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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2009, 11:57:00 AM »
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.


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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2009, 12:36:28 PM »
 :lol:  looks like Ski Dubai has a traditional snowman on display (all the time)

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2009, 12:48:58 PM »
;D  OK, let's get serious.... now about those sand dunes...  :groan:  oh, who am I kidding, no way we can ID the exact spot...  BUT, here are a few possibilites for a desert task and pitstop.

Dubai desert oasis
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Al Maha Desert Resort    ...only accommodation on the Reserve
TARA1 they use the Big Red Al Hamar for the detour task, maybe they use it again?

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2009, 12:49:29 PM »
:lol:  looks like Ski Dubai has a traditional snowman on display (all the time)
I want one! :D

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2009, 01:22:48 PM »
Maybe they can have the snowman standing next to a DRUM!! :lol:
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2009, 02:10:12 PM »
That drum again? :funny:
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2009, 05:44:55 PM »
I want to talk about flights to go Phnom Penh to Dubai. All the other commentators on this have assumed that the direct route PHN BKK and BKK DXB is best, but that is not the case. Notwithstanding the information that teams were spotted on TG517 nonstop from BKK DXB 1818 (actual) 2120 (actual), the smart teams would have done the following:

BKK DEL AI9854 1335(actual) 1635 (actual)
DEL DXB EK6680 1825(actual) 2130(actual), because the schedule has EK6680 arriving 10 minutes earlier than TG517 even though on this day it was 10 minutes later

Now, for the flight from PNH to BKK, is is not smart to wait around in Cambodia when you can reach Bangkok earlier than others have shown. I see no reason other than later release from the pit stop (which I consider unlikely) to not get on:

PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)  or on TG581 1000 1105, which Thai Airways shows flying on Sundays but evidence of that on 7/26 is unclear.

If teams are relased too late for those flights, then the afternoon flight PG934 would be OK to conenct to TG517 in Bangkok.

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2009, 05:58:22 PM »
Clues:

TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER, AND ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE,"
SUNDAY, OCT. 18 ON CBS

   "I'm Like Ricky Bobby (Dubai)"
*Teams sweat it out searching sand dunes for water in the blistering sun / TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER
**and one racer decides to help his competition hoping karma will be on their side in the end/ ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE
 
on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host.
 

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2009, 06:10:44 PM »
 :lol:  just love reading the stuff on the Dubai Autodrome web site... here's some cool info...

185HP F1 style race cars  :yess:

not cheap!  $238.00 USD for the ride.   :ascared

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2009, 06:15:49 PM »
Clues:

TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER, AND ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE,"
SUNDAY, OCT. 18 ON CBS

   "I'm Like Ricky Bobby (Dubai)"
*Teams sweat it out searching sand dunes for water in the blistering sun / TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER
**and one racer decides to help his competition hoping karma will be on their side in the end/ ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE
 
on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host.
 


 :jam:  now the ladle makes sense, puddin.  If you follow the footprints in the sand, they seem to be leading toward those trees (possible oasis with water).   :lol:


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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2009, 06:30:38 PM »


 :jam:  now the ladle makes sense, puddin.  If you follow the footprints in the sand, they seem to be leading toward those trees (possible oasis with water).   :lol:

They send them out there with a ladle, how cruel is that? then add the tiny shovel to build the snowman  :lol: :lol:
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2009, 12:14:00 AM »
I want to talk about flights to go Phnom Penh to Dubai. All the other commentators on this have assumed that the direct route PHN BKK and BKK DXB is best, but that is not the case. Notwithstanding the information that teams were spotted on TG517 nonstop from BKK DXB 1818 (actual) 2120 (actual), the smart teams would have done the following:

BKK DEL AI9854 1335(actual) 1635 (actual)
DEL DXB EK6680 1825(actual) 2130(actual), because the schedule has EK6680 arriving 10 minutes earlier than TG517 even though on this day it was 10 minutes later

Now, for the flight from PNH to BKK, is is not smart to wait around in Cambodia when you can reach Bangkok earlier than others have shown. I see no reason other than later release from the pit stop (which I consider unlikely) to not get on:

PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)  or on TG581 1000 1105, which Thai Airways shows flying on Sundays but evidence of that on 7/26 is unclear.

If teams are relased too late for those flights, then the afternoon flight PG934 would be OK to conenct to TG517 in Bangkok.


If any teams arrive early enough to Bangkok's BKK then I would direct them to Dubai by way of Kuwait:

Thai Airways TG 519 leaving Bangkok at 1:00 pm and arriving in Kuwait at 4:35 pm.
Then they take Emirates EK 858 leaving at 6:05 pm and arriving in Dubai at 8:40 pm.

