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The short, sandy hill on the power-line road is really steep, rising at about 15% grade, with poor traction

The short, sandy hill on the power-line road is really steep, rising at about 15% grade, with poor traction The power-line road heads straight up a really steep grade ahead, but a detour to the left offers an easier way over the hillThumbnailsLooking back down the power-line road hill that I just walked up, toward the Providence MountainsThe power-line road heads straight up a really steep grade ahead, but a detour to the left offers an easier way over the hillThumbnailsLooking back down the power-line road hill that I just walked up, toward the Providence MountainsThe power-line road heads straight up a really steep grade ahead, but a detour to the left offers an easier way over the hillThumbnailsLooking back down the power-line road hill that I just walked up, toward the Providence MountainsThe power-line road heads straight up a really steep grade ahead, but a detour to the left offers an easier way over the hillThumbnailsLooking back down the power-line road hill that I just walked up, toward the Providence MountainsThe power-line road heads straight up a really steep grade ahead, but a detour to the left offers an easier way over the hillThumbnailsLooking back down the power-line road hill that I just walked up, toward the Providence Mountains

This would be tough to get up with the 10-ton bike. With the bike, I would have taken the more gradual detour road around the hill for sure.