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Nov. 5, 2014, 7:02 p.m.
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Gunman (men?) in Parliment hill

Nathan Cirillo's girlfriend speaks out. I wonder if anyone will listen to her.

http://www.straight.com/news/764866/girlfriend-soldier-killed-ottawa-shooting-calls-conversation-mental-health-care

Nov. 3, 2014, 6:04 p.m.
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Gunman (men?) in Parliment hill

To get back to the purpose of this thread I think the nutter that started shooting up Ottawa had more in common with the Columbine killers than anyone else. Just a crazed and confused mad man looking for a reason to shoot people.

I agree.

Yet we'll spend billions more on surveillance and security and nothing extra on mental health, poverty and addiction.

Oct. 23, 2014, 5:40 p.m.
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Gunman (men?) in Parliment hill

Zehaf was not mentally unstable according to VPD which held him in custody for 66 days on robbery charge. He was deemed by Dr's in vancouver via VPD to be mentally fit.

In 2011.

Quit being so emotionally reactive and let the facts present themselves. This was a terrible day for our country as well as for some friends and family members of two men. Heroes stepped up to try and help make a difference and some succeeded in saving many lives

No need to make it worse with useless drama. There are too many in this country with this emotionally reactive attitude that will only weaken us as a nation.

You are welcome to go Syria and see how much they like you. I will pay the plane fare.
Have fun:)

Had a friend spend a few months there just before the rebellions against Assad started. He was treated very well by the large percentage of good people there who are not extremist.

Aug. 27, 2014, 9:56 p.m.
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9 yr old shoots gun instructor in head with uzi.

People think I'm stupid to downhill mountain bike. I've been in stall 6 or 7 at the Whistler clinic a number of times. I once came to conciousness there and immediately said, "Oh hi Dr. Remple".

I think gun-lust isn't healthy.

Am I a hypocrite?

You only hurt yourself on your bike.

Aug. 25, 2014, 2:01 p.m.
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single speed conversion of an old 26er hardtail

Taking the derailleur off and shortening the chain will never work.

The magic gear is attainable, but very elusive.

Aug. 16, 2014, 12:13 a.m.
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Kona Honza / Taro Thoughts

How much can they move? 1-2cm?

2.5 cm

Aug. 15, 2014, 1:55 p.m.
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Kona Honza / Taro Thoughts

I just wanted to know if you were committed to that ultra short length and if ergonomics might get weird for a taller rider. These aren't unreasonable questions.

I am completely commited* to the ultra short length

  • I race BMX, I'm 5'8" and ride and 18". I have about 5-7" of seatpost showing.

I know you're tall so I get your concern when climbing with short CS.

Aug. 15, 2014, 12:43 p.m.
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Kona Honza / Taro Thoughts

but i think you're going at this wrong. you're interested in a 29er AM hardtail, and you know you want longish chainstays. so why not look around and find a bike that has them, rather than fixating on the one that clearly doesn't and complaining about it?

here's a partial list of what is out there to help you get started:

  • canfield nimble nigh and yelli screamy
  • niner ros 9
  • banshee paradox
  • transitions transam 29
  • chromag surface and rootdown
  • 2souls quarterhorse
  • ragley bigwig
  • trek stache
  • reeb somethingorother
  • surly krampus

Good call.

BUT Canfields have short chainstays as well though. ROS 9 is also shortish

Aug. 15, 2014, 12:17 p.m.
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Kona Honza / Taro Thoughts

I have an older model so it may be slightly different but it looks to be about 2 cm. I'll give you some measurements when I get home.

Aug. 15, 2014, 10:57 a.m.
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Kona Honza / Taro Thoughts

I've always like the Honzo but I just checked out the CS length. 415?? Um, that's incredibly short. Is that how short they were on previous years?

They are adjustable.

Aug. 14, 2014, 3:24 p.m.
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Kona Honza / Taro Thoughts

I have a Honzo and really enjoy it. 140mm fork that drops to 120mm. 1X10 with 30t NW front chainring and shadow+ rear der. Have it built up semi light but the frame is pretty portly and I didn't go light on the wheels and tires. Comes in around 28 lbs.

I really enjoy the bike. It's fun on all types of terrain and corners and manuals like a big BMX. 29er wheels run stuff over good. I have the chainstays as short as the go. I feel this negates the slow handling 29er feel quite a bit. Only complaint is the frame weight but I can deal with it.

Aug. 12, 2014, 2:23 p.m.
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RIP: Robin Williams

How did that come about?

I heard (and anyone can correct me here)that he used some trails to film that run-away bike scene in RV. He wanted to "pay" for using the trail and found the builder. The story I heard was that it was a rock cutter that he donated but anyone with first hand knowledge can again correct me. It could be argued that he played a big part in all the rock work on CBC.

It's why I suggest some way of honoring him with regards to the CBC trail.

Aug. 11, 2014, 9:02 p.m.
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RIP: Robin Williams


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgT707uizYI

Aug. 11, 2014, 7:37 p.m.
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RIP: Robin Williams

Maybe a CBC name change is in order? Be a good way for people to know there was so many facets to the guy.

I feel like he was the at one moment he could open the door wide open and be so honest, then the next he would hide behind his manic rants just keeping the door open enough.

Live at the MET he says "I'm scarred shitless!" So honest. Then goes off into some verbal diarrhea to cover his tracks.

Aug. 11, 2014, 5:33 p.m.
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RIP: Robin Williams

So disappointed. One of my favourites.

Quote from "Live at the Met"

In the dictionary under redundant it says "see redundant".

So many gems from this guys. Showed his intelligence and versitility in "Good Will Hunting" .

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