Hmm. I see you are in Florida. While your mentor does make a good point, if he isn't a rider then maybe he doesn't get it fully. I think Florida lacks a lot of the elements that I need to make my riding truly therapeutic. I need mountains and tall deep forests, rushing streams and rock ledges that go on and on. Curving lonely roads where I can link turns and zoom up steep inclines and see whats over the other side. And solitude and quiet in nature. Or vast deserts, etc. So, I think with Florida ( and many other places) you might benefit from going up into other environments.