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post #511 of 1546
I lived there in the 70's and you had an option of a donkey ride up to the castle.
post #512 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Teri & Ian Season 3 oldest to make it to final 3 .. 49 and 50 at the time ..

OMG, really?! They looked at least 10 years older than that. Plus Ian was a Vietnam veteran... I really thought they were 60+.
post #513 of 1546
I was shocked that Dave and Rachel beat Joey and Danny on that fast forward task. I thought it was a terrible decision for Dave and Rachel to not turn around as soon as they saw Joey and Danny behind them.

With, what appeared to be a significant physical edge, how in the world did they get beat? Got to give Rachel a lot of credit for getting that done.
post #514 of 1546
Yup, that's what I was thinking but the couple worked smarter and for the last few bales, the guy dropped it right on the stack and all she had to do was move it in place, while the guidos kept dropping it on the floor and the guy on the ground had to pick up and move the bales up.

The guy dropping the bales could have dropped a bunch down and then come down and help stack. He was also picking up bales from the back of the truck and moving it to the side of the stack, so that lost time too.

Finally, it seems like the oil cleanup was faster than picking through the apples, so they might have gained time on that over the team that just beat them to the finish line.

But it's all monday morning quarterbacking now.
post #515 of 1546
That stack of hay bales was so sloppy, I was certain the judge was going to shake his head "No". They got lucky that the judge was lenient.

And once again, after the bunching point, the Border Patrol had no problems moving to the front of the pack. If there hadn't been a FF, they would have another first place finish. The other teams better gang up against them or they might not have a chance.

BTW, it seems like we've gone pretty far into this season without a U-turn. I wonder when we'll get one?
post #516 of 1546
At this point in the race, the Fast Forward isn't really worth the risk unless you are the only team there. Basically you win the leg or you go home. With only two teams there, you have a fifty/fifty shot of going home if you are relatively similar. One mistake can send you packing. At least if you go the regular route, one small mistake is less likely to send you home when there are multiple teams involved. If you think you are a decent team, I really don't see why you would throw all your eggs in one basket just for one leg.
post #517 of 1546
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Originally Posted by rsambuca View Post

At this point in the race, the Fast Forward isn't really worth the risk unless you are the only team there. Basically you win the leg or you go home. With only two teams there, you have a fifty/fifty shot of going home if you are relatively similar. One mistake can send you packing. At least if you go the regular route, one small mistake is less likely to send you home when there are multiple teams involved. If you think you are a decent team, I really don't see why you would throw all your eggs in one basket just for one leg.

That pair of Taurus SHO's made the risk well worthwhile .. even if they never win another leg and go home next, that was about a $70K prize at dealer invoice .. and one smokin' car as well ..
post #518 of 1546
Yeah, it's usually the last place team that's throwing the "Hail Mary" and going for the FF at this point.

For anyone that's not the worst, it's the same strategy as "running from the Cheetah". You can't outrun the Cheetah, so your better off to stick with the herd and let the Cheetah pick off the slowest member.
post #519 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

Yeah, it's usually the last place team that's throwing the "Hail Mary" and going for the FF at this point.

For anyone that's not the worst, it's the same strategy as "running from the Cheetah". You can't outrun the Cheetah, so your better off to stick with the herd and let the Cheetah pick off the slowest member.

I got the impression the Border Patrol guys would have done it again if not being prevented from doing 2 ..

Those guys are either very very lucky or very skillfull .. and it helped they knew the lingo on a couple legs ..
post #520 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I got the impression the Border Patrol guys would have done it again if not being prevented from doing 2 ..

Those guys are either very very lucky or very skillfull .. and it helped they knew the lingo on a couple legs ..

Well, there's always a big dollop of luck needed in TAR since it only takes one bad cabbie to ruin your race. But, so far, the Patrol seems to be very skillful since no matter what the challenge is, they seem to be able to move to front of pack every time.

If they had decided to use a FF at this point, I'd consider it their first mistake in a well played game. They've already won a bunch of prizes and proven that they can easily move to front after the bunching points. Showing up as the third team at a FF would be a wildly unnecessary risk for a team that doesn't need it. At this point they need to make certain they don't do anything stupid that would keep them out of the final leg. They don't need another trip to Cabo for finishing first in yet another leg.
post #521 of 1546
One of them indicated they would have done another FF if not prevented by the rules ..
post #522 of 1546
Those NY dudes were dumb to waste time on the FF when another team was already there.

Don't like MARINE guy and his wife. He yells at her too much.
post #523 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Lone Wanderer View Post

Those NY dudes were dumb to waste time on the FF when another team was already there.

Don't like MARINE guy and his wife. He yells at her too much.

I would not have taken the risk, but doing a task that requires strength would seem to favor two fit guys over one fit man and a woman.
post #524 of 1546
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Originally Posted by spid View Post

I would not have taken the risk, but doing a task that requires strength would seem to favor two fit guys over one fit man and a woman.

