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Mid ride helmet adjust for @shananigans06. New helmet soon… #26aintdead #konabikes #mtb

Mid ride helmet adjust for @shananigans06. New helmet soon… #26aintdead #konabikes #mtb

Apparently I suck at Tumblr(because I can’t figure out how to just reply) but, thanks thisisnojay for the positive vibes on the Moonlander sale. 80’s MTB’s are still totally legit, especially because #steelisreal

New Facebook Friends

Whenever someone accepts my friend request (or vice versa) my first reaction isn’t to go snoop through their profile but rather to look at mine and make sure I don’t look like a psychopath while seeing my life through their eyes…

No beer in the fridge. A screwdriver is perfectly acceptable in the middle of the night, correct?

No beer in the fridge. A screwdriver is perfectly acceptable in the middle of the night, correct?

Blown away. @tetonkindred you are the man! Mom’s ridiculously excited.

Blown away. @tetonkindred you are the man! Mom’s ridiculously excited.

My test run is winding down

It’s been almost two weeks since I started using a Moto X on Republic Wireless. Nothing special, a quick internet search shows that a fair number of people do it every day. I, however, am in Missoula MT and we have no Sprint towers here. So, how’s it been?

In short, it’s been perfectly usable.

The long winded version? Texts come through plenty fast and I do most of my communications that way. Calls have been just fine. There is a slight delay but it’s not a problem, especially when you talk on the phone as little as I do. Data has been OK. Searching the web I came across a ‘soft data cap’ of 100MB when roaming (which I have been, using Vzw towers, the entire time). So, it works fine for a bit but then gets basically unusable. This hasn’t been super noticeable for me as I’m on Wi-Fi at home and work. And I’ve found most places I hang out also have free Wi-Fi be it bars, restaurants, friends/families houses, etc. In my internet digging tonight however I found the one thing that will keep me from ditching Big Red and going with RW. To activate cellular you have to be on the Sprint network. That means I’d have to drive to Spokane (3ish hours) just to activate the phone. Sadly, it’s a deal breaker. For now.

The price and quality of the service is so good, I can’t rule it out forever but, I think I’ll survive on my dumb phone just fine for the time being.

If you’re in a Sprint area, I’d seriously give Republic a look. For me, I’ll just add it to the long list of cellular companies I can’t benefit from because Montana is so often overlooked.

We take @instagram very seriously at @missoulabicycleworks #surlybike #1x1 #steelisreal #shoplife #26aintdead

We take @instagram very seriously at @missoulabicycleworks #surlybike #1x1 #steelisreal #shoplife #26aintdead

First ever road ride. Awesome time! #konabikes #ibikemsla

First ever road ride. Awesome time! #konabikes #ibikemsla

Shower beers are great but, what about a post workout shower smoothie?

Shower beers are great but, what about a post workout shower smoothie?

Short Trip

I wasn’t feeling too motivated to get out today. Rivers are high and even though it was sunny there was a definite chill in the air. Posted to the Facebook page (Simple Angler) that I wasn’t going when a fellow Missoulian suggested I hit a little side channel near the University. Sometimes all you need to get motivated is someone telling you to go enjoy the day. Thanks Brian.

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It’s a sleepy kind of day for the dog. #dogsofinstagram #australianshepherd #aussie

It’s a sleepy kind of day for the dog. #dogsofinstagram #australianshepherd #aussie

Jeez, feeling spoiled today. (Super)Early anniversary gift for @shananigans06 and I from my folks. Thanks Mom and Dad.

Jeez, feeling spoiled today. (Super)Early anniversary gift for @shananigans06 and I from my folks. Thanks Mom and Dad.

So this happened… #helmetparty #roofparty #afterparty #afterhours

So this happened… #helmetparty #roofparty #afterparty #afterhours

#helmetparty just got crazy… #toomanydrinks