For a number of years, now, I've been toying with the idea of starting a tour with no route planned. Just get up in the morning and go whichever way the wind is blowing. If the wind changes direction during the day, so do I. I would bike as much or as little as I cared to - then stop whenever I found a nice spot. I'm guessing that if you started out on the California coast - Santa Cruz - you'd end up on Hudson Bay. But then again you could end up in Guatemala, Louisiana, or Detroit. Anybody else ever toyed with such an idea?
Best - J