Incoming 41st Inter High Events
During the First-Year Welcome Race, he takes off too soon to launch himself ahead even though everyone is still riding in traffic, because he's fearful of the recovery van that picks up cyclists who retire. Later he was passed by all the cyclists and finished the race on 5th place, being only one place in front of the last one that had to retire from the race due to tiredness.
Resigning the Club
Kawada officially resigned from the bicycle club two days after the first-year race because of his poor results and joins the tennis club instead, which Imaizumi confirms with him. According to Miki, he was a top eight tennis player in his middle school.