Recreational testimonials of David Brinton, U.S. Olympian / USA Cycling Bicycle Coach. If you are preparing for the
MS Ride or
Century and live in the So California area, bicycle coach / Olympian, David Brinton can put you on an accelerated path toward accomplishing the goal of completing the
MS Ride or
Bicycle coaching veteran and former U.S. Olympian, David Brinton expresses great pride in helping novice and recreational riders prepare for the
MS Ride, Centuries and many other fulfilling goals. Coach Brinton's formulas for helping riders accomplish goals such as the
MS Ride, a
Century or other tours are getting.
Novice & Recreational Testimonials
RidingToWin / Novice & Recreational Testimonials
"When I told my wife I was thinking of hiring a bicycle coach, she looked at me like I was crazy and said next I would be hiring someone to help me drink water. The experiences I’ve gained and the things I’ve learned in the year and a half I’ve been working with David have dramatically changed my way of thinking. I am a middle-aged recreational roadie who, because of work and family, can only ride for an hour and a half three times a week. David has given me an instruction-set full of techniques, drills, and an understanding of physical performance that has turned me into a respectable and confident rider. Most importantly, I have a much more purposeful and effective use of time. Now, when the people in those good-looking uniforms pass me, there’s time to chat for minute before they move ahead. David has certainly helped me improve beyond my expectation."
— Bruce Kaufman (41), Recreational
"When I first looked into coaching, I had just done my first criterium and had my first big crash with broken bones, road rash, and all. I had lost all confidence on the bike and was extremely nervous about riding in a pack. Dave, you taught me so many bike handling skills that I had never before achieved and helped me become more confident than ever. I continue to work on one of the technical skills you taught me, and I hear your voice in my head as I'm doing it. Thanks for teaching me to be a more skilled rider."
— Sue Rinehart (37), Recreational / Cat 4
"I haven’t really thanked you for your work with me. I have learned a great deal. Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks! I have found your personal attention most valuable, and the goals have been my goals, with a program designed around me. As you know, before I met you I was terrified on the descents, and now I am faster, safer and I am really enjoying them. Thanks again for making me a better rider!"
— Chris Schnieter (51), Recreational
"With your help I’ve learned the importance of the little things and have now incorporated them into my riding, such as pedaling techniques, sprinting skills, and other assets that have made me a strong and efficient rider. I now have a greater awareness of my body’s response to workload, and just as importantly, the actions and reactions of other riders around me. Before, I was frustrated and struggled during fast-paced group rides. Now I have a greater understanding of how to work with, and not against, the flow of the group. Thank you so much!"
— Jeanie Conner (23), Recreational / Cat 4
"Before training with David, the climb up the hill to my house was written off as impossible. Now, with his coaching, I climb it three times in succession, without having to stop for a rest. He has helped me understand the importance of proper heart rate pacing, particularly with respect to LT. He has taught me better climbing techniques, pedaling techniques, and has improved my standing technique. I am very pleased with David’s coaching, and will continue using his talents to improve my own cycling."
— Manny Hernandez (47), Recreational
"In only 6 weeks Dave’s pedaling techniques, training regimen, and race strategies took me from a recreational cyclist to a top contender in my racing category. The results of your Base Mileage program have been amazing. I felt much more confidence on the climbs, and just stronger and able to respond more quickly and effectively to attacks. Thanks again, and if this is the first part of the process, I’m really excited."
— Haroldo Camacho (51), Recretional / Master’s 50+
"I signed-up with Dave on a private coaching basis and discussed my challenges and goals. He put together a weight training/nutrition/and on-the-bike program that fit perfectly within my hectic work and family life. He taught me various pedaling techniques, and the importance of listening to my heart rate. Mastering recovery, truly is an art form. I now have the tools and the motivation to go out and achieve my goals. On a ride with Dave, I successfully climbed all the way to a place called "Cloudburst" (climbing over 8,500ft)! My fitness had improved dramatically. More than anything, my confidence level soared."
— Jeff Kreger (39), Recreational Rider