I much prefer riding dirt most of the time. There's often better scenery and fewer crowds. Even riding curves in the mountains on pavement can only be done to a certain level before Johnny Law starts giving you a hard time.
There are also a lot of knuckleheads on the roads around here. People offroad tend to be friendlier.
"Predatory criminals' illegal actions were responsible for Martin's and Zimmerman's suspicion of each other. Charge THEM with manslaughter."- Me