Hey Dad, I did just that back when I was 19 years old and riding my VF500F Interceptor. I knew nothing about sport-touring. All I knew was, I loved riding my motorcycle. I was trying to figure out how to carry more stuff with me. So one day, I was "touring" my local Honda Dealer's parts dept and saw this handsome Honda brand magnetic tank bag for my 'Ceptor. What I great idea! From then on, I'd slap my tank bag filled with some clothes, a sandwich, and drink on my 'Ceptor's tank, choose a point in the map and ride there. That's how I discovered some great roads all over Southern California, along with some not so great roads! I remember riding through some pretty questionable places I'll tell ya. But the memories of fun I had is priceless.
It's too bad I rarely took pictures of the places I went to. However, I can remember riding the roads as if it was yesterday.