I thought the same thing .. either they got a later start than we saw or the Marine was able to drop a lot of bales right on top of the stack ..
post #525 of 1546
Switching gears here and it may have been brought up previously but how and why do you go on this show if you get motion sickness sitting in the back of a moving vehicle?
post #526 of 1546
Never considered that, but yeah, that's a problem. It didn't seem to really affect their performance.
post #527 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Switching gears here and it may have been brought up previously but how and why do you go on this show if you get motion sickness sitting in the back of a moving vehicle?

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Originally Posted by biker19 View Post

Never considered that, but yeah, that's a problem. It didn't seem to really affect their performance.

I love those that don't bother to learn how to drive stick before going on the show.

This is actually one instance where I think some players get behind the scenes help. There is no way when a person has absolutely no idea how to do it can miraculously pick it up within minutes. I've seen that happen a few times where one minute they can't get the car to move and the next they are driving like it's old hat.
post #528 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Switching gears here and it may have been brought up previously but how and why do you go on this show if you get motion sickness sitting in the back of a moving vehicle?

For a chance to win $500,000 I would put up with some motion sickness. And I am pretty sure he has done most of the driving so far.
post #529 of 1546
The regular schedule must have really got pushed back last night. I missed the end of the show when my 45 minutes of padding wasn't enough. I know who the last two teams were, but not which team was eliminated. With only six teams left at the beginning of last night I had a sneaking suspicion it was time for another non-elimination leg. Anyone care to tell what happened?
post #530 of 1546
You are correct...non-elimination. The FBI/teachers were last and were non-eliminated.
post #531 of 1546
Looks like we finally get a U-turn next week. It's been way too long coming IMO.
post #532 of 1546
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Originally Posted by curtlots View Post

The regular schedule must have really got pushed back last night. I missed the end of the show when my 45 minutes of padding wasn't enough.

Masters going to playoff would tend to do that. http://www.cbs.com/shows/amazing_race/video/
post #533 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

Switching gears here and it may have been brought up previously but how and why do you go on this show if you get motion sickness sitting in the back of a moving vehicle?

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Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post

I love those that don't bother to learn how to drive stick before going on the show.

I think I would add riding a bike on that list too. It always blows me away when some contestants have such problems just riding a bike... It seems like such a basic thing but I guess some people have led very sheltered childhoods


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post #534 of 1546
Thanks for the replies regarding how the show ended.

I would like to add rowing a boat to the list of Amazing Race skills.
post #535 of 1546
I'm still uncertain about her bike riding skills .. the seat was pretty high, it was a dirt road .. downhill / uphill .. I'm inclined to think she knew how to ride, but had not been on one in a while ..
post #536 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Michael252 View Post

You are correct...non-elimination. The FBI/teachers were last and were non-eliminated.

You know, when they got called out on their real job, they should have just laughed and admitted it .. keeping up the lie I thought made them look pretty stupid ..
post #537 of 1546
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I'm still uncertain about her bike riding skills .. the seat was pretty high, it was a dirt road .. downhill / uphill .. I'm inclined to think she knew how to ride, but had not been on one in a while ..

Well, you know what they say about bike riding though! But really, it looked like Vanessa was having problems even on the flat stuff. The seat may have been a bit high but she could have just stood up to pedal like her partner suggested. She seemed like she was having balance issues to me. It's just one of those things that seems like a contestant could easily spend a little bit of time on before hand if they had any questions about how they might do with it. But then the audience would miss all the face plants in the ditches though


ron
post #538 of 1546
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Originally Posted by R11 View Post

Well, you know what they say about bike riding though! But really, it looked like Vanessa was having problems even on the flat stuff. The seat may have been a bit high but she could have just stood up to pedal like her partner suggested. She seemed like she was having balance issues to me. It's just one of those things that seems like a contestant could easily spend a little bit of time on before hand if they had any questions about how they might do with it. But then the audience would miss all the face plants in the ditches though


ron

Ya gotta admit it was pretty funny ..
post #539 of 1546
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Originally Posted by R11 View Post

I think I would add riding a bike on that list too. It always blows me away when some contestants have such problems just riding a bike...

I think her main problem may have been that it was a men's bike. I have a lot of trouble riding men's bikes too, because I am used to women's, even though I have ridden bikes pretty much my whole life. I don't know if this is because I'm 5'4, or just the difference in design, or what. But I'm pretty sure I would have had trouble too.
post #540 of 1546
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Originally Posted by Whitearrow View Post

I think her main problem may have been that it was a men's bike. I have a lot of trouble riding men's bikes too, because I am used to women's, even though I have ridden bikes pretty much my whole life. I don't know if this is because I'm 5'4, or just the difference in design, or what. But I'm pretty sure I would have had trouble too.

Sounds like if you were going on TAR it would probably be a good idea for you to spend an hour or so riding a man's bike around then Whitearrow!


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