Did you know it is possible to travel between these two? I didn't. Or rather, I knew it was possible in theory, but I assumed the minor roads between them were mostly unsealed, thus suitable mainly for adventure bikes. I think this must've been the case until fairly recently, but no longer! The road is now almost entirely sealed. In fact, a lot of it looks fairly new and is in decent shape. (Actually I only covered the part from Oberon through Taralga on to Goulburn, but I think the leg between Bathurst and Oberon can be taken for granted). There are only two stretches left of unsealed surface, one could be a kilometer or so, the other is five kms long. Neither was any more difficult to manage than some of the supposedly 'sealed' roads you can encounter out in the country. The road is varied. Apart from those two unsealed sections there are some relatively straight sections with good surface where you could open up without too much fear, some fairly usual mildly bendy stuff and one very steep and narrow section almost like a shorter (and narrower!) version of Macquarie Pass. On this lovely, sunny Saturday I had this road mostly to myself; only a few cars and not a single bike in sight through the entire 120kms or so. I'm pleased with this discovery; not only is it a fairly pleasant road in its own right, but it makes a nice day trip: a loop from Sydney to Blue Mountains, through Oberon to Goulburn and back to Sydney, possibly taking in Macquarie Pass as well - it works out to around 500-550 kms, depending on the exact route.