It is getting so kidney transplants are pretty routine and the recovery time is very quick. A good friend of mine donated a kidney to his brother. He rejoined our foursome on the golf course in a few weeks. We always walk a very hilly course so when he asked if we minded that he take a cart we gave him a bunch of crap for being a weenie. I'm not sure but I think Baja on a bike might be a bit harder on the kidneys than golf. What a great demonstration of the viability of making a life saving donation.
I applaud anyone who can compete in the Baja 500, or any of the long distance off road ralleys. I'm beat up by a casual day riding my dirtbike, I just cannot imagine what I would feel like after a 500 mile full tilt run.
More power to him, and nice move on the kidney donation.
I personally am a organ doner, and I have nightmarers about the monty python meaning of life scene.