The animals in the road are sort of cool. I trust the owners to not let aggressive animals be loose. So far so good. Dogs worry me the most. A few have run alongside but none have tried to bite. Very few dogs will chase you. Some even sleep in the street without fear of being run over. With big animals I will stop if the road is blocked. The owner needs to leave a path. I proceed through at low speed and low rpms. Be aware of skittish animals, like some horses. So far, all I have encountered were street wise. Never surprise a hoofed animal from the rear. Living in a mountainside farmhouse covers a lot of bases. You can adjust your altitude to get the climate you desire. Higher is cooler. Lower is warmer. It gets a little uncomfortable at either extreme. Coffee country is in between and may be perfect.