I realized why I like the sports I like. Kayaking, Skiing, and biking all have one thing in common. I can do them alone. It doesn’t matter how goofy I feel or look, no one I know ever really sees me.
I wear a bike helmet, even though I do not have to. Why? I have taken too many hits to the head not to wear something to protect my head.
I don’t wear a helmet when going skiing. Why not? Because, I just don’t like it. And skiing is what I was doing last time I took a serious blow to the head. Apparently I am not a smart man.
And kayaking, I just wear a life vest. I don’t need to bring much else. When in the ocean I may tie the paddle to the kayak, but no extra life saving devices.
So, while I will on occasion were protection, sometimes it is just easier and more comfortable not too…