I have a hill on my commute that is 2 miles at a 4% avg grade, with a 3/4 mile section that is 6-9%. I have to go down it on the way to work and up it on the way home. Since I am weak and unworthy, this hill kills me every day. I can make it up no problem, but I am mashing my way to the top.
This leads me to two questions:
Should I try to ride down this thing on studded tires? There are three sharp turns and two sections with severely damaged pavement (one of which is on one of the turns)
If I ride down it, will I be able to get back up it? I know that snow tires slow you down a lot, and I'm already in the biggest gear I have. I'm worried that I'll start my way up the hill and end up walking.