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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #225 on: August 01, 2008, 04:14:24 PM »
I love the scavenger hunt thing...I have been wondering why out of all the fab places in Moscow they would choose a rather obscure museum? Maybe this explains it...

So we need more Metro info and more bus info...which would be the better choice? I
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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #226 on: August 01, 2008, 05:54:22 PM »
A good old scvenger hunt around Moscow sounds like a great idea!

So I did some mapping out on google to get the answer on which is faster: bus or subway? I used Pushkin Square as a starting point. By bus, it would take around 54 minutes to get to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre. There are many bus stops along the way, with buses comming every 30 minutes. By subway, it takes 28 minutes. There is only one stop in between, which requires the racers to take another subway. The first trip takes 3 minutes, with a transfer taking only 2 minutes. The 2nd trip takes 10 minutes. Subways run every 2 minutes. The only real problem with taking the subway is that it doesn't drop you off right infront of the pitstop. it takes another 10 minutes to walk.

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #227 on: August 01, 2008, 06:53:41 PM »
I love the scavenger hunt thing...I have been wondering why out of all the fab places in Moscow they would choose a rather obscure museum? Maybe this explains it...

 ;) Time to recycle a pix from the spoiler thread.  As shown, the monorail (4.2 km) runs between 2 metro stations.  (I also read somewhere that the two end stations on the monorail line are not physically connected to the nearby metro stations.  You have to physically exit the metro station and walk over to the monorail station).

(Per Robyn's spoilers) my guess is they get on the monorail at the Timiryazevskaya station on the way to the station near the Exposition Center.  The VDNKh station is so close to the station entrance of the Exposition Center that they probably don't come from that direction.  Sooooo.... racers somehow end up at the Timiryazevskaya (metro) station, but from where.  All the spoiled locations are within walking distance of a metro station.    Good luck.  :lol:

Just guesssing but the challenge with the subway would be reading the signs in cyrillic.   :groan:

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #228 on: August 01, 2008, 07:13:29 PM »
Soviet Red Star Train  :sucks per Matt

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #229 on: August 01, 2008, 07:34:01 PM »
 :sucks  Yep, it's on display at the Ryzskaya Rizskiy Train (Station) Museum.   Yet another museum for a scavenger hunt.   :lol:
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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #230 on: August 01, 2008, 07:54:26 PM »
That's a museum? There is smoke there like it is running...
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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #231 on: August 01, 2008, 08:06:15 PM »
That's a museum? There is smoke there like it is running...

Most old-timey rail museums have working steam locos.  Check out the station using Google Earth and you will see the layout.   The railway museum is at Rizskiy railway terminal. 

ETA: BTW, all this was previously shown in the "spoiler" thread.   :sucks
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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #232 on: August 01, 2008, 08:09:43 PM »
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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #233 on: August 01, 2008, 08:21:33 PM »
Thanks puddin!  :kuss:

 :crazy Horrors! I missed a post!  :didimiss: :iok

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #234 on: August 01, 2008, 08:26:06 PM »
 :sucks  Birds-eye view of Moscow Railroad Museum

yet more stuff.... :snicker:


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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #235 on: August 01, 2008, 08:31:50 PM »
Until more info comes in, it may be a waste of time looking for a particular cobblestone street. Our blogger friend saw the bikes at Plaza Abaroa in the Sopocachi neighborhood, and as this blog implies, cobblestone is everywhere:
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Street map here; in fact, many good South American maps at the source page.

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #236 on: August 01, 2008, 09:20:14 PM »
Perfect timing! I am updating MAPS! as we speak--thank you!!
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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #237 on: August 02, 2008, 12:02:42 AM »
I am traveling overseas and have unexpected access to a PC. I have been reading the threads of the past 3 days and have a few comments:

1. In Moscow to get around quickly thte metro is the only effective choice. Buses are slowed down by the core traffic that is causing the congestion problems.

2. The discussion on 5 continents gets a definitive answer form me and it is the same ont Peach gave. Oceania is now the releveant continent and New Zealand is part of it. I believe tha rules out Africa from AR13 since teams will ahve to finish in Portland (North America).

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #238 on: August 05, 2008, 08:01:18 PM »
 :bubs   Just checking....yep, there it is, just where it should be.  Red Star Train next to the Rizskaya (Rizskiy) Train Station (Musuem).   :funny:

...ok, i'm officially bored...  :snicker:

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #239 on: August 05, 2008, 08:35:50 PM »

...ok, i'm officially bored...  :snicker:

Time to come check out TARA 3 then!  :lol: It may fill that big empty hole for you!  :jumpy:

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #240 on: August 05, 2008, 08:46:14 PM »
Time to come check out TARA 3 then!  :lol: It may fill that big empty hole for you!  :jumpy:

 :ascared  bite your tongue...  :lol:   new episode of Highway 18 is on tonight...  :snicker:

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #241 on: August 05, 2008, 10:23:31 PM »
No it's not. Golf Channel is running PGA Championship programming this week.
Just here to visit.

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #242 on: August 06, 2008, 12:06:37 AM »
No it's not. Golf Channel is running PGA Championship programming this week.

 :groan:  DAMN you, Golf Channel.  (:;)

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #243 on: August 06, 2008, 01:59:25 AM »
TARA 3, I'm telling you! :lol:
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Re: Speculation on season 13
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Re: The Amazing Race 13 *Spoilers Only!* (spoiler summary page 1)
« Reply #245 on: August 08, 2008, 01:28:55 PM »
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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #246 on: August 08, 2008, 08:20:00 PM »
Philiminator @ Sucks has posted this:

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I was in Moscow Russia for a week from 7th of May until 14th. I was informed that a male & female with a camera-crew were nearby. Immediately knew it could be The Amazing Race. I waited around for just 5 minutes, to then witness another possible Amazing Race team, he was being followed by a camera-crew, he was in a blue shirt, looking for something in the 1 mile long hedge, he looked extremely tired and very sweaty. He left after about 5 minutes, after waiting around for 20 minutes I went back to the apartment, I later listened in on a conversation in a resteraunt, there was apparently another male looking in the same hedge, he could have been with another male. There were also rumors that there were a 4th team possibly both being female, but with no evidence I cant really say.


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What do y'all think? Real? or not?

Fake, told you, good thing we have peachytits on board to call out Philiminator aka twoscoops :yikes

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #247 on: August 09, 2008, 11:56:34 AM »
Well, I agree that it's a decoy leg, but I don't really see how this twoscoops guy really helped. His post seemed more intended to insult peach!

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #248 on: August 09, 2008, 03:11:40 PM »
north--the whole thing is a FALSE SPOILER--there is no truth to it at all--not a decoy--totally 100% false.  That hedge is in the western Cotswalds, lol.

And twoscoops IS also Philiminater and is just pissed cuz I called him on it.  Too bad his energy didn't go to helping us find spoilers instead of making false ones.  :groan:

I think I may need a new avatar involving peach titties though!

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Re: Speculation on season 13
« Reply #249 on: August 09, 2008, 03:30:23 PM »
 :funny: what an idiot philiminator is  :funny:
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