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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #125 on: November 25, 2011, 04:59:31 PM »


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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #126 on: November 25, 2011, 05:32:51 PM »
Vancouver would be lovely....

So would Toronto.  :lol:

seconded.

Third, I visited this summer and it was wonderful. They have a new feature to the CN tower. You can walk around the edge fastened by a wire as you lean over the side. Seems very TAR.

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #127 on: November 25, 2011, 05:50:34 PM »
We'll probably have some live sightings from Toronto :lol3:
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #128 on: November 25, 2011, 06:09:11 PM »
We'll probably have some live sightings from Toronto :lol3:

shh... So they decide to come :lol:


Anyways we are likely to get so many "fake" spoilers from Toronto that it will be hard to know if they are arriving.  :lol:
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #129 on: November 25, 2011, 06:13:12 PM »
^That's what I meant. There are always more fakes from Seattle and Toronto than anywhere :lol:
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #130 on: November 25, 2011, 06:33:47 PM »
Vancouver would be lovely....

So would Toronto.  :lol:

I recall that Toronto got a partial leg in AR8 with Montreal and the St. Lawrence Seaway down to the NY state park where the Finish Line was. Vancouver has never had a leg, so I think it is overdue. It actually was the finale.

Note- Prophet was right in his correction below that it was AR8, not AR9.
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #131 on: November 25, 2011, 06:42:59 PM »
Vancouver would be lovely....

So would Toronto.  :lol:

I recall that Toronto got a partial leg in AR9 with Montreal and the St. Lawrence Seaway down to the NY state park where the Finish Line was. Vancouver has never had a leg, so I think it is overdue.

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Toronto had literally two clues and a detour. A actual pitstop is due in Canada.

Vancouver is overdue, and it could potentially become the first pitstop of the race to be on Canadian soil.

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #132 on: November 26, 2011, 02:33:33 AM »
For what it's worth, CBS, Phil Keoghan and Jerry Bruckheimer have all tweeted that Phil would be on Twitter during the TAR episode this iSunday. If that is true and Phil is tweeting (rather than some CBS publicity guy pretending to be Phil), then I expect that TAR 20 won't begin racing before next Monday at the earliest. I don't think Phil would be on Twitter while the race is being run.
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #133 on: November 26, 2011, 05:14:00 AM »
Sure he could. Depending on timing, he could easily be somewhere that would give him an hour to tweet.

Or...not. :lol:
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #134 on: November 26, 2011, 06:34:35 AM »
This race logically needs to be off no later than Dec. 3 (one week from today) to be able to finish on or before Dec. 24.


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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #135 on: November 26, 2011, 09:16:13 AM »
IMO, I think the race needs to start this Monday in order to get everyone back to their loved ones in time for Christmas. If they end on December 24th (a Saturday), forget it.
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #136 on: November 26, 2011, 09:36:27 AM »
If I remember correctly, the application said that the teams will not be at home for Thanksgiving. If it starts next week, are they really sequestering teams almost a week and a half before the start of the race? :duno:

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #137 on: November 26, 2011, 10:25:16 AM »
Who says they are starting next week? ;)
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #138 on: November 26, 2011, 10:54:07 AM »
They very commonly start on Saturday evenings west coast time. Since it was not last Saturday today seems like a good bet to me :)
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #139 on: November 26, 2011, 11:53:34 AM »
They do have a habit starting around Thanksgiving, so today does seem like a good day to do it. Phil can tweet while filming.

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #140 on: November 26, 2011, 12:16:49 PM »
Now we all anxiously wait.
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #141 on: November 26, 2011, 01:06:21 PM »
I. Am. Awaiting. :lol:

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #142 on: November 26, 2011, 01:20:16 PM »
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #143 on: November 26, 2011, 01:48:53 PM »
They very commonly start on Saturday evenings west coast time. Since it was not last Saturday today seems like a good bet to me :)

Evenings? Have we EVER seen a Starting Line in the evening? I can't recall any of them...
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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #144 on: November 26, 2011, 02:00:24 PM »
TAR 19 I believe started in the late afternoon. It was dark by the time Kaylani and Lisa got to the airport.

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #145 on: November 26, 2011, 02:33:55 PM »
Can't wait anymore... hope I wake up to a morning of TAR goodness!!

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #146 on: November 26, 2011, 03:42:10 PM »
I can usually cite statistics but not on this one. It is my impression from watching 19 Amazing Races that the most common start time is in the morning in whatever time zone the start is. That allows some tasks in that metro area, then a trek to the international airport they are departing from, then a flight out from about 2pm on. Morning in the other 3 time zones is always well before evening in the western time zone.

Prophet, I cannot recall an Amazing Race ever starting in the evening. Please tell me which races did start in the evening. I am talking about Phil's "Travel Safe. Go." and the ensuing mad scramble to vehicles.

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #147 on: November 26, 2011, 06:59:20 PM »
Phil just tweeted a lovely picture of the sunset on the Pacific Coast Highway:

http://twitter.com/#!/PhilKeoghan/status/140593538290298881/photo/1

Always nice to keep track of where Phil is!

So unless they're going for a night start in order to get in and out of LAX quickly for some overnight flights, looks like today is not our day.

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Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
« Reply #148 on: November 26, 2011, 07:01:54 PM »
Phil just tweeted a lovely picture of the sunset on the Pacific Coast Highway:

http://twitter.com/#!/PhilKeoghan/status/140593538290298881/photo/1

Always nice to keep track of where Phil is!

So unless they're going for a night start in order to get in and out of LAX quickly for some overnight flights, looks like today is not our day.

Could have been anyone anytime tweeting for him as well....  tricky devils!! :lol:
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