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how to drive up steep gradient??

_G_ Jun 4, 2012

  1. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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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.
     
  3. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

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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
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    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?
     
  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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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
     
  6. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Porlock hill by chance? It's awesome! They do hill climbs on the toll road section.
     
  7. _G_

    _G_ Active Member

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    think it was a39 watersmeet road
     
  8. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    Sounds like Porlock hill to me, that's my neck of the woods... Sort of
     
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  9. k1ano

    k1ano Member

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    Chimney bank near Rosedale North Yorks is supposed to be one of, if not the, steepest motorable roads in England ... Quite short though ...

    Martin
     

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