Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 213

Temperature: minus 13 degrees Celsius at the Tokachidake Hot Springs (Tokachidake Onsen).

The snow on road was partially compacted at low altitudes. Crossing 700m of altitude, the snow was a bit muddy, which required more power to climb than usual. Soft rime was beautiful this day. After the interval training at the summit, he descended. The hard ice was concealed beneath the snow. So he descended carefully, 65km/h in the straights, 55km/h in the corners.