Well I cycled the 1/2 mile to the shops earlier today without a helmet and I can tell you that I'm still buzzing from the adrenaline rush that only a high risk, death defying experience can provide. This was heightened even further by a bag of ready prepared cauliflower, brocolli and carrots falling out of my rucksack onto the road and it was only saved by the prompt action of a lady Micra driver who's skills deserve a place on the world rally circuit. That sort of thing really brings it home. I could have been that bag of veg 😯
Anyway, off out on the mtb now, with helmet firmly in place. You can't tempt fate twice in one day 😉
Still bear the scar on my hand from a gloveless ride from the van to the back of the house, all of 45 seconds ride. Took around 3 mths to heal, won't be trying that one again myself, thank you, feel free to try it yourself though, it's no skin off my palm.