So, my perceptions of the day! 1 Oct 2016 BroadyGirls only a Track Day (Hope you enjoy the read jonnymac and Petesul and anyone else whose bored on a Sunday night and of course any girls considering a track day!) Headed to Broady nice and early! There by 7.30!!! Since I didn't really know where to go, having only done a training day at the track previously I headed straight to Shed A which is how it rolled on the Honda training day! Not sure that was the best move! Think the pro's were located here, complete with trailers, track bikes and tire warmers! Oops! Tried to fit in! Lol, that was never gunna happen so headed off to get registered! Second newbie mistake. While registering I didn't realise that I had to pay cash on the day ( No Card / Eftpos facility! WTF??? It's the 21 century isn't it?!? Anyone know that everyone's phone is now capable of basic transactions!!!?!) Anyway no room for negotiation and I was swiftly ordered to head to the nearest ATM and return with the necessary cash, or the day wasn't not gunna happen for me! More oops, more nerves! And the Duchess roared off in all her glory, like I needed to attract more attention! When heading off there was the tiniest voice in me that said, hit the road babe and don't look back, this is not for you! Luckily I had my support crew coming and knew I couldn't let them down so I had to keep my game face on! Ok, back to shed A, all cashed up! My partners in crime (Fr33dm and Goldenberri)still nowhere to be found and it's now 8.30! Squeak! (The voice that goes off in my head when I feel like a little mouse poking her head out into the big world!) Time for a pee and a stiff coffee and a check to see if I could find my girls! Ahhh, coffee in hand I spot them! My face lights up! Sooo glad you are here ladies! No hesitation in bringing my bike down to Shed B on invitation! The Duchess once again roars into action and beetles off to the the minions below! Here things seem slightly less tense with kids running around and everyone seeming to take the day in their stride! Lots of people happy to offer advice and wishing us well! Ok, I'm ready! Time for briefing! A bit light on in my humble opinion but hey, what do I know I'm just the new kid! Finally it's time to get on the track! That's what I'm really here for afterall right! And was it worth it! Fuk yeah!!! That track is awesome! Just me and the bike! Like a private dance and a beautifully smooth dance floor! The more in sync we were, the better the dance! There is no better feeling! Roll back into the pits first round down and you can't wipe the smile off my face! It was unreal! Amazing! And you really need that break to let the adrenaline leach out of your muscles before doing it all over again!!! And I'm really trying to keep this post positive because I really did love it! But was I a little surprised by the day? Sadly yes! I think what struck me most about it is the difference between how men and women seem to handle such activities! Yes, there were absolutely lovely and welcoming ladies there but for the most part each lady had a crew of MEN helping them out! Now, I don't want to climb on the feminist bandwagon but surely if I gunna be a chic on a bike I should learn how to get my bike on an off a trailer! And sure there is a weight difference, so why aren't women helping women get each other's bikes off trailers! Honestly I had the feeling that if I'd have asked for that kinda help I would've been given the greasy eye!!! Is that the case with boys too! Really? Don't believe it and just don't see it! Boys are just much better team players IMHO.!!! Well unfortunately I am not going away! Tracks are gunna be a part of my life and somehow I will fit in, just not sure if I am gunna do it by recruiting my own trusty support team who look bored as batshit while the girls take to the track, or lead the charge for a little more inclusivity and let's face it ladies, a little more independence from the boys!!! Thanks to my pit crew Fr33dm and Goldenberri for a great day and who provided heaps of laughs, great food and I'm sure would've had no problem negotiating bikes on and off the trailer with me, taped their own bikes and fitted their own tire warmers!