Lol. In high school a "joyride" meant taking your parents car and driving around with out them knowing it. Or stealing a car and riding around in it. Maybe you know this.
I used to drive around the city I'm in when I first moved in hoping to have a nice peaceful drive.
I discovered soon that is not ever going to happen. There are a lot of pissed off other drivers out there who like to make people suffer because of their own problems.
A relaxing drive here is pretty impossible but sometimes I drive to the nearby park and bring something to drink and just park and drink (not alcohol) and listen to CD's in my car. Sometimes I get out and sit on a park bench and look around.