I know finally, the Roadblock is a gender discrimination one against the guys.. I didn't like how the guys struggled with it, but seriously if there's so many physical tasks on the race, surely one that required more of patience and details should be okay right.. especially if a guy actually know how to sew, he would have nailed that one too.
Actually, Joab, both the DETOUR and the ROADBLOCK were throwbacks to Amazing Race Asia 4 episode 3 and 4 in Sri Lanka. Here it is as reported in Calvin's recap:
Colombo (Gangaramaya Temple)
Detour: Count or Carry
In this detour, teams must make their way to the Peta commercial center which is really a fish market.
In Count, they must count the number of fishes in a fish crate. The fishes are iced so they must get it right in the first try or risk getting numb fingers. In Carry, teams must transport 12 blocks of ice via trolley to a stall. Each block of ice weighs 20 kilos each.
Roadblock: Reap What You Sew
In this roadblock, teams must make their way to the Trendy Connection shirt factory where one member must follow a pattern to sew a shirt.
Colombo (Independence Square) >Pit Stop (Leg 3)
Continuing to ARA4, leg 4, here are additional throwbacks:
Railway: Colombo (Fort Railway Station) to Galle (Galle Railway Station)
Roadblock ("Who can unlock the past?")<
Bus: Galle (Galle Bus Station) to Ambalangoda (Ambalangoda Train Station)
Ambalangoda (Mask Stall Vendor)