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Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« on: May 11, 2010, 01:20:48 PM »
OK, so let's move on. If you were betting on the destination of TAR17's first leg, where would you put your money? For sporting chances, we'll say you can pick a westward-bound location and an eastward-bound location.

If they go around the world west to east, I'll pick Melbourne, Australia. Australia seems due.
If they go east to west, I'll go with Madrid, Spain.

Remember, this is not a "where you wish they'd go first," but a "where you think they'll go first." Peach will come up with a prize for the winner.  :lol:


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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2010, 01:30:56 PM »
I'm betting they go East, and that they will go to Rome, Italy.
If they go West, I'll predict Hong Kong.

Melbourne would be a lovely place to visit, but I doubt it would be the first destination.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2010, 02:04:48 PM »
East: London, UK
West: Seoul, South Korea
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2010, 03:18:48 PM »
West: Auckland, New Zealand
East: Lisbon, Portugal
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 03:36:58 PM »
I have to agree with woden, especially with Australia.
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 06:07:02 PM »
Will the volcanic ash from Iceland affect the route? Spain closed airports this week due to another erruption. I think they may avoid Europe all together because of this and also the fact that Europe has featured heavily the last few years.

Australia as a first leg would be a great start to the race I think. Melbourne is really just a city, they would have to go to the Great Ocean road if they went there. Perhaps 2 legs in Australia with Ayres Rock for leg 2??
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 06:18:17 PM »
woden, I hope you're right. Madrid would be a great choice!

I say:

East: Some Spanish city.
West: North of Asian Russia?
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 08:07:04 PM »
I pick Melbourne as well.

If I'm right, my prize is to stake out the airport and follow them around all day.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 08:33:15 PM »
Hmmm... Have no idea how to work this out but if they go east, I pick Fontvieille, Monaco, and Nouméa, New Caledonia if they head west....

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 08:35:47 PM »
West: North of Asian Russia?

What's north of Asian Russia?


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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 08:54:10 PM »
West: North of Asian Russia?

What's north of Asian Russia?

He means the places like Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Gibberishk, and Wordsk. :lol3:

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 11:40:13 PM »
East: South Africa (Capetown, Johannesburg, Durban--> FIFA??)
West: Perth, Australia
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2010, 02:58:11 AM »
East: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (they need a detour around the volcano, no?)
West: Manila, Philippines
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2010, 08:43:41 AM »
I wanted to take a look at the world map. Then i thought they will definitely start off from Asia or Australia.

I wanted to say China.. but they just went there last season. So you know they're going to avoid that country.

With the elections going on in Philippines, there could be abit of riot and TAR would want to avoid that.

Been a long time since they visited South Korea. I don't think they will start off from Australia.. they have never done that but it will be a great surprise.

I'm going with either Russia or South Korea.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2010, 08:50:29 AM »
We also have to consider that this is a summer-run route, so there's likely to be a greater emphasis on the Northern Hemisphere.

East - Dakar, Senegal (please? I mean, the use of "set" flights allows Africa to be easily visited first)
West - Seoul, South Korea
 

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2010, 09:03:04 AM »
First place prize:

A big bucket of Eyjafjallajokul ASH.   :o


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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2010, 09:34:07 AM »
First place prize:

A big bucket of Eyjafjallajokul ASH.   :o


:o The eskdnuawbrusndllsdjwidjuisnfcf volcano's ash is still in play? :'(

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2010, 10:15:16 AM »
Oh yeah, the ash. Silly me. Europe is probably out for the eastern routes. I like the Jo'burg and Rio ideas.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2010, 11:59:17 AM »
Oh yeah, the ash. Silly me. Europe is probably out for the eastern routes. I like the Jo'burg and Rio ideas.

Spain and Portugal aren't  :hearts: TAR could easily have two legs in the former.
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2010, 12:06:03 PM »
Spain, Portugal, Canary Islands , and Gibraltor were all affected yesterday with multiple flights cancelled.

