Off-Season Training Report - Mt.Tokachidake 3 (Mt.Tokachi 3)
Dr.K and K participated in this training. It was 17 degrees Celsius at the Mt.Tokachidake Hot Springs.
We saw it was raining at the high altitude. But we didn't want to wait longer. So we started in spite of the weather.
We climbed talking up to the altitude of 700m. From this altitude, the road began to be wet and it's drizzling.
We stopped several times waiting until the drizzle is gone as we didn't want to be wet.
Arriving at the bifurcation.
After finding refuge from the drizzle at the bifurcation for a half hour, we retook the climb.
K on the climb.
Dr.K on the climb.
2 hectometres before the summit, K accelerated.
Dr.K falls behind.
K arrived first to the Mt.Tokachidake Hot Spring.
Dr.K arrived there 10 seconds later.
We commenced to descend.
After descended shortly, we stopped because we didn't want to get wet as the road was still covered of rain.
We met a fox.
After waiting for a while, the road surface became drier. We resumed our course.
K wore gloves that he had forgotten to put on.
Dr.K pursues K.
The road is dry below the altitude of 1100m. The velocity attains 80K on the straights and even 75K at the corners.
K on the descent.
Dr.k on the descent.
K arrived first to the foot of the mountain.
Dr.K arrived there 1 minute 54 seconds later.
After lunching at a Asahikawa ramen (Japanese Noodles) restaurant in Biei, we went to the Mt.Asahidake which is the highest peak in Hokkaido to train.
We climb talking as usual.
The summit of the Mt.Asahidake is cloud covered.
Dr.K on the climb.
The atmospheric condition isn't very stable this day.
If there is no cloud, you have a great view of the Mt.Asahidake from here.
We rode seriously only the last 1K.
K arrived first to the Mt.Asahidake Hot Springs.
Dr.K arrived 1 minute 10 seconds later.
You see the smoke of the Mt.Asahidake which is an active volcano.
K won this descent.
Dr.K arrived 40 seconds later at the foot of the mountain.