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Old 03-07-19, 07:53 PM
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If you don't like it, then I guess you never get on a plane? Pffft/
What about poor shift workers?? How many go to bed the same time on weekends and don't get drunk till 2 am??
Who the hell wants sunlight at 3:30 in the morning?? A few golf nuts.
There is always China with one time zone. LOL I used to split the hour diff the first day or 2.
Same old lame arguments, kids won't go to sleep. blah blah.
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Old 03-08-19, 09:41 PM
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I'm in the camp of always wanting more daylight during the evening instead of the morning. I don't have time to ride in the morning but I do at night, when I go out with the wife at night I prefer more daylight, there is just so much more to do during the evening if there is light vs in the morning. Personally I think business would get more customers if there was more light in the evening.
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Old 03-08-19, 10:12 PM
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Just starting to enjoy daylight on both the morning and evening commutes.

From a 2008 study of energy consumption before/after Indiana adopted DST in 2006:

Our main finding is that -- contrary to the policy's intent -- DST increases residential electricity demand. Estimates of the overall increase are approximately 1 percent, but we find that the effect is not constant throughout the DST period. DST causes the greatest increase in electricity consumption in the fall, when estimates range between 2 and 4 percent.

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Old 03-08-19, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Just starting to enjoy daylight on both the morning and evening commutes.

From a 2008 study of energy consumption before/after Indiana adopted DST in 2006:

Our main finding is that -- contrary to the policy's intent -- DST increases residential electricity demand. Estimates of the overall increase are approximately 1 percent, but we find that the effect is not constant throughout the DST period. DST causes the greatest increase in electricity consumption in the fall, when estimates range between 2 and 4 percent.

Do you think that electrical demand might be due to more people out in the evening?

Regardless, I don't care about the electrical usage.
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Old 03-08-19, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by greatscott View Post
Do you think that electrical demand might be due to more people out in the evening?

Regardless, I don't care about the electrical usage.
When the governor was pitching Indiana going to DST, his two arguments were "everyone else is doing to, so we look stupid", and "it will save energy". Brilliant stuff.
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Old 03-08-19, 11:27 PM
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I can't say I miss daylight savings, haven't had to change my clock in years, all of China is the same time zone.

Not quite ready to commit to UTC yet.
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Old 03-09-19, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Sgvpicker View Post
Spring is around the corner!
Yes it is and it's not because of DST.... Nobody needs DST to know that spring is on the way.
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Old 03-09-19, 07:36 AM
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I always figured that the same people responsible for telling us to turn our clocks an hour back, were the same ones responsible for bringing us Spring every year around this time.
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Old 03-09-19, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
I always figured that the same people responsible for telling us to turn our clocks an hour back, were the same ones responsible for bringing us Spring every year around this time.
LMAO!!! and with that they also bring us winter, well fall in some parts of the country, I don't have fall in California...or is it we have fall but not winter? I get confused living here, so I need the time change to tell me it's fall or spring! So we should leave just California with the time change and let everyone else stay on the same time year round.
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Old 03-09-19, 11:38 AM
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Where and when? : https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/2019.html
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Old 03-09-19, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by greatscott View Post
LMAO!!! and with that they also bring us winter, well fall in some parts of the country, I don't have fall in California...or is it we have fall but not winter? I get confused living here, so I need the time change to tell me it's fall or spring! So we should leave just California with the time change and let everyone else stay on the same time year round.
Annnnd...up here in the Northern Lands, Spring is still a couple months out. Obviously we will have the Spring equinox like everyone else, but it doesn't do much good when there's still at least another month (and maybe longer) until I can even see concrete on my driveway.

I do enjoy DST once the weather turns and the ice is gone. It's lovely to be able to hit the road at 6PM and get in 40-50 miles before dark.
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Old 03-10-19, 08:17 AM
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Just be careful of the zombie drivers, that is if you're not zombie cycling too.
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Old 03-10-19, 08:53 AM
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Well, here it is today and weíve all survived

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Old 03-10-19, 02:41 PM
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They have till the end of the month, there, 3/31, (right After the Brexit deadline)
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Old 03-10-19, 04:10 PM
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This time yesterday it was dark out.

Right now it is light out.

It's a DST miracle!!
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Old 03-10-19, 05:25 PM
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I thought that all the snow and ice would magically disappear once the clocks rolled forward last night... I was wrong, when I woke up this morning there was still snow and ice on the ground.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I thought that all the snow and ice would magically disappear once the clocks rolled forward last night... I was wrong, when I woke up this morning there was still snow and ice on the ground.
But you did not have to look at it because it was dark out
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Old 03-10-19, 08:31 PM
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I never changed the clock on my bike last fall, so now I don't have to. My procrastination has paid off!
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I thought that all the snow and ice would magically disappear once the clocks rolled forward last night... I was wrong, when I woke up this morning there was still snow and ice on the ground.
Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
But you did not have to look at it because it was dark out
I posted earlier on this thread,
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ÖOne of the enjoyments of Winter cycling is the extended period of darkness of the morning to ride. One benefit of riding in the dark is that if itís gloomy weather, you donít notice itÖ
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Old 03-11-19, 07:12 AM
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Well we survived. There was light on both ends of the commute last week and now like Alan_S corrected me. It was dark really dark this morning. THankful for my double light set up in the mornings. I don't mind the dusk low light I feel like my lights make more visible then. I think that it is harder for bike lights to stand out in bright sunshine though.
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Old 03-11-19, 07:18 AM
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I'm gonna be even more tired than usual all this week. Plus, my morning rides will suffer from lack of light. Why are we doing this again?
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Old 03-11-19, 08:38 AM
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I'm gonna be even more tired than usual all this week. Plus, my morning rides will suffer from lack of light. Why are we doing this again?
Because under standard time, some parts of the country would have to wake up to sunrises at 3:45am around the time of the summer solstice. And because it extends the evening daylight by one hour
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Old 03-11-19, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Dschmale View Post
How excited is everyone for daylight saving time?
Not nearly as excited to ride as I was to see that you know there's only on "s" in the phrase "daylight saving time".
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Old 03-11-19, 09:12 AM
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An extra hour of daylight after work. Bring it on!!
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Old 03-11-19, 11:22 AM
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Daylight savings time and the first prediction for 60 degrees in the same week here, that's a big win win for me.
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