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Brian Lopes is pretty much faster than you at everything, so this Fast Five makes more sense than most.

Are you going to Tweet this interview with your shirt off?
No, it's too cold up here in Santa Cruz, sorry to disappoint you. It has to be at least 85 degrees outside for shirtless tweeting. I know all the fat, out-of-shape haters who sit behind a desk and are ashamed of their rolls probably wish I would so they could have something to talk about though.
(Editor's Note: HAHAHA, that was awesome!)

When was the last time you practiced gate starts?
Well I wouldn't say I was there to practice gate starts, but a few weeks ago I did go to the BMX track for the 1st time in over a year.  So did some gates then.

Was it tough to finally lose the Air DH at Crankworx?
Ha ha, no it wasn't tough at all. Of course I always like to win, but winning 5 years straight, coming in 2nd by .9 to Neethling, who has been on fire, and being 40years old are all reasons that I'm happy with it.  You can't win them all, and as long as you try your hardest, then you have to be happy with yourself and the results. I am.

If you had one do-over in life, what would it be?
One do-over would have been never getting in that f'ing Yamaha Rhino that flipped over on me and compound fractured my Tibula back in 2004. That was something I wish never happened.

If you could be transported to anywhere in the world to ride right now, where would you go and what bike would you bring?
Right this very second? Hmmm, I'd definitely bring my Ibis HD because it is the most versatile bike ever. I'd want to go somewhere I've never ridden before because I love experiencing new places. It would preferably be warm with great scenery, food, etc. Any suggestions?  Love to get some ideas.

Lopes keeping low and fast during Giant Slalom at Crankworx in Whistler.
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