Yowamushi Pedal episode 06
Another good Yowamushi Pedal episode. It nobody worshipped Sakamichi’s super talent this time, how wonderful! No doubt that the next few episodes are going to be packed with lots and lots of racing action.
So yeah, Sakamichi and his friends finally started their newbie race. They have to race for 60 kilometres through all sorts of rough terrain. This is where it becomes painfully obvious that Sakamichi’s bicycle just won’t do. He’s still using that mommy bike to race against people on racing bicycles, which have eighteen gears more than his mommy bike, plus they weigh a lot less. I’m pretty sure they already explained this to Sakamichi on several occasions, yet he seemed genuinely shocked when his friends were passing him by like it was nothing. That was definitely a pretty confusing scene to watch.
Sakamichi has fallen behind quite a bit, but at least he obtained a racing bicycle to use during this race. No doubt that he’s going to haul ass and race his way up again. His friends and/or seniors are probably going to tell him to increase his cadence in order to catch up. Either that or he’s going to do it all on his own (very unlikely).
Racing anime are known for their lengthy races. Don’t be surprised if this race is going to take up four or five episodes, and that’s not even being generous because it’s still a test race. Important races could very well use up eight, nine or even ten episodes. Not that I mind. Watching those kinds of episodes is what I love most about racing anime.