Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Kitami Pass 23

Temperature: minus 16 degrees Celsius at the Kitami Pass

The road was covered with very thin layer of fresh snow. The west wind was strong around the summit. The road wasn’t snow removed at the east side of the pass. There, the road was covered with fresh snow of 5cm. It required more power to climb.