My bike is for going to work and back (it’s quicker than the bus, cheaper in the long run, I can make diversions more easily if I want to stop off somewhere, and it’s much needed exercise) and to the shops for my groceries (I can carry more in my panniers than I can in shopping bags).
I used to live by the River Lea and went up and down the tow path regularly. This resulted in regular punctures. So I had those puncture proof tyres fitted. The result was no punctures for the following two years when some toerag went through two locks to nick my shitty bike.
To be fair, I do like the idea of doing a long trip or whatever, an organised tour though not a race. But, honestly, I’d rather be on the sofa with a glass of wine and Netflix.