While attending a track day recently, I was able to observe a few interesting characters. Much like the way a bird watcher observes birds in their natural habitat, I too, like to people watch. On my very first track day, I went alone, naturally apprehensive of who I might meet. As you get older, don't you find it harder to open up to people and make friends? Usually with the knowledge that they too often disappoint or fail to meet expectations. "This guys got mental issues, that one will eventually hit me up for a loan, no, I don't want to see your Wife's tattoo down there." You know what I mean. Its an investment in time you need to make. Too often it ends badly is all Im saying. Its a long process, acquiring new friends, but I was pleasantly surprised by the camaraderie and genuine goodwill I felt on that first day. Actually, going alone turned out to be a good thing, because I had many conversations with people that otherwise never would have occurred while attending with friends, and sticking close to the confines of our little group.