Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 29

Temperature: minus 26 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass

We still had the influence of the record cold wave. Such a low temperature without radiative cooling is very rare. He used ski goggles with heating lenses on the climb. It was really cold 2-3km from the summit. Rime was formed inside the goggles like Mikuni Pass 28 and it began to fall as if it were snowing inside the goggles. The brakes were very heavy and the derailleurs weren’t fully functional as the grease and the oil were congealed. It was very cold on the descent. He received a first-degree frostbite on the tip of the nose. He did the interval training on the descent.