Those lucky teams would then be arriving 50 minutes ahead of the teams we know who took the slower flight.   :jam:
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2009, 12:19:14 AM »
That drum again? :funny:

That "drum" is an RFF classic.... :yess:
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2009, 07:45:47 AM »
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.

To slide down the hill on a shovel, the racers likely sit on the blade (flat part) and put the handle between their legs.

I wonder if teams have to search the indoor ski area for all the snowman parts, then build the snowman.

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2009, 08:35:34 AM »
I want to talk about flights to go Phnom Penh to Dubai. All the other commentators on this have assumed that the direct route PHN BKK and BKK DXB is best, but that is not the case. Notwithstanding the information that teams were spotted on TG517 nonstop from BKK DXB 1818 (actual) 2120 (actual), the smart teams would have done the following:

BKK DEL AI9854 1335(actual) 1635 (actual)
DEL DXB EK6680 1825(actual) 2130(actual), because the schedule has EK6680 arriving 10 minutes earlier than TG517 even though on this day it was 10 minutes later

Now, for the flight from PNH to BKK, is is not smart to wait around in Cambodia when you can reach Bangkok earlier than others have shown. I see no reason other than later release from the pit stop (which I consider unlikely) to not get on:

PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)  or on TG581 1000 1105, which Thai Airways shows flying on Sundays but evidence of that on 7/26 is unclear.

If teams are relased too late for those flights, then the afternoon flight PG934 would be OK to conenct to TG517 in Bangkok.


If any teams arrive early enough to Bangkok's BKK then I would direct them to Dubai by way of Kuwait:

Thai Airways TG 519 leaving Bangkok at 1:00 pm and arriving in Kuwait at 4:35 pm.
Then they take Emirates EK 858 leaving at 6:05 pm and arriving in Dubai at 8:40 pm.

Those lucky teams would then be arriving 50 minutes ahead of the teams we know who took the slower flight.   :jam:


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Good work to turn up a flight (TG519) that is logical but my flight reservation system does not acknowlege the existence of, which is a bit weird. Another reputable flight information system does have TG519 so I have to conclude that it did exist.

I took a second look at the connecting points of Delhi, Mumbai, Kuwait and Muscat. The problem that they all have is that the vast majority of flights to Dubai are night, early morning or early evening. There is practically nothing in the middle of the day. With the only possible flights to Bangkok arriving slightly before or after 11am, routings from those places just have to wait until early evening.

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2009, 08:40:49 AM »
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.

I know what that "thing between their legs is" but have had trouble finding a picture of one. It is a relatively small sheet of flexable plastic that can be bent upward in the front and probablby behind as well. A picture of an item not exactly it but is as close as I can get is:

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2009, 09:38:13 AM »
They are so evil.. sending them from extreme heat to cold. ;D

I'm wondering if the karma could actually lead up to revealing the eventual winning team. Remember Chip and Kim helping Kami and Karli in Egypt and they're talking about good karma.. and there's load of sand, as in same for in Dubai. :funny:

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2009, 12:24:46 PM »
The karma thing, makes me guess that it's Brian, I don't know why either.

Oh but of course it could also be Lance.
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2009, 12:58:12 PM »
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.

I know what that "thing between their legs is" but have had trouble finding a picture of one. It is a relatively small sheet of flexable plastic that can be bent upward in the front and probablby behind as well. A picture of an item not exactly it but is as close as I can get is:

Polaris 36" Foam Sled

Up north we call them recovery shovels - handy for digging your car out of snow drifts in an emergency - or maybe sand dunes.
Guessing its "Ride your shovel down the hill - fill up a container with snow using the shovel  - take container outside and build a snowman".

I have rode similar shovels down ski hills - although they were bigger and less painful looking.
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2009, 02:39:42 PM »
When we were kids we liked using garbage can lids  :lol: , up here inner tubes are big!
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2009, 03:12:45 PM »
When we were kids we liked using garbage can lids  :lol: , up here inner tubes are big!
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Nice find.  The "sitting" part does not look like it covers much of the fanny.  Icy buns ... probably feels good in Dubai.

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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2009, 03:51:24 PM »
They are so evil.. sending them from extreme heat to cold. ;D
BVM says in every race, they go from hot to cold and possibly back again. Funny how he does it all in one leg this time. :lol:
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2009, 05:32:43 PM »
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2009, 06:13:07 PM »
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Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I知 Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
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