Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 27

Temperature: minus 27 degrees Celsius in the KTV (katabatic valley) and minus 23 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass

Travelled distance: 41km

A radiative cooling. However, the mountains were cloud covered at the beginning. He used ski goggles with heating lenses on the climb as the temperature was low. The brake levers were heavy and the derailleurs were not fully functional as the grease and the oil congealed. After reaching the summit, he descended. During the descent, the clouds covering the mountains cleared up. So he went back to the middle of the climb to do the interval training under the beautiful sky.