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♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:48:34 AM »
Biography
Brad Hunt (52); Victoria Hunt (47)
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Occupation: Brad (Distribution Dispatcher); Victoria (Tax Manager)
Relationship: Married

Married for nine years, Brad and Victoria may not always see eye-to-eye, but they do make a dynamic team. They both have children from previous marriages, this is Victoria’s third and Brad’s second. Both endearingly concede that they are “stuck with each other.”

Victoria was born with hip dysplasia and spent much of her childhood in hospitals, body casts and crutches. Following a recent major foot surgery, she was told that she could never run again. She is now out to prove that anything is possible. She claims that the biggest difference between her and Brad is that she is an optimist while he is cynical. However, she believes they share the same desires and like to be challenged both mentally and physically. Their motto is, "life is not a spectator sport and therefore you should always enjoy each moment that life gives you." Victoria works as a tax manager and Brad is a distribution dispatcher.

Brad describes himself as intelligent, straight forward and resourceful. One of his proudest achievements is overcoming drugs and alcohol addiction and remaining clean and sober for 25 years and counting. Brad enjoys pistol shooting, weightlifting and gardening.

This physically fit Team hopes to gain a lifetime of stories and a little bit of glue to reinforce their bond. Regardless of whether they win or lose, they already feel a sense of accomplishment by just being chosen to compete in the show.

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 09:07:45 AM »
Really sweet more aged couple here! They look better than Fran/Barry, Meredith/Gretchen and definitely Teri/Ian!

Expecting them to kick some ass and i have to say i kinda like them too!

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 09:19:44 AM »
Sorry, but I don’t think your getting far. The Amazing Race is as much about fitness as it is about intelligence. Unfortunately, hip dysplasia and major surgery are huge detractors in that department. I think this team will make it for at least a few legs, before it all catches up with them.

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 09:20:42 AM »
I know they don't have the winning looks. But we got to believe that Meredith and Gretchen miracles can happen.

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 11:44:31 AM »
What a nice couple! It looks as they both have overcome some significant hardships, and I think their maturity and inner strength will help them along. I'm looking forward to seeing them in action! :hearts:
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 12:39:14 PM »
I think they'll finish in the Top 3. How 'bout that?
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 12:46:33 PM »
Love em'
'We are the makers of music, and the dreamers of dreams' - 'To roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live'.

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 12:57:48 PM »
I think it is fair to share now that Victoria has been active on various Internet boards in the past, so maybe they will  give US some love later on.  :hugs:

And she must be tough, as I also understand that she had previously been a semi-finalist for Survivor 2.
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 01:40:10 PM »
I think luck will tell if they end up 5th or in F3
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 01:48:57 PM »
Brad is gorgeous! Ken & Tina redux !!


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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 01:51:29 PM »
the new Ken. I adored Kenny and Tina but Brad and Victoria are so cute!
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009, 02:04:51 PM »
They are definitely in shape!
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2009, 06:56:31 PM »
I like this team too! I think they will last longer then expected, but eventually they will start to get tired out. I think they will give us enough footage of them for them to be memorable, though.

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2009, 09:28:35 PM »
She looks like my Entrepenureship teacher, who I like, so I have god vibes from them!  :hearts:

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 12:13:03 AM »
This is a wonderful picture of the two of them!  :hearts:



And you babies have to quit calling anyone over 29 old, okay? We might need to make that a bannable offense!  :funny: :funny: :funny:
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2009, 10:09:50 AM »
Peach, why not set the bar on age a little higher to accommodate some people we know?

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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2009, 10:49:34 AM »
Cuz doesn't everyone quit counting at 29 anyway? :funny:
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Re: • TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2009, 03:24:10 PM »
Or 39 ....
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2009, 05:19:57 PM »
I really am hoping upon hope that this team will do well
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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2009, 08:24:09 PM »
Perhaps they'll be a fit Meredith & Gretchen
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2009, 09:00:14 PM »
Perhaps they'll be a fit Meredith & Gretchen
:groan: For Gods sakes Meredith was 69 and Gretchen 66, its like comparing apples to oranges or peachs to pudding for all that matters  :lol:

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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2009, 09:01:21 PM »
Perhaps they'll be a fit Meredith & Gretchen
:groan: For Gods sakes Meredith was 69 and Gretchen 66, its like comparing apples to oranges or peachs to pudding for all that matters  :lol:
well, oranges are softer than apples :P
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2009, 09:44:53 PM »
They seem very sweet, but I'm getting the feeling they'll finish at least in sixth.  If they're lucky, fifth.
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2009, 12:35:41 AM »
Less then 2 days  :wohoo:

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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2009, 11:02:53 AM »
Happy TAR DAY!!!!!!!  :jumpy:


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Fit couple competing as team on 'Race'
Sunday,  February 15, 2009 3:28 AM
By Molly Willow

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
 
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Brad and Victoria HuntVictoria Hunt applied to go on the reality show Survivor many times through the years.

Despite the apparent interest of casting directors, her pursuit never led anywhere until she showed them a picture of herself with husband Brad.

That did the trick -- not for Survivor but for another CBS reality show.

The couple from Columbus will appear in the 14th installment of the Emmy-winning The Amazing Race, beginning tonight.

"I thought it was pretty funny she tried to get on Survivor for . . . (years) but, as soon as they saw my picture, they said, 'Come on out,' " Brad, 52, said with a laugh.

Like his wife, Brad Hunt is no couch potato.

He has taken part in Ironman triathlons, marathons and ultramarathons as well as rock and ice climbing, high-altitude mountaineering, kayaking through the Everglades and powerlifting.

Victoria has done much of the same while also becoming an avid skier, despite multiple foot surgeries.

The two are what most people would consider "fitness freaks," said Victoria, 47.

They met through a personal ad and married nine years ago.

Both work at American Electric Power and regularly tune in Survivor and The Amazing Race.

Although they aren't permitted by the network to talk about their experiences on the show -- filming began at Halloween and wrapped up about a month later -- the Hunts' conditioning probably helped them during the extreme challenges and settings.

This season's race spans 40,000 miles and nine countries in 22 days. The teams experienced the world's second-highest bungee jump (but who's counting?), bone-chilling temperatures, suffocating heat, and, for the first time in the series, travel to Romania and Siberia.

All quite a change from the "honeymoon-type" destinations the Hunts usually visit, Victoria said.

Their friends and relatives weren't surprised that the couple participated in the show.

"It just seems like the kind of thing that we would do," Brad said.

"(The show is) looking for people who have an opinion," Victoria said. "We're both very strong-willed and opinionated people. We make what I think is an interesting couple."

They weren't allowed to tell anyone what program they were appearing on until recently, a secret friends and family members pounced on.

"They've just been trying to pump us for information," Brad said.

"You develop thick skin and a straight face," Victoria said.

When new-season promos began running on CBS a few weeks ago, their secret was out.

"It's nice to be able to say, 'Yeah, we're on the show. That's us,' " Victoria said.

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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2009, 02:49:21 PM »
team "bad-asses with the clean asses"  :lol:  :jam:

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2009, 06:19:54 PM »
team "bad-asses with the clean asses"  :lol:  :jam:

Oh I loved them, loved Victoria loving the bungy, loved the mildly sneaky, LOVED the let's show Phil our bums!!  :funny: :funny: :funny:
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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2009, 07:44:08 PM »
They make me smile when I see them, its like show me Brad and Victoria please!!

I loved the touch of evil the editors gave them  ...... :sera:

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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2009, 09:02:30 PM »
I'm fine with them lying.. because these are mistakes that teams like (Christie and Jodi) should have found out themselves because no one will help them on the race unless they learn to be independent.

If there are lesser likable teams this season.. (I'M LIKING EVERYONE FOR NOW).. they will be sure be one of my favourites. (They remind me of Fran and Barry)

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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2009, 10:09:30 PM »
I'm fine with them lying.. because these are mistakes that teams like (Christie and Jodi) should have found out themselves because no one will help them on the race unless they learn to be independent.
I'm fine with it more because it guaranteed at least Christie & Jodi wound up behind them.  And since they were on the same train as the other teams that finished between fifth and tenth with them (all except for the now-eliminated Preston & Jennifer, of course), it was something they needed to give themselves and the other teams a buffer of some sort.

The only problem with this, though, is that this could come back to bite them, especially considering Christie & Jodi still managed to survive this leg.  They could return the favor and do to Brad & Victoria what they did to them.

Still, I like this team for now.  Hell, with Preston & Jennifer gone, I now like EVERYONE!
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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2009, 02:21:08 AM »
:hearts:

Victoria and baby grandson Grafton, born 2/16/09!!



Isn't he GORGEOUS? And wasn't it nice of him to wait till after the premiere? :funny:

Welcome, Grafton! The World is waiting!! :hrt:

Thanks for sharing, Victoria! :jumpy:
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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2009, 06:46:19 AM »
Oh, wow, that is quite cute. Thank you for sharing that! :wohoo:
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« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2009, 08:28:51 AM »
They're grandparents now?  Aw, he's adorable!
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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2009, 12:37:19 PM »
 :yess: soooo cute
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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2009, 01:05:17 PM »
Congratulations Victoria and Brad & family! How adorable  :hugs:  :-* ! Thank you for sharing :congrats:

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« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2009, 03:46:10 PM »
Congratulations, Brad & Victoria!!!!

