Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 204

Temperature: minus 6 degrees Celsius at the Tokachidake Hot Springs (Tokachidake Onsen).

The snow on the road was wet in the layer close to the asphalt but its surface was well crusted. This crusted layer was sufficiently supporting the weight of the bike. The snow state was relatively good for this period of the year. It was the best snow we had ever had in the mid-May. He climbed several times and repeated the interval training at the summit.