South of Seattle in the flats and hills of Kent you’ll find this Col. It’s not particularly steep or long, but fast enough to have you gasping and reaching for gears that aren’t there. It’s ridden at least once a week, every week, by the Novara crew on their lunch ride. They know every curve, bump, and rise in the road. If you happen to ride with them, or they come up you, it’s best to take their cues. Follow what they do. If they move you move. They shift you shift.
Right around the bend there on the left, is where they’ll hit it hard.