Beating the forest closures here in New Mexico has become a good reason for some great rides. This ride would cross Hunters camp (scheduled closure June, 30) and Mt. Taylor to be closed July, 1st. We decided to meet at the gas station in San Ysidro to fill the bikes. My riding partners for the day were L to R Retroone, LunchKit and AKASY. Retroone proudly showed off the new cylinder head on his Ural. We rode as far as possible on the pavement to prevent fouling the air filter on the Ural. Cabezon Peak is in the distance. This was our first stop at the bridge over the Rio Puerco. There had been a recent rain so the dust was not bad in this area. Someone must have been going too fast and hit this cow near the bridge. AKASYs new DR650 was getting checked out. LunchKits KLX250S My favorite bike is still my very much used XT225. This ride would be a test to see if the timing chain repair job I did was any good. Retroones Ural This mud is slick and sticks to bikes and riders. The Ural has the advantage of not falling over in slick places. We were able to go around some of the mud holes. Retroone demonstrating how to fix a flat without pulling the wheel.