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post #11 of 17 Old 01-24-2019, 07:46 PM
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Excellent info! Thanks guys.

Now, I just have to wait for the weather to calm down a bit, so I can go have a look.

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post #12 of 17 Old 01-24-2019, 09:06 PM
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Hmm, looks interesting... Might have to cruise through there, link it up to Nundle, then back to Newcastle via Barry Station, Timor Caves, Glenbawn, Albano Road... 2 day ride...
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...Glenbawn, Albano Road...
Nice !
Rouchel Gap Rd. is another pearler in that area...then Sandy CreekRd.-> dogleg the Hwy to Kayuga and around the back of Castle Rock for a quick neat hookup with the Bylong Vly , bypassing Muswellbrook, Aberdeen, Denman etc. Fuel in Sandy Hollow. About half dirt, half sealed. Very scenic.
Ever tried Sunnyside Lane around Bridgman?
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Was through there last year Glitch. They were working on the dirt section. Should be near sealed by now. Think we are talking the same road. Comes out a bit to the left of Sandy Hollow.

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Nice !
Rouchel Gap Rd. is another pearler in that area...then Sandy CreekRd.-> dogleg the Hwy to Kayuga and around the back of Castle Rock for a quick neat hookup with the Bylong Vly , bypassing Muswellbrook, Aberdeen, Denman etc. Fuel in Sandy Hollow. About half dirt, half sealed. Very scenic.
Ever tried Sunnyside Lane around Bridgman?
No haven't been thru that area, not on the dirt anyway. If it wasn't so hot I'd be out there now...
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Was through there last year Glitch. They were working on the dirt section. Should be near sealed by now. Think we are talking the same road. Comes out a bit to the left of Sandy Hollow.

Cheers Tom R
You mean Castle Rock?...yeah, that hits the Wybong Rd. which taps into Sandy Hollow.
Sealed? YUUUCK!! That was just right the way it was a few years back!

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No haven't been thru that area, not on the dirt anyway. If it wasn't so hot I'd be out there now...
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Bombed twice on Sunnyside and renamed it Muddyside Lane!
It's a laughable 2.5k's or so (western half sealed)....but a good part is 4WD white/yellow clay with lots of dropped foliage/ branches and embedded roots and rocks.
Had a group of 6 dropping like flies, swearing their heads off and fighting the bathtubs of mud and slimy shyte until we gave up ....2. time was just after a few hours of drizzle, no deep mud but too slippery to even walk it!!

It's a cut-across to get you near Singleton and either the coast or Putty/Wollombi/ Howes Trail for a dash south while staying off the main roads.
(or east towards Dungog).
Let's hope they'll never seal that one, too!

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Heavy bike plus hard wet clay? No thanks...
Too old for that kind of fun now...

Been through Howes trail a few times in the rain without too much drama...https://youtu.be/1Mu0g2xVfgM
Cross over to the other side of the Putty Road to Commission Road, same day, red clay, no way...
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