Brian Sacawa

Residence: Baltimore, MD

Category 1

Racing Age: 35

Years Racing: 6

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 154lbs

Strengths: All-around, time trials, stage racing

Likes: Naps

Dislikes: Bad intonation

Occupation: Musician – Saxophonist with The US Army Field Band
Race Bike: Raleigh Militis 3, SRAM Red, Quarq Power Meter
Favorite Pro: Jens Voigt
Favorite Food: Kitchen burger from Woodberry Kitchen
Favorite Sports: Cycling
Favorite Quote: Poor planning by you does not constitute an emergency for me.
Personal Notes: I began racing when I moved to Tucson in the fall of 2005. Like most of my “hobbies” cycling quickly grew into an obsession. What I find most rewarding about the sport is exactly what I find most rewarding about my profession—that is, there is never a point where you can say you’ve accomplished all there is to accomplish. It is a never-ending quest that allows you to continue to improve and develop over a lifetime. I enjoy the process and cycling, like music, is all about the journey. Sorry, that was kind of deep.

Do you train solo or with friend or teammates?
Solo, mostly.

If you designed a bike, what would the headbadge design be?
The Selmer ‘S’, which could be confused for Sacawa.

Do you use a razor, electric, or wax?
Mach 3 on the legs, Dovo Silver Steel straight razor or Merkur safety razor on the face.

What race are you most proud of?
2009 Tour of the Valley TT and Road Race

If you could go on a ride with anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?
Marcel Mule

What musical artist do you currently listen to the most?
Anonymous 4

Do you prefer an energy drink or coffee?
Espresso from my Rancilio Silvia!

What is your favorite non-cycling magazine?
The New Yorker, but I never have time to read it.

Where is your favorite place to ride?
Tucson, except on those days when you get three flats on one ride.

What is your favorite race?
To watch: La Flèche Wallonne. To race: Any epic parcours.

What is one piece of advice for an aspiring racer?
You’ll never feel like you’ve “trained enough” so stop making excuses and sign up for a race.

2012 Race Highlights

1st, Ernie Simpson Memorial Time Trial, Cat 1/2
1st, Highway To Heaven, MABRA Hill Climb Championship, Masters 35+
1st, Deep Blue Time Trial #2, Masters 35+
2nd, Greenbelt Park Training Series, Cat 1/2/3
3rd, Ride Sally Ride, Masters 35+
4th, Stage 1 – Tour of the Valley (TT), Pro/1/2
4th, Stage 2 – Killington Stage Race (TT), Cat 2
6th, GC – Tour of the Valley, Pro/1/2
6th, GC – Tour of Washington County, Pro/1/2/3
7th, Stage 2 – Tour of Washington County (TT), Pro/1/2/3
8th, Snowcone Criterium, Pro/1/2/3