Monday, May 24, 2010

The Last Ride

Brandon my riding partner will be moving to Austin within the next few days.  Today we drove to Little Compton, RI to do our last ride together.  Over the past couple of years we have lots of miles, locally and touring.  It was a bittersweet day where the riding was excellent, but knowing this would be the last one, it was also kind of sad.  On the bright side it adds another vacation spot with one son in Boulder, one in Atlanta and soon one in Austin.  Free food, shelter and drink,  sort of.

West Main Rd. is a pretty much straight shot to Sakonett Point but it was also twenty miles of rolling hills. We worked this ride but it was also a really nice bike friendly and low traffic route.

At Sakonett Point, where this part of the continental US ends, we got off the bikes and checked the place out.  The ocean was acting up this day with some pretty good waves.  This place seems very upscale even though it's way out on the edge, so to speak.   It's a good spot for celebrity types of any genre can hide from the public.  A very exclusive inn Stonehouse 1854 also has a really ecletic reataurant that is one of our favorites.  We only stayed a few short minutes because there was a lot of activity preparing for some sort of function.

A few miles further brought us the turn for the Commons which is kind of like downtown Little Compton.

Rhode Island's only town common is located in Little Compton. This is most likely a result of the town having been originally laid out by settlers from the Plymouth and Massachusetts Colonies. Land for the common was designated in August of 1677 and has been used ever since as both a religious and civic center for social activities in the town.
 We lunched at the Commons Restaurant which also boasts a couple of really good looking waitresses.

Surf's up

Stone House

Turn Right for Lunch

Little Compton Commons

Wilbor House

The last mile of the last ride.


  1. Bittersweet is an understatement. I think you guys will ride again. Sounds like some strange line from a spagetti western, doesn't it?

  2. Margie's comment is pretty funny ;)

    I can imagine ... you'll definitely ride again. You should bring your bike to Austin when you to visit him.