Sin and Flesh Bike Ride - August 6, 2011
Activity by Michael S.
Photos and report by Ken L.
View from Sakonnet Point
The "Sin and Flesh" bike ride! Michael S. has posted this on
GONewEngland.org for years. So...What's it all about anyway?
Your Webmaster went to find out.
The ride starts and ends in Little Compton, Rhode
running counterclockwise on the map.
here to see the
route on Bikely.com.
This time it was a group of six--Your Webmaster, John, Steve, Ann, Scott,
and trip leader Michael S. Your Webmaster's trip from north of Boston
as a bit longer than planned and he was about 15 minutes tardy, but the
group hadn't started the ride and was milling about at Little Compton
Commons. Yay! So I hurriedly got my stuff together, and shortly
we were on the way.
Starting at Little Compton Commons, the first leg of the journey was a
non-stop to Acoaxet Road in Westport, MA and our first ocean excursion of
Steve, Ann, and Michael
A police officer pulled up and began writing up a parking ticket on a
vehicle without a parking permit, but he assured us that the bikes were OK.
It would have been great just to stay there for the day, but we had
another 30 miles to go and more to see, including, of course, a stop at
Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton, Rhode Island.
This cow at Gray's stood in its food trough.
Nope, no idea.
Scott, Michael, John, and Ann at Gray's...and Your
Webmaster gettin' some shade
Our route then brought us past the halfway point and on to
Sapowet Cove and the bridge on Seapowet Ave.
From the bridge looking south you can see Fogland, our next
The group rode through Fogland Beach and out to Fogland
Point over a single lane dirt road.
Ann, John, Michael, Steve, and Scott look back at
Sapowet from Fogland Point
...somewhere in there is that bridge on Seapowet
Heading south from Fogland, it was time for nom-noms
at--where else--a winery!
Sakonnet Vineyards offers food and wine tasting. It's
a great place to stop along the way.
A bit further south on Route 77 Steve broke off and went
back to Little Compton Commons, and the rest of us went on to Sakonnet
Your Webmaster relaxed on the rocks for a while and looked
out over the water at the sailboat races and lighthouse undergoing
restoration work. The rest of the group milled about and chatted for a
while, getting in a little bit of down time before riding back to Little
When the 38 mile ride was finished, Michael, Ann, and Your Webmaster
packed up our bikes and drove over to South Shore Beach to cool down in the
sand by the water. Michael and Ann got in a swim. It's a very
nice way to finish up the excursion before heading home.
Next time Your Webmaster is pondering getting a place to stay for the
night and riding the East Bay Bike Path from Bristol to East Providence the
next day. Any takers? :-)
OK, now, what's "Sin and Flesh" all about? Ummm...welll...Your
Webmaster still doesn't know. He didn't ask. It looks like it'll
have to be something to check into during the ride again next year...