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Route advice: Sydney Rylstone return

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' at netrider.net.au started by Mariner, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. I am planning a one day Syd-Rylstone trip to have a ride on the Bylong Way which many people have said is a great ride. Interested in hearing from anyone who has done this trip.

    Two questions in particular?

    Can return same way or Glen Alice/Glen Davis Rd or Cudgegong Road around the top of Lake Windamere? Which is better?

    Second, has anyone been on these roads recently and can comment on conditions?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. did this run some time back, had a similar query to yours here

    came back down the golden highway and putty road so no info on those other roads you mention sorry
  3. A little late but for other riders ...

    Glen Alice / Glen Davis Road has loose dirt sections - about 20km or so - both between Ryslton and Glen Alice and again on the Glen Davis - Capetee run. If you're comfy on dirt then Rylstone / Glen Davis / Capertee is a great run. Vistas in the Capertee Valley are amazing. Some nice winding seal as you come in towards Capertee, too.

    Bylong Valley Way surface from Kerrabee through Bylong and up past Growee Gulf is very patchy. It looks smooth and new, but (according to the locals in the Rylsone pub) the sealing contractor insisted on spraying the seal before the subsurface was completed, so it's breaking up - and you can come on bad sections unexpectedly while blasting through an otherwise smooth corner.

    One (long) option is out via Putty Rd (or Wollombi), Godlen Highway, Bylong Valley Way, then over to Ilford and through Sofala to Bathurst, then Oconnell / Oberon / Hampton and back via Mt Victoria and Bells Line. Long day but perfect for daylight saving, and you won't have the sun in your eyes riding in the late afternoon.