Training Report - Shirikoma Pass
K participated in this training. It was minus 11 degrees Celsius at the Shirikoma Pass. The travelled distance was 29km and the maximal speed was 52.2km/h. It's first time to ride on the Shirikoma Pass in our history. The Shirikoma Pass is one of the highest motorable passes in the northern part of Hokkaido where there is no high mountain passes.
Starting at the Toikanbetsu (Horonobe) side.
At low altitudes, the snow on the road is well compacted.
Higher you reach, you have more fresh snow on the road.
The road surface becomes muddier and muddier.
A sprint training up to the summit.
At the Nakatonbetsu side, the snow on the road has been just cleared.
As you have very few traffic on this route, the snow isn't compacted and from time to time the studs reach the asphalt.
Around the summit, trees are covered with very thin soft rime.
You see the Mt.Suribachi.
Descends without wearing the ski goggles.
Passing the snow shelter, there is small climb.
View from the summit of the small hill.
Descended in the direction of Nakatonbetsu.
View of Mt.Pinneshiridake (Mt.Pinneshiri).
The diamond dust is falling from the sky.
Made U-turn here.
Climbing again from the other side: Nakatonbetsu side.
Accelerating up to the summit.
The final approach to the summit.
You see the Mt.Shubundake (Mt.Shubun).
He descend for the most of descent using the technic Inverted Y Descent as the snow on the road is a little too muddy.
View of Kantonbetsu (Horonobe) from the route.
Continuing the descent.
The Mt.Suribachi is still in the sight.
The foot of the mountain: the original point.
He encountered about 10 cars only during the training. Very few traffic.