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« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2009, 03:48:13 PM »
Congrats guys!
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« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2009, 12:13:03 AM »
Love ya Victoria & Brad!  :hearts: Good Luck  :jam: !!! And Happy RACE DAY!!  :jumpy:  :wohoo:


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‘The Amazing Race 14′: Brad & Victoria exit interview

Brad & Victoria, the married Ohio couple, were eliminated on Episode 3 of “The Amazing Race” Season 14.
What was the most interesting location during your participation in the race?
Brad: Brasov, Romania. Most people travel to exotic destinations like Thailand or cultural places like Western Europe. But not too many people think of Eastern Europe. We enjoyed the parts where we stayed at — the old town. I liked that we were surrounded by 400-to-600-year-old buildings.
Do you feel they were giving you enough money for each part of the race?
Victoria: They give you money at the beginning of each leg — I think they give you just enough money to not have enough. You know what your immediate expenses are going to be, like flights, trains or cabs. But should you allow yourself to spend money on food? You become very frugal.
Brad: Not only that, but by just barely having enough money, when you run into problems you can’t buy your way out of it. So when you do run into trouble it forces you to interact with the locals. If we had credit cards we could get ourselves out of any kind of jam. Without them, we had to get people to help us. But we also had to watch our budget. When we were planning our travel we had to think in terms of not just what’s the fastest way to get to the next place, but what’s the cheapest way to get there. It makes it a much more personal experience.

How many real-time hours (not TV hours) did the Amsterdam detour take you?
Victoria: We think we lost about 18 hours. I was zippity-zip through the gymnastics. And you saw Brad opening those bloody boxes… Keep in mind they had finished the gymnastics hours before we’d even gotten on the plane (9:15 a.m.). They finished the challenges early in the morning and were waiting at the train station in Bucharest to get to Brasov. We did it [Amsterdam detour] to get an advantage and everyone ended up bunching up anyway at the train.
Victoria: It was hard from our perspective too — while we were watching it on TV. We knew we were going to be eliminated and the only time they could really show us was at the butt end of the episode. They could have had an hour of our efforts to catch up — there was a lot that wasn’t shown.
Brad: When we got off the plane in Bucharest we got a cab driver that was just like the car chases in James Bond movies. He was missing cars by an inch. He was driving on train tracks and in oncoming traffic. It was a death ride, but we loved every minute of it.
Victoria: I really enjoyed the gymnastics. I had fun with it, I had no problems. I don’t think I had to repeat a single exercise. But we maybe only saw 15 seconds of that.
Did you stay at the hotel that’s right at the airport? How’d you sleep?
Brad: They— KLM—put us up in actually what we were told was the nicest Holiday Inn in the world, and I believe it. I can’t say we didn’t enjoy it.
Victoria: We ate well, we slept well. But we felt miserable.
Where do you think you’ll be traveling to next?
Brad: We have some travel planned. We’ll be going to L.A. for a VIP party with the cast. Internationally, we talked about Argentina this morning. We’d both like to go to India but would need two to four weeks for that trip. We have real jobs and it’s hard to find the time to get away. We’d like to take at least one international trip a year.
We’ve already been to Canada and Mexico — out-of-the-way places not on tours, like Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Copper Canyon. Typically we don’t travel to touristy places. We loved Puerto Rico. Not enough people know what a varied place it is or about all of the activities there. It’s so easy to get to and easy traveling for U.S. citizens. No passport. Highly recommended.
One thing we got out of the race was that it was kind of easy traveling. In the beginning we were a little hesitant about what it’d take to do exotic international traveling, but it turned out to be super-easy. It’s so pleasurable — so different from the travel that we’d done in the United States.
Victoria: The people around the world are so genuinely kind and helpful. It’s refreshing. It makes it easy to want to go back.
— Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times Travel & Deal blogger
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« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2009, 08:32:55 PM »
Exclusive: Brad and Victoria Hunt talk about 'The Amazing Race'

   
By John Bracchitta, 03/02/2009

The "Married Couple" team of Brad and Victoria Hunt may have been eliminated from The Amazing Race for their risky decision-making, but they'll maintain that they decisions were not mistakes.


For Brad, a 52-year-old distribution dispatcher, and Victoria, a 47-year-old tax manager, the risky decision to take a flight that would get the Columbus, OH couple to Bucharest, Romania ahead of many of the teams but included a connecting flight through Amsterdam had the potential to help them immensely.  However it backfired instead, digging them into a hole they could get out of before they became the third team to be eliminated from the CBS reality travel competition.

On Monday, Brad and Victoria spoke to Reality TV World about why they decided to make the risky move to Amsterdam, how close they came to making up all of the ground the lost after the move failed, and how and why they managed to be the only team to complete the now infamous cheese hill challenge the way the instructions had intended the teams to.
 

Reality TV World: Both you and [Amanda Blackledge] and [Kris Klicka] were told on that first train ride that there was a slim chance that you'd arrive in time to able to make the 4:45PM flight. Amanda and Kris decided to still go for it any ways -- why did you guys decide not to?

Brad: They actually got to the airport a little bit earlier than us, so they had more time.

Reality TV World: How come they got there ahead of you if you were on the same...

Victoria: (Interrupting) They got off at a different exit.

Brad: Yeah they found a local that showed them a quicker way to get to the airport than we were able to get to, so they probably beat us there by 10-15 minutes, but that was enough time to get there. We were told by the people [we talked to] that there was no possible way that we could make it, so.. You know, it's a big airport too, so...

Reality TV World: Did you have any concerns about booking a flight that no other team was taking and required a connecting flight that had the potential to set you back, as it ended up doing?

Brad: There was some concern about that, but at the time we didn't know no other team was taking it. Munich is a huge airport. One thing they didn't show was our half-mile run through Munich Airport with the camera crew in tow shoving people out of the way, jumping in front of [people] to get all the way back there.

And then we got there and we saw no other teams were there and we kinda thought "Oh.." We kinda knew that it wasn't a good idea to ride on a plane alone, but then what are we gonna do, walk all the way back to the ticket counter and then find out that the place we wanted is now sold out? You gotta make a decision and you kinda gotta go with it.

So then it started getting foggy and we talked to the gate agent who was like "Oh no, no, no the fog will be even worse [in Amsterdam], the planes will be delayed even more at your connection so there's no chance you'll miss it."

Victoria: We had like a posse of people standing around trying to assist us and they were all very convincing when they said to us "Your connecting flight will certainly be delayed so you shouldn't have a problem making the connection. And even if your connecting flight isn't delayed you still have enough [time] on this flight to get there."

It wasn't until five minutes before our plane landed in Amsterdam that we heard the pilot come on and say "Any flight leaving before 8:30PM will be departing. Any flight departing after 8:30PM has been canceled." I think our flight was 8:30PM.

It was just awful luck.

Reality TV World: Were there any other later flights going to [Bucharest] that you guys could have taken, before they got cancelled? Or was the [flight] you were going to take the last one [going to Bucharest] that night?

Victoria: The airport shut down. All flights.

Brad: Yeah, they told us there was not other flights. [No other] flights were going to anyplace that could possible connect to Bucharest.

Victoria: It was  the worst possible situation you could imagine.

Reality TV World: Brad, you were shown worrying a little after you learned that your [initial Munich-to-Amsterdam] flight had been delayed.  Did either of you guys consider scrapping the Amsterdam flight at that point, or -- as you said -- were you too far into it to go back at that point?

Brad: Well yeah, it's just kind of a hard thing because we're going with the best possible information we can get, which is from a local gate agent that says "It's delayed but it'll be okay. Don't worry about it."

Then it was delayed a little bit more and he still says "Don't worry about it," and then the more it's delayed the more you get past the point of no return until we said "Well we there's definitely no going back now, it's just not gonna work out."

We've watched [The Amazing Race] and we've seen, for example, teams who pick a challenge then can't do it, then they go pick a different challenge, then they can't do that and go back and do the first one and then they can't do that... At some point you've gotta make a decision and, unless you get some real solid contradictory evidence, you gotta go with what seems like the right thing to do. That's what we did and it didn't work out that time.

Reality TV World: Do you know how long the layover in Amsterdam was originally supposed to be?

Brad: Oh two minutes.

Reality TV World: Oh, so right in and right out?

Brad: Yeah it was just enough time... Actually they told us it was adequate time to catch our plane. It wasn't like w ere going to have to rush to get to the connecting flight to Bucharest in Amsterdam, but it wasn't more than an hour.

Reality TV World: You kind of mentioned this before, but after you learned that you had missed the flight, did you explore any other possible options to get to Bucharest instead of waiting for the 9:15AM flight? Or was there just nothing else?

Victoria:  Well there wasn't enough money to take a cab...

Brad: And you can't, [the directions] said "Fly."

Reality TV World: You both seemed to be somewhat resigned to your fate after missed the flight. Did you think that, barring another team making a pretty big mistake, that you had any chance of getting back into the game?

Brad: Well, a couple things... One thing, we didn't think we'd made a mistake and I still don't think we did. We made a decision and it didn't work out in our way, but we're playing to win and not playing to hang out with the rest of he pack so it wasn't a mistake.

The other piece is that we had no idea what the status of the other teams were and as far as we knew they were delayed as much or even worse by fog on different flights and so, although it seemed very dire, without knowing their status [we] sucked it up and raced as hard as we can.

Victoria: We generally were not resigned. I don't think that I bought into "Our game is over" really until we were at the Pit Stop. There was always that possibility that another team royally screwed up. And then there was always that possibility that it was a non-elimination leg.

It was a slim chance, but it was enough for me to hold out hope and keep me going with as much enthusiasm and energy as I would've had had we not made that stupid plane decision.

