Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 183

Temperature: minus 15 degrees Celsius at the Tokachidake Hot Springs (Tokachidake Onsen).

Maximal velocity: 76.6km/h

It was minus 19 degrees Celsius at the foot of the mountain because of a radiative cooling and there, the diamond dust was continuously falling from the sky. But the above the inversion layer, it was warm. The road was covered with well compacted snow. The training was effectuated under the beautiful moon. After the interval training at the summit, he descended. He could speed on the descent as the road surface condition was good and the katabatic wind was pushing him.