One of my friends on FB posts photos from his favorite exercise bike at the gym..IMO it's just shots of a typical downtown area, with the promise of green space that you can never quite reach.
My "Out in the sticks" ride involves a 15 mile loop of 2 lane road thru pastures, a wildlife management area, and a nature trail area. First were the wild turkeys, not a huge flock, but probably 10 females (seems like the males are more solitary) hanging out behind an oak tree-they were not thrilled with a cyclist sneaking up on them. Then it was a deer, my wife and I had stopped at the wildlife management area to check out the literature, and there we are, 15 feet off the highway-during hunting season-and a deer is just strolling around in the open. Lastly has been the bear. Notice how calmly I said that one...it's a black bear cub probably 100-150 pounds fattening up for winter on acorns. He's on one side of the fence, and I'm on the other, so I know I'm safe. The first time I saw him, I was so startled I yelled out "Look at that bear" to my wife, which apparently translates to "let's go kill that bear and eat it" in bear language judging by the way he scedadled. I felt bad about scaring him. So Friday night I was keeping an eye out for the bear, and there he was, same spot. This time I was able to stop, dismount and get a couple of terrible photos because I was down wind and quiet-but it's hard for a fat guy in a yellow shirt to hide in the woods, he knew I was there. If you've never seen a bear trying to engage the cogs in it's brain to decide if you are a threat or not, they are pretty frackin adorable (from far away).