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    WOOO HOOO! as of tomorrow...

    the days start getting LONGER again.

    not that i'm excited about that or anything.

    happy winter solstice!

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    Good job! Thumbs up to that!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    the days start getting LONGER again.

    not that i'm excited about that or anything.

    happy winter solstice!

    rt

    I agree, thanks for the inspiration!!
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    Whew!

    Sure is a great feeling isn't it!!
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    Isn't this the last year......

    of fall back?? I thought I heard that somewhere and a couple of friends of mine said the same thing...so next fall/winter, it will be really dark in the mornings but still light in the evenings...if it's true...

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    If we do away with daylight savings time, the opposite would be true. More light in the morning, less at night.

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    yer joking right?

    Quote Originally Posted by chad1433
    If we do away with daylight savings time, the opposite would be true. More light in the morning, less at night.
    I grew up in MI just north of the Indiana border. We changed times; they didn't. Definitely thought we had the better end of the deal. In CA now and the added daylight in the evenings is a huge plus where I think it would just be wasted for more light in the AM.

    Is this being talked about? Sorry. I guess I am out of the loop.
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    In honor of the shortest day of the year, a bunch of us are getting together and doing the longest night ride of the year.

    Hope everybody's got a full charge on their batteries
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    http://wwp.daylight-saving-time.com/?source=goog

    Just pulled up this off google. Says we are actually moving daylight savings time from the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in March so we will get more of it. Don't know if it is true or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    the days start getting LONGER again.

    not that i'm excited about that or anything.

    happy winter solstice!

    rt

    yeeehaw. Spring is just around the corner. Gotta start riding after work so I can be ready. Sea Otter Classic is nearing also. Fun Fun fun. Dang I gotta start planning my trips. Thanks for the heads up.

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    And I get a set of studded tires tomorrow so I can break away from the trainer from time to time over the next 4 months!

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    Ok, so I'm not the only one...

    I have been watching the calendar, waiting for the turn toward more lovely daylight...

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    Couldnt happen sooner..

    I really dont like riding in the dark here..its is real scary. Its looks like the real gain in daylight comes at the end of January according to he sunrise/sunset tables. ive read..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedaling pyrate
    Sure is a great feeling isn't it!!
    that it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCF
    of fall back?? I thought I heard that somewhere and a couple of friends of mine said the same thing...so next fall/winter, it will be really dark in the mornings but still light in the evenings...if it's true...
    nope, as someone else said they are going to push the start of DST a month or two later so we will have a few extra months of longer days. or at least longer light at the end of the day......either way, when i commute i will be doing part of it in the dark. *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    In honor of the shortest day of the year, a bunch of us are getting together and doing the longest night ride of the year.

    Hope everybody's got a full charge on their batteries
    i did one of those a couple years ago. full moon too that year.

    in honor of the shortest day of the year i am going to go get my hair cut and then go out for drinks tonight - no bikes involved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletboy
    I have been watching the calendar, waiting for the turn toward more lovely daylight...
    nope! i watch the calendar from the day the time changes and count down the days till winter solstice. it may still be cold for a while (only another 6-8 weeks here in the south) but at least i know the days are getting longer again.

    i'll never figure out though, how when i lived in the great white north, it really seemed like the days were shortest in Feb not Dec. i swear the sun set at noon in Feb up north!

    rt - happy to be living in the south these days.
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    you stud!

    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    And I get a set of studded tires tomorrow so I can break away from the trainer from time to time over the next 4 months!

    =P
    hehehehe!

    enjoy the non-trainer time!

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    Happy day

    It is the only holiday that brings me joy. Too many close calls in the dark to remember. The ride home takes a lot longer when you have to give everybody a big "benefit of the doubt" buffer zone. I almost got popped in the rain last Friday by someone turning left in front of me.
    Although nothing gets my adrenalin going like a close call.....
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    Awe shucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedaling pyrate
    http://wwp.daylight-saving-time.com/?source=goog

    Just pulled up this off google. Says we are actually moving daylight savings time from the first Sunday in April to the first Sunday in March so we will get more of it. Don't know if it is true or not.
    It's true, but doesn't go into effect for a while.

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    Did someone say Solstice Ride?

    My buddy Mike and I headed out pre-dawn to climb the dayunting Atalya here in Santa Fe. Nedless to say, the sun coming in so low from so far north is a neat occurence only this one day of the year. Normally covered in snow by now, we figured if we can't ski - we can keep on riding!

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    Nope, it will start 2nd sun. of March, end 1st Sun. of November making it approx. 1 month longer. Starts in 2007, next year is normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenzx
    the sun coming in so low from so far north..........
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    Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel called winter. We still have a few months of winter to go up here in NH though, God I can't wait for spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    the days start getting LONGER again.

    not that i'm excited about that or anything.

    happy winter solstice!

    rt
    Ah, sorry to bust yer bubble grrl, but you'll have to wait a little longer. A little known fact is that, even though the shortest day is on the solstice, the days will stay pretty much the same length for almost two weeks after the solstice! This is because the alignment of the earth's axis isn't quite the same as the alignment of the elliptical course it travels around the sun!

    So, if you look up sunrise/sunset charts, you'll find that the day stays almost the same length, but sunrise and sunset both become a tiny bit later in the day until the earth reaches its closest point to the sun on Jan 1. After that, sunrise starts to get earlier every day and sunset gets later!

    Don't believe me? Check this link out ... sunrise/sunset tables for Vancouver:

    http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/as...ear=2005&day=1

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