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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2011, 04:23:12 AM »

Do you guys think this is a detour which involves having to eat within the time frame given (same as the Ferris wheel task)? And


This being a roadblock?

The thing that questions me is... in the electric bicycle task jet/cord are wearing different clothings compared to when they're doing the cheese fondue task. Could it be that they actually switched detours..? Because Zev/Justin are wearing their usual clothes.

If im right.. that could put them into last place or something.. Because they don't look very happy eating that thing and normally you would change out of that outfit if you ain't rushing right? Sobsob.. cowboys you'd better be in the final 3 or imma whoop your butt  (:;)
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2011, 05:01:35 AM »
^ The motopeds are in Lichtenstain as we know, but then the teams go to Zermaat. So IMO the motopeds is a RB and then the fondue probably a detour in a restaurant in Zermaat. Although why any team would choose a food detour after what happened to Vienna is beyond me.

livingincm is right about the clothes in the fondue scenes, the cowboys are wearing a military style uniform unlike Zev and Justin.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2011, 05:06:06 AM »
It was pretty cold in Europe when they were there filming........looks like Jen, Gary and Cord kept the chimney sweep coat.......lol
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2011, 05:57:54 AM »
Put the pieces together!

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
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2011, 07:09:31 AM »

Do you guys think this is a detour which involves having to eat within the time frame given (same as the Ferris wheel task)? And


This being a roadblock?

The thing that questions me is... in the electric bicycle task jet/cord are wearing different clothings compared to when they're doing the cheese fondue task. Could it be that they actually switched detours..? Because Zev/Justin are wearing their usual clothes.

If im right.. that could put them into last place or something.. Because they don't look very happy eating that thing and normally you would change out of that outfit if you ain't rushing right? Sobsob.. cowboys you'd better be in the final 3 or imma whoop your butt  (:;)

hmmm... that's true.. but why would the cowboys switch detours? they never quit a task that they've started!!! >:(... anyways, it could possibly put them in last place but they are very fast at anything though... plus, Gary and Mallory have speedbump so they will probably be ok...


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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2011, 08:06:07 AM »
i thought the motorbike task was a route info task where they had to measure Lichenstein

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2011, 08:17:33 AM »
@Neobie Thanks for all the info, man! :jumpy:
So based on your Detour reasoning, the Cowboys switch Detours. If this is true, I wonder how the luggage could be harder than the fondue. :duno:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2011, 08:23:21 AM »
can anyone please tell me what food they are eating?

oh yeah, a picture too if you guys don't mind :)

Looks to me like it is cheese fondue.

Telling from the reaction of (is it Zev or Justin), they are apparently also drinking Kirschwasser.

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2011, 08:30:31 AM »
There's somwthing wrong with the speculation of Cow boys switching detours...

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2011, 08:32:07 AM »
It's Justin and he definitely doesn't seem to be enjoying that.  :lol:

I figured the hard part has to be something besides the fondue, how hard can that be to eat? Maybe it's really spicy?
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2011, 08:33:36 AM »
Would this sign help somebody figure it out?
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2011, 08:40:29 AM »
"Flaschenweine im Offenausschank" according to Google means... "bottled wine by the glass". So not much help, I guess?

While we cannot insist for certain that the Cowboys switch Detours, saying that they don't would mean that the fondue is a mandatory task. And in an episode involving three countries (four if you count the train ride through Bavaria), two long international journeys with multiple legs, a Speed Bump, and a whole leg to showcase Zermatt the week after, I don't think the fondue as a mandatory Route Marker task is very likely.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2011, 08:42:14 AM »
This appears to be one of the Cowboys doing the Roadblock. It is not likely that it is Gary since it's not his turn.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2011, 09:08:56 AM »
Isn't fondue supposed to be really hot??? If this is another time-framed eating challenge, I guess it would be a big problem for the teams to finish it without burning your tongues...

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2011, 09:53:44 AM »
The moped thing is nice, but for $70K and a little imagination the producers could have created some awesome tasks.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #40 on: April 18, 2011, 09:58:56 AM »
Isn't fondue supposed to be really hot??? If this is another time-framed eating challenge, I guess it would be a big problem for the teams to finish it without burning your tongues...

There is a flame underneath fondue pots which are typically adjustable. You can have your melted cheese hot or warm. Now, World Race Productions could choose to burn the roofs of the mouths of any who try this, but why would they want to discourage any future contestants from trying eating challenges?

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2011, 11:22:37 AM »


Road bending slightly to the left, woods on right, field to left, this looks about right! (Also, compare the wear-and-tear on the sign below.)

This is the southernmost border of Liechtenstein (with Switzerland) at Balzers. Since it's not on the road between Feldkirch and Liechtenstein, nor that between Liechtenstein and Sargans, I'd say this is the end-point of our moped run, and our measurement of Liechtenstein runs north-south and not east-west?
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2011, 11:48:00 AM »
Isn't fondue supposed to be really hot??? If this is another time-framed eating challenge, I guess it would be a big problem for the teams to finish it without burning your tongues...

It's not the food, cheese fondue is delicious. I'd say they also have to drink something like this:

Which is good too, but if you are not used to strong alcohol, it is really... mm... strong.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2011, 12:07:43 PM »
Isn't fondue supposed to be really hot??? If this is another time-framed eating challenge, I guess it would be a big problem for the teams to finish it without burning your tongues...

It's not the food, cheese fondue is delicious. I'd say they also have to drink something like this:
Which is good too, but if you are not used to strong alcohol, it is really... mm... strong.
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I noticed!! And we are a TEAM here, so great observations are always welcome here from anyone, new or not!! That is how we puzzle things out.

So :welcome: and keep it up!! Especially if you are bringing the drinks! :lol:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2011, 12:14:47 PM »
This is the southernmost border of Liechtenstein (with Switzerland) at Balzers. Since it's not on the road between Feldkirch and Liechtenstein, nor that between Liechtenstein and Sargans, I'd say this is the end-point of our moped run, and our measurement of Liechtenstein runs north-south and not east-west?

I believe you are correct.  Looking earlier, I noticed a good North/South route on the Western side of Liechtenstein.  The East side of the country looks more mountainous, and I didn't see any real good East/West routes.  The North/South route is longer, also.

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2011, 12:24:32 PM »
So :welcome: and keep it up!! Especially if you are bringing the drinks! :lol:
A little bitterness gets you the attention again, doesn't it?
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2011, 12:26:47 PM »
Awww.... :hrt:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2011, 12:30:04 PM »
 Cheers :keeta: Jumalauta!



Thanks for the nice words!

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2011, 04:24:59 PM »
Isn't fondue supposed to be really hot??? If this is another time-framed eating challenge, I guess it would be a big problem for the teams to finish it without burning your tongues...

It's not the food, cheese fondue is delicious. I'd say they also have to drink something like this:

Which is good too, but if you are not used to strong alcohol, it is really... mm... strong.
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Hopefully the drinking part is after the driving part!!   :colors

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2011, 05:00:06 PM »
DOUBLE UTURN!!

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"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 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host.
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