Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 39

Temperature: minus 21 degrees Celsius in the KTV (katabatic valley) and minus 16 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass

The temperature went down a bit because of partial radiative cooling. Some parts of the route were affected more by the radiative cooling but some parts were not. The seasonal winds were still blowing although a depression was approaching. The road was covered with hard ice as it had not snowed much during the night. The ice was so hard that you could see the white lines on the asphalt through the ice. After reaching the summit, he descended. He did the interval training during the descent.