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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #525 on: January 23, 2011, 05:11:43 PM »
Now what are the odds that there'd be paper airplane remains right at that location?

Someone didn't clean the place up as carefully as they should have. :tup:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #526 on: January 23, 2011, 05:27:22 PM »
I am smelling something strong, it could be well a confirmed spoiler,

or it could be my socks  :res:


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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #527 on: January 23, 2011, 05:35:56 PM »

And more bones



OMG! There was a Start Line elimination. Poor Eric and Lisa. Unfinished Business indeed!

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #528 on: January 23, 2011, 06:33:21 PM »
Omg! Wonderful work Chateau!

You need to preserve those paper planes in the museum!  :lol:

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #529 on: January 23, 2011, 06:49:04 PM »
Good job Chateau...........looks like a benchmark right behind Phil to his right......under your orange circle.



Yes!! It is a benchmark   :lol:





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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #530 on: January 23, 2011, 07:17:46 PM »
 :waves: Good Job Chateau!!  :ty3: :hoot: :bow: :jam:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #531 on: January 23, 2011, 07:29:14 PM »
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #532 on: January 23, 2011, 10:55:23 PM »
What a impressive Chateau!!! Ohh, What a smart! Great work!!
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #533 on: January 23, 2011, 11:06:19 PM »
Now what are the odds that there'd be paper airplane remains right at that location?

Someone didn't clean the place up as carefully as they should have. :tup:

Those bones?? Belong to that PA...... :lol3:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #534 on: January 24, 2011, 02:22:27 AM »
Now what are the odds that there'd be paper airplane remains right at that location?

Someone didn't clean the place up as carefully as they should have. :tup:

Those bones?? Belong to that PA...... :lol3:

Only if the PA is a descendant of Rin Tin Tin  :lol:

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #535 on: January 24, 2011, 05:08:35 PM »
Here is another way to locate the start line. Here is the screencap from the promo......with the benchmark circled.



Here is close-up of the benchmark....



And here is a map of the location of that particular benchmark. The locations are recorded by the National Geodetic Survey. There are approximately 750,000 benchmarks across the United States. They are very precisely surveyed points. The information they contain is latitude, longitude and elevation above sea level.



Thanks to Texas Lady for Images 1 and 3, and to Chateau for Image 2.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #536 on: January 24, 2011, 09:42:08 PM »
I'm gonna bet CBS never thought we'd figure this one out this precisely without an eyewitness.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #537 on: January 24, 2011, 09:53:48 PM »
I'm gonna bet CBS never thought we'd figure this one out this precisely without an eyewitness.

If they want to stop Cheteau figuring out the startline then perhaps (CBS, are you listening?) STOP HAVING THE STARTING LINE IN LA!!!

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #538 on: January 24, 2011, 09:57:48 PM »
They were in Palm Springs...so maybe not in California?? :lol:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #539 on: January 25, 2011, 07:40:38 AM »
I'm gonna bet CBS never thought we'd figure this one out this precisely without an eyewitness.

If they want to stop Cheteau figuring out the startline then perhaps (CBS, are you listening?) STOP HAVING THE STARTING LINE IN LA!!!
Definitely agreed! At least TAR17 mixed things up a bit!
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #540 on: January 26, 2011, 12:19:57 AM »
I'm gonna bet CBS never thought we'd figure this one out this precisely without an eyewitness.

If they want to stop Cheteau figuring out the startline then perhaps (CBS, are you listening?) STOP HAVING THE STARTING LINE IN LA!!!
Definitely agreed! At least TAR17 mixed things up a bit!

and the magnet attracts them back to the LA area for TAR18 :lol:

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #541 on: January 26, 2011, 02:19:57 PM »
I think they went to LA agian, because of the ease of getting to Sydney.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #542 on: January 26, 2011, 04:34:20 PM »
I think they went to LA agian, because of the ease of getting to Sydney.

That is probably true.  The flight to Sydney is long enough from LAX without adding additional westward travel in the USA.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #543 on: January 26, 2011, 05:31:24 PM »
As far as US departure cities with direct nonstop flights on Qantas to Sydney.......they could have also started the race in San Francisco or Honolulu, besides LA. Proximity to WRP home base also probably was a factor too in choosing LAX for departure.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #544 on: January 27, 2011, 06:21:59 PM »
Wow I haven't been to this site in a few days, you guys are absolutely amazing.  In my next life I want to be a detective and figure these things out, you are so impressive.  Great work!!! :yess:

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #545 on: January 27, 2011, 06:44:31 PM »
No need to wait to your next life...just start small! Search flickr and other photosites, blogs, twitter and facebook often...you never know what you may find!!

But thanks! :kuss:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #546 on: January 27, 2011, 07:09:49 PM »
Wow I haven't been to this site in a few days, you guys are absolutely amazing.  In my next life I want to be a detective and figure these things out, you are so impressive.  Great work!!! :yess:

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #547 on: February 01, 2011, 12:19:35 AM »
Found a brief mention by this company SnowFever in Zermatt of their involvement with TAR: (spelling is all theirs lol)

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We grew up in Zermatt and we have full knowledge of the local conditions, the necessary contacts, the history and the region all around Zermatt.
For many years now, we have been working as mountain guides and mountain rescuers for different film and photo shootings.



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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #548 on: February 04, 2011, 10:30:04 PM »
Our very own RFF G-Man was in Vienna the same time as the teams. Sadly, he did not stumble across them, but sent these photos of what we might see:

From G-Man:

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One source says that the teams had to find a clue at a monument near the Christmas Market. 

The most recognizable monument near the market is that of local icon Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart which is in the Burggarten across from the Christmas Market "Wiener Christkindlmarkt" in front of the Rathaus (Town Hall). 

So here are pix of the locations:

1. Wiener Christkindlmarkt in front of the Rathaus

2. Monument to W. A. Mozart.










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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #549 on: February 04, 2011, 11:45:48 PM »
Both seem like good bets in this new era of TAR HD.
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