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Title: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on January 29, 2009, 07:26:21 PM
Starting line, confirmed by the CBS press release~
Beginning at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base near Long Beach, Calif

ē Now Confirmed (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17788.msg369416.html#msg369416): (thanks TARAsiafan and Slowhatch)
futurecontestnat sucks posts (http://www.survivorsucks.com/sreply/3679930/t/TAR-14-Spoiler-Thread.html):
 tar 14 started in los alamitos, california at the military base 100% correct my friends dad works at the military base


Locarno & Interlaken, Switzerland (November 1-2)

SwissMiss08  (http://amazingrace.wetpaint.com/thread/2031565/Is+the+Amazing+Race+in+Locarno,+Ticino%3F?t=anon) posted Nov 1 2008
Is the Amazing Race in Locarno, Ticino?
posted Nov 1 2008

ē I live in Ticino, the southern part of Switzerland. Today I saw two separate groups of two people with backpacks running around town, followed by a cameraman and a 4th person. I noticed they were speaking American English.
This was especially strange because I normally hear American-accented English perhaps once or twice a month, even though this place is pretty touristy. Additionally, I saw these Americans talking to a PRIEST outside of church and being filmed doing so. Seriously, what tourists talk to a priest (on camera)?
Short of waiting for season 14 to air, is there any way to find out if this was, in fact, the Amazing Race.
   



More from SwissMiss08 in reply to some questions.
From: SwissMiss08
ē I first approached the plaza piazza sant'antonio around 6pm (it gets dark here around 5:30pm now).  It is a little plaza in the old city (citta vecchia) which has some parking spots.  I tried to park my car and was waved away.  And there was a priest standing in front of the church, outside.  They did not appear to have been standing there for long.  It looked like they were just getting set up.
I drove past, parked, and walked back past around 6:15.  I saw a team, a short woman and a tall man with backpacks, frantically talking to the priest (or perhaps frantically talking to each other near the priest).  The woman was the one talking.  They may have been middle aged, not sure, I was never very close.
The restaurant I was heading to was closed until 7pm, so I turned around and walked past the church/plaza again, this time only the priest and a few others were standing around.  I went down to the Piazza Grande and sat in a bar waiting for the restaurant to open.
Around 7, I was again heading up towards the plaza AGAIN when we were passed by a team heading down the street, towards the vicinity of the Piazza Grande or the castle, we thought.  This team was two younger people (early to mid 20s).  I think the woman I saw was blond, but not sure.  She was definitely pretty and tall - guessing 5'9 or more.  The "producer" (ie 4th person in group, not carrying a backpack or camera) stopped her to adjust her shirt or necklace as they walked down the street.
After this second encounter we figured out it was the amazing race, so we walked back to the plaza, yet AGAIN after dinner around 8:45.  The plaza was empty, no priest.  But all the parking spots were cordoned off.  This was not the case previously.  So we wondered if more teams were coming, and the "priest" had just gone inside to get warm.
We then walked down to the Piazza Grande and the Castle, but neither of those locations was in use.





ē  venzin77 RE: Is the Amazing Race in Locarno, Ticino?
Yes the amazing race is in Switzerland y help one couple, y make police man job.
Mornig in Locarno, train Station, y help the couple Dustin & Kandice to go in Verzasca Valley. You see the the show and you see my ..... :)

Wiki/Wetpaint (http://amazingrace.wetpaint.com/thread/2031565/Is+the+Amazing+Race+in+Locarno,+Ticino%3F?t=anon)   


Nijjy (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17788.msg360511.html#msg360511)

ē  Thanks for your e-mail and excitement and I'm glad to be able to help
patching some of your Amazing Race puzzle!
We were on a train on Nov 2 to Spiez, Switzerland (and then transferring to
another train to Interlaken) when flocks of cameras and people got on in
Domodossola, Italy. I thought some sort of Italian celebrities were getting on
or something, but apparently they were Americans. They came around in our car
asking a few people 'around' us who were the locals from Italy (we boarded in
Milan) talking in a quiet manner, telling them that they are doing a travel show
without saying what it is. But it was obvious from their questions that for
people doing a travel show they had done NO research about where they were
filming (that's when we figured out what show it really was.)
We overheard they were quizzing people on the train for a certain name or place
in Interlaken, including talking to the Italian couple (both of whom spoke good
English and were well-traveled) sitting next to us. The team in on our car was
the ones in the photo, wearing orange shirts. We all rode to Spiez, and got off
and transferred to the train to Interlaken. It was probably a little after noon
when they boarded and it was about 2.30-3pm when we all got off in Interlaken. I
took photos of them at the train station when they were rushing into taxis and
heading somewhere. Each team seems to have a cameraman and a sound engineer
assigned and closely followed.
I also saw other 3 teams that got off (I don't really know how many are there in
total though). One older couple looking less agitated than the rest, another one
of looking-like sisters wearing green shirts, and the other team with an African
American lady. It's kind of funny that when we got off at Spiez awaiting quietly
to get on the next train, these teams all seemed scrambled and almost 'acted'
like they were going to miss a train and ran all over to get to the right
platform.. which was the one right next to where we got off. It was a tiny
station!
I'm attaching you another non-zoomed photo at the station too, taking at the
same time. I'm guessing that the older guy in there was the taxi driver.

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Much thanks to Neobie for the map!!

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Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 29, 2009, 07:26:33 PM
Los Alamitos, California at the military base

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BVM: The first episode opens with a death-defying challenge

Roadblock Verzasca dam

cba suggests  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17788.msg358788.html#msg358788)
This post above caught my eye - I've been to Verzasca valley myself on an excursion during my time as geology student at the Swiss federal institute of technology in Zurich.

There's Lago di Vogrono, a reservoir lake and the dam bordering its end, Dam Verzasca was featured in a James Bond Movie ("Goldeneye"). 007 does a bungy-jump from that dam, which is a very popular thing to do among tourists! There's not really anything else thrilling going on in that valley (except for geology of course   ) so I'll pick up that spoiler/speculation and, if correct, guess we'll see some bungee jumping as a task or a maybe even a roadblock?
  :tup:

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Ticino, Plaza Piazza Sant'antonio  
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Detour? Cheese, Matten bei Interlaken (thanks Slowhatch)

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GŲschenen railway station   thanks Boingo

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Pitstop

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Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 29, 2009, 07:26:52 PM
If they're doing the 007 thing in Verzasca, there seems to be only one authorized provider (http://www.trekking.ch/eng/bungy/vip.asp).



In Locarno:

Quote
From: SwissMiss08

I first approached the plaza piazza sant'antonio around 6pm (it gets dark here around 5:30pm now).  It is a little plaza in the old city (citta vecchia) which has some parking spots.  I tried to park my car and was waved away.  And there was a priest standing in front of the church, outside.  They did not appear to have been standing there for long.  It looked like they were just getting set up.

Chiesa Sant`Antonio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/498194)

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/498194.jpg)

Here in GE:
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More Locarno:

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Around 7, I was again heading up towards the plaza AGAIN when we were passed by a team heading down the street, towards the vicinity of the Piazza Grande or the castle, we thought.  This team was two younger people (early to mid 20s).  I think the woman I saw was blond, but not sure.  She was definitely pretty and tall - guessing 5'9 or more.  The "producer" (ie 4th person in group, not carrying a backpack or camera) stopped her to adjust her shirt or necklace as they walked down the street.

Piazza Grande (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/10657196)

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Here in GE
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This shot was taken here:   Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8185961)

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With Slowhatch's help because I wasn't sure, thank you Slowhatch  :kuss:, more on Interlaken, Switzerland and the Amazing Race  :sucks
TOI is Tourismus Interlaken, and "care," I'm guessing, is the group or committee that's tasked with handling WRP.

From this link/PDF (http://www.interlaken.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/services/ueber_uns/interlaken/toi-rubrik/toirubrik-10-08.pdf) and then translated  web page (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.interlaken.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/services/ueber_uns/interlaken/toi-rubrik/toirubrik-10-08.pdf&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=10&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DInterlaken%2Bamazing%2Brace%26start%3D20%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26client%3Dnews%26sa%3DN%26as_qdr%3Dm).


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I also saw other 3 teams that got off (I don't really know how many are there in
total though). One older couple looking less agitated than the rest, another one
of looking-like sisters wearing green shirts, and the other team with an African
American lady. It's kind of funny that when we got off at Spiez awaiting quietly
to get on the next train, these teams all seemed scrambled and almost 'acted'
like they were going to miss a train and ran all over to get to the right
platform.. which was the one right next to where we got off. It was a tiny
station!

I would guess that these 4 Teams are in the "middle" of three release groups from an overnight stay in Locarno.  Their train left Locarno at 10:47 am and reached Domodossola at 12:35 pm.  Then they got on the spoiler's train at 12:48 pm.

The trains from Locarno to Domodossola would be these three: 

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17788.0;attach=110990;image)

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peach:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Swisstrainroutes.jpg)

http://www.eurail.com/downloads/eurail/map_Eurail2008_part2.pdf

After a lot of clicking, I wound up...right back where I started (almost). While the Interlaken flag sports an ibex, the commune of Matten bei Interlaken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matten_bei_Interlaken) (south side of the city, generally) features battlements and stars on a green background. Now to look for a cheese-shed...

Matten:
  • A small map (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Karte_Gemeinde_Matten.png) showing the general area of the commune
  • A large map (http://www.matten.ch/data_access/matten/downloads/Portrait/Matten-Broschuere.pdf) (4mb pdf, map on page 5) from the city website
As far as the cheese run goes, my leading candidate so far is this patch of ground (http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=46.678939,7.856877&spn=0.003077,0.00817&t=h&z=18) (no name yet) at the edge of the "Kleiner Rugen" woods; according to GE it has a steep slope.
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 29, 2009, 07:27:00 PM
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Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 30, 2009, 09:15:15 PM
Find the pitstop!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 30, 2009, 09:20:50 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0000-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0001-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0002-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0005-2.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0006-2.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0007-2.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0008-4.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Boingo on January 31, 2009, 12:39:07 PM
Find the pitstop!  :jumpy:

 :angel:  ummmm...  it's not a match, but fwiw, found similar window shutters in MŁrren. Switzerland.   ;D
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 02:12:36 PM
Thats the closest I've seen Boingo! Back to the shutters ..........sigh

After a lot of editing *cripes*, heres the commercial

Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: georgiapeach on January 31, 2009, 02:17:39 PM
 Awww, hadn't seen that one, I am liking them bunches already! :thankyou: puddin!
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 02:19:16 PM
ummm, I only am seeing the Houston Motor Speedway?

Looking for Weavers, lol.....
Are you kidding me?  :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 31, 2009, 02:48:23 PM
Well they survive Leg 1! Good!
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 31, 2009, 02:53:03 PM
Guys, Is the cheese either carry some down on a special carrier whose name I have forgotten or carry the amount we see in Mel and Mike's promo stacked on one side of that small house to the bottom manually. Thinking about it Manual or Automatic  :lol: Just wondering because first we see them outside the shed carrying them down without the carrier where as Amanda and Kris are seen inside something with a guy loading them up with the carrier and 1 cheese!

IF THIS HAS ALREADY COME UP PLEASE DELETE IT...I AM TIRED....BUT IF NOT  :tup:
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 03:17:34 PM
It looks like they have to haul x amount of cheese to the bottom of the hill, perhaps Mel & Mike are stacking the cheese that they hauled at the bottom of the hill? I dunno?
peach, i thought you were saying that in my video you saw Houston Motor Speedway, i booted up my laptop to be sure I was seeing Mike & Mel, not Houston! LMAO
And don't forget we can see flag poles at the pitstop so that might help, or not :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: georgiapeach on January 31, 2009, 03:28:10 PM
I did see the Houston Motorway speedway (two cars racing) at first, but then you fixed it I guess... didn't see any Weavers though :lol:

I spent a good bit of time in Murren the other night totally by mistake (I thought it was Matten :rotf:) so if we end up there it will be really funny. But it is a beautiful place with thousands of green shutters!

Maybe they smashed all those backpack thingys (I forgot Mrs Shrek's word too ) and had to hand carry the rest. lol!
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 03:58:13 PM
Yup pick anywhere Bernese Oberland and green shutters are there  (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_2018.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/2018.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 31, 2009, 04:10:38 PM
Not going to be easy as I have already discovered!
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 05:41:39 PM
How does this look? let me know if I missed anything please

should be safe from elimination leg 1:
Brad & Victoria, witnessed and photo evidence, Salzburg (leg 2, 1 of the first 3 teams to check in)
Kris & Amanda, Salzburg (leg 2, 1 of the first 3 teams to check in)
Mike & Mel White, future challenge photo evidence in Germany/Salzburg (leg 2)
LaKisha and Jennifer, witnessed in Romania (leg 3)
Jodi & Christie, witnessed in Romania (leg 3)
Luke & Margaret should survive until at least the Phuket leg, photo evidence (Phuket leg)
Victor and Tammy, witnessed on a Bangkok to Phuket flight (Phuket leg)
Two older men,witnessed on a Bangkok to Phuket flight (Phuket leg)
Mark & Michael, witnessed in Romania (leg 3) & "maybe" China/airport heading to Guilin (Guilin leg)
Cara & Jamie, eyewitness reports spotted in China airport heading to Hawaii (final leg)


no evidence beyond leg 1:
Linda and Steve
Jennifer and Preston



Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Belle Book on January 31, 2009, 05:54:06 PM
I think Linda & Steve are our first victims, but I'm not 100% certain.

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Snooky on January 31, 2009, 06:05:55 PM
I think Linda & Steve are our first victims, but I'm not 100% certain.

Belle Book


Yep!  I just have that gut feeling.  If it is them, I think the season will be interesting still.
I don't think we need another David and Mary anyway.

Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Kiwi Jay on January 31, 2009, 06:40:05 PM
Steve and Linda 1st or Jenn and Preston are who I would bet on!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 10:04:47 PM
CBS title description not mine, lol : Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me (Switzerland)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on January 31, 2009, 10:07:03 PM
CBS title description not mine, lol : Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me (Switzerland)

lol, nice title.  :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: ( leg 1) Title "tba"
Post by: Ashe on January 31, 2009, 10:15:45 PM
I think Linda & Steve are our first victims, but I'm not 100% certain.

Belle Book


Yep!  I just have that gut feeling.  If it is them, I think the season will be interesting still.
I don't think we need another David and Mary anyway.
Same.  It'll suck to lose the most real-looking team of the newest crop of teams, but it's really feeling like they're toast to me.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on January 31, 2009, 11:29:05 PM
I think besides Dennis and Erika, all the other seasons first eliminations are kinda predictable. Especially with Linda and Steve this season. I hope i'm wrong though.. they seem like really nice people.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 11:44:42 PM
I think besides Dennis and Erika, all the other seasons first eliminations are kinda predictable. Especially with Linda and Steve this season. I hope i'm wrong though.. they seem like really nice people.
Don't forget, John Vito and Jill getting eliminated first in All-Stars  :( , if not for the spoilers I don't think anyone could have predicted the outcome in the first leg.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on January 31, 2009, 11:48:48 PM
This title is cracking me up! :funny:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Coutzy on January 31, 2009, 11:53:37 PM
Couldn't the cheese roll be a random additional task that they love throwing in for the first leg as a bit of a filler?

As far as I can recall, every first leg (bar season 1) has had some task teams must do that remains unclassified.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on January 31, 2009, 11:54:20 PM
See it looks like Mel & Mike are second to complete the cheese task, 8 a piece ... unless of course its 4 a piece and they are 4th to complete :lol: and now that I look at it thats probably the most likely scenario.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 01, 2009, 12:05:27 AM
Okay. So its Segway or Roll Away. hahaha no what are those carriers called I am going to go back in time and take a look. If Mel and Mike are 4th here and this is after the roadblock that means they arent going to be slackers in Leg 1 like I thought which is great. I am so excited for Leg 1!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 01, 2009, 12:07:35 AM
No Segways are for the next leg Kiwi, thanks to Chateau ( SchŲnau am KŲnigssee - Germany)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 01, 2009, 12:14:07 AM
Beg your pardon! So do we know what the two detour options are! I still find it funny that most teams head down the mountain with the carrier whereas Mel was sliding down with cheese in hand!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 01, 2009, 12:46:01 AM
Quote
Yup pick anywhere Bernese Oberland and green shutters are there
Ah concur. Red and green shutters everywhere. The side mouldings/decorations may be distinctive, but...maybe not. And there's places with flagpoles in front in different parts of Interlaken and Matten, so this won't be easy. And it doesn't have to be a famous building, either: Chalet Arnika, because it was an ordinary inn, made it harder to pinpoint.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 01, 2009, 01:14:33 AM
Just throwing this out as a potential pitstop area, because I like it and can't look at Interlaken area anymore tonight.

Staubbach falls, Lauterbrunnen
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 01, 2009, 01:40:49 AM
it looks the part but there are so many places like the pitstop that right now I think it will be hard to find it until we get a better look!!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 01, 2009, 03:57:26 AM
I think the cheese deal is that each team member has to get two down to the bottom. I would think that if a cheese got away, as with the case of Luke, then that cheese doesn't count. I really have had a hard time even thinking about this task since, I think it was puddin, made the comment about "imported chedder." I don't really know why, but when I see a cheese picture, I just think of that and start laughing.

Anyway, could WRP be so diabolical to have the cheese carriers constructed so they would all break? I have wondered about that. From the videos, it certainly makes good television to see the cheese racks break and have cheese rollin down the hill. I doubt the "natives" run down the mountain with cheese. Running will increase th force on the rack. But doesn't Amanda's break while it is being loaded? It almost looks to me that the cheese are too big for the racks.......maybe we are just seeing the teams that had problems and some of the teams get down with one trip....and are off to the Pit Stop.

Anyway, I think it is 4 per team to the wooden racks at the bottom.

Here is something I picked up watching the part of the vids from the dam jump. As they are leaving, Tammy Jih says, "I can't believe WE did that!"  My eyes are old and not so good, but can someone see if her lips are moving and saying that.....lol  I have been burned TOO many times when TPTB edit voice overs from one scene, on another scene. Lawyers, by their nature, usually are pretty good with correct word use. I am just wondering if WRP put her voice from some other event over them running off the bridge. So far in all the vidcaps, I only see one team member making that jump.

Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 01, 2009, 11:20:19 AM
^^ It's Victor that says "I can't believe we just did that"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXPo9Y0v35Q

this from tvguide

(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/o9h3qa.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 01, 2009, 11:38:50 AM
I think besides Dennis and Erika, all the other seasons first eliminations are kinda predictable. Especially with Linda and Steve this season. I hope i'm wrong though.. they seem like really nice people.
Don't forget, John Vito and Jill getting eliminated first in All-Stars  :( , if not for the spoilers I don't think anyone could have predicted the outcome in the first leg.
I guess it's just me, but I found Ari & Staella's elimination in TAR12 very unpredictable, especially since they weren't even in any danger until that ornery donkey showed up!  Until that happened, I'd been expecting Marianna & Julia or Kate & Pat to go out first (and sure enough, both of their teams did go out early, both right after Ari & Staella).
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 01, 2009, 11:57:33 AM
^^ It's Victor that says "I can't believe we just did that"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXPo9Y0v35Q

this from tvguide

(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/o9h3qa.jpg)

They are having trouble keeping up with us, aren't they? :lol: :yess:

Love the new Mr Cheesehead!! :cheesehead
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 01, 2009, 12:10:23 PM
^^ It's Victor that says "I can't believe we just did that"


Thanks puddin, its the WE part that got me. I had thought it was a single team member event.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 01, 2009, 03:01:54 PM
Anyway, could WRP be so diabolical to have the cheese carriers constructed so they would all break? I have wondered about that. From the videos, it certainly makes good television to see the cheese racks break and have cheese rollin down the hill. I doubt the "natives" run down the mountain with cheese. Running will increase th force on the rack. But doesn't Amanda's break while it is being loaded? It almost looks to me that the cheese are too big for the racks.......maybe we are just seeing the teams that had problems and some of the teams get down with one trip....and are off to the Pit Stop.

