I’ve always had a sort of healthy love/hate relationship with Adam. By that I mean that Adam and I agree on many aspects of the sport, but seem to rub elbows more often than seems normal. We often seem to end up at the same place at the same time during a race.
I don’t really know his background in the sport. I can’t remember the first time I met Adam. It seems like it must of been sometime after I “finished” racing MTB bikes on a full time scale. He was already a pretty okay rider by the time he showed up on my radar screen.
Adam rode a year or two with a bunch of my buddies from Oklahoma on the Mathis Brothers Pro Team. I ran into much more often back then. Plus, when I sort of got back into cross, we’d compete at most of the same UCI events.
Adam is one of only a handful of guys that have ever accused me of doping. And maybe the only one to do it in person. It was a rash statement, on his part, in the heat of the moment. And he was gracious enough to apologize for it later.
Adam might be the only guy I know that is publicly more vocal and opposed to doping in cycling than me. That is something. He obviously wears his heart on his sleeve. I have to applaud him for that. It isn’t an easy thing.
Anyway, I saw this video last night and thought it deserves some more views. If you happen to know Adam, it gives a glimpse into some of the things that make him tick and successful in the sport. If don’t know him, it’s a small view into a very complicated guy.