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    More daylight hours to ride!!

    Hopefully a bill is going to be passed in congress that will
    give an extra week of daylight in the fall and three in the
    spring. I'm all for this. Why not have more daylight during
    the hours most people can enjoy it--in the evening?
    After looking on the web, i found a bunch of, um.."folks"
    who, apparently, like it to be dark at 5:00pm! --Prolly
    stationary trainer company employee's...

    Any thoughts on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTyred
    um.."folks"
    who, apparently, like it to be dark at 5:00pm! --Prolly
    stationary trainer company employee's...
    nah....most likely Cateye employees...
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    Why not have DT year round?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiYoSilver
    Why not have DT year round?
    Exactly! Why not just roll the clocks ahead 2 hours, and then be done with it forever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiYoSilver
    Why not have DT year round?
    Exactly! Apparently since it's cold that part of the
    year, it should be dark too...puleeze.
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    During the energy crisis of the seventies, I believe the country tried DST all year.

    It was no fun waiting for the school bus in upstate NY in cold predawn darkness.

    The extended DST hours should keep everyone happy.

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    In the winter of '75 I was in japan installing radars on a ship so I didn't experince it but they eliminated what I call "moonlight saving time" to save energy. That was the time of the first energy crisis. They cancelled it because (some clamed) that it was too dangerious for kids standing by the road waiting for the school bus to come.

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    I vote for 24 hours of daylight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysbefirst
    I vote for 24 hours of daylight.

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    According to NPR this morning, it's not 1 week but rather a 2 month extension, and will go into effect in 2007.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTyred
    Exactly! Apparently since it's cold that part of the
    year, it should be dark too...puleeze.
    I just love getting up at 4 am (sun time) to leave for work at 530 am (sun time) and arriving at work at 630 am (sun time) half an hour before the sun comes up. In the winter, daylight savings time means that it's an hour colder too. Thanks for nothin', Congress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGPAKO
    According to NPR this morning, it's not 1 week but rather a 2 month extension, and will go into effect in 2007.
    Only one month. 3 weeks in March and 1 week in November. For Denver that means the sun comes up at 730 in the morning (roughly) and sets at 1800 (roughly).
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    Sometimes I think congress does things just to say they did something.
    Bike riding New England gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    I just love getting up at 4 am (sun time) to leave for work at 530 am (sun time) and arriving at work at 630 am (sun time) half an hour before the sun comes up. In the winter, daylight savings time means that it's an hour colder too. Thanks for nothin', Congress!
    Weekends are heaven to me. Pretty much discard any indication of the passage of time) Get up a little before sunrise (don't care what "time it is") go for a ride (don't care what time I leave or return), maybe go out for a row or sailing (don't care what time I leave or return). try not to do any work. If im hungry, when I'm tired, I fall asleep.

    Weekdays suck. Sun comes up around 5:30, sets around 8 Have to work 9-5. Bill my clients by the hour. At least i'm not conditioned to get lunch at noon or diner at six.

    I'll take those extra arbitrary hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by capejohn
    Sometimes I think congress does things just to say they did something.
    In the case of daylight saving time, it's for golf and the barbeque industry. They made around $150 million each more in sales when the clocks were moved around the last time. They hope to cash in big this time. Luckily the Senate kept the change to only a month instead of 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    In the case of daylight saving time, it's for golf and the barbeque industry. They made around $150 million each more in sales when the clocks were moved around the last time. They hope to cash in big this time. Luckily the Senate kept the change to only a month instead of 2.
    ...siding with the stationary trainer/prozac industries are we....
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    Day lignt savings sucks! Every change screws up your body clock for a month.
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    I prefer that they just keep standard time all year long. I don't need an extra hour of sunshine during the summer months. It sets much too late in June and July.

    Though I'm retired, I am still an early riser, 4-5am. I like having the early daylight in the morning hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTyred
    ...siding with the stationary trainer/prozac industries are we....
    Nope. I've ridden a stationary trainer once in my life. It was so incredibly boring that I never went back. I'd rather freeze then ride a damned hamster wheel! On the other hand, I use my bicycle to get back and forth to work more than as a recreational device so I guess I'll just have to freeze a bit longer because I refuse to carry my bicycle to work on my gas guzzler so that I can take advantage of an hour extra daylight for a ride. I have a bit more respect for the planet than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysbefirst
    I vote for 24 hours of daylight.

    Jim

    I vote for 24 hours of night time. I love the dark and I miss the cold.
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    I think the DST supporters should be forced to commute by bike at 5pm in Texas during June through August. They will quickly discovery why moving the hottest time of the day from 4 to 5pm was a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kabloink
    I think the DST supporters should be forced to commute by bike at 5pm in Texas during June through August. They will quickly discovery why moving the hottest time of the day from 4 to 5pm was a bad idea.
    No matter what you do with this issue, you will piss someone off. People work/commute at all different times, so it would be impossible to please 100% of the public with any alteration or lack thereof.

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    I'd rather not lose the hour in the AM. Too dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    I just love getting up at 4 am (sun time) to leave for work at 530 am (sun time) and arriving at work at 630 am (sun time) half an hour before the sun comes up. In the winter, daylight savings time means that it's an hour colder too. Thanks for nothin', Congress!
    Cripes... takes you an Hour and a Half to get ready for work???

    I hear ya on the COLD winter riding!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkafire
    Cripes... takes you an Hour and a Half to get ready for work???

    I hear ya on the COLD winter riding!!!
    Yea. Read the paper, go to the bathroom while reading the paper, eat breakfast while reading the paper, finish the funnies, pack my bag and get out the door. Did I mention that I like to read my paper in the morning?
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