I don't think WRP would have purposely constructed them to break. I do think there is a technique to doing it though, which is why the teams are struggling.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 01, 2009, 03:07:31 PM
Old CBS has always been a step behind us but we lovem for continuing with TAR for so long!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 01, 2009, 06:11:28 PM
I think besides Dennis and Erika, all the other seasons first eliminations are kinda predictable. Especially with Linda and Steve this season. I hope i'm wrong though.. they seem like really nice people.
Don't forget, John Vito and Jill getting eliminated first in All-Stars  :( , if not for the spoilers I don't think anyone could have predicted the outcome in the first leg.
I guess it's just me, but I found Ari & Staella's elimination in TAR12 very unpredictable, especially since they weren't even in any danger until that ornery donkey showed up!  Until that happened, I'd been expecting Marianna & Julia or Kate & Pat to go out first (and sure enough, both of their teams did go out early, both right after Ari & Staella).

Yeah, I found Ari & Staella's elimination surprising as well, although also rather funny thanks to the ornery donkey!  Animals seem to give us a lot of laughs on The Amazing Race!   :lol:

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 01, 2009, 10:59:36 PM
No help on the cab ride. When you flip the promo cap you get Alpenland Taxi (http://www.alpenlandtaxi.ch/), which of course is Interlaken.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 01, 2009, 11:10:32 PM
When I tell you I've looked at over 10,000 photos of Interlaken, I kid you not  :lol:

From this album (http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1502100082081189821KxiotW), somewhere Interlaken according to the photog. I'm not saying its a match but since I found it I'll put it up anyway. I can't tell if their are snowcaps though.
And then I was thinking the flags might be held by this sign  (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2329413530060251421IHULja)  :lol: , all and all I've got nothing!

(http://i42.[banned image hosting site].com/21k9ixx.jpg)

(http://i44.[banned image hosting site].com/205p9bm.jpg)

Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 01, 2009, 11:36:06 PM
......but don't fret, there are flags in Matten Bei as well  :lol:
http://www.matten.ch/Web/
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 01, 2009, 11:57:32 PM
 :lol:  they're everywhere!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 12:26:16 AM
Plenty of sex shops in Interlaken too Boingo  :sucks
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 02, 2009, 10:52:42 AM
Just throwing this out as a potential pitstop area, because I like it and can't look at Interlaken area anymore tonight.

Staubbach falls, Lauterbrunnen

Just for anyone's information, just across the street from the Jungfrau Hotel (on the right) is the station for the cog railroad which takes you up to the Jungfrau.  See my pix.  By the way, the pix you found, Puddin,  are pretty damn good.  Those falls are spectacular; there are at least four one after the other down the valley. Worth anyone's visit.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 11:38:41 AM
I don't think Lauterbrunnen is  the pitstop but in my dreams it is Gman, again it would be a shame not to feature it in the race. So Gman since you've been there, do you know of any historic/famous cottages in the Bernese Oberland general area? And would you keep us updated if your tvguide comes today on any race articles please? :<3
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 02, 2009, 11:44:46 AM
Don't know of any off hand, but I'll look.  I agree it would be a shame to miss.  Will keep an eye out for TVGuide.

So far we have identified five tasks which could be in eps 1 or 2:

Bungee Jump (At the Verzasla Dam in Ticino, Switzerland) ROADBLOCK
Cheese carry down hill (Interlaken, Switzerland ???)
Para glides(at Ruhpolding, Bavaria)
Cake throwing ????
Segways (at Koeningsee, Bavaria)

In all TARs to date the first episode has only had one Detour OR one Roadblock task.  Except TAR10 which had both a Detour and a Roadblock but was a two hour, double elimination first episode.  Most first episodes also had only one additional task. So if we have identified the Bungee Jump off the Verzasla dam as a Roadblock, then the cheese carry may be just an additional task which all teams have to perform before getting the clue for the pitstop, which could be in Interlaken or even in Lauterbrunnen, which is only a short drive away.

There is just too much time taken up with all eleven cast intros, arriving at the departure spot, Phil's greetings and traditional "the world awaits, travel safe,..... go" Travel to LAX, finding the right flight, flying to Zurich or Milano, train to Tocina, bungee jump (11) train to Interlaken, etc.to have more than one additional task before the pitstop.

That leaves: the Paragliding in Ruhpolding,  and segway ride in Koenigsee, (which we know are in Bavaria on the way to Salzburg) and the cake throwing which could be paired with some unknown task as part of a Detour.  And if the pitstop for this leg is in Salzburg, there would be little time left for any other tasks in Salzburg.

Ruhpolding and Koenigsee are between 40 and 50 klicks apart.  The shorter route is through some high mountains; the longer route is on better roads and not as difficult to drive.  Both routes must pass through Berchtesgaden on the way to Koenigsee.  So there is some more time take up.

We know that they have white Mercedes cars in Salzburg, but so far not one scene of anyone driving anywhere.  Strange.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 01:17:57 PM
thanks peach for the heads up, glad I had it recorded!

A tv promo featuring Tammy and Victor (video later)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0005-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0006-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0007-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0008-5.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0009-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0010-2.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0015-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0016-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0017-4.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: anon1akacolby on February 02, 2009, 01:58:39 PM
I searched for a couple of hours last night looking for that darn chalet with the green shutters and flag poles.  no luck.     However I did come across a few places that I'd like to visit.   :lol:

I thought I was hot on a lead in Brienz at the Ballenberg open aire museum but i fell short.  :(  they have a number of chalets/farmhouses from all over Switzerland situated all over their grounds.  It looked like it could be a great llocation for a pitstop, e.g., go to Ballenberg and locate such house from the such and such location of Switzerland.
I searched the entire grounds but nothing matched and cried.   :lol:

http://ballenberg.ch/en/Welcome (http://ballenberg.ch/en/Welcome)

I'll keep looking......

Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2009, 02:01:36 PM
I spent hours in Ballenburg too, but you are right, no match....

But this? I feel as though I saw this somewhere in those thousands of pics.... :duno:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/th_rff-0015-3.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0015-3.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 02, 2009, 02:03:14 PM
That can't be a Pit Stop Tammy & Victor are at.  The camera angle just looks a bit too . . . I don't know . . . askew, or something.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 02:09:07 PM
I'm thinking its the plaza piazza Sant'antonio in Ticino ^^^^^


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Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 02:13:13 PM
Here  (http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/498194.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_untitled-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/untitled-1.jpg)

From: SwissMiss08

I first approached the plaza piazza sant'antonio around 6pm (it gets dark here around 5:30pm now).  It is a little plaza in the old city (citta vecchia) which has some parking spots.  I tried to park my car and was waved away.  And there was a priest standing in front of the church, outside.  They did not appear to have been standing there for long.  It looked like they were just getting set up.


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0015-3.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 02, 2009, 02:27:36 PM
They look happy. Top of the pack for leg 1. Mel and Mike are also in the video as Mel's head is shown. I would say that Tammy and Victor and Mel and Mike are in the top! Good luck with the pitstop but I really don't think I can find it until we manage to see more of it anyway!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2009, 02:30:50 PM
That's it, thanks! I agree, kiwi! They sure look happy, wonder if they were leading the pack at this point?
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2009, 02:39:56 PM
Tammy says "we have to wait" as she goes back up the hill, suggesting to me that the first run with the cheeses was either not enough or done improperly, and now they have to "wait" their turn at another shot.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 02, 2009, 02:48:34 PM
I was wondering about puddin's flagpoles with that sign. I can't read anything on it, other than "Welcome" in 5-6 languages. It got me to thinking that maybe it was a hostel. I don't know if it is the right place, but might have WRP taken over a hostel somewhere around Interlaken for the pit stop?

Who would pay attention to backpackers around a hostel, even with cameras around. It would maybe just appear as filming a commerical.  The mat appears to be on the side of the building to me, kinda out of sight. Like apskip has said before, TPTB seem to be doing a lot of stealth planning into the race activities to befuddle us, or it appears that way to me.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 02, 2009, 02:57:24 PM
Welcome! Oh yes of course. It could be a hostel, hotel, motel, chalet or anything of that kind Dr. Rox!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2009, 02:59:12 PM
I think I have checked most all the hostels without a match...  as well as a few hundred other auberges, inns, hotels, herbages, and guesthouses, :lol:

Y'all feel free to join in the hunt though! :yess:

Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 02, 2009, 03:09:30 PM
here is a pic from a hostel in Interlaken with flagpoles.....still checking on more. It appears to be across the park from the big fancy hotel there....Victoria?  Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof


(http://www.villa.ch/presse/images_md/0201_bettina.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Uncle Bill on February 02, 2009, 03:23:53 PM
Hi everyone the same here I feel like I have been overthere with all the pictures I have looked at.
I thought I had it once because of a picture I saw of the Hotel Chalet Swiss in Interlaken it was a side picture and it match the windows some what but no flags.Then I saw a picture of the Weiden Market Place town gate it had the flags but I couldn't see the side of the building. Wellback to the pictures
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 02, 2009, 03:32:08 PM
Tammy says "we have to wait" as she goes back up the hill, suggesting to me that the first run with the cheeses was either not enough or done improperly, and now they have to "wait" their turn at another shot.

We can get some idea of the time sequence for the teams.  Note in the background by the shed at the bottom with the man in the cap and jacket that there are two piles of two cheeses (there may be more, but we can not see them.)  Also Mel (or is Mike) is in the foreground before Tammy and Victor as they are climbing up the hill again, assembling his carry thing.  Did he fall and break it?  Tammy and Victor have no carriers with them.  Also when Mel and Mike finish their job, three other stacks of cheese wheels now have four each.  So quite a bit of time has now gone by, and at least three teams are now ahead of Mel and Mike.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2009, 03:34:21 PM
Here is the Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof DrRox, I don't think it matches but nice try.
 
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 03:34:41 PM
here is a pic from a hostel in Interlaken with flagpoles.....still checking on more. It appears to be across the park from the big fancy hotel there....Victoria?  Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof


(http://www.villa.ch/presse/images_md/0201_bettina.jpg)


This goes with your sign DrRox and yeah I've looked at every Hostel as well and notta
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 03:38:43 PM
Here is the Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof DrRox, I don't think it matches but nice try.
 
agreed but good try
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 03:41:29 PM
Tammy says "we have to wait" as she goes back up the hill, suggesting to me that the first run with the cheeses was either not enough or done improperly, and now they have to "wait" their turn at another shot.

We can get some idea of the time sequence for the teams.  Note in the background by the shed at the bottom with the man in the cap and jacket that there are two piles of two cheeses (there may be more, but we can not see them.)  Also Mel (or is Mike) is in the foreground before Tammy and Victor as they are climbing up the hill again, assembling his carry thing.  Did he fall and break it?  Tammy and Victor have no carriers with them.  Also when Mel and Mike finish their job, three other stacks of cheese wheels now have four each.  So quite a bit of time has now gone by, and at least three teams are now ahead of Mel and Mike.

I think its a voice over,
V: we just signed
T: we have to wait
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 02, 2009, 03:43:08 PM
Your earlier photo of that sign just got me to thinking what kind of place would have a sign like that. There isnt anything on it but welcome. But it did make me think of a hostel is all.

And as usual, peach is way ahead of me. I am not saying it is the place...just a suggestion as to type of location. It appears that they have done a recent remodel of the building. I think it is mostly brown now anyway.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2009, 03:52:49 PM
I think welcome to a hostel, tourist info, rental place are all possible. I'm  hopeful something else will turn up, but I've certainly had a grand tour in the meantime! and puddin has prob seen every village twice by now... :funny: I think the best match for us will be that doorway...

at least it is beautiful, right?
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 02, 2009, 04:27:57 PM
Not trying to beat a dead horse, but the top of the building in the pit stop is brown....

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18316.0;attach=111424;image)


and top of Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof is now brown too

(http://www.villa.ch/presse/images_md/0206_nordansicht_alt.jpg)

Now I will go back into my room....  :)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 02, 2009, 04:30:47 PM
Its possible but the mosaic that we can see a part of isnt there and I dont think it is it!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 02, 2009, 04:41:06 PM
The window panes don't match, ours are 2 over 4, yours are 2 over 3. Shutter panels don't match, door doesn't match. The trouble is there are thousands of buildings that look very similar, the exact is a harder task to find.

Keep looking, that means you too kiwi!  :yess:



and why do we keep discussing old eliminations in the TAR 14 thread? ???




Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 02, 2009, 04:49:38 PM
enough with the donkeys guys

Not trying to beat a dead horse, but the top of the building in the pit stop is brown....



Not a match, sorry.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 03, 2009, 10:19:23 AM
 :lol:  Had enough of shutters yet?  :groan:  No?!?  OK, then "similar style" green shutters seen in Grindelwald and Wilderswil.   :funny:  :neener:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 03, 2009, 10:45:35 AM
They are everywhere! :lol: By the thousands!  :groan:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 03, 2009, 01:28:56 PM
They are everywhere! :lol: By the thousands!  :groan:

 :lol: Yeah, but that specific shutter style is fairly rare.  I have to agree that the chalet is "museum quality" given the artwork on the door.  Might well be (as already mentioned) a folk museum (even Ballenberg), or other historic building.   :groan:  Note, the door is missing the stairs, may not be in active use.  Oh well, carry on.   :funny:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 02:57:32 PM
I've had no luck looking for historical/famous homes/cottages/farm/insert every other name here. I could hear Phil now "this is the historic farm where Mark Twain milked a cow"  :groan:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 03, 2009, 03:02:45 PM
Add William Tell to what Phil might say, but that isn't it either! :lol3:

I still haven't given up on Ballenberg either since I have not been able to find all 100 buildings, so "further inquiries" have been made. ;)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 03:15:11 PM
I still like Lauterbrunnen valley but have no proof

Can we match the flag? :lol:  ..color that is
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Uncle Bill on February 03, 2009, 05:19:16 PM
Iam like the rest of u I have looked at more sites then you can count. If u look at the flags up close Puddins picture reply 80 they are in front of another building which is brown roof and a white window top? Then the building they are by. I did find out they have a cheese festival Justial in Beatenberg. and Boenigen has a lot of historical buildings All of this is FYI. :duno:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 05:56:48 PM
We should have all put our heads together to save each other some time  :lol:
I went thru webshots, flickr, smugmug, photobucket, virtual tourist, even youtube, and some of Picassa because you really have to hit the nail on the head with that on the wording such as European trip, Swiss Alps etc.

Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 07:56:30 PM
ahh now thats HD!

the sign in sheet at Sant'antonio, Ticino

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0068.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0068.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0067.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0067.jpg)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0069.jpg)

Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 08:00:08 PM
better colors


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0065.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0065.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0070.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0071.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0066.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 03, 2009, 09:04:46 PM
ahh now thats HD!

the sign in sheet at Sant'antonio, Ticino

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0068.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0068.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0067.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0067.jpg)


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0069.jpg)


Looks like they're signing up to leave in a certain group the next morning, like on the first legs of TAR12 and TAR13.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 03, 2009, 09:28:39 PM
yes we know that already thanks ashe! I believe these guys are leaders not followers in this leg
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 10:04:36 PM
Marge & Luke promo (I'll youtube these later)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0075.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0079.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0080.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0076.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0077-1.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0078.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0082.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 03, 2009, 10:26:32 PM
Unfortunately, I can only make the flag issue worse. According to this caption (http://picasaweb.google.com/danielschurman/080929Day10#5253855342046138338): "All the little swiss towns have signs like this.." Which also means that a larger town like Interlaken might have 3 or 4 signs, each at a road leading into town. If you're interested in color, you can start with the Interlaken communes here (http://www.fotw.net/flags/ch-be-il.html). The organization seems to be Canton>District>Communes. Besides Matten, there are a couple more commune flags with a similar green in them.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 03, 2009, 10:58:08 PM
My thinking, as strange as it may be: 

Teams take the train to Interlaken because that's where the stations are.  But the interesting area around here is outside of Interlaken, Interlaken is the jumping off spot for trips to the mountains such as Jungfrau, Eiger, Monch, etc.  and into the Lauterbrunnen valley.  From Lauterbrunnen you can take the cog railway up the valley to the town of Murren (or Muerren because I do not have the umlaut for the "u") 

The town has only about 3-400 inhabitants and can only be reached by cable car or cog railway.  There are no cars there!  During the summer it is full of tourists (over 40 hotels) and in the winter it is full of skiiers.  But in November, not many outsiders!  So ideal for a remote, secure location for all kind of tasks  without too many RFF eyes awatching..

Town is full of old buildings with green shutters like the one we are looking for.

Also hills around town look like the same that teams are sliding down with the cheese things.

So it could be that on the day after the overnight spot in Ticino, they take trains to Interlaken.

In Interlaken, they take taxi to the town of Lauterbrunnen

In Lauterbrunnen, they take cog railway up to the town of Murren.

Cheese bit (additional task)  (Roadblock is at the Verzasla Dam)

Race to the mat (have to find the right house.))

Pit stop.  Overnight in one of the hotels.

My eyes are getting tired of looking at pictures of Murren (there are lots and lots)

One more note that makes Murren an interesting TAR location:  the James Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was filmed here!!!!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 11:01:21 PM
Thanks for the info Slowhatch and Gman, my eyes are going crazy as well as the rest of us :lol:

Luke & Marge promo (its not your hearing, its the way it was aired)

  < HQ toggle
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 11:15:30 PM
Mike & Mel promo (when ready)

 <<HQ toggle
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 03, 2009, 11:16:46 PM
I had wondered if the pit stop building could be the side of the building which is visible at the bottom of the hill in the cheese stacking pictures?

I confused Peach last week  :-[ by mentioning MŁrren just before Matten bei Interlaken was identified as being on the route. The reason I think I mentioned MŁrren in the first place was it had a cheese factory close to Interlaken. The James Bond link makes it an interesting proposition given that they have previously just been "James Bonding" in Ticino
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 03, 2009, 11:31:18 PM
Cool!  Now who else has a promo out?
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 03, 2009, 11:38:44 PM
And I ended up spending hours in Murren, maybe it will turn out useful afterall!

I love this G Man, but there are SO many cute little towns....
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 03, 2009, 11:51:22 PM
Do you all feel like the cheese has hit you on the head?  :sucks

I like Murren as well Mrs Shrek, you never know unless you try right?
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 01:37:09 AM
Our place has leaves  :lol: .. losing it here

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0086.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0086.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0087.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0087.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2009, 01:57:16 AM
And a woods!

Maple? ?? maybe not...
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 02:01:09 AM
Maybe we are overthinking it but Matten Bei photos are hard to come by but it might be right there,,somewhere.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2009, 02:04:41 AM
One of the guys gave us a spot on GE where it could be, but you are right, finding the right Matten pic is kinda like looking for green shutters. :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 04, 2009, 02:27:37 AM
My guess was listed here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18288.msg372179/topicseen.html#msg372179), but it was only a guess; the Matten cowbellers could have been trucked to another spot. Maybe the TOI-Interlaken people thumbed through their rolodex and called the Matten TrychlerClub: "Grab your bells and head up the mountain to farmer john's cottage tomorrow morning." The only reason I chose that patch of ground is the steep slope which lands at city-level (the trychler cap), and the cottage near the bottom of the slope.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 02:54:56 AM
My guess was listed here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18288.msg372179/topicseen.html#msg372179), but it was only a guess; the Matten cowbellers could have been trucked to another spot. Maybe the TOI-Interlaken people thumbed through their rolodex and called the Matten TrychlerClub: "Grab your bells and head up the mountain to farmer john's cottage tomorrow morning." The only reason I chose that patch of ground is the steep slope which lands at city-level (the trychler cap), and the cottage near the bottom of the slope.
your cracking me up Slowhatch  :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 04, 2009, 09:20:35 AM
If Peach's investment in Murren research does prove useful, I have some transportation information that is a slightly more extensive than previously reported:

A series of four cable cars, known as the Luftseilbahn Stechelberg-MŁrren-Schilthorn (LSMS), provides transportation from MŁrren downhill to Gimmelwald and Stechelberg, and uphill to the summit of the Schilthorn and the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. This was a principal filming location for the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, released in 1969.

MŁrren is also connected to Lauterbrunnen by the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-MŁrren, which consists of a narrow gauge railway and a connecting aerial tramway. MŁrren is also the lower terminus of the Allmendhubelbahn funicular.


