Sounds to me like your urban route might be full of Dead-Ugly-Hungries after the outbreak anyway so your other route might be the only viable way. Also consider that obeying traffic laws will be optional once local Law Enforcement runs out of ammo and is eaten.
You could also consider some light off-roading and sidewalk hopping. Perhaps cutting through a public park or two?
I'd break out the map to find the shortest, smoothest route with the fewest choke points and kill-boxes to ride through.
All excellent feedback. It's a negotiation between having a 0% chance of making it (a 320 mile route very rural), or a very small chance of making it (a 270 mile route), with several choke points and kill-boxes. I have to go the very small chance if we're going to have any chance of distributing power from the dam. The generators are turning, but the electrons are not making it out to civilization.
Another point of consideration. My mom died in August. Leaving my dad alone. She was his short order cook, pharmaceutical administrator, and buffer between him and other life on Earth. Now that she's gone, he's "exposed" to having to do for himself. He's also suffering from the after effects of lung lobe removal and radiation. My sister and I have been splitting our weekends up going to look after him. She lives equidistant from him as I, but in the other direction. She's fresh off a divorce and has just found, new love, "the man of her dreams," … (but that won't last but a couple / few weeks).
That said, I'm having to go back up there this coming weekend. If the weather is good enough, perhaps I could do the first leg up there. Easy enough, I just have to try to remember to be efficient, watch out for kill boxes, etc. The problem is, I have to bring his truck back down with me to do some repair work on it. I could put The Piglet into his truck and bring it back home. Then truck The Piglet back on a subsequent weekend after repair completion, and then ride The Piglet home, to complete the more dangerous 2nd leg of the quest.
Would doing so satisfy this (stupid) quest? Or does it have to be down and back on the same weekend?