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TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« on: January 19, 2011, 02:35:11 AM »


Margie and Luke

Name (Age): Margie Adams (53)
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Connection to your Teammate: Mother
Current Occupation: RN, BSN, Clinical Research Associate
Previous Season/Result: Season 14/3rd place

Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Not drinking enough water and becoming dehydrated in Thailand. I fainted.

Most memorable moment from your first Race: Finishing in first place for the first leg of the Race.

Favorite place you visited on your first season: Thailand – it was number one on my wish list for Season 14 so getting to go to both Bangkok and Phuket was fantastic.

Why do you want to run the Race again? It was one of the most exciting and best experiences of my life. I am looking forward to all the new places we will go.

How have you changed since the last time you competed? I am more confident and more willing to try new things.

What are you passionate about? People being kind and accepting of each other

People would be surprised to learn: Nothing, I'm pretty boring.

One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Ireland – my grandparents are from there and I would love to see the country.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Some of the challenges require you to be able to listen/hear/sign and when those challenges come up we have to pick the other challenge since Luke is completely deaf. He cannot hear or use oral language.

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): Getting to spend time one-on-one with Luke

Pet peeve about your teammate: He is a very loud eater.

What would you do if you won the million dollars? Retire a few years earlier than planned.

Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: We need to be more careful about reading the clues.

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Name (Age): Luke Adams (25)
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Connection to your Teammate: Son
Current Occupation: Motivational Speaker
Previous Season/Result: Season 14/3rd place

Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: My biggest mistake was not being able to figure out what the last surfboard was during the final challenge!

Most memorable moment from your first Race: The hilarious cheese hill task and the underwear marathon.

Favorite place you visited on your first season: Thailand because the country and culture are just so beautiful. I would love to go there again someday.

Why do you want to run the Race again? To win The Amazing Race! I want to make up for my big blunder in the final leg of the last race.

How have you changed since the last time you competed? I stop more when I am traveling now to enjoy the scenery. I try not to rush things.

What are you passionate about? Travel, my family and friends.

People would be surprised to learn: I'm afraid of flying. I always have to suck it up whenever I'm on planes.

One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Ireland, because it would be awesome to see where my family came from.

Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Being sleep deprived!

What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): It would be cool if we could visit five continents, avoid being u-turned and be the first team to make it to the final three twice!

Pet peeve about your teammate: Nothing – she is an awesome teammate and mom!

What would you do if you won the million dollars? Invest.

Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I don't think I will change anything since our strategy from last time worked well. Hopefully it will bring us to the final three again and we can win this time!

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 09:42:46 AM »
Way back in November hearing about this team coming back brought a big grin to my face. I loved these two. Watching Luke trying to complete the final roadblock still gets me as he  I can tell he really wanted to do this for his bionic woman.  I hope they make final 3 (too many favorites so i cant say for sure who i'd like to see win)
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 02:25:50 AM »
Way back in November hearing about this team coming back brought a big grin to my face. I loved these two. Watching Luke trying to complete the final roadblock still gets me as he  I can tell he really wanted to do this for his bionic woman.  I hope they make final 3 (too many favorites so i cant say for sure who i'd like to see win)

Me too.. I hope so, I want to rooting for them... Go Luke and Margie!! I know (too many my favorite so can't say and sure i like to see win..)
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 09:29:14 AM »
I hope Luke isn't as whiny this time. And Margie should stop enabling him.

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 09:59:25 AM »
This two made me love TAR Episode #1 so much and inspired me so much after watching them win the leg.

Along the way.. because of the fact that TAR 14 teams are so awesome, i ended up liking Kisha and Jen, Victor and Tammy as well and lost some liking for them.

But i do have to agree with one fact that if the 2nd "allstars" did not include them, then i'll be really angry. They alone drove loads of viewership for TAR14 and garnered loads of fans!

I'm still a fan this time round, and i hope they surprise me!!

Go Margie and Luke!! :tup: :tup: :tup:


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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011, 10:01:29 AM »
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011, 10:19:24 AM »
One of my favourite teams. Go Marge and Luke! or maybe Christina and Ron ?  :duno:
I'm so confused but I would be happy if one of  these teams won.
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 06:55:23 PM »
Monument mom/son get do-over on ‘The Amazing Race’


February 17th, 2011, 12:16 pm  posted by Paul Kavanaugh


Maybe the second time is the charm for a Monument mom and son on “The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business” which premiers Sunday on CBS.

Margie Adams and her son Luke, who was the first deaf contestant on the show, competed in Season 14 and did pretty well. They placed first or second in many segments and finished third overall.

“We never knew what it was like to be in the back of the pack so coming in third was disappointing,” Margie said.

“Luke was at first,” Margie said when asked who was the most competitive. “I didn’t know much about the show but toward the end, I would jump out in front of cars to get ahead,” she said.

“The challenge this time is that the competitors already know the ropes, so it will be an even more intense competition,” Margie said.

How has the deaf community reacted?

“The deaf community has really embraced Luke and his willingness to get out there, “ Margie said. “We would watch the show every Sunday night at Old Chicago on Woodmen and we had deaf people come from all over the country to watch the show with us.”

“I don’t speak. I don’t read lips, I just sign so it was a different kind of person that the deaf community saw represented on TV,” Luke said.

Luke was born with limited hearing and used hearing aids. Then meningitis at age two wiped out the rest of his ability to hear.

Since Season 14, Luke has done motivational speaking, attending hearing and deaf events, speaking at Cal Poly in Calif. and the Deaf Nation World Expo in Las Vegas as well as high schools and colleges.

Luke could be one of the show’s biggest fans.

“When I was 16 the show started, I haven’t missed one episode,” Luke said

“All of the crew we traveled with would try to stump Luke with questions about previous seasons, and he got every one,” Margie said.

Pros: They won three trips. Luke is going to St. Lucia, Margie is going to PuertoVallarta and they gave the third trip to Puerto Rico to Margie’s sister. They made numerous friends along the way.

“We talk to everybody, and keep in touch,” said Luke

“Weekly on Facebook,” Margie said. “It was such an unbelievable cast. We’ve made lifelong friends, been to weddings and parties with people from Season 14.”

Cons: Very exhausted and hungry by the end and they lost a lot of weight they said.

So where are the duo going to be this Sunday night?

“At Old Chicago on Woodmen. Come watch the show with us,” Margie said.

The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished Business airs Sunday nights at 7 p.m. on KKTV/Channel 11.



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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 08:29:08 PM »
http://www.afterelton.com/people/2011/02/amazing-race-luke-adams-gay

There are a lot of things you can say about 25-year-old Luke Adams that he's very competitive, that he's not shy, that he's a little temperamental but above all, you have to acknowledge that he's not a quitter, no matter how difficult the circumstances.

That tenacity was constantly on display during the 14th season of CBS' The Amazing Race as Luke and his mother Margie raced around the world, coming in first on three legs, finishing second twice more and nearly taking the top spot on the last leg, only falling short when Luke was confounded by a challenge involving surfboards.

And while the race is a grueling affair for everyone, Luke also had to deal with the potential disadvantage of being deaf while racing against contestants who were all able to hear. But Luke and his mom are nothing if not resourceful and actually turned that potential disadvantage into an advantage by being able to communicate in front of the other racers without their knowing what Luke and Margie were saying.

The 18th season of The Amazing Race kicks off on Sunday night, and this edition is titled The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business and features returning teams that either finished in the top three of their particular season, like Luke and Margie, or who were eliminated in notable ways.

AfterElton.com recently caught up with Luke to discuss what made him want to race again, how the first TAR changed him and what's up with his love life. As Luke's mother wasn't available to translate, Luke answered our questions via email.

AfterElton: Hi, Luke. Thanks for talking with us.
Luke Adams: Im glad that I got to talk with you again!

AE: How did being on the race change your life?
LA: Way beyond my imagination. It is not what I thought it would be. Its a big honor that Im a big role model for the deaf community and I got a Deaf Person of the Year award. Its a big amazing achievement for me, especially for my age. Visiting countries and the cultures have changed my view of the world so much. I truly appreciate to have this kind of experience along with my mother!

AE: What's the biggest difference in your life since the race ended?
LA: That I can say I got to race around the world twice. How often do people get to say that?

AE: The very last thing you said to us in our previous interview was that you wanted to be on The Amazing Race: All Stars and now here you are. How did you make that happen?
LA: First of all... I never thought I would get to be on Amazing Race in million years. Let alone by doing the Race twice. Its just pretty incredible. Soon as my Mom got a phone call about All Stars last summer, she just said "Yes!" immediately without talking to me about it. Theres no question that we both really wanted to do it again.

AE: So one of you didn't have to talk the other into doing it?
LA: Originally, for the first season we raced in the beginning, Mom did it for me but in the end, she did it for herself. For All Stars, we both wanted to do it equally this time. It was just such an incredible experience for my mom and I to share together twice. Im glad I did it with my mom. It has made our bond so much closer than ever. Theres no one else I would want to do it but my mother.

AE: It looks like a very interesting season. Which teams are you most concerned about?
LA: Ronald and Christina. First of all, I adore Ron and Christina. I love them on their original season. Ronald and Christina are definitely pretty savvy and smart racers. They made it to the Final Three like Mom and I did. They and we both won three legs on original seasons. Christina and I had the exact same breakdown at the final roadblock challenge. Their team and my team have a pretty similar racing style, so I definitely view Ronald and Christina as a big threat on the Race. I have to make sure that we watch out for them they can be pretty sneaky!
 
AE: Which teams would you most like to team up with?
LA: Thats the easy question. Jaime and Cara. No question about it. They are the only team Mom and I trust 100% completely on the Race. We were together through thick and thin from the very beginning to the very end on our original season. No doubt that we want to form an alliance with them again. Its really exciting that we get to work together again.

