Similar to the concept of riding Route 66 from Chicago to LA or the PCH on the left coast are other named road adventures a thing commonly done? I don't see many such ride reports for, say US 50 from Ocean City Maryland to Sacramento CA (loneliest road in America in Nevada). Having ridden the TAT from NC to Port Orford, it struck me how much diversity of environment, terrain, and cultures we have right here in the CONUS. One of my fondest memories of the TAT was seeing the ever changing landscape and people from the back of an ADV bike. So with that in mind, I'm thinking of putting a couple of these rides near the top of my list. US 50 goes right through my home town of Annapolis and there's something curiously interesting about taking such a commonplace road (to me) all the way to California. More on that one later... The first opportunity to do such a ride is coming up sometime between now and the end of June. I'll get a call on a random day to let me know that the challenger is on US 1 headed north. I'll join him near DC; ride up to Ft. Kent Maine, always on US 1, and back leaving everything south of me for later. And, since there are likely still going to be border crossing restrictions in place due to the pandemic, we will stop at the closest approach to Canada and taunt the Canadians Monte Python style: "You tiny brained socialists with your boy Prime Minister and your hairy arm pit women! You know everything in Canada is smaller, eh? I direct my exhaust in your general direction!" Then, sometime at an unplanned time this fall, I'll call him to let him know that I'm on US 1 going south to Key West. It will be up to him to join me where ever he previously jumped on the route this time headed south or forever be shamed and have his steely-eyed adventurer card revoked. After all that we will have both ridden the entire length of US 1. (I'm still pondering what some good Key West taunts would be to bookend the adventure. Any ideas?) So if this is to be a thing, there should be "rules" that make it more of a adventure. For starters: 1) you can leave the named road for necessities or cool things to see/ride/do but never more than, oh, let's say 10 miles. Any farther off route voids the challenge. 2) Major downtown congested areas are part of the adventure. However, this is not meant to be tourture so those areas can be bypassed as long as rule #1 is adhered to. 3) Routes like the Pacific Coast Highway, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Nachez Trace, for example, are not in the spirit of serendipity afforded by a more pedestrian numbered route following and therefore are excluded from said challenges. The idea here is to discover/experience places not on the top 10 motorcycle roads in America. 4) The maximum amount of advanced notice that may be given to also qualify as a test of a fellow adventurer's spontaneity (and get the bonus points) is no more than 36 hours. Said notice may be in a predicted time window of not more than a month in the future. 5) Any time up to, but not later, than 36 hours before the challenge, additional special rules may be added upon mutual agreement depending on the challenged route. Since said named road trips will, for the foreseeable future, be conducted under a capricious hodgepodge of megalomaniac government overreach, we're committed to never coming within 6' of anyone else, sanitizing every gas pump we visit, and camping every single night of the adventure. Camp may be in an actual campground if open; or, may be stealth camping anywhere including but not limited to: a cemetery, church back yard, behind a police station, alleyway, or friend's backyard (within 10 miles of the route) but under no circumstances may any overnights be spent indoors. The Great Pandemic Spontaneous Adventure Ride Challenge Report will follow.