I was very late for the group ride on the East Bay Bike Path in Rhode Island. They began at 10, I arrived at 11. I met a couple in the lot who were new to biking, and asked if they had ever ridden over the Washington Bridge. It’s was only a quarter mile away and I assured them it was well worth the detour. Naturally they loved it. I stopped on the top of the bridge for the opening monologue of the following video.
On the return from Warren, RI I was able to hook up with the group ride. One was returning to the bridge and I decided to ride back for the closing monologue. Surprisingly he didn’t cross but instead road on what I though was a dead end service road. Actually it was a shortcut to the Blackstone River Bikeway. Another one of those secret places you only find out about when you ride with a local. I’m going back during the week to give that new route a go.