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Old 08-24-07, 07:00 PM   #1
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It's getting darker earlier...

Whose not-so-bright idea was THAT?

Every day it seems to get darker even earlier. It's still light after dinner, but not for long. I don't like this trend. Is there someone I can speak to? Can we get up a petition?
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You could move south of the equator, the days are getting longer there.
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Its shrinking on both ends

Every morning its light later.

I'll sign the petition.
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I have a hunch that in a few months, the days will start to get longer. In the mean time, here's a good forum that may offer a solution.

http://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/

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I just prefer sunshine.
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I just prefer sunshine.
But it's not 105 degrees when the days are short.
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But it's not 105 degrees when the days are short.
But DG started this thread. He lives in San Diego. What does he know of 105 degree days?
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But DG started this thread. He lives in San Diego. What does he know of 105 degree days?
That does make him a challenged individual, doesn't it. Should we say heat challenged?????
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He also lives in the extreme south of the USA, where the days are longer in the winter, not to say anything of being much warmer.

Believe me, it is much more difficult to face the prospect of a long, dark, cold Wisconsin winter than one in San Diego.

Consider that we have days where the sun sets at 4:23, we get only 9 hours of daylight, with an average low of 4 degrees (it is even worse in Minneapolis).

But in San Diego the sun sets at 4:42, their shortest day is 10 hours of daylight, and the lowest avg temp on any day is 48. I could deal with that.
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But in San Diego the sun sets at 4:42, their shortest day is 10 hours of daylight, and the lowest avg temp on any day is 48. I could deal with that.
Dear chief, I fear this old boy just might have a screw loose talking about shorter days--but then it could be that he has been on the road and he is having withdrawals from not being able to post. Now I'm no doctor, but maybe, just maybe, by not being able to post, he has a cronic buildup of BS
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Push afternoon group ride meeting time back to 5:30 p.m. at the latest!
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I once lived for 18 months of winter straight. A winter in the U.S., a winter in Australia, then a winter in the U.S. The weather was fine, but a year and a half of short days drove me nuts.

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Yogi Berra, referring to the outfield, said it gets late earlier out there.
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Sunrise and Sunset in Parker, CO

Actual Time 6:20 AM MDT 7:41 PM MDT
Civil Twilight 5:52 AM MDT 8:08 PM MDT
Nautical Twilight 5:19 AM MDT 8:42 PM MDT
Astronomical Twilight 4:43 AM MDT 9:17 PM MDT
Moon 6:22 PM MDT 2:52 AM MDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 16m
Length of Day 13h 20m
Tomorrow will be 2m 25s shorter.
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Yes, the shorter days are depressing. Makes one think of the inevitability of death; how much longer do I have, will I be a vegatable, what was that little pain in my leg today; bad circulation, cancer, nothing? Was that little headache last night the sign of a coming stroke?

Death is surely coming, whats after that? Oblivion I fear.
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Yes, the shorter days are depressing. Makes one think of the inevitability of death; how much longer do I have, will I be a vegatable, what was that little pain in my leg today; bad circulation, cancer, nothing? Was that little headache last night the sign of a coming stroke?

Death is surely coming, whats after that? Oblivion I fear.
Don't worry- I have had a word with the rain god and for the next three days he is going to Go on Holiday. He didn't inform me where so I have set a solar panel up to replace my bald patch and by the time Dusk Comes it will be fully charfed for the Bar-B-Q's that I am going to tonight- Tomorrow and Monday (Which is a Bank holiday over here). Only pain I might be feeling is in the mornings so Roll on Tuesday when I can go back to work and relax.
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Death is surely coming, whats after that? Oblivion I fear.
Well, at least we can play a game of chess now and again to relieve our anxiety!
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"It's getting darker earlier... "

I'm glad someone else noticed that too. I was afraid it was just me.
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No, what's really depressing is the reminder that soon enough we'll be dusting off the trainer out in the garage.
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We Hoosiers are new to this Daylight Savings Time business; some of us will be very bent out of shape when we loose a hour of life-sustaining daylight in October. That's on top of the incremental losses, already happening, that have been previously mentioned. Woe is us!
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We get a swing of over 9 hours. That is, winter days are 8-9 hours shorter.
I am getting to the point where I hate it.
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But DG started this thread. He lives in San Diego. What does he know of 105 degree days?
In the summer it regularly gets to 100 degrees in the East County, which is what we call the eastern suburbs, about 15-20 miles inland. I used to live in that area. Now that I live closer to downtown and the beach (but not on it, dammit), the climate is usually more temperate, often ten degrees or more cooler in the day and a little warmer at night (in the summer).
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You could move south of the equator, the days are getting longer there.
You can move to nearly at the equator and then the change isn't enough to matter. This message was sent to you from Latitude 10 where we don't have stupid things like Daylight savings time.
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We get a swing of over 9 hours. That is, winter days are 8-9 hours shorter.
I am getting to the point where I hate it.
With each passing year, I dislike the short days more. As soon as Daylight Savings ends, this year on the first weekend of November, it is dark early. The sunset is 4:46PM on the first day of Central Standard Time. I usually get out of work at 5:30-6:00, so it is quite dark. Very depressing. It isn't until Feb 16th until the sunset is 5:30PM again. So it is 3 and a half months of coming out of work after the sun has set - usually to sub 20 degree temps, ice on the sidewalk, and a cold wind blowing. Then it takes 30 minutes to walk to my car and complete the drive home.

This past Jan I went to Florida for a week to break up that dark, cold monotony.
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