Warm +18C. Quite easy course/map.
#4 is the best split (top-ten), about 2/3rds along paths and then up the hill to the control. #9 is the worst split, didn't find a clear path through the field and the lack of fitness sets in towards the end of the course. 20th out of about 85 overall.
Around a 2km walk from the parking-lot to the start and then 2km back again from the finish. OK weather around +10 to +12C maybe.
A decent run on this shorter E-course - in contrast to a mediocre run on the long course last week. Maybe a bit too close to the lake towards #2. The only major mistake was at #5 where I registered one big stone as the wrong one and looked north-east instead of south-west for the control. Also the area around #7 was much flatter than I expected from reading the map. By accident I crossed the forbidden area between #7 and #8 ;(
Xpedo Utmost 16 - cheaper, a bit smaller, quite long/large pins. New, so not sure how well the bearings will last.
Raceface Atlas - more expensive, large platform, smaller/shorter pins, low and thin. Some bearing problems on one side...
Cold around +5C or so with the occasional shower of snow or light hale!
Bad mistake to start off at #1, finding the first control for some other course instead. A bit too low towards #2, then quite safe along roads to #3. A small J-bend to a well-hidden #10. The firmaliiga B-course is maybe a bit too difficult...
T-shirt weather (warm for this spring!) and a course that avoids the boring fields on the left half of the map. A bit wrong down the hill to #4, then past #5 to the road and back.
No orienteering-blogs for a week or two. This one is from almost three weeks ago. A warm and sunny evening. #9-#10 isn't exactly optimal..
New Shimano M05 Fibre brake pads on the single-speed bike. The old ones were stock TRP SP10.1 pads.
50mV range with shorted input. Around 4 hours in an office with stable temperature. Less than 10uV drift and offset after maybe 20-30 min of warm-up.
Inspired by EEVBlog forum post.
Good challenging course on an easy map. No compass. Windy and cold with more rain, wind, and snow forecast for the afternoon.
A loop past #1, then bit too far past #2, again a loop at #6.
Cityscape orienteering on a 1:7500 map where features approach you sooner than you think.
Long running legs to #1, #3, and #5 to get the body warmed up and oxygen flowing. My route-choice towards #6 looks quite crooked, straighter might have been faster. After #7 there was a control visible higher up which I had to check out before realizing it wasn't #8 😉 Out of #9 it looked like a good idea to run straight under the water-tower (cross-hatched disk on the map) but in reality there was a fence or gate..