AE: Given that you U-Turned Kris and Amanda, how worried are you about their wanting revenge?
LA: I am not worried at all. Amanda and I have become good friends over the years there is no animosity between us. They understood completely that the U-Turn was a strictly strategic move for my team. But again, anything could happen on the Race.

AE: In your season, the fact that you were gay never really came up. Do you think it will be different this season? Did you say anything to the producers?
LA: There were no secrets among the racers on my original season everybody knew Im gay. I actually stated Im gay several times during the race, it just didnt make it into the show not that I wanted to be in the closet or something like that. Im out and proud of it. I have no problem with it.

AE: Facebook says you are still single. What are you looking for in a guy?
LA: I met someone last year who I thought I would spend the rest of my life with. In the end, he just broke my heart to the pieces and I am still picking it up. So, I just want to enjoy my life for a bit before meeting someone. Im looking for someone whos an athletic like me and has a passion for traveling. Really, Im more of open to anything. I think its pretty important to have a chemistry and connection with someone. So, hopefully, one day Ill meet someone special.

AE: Would you eventually like to settle down? If so, what does that mean for you? Kids? Does Margie want you to make her a grandmother?
LA: Thats a pretty bold question to ask! Im not even thinking about having kids. Not even right now. One day I would love to settle down with someone and have kids though. But, its not going to happen very soon. I need to enjoy my 20s while it lasts. Actually, my mom is going to be grandmother for second time this summer. Im pretty excited about being an uncle again.

AE: Do you think your appearing on the Race helped the hearing gay community understand the deaf gay community better?
LA: Well, there were no cute gay guys for me to interact with on the Race...

AE: What are you doing professionally these days?
LA: Im a motivational speaker. For the past couple years, I have been traveling across the United States to give the speeches about my life as a Deaf person and what it was like being on The Amazing Race. Its an awesome feeling to know that I have actually made a difference in peoples lives. As of right now, I am at the crossroad of where I am trying to figure it out what to do with my life next. Soon as I graduated from college, I just literally went straight from college to The Amazing Race then for couple past years, it has been a big Amazing Race whirlwind. So, Im ready to make a new chapter of my life once this season wraps up.

AE: I know you've said before you very nearly didn't even try out the first time, but finally mailed in your application. What got you to do that?
LA: This may be pretty surprising... My family and I applied for The Family Edition on Season 8. We made it through few rounds then we got cut. No offense to Season 8 but I am forever grateful that we never made it on that season. Soon as I turned 21, I applied several times with my mom. We never got a callback or anything like that, so filling out applications again and again got pretty tiring. It was getting tired of hoping to hear something from CBS. But I told myself that I should just mail it in as a last chance and move on. A month later, we got a callback and the rest is history. Persistence paid off.

AE: You've had a very interesting life thus far. What's your approach to how you live your life?
LA: Live to the life to fullest everyday! I would recommend everybody to do some international travel and try something new and try new food. And, do something extreme like bungee jumping.

AE: Our readers are very big fans of yours. Anything else you want to tell them?
LA: I want to say thank you so much to the fans for their support and love for my mother and me over the years.

AE: Thanks for talking with us.
LA: No problem! It has been a pleasure!

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011, 10:07:52 PM »
It isn't All-Stars...  :groan:
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 12:13:55 AM »
Another racer who states that he repeatedly sent applications to the show with the same partner, although the rules say  not to. Apparently the rules don't matter enough if the production thinks you are good TV
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, 05:04:48 PM »
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/116449128.html

Springs Mom And Son Duo Back On "Amazing Race"
They became popular two years ago when they finished third on "The Amazing Race." Now a mother son duo from right here in Southern Colorado is going back on the show for a second time. Margie and Luke Adams will be on the upcoming season that premieres on Sunday.
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2011, 08:00:42 PM »
THanks for that article!

I liked this:

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On season 14 Margie was Luke's interpreter for the show, and had to talk over most of their signing. On the upcoming season, Luke will sign on his own and there will be closed captioning for viewers. The hope is that this way Luke will have more of a voice.
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2011, 04:29:28 PM »
 Keoghan explains the show's picks below.

Margie and Luke Season 14, 3rd place
Last we saw them: Die-hard Race fan Luke couldn't identify two surfboard photos on the final memory task, preventing him from being the first deaf winner.
Why they deserve a second chance: "Luke's one of those characters that people love or hate, and that makes for good TV. He's vindictive and will do whatever it takes to win," Keoghan says, referring to the mother-son duo's ruthless tactics in Season 14. And of course, he has another chance to make history as the show's first deaf winner. "I always wonder if their communication is stronger because they pay attention to each other. They won the first leg in Season 14 and that was a wake-up call to everyone else."

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/amazing-race-phil-keoghan-explains-why-these-11-teams-have-unfinished-business/56742
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2011, 07:20:15 PM »
They won the first leg in Season 14 and that was a wake-up call to everyone else."

One of the best heart-warming moments on the show EVER!

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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2011, 03:48:21 AM »
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/entertainment/26912530/detail.html

Monument Mom, Deaf Son Get Second Chance On 'Amazing Race'


MONUMENT, Colo. -- A mother and son from Monument are getting a second chance on the realty TV show "Amazing Race."

Margie Adams and her son Luke have been invited back to compete against other teams who have run the race in the past.

The Adamses came in third when they ran the race during Season 14.

"The challenge this time is that the competitors already know the ropes, so it will be an even more intense competition," Margie told the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Luke Adams was the first deaf contestant on the show. Luke only signs and does not read lips, which meant his mother often had to help him communicate.

Since their last appearance on "Amazing Race," Luke has done motivational speaking, according to the newspaper.
His mother is a nurse and clinical research associate.

Fans of the show and the Adams can watch the show premiere with them Sunday.

"At Old Chicago on Woodmen, come watch the show with us," Margie said.
Learn more about Margie and Luke on the Amazing Race website.
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2011, 04:15:20 PM »
They won the first leg in Season 14 and that was a wake-up call to everyone else."

One of the best heart-warming moments on the show EVER!


I LOVED it when Phil signed "You are team number one!" to them while he said it out loud so Margie wouldn't have to sign it to Luke.
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2011, 08:43:00 PM »
I'm gonna miss Luke and Margie. They're one of the most entertaining and most memorable team to ever run TAR and they join the ranks of Colin and Christie, Charla and Mirna and Oswald and Danny to be one of those most classic teams ever..

You'll be missed Margie and Luke. I like you so much better this time round, and it sucks you have to go. :'(

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011, 04:12:16 AM »
Monument's Margie and Luke eliminated from 'The Amazing Race'

Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/luke-115276-margie-monument.html#ixzz1Hsr7SfRK

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There will be more unfinished business for Margie and Luke Adams, the Monument mother and son who were back for their second crack at $1 million dollars on The Amazing Race 18:Unfinished Business, Sunday nights on KKTV/Channel 11.

The two were eliminated Sunday night at the end of the sixth leg of the race.

Tea Tasting got the best of them. Earlier in the show teams tasted a cup of tea at a tea shop as they left China to fly to Kolata, India.  Once in Kolata, they had to remember which tea they tasted and to identify it from hundreds of cups of tea lined up on a long table. Luke tasted cup after cup but kept selecting the wrong one.

Two teams were left, Harlem Globetrotters teammates Nathaniel Big Easy Lofton and Herbert Flight Time Lang and Margie and Luke. The teams tasted cup after cup of tea, but couldnt identify the correct one.

Finally the Harlem Globetrotters were successful.  It was heart wrenching to watch as  Luke, the show's first deaf contestant, broke down crying several times, signing it was so hard as his mother urged him to go on and complete it, saying you will always regret it, if you dont, and then Luke picked the correct cup.

But there was another challenge ahead.

Hindu Art or Bengali Literature were the next tasks. Both teams selected Hindu Art where they had to copy an elephant-like statue painting and applying dress pieces on bare replicas.

The Harlem Globetrotter team finished slightly ahead, jumped in  a cab and headed to the final pit stop on the leg of the race, The Fountain of Joy. The team placed seventh and Margie and Luke arrived shortly thereafter, the final team in the leg of the race and were eliminated.

Staff at the Old Chicago restaurant at Woodmen and I-25 said that mother and son had showed up for previous episodes this year to be cheered on by their fans, like they had when they participated in Season 14,  but said the couple hadnt made an appearance Sunday night.


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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2011, 05:19:42 AM »
So sad to see them go, they were one of my favorites.
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2011, 05:39:14 AM »
Though they were not one of my favourites to win, I like them. I was so sad to see Luke in tears. The scene of him crying haunts me till now. I think I need emergency help.
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2011, 01:25:57 PM »
sad to see them go. they were one of my favourite teams going into this, but it was kind of dissapointing seeing margie carry luke through almost the entire race. i had really high hopes for them and wanted them to get to the f3 again :(

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 02:20:48 PM »
Guys!  :hearts:

I'm BACK!

Sorry about my sudden disappearance, you know :)

And, I read some of your comments!  :neener:

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2011, 02:24:58 PM »
Hey there! :waves: Glad to have you back! Sorry about your elimination. :(
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2011, 03:12:27 PM »
Maybe this is off-topic.

Luke, maybe this season was somehow tough, especially for the great teams and difficult physical tasks. However, the most moving moment in YEARS has been your tea time. I feel that you need to be extremely prepared to do what you did. I really look up to you.

You're great! And I'm sorry you got out soon...
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2011, 03:54:24 PM »
Last night's episode has to be the first time that I actually cried in front of my TV screen watching TAR...it was heartbreaking but it was great to see Luke push through and still finish the task. Love this team even more now  :hearts:

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2011, 04:37:34 PM »
Guys!  :hearts:

I'm BACK!

Sorry about my sudden disappearance, you know :)

And, I read some of your comments!  :neener:

:bigwelcome back to us, Luke!!

