TR exclusive: the Adam Hauck interview
Photo above shot by Nick Brandreth
Name: Adam Thomas Hauck
D.O.B: May 1st 1988
Hometown: Good Old Bloomfield NJ
Current location: On my couch
Years riding: well I started out riding bmx. I road that for 4 years and mountain bikes for about 5 years now
Sponsors: Black Market Bikes, Diety components, Giro, Native eye wear, Index Ink.
Q: That might be a wierd question, but in a few words, who is Adam Hauck?
A: Just another weirdo like the rest of us who likes to ride bikes
Q:What got you into riding bikes at first?
A:I was just a kid who messed around on bike and there was a big BMX scene happenig around where I grew up. So there were a lot of influences Joe Tiseo , George dosantos, Ralph sinisi and on.
Q: For how long have you been riding bikes now?
A: It seems nuts but for 9 -10 years
Q:How would you describe your local riding scene?
A: Its sweet, I have ramps in my yard so people are always down to come by and ride, I drive 45 min to ride dirt and and down hill, and I can take the train into the city from a couple blocks from my town. so I have the woods and the city.
Q: Are you into any other sports aside from biking?
Q: I know you are into VWs a lot, how would you explain your passion for these german cars?
A: With Bmx and Vw in my area were hand in hand. I always loves the was Vw looked. My Dad owns an auto repair buisness. so I was raised in the garage. My dad wasnt excited on the Vw at first. But he got used to it. For my first car I found a mk3 Vr6 that the guy said it didnt run. I went over bought it got it runing in the guys drive way and drove it home. Ive had that motor in all my monsters
Q: As a native American as you are, what is your favorite food and beer?
A: I eat so much pizza its insane at time. They opened a pizza place by my house that sells entire pizza for 5 dollars. For beer Id gave to say PBR
Q: I remember a few years back when I first heard about you, you were doing tailwhip and lots of stuff that no one did back then on big wheels. How did it feel to influence the sport the way you did?
A: I didnt even know I was influenceing any one. Im pumped to hear I made an impression. But I just ride for fun everything else is a bonus
Q:What would be a perfect day for you?
A: Wake up it cold enough where you just wear a hoodie, call up the bros and ride all day. come back home hang out in the yard and ride while every one gets loose.
Q: How was the 2010 year for you so far? Travelling a lot?
A: This year has been interesting I was riding pretty well for the most part until the middle of the contest seasion I found out my hand was broken. so think have been slow since.
Q: Where would you like to travel and why?
A: Im interested in going to spain with The Rise crew , Its sounds like its going to be an awesome time
Q: What is your bike setup like at the moment?
A: I run it simple mob 22 inch tt 29 inch bars, 28-13 gear 51/2 rotor
Q: Where do you ride the most, and where is your favorite place to ride?
A: I enjoy riding all types of riding. I like the option of riding all different types of things
Q: Your recent web video was really good, and I saw somewhere that those clips were supposed to be for an eventual video part. Is there any video in the works with Black Market or Atomlab?
A: Not a Dvd but Nick and I with THRASHBIKE are always trying to film and put out web edits, its a cheap and easy was for people to see your stuff
Q: What are your plans for the next couple years?
A: To ride, Build my truck, live, be happy, see the world
Q: Do you have a job at all?
A: At the moment I work for bmw Driving cars, since my wrist is broken so I was just sitting at home. so I might as well make some extra cash
Q: Tell us something about you that would be surprising.
A: I didnt know my hand was broken for a mounth and a half and i broke it two times in that period
Q: How do you like the way internet influences the biking scene? Would you change something about it?
A: The internet is Awesome its pumping up the sport so hard. But the internet just lets every one do what they do best..... HATE.
Q: Any advice you would give to kids starting bike riding?
A: Have fun
Q: Anything you would like to add?
A: Push it to the limit
Heres Adam's latest webedit in case you didnt see it yet: