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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #100 on: December 11, 2007, 06:21:39 AM »
To start the next leg, Nick & the Don are in last place.  Why did none of the other teams try for the Fast Forward?  Are Nick & the Don far enough behind that the other teams feel they can stay ahead even if Nick & the Don get the FF? (Does Chateau have pitstop arrival times?)  Could we have a new FF rule that only the last place team is eligible?


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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #101 on: December 11, 2007, 07:17:17 AM »
To start the next leg, Nick & the Don are in last place.  Why did none of the other teams try for the Fast Forward?  Are Nick & the Don far enough behind that the other teams feel they can stay ahead even if Nick & the Don get the FF? (Does Chateau have pitstop arrival times?)  Could we have a new FF rule that only the last place team is eligible?

Bunching? Either flights (unlikely) or hours of operation  (very likely) allow Nick/Don to catch up with the others to get the FF clue. From there, it's a taxi race, which N/D can certainly win. This has happened before - Adam/Rebecca, BJ/Tyler, David/Mary (through some Chotrickery), and especially Lori/Bolo have all gotten the FF while in last (under the new rule; TAR 1-4 had different FF strategy).

I'm not Chateau (I just play one on message boards), but if I had to hazard a time guess, it would probably be:

Ron/Chris - 1:40
Goths - 1:45
Nate/Jen - 1:50
TK/Rachel - 4:00
Nick/Donald - 5:45

Given the speculative F3 (Nate/Jen, Nick/Donald, Bland/Blander) there has to either be some catch up provisions, major screw ups, and/or TBCs within the next few legs.

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #102 on: December 11, 2007, 08:21:43 AM »
if this is a standard 12 hour pitstop (who knows with this race)

they'll be released early in the night, so I think that they will all meet at the airport, on page 1 of this thread there are good flights listed.  These leave dubrovnik at 7.30am.  All teams should be able to make them.

I was wondering as to Nick/Don getting the fast forward, if there is self driving/nagivating I think those two will be in front.  They were the first to St Annes Church in Vilnius.

Also I'm pondering whether the fly into Pisa and drive towards florence  :cmas5

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #103 on: December 11, 2007, 10:04:47 AM »
Guys how about this one for a tattoo parlour!? It's located at number 17, is run/named after someone called Fabio it and is in Empoli (30 miles southwest of Florence which would make sense for them to drive a bit to there -> pitstop).

Dr.Fabio Pitti
(Ph.D. Psycology) (Ph.D. Psycology) 
Via Villani, 17 - Empoli (FI) Via Villani, 17 - Empoli (FI) 
Tel. Tel. 339-3308532 339-3308532 
e-mail: fabio.pitti@libero.it E-mail: fabio.pitti @ libero.it 

Tatuaggi a partire da Tattooing Rate
60, 00 con migliaia di 60, 00 with thousands of
disegni a scelta! Drawings choice! 

www.empolivirtuale.it/negozi/effettivi/tatuaggi.htm

 :jumpy:  That may be it, down_with_alli!  Got this pix from the web site of the doctors office.  That sure looks like the picture board near the front door.  And that may be the statue in the corner.  Maybe puddin can get a higher def vidcap to confirm.  Good job, alli.   :cmas16

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #104 on: December 11, 2007, 10:15:43 AM »
Thanks Boingo! HOORAY I ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING!!!!!!1111one!!!

Just let me take in this moment. Ahhhhh.

Glad to help, I've been reading here ages so it feels good to contribute.


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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #105 on: December 11, 2007, 10:52:56 AM »
 :whereru:  Looks like the big ice storm has knocked most everyone offline.   :smoke  Got the place all to myself 
... oh well, time for a nice soak..:HT
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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #106 on: December 11, 2007, 10:57:04 AM »
 :cmaslol I'm here but I just woke up  :mas25
It looks good dwalli & Boingo but I can't get the statue, maybe the pic from the Dr. office is from the entrance? More Dr.Fabio Pitti pictures please!

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #107 on: December 11, 2007, 11:00:55 AM »
Hiya Boingo!!  :xmas49 Ice storm?? It was 76 here yesterday! :cmaslol

Nice job Down with Alli! :yess:

MAP Florence to Empoli  LINK



There is also a straight forward train connection.
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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #108 on: December 11, 2007, 11:07:59 AM »
 :cmas3  That's the only pix on the doctors web site, puddin.  The picture board is a match.  It appears to be near the front door.  Notice the hinges on the door in the doctors picture.  I suspect it swings open just like the door on the other side.  Compare it to the picture of the racers entering the shop and you can see the doors are symetrical.  They both swing inward.  I think I can make out the outlines of the statue in the vidcap.  Besides, this is the only tattoo artist i've seen that dresses in an apron (something a doctor would do).   :angel:   

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #109 on: December 11, 2007, 11:15:37 AM »
MapQuest time/mileage estimates

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #110 on: December 11, 2007, 11:16:35 AM »

 :whereru:  Looks like the big ice storm has knocked most everyone offline.   :smoke  Got the place all to myself   :angel:

... oh well, time for a nice soak..:HT

im here

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #111 on: December 11, 2007, 11:18:59 AM »
Theres quite a few tourist pictures at flickr

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #112 on: December 11, 2007, 11:27:18 AM »
and trains

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #113 on: December 11, 2007, 11:30:54 AM »
INTERACTIVE MAP

And I sent an email asking for directions and photos! :cmaslol
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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #114 on: December 11, 2007, 11:31:50 AM »
:badhorse:  Via Villani, Empoli

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #115 on: December 11, 2007, 11:46:19 AM »
Yay Boingo! I was going cross-eyed looking!

May I have the link to that please for MAPS! ?

how to take the train ("There is an hourly parking lot several hundred meters past the Empoli train station. You can buy a ticket for the number of hours you expect to be in Florence. Do not park in the spots opposite the train station because they have a very short maximum time limit. Return train tickets can be purchased for around 10 euros per adult and at a reduced rate for children between the ages of x and y. Look at the posted schedule which lists all trains departing Firenze for various locations around Italy, and locate the ones which go to Pisa-Livorno and which stop in Empoli. The stops are all listed, and Empoli will be the 3rd or 4th stop from Firenze. The departure platform number in the Empoli and Firenze stations are also indicated on the schedule. For example, trains going to Firenze from Empoli leave from platform 1, which will help you find this on the schedule, which is in Italian. Make sure to stamp your ticket as you leave the station and enter the platform area."


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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #116 on: December 11, 2007, 11:59:51 AM »
Yay Boingo! I was going cross-eyed looking!

May I have the link to that please for MAPS! ?


http://www.vitaincentro.com/map/empoli/mercato.html

It's an interactive map.  Just select "Via Villani" from the "Strada..." drop down box.   :cmas27

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #117 on: December 11, 2007, 12:07:52 PM »
Thanks Boingo! it is a nice one! :kisses
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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #118 on: December 11, 2007, 12:15:56 PM »
 :jumpy: I'm excited to see that they're finally exploring the Tuscany area. I spent my birthday there  a couple of years ago and it was soo beautiful. Just a speculation: Its possible that the teams landed in Firenze and had to find the next clue/do some task while in the city. Since most of historic Florence is for pedestrians only, I doubt that they made them drive here. The driving scenes we saw from the preview were definitely way out of old town Florence, and more of the typical small towns that surrounding the city. With regards the Empoli, its basically the main connection point for trains in that region. It branches into three main directions; North East for Firenze, North West for Pisa/La Spezia and the Italian Riviera and South towards Siena and the rest of Tuscany.

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #119 on: December 11, 2007, 12:29:41 PM »
Thanks Boingo! it is a nice one! :kisses
I bet you hear that a lot Boingo  :cmas22

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #121 on: December 11, 2007, 02:11:20 PM »
 :cmas4

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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #122 on: December 11, 2007, 02:27:12 PM »
Well those are the Florence drummers:
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The marchers are in full renaissance regalia: costumes, plumed hats, carrying flags of Florence (three ostrich plumes arrayed like a fleur-de-lys).




But are they IN Florence??
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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #123 on: December 11, 2007, 02:41:57 PM »
---Vinci ?
eta: Yeah its called L'uomo di Vinci !! --or something like that.
The city born them of the great Leonardo genius, accommodates the sculpture in wood of Mario Ceroli that represents the most famous vitruviano man of the great master of the Italian art. The sculpture represents the registered human body in the geometric figures of the square and the circle. The sculpture was inaugurated in 1987 and is today an attractive pole for wharves tourists who o in native place.
eta: Leonardo da Vinci museum, Vinci, Italy
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Re: EP7~12/23 : "This is Forever, Now"
« Reply #124 on: December 11, 2007, 02:50:52 PM »
it is a wooden sculpture based on Leonardo's man--on the plaza in VINCI Leonardo's birth town...



oops--puddin beat me to it!

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