The best advice I've gotten is to look well ahead when going up the hill. Stand up if you can look towards the top and hit it hard! You will more often than not surprise yourself The bike will move around a bit but if you can stand up the bike can move under you. Same as in golf really, if you look at it you will hit it? strange but true. I used to look at deep ruts going uphill and usually run in to one or more and stop or get stuck or look at the sky Down hill knees into the area where the seat/tank meet lets some weight off your arms and ride the front brake to where it nearly locks and if it's really steep turn off the key and ride compression with the clutch and dodge snotty stuff with your feet or as a last resort get off and wrench it down. P.s If you get a chance in Australia to go there, get to the area inland from coffs harbour, it's sh*t hot maybe one of Heffo's rides with Boris?