There are no roads connecting up to Murren. so going there can only be accomplished by one of the above or maybe by helicopter.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 04, 2009, 11:12:09 AM
An interesting little toy here (http://www.gaiagi.com/driving-simulator/), although I'm not sure how useful it is. Enter the following to see the initial drive:
Los Alamitos doesn't allow Street View, so that won't kick in until you reach the 605 fwy. On the parent page, there's a more useful photo mapper with embedded Flickr and Panoramio.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 04, 2009, 02:00:40 PM
Our place has leaves  :lol: .. losing it here

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0086.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0086.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0087.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0087.jpg)

Leaves do fall off of the trees in November!  Even in Switzerland!!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 04, 2009, 03:38:02 PM
Our place has leaves  :lol: .. losing it here

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0086.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0086.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0087.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0087.jpg)

Leaves do fall off of the trees in November!  Even in Switzerland!!

Yes but there is no little man going around sweeping them up as soon as they land on the ground, which makes it more likely to be a bit rural rather than a park in the centre of town :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 03:45:44 PM
Our place has leaves  :lol: .. losing it here

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0086.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0086.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/th_rff-0087.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/rff-0087.jpg)

Leaves do fall off of the trees in November!  Even in Switzerland!!
Well duh  :lol:, I knew that! Mrs Shrek is right, more rural than snowy alps.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 04, 2009, 04:02:29 PM
And that's why I like Murren or some other small town near the Lauterbrunnen Valley since there are nice grassy, wooded hills just outside of the town.  Gimmelwald or Wegen are other good ideas.

But in looking at all my pictures of the area, these towns seem too high up for deciduous trees which we see around the cheese task.  So maybe it is back to the Matten area which is lower down and also near Interlaken. Unless, of course, they do the cheese task in Matten and then travel up to Murren or Gimmelwald or Wegen for the pit stop.

Bad news:  TVGuide gives no special mention to TAR14 debut on Feb. 15.  But two pages on Survivor's debut on Feb. 12.

Great day for Puddin on Feb 15 - NASCAR at Daytona Beach in the afternoon, TAR in the evening.

More bad news:  Oscar is sure to swamp poor TAR ep 2 on Feb 22!!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 04, 2009, 04:21:20 PM
??? From tv.com (http://www.tv.com/the-amazing-race/dont-let-a-cheese-hit-me/episode/1243185/summary.html):
Quote
All teams are surprised when they are almost immediately thrust into a challenge described as "death-defying." Later, the teams travel to Switzerland.
So they do something before leaving LA? I guess I wasn't paying attention.  :didimiss:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 04:27:55 PM
I take is as sloppy wording Slowhatch ...

this from tvguide

(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/o9h3qa.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2009, 04:31:29 PM
??? From tv.com (http://www.tv.com/the-amazing-race/dont-let-a-cheese-hit-me/episode/1243185/summary.html):
Quote
All teams are surprised when they are almost immediately thrust into a challenge described as "death-defying." Later, the teams travel to Switzerland.
So they do something before leaving LA? I guess I wasn't paying attention.  :didimiss:


"death-defying." = Navigate yourself in LA traffic to LAX...  :funny: :funny: :funny:

although I still would love to see them  parachute out of those helis! I think the death defying of course probably refers to our bungy jump... an editorial faux pas...

Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on February 04, 2009, 05:01:19 PM
??? From tv.com (http://www.tv.com/the-amazing-race/dont-let-a-cheese-hit-me/episode/1243185/summary.html):
Quote
All teams are surprised when they are almost immediately thrust into a challenge described as "death-defying." Later, the teams travel to Switzerland.
So they do something before leaving LA? I guess I wasn't paying attention.  :didimiss:


"death-defying." = Navigate yourself in LA traffic to LAX...  :funny: :funny: :funny:

although I still would love to see them  parachute out of those helis! I think the death defying of course probably refers to our bungy jump... an editorial faux pas...


Maybe winched into the helicopters from the deck of sinking ship  :swim - someone (I forget who) did say there were boats involved somehow.  :duno:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17788.msg368400.html#msg368400
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 05:33:29 PM
That was me that talked about the boats which was wrong.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2009, 05:35:58 PM
Oh not really, we DO see Brad/Victoria kayaking, lol! :funny:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 04, 2009, 05:39:44 PM
If Peach's investment in Murren research does prove useful, I have some transportation information that is a slightly more extensive than previously reported:

A series of four cable cars, known as the Luftseilbahn Stechelberg-MŁrren-Schilthorn (LSMS), provides transportation from MŁrren downhill to Gimmelwald and Stechelberg, and uphill to the summit of the Schilthorn and the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. This was a principal filming location for the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, released in 1969.

MŁrren is also connected to Lauterbrunnen by the Bergbahn Lauterbrunnen-MŁrren, which consists of a narrow gauge railway and a connecting aerial tramway. MŁrren is also the lower terminus of the Allmendhubelbahn funicular.


There are no roads connecting up to Murren. so going there can only be accomplished by one of the above or maybe by helicopter.


I remember seeing On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Piz Gloria!  It had a different function in the film than it did in real life!

Belle Book
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 06:24:48 PM
Oh not really, we DO see Brad/Victoria kayaking, lol! :funny:
Hush you  :lol:, or I'll hit you with some Bernese cheese. I'm in Merligen, how I wound up there, no idea!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 04, 2009, 06:34:15 PM
More bad news:  Oscar is sure to swamp poor TAR ep 2 on Feb 22!!
You mean flat-out preempt the second episode till the following week?  If things were going to be like that, they'd have waited to start the new season after the Oscars.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 06:51:21 PM
The Oscars are not on CBS, check ABC.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 04, 2009, 07:33:33 PM
The Oscars are not on CBS, check ABC.
Oh, good.  Relief-o-rama!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 09:23:35 PM
HD thumbnails

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Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 09:25:26 PM
these are pretty good quality, we can see someone being filmed in the bottom of the screen

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Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 04, 2009, 09:28:51 PM
Mel and Mike?? Brad and Victoria??
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 09:36:43 PM
I'm thinking the gray haired guy is the priest and then the team is facing us.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2009, 09:53:23 PM
I think maybe they sleep right there in the church hall.... :zzz
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 10:03:30 PM
I thought this was a tattoo, i think its the order they arrived at the church and jump
Luke #8 or 80? like what was noted at the church
Mike # 6 or 68? I would guess
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 04, 2009, 10:14:37 PM
Victor had a stamp as well; 7-something, I think. My guess? Their weight in kilos.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2009, 10:20:06 PM
Maybe it is their weight in kilos so they can set the bungy...

Mike 150ish and Luke 176....


heee..how did Slowhatch sneak in there? :lol: GMTA!!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 04, 2009, 10:29:04 PM
 :lol: I'll go back to whatever I was doing now :carryon:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 04, 2009, 11:09:33 PM
Hey, any promos of the others out yet?  Tammy & Victor having one while the others don't has me thinking they're the winners (not that I'll mind, but still . . .).
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 04, 2009, 11:31:40 PM
Hey, any promos of the others out yet?  Tammy & Victor having one while the others don't has me thinking they're the winners (not that I'll mind, but still . . .).

You can see Margie & Luke's and Mel & Mike's on page 4 of this thread, Ashe.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 05, 2009, 12:34:02 AM
From this video

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Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 05, 2009, 12:42:43 AM
Hey, any promos of the others out yet?  Tammy & Victor having one while the others don't has me thinking they're the winners (not that I'll mind, but still . . .).

You can see Margie & Luke's and Mel & Mike's on page 4 of this thread, Ashe.
Cool.  Hope ones for the others come out soon, though.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 05, 2009, 12:45:05 AM
I've seen Luke & Margies 3 times, Mel & Mikes 3 times and Tammy & Victors twice. I don't know if they run others during the week days? I don't watch CBS soaps ;)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 05, 2009, 12:47:32 AM
So they induce the Trichler's with alcohol helping to force the fake laughter right Slowhatch? :wine:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/promo1/rff-0011-2.jpg)
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 05, 2009, 12:52:57 AM
Well I like all the new spoilers the race starts in 11 days  :wohoo:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2009, 12:56:08 AM
I like this video, even if they perpetuate the 12 legs, lol.

But I am SO ready for Intro caps!! BVM/Phil Interviews! More, I want MORE!! :lol3:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 05, 2009, 01:04:41 AM
I think BVM & Phil will start pumping it up soon  :yess: and the lady in the AP video just repeated the press release.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 05, 2009, 01:14:18 AM
 :yess: I am so pumped up. 11 days for me is too long  :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 05, 2009, 01:20:31 AM
Quote
So they induce the Trichler's with alcohol helping to force the fake laughter right Slowhatch?
With enough booze it's not fake anymore.  ;D  :beer2:
They're still a bit of a mystery to me: here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbPrw-t_0-E), just bell-walkers--nothing to do with cheese.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 05, 2009, 01:23:55 AM
:yess: I am so pumped up. 11 days for me is too long  :lol:
It's ten days now.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 05, 2009, 01:55:58 AM
Quote
So they induce the Trichler's with alcohol helping to force the fake laughter right Slowhatch?
With enough booze it's not fake anymore.  ;D  :beer2:
They're still a bit of a mystery to me: here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbPrw-t_0-E), just bell-walkers--nothing to do with cheese.

ouch, my filling hurts now, lol!

We don't think the teams have to do any bell ringing right? They are just there for local color??
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 05, 2009, 08:03:18 AM
Poor Luke, he reminded me of a brand new snow skier losing control. The body tells the brain, "The rest of us are sitting down now!!!" And the brain goes, "Yeah, that is a good idea!!"
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 05, 2009, 02:13:08 PM
Who says he just ate it. It sounds like Mark or Michael but if they are up in the front then maybe Marge and Luke are too!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 05, 2009, 02:48:32 PM
My guess was listed here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18288.msg372179/topicseen.html#msg372179), but it was only a guess; the Matten cowbellers could have been trucked to another spot. Maybe the TOI-Interlaken people thumbed through their rolodex and called the Matten TrychlerClub: "Grab your bells and head up the mountain to farmer john's cottage tomorrow morning." The only reason I chose that patch of ground is the steep slope which lands at city-level (the trychler cap), and the cottage near the bottom of the slope.

What do you think the high wire fence is for in the pic below? It seems too high just to keep animals fenced in, even high jumpers like deer. Could it be the edge of a tennis court or some other sports ground? Could it help identify the area in google earth at all?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0021-3.jpg)

And there are at least 3 buildings we can identify.
The white one in the picture above that the bell ringers are standing in front of,

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/th_rff-0000-5.jpg) the one at the bottom of the hill where the teams stack their cheese,

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/promo1/rff-0018.jpg)
and the hut at the top of the hill where they get the cheese from also looks more permanent than something WRP would erect just for the show...

Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 05, 2009, 02:55:05 PM
Mrs. Shrek, as a long-term tennis player I can say that that does not look like the end of any tennis court I have ever seen. More likely(but still with small percent probability), soccer could be what happening there. However, I we may not know in time for episode 1 telecast.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 05, 2009, 02:57:46 PM
I think the mountain range is findable Mrs Shrek :)

hows that? we can see the parking area as well
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 05, 2009, 04:41:25 PM
The fence has been erected to keep the cheese from rolling too far!   :lol:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 05, 2009, 05:25:58 PM
Mrs. Shrek, as a long-term tennis player I can say that that does not look like the end of any tennis court I have ever seen. More likely(but still with small percent probability), soccer could be what happening there. However, I we may not know in time for episode 1 telecast.
I know that there is a ball and a racquet involved, but that is about as far as my knowledge of tennis goes :-[

I was just thinking about what activity could need such a high fence, and flying tennis balls was the first I thought of
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 05, 2009, 06:37:39 PM
There was a discussion in Timelines about what happens after the waveoff; let me finish it here.
It's almost a template: after they get in the cars and before the theme starts, there's a Yippee sequence (as in "Yippee, we're on the Amazing Race!"). This year's Yippee team would seem to be the Adams. When they're driving away, you can see a building out of the window that matches (shrubs, blue awning, windows, cupola on top) this building at the corner of Lexington and Saratoga (original (http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=pmzfgt54vx9c&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=33067569&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1)). I assume, but I'm not sure, that racers turn left on Katella.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 05, 2009, 08:34:50 PM
 :lol:  Lokks like Mercedes gets some additional shameless product placement at the starting line.  Those sure look like Mercedes-Benz autos heading for LAX.   :snicker:  *shameless*   :funny:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 05, 2009, 08:56:07 PM
:lol:  Lokks like Mercedes gets some additional shameless product placement at the starting line.  Those sure look like Mercedes-Benz autos heading for LAX.   :snicker:  *shameless*   :funny:

I have no shame. I'll happily do a product placement for Mercedes anytime....if anyone from Mercedes is reading this now, please feel free to contact me to arrange delivery of the car.... :funny:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 05, 2009, 09:32:19 PM
If it helps to offset the costs of TAR to keep it on the air, I'll be more than happy to accept product placement. CBS is doing more on-air plugs (happened late last year (http://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/11/letterman_features_live_mazda.php) on Late Show with David Letterman).
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 06, 2009, 08:49:34 AM
If it cuts cost for TAR, i don't even mind if Ms Travelocity and Mr Travelocity is one of the teams of TAR 14 and win. Okay, that's off topic.

But to keep this on topic, i can never catch up with the TAR detective work. It's so intense!!! :meow:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 06, 2009, 11:52:42 AM
"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me (Switzerland)" ó Eleven teams depart from the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif. and travel to Switzerland where the world's second tallest bungee awaits, as well as an exhausting, "cheesy" challenge, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 06, 2009, 01:28:04 PM
Oh, it looks like Cara & Jaime will choose the cheese-carrying task, too.  If it's a Detour, that is.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 06, 2009, 02:43:18 PM
Well whether by design or necessity, it looks like Cara/Jamie have figured out how to get 4 cheese wheels to the bottom of the hill in one trip.....lol
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 06, 2009, 03:03:50 PM
Is Vyxsin racing again?? :funny:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: beau_30 on February 06, 2009, 03:55:02 PM
I think I found the bungee jumping location. If its already been noted sorry. I've been searching for green shutters lol.

Well here is the reference.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v17/viperguy/The%20Amazing%20Race/VerzicaDam.jpg)
The Picture on the left is from Amazing race..
The Picture on the Right is from The Verzsanca-Staumuare Dam

The location could be: Verzsanca-Staumauer Dam in Canton Ticino?

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 06, 2009, 04:03:23 PM
Thanks beau, but yes, we have had it for a while:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17788.msg358788.html#msg358788

But a green shutter find would be wonderful!! :hugs:

puddin keeps a dynamite ongoing summary on page 1 of this thread too....
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 06, 2009, 04:09:08 PM
I think pink cap is amanda?
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 06, 2009, 04:16:38 PM
I think pink cap is amanda?

LOl, it just made me think of Vyxsin! Good times...
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 06, 2009, 04:27:23 PM
Amanda! Thats LaKisha!! haha
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 06, 2009, 04:31:46 PM
Amanda! Thats LaKisha!! haha
I figured it was one of LaKisha & Jennifer or one of Christie & Jodi.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 06, 2009, 04:42:48 PM
I think she looks white?
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 06, 2009, 04:55:12 PM
If Jennifer is watching, then LaKisha is jumping, right?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0034-2.jpg)

And they do have those red shirts...
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 06, 2009, 05:18:40 PM
Gosh we really are bored aren't we?  :lol:
Just wait until next week  :wohoo:
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 07, 2009, 01:59:02 AM
 :lol: When all is revealed!
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 07, 2009, 11:48:22 AM
Oh, it looks like Cara & Jaime will choose the cheese-carrying task, too.  If it's a Detour, that is.

We already have the ROADBLOCK which is the bungee jump at the Verzasaca Dam.  With such little time (one hour) to get all the introductions in, travel to Switzerland (including an overnight in Ticino,) travel to Interlaken I think that there is only one more task to be done - the cheese run - before the pit stop.

In 12 of the previous 13 TARs only one ep 1 had both a Roadblock and a Detour.  The one series that had both (TAR 10) was a two hour program with a double elimination.

So, to me, it looks like

(1)the teams travel (by car) from the start point  (Los Almitos) to LAX airport.

(2)Fly to Switzerland  via Zurich or Milano.

(3)Take the train to Locarno. 

(4) Taxi to Verzasca Dam

(5) Perform the Roadblock bungee jump.

(6) Travel by taxi to Ticino

(7) Find a church in the Plaza Piazza, and get a clue from the priest. 

 (8)Overnight camping out in the cold. (Did they bring sleeping bags?)

(9) Continue by rail on to Interlaken the next morning. 

(10)Get a clue somewhere in Interlaken.

(11) Find taxi and proceed to the cheese task somewhere outside of Interlaken. 

(12) Perform the cheese task, (carry four wheels of cheese down the hill to the hut at the bottom) 

(13) Find taxi and travel to the pit stop location (the infamous house with green shutters). 

(14) The last team there is eliminated.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 07, 2009, 12:58:02 PM
GMAN,

That's a pretty good summary of what episode 1 will be like. I demur on your proposed timing of Verzasca Dam on Nov. 1. Some of the teams will not arrive in Locarno until dusk. There is no way a bungee jump is going to happen in the dark, primarily due to filming problems with no light. I think the Dam jump has to be first thing in the morning on Nov. 2, early enough so that many teams can get the departure just before 1pm from Locarno to connect through to Interlaken, arriving mid afternoon.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 07, 2009, 01:26:41 PM
We already know from the policeman spoiler that he directed teams to the dam in the early AM, check the first page summary.
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Snooky on February 07, 2009, 01:42:36 PM
If Jennifer is watching, then LaKisha is jumping, right?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0034-2.jpg)

And they do have those red shirts...

Obvious, but Jodi, Victoria, and maybe Kris are also doing the roadblock. 
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 07, 2009, 02:11:56 PM
Oh, it looks like Cara & Jaime will choose the cheese-carrying task, too.  If it's a Detour, that is.

We already have the ROADBLOCK which is the bungee jump at the Verzasaca Dam.  With such little time (one hour) to get all the introductions in, travel to Switzerland (including an overnight in Ticino,) travel to Interlaken I think that there is only one more task to be done - the cheese run - before the pit stop.

In 12 of the previous 13 TARs only one ep 1 had both a Roadblock and a Detour.  The one series that had both (TAR 10) was a two hour program with a double elimination.

So, to me, it looks like

(1)the teams travel (by car) from the start point  (Los Almitos) to LAX airport.

(2)Fly to Switzerland  via Zurich or Milano.

(3)Take the train to Locarno

(4) Taxi to Ticino/Locate Plaza Piazza/Get tomorrow start times from Priest

(5)Overnight camping out in the cold. (Did they bring sleeping bags?)

The Next Day

(6) Taxi to Verzasca Dam

(7) Perform the ROADBLOCK  bungee jump.

(8) Travel by taxi to Locarno

(9) Continue by rail on to Interlaken. 

(10)Get a clue somewhere in Interlaken.

(11) Find taxi and proceed to the cheese task somewhere outside of Interlaken. 

(12) Perform the ADDITIONAL CHEESE TASK, (carry four wheels of cheese down the hill to the hut at the bottom) 

(13) Find taxi and travel to the pit stop location (the infamous house with green shutters). 

(14) The last team there is eliminated.

Updated with corrections and suggestions by apskip and Peach.  Thanks
Title: Re: EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Snooky on February 07, 2009, 05:45:41 PM
Don't you just love how when you put parentheses and 8 it has the sunglasses!
8)
I wish they had to self drive themselves to the pitstop.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 08, 2009, 12:35:31 AM
 ;D Here's a TAR tie-in for you movie buffs.  We all know that "Goldeneye" was filmed at the dam near Locarno, but did you know that "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was shot on location in Bern (Berner Oberland), Murren, Lauterbrunnen, and Grindelwald.  I recently watched it on VOD, and saw plenty of green shutters and cow bells.   :lol: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Her_Majesty's_Secret_Service_(film)

http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/o/ohmss.html
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kogs on February 09, 2009, 09:37:32 PM
;D Here's a TAR tie-in for you movie buffs.  We all know that "Goldeneye" was filmed at the dam near Locarno, but did you know that "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was shot on location in Bern (Berner Oberland), Murren, Lauterbrunnen, and Grindelwald.  I recently watched it on VOD, and saw plenty of green shutters and cow bells.   :lol: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Her_Majesty's_Secret_Service_(film)

http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/o/ohmss.html


george lansbury or whatever the hell his name is sucked
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 09, 2009, 11:12:00 PM
George Lazenby. Married to Pam Shriver. Quite underrated Bond, I must say.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 09, 2009, 11:57:20 PM

george lansbury or whatever the hell his name is sucked

 :lol:  sure you don't mean Angela Lansbury   :funny:

George Lazenby. Married to Pam Shriver. Quite underrated Bond, I must say.

