I believe my words were, "I'm confident I can make it back up that if we have to turn around"..
For the record, I crashed on the way back up. Stalled after hopping up a ledge. Got it started, but as soon as I began releasing the clutch, the tire slipped backwards off the ledge and pulled me with it. My left ring finger got caught between the lever and barkbuster. I thought I had maybe busted it, but the pain went away. I have just a few bruises from this one, as I never really hit the ground, I just followed the bike down the hill, trying to stay upright. I'm sure Dan was entertained though.