One should find joy in every bike ride. If not, you're doing it wrong. Period.

But really we ride bikes for the joy.
It's there in every ride. You just have to appreciate it and not let the negatives overwhelm the experience. It's something I remind myself of every once in a while.

I think I have maybe 2 mountain bike rides over the last 2 months because I don't want to have deal with possibly a mass of trail users. Fortunately I'm still having a lot of fun on the bike.