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    the days just get longer & longer...

    as of tomorrow our daylight time increases rather than decreases.

    I LOVE WINTER SOLSTICE!!!

    only 79 days (and counting) till the time change.



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    Happy Winter Solstice Indeed! 4:22 PM is the time here in North Idaho!

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    and...

    winter officially starts - it actually started here the beginning of Nov. but...
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb
    winter officially starts - it actually started here the beginning of Nov. but...
    no! no! no! wrong way to think about it. because the days are now getting longer today is actually the first day of spring.

    now all we have to do is clue the weather gods into this fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    no! no! no! wrong way to think about it. because the days are now getting longer today is actually the first day of spring.

    now all we have to do is clue the weather gods into this fact.

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    Nice line of thought. I'll stick with yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    now all we have to do is clue the weather gods into this fact.

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    no kidding there was FROST on a few cars in my 'hood this am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    no kidding there was FROST on a few cars in my 'hood this am.
    pffth. you, sir, are not allowed to complain.

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    it's a good thing

    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    no! no! no! wrong way to think about it. because the days are now getting longer today is actually the first day of spring.

    now all we have to do is clue the weather gods into this fact.

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    the xc skiing is great - and so are the snow rides. I'm building my first ever SS to use in the snow... can't wait.

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    Here comes the Sun..to.dun to dut..

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    Woohoo! That means only another few months til we can ride in the evenings again (before the time change).

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    Winter Solstice

    Ah yes, the original reason for the celebration of christmas, my favorite pagan holiday... The serpent days are behind us, happy yule tide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    pffth. you, sir, are not allowed to complain.

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    I should save that for when it is 120F.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    the days just get longer & longer...
    WHAT!?!?!?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    as of tomorrow our daylight time increases rather than decreases.

    I LOVE WINTER SOLSTICE!!!

    only 79 days (and counting) till the time change.



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    OH!!!! WHEW! For a second there I thought you were referring to work....

    I can't afford to have *those* days get longer and longer.
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    I think January 1 is really when you should celebrate. In eastern Washington that is when fully half the cold days are behind you and you only have two months of cold left. The snow unfortunately continues till build till the end of the month. By Groundhogs day you know spring is right around the corner or you have six weeks of winter left. Now thats a day to celebrate.

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    I like the winter solstice too for the same reason that it's a postive thing knowing that the days will get longer, making my bike commute easier. Then, like you say *rt*, comes daylight savings time--whoo hoo. ...and yes, I find the summer solstice kinda depressing.

    I guess you don't have to hit the Colorado forum to know what is going on here on the first day of winter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    I like the winter solstice too for the same reason that it's a postive thing knowing that the days will get longer, making my bike commute easier. Then, like you say *rt*, comes daylight savings time--whoo hoo. ...and yes, I find the summer solstice kinda depressing.

    I guess you don't have to hit the Colorado forum to know what is going on here on the first day of winter.

    Boy, that mother nature sure has a poor shooting percentage... nyuk, nyuk, nyuk

    Ok, ok... I'll go back to work now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    I should save that for when it is 120F.
    hehe. yes, you should.

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    I'm with Lidarman

    After spending 8 hours shoveling 40" of snow, I think the trainer will be sitting idle today. It will be a couple months before the trails up here are rideable again, and that's if it doesn't snow again...

    This is the fourth time I've gotten over 1' of snow this year and it's barely christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    I like the winter solstice too for the same reason that it's a postive thing knowing that the days will get longer, making my bike commute easier. Then, like you say *rt*, comes daylight savings time--whoo hoo. ...and yes, I find the summer solstice kinda depressing.

    I guess you don't have to hit the Colorado forum to know what is going on here on the first day of winter.

    i have the same reaction to summer solstice.

    nope, what's happening in CO made the national news. i got an earfull of it on my way to work this morning. 7' drifts.

    i don't envy the shoveling you guys are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by used2Bhard
    After spending 8 hours shoveling 40" of snow, I think the trainer will be sitting idle today. It will be a couple months before the trails up here are rideable again, and that's if it doesn't snow again...