Brad: And one thing that it was is that it wasn't so much being resigned to our fate, but it was focusing for us in terms of "Okay we have our work cut out for us and we cannot make a single mistake at all to get where we need to get" and we raced that entire leg and we didn't make any mistakes.

We clicked like a machine and I'm most proud of our performance on that leg because it was a long, hard leg and we made up a lot of time on those people, but when you get an 18 hour deficit that's pretty hard to make up.

Reality TV World: Actually that was going to be my next question, they didn't show it much, but about how long did it take you to finish the gymnastics challenge?

Brad: The producers said that Victoria was the best. She done gymnastics as a child and she went through it and did every single thing the first time around with no criticism, bing-bang-boom we're outta there.
 
Reality TV World: What about the "Vampire" task, it seemed like that may be pretty hard -- and not to mention creepy -- to be doing at night.

Victoria: It was a little bit spooky. I think the one upside to our little debacle was we were the only team that got to participate in the "Vampire" challenge in the dark. It was fun.
 
Brad: Yeah everyone shoulda done it in the dark, it was a great visual and a great challenge. I had a friend who called me this morning and told me "Hey man, at least you went down covered in blood."

I said "Yeah that should make anybody that has any questions about the plane have second thoughts about giving me shit about that."

Reality TV World: How did you react when you found out that [Victor Jih] and [Tammy Jih] had made some pretty big mistakes [during their leg], and how far did you finish behind them?

Brad: Man, I'll tell you, it was pretty frustrating because up to that point Victor and Tammy had pretty much been machines. They're very intelligent, very personable and they're very good at assembling information and figuring out what they need to do. They're very physical and they were the team to beat, so we kinda thought "Oh you know whatever."

But then as we saw them last night we thought "Man, they're not invincible." If we had stayed we coulda beat them because they made some stupid, stupid mistakes and we thought "They are not invincible," you know?  We coulda taken em', we coulda won.

Victoria: What made yesterday's viewing a little bit more difficult because, you know it was difficult when we left and we had been through the "grieving process" and the memory of the Pit Stop in November. Then we kind of had to re-live it all again last week, but that was the first glimpse that we got of how poorly [Tammy and Victor] did on that particular leg and how close we could've come. That just made it that much more bittersweet.

Reality TV World: How [much time] was separating you [and Tammy and Victor]?

Brad: We understand that we were between four and six hours behind them eventually, so we made up quite a bit of time.

Reality TV World: Okay and you said that was [down] from an 18 hour deficit from the flight?

Victoria: [Yes]

Reality TV World: Oh wow.

Victoria: I think that if we had been in the mix, in the real mix (Laughs), and been contenders and not been on that stupid flight,  we woulda come out... I mean at the first Pit Stop we were number six, the second Pit Stop we were fifth. I'm certain that we would've been fourth, third or second. We would've been right up there.

Reality TV World: Last night you both touched upon the "difficult times" that you've gone through together in your lives. Could you go into some more detail about that?

Brad: Like difficult times we've gone through as a couple or individuals

Reality TV World: Well I guess either, there was a little [clip] where you both said that you had been through some difficult times.

Victoria: Those are kind of like separate and distinct... We came together ten years ago, and when we met had to overcome some uniquely challenging things in our lives. Mine had been of the physical nature, I had to overcome some physical disabilities, and then as I got older it just made me stronger and stronger and stronger and more bull-headed. I became the kind of person where if you told me "No, I can't do that [unintelligible" I'd be like "Really? No, no, no, no, no. I'm gonna go out and show you."

It's part of my personality. And Brad you can speak for your own hardships if you want (Laughs)

Brad: Well when I was younger and in my late teens I got into drugs and alcohol and had a lot of problems and was pretty much a degenerate alcoholic. I wasn't just kinda like one of your friends who drinks a little too much, I was at one time homeless, I've been to jail several times, many times, and lost many, many jobs and had a lot of misfortunes to go along with that kinda life And when I was 27, I guess, I was sick and tired of it for some reason and I was able to go and turn things around and I've been sober since.

I'm really glad the show didn't focus on that. It's not my primary identity and I think it's lame when they try to focus on the ex-drug addict/alcoholic who's trying to, whatever, prove something. But it does really... it forms who I am.
 
Reality TV World: Yeah, and congratulations on that by the way. Moving on from that, could you talk a little bit about that cheese challenge in the first round? How difficult was it?

Victoria: (Laughs) We rocked!

Brad: We... the thing is... When they explain everything in the pre-production [meeting] they're like "Read the clue. What we intend when we write the clue is we mean the plain English meaning of the words on the page." The words on the page were "Use the cheese carriers to carry the cheese up and down the hill." So we did that and we helped each other out. We knew how to do it because we've done a lot of adventure racing on different steep terrains so that [hill] wasn't that difficult.

But by the time we realized that a lot of the teams were getting away with not using their carriers and rolling the cheese down hill, that crazy stuff, we were already more than halfway down on the second trip and we realized "Well we're doing pretty good the way the way we're doing it and there's no reason to slide down this hill covered with sheep shit, let's just walk the rest of the way down. We kinda thought the rest of 'em were gonna be penalized and they weren't, I'm not saying they should've been, but we thought that was...

Victoria: That had to be one of our most impressive moments. I think that we had them stunned, stunned that we were actually able to do the challenge in the manner in which it was intended. [But the funny thing] is that "the manner in which it is intended" was not really intended, (Laughs)

Those carriers were waiting to fall apart at the slightest shifting of your body. (Unintelligible) That's the way it's supposed to be done.

Brad: And we had the unintended benefit of being able to, at the end, moon [The Amazing Race host] Phil Keoghan. (Both laugh)
 
Reality TV World: So you were the only team to complete [that challenge] using just the holders?

Brad: Mike White actually got down alright [as well].

Reality TV World: What teams did you get along with the best? The worst?

Brad: We got along with everyone. Early in the race when the producers come in and they say "You're about to embark on the greatest experience of your life. At the end of this thing you're gonna be friends with all these people," and I thought "You know what? I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to win a $1 million, so really suck on that."

But you know what? We did end up being friends with everyone there and between all of us -- which we all call ourselves "The Cheese Hill Gang" because it's the one challenge that we all did in common -- we send 10-30 emails a day back and forth that we all just copy each other on. Every stupid little thing, every little thing that gets said on some little forum. All kinda of stupid stuff gets sent back and forth. We're very close and plan to meet in two weeks for a cast viewing party.
 
Reality TV World: What was your favorite or least favorite experience on The Amazing Race?

Victoria:  I had a couple of really awesome experiences. The bungee jump was absolutely incredible but you know what, the pie throwing was a great deal of fun too. [It was a great chance for Brad and I] to be a little down and dirty and laugh and it was just funny. It was hilarious, I was laughing so hard I was crying.

Brad: I would say me favorite experience was the train ride through the Swiss Alps. (Laughs) My least favorite experiences was cooling my heals in the nicest Holiday Inn in the world in Amsterdam.

Victoria: Aww.
 
Reality TV World: Is there anything that you expected to make it onto the show that was edited out?

Brad: When we got to Bucharest we got a taxi ride to the gymnastics' studio and it was straight out of a James Bond movie. This guy was driving 50 miles-per-hour through rush hour traffic, missing cars by an inch. He'd go flying up on two lanes of stopped traffic and we'd thought he was gonna smash up into the backs and he'd jump up, drive on the railroad tracks, cut across the intersection, go the wrong way down a one way street honking his horn and flashing his lights. Absolutely insane, and we were like "Yes!! [the whole way] We got places to be. We'll either die or we'll get there, it's one or the other and we're not going down without a fight." 

Victoria:  That was wild.

Reality TV World: It seemed like [Margie Adams and [Luke Adams] really inspired a bunch of people out there with their communication skills and hard work. Could you both talk about what you thought about them a little?

Brad: I don't know. In the first part of the race we were frequently within a place or two of them, we traveled together a lot. When we stayed in Stechelberg overnight we stayed in a hostile and shared a bunk house with them, well at least those two, and me and Vic, [Mel White] and [Mike White], and they're both really nice people. I like 'em both a lot and I'm proud of them. I know Luke is extremely proud of himself and it's really nice to see that. I get messages from Luke quite frequently on Facebook and we're all still very close. Luke is having the ride of his life. For a young guy to have an experience like this is really special so I really feel good for him.

Reality TV World: How'd you guys end up on the show -- whose idea was it? Was this the first time you have applied for [the show] or had you done it before?

Victoria: (Laughs) I have a rather long history of applying for reality shows. I was really hell-bent on getting on Survivor and I had applied for that show many times and hadn't gotten very far in the process. At one point I had made a plan to [to get on Survivor] and I sent the casting director a photo of Brad and I together. The photo pushed us into contention and she wrote me back right away [and said] "How about The Amazing Race?"

It was done in an instant. (Unintelligible)

Brad: Yeah that's right. She tried to get on Survivor for six or eight seasons and the minute they saw me... She's a Hollywood casting director, she can see a star when she [sees one], so you know... (Both laugh)

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2009, 08:51:30 PM »
Great Interview! You just beat me to it, :lol:

They are such fun!! :hearts:
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2009, 10:23:30 PM »
Victoria & Brad are one of my top favorite teams EVAH!  :roses: :luvx :hrt: :yourock:

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2009, 10:38:21 PM »
We love Brad & Victoria!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2009, 10:39:56 PM »
We love Brad & Victoria!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
We really really do!  :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2009, 11:25:07 PM »
I am sure gonna miss them. I don't think I will ever forget the Phil Moon. That was right there with Oswald chasing Phil off the mat.
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2009, 01:16:27 AM »
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Brad and Victoria, We Hardly Knew Ye
 
Last night's "Amazing Race" held little suspense for us viewers, as Brad and Victoria missed a key connection getting to Bucharest, stranding them far behind everyone else. I really hate to see a team get booted due to no real fault of their own. Don't you?
 
So even when Victor inexplicably forced Tammy to follow a series of clearly-not-Amazing-Race-colored markers on a long departure from the course, and even when Tammy's repeated attempts to get him to change his mind fell on deaf ears, the result wasn't enough for Brad and Victoria to catch up.
 
I chatted with the two of them a little earlier today, and due to technical difficulties (i.e., my tape recorder is not sentient with legs, and allowed me to leave it at home), I'll sum things up.
 
Both of them told me they thought they still were in it, despite their travel snafu. They'd lost track of the other teams, Brad said, and there was a chance that everyone else had fog problems. "When we got up the next morning, we raced like there was no tomorrow," Victoria said. "We really kicked ass other than that stupid
 
Brad and Victoria said they woke up about 18 hours behind the other teams. But because of their racing, they finished only four to six hours behind the second-to-last place team, Tammy and Victor. "We stayed focused," Brad said. "We didn't make a single mistake." Along the way, he admitted, they caught some lucky breaks. Their taxi drivers knew what they were doing, for instance. And Victoria apparently killed the gymnastics roadblock. She said she remembered how to do some of the moves from her childhood, and she managed to get everything right in one try. "I think I knocked it out in five minutes," Victoria said.
 
Like almost every other pair of Racers I've talked to, both said it was a great experience and allowed them to visit places they probably wouldn't have gotten to on their own. Victoria described the Race as "a mixture of cold, wet, hungry, tired" where you can't communicate with anyone.
 
One of the unexpected benefits Brad found was that a number of old friends saw him on television and were prompted to contact him. He also said that they bonded with the other Racers and were looking forward to meeting the people at TARCon. "The Race itself is over, but all those friendships are starting," Brad said.
 
Brad divulged in a confessional in last night's episode that he had problems with addiction. He said he was glad the editors didn't make it the focus of his editing. While he's been homeless, and in jail and had problems with alcohol, Brad said he doesn't try to hide his past but he doesn't make a big deal about it or define himself because of it either.
 
The two were hoping to be able to retire by winning the Race. Now they're looking forward to doing some traveling. Brad said he wants to go to Eastern Europe, while Victoria said she wants to go to some place sunny, like Spain or Portugal. "We'll hash it out," Brad said.
 
Overall, Brad said, "we're proud we can walk away with our heads held high."
 
Victoria added: "If you have a fancy, go out and tickle it. You may not get there, but trying is what generates the adventure."
 
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2009, 04:22:22 AM »
Amazing Race's Brad and Victoria Upbeat About Elimination; Ready to Tackle Next Roadblock


Mar 2, 2009 09:16 PM ET by Joyce Eng
 
Brad Hunt and Victoria Hunt
It was gypsies, vamps and a really bad flight on Sunday's Amazing Race 14 that saw married couple Brad and Victoria Hunt eliminated. The duo opted for an earlier flight to Bucharest, Romania with a connection through Amsterdam — which would've worked out well if they hadn't missed the connection. Was the slim, 15-minute advantage they would've gotten worth the risk? They think so. Find out what else the couple had to say about their unlucky fate, why the leg was still the best part of the Race for them and what new challenges they're currently facing.

TVGuide.com: I was so sad to see you two go. I thought you were going to go far.
Victoria: Oh, thank you! We were very sad too. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: So the big question is: Why did you decide to take that flight?
Brad: It's kind of a long story. In the first leg we had gotten some information about how to get to the Church of San Antonio by talking to some tourists — info that other teams didn't have. As soon as we got off the train, the other teams followed us and from there shouted the name and got there before us. Typically the rationale for not getting on a plane with another team is you've got at least one team you can beat in a foot race to the finish. Once we saw that happen with the church and with Linda and Steve gone, there was no team there that we would want to get in a foot race to the finish. So we knew we needed to a) get away from the group so when we got some info, they couldn't follow us and use our info and b) it was pointless to drag another team along with us because any of them could beat us. Even though it was only a 15-minute advantage, it would've still been enough to get us away from the rest of the group, where we could get info on our own.

The second thing is, until we got to the departure lounge, we weren't sure if there were gonna be other teams sitting there. You try to get the earliest flight you can and we'd feel pretty stupid to decline a flight that would leave 15 minutes earlier. There's no one at the departure lounge, so we thought whatever, we'll work it out. Then they said there was gonna be fog and the gate agent assured us the planes in Amsterdam would be delayed even more so we'd make the connection.
Victoria: They were all very encouraging. If they weren't, we might've made a quick decision that moment to drop that plan and try to get another flight. It's hard to explain to people unless you're right there in the moment making those decisions. It's hard to convey to people how you rationalize each decision along the way. We've heard people's opinions. "Oh, you should've known better! Never get on a plane without another team. Never take a flight with a connection." We know! But until you're there, it's kind of hard.
Brad: Every stupid thing I've done in my life seemed like a good idea at the time.

TVGuide.com: You can blame the gate agent.
Victoria: Exactly right! [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: How delayed were you guys?
Victoria: We think that set us back a whopping 18 hours.
Brad: We missed the plane by a minute. Our plane from Munich landed at the exact same minute as the plane from Amsterdam left. Even when the plane landed, they couldn't tell us absolutely for sure that we had missed it.
Victoria: It was so close! So close! And we didn't know what was going on. We didn't know what the other teams were doing. When we got up the next day, we were like fiends, racing through the challenges. We made good decisions. We were skilled. We got a good cab driver. We really nailed that day. We would've been the team to beat if we had been able to do it 18 hours earlier. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: What did you do in the airport?
Brad: Oh, they put us up in the nicest Holiday Inn in the world! It was literally the nicest. It was first class. You'd never know it was a Holiday Inn. We made the mistake of wishing we'd be somewhere to see the Election Night returns come in because that was Election Day and we were thinking maybe an airport bar. Little did we know, we got a really nice hotel room. [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: You two finished in the dark. Do you know how far behind Tammy and Victor you were?
Brad: We were told six hours.
Victoria: We could've beaten them.
Brad: We ran the leg fastest out of anyone aside from the plane ride.

TVGuide.com: Did anyone tell you that Tammy and Victor got lost on the Detour and messed up badly when you got there, or did you find out last night?
Brad: We didn't know until the next team arrived at Elimination Station. The first thing they asked was, "What happened to you guys?" They don't tell you what happens to teams behind you; they just disappear. We had heard a little bit about what they had done, but without seeing it, we didn't really realize how badly they screwed up. I think, watching it last night, we were like, "God, they're not invincible! We could've gotten them!" [Laughs]

TVGuide.com: You said on the show you were holding out hope that maybe someone else screwed up worse than you two did. Was it hard to find the positive side, knowing you were so far behind?
Victoria: We were in very high spirits and it was a very fun, playful day. I don't think for even a moment I allowed thought of failure to enter my mind. I supposed, intellectually, I was prepared, but until we actually stepped foot on the mat and Phil told us, we still naively believed that it was possible somebody else might've screwed up as bad as we did or maybe it was a non-elimination leg.
Brad: Victoria and I have faced a lot of challenges in our lives and some challenges together. Whenever you face a challenge, it's not the time to second-guess and get involved with negative thinking. We both kinda agreed the last leg, racing from Amsterdam to Transylvania, was the best part of the Race for us. Everything just clicked and it was bam, bam, bam.

TVGuide.com: We hardly saw you doing anything, though. They showed you for not even10 seconds for the Roadblock and the Detour.
Brad: If we had a big, freak-out meltdown, we would've gotten all kinds of airtime. We were pretty much no drama. But the 10 seconds they showed, we're just kinda smiling. We didn't get a lot of airtime on the show because pretty boring TV is, like, yeah, no drama. [Laughs]
Victoria: I don't think we're boring. I don't think our fans think we're boring. We're fun, happy people and we get along really well, and I think people like to see that once in a while.

TVGuide.com: What are you up to now?
Brad: Well, some things. Victoria hurt her hip on the run down the mountain [in the second episode]. It pretty much crippled her, so she's gonna be faced with some surgery in June. And two weeks before the premiere, I was diagnosed with cancer, so I got a little challenge ahead of me.
Victoria: We came away with some issues. [Laughs]
Brad: We have a few things on our plate before we think about our where our next worldwide travel adventure is going to be.


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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt - Married
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2009, 02:26:54 PM »
I loved Brad and Victoria as a team and I was very sad to see them eliminated (although I would have been sadder if Tammy and Victor had been eliminated). However, they make a number of statements in their phone interviews that are hyperbole:

1. We were behind by 18 hours - they left 2 hours ahead of several other teams and 2 3/4 hours behind the leaders. By the time they actually departed Amsterdam, they were then a non-comparable 2 3/4 hours behind the teams departing the Bucharest train station and by the time they got to Bucharest and Victoria did the gymnastics and got to the train station it had to be about 3pm, so they were then 8.5 hours behind. They would catch the 330pm train arriving 626pm in Brasov (long after dark). At that point they would be 9 hours behind and they would finish approximately 9 hours behind the leaders and maybe 5 hours behind Tammy/Victor.

2. "We just missed the connection as we landed in AMS only 1 to 2 minutes before the flight to Bucharest departed" - this is not even a true statement(proof can be found on TWOP) and indicates their naivety about how much connection time is needed in major European airports, including Schipol. You need about 30 minutes to make a connection unless you are so fortunate that the departing plane is within a very few gates of the arriving one; that seldom happens. European airlines have delays routinely (just as we do in the U.S.) and they apparently do not hold the last flight for all connections (which does happen in the U.S.).

Depending on whether the weather delay caused their plane to remain at the gate, Brad and Victoria probably could have gotten off it before it left the gate in Munich and gotten onto the Lufthansa flight at 930pm. They should have if they could have.

The most difficult thing for their fans to accept is that they did all of this for a measly 15 minute gain in arrival time (1210am vs. 1225am) in Bucharest. Since it was the middle of the night the chances of some kind of bunching were very high and one did occur at the Bucharest Nord train station. You have to question why they took such a large risk.
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2009, 03:14:47 PM »
Hopefully Brad or Victoria could answer your questions apskips someday. You were not there so really calling their statements a bit absurb is a bit rude when you do NOT knowing all the details  :res:


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TVGuide.com: What are you up to now?
Brad: Well, some things. Victoria hurt her hip on the run down the mountain [in the second episode]. It pretty much crippled her, so she's gonna be faced with some surgery in June. And two weeks before the premiere, I was diagnosed with cancer, so I got a little challenge ahead of me.
Victoria: We came away with some issues. [Laughs]
Brad: We have a few things on our plate before we think about our where our next worldwide travel adventure is going to be

After all they have been through and now this sad news but.... and in my mind, Victoria and Brad are strong willed and the way they support and love each other they will persevere to rise above any obstacles that get in their way. When the going gets tough the tough get going.  :hrt: :<3 :ghug:

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2009, 03:20:18 PM »
They seem to be facing all of this with the same determination and spirit that we saw on the race, they are such incredible people.

I hope they know that we are holding them in our hearts.
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2009, 04:22:35 PM »
I loved Brad and Victoria as a team and I was very sad to see them eliminated (although I would have been sadder if Tammy and Victor had been eliminated).

No, it definitely would have been a lot better if Tammy & Victor had been eliminated. Now they will just come right back up to the front again and start winning many of the future legs. Victor has annoyed me since episode one!

I really miss Brad & Victoria, and I'm pretty sure that if they had survived the episode they would have been funner to watch than another team of super-strong siblings.

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2009, 05:54:26 PM »
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Why the F&#@ did we get on that plane!?!?!?
Seems to be the question of the day, so let me clarify for any of those who are interested.

Let me preface this by saying to to all the know-it-alls who are sure if it was THEM, would have certainly known not to get on that plane/get another flight when it was delayed/worked harder to find a different connecting flight/sprouted wings and flew themselves to Bucharest...but every racer will tell you that it's WAY different when you are out there by yourself/don't know who is in front of or behind you/don't know what kind of challeneg is coming up next/don't know which team has which info/don't know if a big bunching is ahead or if every minute counts.

Why didn't we do like Kris & Amanda and just hustle and try to make the 4:45 flight that they ultimately made? They were able to find a little shortcut to the airport that just barely allowed them to get on that flight. We didn't have that information. Munich is a big airport and we were assured by several people by the time we arrived at the ticket counter, there was NO possible way we could make it, so why run all the way to the gate, miss the flight and then not hve neough time to get on our 2nd choice. Yeah, but what IF we had traveled to Munich with Kris & Amanda? - we would have gotten the same short cut and could've gotten on the same plane...what about that? Well, all I can say is IF my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle. Also, see point#1 above.

Vic and I realized that one good guideline to follow would be to never get on a plane by ourselves...too many bad things can happen (mechanical problems, weather, missed connections etc). If there is at least one other team on the plane, then even if there are problems, you have a 50/60 (inside joke) chance of beating the other team in a foot race. But, no offense intended to Steve & Linda, but after they were out, there wasn't a single team we could count on beating if it came to a footrace due to Vic's hip/foot problems which were severely aggravated by the run down the mountain at Ruhpolding. (It hurt her bad enough that she will be having surgery this summer to repair the damage). So much for dragging a weaker team along to beat to the finish - in that respect, we were the weakest team and we knew it.So why did we take such a big risk just to get a 15 minute lead (based on arrival times)?

...a bit of background: On the first leg, on the train to Locarno, Vic & I managed to get explicit directions to the Piazza St Antonio - information that no one else except Jodi & Christie had. We got off the train and tried to sneak away from the pack, but when they saw us walking purposefully away, they knew we knew something and followed us. They then were able to simply yell "St Antonio?" to bystanders who would then point the way. They were able to do this at a full run and beat me and Vic to the checkpoint, even though we were the only ones in the group who knew exactly where to go. Everytime we were with the group, and they saw us in an extended conversation with a local, it was pretty obvious we had information and the choice was either to lie and suffer the consequences of being found out later, or share and give away our competitive advantage. I tend to be pretty good at geting information from folks and getting them to help us, but we had to get away from the group to be able to fully exploit this advantage. Even though the flight we took was only 15 minutes faster, it did serve to seperate us from the pack where we felt more comfortable travelling on our own.

In addition, we had no idea until we go to the gate that other teams that had left before us wouldn't be there. The way the deal works is this: you get one flight in hand, and then try to improve your position. We would have felt stupid as hell if we learned of that Amsterdam connection and then declined it, only to find out 2 or 3 teams had taken it, perhaps enabling them to get an earlier train and perhaps enabling them to open up a big lead on us. Once we show up at the gate and see no other teams there, were we supposed to schlep all the way back to the ticket counter, maybe only to find out that our back-up flight was now sold out and then try to get back on the original flight, only to find out that it had left, and then ultimately get on an even later flight? Where does it stop?!?!

When you see it on screen, it all looks very simple, but when you're in the middle of it, you make the best decision you can and then stick with it unless you have some VERY definite evidence to the contrary. So you take the best info you have, which sometimes is not much, and do the best you can with it. You can woulda/coulda/shoulda all night long, but in the end, every stupid thing I've ever done...seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2009, 06:44:50 PM »
The Amazing Race: Brad and Victoria Just Wanted To Be Alone


Brad and Victoria were one of the most likable teams worth rooting for on this season of The Amazing Race.  Unlike the “older couples” of prior seasons, this duo had the physical strength to take on contenders young enough to be their children.   They were loving, supportive and unfailingly upbeat.  Many viewers picked them to make the show’s finale.  Instead, an ill-fated decision to take a different flight from the other teams resulted in disaster.  They were stranded overnight in Amsterdam with no hope of catching up to the other teams.  Brad and Victoria wax philosophical about their experience to fancast.


Why did you decide to take a different plane from everybody else, especially after you knew it was delayed and you had to make a connecting flight?

Brad: Until that point all of the racers had been running together as a pack and sharing information.  We felt like we were a little better at getting information on our own.  But if you do that when you’re part of the pack and people see you talking to tourists, they come up to you and want to find out what you know.  You either have to lie to them and risk being a conniver or share with them.  So we felt we needed to get ahead.  Some people questioned why we took the risk to get on a plane that would only get us a fifteen minute advantage, but it wasn’t necessarily the fifteen minutes.  It was so we could break free of the pack.

Victoria: Also, what we found out in the early stages of the race is that the other players were extremely fast.  Everyone seemed to be a marathon runner.  Brad and I are really fit and strong but we were still slower than everybody else.  We were like, “Wow.  We need to find a way to stay competitive if it’s a foot race to the finish line, we probably aren’t going to be the first ones.”  So if we could gain an hour on a flight or cab ride or any other way we were eager to take those opportunities.  Of course they come with a risk.

Brad: The other thing was that we didn’t know none of the other teams were going to be on that flight. You go up and you find out what’s the first flight that’s going to be there.  We would have felt stupid if we’d intentionally taken a later flight then found out that three or four teams had taken an earlier flight and gotten a 20 minute lead.  We didn’t know until we got to the departure lounge that nobody else was out there.  At that point we didn’t have the time to run back through the Munich airport, get to the ticket counter and then maybe find out that the tickets for the other flight were gone too.

How far behind the other teams were you?

Brad: Really far!

Victoria: We’re not really sure, but we presumed that we were at least 18 hours behind.  We didn’t know there would be the bottleneck at the train station.  That helped us a little bit but it wasn’t enough.  I think we showed up at the pit stop four hours later than Victor and Tammy.  It was a large enough gap that we don’t have any regrets.  It’s not like if we had done one small thing it would have made a difference.

You were covered with fake blood when you got to the pit stop.  None of the other teams were.  What happened during the coffin detour?

Brad: I was smashing those frames.  I had a lot of adrenalin going.  They didn’t show it but it was pretty crazy.  There was blood everywhere.

Despite everything that went wrong, the two of you seemed so positive and supportive of each other, while several other teams had meltdowns over lesser problems.  What is your secret?

Brad: We like each other.  We realized that no matter what happens on the race, whether we get eliminated third or win the million dollars, we’re still going to be together at the end. You have to keep the big picture in mind, which is there’s no reason to completely destroy my teammate for a short term gain.  Someday the race will be over and I have to live with this woman.

Victoria: There’s a piece of insight that never really came up in our conversations about the race.  Part of the reason why we worked so well as a team and ultimately as a couple is that Brad is a recovering alcoholic.  He’s been sober for 26 years.  He has spent his entire adult life reflecting on himself.  He takes time to make changes and grow.  He has taught some of that to me.  I don’t want to take any credit but the two of us are not willing to live a life together that has a lot of pain and discomfort.  We want to go to bed at night happy to be together.  It came together well when we were put into a really stressful environment.

In the first leg, you were the only team whose cheese carrier didn’t break.  What did you do that everybody else didn’t?

Victoria: First of all we didn’t know that they were rigged to fall apart.  I guess ignorance is bliss. We spend a lot of time in the gym.  We lift heavy weights.  We just had spirit.

Brad: Here’s the thing.  The instructions said: use the carriers to carry the cheese down the hill.  We thought it literally meant use the carriers. So for quite a while we thought that all the teams who broke the carriers and rolled their cheese down the hill were going to be penalized.  By the time we figured out that they weren’t we were already almost to the bottom of our second trip down.  The only alternative was to save an additional minute or two by sliding down that hill covered with sheep dip.  One of the consequences of that is that we were sleeping soundly when many other teams spent much of the night washing their pants out.

What moment of your race do you wish had made it onto the television show?

Brad: A lot of our friends have watched the show.  They say, “That was great but they didn’t show you very much.” We didn’t have a lot of drama.  A lot of the stuff we did wasn’t really particularly good television.  It was good racing.  It was a good example of being getting along together.  One of the reasons we were able to get down the cheese hill without falling down is that we held hands. At one point we were going down and Victoria said, “Thank you for holding me up.”  I said, “You’re holding me up as much as I’m holding you up.”  It was an example of two people working together.

How did going on the Race change your lives?

Victoria: We’re still working on that.  I think this week has been more of a learning experience than the Race itself because the Race is an environment that we have experienced in other periods in our lives.  We’re athletic and we compete.

Brad: It’s a funny experience for regular people like us to suddenly have a certain amount of celebrity.  At first it’s kind of fun, people saying they saw you on TV.  Eventually it ended up being kind of an icebreaker for us to develop more and closer relationships with a lot of the people who are around us.  There are people I’d lost track of who saw me on the show and contacted me. People I see in the gym or at work come up and talk to me now because they saw me on TV.

What advice would you give to future competitors on the Race?

Victoria: You need to understand the dynamic between you and your partner.  If you don’t have that figured out before you go on the Race there’s no way you’re going to make it through.  You can’t imagine how desperate it is.  You’re hungry.  You’re tired.  You’re wet. You’re cold.  You have to make a decision like in five seconds and you don’t know what the other teams are doing.

Brad: There’s only one team that can win.  Most people are eliminated.  So chances are, statistically speaking, any given team is going to be eliminated.  When that happens, the only thing you have left is the way your conducted yourself during the Race.  Nobody cares if you’re third or tenth.  What they remember is the way you treated your partner, the way you comported yourself when the chips were down.

Kynt and Vyxsin are fancast’s celebrity Amazing Race bloggers. They have this question for you: Guys!  The image of your “bloody” faces in the middle of the night at Phil’s Mat was without a doubt one of the most unforgettably SPOOKY moments in Amazing Race history.  With this morbid leg now behind you, we have to know ——- what is each of your personal favorite SPOOKY movies?

Brad: The Shining, the original with Jack Nicholson.

Victoria: This is really embarrassing. Planet Of The Apes had me so petrified when I was 8 or 9 years old.  I used to lie in bed and I swear I could hear the apes coming into my bedroom.

http://www.fancast.com/blogs/the-amazing-race/the-amazing-race-brad-and-victoria-just-wanted-to-be-alone/

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2009, 08:43:00 PM »
Stuck in Amsterdam with Brad and Victoria of The Amazing Race 14
by Reg Seeton

Throughout all seasons of The Amazing Race the road to a million dollar victory has often depended on anything from challenges and roadblocks to getting a slow cab and being delayed by various flights to other destinations. This week's episode of The Amazing Race saw the competition come down to timing as the teams raced from Austria to German to Romania, with the final leg and pitstop located in the famous vampire locale of Transylvania. When teams departed from Austria, married Columbus, Ohio couple Brad and Victoria Hunt moved away from the pack to try to find a better flight to Romania. But when Brad and Victoria touched down in Amsterdam for a connecting plane to their final destination, fog rolled into the airport that left all flights from the airport grounded until the morning.
Although Brad and Victoria made up close to 14 hours at one point in the race, time simply got away from them after they completed the gymnastics challenge and a spooky coffin test before hitting the final mat with host Phil Keoghan and Brad covered head-to-toe in fake blood. The morning after Brad and Victoria's elimination from The Amazing Race, we tracked down the married couple to find out what went wrong, how one minute can make a world of difference, and how The Amazing race affected their relationship.

THE DEADBOLT: When you were in Amsterdam, how much did you scramble after you found out you were going to be stuck there?

BRAD HUNT: Actually, we didn’t scramble at all. The desk we were at had access to all of the flights from the airport and she said that all of the flights that night were cancelled because of fog. There was nothing.

VICTORIA HUNT: There were no options. There were literally no options.

THE DEADBOLT: Did you guys know at that point that you might be out?

BRAD: [laughs] Well, we knew it wasn’t good. But there was fog so there was no reason to think that other people wouldn’t have had fog that was just as bad or worse than ours. It’s not where we wanted to be. But by no means did we give up or get discouraged at that point.

THE DEADBOLT: How far were you guys really behind the others? It looked like you were fairly close later on.

BRAD: At some point we were nearly as much as 18 hours behind and I think we caught up to within four to six hours. The next day we raced like fiends. It was insane.

VICTORIA: It was a wild day, yeah. We did really well with all of the challenges and we had fun doing it and we never gave up hope. It was something we weren’t willing to even consider even though there’s probably a little piece of our brains that kind of acknowledged, "You know what? Our game is probably over." But until we were at that pitstop, it’s not over till it’s over. So we raced as though we still in it. We had every hope that somebody else had screwed up, got another bad flight, or maybe it was non-elimination leg. And the moment we saw Phil at that pitstop, and even as we were standing there, there was still one more second of hope - "He might say it. He might say it."

BRAD: Actually, when we showed up, he said, "Brad and Victoria, you’re the last team to arrive." And I was like, "Yeah, and, and ...?" And nothing, "You’re eliminated!"

THE DEADBOLT: Brad, at the end of the vampire challenge you were covered in fake blood? Were you rolling around? What was going on?

BRAD: Well, no, there were those frames that you had to smash on the stake. I was actually kind of surprised last night when I saw the other people smashing them. It was pretty wimpy frame smashing. I mean I had so much adrenaline going, so much stress going at that time, that I took those frames and I was smashing them and blood was everywhere. It was all part of my plan to end the show covered in blood so that if anyone thought of asking me stupid questions about a plane ride, they’d have second thoughts about that [laughs].

THE DEADBOLT: Victoria, you looked pretty comfortable in the gym during the gymnastics challenge. Did you have any experience in that before the show?

VICTORIA: Well, thank you for recognizing that. I was kind of bummed that they didn’t show me doing more of the gymnastics because that was, I think, one of the moments in which we may have actually made up some good time, from what we could tell, watching last night. The other girls were struggling with some of the exercises. I got in there, they show me the routine, and I whipped it. I didn’t even have to really repeat the routine. Maybe one time I had to do one over but it just came to me, like riding a bike. I’ve done a little bit of gymnastics when I was a little girl and I guess you just kind of pull it from your past. You know, it’s like riding a bike.

THE DEADBOLT: What do you think the secret is to getting ahead of the other teams?

BRAD: It comes down to different things. Sometimes you need to be very competent at doing a challenge. Chris ran like a mad man and if he hadn’t made a wrong turn he would’ve picked up a ton of time running down the mountain at Ruhpolding [Germany]. Other times it had to do with being a little bit clever. Neither one of us after Steve and Linda were eliminated - I think we were the least fast team on there so we couldn’t count om speed. You know, a foot race? We didn’t want to get into that. We were fairly competent in challenges. But I think what we were best at is that we are fairly good at talking to people, getting information, and finding our way on our own. The rest of the teams wanted to stick together and work as a group and share information. I never really understood people on the show, and they’re always talking about doing that. I don’t understand why you would do that. But they felt comfortable operating as a herd and we chose a different way.

THE DEADBOLT: Do you think that’s part of the reason you got eliminated?

BRAD: Well, absolutely. Last night I was looking at some postings and some people were like, "That was stupid. They were only going to make up 15-minutes by taking that flight. And to take the risk of missing a connection to only make up fifteen minutes, that was stupid." What they don’t understand is that it wasn’t only the 15-minutes, it was the fact that we wanted to get away from the rest of the group, because every single time we would find out a little piece of information they would see us talking to some people and know that we knew something and start following us or come up and ask us what we knew. And we either had to share it or be accused of conniving or lie or something. So that was a good part of the effort to get on the plane, to get away from the group.

But we also knew that you try to get on the flight that arrives earlier if you can, and we didn’t know until we got to the departure gate that no other teams were going to be on that flight. Now we’d feel pretty stupid if we didn’t choose that flight and found out that three teams got there 15-minutes earlier than us and the consequence got on the earlier train and the consequence arrived two hours earlier. So it’s easy to watch the show on TV and second-guess everything because you have the benefit of hindsight. At the time you have a strategy and some things you want to do and you have to go with your intuition and the information you have.

THE DEADBOLT: So is it that quick for things to turn around? You get a bad cab and you're done?