I hope you know how touched and impressed we are with all you did on this race. You and Margie were awesome...and even though I know Kolkata must have been devastating...you showed us all what it means to perservere and NEVER give up. That was a very difficult challenge to power through, but you did and made us all proud. You have been an inspiration all along, and we are SO proud of you!!
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2011, 04:38:11 PM »
I've only ever teared up a small handful of times watching TAR, but the three that immediately spring back to mind are Margie & Luke winning Leg 1 of TAR 14, Margie & Luke's interviews at the Finish Line of TAR 14, and the Kolkata Town Hall staff hugging and picking up Luke after finally finishing the tea Roadblock. Luke, you and your mother are one of my all-time favorite teams, and it was so sad to see you go so early this time. :(

(...but it's nice to have you back! :))

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2011, 09:23:13 PM »
Margie and Luke. :( Damn. :'( Whyy??? :'( :'(

Globetrotters should be out! (:;)

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« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2011, 10:32:18 PM »
Welcome back Luke!  :hearts:
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2011, 08:06:13 AM »
Guys!  :hearts:

I'm BACK!

Sorry about my sudden disappearance, you know :)

And, I read some of your comments!  :neener:

I have a lot of respect for Georgiapeach, as such I will keep my negative comments to aminimum.

you were not my favorite racer. Also, you let your mom down, twice.

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2011, 08:25:49 AM »
This seems unnecessarily mean. It's fine to not like a racer, but to say he let his mom down when she herself didn't think so?
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2011, 09:01:48 AM »
This seems unnecessarily mean. It's fine to not like a racer, but to say he let his mom down when she herself didn't think so?


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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2011, 09:13:08 AM »
For the record, I don't think you let someone down by losing a game task. Had he given up, then the comment might be fair....

But instead, he perservered thru a task that was FAR worse than what we see on TV. I am hearing reports of extensive vomiting. I for one would rather give a pint of blood than barf once, so imagine.

It also appears that Herb was at this for 3+ hours, and Luke for 4. I think that is a tribute to COURAGE...because that is what that is.

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Margie would be the first to say that she is proud of him, and did in the Insider clip.

 I know how much Luke loves this race, and he has encouraged and inspired many others to "dream the dream".  Losing a leg on a game is NOT losing in life. Luke is a WINNER there.
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2011, 09:29:18 AM »
Guys!  :hearts:

I'm BACK!

Sorry about my sudden disappearance, you know :)

And, I read some of your comments!  :neener:

I have a lot of respect for Georgiapeach, as such I will keep my negative comments to aminimum.

you were not my favorite racer. Also, you let your mom down, twice.

That's harsh.  You can't speak for Margie.  She didn't think he let her down  :duno:  We have seen people get ill from the food/drink challenges before, and we don't know how much tea Luke had to drink before he found the right one.  The acids in the tea could really play havoc on a person's digestive system, and too much could also overload his taste and smell abilities.  He persevered, didn't quit, and kept going even at the end when they knew they were last.

I say "Well done Luke."

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2011, 09:38:06 AM »
I read an article that said he was at the tea task for four hours, so that's a lot of tea. Also Margie couldn't do it because she had food poisoning.

So I say well done Luke, that is more tea then most people could handle and its like a needle in the haystack that's not easy.

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2011, 02:02:46 PM »
I was not a fan of Luke and Margie on their first season.  I was excited by their bio's before the race began, but during the race,  I felt that Luke was quite whiny and his mother too smothering.  I felt that her protectiveness hurt more than helped.  I was happy to see that Luke had matured quite a bit from the first season and was standing on his own, even though his mother had not changed.  I was sad to see them go, seeing how far Luke had come, but that is the nature of the beast.  Luke will be an inspiration to all those who try.  No sitting on the couch and hoping for what may be for him.  He is definitely a go getter.  He has impressed me.  Good Luck in your future, Luke.

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2011, 04:13:47 PM »
Amazing Race's Margie and Luke: We Almost Took a Penalty
Mar 29, 2011 by Joyce Eng

Even though the needle-in-a-haystack tea-identifying Roadblock on The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business brought him to tears and took him four hours to complete, Luke Adams says it was not as hard as the final memory task in the Season 14 finale. "The surfboards were much harder," he tells TVGuide.com. "It was just much harder because [my mom Margie and I] were so close to winning!" This time around, he was thisclose to throwing in the towel.


How did you decide that Luke would do the Roadblock?
Luke: Mom wasn't feeling well on the morning of the tea challenge so we thought it would be better if I did it. I'm glad I did it. I wouldn't want to make her sicker!
Margie: I was recovering from a case of food poisoning and there was no way I was eating or drinking anything until I felt better. Luke volunteered to do it because he knew I was not feeling well.

Did you get sick from drinking so much tea?
Luke: I just felt more bloated. It wasn't easy drinking tea for four hours.

What were your tactics for finding the right cup? Did you smell any of the teas?
Luke: There's no skill involved. ... I had actually tried smelling and I couldn't tell any difference. There were so many smells in the room, so it made it much harder. ... [Mallory] actually said smelling [worked], but it didn't help.

Did you ever consider taking a penalty when you were the last one left?
Luke: Yeah, I was ready to give up. I couldn't take drinking tea anymore, but at same time I really wanted to find the tea and hope that we could catch up with other teams and beat one of them to the mat.


Margie, what was going through your mind when he was struggling so much?
Margie: It was so painful to watch. He is always so concerned that he is letting me or the deaf community down, but that couldn't be further from the truth. He was drinking tea for four hours and I am sure he felt like quitting, but he wouldn't because he didn't want to let me down.

How much encouragement did the attendants at the task give you?
Luke: That was so nice of them! It meant so much especially after we finished last. It was really nice to have their encouragement and we knew that we had to keep going.
Margie: The little "tea men" were so sweet and encouraging. They clapped and cheered for Luke and Flight Time and when Luke finally got the tea and was given the clue. They were so happy for him they tried to lift him on their shoulders.

Why did you decide to do the art Detour? How long did that take?
Luke: The task clues were vague so we weren't sure which one would be faster, but the Ganesha task was much closer so we went for it.
Margie: Our cab driver told us that the trolly stop was closer than the book depot and Luke was not feeling well, so we chose the challenge where he would have to walk the least. It is hard to tell how much time goes by when you are doing a challenge, but we got to the challenge a little before Flight Time and Big Easy were finishing up.

What did Flight Time say to you when he hugged you guys?
Luke: He said good job and he didn't think he would have hung in there as long as I did. That was really nice of him!
Margie: I think Flight Time and Big Easy are the only other people on this earth that understand what Luke went through because Flight Time experienced it too. He hugged me and said he was very proud of Luke and he was surprised by his strength and he really admired him. That was one of the best moments of the Race for me. He is such a great guy.

How far behind the Globetrotters at the Pit Stop were you?
Margie: I think about 30 minutes.


You seemed certain that you were last the way you walked to the Pit Stop. Did you have any hope at all of being safe?
Margie: We figured we were last. They had already had two [super-legs], so Luke and I figured that there would not be another one so soon.

How does this Race experience compare to your first one?
Luke: Much harder! It was just physically exhausting.
Margie: Both were amazing, but in Season 14, we were fortunate enough to race the entire Race and that is just the best. Sitting at elimination station while your friends are still racing is not so fun.

What are you up to now?
Luke: I'm doing a bit of traveling, so I'm really excited about it. I'm thinking about going to grad school this fall. I actually dropped out of grad school two years ago to do The Amazing Race.
Margie: Back to normal life, but I have a new man in my life well, not a new man. He's someone I knew growing up [and he] found me on Facebook last year. And the only reason I was on Facebook was because Luke said I had to have a page for my "fans." Well, the fans were few and far between, but I did reconnect with my new guy, so thank you, Luke.


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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2011, 04:40:04 PM »
The Amazing Races Margie & Luke: Our Heads Werent In The Game
by Julie Zied, Mar 29 2011

In this seasons most emotional elimination yet, Margie and Luke Adams were sent packing on Sundays Amazing Race. The mother-son duo told us via email why their nonverbal communication was an asset, and described the painful four-hour tea quest responsible for their demise.

 On watching their elimination:
 Luke: I was at my home watching. I knew it would be hard to watch so I didnt have a viewing party. It was fun to watch first few episodes but it wasnt easy to watch myself going through the tea challenge. [It was] So heartbreaking.

 On the difficulties of the tea challenge:
 Luke: It took me four hours to find the right tea! It was not easy. I drank so many teas it made me not feel well, so it was hard for me to keep going. But, Im not a quitter so I did not want to quit.
 Margie: Luke drank tea for four hours four very long hours. I knew he would finish. I dont think I have ever seen Luke not complete something he started. He may not always win but he does always finish.

 On their regrets:
 Luke: I only have one regret not finding the tea fast enough! I would love to have my mom and I go further on The Race!
 Margie: I think we got off to a slow start, we couldnt find our pace, we had bad luck with flights and did not totally have our heads in the game. We both felt like we were reaching our stride in China, finishing 1st and 3rd but then there was India and tea Luke was amazing, I never could have drank that much tea.

On why they decided to return:
 Luke: Im a huge fan of the show so how could I say no for doing it twice!? Actually Mom and I had a great time on the first Race so we both wanted to do it again. We always have been close so its really awesome to do The Race again with her.
 Margie: We returned because we were asked, how lucky are we? My relationship with Luke on this race was less of a mother and son and more of partners.
 
On whether their nonverbal communication was an advantage or a disadvantage:
 Luke: HUGE advantage for us! But sometimes it can be disadvantage for us. Like one task where we had to carry the solar box on our back and we couldnt sign to each other so we relied on each others facial expressions. We were still able to understand each other, so thats good!
 Margie: Signing is just normal for us, we dont know any other way to communicate with each other. Luke driving with me sitting in back unable to talk to him was a disadvantage.
 
