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georgiapeach:
Thanks to racer for the title find!


AN IMPENDING DOUBLE U-TURN PUTS THE REMAINING TEAMS ON EDGE, AND ONE TEAM HAS A NIGHTMARE OF A TIME TRYING TO CONSUME A SWISS DELICACY, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, APRIL 24

"We're Good American People" (Switzerland) - The stress of the Race begins to take its toll when a Double U-Turn is revealed, and one Team struggles to consume a local delicacy while others become acquainted with Swiss hospitality, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, April 24


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EPISODE 9 SUMMARY!!

A HUGE thanks to Neobie's incredible on site Detective work in Zermatt for jumpstarting our spoilers and to the rest of the team (especially raina, DrRox, The Prophet, walkingpneumomia, and of course tombc52)  who provided eyewitness accounts, locations, routes, maps, times, screencap aanalysis, and theories, we have been able to cover this leg from start to finish!! It is so detailed that I wanted to pull it all together.

Neobie gave us an estimated TIMELINE as well:


--- Quote from: Neobie on April 18, 2011, 05:57:54 AM ---
It looks like, to me:
Pit Start at Salzburg, before 6.00am
Train from Salzburg to Feldkirch, around 6.30am
Taxi from Feldkirch to Liechtenstein, around 10.00am
Roadblock at Liechtenstein: Moped measurement, around 10.30am
Taxi (or, a smaller possibility, bus) from Liechtenstein to Sargans, around 11.30am
Train from Sargans to Zermatt, around 12.00pm
Detour at Zermatt: Luggage or Fondue (Cheesy Costumes or Cheesy Cuisine - just a joking guess), around 6.00pm
Pit Stop at Zermatt, around 7.30pm

--- End quote ---


So have fun!! The underlining means there is a LINK to more info, the pictures are thumbnails so click-click to enlarge them.


Teams depart from Salzburg and travel by train to Feldkirch Austria.

From Feldkirch, they catch a taxi


(Cowboys and FTBE bunched; Gallory trailing)

to Schaanwald, Liechtenstein, where they receive their first Route Info near the Kaiser AG buiding, within walking distance of the border.
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Gary and Mallory, who arrived last in the previous leg, must complete a Speedbump before moving on.
 
They must figure out how to fuel a moped.




The Roadblock is ride a VELOSOLEX the length of Liechtenstein,



and measure the exact length of the country.
Your moped has an odometer, so any mistake in direction will cause your total to be wrong, and force you to start again.


Doing the Roadblock are Jet , Gary, FT, Jen, Vyxsin and Justin.

Bikers turn in their estimated distance to famed Olympic skier Marco Büchel.

If their totals are correct, the bikers are directed to rejoin their teammates at Balzer Castle (aka Gutenberg Castle)



 and receive their next Route Info clue from their teammate.


Teams must then travel by bus to Sargans train station.


Take the train from Sargans to Zermatt (via Zurich and Visp).


On arrival to the Zermatt train station, teams will find the Detour clue.

Thanks to Neobie's Detective work and the later promos, we know the tasks are:

FONDUE!


With the location being discovered by Raina as being here:
http://www.walliserkanne.ch/walliserkanne_zermatt_restaurant_en.htm



We see Zev and Justin doing this task here:


With Justin seeming to be having trouble here:


and a shot of The Cowboys here: (note the outfits, this shot confirms either them being U-Turned or an unusual Detour switch on their part.)


The other Detour is deliver luggage from the train station to various Zermatt Hotels. Teams must deleiver a number of pieces of luggae to several different hotels, and importantly, retrieve some luggage tag receipts to turn in at the end of the task.

Teams who complete the task successfully are given the next ROUTE Info clue, which THANKS TO NEOBIE we know directs them to find
the Ulrich Inderbinen Fountain



in the Histerdorf





This is the site of the DOUBLE U-TURN. And some goats.


TWO teams MAY be put at risk here.

Seeing the Cowboys at one Detour Option in the uniform of the second Detour Option strongly suggests they are the victim of one of the available U-Turns.

Will another team face the double U-Turn as well?? Who does the Yielding??

The next Route Info Clue directs the teams to take Electric Taxis to the PITSTOP



Bergrestaurant-Moos
Moosstrasse 77, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland

PANORAMA:
http://bergrestaurant-moos.ch/pano/index.html

where one team WILL BE ELIMINATED.

WHO wins the leg? WHO will be eliminated??

Find out







 

georgiapeach:
Preview!


              
                   caps here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25164.msg605877.html#msg605877


Promo 1! (TV)




                   caps here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25164.msg606378.html#msg606378


Promo 1A! (Web)





                               caps here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,25164.msg606552.html#msg606552



Promo 3!!


                 


SPorts Promo!!


georgiapeach:
Thanks Neobie!

 



Liechtenstein: Thanks apskip!





From RAINA! Thanks!!


--- Quote from: raina on April 22, 2011, 01:05:26 PM ---
Looking at Amazing Line map that they had in the preview, this should be the route map with the Schaanwald being the start point, Balzers being the end point and the gas station in the middle.  It's exactly 9.5 km to the gas station from the start and exactly 9.5 km from the gas station to Balzers. 


Route With Gas Station (B) Location (Slightly bigger)

I couldn't find any bike shops near the gas station (there might be some there obviously, just couldn't find them.  There is one near Balzers and one in Triesenberg.  Both are after the gas station.

--- End quote ---

georgiapeach:
Fun stuff.






--- Quote from: Neobie on April 18, 2011, 05:57:54 AM ---
Not soldiers, not chimney sweepers... but BELLBOYS. :lol:

It looks like, to me:
Pit Start at Salzburg, before 6.00am
Train from Salzburg to Feldkirch, around 6.30am
Taxi from Feldkirch to Liechtenstein, around 10.00am
Roadblock at Liechtenstein: Moped measurement, around 10.30am
Taxi (or, a smaller possibility, bus) from Liechtenstein to Sargans, around 11.30am
Train from Sargans to Zermatt, around 12.00pm
Detour at Zermatt: Luggage or Fondue (Cheesy Costumes or Cheesy Cuisine - just a joking guess), around 6.00pm
Pit Stop at Zermatt, around 7.30pm

--- End quote ---

NoluckBoston:
Nice a speed bump. Will we see an intersection this season?

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