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Title: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on June 24, 2009, 03:45:06 PM
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Contestant Spoilers (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.0.html)

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Based on eyewitness reports:

in no particular order!

Eric Paskel & Lisa Paskel  last witnessed LA River "GO" lineup/ For the first time, one team will be booted at the start of the trek :yes:
Garrett Paul & Jessica Stout)  last witnessed LAX.     :yes:
Ron Shalita & Marcia Wynkpoop Maloy  last witnessed LAX.  :yes:
Zev Glassenberg & Justin Kanew  last witnessed Phnom Penh? (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg439723.html#msg439723) :yes:
Keri Morrione & Lance Layne- engaged last witnessed Dubai? (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg431864.html#msg431864)   :yes:
Canaan Smith & Mika Combs-Friends  last witnessed in Dubai? (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg431864.html#msg431864).   :yes:
Tiffany Michele & Maria Ho- Babes in Poker  last witnessed Tallinn, Estonia  (decoys)   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg437945.html#msg437945) in the final 6 :yes:
Gary & Matt Tomjenovich- Father & Son    last witnessed Las Vegas, Nevada (decoys)   final 5?  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg445522.html#msg445522)
Herbert/Nate-Team Dark Blue- Harlem Globetrotters  last witnessed Las Vegas, Nevada (decoys) final 4?  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg445522.html#msg445522)
Brian and Ericka Kleinschmidt (Dunlap)- Married     final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
Sam & Dan McMillen- Brothers    (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg439723.html#msg439723)   final 3  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)


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Media Blurbs:
CBSPRES***PRESS (http://www.cbspres***press.com/div.php/cbs_entertainment/original/release?id=4844&dpid=56&rid=22687)

• Contestants will travel one of the fastest courses ever assembled on the Race - spanning eight countries in just 21 days.  Season 15 also features the quickest elimination in the history of the series, sending one Team home before they leave the starting line.  Teams fortunate enough to avoid the surprise elimination and compete for the $ 1 million prize will face the "Switchback," which sends Teams back to the site of one of the series' most infamous Roadblocks, as well as a surprise appearance by one of America's most beloved entertainers, a visit to the world's tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show.    


• "This season we wanted to keep the Racers and our fans on their toes and make sure no one gets too comfortable," stated Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer and Co-Creator of THE AMAZING RACE.  "We're adding some new surprise elements including our quickest elimination ever as well as revisiting one of the most challenging Roadblocks our Teams have ever encountered during our past 15 seasons."  

Entertainment Weekly (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19204.msg473064.html#msg473064)
•Contestants in The Amazing Race;s 15th installment begin their frenzied sprint around the world in Los Angeles and immerdiately jet off to Toyko, where things get rather spicy. "We threw'em right in the middle of a Japenese game show , where there's a couple hundred people cheering them on and jsut going berserk," says exec producer Bertram Van Munster."They have to eat this unbelievable wasabi bomb. And that's just the introduction!" The 21 day race, which also hits countries as Estonia, offers and array of contestants including Harlem Globetrotters, female professional poker players (who prove to be "tough as nails"), a man with Asperger's syndrome, and yes, a highly combustible husband/wife tandem. ("This guy was so frustrated with something, I thought he was going to break his hand," notes Van Munster.) And we're extremely curious to watch the roadblock: "We have a challenge that involves 2,000 animals," boasts van Munster. "I have tried this for years and finally pulled it off. It will make you laugh and cry."

AP (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090909/ap_en_tv/us_tv_amazing_race15)
•For the first time, one team will be booted at the start of the trek, and racers will have to tackle the Switchback, a new twist that sends teams back to one of the series' most challenging "roadblocks." Executive producer Bertram van Munster said the racers will set off from the Los Angeles River, then first head to Tokyo to complete several zany tasks.

•"Have you ever seen Japanese tourists following a tour guide with a little flag?" said van Munster. "Well, our contestants are going to be the tour leaders. Each team is going to have to run a group of 20 tourists through the center of Tokyo as fast as they can. Whoever brings their entire tour group to the Pit Stop first will be the number one team."

EW: (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/09/24/the-amazing-race-15-exclusive-reveal-of-the-route-plus-teases/)
• The action begins at the Los Angeles River, and for the first time in show history, a team will be eliminated mere yards from the starting gate. The challenge involves a fence with thousands of license plates—some of them from Japan (which serves as the first destination). “Twenty four people run up and frantically start grabbing license plates, but they’re wrong because as usual they don’t read their clue,” chuckles van Munster. “Eventually a team gets eliminated—they see the cars drive off and it is bye-bye. We told them 100 times, ‘Read your clue. Repeat after me: Read your clue.’ They don’t read the clue. It’s unbelievable. Nothing has changed.”

• Once they get to Tokyo, Racers find themselves on a Japanese game show, and they have to eat a tear-inducing Wasabi bomb. Notes van Munster: “Even the Japanese are horrified by it, which is good. If the Japanese are horrified by another game show, then we’re on the right track.”

• When contestants arrive in Vietnam, they face down a Roadblock involving 2,000 ducks. “You have to show how good you are in guiding these ducks from one end of a soccer field, across a little bridge to the other end, turning them around and bringing them back into the pen,” explains van Munster. “It turns into total duck madness. It’s just hysterical… I’ve tried for eight years to integrate it into the show, and we never succeeded in getting [contestants] to do it. They know it’s too difficult. So I said, ‘Roadblock!’”


• In Dubai, competitors will be presented with a chilling Detour: They have to take snow from an indoor ski area and build a snowman outside in the scorching Middle East heat. “The quality of the snow changes instantly the moment you bring it out,” chuckles van Munster. “And the snowman can’t be a little one—it has to be five-, six-foot-high snowman with eyes and a real carrot in his nose.”

• In another first for the show, one of Race’s most infamous Roadblocks is revisited. “It is so crazy and difficult to do, and it was so amazing the last time we did it,” says van Munster. “And it’s just as crazy and amazing this time.”

• Although this Race takes place over a relatively brisk 21 days, van Munster insists that it won’t be any easier. “Very often in the middle of the series, [the contestants] get kind of cozy with each other and there could be a little bit of a lull,” he notes. “In this race, there is no lull. There is pedal-to-the-metal competition. They’re constantly overtaking each other. Every time we stand at the finish line we were blown away who gets eliminated and who stays in.”

• Among the contestants to watch:

-Herbert and Nathaniel from the Harlem Globetrotters. (“Great sense of humor.”)

-Justin and his best friend Zev, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. (“The things Zev says are so right on the money and they come from left field… You’re gonna love that team.”)

-Professional poker players Maria and Tiffany. (“They are incredibly shrewd. They are tough as nails… They’d do anything to win. They blew me away.”)

-Keri and her aggressive lawyer-fiance Lance. (“He’s so combustible. He whacked a piece of wood so hard, he opened his hand.”)

• Van Munster adds that he prefers to feature fresh contestants rather than familiar faces on Race. “I was never fond of ‘All-Stars’ and stuff like that,” he explains. “A cast like this is proof that to have new people is always a good idea, because every time we find new characters, new stories, new energy, new karma, you name it.”


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Timelines (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19223.0.html)
Flights and Transportation Information (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19221.0.html)




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Los Angeles LAX to Tokyo Japan 7/18 --

caper (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=profile;u=6939) comes across a permit to film WRP Group

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Many LAX sightings via Twitter
 Dr_Emperor (http://twitter.com/Dr_Emperor):
just saw the amazing race people run through lax. what's amazing is them not having to wait in line.  

 dslaybaugh: (http://twitter.com/dslaybaugh)
Here @ LAX & a couple from the show "Amazing Race" came rushing to the AA counter. Cameras & all. How fun.  
.. It seems that the Amazing Race teams r on our flight to Japan. How fun! http://twitpic.com/ashyf  
... Made it to Japan. Amazing Race ran off the plane!  



 blakestuerman: (http://twitter.com/blakestuerman)
The Amazing Race is filming in front of me at LAX right now.  

roflitsmel (http://twitter.com/roflitsmel):
Um i think they might be filming the amazing race at my gate?
... http://twitpic.com/ascbv - What i think is the amazing race camera crew




credits:
Chateau d If
caper
harley
peach
Slowhatch
mswood
Kogs
Boingo
graytex
as well as credits throughout this thread to the team work of our enthusiastic forum members  :jam:

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Cai Be, Vietnam

spoiled by CBS, lol
 
EW: (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/09/24/the-amazing-race-15-exclusive-reveal-of-the-route-plus-teases/)
• When contestants arrive in Vietnam, they face down a Roadblock involving 2,000 ducks. “You have to show how good you are in guiding these ducks from one end of a soccer field, across a little bridge to the other end, turning them around and bringing them back into the pen,” explains van Munster. “It turns into total duck madness. It’s just hysterical… I’ve tried for eight years to integrate it into the show, and we never succeeded in getting [contestants] to do it. They know it’s too difficult. So I said, ‘Roadblock!’”