Poor WRP is going to have it's hands full.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2010, 12:11:39 PM »
Below are the countries with current travel warnings from the US

Cote d'Ivoire    05/12/2010
Niger    05/11/2010
Mexico   05/06/2010
Georgia    05/03/2010
Congo, Democratic Republic of the    04/21/2010
Kyrgyz Republic   04/20/2010
Philippines    04/02/2010
Algeria    04/02/2010
Lebanon    03/29/2010
Kenya    03/16/2010
Haiti    03/15/2010
Colombia    03/05/2010
Eritrea    03/02/2010
Central African Republic    02/26/2010
Yemen    02/25/2010
Iraq    02/25/2010
Saudi Arabia    02/18/2010
Pakistan    01/07/2010
Sudan    12/31/2009
Somalia    12/31/2009
Mauritania    12/02/2009
Chad    11/23/2009
Mali    11/19/2009
Sri Lanka    11/19/2009
Nepal    11/19/2009
Guinea    10/17/2009
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza    08/14/2009
Afghanistan    07/23/2009
Burundi    07/22/2009
Nigeria    07/17/2009
Uzbekistan    06/16/2009

From: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

Travel Alerts

Mozambique   04/30/2010
Thailand   04/28/2010
India   04/16/2010
Malaysia   04/16/2010
Ethiopia   04/13/2010

Looks like no India this season.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2010, 12:13:50 PM »
Could we be in for another TAR 2 route then?

I take back anything I said earlier. We're probably going to be in for Asia, Australia, Africa, MAYBE eastern Europe (unlikely). South America may be back in the ring so that teams can get to Africa (an eastward route seems more likely now).
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2010, 12:15:42 PM »
Below are the countries with current travel warnings from the US

Cote d'Ivoire    05/12/2010
Niger    05/11/2010
Mexico   05/06/2010
Georgia    05/03/2010
Congo, Democratic Republic of the    04/21/2010
Kyrgyz Republic   04/20/2010
Philippines    04/02/2010
Algeria    04/02/2010
Lebanon    03/29/2010
Kenya    03/16/2010
Haiti    03/15/2010
Colombia    03/05/2010
Eritrea    03/02/2010
Central African Republic    02/26/2010
Yemen    02/25/2010
Iraq    02/25/2010
Saudi Arabia    02/18/2010
Pakistan    01/07/2010
Sudan    12/31/2009
Somalia    12/31/2009
Mauritania    12/02/2009
Chad    11/23/2009
Mali    11/19/2009
Sri Lanka    11/19/2009
Nepal    11/19/2009
Guinea    10/17/2009
Israel, the West Bank and Gaza    08/14/2009
Afghanistan    07/23/2009
Burundi    07/22/2009
Nigeria    07/17/2009
Uzbekistan    06/16/2009

From: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

Travel Alerts

Mozambique   04/30/2010
Thailand   04/28/2010
India   04/16/2010
Malaysia   04/16/2010
Ethiopia   04/13/2010

Looks like no India this season.

Note: Travel Warnings=Don't go long term. Travel Alerts=Don't go short term.

I agree with no India this season (this warning has been in place for the last two cycles and has prevented a return to that country), but I think Sri Lanka and the Philippines are feasible. The travel warnings are for certain provinces, not the whole country.
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2010, 02:32:19 PM »
USA's travel warnings are little overprotective. In their standards India is always dangerous country because there is always something happening but in some spesific areas not everywhere. Also Israel is perfectly safe I was just there in March visiting in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. And last summer I visited in Georgia (btw amazing country and very European). In Mexico there is always some drug wars going on, it's probably on the list because some rebels killed those Finnish and Mexican human rights workers in April.  I love also how on the website they make my home country sound more interesting than it real is, like: Elements of organized crime groups operating in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe are present in Finland.   B:)

But lets stay in topic
East: Madrid or anywhere in Spain! (and hopefully in late-June or July because I'm going to be there then :jumpy:)
West: South Korea because it's less visited country in that direction.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2010, 02:56:26 PM »
I would love if they came to Lisbon, because I study there, so I'd have hopes to run into some of the teams while using public transportation! LOL

However, since this is not a "wishing" topic, I think they will start with either Australia or New Zealand :)


 

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