Thursday night (April 19, 2001), I was out riding at about 12:20am, enjoying the cool air and solitude, when I spotted a fire on Seagirt Blvd and B.6th Street in Far-Rockaway. Some imbecile had a car fire (or perhaps set it on fire) and drove it 20 feet into the field of tall, dead brush right next to the marina. I zoomed home as fast as my 24" Schwinn could take me and called the Fire Dept. They came in about 5 minutes with two trucks and put it out just as it was starting to spread.
I was hoping for some unicycle publicity, but the police didn’t even look my way , so I left once it was certain that I wasn’t going to see an explosion.