    This is the fourth time I've gotten over 1' of snow this year and it's barely christmas.
    that's probably ok since if you're anything like me after 8 hrs of shovelling snow i'm pretty sure it would take 6 months for my arms & back to recover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 家ndyA
    OH!!!! WHEW! For a second there I thought you were referring to work....

    I can't afford to have *those* days get longer and longer.
    sheesh! i hope not. i already have trouble wasting all the time i'm at work now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    i have the same reaction to summer solstice.

    nope, what's happening in CO made the national news. i got an earfull of it on my way to work this morning. 7' drifts.

    i don't envy the shoveling you guys are doing.

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    Just finished another round of shoveling...and a loop of XC-skiing. Nice to be able to have a door to door ski loop. This was taken in front of the house.


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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    as of tomorrow our daylight time increases rather than decreases.

    I LOVE WINTER SOLSTICE!!!

    only 79 days (and counting) till the time change.



    rt
    YEAH MAN...., errr, ...yeah woman !!!! or, yeah human !!!! ....whatever... Looking forward to it, although it's not likely to change my cycling condition....due to having a seizure about 5 weeks ago, I have approx 5 months left of mandatory no driving (i.e., commuting by bike)....alas, I leave for work @ 5:15 am, so there ain't gonna be no daylight at thqat hour no matter what the season Am much more of a Winter Solstice kinda guy than a X-mas kinda guy, here, so....Merry Season (of one's choice )

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    I LOVE WINTER SOLSTICE!!!
    Me too. And not just because it's my birthday. I love it even more when it's 50 degrees in central NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    as of tomorrow our daylight time increases rather than decreases.

    I LOVE WINTER SOLSTICE!!!

    only 79 days (and counting) till the time change.



    rt
    Let the countdown begin! I'm looking forward to end of the winter madness here in San Diego. It is such a drag having to carry around knee and arm warmers in your camelbak "just in case".

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    good luck with that...

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    now all we have to do is clue the weather gods into this fact.
    Somebody is not getting the message!

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    Beautiful, warm and light until late here in Australia. Gotta love hot christmas days at the beach.

    Enjoy the snow

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    looking forward to spring time my self,but in the meanwhile.let it snow,let it snow,let it snow.
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    Like the Summer Solstice...

    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    i have the same reaction to summer solstice.

    nope, what's happening in CO made the national news. i got an earfull of it on my way to work this morning. 7' drifts.

    i don't envy the shoveling you guys are doing.

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    We actually like the summer solstice up here in Ontario, Canada. It's the biggest 24 hour race of the year. Fun stuff, but yeah, the days start getting shorter then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletbob
    Somebody is not getting the message!

    It's 8pm, do you know where your inhaler is????
    looks like you need a snorkle not an inhaler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Just finished another round of shoveling...and a loop of XC-skiing. Nice to be able to have a door to door ski loop. This was taken in front of the house.

    nice!

    i could do that in front of my house.....if i didn't mind dragging my skis through puddles & mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbill
    Let the countdown begin! I'm looking forward to end of the winter madness here in San Diego. It is such a drag having to carry around knee and arm warmers in your camelbak "just in case".
    pfffth! you suck.



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    ps - keep that weather as it is for the next month since i'll be coming out with my bike "for work" at the end of jan. i don't want to have to load my pockets down with arm/leg warmers.
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    I don't get it. Maybe it's a murrican thing. In Canada, the days are all 24 hours long. Never changes.

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    I used to be with it. Then, they changed what "it" is, and now what I'm with is no longer "it". And whatever "it" is, is strange and confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    as of tomorrow our daylight time increases rather than decreases.

