by gordonye » Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:04 am
erykmynn wrote:This is just my own observation, but has anyone else noticed Mountain Bikers in near-urban parks being more diverse than say the hikers or climbers around?
by Augie Medina » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:24 am
gordonye wrote: Most non-whites who are wealthy enough to afford it are not likely to be introverts like most climbers.
by gordonye » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:41 am
Mountain Impulse wrote:gordonye wrote: Most non-whites who are wealthy enough to afford it are not likely to be introverts like most climbers.
I don't think either of the two points in this sentence is accurate. Most climbers are introverts? You wouldn't know it from this site unless for some reason the climbers here are not a representative sample of the universe of climbers.
by rhyang » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:50 pm
by Charles » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:17 pm
MikeTX wrote:that's a good question. i actually brought this up before.
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by Big Benn » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:21 pm
by gordonye » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:48 pm
grammys11 wrote:I'd bet LeBron or Adrian Peterson or Pujols could get up any mountain on earth. They spent their childhood shooting free throws, running sprints, or in the batting cages. I spent my childhood up in the mountains. I think a lot of it is generational. We all need someone to introduce it to us. For me that was my Dad, but for people that grew up in broken households or lack of parents (like most urban residents) then it would be tough. I truly don't feel its a money thing, because thats one of the best parts about the outdoors - its free. Tough to make the argument its economical. Its cultural or generational. People tend to gravitate towards things they have a little success in. If I could have dunked or hit a 100 mph fastball in high school, I definitely would have given up more than a few mountain trips.
Plus in CA, its a mixed bag. You never know what you're going to get, especially in the mountains!
rhyang wrote:I forget the estimate of how many engineers in Silicon Valley are from the Indian subcontinent or Asia, but it's a pretty large number. Engineers are known for being nerdy introverts But to say introverted people lack social skills ? Hmmm ...
Climbers mostly introverts ? I dunno about that either .. seems to me that most of the female climbers I know like groups. And climbing sort of requires a partner unless you are free soloing.
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