Not your average commute indeed, but one I enjoy.
I have a new helmet on order, my current one is a really light kevlar-composite blah blah race full-face thing, very stable at high speed, but also unfortunately with a low-over-the-eyes vision port. This means that while riding along at night using the force (coz the headlights aren't quite there yet!) I need to use even more of the force to take my eyes off the road while zinging along at 90kph so I can stare at the bright Milky Way........
The new open face helmet also means I can drink out of my coffee thermos riding along while staring at the stars.
It's all good.