Hey Joe, couldn't help but notice you sliding backwards down that steep hill. Here is my two cent advice to help you out. If you lean the bike to the right just a little and use the back brake, it will stop you from sliding back wards. Once you take off if you still leave a little pressure on the back brake (not a lot) it will give you more traction in going up a slick hill. Only do this when accelerating from a stop though. I discovered this works after getting in a really rough spot in the Rockies. If I hadn't done what I told you I probably wouldn't be here today. I can't even remember if somebody told me that little trick or I just learned it under severe duress, but I have done that back brake trick many times.