Temperature wise I think this is Perfect! It was miserably hot leaving Carlsbad a few days ago but dropped to about 90 on the Guadalupe Rim. Then, near Weed camping it was down to about 60. Yesterday I got stopped by mud near Cloudcroft but that's life! From Alamogordot day before, I watched a heavy lightening/rain storm dump on the area I was heading so it convinced me to spend another night in Alamogordo (bike repairs) and I choose whenever possible NOT to ride in lightening. I also avoided the sections labeled "Impassable when wet" and "Deep Sand". I'm solo on my loaded 990 and want to enjoy the country--not wear myself out digging/picking by bike up.