Riosdad you are lucky to have a nice area to ride. I have read posts of yours in which you have taken Rio into town, but I'm sure for the most part you ride the bush and trails. The riding is very poor in my area, scenery (or lack of) is very flat, and there are just the dirt roads that are all in a grid pattern. I do have a small area of woods that I ride in, which takes only 10 minutes to walk through, lol! We just have to keep circling around and going back through! And I am thankful for it, believe me.
That being said, I am still absolutely addicted in my own capacity. I am not able to see Spike every day, but I pine for him if I can't get there 3 X a week. Before my kids I would ride a minimum of 5 days a week, and now, well I just get out there when I can. Sometimes I have the whole day, but more often than not I have to make due with an hour or so. The point is, when I am riding Spike (or just being with him), I am happy, at peace. I have a lot going on in my life right now(recently separated, ugh), but when I am riding all of that disappears. So although my 'addiction' doesn't take up near the amount of time that it does for you, I think it is fair to say that it fills my mind and heart just as much!