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Hồ Chí Minh", Vietnam  7/22 -23?

Twitter:
  AbeFrellman  (http://twitter.com/AbeFrellman)
"Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning."
With a follow up after a question:
"They actually pulled up in a cab, yelled "Go! Go!" like they were GIs, then ran (once cued) towards the host near a tank. 3:12 AM Jul 23rd


Blog: posted on 7/26

*we stumbled upon the Amazing Race being filmed in Vietnam (both on the Mekong and in HCMC)
*was so excited to take a picture with Phil (the host)
*Second, they were told not to tell anybody that TAR was being filmed here.


credits:
Plaidmoon2   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19048.msg427365.html#msg427365)
girlclumsy (http://twitter.com/girlclumsy)
 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia 7/24 -25?
Tweets:
girlclumsy: I would've asked for his autograph but I don't know his name - my theory is "The Amazing Race" will be in Angkor Wat this season!10:08 AM Jul 24th


girlclumsy: Have been drinking in the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh. And the host of "The Amazing Race"was there as well!10:07 AM Jul 24th  


girlclumsy: Amazing Race fans - today they were spotting running about the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. I think we're going to catch them at Angkor. 6:47 AM Jul 25th


jeni_mama:  (http://twitter.com/jeni_mama)
was at the park where they also have temple in phnom penh, cambodia yesterday and saw amazing race: asia being filmed
* managed to get photos of three teams from amazing race: asia. was only few steps away from ém!10:40 PM Jul 25th



jeni_mama shares her story and photos here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg439723.html#msg439723)!

This was taken on July 25, around 3pm to 3:30pm.

So, after running the errands on that day, we decided to go to wat phnom. As we parked and we were about to enter the front entrance, but we were told to go to next entrance to the park because they were filming something. That was when I first took picture of that cameramen waiting for teams to arrive. At first, I thought that maybe they were filming one of Cambodian movies because the Cambodian cops said they didn't know what it was for but all they knew was that they had to block it off from public, and there were limited areas where we could go.Then my mom told me that she thinks that it is for Amazing Race (she follows Amazing Race as well). So we went to the next entrance which was not even a minute walk away from the front entrance, to find the monkeys. But it was odd, because we couldn't find a single monkey there, and my relatives said they were surprised because they always see monkeys there every day (they live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and I'm Cambodian-American myself as well), so we suspected that the city probably moved those monkeys for the filming. All of the sudden, someone tapped on my shoulder and told me to look at two Caucasian men wearing red, with black backpacks and that was when I realized that they were filming Amazing Race show. The cameramen that rode with them in Cambodia's "taxi" stayed to pay the taxi driver while the team ran off, since the other cameramen were already there waiting to film them. After paying taxi driver, those cameramen went to catch up with their team. I ran to take pictures of them but they were already on the stairs to the temple. So I waited nearby where I was allowed (I couldn't get any closer because they don't want people to interfere with the competition, which is understandable). I think maybe about 10-15 minutes later, I saw another taxi passed the front entrance, and they stopped at the same entrance where I entered, and I think they realized that they stopped at the wrong entrance, because they did not enter that entrance, and instead, they ran to the front entrance and entered there. I had to zoom in and take pictures of the 2nd team I saw when they stopped at wrong entrance. They were black men wearing blue jerseys with "Harlem" on the back. As soon as they entered the front entrance, they put on some type of masks (I think it was African masks but I'm not too sure), and started running. Their cameramen later caught up with them. I waited a little longer while for another team. I saw the 3rd team stopped at front entrance. One was Caucasian man, and one black woman. Both were wearing yellow. I took a quite several photos of them, and their cameramen as well. I stayed and waited for another team to arrive but then I couldn't stay any longer because I already had the day planned out. That was my The Amazing Race encounter.


superboysoccer:  (http://twitter.com/superboysoccer)
heyy i am in cambodia and i was watching the amazing race asia!!! in real life, not watching the tv....10:27 PM Jul 25th

credits:
walkingpneumonia  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19048.msg427784.html#msg427)
Plaidmoon2   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19048.msg427365.html#msg427365)
girlclumsy (http://twitter.com/girlclumsy)
Joab

Blog:  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg428623.html#msg428623)

Saturday, July 25, 2009
i'm sorry to tell you but you're the last team to arrive
THE AMAZING RACE!!!
I love the show! Despite the reality tv tag, it beats a hell of a lot of tv programming on the air right now. I've always wanted to be a part of the show. And today, I possibly could be! No, I did not get on as a contestant. That would be great if I did but alas, not the case. What happened was, I potentially can be seen in the background. LOL. I know, nothing much to shout about but it is my fave reality competition.

They were filming in the market I was shopping at and one pair's camera guy actually stopped and took a 5 second shot of me, winked and ran off after the couple he was attached to. I was filmed by a crew of "The Amazing Race"!! Also, I passed by multiple pairs and their camera and sound guy so hopefully I will appear in one or another shot. Yea. My claim to fame will be a background, blink-and-you'll-miss-it part in "The Amazing Race"!

All in all, I bumped into 5 pairs. The first was a male-male partnership, second was a couple who looked really miserable, third was another couple wearing matching dark blue tees and the guy was wearing a bandanna - rambo-style (this is when I got filmed), fourth was another male-male pair I think - one of em had a combo of neon green with some pink hair and lastly was a girl-girl pair - an asian chick with a white girl. The only definite film capture that I know of is when I bumped into the third pair. And that's even if he wasn't just pointing the cam in my face and pretending to take a shot

If it was my 5 seconds of fame shot then of course, it's all dependant on the editing guys so crossing my fingers that I don't end up on the cutting room floor. I hope to see myself on "The Amazing Race". I wish I could meet Phil though. Have a run towards the mat and do the whole jump and get checked in routine. That would be super great if that happened! I'm so dorky but what else can I say.


credits
Joab (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg428623.html#msg428623)

update  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg461199.html#msg461199)


**It was on a Saturday, July 25. You guessed right, I was at the Russian Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in the afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. I didn't manage to get any photos because it was a complete and total suprise and I wasn't carrying my camera or my phone with me. If you do send me the pictures, I can possibly identify the pairings I saw. I am interested to know more about the "miserable"-looking couple I saw. To be fair, the market is hot, confusing and full of people and I can understand if they felt overwhelmed by everything. A number of pairs went around and around the market quite a few times. The first one out of the market was the first male-male pair I saw.

*** Also, about the Independance Monument being the next point after Russian Market, there's no way any team in their right mind would walk all the way there from Russian Market. It's too far, you'd waste a lot of time. And I saw some team, I can't recall which, take the tuk-tuk (motorcycles attached with a carriage-like cab) after coming out of the market.

*** reply after viewing the team photos:

Hi again!
 
Ok, had a look at the teams and well, they are pretty cleaned up in the pictures () but the one's I can definitely identify are:
Cannan Smith and Mika Combs (Rambo guy)
Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle
Gary and Matt Tomljenovich
Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney (miserable couple)
The ones I'm iffy about are the male-male pair. I'm pretty sure one of the guys wasn't that tall. I'm 5'4" and he didn't look that much taller than me when he passed by. Either that or I actually saw a girl and thought it was a guy for some reason.
 
I'm not sure if they were there for a detour or a road block as the market is big and the teams I saw did have to go round and round a number of times. It might have been they had to find a stall and get their next clue from there. It could be the shop was selling either motorcycle parts or household items or from the wet market as I had canvassed (albeit not diligently) the other half of the market and found no red and yellow flag in the handicraft, fabric and clothing section. This is also because I saw most of the pairs going through the half of the market I was in looking dejected and irritated and then gravitate towards the spare parts, household items and wet market area. There are a few goldsmiths on that side as well. There's also a well hidden, I wanna say apothecary type place, but I don't particularly know what goes on behind those doors so can't say for sure if that could be a possible TAR thing. I can say with some degree of certainty that it wasn't an eating challenge because at the point I saw the father-son pair and poker girls, I was sitting in the food arcade area (and I use the term loosely) and was having drinks when they went through. Didn't seem to see any flags there either.
 
The first team I saw was the male-male pair (which I'm suspect now since I can''t recall them from any of the pics) and they were also the first team to leave. The second team I saw leave was the blue t-shirt team and the last pair in the market as I left was the asian girl-caucasian girl pair. I can't tell if the other pairs I had seen had left at that point but the girls were the straggling TAR team. They were at most one hour behind the first pair. But I'm guessing from the pics on the forum the poker girls managed to get on to the next leg.  



Blog:
So, I will continue to stand in awe of Him and follow Him where He leads.  


Lastly, we went to Wat Phnom which, to be honest the meaning got lost in the excitement of seeing one of the last legs of the Amazing Race!!  A section was blocked off and our Cambodian friend who was showing us around the city asked what was going on.  Through some investigation we found out that the contestants from the Amazing Race were to meet the host at the top of the mountain of Wat Phnom.  We went up and got a look at the host and the first team that arrived.  On our way out we saw the next 2 teams arrive and were able to get some pictures and video.  Of all the days and places, eh?  It was crazy and random!  
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Blog: (http://mattcambodia.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-1-in-phnom-penh-72509.html)
We spent much the of the afternoon walking around the city. We visited the King's Royal Palace which was spectacular. While waiting in line to enter, a bunch of Americans and video cameras ran through the crowd towards the palace. While everyone was baffled, I had to explain that they were filming an episode of the American tv program the Amazing Race. While Susan and I were getting tickets, one of the teams cut us to request their money back (they were apparently at the wrong place).



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Dubai, UAE  7/26 -

gerry-doyle (http://gerry-doyle.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-do-you-find-in-dubai.html)
Blog:
It was even more surreal and science-fictiony up close. Like a slender finger reaching into space. Made slightly more surreal by a) the Bellagio-style water show in the lake next to it, and b) the Amazing Race participants looking for clues as we left the restaurant where we ate dinner. For real.


Gerry In Reply to peach (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg430715.html#msg430715)
I'd be happy to answer your questions, but a big caveat first: although we spoke to a couple of the contestants and it sure appeared to be the amazing race, no one could confirm because they all cited confidentiality agreements.

having said that, here's what we saw: it was roughly 10:30 p.m. dubai time on sunday, july 26. we were coming out of urbano, a restaurant in souk al bahar. they were not in the restaurant; they were looking for a checkpoint outside. (it turned out to be near the dubai mall taxi stand, by a giant statue of a black horse.) when we got up close to the checkpoint, we could see that it was a sign-in sheet, and there was a producer waiting nearby to hand the contestants instructions. the teams we saw were each one man, one woman, in their 20s or early 30s, dressed in t-shirts and giant backpacks. we didn't get any pictures of the contestants... sorry.

Gerry to peach: (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg431864.html#msg431864)
Pretty good confirmation of two more teams from our Dubai source, after reviewing the pics I sent:

**I'm pretty sure the guy we briefly talked to was the male half of the maroon team. the two we encountered outside the restaurant were, I'm fairly certain, jodah and michelle. Who we originally misidentified for Canaan & Mika



kolijohnjoli (http://twitter.com/kolijohnjoli)
First tweet! What a better way to start but to tell u that i saw some teams from the amazing race on my flight to dubai! I love that show!!


kolijohnjol in reply to graytex

This in a PM from the guy on the flight to Dubai...I'm trying to get flight details as well:
Their seemed to be team consisting of two females (one looked asian, the other american i am guessing!) and too tall 'black dudes.' i dont remember seeing anyone else but i will ask my friend i travelled with and may get back to you!
This is before he said, "And a hot blonde...".  All of those sound exactly like 3 of our teams.


EW: (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/09/24/the-amazing-race-15-exclusive-reveal-of-the-route-plus-teases/)
• In Dubai, competitors will be presented with a chilling Detour: They have to take snow from an indoor ski area and build a snowman outside in the scorching Middle East heat. “The quality of the snow changes instantly the moment you bring it out,” chuckles van Munster. “And the snowman can’t be a little one—it has to be five-, six-foot-high snowman with eyes and a real carrot in his nose.”

credits
walkingpneumonia
graytex
peach



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Groningen, Zoutkamp, The Netherlands 7/30

Dutch Samadhi  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435072.html#msg435072)
Hello, I'm an inhabitant of the beautiful province of Groningen, Zoutkamp, the Netherlands. We've had a tv shootings of some kind in the harbour or dock (I don't know what the name is in English). The provincial tv-station aired a short item on the tv-shootings. Initially a local told it was shootings for the american version of the mole, but since the item on the local tv-station showed two names, namely Ericka & Brian I searched the internet and found two contestants for The Amazing Grace 15 named like that. A former Miss Amerca and her husband. I didn't recognize anyone, but there were teams of two people. They had to bycicle from a town called vierhuizen (you can use Googlemaps) to our town Zoutkamp. They wore traditional clothes from Volendam and bycicled to the harbour where they talked to someone on a boat and after that they went on to dance traditionally or they had to do farmers golf a traditional Groninger sport. I'm saying this to make sure that people will know it was not Volendam that was portraited, but our beautiful small vilage groningen. Please make sure people will know this in America.  

 Boingo brings us video evidence!  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435300.html#msg435300)


 

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 Stockholm, Sweden 8/1

Blog by sparkibaken.se (http://sparkibaken.se/hemma-igen/)
The first team in front the wide counter in order to try few tickets to the air transport.
After a long air trip, I am now home again. The air trip did not become however entire ointressant. In Amsterdam so came it first forward a guy and girl and called out about it there some that wanted to transfer its tickets to them then they were with in a TV programme and needed come to Stockholm fastest possible. No bitten however, but they succeeded nevertheless to come with on their stand village tickets.
Apart from the team with the pair (that also are visible on the picture) had time to three other teams with product in photographer and sound guy with. A team asked me about I where from Stockholm, and when I said that I where it became I filmed when I portrayed the fastest road to take themselves from Arlanda to green grove. I might also type on a paper that I the my approved possible participation. I asked what the where pursues programmes, and I did not get the name on it, but they come in all cases from USA. Reminded little about Amazing race thought I. It was in all fall comfortabley with little performance after it 10-timmars the long first flight.
 

Terese @ sparkibaken.se kindly repiles (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg438010.html#msg438010)
The teams I saw was the boy and the girl (that are in the first picture), a african american team with two guys with Harlem Globetrotter-jackets, a team with a guy with pink(?) hair and then the last team with two black haired guys (I think one or two of them had glasses). It was the last couple who asked me about the fastest way to Gröna Lund and they wondered what was the highest point there.
 
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_TAR15teamsatSchipolwm.png) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/TAR15teamsatSchipolwm.png)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_TAR15Teamsinsweden.png) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/TAR15Teamsinsweden.png)


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Tallinn, Estonia 8/3

Tallinn, Estonia by primefun  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg436828.html#msg436828)
*Hi guys, im a long time reader of this forum, now finally had a chance to post as i have something worth posting... mate of mine is right now on a ferry with the TAR teams, the ferry goes from Sweden to Estonia, they are supposed to arrive in Tallinn at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning... will surely go there to have a look  only info i got was that he personally saw like 3-4 teams... any last minute suggestions for tomorrow morning?
**
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_rff-0059.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0059.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_rff-0061.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0061.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_rff-0062.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0062.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_rff-0063.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0063.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_rff-0058.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0058.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_rff-0060.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0060.jpg) pictures by primefun

Videos by primefun
 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPX2XErKQi4&feature=player_embedded)
 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exIWW8m_yDA&feature=player_embedded)
 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7oahGGZnHs&feature=player_embedded)




Blog find by uycocoa  (http://logan-baker.blogspot.com/2009/08/amazing.html)
SPEAKING OF AMAZING...
I was in Tallinn today with the interns and the GC&SU team that served at Brett's camp, and while we were there we wandered into the square in Old Towne.  I heard one of the guys say, "They're filming something over there...wait, isn't that the guy from 'The Amazing Race?'"

My head whipped around to where they were pointing, and I yelled out "Phil!!!"
Yes, it was in fact Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race," filming a segment for what I guess was the Estonian leg of my favorite reality show EVER.  I almost peed myself.  I'm not even ashamed to admit it.  It was incredible.

The craziest part about it is that my mom and I had just had a full conversation about the show on Wednesday when we were talking on Skype.  We've been talking about applying for the show for awhile now, but we have to wait until I'm 21 so I'll be eligible to race.  We explained our full strategy to Chris the other night...when we're one the show, we will be the crazy Christian women that praise Jesus and throw our competitors under the bus.  We will annihilate the competition.

Really, I just took the moment as a sign from God that I am definitely supposed to be on the show.  Then my beloved Phil and I will be reunited, and I won't have to worry about the production people coming up to me and asking me not to yell at him and to avoid standing in the back of the frame and staring.
 


postimees news article (http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148842) translated by and thanks to primetime

"Postimees managed today to chase up the competitors of the amazing race, we ran through 2 check points with them. We received information that the world-known show Amazing Race has reached Tallinn and the first destination is the "house of the black heads". So we had to go and check it out.

Before noon the front of the house was pretty quiet, except for a lady hanging around the place and who wouldnt give out a single comment. After a while 2 girls showed up who were running up the Pikk street looking for the "house of the black heads" and asking the local construction workers about the destination.

After knocking on the door they were let in where they supposedly had to solve some tasks to receive information about their next destination. Soon the ladies were running towards an information point in the Harju street while asking for help from the locals. The fact that the next destination was the Hermann tower we managed to find out only from the information point as the questions asked from the cast and and cameramen were left unanswered.

While on their way there the girls were discussing among themselves and assuming they would be the fastest team but upon reaching the clue box their joy diminished as they pulled out the last clue.

After that we managed to lose the team who ran towards the downtown. Asking from the local salesmen revealed 3 or 4 teams had been around an hour ago looking for the same clue box in Hermanni tower.

How many teams are still running in the competition we didnt find out but based on a clue received from our reader we can assume there were at least 5 teams competing. Also we found out the teams arrived at 10 a.m. from sweden on board the ship Victoria


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_216051t41h6577.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/216051t41h6577.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_216044t41hf8a1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/216044t41hf8a1.jpg) Tiffany & Maria (decoys?) << pics by postimees


Blog (http://whitecruise.blogspot.com/2009/08/estonia-where.html)
We walked along the back of Old Town up to Toompea Castle where there were great views of the city and the Gulf of Finland. The Castle dates back to the 13th Century and is fronted by the town’s Parliament house, which is PINK! We wandered into a small park next to the Castle where Shawn spotted a red and yellow post normally used in the reality show “Amazing Race.” Just a few minutes later in barrels a panting camera man running in front of two of the teams! They frantically looked around the park for the clue (which was the post) and as I caught eyes with the girl from the yellow team I pointed toward the other side of the park where the clue was waiting. Ha! Imagine that? Of all places in the world you happen to see the Amazing Race being filmed in TALLINN!  
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_AmazingRaceatTalinnPark.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/AmazingRaceatTalinnPark.jpg)
Credits: Plaidmoon

Video find Credits to Slowhatch
Slowhatch
The Trotter crew in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C--KnZTL6L0) and Primefun's video don't seem very energetic, but that might be misleading; anyway, the Trotters start sprinting once they reach the top of the street.


in reply to peach
We were there on 3 August. I think it was something like 11am in the morning (Estonia time). We were facing the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with The Toompea Castle behind us. Then we saw the two guys rush out from a park on our  right and shouted: "Taxi!". There were no taxi around so they started going uphill to our left. We then saw the crewmen behind them as they went past us and then uphill. That's when I took out my video camera and started shooting. I think they really were racing.
I just went to google map, the place where I saw them is called "Lossi Plats" and they ran towards north on "Toom-Koli".
We did not see any other team.




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Prague Czech Republic 8/5

Coolios  (http://)
I have just saw camera guy & sound guy (with "C" letter on backpack) @ Old Town Square, Prague. Photo evidence (photos here) (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg440313.html#msg440313) soon.

graytex   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg439231.html#msg439231)
*I've stumbled on some info that there may be a kayaking task in the Prague area tomorrow.  Don't want to be too specific because I   TAR and don't want to mess up our race!
 

**Blog info from one of our Prague kayakers (friend of the last guy we got info from):

06 August 2009
 
Over the past few days at Prague there has been heaps of people buzzing around setting up this massive rigging system over the course. First thoughts from the team were they were setting up power lines, then a big screen. As it took more shape and the removal of slalom gates at the top part of the course it was clear, a rope climb above the course for ‘The Amazing Race’. Turns out the show was filming here all day today. I had a few chats to the rigging guys and what a life they live, cruising the world to amazing places to film people! I apparently was filmed while doing my session as they were packing up the ropes etc, but wont know I guess until it comes out on TV.. One good way to get you to watch the show….


with the help of  walkingpneumonia, Slowhatch, Boingo, Chateau, graytex and puddin and peach... task and photo evicdence starts here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg439985.html#msg439985)


notes:
graytex (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19088.msg440201.html#msg440201)
Haven't seen this here, but Masem at TWOP (http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=3187295&view=findpost&p=12036274) posted this:

Part of an addition to the TAR 15 article on Wikipedia that I had to remove due to lack of sourcing, but provided by user Awilmot there:
"On Wednesday August 5th, I have just seen 2 teams at Prague Castle, which was their pit stop. One pretty team (guy and girl in blue) and one all guy team (one with dyed hair)."





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Las Vegas, Nevada  8/7

Info starts here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.new.html#new) thanks to VegasSinner
*They will be in Las Vegas today, 8/7.
**[iIt's not odd if you live here...it's actually full of fun, entertainment and excitement!  
That's probably why they chose Vegas for their final destination.
The last three teams flew in this afternoon at 1:45pm, their clue was to head to a wedding chapel on the Strip, walk in on a wedding taking place, and get the clue from the "King".  Once they arrived in the chapel, there was a couple set up to pretend to get married by Elvis, Elvis then gave them the final clue which was to make their way over to the MGM hotel at the other end of the Strip to win.  I have no proof.  You'll just have to take my word for it, a total stranger, that lives and works in sin city.  
Thank you, thank you very much.] [/i]
***No all female teams were among the three teams that arrived.
*****  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) It was very hard to tell, they arrived all at the same time, so very unclear who is teamed up with who.  There were four Males, and two females, one was black.
I think was a Male/Male team, then a Male/Female team, and a Male/Black Female Team, but not totally sure.



peach (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.625.html)
The TAR Detective team has excellent reason to believe that the Finale Leg will take place in or near Las Vegas today! There may be tasks in the desert as well.

artlover33   (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg442518.html#msg442518)
* Hi everyone! This is my first post but I've been lurking here forever...................love everything you guys do around here this is one of my favorite sites!

I had to register because my sister is in Vegas and she just saw a team! She said she was driving down the strip and was stopped in traffic when two guys with a camera crew ran behind her car! She saw amazing race flags! She said she did not get a good look at them but only saw their backs. They were wearing green and grey backpacks and darted through the traffic across the street! That was the only information she could give me but I thought I should pass it along.

This siting was 3 hours ago.....

** Thanks Chateau! I just asked about the pink hair and my sister said she couldn't see it but my dad did! I sent her that picture you posted and asked for her to show the rest of the family she is with to see if everyone can confirm it was that team .....I will let you all know, but it seems like it is the right team to me!
***My sister said they were near ceasar's palace on the strip...
And she just confirmed that is the team they saw! Do you guys think this is a team that is in the running for the finale or a decoy?

****They were running toward's Ceasar's Palace. My sister said they were full out running (that's why she didn't get a good look at their faces) She said she saw the camera men well and they were drenched in sweat..... my sister said that she first saw them on the sidewalk and when traffic stopped they darted out into the road to cross it and thats when they ran behind the car she was in.
 



artlover33  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg442518.html#msg442518)
* Hi everyone! This is my first post but I've been lurking here forever...................love everything you guys do around here this is one of my favorite sites!

I had to register because my sister is in Vegas and she just saw a team! She said she was driving down the strip and was stopped in traffic when two guys with a camera crew ran behind her car! She saw amazing race flags! She said she did not get a good look at them but only saw their backs. They were wearing green and grey backpacks and darted through the traffic across the street! That was the only information she could give me but I thought I should pass it along


Racefan82 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg445522.html#msg445522)
*This is my first time posting on this site and I have pics of teams in Vegas!  Wish it hadn't taken me so long to post this, but I haven't had internet access until today.  Just read some of the more recent posts and Im hoping this will shed some light into who our F3 might be.  Was in Vegas over the weekend and a dream of mine came true, got to see the Amazing Race in action! I was on a balcony and below me, two teams came running by.  Both teams looked lost like they were at the wrong place, since they ran down the street right after.  Didn't see a third team, they could have come before I got there or went to a different spot. Tried to snap the best pictures I could.  But to figure out the time issue, this was in the early afternoon, as I had just finished up with lunch at the buffet. So this would totally fit into the flight times being discussed.  So this could confirm two of the F3. I definitely saw the guys in green with pink hair and the Globetrotter team.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_DSC00749.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/DSC00749.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_DSC00754.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/DSC00754.jpg)

Video, credits to Boingo for the find
Boingo
Author writes:
While walking back to the Venetian on 8/7/09, we saw people in backpacks running and cameramen chasing them -- of course, my first thought was: The Amazing Race! This is the video I took of "the green team" getting into their cab.

video link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEbZ_kCGSDE)



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Notes,
Twitter:

bleachedquasar (http://twitter.com/bleachedquasar):Saw two teams running round Bangkok airport filming an episode of the Amazing Race. Neato 3:23 AM Jul 26th

 TheAmazingRaceF: (http://twitter.com/TheAmazingRaceF) A local guy told me that The Amazing Race is coming to Kuta Beach(Bali)  

Masada spec brought to us by caper  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19088.msg440483.html#msg440483)

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Map thanks to Neobie

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/untitled-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 16, 2009, 01:02:05 PM
fake spoilers:

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Masada ? spec brought to us by caper  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19088.msg440483.html#msg440483)
* Friday, July 24, 2009
Mysterious goings on in Ein Gedi
For some wacky reason they've decided to give us a few days off next week.
Something about a documentary film crew coming to stay - with celebrities and everything.
I'm organizing a trip with some of the newbies to Massada and Jerusalem - staying at the Jaffa Gate hostel again.

