"...if people would be riding playfully ... the subject would say 'abandon turnpike ride' not 'abandoned turnpike ride'..."
He's f*<#ing with you, no?
"ABANDON TURNPIKE RIDE!" would be what you shout when dariuskyne's local cops come chasing after you, and you have to ditch into the woods.
I'm in Pittsburgh. I explore abandoned areas with great abandon. My Express is too slow for highway traffic, and my big motorbike too "I'm gonna blow up and die" for it - put me on the list.