Most, actually ALL of my early cycling was through the Australian bush. (I was never allowed to experience tarmac riding)
Following cattle paths through the scrub, around dams, chasing livestock, often with my faithful old labrador running alongside on my adventures.
By my early teens, I was over it... I'd explored and ridden the bush to the point of exasperation, bike riding had become boring. I had lost all interest in it.
It was a "kids" thing to do.
Life moved on.....
and some semblance of a career
by my late teens, I had discovered Motorcycles, and they ruled for the best part of my 20's and 30's