Hmm, might be more exciting to stick around here though and play paparazzi! 

** Thursday, July 30, 2009
Amazing Race at Masada!
Turns out the "documentary crew" thats staying at the kibbutz is the amazing race!

We got kicked out for 2 days, so I went with some of the vols down to Eilat. Before we left some of the film people arrived and they were taking over the whole east wing.

When we cam back north on our way to J'lem we were going to do the dawn climb up Masada, but it was closed. Gaurds everywhere!
I recognized the amazing race flags on the jeeps they were using - American jeeps though in rainbow colors!

One of the english vols managed to get some pictures of the actors coming down the snake path and I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race! 

I had been holding off on posting this to see if the perpetrator of the fake Masada spoiler would further incriminate themselves - but here is what I think is proof that Masada/Israel is fake:
I found this photo on Flickr...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/airogos/3441769374/
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/airogos/3441769374/)
Which is the un-photoshopped version of this:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3oXiTkp0uI4/SneUr3JSzrI/AAAAAAAAAC8/PxWD88xM6pg/s1600-h/masadacluebox.jpg
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3oXiTkp0uI4/SneUr3JSzrI/AAAAAAAAAC8/PxWD88xM6pg/s1600-h/masadacluebox.jpg)

I suspect the EXIF information on the photo on Stephan Cohen's blog has been altered to the correct time frame to fit our race.

Now I would love it if TAR 15 had gone to Israel - I lived there for a while - but I suspect it didn't happen this time around.  :'(
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/masada_fake_.jpg)


Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 16, 2009, 01:02:14 PM
saved
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15
Post by: caper on July 17, 2009, 04:34:42 PM
COMMUNI- Film L.A. Inc. #2, requesting Board grant WRP Group
CATIONS permission to close the following streets for filming
purposes:
6th Street from Santa Fe Ave to Mesquite Street on
Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.;
Santa Fe Ave from Willow Street to Jesse Street on
Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


came across this, don't know if it's our race????
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15
Post by: puddin on July 17, 2009, 05:09:13 PM
COMMUNI- Film L.A. Inc. #2, requesting Board grant WRP Group
CATIONS permission to close the following streets for filming
purposes:
6th Street from Santa Fe Ave to Mesquite Street on
Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.;
Santa Fe Ave from Willow Street to Jesse Street on
Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


came across this, don't know if it's our race????
Good find caper!
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15
Post by: Boingo on July 17, 2009, 05:22:10 PM
 :lol:  a less desirable filming location you could not find in L.A.  :groan:  Looks like a power substation for the local utility.   :funny:   :res: I think we got PUNKED!  :knuckles:
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15
Post by: harley on July 17, 2009, 08:09:53 PM
Some info I found about the film permit site:

The film permit site posted earlier today (Sante Fe and 6th) is only two blocks from the LA River.  You see the LA River in a lot of TV shows and feature films. Most notably, it was the site for the drag race in the movie "Grease".

So maybe they are leaving from there or maybe Phil is filming his intro there.

Another interesting fact is this sign on a fence on Mesquite.  It's obviously an old sign and not just recently placed there.  So maybe this area is a common place to film the LA River.

Peach has been wonderful helping to post these pictures as I am not very good at this kind of thing.


Google MAP LINK (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=6th+and+santa+fe,+los+angeles,+ca&sll=34.037618,-118.231816&sspn=0.010367,0.022724&ie=UTF8&ll=34.037631,-118.229638&spn=0.002703,0.005681&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=34.037869,-118.22939&panoid=Y2N3kuooy9bTDtSXN0nacw&cbp=12,85.26,,0,5)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15filmparkingmesquitest.jpg)

Google Map Link (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=6th+and+santa+fe,+los+angeles,+ca&sll=34.037618,-118.231816&sspn=0.010367,0.022724&ie=UTF8&ll=34.037871,-118.229392&spn=0.002703,0.005681&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=34.038555,-118.228083&panoid=-2z9O3CBPYqDblYLrDgCLQ&cbp=12,9.35,,0,5)


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15LAviewfrom6thst.jpg)

Title: Re: Amazing Race 15
Post by: georgiapeach on July 17, 2009, 08:16:34 PM
Great find Harley!! :hearts:

Here is some wiki info on the 6th Street Viaduct:

Sixth Street Viaduct
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Sixth Street Viaduct (designated as City of Los Angeles Bridge No. 53C-1880 and California Department of Transportation [Caltrans] Bridge No. 53-0595)[1] is an elevated four lane road that leads to downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1932, it spans 3,500 feet (1070 m) and has a roadway 46 feet (14 m) wide, with sidewalks on either side. The viaduct is composed of three independent structures: the reinforced concrete west portion, the central steel arch section over the Los Angeles River, and the reinforced concrete east portion.

It is also known as Whittier Boulevard as it intersects South Boyle Avenue, a residential street. The road becomes elevated as it rises over the Santa Ana Freeway going east, and it is still referred to as Whittier Blvd. When the road goes over the LA river, it becomes Sixth Street East, and it goes back to ground level and intersects at Mateo Street, an industrial street in an area of warehouses.

It is an iconic bridge with its concrete columns, bent caps, girders, and abutments and carries traffic over the Los Angeles River, the Santa Ana Freeway, several railroad tracks, and surface streets.

In 1986, the Caltrans’ bridge survey found the 6th Street Viaduct eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. [2]

It is also an extremely popular filming location.


 Titles where the Viaduct is seen

 Films
Grease
Freaky Friday
Be Cool
National Security
Terminator 2
SWAT

 Music videos
Madonna video for What It Feels Like For A Girl single.
Transplants video for Gangsters and Thugs single.
System of a Down video for Lonely Day single.
INXS video for Afterglow
Pussycat Dolls video for Stickwitu
Blink 182 video for Down
Kanye West video for Jesus Walks
Kid Rock video for American Bad Ass

 Television
Lost episode of Through the Looking Glass

Link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Street_Viaduct
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2009, 10:41:03 AM
It is a beautiful day in LA-la land!!!

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:


WHEEEEEE!!!   BEST DAY EVER!!!

WELCOME TO TAR 15!!


Stand by, more info will be incoming LIVE all day!!
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Post by: caper on July 18, 2009, 11:19:35 AM
 :hearts: Waiting patiently - so excited!!!  :wohoo:
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 11:23:22 AM
:hearts: Waiting patiently - so excited!!!  :wohoo:
Thanks to your find caper  :jam: :wohoo:
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 18, 2009, 11:42:30 AM
24 has also filmed there also. It's a very famous film site. I can see why they filmed there. Weekend, not many people hang out in that area. Good place. Good find! :tup:
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Post by: Snooky on July 18, 2009, 11:48:56 AM
Gosh!  You all are getting too good at this!  Great job caper!
:lol:
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Post by: dantwin on July 18, 2009, 11:53:57 AM
I saw this on twitter...

Dr_Emperor: just saw the amazing race people run through lax. what's amazing is them not having to wait in line.
6 minutes ago from mobile web · Reply · View Tweet
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Post by: Boingo on July 18, 2009, 12:02:23 PM
 :wohoo:  go TAR15   :tup:

FWIW, a Google Earth generated .KMZ file (attached below) of one possible route from Starting Line to LAX
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Post by: Snooky on July 18, 2009, 12:03:35 PM
I saw this on twitter...

Dr_Emperor: just saw the amazing race people run through lax. what's amazing is them not having to wait in line.
6 minutes ago from mobile web · Reply · View Tweet
We just need to figure out what flight they are on.  If we had an airline that would help.  Great map Boingo!
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 18, 2009, 12:09:28 PM
:wohoo:  go TAR15   :tup:

FWIW, a Google Earth generated .KMZ file (attached below) of one possible route from Starting Line to LAX
Thanks for doing that, Boingo! If we get sightings throughout the month and maps like these, I'll end my self-imposed exile!! :lol:
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Post by: Boingo on July 18, 2009, 12:35:35 PM
We just need to figure out what flight they are on.  If we had an airline that would help. 

given previous seasons and sponsor dollars, probably American and/or United Airlines.  :snicker:
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Post by: 2old4tech on July 18, 2009, 12:41:56 PM
American Airlines

 dslaybaugh: Here @ LAX & a couple from the show "Amazing Race" came rushing to the AA counter. Cameras & all. How fun.
7 minutes ago from TwitterFon
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Post by: mjriches2005 on July 18, 2009, 12:58:27 PM
American Airlines

 dslaybaugh: Here @ LAX & a couple from the show "Amazing Race" came rushing to the AA counter. Cameras & all. How fun.
7 minutes ago from TwitterFon

What time did they see the teams, I can check again on Flighaware for LAX flights by American Airlines!
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Post by: 2old4tech on July 18, 2009, 01:02:52 PM
Twitter feeds indicate they are there right now
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Post by: north09 on July 18, 2009, 01:13:59 PM
I guess I'll be here all day haha. Great to have the race starting back up again! The fun to come in the next few weeks.
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Post by: Coolios on July 18, 2009, 01:18:10 PM
Um i think they might be filming the amazing race at my gate?
half a minute ago from txt   

http://twitpic.com/as0ia - Heading off to london for a month. Will tweet via web for 3 weeks. See you guys when i get backabout 1 hour ago from TwitPic

From: http://twitter.com/roflitsmel
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Post by: north09 on July 18, 2009, 01:25:21 PM
Nice find Petr!
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Post by: Neobie on July 18, 2009, 01:28:18 PM
Flight from LAX to London at this time can only be:

UA 934, 1259-0730
Gate T-7 77 - it's the one at the end of the terminal
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Post by: Neobie on July 18, 2009, 01:34:32 PM
Pic! Does look like Gate 7*B?

