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  • ahwiles
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    …this ‘time’ last week i’d be on my way home by now, in daylight.

    Today, and every evening for the next 5 months, i’ll be riding home in the dark.

    Apparently this makes it safer.

    FFS.

    IanMunro
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    I hate these first few weeks the most, not that I like the rest much, as everyone seems to have forgotten how to drive in the dark.

    camo16
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    I feel your pain…

    In these months I rely on two teeny flashing lights and the goodwill of p•ssed off motorists. 😯

    Android
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    The argument is that it’s safer for kids getting too and from school during daylight hours.

    I guess its going to be dark both ways soon enough.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Boo bloody hiss!!! 🙁

    IanMunro
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    On a positive note, tommorrow you’ll be able to say –

    “The days start getting longer next month”

    And the month after that the sun will be setting later than it is today.

    IanMunro
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    The argument is that it’s safer for kids getting too and from school during daylight hours.

    All the 4x4s and people carriers round here have headlamps.

    Premier Icon mrlebowski
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    …this ‘time’ last week i’d be on my way home by now, in daylight.

    Today, and every evening for the next 5 months, i’ll be riding home in the dark.

    Apparently this makes it safer.

    FFS.

    + infinity. Load of toss. An archaic practice which belongs in the bloody stone-age..
    More light!

    GlitterGary
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    What a miserable day it is here in Manchester. It doesn’t seem like it’s even got light today. Even worse than usual.

    Android
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    Yup, but they can’t find the car in the dark 🙂

    ebygomm
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    At 7.15 am last week I was going to work in the dark, this week it’s light again

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    I hate these first few weeks the most,

    January & February are really when it starts to grind me down.

    Premier Icon mrlebowski
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    At 7.15 am last week I was going to work in the dark, this week it’s light again

    & I suspect tonight you will be going home in the dark perhaps?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I’ve been going to work and home in the dark for at least a month, what am I supposed to be angry about?

    soobalias
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    ive been home for 15mins already

    see i decided to start work an hour earlier this week due to the clocks changing at the weekend.

    it wont save me from commuting in the dark, but thats cos im at work for 9hrs a day, but it will put it off for a couple of weeks

    soobalias
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    course an hours less sleep made me grumpy and then i got involved in the placebo thread

    so not a very productive day

    if it was summer again i would work more, honest.

    ahwiles
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    I’ve been going to work and home in the dark for at least a month, what am I supposed to be angry about?

    working long hours?

    Premier Icon mrlebowski
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    I’ve been going to work and home in the dark for at least a month, what am I supposed to be angry about?

    29ers? Fixies? SS? Jeyboy xc mincers? Full-on stormtroopers? Footpaths & Bridleways? The price of a pint? The Muddle East?

    Its a long list, take yer pick… 😉

    Ho hum
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    As much as I love my light evenings (in the summer) I am willing to swap some late afternoon/dinner time light for some light in the morning as dark mornings are really, really depressing.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    working long hours?

    No longer hours means less days at work.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    The research suggests (afaik) that you either have most people going to work in the dark or most people going to work in the daylight, and that more accidents happen on the way IN to work. so it makes sense to have the extra light in the morning. Helps people wake up.

    There’s probably contrary research too tho.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Oh FFS, just grow some! Sometimes it’s dark and sometimes it’s not. Get some lights and ride your bike.

    Only a couple of months till the days start getting longer – I love commuting and seeing the changes as the sun rises and sets earlier or later

    IanMunro
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    Darkness = tetchiness = 100% fact 😀

    Premier Icon mrlebowski
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    There’s probably contrary research too tho.

    There is..

    Premier Icon mrlebowski
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    Oh FFS, just grow some! Sometimes it’s dark and sometimes it’s not. Get some lights and ride your bike.

    Remind me not to give a toss the next time something is bothering you.. 🙄

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I find it really quite hard to get up early in the mornings just before the clocks go back. I used to dread the clocks going back but now I have decent bike lights and I also often need to get up early, I can really see the positives.

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