Posted by: JBV
i read an article a couple years ago about Coloradans. something along the lines of how many are not even 60 and having knee and hip replacements because it has a massive high competition culture of racers in endurance sports.
my wife and i sometimes talk about the friends and people we know here in coastal BC and how different they are from where we originated. she laments that she doesn't know any ladies who want to get together for coffee or tea to socialize. everyone is 'training' or getting in a work out. if going for a run or a ride isn't involved, the gals simply don't have time to get together which is very different from the culture she came from 'back east.
at least half the people i know are hyper competitive and into racing of some sort. not that this is unique to BC but it's next level here for sure. results in a lot of pushing limits.
Martial sports come to mind, I know quite a few people who are really banged up from years or decades of TKD or Karate or MMA. Takes a serious toll on the body. Guess going big on a bike falls into that category as well.