MTB Egypt rider of the month: September 2011

Samer N. Behnam
Where are you from?:
What do you do for a living?
I take care of other people’s shit. No I’m not an assassin – I make diapers for a living.
When and why did you start cycling?
My first bike was a “gift” from my younger sister on the day she was born. I was 3…been hooked since.
Road, off-road, or both?
Thought road was boring till I did a long ride once and realized you could also get a rush from the rhythm. Off-road is something else though.
Tell us about your bike(s)!:
My first one was blue, second was a 9 speed Murray road bike then I moved on to a Trek 4300 that I got from the states (still have it) and now I have Trek Fuel EX9 with a KS i-950R adjustable seat post and a ghetto tubeless arrangement that I love (best upgrade I ever made).
Favorite ride(s):
Pré-La-Joux, Chatel – France ( we weren’t exactly riding like that though :D), Ridge ride in Wadi Degla.
Do you practice other sports?:
Tried mountain climbing (top roping) and loved it, swimming, running…I just realized they’re all individual sports…does that make me an introvert??
Tell us about your cycling-related injuries/accidents:
I love puncturing the flesh on my shins with the metal pins on the pedals (meat grinders)…the blood runs on my shin and keeps my socks cool (until it dries and cakes up then it’s nice and crunchy).
Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?
I like Indian food.