Sportster Iron 883: Bad&G Customs Right Solo Bag

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I wanted a way to carry some stuff on the bike (without having to wear a backpack or strap anything to the rear seat). I knew that I did not want full saddlebags, and I’m not a huge fan of the way the left side swing arm bags look. I also did not want anything that required relocating the left side license plate mount or the rear turn signals. Basically, that meant my options were somewhat limited.

I searched around for a bit and found a right side solo bag from Bad&G Customs. The bag is made of black cowhide and mounted quickly and easily with a few leather straps. It also appears to be of high quality. Though, some time on the bike and in the weather will be the ultimate deciding factor.

The bag lists at $159.95, and I spent the few extra dollars to add a black coated buckle and an extra inch of thickness. I should have also added the quick release on the buckle, but somehow my eyes glossed over that option during the checkout process. But no big deal on the quick release really.

Anyway, this bag is just a small bit of progress towards making this Iron mine. Lots more changes and upgrade to come as time and money permits.

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Current Lineup: January 2019

Pixel 2 with T-Mobile, (an aging but still reliable) iPad Mini 4, Fitbit Versa, Pixel Buds, and some basic cheapie sunglasses along with a Recycled Firefighter (Front Pocket Slim) wallet and Recycled Firefighter Nomex Handkerchief.

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Nikon D3400, DJI Spark, and GoPro HERO5 Black.

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Goal: Run 2019 miles in 2019

I’ve set a running goal for the 2019 calendar year — to run 2019 (or more) miles.

I ran 1,638 miles in 2018, which averaged out to about 4.5 miles per day. That means I need to up my yearly mileage by about 380 miles. A fair increase, but certainly possible provided I can keep from getting injured and/or sick.

With some basic math — 2019 (miles) divided by 365 (days) — I find I will need to average about 5.5315068493 miles per day. To keep that a bit simpler, and to ensure I go over as opposed to under the goal, we’ll just call it 5.55 miles per day.

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Running in 2018

I have finished another calendar year with my run streak going strong.

It always feels natural to look back based on a calendar year, but in the case of running I also have the run streak year mark, My running streak began on May 1 in 2014. Basically, that was to say you’ll likely get to see a similar summary post come May 1, 2019.

But anyway, here is what I ran for 2018.

1,638.2 miles, which averages to about 4.49 miles per day. (I am looking to increase that amount by about 1 mile each day in 2019, but more on that in a future post.)

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Out running…4 years of running every day

Today marked 4 years for my run streak, with a total of 7198.7 miles. That breaks down to an average of 4.93 miles per day.

Tomorrow begins Year 5 Day 1.

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Fitbit One to Versa: Fitbit finally got me to upgrade

I’ve been wearing a Fitbit since January 2013, and I’ve been wearing a smartwatch since the original Pebble was released. But it wasn’t until the newly released Fitbit Versa that I finally felt the need to merge my activity tracking and smartwatch.

The Versa has been on my wrist for a few days now, and while there are a few things I am not fully sold on, I have to say — it seems like a pretty good watch.

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