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Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« on: March 06, 2009, 06:51:52 PM »
If and when TARCon XIV is announced, we need to gather our questions if and when we get to meet the racers. We seem to put one up every year, and we seem to forget our questions :lol:.

But I'm determined to remember them this year (writing or printing them out might help, TARAsia Fan!  :wise).

One, how many hours did Tammy & Victor walk off course in Romania? Based on Neobie's map, it appears to be at least two hours, but it would be good to get an idea how long it actually was.

Two, how close were Linda & Steve to Christie & Jodi at the mat in Salzburg?

Three, in Switzerland, did any of the racers feel like rolling their cheese wheels directly at the band as they were laughing just to quiet them down?  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ok, maybe the third question is me deflecting on the racers, but ... well you know my feeling on this. :lol:

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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 12:29:52 AM »
I'd like to know if Mark & Michael were really told by production to hide the pumps in Phuket?
Also would like to know more about the hidden task on episode 9, the drums on Folded Brocade Hill.

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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 12:34:36 AM »
From what Jamie was saying in the Episode 9 confessional, Mark/Mike were not at the same place in Bangkok as the other teams. She said she didnt know if they were eliminated or if it was a NEL in Bangkok. She said she realized they were still in the race when she saw their picture on the speedbump at the hair salon. I want to find out where production told them to hide out so the other teams didnt see them.
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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 07:43:24 AM »
I really want to know what was T/V's parents' reaction to their performance at the roadblock and their confession of not paying that much attention in chinese school :lol:
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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 08:34:09 AM »
I have to admit I did not pay attention in Chinese school either. :lol:
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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 09:16:13 AM »
I have to admit I did not pay attention in Chinese school either. :lol:
Do Chinese children go both to normal school and then to Chinese school, or is that just for overseas Chinese?
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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 09:17:20 AM »
My parents sent me to a Chinese language school when I little.

Some parents do that. My parents wanted me to learn Mandarin and Taiwanese. Needless to say, I speak very little of both.
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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 01:59:04 PM »
I'd like to know if Mark & Michael were really told by production to hide the pumps in Phuket?
Also would like to know more about the hidden task on episode 9, the drums on Folded Brocade Hill.

I can't say first-hand, but I understand from other sources that walking up 500 steps to the top of Folding Brocade Mountain/Hill was the task. The accompaniment to it was drums, but the drums were not critical tol the task.

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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 05:40:28 PM »
Well I know that now thanks to Mark & Michaels interview at RTVW that I posted, lol


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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2009, 06:21:22 PM »
I want to know more about the Fast Forward on Leg 7 and what it involved.


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Re: Question for the Racers
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2009, 07:23:33 PM »
I think Mel and Mike revealed in an interview that they were supposed to buy supplies using their own money, then deliver them to the Phuket Sunshine Village Orphanage, on Ko Sireh near the Detour docks.

OK, a few questions that might help us further down the road...

1. TPTB has gone the way of the non-standard Pit Stop, with durations running all over the place. Are the durations fixed beforehand, or are they adjusted so the first/last team leaves before/after a pre-determined time? (Special emphasis on Salzburg, because we haven't figured out why they would allow Tammy/Victor to skip the train station bunching.)

2. What airlines and airports are teams not allowed to use?
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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2009, 08:41:36 PM »
I have a question not specifically for the racers but about TARcon in general...

Do we know which racers are coming yet?

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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2009, 09:01:56 PM »
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Also would like to know more about the hidden task on episode 9, the drums on Folded Brocade Hill.

I would like to know that as well!  I think that would have made the episode twice as entertaining!

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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2009, 10:21:21 PM »
Best topic EVAH  :jam:

 :yess: I want to know if anyone can get me signatures of my favourite racers. :funny:

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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2009, 10:28:08 PM »
I'll try. Can't guarantee anything.
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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2009, 10:32:39 PM »


 :yess: I want to know if anyone can get me signatures of my favourite racers. :funny:

That can possibly be arranged. If your favorites come, that is. :)


I have a question not specifically for the racers but about TARcon in general...

Do we know which racers are coming yet?

We are hoping for a wonderful party!!  ;)
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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2009, 10:41:32 PM »
I so hate all of you who get to meet the racers EVERY YEAR. (:;) :funny:

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, i'm so jealous!! :funny:

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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2009, 10:45:54 PM »
I have a question not specifically for the racers but about TARcon in general...

Do we know which racers are coming yet?

With 16 days to go, there hasn't been much talk of the event.  Given the fact that there wasn't a season this time last year, looks like some people might have had other plans that affect the event (directly and/or indirectly).  Doesn't help that it's Mother's Day.  Give it a week or so; the buzz should start to build by then.

Though it's worth mentioning, the fact is: With TARcon being a party for the fans, and by the fans, it's more or less an "I'll believe it when I see it" scenario.  In other words, no one would know for sure until we get to May 10th.  Some have had a few stars, and others have had a lot.  Fortunately since it's a warm weather event, it's likely, but not definite.

At least there hasn't been a season where someone showed up.  It's been as few as 5 racers from a respective season and 11 overall to 22 in a season (and 40 overall, twice in two different years).  You just never know for sure, which makes it even better (the anticipation, that is).
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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2009, 01:27:20 PM »
I'm only a veteran of the last two TARCon's so I'm not a good barometer, but the turnout for XIII was fantastic. XII not so much. But it all depends on the season as RC mentioned above.

I hope to join Peach early on. If not, I'll be there the day of and I'll bring my computer so I can give you all some play-by-play or even a live blog as it happens.
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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2009, 01:12:45 AM »
From tonight:

How painful was the foot massage?

How was it like putting on the LZR swimsuit.

Didn't any of the racers know that when Phil is alone at the mat, it means TBC and not a full pit stop.
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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2009, 06:25:12 PM »
This question isn't about the race, but could you ask Tammy about the story behind her holding the panda in the photos on her Facebook?  That's a lot more exciting that getting's ones foot massaged.   ;D

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=120178&id=63723775574


p.s.  I don't have a Facebook account so those photos must be public.


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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2009, 12:44:21 PM »
I have a question:

Why the hell did we get on that damn plane!?!??!?

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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2009, 12:54:11 PM »
:lol: :funny:
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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 04:41:34 AM »
I have a question:

Why the hell did we get on that damn plane!?!??!?

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Re: Question for the Racers for TARCON XIV
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2009, 08:07:33 AM »
Best topic EVAH  :jam:

 :yess: I want to know if anyone can get me signatures of my favourite racers. :funny:

I want some too! :'(  :'(  :'( Can anyone get me signatures of the Final 3 or any other TAR14 racer for that matter?  ;D Pretty please! ^_^
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