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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #100 on: April 19, 2011, 11:43:21 AM »
Hmm..I have a feeling that Zev/Justin weren't victims of the W-Turn. I'm assuming Justin is frustrated, but my guess would just be because it isn't tasty. I don't think that Z/J were W-Turned by Kisha/Jen because they seem to be close on Twitter. This is probably all just wishful thinking from a Z/J fan though.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #101 on: April 19, 2011, 11:50:09 AM »
Well if the Cowboys and  the Goths are U-Turned, I think we know who will win the other side of the detour (( Cowboys likely :neener: )) but it depends who is U-Turned 1st.

I think either Goths, Cowboys, or Gary and Mallory are eliminated.


Zev and Justin are just  :duno: until we get another preview.

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #102 on: April 19, 2011, 11:52:54 AM »
I think either Goths, Cowboys, or Gary and Mallory are eliminated.

Gary and Mallory will most likely not be eliminated if they are not U-Turned.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #103 on: April 19, 2011, 12:10:31 PM »
I think either Goths, Cowboys, or Gary and Mallory are eliminated.

Gary and Mallory will most likely not be eliminated if they are not U-Turned.

Probably - They would have to SCREW UP badly to get eliminated without the U-turn. But it also depends what the Speed Bump is?

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #104 on: April 19, 2011, 12:11:48 PM »
Yes, the difficulty level of the Speed Bump is also a factor. :tup:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2011, 12:15:32 PM »
Yes, the difficulty level of the Speed Bump is also a factor. :tup:

Hopefully, the Speed Bump won't be too difficult! I really hope Gary/Mal make it through this leg.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #106 on: April 19, 2011, 12:15:50 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.


Hopefully the drinking part is after the driving part!!   :colors

It would be socially irresponsible of TAR to have the racers drink alcohol and then get on mopeds to drive around Lichtenstein.

I will speculate Roadblock ==> Detour(s) ==> PitStop.

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #107 on: April 19, 2011, 12:17:17 PM »
Yes, the difficulty level of the Speed Bump is also a factor. :tup:

Hopefully, the Speed Bump won't be too difficult! I really hope Gary/Mal make it through this leg.

I really hope so too! :)
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2011, 12:21:28 PM »
So, the alcohol shouldn't come before the moped task, which makes me believe the measuring task is a Route Info. It makes more sense to send both team mates from one side of Liechtenstein to the other and then continue racing, rather than making one team member go two-ways and then have them go again.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2011, 12:25:17 PM »
Neobie has already laid out the order of things for this week. I see your point, Dan but a roadblock after the W-turn like it should be would be late at night.


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 #110 on: April 19, 2011, 12:44:45 PM »
Neobie is correct, of course!!

The RB is the Liechtenstein portion (moped task), so the Speedbump will be there too>>followed by train to Zermatt>>Detours (thanks Neobie!!) >>Pitstop (location to be determined).

Glacier tasks are for next week.

This looks like a very sad leg to be U-turned on.... not much time to play catch up.  :'(
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #111 on: April 19, 2011, 12:52:56 PM »
I think the Speed Bump would really not be that difficult like Roadblock or Detours, I mean think about those speed bumps last seasons like sitting on ice, washing tanks, staying in sauna etc. Those speed bumps are not like solving puzzles, they're just tasks that can be finish in an average or fixed time.

But i'm really worried about G/M's position,,, I'm rooting for them...  :'(

I also speculate the Trotters u-turning K/V since the goths were the cause of them being U-turn by cheerleaders in China... It would also be interesting if they U-turn them right in front of their faces!  :ascared
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #112 on: April 19, 2011, 12:56:09 PM »
So, the alcohol shouldn't come before the moped task, which makes me believe the measuring task is a Route Info. It makes more sense to send both team mates from one side of Liechtenstein to the other and then continue racing, rather than making one team member go two-ways and then have them go again.

