December 21, 2010 - 5.0
Sandia Crest road to the Crest is my preference, rather than the dirt route 165 to Placitas, which doesn suit my Ducatis. 8)
An excellent road with a passable surface, although expect some bumps. There are a few decreasing radius turns and several turounts for tourists, along with lots of deer and the occasional squirrel or elk, so always be on guard.
Also, the Bernalillo County Sheriffs Department occasionally sets up traffic stings just for bikes near the summit, so be careful and ask around at Coffee at Dawn in Cedar Crest (just south on 14, a local biker hangout, especially on the weekends) about road conditions and LEO disposition.....oh....and they have good coffee, too.