Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Bogakudai 21

Temperature: minus 5 degrees Celsius at Bogakudai

The temperature was high as a depression was approaching. A layer of soft compacted snow was covering the ice surface of the road. He repeated the interval training between the 650m and 870m of altitude. The south-east wind was getting stronger. It became at a dangerous level for alpinists. Some alpinists renounced to climb the mountains this day. However, a wind at this level is no problem for cyclists. He continued the training. The strong south-east wind was producing banner clouds on the lee of the Mt.Furanodake (Mt.Furano) which is situated in the south of the Tokachi Mountains.