After I crashed on it a year ago, it took me a while to get back on NM 165, that insane rock path with a little dust on it that goes from Placitas, NM to about halfway up the Sandia Crest road (NM 536). Went up early on a Friday about 2 weeks ago. Road is in...well, I almost said great shape, but more accurate to say "great shape for NM 165." Bone-dry, no major mud holes or sandy bits, only a few moderate cuts from runoff. I went up and it was uneventful, if rough. Felt narrow toward the bottom, maybe due to a summer's worth of tree growth. As usual, I was questioning my sanity before the first half was over, then it wasn't so bad once I got to the switchbacks. You might want to give it a go before winter sets in, if you haven't been. I owe myself a downhill trip (crest to Placitas) on NM 165 soon, just to show it who's boss.