You're from Alaska? You guys have a lot less daylight than the rest of the world, right? Days here are shorter too, but not that short. Wait, does that mean days will officially start getting longer now?
Wow, that's extreme. Here in winter the sun rises at around 8-8:30am tops and sunset is around 6:30-7pm. I do my commute ride in the dark then, but now it's summer and by the time I leave the house for work (7am) there's plenty of daylight.
This has been quite a warm winter here, not a lot of snow or even particularly cold weather, it honestly isn't hard for me to see the summer right around the corner. Well, maybe few blocks away, but still near.
I live in a tropical country near the equator so I cannot relate to that short span of daylight. But from what I had read and by watching National Geographic sometimes, the northern countries have less daylight during the winter time particularly if you live near the north pole. But I'm not much concerned with the daylight, what I'm concerned with (if I would be there) is the cold temperature, brrrr.
Global warming man... Can't believe this is the amount of snow in Alaska for Christmas. Here in Germany it's 10 degrees Celsius which my Google Fu makes it out to 50 Fahrenheit. Really warm, I actually rode my bike today. It was really nice.
I'm not sure if I'm more aware of it but it's noticable that the days are already starting to get longer here in the UK. Just yesterday it looked like the sun was setting past 4 in the afternoon while a ew days before Christmas Day it was still getting dark past 2 in the afternoon.
It's kind of a shame because I like the short days, they are sort of cosy.
I am in the UK and at this time of year I struggle to fit in a morning cycle like I enjoy doing in the summer months. I would most likely be okay riding where I live, because we have street lamps, but I have read the accident statistics and I just know how much more likely it is that I would suffer from something happening to me, so I much prefer to keep my cycling to daytime hours only if there is any chance that I can do so.