Snow Biking in Japan

cycling training on snow with road racing bikes with studded tires

Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 214

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

The road was covered with fresh snow of almost 10cm although the road had been just snow removed as the snowfall was heavy. The fresh snow concealed the hard ice covering the asphalt surface. This fact made difficult for cars to ride. But there was no problem for bikes equipped with studded tires. He repeated the interval training between 1150m of altitude and the summit. The soft rime was beautiful.