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Old 11-05-18, 09:58 AM
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Anybody like Daylight Savings Time?

Yeah, a little off topic for C and V, but its gonna be dark here before 5 pm, so grumbling abounds in my house today.
It feels like having to switch from 27" to 700c twice a year: yeah, I can do it, takes a little adjustment, but seems like a lot of work for little return.
Can't we just stop?
Opinions from residents in certain countries in Indiana that have their own time zones are especially welcomed.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:02 AM
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Well, today, I thought I was getting a head start on a busy week, which will have me riding in 3 states in 5 days. Got up at 5, in the office by 6.

Around 9 am, I realized the kitchen clocks (stove, microwave, etc) were on 10 and my phone was on 9. I had to go online to be sure, since I have an appt at 11.

Yep, got up at 4, in the office by 5. Good start on the day. Dammit.

I happen to live in one of those counties in Indiana, at the very southern tip. 4 counties here.... I think we observe DST, but we are on CST, when the rest of the state, pretty much is on EST. No idea why. I can understand the county next to Chicago, but here, it's an issue. 99% of my work is in EST, so I try to observe EST and work 7-4 CST (as if I keep a 40-hour week).

It's odd to spend a long day in the field, getting on the road at 6:30 or 7 CST time to be on time for appointments in EST. Then, returning at 7 pm, getting home at 8 or so and it's an hour earlier once I cross that county line.

However, if I'm in the office, and done at 5 EST, it's 4 CST, and I can go ride a bike!
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Old 11-05-18, 10:05 AM
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Well, if we just stopped, then non Daylight Savings Time would be normal. Which I'm in favor of, by the way.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:08 AM
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I am completely for normal.

Whenever that decides to happen.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:23 AM
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The only thing I like about it is my daughter who's in nursing school in Honolulu is now 2 hrs behind on the clock rather than 3. It's a tossup for me - I like it being light later in the evening for those days when work is just too busy and I can't get away for a late morning or afternoon ride.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:30 AM
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In Alaska, we save the daylight in winter.
(we have temperature activated, daylight de-luminator storage devices)

Saved for summer
For when it more pleasant to be outside
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Old 11-05-18, 10:30 AM
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I like standard time in winter and DST in summer - the way it is now (most places).
Changing time on the coffee maker and such twice a year is a minor inconvenience for this daylight management scheme.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:31 AM
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I'm glad we don't have to deal with it in Arizona.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:40 AM
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People could just DO EVERYTHING an hour earlier or later, depending on time of year. All sorts of businesses have summer/winter hours. And of course, these days, the whole concept of "business hours" means a lot less than it did even 20 years ago.

It's amazing, however, to see how clueless some people are about what STANDARD and DAYLIGHT time means. We constantly get communications from vendors in other time zones about meetings, connections, etc. at "11:00 CST", when both they and we are on DAYLIGHT time (i.e. there should be no "S").
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Old 11-05-18, 10:45 AM
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What is this you speak of? Az never changes. Unfortunately I work out of SD so that means my 4pm bi weekly manager meeting is now 5 PM for me. I believe I recently saw Ca is trying to get rid of.
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Old 11-05-18, 10:59 AM
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I LOVE DST! "Standard" time, on the other hand...
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Unhitched from the work grind. When I’m able, good saddle time everyday. No complaints. All my lights are fully charged and waiting.
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I'll be riding home in the dark tonight. I can ride into work in the light, but that'll be gone a month from now as well.

It's just a hassle. It doesn't really matter to me, since I get up at 2am.

Then I get up at 4 am.
Then at 6...
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I would prefer to be on DST all year round..... that way my commute home is not in the dark.

I liked DST when I was growing up in Montana because it was light so much later in the nice summer nights.
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Old 11-05-18, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BrewsterII View Post
I'm glad we don't have to deal with it in Arizona.
I grew up in IN when the only part that observed DST was a few counties in the NW corner of the state.
I didn't realize how good we had it until I moved to a state with DST.
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Old 11-05-18, 02:44 PM
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I just voted to let the Cal legislature do away with standard time and go to full daylight all the time. its no longer a relevant sort of deal- I lived in both Hawaii and Japan, and neither does this weird thing and everyone does just fine.
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Old 11-05-18, 03:21 PM
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Being from Calgary,Canada, daylight savings give us nice long summer evenings. Around the summers solstice I have got home from rides at 10:00 PM and can still see without lights.
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It shard for Americans to break old habits, which is why we're still using the old Imperial system. Most of my clocks are electronic so its a lot less inconvenient than it used to be. Most proponents say its for the kids, but for me its pretty minor.
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Old 11-05-18, 03:40 PM
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For what it's worth, there is only one S in "daylight saving time." The idea is that you save some daylight for when you get home from work.

I like it. I dislike going back to standard time. The change seems completely unnecessary.
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I know this puts me on the far outside, but I like "real time", ie time based the ancient way, based on the travels of the sun. Noon when the sun is directly south. If your old-fashioned wrist watch with hands is set to "real time" you can use it as an accurate compass anywhere in the world ( with no magnetic compass deviation).

Daylight savings is not your friend if you are doing celestial navigation. Just one more place where you can easily make a 60 mile mistake. And 60 miles as you approach land from the open ocean can be life or death.

I have zero issue with he idea that twice a year the government issues a mandate that we move out activities up or back an hour. Just keep the clocks the same!

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Old 11-05-18, 03:51 PM
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It's to safe electricity usage. So I'm all for it. Because we can burn less fossil fuel. Then it's good!

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Old 11-05-18, 03:53 PM
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Yeah, I guess I like it.

I was in construction all my life and it was very hard to start work at 7am when it was so dark. Heck, it was hard to wake up! And you pretty much knew the OT would end by 5pm because it would get to hard to work in the dark.

It gives me some restful downtime in the evenings. Dark by 5 means an early dinner and then a good book or something mellow.
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Old 11-05-18, 04:01 PM
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My wife and I visit Maine fairly often. If it wasn't for DST the sunrise in June would be 3:45.
We also like to visit MT and WY and enjoy the late sunsets, even in August, which is when we typically visit.
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Old 11-05-18, 04:24 PM
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I highly recommend the book "Seize the Daylight". By David Prerau. It wil explain all the craziness of timekeeping and the bizaar incidents caused by the way we keep time around the world. Does anybody really know what time it is?
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I enjoy riding at night. The dynamo's work well and cars seem to see us better.
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