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Offline mungobuh

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TAR 17 Speculation
« on: May 16, 2010, 11:03:08 PM »
I read a rumor at Survivor Sucks that TAR17 may begin filming at the end of this month. This would correlate with the information on the CBS application which mentioned filming taking place somewhere in the "Spring or Summer of 2010."

Do we know anything else?

I'll be in Italy from about June 4-15 and if TAR17 starts at the end of May, I really hope that I spot something TAR-related while there. I'm visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice and possibly Naples...three of those five would be NEW cities to visit in Italy. What do you think my odds are, folks? haha!


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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 10:48:11 AM »
I'd say slim to none unless you take a big ash vacuum along with you.  :lol:

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 07:11:54 AM »
I'd say slim to none unless you take a big ash vacuum along with you.  :lol:
Where would you put all of the ash after it was vacuumed?
Ash hole.  :lol3:

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 07:42:00 PM »
Be nice to the guy.  Airports in Western Europe just got reopened.  The danger is pretty low now with the volcanic ash.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 03:31:02 AM »
Airports in much of Europe have opened and closed a couple of times due to further ash eruptions. Although the route for TAR 17 is probably already worked out, I'd think the producers will be very careful about their routing through Europe and may rerouting it or skip it entirely. Having a several day delay due to all flights being grounded would wreak havok with the schedule for the rest of the race and may make some planned locations later in the race unavailable. I'd guess that a route through southern Europe - Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, Turkey, places like that - would be safer from ash clouds and therefore more likely.

I'd still say your odds of seeing the race are pretty low, but if you do see them, please tell us what you see. We promise to be suitably impressed and jealous.  :yess:

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« Last Edit: May 19, 2010, 04:42:05 AM by Plaidmoon2 »


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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 03:37:09 AM »
Airports in much of Europe have opened and closed a couple of times due to further ash eruptions. I'd think the producers will be very careful about their routing through Europe and may skip it entirely. Having a several day delay would wreak havok with the schedule for the rest of the race and may make some planned locations later in the race unavailable. I'd guess that a route through southern Europe - Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, Greece, Turkey, places like that - would be safer from ash clouds and therefore more likely.

I'd still say your odds of seeing the race are pretty low, but if you do see them, please tell us what you see. We promise to be suitably impressed and jealous.  :yess:

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The only way I can forsee Europe is if they fly in via Russia, and take the train through Europe.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 11:59:30 AM »
Southeastern Europe has a better chance than the rest of Europe including Russia. The normal upper air current this time of years usually heads across Northern Europe and Russia, and Southwest and Central Europe are likely to have good days and bad days with the ash until the eruption totally subsides.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 01:31:31 PM »
Airports in much of Europe have opened and closed a couple of times due to further ash eruptions. Although the route for TAR 17 is probably already worked out, I'd think the producers will be very careful about their routing through Europe and may rerouting it or skip it entirely. Having a several day delay due to all flights being grounded would wreak havok with the schedule for the rest of the race and may make some planned locations later in the race unavailable. I'd guess that a route through southern Europe - Spain, the French Riviera, Italy, Turkey, places like that - would be safer from ash clouds and therefore more likely.

I'd still say your odds of seeing the race are pretty low, but if you do see them, please tell us what you see. We promise to be suitably impressed and jealous.  :yess:

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Malta and Italy are potentially accessible by ferry...
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 06:50:34 PM »
I would guess Vancouver will appear, since it's after the Olympics...

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 07:58:22 PM »
I would guess Vancouver will appear, since it's after the Olympics...

It'd be the first stop probably, seeing how close it is to the U.S. (keeps costs down).
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 03:13:32 AM »
Malta and Italy are potentially accessible by ferry...

but from the United States??
« Last Edit: May 20, 2010, 08:32:37 AM by redskooky »

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 03:25:51 PM »
This is speculation, but Phil has used his twitter everyday up till May 8, then 1 comment on May 16, and none since the writing of this post. I think they are sequestered somewhere getting ready for the race, meaning a start is imminent?  :)

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2010, 06:03:29 PM »
This is speculation, but Phil has used his twitter everyday up till May 8, then 1 comment on May 16, and none since the writing of this post. I think they are sequestered somewhere getting ready for the race, meaning a start is imminent?  :)

Probably.  I think there's speculation elsewhere that the Race will start at the end of this month.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2010, 06:04:55 PM »
They don't sequester Phil. :lol:


 
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 06:25:53 PM »
 :lol: :lol3: sneaky sequesterville. The race is definitely coming but Phil is definitely still on Facebook.  :tup:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2010, 08:12:31 PM »
:lol: :lol3: sneaky sequesterville. The race is definitely coming but Phil is definitely still on Facebook.  :tup:

NVM

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2010, 08:13:30 PM »
Just, throwing this out do you think its the same person with the fake seattle rumor that started last seasons Toronto rumor?

Considering both had racers visiting Canada first.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2010, 10:42:26 PM »
If Peach says the race is close to starting............then it is close to starting............you can take that to the bank.    I guess if someone was really interested......they could go through the City of Los Angeles website and look for the filming permits..if they are using Los Angeles. Maybe they are using an LA surburb, so they dont have to file a request for the LA filming permit.....that would make sense after the last two races.....

Or guess someone could put a GPS tracker on Chateau........and the rest of us might know when the start is........lol

Personally, I try to check Twitter around 11-12 am for each time zone, just in case they are using a different city this time
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2010, 02:12:58 AM »
If Peach says the race is close to starting............then it is close to starting............you can take that to the bank.
If it is, it'd be the ideal time for a fall season to start taping, at least.  Maybe that means the winter/spring season's applications will come out soon, too!

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2010, 10:45:41 AM »
I'm hoping i can put my very useless TAR Detective honour to use for this season.

Last season i merely missed them by around 1 to 2 hours.. :meow:

If i knew they will be going to the Barrage, i'll head there RIGHT AWAY. :'(

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2010, 01:34:05 PM »
I kind of like the idea of a Seattle - Vancouver, BC first leg.  This could also be a way for TPTB to attempt to start the race with minimal detection.  If they started someplace like Qwest Field, home of the Seahawks, then had the teams drive to Vancouver instead of flying, the chances of teams being spotted before they got to Vancouver would be minimal.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2010, 12:04:32 PM »
Boston huh? A nice city with great colleges.

I would have to say likely starting line locales would be Fenway Park or the Bunker Hill Monument.

Yeah I'm going to have to say Fenway Park: it's concealed and there are many public transportation options to the airport.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2010, 12:12:11 PM »
Boston huh? A nice city with great colleges.

I would have to say likely starting line locales would be Fenway Park or the Bunker Hill Monument.

Fenway would be sweet and could happen because the Red Sox's are away all week.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2010, 12:51:09 PM »
Looking at Boston-Logan Airport webpage at departures for international flights crossing the ocean, I found: (flight times is in Eastern Standard time)
AerLingus 136 to Dublin 620P
Air France 337 to Paris 540P
American 108 to London-Heathrow 715P
American 146 to Paris 645P
Delta 320 to Amsterdam 650P
Lufthansa 423 to Frankfurt 450P
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2010, 12:53:48 PM »
Looking at Boston-Logan Airport webpage at departures for international flights, I got: (flight times is in Eastern Standard time)
AerLingus 136 to Dublin 620P
AirCanada 359 to Toronto 1104A
AirCanada 36

Are they taking a direct flight for this first leg, or are they hitting another airport on the way?


 

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