When I lived near 72nd and Foster, I used the Lincoln route inbound, and took Clinton/Woodward to return. Even though the elevation gain totals the same, the Clinton route seemed to have a gentler grade. It doesn't seem to have a hill equivalent to the 20th to 29th hill on Lincoln.
Lincoln is a nice route. I wish they hadn't put in the 4-way stop at 26th – cuts my momentum.