 :(  formerly married to Pam Shriver... now divorced! (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2623651/George-Lazenby-speaks-of-Pam-Shriver-divorce-pain.html)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 10, 2009, 12:05:28 AM
George Lazenby. Yeah he didnt do a great job but ya gotta give him credit! P.S: I LOVE ANGELA LANSBURY! Right sorry for getting offtopic. Sorry  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 12:41:51 AM
You guys! "Devil! Why do you spite me so ??"  :groan:

Hey so the only fence I can find is a fussball field (http://www.fcinterlaken.ch/content/view/61/48/), but its not on a hill,  found here (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7817109)  :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 12:45:55 AM
Our fence looks a little wobblier and a bit run down...which isn't very Swiss. :duno:

I do hope if we don't solve it before the show, we at least get enough info during the episode to figure it  :pullout

You really are determined to find it before it aires though aren't you puddin :cheer:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 12:48:53 AM
Thank goodness , an actual episode 1 finding! :funny:

That looks like absolutely the right kind of fence even if it isn't a match...

so we have buildings, sports ground, parking...some kind of school? Sporting complex? Is the cheese building real or created for us?

I have a dairy, but no pics,  :'(
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Coutzy on February 10, 2009, 01:11:06 AM
To me, the area behind that fence looks like a field for livestock or similar.

Also, is anybody able to read what is written on the green logo on their shirts and the black sign? Might need a HD shot for that.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 01:14:43 AM
We have Taxi's but no taxi company, that I have found , notta match. It must be a distance to take a taxi.

And Mrs. Shrek.........yes! I would love to find the pitstop and cheese place before the show airs  :'(
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 01:17:26 AM
To me, the area behind that fence looks like a field for livestock or similar.

Also, is anybody able to read what is written on the green logo on their shirts and the black sign? Might need a HD shot for that.

It's probably a bit high for livestock, and the shirts have been solved already by puddin. They are bell ringers, and the black thing off to the side is one of their oversize bells
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 01:19:03 AM
We have Taxi's but no taxi company, that I have found , notta match. It must be a distance to take a taxi.

And Mrs. Shrek.........yes! I would love to find the pitstop and cheese place before the show airs  :'(
you are amazing the way you keep persevering after all the rest of us are ready to give up. :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 01:20:24 AM
The shirt logos were found by Slowhatch, Matten Bei (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matten_bei_Interlaken) coat of arms.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 01:23:59 AM
We have Taxi's but no taxi company, that I have found , notta match. It must be a distance to take a taxi.

And Mrs. Shrek.........yes! I would love to find the pitstop and cheese place before the show airs  :'(
you are amazing the way you keep persevering after all the rest of us are ready to give up. :jumpy:

 I've been trying to match the mountains, been flying around GE  :lol:

Sometimes I think I have it (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3159209) then second guess  :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 10, 2009, 07:16:41 AM
George Lazenby. Married to Pam Shriver. Quite underrated Bond, I must say.
[/quote

I stand with Kogs on this one. George Lazenby is generally regarded as the worst James Bond ever, although On Her Majesty's Secret Service was a decent film. He was the actor picked to follow Sean Connery in the James Bond roles so that had difficulty built-in. "Although his performance was by no means as bad as some critics have claimed -- in fact, time has been kind to his no-nonsense interpretation of the character -- Lazenby invited reams of bad press when he spoke ill of his highly respected leading lady "Diana Rigg". While Secret Service earned nine million dollars (less than its predecessors, but still a success), Lazenby's future career as James Bond was scuttled when Sean Connery agreed to return to the fold in Diamonds Are Forever in 1970. Lazenby has continued to appear in films ever since, albeit often in a campy manner alluding to his failure to capitalize on his brief Bond fame."
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 10, 2009, 08:33:46 AM
This is not the place to argue Bonds, but I feel with time the movie has gotten better with age and Lazenby has as well.

OK, back on topic.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Uncle Bill on February 10, 2009, 10:43:52 AM
Good day to everyone  :waves: Like Puddin I to have been searching High and Low for the fence and cheese area. I sent a couple of e-mails to the  INTERLAKEN TOURISMUS Here is there reply back  to one of them.
(Good Morning !
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately we canít help you in this matter. We donít know anything about this race.
Kind regards,
INTERLAKEN TOURISMUS
Maya Kšlin
Manager Tourist Information_______________________________
Interlaken Tourismus
HŲheweg 37
Postfach 369
3800 Interlaken
Telefon ++41 33 826 53 00
Telefax ++41 33 826 53 75
maya.kaelin@interlakentourism.ch
http://www.interlaken.ch

Our host son from amsterdam gave them a call also and he got the hint they were told not to say anything. WRP must have threaten them :duno:
Well it off to look at more pictures.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 02:28:35 PM
Thanks for trying Uncle Bill!


I like this place but can't find good photos around the side.. if anyone wants to help please do.  :lol:

Alpenhof, Stechelberg, Switzerland

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/9360279.jpg
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 10, 2009, 02:53:25 PM
HF !!

You got it girl!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 02:58:45 PM
HF !!

You got it girl!
Please show me Chateau! google is not my friend today  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 10, 2009, 03:07:16 PM
I have been trying to find a place up in Murren that looks at those very mountains.

But nothing in Murren matches the house.  The mountain view is it and you found the house too!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 03:08:54 PM
I have been trying to find a place up in Murren that looks at those very mountains.

But nothing in Murren matches the house.  The mountain view is it and you found the house too!
:carryon:

eta: the cheese task could be anywhere between Interlaken and Stechelberg, lots of hilly places along that route *stating the obvious*
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 03:15:22 PM
OMGosh Puddin!!

YOU DID IT!! :congrats:

That looks like a match to me!!

I'm sure puddin probably has these, but for the rest of us here are some other views:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAr14Alpenhof.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14alpenhof2.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Alpenhof3.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Alpenhof4.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Alpenhof5.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Alpenhofmap.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 03:18:29 PM
I'd really like to get a look at that fancy door thingy but no luck so far, maybe you all will have better luck.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 05:33:04 PM
 :yourock: :wtg: :gj: :ghug: :congrats: :partie: :cheer:

 :kuss: Yay for puddin! Thank you for persevering :tup:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Uncle Bill on February 10, 2009, 05:35:21 PM
Good job Puddin, just a thought could they be walking towards the hills behind the hotel to do the cheese haul there is a hill and a couple of buildings like ones in promo in a couple other pictures I found of the building. Just  a thought.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 05:39:30 PM
Can you post those pics Uncle Bill? ???
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 05:40:19 PM
Love this!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14mapStechelbergpanorama.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 10, 2009, 05:42:51 PM
Found these in nearby Gimmelwald, exact location was not ID'd...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Gimmelwaldcheese.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Gimmelwaldcheese2.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 06:06:45 PM
I've been thinking about 'our fence'. It looked a bit battered, and I was wondering, if it was located at the pitstop, or in a similar location, then the fence might be just to catch loose rocks and prevent them from continuing on further down the hill rather than a sports field or something else.

I thought I could see something that looked a bit like our fence between the flagpoles in the background of this picture.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14alpenhof2.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 06:08:51 PM
^^ thats cheese sharing I think peach, gosh TAR is educational  :lol:, i found one in Justis Valley (http://www.thunersee.ch/en/events/tradition.html) as well but no match.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 06:11:17 PM
^^ thats cheese sharing I think peach, gosh TAR is educational  :lol:

I know it's great isn't it. :hearts: I keep adding to my list of 'have to visit' places every year....I just need to win the Lottery now, and I'll be packing my bags :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 10, 2009, 06:21:34 PM
  :tup: Good job, puddin!   :jam:  :wohoo:

 :browsie:  :-X
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 06:23:43 PM
Quote
The Alpenhof is open during the summer season from May until October and during the winter season from December until April.

So it's conveniently closed in November....

Quote
Rent the whole House for (approx US$700) CHF 800.Ė a day. (44 Beds, self catering, incl. Power, excl. Tax)

and probably fits the tightened WRP budget too ;D
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 06:24:05 PM
Good job Puddin, just a thought could they be walking towards the hills behind the hotel to do the cheese haul there is a hill and a couple of buildings like ones in promo in a couple other pictures I found of the building. Just  a thought.
Think more down by the Lauterbrunnen valley (or Wengen), its dotted with farms along the hillsides but darn its fuzzy, or my eyes are fuzzy, lol
I might get my waterfall afterall!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 10, 2009, 06:31:24 PM
Who wants to bet the greeter(s) have alpine Horns?  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 10, 2009, 06:31:46 PM
That would be so cool!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 06:44:42 PM
You don't think it would be the bell ringers? Considering they have transported them up from Matten?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 10, 2009, 09:53:11 PM
We have Taxi's but no taxi company, that I have found , notta match. It must be a distance to take a taxi.

That taxi has me stumped also. I've looked at all the taxi companies listed on the Interlaken tourist information site, and none of them are even close.

They tend to have much smaller signs, and none of them match the colour of the van, or Logo anyway.

From what we can see in the picture below we can see the beginning of a Company name or Logo starting with P, the word Airport, a word in large letters that could be JUNGFRAU, and in smaller letters  EN and TO. Lots of words in German end in en, but it could quite possibly be "Interlaken Tourismus", or "Interlaken Tours"

I don't know how much input WRP could have had in organising enough Taxis to be waiting at the station*, so I've searched the airport shuttles going to both Bern and Zurich airports, and I've also searched various mini-van Tours, and hotel transportation in the Interlaken region. So far, nothing.

*Most Tourist information suggests that the majority of tourist destinations in the area can be reached by either foot or public transport, so it may not be common for 11 taxi's to be hailed from the railway station within such a short period of time, and if they are being used all the way to the pitstop, which seems to be probable if they still have the taxi at the cheese task, then it would be a major disadvantage if the trailing teams had to wait at the station for any length of time just because of a taxi shortage.

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18316.0;attach=111480;image)

ETA (The Stechelberg Taxis aren't a match either)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 10, 2009, 10:52:39 PM
Love this!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14mapStechelbergpanorama.jpg)

I love it too. It was fabulous in person when I did this very route to get to the Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. The views are spectacular and some of the best stuff is inside the ice.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Boingo on February 10, 2009, 11:06:14 PM
We have Taxi's but no taxi company, that I have found , notta match. It must be a distance to take a taxi.

That taxi has me stumped also. I've looked at all the taxi companies listed on the Interlaken tourist information site, and none of them are even close.

They tend to have much smaller signs, and none of them match the colour of the van, or Logo anyway.

From what we can see in the picture below we can see the beginning of a Company name or Logo starting with P, the word Airport, a word in large letters that could be JUNGFRAU, and in smaller letters  EN and TO. Lots of words in German end in en, but it could quite possibly be "Interlaken Tourismus", or "Interlaken Tours"

ETA (The Stechelberg Taxis aren't a match either)

 ;D We may not know what taxi company this is, but we now know what kind of vehicle....

it's a VW T5 Multivan (http://www.vw-bulli.de/de/galerien/t5-aktuell.html)

Try using the keyword "kleinbus".... it may help in the search....    :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 12:14:24 AM
fences maybe found along the rail lines?

just an example .....
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 11, 2009, 01:29:58 AM
Okay, I'm calling it!

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18316.0;attach=111461;image)

This picture was taken here:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 11, 2009, 01:33:17 AM
Looks right!!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 01:35:35 AM
Same as Slowhatch's, I'm pretty sure ........
I saw it on GE, it just doesn't look the same to me :duno:
Matten:
  • A small map (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Karte_Gemeinde_Matten.png) showing the general area of the commune
  • A large map (http://www.matten.ch/data_access/matten/downloads/Portrait/Matten-Broschuere.pdf) (4mb pdf, map on page 5) from the city website
As far as the cheese run goes, my leading candidate so far is this patch of ground (http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=46.678939,7.856877&spn=0.003077,0.00817&t=h&z=18) (no name yet) at the edge of the "Kleiner Rugen" woods; according to GE it has a steep slope.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 11, 2009, 01:42:50 AM
Well yeah!

Slowhatch did get it.  That small patch of ground is it.   :tup:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 01:53:15 AM
Well if BOTH of you think it is there, it must be! But I kept thinking that was too close to Interlaken for some reason.

I already spent ages looking for pics there, I kept finding a walk your dog kind of park but no steep slope...
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 11, 2009, 02:02:09 AM
I was going by the time of day from the racer's wristwatch (other shot).  That gave me the sun's direction.  And you can see what way it is to the sun from the chainlink fence poles next to the Cheese bell ringers.  That gives the direction to the mountain range behind them.  Once I finally found the right mountain features I just zoomed back until I hit a hill.  Went that happened I was right over the spot.  The satellite imagery is a little blurry but it gives enough detail to see the roof lines of the houses.  And those match the shot.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 02:04:16 AM
Lots of pics  HERE (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.matten.ch/Web/seven49.aspx%3Fc1%3D90%26c2%3D1223%26pa%3D%26pdffile%3D109479&ei=O4WSSbCENJT2yAWMpJjQDg&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=2&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmatten%2BScheffelpavillon%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GFRC_enUS311US311)

Any look right?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 02:28:14 AM
here is a site with 3 audio clips of bell ringers...not bad! :funny:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swissinfo.html?sid=7020272&cKey=1174393045000&ty=st&rubricId=25004&siteSect=25001
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 11, 2009, 02:35:20 AM
It's called Waldegg !

From Slowhatch's map.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 02:36:48 AM
These pictures are supposedly from the area next to the kleiner Rouge too:

 HERE (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mtbeer.ch/backview2001/images/dual_vci/foto.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mtbeer.ch/backview2001/Action01.htm&usg=__RQ8GBQKxOCeM7ZAtJT3jx-BMeT4=&h=167&w=222&sz=25&hl=en&start=12&um=1&tbnid=eyMqCIHM3NUNMM:&tbnh=80&tbnw=107&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmatten%2BKleiner%2BRugen%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GFRC_enUS311US311%26sa%3DN)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 02:42:55 AM
It's called Waldegg !


I was just there!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14waldegg.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 11, 2009, 03:33:54 AM
You look different, have you done something to your hair? :lol: :neener:



I was just there!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14waldegg.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 11, 2009, 03:37:09 AM
These pictures are supposedly from the area next to the kleiner Rouge too:

 HERE (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mtbeer.ch/backview2001/images/dual_vci/foto.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mtbeer.ch/backview2001/Action01.htm&usg=__RQ8GBQKxOCeM7ZAtJT3jx-BMeT4=&h=167&w=222&sz=25&hl=en&start=12&um=1&tbnid=eyMqCIHM3NUNMM:&tbnh=80&tbnw=107&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmatten%2BKleiner%2BRugen%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GFRC_enUS311US311%26sa%3DN)

It looks good.  can see why the teams were falling over carryign those big cheeses down that slope (http://www.mtbeer.ch/backview2001/images/dual_vci/foto.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 12:07:24 PM
TV Review
The Amazing Race
Few things signal 
a fine new season of The Amazing Race better than when a contestant yells the words ''Don't let the cheese hit me!'' and you don't laugh but rather fear for his life.

So it is in the premiere of season 14, when members of 11 teams must carry 
50-pound wheels of cheese down a hill 
in Switzerland. And not just carry, but 
balance them on a wooden ''antique cheese rack'' strapped to their backs. Pretty 
soon, wood is splintering and cheese is rumbling anarchically toward such duos as:

∑Margie and Luke, a mother-son pair. Luke is Race's first deaf contestant and proudly does not read lips. I know this can be a heated topic in deaf circles; fortunately in Race circles, you can usually see (no hearing necessary) when a giant block of cheese is coming at you ó or, as in 
episode 2, a pie is being thrown in your face.

∑Mel and Mike, geezer dad and his perpetually grinning son, who's actually screenwriter-actor Mike White. He credits himself here as the writer of School of Rock, but truly touched greatness (just ask Owen Gleiberman) with his creepazoid turn in 2000's Chuck & Buck.

∑Steve and Linda, married and self-
proclaimed Virginia ''hillbillies'' who do a lotta yellin' and cryin'.

That's just the cream o' the crop; there's a crackerjack assortment of Race teams this season, and I really like the way the show has incorporated more 24-style split-screen editing that lets you know where teams are in relation to each other during competitions. So far, the challenges and roadblocks are real tests of brains and endurance, with a notable lessening of those long jabbering-at-ticket-agents-in-foreign-airports montages that were becoming a drag. And of course 
we couldn't have a Race without host Phil Keoghan, who sets up such challenges as the pie-throwing event with lines like ''Teams could find themselves...getting creamed.'' Phil is the TV industry standard for pure ham-on-wry. Even the ''hillbillies'' agree: ''I love the eyebrow!'' says Linda, when Keoghan raises it to convey his signature expression of amused dubiousness ó or is that dubious amusement?

The Amazing Race remains the most 
exhilarating reality show because it provokes such a wide range of emotions in the contestants and in us. You can always 
find a team to identify with and invest 
in; you can always find a few brats to detest. Then there's the subtler middle ground. 
I think the addition of Luke will prove 
edifying. Right now, other teams talk earnestly to the camera about his ''integrity,'' but if the deaf kid starts smokin' the 
competition, pious p.c. sentiments will probably degenerate as fast as Mike White's dad's pulled groin. Ouch. And yay. AĖ


http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20258483,00.html
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 12:47:29 PM
  "Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Mother/son team Margie and Luke travel to Interlaken, Switzerland and perform a "cheese race" in which they carry wheels of cheese up and down a slope to a little alpine hut in order to receive their next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)


 
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97750_D0167.jpg)

"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Jen travels to Interlaken, Switzerland and perform a "cheese race" in which they carry wheels of cheese up and down a slope to a little alpine hut in order to receive their next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15
 (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D1935.jpg)


 "Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Jennifer (left) and Amanda travel to Interlaken, Switzerland and perform a "cheese race" in which they carry wheels of cheese up and down a slope to a little alpine hut in order to receive their next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15
 
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D1842.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 12:49:18 PM
"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--One team member must bungee jump off the Verzasca Dam in Locarno, Switzerland in order to receive their next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D1630.jpg)

"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Mike White must bungee jump off the Verzasca Dam in Locarno, Switzerland in order to receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D1578.jpg)

"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Victor must bungee jump off the Verzasca Dam in Locarno, Switzerland in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D1511.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 12:50:12 PM
"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Flight Attendants Christie(far left) and Jodi and dating couple Jennifer and Preston of THE AMAZING RACE 14 race to the find the yodelers at the Pit Stop in Stechelberg, Switzerland, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15  :yess:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D2066c.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 11, 2009, 12:57:09 PM
Great job, Puddin!  :jumpy:
And Chateau predicted the fence:
Quote
The fence has been erected to keep the cheese from rolling too far!  :lol:
On a separate topic, do we have any info on the Whites past Ep1? You'd think a scaphoid fracture would be the most common injury running downhill, but I guess a groin pull is possible.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 12:58:55 PM
oooh, there is yodeling in those music links I posted last night!

Heee..puddin! Looks like TPTB were waiting for you to find Stechelburg, just in the nick of time! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 01:00:24 PM
Great job, Puddin!  :jumpy:
And Chateau predicted the fence:
Quote
The fence has been erected to keep the cheese from rolling too far!  :lol:
On a separate topic, do we have any info on the Whites past Ep1? You'd think a scaphoid fracture would be the most common injury running downhill, but I guess a groin pull is possible.
We have the Whites in Germany paragliding Slowhatch.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 11, 2009, 01:09:18 PM
Don't reviewers only get to watch the first 3/4 of the premiere? If so, where do these come from?

