Posted by Jonathan J. Miller -Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 12:01 AM
Amy Zimmer wrote about the latest attempt to break the record for riding the entire New York City subway system continuously [Metro].
The 25 hours, 11 minute record was sent in 1998 [Time for Kids] by Michael Falsetta and his friend Salvatore Babones. Michael is a senior executive at our commercial firm, Miller Cicero, LLC.
Falsetta, an executive at a real estate firm, remembers drinking just one liter of water and eating three Power Bars. Babones, a sociology professor at the University of Pittsburgh, said, â€œWe took 10 minutes off and missed a transfer at Jamaica station so that we could use the restrooms there.â€
Babones doubted their record would be broken, but his partner said they â€œwould come out of retirement and issue a challengeâ€ if their record fell.
I love the convenience of the NYC subway system – I use it nearly every business day. However, I don’t know if I love it enough to ride for 24 hours straight.
If the mass transit thing doesn’t work out, these guys are destined to be in public relations. They got a lot of coverage.