Spin Doctor Mechanic Profile – Richard Richter

Spin DoctorOur Peoria, AZ retail store’s Spin Doctor, Richard Richter, is originally from Montreal, Canada. He has been riding for almost 30 years, and wrenching on bikes for nearly the same amount of time! Richard is Spin Doctor certified and has also received training from vendors such as Rock Shox, SRAM, and Mavic.  Richard is ready for any project, large or small, and he’s happy to share his vast bike knowledge.

His first bike was a Schwinn Apple Crate 5 speed, a true classic. Nowadays Richard’s most used ride is his GT Zaskar Expert, which is ridden often at Spur Cross Conservation Area near Cave Creek, AZ. This Sonoran Desert Preserve is full of multi use trails or jaunts into the wilderness if solitude is on the day’s menu. You can always expect to see plenty of wildlife such as birds, Javelina, and even the occasional bobcat.

This is a Javelina

Richard pedals both road and mountain bikes – he rides his bikes to “stay alive”… to get outside and exercise.  But if he could have only one ride left, it would have to be the Dolomites in Italy or next to the Straight of Gibraltar…hopefully this dream will happen sooner rather than later.

Riding in the Dolomites

Stop by our Peoria, AZ store any time to have Richard’s expertise flow through your shifters… or just to say hello.

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