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Old 10-27-06, 10:19 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-06, 10:25 AM   #3
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School girls on the way to school in Detroit were getting raped because it was dark, so they say thats a good reason to keep daylight savings time. Why not just change the god damn school schedule? Why mess with everyone? Daylight savings time has always pissed me off.
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Old 10-27-06, 10:26 AM   #4
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More daylight hours to ride!
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Old 10-27-06, 10:37 AM   #5
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School girls on the way to school in Detroit were getting raped because it was dark, so they say thats a good reason to keep daylight savings time. Why not just change the god damn school schedule? Why mess with everyone? Daylight savings time has always pissed me off.
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Old 10-27-06, 10:56 AM   #6
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I should have posted this in the commuters forum. They are a lot like me and will notice this more than most will. Usually around mid march we are getting to the point here where you can just about hang up the lights in the morning, meaning you won't need them on your early AM ride.

What this means to those that ride early is, we will have another season of late sunrise. Right now (right before standard time starts), and around the first of January used to be the latest times for sunrise. It was all uphill from there. Now just when we are starting to have civil twilight around 6:45 AM in early March, the switch to daylight saving time will mean several more weeks of using lights as civil twiglight will again be at it's latest, around 7:45 AM.

So thus we get THREE seasons of late civil twilight. End of October, Late Dec./Early Jan, and then again in March when the time changes again. Crap!
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Old 10-27-06, 10:58 AM   #7
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Pretty soon it'll be pitch black on the 5pm commute home. Without DLST kids would be going to school in the dark. This way at least it's not dark in both commutes. Imagine a whole winter in your office never seeing the sky or light from mon-fri.

In the Arctic the 24 hours of light is pretty screwy.
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Old 10-27-06, 11:00 AM   #8
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Move to Arizona dude.
The funny thing is that I might. But not over daylight, I just want a job after I graduate.
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Old 10-27-06, 12:37 PM   #9
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Personally I'd not complain if they extended the period of time for which Summertime was operating in the UK.
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Old 10-27-06, 12:48 PM   #10
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There were loud complaints during the Carter administration when DST was extended in response to America's first energy crisis. I thought it was a pretty sound idea. To stretch it further seems excessive.

Canada followed the USA in extending DST but there has been some debate in the press over whether they will follow any further extension. Europe is not going to change because of the USA. In addition to a longer spell of dark winter mornings, such a change will put us out of synch with some important neighbors.

I don't know if changing all the US time zones at once according to the European model is such a good idea; but the change is in the middle of the night--say one o'clock in New York and three o'clock in Seattle, with Alaska and Hawaii in their own personal limbo--so the effect should be minimal one way or the other.
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Old 10-27-06, 01:01 PM   #11
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School girls on the way to school in Detroit were getting raped because it was dark, so they say thats a good reason to keep daylight savings time. Why not just change the god damn school schedule? Why mess with everyone? Daylight savings time has always pissed me off.
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It is dark when they GO TO school so keep daylights savings? That is a reason to end daylights savings time. More hours of light in hte evening means less light in the morning.
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Old 10-27-06, 01:04 PM   #12
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It has been noticed for years the the ending of daylight savings is a bit nasty. It ends just in time for Halloween. Drivers that would have returned home in hte light (or at least twilight) now return in the dark with kids out on the street. I think the one week change at the end makes sense.
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Tom and Ray (aka Click and Clack) from Car Talk had a great idea. Double-Dog Daylight Savings. Every day, we leap forward from 3pm to 4pm, and every night at 2am, we fall back. No loss of light in the morning or evening, one less hour of work, and one more hour of sleep.

I'd be all for it.
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yep.... i like it... that means i get get a short ride in after work that much sooner in the year!
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Old 10-27-06, 02:13 PM   #15
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Tom and Ray (aka Click and Clack) from Car Talk had a great idea. Double-Dog Daylight Savings. Every day, we leap forward from 3pm to 4pm, and every night at 2am, we fall back. No loss of light in the morning or evening, one less hour of work, and one more hour of sleep.

I'd be all for it.
I love those guys. They have lots of good ideas. This being one of them.

As to the original question. I don't care. It isn't light enough now or in late March after work to do anything without lights. Extending DST isn't going to change having to put lights on the bike to ride after work, and that's about the only effect it would have on me.
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I love those guys. They have lots of good ideas. This being one of them.

Extending DST isn't going to change having to put lights on the bike to ride after work, and that's about the only effect it would have on me.
YOu are close to me, since i am in Kansas. Actually when DST starts in March, sunset here will be at 7:43 PM instead of 6:34PM. That should give you an extra hour unless you work really late. For most people this would be a big benefit in the evening.

YOur sunset and sunrise times appear to be the same as mine pretty much.

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I dislike DST. It is very depressing in December when the sunset is 3:00, by 4 I can see the stars. No chance at all for any ride after school or work.
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Why cant it be on a school night this yr!
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The one advantage I see however, is that I wake up easier due to more natural light in the morning. Sadly though, it's just not worth it for the tradeoffs.
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Move to Arizona dude.
You'd find a job there, too, Michigander.
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One good thing is that when I go to school I travel east for 45 minutes and Im stuck with the intense sun light comming off the risen sun, and in the last week or so, it hasnt even risen once Im there, so that;s good
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Old 10-28-06, 09:26 AM   #22
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Screwing with daylight savings time.

No biggy for me. Sex is not scheduled, so DST has no effect on screwing.
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Old 10-29-06, 05:51 PM   #24
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since saskatchewan doesnt use DST, i really dont like it, because it screws up my tv watching schedule. Especially the Seinfeld hours
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Screwing with daylight savings time.

No biggy for me. Sex is not scheduled, so DST has no effect on screwing.
I usually screw my wife only but i'd be up for some threesomes with this "Daylight savings time"
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