VICTORIA: Well, look at what happened to Tammy and Victor. We didn’t even realize until we watched the show last night how much they screwed up as well, and they were the team to beat. That’s what we were thinking all along. And then we come to find out they not only screwed up a little, but they were in 8th place. The game can change on a dime. The game can change on a minute. We missed the connecting flight in Amsterdam, literally, by one minute and that one minute cost us the entire rest of the race. So it’s phenomenal how quickly it can change.

BRAD: And I don’t think I’ll be spoiling to say that you’re going to see the rest of the season the lead will flip-flop many times.

THE DEADBOLT: Did you get to spend any time in Transylvania after the show?

BRAD: We were there for a little while waiting on the elimination station. But unfortunately when you’re eliminated you’re in lockdown [laughs].

VICTORIA: Yeah, they put you in lockdown. They don’t want anyone to see you out in the public and so that was unfortunate.

BRAD: We got to spend a few minutes at Brasov and go out to eat a couple of times and see the town a little bit. But we didn’t get to poke around the way we would have liked to.

THE DEADBOLT: What did the experience do for your relationship?

VICTORIA: Well, we knew going into the race that there were obviously going to be moments that were going to test us as a couple, and we talked about it. You know, "How are we going to resolve this kind of issue and that kind of issue?’ We know what our strengths and weaknesses are in terms of our personalities. So pretty much the race played out the way that we predicted it would and we went in as a strong couple, we played as a strong couple, and we came home as a strong couple. But that doesn’t mean to say that since we came home that we haven’t had any issues. You know, there are a lot of emotions that kind of hover around and you have to deal with it. They come up.

This whole past week, knowing that this third episode was going to be on, our final episode, and we’re going to [be eliminated], all of our family and friends are going to be disappointed and we having to relive that moment again. We tested ourselves again and we found ourselves a little snippy and whatever. When push comes to shove, Brad and I really know how to look at ourselves as a couple and talk through the issues and finally come to a resolution on how can we change to make this better? We’re really not willing to walk away, ever.

BRAD: [laughs] We’re kind of hoping that the next step for us is going to be a relationship show and we’ll knock Dr. Phil out of the [way].

-- Reg Seeton

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2009, 08:48:24 PM »
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Thanks for sharing that, puddin! :jumpy: :jumpy:

Thanks for explaining, Brad. I hope you'll make it over to RFF soon!  :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2009, 02:40:46 PM »
Brad and Victoria's race turns foggy
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A lot of people complain about weather, but Brad and Victoria Hunt have more reason to than most. After starting fifth on the last episode of The Amazing Race, the middle-aged married couple from Ohio attempted a shortcut from Munich to Bucharest, Romania by detouring through Amsterdam. Not only did they miss their flight, every single airplane was grounded due to severe fog.


"Our situation was dire, but we were hoping someone else's was even worse," Brad tells CTV.ca. "The waiting part was the hardest because we really didn't want to think."


To keep themselves occupied, they used their time at the airport downloading maps of Romania and different train stations so that once they finally arrived, they'd be prepared for anything.


"We kept ourselves focused on what we needed to do instead of spending time thinking about 'woulda, coulda, shoulda' or anything like that," Brad says.


Hitting the ground running


When they finally got out of the Amsterdam airport, Brad and Victoria hit the ground running. "That last leg was our best one. We knew what we had to do and everything clicked that day. We made no bad decisions and we were totally a team together, no arguing or bickering. We had a really great time," Brad says.


Once they made it to Bucharest, the couple travelled to the National Sports Complex to 'access their inner Nadia (Comaneci),' by performing gymnastics routines on the balance beam, parallel bars and tumbling mats in a white leotard.


"Apparently, I have some internet fans who wanted me to wear the gymnastics outfit," Brad laughs. "I spent a lot of time being a runner and a marathoner so I'm comfortable in short shorts, but Vic has a bit of a gymnastics background as a child, so she was obviously the right choice to do that one."


His highlight of the day was finally getting to the graveyard for the final challenge --smashing frames over stakes while wearing headlamps in the dark.


They were then told that they were the last couple to complete the challenges and would be heading home.


The Amazing Relationship


Where many people have sought Brad's advice on applying for the show, he is adamant that the show is not a travel show, nor is it an extreme adventure show. "It's a relationship show," he insists.


"It doesn't matter if you only speak one language, if you've never even left the States or travelled to 40 countries. Doesn't matter if you're an extreme sports fanatic or a couch potato. It's about the dynamic between the two racers that makes it interesting," he says.


And he credits the communication between him and Victoria as their ultimate success in the competition. "We had had some bickering earlier on in the race, and it took a day or two to get that sorted out.


"The good thing about Vic and I is that she's willing to own her stuff and I'm willing to own mine.


"I tend to get tunnel vision and task oriented instead of paying attention to her feelings, which is fairly typically male, but then she takes it personally and feels like I'm offending and disrespecting her." Their solution? Talking it all through. "I have to own my part of it and say, 'Okay, I'll work harder at listening to you,' and she has to try to not take it so personally when I get brusque," he explains.


Brad's highs and lows


Once Brad and Victoria sorted out how to communicate on the race, they had to deal with always having a camera present. "You get used to that pretty quickly, but it just emphasizes the fact that you're being watched," he says.


Communication and cameras aside, the biggest challenge part of the show for Brad was the stress. "We were completely unprepared for it," he says, citing the constant travelling and lack of sleep, language barriers and traversing of many different time zones. "Even the road signs were hard to understand," he laughs.


"There are just so many small things, things like getting to a train station in a different country and not knowing what the procedures are. It's all just little things like that that pile up," he says.


But the challenges in no way rivaled the highlights of Brad's Race experience. Without hesitating, he says his top moment was the very beginning of the race: "Up until that time, it was just a fantasy to have been picked to be on The Amazing Race, but then we were standing there and I was so excited.


"You can hear it in my voice when I said, 'We're going to Lorcarno, Switzerland.' I was practically in tears at that moment."


And the awe didn't end there. Because Brad had done some mountain climbing years back, the train ride through the Alps astounded him. "I just never thought I'd ever be there. It was fabulous."


Moving on


Forget fog and grounded airplanes, since they've been back in the States, Victoria and Brad have had more than their share of bad news. Victoria hurt herself running down a mountain in the episode before they got stuck in Amsterdam and will be facing hip surgery this coming summer.


"She's such a trooper," Brad beams, then discloses he has recently been diagnosed with cancer. "I have my own set of challenges ahead of me," he says somberly.


"There's a certain amount of regret in that we didn't win and went home earlier than we wanted to and there are some things we wish had happened differently," Brad says. But after receiving his cancer diagnosis, he's been able to put things into perspective and see his time on The Amazing Race as a great experience.


Still travelling


The Amazing Race might be over for Victoria and Brad, but hip surgery and cancer treatments won't keep them from travelling. The next stop on their list, India.


"It's just so much different from the United States in every possible way. And within India, there are so many areas that are so different from each other," he says.


But the way they travel is much different than it ever was on the show. "Usually, we like to go to out of the way places and just poke around. We rarely go with an itinerary."

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« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2009, 02:41:50 PM »
I've been OUTED  :-[  :jumpy:  :wohoo:

"Apparently, I have some internet fans who wanted me to wear the gymnastics outfit," Brad laughs. "I spent a lot of time being a runner and a marathoner so I'm comfortable in short shorts, but Vic has a bit of a gymnastics background as a child, so she was obviously the right choice to do that one."

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« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2009, 02:47:03 PM »
And darn it Brad & Vic, your getting me all teary eyed, again  :'( , their interviews come from the heart  :luvya: :ghug:

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« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2009, 06:01:30 PM »
I've been OUTED  :-[  :jumpy:  :wohoo:
For a minute, I thought you giving me a secret message. :lol:
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« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2009, 06:15:51 PM »
 Busted!  :lol:

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« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2009, 06:30:55 PM »
HI GANG!!!!  It's Victoria here!

(Did y'all know that I have the dubious honor of naming us TAR14 racers as the "Cheese Hill Gang"?  I thunk it up once we got home and began a major email festival amongst ourselves...we needed an identity...DONTCHA LOVE IT? Cheeeeese Hill Gang - when I hear it, it makes me think of Spanky and Alfalfa and Delilah and many other little rugrats up to no good....which is really what we (fans and racers alike) are, a bunch of kids at heart having fun exploring...so cute!!   :jumpy:)


did I mention...Cheeeeeeeeeese Hill Gang? :cheesehead

I shalt return, as I love to yack, but I habb a cold, and I don't feel well, but I feel well enough to HUG EVERYONE!!!   :nitenite:

(oh holy heck, I have to post at LEAST enough snarky things to use up all those DELICIOUS emoticons!  I LUV EMOTIONS!  (They remind of all the groovy stickers we got in elementary school, you can never have too many....)
 
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2009, 06:38:43 PM »
Victoria!!!!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

So glad you made it in!!!!! We all love you and wish you and Brad were still racing.

And you did look rather sexy in the gymnastic leotard. ;)
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« Reply #63 on: March 06, 2009, 06:51:25 PM »
 :jumpy: Goddess Victoria is here!  :yess: 

On top of everything else now you have a cold  :groan: :gws: ? Hope you are feeling better soon, spring colds SUCK!


Love the "Cheese Hill Gang" identity that you thunk up! Very clever  :roses:

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« Reply #64 on: March 06, 2009, 06:53:31 PM »
Hi Victoria!!

