Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 34

Temperature: minus 21 degrees Celsius in the KTV (katabatic valley) and minus 17 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass

The snow on the road was well compacted. It was colder than expected. He should have brought ski goggles with heating lenses for the climb. Even tears got frozen from time to time without ski goggles with heating lenses. The diamond dust was falling continuously. He did the interval training after reaching the summit. The diamond dust ceased to fall at the end of the training.