On who theyre rooting for now:
 Luke: I bonded really well with Mallory and Christina. I really want to see a Parent & Child team to win so Im rooting for Mallory and Christina.
 Margie: We really love every team left on The Race. We would be happy for any of the teams.

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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2011, 05:15:34 PM »
E! interview by Drusilla Moorhouse
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Was the Race harder this time?
Luke: Yes! It was much physically harder this time around. It's like pushing ourselves to the limits!
Margie: It was for me, the legs were longer, the distances we had to run were farther and challenges physically harder.

Why do you think you had such a hard time in the Tea Challenge?
L: There were over 1,500 teacups! So it was like literally impossible to find the right one! Completely pure luck. No skills involved.

Luke, what is happening psychologically during your "breakdowns" on these challenges when you get so frustrated and want to give up?
L: I really hoped that we might get saved or something like that. It was hard to hear that we got eliminated.

How do you respond to fans of the show who accuse your team of being unsportsmanlike?
L: It probably would have been different reactions if they get to experience fatigue, hunger and paranoia. It's not easy to run the race around the world, it can be very draining.
M: Everyone is entitled to their opinion, Jen, Kesha, Luke and I have all accepted our share of the responsibility for the "incident in China." We have all apologized and moved on. When you have been on the road for 20-plus days, sleep deprived, hungry all the time, fuses are short, that is all it was. We are all great friends now.

What was it like competing against Kesha and Jen again?
L: It was nice to bond with them again after our "push" incident and now we are friends.
M: We talked to them at the airport before leaving for Australia and no one was holding a grudge. We actually helped Jen and Kesha in China. They were looking in the wrong place for the clue box, and Luke and I found it so we called to them to tell them where the box was. There are no hard feelings.

Do you think Kent and Vyxsin should have faced a stiffer penalty (four hours) for missing the mandatory flight from Japan?
L: I adore Kent and Vyxsin. It was the rule that we had to take a required flight and they did not follow the rule so yeah, I think they should have faced a stiffer penalty. They were only 20 minutes ahead of us when we left the pit stop in Japan so they could have made it on the required flight. I just feel bad for Jaime and Cara for getting screwed over with Kent and Vyxsin's U-Turn, that is not fair for the girls.
M: That is not a decision we get to make, rules are rules and they were very lucky!

Luke, in what ways has the Race been more challenging for you as a deaf person?
L: To be honest, I'm navigator-challenged! That's why I drove this time since my Mom's a better navigator but it was little scary with me driving and having to look back at my Mom for the directions! It was definitely the challenge for me!


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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2011, 05:19:29 PM »
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business - Exclusive Interview with Margie and Luke Adams by Gina Scarpa

This week on The Amazing Race, the Road Block task was daunting - identify a cup of tea in India that teams had tasted earlier in China. Some were able to identify the mango and papaya infused tea quickly while others, like Luke, were stuck drinking cups of tea for hours. The task put him and his mother too far behind the pack and they arrived at the mat last. They were eliminated from the race and today, we caught up with the mother/son team in an exclusive interview to talk about their second time running The Amazing Race.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What was your reaction when you were called to do Unfinished Business, as an all star team?

A. Luke: I was pretty pumped about it! My mom texted me when she got a phone call about it while I was at my friend's wedding! It was SO hard not to tell anybody about it!

A. Margie: We were so excited, we didn't have to think about it. We just said YES

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Who were you most happy to see when you returned to run the race?
A. Luke: Jaime and Cara for sure! I was really thrilled to see them back again. It was really comforting to have a team that we could trust 100% completely.
A. Margie: All of the teams from season 14.

 

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What was harder about Unfinished Business: the "superlegs" or the tasks itself?
A. Luke: The superlegs for sure! I mean, we were running around in Sydney, then we found out that we had to keep going. It was so hot in Australia and it was way hotter in the Outback. It was really tough not having a break. We really thought we were gonna have a break when we made it to the mat in China. Running around in the mountains all morning definitely took a big toll on our bodies and then we found out we had to keep going again!? Running superlegs in extreme environments was really crazy but we knew we were gonna be in for several surprises!
A. Margie: This whole race was harder for me. The legs were longer, the distances we had to run were farther, and the challenges were physically harder.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Luke, how many cups of tea do you think you drank in that Road Block?
A. Luke: Oh God. I had no idea! I did not keep track of cups but I know I was drinking teas for four hours. I am not drinking tea ever again!

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: How tough is it to watch each other during Road Blocks and not be able to help?
A. Luke: I really want to jump in and help my mom build the dinosaur. It didn't look easy!
A. Margie: That is always hard. Luke and I are both doers so sitting on the sideline and watching is hard.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Margie, you stopped Luke to tell him how important it was to finish the task. How proud are you of him for finding the right tea?
A. Margie: I am so proud he finished the task but I can't imagine he wouldn't have finished. He may not always win but he always finishes what he starts.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What has being on The Amazing Race meant to the two of you and what is the biggest thing you're taking away from it?
A. Luke: It was an INCREDIBLE experience. I never dreamt that I would run The Amazing Race with my mom. And, doing it twice! Amazing. It meant so much to me in the whole world to have an incredible experience with my mom.
A. Margie: Getting to see the world with my son, twice!

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What's next for the two of you?
A. Luke: I am going to do a bit of traveling and I am thinking about going to grad school. I actually dropped out of grad school two years ago to do The Amazing Race. So, now that my Amazing Race chapter is closed, I think I will go back to grad school.
A. Margie: Back to normal life.
 
http://www.realitywanted.com/newsitem/4135-the-amazing-race-unfinished-business-exclusive-interview-with-margie-and-luke-adams

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« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2011, 05:24:51 PM »
The Amazing Race: Tea Time with Margie and Luke Adams
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THE DEADBOLT: Luke, when you first started the leg and opened the clue, why were you disappointed to still be racing in China?

LUKE ADAMS: Are you kidding me? I was ready for a new country! We ran three legs in China on our original Race and I didn't want to run a third leg again in China! I was ready to fly out to somewhere. But really, I love China. It's a beautiful country!

THE DEADBOLT: How long were you at the tea table?

LUKE: Four Hours! That's the longest day ever of my entire life!

THE DEADBOLT: How many bowls of tea did you drink?

LUKE: I have no idea! There were fifteen-hundred. So, maybe three-hundred or four-hundred? I don't know.

THE DEADBOLT: Can you talk about how it became so hard and what you were feeling as it got worse?

LUKE: I am not a big avid tea drinker. Well, now I am not going to drink it again ever! Actually, drinking tea for four hours was just so draining.

THE DEADBOLT: Margie, how hard was it to watch Luke go through that? What were you feeling?

MARGIE ADAMS: It was so painful to watch. He is always so concerned that he is letting me or the deaf community down but that couldn't be further from the truth. He was drinking tea for four hours and I am sure he felt like quitting but he wouldn't because he didn't want to let me down.

THE DEADBOLT: How are you able to stay so calm for your son?

MARGIE: What choice did I have? Getting upset would not have helped the situation.

THE DEADBOLT: What did Herb's hug mean to both of you after such a difficult experience?

LUKE: It was really sweet of him! That means a lot to me. I wasn't having an easy day so a hug from him helped a lot.

MARGIE: I think Flight Time and Big Easy are the only other people on this earth that understand what Luke went through because Flight Time experienced it too. He hugged me and said he was very proud of Luke and he was surprised by his strength and he really admired him. That was one of the best moments of the race for me, he is such a great guy.

THE DEADBOLT: How was this race different for both of you as compared to Season 14?

LUKE: A lot of flights delays and a heart attack this season! Where did they come from? Season 14 was definitely a fast paced race. We just kept go, go going. It was much easier the first time to keep our energy going. It was tough a second time around. The fact that we had to deal with so many flight delays and long travel made it harder.

MARGIE: This race was harder for me. The legs were longer, the distances we had to run were farther, and challenges physically harder.

http://www.thedeadbolt.com/news/110521/margie_luke_the_amazing_race_unfinished_business.php


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« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2011, 05:34:30 PM »
Exclusive: Margie Adams and Luke Adams talk 'The Amazing Race'
By Reality TV World staff

Margie Adams and Luke Adams seemed likely to survive the Race's next leg when they left the fifth leg's Pit Stop of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business all-stars edition in third place.

However, their Race took a fatal turn when the dropped into last place after Luke struggled to complete a tea-tasting Roadblock task -- resulting in the "Mother and Son" becoming the fourth team eliminated from the competition during Sunday night's broadcast of the show's sixth episode.

On Monday, Margie and Luke discussed their The Amazing Race experience with Reality TV World via email -- including how far behind they finished the sixth leg, whether Luke really considered quitting the tea tasting Roadblock task and how long it actually took him to complete it, what the status of their relationship is now with the team they clashed with during their prior The Amazing Race season, and which teams they had expected or felt deserved to be on the current season that weren't.

Reality TV World: About how long were you actually at the Roadblock?

Luke Adams: Four Hours! It wasn't fun at all.

Reality TV World: About how long after Herbert "Flight Time" Lang and Nathaniel "The Big Easy" Lofton had already left the Roadblock were you still there?

Luke Adams: It took me around an hour to find the right tea after they left.

Reality TV World: Luke, it didn't look like it from the episode, but do you feel your deafness played any role in your struggle to complete the Roadblock?

Luke Adams: No, it doesn't have anything to do with my deafness. It's more as for tasting and smelling but there's no way I could tell difference with teas. There were so many fruits in the room, so it made the smelling much harder. My taste buds actually turned sour after drinking so many teas.

Reality TV World: Luke, you said the Roadblock task was "so hard." Why did you feel it was so hard and why do you believe you got so emotional?

Luke Adams: I was drinking tea for four hours! I wasn't feeling well. My taste buds actually turned so bad from drinking so much. I couldn't take it anymore. I want to drink something else at that point! I felt so bad that my team fell to the last place. I didn't want to let my mom down again like I did with the surfboard task in our finale leg on our original season.

Reality TV World: Luke, do you think you still would have completed the Roadblock task if Margie hadn't urged you to finish, and looking back, are you glad you did so?

Luke Adams: It meant so much to have my mom's encouragement. It wasn't easy. I'm not the quitter, but for that tea challenge, I really, really wanted to quit. It was not fun drinking tea for four hours. I'm really glad that I didn't give up and finished the challenge.

Reality TV World: Margie, can you elaborate on why you wanted Luke to finish the Roadblock task?

Margie Adams: I know Luke, and he would not have been able to live with himself if he did not complete a task. He may not win every task, but he never quit.

Reality TV World: Do you have any idea about how far behind Flight Time and Big Easy you got to the Pit Stop?

Luke Adams: I had no idea. Maybe 20 minutes behind? We finished the Ganesha task 15 minutes after they left.

Reality TV World: You looked pretty defeated as you walked up to the Pit Stop -- were you already aware you were in last place?

Luke Adams: I was pretty sure the Globetrotters already checked in unless they got lost!

Margie Adams: We knew we were in last place and we figured it was NOT a non-elimination leg since they had already had two, so we figured we were finished. It was a hard way to go out.

Reality TV World: When I talked to Cara Rosenthal and Jaime Edmondson last week, they said that all the other teams had been very upset that Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala only received a 30-minute time penalty for not waiting until the following day to take the designated Japan-to-China flight. Was that accurate? What were your opinions about the penalty and do you think it was appropriate?

Luke Adams: I adore Kent and Vyxsin. It was the rule that we had to take a required flight and they did not follow the rule so yeah, I think they should have faced a stiffer penalty. They were only 20 minutes ahead of us when we left the Pit Stop in Japan so they could have made it on the required flight. I just feel bad for Jaime and Cara for getting screwed over with Kent and Vyxsin's U-Turn. That is not fair for the girls.

Margie Adams: That is not a decision we get to make, rules are rules and they were very LUCKY!

Reality TV World: Margie, how difficult was the dinosaur Roadblock in the previous leg and about how long did that take you?

Margie Adams: [LaKisha Hoffman] was already at the roadblock when [Christina Hsu] and I got there. I couldn't tell you how long I was there, but I left about 20 minutes after [Jet McCoy] finished. He raced through that thing. It was really a hard challenge because each piece was so heavy and once you put a piece together, it was really difficult to get them apart.

Reality TV World: You two had clashed with Jennifer Hoffman and Kisha during your first time on the Race. Had you reconciled with Jen and Kisha prior to your Race return, and what's the status of your relationship now?

Luke Adams: We haven't spoke to each other after our first race end and we spoke to each other on the first day of this race so now we are friends! That's really nice. Sometimes we would tweet to each other on Twitter!

Reality TV World:  What was your reaction when you learned you would be racing against them again this season?

Luke Adams: I wasn't surprised to see them back. They were a good team and tough to beat on our original season.

Margie Adams: Jen, Kisha, Luke and I have all accepted our share of the responsibility for the "incident in China." We have all apologized and moved on. When you have been on the road for 20-plus days, sleep deprived, hungry all the time -- fuses are short -- that is all it was. We are all great friends now.

Reality TV World: Before you learned you would be flying to India, you had expressed disappointment that the Race might be staying in China for another leg. Why?

Luke Adams: Are you kidding me? We had three legs in China on our original season! Two legs in China are pretty good for me, but now I actually wish we stayed in China instead of flying out to India.

Reality TV World: Some of this season's clues actually seem to be "clues" that need to be solved and not just directions about what to do next like a lot of the show's recent seasons seem to have been. In addition, some of the Roadblocks and Detours seem to be harder than usual. Did you feel that way while you were out there and did that surprise you?

Luke Adams: I actually like the "clues!" It's way more challenging and a lot of placement shuffles around!! It didn't surprise me that the challenges were much harder. I kind of expected it.

Margie Adams: When asked to be on the show we were told that second chances are not free, so we figured it was going to be harder the second time around. So, we were not that surprised. What surprised us was the length of the challenges. The super legs were killer.

Reality TV World: Almost half of this season's cast were fourteenth-season teams -- did that surprise you?

Luke Adams: Yes! Actually I was excited about it. It was like the little mini family reunion.

Margie Adams: No, we had a fantastic group of racers!

Reality TV World: Out of the 10 other teams that were there, were there any that you were surprised to see?

Luke Adams: The only team that I was surprised to see was [Justin Kanew] and [Zev Glassenberg]. They didn't go that far in their season. There were few teams that lost passports!

Reality TV World: All four of this season's first four eliminated teams have been fourteenth-season teams. Do you have any thoughts on that?

Luke Adams: Bad luck for sure! It wasn't planned that way! Actually I would love to have five season 14 teams to be in the Final Five! Apparently, it didn't work out so well!

Reality TV World: Were there any teams that you have been expecting to see on this season or felt deserved to be there that weren't?

Luke Adams: To be honest, I was really, really surprised to NOT see [Brook Roberts] and [Claire Champlin] back! I thought it would be fun to race with them! I thought [Sam and Dan McMillen], [Carol Rosenfeld] and [Brandy Snow], and [Ken and Tina Greene] deserved the second chance for sure. They were great teams.

Margie Adams: I was hoping that [Steve and Linda Cole] would be asked back. They would have been fun to race with again.


http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/exclusive-margie-adams-and-luke-adams-talk-the-amazing-race-12121.php

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« Reply #43 on: March 29, 2011, 05:37:01 PM »
Margie & Luke ('The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business')
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This week's Amazing Race saw the teams leaving China for India, where a tea-themed leg signaled the end of the road for Margie & Luke. The mother-and-son duo fell behind after a difficult tea tasting roadblock which saw an increasingly-frustrated Luke having to search among more than 1,000 cups of tea for a specific flavor. Words of support from Margie helped him finally complete the task, but the pair were unable to make up the time and arrived in last place at the pitstop. Here's what they told us about the experience...

What was going through your head when you reached the pitstop after such a long and emotional leg?
Luke: "I just want to lie down! The day in India was just so exhausting for me. Most brutal day."
Margie: "We were drained emotionally and physically and we were just both so sad that we wouldn't be running the next leg."

Luke, when you sank onto the mat was that because of exhaustion or disappointment or something else completely?
Luke: "I was hoping to see Phil pull a clue out of his pocket and tell us to keep racing on!"

After that difficult roadblock did you think this would probably be the final leg for you, or were you hopeful you could survive for another week?
Luke: "I was really hopeful for one more superleg! But I knew it probably was going to be the final leg for my mom and I. Although, I did hope that someone would mess up or get lost on the way to the pit stop!"
Margie: "We thought we were done but there is always a slim chance that it might be a non-elimination leg - but no such luck."

How long were you at the roadblock in total, and how long where you there after the Globetrotters had left?
Luke: "I was at the tea challenge for four hours. It took me an hour to find the right tea cup after the Globetrotters left."
Margie: "Yes, we were there four hours and Luke drank tea for four hours. We were there for about 45 minutes to an hour after Flight Time and Big Easy left."

Luke, can you describe how you were feeling during the task when you kept hearing 'no'?
"I was going crazy! There were like over 1,500 teacups so it's like a needle in hay and it's really hard to find the right one."

I know Margie referenced this in the episode, but how important was it for both of you - Luke in particular - to finish this challenge and not give up? Were there ever any thoughts of giving up?
Luke: "I'm not a quitter but that challenge, I actually wanted to quit! I could not handle drinking tea much longer! It was really tough that I had to keep going. But in the end, I'm glad I did not give up."

Do you think the race was more difficult this time around in general, and what was the biggest challenge you faced in your Amazing Race experience?
Luke: Surfboard task! It still haunts me! I mean, we were so close from winning. That was a pretty tough loss to face."
Margie: "This race was more difficult for me - the legs were longer, the distances we had to run were farther and challenges physically harder. The most difficult challenge for me was to sit on the sidelines and watch Luke try to find that cup of tea."

What did you think when you heard which other teams would be racing, and who do you think has what it takes to make it to the finish line?
Luke: "I was surprised with how many teams there were from my season! It was nice to see them again. I knew every team would be tough to beat. I mean, everybody ran a race before so everyone knows how it works!"
Margie: "I was so excited that there were five teams from season 14. I love everyone from 14. I think every team selected for 'Unfinished Business' has what it takes to win. 11 really strong teams."

What was the highlight of the race for you?
Luke:: "Australia! It was amazing to visit Sydney and the Outback."
Margie: "Yes, going to Australia, that was so cool."

Would you do the race for a third time if offered?
Luke: "Now, that's a good question! Actually, I probably would say no. The experience itself was just incredible and I'm so lucky. But now I really want to explore the world at slow pace!"
Margie: "Absolutely, in a second!"

You've seen so many amazing countries through your experiences on the show. Where do you still want to visit and why? I know you mentioned Ireland on your CBS bios...
Luke: "Ireland! I still want to go there and visit Ireland to see where my family came from. I'd love to visit London - we got a little glimpse of the city when we connected through Heathrow Airport so I'd love to go back to London one day - it's a beautiful city. I would love to go back to Sydney and explore more and actually see real kangaroos in the wildlife!"
Margie: "Still Ireland. My grandparents are from there and I have cousins I have never met that live there so I would love to go some day."

http://www.digitalspy.com/ustv/s66/the-amazing-race/interviews/a311776/margie--luke-the-amazing-race-unfinished-business.html

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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2011, 05:40:13 PM »
'The Amazing Race' Exit Interview: Margie and Luke Adams
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It was hard to get a good sense of how long you guys were actually stuck at the tea-tasting challenge. How long were you there?

