This is a thread I'm starting to keep debate out of the "Prudhoe to Key West" thread. It's a discussion I think has merit, though I'd like to ask now that we keep this friendly and NOT personal. I want to keep this in the campfire and not get it sent to the doghouse. I think we can debate this one in an adult non-attacking way.
I'll start out. I don't ever want to see any motorcycle rider get injured, crash, or have anything bad happen. I've met riders who have later died or been killed by other drivers, so I have no interest in hearing about that, again. I hate reading that stuff. I feel like running for distance/speed records is unsafe as many people will go without adequate sleep. Even though they may "feel fine", it's pretty hard to judge yourself in these things. I know I've ridden some time that I was getting overly fatigued, but I didn't think much about it until later. That's a tough judgement call to make on yourself in the heat of the moment. Aside from risking yourself (mostly), there is still the chance of taking out other cars/people, or at least involving them in an accident.
That being said, I'm not against events that can be completed without exceeding speed limits or running without adequate sleep.
What is your opinion? Am I wrong? Sway my opinion.