The timing dudes smile and admit, "You guys are my favorite." Most of the other (mountain biking and Enduro are male-dominated sports) fields are very quiet and serious at their start lines. The amateur women, it seems, are really just out there to have a good time.
We may be more focused on changing into pink spandex and tutu's than we are at watching the results board. And although this may result in some results-mishaps and podium errors, the fun times and good memories made, are well-worth the shenanigan-efforts.