The road is lined with various signs warning and alerting drivers to the many and various issues associated with it’s ridiculous and near otherworldly grade; flooding, general steepness, difficulty braking, difficulty stopping, loss of control etc. That it’s the painful and much apprehensive finish to every ride, every day, is general knowledge and a common topic of conversation. Various techniques to avoid it, handle it or mitigate it’s cruelty are employed. Drafting, which is pointless as we all know at four miles an hour, but worth a try. Holding onto the window or something like the end of  a roof rack, anything. And of course tick-tacking. But nothing works because the hill is mean and stupid and longer and straighter than what generally makes sense.