Originally Posted by dadridesagain
I'm just back from a 4-day, 2400 mile trip (Boston, KY, NC, TN, VA) did lots of google mapping to get the lay of the land (and the location of various dragons and snakes). And then made it up as I went, changing on the fly based on what roads looked squigglier on the map. What a blast. I agree, too much planning makes it feel like a checklist rather than an adventure.
When I got back from my 2400mi ride to Arkansas and back, I had a friend ask me
"Don't you know what a straight line is?"
My reply was
"That's the point"
The Ozarks have some awesome roads.