|Greg Kauper after rolling his self-glued tyre|
Turns out Greg isn't quite the self-styled mechanic he thinks he is, like for example a Martin Criminale or others who have carefully honed their craft after years of devotion at bike shops or at home, following detailed YouTube videos or reading the multi-lingual directions that come packed with any Shimano parts. No, our Greg figured he could do this tubular thing with a couple of half used cans of mixed cement and a phone call with Saul at Speedy.
A group of unsuspecting U8 girls were practicing soccer last night when Kauper rolled the thing and were then exposed to an expletive laden rant rivaling the best saucy sailor coming into port to realize he's a day late and a dollar short. One traumatized youth snapped this photo of him leaving the scene, tyre-less (and helmet-less).
Brooke Sillers at Speedy had to call for SWAT team backup when he "got into it" with store employees over "contact patch" and "Dugast this" and "cyclocross tyres for less.com" that.
Reached in Perwez, Belgium while training, Sven Nys had this to say "...of course this is why I have the mechanic glue the tyres for me, I have to spend my time on training and winning, he has to keep my bike in good repair".
Reached a few hours after the incident at the park and at Speedy, we found a more introspective Kauper who suggested that it's "the pressure on my shoulders to hold the series lead to the end, the whole team is counting on me to get this done. If I fail it could spell disaster..."