Nice report and pics mate.
"Instead of starting at the beginning I would like to paint a picture of an experience I had on the Putty Road when returning from a recent Interstate visit. ( For those unfamilar with the Putty Rd. it is about 160km of motorcycle friendly ! ! bitumen between Windsor and Singleton. NSW.) It will be etched on my memory for life."
It is also 160km of not so friendly policemen.
Unfortunately they have good reason to be not so friendly, on weekends the Putty can resemble laps one and two at the Phillip Island GP- or in some cases the Isle of Mann TT [where riders throw themselves off the road in spectacular and sometimes lethal fashion].
I tend to avoid the Putty on weekends when the sport bike set play hero at barely subsonic speeds and have spoken to several cops who are tired of having to attend to the battered, bleeding survivors and sometimes non survivors as well.
During the week the Putty is a fantastic ride and Grey Gums Cafe is a very bike friendly place to stop for a break.