No problem at all.
Personally (Just a preference thing) I feel that having the rider fill out the frame more would be beneficial.
From the low angle, looking upwards, you can keep the feeling of the tallness of the trees (They will curve in a little also by doing this).
It's probably worth a shot.
Another cool thing to try, albeit dangerous, is to climb one of those trees, and shoot it from up high (Def need a remote trigger for that!). That would show heaps of path, give the rider a little more direction, and still maintain the tallness of the trees.
Just thinking about the original again, you might lose the "endlessness/lone rider" feeling that you portray.
Hmm how I would like to see down the path.
Having the rider not in the centre of the frame (taking a few steps to the right say and rotating ure camera a little), will show the path, and give a little more depth to the shot. Unless of course, the rest of the path is ugly or there is a yeti or something on the horizon.
Ultimately, it's your shot, so go the direction you feel is right.
Looking at your flickr thumbnail of the same image, I can see where you were headed with it a little more clearly.
Keep experimenting, and surely you will find the optimal compromise.
In the meantime, I checked out your Flickr site, but this particular photo hasn't been uploaded at max resolution. If you want, send me (or link) the original shot, in RAW if you have it, and I'll try and tweak the sky a little, just to see if we can do anything with it.
I am, of course, still a noob, so take everything I say with a pinch of salt.