(http://web1.twitpic.com/img/18118507-77ea58b054e60ce6cc87c666bd1c0faa.4a621592-scaled.jpg)
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 01:38:44 PM
Twitter is lit up! Keep the amazing race sightings coming guys!
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Post by: Neobie on July 18, 2009, 01:44:41 PM
I should be able to narrow this down, but the preliminaries, flights leaving in the vicinity of the London flight:

Denver UA24 1145 Gate 75A
Tokyo UA891 1313 Gate 76
Chicago UA843 1332 Gate 75A
New York UA890 1340 Gate 75B
Kahului UA47 1447 Gate 75B
San Francisco UA806 1448 Gate 75A 
Denver UA748 1449 Gate 76
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Coolios on July 18, 2009, 01:45:36 PM
dslaybaugh: Here @ LAX & a couple from the show "Amazing Race" came rushing to the AA counter. Cameras & all. How fun

I think roflitsmel flies to London via Newark/Miami/Chicago/Toronto or (most likely) JFK with AA. And teams are flying to the destination Unknown with the same AA flight. We need to contact roflitsmel and ask for more info.  :yess:
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 02:04:40 PM
Japan it is http://twitpic.com/ashyf (picture in the contestant thread)

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Post by: Neobie on July 18, 2009, 02:06:35 PM
This will teach them not to start in Los Angeles again! :lol:
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Post by: mswood on July 18, 2009, 02:13:59 PM
 Congrats to our man in the field (and jealous as all hell), can't wait to see what goodies you bring home on this one.
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Post by: Boingo on July 18, 2009, 02:20:28 PM
AA flies out of Terminal 4 at LAX
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 02:28:29 PM
Quote
roflitsmel

   1.
      The amazing race teams are leaving LAX going to either tokyo or bangkok... the flight is stopping in both cities i think

less than a minute ago from txt

http://twitter.com/roflitsmel
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 03:09:41 PM
Quote
gvelita

   1.
      Just boarded the Amazing Race to Tokyo. What season are they in now? Does anybody know?

2 minutes ago from mobile web
http://twitter.com/gvelita
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Post by: Neobie on July 18, 2009, 03:10:52 PM
Because the detectives are so freaking efficient... :tup:

(I'd love to see Phil and Bertram's faces.)

*Map moved downthread*
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Post by: firsttime2233 on July 18, 2009, 03:16:42 PM
gvelita seems like a United Airlines worker given an older tweet from 6/21: "Dennis [sic] Richards looked cute boarding UA flight to Maui with familia". Could be wrong
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Post by: graytex on July 18, 2009, 03:23:06 PM
Way to go.
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Post by: graytex on July 18, 2009, 03:29:19 PM
Cool
Title: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 18, 2009, 06:18:35 PM
Okay.  I guess I will get the ball rolling:

Teams are on two flights out of LAX to Tokyo.

The best flight is American Airlines 169 leaving LAX at 12:45 pm and arriving at Tokyo NRT at 4:00 pm.

(there is a second code-shared AA flight but its arrival time is not consistent with "and they're only 30 minutes apart" overheard in shuttle regarding the arrival times of UA versus AA)

The other flight is United Airlines 891 leaving LAX at 1:13 pm and arriving NRT at 4:30 pm.



I only got a display capture for the United flight:
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Post by: Chateau d If on July 18, 2009, 07:28:13 PM
It's looking like there was a small startline task that teams had to complete before getting their clues:
Title: Re: Th Amazing Race 15 Location Spoliers
Post by: Slowhatch on July 18, 2009, 07:33:37 PM
 :yess:  :tup:  :wohoo: Great job! Thanks for all the work you've done and for all the hours you've put in. I wish I could have been there today (I'm sure Peach feels the same). And big thanks to caper  :waves:  for the spot-on spoiler.
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2009, 12:43:23 AM
Do we have any RFFers in Tokyo right now??  If you want to help with the fun, PM me asap!! :yess:
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Post by: puddin on July 19, 2009, 02:47:53 AM
The Plane has landed!!  :jumpy:
Quote
dslaybaugh

   1.
      Made it to Japan. Amazing Race ran off the plane!

10 minutes ago from web

http://twitter.com/dslaybaugh
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Post by: puddin on July 19, 2009, 01:40:56 PM

Another tweet a few minutes ago...
 TheAmazingRaceF: A local guy told me that The Amazing Race is coming to Kuta Beach(Bali)
6 minutes ago from web ·


http://twitter.com/TheAmazingRaceF
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2009, 01:52:54 PM
Would love Bali, but after this week Indonesia doesn't seem like the place to be....   :(
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Post by: mjriches2005 on July 19, 2009, 02:04:56 PM
Would love Bali, but after this week Indonesia doesn't seem like the place to be....   :(

The bombing in Jakarta is terrible and I give my grieving to the people hurt in the attack.  But this took place inside the capital city of Indonesia.  Last time I checked, Bali was attacked by bombings several years ago and nothing bad has happened since then.  So Bali is safe for teams if they ventured out to the countryside like to the open beaches, forests, parklands, and ancient temples/shrines.  Indonesia is safe because their government is trying hard as they can to make it a safe for tourists to enjoy the hospitallity of the islands.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2009, 04:25:35 PM
We believe that teams left Narita by TAXI and proceded onto  Shiba Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiba_Park) and Tokyo Tower (http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/english/).

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15TokyoTower.jpg)

They may have been looking for a "studio"  "green room" within Tokyo Towers.

The only "green room" reference I can find is for a Tokyo Tower Lounge (http://www.studiohousedesign.com/tokyo-towers-lounge-by-curiosity/) by Curiousity (http://www.curiosity.jp/eng/about/), a studio house design featuring a contemporary green motif.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15TokyoTowergreenroom.jpg)

While the observation deck is open until 945 PM, which the racers should have been easily able to make after their 4-ish plane arrivals... I am not sure of the hours that the lounge is open? It is located on the 54th floor. General tower hours are 9AM-8PM.

The hours of op could determine if they would be sleeping in the Park or heading for another clue... :lol3:

And hopefully they all changed lots of $$, as the fixed taxi fare from Narita to that area would be Y210,000, which would be approx $200.
,

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Post by: Jobby on July 19, 2009, 08:46:56 PM
http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/english/05_info/index.html

Wonder if teams needed to pay their entrance fees? 1640 yen for both adults. Their opening hours are 9am to 10pm, so i think every team should be able to make it to the tower within the time limit.
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Post by: gingerman28 on July 19, 2009, 09:00:09 PM
We believe that teams left Narita by TAXI and proceded onto  Shiba Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiba_Park) and Tokyo Tower (http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/english/).

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15TokyoTower.jpg)

They may have been looking for a "studio"  "green room" within Tokyo Towers.

The only "green room" reference I can find is for a Tokyo Tower Lounge (http://www.studiohousedesign.com/tokyo-towers-lounge-by-curiosity/) by Curiousity (http://www.curiosity.jp/eng/about/), a studio house design featuring a contemporary green motif.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15TokyoTowergreenroom.jpg)

While the observation deck is open until 945 PM, which the racers should have been easily able to make after their 4-ish plane arrivals... I am not sure of the hours that the lounge is open? It is located on the 54th floor. General tower hours are 9AM-8PM.

The hours of op could determine if they would be sleeping in the Park or heading for another clue... :lol3:

And hopefully they all changed lots of $$, as the fixed taxi fare from Narita to that area would be Y210,000, which would be approx $200.
,



If TPTB are trying to save money, taking a taxi from NRT to Tokyo proper sure isn't the way to do it. 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 19, 2009, 09:08:55 PM

And hopefully they all changed lots of $$, as the fixed taxi fare from Narita to that area would be Y210,000, which would be approx $200.


