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Below are messages readers have submitted about our upcoming ride.


Bill Amarosa
wamarosa@broadviewnet.net
Middle Village, NY
December 18, 2006
08:39 AM

10 days to go and we're making final preparations for the Challenge.


Brian Lennon
brlennon@gmail.com
New York, NY
December 19, 2006
11:27 PM

Best of luck to you. Make sure you remember to watch the gap.


Tracy Korman
tracy@arakishmoon
Princeton, NJ
December 19, 2006
11:48 PM

The spirit of adventure lives on in New York thanks to your intrepid exploits. Your insanity is a shining example to us all!


Anthony DiFilippo
26streetphoto@comcast.net
Delran, NJ
December 20, 2006
09:43 AM

Bill and friends, Best of luck to you! Remember to bring your camera... a picture is worth 1000 words!


Alex Meyer
elmomeyer@gmail.com
Montclair, NJ
December 20, 2006
11:49 AM

Your intrepid journey harkens back to a time of iron men like Hillary and Shackleton. Except for the lack of ice. And sled dogs. Huzzah!


Paul Kronenberg
hey-paul@webtv.net
Brooklyn NY
December 22, 2006
05:25 PM

The two guys who recently rode the system complained that the MTA would give them a list of subway bathrooms, only if they filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Shortly after I read that, I contacted the MTA and they sent me a list of bathrooms as of July 2006. You can contact the MTA at mta_nyc@custhelp.com If you want the July list that they sent me, drop me an e-mail and I'll forward it to you. Good luck on your ride.


cheryl stearns
cstearns@broadviewnet.com
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
09:19:44 PM

Good Luck -You have already met and exceeded so many challenges, I have every confidence that you will break new records, good luck cms


S. Michael Moro
michael.moro@citigroup.com
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
08:54:34 AM

Good luck guys.


Matthew X Gomez
mxgomez@gmail.com
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
10:23:52 AM

Best of luck guys!


Jai Wadda
jwadda@sbcglobal.net
Waterbury,CT
December 27, 2006
12:55 PM

I think that is a great class reunion and I wish them the best in their travels. Good luck guys!


Joy Berthold
mencrv@aol.com
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
01:04:08 PM

Good luck, guys, and Godspeed!


Justin Skaferowsky
jskaf14@aol.com
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
02:36:49 PM

Good luck guys


Paul Kronenberg
hey-paul@webtv.net
Brooklyn NY
December 27, 2006
07:22 PM

I was really amazed to read about Kevin Foster's early life. He was electrocuted at age 8 and just about had to go through infancy all over.


Paul Kronenberg
hey-paul@webtv.net
Brooklyn
December 28, 2006
04:56 AM

From the Wikipedia entry on record rides, I came across an entry for a documentary short called "New Lots" about Jenni Marquiss & Max Jacobs ride in 2002.


Brian Lennon
blennon@kirkland.com
Thursday, December 28, 2006
09:40:59 AM

Best of luck. Don't let the slow man (Bri Bri) kill you.


Richard Egan
regan@broadviewnet.com
Thursday, December 28, 2006
10:34:27 AM

Good Luck


Shannon Johnson

Attleboro, MA
December 28, 2006
10:57 AM

Good luck and Godspeed! We're all rooting for you!


John Rossiello
regis@thetop.yeah
New York, NY
December 28, 2006
11:14 AM

Advice: those empty water bottles can be refilled with ANY liquid


Joseph K. Schwarz (Class of 1972)
jks21@optonline.net
Thursday, December 28, 2006
11:57:21 AM

Do I get 50 cents per minute for every minute they go over the old record?


Dotty
dorothyonthehill@gmail.com
Washington DC
December 28, 2006
08:31 PM

GET AFTER IT BOYLE!!!!! you better submit your achievement to the Hoya alumni notes! you are a crazy bastard but i love ya! May the force be with all of you!


Mike Lenowsky
mlenowsky@yahoo.com
coney island, Q/f train, brooklyn, NY :-)
December 29, 2006
07:42 AM

Hey guys Just wanted to tell you nuts/dorks best of luck. I've been up since yesterday and still goin' strong-insomniac/musician. Got me thinkin' I can do it sometime! But for now... I'm rootin' for you guys. You should have brought a load of energy drinks along. Though I'm sure you'll be hyped up from adrenaline the closer you get to the finish. I'll most likely still be awake later on so I'm hoping to hear you guys are close or If I really don't sleep at all....that ya did it. peaceout Mike


Myron
shulma2002@yahoo.com
Brooklyn, NY
December 29, 2006
07:43 AM

Good luck. As a youth, we used to ride the subway lines to the last stop, but just for fun. A token cost 15 cents then (1960). My friend and I rode different lines each weekend until we covered the entire system. Doing this at 1 time is awesome. Good luck. Please post your routes and times entering and leaving each line. Thanks.


CRAIG CASEY
craig.m.casey@verizon.com
YONKERS, NY
December 29, 2006
08:34 AM

MY SON WENT TO REGIS CLASS OF '98, MICHAEL CASEY. GOOD LUCK GUYS


Kieran Darcy
kdarcy3@gmail.com
Friday, December 29, 2006
08:57:28 AM

You guys rock. Proud of ya.


Angelo Ortiz
Chriselo@optonline.net
Bronx, NY
December 29, 2006
10:09 AM

I've loved the city's subways since I was a kid. I used to ride the first car of the 1 train and pretend I was the motorman. This is just a note from a stranger wishing you the best of luck!


Shannon

Attleboro, MA
December 29, 2006
10:10 AM

Great job guys! Keep your eyes on the prize!


Margaret Dougherty Russo
casarusso@verizon.net
Brooklyn, NY
December 29, 2006
10:18 AM

Good luck to you. I am cheering you on! Regis mom - Dann '94 and John '97


Maggie Kennedy

Harrison, NJ
December 29, 2006
10:30 AM

You go guys! Best of luck to you!


Roger Jones
rjones@broadviewnet.com
Friday, December 29, 2006
10:45:53 AM

Good Luck!!!


Elena
emanova@gmail.com
Brooklyn, NY
December 29, 2006
10:56 AM

Good luck, Michael. Saw your mug on NY1 this morning - wow! Hope you make it into the Book of world records. :)


Jeanne Altenau
jasperjba@aol.com
Friday, December 29, 2006
10:57:43 AM

Bill Amarosa is a business colleague. Both my boys are products of a Jesuit education (Fordham Prep). Good luck to all!


Kirk
zuckerbk@brooklynda.org
STATEN ISLAND
December 29, 2006
11:38 AM

If you use a one day fun pass MetroCard can you leave and reenter system as that would be one fare? Rule should read one $2 fare if not acceptable.


Diane and Mike Amarosa
ARCDA@AOL.COM
Mt. Sinai N.Y.
December 29, 2006
11:40 AM

Great progress. We are following your every move. Nice photo of your parents. Good Luck. Aunt Diane Uncle Mike and Family


Evan
veeman1964@yahoo.com
NYC
December 29, 2006
11:58 AM

Cool!! Go for it!!


Nicholas Petraglia
richavekid@aol.com
Mount Vernon, NY
December 29, 2006
12:06 PM

Well, it's not like the fine men and women who are serving our country but it is still an accomplishment.


Richard Overholt
prochefnyc@att.net
NYC, NY
December 29, 2006
12:15 PM

Good luck!


B,R
mgowner2000@yahoo.com
Jackson Heights, NY
December 29, 2006
12:17 PM

Good Luck guys! I happened to see an article about your challenge on the Daily News website. It's 12:21pm and I am tracking you to the finish! Lets pick up the pace!!


leslie timothe
ltimothe@msn.com
brooklyny
December 29, 2006
12:20 PM

How many stations in the system have public have Toilets? and if the function where are they located?


Minerva Muniz
muniz68@msn.com
Bronx, NY
December 29, 2006
12:29 PM

Bill, Hope all is well!!! You will make it don't worry. Minerva


Jo-Anna
joanna13045@hotmail.com
Cortland, New York
December 29, 2006
12:33 PM

Dear Guys: Congratulations on such a huge project of riding all the lines and visiting all of the stops on the NYC trains. We would like to know the following: Which line was the most reliable Which line was not the most reliable Which line was the cleanest Which line was the dirtiest Which line was the safest Which line was not the safest Which station was the cleanest Which station was the dirtiest Which station was the safest Which station was not the safest Which station(s) have public restrooms And, would you guys ride the NYC trains again Thanks, Jo-Anna


Nicole

QUEENS, New York
December 29, 2006
12:43 PM

BVN's rootin' for ya Bill!! GO, GO GO!! Best of luck. LoOOoOOove Nicole


S. White
liarnever22@yahoo.com
NY,NY
December 29, 2006
12:54 PM

I hope you guys bring it back to New York. I hope you all have fun while doing it.


Heather

New Jersey
December 29, 2006
01:02 PM

Good luck guys!


bambino
bino223@optonline.net
bklyn, ny
December 29, 2006
01:19 PM

good luck guys


Carol Amarosa
camarosa@bdvu.net
Queens, NY
December 29, 2006
01:20 PM

Hi Bill and friends! We are tracking your progress and can't wait to see you at the finish line in about two hours. Keep up the great work - we are so proud of you! Mom and Dad


Frederick Benkert
benkertf@coned.com
Manhattan , New York
December 29, 2006
01:26 PM

From Denise, Kyle ,Buddy the fish and myself. Best of luck, Bill. I know you and your friends can do it. Uncle Fred


Jack Macken

New Rochelle, New York
December 29, 2006
01:55 PM

Awesome...Class of '95 would have done it on a school day...Good Luck!


danny habib
danielghabib@gmail.com
san francisco, ca
December 29, 2006
01:58 PM

awesome, awesome. bring it home, dudes. stefan, nice slayer t-shirt.


mike lazorchak '86
mlazor47@yahoo.com
massapequa, ny
December 29, 2006
02:18 PM

sounds like it's all well worth the $1.50 fare. great stuff. best of luck getting it all verified.


lawrence h levine
lhlevine2003@yahoo.com
Pleasantville NY
December 29, 2006
02:21 PM

great idea and wonderful approach. I love the idea of a model. Send me what details you care to send. The world needs more 'movers' like you guys


Dorothy
dorothyonthehill@gmail.com
Washington DC
December 29, 2006
02:31 PM

GO HOYAS! Boyle hook me up with the german shortie in the thor sweatshirt! I'd challenge y'all on the DC metro but it sucks and is really short. Make GU proud Boyle!


Terry Ellison
terrence.ellison@gmail.com
Friday, December 29, 2006
02:38:37 PM

You guys are crazy. And inspiring.


The McGraths of Bay Ridge, Bklyn
mommcg444@hotmail.com
Brooklyn, NY
December 29, 2006
02:54 PM

We have enjoyed following your 'quest'... your website is terrific...We actually think we know Brian- did he go to OLA??? Good Luck!!!


Shane Conway
smc77@columbia.edu
New York, NY
December 29, 2006
03:05 PM

Good stuff guys! Very impressive!


Joe Tito '80
j.tito@comcast.net
Taunton, MA
December 29, 2006
03:51 PM

Go, go, go!!! Of all the things Regians have done for this world, this one somehow makes me the proudest! Deo et Patriae


The Grasselino Family
ammograss@aol.com
Shirley, NY
December 29, 2006
03:54 PM

Way to go Bill!!!!! Been checking your progress you guys are doing great. We can't wait to see your name in that book! Love, Nicole, John & Michael


Shannon Johnson
zymurgy_gal@yahoo.com
Friday, December 29, 2006
04:16:51 PM

Congratulations! What's the next challenge? Boston? DC? London? Paris?


Kevin '88
kmcnally@aol.com
Howard Beach, NY
December 29, 2006
04:27 PM

Great job guys!... from one Regian to another (group of Regians).


KODI BUDDHA
kodibuddha@gmail.com
harlem, ny
December 29, 2006
04:35 PM

GOOD STUFF!!!


James Lampariello
jlampariello09@regis-nyc.org
Friday, December 29, 2006
05:01:53 PM

I am donating since I think this is a great idea. 


'raine Karpinski
3hughes@bellsouth.net
Miami, Florida
December 29, 2006
06:08 PM

Are you sure you are part of our gene pool?


Paul Kronenberg
hey-paul@webtv.net
Brooklyn
December 29, 2006
06:17 PM

About 30 minutes 1010 WINS reported that the guys finished and set a new record time of 24 hours 54 minutes 3 seconds... Great Going...


Mike hargrove

Middletown, NJ 07748
December 29, 2006
06:27 PM

Way to go Brock....just you and a bottle of spring water and a book?


Shannon

Attleboro
December 29, 2006
06:41 PM

Great job guys!!! We've been watching all afternoon for an update, but we knew all along that you would do it.


Joanne Casey
mikerry1412@yahoo.com
Yonkers, NY
December 29, 2006
06:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!! You continue to prove just how intelligent Regians are! After hearing about this on the news, I had every confidence that you would be able to do this. Regians are diligent and thorough in everything they do. Jason..... a special congrats to a St. Margaret's alumnus from a former St. Margaret's teacher. Mrs. Casey (Michael Casey, Regis '98)


Tom Averill
taverill@hvc.rr.com
Saugerties,NY
December 29, 2006
07:51 PM

Congratulations. I enjoyed the article in the Daily News. My wife and I are taking the subway with our 5 children for the first time tomorrow (Sat. Dec 30th), so your story was very intriguing to us. My wife is nervous about even getting close to the subway. You guys have made our adventure a little more interesting. Get some rest after your long journey.


Jenean
jeneanme@yahoo.com
New York, NY
December 29, 2006
08:02 PM

Congrats! I can't imagine spending that much time in the subway (the two stops I take to work are enough!), but I think it's great that you guys did it. Definitely a neat thing to add to your resumes and a fun story for your kids and grandkids... :)


Christine and Rob
cfb5@cornell.edu
NY, NY
December 29, 2006
08:20 PM

CONGRATS!!!! Now we know who to call if we ever need subway directions!


Diane and Michael Amarosa
ARCDA@aol.com
Mt. Sinai NY
December 29, 2006
08:48 PM

Congratulations! We knew you could do it. Aunt Diane and Uncle Mike


Margaret Dougherty Russo Regis Parent'94and'97
casarusso@verizon.net
Brooklyn, NBY
December 29, 2006
09:15 PM

Congratulations! What a fun way to end the year.


Tracy, Joan, Milo and Sylvie
kormans@broadviewnet.net
Princeton, NJ
December 29, 2006
09:22 PM

All hail the conquering heroes. Your feat will live on through the ages as a testament to your bravery, ingenuity and complete lunacy. I bet you will never tire of being referred to as "a subterranean Charles Lindberg." What we all New York wants to know now is: "Did you see something? Did you say something?"


Sylvia Korman

Princeton, N.J.
December 29, 2006
09:26 PM

Wow!!! congratulations!!


Mary-Ellen and Dobby Dobson
mdobson@aol.com
Saturday, December 30, 2006
11:24:15 AM

Way to go! Congratulations!


Keno DiFilippo
winon26@gmail.com
Delran, NJ
December 30, 2006
12:19 AM

Congratulations! Great job!!!


Ed Levine
ed@edlevine.net
New York, NY
December 30, 2006
08:21 AM

Congratulations! This is one record that will be around for a while. Way to go!


John Montagna
the418machine@yahoo.com
Brooklyn, NY
December 30, 2006
11:04 AM

Amazing! I suppose riding the subway for pure enjoyment instead of rushing to work must be very liberating. Good luck with your Guinness quest; I hope you hear back from them swiftly. Be well JM


Dave Anfora '98
dave_anfora@yahoo.com
Brighton, MA
December 30, 2006
01:51 PM

Congrats to you all. What a collection of people too...truly a cross section of the class of '96! I think it goes beyond just people from the different Boroughs. Mike B. was my JASPER. Whats up Mike?! I remember Karpinski as somewhat of a musical mystery...playing classical flute in the auditorium, while parading around in "Cradle of Filth" T-shirts. Lol. Amaroso...I definitely remember him as being a somewhat of the "rain man" of the subway, so I am not at all surprised that you pulled this off. Awesome. (Wasn't there also some sort of transportation-related hobby club? Or am I thinking of Mr. Jackson's bowling club? Hah!) And Weir... Regis's own "Carrot Top" playing hacky-sack in the quad and the locker room. Lol. Awesome!!! I am not sure if this contingency of people was intentionally or unintentionally put together the way it was, but I certainly got a kick out of it. Congrats again guys. And have a good nap.


Patricia Laska
pal261@prodigy.net
Bronx, NY
December 30, 2006
02:22 PM

Kristin and I were waiting for all of you at 241st Street Station with hearts pounding. There was no doubt in our minds that this would be a record breaking trip. The six of you brought the title back to NYC, just where it should be. Hope you enjoyed your evening celebrating or in dreamland. We are so very proud of all of you! Pat and Kristin Laska


Joshua Burstein
jburstei@richmond.edu
Richmond, Virginia
December 30, 2006
10:55 PM

Congratulations to all of you! This is the kind of thing my brother and a bunch of our friends would have wanted to do (I was Hunter College High School class of 1989, commuting to the Upper East Side from Forest Hills, Queens for 7th through 12th grade). I enjoyed your Web site and offer my congratulations again. You bring honor to New York and to the subway system.


Stan Parchin '78
BOOTSPHD@gmail.com
New York, NY
December 30, 2006
11:39 PM

HOPEFULLY, you'll earn recognition for your efforts. Sorry that you didn't enlist at least two of Mr. Loose's students WITH HIM to film your adventures and turn their findings into a documentary. THAT would have been interesting. Also, one does not CIRCUMNAVIGATE a subway system.


Stan Parchin '78
BOOTSPHD@gmail.com
New York, NY
December 31, 2006
12:01 AM

It's also not in Regis High School's best interest to post on the Internet a color photograph of yourselves with one holding WHAT LOOKS LIKE a bottle of an alcoholic beverage when such substances are forbidden on the New York City transit system.


Noel
sixteenb99@hotmail.com
Japan
December 31, 2006
04:34 AM

Hi Guys. Have just read about your success in the local Tokyo paper. Congratulations !!! Maybe, a similar challenge could be set-up here. Ummm, got me thinking. Cheers Noel


MeGu
megu@mentalmasturbasyon.com
izmir, Turkey
December 31, 2006
11:10 AM

Congrats guys. Just read your record in a Turkish Newspaper. That's awesome!


Diane Russo
NYCGAL49@aol.com
Brooklyn, NY
December 31, 2006
12:05 PM

Brian, Congrats to you and your compadres looking forward to the Guinness Book your Mom's college buddy, Diane


Frandal Nickhaus
thetextandthegloss@kc.rr.com
Lenexa, KS
December 31, 2006
05:06 PM

Ride on; fare well!


Lester Kakol '09
leskjr1@gmail.com
Middle Village, NY
December 31, 2006
07:26 PM

Great job! I can't wait to see your logs.


Paul Laska
masterrancher@hotmail.com
Tucson, Arizona
December 31, 2006
08:13 PM

I think I'm in the book too. Longest time not talking to a family member. What's up?


Rich Temple
rstemple@aol.com
Highland Park, NJ
January 01, 2007
09:07 AM

I offer you heartfelt congratulations on the breaking of the subway journey record and. I must tell you, I have a personal interest in this, being one of the three people who got into the 1990 Guinness Book (including our pictures) for achieving exactly what you guys just accomplished (Kevin Foster broke OUR record) after we got it in December, 1988. I also, as an Information Technology person, applaud your use of technology in this quest (including this website). I know better than most how much planning and effort goes into an undertaking like this, and you guys should be really, really proud. On another note, one of my friends who went through the system with me back in 1988 went to Loyola and he said that, despite the fact that your school was the "arch-rival of choice" of his school, he too is excited that you have brought the record back home to NYC. Congratulations!


John Berry
silenthorizon@gmail.com
Lewiston, Maine
January 01, 2007
12:18 PM

Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey with the world. Your spirit is refreshing and inspiring.


Sonya Knapinsky
knapinsky@hotmail.com
Flushing, NY
January 02, 2007
12:08 AM

Congrats! That is so awesome. You guys must be great. Looking forward to telling people about this terrific feat!


Mike O'Leary
mioleary@yahoo.com
New York, NY
January 02, 2007
02:31 AM

Congrats!! Just got back from Ireland and saw the fantastic news.


