Rhode Island Loop!

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by LIVSTROM, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    Taking a day trip to Twisted Throttle from Long Island. Ferry from Orient to New London then taking 1 and 1a into Exeter then into Newport, any suggestions would be great and what to avoid! day trip back to ferry by 5pm. March 30.
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  2. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    becky's bbq - middleton, ri about 10min north of newport.

    http://beckysbbq.com/

    man. i have never taken that type of one-day road trip on a motorcycle.

    sounds like way too much fun.

    i'm rooting you good weather.

    be well.

    rob

    directions:

    Becky's BBQ via CT / Points West

    Take route 165 entering Rhode Island
    Follow signs for RI-3 N / Nooseneck Hills rd
    Slight right onto RI-102 S / Victory Highway
    Take ramp to Narragansett
    Merge to RI-4 Soutn turning into US-1 S / Tower Hills rd
    Take the bridges to Newport
    Exit toward Admiral Kalbfus road, taking a left onto AK road
    Turn left onto West Main Road for just ove a half mile
    Turn right onto East Main road, Becky's BBQ is just on the left.
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  3. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    The April issue of RoadRunner Mag has a great article on touring in RI and surrounding states. They actually use TT as their headquarters for this months Shamrock tour.
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  4. Gundy

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    If time allows, ride along Ocean Drive (technically Ocean Ave on a map I just looked at)....it a nice scenic area along the shore just past downtown Newport.
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  5. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    Thanks the roadrunner tour was what started this trip, pretty much following that route just wanted to see what the local adv crowd had to offer!
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    I would stop in historic Jamestown on your way to Newport and take a ride through Beavertail Point. Only a few miles out your way, well worth it.
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  7. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    If you like clam chowder, stop in the Black Pearl in Newport. Know that "Rhode Island chowder" is clear; I prefer the traditional "New England" style.

    I second Ocean Drive. Watch for sand on the roadway!

    If you like lighthouses, I recommend going down to Beavertail on Jamestown (you'll pass over it on your way to/from Newport).

    If you're looking for groomed, fire service type dirt roads, let me know and I'll send my easy loop that's nearby to Twisted.

    Stop at Lenz on the North Fork and pick me up a bottle of the cuvée. You can leave it at TT for me :evil

    Have fun! It's so nice to have folks visit the littlest state.
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  8. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    2nd the chowder recommendation. Just a warning: if you order it "Manhattan style", you *might* get out of there alive.

    Tiverton has some amazing roads, that area is well worth the time to noodle around up there.
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  9. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    thanks for the tips looks like i wont go hungry.
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  10. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    Somebody suggested Ministerial rd!
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    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Also, incorporate bits of the Washington Rochambeau Route if you can. The W3R follows a lot of very nice, curvy roads in the Northwest corner of the state. It'll eventually drop you in Ct, so have your passport on hand to cross the border.
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  12. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    Thanks but I'll be sticking to the coast.
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    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I live in Newport, and love Becky's BBQ,, but coming to Newport to get BBQ is a bit like going to Maine for Mexican Food :D The Black Pearl does have the best chowder, just get the New England style. Ocean Blvd was blocked off for about 200 yds as of a couple of weeks ago, still fixing some Sandy erosion.. might be open by now though.. either way the detour is a good ride as well. edit..just read the OP.. 30 March.. Ocean Drive will be open by then I would assume... might get a few tag alongs if you want.
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  14. Twilight Error

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    I live across the river from the Ferry, there are FAR better roads to get to Exeter than 1 and 1a.
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    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    I second this:deal
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  16. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    I am open for any advice still putting this together just trying o do what I can in one day!
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  17. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    Thinking of heading back on 165 to 12 then onto the ferry!
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  18. Hurricane Bob

    Hurricane Bob Long timer

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    State law requires a mandatory loop around the Pachaug Enduro trail if you travel on Rte 165 ........:freaky
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  19. akarob

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    If you aren't in a hurry, instead of 165 to 12, take 165 to 201. Follow that to 184 and that brings you right to the bridge and the ferry. 165 is ok, but very boring. Rt 12 gets downright offensive on a bike when you get to the 2 lane section in Groton.

    Or even better, 165 to 164 to Shewville Road. That also puts you on Rt 184 in about the same spot, but it's one of my favorite back roads on a bike. You'll pass a lot of farms and go through a lot of curves.

    I'd be glad to escort you but I can't because I'm recovering from an injury. I live very close to the ferry on this side. The back roads of Ledyard and Stonington are second to none.
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  20. LIVSTROM

    LIVSTROM Been here awhile

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    Great info that sounds like a winner for ride back!
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