Pie-throwing event with lines like ''Teams could find themselves...getting creamed.''
When this is presumably in Episode 2?

Even the ''hillbillies'' agree: ''I love the eyebrow!'' says Linda, when Keoghan raises it to convey his signature expression of amused dubiousness ó or is that dubious amusement?
When they're the pick to be first eliminated, which would take place at the end of the premiere? Plus, too happy to be last?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 11, 2009, 01:18:49 PM
Quote
I really like the way the show has incorporated more 24-style split-screen editing

Awesome!  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 11, 2009, 03:12:47 PM
Quote
I really like the way the show has incorporated more 24-style split-screen editing

Awesome!  :yess:
When it comes down to it, the whole world revolves around 24! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 03:46:09 PM
Present for puddin, from our awesome Alpenhof hosts! :hearts:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2014/TAR14Alpenhofhosts.jpg)

The Alpenhof
Marc Jones & Diane Sifis
CH-3824 Stechelberg
Switzerland

www.alpenhof-stechelberg.ch




Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 11, 2009, 03:47:22 PM
Quote
perform a "cheese race" in which they carry wheels of cheese up and down a slope to a little alpine hut

I've only seen them carrying it down...is this a mistake, or is there more to the task than we have seen?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 11, 2009, 03:59:09 PM
"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Flight Attendants Christie(far left) and Jodi and dating couple Jennifer and Preston of THE AMAZING RACE 14 race to the find the yodelers at the Pit Stop in Stechelberg, Switzerland, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15  :yess:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D2066c.jpg)
Well, unless Christie & Jodi and Preston & Jennifer are racing it out for last place, this picture could confirm that Steve & Linda are, in fact, out first, as this is heading for the Pit Stop.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: cba on February 11, 2009, 04:00:14 PM
Hello everyone! Haven't been around for couple of months cause my life was totally going up and down and I got into time trouble with my studies because of that, but now I'm done with my exams, and luckily just in time for TAR 14!  Checked youtube for a preview and recognized some so I came here.... for nothing.  :funny: No idea why I thought there was something you maybe haven't found out about though... ;)
I was right about the bungee jumping! My first sleuthering!  :jumpy: :lol:

Actually, I'm one week late cause Stechelberg has been the place I call my second home... spent several week there as a child each year and have visited it at least once a year for the past 19 years...  :lol: But as I see, you're totally fine without an almost-local!  :tup:
I'm still struggling though finding that weird mosaic-like thing next to the windows on the Alpenhof Hotel....

Those wooden cheese carriers are in common use to carry the cheese up or down (well usually down) a steep hill. Some thing I noticed - two women (sorry I can't put faces to names yet) are seen in a cap (page 7, post by puddin) going down the hill on their bottom, having one of the cheese on the wooden thing or what appears to be a piece of fabric pulling that behind them. Well this is how the Pro's do it if they've got a lot of cheese to transport so thumbs up to them. ;)

And thank you all for giving me laughters - I knew about the green shelters being at practically every house in that area and I found it hilarious yet of course very poised of you all for not giving up on finding the exact match!  :tup:

Puddin, you mentioned a place called "Matten Bei" at some place, just wanted to clarify that for you cause Swiss twon names can be confusing. Plus it's common in other areas of the Alps in Germany and Austria (cause they're all German-spoken) so it might come in handy for future episodes too. ;) The correct name is "Matten bei Interlaken"; "Matten" are grassy meadows and it's a town name in practically every valley; so there's usually the added "bei" (which means "at" or "close to") followed by the next "bigger" town, in this case, Interlaken. Those towns like Matten usually have neither their own grocery store, school etc. and even share the postal code with their "bei" town.
But big compliments on all your finds, I'm impressed as always!!

To everyone who has watched the movie "On her majesty's secret service" - there's a mistake in it that is clearly visible to people that have been to the area or know it from TAR, for that matter. ;) When he (James Bond) skis down from Schilthorn being chased by the bad guys, at one point he stops at a phone box. That box still exists, it is in Lauterbrunnen, which is on the valley bottom as you know. In the movie, he finishes the call when the bad guys turn up, gets back on his skis and skies further down... knowing it's impossible he does that was pretty funny to me at least when I saw the movie for the first time.

And boy am I now looking forward to this episode!!!  :hearts:
But first off to write a friend in Stechelberg...
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 04:03:31 PM
"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Flight Attendants Christie(far left) and Jodi and dating couple Jennifer and Preston of THE AMAZING RACE 14 race to the find the yodelers at the Pit Stop in Stechelberg, Switzerland, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15  :yess:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D2066c.jpg)
Well, unless Christie & Jodi and Preston & Jennifer are racing it out for last place, this picture could confirm that Steve & Linda are, in fact, out first, as this is heading for the Pit Stop.

Why would this picture have anything at all to do with Linda and Steve? ???
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 04:30:30 PM
thanks for finding that danged door peach! and thanks for all the great info cba  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Snooky on February 11, 2009, 05:07:31 PM
"Don't Let a Cheese Hit Me"--Flight Attendants Christie(far left) and Jodi and dating couple Jennifer and Preston of THE AMAZING RACE 14 race to the find the yodelers at the Pit Stop in Stechelberg, Switzerland, on THE AMAZING RACE 14, Sunday, Feb. 15  :yess:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D2066c.jpg)
Well, unless Christie & Jodi and Preston & Jennifer are racing it out for last place, this picture could confirm that Steve & Linda are, in fact, out first, as this is heading for the Pit Stop.

Why would this picture have anything at all to do with Linda and Steve? ???

Well, they both are most likely not out because we see them later.  Linda and Steve are the ones that are most likely gone.

I am excited for the footrace!  Especially since it is most likely to the pitstop. 
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 11, 2009, 06:09:36 PM
Woohooo!!!!!

Congradulations to the crew for finding the missing places. Great job puddin!!!!  I go out of town and offline for 36 hours and you people wrap up TAR Ep1.

That hotel, the Alpenhoff looks car friendly too. An easy spot for Mercedes to drop off about 11 of those white cars. Plenty of room to park them.

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18316.0;attach=111488;image)

Just so I am clear, the pit stop mat is on the right side of the hotel in this view? Past the overhanging porch roof, but in front of and to the left of that big tree as we look at it? From about that area, we could see the end of the porch overhang and the flagpoles that are present in the pic of Mel/Mike at the mat.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 11, 2009, 06:49:50 PM
Thanks for the photos!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 11, 2009, 07:21:42 PM
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perform a "cheese race" in which they carry wheels of cheese up and down a slope to a little alpine hut

I've only seen them carrying it down...is this a mistake, or is there more to the task than we have seen?

I am like you, MsShrek. Maybe the task is to take the cheese to the bottom "under control." If they lose control and the cheese rolls all the way to the bottom, maybe they have to carry it back to the top and start over. That is the only thing I can think of that they would have to carry them back up the hill.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 07:29:40 PM
The Amazing Race 14 - Phil's Video Diary: Ep 1
Phil takes us behind the scenes of the CBS Photo shoot at Los Angeles International Airport

 << HQ toggle
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 11, 2009, 07:50:28 PM
"You wake up and you're in New Zealand, seriously, it's that easy"

 - only if you fly Business class Phil...spare a though for the rest of us all squashed up together back in Economy with a bunch of screaming kids (hopefully someone elses) :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 08:04:52 PM
Cara & Jamie commercial! (video after Lost ..)

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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 08:18:46 PM
Happy girls!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 08:33:50 PM
Cara & Jamie

 HQ toggle (when processed, youtube has been slowwwwww)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 09:03:50 PM
More gifts, whos your daddy?  :lol:

when ready!! and screencaps on the way....

 <<HQ Toggle (whenever its ready)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 11, 2009, 09:18:05 PM
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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 11, 2009, 09:21:15 PM
Well we know that LaKisha and Jennifer, Amanda and Kris, Christie and Jodi and Preston and Jennifer are in close proximity of one'an'other and that Christie and Jodi will beat Preston and Jenn to the pitstop! Cara and Jamie will be up top and Tammy and Victor, Mel and Mike are seen at the cheese together and Mark and Michael, Margie and Luke and possibly Preston and Jenn are also there at the same time so I believe that this is a order

1- Tammy and Victor
2- Mel and Mike
3- Cara and Jamie
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4- Amanda and Kris
5- Mark and Michael
6- Margie and Luke
7- Preston and Jennifer
8- Christie and Jodi
9- Lakisha and Jennifer
 

and we have yet to see Brad and Victoria and Linda and Steve!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 11, 2009, 09:29:56 PM
But you put the flight attendants AFTER the daters.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 11, 2009, 09:35:03 PM
Tammy and victor are probably first to bungy. And ashe I am talking about at the cheese task
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 11, 2009, 09:36:23 PM
"You wake up and you're in New Zealand, seriously, it's that easy"

 - only if you fly Business class Phil...spare a though for the rest of us all squashed up together back in Economy with a bunch of screaming kids (hopefully someone elses) :lol:

 :funny:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 09:37:57 PM
WhooHoo Puddin!!  :wohoo:

OMG I got all shakey just looking at that!

kiwi, it is still all spec, I think? We really don't have enough to say yet....
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 11, 2009, 09:50:27 PM
Not all spec as we have plenty of photos
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 11, 2009, 10:16:32 PM
The airplace demo by Phil was nice, but what does it have to do with AR14? The only realistic use of a 747-400 by Air New Zealand would be if AR14 goes to New Zealand, which is regrettably not possible with the expected route.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 11, 2009, 10:22:55 PM
Just providing us ladies with a thrill! :luvu:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 11, 2009, 10:26:35 PM
The airplace demo by Phil was nice, but what does it have to do with AR14? The only realistic use of a 747-400 by Air New Zealand would be if AR14 goes to New Zealand, which is regrettably not possible with the expected route.

Well airplane=travel, and I guess one of the publicity dept came up with the concept for the photo shoot. As for why Air New Zealand, well from what I've heard it can be quite hard to get access to an airplane, and Air New Zealand has quite close links/sponsorship deal with Phil, so I guess it was just the easiest airline to arrange it with.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 11, 2009, 10:38:23 PM
Quote
Well airplane=travel, and I guess one of the publicity dept came up with the concept for the photo shoot. As for why Air New Zealand, well from what I've heard it can be quite hard to get access to an airplane, and Air New Zealand has quite close links/sponsorship deal with Phil, so I guess it was just the easiest airline to arrange it with.
Mutual back-scratching is my guess as well. WRP gets the discounted use of the plane for its Media Day shots (taking it offline, even for the few hours it takes to setup/shoot/strike set, can be expensive), and ANZ gets a free plug. (fwiw, LAX-AKL business=$4651 OW)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 11, 2009, 10:42:45 PM
The airplace demo by Phil was nice, but what does it have to do with AR14? The only realistic use of a 747-400 by Air New Zealand would be if AR14 goes to New Zealand, which is regrettably not possible with the expected route.
As Slowhatch said, stroking the client. You have to do that every once in a while. Plus, I'm sure Air New Zealand liked the $60,000 worth of branding for free. Can't buy that pub.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 11, 2009, 11:13:29 PM
Now that we got everything in TAR14's premiere I needed something to do:

American Idol 2009 Mansion (tonight's episode):
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 11, 2009, 11:22:59 PM
This shot was taken where and when? (assumes Chateau is really bored) :neener:

Long overdue, but great job to the window-searchers, and of course the WINNER who finally nailed it! You guys have my respect... *kowtows*
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Coutzy on February 11, 2009, 11:29:27 PM
To me, that shot of Cara and Jamie looks like the reaction of two girls who got the news that they were still in the race, so I'm thinking a 9th or 10th place finish for them in this leg. As for Mel and Mike, they look too relaxed to be battling it out for top spot, or to avoid last place, so I think they'll be mid table for the first leg. :2cents:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on February 11, 2009, 11:32:26 PM
To me, that shot of Cara and Jamie looks like the reaction of two girls who got the news that they were still in the race, so I'm thinking a 9th or 10th place finish for them in this leg. As for Mel and Mike, they look too relaxed to be battling it out for top spot, or to avoid last place, so I think they'll be mid table for the first leg. :2cents:

lol

in important news, I have so much to catch up on :| *begins reading *
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 11, 2009, 11:34:22 PM
We will see Coutzy. Once Again I have the opposite train of thought!  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Coutzy on February 11, 2009, 11:35:33 PM
We will see Coutzy. Once Again I have the opposite train of thought!  :funny:

Between us we should be right on the money then!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 12, 2009, 12:36:29 AM
To me, that shot of Cara and Jamie looks like the reaction of two girls who got the news that they were still in the race, so I'm thinking a 9th or 10th place finish for them in this leg.
Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing here.  They might just barely stave off elimination.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 12, 2009, 06:46:59 PM
To me, that shot of Cara and Jamie looks like the reaction of two girls who got the news that they were still in the race, so I'm thinking a 9th or 10th place finish for them in this leg. As for Mel and Mike, they look too relaxed to be battling it out for top spot, or to avoid last place, so I think they'll be mid table for the first leg. :2cents:

Possible, but we'll find out on Sunday.  At least we know they won't be out of the Race.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 07:24:10 PM
video later!!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 12, 2009, 07:42:17 PM
Arrival at the cheese task?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 07:48:00 PM
Arrival at the cheese task?
yup
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 07:49:14 PM
The girl in the pink cap and red jacket we were arguing about turns out to be Victoria after all, lol!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 12, 2009, 08:20:58 PM
Yeah......Victoria.  Jodi does not look all that happy about jumping.....lol
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 08:27:32 PM
I'm not sure what I have here I'll just stick them up

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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 08:29:06 PM
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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 08:31:02 PM
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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 09:41:24 PM
youtube is taking forever

 << HQ toggle when ready
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 12, 2009, 09:49:38 PM
Awesome! :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 09:52:45 PM
This from CBS

On the Season Premiere of 'The Amazing Race' the contestants bungee jump, try to carry 200 pounds of cheese, & try not to be the last team to arrive to the mat. Catch an all-new season starting Sunday, February 15th at 8pm!

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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 12, 2009, 09:59:57 PM
that is not available in my country or domain? anything anyone can do to change that?...puddin can you help??
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 10:07:16 PM
that is not available in my country or domain? anything anyone can do to change that?...puddin can you help??
call 1-800-cbs-seeBS
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on February 12, 2009, 10:15:31 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/promo1/rff-0021-3.jpg)

Is this the pitstop location?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 12, 2009, 10:17:36 PM
No it is the entrance to the cheese task!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on February 12, 2009, 10:23:55 PM
Thanks Kiwi
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 12, 2009, 10:29:02 PM
This group must have arrived on same train from Locarno. And Preston does have a temper....lol
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 12, 2009, 10:32:23 PM
that is not available in my country or domain? anything anyone can do to change that?...puddin can you help??
call 1-800-cbs-seeBS

Call it! Darn! Well nvm I suppose
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 12, 2009, 10:34:39 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/promo1/rff-0021-3.jpg)

Could slowhatch and Chateau please come comment on this? I have "walked" all around the Matten thought to be location, and I don't remember anything that looked like a match to this? Can we spot this building on GE? With the funny addition/stairway with the maybe relective glass?

I can not convince myself that this IS in Matten now...

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 10:36:23 PM
I don't think that is the patch of ground that Slowhatch & Chateau found for the cheese task,, its just not the same. Maybe they can look into it further?

heres the other video

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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2009, 11:17:00 PM
Preston.. really does have a temper. I agree. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 12, 2009, 11:26:17 PM
How did you watch it Joab?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 12, 2009, 11:26:28 PM
Preston.. really does have a temper. I agree. :groan:
Remember, they are tired, they are hungry and they are running a race, tempers are bound to flare so I really wouldn't judge someone from 1 clip.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Slowhatch on February 13, 2009, 12:00:27 AM
The Waldegg pasture was/is my leading candidate because...I couldn't find anything better. If you want to try something different, the markers are the same:
It would have been nice to spot that hut on the top of the hill (it doesn't look prefab), but I never saw it. The picture is taken from mapsearch (http://map.search.ch/interlaken/waldeggstr.).
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 13, 2009, 12:03:49 AM
Well, I think it is the spot. That appears to me to be an added on elevator for that building. It does look new in the promos, probably built after GE got the sat photo. I think you can see the elevator in slowhatch's pic. The path they run down ends at the hut. I think the fences are there to stop snow slides. That is a steep hill and nothing to stop snow slides. In GE you can see mulitple fence lines below(to the right) that path. If you look at the earlier promo where the bellringers are laughing, you see a sort of barren part of a mountain in the distance, over the bellringers heads, which fits a bare area above a town in GE called Beatenberg. I wish I could put all the pointy arrows on a photo, but I haven't taught myself how to do that yet.

The top of the hill is covered in trees, so hard to tell if there is a cheesehut there or not. The GE photo is taken in summer when all the trees are full of leaves. Lots of trees have lost a lot of leaves when TAR was there.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 12:12:51 AM
The Waldegg pasture was/is my leading candidate because...I couldn't find anything better. If you want to try something different, the markers are the same:
  • a steep slope that ends on the city plain
  • a farmhouse at the bottom with a road leading into it
  • tall trees to one side, small stuff on the other
It would have been nice to spot that hut on the top of the hill (it doesn't look prefab), but I never saw it. The picture is taken from mapsearch (http://map.search.ch/interlaken/waldeggstr.).
I'm probably frustrated because I can't get into that patch Slowhatch *hee Slowhatch's patch  :lol:
I believe! its just that I can't see it  :knuckles: ......
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 12:19:11 AM
I think the place alongside, where we see the cars is "maybe" the Auto-Waschcenter / Garagen / Velocenter

(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/n2gzl4.jpg)
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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2009, 12:23:53 AM
Is this that hotel-ish building we see in the promo? GE still hates me...
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 13, 2009, 01:08:30 AM
Don't worry.  That is the same location.  It is also later in the day!   :snicker:

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on February 13, 2009, 01:11:32 AM
Chateau to the rescue
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 13, 2009, 01:12:35 AM
Nice imagery Slowhatch:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 13, 2009, 01:13:19 AM
Great! Well Done
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 01:17:00 AM
thanks Chateau & Slowhatch .. I just want to get in there!

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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 01:18:56 AM
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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 13, 2009, 01:21:40 AM
This shot was taken at 4:52 pm (assumes November 1st, 2nd?).   :snicker:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0001-7.jpg)

I'm not sure about the date or location because we have a spoiler that saw them on the trains much earlier than 4:52 pm.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 01:21:53 AM
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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 13, 2009, 01:23:13 AM
Hey Peach,

Where you are pointing to is where I think the cluebox is located and the cheese gets stacked between your building and the smaller one just below it. In the gap between the two buildings. Chateau has circled the "building with appendage," and annotated it. It is hard to read the note by the circle, well at least to my old eyes.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 01:23:24 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0030-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0031-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0032-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0033-5.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0034-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0035-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0036-4.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0037-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0038-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0039-2.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2009, 01:23:41 AM
This shot was taken at 4:52 pm (assumes November 2nd).   :snicker:

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:neener: that's my kinda shot, no trig involved! :funny:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 01:26:00 AM
This shot was taken at 4:52 pm (assumes November 2nd).   :snicker:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0001-7.jpg)

:neener: that's my kinda shot, no trig involved! :funny:

I'm not falling for that again! Remember the clock tower in Oman Chateau?  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 13, 2009, 01:37:16 AM
If those screencaps are from that promo I cannot see I am so unhappy  :'( It's filled with info!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on February 13, 2009, 01:40:40 AM
If those screencaps are from that promo I cannot see I am so unhappy  :'( It's filled with info!

It's OK, I can't see them either -- it's a price I have to pay for not being American. Thankfully Puddin was kind enough to upload the screencaps.  :jumpy: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 13, 2009, 01:42:55 AM
Yeah thanks for that puddin. What is wrong with Steve and Linda?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 13, 2009, 01:51:30 AM
Yeah thanks for that puddin. What is wrong with Steve and Linda?

I can't see the video either, but are they lost? We haven't seen that footage with any other team with all the snow
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 01:59:22 AM
I don't know but will guess Linda and Steven are trying to get to the pitstop? .. but I am not sure?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 13, 2009, 02:03:36 AM
Look lost!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2009, 02:05:52 AM
Yeah thanks for that puddin. What is wrong with Steve and Linda?

