Riutta x 4

It says 2400 meters and based on TomTom the distance is about right.

Drove up to Riihimäki and the legendary Riutta trail the other day. This is the place where I developed my “light” stride back in the day… Snow is gone and the trail in good shape. Managed to pull four laps in very much the same time frame I was doing already 25 years ago. Roughly 11.20 per lap, plus minus five seconds. The first time I’m there with TomTom to confirm about 2400m distance and 50 meters ascent per round. In four laps that makes 200m total uphill. It does feel a bit tougher though because the uphills, while short, are pretty steep.

Giving Nokia a new chance

Got back to Nokia after a few weeks with the old Zenfone. I got an IT guy to fix the charging plug and Tesla bluetooth started having issues with other phones as well so the problem seems to be at the car’s end. Just the notch issue is left and I’m placing my trust to HMD guys that future software updates will fix it…

Nokia 8.1 — Expect More

Here is a screenshot from Nokia.com taken a moment ago:

I got my Nokia 8.1 pretty much one month ago. After unboxing it looked like a quality product. A bit heavy but sturdy design. Legendary Nokia logo, Android One, and big Zeiss lens at the other side.

Here’s the top 3 issues over the past month:

  • Bluetooth sync does not work with Tesla. Half of the calls go like on mute.
  • Notch is buggy. Several apps mess it up.
  • Charging plug is buggy. It didn’t always work and today it stopped charging altogether. I did emergency migration to old Zenfone 3 over the last one hour before the battery drained out.

I’ve used a bunch of Android phones over the past seven years or so. Including three Sonys, two from ASUS and one Samsung and Pantech each. Never had issues at this level before. As a conclusion I expect much more.

15K over Temescal Ridge

Nice sightseeing run over Temescal Ridge and down Palisades this morning. The plan was to run just 1hr to catch up with Zou but it went total over 15K and 500m ascent so a pretty heavy set. Palisades drive felt like going forever. The trails were soft after rain yesterday but views magnificent.

Red Rock Canyon full loop 1.42

That was a pretty good run. Same time as last year and two minutes faster than three years ago. TomTom’s heart rate monitor messed up after just 20-30 mins into the run or so and didn’t give any meaningful numbers. At some point it said my heart rate was 232 while I felt like 150. The reason must be cold weather — maybe gloves would have helped?