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    hope you all have your lights/reflective stuff in order...

    ... cause as of today it is officially gonna be pitch black at 5PM for the next 5-6 months or so.

    happy Standard Time day!

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    I hate the concept of "daylight savings time." I wish it would stay in "savings" mode all year round. I don't care if it's lighter in the morning. Give me my afternoons and evenings well-lit.

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    Religious war #234: daylight savings time

    However, unlike most religious wars, this one's pretty one-sided.

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    15 minutes ago, I almost died.

    I stopped at the atm and turned off my front light because the blinking was obnoxious. Not realizing my light was still off, I pulled out into the street. All was well until I turned down a side street. A car was headed right toward me and there was nowhere to go because I had a parked car to my right. At the last second the car swerved to avoid me. It was a very scary experience.

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    I love living in Arizona. No DST to deal with. Times stay steady all year around.

    I do need to get some lighting soon, though. I generally make it home before it starts getting dark, but I'm cutting it closer and closer nowadays. Gonna need some lights just in case.

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    I'm looking forward to every motorist having their headlights turned on by the time I leave work, for a change.

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    I've been riding to work in the dark for the last month. Today's switch won't help, it'll still be dark when I go to work.

    Since I can work any 8 hours I want, in the winter I leave for work at 4AM and work 5AM to 1PM, usually I actually leave at 2 or 3, get a couple of hours of OT in and still leave before twilight.

    BTW, it's daylight saving time, not savings.
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    Yeah, the switch to standard time is awesome. I've been riding to work in the dark for many weeks. Now I get to go both ways in the dark. Great.

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    I prefer it this way actually. I find that there are less people out when it's dark, and that suits me.

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    Went to work around noon. Didn't finish until five. Yup; it was dark out. Fortunately, I always keep my P7 in my backpack, and the Superflash on the bike. Turned them on and rode home.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    I agree that year-round DST would be a good idea, for energy-saving reasons, too. Plus it's so darn depressing to be in darkness at 5:00.

    I carry lights with me at all times, even in the summer, so this is no different for me. It's always a good idea to have lights, in case you need to stop at a pub or something on the way home from work.
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    I like the switch because I work from 6:30am to 3:00pm. I'd rather use my lights in the morning when traffic is very light. Plus I like teeing off at 6:30 on weekends!!
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    Helmet, Light and Motion Vega headlight, Superflash blinkie, reflective belt, reflective vest, red blinkie bar end lights on order... I'm Mr. Safety!

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    was thinking about something like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N2DcQbMDtM

    but its kinda fred.


    i also need a new helmet, fenders, need a better commuter bike with a working front break and fenders(might just build one) and i should sew some refltive washable tape onto my vest. it only has 1inch vertical tape on it. and i need another decent rear refltor. also mtb-clipless shoes
    real cyclist can bunny hop potholes on a recumbent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthFLpix View Post
    I prefer it this way actually. I find that there are less people out when it's dark, and that suits me.
    They might still be there?
    Check your "about me" sometime.
    I use my lights in the day time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKMTB07 View Post
    I hate the concept of "daylight savings time." I wish it would stay in "savings" mode all year round. I don't care if it's lighter in the morning. Give me my afternoons and evenings well-lit.
    For a nation that hates getting up in the morning, I find it extremely strange that we will willingly get up an hour earlier so that we can stay out an hour later...and then piss and moan about how tired we are

    I'm glad we are finally an hour warmer in the morning.
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