Got a little ride in this afternoon. The vast majority of my riding as a kid was on dirt field roads & most of the county roads ( that I dared ride without getting picked up) were gravel. The backroads here are similar. A couple fun stretches are literally impassable when very wet.
Conditions today were great. We've had some moisture so there was grip on the dirt parts and no one had been on them for a while.
I was world champion off-road racer in my mind for a couple hours. About 70 miles. never met a soul.