Reminiscing even while dreaming is probably a strain on the mind. To begin with, I have a little sleep deprivation from time to time. I sleep fewer hours; I'm easily prone to distraction especially from nearby construction work and stupid birds. Don't tell me to sleep at 10pm, because I would so wake up at 3am. Anyway, dreaming really sucks a lot out of a person. My recent dream was especially so. I dreamed that I was racing with a bunch of competitive cyclists in a tournament. I saw some awfully familiar faces joining in the fun (?) as well. For a dream about a race like that, mine was surprisingly brief though.
Actually, it was more peculiar than anything else. I don't remember just how I had landed right in the middle of an insane dash towards the checkpoint. I could hear roaring sounds; from people and bicycles; from more people and more bicycles. My eyes met with the route for the first time. It was truly glaring. The heat didn't matter anymore, as the pedals kept turning and turning. I didn't have time to check on my legs or the road racer which I had been riding on. What was ahead of everybody hadn't changed; the ultimate goal where the strongest team would bring its jersey over was waiting.
When I had a little time to think of anything, I realised that I was in the final leg of the Inter High. The third day was when all hell broke loose. I only remember how it had ended, since before then there were just two surviving cyclists fighting for the finishing point. Onoda Sakamichi from Team Sohoku, and Manami Sangaku from Team Hakone. They were rivals, but between them was also a mutual like for each other. That moment of truth was undoubtedly bittersweet, yet what happened after had been anything but painful. It was a revelation of sorts, and in a good way.
I wouldn't think of myself as a potential candidate for anything like that. I enjoy cycling, but not competitive cycling. The dream had taught me some things about road racing, its people and what it actually meant to be in a team sport. The chemistry among the cyclists was astonishing. Team Hakone had endured its true worth, despite losing a couple of people along its way. Quite unfortunately, an air of too much confidence was what had killed many others. Midousuji from Kyoto Fushimi didn't see that coming to him. His personality is too complicated even for him, let alone everybody else.
Yowamushi Pedal: Re:ROAD is a movie special that recaps the third and final day of the Inter High for Team Sohoku, Team Hakone, Kyoto Fushimi and Hiroshima Kureminami. I had finally managed to sit through this one just like how I did for Yowamushi Pedal: Re:RIDE. The flashback focuses on the perspective of the graduating seniors in Team Hakone. The setting is an amusement park. Go figure that one. Honestly, I can never get tired of reminiscing even though it kind of strains the mind like nobody's business. Anyway, what remains now is Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie!
Written by J.Fluffysheep ♪