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    Cool how to drive up steep gradient??

    any advice appreciated...

    tackled a steep gradient over the weekend... 32% in Devon

    stayed in gear one, steady 5mph and held it at 1000rpm... for half a mile...

    no burning clutch or transmission smell... did i do well?

    is that the proper way or is there anything else i need to know... heading back to Devon on the weekend again. Loved it! Roads were just as good/if not better than Wales.

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    You got up the hill with no smells.
    So I'd say you did well.

    Get up round dartmoor, some cracking roads up there.
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    yeh Dartmoor was a blast... I covered a lot of ground... had a week off work... done North/South Devon with missus. Amazing beaches... countryside... ohhh Lynton and Lynmouth were great too. You've just given me an idea... thread coming up - cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super_G View Post
    any advice appreciated...

    tackled a steep gradient over the weekend... 32% in Devon

    stayed in gear one, steady 5mph and held it at 1000rpm... for half a mile...

    no burning clutch or transmission smell... did i do well?

    is that the proper way or is there anything else i need to know... heading back to Devon on the weekend again. Loved it! Roads were just as good/if not better than Wales.
    Any reason for 5mph? It won't kill your transmission to go quicker so long as the clutch is NOT slipping, or is 32degrees a lot more than it sounds?


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    G, where is this road?

    What's that's really steep road up north?
    I can't think of the name but apparently it's famous
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    Porlock hill by chance? It's awesome! They do hill climbs on the toll road section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    G, where is this road?

    What's that's really steep road up north?
    I can't think of the name but apparently it's famous
    think it was a39 watersmeet road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super_G View Post
    think it was a39 watersmeet road
    Sounds like Porlock hill to me, that's my neck of the woods... Sort of
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    G, where is this road?

    What's that's really steep road up north?
    I can't think of the name but apparently it's famous
    Chimney bank near Rosedale North Yorks is supposed to be one of, if not the, steepest motorable roads in England ... Quite short though ...

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