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First daylight evening commute of 2013?

Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
edited March 2013 in Commuting chat
Looking out the window right now, its still pretty light at 4:40 and I'm thinking of trying to get out of the office early to commute home in daylight for the first time this year. When's your first daylight ride home going to be?
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  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    *get his censored into gear to finish work at 5*

    See you down embankment ;)
  • cyclingpropcyclingprop Posts: 2,426
    Dpends when this bloody engineer arrives....
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
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  • Realistically, not until the clocks change. At least, I won't be able to get all the way home without lights until then.

    Building a new wheel-set to swap the dynamo wheel with, meaning I'm very excited about the clocks changing. :mrgreen:
  • Mikey41Mikey41 Posts: 690
    Sunday, probably :)
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Getting ready last night (putting the lights on the bike etc) I looked around and said "hang on.. what's that big yellow thing?"

    Got home just as it was dusk (no sun but a red horizon) at just gone 6. Was a lovely ride home but someone definitely lied about that tailwind
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  • gaz79gaz79 Posts: 28
    A week or two ago. The benefit of finishing at 16.30 and living on the south coast. :D
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    I am guessing a two weeks on Monday.
    Maybe 3. :x
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • MrSwearyMrSweary Posts: 1,699
    Finishing work a 4.30 ftw... Had a few daylight commutes home already. Couple of awesome sunsets over the river too..
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  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    I'll give it a week.
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • Wrath Rob wrote:
    Looking out the window right now, its still pretty light at 4:40 and I'm thinking of trying to get out of the office early to commute home in daylight for the first time this year. When's your first daylight ride home going to be?

    Last Friday didn't need lights though was on shorter hours 9-3 on more normal hours been this Wednesday since it was properly light as rolled home. Though for me depends on shift as I do funny hours at times so even in mid summer need lights from time to time.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Wrath Rob wrote:
    When's your first daylight ride home going to be?

    Never in my current job unless I change my working pattern. It would be nice to ride home in daylight at 22:00 but very unlikely.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    redvee wrote:
    Wrath Rob wrote:
    When's your first daylight ride home going to be?

    Never in my current job unless I change my working pattern. It would be nice to ride home in daylight at 22:00 but very unlikely.
    Just emphasises the swings and roundabouts of your location.
    It'll be a while here for daylight commutes but come the 21st of June it will be daylight past 22:00.
    Make the most of what you get, when you get it. :P
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Absolutely. Quarter of the year we get almost no daylight and another quarter we get far more than we need!

    On the good news front, the first day of Spring and it's warm enough to use the road bike (ie not freezing)
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    been light here til 18:00 for over a week

    its brilliant!!
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  • As above, just over a week for me...

    If its anything like last year March will be a glorious month for commuting.
  • bobbyglossbobbygloss Posts: 314
    mudcow007 wrote:
    been light here til 18:00 for over a week

    its brilliant!!
    Here too, still sunny at 18:00. Quite dark at 7am though.
  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    I raced the sun and the sun won. Had to turn my lights on about 10 mins from home but it was a close run thing.
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Apart from the level of the sun this thread is also time dependant.

    Depart 06:30, return 18:45 for me.

    Even if I was down south, chances are I would still need lights.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • essex-commuteressex-commuter Posts: 2,188
    Quite a while ago...I finish at 3pm!
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Quite a while ago...I finish at 3pm!

    I go home when I've got no more meetings that day.

    Some days that's 12.
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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,490
    1700 finish - south coast - it's been much lighter for quite a few weeks. Back lights are still on, but the front gets turned on later ... not made it home without front light yet.
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    I'm on a POETS day today so I hope* to make it home on my "be seen" lights

    * especially because I don't have my "seeing by" lights with me... :shock:
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  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Spring definitely arrived yesterday - 2 Strava KoMs and shorts in both directions
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,689
    I'm on a POETS day today so I hope* to make it home on my "be seen" lights

    * especially because I don't have my "seeing by" lights with me... :shock:

    Both my high power batteries died yesterday on the way home leaving me with my London "be seen" light, not a bad one exposure flash/flare but not good enough yet for country commuting down here in the deep sarf
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    Not until it's light till 9 before I get a completely light commute home, I get a couple of months per year anyway
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