With Winter fast approaching our favorite Cub Buddies had to get ready to ride in the cold fast. Still, there was time for to make a one stop.
As I said the girls discussed preparing their cubs and themselves for the Winter cold. Out of curiosity they exchanged hot drinks, Koguma’s barley tea for Reiko’s coffee. “Insert indirect kiss reference” here. Despite neither drink tasting all that hot they wanted to go without vending machine coffee for a while. Suddenly Koguma spotted Shii in the distance. She wanted to invite them to her family cafe, “Beurre”.
We got a better look at Shii’s bike, a “Castlebuilt” UK Alex Moulton. Papa insisted she bought that brand of bike and she became accustomed to it.
Koguma warning Shii not to accept Reiko’s offer to pull her to the cafe. Translation: Koguma be jelly.
Welcome to “Beurre” (French for butter): A British Sandwich stand (whose specialty appears to be German bread) with an American diner inside a Tyrolean building.
Shii is into Italian stuff. Still fascinates me how short she is considering her parents as we’ll soon see.
At first Koguma thought the cafe was unorganized as she and Reiko couldn’t decide whether the setup was transnational or scattershot but they freely admitted the coffee was excellent. So much so Koguma had another “colorful” moment. Reiko said cafes were an essential part of some bikers’ lives. So much so they’re called “cafe racers”. Shii’s parents moved from the big city to the calmer town because dad got tired of the hectic life. However, even here there were times they got a lot of business but they got used to it.
Afterward the Cub couple continued on their quest to prepare for Winter. Yet again Reiko got distracted and Koguma had to make her focus. That was until Koguma saw a Trangia bento box, a pricey trangia.
Koguma refused to let Reiko have the last laugh.
Koguma had another “colorful” moment. As she stood her ground on the bento box she noticed a cub driver with handle covers. They were the right purchase. Even Reiko who thought handle covers cramped her Hunter Cub’s style later admitted they were rad.
The last surprise of the episode came one day as our heroines again dropped by Cafe Beurre. The clock struck 3:10 PM. For some reason this caused Shii to panic. She claimed the cafe got hectic around that time and asked the Cub Couple to leave. However, she was too late.
Meet Shii’s mom. Muricana ran through her veins.
Our heroines agreed the cafe and its owners were definitely transnational, Koguma again seeing Shii in a new light. She also found a great pit stop should she have an urge for a good meal on the road.
Great stuff as always. Next time Winter comes.