Look's like WRP has a lot of budget right now... well, I'm pretty scared that if they waste too much the first few legs, we'll be seeing third world countries for the remainder... :( Adding Joab's entrance fees, that's a lot of money spent just for 1 clue... Hmmm...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:16:45 PM
Wow Haha. The producer may have read Mooyu race to add Tokyo in the leg..  :funny: :funny:

Maybe this season have overdose of China leg!!  :funny: :funny:

Hope they go to Indonesia!!! Yah i think maybe the bombing they maybe change route.. If not i dun mind they go Malaysia!! Wohoo!!   :wohoo:
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Post by: nyydem on July 19, 2009, 09:17:17 PM
This very well may be nothing, but thought I'd put it out there anyway...

I was using google translator to look through recent blog postings in Japanese and came across this:

http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/ (http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/) (original page)

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/&prev=http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch%3Fhl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26oe%3DUTF-8%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26q%3D%25E6%259D%25B1%25E4%25BA%25AC%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2583%25AF%25E3%2583%25BC%26scoring%3Dd%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/&prev=http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch%3Fhl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26oe%3DUTF-8%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26q%3D%25E6%259D%25B1%25E4%25BA%25AC%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2583%25AF%25E3%2583%25BC%26scoring%3Dd%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN) (translated version)

The translation is very rough, so it's hard to really say what the author is talking about, but it sounds like he/she went to Tokyo Tower last night (the blog posting is from about 9 hours ago).  The post then says (in badly translated English):

Quote
Inside, I was the TV coverage of California.
Travel programs to get the money? I like Shino Teru.
"What if I speak English, I ask, I have been traveling around Japan to collect money."
So. . . The coins were only 100 yen from 100 yen gave.
Out by staff.
Do you want to be out on TV? The paper called WATASA.
Signed.
California is not a distraction on TV.

Obviously, what stands out are the "TV coverage of California" part and the "travel programs to get the money" part (I have no clue what Shino Teru is/means).  Is there anybody out there who speaks/reads Japanese who can translate this better than google can, and see if it may have to do with the race?

edited to get rid of stupid typos
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:18:46 PM
http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/english/05_info/index.html

Wonder if teams needed to pay their entrance fees? 1640 yen for both adults. Their opening hours are 9am to 10pm, so i think every team should be able to make it to the tower within the time limit.

Maybe the producer let them go free?? It may awful if you ask the team to spend their cash on entrance fee..
If not mayb the money they give will be more as Japan is a expensive country...
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Post by: Jobby on July 19, 2009, 09:21:39 PM
I believe a team asked the guy for money, and was filmed.. then the producers asked him if they were allowed to show him on TV.. if he does.. he has to sign an agreement (we know about this).. and he did?
Title: Re: Th Amazing Race 15 Location Spoliers
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:22:45 PM
It's looking like there was a small startline task that teams had to complete before getting their clues:

Where is this Chateau? Is it in Japan??
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Post by: nyydem on July 19, 2009, 09:25:23 PM
I believe a team asked the guy for money, and was filmed.. then the producers asked him if they were allowed to show him on TV.. if he does.. he has to sign an agreement (we know about this).. and he did?

Yeah, that's what it sounded like to me as well.  The part about the yen is what's less clear - did a team ask this person for money?  100 yen is only slightly more than a dollar, so I can't imagine they'd be asking for only that if they ran out of money.
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Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:25:48 PM
Wow Japan is first leg?? the producer is really taking so much budget in it..

I think it will follow season 10 route.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Dånooky on July 19, 2009, 09:25:57 PM
This very well may be nothing, but thought I'd put it out there anyway...

I was using google translator to look through recent blog postings in Japanese and came across this:

http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/ (http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/) (original page)

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/&prev=http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch%3Fhl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26oe%3DUTF-8%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26q%3D%25E6%259D%25B1%25E4%25BA%25AC%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2583%25AF%25E3%2583%25BC%26scoring%3Dd%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://aschwiiz.exblog.jp/10654362/&prev=http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch%3Fhl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26oe%3DUTF-8%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26q%3D%25E6%259D%25B1%25E4%25BA%25AC%25E3%2582%25BF%25E3%2583%25AF%25E3%2583%25BC%26scoring%3Dd%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN) (translated version)

The translation is very rough, so it's hard to really say what the author is talking about, but it sounds like he/she went to Tokyo Tower last night (the blog posting is from about 9 hours ago).  The post then says (in badly translated English):

Quote
Inside, I was the TV coverage of California.
Travel programs to get the money? I like Shino Teru.
"What if I speak English, I ask, I have been traveling around Japan to collect money."
So. . . The coins were only 100 yen from 100 yen gave.
Out by staff.
Do you want to be out on TV? The paper called WATASA.
Signed.
California is not a distraction on TV.

Obviously, what stands out are the "TV coverage of California" part and the "travel programs to get the money" part (I have no clue what Shino Teru is/means).  Is there anybody out there who speaks/reads Japanese who can translate this better than google can, and see if it may have to do with the race?

edited to get rid of stupid typos

This person went that day to the Tokyo Tower. Inside the Tower, this person found people filming. Then some people approached asking him if he spoke English and then asked him for money (they were probably begging). They said "We are collecting money to travel around Japan". Then he says someone asked him to sign a release form to appear on the show.

(I was giving a proper translation to the post)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2009, 09:27:33 PM
It's looking like there was a small startline task that teams had to complete before getting their clues:

Where is this Chateau? Is it in Japan??

At the start line...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:28:54 PM
It's looking like there was a small startline task that teams had to complete before getting their clues:

Where is this Chateau? Is it in Japan??

At the start line...

Oh Thanks Peach.. The pic so unclear or maybe my age is catching up..  :'(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 19, 2009, 09:33:06 PM
Oh Thanks Peach.. The pic so unclear or maybe my age is catching up..  :'(

:( We all age... I sympathize with you autowil, I also took them differently LOL

Question guys, How come teams did not lose a day when crossing the international date line from LA to Tokyo? Shouldn't there be a lost of a day because of that, could someone explain it to me? Haha Thanks!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2009, 09:36:15 PM
Nice find nyydem!! :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:39:16 PM
Oh Thanks Peach.. The pic so unclear or maybe my age is catching up..  :'(

:( We all age... I sympathize with you autowil, I also took them differently LOL

Question guys, How come teams did not lose a day when crossing the international date line from LA to Tokyo? Shouldn't there be a lost of a day because of that, could someone explain it to me? Haha Thanks!

Not too sure.. But i think Tokyo maybe same timeline as LA??

Btw the green room look cool.. Any sightings on the detour?? And did teams travel to other place in Japan through train like what teams did in season 14..
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Post by: puddin on July 19, 2009, 09:41:04 PM
Nice find nyydem !!

eta: I see cdfe88 is on it ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 19, 2009, 09:41:34 PM
Nice find graytex!! :jumpy: :jumpy:
graytex, nyydem or cdfe? ^_^
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Dånooky on July 19, 2009, 09:44:57 PM
Nice find nyydem !!

eta: I see cdfe88 is on it ;)
I wrote a comment on the blog to ask for more info
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:50:03 PM
Nice find nyydem !!

eta: I see cdfe88 is on it ;)
I wrote a comment on the blog to ask for more info

Saw it.. Haha.. Hope the blogger respond you..
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 19, 2009, 09:52:54 PM
Oh Thanks Peach.. The pic so unclear or maybe my age is catching up..  :'(

:( We all age... I sympathize with you autowil, I also took them differently LOL

Question guys, How come teams did not lose a day when crossing the international date line from LA to Tokyo? Shouldn't there be a lost of a day because of that, could someone explain it to me? Haha Thanks!

Not too sure.. But i think Tokyo maybe same timeline as LA??

Btw the green room look cool.. Any sightings on the detour?? And did teams travel to other place in Japan through train like what teams did in season 14..

Tokyo is not in the same timeline as Los Angeles!  They are a day ahead and if you do cross the dateline going westward, you sometimes might lose a day if it depends on when the flight leaves.  Since teams left in the afternoon to Japan, they didn't lose a day since they arrived the next day in the afternoon.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:54:02 PM
Oh Thanks Peach.. The pic so unclear or maybe my age is catching up..  :'(

:( We all age... I sympathize with you autowil, I also took them differently LOL

Question guys, How come teams did not lose a day when crossing the international date line from LA to Tokyo? Shouldn't there be a lost of a day because of that, could someone explain it to me? Haha Thanks!

Not too sure.. But i think Tokyo maybe same timeline as LA??

Btw the green room look cool.. Any sightings on the detour?? And did teams travel to other place in Japan through train like what teams did in season 14..

Tokyo is not in the same timeline as Los Angeles!  They are a day ahead and if you do cross the dateline going westward, you sometimes might lose a day if it depends on when the flight leaves.  Since teams left in the afternoon to Japan, they didn't lose a day since they arrived the next day in the afternoon.
Oic.. So is same as other asia countries.. Thanks!!  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 19, 2009, 09:58:57 PM
It's 77 miles from Narita to the center of Tokyo, slightly less to the northeast side and more to the west and south. This is a natural for taking the train to a central point and switching to either another train (Tokyo has a fantastic transportation system, complete with "pushers" who literally do just that, but you do not want to be in it during any rush hour). Teams would have arrived Sunday morning Tokyo time after Saturday departure from LAX.

