I usually just hop on at point A, set the GPS to point B, and ride. I stand up when my butt hurts, stretch out my legs when they are sore, use a throttle rocker to keep the right hand from cramping, think about serious things that have been bothering me, sing in my helmet, look at cute girls in cars that pass by....before I know it, the ride is over.
Like everyone else has said, if it isn't fun for you, no need to do it. I've never done an IBA ride despite doing quite a few 1000+ mile days. Eventually I'll document one just so I can get that damn license plate bracket and so I can hang the certificate next to my college diploma.
Current bikes:2006 DL650, 2008 WR250R
Past bikes: XT225, TTR125, '04 CRF50 '74 DT125,'70 TS250,'85 v45, '89 zx600c, '78 GS400x, '99 GS500E, '01 GS500E '05 Z750s, '77 GS400e, '82 GS1100ez, '97 GSX600, '07 VFR800, '03 KLR650, '03 FJR1300, '06 DL1000, '00 KLR650, '99 WR360, '08 DL650, '05 DR650, '08 EX650r, '96 CR500, '82 GS450T, '06 Ural