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    less daylight riding time...

    I was just checking the intellicast ten day forecast and noticed the changing sunset times. This evening it's 7:20 and next Sunday they say 7:09. I am going to have to start riding early in the morning!

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    Pity us poor workaday types who have to be there at 8:00 and home by 4:30 or 5:00. That's why some of us can't be too uppity about windtrainers....boring as they may be. It's not just Jack Frost that will be nipping at my heels....another winter locked in with Coach Troy. Lord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    I was just checking the intellicast ten day forecast and noticed the changing sunset times. This evening it's 7:20 and next Sunday they say 7:09. I am going to have to start riding early in the morning!
    Time to order extra batteries for my headlamp.

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    Just ignore daylight savings time changes and you'll be fine. Keep adjusting your clock so that there's always some daylight after dinner. Don't be such a slave to society!
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    Get a set of Lights?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Just ignore daylight savings time changes and you'll be fine. Keep adjusting your clock so that there's always some daylight after dinner. Don't be such a slave to society!
    Better yet, DG - just follow the sun. Head SOUTH during our winter. Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Africa.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    If you're trying to squeeze in those last few late day miles and you're riding straight into the blinding sunset, keep in mind...the drivers approaching from behind might not see you.

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    Isn't it stranger how it gets dark out earlier right around this time, every year?

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    Assuming we maintain control of the congress, I'm planning to offer new legislation that will legalize Individual Daylight Savings Programs. It's time that every citizen had private daylight savings programs, as well, rather than depending on the government all the time. Time can be better managed by individual citizens, who know what's best for themselves.

    Vote early and often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dauphin
    I was just checking the intellicast ten day forecast and noticed the changing sunset times. This evening it's 7:20 and next Sunday they say 7:09. I am going to have to start riding early in the morning!
    How many days till spring?
    Carpe who?

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    Hehe- get a job that lets you ride. I wouldn't reccomend police work to everyone, but that is one of the benifits.

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    Or retire.
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    It is 7:00 PM, dark and raining here in this town. The shopping centers were crowded. I went shopping for a gift for my significant other. The Borders and Barns & Noble were out of parking space. My wife and I did homebound things.
    I will go on my trainer for one hour and have some great wine and expensive cheese later. Open my wife's 65 Birthday present and celebrate life.
    Could be much worse. Think of countries without winter but continuous trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    Get a set of Lights?????
    I would say you are good for lights
    Stapfam, after hearing about your
    $500 headlight.

    But as for riding in general... if the
    weather warrants it... the night time
    is the right time... for bike riding.

    I absolutely enjoy night riding on my
    Rhoades Car to the MAX in the fall
    and autumn.
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    Lights!

    I agree with ned and stapfam. Actually, I generally feel safer riding in the dark with a good set of lights than I do in the daytime, especially at sunset. Something about those strobes that really catch the drivers' eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by George W. Diego
    Assuming we maintain control of the congress, I'm planning to offer new legislation that will legalize Individual Daylight Savings Programs. It's time that every citizen had private daylight savings programs, as well, rather than depending on the government all the time. Time can be better managed by individual citizens, who know what's best for themselves.

    Vote early and often!
    As Gov Ed Taxdell, PA says "I see voters, dead voters".

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