Celebrated my 8 years on my Left BHR by riding 350 miles on my bicycle. Rode from Pittsburgh, PA to D.C. in 6 days on the Greater Allegheny Trail and the C & O Trail. I also have a BHR on my right side which is 3-1/2 years old.
Both hips felt great and preformed well. My only pain was the blisters on my butt.
It is very important in the long run to keep your weight down, keep stretching and keep exercising. If I let any of these go I will start limping again, not from pain but from habit.