Thanks for the intel. If you made it through the northern NM section in the rain you certainly have my respect - those roads turn into greasy snot. We hit the section of trail just south of 64 a few years ago after it had rained for days and it brought us to a halt.
Planning do the whole ride starting from the south in a few weeks, so by all means please keep the updates coming. Crossing fingers for no fire and no rain.