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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #150 on: June 15, 2011, 04:02:21 PM »
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #151 on: June 15, 2011, 04:09:51 PM »
kenchan,

I want to add one thing I forgot in my post #141 (which contained your prior post within it). A third reason for picking an international airport is due to the HQ of World Race Productions being near it, which is true only for LAX. This allows a minimum of transportation in getting staff to flights to the first leg city and may also be an advantage in minimizing the transportation of the teams.


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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #152 on: June 15, 2011, 04:36:00 PM »
I'm actually sick at the moment, with our Winter in New Zealand at the present. Because of this, I am finding it even more long-winded in waiting for the race to start. It is 16th June now, and I am really hopeful it starts A.S.A.P because this is agonizing!
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #153 on: June 15, 2011, 11:50:54 PM »
Another good reason why they have almost always started on a Friday Saturday Sunday or Monday is that the participants have to have taken vacation time from work so starting in the middle of the week would be impractical.

I was thinking about this... There's the lock down phase, starting several days before the start, so the racers will have already taken time off from their usual lives. I remember from Harry Smith running the first leg in TAR6, that the lock down phase is (was?) 3 days. That would mean, if the race is to start on Saturday, the racers would  have to be in Start city at least by Wednesday, perhaps earlier. So the time off theory probably isn't a primary reason behind the Saturday starts.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #154 on: June 16, 2011, 09:48:29 AM »
kenchan,

I want to add one thing I forgot in my post #141 (which contained your prior post within it). A third reason for picking an international airport is due to the HQ of World Race Productions being near it, which is true only for LAX. This allows a minimum of transportation in getting staff to flights to the first leg city and may also be an advantage in minimizing the transportation of the teams.

Yep, I am sure that is a very important factor.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #155 on: June 16, 2011, 10:57:10 AM »
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #156 on: June 16, 2011, 12:09:26 PM »
I came in to say I feel it will be a race heavy on Asia, Middle East, Africa and New Zealand again due to the volcanic ash...
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #157 on: June 16, 2011, 01:16:25 PM »
What's the consensus on race direction? Do you think they're traveling in an east to west direction (since they went west last season)?

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #158 on: June 16, 2011, 01:17:35 PM »
Either direction is viable at this point. New Zealand/Asia is the the west and Europe is to the east.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #159 on: June 16, 2011, 01:28:39 PM »
Either direction is viable at this point. New Zealand/Asia is the the west and Europe is to the east.

:lol:

I would have said east because it is more common and it does not seem likely for two westward bound in a row. But then again...
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #160 on: June 16, 2011, 02:40:48 PM »
My dad is going to Peru next week for his job and I wonder if he will see any teams if the race began this weekend like on Sunday if the race was to begin that day; he is flying through SFO and IAH from my hometown airport PDX this coming Sunday.

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #161 on: June 16, 2011, 04:29:54 PM »
A former racer posted
"I just saw a new bunch of Amazing Racers running through here at LAX!"
at ~5:27 EST. I don't know if they are joking but it is a start.

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #162 on: June 16, 2011, 05:03:29 PM »
Have also come across this post on Facebook...posted via Iphone, could this be true?...
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #163 on: June 16, 2011, 05:06:07 PM »
A former racer posted
"I just saw a new bunch of Amazing Racers running through here at LAX!"
at ~5:27 EST. I don't know if they are joking but it is a start.

I don't see any mention of it on twitter in the last couple of hours. I can't rule it out though.

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #164 on: June 16, 2011, 05:09:04 PM »
A former racer posted
"I just saw a new bunch of Amazing Racers running through here at LAX!"
at ~5:27 EST. I don't know if they are joking but it is a start.

I don't see any mention of it on twitter in the last couple of hours. I can't rule it out though.


Posted on Facebook by a former racer, Plaidmoon
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #165 on: June 16, 2011, 05:59:11 PM »
A former racer posted
"I just saw a new bunch of Amazing Racers running through here at LAX!"
at ~5:27 EST. I don't know if they are joking but it is a start.

I don't see any mention of it on twitter in the last couple of hours. I can't rule it out though.


Posted on Facebook by a former racer, Plaidmoon

I understood that. I just figured if TAR 19 was running through LAX, other people would have seen them and been tweeting about it. I'd want to see a few other mentions of it before I get too excited about it.  The fact that it's from a former racer does lend it some authority. Which racer is it (if you feel comfortable saying who it is)? I'm not sure of the board rules about that.

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #166 on: June 16, 2011, 06:09:22 PM »
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Edit: Our lovely Luke likes to make jokes about these things apparently. False Alarm  :res:

:res: :lol: :(

What kind of joke is that?
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #167 on: June 16, 2011, 06:36:41 PM »
Luke just gave me a heart attack! (not figuratively) Wow.

And mjriches2005 if they are headed to S/A they Peru is probably the strongest location to visit with all the volcano troubles etc.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #168 on: June 16, 2011, 08:24:20 PM »
This could be true...i mean,if the racers just pick up cars and race to the airport,it's possible that just one person have seened!
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #169 on: June 16, 2011, 09:45:06 PM »
Luke just gave me a heart attack! (not figuratively) Wow.

And mjriches2005 if they are headed to S/A they Peru is probably the strongest location to visit with all the volcano troubles etc.

 What do you mean??????????? :duno:

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #170 on: June 16, 2011, 09:56:20 PM »
He's kidding. He's kidding. :lol:

Great sense of humour. But not peach's type, I supposed. :snicker:
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #171 on: June 16, 2011, 10:27:18 PM »
I'm still laughing Luke!   :lol:   :groan:

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #172 on: June 16, 2011, 10:41:56 PM »
I came in to say I feel it will be a race heavy on Asia, Middle East, Africa and New Zealand again due to the volcanic ash...
New Zealand and Southern Australia has also been affected due to the Chile vocalnic ash however just a couple of days.

Also with so much policial and social unrest in the Middle East right now, options would be limited.
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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #173 on: June 16, 2011, 11:03:05 PM »
Urgh! Got me excited for nothing.  :res:

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Re: The Amazing Race 19 pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #174 on: June 16, 2011, 11:36:26 PM »
I have high hopes for Africa and Europe this season.