Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 175

Temperature: minus 19 degrees Celsius at the Tokachidake Hot Springs (Tokachidake Onsen).

The road has just been cleared of snow before the training. However, as it was snowing hard, the fresh snow was accumulating rapidly. Because of the thick fresh snow, it was not easy to have enough traction in the steep part of the climb. He used the inverted Y descent technic on the descent as thick snow kept taking wheels. The snow on the road was already compacted at low altitudes when he descended.