Looking at the above picture closely, I can't tell if these people are smiling or grimacing. The hill is on day one of the Hinton Mountain Tour and is the first real incline of the day. When cycling toward it, you can be easily fooled into thinking that it doesn't look all that steep. And that is because you are approaching the hill by ripping down a slope towards a bridge at easily 45 km./hr.. Then the incline after the bridge slows your bike so fast that you are almost catapulted over your handlebars.
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