Adam Myerson has become somewhat of a religious icon of ‘cross. With the Cycle-Smart International just finishing up and a good majority of ‘crossers asking themselves WWMD (What would Myerson do) all season, what better person to interview for this edition of 13 questions. Quick Question… Whats the only thing in cyclocross bigger than Adam Myersons head? His ear plugs! Now for 13 more questions that actually make a shred of sense:
1. What would the best Hand UP be in your opinion?
Maybe a nice Belgian strong ale in proper glassware? I’d slow down to enjoy it and try not to spill any.
2. Would you rather give up embrocation or chamois cream?
Embro, definitely. Embro is nice, chamois cream is necessary.
3. Your favorite CX race?
Well, I like my own race, the Cycle-Smart International, quite a lot. But I’m usually too stressed to enjoy it. After that, I think Beacon in NJ is probably my favorite. I love the mix of fast riding, technical turns, sand, and beach running. I always want to win there.
4. Best looking ‘crosser you know?
I will break so many hearts if I answer this question. But outside of the women I have crushes on who I see at the races every weekend, Pauline Ferrand Prevot and Sophie de Boer are both quite pleasing to look at.
5. Most embarrassing moment?
The entire Transition documentary is my most embarrassing moment.
6. What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
A Pliny the Elder, as well as a couple of Westvleteren 8 and 12, and a Rodenbach Gran Cru. Lots of soy yogurt and fake meat.
7. Best advice for racers?
Do what you can, when you can, and know that winning doesn’t feel any different than losing. Just get out there, ride hard, rip the turns, and enjoy the escape.
8. 2 truths and 1 lie about yourself (don’t tell which is which)?
I have “Wide Open” tattooed across my hands. Do I have to answer this question?
9. Competitor you like racing against the most?
Mark McCormack. Everything I know about how to game a bike race, I learned from him.
10. What would your closest friends tell me about you?
I care too much about too many things, I work too much, and I expect too much from people.
11. Favorite physical feature about yourself?
Ugh. I do not have one.
12. Which is more crucial to a PB&J, the PB or the J ?
Balance in all things. As long as there is enough of both. I don’t like bread, so I can’t stand a thin PB&J.
13. On a scale of 1 – 10, how fast are you?
I’m an 8. I’m sometimes the fastest person locally and people give that too much importance. I can compete nationally, but not internationally, really. I’m in the bell curve with the best in the world, but just barely. So, I give myself an 8.
So there it is, another edition of the 13, and if you’ve read this far you are probably one of the people who ask themselves WWMD. So let me answer that for you, Myerson would tell you to buy this T-Shirt