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Below are messages readers have submitted about our upcoming ride.

Bill Amarosa
Middle Village, NY
December 18, 2006
08:39 AM

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

Brian Lennon
New York, NY
December 19, 2006
11:27 PM

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

Tracy Korman
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
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
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
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 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
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
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
08:54:34 AM

Good luck guys.

Matthew X Gomez
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
10:23:52 AM

Best of luck guys!

Jai Wadda
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
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
01:04:08 PM

Good luck, guys, and Godspeed!

Justin Skaferowsky
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
02:36:49 PM

Good luck guys

Paul Kronenberg
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
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
Thursday, December 28, 2006
09:40:59 AM

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

Richard Egan
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
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)
Thursday, December 28, 2006
11:57:21 AM

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

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
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

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.

December 29, 2006
08:34 AM


Kieran Darcy
Friday, December 29, 2006
08:57:28 AM

You guys rock. Proud of ya.

Angelo Ortiz
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!


Attleboro, MA
December 29, 2006
10:10 AM

Great job guys! Keep your eyes on the prize!

Margaret Dougherty Russo
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
Friday, December 29, 2006
10:45:53 AM

Good Luck!!!

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
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!

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
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

December 29, 2006
11:58 AM

Cool!! Go for it!!

Nicholas Petraglia
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
December 29, 2006
12:15 PM

Good luck!

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
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
Bronx, NY
December 29, 2006
12:29 PM

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

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


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
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.


New Jersey
December 29, 2006
01:02 PM

Good luck guys!

bklyn, ny
December 29, 2006
01:19 PM

good luck guys

Carol Amarosa
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
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
san francisco, ca
December 29, 2006
01:58 PM

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

mike lazorchak '86
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
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

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
Friday, December 29, 2006
02:38:37 PM

You guys are crazy. And inspiring.

The McGraths of Bay Ridge, Bklyn
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
New York, NY
December 29, 2006
03:05 PM

Good stuff guys! Very impressive!

Joe Tito '80
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
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
Friday, December 29, 2006
04:16:51 PM

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

Kevin '88
Howard Beach, NY
December 29, 2006
04:27 PM

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

harlem, ny
December 29, 2006
04:35 PM


James Lampariello
Friday, December 29, 2006
05:01:53 PM

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

'raine Karpinski
Miami, Florida
December 29, 2006
06:08 PM

Are you sure you are part of our gene pool?

Paul Kronenberg
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?


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
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
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.

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
December 29, 2006
08:20 PM

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

Diane and Michael Amarosa
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
Brooklyn, NBY
December 29, 2006
09:15 PM

Congratulations! What a fun way to end the year.

Tracy, Joan, Milo and Sylvie
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
Saturday, December 30, 2006
11:24:15 AM

Way to go! Congratulations!

Keno DiFilippo
Delran, NJ
December 30, 2006
12:19 AM

Congratulations! Great job!!!

Ed Levine
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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

izmir, Turkey
December 31, 2006
11:10 AM

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

Diane Russo
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
Lenexa, KS
December 31, 2006
05:06 PM

Ride on; fare well!

Lester Kakol '09
Middle Village, NY
December 31, 2006
07:26 PM

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

Paul Laska
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
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
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
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
New York, NY
January 02, 2007
02:31 AM

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

Yuki Endo
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
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
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
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
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.

January 03, 2007
04:51 PM


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
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
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
kingston,new york
January 08, 2007
07:38 AM


Phil Vanner
Minneapolis, Minnesota
January 14, 2007
04:54 PM

Congratulations from another former record holder. Well Done.

Steve T. Sobel
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 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!