Farmboy wrote:...At one point, ILT lost traction and began to topple sideways. Rather than putting his foot down, he grabbed a tree, righted himself while remaining stopped for a moment. I consider this a dab. He does not. As we all know, trying to convince ILT that he is wrong (even when he clearly is) is a futile task to attempt... In this case, Chris grabbed a tree to keep from having to touch his foot on the ground to remain upright. He sees it differently. He says a dab, as is defined in the urban dictionary, only happens if you touch your foot to the ground.
#1: Maybe it's my old age or from a bump on the head I don't remember getting or happening during this mystical sequence of events, but I don't ever remember having a conversation about the definition of what a "dab" is or is not, let alone mentioning the "Urban Dictionary".
#2: I would agree (I know u may find that unbelievable) w/ Rage and Farmboy that a "dub" or "dab" = equal fail.
Here it comes...However
#3: I, for the life of me can't seem to recall this so called "lost of traction" and "using a tree to right myself" incident. What I do remember:
I blew past Farmboy after SUCCESSFULLY making it up the rocks where he FAILED and was getting ready to attempt it again (btw, way to give it a second and even a third try Farmboy...it takes conviction to continually try, try again...I'm proud you had that "little engine that could" attitude). About 10 yards after the rocks is a switchback. Knowing Farmboy was going to give clearing the rocks
that eluded him the first time another try; I used the switchback (which would have me facing the direction I needed to be facing to watch Farmboy) as an opportunity to view the impending show. And yes, I held onto a tree on the switchback to help keep me "parked" will waiting for the 2nd and 3rd acts to begin.
If that is the tree of which Farmboy was referring; then I confess.
If it was a tree that I used to balance myself after getting a stick in my rear derailer; then I have to question how he knew I actually did that without him stopping himself (therefore touching the ground) to see me, b/c he was ahead of me and out of view.
If that is the tree, then I have to ask:
Come'on, aren't you the least bit impressed that I got a stick caught in my derailer and STILL managed to not touch the ground?!! Don't I deserve a mulligan?
If it is the tree on the switchback that I used to watch the show: