Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 38

Temperature: minus 13 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass

The atmospheric pattern which is typical of winter was supposed to be over at this hour. However, it was continuing. From time to time, the snowfall became heavier. The road was covered with compacted snow and ice on the ruts. Crossing 1000m of altitude, the seasonal winds became much stronger causing ground blizzard which made the visibility low. He couldn’t speed on the descent because of the strong headwind.