First of all, you can not judge 'toughness' by looking at someone, or even talking to them for a period of time. 2ndly, no one, repeat NO ONE, knows how tough they are until they are in a really TOUGH situation! I've seen ALOT of 'tough guys' fold like a cheap'o pup tent when things get 'tough'! Its a stunning thing to watch! The best/toughest man I've ever known, was the nicest, kindness, most supportive man you'd ever meet.....and he was with Manstein's army trying to reach Paulus at Stalingard (for those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, google it!!!!). BTW....he was my grandfather and I can only hope to be 1/2 the man he was!
Track Day: my first track day was in '11, on my FZ1. It was STUNNING!! I've done 4 track days, bought a track bike (Gixxer 600 'ex' race bike) and my next day is April 25 at Thunder Hill. Track days change you!