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VIDEO: NC Route 226, Spruce Pine, N.C. A Hair Raising Hill

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Posted on October 29, 2013   |   3581 views

Take a trip down the 3-mile, 14% grade and try to imagine what might be going through a rookie driver's mind on the way down. It's a good case for broad-based and thorough driver training. And check out my blog on the broader topic of managing hills in a big truck. I recorded the video with an iPhone mounted on a motorcycle, so suspend your disbelief, pretend the sound of my motorcycle engine is a Jake Brake, and join me for a trip down a truly hair-raising hill


  1. 1. Tripwire [ November 29, 2013 @ 08:49AM ]

    First off this is not a picture of a driver in a truck because they are not swinging out to allow for a trailer. Second you do not drive that fast on such a narrow road, especially when there are so many danger factors involved and you are in steep terrain. This is just entertainment and misleading for a driver to watch. This will get some someone kills or run over.

  2. 2. rooster [ December 05, 2013 @ 02:42PM ]

    try pulling a 80 ft long x 16 ft wide mobile home up that thing but it aint that bad

  3. 3. flashlight cop [ February 07, 2014 @ 09:18PM ]

    Pine mountain trucking driver out kill me


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