUVs anyways. Since elections are just around the corner, write my name in and I promise to pass legislation to permanently keep us on DST, make Lance and Greg's birthdays national holidays, and institute 4 week paid vacation the month of July so we can all watch the Tour as God intended us to do.

You've got my vote.In fact since I'm from Chicago I'll vote twicPEDDLEFOOT
Oct 24, 2002 9:34 AM
One good thingbigrider
Oct 24, 2002 9:19 AM
Our group does a midweek night road ride with lights. It has turned out to be a blast for the last several years. You go a little slower down the hills to be careful but try to make up for it climbing. The clear night air is a great change. It continues until the temps start dropping below 40 degrees.
Looking forward to it.fracisco
Oct 24, 2002 9:40 AM
It was pretty damn dark at 5:45am this morning. I'm even considering buying a small headlight.
Looking forward to itgreg n
Oct 24, 2002 10:02 AM
yes and nojose_Tex_mex
Oct 24, 2002 12:43 PM
Yes, I am looking forward to it as I can no longer stand the rising sun in my eyes during my eastward commute.
Also, I do not mind riding at night or light. It's that in between time I think is the most dangerous - dusk. Lights just don't have the same effect when there are other lights around.

No, because I like having long days.
Never thought I'd say this, but thumbs up!vindicator
Oct 24, 2002 1:29 PM
In a former life, the idea of it making a difference whether dawn was at 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. would have been preposterous.


In my current situation with work and the kids, early a.m. rides are the easiest to fit into my schedule, and 6:00 a.m. is a lot easier to fit in than 7:00. In fact, I'm newly converted to the idea that we should end DST the last weekend in Sept. rather than October!

Daylight savings time sucks!phlegm
Oct 24, 2002 1:46 PM
I hate daylight savings time. It should altogether done away with. If you want to get up an hour earlier to "save" daylight, then get up. Why make everyone change their clocks. I grew up in Arizona without DST and never felt like my daylight was squandered away.
Handy Web siteRoyGBiv
Oct 24, 2002 1:54 PM
Time changedave woof
Oct 24, 2002 3:42 PM
I live in AZ -

couldn't care less %-)

Hate it, but.....katie1
Oct 25, 2002 10:02 AM
I hate the time change. I am unable to ride before work so starting next week, I get to haul my butt to Stone Mountain with the other freaks and ride in the dark. It will be dark around 6 (Atlanta, GA).