Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 199

Temperature: minus 7 degrees Celsius at the Tokachidake Hot Springs (Tokachidake Onsen).

It was snowing hard. But it was just after the snow removal. So the road wasn’t covered fresh snow yet. However, the fresh snow was accumulating fast and it required more and more power to climb. When climbing at 1200m of altitude, a snowplough came and cleared of snow again. It became easier to climb.