Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mikuni Pass 41

Temperature: minus 13 degrees Celsius at the Mikuni Pass

The seasonal wind was weakening. However, it was enough strong on the mountains and it was still snowing there. This day, the snow removal operation was effectuated by a single snowplough. The road was covered with hard ice. The seasonal wind was very strong in the proximity of the summit so called death zone. It was cold in the death zone but leaving the death zone, it was not cold anymore. After the climbing up to the summit, he did the interval training during the descent.