Training Report - Furano 6
K participated in this training. It was minus 5 degrees Celsius at Higashi-Tomioka. There was a depression of which the centre pressure was 974hPa at the east of Hokkaido. Therefore, the winds were strong. However, on the Furano Basin, winds aren't so strong like on the Ishikari Plain (cf. Oyafuru 22, Oyafuru 23).An aged man:
He started at Furebetsu. On the prefectural road, the snow is almost gone because of the strong winds.
On the way to Higashi-Tomioka, there were many snow drifts. However there was no huge snow drift. So they didn't affect the course.
Ground blizzard is a little strong here. Here snow drifts form easily. Removed snow drifts formed piles snow on the both sides of the road.
He is doing sprint training several times here in Higashi-Tomioka. The studded tires of Nokian do not grasp well the ice in comparison with Schwalbe tires. It's difficult to control the bike on this slippy ice. They aren't suitable for completely snow or ice covered roads.
When he was heading back for Furebetsu, the trace he had left was already gone.
An aged man who was promenading addressed him:
Are you ok?
I'm perfectly ok.
Where are you heading for?
You still have about 7K to go. Are you sure you are ok?
Don't worry about that. I just go back the route I took when I came here.