Most of my riding is urban/suburban. Our traffic tends to be pretty heavy and we have more than our fair share of bad drivers, maybe 1 in 10.Without traffic and without trees. You can see wildlife that could pose a threat from miles away. Talking about it makes me want to go back but with a faster bike. A sport touring bike would be fun out there. Road conditions are the only threat I saw out there. Tar snakes are to be watched out for.
It's constant threat assessment, road placement etc,
Most of the surrounding roads are hills twisties. Fun but not rides where you can check out the scenery.
I actually dream of those long straight empty roads.
I feel zen dwells there.