I have never ever gone "joy riding" and I never will. Burn up gas for nothing? Why bother.
I always have a destination or 2 in mind, and I vary the route. Ha! So it's not really "joy riding"
It could be lunch 50 miles away or less than a mile to the corner grocery store, but I am always going somewhere for a specific purpose before I climb on or hop in.
The only exception is the ride around the block to test something new. But that's a test ride, not a joy ride -