Alright, sorry, but I gotta post another call for help here. Here's the deal. I'm determined to collect all the Stray Beads before moving on to the Ark of Yamato (AKA the Point of No Return). I've collected 99 of them and the last one eludes me, meaning the one I gotta race Kai to get. And yet there's so many obstacles in Yoshpet that I can't beat her even when I take the lead! Even though I went through all the trouble of going through the damn forest and Blooming every cursed tree I came across. The main issue is the obstacles that turn you into ice, especially the snow boulders and icicles that are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to avoid. And the timer's still running too, even in Draw Mode, which almost entirely rules out the possibility of using my Brush Techniques, and at the same time, I can't exactly gather the stopwatches because that tends to help her gain the lead too. Please, can someone, ANYONE, give me pointers on how to beat her, or at least improve my chances of winning without running smack dab into an obstacle?
PS: Has anyone notices that almost all the races you even participate in are HIGHLY rigged to make winning extremely hard?