I like riding the forest roads. It’s private. You almost never see a car, you can stop and pee anywhere you like, and you never want for scenery.
You generally don’t have to worry about jumping over logs and rocks and stuff like you do when mountain biking, and you don’t have to worry about traffic like you do when you’re on the street. It’s a very low-stress way to be in the woods.
And that’s the best part. You’re in the woods. You stop any time you like, pull a sandwich out of your bag, and poof! It’s a picnic in the woods! Brilliant! If you see an interesting looking tree, you can sit down, put Dark Side of the Moon in your headphones, and ponder your Buddah-nature. It’s oneness-with-nature in the woods. Brilliant!
It’s everything that’s cool about bikes, and everything that’s cool about being in the woods, at the same time!