I am a planner. All the trips I do are off-hiway in remote areas of the west where gas stations are rare.
Plus I love the planning itself. I like looking at maps and finding interesting dirt roads and spectacular sights to see.
I also do not camp and so really want to end the day in a town with a motel and restaurant.
There is no way anyone who doesn't do research and planning is going to find a place like this.
I guess if I rode pavement it would be okay to just wing it.