Today I heard about these guys who are currently attempting to break (their own) world record for driving to all 48 contiguous states in the shortest time possible. Their goal is 96 hours. Link.
Turns out this feat is more about route planning and less about driving fast. Which made me think about bike touring and if anyone's ever thought about a shortest route for visiting the 48 states. Not something I'd be up to personally but something I find interesting and I'm curious to know if it's been done (not necessarily in record time). Anyone ever thought about a route like this?