TRANSCRIPT:

Linda and Steve:

L: maybe we can cross here

S: No it is a river! It is either gotta go around that way or around that way (1:02)

S: go this way, we are not gonna find it just standing here
  faceplant (1:07)

L: you okay?

S: yeah come on.    It looks like a dead end!

S: It's a dead end, Linda!!

L: Now we are such dumb-asses


Catch the season premiere...
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 13, 2009, 02:08:57 AM
So are Jennifer and Preston catching a train before or after the cheese task? I checked Swiss Rail timetables and there are no trains at 16:56 from Spiez to Interlaken Ost or from Interlaken Ost to Stechelberg?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 13, 2009, 02:10:48 AM
The train spells TILO, which stands for Treni Regionali Ticino Lombardia. And... it only runs four services!

Quote from: it.wikipedia
S10: (Airolo -) Biasca ↔ Bellinzona ↔ Lugano ↔ Chiasso ↔ Albate
S20: Bellinzona ↔ Locarno
S30: Bellinzona ↔ Luino
R: Chiasso ↔ Milano Porta Garibaldi (- Milano Centrale)
S9: Seregno ↔ Milano San Cristoforo (solo in parte)

It's the train going into Locarno on Day One! But if they've just got off a plane to catch a train, why are they alone?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 02:10:53 AM
for those that can't see the video

when ready! I hope it works! youtube sucks tonight!

(let me try something else)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 13, 2009, 02:33:03 AM
Darn doesnt work!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on February 13, 2009, 02:35:48 AM
Darn doesnt work!

It's not finished processing yet, try again in a couple minutes.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 13, 2009, 03:00:47 AM
On Day Two, Preston/Jennifer are in Interlaken by 2.51pm and running to the Pit Stop in daylight, so a late afternoon train ride is unlikely. Teams are driving, if not checked in at Salzburg, at dusk on Day Three, so it doesn't belong there either.

It's the train to Locarno, right? Is Arth-Goldau a fit? (It's a Treni Regionali Ticino Lombardia train, if it helps!)

1609 Zurich to 1646 Arth-Goldau
1650 Arth-Goldau to 1823 Bellinzona
1830 Bellinzona to 1913 Locarno

Might also want to look into Bellinzona, Chiasso or Como S. Giovanni; these serve trains coming in from Milan (though I really don't think TPTB would be that smart) and connecting at 4.52pm.

Question: why are they alone?

v Video doesn't work for me...?

Video doesn't work for me either.....at 2:50 am.

Good call Neobie. They could have missed the train at Zurich Airport or Zurich Main Station. This would have put them a train cycle behind other teams on their flight. In the one vid cap, when the train doors are open, you can see a sign on the building in the background. Maybe someone can do a zoom on it and tell what station it is where they are getting on. They could have missed the connection in Arth-Goldau. It left at 16:50 and the clock says 2 minutes after that.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 13, 2009, 03:12:58 AM
Aah, getting the train company means Arth-Goldau is not the station we're looking for, it's not on TILO's route! (Oops DrRox, I've edited my previous post while you were typing!)

I've looked at Bellinzona, but TILO trains leave only every half hour, on the hour and on the half-hour. There's an IR train leaving at 4.54pm (arriving Locarno 5.13pm), which beats the TILO S20 train leaving at 5.00pm (arriving Locarno 5.27pm). The vidcaps look like pictures of Bellinzona though, but the signs don't match. Tearing hair out over this one!

Where else could it be? TILO's trains really don't run that many routes, the others go into Italy. Could Apskip be right about Milan? (Trying to decipher the Italian on TILO's website!)

*More analysis on Timetables*
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 13, 2009, 05:37:34 AM
Aah, getting the train company means Arth-Goldau is not the station we're looking for, it's not on TILO's route! (Oops DrRox, I've edited my previous post while you were typing!)

I've looked at Bellinzona, but TILO trains leave only every half hour, on the hour and on the half-hour. There's an IR train leaving at 4.54pm (arriving Locarno 5.13pm), which beats the TILO S20 train leaving at 5.00pm (arriving Locarno 5.27pm). The vidcaps look like pictures of Bellinzona though, but the signs don't match. Tearing hair out over this one!

Where else could it be? TILO's trains really don't run that many routes, the others go into Italy. Could Apskip be right about Milan? (Trying to decipher the Italian on TILO's website!)

*More analysis on Timetables*

Well its highly unlikely for Switzerland, but could the clock be wrong. Maybe they missed the 16:54 and are getting on the next train, the TILO at 17:00 to go to Locarno. They still could have come from Zurich if this is the case. Maybe thats why they took a pic of the clock, cuz its wrong.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 13, 2009, 06:14:30 AM
You might be right DrRox, those Swiss and their perfect clocks!

After looking at so many train stations Bellinzona still looks the closest... But can anyone figure out the sign next to the 'C'? I've never seen anything like it!

If we can get the train number as it comes into the station, I think we could figure this one out!

Something for the obsessive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS6su_WGbjw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS6su_WGbjw)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 13, 2009, 07:34:19 AM
Neobie, of cource Apskip could be right about Milan as one of two arrival points in Europe.

This information has been there in Timelines (doesn't anyone look at them?; if not then I'll stop doing them) for months(note that airport means Milan Malpensa below):

Shuttle bus leaves airport  Arrival in Bellinzona at  Connecting train leaves  Arrival in Locarno 
12:30                                           14:20                              14:39                        14:58 
14:30                                           16:20                              16:39                        16:58 

An alternate train from Bellinzona(not in Timelines) is:
dep. Bellionzona 1630 arr. Locarno 1657

It fits the data better. The one arriving Locarno 1713 clearly does not.
     
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 13, 2009, 08:30:11 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0004-6.jpg)

This train station is not Bellinzona, nor anything between Bellinzona and Locarno. According to the SBB Online Timetable, TiLo trains from Bellinzona to Locarno always leave on Track 2. You get a good view of Sector C Track 2 at the end of this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLDjeAsT2Zw), showing the platform for Tracks 2/3 to be an island platform. Jennifer/Preston are on a side platform, well at least an island platform with a wall. The stations between Bellinzona and Locarno are tiny ones, none long enough for this platform.

And if the clock is right, Preston/Jennifer did not come from Italy. Now the signs behind are Swiss ones, which leaves us the stretch between Chiasso and Bellinzona (map here (http://www.msrmilano.com/images/Gallery/SanCristoforo_cartatilo.jpg)). The S10 is the only TiLo train running this route, and it does so every half-hour. At the times x:52 and x:22 (give or take 3 minutes), the stations the S10 arrives at are Como (Italy) and Melide (Track 3, which we see here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UZDyybVFkQ) to be on an island platform). So it's none of the stations down that stretch.

Darn it, did I just eliminate everything? :duno: Or are the clock and the train two different clips altogether?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 13, 2009, 08:35:32 AM
Preston.. really does have a temper. I agree. :groan:
Remember, they are tired, they are hungry and they are running a race, tempers are bound to flare so I really wouldn't judge someone from 1 clip.
Conflict is good. I need a new death stare and I hope Jennifer gives me a new one. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on February 13, 2009, 10:23:02 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0004-6.jpg)

This train station is not Bellinzona, nor anything between Bellinzona and Locarno. According to the SBB Online Timetable, TiLo trains from Bellinzona to Locarno always leave on Track 2. You get a good view of Sector C Track 2 at the end of this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLDjeAsT2Zw), showing the platform for Tracks 2/3 to be an island platform. Jennifer/Preston are on a side platform, well at least an island platform with a wall. The stations between Bellinzona and Locarno are tiny ones, none long enough for this platform.

And if the clock is right, Preston/Jennifer did not come from Italy. Now the signs behind are Swiss ones, which leaves us the stretch between Chiasso and Bellinzona (map here (http://www.msrmilano.com/images/Gallery/SanCristoforo_cartatilo.jpg)). The S10 is the only TiLo train running this route, and it does so every half-hour. At the times x:52 and x:22 (give or take 3 minutes), the stations the S10 arrives at are Como (Italy) and Melide (Track 3, which we see here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UZDyybVFkQ) to be on an island platform). So it's none of the stations down that stretch.

Darn it, did I just eliminate everything? :duno: Or are the clock and the train two different clips altogether?

It looks like Chiasso station - found this pic:
http://flickr.com/photos/dpf1958/3085043890/ (http://flickr.com/photos/dpf1958/3085043890/)


Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 13, 2009, 10:30:13 AM
OH MY GOD YOU FOUND IT! :jumpy:

They ARE coming from Italy then!

*going over to edit Timetables post*
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 10:36:28 AM
Nicely done walkingpneumonia!! and of course Neobie and apskip!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 13, 2009, 10:50:46 AM
Terrific job apskip, Neobie and walkingpneumonia!!!!!!!!!!

Finally proof that 4 teams had to fly to Milano as apskip predicted so far back. That was one great spec, apskip.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 11:03:42 AM
The video that you all can't see can be downloaded here  (http://www.mediafire.com/?rnmzydzmry1), the train one that is.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 13, 2009, 11:16:53 AM
Nice work you guys!  I knew that unexpected time for that team at a train station would lead to something good.

This shot was taken here:  Chiasso

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0003-6.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on February 13, 2009, 11:36:06 AM
I haven't seen the video yet - but it appears that there is someone taking video from inside the train as Prennifer  :groan: is getting on the train. Is it staged or was there perhaps another team on the train already?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 13, 2009, 11:42:52 AM
Those camera guys are always one step ahead, lol!

Great job guys!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on February 13, 2009, 02:42:49 PM
Here's another option for getting to Bellinzona if you land in Malpensa. The MalpensaExpress is a train that runs from the airport to Saronno and the central train station in Milan.

This trip seems to run every hour.

MalpensaExpress dep 12:23 arriv. Saronno 12:43
Saronno dep. 13:04 arriv COMO NORD CAMERLATA 13:32 (short trip between north and south station)
Como S. Giovanni dep 14:07 arriv. Bellinzona 15:21 Total travel time 2:58

Malpensa Express 13:23 arriv. SARONNO   13:43
SARONNO   14:04 arriv. COMO NORD CAMERLATA   14:32 (short trip between north and south station)
Como S. Giovanni   15:07   Bellinzona   16:21 Total travel time 2:58

Doesn't explain Chiasso unless you mess up the transfer between the Como stations...
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 03:05:09 PM
I'll be damned, my bf was right, the addition/elevator, is a Mural! I thought he was nuts  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on February 13, 2009, 05:15:06 PM
There are so many possibilities for getting from Milan to Locarno - if I was under race pressure I don't know if I'd be able to choose...
This one takes you through Chiasso.
Porto Garibaldi station is a short walk from the central train station.

Station/Stop          
Milano Porta Garibaldi     dep   15:38
Chiasso    arr   16:43   - time matches the station time in the video screencap
Chiasso    dep   17:03
Giubiasco    arr   17:57
Giubiasco    dep   18:04
Locarno    arr   18:27
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 06:03:32 PM
The video that you all can't see can be downloaded here  (http://www.mediafire.com/?rnmzydzmry1), the train one that is.
Did anyone that cannot view the video try this link? I just wanted to know if it worked?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 13, 2009, 06:36:43 PM
The video that you all can't see can be downloaded here  (http://www.mediafire.com/?rnmzydzmry1), the train one that is.
Did anyone that cannot view the video try this link? I just wanted to know if it worked?

Worked for me. Thanks puddin :kuss:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 13, 2009, 07:22:02 PM
Worked for me as well, thanks puddin'.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 13, 2009, 07:24:35 PM
thank you! I just wanted to know if I should use mediafire again.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 13, 2009, 07:45:33 PM
Judging from the pictures of Cara & Jamie at what appears to be the cheese task, I'm guessing what someone thought was their reaction to barely avoiding elimination might be simply excitement at having finished the task.  So maybe they're higher than ninth or tenth.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 13, 2009, 09:18:47 PM
that is them at the pitstop!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 13, 2009, 11:07:00 PM
Yep.  That video tells me that Steve & Linda are definitely toast first.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 14, 2009, 12:07:37 AM
There are so many possibilities for getting from Milan to Locarno - if I was under race pressure I don't know if I'd be able to choose...
This one takes you through Chiasso.
Porto Garibaldi station is a short walk from the central train station.

Station/Stop          
Milano Porta Garibaldi     dep   15:38
Chiasso    arr   16:43   - time matches the station time in the video screencap
Chiasso    dep   17:03
Giubiasco    arr   17:57
Giubiasco    dep   18:04
Locarno    arr   18:27

walkingpneumonia, you are the champion of the day for your Chiasso work. However, what makes you think that any team would take public transportation into the center of Milan so they can they take a train from there. Why wouldn't a team interested in getting ahead go directly by bus from Malpensa Airport to Bellinzona? It's a lot quicker.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 14, 2009, 12:15:22 AM
Why wouldn't a team interested in getting ahead go directly by bus from Malpensa Airport to Bellinzona? It's a lot quicker.

But Preston/Jennifer didn't do that, no?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 14, 2009, 12:21:27 AM
I guess that teams that do not find the most efficient tranportation routes can be the ones that get eliminated the earliest.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Chateau d If on February 14, 2009, 02:16:36 AM
This shot was taken between 7:38 and 7:52 am (assumes November 2nd).

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0035-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Coutzy on February 14, 2009, 02:37:51 AM
Well that shows us that some people are very excited to be jumping off dams.

And that its definitely a Roadblock.

So has anybody found any other task that might indicate the cheese is part of a Detour?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: zacz on February 14, 2009, 07:41:45 AM
If the cheese was a detour it is always possible that ALL teams chose the cheese option and that therefore there would be none of the other option in the trailers and a low possibility of any spoilers. Infact, if this is the case I wouldn't even put it past TPTB to not even mention the other option or even that it is a detour - things such as this have been edited out before.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 14, 2009, 09:04:35 AM
I guess that teams that do not find the most efficient tranportation routes can be the ones that get eliminated the earliest.

The clue could say "fly to Zurich or Milano and take a train to Locarno, Switzerland and look for next clue at ??????" That would explain why everyone is on trains only.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gator27 on February 14, 2009, 09:44:00 AM
Thank you TAR researchers!   :jam: Thank you for all your hard work.  This makes the season more fun! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 14, 2009, 12:38:25 PM
Because of CBS's Newest release on TAR14 Episode 1 Preview we know the cheese is a additional task!

See the photo's below taken from the cluebox at the bottom of the hill. It is clearly a route marker
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 14, 2009, 12:46:14 PM
Nice catch Kiwi, so no detour this leg, all teams must to do the cheese. So they swapped the detour to give us a Roadblock which we normally do not have in EP1  :tup:
I still wonder if there is a task they have to do in Ticino? I hate to think its first come first serve, whoever gets to the church first signs in first ... it doesn't seem very balanced.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 14, 2009, 01:01:00 PM
I still wonder if there is a task they have to do in Ticino? I hate to think its first come first serve, whoever gets to the church first signs in first ... it doesn't seem very balanced.

Ms Puddin,

I have wondered the same thing. I finally decided, since it is close to dark, they maybe just made them run around the downtown area for a couple of route markes. Maybe just to get them used to opening them and reading them and maybe tire them out. They are going to need a good nights rest before Day 2....
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 14, 2009, 02:21:18 PM
Nice catch Kiwi, so no detour this leg, all teams must to do the cheese. So they swapped the detour to give us a Roadblock which we normally do not have in EP1  :tup:
They did that in TAR12, too, didn't they?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 14, 2009, 03:28:20 PM
Nice catch Kiwi, so no detour this leg, all teams must to do the cheese. So they swapped the detour to give us a Roadblock which we normally do not have in EP1  :tup:
They did that in TAR12, too, didn't they?
from wiki
The Roadblock for this leg of the Race required one team member to ride a high-wire bicycle across a wind swept ravine suspended almost 200 feet above the North Atlantic, while their partner, sitting eight feet below, was taken for the ride.

Additional tasks
Teams must pedal a tandem bike along a dirt path to their next clue upon reaching the farm. It is thought that this was a Detour choice; however, Ari and Staella confirmed in an interview that they never came across a Detour in the leg.
After completing the Roadblock, teams received instructions to choose a donkey and fill each of its baskets with 15 pieces of peat. Then, they had to walk the donkey back to the entrance of the farm to receive their next clue.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 14, 2009, 03:46:16 PM
Time to arrange the teams in order?

Victor jumps at Verzasca while practically everyone is still around.
Tammy/Victor and Mark/Michael fight it out at Cheesefield.
Luke/Margie did not finish at the bottom the previous day, from clip of them celebrating at Locarno.
Mike/Mel and Luke/Margie arrive at Interlaken together.
Mike/Mel and Tammy/Victor are seen together at Cheesefield.

Jennifer/Preston could not have finished high on the previous day (reference: Timelines).
This means the following group should be behind Luke/Margie.
Brad/Victoria, LaKisha/Jennifer and Christie/Jodi are at Verzasca together.
Christie/Jodi, LaKisha/Jennifer, Cara/Jamie and Brad/Victoria arrive at Cheesefield together.
Amanda/Kris and Jennifer/Preston arrive together.
We know from Nijjy that these teams all took the same train, arriving in Interlaken at 2.28pm.
Christie/Jodi fight Jennifer/Preston to the Pit Stop.

Steve/Linda are nowhere to be found.



And here are the trains from Locarno to Interlaken:

Via Domodossola, Brig and Spiez (0813-1157)
Via Bellinzona and Luzern (0903-1355)
Via Domodossola and Spiez (1042-1428): Christie/Jodi, LaKisha/Jennifer, Cara/Jamie, Brad/Victoria, Jennifer/Preston, Amanda/Kris
Via Bellinzona and Luzern (1103-1555)
Via Domodossola, Brig and Spiez (1213-1557)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 14, 2009, 03:55:14 PM
Because of CBS's Newest release on TAR14 Episode 1 Preview we know the cheese is a additional task!

See the photo's below taken from the cluebox at the bottom of the hill. It is clearly a route marker

Note that in the background while Mel and Mike are opening the clue envelope, no cheeses are by the shed with the man in the tan coat.  So they must be one of the first teams there.  Later on in another shot of Victor and Tammy running back up the hill, and Mel is on the ground with a broken carrier, we can see the same man by the shed and at least two piles of two cheeses are stacked against the wall.  Later, we have Mel and Mike completing the task and behind them are four stacks of four cheeses each, so we can determine that if Mel and Mike were first at the task, they are now in fifth place when the complete it.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 14, 2009, 03:57:10 PM
1st to 5th?!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 14, 2009, 04:02:17 PM
Four stacks means they're in fourth place! :duno: I'm thinking...

Taking the 0903-1355 train
Tammy/Victor, Michael/Mark (#1 or #2)
Luke/Margie (#3, arriving Murren with Mike/Mel)
Mike/Mel (#4, based on gingerman28's observation)

Taking the 1042-1428 train
LaKisha/Jennifer, Brad/Victoria, Cara/Jamie, Christie/Jodi, Jennifer/Preston, Amanda/Kris
Cara/Jamie, LaKisha/Jennifer and Brad/Victoria arrive together.
Jennifer/Preston and Amanda/Kris arrive together.
Jodi/Christie and Jennifer/Preston end together.

Taking the train to Sequesterville
Linda/Steve

Is 100min (just) enough to clear six people on the bungee?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 14, 2009, 04:39:50 PM

Note that in the background while Mel and Mike are opening the clue envelope, no cheeses are by the shed with the man in the tan coat.  So they must be one of the first teams there.  Later on in another shot of Victor and Tammy running back up the hill, and Mel is on the ground with a broken carrier, we can see the same man by the shed and at least two piles of two cheeses are stacked against the wall.  Later, we have Mel and Mike completing the task and behind them are four stacks of four cheeses each, so we can determine that if Mel and Mike were first at the task, they are now in fifth place when the complete it.

