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Old 03-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Rhode Island Loop!

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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Old 03-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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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.

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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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Old 03-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-07-2013, 03:14 AM   #4
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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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Old 03-07-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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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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Old 03-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #6
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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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Old 03-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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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

Have fun! It's so nice to have folks visit the littlest state.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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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

Have fun! It's so nice to have folks visit the littlest state.
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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Old 03-07-2013, 12:20 PM   #9
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thanks for the tips looks like i wont go hungry.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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Somebody suggested Ministerial rd!
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:20 AM   #11
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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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Old 03-08-2013, 07:56 AM   #12
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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.
Thanks but I'll be sticking to the coast.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:57 AM   #13
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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 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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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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Old 03-09-2013, 03:29 AM   #15
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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.
I second this
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