This was either going to be a Reiko episode or Reiko and Koguma. It was more the former.
We learned Reiko moved out of her home into a log cabin. Whether it belonged to her parents or she rented it I don’t know nor care. What mattered was it’s big enough to park a cub in the entryway. The reason she moved out was because she felt “boxed in”, unable to live life her way. I’m sure some teenagers and young adults could relate. When Koguma dropped by she told the story of how she spent most of her Summer vacation.
She read a book by a biker adventurist. There was a chapter all about motorcyclists riding to the top of Mt Fuji. Reiko wanted to take the challenge herself, specially she wanted to accomplish this feat with her Postal Cub, with the proper tweaks of course. She got a job that provided lodgings and gave her the opportunity to take the challenge.
Obviously this proved to be much harder than she thought. She even got altitude sickness at one point. Her employer, a retired pro mountain climber who scaled Mt Everest with his team once before, gave her simple but sound advice.
She was so consumed with the need to beat the challenge she forgot about the thrill of it. Feeling refreshed she made it further than her previous attempts. She even recalled another motivation, to show Koguma that it was definitely possible to go anywhere riding a cub just like she told her. Alas she failed yet again but wasn’t frustrated anymore.
Koguma understandably told Reiko it’s dumb to push herself like that but admitted it wasn’t impossible. Reiko revealed two Cub riders were successful and she’s determined to become the third. With only one week left of Summer vacation Reiko would spend most of it fixing her cub while Koguma would apply for a full cycling license. She had a Class 1 license before.
One last thing. Reiko debunked the myth of Koguma’s “Cursed Cub”.
Good episode as always. As expected it served to confirm Reiko being the cool and sexy member of the Cub Buddies. She even had badass background music. Hopefully sometime later we’ll find out what the third member’s role will be. Next time we’ll either take the driver’s exam together with Koguma or something else.