I think that Tammy/Victor and Mark/Mike got to the cheese task first. When we see Mike/Mel and Luke/Margie, the first two teams are climbing the hill to the cheese or at the cheese. So in the vid caps all those teams take two cheese wheels a trip, which means they have to climb the hill a second time. Jamie/Cara take 4 cheese wheels down first trip. So I would think that Mel/Mike arrived 3rd and got passed by Luke/Margie and Cara/Jamie.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Neobie on February 14, 2009, 04:43:23 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0008-4.jpg)

I think they're in fourth place?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 14, 2009, 05:13:07 PM
Thanks for putting that together Neobie!!  :yess:

I was trying to guess where Linda and Steven are, from the episode 1 preview clip and think they are near the pitstop? I can see other people through the trees and S/L are trying to get to the other side of the river ( which is actually a brook ).. I think its here but its a guess. Is there too much snow on the ground to be Stechelberg?

Alpenhof, Stechelberg map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=im+stechelberg,+switzerland&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=27.753016,58.710937&ie=UTF8&ll=46.61761,7.886467&spn=0.187473,0.458679&z=12&om=1)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/th_4864_-_Stechelberg-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/4864_-_Stechelberg-1.jpg) << thumbnail
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Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 14, 2009, 05:38:26 PM
Wherever Steve & Linda are, I'm almost positive they're in last.  They just seem so cut off from where the other teams might be.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 14, 2009, 06:02:43 PM

Note that in the background while Mel and Mike are opening the clue envelope, no cheeses are by the shed with the man in the tan coat.  So they must be one of the first teams there.  Later on in another shot of Victor and Tammy running back up the hill, and Mel is on the ground with a broken carrier, we can see the same man by the shed and at least two piles of two cheeses are stacked against the wall.  Later, we have Mel and Mike completing the task and behind them are four stacks of four cheeses each, so we can determine that if Mel and Mike were first at the task, they are now in fifth place when the complete it.

I think that Tammy/Victor and Mark/Mike got to the cheese task first. When we see Mike/Mel and Luke/Margie, the first two teams are climbing the hill to the cheese or at the cheese. So in the vid caps all those teams take two cheese wheels a trip, which means they have to climb the hill a second time. Jamie/Cara take 4 cheese wheels down first trip. So I would think that Mel/Mike arrived 3rd and got passed by Luke/Margie and Cara/Jamie.

Okay, so Cara & Jamie comes in fourth!  I'm pretty happy with that!  And of course Linda & Steve take the train to Sequesterville -- after coming in last to the Pit Stop.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 14, 2009, 06:08:41 PM
I think you got it exactly pudding. They missed the bridge for some reason. I have been trying to decide how they get from the cheese task to the pit stop....  train or taxi?????
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 14, 2009, 06:12:23 PM

Note that in the background while Mel and Mike are opening the clue envelope, no cheeses are by the shed with the man in the tan coat.  So they must be one of the first teams there.  Later on in another shot of Victor and Tammy running back up the hill, and Mel is on the ground with a broken carrier, we can see the same man by the shed and at least two piles of two cheeses are stacked against the wall.  Later, we have Mel and Mike completing the task and behind them are four stacks of four cheeses each, so we can determine that if Mel and Mike were first at the task, they are now in fifth place when the complete it.

I think that Tammy/Victor and Mark/Mike got to the cheese task first. When we see Mike/Mel and Luke/Margie, the first two teams are climbing the hill to the cheese or at the cheese. So in the vid caps all those teams take two cheese wheels a trip, which means they have to climb the hill a second time. Jamie/Cara take 4 cheese wheels down first trip. So I would think that Mel/Mike arrived 3rd and got passed by Luke/Margie and Cara/Jamie.

Okay, so Cara & Jamie comes in fourth!  I'm pretty happy with that!  And of course Linda & Steve take the train to Sequesterville -- after coming in last to the Pit Stop.

Belle Book


My earlier thoughts are incorrect, Belle Book. I made my order on gingerman's post and not by going back and looking at the vid caps of the cheese stacks. As Neobie said, Mel/Mike are 4th. I appears they arrived at the cheese task in a dead heat with Luke/Margie for 3rd/4th and that Luke/Margie finished the task before them. When Mel/Mike at stacking their 4th cheese wheel, there are 3 not 4 full stacks of cheese wheels on the rack. Sorry for misleading you.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 14, 2009, 08:17:19 PM

Note that in the background while Mel and Mike are opening the clue envelope, no cheeses are by the shed with the man in the tan coat.  So they must be one of the first teams there.  Later on in another shot of Victor and Tammy running back up the hill, and Mel is on the ground with a broken carrier, we can see the same man by the shed and at least two piles of two cheeses are stacked against the wall.  Later, we have Mel and Mike completing the task and behind them are four stacks of four cheeses each, so we can determine that if Mel and Mike were first at the task, they are now in fifth place when the complete it.

I think that Tammy/Victor and Mark/Mike got to the cheese task first. When we see Mike/Mel and Luke/Margie, the first two teams are climbing the hill to the cheese or at the cheese. So in the vid caps all those teams take two cheese wheels a trip, which means they have to climb the hill a second time. Jamie/Cara take 4 cheese wheels down first trip. So I would think that Mel/Mike arrived 3rd and got passed by Luke/Margie and Cara/Jamie.

Okay, so Cara & Jamie comes in fourth!  I'm pretty happy with that!  And of course Linda & Steve take the train to Sequesterville -- after coming in last to the Pit Stop.

Belle Book


My earlier thoughts are incorrect, Belle Book. I made my order on gingerman's post and not by going back and looking at the vid caps of the cheese stacks. As Neobie said, Mel/Mike are 4th. I appears they arrived at the cheese task in a dead heat with Luke/Margie for 3rd/4th and that Luke/Margie finished the task before them. When Mel/Mike at stacking their 4th cheese wheel, there are 3 not 4 full stacks of cheese wheels on the rack. Sorry for misleading you.
Yeah, I think Cara & Jaime probably land in fifth on this leg.  They seem to get to the task around the time LaKisha & Jennifer do and pass them up there.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 14, 2009, 08:23:58 PM
Tammy and Victor and Mark and Michael look so intense they are sooo racing for 1st
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 14, 2009, 08:56:53 PM
short sports promo

  << HQ when ready

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 14, 2009, 09:14:08 PM
Only new thing is the Jaime/Cara pic! Can't wait for tomorrow!  :wohoo:
Title: Re: AR14 Timelines, Timetables and Flight Information
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 12:39:25 AM
I know the promo wants us to believe that Linda/Steve are hopelessly lost, but based on Neobie's evidence, I'm thinking that that Jennifer/Preston are indeed the ones out. CBS wants us to believe Linda/Steve will be out. It's not always the obvious choice that's eliminated.
Title: Re: AR14 Timelines, Timetables and Flight Information
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 01:12:00 AM
probably the wrong thread but we have this fwiw..

Jennifer and Preston have caught up..

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D1842.jpg)

this is a race to the pitstop ..
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D2066c.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gator27 on February 15, 2009, 07:20:23 AM
Because of CBS's Newest release on TAR14 Episode 1 Preview we know the cheese is a additional task!

See the photo's below taken from the cluebox at the bottom of the hill. It is clearly a route marker

Since they get the clue at the bottom of the cheese hill, they must walk up hill to chaotically come down hill with cheese.  It explains why some pictures show team going up hill.

There must be some penalty for runaway cheese.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 15, 2009, 12:07:15 PM
Mea Cupa, I can't count.  Every one is right there are only  THREE stacks of four cheese each behind Mel and Mike.   :groan:  So Mike and Mel finish the cheese task in fourth spot.

I find it hard to concentrate on  everything just now,  :'(  but looking forward to tonight.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 12:09:56 PM
Mea Cupa, I can't count.  Every one is right there are only  THREE stacks of four cheese each behind Mel and Mike.   :groan:  So Mike and Mel finish the cheese task in fourth spot.

I find it hard to concentrate on  everything just now,  :'(  but looking forward to tonight.
You know we love you Gman!  :hugs:  :-* ..........Happy TAR DAY!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 12:17:34 PM
One the fing best days of the year. :yess: :jumpy: :hearts:

It should be a national holiday. :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: gingerman28 on February 15, 2009, 12:27:03 PM
Monday,... :'(.., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, TARDAY

Next week, that is.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 01:21:33 PM
Well I don't see a TAR in the media section so I am posting this link here (though probably I have been beat to it), never mind found the damn section!

Aint it cool features a small article with a few spoilers in it.  Here
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40133.

I can't believe they got rid of the CGI plane in the opening, damn it.  I am really, really curious about the opening (I miss the plane).
Title: Re: AR14 Timelines, Timetables and Flight Information
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 01:34:13 PM
According to Aint it Cool news the team eliminated is mere seconds behind the next team, so that photo (unless their is something else that I haven't seen) could be the last two teams in a race to the mat.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 15, 2009, 02:13:23 PM
What will they do instead? A horse and buggy?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 02:18:04 PM
Camels?  or what an Ox, a beautiful Ox.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 02:19:16 PM
Well I don't see a TAR in the media section so I am posting this link here (though probably I have been beat to it), never mind found the damn section!

Aint it cool features a small article with a few spoilers in it.  Here
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40133.

I can't believe they got rid of the CGI plane in the opening, damn it.  I am really, really curious about the opening (I miss the plane).

Quote
* Thereís more crying when the first team hits the finish line than when the last team does.

* The ending is quite exciting. The last-place team hits the finish line only seconds after a not-last-place team.

 :ascared
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/97675_D2066c.jpg)


Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 02:21:50 PM
peach already posted this but I'm going to repost here


Monday .......

'Amazing Race' Eliminated Couple: Hear more insider stories about 'The Amazing Race' when Bonnie talks with the most recently eliminated couple
http://www.bonniehunt.com/
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 02:23:00 PM
Yeah I know (though I posted my opinion in the wrong thread, I think there is a good possibility that those are teams 10 and 11.  I would also then picture the bother & sister as possible bigger criers then the two guys for first (though who knows).

Gosh I would just die if I actually got the link that spoiled the ending of the first episode.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 02:30:04 PM
TV Review
The Amazing Race
Few things signal 
a fine new season of The Amazing Race better than when a contestant yells the words ''Don't let the cheese hit me!'' and you don't laugh but rather fear for his life.

·Steve and Linda, married and self-
proclaimed Virginia ''hillbillies'' who do a lotta yellin' and cryin'.

'' Phil is the TV industry standard for pure ham-on-wry. Even the ''hillbillies'' agree: ''I love the eyebrow!'' says Linda, when Keoghan raises it to convey his signature expression of amused dubiousness — or is that dubious amusement?

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20258483,00.html
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 02:33:15 PM
Damn it I want to be right.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 15, 2009, 02:41:38 PM
if I were a betting wo'man I'd bet Linda and Steven are safe ...........neener
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Hooky on February 15, 2009, 03:13:33 PM
CBS's promos in the last 3 seasons have been anything but tricky. I still say Steve & Linda are out first.
Title: Re: TAR 14 in the Media/News/Videos
Post by: Ashe on February 15, 2009, 03:18:20 PM
* Thereís more crying when the first team hits the finish line than when the last team does.

* The ending is quite exciting. The last-place team hits the finish line only seconds after a not-last-place team.
Sounds like Tammy's going to do some serious crying, assuming she and Victor are at the top of the pack by this point, and they either win the leg or take a very close second behind Mark & Michael.

As for the last-place team, that might explain the picture of Christie & Jodi and Preston & Jennifer.  Maybe the flight attendants just beat out the daters, with the latter going home first.  And if so, it sounds like Steve & Linda could be safe on this first leg!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 15, 2009, 03:23:53 PM
Well I think 4 teams made that 9:03 train. Victor/Tammy, Mark/Mike, Mel/Mike and Luke/Margie. They were all seen together at the cheese task. We know that Preston/Jennifer, Lakisha/Jennifer, Brad/Victoria, and Cara/Jamie. They were all seen at the cheese task too. That leaves Jodi/Christie, Amanda/Kris, and Linda/Steve.

Puddin said that Preston/Jennifer had caught up. Jennifer could be on her second cheese and Amanda on her first. So Preston/Jennifer could really be ahead. I think it will be determined on what trains the last 7 teams get on. If they are on the same train to Interlaken....it will be wild finish. It will be fun watching.
Title: Re: TAR 14 in the Media/News/Videos
Post by: Ashe on February 15, 2009, 03:27:45 PM
* Thereís more crying when the first team hits the finish line than when the last team does.

* The ending is quite exciting. The last-place team hits the finish line only seconds after a not-last-place team.
Sounds like Tammy's will be doing some crying, assuming she and Victor are at the top of the pack by this point, and either win the leg or come in a very close second behind Mark & Michael.

As for the last-place team, this might explain the picture of Christie & Jodi and Preston & Jennifer.  Maybe the flight attendants barely beat out the daters, with the latter team going home.  If so, Steve & Linda could really be safe on this first leg!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: mswood on February 15, 2009, 03:34:50 PM
Actually (though I am sure it doesn't happen) how awesome would it be if Margie and Luke were first?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: cba on February 15, 2009, 03:41:13 PM
Okay so TAR has not been noticed that much there.... my friend that lives in Stechelberg actually lives in the house next door to the Alpenhof hotel and she had no idea!  :funny:



The shots of the team being lost (at the river, is that Steve & Linda? Sorry I still can't put faces with names) is from Stechelberg. Puddin you are right on about the exact location (post #370). There can absolutely be snow on the grounds of Stechelberg, if it's cold enough for couple of days and nights it will stay fairly long even if they're not that high in altitude - I believe they were not reachable by train/ bus or car two or three days already this winter cause they're getting lots of snow this season compared to the past ones. There's as little as three or four hours of sun during the winter months.

Sorry my pictures aren't excellent for comparison, I only have them from either summer or very wintery, also were they taken a little more north than where that team is standing.
But you can see the outlines of the hills, the woods and the mountains in the background.
The promo SC:
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/commercial/rff-0014-6.jpg)
Taken in July 2004:
(http://i39.[banned image hosting site].com/j6hnab.jpg)
Taken in February 2003:
(http://i41.[banned image hosting site].com/289m0ao.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 15, 2009, 03:51:54 PM
Well I think 4 teams made that 9:03 train. Victor/Tammy, Mark/Mike, Mel/Mike and Luke/Margie. They were all seen together at the cheese task. We know that Preston/Jennifer, Lakisha/Jennifer, Brad/Victoria, and Cara/Jamie. They were all seen at the cheese task too. That leaves Jodi/Christie, Amanda/Kris, and Linda/Steve.

Puddin said that Preston/Jennifer had caught up. Jennifer could be on her second cheese and Amanda on her first. So Preston/Jennifer could really be ahead. I think it will be determined on what trains the last 7 teams get on. If they are on the same train to Interlaken....it will be wild finish. It will be fun watching.
Shoot.  Then maybe it's Amanda & Kris fighting it out for last with with Steve & Linda, and Christie & Jodi and Preston & Jennifer fighting it out for eighth and ninth?

Damn.  And here I thought there was actually a chance Preston & Jennifer could be out of our hair right off the bat.
Title: Re: TAR 14 in the Media/News/Videos
Post by: zacz on February 15, 2009, 03:55:42 PM
With Linda and Steve possibly being safe - Could there be two main groups of racers, and could Linda and Steve possibly have caught a faster train than the slower group (or a slower train than the faster group) and ended up in the middle of the two groups by themselves. This would explain the fact that there are no pictures of them in the same shot as other teams. 
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 15, 2009, 04:18:35 PM
Okay, so Cara & Jamie come in fifth.  That's okay with me -- as long as they're not near the back of the pack!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 14 in the Media/News/Videos
Post by: gingerman28 on February 15, 2009, 06:35:48 PM
With Linda and Steve possibly being safe - Could there be two main groups of racers, and could Linda and Steve possibly have caught a faster train than the slower group (or a slower train than the faster group) and ended up in the middle of the two groups by themselves. This would explain the fact that there are no pictures of them in the same shot as other teams. 

The fact that we do not see Steve and Linda with the other teams, and that they seem to be alone hunting for someplace (the pit stop or somewhere else), could this mean that CBS and TPTB have completely hidden from us in the previews that the first ep contains a FAST FORWARD? and that Steve and Linda took it.  This could mean that they come in FIRST not LAST. 

Just a thought, I know I'm not thinking clearly these days.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 15, 2009, 09:41:20 PM
Quote
As for the last-place team, that might explain the picture of Christie & Jodi and Preston & Jennifer.  Maybe the flight attendants just beat out the daters, with the latter going home first.  Adn if so, it sounds like Steve & Linda could be safe on this first leg!

Absolutely right.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Snooky on February 16, 2009, 10:22:43 AM
Wow!  This premier brought me back to season 1!
I think that they are trying to show the team's personalities more than the tasks!
This is definitely one of my favorite premiers!
The only thing that I don't like is that the airport footage was skipped.  If there was an hour and a half, than they would probably would put it in.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 09:08:10 PM
I'll guess Kris and Amanda arrived at the pitstop at 3:50  ;)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2009, 09:17:24 PM
I was thinking that watch would come in handy! :lol: Good pickup!! :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 09:19:52 PM
I'll guess Kris and Amanda arrived at the pitstop at 3:50  ;)
Let's check the departure times for Episode 2 since they're supposed to leave 12 hours afterwards (assuming we're going to see departure times this season). :lol:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 16, 2009, 09:28:59 PM
NEW FEATURE!

Leaderboard from Joab!! :ty3:

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 16, 2009, 09:35:15 PM
Ooooh, that leaderboard is much better than wikipedia's!!!! Great job, Joab. :tup:

We really like you now. ;)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 16, 2009, 09:47:02 PM
Very nice, thanks Joab  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 16, 2009, 10:31:49 PM
Nice leaderboard Joab, but they haven't used the "Yield" for two seasons I think   U Turn now
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 16, 2009, 10:34:13 PM
Nice leaderboard Joab, but they haven't used the "Yield" for two seasons I think   U Turn now

I know :funny: I told peach i forgot that it's U-TURN now.. but i'll edit it next leg. Thanks! :jam:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 17, 2009, 01:35:00 AM
Ooooh, that leaderboard is much better than wikipedia's!!!! Great job, Joab. :tup:
Except Yields are gone and U-Turns are in their place.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DŚnooky on February 17, 2009, 07:39:50 AM
Ooooh, that leaderboard is much better than wikipedia's!!!! Great job, Joab. :tup:
Except Yields are gone and U-Turns are in their place.
but what if there's another unexpected twist?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 07:58:08 AM
I would love for twists that producers have been putting in these few seasons. First it was Intersection in Season 10, then it was U-TURN and Speedbump is Season 12.. it's time for another twist in season 14!!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DŚnooky on February 17, 2009, 08:27:13 AM
I would love for twists that producers have been putting in these few seasons. First it was Intersection in Season 10, then it was U-TURN and Speedbump is Season 12.. it's time for another twist in season 14!!!!!!
But sadly, they're running out of traffic lexicon...
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 09:08:32 AM
I would love for twists that producers have been putting in these few seasons. First it was Intersection in Season 10, then it was U-TURN and Speedbump is Season 12.. it's time for another twist in season 14!!!!!!
But sadly, they're running out of traffic lexicon...

 :funny:

(http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/F855A230-2A81-4E49-87BB-095216CFF590/0/rbsign.jpg)
A Roundabout when used by one team will force another team to go back to the previous clue and repeat the task again. (Something like U-TURN.. but this can work for Roadblock as well.. so much better than the U-TURN, which only works for Detour)

Imagine having to repeat drinking the hungarian soup in TAR6, the 4 pounds meat in TAR 7, bungee jumping twice!! :funny:

(http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1913781/2/istockphoto_1913781_barrier_sign.jpg)
A barrier when used by one team will force another team to stop racing and complete an additional task which other teams do not have to complete. (Something like Speedbump, but not served as a NEL penalty)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Diamond_road_sign_Y_junction.svg/120px-Diamond_road_sign_Y_junction.svg.png)
A junction when used by one team will force all the teams behind them to stop racing. All the other teams when stopped by the junction, will wait for all the remaining teams to arrive before they can set off.

This should give the team who used it a sizable lead to gain a win (and piss off everyone).. = DRAMA. And this should also add to the intensity of the race since all the teams at the back are bunched together and racing to avoid elimination.

(http://www.tiresias.org/images/rewind.jpg)
A rewind will force teams back to the start of the leg. (EVIL!)