Luke: Four hours! It was sooooooo long.

 

Luke, do you have any idea how many cups of tea you actually drank?

Luke: I had no idea how many cups I drank! There were 1,500 teacups. Maybe between 300 and 400? I do not want to drink a [cup of tea] ever again.

 

Did you have any strategy going into it?

Luke: No, it's just a complete pure-luck challenge. I tried to smell the teas -- there's no way to tell the difference. I just literally grabbed random teacups and hoped it was the right one!

 

The pace this season seems incredible. Did the pace (and the resulting exhaustion) contribute to struggling with the tea challenge?

Luke: Exhaustion had nothing to do with the tea challenge. We actually got a bit of rest the night before we got up in the morning for the tea challenge. It was just pure luck.

 

It seemed like the books-delivery challenge might have been faster than painting the statue of Ganesha. Was that true? Was there a sense that if you'd taken the other challenge, you might have beaten the Globetrotters?

Luke: If only I knew the book delivery task was so much faster, I would have gone for it! I guess it's slightly possible that we could have beaten Globetrotters -- we'll never know. I had no idea how far behind we were. We finished the Ganesha task 15 minutes after the Globetrotters left. So, maybe 10 to 15 minutes behind?

 

Margie: It's hard to tell -- we don't know if the books versus the painting would have helped. We got to the painting just as the Globetrotters were finishing up, and I think we got to the Pitstop about 30 minutes after them.

 

I found the reaction from the Indian attendants as Luke finished the challenge really touching.

Luke: That was really unexpected and super sweet of them. I actually gave them a handshake and thanked them for their encouragement before we left. They actually started to cheer and clap for me after Globetrotters left. It wasn't easy to be the last one at the task!

 

Margie: The "tea men" were so sweet. When Luke was struggling, they encouraged him by clapping, and when Luke found the tea they were so happy, lifting him as best they could. I had to take the time before we left to thank each of them.

 

Margie, how has Luke changed and evolved as a racer since the first time you competed?

Margie: During season 14, I was kind of the decision maker, and Luke would say, "What can I say -- she is my mother." This season, he was more in control, and when he disagreed with me, he let me know.

 

Luke, you obviously seemed quite concerned that you had taken your mom out of the race. Has it happened long ago now that maybe it's become sort of funny, or is it still a sore subject? How does this compare to your Season 14 exit, when that surfboard challenge literally cost you a million dollars?

Luke: It's just funny to look at both races and how both [exits] were on my downfall. It has nothing to do with my mom. I felt like I let her down twice. The tea challenge isn't a sore subject now -- surfboards [from their original season] still haunt me, though! I mean, we were only one picture away from winning!

http://social.entertainment.msn.com/tv/blogs/reality-tv-blogpost.aspx?post=21f55318-caea-4890-bba0-011e2ba9ca9a

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« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2011, 05:57:23 AM »
I gotta admit I wasn't rooting for this team (Ron & Christina and Gary & Mallory were), but I do understand that humiliating feeling even though I wished you didn't have to become too emotional... and perhaps could've stood up on the mat to receive the greetings... it just didn't feel right walking to the Pit Stop "admitting defeat" this way... but nevertheless I'm glad you carried on to finish that Roadblock because it would have been worse if you decided to take the penalty instead... I guess had you known the other Detour choice was easier/faster than it appeared you probably would have chosen it to have a better shot at staying...

Definitely wished you stayed a little while longer though. I figured that they've showed your team much lesser this time than back in S14 meant that you would be gone quite early...

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« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2011, 10:18:02 AM »
Hi Luke, thanks for joining us and posting here! I have a question for you.

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I just feel bad for Jaime & Cara for being U-Turned by Kent & Vyxsin the girls didn't deserve that.


You've said this in a few interviews.  Given that you famously U-Turned Amanda & Kris in S14 with no regret or remorse saying that is was part of the game and fair (smart even) to use it,  how can you say that your friends the Cheerleaders "didnt deserve that"?

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« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2011, 11:08:36 AM »
Hi Luke, thanks for joining us and posting here! I have a question for you.

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I just feel bad for Jaime & Cara for being U-Turned by Kent & Vyxsin the girls didn't deserve that.


You've said this in a few interviews.  Given that you famously U-Turned Amanda & Kris in S14 with no regret or remorse saying that is was part of the game and fair (smart even) to use it,  how can you say that your friends the Cheerleaders "didnt deserve that"?

I would like to ask the same question, but I'd also like to add that in your S14 interviews you stated that you would have liked to U-Turn Kisha and Jen in Beijing as well.

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« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2011, 03:16:59 PM »
Exclusive: Margie Adams and Luke Adams talk 'The Amazing Race'
By Reality TV World staff

Reality TV World: Out of the 10 other teams that were there, were there any that you were surprised to see?

Luke Adams: The only team that I was surprised to see was [Justin Kanew] and [Zev Glassenberg]. They didn't go that far in their season. There were few teams that lost passports!


Interesting take by Luke. I guess he is a tad jealous because the new special kid Zev stole his thunder all season.  :'( 

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« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2011, 03:32:21 PM »
I think that tea task was hard. Especially for Flight Time and Luke.  Was there a bathroom near by? :lol:

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« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2011, 03:50:15 PM »
I gotta admit I wasn't rooting for this team (Ron & Christina and Gary & Mallory were), but I do understand that humiliating feeling even though I wished you didn't have to become too emotional... and perhaps could've stood up on the mat to receive the greetings... it just didn't feel right walking to the Pit Stop "admitting defeat" this way... but nevertheless I'm glad you carried on to finish that Roadblock because it would have been worse if you decided to take the penalty instead... I guess had you known the other Detour choice was easier/faster than it appeared you probably would have chosen it to have a better shot at staying...

Definitely wished you stayed a little while longer though. I figured that they've showed your team much lesser this time than back in S14 meant that you would be gone quite early...

Lets say that way I was REALLY REALLY sick from the tea challenge....... There's so much footage that you guys haven't seen it....

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« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2011, 03:54:15 PM »
Hi Luke, thanks for joining us and posting here! I have a question for you.

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I just feel bad for Jaime & Cara for being U-Turned by Kent & Vyxsin the girls didn't deserve that.


You've said this in a few interviews.  Given that you famously U-Turned Amanda & Kris in S14 with no regret or remorse saying that is was part of the game and fair (smart even) to use it,  how can you say that your friends the Cheerleaders "didnt deserve that"?

Luke Adams: I adore Kent and Vyxsin. It was the rule that we had to take a required flight and they did not follow the rule so yeah, I think they should have faced a stiffer penalty. They were only 20 minutes ahead of us when we left the Pit Stop in Japan so they could have made it on the required flight. I just feel bad for Jaime and Cara for getting screwed over with Kent and Vyxsin's U-Turn. That is not fair for the girls.

Jaime & Cara followed the rule and caught the required flight. K&V didn't. I felt that they should have faced stiffer time penalty. Only a reason we have to take the required flight because there's only one flight every 24 hours. I am not sure where K&V took a flight to. So, I felt Jaime & Cara deserved to stay over K&V. Again, it's not my rule. It's producers' rules.


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« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2011, 03:56:42 PM »
We heard here it was a barf-a-thon, I am surprised any of you could make it to the mat! Poor Snapple. :lol:

Was it just too hard to "sniff" it out? apskip just posted some of the probabilities of finding the right cup as it got down to the last two...kinda a needle in a haystack!!  But I cried when you found it...

So glad you are back!!  :kuss:

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« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2011, 03:57:45 PM »
Exclusive: Margie Adams and Luke Adams talk 'The Amazing Race'
By Reality TV World staff

Reality TV World: Out of the 10 other teams that were there, were there any that you were surprised to see?

Luke Adams: The only team that I was surprised to see was [Justin Kanew] and [Zev Glassenberg]. They didn't go that far in their season. There were few teams that lost passports!


Interesting take by Luke. I guess he is a tad jealous because the new special kid Zev stole his thunder all season.  :'(  


I'm not jealous of Zev. I'm just surprised to see them there. I mean, who would want to see a team back that loses their passports and they didn't go very far? On their season, I think Sam & Dan should have been back since they went much farther and their downfall was miscount poker chips.

If producers wants a story of a team who loses passports - it should have been Toni & Dallas period.

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« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2011, 03:58:47 PM »
We heard here it was a barf-a-thon, I am surprised any of you could make it to the mat! Poor Snapple. :lol:

Was it just too hard to "sniff" it out? apskip just posted some of the probabilities of finding the right cup as it got down to the last two...kinda a needle in a haystack!!  But I cried when you found it...

So glad you are back!!  :kuss:



Exactly. That's why I sat down. I felt like I'm dying. I was in huge state of pains. Not so much fun.

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« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2011, 04:04:53 PM »
We would have loved to have seen Toni and Dallas too! Toni is a big RFF favorite.

Then you deserve even more credit for finishing that! Guess you are not a tea drinker now...

Were you surprised to find they weren't filming Elimination Station?? We are missing it dreadfully!!
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« Reply #56 on: March 30, 2011, 04:23:22 PM »
I'm not jealous of Zev. I'm just surprised to see them there. I mean, who would want to see a team back that loses their passports and they didn't go very far? On their season, I think Sam & Dan should have been back since they went much farther and their downfall was miscount poker chips.

If producers wants a story of a team who loses passports - it should have been Toni & Dallas period.
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« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2011, 04:30:38 PM »
I'm not jealous of Zev. I'm just surprised to see them there. I mean, who would want to see a team back that loses their passports and they didn't go very far? On their season, I think Sam & Dan should have been back since they went much farther and their downfall was miscount poker chips.

If producers wants a story of a team who loses passports - it should have been Toni & Dallas period.


