Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 8

Temperature: minus 21 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass and minus 24 degrees Celsius in the katabatic valley.

The lubricant was partially congealed due to the cold. So there were difficulties to move the derailleur. The road was covered with well compacted snow. He encountered three motorcyclists this day. This period of the year, many cyclists and motorcyclists visit Hokkaido from the mainland of Japan to enjoy the journey. He heard the sound of frost crack several times near the summit. He did the interval training during the descent where the you have an excellent view.