Brett Tippie is one of the founding “Froriders,” and, as of this year, a member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. But more importantly, the dude is funny as all hell, which is why we chose him to kick off this Q&A.

1 — Describe the perfect hamburger.
A Zen burger — 1 with everything

2 — Who are your heroes or role models?
Craig Kelly. Steve Peat. My Dad

3 — What would you be doing if you never discovered bikes?
Snowboarding year-round

4 — Where is the most interesting place on earth?
The next road trip or un-ridden trail

5 — Who is your favorite musician or band (right now)?
Led Zepplin

6 — What was your first bike?
My cousin was the Canadian saddle bronc rodeo champion, and I got his bicycle because he was riding rodeo. It was blue and too big.

7 — If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
Drums, so I could be like Animal from the Muppets

8 — Who do you think is the best bike rider of all time?
Shaun Palmer

9 — What is on the perfect pizza?
Playboy Playmates. I mean, uhh, my girlfriend.

10 — If you could have coffee and conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Gary Larson, the artist who created The Far Side

11 —Describe yourself in three words.

Fun. Loyal. Zany.