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Old 11-08-12, 04:09 PM   #1
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Man this sucks...

It's only 2 pm and its already dark outside... I love fall and winter for the coolness of the air but hate there is so little day light to be out in. It's stormy looking out there - guess we will have rain before the weekend...
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Old 11-08-12, 04:28 PM   #2
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Agree with all of that.

I love Autumn and Winter for the coolness and the bright frosty days but not for the fact that it gets light late and dark early.

Meaning when I go for my night ride next week I will have to battle traffic on the main road instead of riding on the canal towpath for the short ride to Stretford and Chorlton (Manchester UK).

Most of the time when its very busy they are right up to the pavement and I find myself pushing along the kerb with on foot just to make progress and I never ride on that stretch of road in summer or when its light.
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It's only 2 pm and its already dark outside...
C'mon. You're exaggerating. It doesn't get dark till almost 3:00 in Tustin.
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Old 11-08-12, 05:18 PM   #5
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Alaska,land of the midnight sun is calling you Pam.
Pack a thong and plenty of suntan oil.
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Alaska,land of the midnight sun is calling you Pam.
Pack a thong and plenty of suntan oil.
I had a good friend who lived in Anchorage and I visited her during the summer which was glorious! We went mountain biking at 10 pm in good light! I made the mistake of going there one year about this time... good grief... the darkness gets depressing.

right now its 4:30p and absolutely dark outside (ancient Mariner you can't tell me its light where you are). The sky is almost black with rain clouds. Can't wait to leave and fight all the traffic... Californians have no clue how to drive when it gets dark (its weird but true...)
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Okay I'm in NorCal and it's still hella bright outside. It rained too.
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I don't know what outside looks like.
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I don't know what outside looks like.
And I can't get inside! Go figure.

Maybe we need to figure out a trade.
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Okay I'm in NorCal and it's still hella bright outside. It rained too.
Cant be - its black outside here. Really... maybe cause you are father north??? Looking out my office window I can't see anything - just car lights on the freeway...
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Old 11-08-12, 07:09 PM   #11
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Cant be - its black outside here. Really... maybe cause you are father north??? Looking out my office window I can't see anything - just car lights on the freeway...
nope. Darker for more hours of the day the further north. Opposite in the summer.

http://www.daylightmap.com/index.php
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And we predict big light to east in the morning.
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You know. I just had a thought.

Middle of December is really close.

Maybe it's true.
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(ancient Mariner you can't tell me its light where you are).
No, I'm not far from you. I'm in Indian Wells, and it was certainly cloudy here today. That made it rather dark this morning when I was riding.
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We had an early Nor'easter here yesterday, with nasty, "I'm gonna whip your sorry arse" wind and light rain here today. Some places got as much
as five inches of snow yesterday. A little insult to the injury of Hurricane Sandy, which made a royal mess of things last week.

However,, Looking at the pics of folks in New York and New Jersey, I keep telling myself that it could be much worse.
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Try Fairbanks in the winter, sunrise around 1030am, sunset around 230pm and temps might get up to 0. Very long shadows with the sun low on the horizon during the day while you crunch through the snow and ice. Very good sleeping weather to say the least.

On the opposing season, sun comes up on May 27th and you finally see official darkness on August 27th. In between is all night fishing, backpacking, canoeing, etc. while you battle mosquitoes. Loved it.
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nope. Darker for more hours of the day the further north. Opposite in the summer.

http://www.daylightmap.com/index.php
It's always bright and cheery inside the arena this time of year hoser
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