Okay i think i'm crazy. :res: :sucks :wohoo: :jumpy: :hearts: :jam:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2009, 10:04:47 AM
This is interesting guys, but this is the thread for ep 1 discussion, not speculation on twists....

No more here, okay?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 10:20:58 AM
Sorry peach :-[

Okay! :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 17, 2009, 02:42:11 PM
I forgot about this, but I guess I was right after all.


6:15 Team = Linda/Steve Cole????

7:00 Team = Jennifer/Preston????
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2009, 05:29:48 PM
Everyone needs to be SURE to listen to Rob's fantabulous Interview with Preston and Jennifer (awww...loved you guys!) for some spoiler info about what happened at the end. Great Interview Rob!! :jumpy:

RFF download:  http://www.rffradio.com/podpress_trac/web/312/0/rffradio_ep190b.mp3  Interview starts at 49:20

Brief Highlights:

How did they get in last place to Locarno?

They were first off the plane in Milan, first into a taxi, first away from the airport.
Their cabdriver spoke no English.
Their cab did not have an toll speed pass, they were caught in a long line waiting to pay.
The route that taxi took was thru downtown during rush hour, that cost them another 45 minutes.
Their cab driver then took them to the wrong customs checkpoint at the border(the one their instructions said NOT to use)
They were then late to the train to Locarno.
That's when we see the minor spat on the train...
All in all, about a 3 hour delay from airport to Locarno church.

Leaving Locarno:

Had an advantage because while others were running into town, looking for taxis, they spotted the taxi rank right next to the church.
The first taxi stalled 3 times leaving the church, had to change.

Last Taxi: (after Cheese Hill)

They did not have enough money to pay, they were short 75 francs
Several of the other teams didn't have enough money to pay either
They had to beg, but other teams had already hit up the area
They spent 45 minutes begging for the 75 francs without success
Finally decided to take a penalty and starting running, ran the wrong way, turned around, and that's when Christy and Jodi arrived, Footrace from there...
From Preston: "Every team who took the second flight with us, none of us had enough money to pay the taxi guy at the end."
They arrived 30-40 minutes ahead of the blondes (Christy/Jodi) from Cheese Hill
Begged the taxi guy, who was also mad about all the mud and poo in his car

Bungy:

took a couple of hours to do
Preston's cable had to be changed due to his weight
there were others behind him at the jump
there were rocks only at the bottom, no water
awesome, but scary

Cheese Hill:

Jennifer: I think I peed in my pants watching, it was hilarious to see it (on TV)
The band wasn't funny then , but was to see later
The cheese wasn't cheese, had weights in it?
It was so steep it was a cliff
It was soaking wet, piles of poop everywhere
Backpacks were not meant to carry that much weight, cheaply made
Luke ran, and they were worried he was going to face plant
Some carriers were stronger than others, Brad and Victoria's didn't break
At that point Jen/Kisha, Jaime/Cara were behind them,
Preston's cheese rolled down the hill, that cost them time
But still 30-40 minutes ahead of Christy/Jodi at that point

Begged 45 minutes for money, decided to run, and take whatever penalty
Wish they had thought to do that 45 minutes sooner
At that point after cheese hill, they were so tired their brains weren't working

Elimination Station:

Maybe for the best for our relationship
Got to spend 3 weeks in Thailand together
Thailand was the best thing that ever happened to us
We got to do priceless stuff
Other teams were jealous of them and said We should have been elminated first, this is AWESOME
We didn't spend ANY money the first three days, other teams had bought pizza at the sleep stop in Locarno; then they were suddenly in luxury
We got to see a lot of Thailand, got to enjoy it, got to do some awesome things
Time of our Lives!
Got to see and explore Thailand

We want to do AllStars, OR a new TAR "Amazing Race Losers", first teams out race :lol:

Thanks to the RFF family for the "blog", the pictures, the good stuff about us!

===================

Thanks again Rob! AMAZING Interview!! :hearts:

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: michael on February 17, 2009, 05:33:24 PM
Thanks for the highlights peach!
great interview rob.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2009, 05:36:16 PM
If no teams who took the second flight had enough money to pay the taxi at the end, was this a production error? Did that group actually need more money than the first group?

Were the train tickets or taxi fares using this route much more expensive than the other way?

Preston says that they spent NO money (outside of race expenses) to that point.

Bummer....
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 17, 2009, 06:09:35 PM
That was a great interview. Preston & Jennifer were so funny. I really wish they had stayed. I agree with Rob. They were very entertaining.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 17, 2009, 06:30:05 PM
Sounds to me that they used all their money on taxis from Malpensa Airport to downtown Milano, then to the border with Switzerland, instead of taking trains all the way.

Malpensa Airport is on the far northwest side of Milano. Neobie found good train connections without having to go to downtown Milano, cutting straight across to the Milano/Zurich mainline, which is close to due north out of Milano.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 17, 2009, 06:34:40 PM
It is possible they were told to take taxis though, based on that interview about being told to use one customs entry over another.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 17, 2009, 06:47:48 PM
Thanks for the leaderboard, Joab and for the interview portions, Georgia peach!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Ashe on February 17, 2009, 08:06:12 PM
That was a great interview. Preston & Jennifer were so funny. I really wish they had stayed. I agree with Rob. They were very entertaining.
It was a good interview, indeed, but I'm still glad they're gone.  I found them not the least bit entertaining.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 17, 2009, 08:29:53 PM
I love Jennifer and Preston even more now, sounds like the time they spent in sequesterville helped their relationship and am looking forward to the next sets of the elimination station clips   :hearts:
Preston says that Kisha giggled about Preston walking off the bungee jump for weeks ...hmmmmmm
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Mrs Shrek on February 17, 2009, 08:37:40 PM
75 swiss francs is about $US 64.00, so I can understand why the locals weren't too keen on being hit up multiple times - that's a lot of money to beg for in a small rural town
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on February 17, 2009, 10:03:36 PM
I love Jennifer and Preston even more now, sounds like the time they spent in sequesterville helped their relationship and am looking forward to the next sets of the elimination station clips   :hearts:
Preston says that Kisha giggled about Preston walking off the bungee jump for weeks ...hmmmmmm
I noticed that too. I wonder if the sisters are eliminated early.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 17, 2009, 10:32:58 PM
It is possible they were told to take taxis though, based on that interview about being told to use one customs entry over another.

Peach,

I ran back the first of the program. They open the clues at Los Alamitos and it says to fly to Zurich or Milan and nothing else. When the famous lines are crossing the USA and Europe to Zurich and Milan, Phil says that they are to take trains to Locarno. Nothing is said about taxis and nothing is shown on the program with them in taxis. All you see is them running out of the airport and then running to the train station. When Jennifer/Preston find the "train station" it is the one in Chiasso, Switzerland. That border crossing at the southern end of Lake Como is very congested. In the GE shot, traffic on the Italian side of the highway is backed way up. It may have been suggested in the added on instructions about getting there by taxi, but I think that they were being told, was to go to the train station to clear customs and not on the highway (autostrade) customs.

I found this about Malpensa International Airport from Wikipedia.Org.

"Milano Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP, ICAO: LIMC), former "Aeroporto Cittŗ di Busto Arsizio" [3] is located in the province of Varese, about 50 km from central Milan, Italy. It is one of 3 international airports in the Milan area. The airport is connected to Milan by the Milano-Varese highway as well as by the "Malpensa Express" train starting from the Milan Cadorna railway station (LeNord regional railways) and taking about 40 minutes."

Malpensa Airport is only about 40-50 miles from Locarno, as the crow flies. From what Preston described in the RFf interview, they went the 50 km to downtown Milan, then 50 km back north to Como-Chiasso border crossing. Think if it as the two long sides of a piece of pizza, with the airport and Como at the outer edges of crust. If they had just driven straight across, they would have saved a lot of time and money I suspect. I followed the railroad and highway from Malpensa to Saronne (I think that is how it is spelled), then to Como. I think the Italian taxis just wanted a larger fare and probably took them the long way around.

From what Preston said in the interview, all 5 teams that flew to Milano, took taxis.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 17, 2009, 11:02:59 PM
I love Jennifer and Preston even more now, sounds like the time they spent in sequesterville helped their relationship and am looking forward to the next sets of the elimination station clips   :hearts:
Preston says that Kisha giggled about Preston walking off the bungee jump for weeks ...hmmmmmm
I noticed that too. I wonder if the sisters are eliminated early.

Nooooooo. :'(
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 17, 2009, 11:06:41 PM
Sorry Joab. But yay  :yess: :wohoo: They seem boring so far. So I am neutral and would rather see them go than a few others. Hope they get better though!
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 18, 2009, 08:22:51 PM
I love Jennifer and Preston even more now, sounds like the time they spent in sequesterville helped their relationship and am looking forward to the next sets of the elimination station clips   :hearts:
Preston says that Kisha giggled about Preston walking off the bungee jump for weeks ...hmmmmmm
I noticed that too. I wonder if the sisters are eliminated early.

In the spoilers section, there's indications that LaKisha & Jennifer make it to Siberia.  So they probably aren't eliminated right away, but they are eliminated in time to make it to Sequesterville.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Jobby on February 18, 2009, 08:44:06 PM
I believe they will be eliminated before Leg 5. Since Leg 7 should be Sequesterville. I believe they will pull the NEL back to Leg 4 and Leg 5 this season.. and Leg 6 since this is a 12 Legs season.

Leg 12 - Finale
Leg 11 - Final 4 elimination
Leg 10 - Final 4 NEL
Leg 9 - Final 5 elimination
Leg 8 - Final 5 NEL
Leg 7 - Final 6 elimination
Leg 6 - Final 6 NEL
Leg 5 - Final 7 elimination
Leg 4 - Final 8 elimination
Leg 3 - Final 9 elimination
Leg 2 - Final 10 elimination

Yup.. should go like this. Unless they decided to have 2 NELs on either Leg 4/5 and 1 NEL on Leg 4/5.. Lakisha and Jennifer don't make it pass Leg 7 at all and will make it to Leg 4/5 at least.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Kiwi Jay on February 18, 2009, 09:21:26 PM
Any chance it wasnt true and they are eliminated soon?
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: Belle Book on February 19, 2009, 08:23:33 PM
Leg 4 or Leg 5 isn't very early in the Race, but it's still early.  And that's where I was thinking LaKisha & Jennifer would go out anyway -- more Leg 5 because I thought Leg 4 would be an NEL, but you might be right, Joab.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 26, 2009, 12:14:57 PM
It is possible they were told to take taxis though, based on that interview about being told to use one customs entry over another.

When Jennifer/Preston find the "train station" it is the one in Chiasso, Switzerland. That border crossing at the southern end of Lake Como is very congested. In the GE shot, traffic on the Italian side of the highway is backed way up. It may have been suggested in the added on instructions about getting there by taxi, but I think that they were being told, was to go to the train station to clear customs and not on the highway (autostrade) customs.


Dr. Rox,
When the teams hit Paris or Frankfurt they would have to do the U.S. to Europe customs clearance there. Due to the arrival date of Nov. 1, the old policies were still in effect so entry at the Zurich airport would have required a second, easier customs clearance. From Milan teams would be clearing customs on the train (always very easy by my experience) to Switzerland except possibly Preston and Jennifer who would have had to do it in a taxi.

The new policies are as follows effective 12/12/08:
Switzerland last night dismantled its check points at its borders with Germany, Austria, Italy and France, after the country officially became a member of the passport-free Schengen zone.

But its membership of the now 25-country zone will prove short-lived if the Swiss fail to vote ĎYes' in a referendum on the freedom of movement of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens scheduled for 8 February 2009.

However, the passport-free entry does not happen in reality until March 31 2009 under Schengen zone rules. It is clear that they did not impact on AR14 but will on any Amazing Races going to Switzerland in the future.

Switzerland rejected European Union membership in 1992 but is now affiliated with 25 countries (almost all EU members) on this,

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: cba on February 28, 2009, 06:29:37 AM
It is possible they were told to take taxis though, based on that interview about being told to use one customs entry over another.

When Jennifer/Preston find the "train station" it is the one in Chiasso, Switzerland. That border crossing at the southern end of Lake Como is very congested. In the GE shot, traffic on the Italian side of the highway is backed way up. It may have been suggested in the added on instructions about getting there by taxi, but I think that they were being told, was to go to the train station to clear customs and not on the highway (autostrade) customs.


Dr. Rox,
When the teams hit Paris or Frankfurt they would have to do the U.S. to Europe customs clearance there. Due to the arrival date of Nov. 1, the old policies were still in effect so entry at the Zurich airport would have required a second, easier customs clearance. From Milan teams would be clearing customs on the train (always very easy by my experience) to Switzerland except possibly Preston and Jennifer who would have had to do it in a taxi.

The new policies are as follows effective 12/12/08:
Switzerland last night dismantled its check points at its borders with Germany, Austria, Italy and France, after the country officially became a member of the passport-free Schengen zone.

But its membership of the now 25-country zone will prove short-lived if the Swiss fail to vote ĎYes' in a referendum on the freedom of movement of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens scheduled for 8 February 2009.

However, the passport-free entry does not happen in reality until March 31 2009 under Schengen zone rules. It is clear that they did not impact on AR14 but will on any Amazing Races going to Switzerland in the future.

Switzerland rejected European Union membership in 1992 but is now affiliated with 25 countries (almost all EU members) on this,



Custom clearings have been rare between the Swiss and surrounding countries borders for almost three years already - by train and by car / taxi. The voting by the Swiss citizens whether or not to joing the Schengen rules was in June 2005 and was pretty much established in reality just weeks later. I'm travelling between Austria and Switzerland frequently (since Sept. 2006), most of the time by train, sometimes my dad pays a visit and drives me. I had to show my passport and state whether I've got something to declare at the customs a total of three times travelling by train (out of more than 50 journeys) and not a single time with the car - not even when I moved and our car was obviously totally loaded. I have seen Taxis passing without being held up, too.
I have a friend who frequently travels to Italy and she says it's the same at the boarders there.
As additional information - Nov 1/2 was a weekend and then there's lots of traffic at the Switzerland - Italy borders due to many short weekend vacations by south Swiss people to Italy. Plus, Nov 1st is a catholic holiday (Italy is mostly catholic and so is south Switzerland).

To clear up the last paragraph in the post above:
It was not the European Union Memberships that Switzerland rejected in 1992; as a matter of fact, we have not had votings on whether to join or not because it's clear from polls it would result in a very clear "no". The 1992 voting was on the EWR (short for "Europšischer Wirtschaftsraum", I believe that would be "European Economic Area" or something similar in English. It's basically an agreement between the member countries of the European Union and those of the European Free Trade Association (of which Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland are the member). Norway and Iceland joined it. So did Liechtenstein, but because in customs and finances Liechtenstein is part of Switzerland and Switzerland rejected to join, neither could Liechtenstein.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 28, 2009, 08:05:49 AM
cba, while what you say is technically correct, again I find it misleading. Voting down the EEA was equivalent to not proceeding with the European Union in 1992. The bassi for my conclusions is:

Switzerland is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). It took part in negotiating the European Economic Area agreement with the European Union. It signed the agreement on 2 May 1992, and submitted an application for accession to the EU on 20 May 1992. However, a Swiss referendum held on 6 December 1992 rejected EEA membership. As a consequence, the Swiss government decided to suspend negotiations for EU accession until further notice. Its application remains open.

I am going in my airline flight information to call their flights "LX", their airline code. I can't remember exactly back to my travel agent days, but I do not think it used to be LX.

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: apskip on February 28, 2009, 09:39:06 AM
Forgive me if I am duplicating something that has been said earlier in this thread. I have looked at this thread, but zinging through at top speed I could have missed something. In one of the EXTRA VIDEOS, there was a very large watch on someone, I think Kris, that read 350pm while at the pit stop. He and Amanda finished 5th in episode 1 and this was at Stechelberg. Let's assume that setting up the camera after Phil checked them in took about 2 minutes and then work backward:

Taxi from cheese task in Interlaken through Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg - first segement is 10km, so say 15 minutes; 2nd is a 15 minute drive; total time = 30 minutes + 5 minutes to find the pit stop   time leaving Interlaken 3:13pm

Cheese Task - this one is hard to say, but I will go with 45 minutes for a relatively efficient team time getting to cheese is 2:28

Walk to Kleine Rugen Wiese from Interlaken train station - my Interlaken map does not have Kleine Rugen Weise on it, but I can infer where it is due to the location of the Rugen Woods just above it. They are 400m from Interlaken West station, so it would be about 500 m to the farthest point on a road running parellel to the ridge on top and perpendicular to goign up the hill. I say it's about a 5 minute walk once teams get their bearings, so maybe 8 minutes total 2:20 aqrrival at Interlaken West

Now, Kris and Amanda were in the 745am group, so theywould not have made the 903am train. They would have been on the 1050am with Brad and Victoria arriving Interlaken West at 2:23pm. That's a pretty good convergence.

Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: cba on February 28, 2009, 03:00:19 PM
cba, while what you say is technically correct, again I find it misleading. Voting down the EEA was equivalent to not proceeding with the European Union in 1992. The bassi for my conclusions is:

Switzerland is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). It took part in negotiating the European Economic Area agreement with the European Union. It signed the agreement on 2 May 1992, and submitted an application for accession to the EU on 20 May 1992. However, a Swiss referendum held on 6 December 1992 rejected EEA membership. As a consequence, the Swiss government decided to suspend negotiations for EU accession until further notice. Its application remains open.

I am going in my airline flight information to call their flights "LX", their airline code. I can't remember exactly back to my travel agent days, but I do not think it used to be LX.



You are correct in everything you're written. From how I read your previous post, the way I read it, it sounded like the 1992 referendum was directly about accession to the EU, what it wasn't. Maybe I read it wrong. :)

Huh, I believe the last paragraph is on the Swiss / Swissair topic from the other thread?
Swissair used to have SR as their airline code. LX used to be Crossair's code and is the one now used by Swiss.
As already written over there, Swiss was built by combining Swissair and Crossair. Meaning taking over planes and (most) personell from them both. However, Swissair was bancrupt and Crossair wasn't. The Swiss government supported the start of the new airline with (lots of) money (and basically payed for Swissair from October 2001 until March 2002 to prevent it to all go down including many associated firms that would be able to survive on their own) and one of their demands was that the basic structure of the airline was taken over from Crossair, not Swissair. This decision was a mixture of a) Crossair not being bancrupt like Swissair, meaning their strategies seem to be better and b) demands from the Crossair owners and CEO as a compromise for them giving up their successful airline to save the other one.
(I'm sorry for my choice of words here, it's a bit difficult to expalin such things in a language I'm not native in  :-[)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on February 28, 2009, 03:57:41 PM
I understand you perfectly cba  ;)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: DrRox on February 28, 2009, 04:40:57 PM
Danke, cba!!

I understood you too. What you found is called in the TV/movie biz as a "continuity" conflict. WRP/CBS used stock footage of an old Swissair DC10/MD11 in that shot. The plane belonged to the old Swissair, not the new Swiss.

I have learned over the years to not pay to much attention to what type of aircraft that WRP/CBS uses in the airport sequences. They rarely match actual aircraft type. They like to get the name of the airline out there. I doubt very seriously that any airline would use a DC10/MD11 on a fight from Zurich to Munich. If the did, they wouldn't be around much either.
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: cba on March 01, 2009, 02:37:43 AM
I doubt very seriously that any airline would use a DC10/MD11 on a fight from Zurich to Munich. If the did, they wouldn't be around much either.

Oh look maybe you just found the reason for them going bancrupt!  :lol:
J/k .... I know for a fact they didn't. My dad was a engine technician specialized on Swissair's (later Swiss') MD-11's. ;)
Title: Re: TAR14 EP1: 'Donít Let a Cheese Hit Me' (Switzerland)
Post by: puddin on March 01, 2009, 11:05:24 AM
I doubt very seriously that any airline would use a DC10/MD11 on a fight from Zurich to Munich. If the did, they wouldn't be around much either.

Oh look maybe you just found the reason for them going bancrupt!  :lol:
J/k .... I know for a fact they didn't. My dad was a engine technician specialized on Swissair's (later Swiss') MD-11's. ;)
:lol: thanks cba I needed a laugh! Way cool too about your dad, wow  :tup: