adventure

  1. Beyond Gravel in Santa Barbara

    Beyond Gravel in Santa Barbara

    Tom just completed a ride that he’s wanted to do for years. Starting in Santa Barbara, the ride goes from Romero Trail to Camino Cielo to Gibralter. Being a typical “Tom Ritchey Route”, the terrain was rough and tough. Check out the photos of Tom and his trusty Ritchey Carbon Break-Away Bike (complete with WCS Zeta wheels and our new VectorEvo Saddle System)!

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  2. Tom Ritchey's 2013 Cape Epic Report

    Tom Ritchey's 2013 Cape Epic Report

    Tom is back from Cape Epic and shares his thoughts and experiences. In modern cycling, term “epic” gets thrown around a lot. Not every long, hard race is worthy of the term, but the Cape Epic is truly epic. Eight days. 698 kilometers (434 miles). Over 15,650 meters of climbing (51,345 vertical feet). It starts in Durbanville and finishes in Lourensford, South Africa, covering some of the roughest country in the world, and the competition is world class. Tom Ritchey has raced the Cape Epic four times, finishing as high as top 50 among the pro’s. “It’s become a meeting round. The Cape Epic has become a highly sought-after win for pro riders. Nino Schurter and Florian Vogel of the Scott-SwissPower team came here to win, and they got humbled. It’s not a normal stage race or mountain bike event…it’s the cycling equivalent of the Baja 500 or Paris Dakar, it’s challenging on a completely different level and things can go very wrong,” Ritchey said.

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  3. Cape Epic 2013 - Stage 1-5 Update from Tom

    Cape Epic 2013 - Stage 1-5 Update from Tom

    Tom Ritchey sent us a very detailed recap from the first few stages of the 2013 Cape Epic. As you may know from previous updates, Tom is partnered up with Alex Stieda. Alex was the first American to wear the Yellow Jersey during his Pro Tour days. He's finished well in many of the hardest road races around the globe, yet has little experience with Mountain Biking. Having this in mind, Tom knows Alex can endure some of the hardest suffering and chose him to partner with in confidence.

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  4. Cape Epic 2013

    Cape Epic 2013

    Tom’s teammate in the Cape epic is Tour de France legend Alex Stieda. In 1986 Stieda wore the Yellow Jersey, the climbers polka dot jersey, the multi-colored jersey, the red and white jerseys of the Tour de France. He was the first North American to lead the Tour de France. So he should be able to hang with Tom!

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  5. Ritchey SwissCross at the 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race

    A Ritchey SwissCross was recently spotted at the 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race in Yorkshire.  Who was riding it? None other than the great Thomas Frischknecht!!

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  6. Interbike, Outdoor Demo and a couple Break-Away bicycles

    The guys from Cosmic Sports, a long time Ritchey Distributor partner in Germany, headed to Vegas prepared...with their own transportation.

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  7. Tom Ritchey Break-Away Adventure July 2008

    In July 2008, Tom hit the road to visit some retailers and explore some incredible places to ride. These Break-Away Adventures as Tom likes to call them are where he finds fertile ground for new product ideas. First stop: Ketchum, Idaho for a visit with Scott Bike USA and the Rosso’s of Elephant’s Perch – both, big supporters of Ritchey products.
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  8. Rough Riding in the LA Times

    I am deeply honored to have been featured in a special Health section of the LA Times right after the New Year. I made a point of riding my road bike on one of my favorite fire roads above Brentwood for the photo shoot, which was on December 13, 2007.

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  9. I love my Break-Away bike!

    Dear Ritchey,

    I just wanted to tell you guys at Ritchey how much I love my Break-Away bike! With a travel schedule of about 40% of the time, I find myself looking forward to business trips more then ever. I've owned a Break-Away for several years and I could not have won numerous Masters Nationals titles without this bike.

    I even leave early so I can ride with friends around the country or when I travel to Spain for my wine importing business. The benefits go beyond not being required to pay airline fees, maintaining fitness, & scenic riding. I can put my bike together in about 10 minutes and be out the door in less time then it would take to find a gym and ride some out of date exercise bicycle. I've even done some training races on it.

    Thanks,

    Michael Hutchinson

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