    I LOVE WINTER SOLSTICE!!!

    only 79 days (and counting) till the time change.



    rt
    Is everyone sick of snowy CO pictures? Too bad...

    My footprints from last night after my friend dropped me off from two days of epic skiing at the Jane. There is nothing like 2+ feet of fresh powder and being on the right side of a closed mountain pass to make you want winter to stick around just a wee bit longer.

    Penalty shot - I now have to shovel that driveway and the top is covered in the traditional piles of frozen mank the plows have gifted us with.

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    As a great band once said. "Ain't nothing better than southern Cali weather." (Not in so cal tho, haha.)

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    Awful weather

    Yea,

    Its been storming really bad here in Nor-Cal as well...




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    Quote Originally Posted by K'Endo
    I don't get it. Maybe it's a murrican thing. In Canada, the days are all 24 hours long. Never changes.

    Kn.
    nope, our days average 24 hrs. it really changes from season to season. yet another thing that differentiates us from you Canuks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by K'Endo
    I don't get it. Maybe it's a murrican thing. In Canada, the days are all 24 hours long. Never changes.

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    I thought y'all had metric time.
    We all get it in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *rt*
    nope, our days average 24 hrs. it really changes from season to season. yet another thing that differentiates us from you Canuks.



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    BZZT

    The average DAY length over the course of the year at any given point on the surface of the earth is 12 Hours.

    That's how we differentiate ourselves from you Southerners... we use math.

    Beyond how many of our toes are pokin out the holes in our socks...

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    Dare I say it?!??!?!?

    Happy Winter everyone!!!!!!!



    /happy winter mood


    Okay, where's summer?!?!?! Okay, if she's busy i'll take spring ..... anything but this fluffy white crap flying around everywhere!
    I ..... need ..... DIRT!!!!!

    ... and cookies. :D

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    Already?!?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    I thought y'all had metric time.
    Thank god they didnt... there would be one unit of time, the day. Then there would be millidays and kilodays and centidays and decidays. Not sure how they would have gotten the year as an order of magnitude of a day though

    Multiples and fractions of 12 and 16 are so much more pleasant. The rest of the world IS wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    Thank god they didnt... there would be one unit of time, the day. Then there would be millidays and kilodays and centidays and decidays. Not sure how they would have gotten the year as an order of magnitude of a day though
    Just move the decimal over one digit. There's always room for one more.

    (looks outside window) Nope, no snow here ..... yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTO
    Just move the decimal over one digit. There's always room for one more.

    (looks outside window) Nope, no snow here ..... yet.

    Theres gotta be 365 days/yr regardless, which isn't divisable by 10... Not metric compatable

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    Theres gotta be 365 days/yr regardless, which isn't divisable by 10... Not metric compatable
    Well, it dosn't work in base ten. But they could always use different number systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    Theres gotta be 365 days/yr regardless, which isn't divisable by 10... Not metric compatable


    Try 36.5 decidays.




    See, Hardtails Are Better knows! Who said we use proper nubers up here? Just take a look at our highways ..... posted 100, but everyone drives 130.

    I ..... need ..... DIRT!!!!!

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    Silly Canucks.

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    Yeah

    I'll be glad when the sun stays up past 6pm and comes up before 6am. Damn cold here yesterday, was out riding and had to don the raincoat when it started raining and dropped to 74 F. Suffer, suffer Well for me at least riding 4+ hours with rain showers, soaking wet shoes and temps dipping down and wind blowing hard when we're accustomed to balmy 28 C days - my feet were cold for several hours after I finally got them off. Would trade it ASAP though for some time up in that powder in CO.
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    yall do know that after this last time change the time is NOT changing anymore... they are keeping it at this current time from now on

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanOnlyRide
    yall do know that after this last time change the time is NOT changing anymore... they are keeping it at this current time from now on
    Step away from the crack pipe.

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    New question here.

    SO apparently George W's new daylight saving law goes into effect this year?

    Daylight savings time starts March 11th?

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