MTB Egypt rider profile: November 2009

hany_nagaty

Name: Hany Nagaty

Age: 34

Where are you from?: Cairo, Egypt

What do you do for a living? Telecom Engineer

When and why did you start cycling?
I started serious cycling one year ago. It was when I knew about some cycling event in Europe where we should cycle 800Km in 7 days. So I started serious bike training for the event, and after coming back I’m still into cycling.

Road, off-road, or both? Both

Tell us about your bike(s)!: Specialized Hardrock MTB, And  I love it

Favorite ride(s) (road or off-road):Both
I love the off-road for the adventure and fun.
And I love going long distance on road to increase the fitness and endurance.

Do you practice other sports?:
Sometimes swimming and a little gym.

Tell us about your cycling-related injuries/accidents:
It was a silly accident; locking the front brakes and then going over the handlebars. I broke a finger. I had an important cycling event two weeks later and I couldn’t miss it, so I went cycling with my hand still in the cast. Thank God I didn’t fall during the event. My finger is now fine.

Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
I hope biking becomes more popular in Egypt. I wish there are bike shops that sell descent bikes and accessories. And I wish (for sure this is day dreaming) Egyptian streets get bike lanes just like they have in Europe.

MTB Egypt rider profile: November 2008

Name: Hany Nagaty

Age: 34

Where are you from?: Cairo, Egypt

What do you do for a living? Telecom Engineer

When and why did you start cycling?

I started serious cycling one year ago. It was when I knew about some cycling event in Europe where we should cycle 800Km in 7 days. So I started serious bike training for the event, and after coming back I’m still into cycling.

Road, off-road, or both? Both

Tell us about your bike(s)!: Specialized Hardrock MTB, And I love it

Favorite ride(s) (road or off-road):Both

I love the off-road for the adventure and fun.

And I love going long distance on road to increase the fitness and endurance

Do you practice other sports?:

Sometimes swimming and a little of Gym

Tell us about your cycling-related injuries/accidents:

Ops. It was a silly accident; pressing the front brakes and then rolling over. I broke my little finger. I had an important cycling event two weeks later and I couldn’t miss it, so I went cycling with my hand still in the cast. Alhamd Allah I didn’t fall during the event and my finger is now normal.

Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?

I hope biking becomes more popular in Egypt. I wish there are bike shops that sell descent bikes and accessories. And I wish (for sure this is day dreaming) Egypt streets has bike lanes just as Europe.