Training Report - Mt.Tokachidake (Mt.Tokachi) 38
We are in the middle of April. It's amazing to be able to ride on snow in April so frequently. K participated in this training. It was minus 8 degrees Celsius at the Tokachidake Hot Springs (Tokachidake Onsen). The travelled distance was 16km.
The road is covered with compacted snow above the altitude of 600m.
Approaching the bifurcation.
A short detour in the direction of Fukiage Hot Springs (Fukiage Onsen).
Entering the hard rime corridor.
The climbing is without any problem up to the altitude of 1150m.
However, passing the altitude of 1150m, more he climbs, more snow drifts become huge.
He could climb up to the last hairpin bends on the saddle.
But the snow drifts were hugh at the last hairpin bends.
He had to walk four times in order to get over the hugh snow drifts.
Just when he arrived at the summit, a snowplough came and cleared the snow on the road.
As the snow drifts were cleared, he can now ride normally.
So he descended a little and climbed again.
Doing interval sprint training at the summit several times.
Preparing for the descent.
Began to descned.
The road surface is often muddy because of snow drifts even after the snowremoval.
A hard ice is hidden under the snow.
So sometimes the studs do not grasp well the ice as there is snow layer between the ice and the studs.
Therefore, he is descending prudently.
Heading for the Fukiage Hot Springs.
Fukiage Hot Springs.
Heading back to the original point.
Passing the summit of a small hill without doing serious sprint training.
The view of the Mt.Ashibetsudake (Mt.Ashibetsu).
The Tokachidake Gate.