I try to avoid traffic so headed from sydney out through Hornsby and Galston gorge it is a really beautiful road complete with 3 or 4 full hairpin turns and a big drop down to some old style bridges. Hard to believe you are only a 30 or so minutes from home.
Galston gorge parking and the road.
View of the St albans ferry looks good whynot cross it
Signs the road is pretty good from here but goes to gravel after St Albans with some heavily corrugated corners, the ktm ate it all up no worries could have gone flat out but a lot of cattle on the road.