Reminder To My US Readers. Change Your Clocks.

Most of the United States reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. Clocks change at 2:00 a.m. local time. It means clocks fall back from 1:59 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Arizona.

Why 2:00 a.m? It was originally chosen as the changeover time because it was practical and minimized disruption. Most people were at home and this was the time when the fewest trains were running. It is late enough to minimally affect bars and restaurants, and it prevents the day from switching to yesterday, which would be confusing. It is early enough that the entire continental U.S. switches by daybreak, and the changeover occurs before most early shift workers and early churchgoers are affected.

11 Responses to “Reminder To My US Readers. Change Your Clocks.”

  1. 1 Josh Nov 3rd, 2012 at 9:23 am

    1 more hour of sleep. Yippie!

  2. 2 Toby Nov 3rd, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    …minimally affect bars? Adds another hour before closing time. 😉

  3. 3 Blackmax Nov 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Hours fall back, dark comes quicker, rides get shorter and colder.
    And so goes another riding season here in the Midwest

  4. 4 MADrider Nov 3rd, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    A TOTAL WASTE we don’t need this antiquated hated practice. GET RID OF DST !!

  5. 5 LenNY Nov 3rd, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Should change clock so it is light till 8-9 pm Hate winter but on the good side spring is coming……..
    sooner or later

  6. 6 David Nov 3rd, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Change your clocks back one hour tonight and change your president on Tuesday!!!!


  7. 7 Patrick Nov 4th, 2012 at 7:46 am

    On Tuesday, lean forward, giving your president 4 more years to finish the job of re-building America. as the best and strongest nation on earth.

  8. 8 Bruce Nov 4th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    I guess Cyril’s readers are divided : 50% Obama, 50% Romney. But let’s talk motorcycles, not politics.

  9. 9 Rodent Nov 5th, 2012 at 8:17 am


  10. 10 Patrick Nov 5th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    OMGBTTWH = Obama Must Go Back To The White House.

  11. 11 golfish Nov 5th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Lets go Gary Johnson

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