Yuki Endo
regentmtalover@hotmail.com
New York, New York
January 02, 2007
10:45 AM

Congratulation! My name is Yuki Endo and I am subway-lover and I am very curious what subways they take? Yours sincerely truly,


Yuki Endo
regentmtalover@hotmail.com
New York, New York
January 02, 2007
10:47 AM

Oh, by the way. I am also interest during that kind of subway riding champion, and including Staten Island Railway.


Pete McNally '87
petemc1969@nyc.rr.com
Howard Beach NY
January 02, 2007
01:05 PM

Congratulations! I knew that it would take fellow Regians to break the record..."Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam"!


Mike O'Leary
mioleary@yahoo.com
new york, ny
January 02, 2007
01:09 PM

Bill Amarosa is the Lebron James of mass transit. It was a clear from an early age he was going to be of the greats in the world of public transport. While this was an enormous feat it may be just the start, there's no telling how high bill's ceiling really is.


Darrel Dewald
mercydogs@hotmail.com
Jamestown, N.D.
January 03, 2007
03:49 PM

Very good. I saw it in the Fargo Forum, a news paper we get here. Good class spirit. Way to go. My son Dan is in New York, visiting.


REV. EDWARD C. LYNCH, S.J.
nedlsj@hotmail.com
NEW YORK, N.Y.
January 03, 2007
04:51 PM

I HAD THREE BROTHERS LOG 11 AND 1/2 YEARS AT REGIS (WWII HASTENED ONE'S STAY) AND I TAUGHT THERE FOR TWELVE YEARS -GREEK, LATIN, HISTORY BUT YOU MEN JUST GAVE THE SCHOOL ITS GREATEST AD. YOU USED YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS WELL!!!


Amelia
wajjk@aol.com
Howard Beach, NY
January 03, 2007
08:38 PM

Good going Brian. We tell everyone, we know one of the famous "Subway Boys" But to be in the Guinness Book is really an accomplishment. Congratulations Walter and Amelia


Yuki Endo
regentmtalover@hotmail.com
New York
January 04, 2007
12:14 PM

Since after I graduated my High School for Environmental Studies in past June. I forgot which year and I volunteer there on Wednesday for Recycling. Since after that, when I have time, I always ride the subway or bus. One day, I want to start from first stop on MTA Staten Island Railway at Tottenville, and end in Far Rockaway in Queens. I was wondering how much WGR charges for record? In April 1st, when Bee-Line buses in Westchester accept MetroCard, I want to ride Long Island Bus, NYCT/MTA Bus/Bee-Line Bus from Babylon, LI to Peeskill. Another thing, I want to walk entire Broadway from 263rd St in Bronx to Battery Park in Manhattan.


Joseph Pozzuoli '71
joepozz@hotmail.com
New York
January 04, 2007
02:29 PM

Congratulations to my fellow Regians on taking your rightful place in the Guinness Book. Deo et Patriae!


charles lippman
chucklip_putz@yahoo.com
kingston,new york
January 08, 2007
07:38 AM

THIS IS A VERY CHALLENGING AND BRAVE MISSION AND IS VERY COURAGEOUS TO RIDE THE WHOLE OF NEW YORK BY SUBWAY. GROUPS SHOULD HAVE SPONSORS AND RAISE MONEY FOR VARIOUS CHARITIES WHILE DOING THIS TREMENDOUS FEAT. THIS IS VERY COMMENDABLE. GOOD LUCK IN FUTURE EFFORTS. i enjoyed following this project and hope that there will be more events of this nature in the future.


Phil Vanner
philvanner@yahoo.com
Minneapolis, Minnesota
January 14, 2007
04:54 PM

Congratulations from another former record holder. Well Done.


Steve T. Sobel
weatherwatcher248@sbcglobal.net
Farmington, Michigan
January 16, 2007
10:30 PM

Congratulations. Being a former Brooklynite, riding the subways to and from Avenue H, my "home" station on the former BMT, it's been many years since I have ridden the subways. I am currently a "railfan" and can connect my current hobby to my earlier years...using the NYC Transit system. What these 6 gentlemen did was a fete that we can all learn from....it just goes to show us all what anyone can do...IF you set your mind to do it! No excuses for failure. This is what life's all about...Thanks, guys for teaching us all a fine lesson!