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TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:34:00 PM »
Amy and Daniel

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Name: Amy Purdy (Amy is a double amputee)
Age: 32
Hometown: Summit County, Co.
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Motivational Speaker/Snowboarder
Describe what you do: I co-founded an action sports organization called Adaptive Action Sports with Daniel for people with physical disabilities. I’m a competitive snowboarder and recently have taken on a career as a motivational speaker.
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, road trips with Daniel and camping with friends.
3 words to describe you: Motivated, fun and adventurous. 
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Learning to walk again comfortably!! It was not an easy feat but now I don’t think twice. Everything else is just a bonus!
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Amelia Earhart because she was strong, adventurous and took risks.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Daniel has had random people confuse him with pro FMX race Todd Potter. I think he looks like him too but Daniel’s cuter. Really, Daniel has a heart and personality all his own.
What scares you most about traveling? Being so far away from home and something happens to me or a family member and we can’t reach each other in time. 
What excites you most about traveling? Seeing all the world has to offer, experiencing other cultures and having stories to tell!
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Communication is our biggest challenge at times. If we argue, sometimes it can be about how we are arguing instead of the actual problem.
Pet peeve about your teammate: He likes to walk around the house wearing one sock on his foot and one sock off! I don’t know why he does it but he seems to love it and it always makes me laugh.
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? There are so many! Japan, Nepal, Austria. All have amazing cultures and I would love to snowboard in Japan!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Our work with our organization can take over at times. I think The Race will give us the opportunity for just the two of us to work together outside of the organization and it may even give us the opportunity to communicate and support each other better! 


Name: Daniel Gale
Age: 36
Hometown: Summit County, Co.
Connection to your teammate: Dating
Current occupation: Executive Director of our Adaptive Action Sports Organization
Describe what you do: I fundraise, event coordinate, coach and instruct for adaptive action sports.
Favorite hobbies: Snowboarding, skateboarding and photography.
3 words to describe you: Fun, creative and giving. 
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Creating our Adaptive Action Sports organization.
What famous person reminds you of yourself? Cheech Marin mixed with a shorter version of Hugh Jackman.
What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Amy P. reminds me of Amy P. She is famous in her own right
What scares you most about traveling? Language barriers.
What excites you most about traveling? Stepping out of the box, learning new cultures and meeting new people.
Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Managing time and money.
Pet peeve about your teammate: She made her legs taller so now she is taller than me
What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Africa, Thailand, Greece and Japan. I want to witness their unique cultures.
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)?  It will truly give us a chance to experience each other completely and hopefully learn how to communicate and how to support one another better.



Photo Credit: Chris Lipson
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 12:34:54 PM »
 :hearts:  to WP for the help!
 
 
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« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 01:25:28 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 05:36:23 PM »
ESPN is also describing both of them as "snowboarders," and that Dan is involved with the organization of the X Games (aired coincidentially on ESPN)

http://espn.go.com/action/snowboarding/story/_/id/8315066/snowboarders-amy-purdy-dan-gale-compete-amazing-race
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 06:51:09 PM »
She chose to make herself taller? That's hilarious! :lol:
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 09:30:17 PM »
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:


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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 09:31:17 PM »
I know!! That cracked me up!!

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Pet peeve about your teammate: She made her legs taller so now she is taller than me.
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 09:45:05 PM »
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:

??????????

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 09:52:15 PM »
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:

??????????
You know, from the team Freddy and Kendra from season 6.

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012, 12:02:57 AM »
Wow...this is one incredibly awesome woman!

Do NOT miss this talk!! I have goosebumps.

Uploaded by TEDxTalks on Jun 8, 2011

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Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress.

Amy Purdy has been through hardships that most of us will never face -- or can even fathom. But what makes her story so incredible is not that fact that she lived a "normal" childhood and spent her high school years as a passionate artist and snowboarder, then traumatically lost both her legs at age 19, but how she has persevered, taking implausible challenges and rising above them.
Today, Amy is an athlete; currently the top ranked adaptive female snowboarder in the world. Amy also spends a good amount of time helping others; specifically those with physical challenges get involved with snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding and other action sports through the organization she co-founded Adaptive Action Sports. Challenging herself while making a positive impact on the world is a true testament to Amy's spirit.

 
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She's truly amazing. :hearts:

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2012, 12:53:31 AM »
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:

??????????
You know, from the team Freddy and Kendra from season 6.

I know who Kendra is, I just dont see simularities between them.


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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2012, 05:40:57 AM »
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:

??????????
You know, from the team Freddy and Kendra from season 6.

I know who Kendra is, I just dont see simularities between them.
Amy reminds me of her, too!  :tup:

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2012, 05:52:29 AM »
My favourite couple team so far  :hrt:

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2012, 01:24:48 PM »
Vid is up in post 2!! :hearts:

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012, 01:33:30 PM »
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:

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You know, from the team Freddy and Kendra from season 6.

I know who Kendra is, I just dont see simularities between them.
Facial wise.  :tup:

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2012, 03:39:04 PM »
Love Amy!!  :hrt:
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2012, 04:15:56 PM »
She sort of reminds me of Kendra.  :lol:

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You know, from the team Freddy and Kendra from season 6.

I know who Kendra is, I just dont see simularities between them.
Facial wise.  :tup:

Ahhh.... I thought you meant personality wise. Yeah, they look alike.

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 10:36:06 AM »
They're my favorite team this season. They just seem so nice, and Summit County is such a beautiful place, I wonder what part of it they are from.





Also, are the team "Look at us doing things" introductions, such as in the Meet the Teams video, done in Los Angeles or where the teams are from?
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2012, 09:14:37 PM »
They're my favorite team this season. They just seem so nice, and Summit County is such a beautiful place, I wonder what part of it they are from.

Park county ftw
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2012, 03:20:50 PM »
I like these guys!

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 09:24:44 AM »
Clip!!
 
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 09:25:58 AM »
I like these guys!

Me too!! :welcome: to RFF, foreverhoping!
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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2012, 04:48:35 PM »
"When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains--however improbable--must be the truth." --Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2012, 04:57:01 AM »
I was so sad for them not making it to the mat first, I believe when they were telling Abbie & Ryan about the lady with abacus, they didn't have in mind that they had to stay in first place to get the chance for 2,000,000$  :'( They're like my favourites this season, I hope there will be a showdown somewhere along the race between them and Abbie & Ryan, where Amy & Daniel totally blows them away (possibly out of the race).

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 08:38:29 PM »
 :'( So depressing. Easily my favorite team this season! Even though they only made it to episode 2, do you think that we might see more of them...like...in the next all stars?

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Re: TAR 21: Amy Purdy & Daniel Gale "Dating"
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 11:17:06 PM »
I am sad to see them go.
One of my favorite teams.
Eliminated by the taxi.
They were nice yet still fun to watch.
I was so hoping for a NEL.


 

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