"Throwing down the gauntlet" A.K.A "Throwing down"
Meaning: To Challenge. It's from a medieval custom of knights challenging one another by "throwing down the gauntlet". The gauntlet(glove) is thrown at the rival knight's feet. If he picks it up and returns it he has accepted the challenge.
it was supposed to be a "who's better; a mtb-er or a roadie" contest. first round, i lost. second round, i won. third we tied. it was a $5 donation (Relay for Life event) each time, so Steve and i didn't really want to keep going after the first round. other riders threw in $10 for us to go again, and then the operator of the bull threw in a $10 for us to go one more time.
And here we have Steve demonstrating not only his mechanical bull riding prowess, but he is also demonstrating his appropriate length riding short wearing skills indicated by the positioning of his tan lines...