In 2017 I rolled in the dark night with the Halifax Night Rider chasing a strava segment. Here is the latest update from him.
The serenity and stillness of the night beckons the soul of The Halifax Night Rider. Even after driving 500 or more miles a day behind the wheel of a Walmart tractor trailer, Eugene Coghill feels most alive in the saddle rolling out on a night ride to new destinations.
He takes full advantage of the added perk his trucking career allows by exploring new and sometimes unusual sites, such as his most recent ride to the notorious Attica State Prison in
upper state New York.
It was a chilly 45 degrees with a slight westerly breeze when he pedaled out over slight rolling hills with his bike headlight piercing through the dark.
Upon reaching the town of Attica he asked the only awake local he could find at the 7-11, for directions to the prison.
Two miles later the eerie glow of institutional lights came into view. He reflected back on the countless movies and episodes of “Locked Up” that highlighted the life of those who reside there.
Upon reaching the front parking lot he took a few photos to add to his cycling adventures, before turning around and pedaling the 15 miles back to a warm truck that waited him.
He smiled at the thought that it takes a 30 mile bike ride, and a visit to prison to reinforce his desire to stay on the straight narrow.