Really Luke??? What does Sam and Dan have to do with Justin and Zev being in the cast? It has little to do with who places where as alot times that is luck as you clearly proved this season. It is about personality and being interesting to the audience. So quite clearly Justin and Zev have that and if crying and whining is an appealing trait I guess that is why you were called back.

Ouch. Try drinking tea for four hours and let me know how you feel, okay? At least I didn't quit.  That's the most painful thing I have ever gone through in my whole life. Plus with fatigue & hunger, etc.  You probably would have said differently if you've been on the Race and experience it.

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« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2011, 04:33:27 PM »
Were you surprised at how much tougher this race was, Luke?? I think it is one of the hardest ever.
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #59 on: March 30, 2011, 04:34:11 PM »
I'm not jealous of Zev. I'm just surprised to see them there. I mean, who would want to see a team back that loses their passports and they didn't go very far? On their season, I think Sam & Dan should have been back since they went much farther and their downfall was miscount poker chips.

If producers wants a story of a team who loses passports - it should have been Toni & Dallas period.


Really Luke??? What does Sam and Dan have to do with Justin and Zev being in the cast? It has little to do with who places where as alot times that is luck as you clearly proved this season. It is about personality and being interesting to the audience. So quite clearly Justin and Zev have that and if crying and whining is an appealing trait I guess that is why you were called back.

Ouch. Try drinking tea for four hours and let me know how you feel, okay? At least I didn't quit.  That's the most painful thing I have ever gone through in my whole life. Plus with fatigue & hunger, etc.  You probably would have said differently if you've been on the Race and experience it.
Welcome back Luke! Great to see you again.

I am really amazed that you didn't quit. I can think of so many racers that would have definitely quit the task at that point. Not quitting that task definitely earned my respect! Great job!

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« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2011, 04:39:01 PM »
Ouch. Try drinking tea for four hours and let me know how you feel, okay? At least I didn't quit.  That's the most painful thing I have ever gone through in my whole life. Plus with fatigue & hunger, etc.  You probably would have said differently if you've been on the Race and experience it.

Dear Moderator..now that I have been warned. Let us just be clear with the forum. My comments were constructive. Is it okay for Luke to hate on Justin and Zev? To Luke.. Who said I have not been on the Race?

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« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2011, 04:42:10 PM »
Dear Moderator..now that I have been warned. Let us just be clear with the forum. My comments were constructive. Is it okay for Luke to hate on Justin and Zev? To Luke.. Who said I have not been on the Race?

We are pretty big fans of Zev and Justin here too, lion, as it is clear you are. And they get the same respect we expect you to give to Luke. A friendly discussion is fine, just keep it friendly please! Thanks!
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #62 on: March 30, 2011, 04:44:13 PM »
I too was surprised to see Zev and Justin back. I would have preferred Toni and Dallas as well.

I am impressed with your not giving up Luke. If I had to stay at a task for four hours, puking all the way I would have given up. Not only do I hate monotonous searching but no task is worth continual vomiting to me.  :lol:

Great job with perseverance and sticking with it even when you knew you were likely to be in last.  :hugs:
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« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2011, 04:48:28 PM »

Ouch. Try drinking tea for four hours and let me know how you feel, okay? At least I didn't quit.  That's the most painful thing I have ever gone through in my whole life. Plus with fatigue & hunger, etc.  You probably would have said differently if you've been on the Race and experience it.

This is so true and something all of us viewers have to keep in mind. It is easy to be too critical when we don't know how it feels.
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« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2011, 04:48:49 PM »
I too was surprised to see Zev and Justin back. I would have preferred Toni and Dallas as well.

I am impressed with your not giving up Luke. If I had to stay at a task for four hours, puking all the way I would have given up. Not only do I hate monotonous searching but no task is worth continual vomiting to me.  :lol:

Great job with perseverance and sticking with it even when you knew you were likely to be in last.  :hugs:


Can I give you a BIG hug? I promise no vomit!  :lol:  It's good to know that I'm not only one who's surprised.

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« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2011, 04:58:17 PM »
Luke, how do you feel about the TAR 14 teams slaughter happening?

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« Reply #66 on: March 30, 2011, 05:02:28 PM »
I Drank So Much! Reality News Onlines Exclusive Interview with The Amazing Race 18's Margie & Luke
by Teeuwynn Woodruff

Margie & Luke (right) have a great mother-son dynamic. They were flying through the race until they hit the Tea Roadblock of Doom. How long was Luke at the Roadblock? Did he have to drink every cup of tea? What did they think were the best and worst parts of The Amazing Race? And what brilliant idea did Margie have that could have saved them from elimination? All this and more inside.

Reality News Online: Hello, Margie and Luke. What's been going on with you since the last time you were on the race?

Luke: I have been doing a bit of traveling and now am thinking about going back to grad school. I actually dropped out of grad school two years ago to run The Amazing Race.

Margie: I have a new love in my life, a man I knew growing up - he found me on Facebook and the only reason I was on Facebook was because Luke set up an account after we did Season 14 so thank you Amazing Race.

RNO: Congratulations, Margie! Going into this race, did you approach it any differently than you did your first race?

Luke: We brought a much smaller backpack with us this time. It was so much easier to running around with it on our backs.

Margie: When we were told we were going to be on Season 18, Luke and I got a personal trainer. We wanted to work on upper body strength and endurance. We knew getting a second chance was not going to be easy.

RNO: Margie, do you ever get accused of being super woman?

Margie: Actually, it is the Bionic Woman. Phil started calling me that on season 18, so every now and then someone will refer to me as that.

RNO: Do you know how far behind Flight Time & Big Easy you got to the Pit Stop?

Luke: I have no idea. Maybe twenty minutes? We weren't too far behind them when we finished the Ganesha Detour.

RNO: Did you have the slightest inkling the tea you drank in China might be important later on?

Luke: No way! Because on our original season, I had to drink tea after a foot massage and it didn't play a part afterward, so I just thought it's like a Chinese ritual. Apparently, I should have paid attention closely!

Margie: We didn't think about it silly us.

RNO: The Roadblock looked really hard. Luke, what was your strategy to find the right tea?

Luke: It was complete pure luck. Everybody was pretty much just grabbing teas randomly.

RNO: Did you try to use the fruit smells to help you?

Luke: I actually tried smelling. All the teas smelled similar so it wasn't helping very much.

RNO: How long were you searching for the correct tea?

Luke: Four hours.

RNO: Did you have to drink each cup of tea or just taste it?

Luke: Drink! That's why I was having a hard time with it. I drank so much! Crazy.

RNO: How many cups do you think you drank?

Luke: I have no idea. There were over 1,500 teacups. I drank as fast as I could so maybe 300-400 teacups?

RNO: Yikes! I saw Mallory leave the Chinese tea tasting place with a wheel of the tea. Did you get to keep that?


Luke: No. If we could keep it, I wouldn't want to keep it! We had to give it to the man on stage. Part of the ritual, I guess.

Margie: No, you had to give it back and it smelled so good. I am sure Luke was not disappointed to turn it in.

RNO: When you carried a tray full of cups up to the judge, was that a brilliant idea come too late, or did the crew allow you to bend the rules to speed up the task?

Luke: The credit goes to my mom! That was a brilliant idea. If only we thought about that like a half hour earlier, we would have been able to beat the Globetrotters to the Pit Stop! [It came] a little bit too late.

RNO: Luke, what was your response when you saw the attendants all clapping for you to continue in the task and what did it feel like when they cheered for you and lifted you up at the end?

Luke: That was really nice of them! So sweet. That's one of my favorite moments on The Amazing Race.

RNO: How did it feel when Luke finally finished the Roadblock?

Luke: I was so thrilled that I was able to finish it. It was the most brutal challenge in my entire life, but I finished it.

Margie: I was so proud of him for completing the task, I never could have done it.

RNO: Margie, we saw the tears in your eyes, but what was it like having to watch Luke struggle especially after you went through the same thing in Hawaii?

Margie: This felt different from when we were in Hawaii. Luke was drinking tea for 4 hours, and there was a point I wanted him to quit, but he said no. Then when he was not sure he could complete the task I knew he would never forgive himself if he did not finish. He continued to drink until he found it. I think he was in shock when the judge said "Yes," he didn't react for a minute.

RNO: Looking back, what have you learned between your frustrating experience in Hawaii and, now, your experience in India?

Luke: Not giving up!! That's one thing for sure!

RNO: What was it like being driven around in Calcutta traffic?

Luke: It was crazy that our cab driver drove on the train track! That was scary!

Margie: Like Zev said, "CAL CRAZY!" I do not think I have ever been so scared in a car in my life.

RNO: Earlier in the race, Kent & Vyxsin missed a crucial flight and received a 30-minute penalty. Do you think that was fair?

Margie: That was not for us to determine. It is what it is lucky them.

Luke: I adore Kent & Vyxsin. Actually, that was a rule that we had to take the required flight. They left the Pit Stop 30 minutes ahead of us and we still made it on that flight, so it made no sense that they missed it. I think they should have gotten a stiffer time penalty. I just feel bad for Jaime & Cara for being U-Turned by Kent & Vyxsin the girls didn't deserve that.


RNO: You've been on the race twice now. What is the best and worst thing about going on the race?

Luke: The best part was seeing the world with my mom. That's something I will remember for the rest of my life. The worst part would be the tea AND the surfboard [Roadblocks]. I'm proud of myself for not giving up, though.

Margie: The best, meeting the other racers, both seasons had such fantastic people and also seeing such cool places with my son. The worst: Not being able to shower every day!

RNO: Is there anything else you want to tell us about your experiences on the race?

Luke: Visit other countries when you can! It's really amazing! I'm actually going back to Australia early next year, so I am really excited that I will be able to explore Australia at a slow pace!


Margie: Being on the race with Luke has given the world a little glimpse of what it is like to be deaf the obstacles, challenges, frustrations, discrimination, and, mostly, the rewards.