It is possible that the other teammate rides along in the camera van or is transported to the end of the RB by other means. Then both teammates would be close (~2-3 miles) to the railroad station in Sargans. TPTB could also tell the teams to run/walk to the train station.

I have always assumed that the moped RB would end at one of those two bridges across the Rhine, SW of Balzers, for the HD cameras. If on the other hand if TPTB were in stealth mode, there is an isolated land crossing back into Switzerland SE of Balzers. This would take teams to the town of Bad Ragaz, which just happens to be a stop on that Chur-Zurich train that Kisha/Jen were seen on.
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #113 on: April 19, 2011, 02:13:14 PM »
I think the Speed Bump would really not be that difficult like Roadblock or Detours, I mean think about those speed bumps last seasons like sitting on ice, washing tanks, staying in sauna etc. Those speed bumps are not like solving puzzles, they're just tasks that can be finish in an average or fixed time.

Seems like in the past, the Speedbump has essentially been a 20-40 minute time penalty (depending on the given leg) that's essentially a fixed duration rather than something that a Racer has much control over how long it will take, and serve as a bonus chance to show local scenery or culture without being a huge expense to Production.

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #114 on: April 19, 2011, 02:21:47 PM »
Neobie is correct, of course!!

The RB is the Liechtenstein portion (moped task), so the Speedbump will be there too>>followed by train to Zermatt>>Detours (thanks Neobie!!) >>Pitstop (location to be determined).

Glacier tasks are for next week.

This looks like a very sad leg to be U-turned on.... not much time to play catch up.  :'(

Well, if that's the case, then other teams may get bunched up for Gary/Mallory to finish the speedbump and catch the same train to Zermatt.  That would make sense for the W-turn since it will be everyone's game again in Zermatt and no unfair advantage to Gary/Mallory. It will depend on who finish the detour first and then find the W-turn mat.

I also think that Zev/Justin may get U-turned for the fact that they do a food task after all the Vienna experience.

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #115 on: April 19, 2011, 02:23:49 PM »
I think they're having the fondue at

http://www.walliserkanne.ch/walliserkanne_zermatt_restaurant_en.htm

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one of their 360 views:



Two photos by people of the fondue pot at the restaurant for comparison purposes.


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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #116 on: April 19, 2011, 02:24:51 PM »
Fondue <333 Lucky racers! Give me some!!! :lol:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #117 on: April 19, 2011, 02:25:28 PM »
It's a match, raina! :hearts: Good work! :tup:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #118 on: April 19, 2011, 02:41:19 PM »
Looks good to me too Raina!!  :wohoo:

That is some great work!
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #119 on: April 19, 2011, 03:20:01 PM »
Love this site, but I'm new here.  I have most of the lingo figured out but what is a W-turn?

I know I'm going to go daaaaa, of course!

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #120 on: April 19, 2011, 03:22:45 PM »
:welcome2: to RFF, doedoe!

W-Turn is slang for Double U-Turn. :tup:
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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #121 on: April 19, 2011, 03:23:09 PM »
Love this site, but I'm new here.  I have most of the lingo figured out but what is a W-turn?

I know I'm going to go daaaaa, of course!

Welcome to RFF! It stands for Double U-turn :)

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #122 on: April 19, 2011, 03:25:26 PM »
You see I was right...daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Thanks!

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #123 on: April 19, 2011, 03:26:14 PM »
I know knowing the restaurant and its location doesn't help with figuring out the order of anything, but can't hurt either. :)  

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I am way too new to officially welcome you, doedoe, but welcome!  This is one of the nicest boards I've ever been to!

I see that the W-Turn question has been answered already.  

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I am feeling pretty good for Justin and Zev not being U-Turned mainly because they're not wearing the uniforms that the Cowboys are wearing.   Hopefully there's a new promo soon!

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Re: TAR 18 Ep 9 "We're Good American People" (Switzerland)
« Reply #124 on: April 19, 2011, 03:29:06 PM »
Any accurate information is helpful, raina! :tup: I mean, I would have never had the patience to find the restaurant! :lol:
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