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Author Topic: Have a reliable clock to wake you up, don't use a smart phone  (Read 7072 times)
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« on: April 11, 2014, 11:40:20 AM »

I have used my I phone for years as a wake up call.  Never had a problem, it seems much easier than trying to learn a clock in a strange hotel room and easier than messing with the front desk too.  Last year I was in impound and had to be out early to be out of impound by 7:00.  Set my alarm for 5:00am and was fine.  Got up the next morning, took a shower and glanced at the clock in the room and it said 6:20!  Holy crap, got dressed and flew out the door towards the track.  Got the bike loaded and headed to the gate at 7:05.  They said no and someone else in the class set the record 5 mph faster than I could ever run again.

The lesson was that the I phone is pretty smart and even though all of Wendover uses Mountain time, Apple in its wisdom went back and forth from Mountain to Pacific time and woke me at 5 Pacific time instead of 5 Mountain time.  Lesson learned.  Hopefully this year I will have more horsepower AND a reliable clock!
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 12:38:15 PM »

It is also dependent on your cellular provider - That anomaly was noted when my wife and I realized her cell phone had changed time, and mine hadn't.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 01:05:10 PM »

While you and I and most everyone knows that both Wendovers use Mountain time -- the phone doesn't, so when you cross the stateline you and the phone go into the Pacific zone.  You know better -- the phone doesn't.

That's one reason we carry a small battery-operated clock with alarm in the suitcase when we go to Bville.  Another is that some motels don't have in-room clocks.  Oh, yes -- speaking of those in the room clock radios -- always check to make sure that it is not set to "wake up" - - - before you go to bed.  Otherwise you'll get that surprise when the radio comes on really LOUD at 0 dark thirty -- a legacy of the people that used that room before you did.  It's happened to us a couple of times. rolleyes
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 02:02:50 PM »

No issues at the bend.   grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 03:03:02 PM »

No issues at the bend.   grin

No sleep, either.  grin
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