Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 22

Temperature: minus 12 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass

The road was covered with compacted snow and ice except for sections where snow melting agent was scattered. These sections were covered with half melted snow. After reaching the summit, he did the interval training during the descent. It’s written on the panel of the bridge « completed in February 2019 (Heisei era 31) ». We are in the future? Actually this bridge was had been completed in September 2018 in order to welcome the Tour de Hokkaido 2018 (which has been cancelled due to earthquake).