Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo has had a steep learning curve this year. Right from the start, he was dealt a poor hand when he acquired a Salmonella infection that forced him to remain in bed and off the bike for weeks. The result was that he had to build back up to where he was before the infection in order to make his professional debut. Since his first race at Budds Creek, though, AC has been steadily improving his results. Before practice got underway at Unadilla this past weekend, we chatted with him about his rookie season and what he has learned so far.