Article by Travis Dixon (High Desert Masters Cycling), Photography by Angelica Dixon
On June 22, 6 laps and 68 miles of the Sedillo Hill Circuit would decide the 2013 New Mexico State Road Race Champion. This course has been used as the site for the New Mexico State Road Race, for many years now. It’s a challenging course but unlike most NM courses, there’s not a lot of climbing. It’s primarily rolling terrain with one short punchy climb, a main road climb and, oh yeah, wind. It’s the wind that can really take its toll and makes this more sedate appearing circuit, very tough. Field sizes slimmed down slightly this year but the quality of riders was there. The common theme across the categories was that there’s no place to hide. The wind and terrain would make each race a painful day for the riders.