We receive emails and Facebook posts every day talking about what an inspiration Luke has been to people, not only in the deaf community, but to hearing people as well. We have people come up to us or message us saying they learned the manual alphabet so they can finger spell if they ever meet a deaf person, or that they are following their dream to become an interpreter for the deaf, or that they are taking a sign language class so they can communicate with their deaf child. How cool is that!

RNO: Thats very cool! And thank you so much for talking to me today.

http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=4&article=article12400.art&page=1

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2011, 10:20:55 AM »
<3 Margie and Luke!! :hearts:

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« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2011, 06:12:00 PM »
Luke, how do you feel about the TAR 14 teams slaughter happening?

I wasn't too happy about that!! It's just odd how it happened. If it weren't for twists or superlegs. The order would have been Jet & Cord in 1st leg, Ron & Christina in 2nd leg, then it probably would be still Mel & Mel in 3rd leg, then Goths in 4th leg!!!!!

That would have been SO priceless to see the Cowboys go out FIRST!!!  

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #69 on: March 31, 2011, 06:37:47 PM »
Thanks for posting here Luke. Many of us here really enjoy the racer's feedback about thier experiences on the race. Congradulations on you and Margie getting to do the Amazing Race twice.....

I am like Peach and will repeat her question. Maybe you are restricted in being able to answer it, but were you surprised that Elimination Station wasn't filmed?

Again, thanks for your help in making The Amazing Race the absolute BEST reality show on TV!

PS: Try to have a great time in Miami!!!
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« Reply #70 on: March 31, 2011, 08:49:41 PM »
Luke, how do you feel about the TAR 14 teams slaughter happening?

I wasn't too happy about that!! It's just odd how it happened. If it weren't for twists or superlegs. The order would have been Jet & Cord in 1st leg, Ron & Christina in 2nd leg, then it probably would be still Mel & Mel in 3rd leg, then Goths in 4th leg!!!!!

That would have been SO priceless to see the Cowboys go out FIRST!!!  

Not a cowboy fan I take it? :P

I'd just like to say that I think you ran a great race this time around! Wasn't too much of a fan earlier but I seemed to like you and your mum a lot better this time.

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« Reply #71 on: April 01, 2011, 06:27:35 AM »
Luke, how do you feel about the TAR 14 teams slaughter happening?

I wasn't too happy about that!! It's just odd how it happened. If it weren't for twists or superlegs. The order would have been Jet & Cord in 1st leg, Ron & Christina in 2nd leg, then it probably would be still Mel & Mel in 3rd leg, then Goths in 4th leg!!!!!

That would have been SO priceless to see the Cowboys go out FIRST!!!  

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #72 on: April 01, 2011, 08:29:23 AM »
Luke, how do you feel about the TAR 14 teams slaughter happening?

I wasn't too happy about that!! It's just odd how it happened. If it weren't for twists or superlegs. The order would have been Jet & Cord in 1st leg, Ron & Christina in 2nd leg, then it probably would be still Mel & Mel in 3rd leg, then Goths in 4th leg!!!!!

That would have been SO priceless to see the Cowboys go out FIRST!!! 

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« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2011, 08:29:31 AM »
Luke, how do you feel about the TAR 14 teams slaughter happening?

That would have been SO priceless to see the Cowboys go out FIRST!!!  

Why???? :duno:

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« Reply #74 on: April 01, 2011, 08:33:31 AM »
And this is Luke and Margie's thread...so any discussions of other teams can go to their thread or to the "Bitch Squeal and Moan" thread please.  :ty3:
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #75 on: April 11, 2011, 04:36:02 AM »
Man part of me misses Margie and Luke!!

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« Reply #76 on: April 11, 2011, 04:34:30 PM »
The taste of tea was bittersweet for Margie and Luke on 'The Amazing Race'
by: Sheri Block
Date: 3/30/2011 2:33:00 PM ET

After Luke was stumped finding a cup of mango and papaya tea amongst hundreds of others in India, he and his mother Margie were the next to be eliminated on The Amazing Race. The team from Colorado Springs, Colo., answered CTV.cas questions about their elimination and Lukes determination to finish the challenge via e-mail.

CTV.ca What a heartbreaking episode to watch and Im so sorry you were eliminated.

Luke: Where's my farewell tea?  :-)

CTV.ca: Luke, what was going through your mind as you were trying to find the right tea?

Luke: I was going crazy!! I was trying to figure it out how other racers found the right tea! I tried smelling but it didn't work out well for me since all teas smelled so similar so it's hard to tell the difference. Basically I just picked (a) teacup randomly and hoped it's the right one!

CTV.ca: Margie, how difficult was it for you to watch your son go through this?

Margie: It was heartbreaking to watch; it was actually harder to watch on TV.

CTV.ca: Luke, why was it important for you to finish the challenge? Did it remind you at all of the surfboard challenge from last time you ran the Race?

Luke: Yeah, I literally had a flashback of the surfboard task where I was really frustrated. I didn't want to let my Mom down. I want to show the world that I'm not (a) quitter so I pushed myself through teacups and finished it strong. I'm really proud of myself even (though) it wasn't easy!

CTV.ca: Margie, how proud were you of Luke that he wanted to keep going?

Margie: I am so proud of Luke; he just never gives up.  He may not win every race but he finishes them.

CTV.ca: What a nice gesture for Flight Time to give you a hug and wish you well at the painting elephant challenge what did that mean to both of you?

Luke: That was really nice of him. He's the only one (who) knew how I felt. We endured really bad. He drank tea for three hours. I drank one more hour after Globetrotters left. It wasn't the most easy task I faced on The Amazing Race so it was really nice of Flight Time to take a couple minutes to say good job and all that.

Margie: For me it was the most memorable moment of season 18.  It was so nice (of) Flight Time to take the time to come over and hug us both; he is the only other person that knows what Luke endured.

CTV.ca: Luke, why did you apologize to your Mom once you got to the mat?

Luke: I felt like I let my Mom down. Twice! Surfboards and Tea. Both were my downfall. It was really hard to go out that way. I didn't want to repeat the same mistake I made from the first season with the surfboard task. Tea was really tough. We both knew it's the luck, not the skills, so we just got bad luck on that day. We are proud of ourselves for making it to the halfway (point) of the 'Race.'

CTV.ca: Margie, how emotional was it for you at that moment? And why was no apology necessary?

Margie: I think Luke thought he let me down; nothing could be farther from the truth.  I was more proud of him for finishing that leg of the race than I was for winning any leg.

CTV.ca: You came in third on Season 14 were you disappointed with your finish this time?

Luke: My Mom and I talked about it before going on the Race for the second time that we would have fun this time around! It would have been nice if we could go little further but I am happy that we made it to the halfway (point) of the Race so that's something we are proud of.

Margie:  I was very disappointed. We felt like we were just hitting our stride in China getting a 1st place and a 3rd place finish and were really ready to race and then the tea fiasco.

CTV.ca: Luke, you not only proved that someone who is deaf can run The Amazing Race, but can run it twice. How does that feel?

Luke: AMAZING! I never thought in a million years that I would actually get to be on The Amazing Race. And, doing it twice! I'm SO lucky. I'm really thankful for an incredible experience!

CTV.ca: What was the experience of the Race like a second time around?

Luke: The vibe was totally different the second time around because we knew who everybody (was), their downfalls, and their strengths. Second time was just much tougher. It's more physically exhausting and we had to run much farther this time around. It definitely kicked our butts!

Margie: This season was harder than season 14.  The legs were longer, we had to run farther distances and the tasks were more physically challenging.

CTV.ca: What was it like racing alongside Jen and Kisha considering you had a run-in with them the first time around?

Luke: There were no grudges this time around, we talked it out and became friends so it was nice. We (send) tweets to each other sometimes.

Margie: We made up with Jen and Kisha a long time ago and we were happy to be racing with them again.

CTV.ca: What were some of the highlights from the Race this time?

Luke: The Outback! I have always wanted to visit the Outback. It was WAY hotter than I expected it would be! The train ride across the Outback was just so beautiful. That was my favorite highlight of the Race. I'm going back to Australia next year so I am really excited about it!

Margie: Sydney was so cool and of course Flight Time hugging us right before we were eliminated and getting to know so many new, very cool racers.
 
CTV.ca: Is your bond even stronger between the two of you now? Any plans to do another reality show?!

Luke: Mom and I have always been close before we went on Amazing Race but it has definitely made our bond much stronger now. As for doing more reality shows, I wouldn't say no if another show comes along! As long as there's no surfboards and tea involved!

Margie: I didn't think our bond could get any stronger after season 14 but somehow it did.  Luke and I will always have these AMAZING memories.

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #77 on: April 16, 2011, 11:28:49 AM »
I really adored their chemistry as mom/son...
But they coming 3rd in their season was good enough, with Luke's disadvantage...
Good job, Margie & Luke!
(God, I miss them racing!)

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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2011, 02:10:31 AM »
No Birthday from RFF this year?  :neener:

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« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2011, 06:47:42 AM »
No Birthday from RFF this year?  :neener:


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« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2011, 10:10:21 AM »
We love you Luke!!





Hope you have a wonderful year!


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« Reply #82 on: June 07, 2011, 10:21:30 AM »
:hbday: , Luke!
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Re: TAR18: Margie Adams & Luke Adams (mother/son)
« Reply #83 on: June 07, 2011, 02:39:15 PM »
No Birthday from RFF this year?  :neener:
Well, maybe someone should stop by and say hi more often! :neener: ;)

Happy Birthday, Luke!  :wohoo:

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« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2011, 04:06:24 PM »
Happy Birthday Luke!!!! :hbday: :cheer3: :partie:
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« Reply #85 on: June 15, 2011, 12:28:51 PM »
I did!! Personally on FB!! :neener:


 

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