What’s the Best Thing About Daylight Standard Time?

What’s the Best Thing About Daylight Standard Time?

Yes, the art for this week’s poll is supposed to be black. Consider it an editorial statement on the end


Yes, the art for this week’s poll is supposed to be black. Consider it an editorial statement on the end of Daylight Savings Time. Last night, I was thinking, “Man, it’s getting late” and when I looked at the clock it said…7:15. Weak.

But it is the nature of humanoids to look upon the bright side, even when it comes via the dark. There are good things about early onset blackness, right? More time to repaint your toy soldier collection or reroute your model train layout. Er, I mean, tune your skis and catch up on long-overdue bike or board maintenance. Or finally seal the seams in that tent you bought two summers ago. Or explore the joys of night running.

So…what thinkest thou?


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Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal.
Showing 58 comments
  • Kevin
    Reply

    Not a damn thing.

  • David Jones
    Reply

    night commute- much better than commuting in dusk.

  • Bill
    Reply

    “Extra” sleep is always a bonus!

  • Adam K
    Reply

    Tests your commitment.

  • Ward Pate
    Reply

    Kevin is correct “Not a damn thing”. I am going to protest by not changing my clocks.

  • Matt
    Reply

    Nothing… Is it spring yet???

  • Santiago
    Reply

    i feel less like a tweeker working out in the morning when the sun makes it’s appearance

  • Brigitte
    Reply

    More early morning time for longer running + more sleep.

  • twoeightnine
    Reply

    DST, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin’!

  • chas walters
    Reply

    SLEEP!

  • Joe
    Reply

    zip, zero, zilch,…notta. Colder and Darker AM runs.

  • Free Loader
    Reply

    Ummm, “early onset blackness” is Standard Time, not Daylight Savings Time. DST just ended.

    But there’s nothing particularly good about Standard Time unless you’re worried about going to school inthe dark.

    • steve casimiro
      Reply

      True, but allow some shorthand for clarity. Trying to get these poll questions into a short headline isn’t always easy.

  • Tim
    Reply

    DST blows!

  • Matt
    Reply

    6am runs at sunrise…at least for now.

  • Tim Geyer
    Reply

    Test commitment, need a kick in the rear!!!’

  • Erin
    Reply

    DST is good for making and then eating hibernation food. Things such as pasta, sausage, and bread. And also for increasing one’s whiskey intake.

  • Dan
    Reply

    It sucks, Night running is ok though

  • whispering
    Reply

    nice try looking for the silver lining though …

  • Andy
    Reply

    It’s dumb, but driving back from the mountains and realizing it’s only 6pm is pretty cool.

  • Eric
    Reply

    There’s nothing more depressing than getting up before dawn and getting home in darkness.
    Makes you feel like you’ve wasted your whole day@work!
    Although the bright side being it’s the signal that winter/ ski season is around the corner!

  • Patrick
    Reply

    Sleep. Long time Voter never win these damn things!

  • Michael
    Reply

    tv? get out!

  • Leigh
    Reply

    I do love the one extra hour on the weekend but it’s so dark here in Calgary in late afternoon now.

  • Lee
    Reply

    I went with night running, although I was tempted to go with watching sports on TV, BUT my favorite sport is baseball…which is only on the spring/summer. That reminds me of a baseball quote that is relevant to the theme in this post: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” ~Rogers Hornsby

  • Ryan
    Reply

    Worst day of the year. No more after work mtn bike rides. I guess the extra sleep was ok.

  • Michael
    Reply

    Uh, Daylight Savings Time just ended and we entered back into Standard time. I would say these poll options are not applicable to DST but rather Standard Time. DST here in the USA, for the states which observe it, begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.

  • Clint
    Reply

    Best day of the year. No more running, riding or surfing in the dark before work.

  • Hayden Beck
    Reply

    Not great to me, But In the spring its pretty great

  • Sam
    Reply

    That extra hour of sleep was nice!

  • Jon Livengood
    Reply

    night rides are rad, kinda double the number of thrails you have

  • Tony Fitzsimons
    Reply

    not really a fan of short days but weekend rides that start at 7 aren’t in the dark anymore, however weekday evenings have got much spookier

  • Peter
    Reply

    Increased appreciation for light.

  • Nick
    Reply

    ice climbing is almost here!

  • nvrsmmr
    Reply

    It wasn’t even 5 when it started getting dark. Dark when I go to work, dark when I leave. Bleh

  • Claire
    Reply

    early morning mountain biking!

  • mims
    Reply

    more excuses to light fires?

  • Mike B
    Reply

    I am with the majority, good for nothing.

  • Jeff
    Reply

    Going home for the evening is that much nicer.

  • Kevin
    Reply

    Not a fan of the earlier nightfall. However, sunrise for earlier starts is pretty great.

  • Jeremy
    Reply

    Sleep and being nefarious at night.

  • Patrick
    Reply

    It is nice that it’s light out earlier, but other than that, nothing.

  • Tina
    Reply

    Sunsets are quite pretty.

  • Mike Fennelly
    Reply

    Snow is coming

  • colby
    Reply

    well i guess the extra hour of sleep is nice

  • Donald
    Reply

    Night rides are definitely the best.

  • chris
    Reply

    sleep … so good

  • Doan Pendleton
    Reply

    me leaving a comment.. I like the sunglasses.. Daylight savings time means that Ski season is right around the corner..

  • Patrick
    Reply

    I’ve got no love for the long dark of winter. To quote a philosopher “everything’s a little better in the light of day, annnnnnd we know the night is gonna be there anyway……”

  • Andy
    Reply

    The extra light in the morning is nice, that extra hour of sleep fads very quickly.

  • GOOG
    Reply

    = winter = snow

  • Jared
    Reply

    Nothing much, I prefer the longer days, but night riding after work is fun occasionally. Feel free to send my sunglasses on over. I never win these things, does anyone?

  • Brett
    Reply

    Absolutely nothing!
    It’s tough enough to take a hike after work when the sun sets at 6, but now that it sets as I’m leaving work it’s nearly impossible. C’mon spring!

  • Lindsay
    Reply

    Early light.

  • steven threndyle
    Reply

    Of course, the true outdoors guy doesn’t use a watch at all, and moves to the rhythms of nature and daylight. That’s what Ed Abbey would have you believe, at any rate.

  • Mary
    Reply

    Cool sunglasses! Staying late at work never feels so bad when it’s already dark out anyway…lame, eh? Sunsets this time of year are more awesome than average and I have a great view out my office window.

  • Max
    Reply

    Its hard to think of much anything – I suppose night running?

  • wade
    Reply

    Waiting for day light to come back. I enjoy night running and riding, but day light is just so nice!

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