Bikes: 2010 Scott CR1 Comp, 2013 Scott Scale 960 MTB
Almost always a fan of it staying light out a little longer. Growing up, we had to be in when the streetlights came on. That extra time was like a pay raise for a kid. Now it marks the time when weekday club rides start to appear on the calendar. The teenage driving years I felt somewhat different. Couldn't wait for it to get dark, and take the GF to Inspiration Point.
I've never bought into the whole idea of January 1st being the beginning of the year. That's like saying 2:30am is the beginning of the day, or Tuesday lunchtime is the beginning of the week. I don't see how you can 'begin' something when the world is still in its dormant phase.
No, for me the year begins the day the clocks go forward and I can do stuff after work.