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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 ďolder couplesĒ 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 showís 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 youíre 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 wasnít 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, ďWow.  We need to find a way to stay competitive if itís a foot race to the finish line, we probably arenít going to be the first ones.Ē  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 didnít know none of the other teams were going to be on that flight. You go up and you find out whatís the first flight thatís going to be there.  We would have felt stupid if weíd 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 didnít know until we got to the departure lounge that nobody else was out there.  At that point we didnít 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: Weíre not really sure, but we presumed that we were at least 18 hours behind.  We didnít know there would be the bottleneck at the train station.  That helped us a little bit but it wasnít 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 donít have any regrets.  Itís 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 didnít 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, weíre still going to be together at the end. You have to keep the big picture in mind, which is thereís 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: Thereís 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.  Heís 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 donít 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 didnít break.  What did you do that everybody else didnít?

Victoria: First of all we didnít 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: Hereís 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 werenít 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, ďThat was great but they didnít show you very much.Ē We didnít have a lot of drama.  A lot of the stuff we did wasnít 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, ďThank you for holding me up.Ē  I said, ďYouíre holding me up as much as Iím holding you up.Ē  It was an example of two people working together.

How did going on the Race change your lives?

Victoria: Weíre 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.  Weíre athletic and we compete.

Brad: Itís a funny experience for regular people like us to suddenly have a certain amount of celebrity.  At first itís 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 Iíd 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 donít have that figured out before you go on the Race thereís no way youíre going to make it through.  You canít imagine how desperate it is.  Youíre hungry.  Youíre tired.  Youíre wet. Youíre cold.  You have to make a decision like in five seconds and you donít know what the other teams are doing.

Brad: Thereís 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 youíre 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 fancastís celebrity Amazing Race bloggers. They have this question for you: Guys!  The image of your ďbloodyĒ faces in the middle of the night at Philís 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 óó- 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.

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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 didnít 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 wasnít good. But there was fog so there was no reason to think that other people wouldnít have had fog that was just as bad or worse than ours. Itís 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 werenít willing to even consider even though thereís 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, itís not over till itís 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, youíre the last team to arrive." And I was like, "Yeah, and, and ...?" And nothing, "Youíre 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, theyíd 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 didnít 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 didnít 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. Iíve 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, itís 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 hadnít made a wrong turn he wouldíve 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 couldnít count om speed. You know, a foot race? We didnít 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 theyíre always talking about doing that. I donít 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 thatís 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 donít understand is that it wasnít 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 didnít know until we got to the departure gate that no other teams were going to be on that flight. Now weíd feel pretty stupid if we didnít 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 itís 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 didnít even realize until we watched the show last night how much they screwed up as well, and they were the team to beat. Thatís 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 itís phenomenal how quickly it can change.

BRAD: And I donít think Iíll be spoiling to say that youíre 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 youíre eliminated youíre in lockdown [laughs].

VICTORIA: Yeah, they put you in lockdown. They donít 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 didnít 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?í 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 doesnít mean to say that since we came home that we havenít 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 weíre 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? Weíre really not willing to walk away, ever.

BRAD: [laughs] Weíre kind of hoping that the next step for us is going to be a relationship show and weíll 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 »
This can be shared :<3, thank you Amazing Racers!

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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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« 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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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....)
 
HAPPY-THANK-GOD-ITS-FINALLY-WARM  :flowers: day,

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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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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:

We love you Victoria and although you are no longer on the race you are in are hearts ..forever   :luvx

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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« Reply #65 on: March 06, 2009, 07:00:27 PM »
Yes, get well soon, Victoria! Lots of chicken soup!
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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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,

Victoria    }^{  (<<<that's me on the bungee)

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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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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Re: ♥♥♥ TAR14: Victoria Pfeifer Hunt & Brad Hunt ♥♥♥
« 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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