So glad you are here!  And so sorry about your cold, We can offer tea, sympathy and fun :talk:gws:

As you can tell, we are still kind of wallowing in our grief around here, we are going to miss you guys on the Race soooooo much!! We'll just have to hope for some good Elimination Station moments!  :hearts:

And as puddin said, we are loving all the Interviews, you guys are doing a great job!!
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« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2009, 07:00:27 PM »
Yes, get well soon, Victoria! Lots of chicken soup!
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« Reply #66 on: March 06, 2009, 09:30:44 PM »
Yes, get well soon, Victoria! Lots of chicken soup!

Lots of herbal tea!  Get well soon!

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« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2009, 12:45:24 AM »
Is Victoria allowed to post now?  I thought she'd have to wait for the season to end first.
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« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2009, 08:26:10 AM »
HI GANG!!!!  It's Victoria here!

(Did y'all know that I have the dubious honor of naming us TAR14 racers as the "Cheese Hill Gang"?  I thunk it up once we got home and began a major email festival amongst ourselves...we needed an identity...DONTCHA LOVE IT? Cheeeeese Hill Gang - when I hear it, it makes me think of Spanky and Alfalfa and Delilah and many other little rugrats up to no good....which is really what we (fans and racers alike) are, a bunch of kids at heart having fun exploring...so cute!!   :jumpy:)


did I mention...Cheeeeeeeeeese Hill Gang? :cheesehead

I shalt return, as I love to yack, but I habb a cold, and I don't feel well, but I feel well enough to HUG EVERYONE!!!   :nitenite:

(oh holy heck, I have to post at LEAST enough snarky things to use up all those DELICIOUS emoticons!  I LUV EMOTIONS!  (They remind of all the groovy stickers we got in elementary school, you can never have too many....)
 
HAPPY-THANK-GOD-ITS-FINALLY-WARM  :flowers: day,

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Hi Ms. Victoria!!  :waves:

I was really rooting for your team! Shucks, I didn't expect that you'll end up early eliminated in the race! :(

Hope that both of you get well soon!

And yeah, just one question, i don't really know if you're allowed to answer this question, or would this question be really stupid... but here it goes...

The past 13 season introductions, introduced us TAR Fans with those cheesy headturns, and with a major shock/change in this season that almost all those cheesy head turns were gone during the intro, and some forumers saying that your team (specifically yours) has the most evident head turn amongst all the eleven teams... Question is, did production still consider shooting your simulateous cheesy head turns? Or did they completely revamped those? I kinda miss those head turns that we see week by week  :funny:

I know that this question sounds so silly, but I can't resist the urge to ask!  :jumpy:

Thanks and more power! :wohoo:
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2009, 11:16:33 AM »
Is Victoria allowed to post now?  I thought she'd have to wait for the season to end first.
They can as long as they don't reveal the ending. They can talk about what they went through.
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« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2009, 02:00:43 PM »
Thanks for all the love we have been getting here...we hated to go so early, but you guys have made it a lot easier.

And yeah, just one question, i don't really know if you're allowed to answer this question, or would this question be really stupid... but here it goes...

The past 13 season introductions, introduced us TAR Fans with those cheesy headturns, and with a major shock/change in this season that almost all those cheesy head turns were gone during the intro, and some forumers saying that your team (specifically yours) has the most evident head turn amongst all the eleven teams... Question is, did production still consider shooting your simulateous cheesy head turns? Or did they completely revamped those? I kinda miss those head turns that we see week by week  :funny:

I know that this question sounds so silly, but I can't resist the urge to ask!  :jumpy:

Thanks and more power! :wohoo:

We DID have to shoot multiple head turns, but thank God they edited them out.  You can just barely see Vic turning her head in ours.

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« Reply #71 on: March 09, 2009, 02:41:43 PM »
Brad & Victoria, I'm really sad to have lost you both so soon, but unless you found out otherwise, I'm sure Christie & Jodi were happy after that little white lie in Switzerland.  Unless you guys are on very good terms now, that is.
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« Reply #72 on: March 09, 2009, 02:42:37 PM »
Helloooooooooo BRAD  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
LOVE the name!!!!!! lmao

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« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2009, 02:52:56 PM »
you'll definitely be in all-stars 2 (if there is one)
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« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2009, 02:55:45 PM »
Hey Brad!!! I love the screen name! My best to you and I hope to see more of you down the line.
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« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2009, 06:14:29 PM »
Hey Brad!!! I love the screen name! My best to you and I hope to see more of you down the line.

I love the name too.
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« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2009, 12:16:58 PM »
BradtheImpaler is here!! :hearts: :hearts:   (have to love the name, :lol:!!)

:bigwelcome

Thanks so much for coming to join in the fun!

We were missing you both on the race this week, so we were glad to get to see a little bit more of y'all at Elimination Station. That ceremony looked awesome! Can you tell us any more about the lanterns? That was a beautiful sight.

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« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2009, 03:19:18 AM »
Thanks for all the love we have been getting here...we hated to go so early, but you guys have made it a lot easier.

And yeah, just one question, i don't really know if you're allowed to answer this question, or would this question be really stupid... but here it goes...

The past 13 season introductions, introduced us TAR Fans with those cheesy headturns, and with a major shock/change in this season that almost all those cheesy head turns were gone during the intro, and some forumers saying that your team (specifically yours) has the most evident head turn amongst all the eleven teams... Question is, did production still consider shooting your simulateous cheesy head turns? Or did they completely revamped those? I kinda miss those head turns that we see week by week  :funny:

I know that this question sounds so silly, but I can't resist the urge to ask!  :jumpy:

Thanks and more power! :wohoo:

We DID have to shoot multiple head turns, but thank God they edited them out.  You can just barely see Vic turning her head in ours.

Hi Mr. Brad! Thanks so much for the reply and I'm sorry to reply so long... (college seems to be endless  :'(, and being halfway around the world makes it much more difficult...  :funny:) I hope that you and Ms Victoria get well soon! I really missed seeing both of you in the race as much as others do...hopefully elimination station makes up for it, when i get to see it...

How weird or funny were those head turns? With you being relieved that they didn't show it, it must be that embarrassing...? hehe  :lol:

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« Reply #78 on: April 29, 2009, 04:16:27 PM »



Brad got an amazing start to his BIRTHDAY today when he was able to join Phil for the next leg of the Phil Rides across America biking fund raising drive for MS, in Columbus Ohio.   And looking extraordinarily fine doing so too!!  :jumpy:


Brad and Phil Keoghan biking for MS


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRAD!!!!



 :hbday:  HOPE YOU HAVE A PERFECTLY WONDERFUL DAY!!  :hbday:



Thanks for the pictures!!!
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« Reply #79 on: April 29, 2009, 07:16:11 PM »
That's cool! Happy B-day Brad! :sucks :jam:

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« Reply #80 on: April 29, 2009, 08:12:37 PM »
Is that a Band-Aid?  What happened to Phil's face?
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« Reply #81 on: April 29, 2009, 08:25:02 PM »
If you head on over to the Phil Rides Across America thread, you'll find out that Phil has been struggling in his ride.
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« Reply #82 on: May 02, 2009, 12:18:46 PM »
That's cool! Happy B-day Brad! :sucks :jam:
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« Reply #83 on: May 02, 2009, 12:40:29 PM »
Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes and a special thanks to Phil for riding his bike all hte way from California to be in Columbus on my special day.

...and for those of you that will be at TARcon next week - I am looking forward to meeting you.  Please don't be shy - come up and introduce yourself.

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« Reply #84 on: May 02, 2009, 12:45:45 PM »
Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes and a special thanks to Phil for riding his bike all hte way from California to be in Columbus on my special day.

...and for those of you that will be at TARcon next week - I am looking forward to meeting you.  Please don't be shy - come up and introduce yourself.

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« Reply #85 on: May 02, 2009, 01:48:27 PM »
Thanks to all for the Birthday wishes and a special thanks to Phil for riding his bike all hte way from California to be in Columbus on my special day.

...and for those of you that will be at TARcon next week - I am looking forward to meeting you.  Please don't be shy - come up and introduce yourself.

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« Reply #86 on: May 03, 2009, 12:23:42 AM »
You can see the whole video on philridesacrossamerica.com (Day 33), but here is the bit we see on camera of Brad riding with Phil!! :hearts: :hearts:

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« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2012, 03:19:48 PM »
I was watching "Extreme Cheapskates" on TLC and they had a woman named Victoria from Ohio, and, sure enough, I confirmed that it was Victoria from TAR14.

What does everyone else think about Victoria in the episode?

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« Reply #88 on: October 30, 2012, 06:16:37 PM »
Married for nine years, Brad and Victoria may not always see eye-to-eye, but they do make a dynamic team. They both have children from previous marriages, this is Victoria’s third and Brad’s second. Both endearingly concede that they are “stuck with each other.”

Just saw a vid of that, slayton. But there's another man...?
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #89 on: October 30, 2012, 08:58:13 PM »
Married for nine years, Brad and Victoria may not always see eye-to-eye, but they do make a dynamic team. They both have children from previous marriages, this is Victoria’s third and Brad’s second. Both endearingly concede that they are “stuck with each other.”

Just saw a vid of that, slayton. But there's another man...?

Yeah, I didn't realize that Brad & Victoria were no longer together, until they showed her boyfriend on the show.

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #90 on: November 03, 2012, 02:37:22 PM »
Why... wasn't she this entertaining on the race? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #91 on: November 04, 2012, 01:20:49 AM »
Why... wasn't she this entertaining on the race? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously I only remembered them for flying to Timbuktu getting stranded in Amsterdam while flying to Romania. 


 

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