Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 194

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

A depression was approaching. The snowfall was becoming heavier. South-east winds were strong. The road was covered with snowdrifts at high altitudes. The snowdrifts required more power to climb. During the interval training at the summit, a snowplough came. It became easier to do the training after the snow removal.