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On Tuesday I rode around the southern side of the island, from East Hampton to Southampton, and found a lot of traffic. So on Wednesday, I wanted to stick to the northern part of (this fork of) the island, in hopes that there would be fewer cars.
|Shelter Island, from the ferry
I took the ferry road, which is still called Route 114, north. If I remember correctly there's no bike lane marked on the road, but it's a comfortable ride nonetheless. There was, as I had hoped, much less traffic than there had been the day before.
I rode along the east side of the island among woods and houses, and turned right on Ram Island Drive, which is basically a causeway heading to that island. Along this road I started to see a few fellow bicyclists. Traffic took the form of either work trucks of various types, or electric carts.
|Ram Island, from the causeway
|Shelter Island meeting house