This past Sunday went out and knocked out 40 miles on the single speed with a group. A few of them ended up doing 70ish miles. A buddy of mine, James organizes these rides normally on Sunday morning starting at 7am. It is a way for a group to get together and lay down some serious miles between singletrack and doubletrack in the Triangle. We hit the majority of the trails in the area known as ORC (Old Reedy Creek) which is on the back side of Umstead Park. A lot of the climbing miles (nothing like western NC) come in Umstead since that is the best we can do for climbing in the Triangle. Anyone who wants to come out and feel the pain for however many miles they want. Then they can break off after however long and take it to the house. Lately we haven't had much rain which makes for dry trails and by the end of a ride you will be covered in dirt and dust. You can check out the sock line from the nice mixture of sweat and dirt. If you want to come check one out then look on the trianglemtb website forums under race, rides and events. And, if you were wondering HTFU has a couple meanings: the clean version: Harden The Freak Up!!! or since it is summertime and hotter than hell: Humid, Tropical, Flowy, Umstead. James came up with these catchy phrases, so I can't take credit for them.