Yowamushi Pedal episode 12
Merry Christmas everyone! It’s cold outside, the wind is blowing as though tomorrow will never come and I have a big mug of hot instant coco. Writing this post will be easy, especially since I was right about most things.
So everyone is off training. Nice. Everyone will have a huge schedule to keep in order to achieve the necessary miles. Fail to and you will be off the team. It’s no surprise that they would tamper with Sakamichi, Shunsuke and Shoukichi’s bicycles in order to push them to their limits and to perfect any flaws they might have. It’s a rough training camp that will drive them beyond their limits and I’m pretty sure we’ll get to see a lot of neat things. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Sakamichi comes out on top as the most promising member after all that’s happened until now.
But yeah, they are still playing favours. Sakamichi definitely seems to be the favourite. Is it because he’s honest and hardworking? Is it because he’s naturally talented after all the years of cycling? Or is it because they somewhat pity him because of his inexperience and his please-don’t-hurt-me-I’m-only-little personality?
I’m looking forward to the next episode. I imagine that this training camp of theirs is going to take up another episode or two. Maybe even three. But, and this is the most important part, it will lead to whomever is going to race with the seniors in the upcoming competition. There’s not enough place for all of them so only a few will be selected. (I’ll do my best to act surprised when Sakamichi gets selected.)