A few weeks before the start of the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, 11-time X Games medalist Nate Adams informed ESPN FMX that he'd be racing select West Coast rounds in the Lites class. With a new Supercross-ready Honda CRF250 as his weapon of choice, Adams was determined to get his conditioning and speed to where it needed to be for what would've been his third year of attempting to qualify for a Lites Main Event.
With heavy rains hampering SoCal weeks prior to the first round in Anaheim, Calif., Adams was unfortunately unable to get the track time he would've liked due to the tracks being unrideable. With Anaheim 1 quickly approaching, Adams made the decision to pull out of Supercross all together since he didn't feel 100% ready -- a smart decision that makes complete sense considering he earns his living by hitting ramps, not hitting triples and whoop sections.
We caught up with Adams at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles where he was riding a demo with Travis Pastrana. He gave us the scoop as to why he decided 2011 wasn't his year for Supercross, what he did with his race-ready bike, and he even threw down a sick little freestyle rhyme for the fans. Check it out.