Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hooray for DST!

I am so glad that last year, legislation was enacted to make DST longer in the US:

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. beginning in 2007, though Congress retained the right to revert to the 1986 law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant. Going from 2007 forward, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November

Why am I so excited about this? I can ride OUTSIDE after work in the LIGHT! Last night, I met up with Mike, PK, Rich and AA to do hill repeats (not so exciting). We started at 5 pm, and were able to fit in 4 intervals in just over two hours of riding. It was great to end a weekday ride, in March, with 33 miles completed!

I'm still waiting for it to warm up, but I'll take it one thing at a time ;-)

1 comment:

Scott said...

DST is certainly not the best of ideas when it is the first thing though my mind when I wake up. Apparently I'm old enough to wake up in the middle of the night for no reason now and can't tell if I need to get up to go to work or go back to sleep. Maybe I just want some more peanut butter? Who knows, I'm just confused easily lately.