By Japan Railways (JR) Narita to Tokyo Station:

The fastest option to get to Tokyo Station is the JR Narita Express (NEX), requiring roughly one hour for the one way journey. All seats are reserved. The one way fare between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station is about 2900 yen. There are departures every 30 to 60 minutes.

At 94 yen/dollar (current rate) the train trip is about $30.

Tokyo Rail Transit Key Points Map (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 19, 2009, 10:07:50 PM
Based on the history of the Amazing Race, the logical flights are AA169 and UA891 as outlined by Chateau. However, those are not the only possiblities in the approximate time frame.

There also was :

KE002 11:40  -  15:05
NH005 12:55  -  16:20
NW001 12:55  -  16:20  (note: NH005 may be a code-share of this)
JL061 (code-share American and Delta) 13:20  -  16:45

The next flights do not leave until 1445, almost 1.5 hours later so I think the above are what makes sense.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2009, 11:19:31 PM
The two flights identified are the two flights taken.

As mentioned above, teams travelled by TAXI to Tokyo, although the train would have been much more interesting!!  I loved the white gloved "pushers", hope they have to use the trains later!

And we have the arrival times listed as 4 to 430PM 7/19, is there something off? ???

Teams would have arrived Sunday morning Tokyo time after Saturday departure from LAX.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 19, 2009, 11:29:21 PM
btw, guys.  Since [hopefully] they're in Japan right now as their 1st leg for TAR 15, did you know that today their country is now celebrating Marine Day?  Click this info about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Day).  I wonder if they'll gonna celebrate that holiday on that country right now while they're on a race?  What will be looks like?

p.s.
I hope they'll gonna race in my country, the Philippines by tomorrow and the best place will be either in Manila, Cebu, Olongapo or Baguio City. ;D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: DrRox on July 19, 2009, 11:37:58 PM
Going westward (TAR-15), one would gain a day crossing the International Date Line. Going eastward (TAR-14), one would lose a day crossing the International Date Line.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 20, 2009, 01:56:16 AM
Based on the history of the Amazing Race, the logical flights are AA169 and UA891 as outlined by Chateau. However, those are not the only possiblities in the approximate time frame.

There also was :

KE002 11:40  -  15:05
NH005 12:55  -  16:20
NW001 12:55  -  16:20  (note: NH005 may be a code-share of this)
JL061 (code-share American and Delta) 13:20  -  16:45

The next flights do not leave until 1445, almost 1.5 hours later so I think the above are what makes sense.

Does it count if I saw teams board flight UA 891 at gate 76?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 20, 2009, 07:36:09 AM
Based on the history of the Amazing Race, the logical flights are AA169 and UA891 as outlined by Chateau. However, those are not the only possiblities in the approximate time frame.

There also was :

KE002 11:40  -  15:05
NH005 12:55  -  16:20
NW001 12:55  -  16:20  (note: NH005 may be a code-share of this)
JL061 (code-share American and Delta) 13:20  -  16:45

The next flights do not leave until 1445, almost 1.5 hours later so I think the above are what makes sense.

Does it count if I saw teams board flight UA 891 at gate 76?

If apskip didn't see it - it may not have happened... :lol:

Did anyone spot which flight Phil got on?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2009, 02:27:11 PM
For all those working hard on air transportation schedules (how many besides Chateau and me? and I'm sure Neobie as soon as he fully catches up to AR15), here is the data on UA891:

departed LAX 118pm on Saturdqay July 18 5 minutes late
arrived NRT 403pm Sunday July 19 27 minutes early
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: :jerry: on July 21, 2009, 02:10:00 AM
AW, Shiatsu!
I was in Tokyo two weeks ago, and I was keeping an eye on TARA and TAR(even though I knew the race didn't start).
I was going to ask one of the airport security people if there was sighting of people running around ...but I didn't...too weird to ask...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Neobie on July 22, 2009, 07:56:34 AM
all those working hard on air transportation schedules (how many besides Chateau and me? and I'm sure Neobie as soon as he fully catches up to AR15)

On holiday right now. Guys, please obey Apskip, his word is gospel! :funny:

If anything needs to be checked out in Malaysia please get back to me by next Wednesday!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 22, 2009, 07:33:19 PM
*Bit too mean earlier* Editing this.

 :carryon: :carryon: :carryon: :carryon:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 23, 2009, 10:29:52 PM
I think I may have stumbled on to a TAR sighting on Twitter. I searched on "amazing race" and after wading through about 10 million posts about TAR 14 which apparently just started running overseas (Australian TV?), I found this posted by the user girlclumsy (who appears to be an Aussie vacationing in Vietnam):

"Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning."

With a follow up after a question:

"They actually pulled up in a cab, yelled "Go! Go!" like they were GIs, then ran (once cued) towards the host near a tank."

My co-worker, who has vacationed in Vietnam several times, verifies that there is a Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City. He wasn't much on details though.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 23, 2009, 10:37:08 PM
Her blog  (http://www.girlclumsy.com/)thanks Plaidmoon2   :waves:

HCMC Reunification Palace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HCMC_Reunification_Palace.jpg#file)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 23, 2009, 11:08:47 PM
Thank you plaidmoon!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

And :welcome: to RFF!!

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on July 23, 2009, 11:10:54 PM
When was this posted? (sorry can't go on twitter because of government censorship)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: diRkdARyL on July 23, 2009, 11:13:44 PM
gj pLaidmoon2

third Leg??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 23, 2009, 11:25:59 PM
Yay! Thanks Plaidmoon!

If indeed it is Vietnam <33333
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 23, 2009, 11:28:57 PM
When was this posted? (sorry can't go on twitter because of government censorship)
about 18 hours ago from web
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 23, 2009, 11:31:16 PM
When was this posted? (sorry can't go on twitter because of government censorship)
about 18 hours ago from web

If I'm not mistaken, it would be Thursday for us in Asia, around 5 - 7 pm when this "leg" ended...

ETA: Could they actually use a government based building as a pit stop (As I read, it is the home for the Vietnamese president(?)), considering that there are other locations in HCMC?

ETA: 7:30-11:00, 13:00-16:00 daily... so they must have checked in during those times...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: diRkdARyL on July 23, 2009, 11:33:18 PM
When was this posted? (sorry can't go on twitter because of government censorship)
about 18 hours ago from web

If I'm not mistaken, it would be Thursday for us in Asia, around 5 - 7 pm when this "leg" ended...

"Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning."
about 18 hours ago from web

i think it's morning of that day..
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 23, 2009, 11:35:19 PM
This is PROBABLY the tank:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Thanh_Pho_Ho_Chi_Minh/Ho_Chi_Minh_City-1470720/Things_To_Do-Ho_Chi_Minh_City-Reunification_Palace-BR-1.html

(http://i30.[banned image hosting site].com/w1xqme.jpg)

It's there, though I don't want to violate someone's picture. It's the tank that crossed this palace during the Saigon war??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 24, 2009, 12:13:54 AM
The tank and palace make for a perfect pitstop! I totally see this being our race  :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 24, 2009, 12:16:19 AM
TARA 3 ep 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17575.0.html) was also partially in Saigon (HCMC)  last time. They then went to HUE. Interestingly, they went from there to Taiwan.

In this tight budget times, it may make sense for TAR to use some of those same contacts.

So suppose (SPEC) that TAR 15 went Japan>>Taiwan>>VietNam??

TIMES:
The current time in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is 12:13 PM on Friday, July 24, 2009.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on July 24, 2009, 12:39:03 AM
Vietnam Should be the third leg AT LEAST. If they left LA on Sunday and arrived in Japan on Sunday (Asia Time) and even if they had to wait outside for a night that would put them in leg 3-4.

Timeline as of now:

Sunday(US Time): Starting Line, Fly to Japan.
Sunday( Asia Time): Arrive in Japan Afternoon.
Monday (Asia Time): Estimated End of First leg (it could also be Sunday night if they finish all task and no hours of operation    which I doubt)

Monday Night-Tuesday Early Morning: Start of 2nd leg (if it isn't TBC)

Thursday: Confirmed in Vietnam. Pitstop in Morning.

So they have probably 2 days to complete the 2nd leg and maybe 3rd leg.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 24, 2009, 01:03:05 AM
TARA 3 ep 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17575.0.html) was also partially in Saigon (HCMC)  last time. They then went to HUE. Interestingly, they went from there to Taiwan.

In this tight budget times, it may make sense for TAR to use some of those same contacts.

So suppose (SPEC) that TAR 15 went Japan>>Taiwan>>VietNam??

TIMES:
The current time in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is 12:13 PM on Friday, July 24, 2009.

I'm thinking of Laos being visited in Leg 2 than Vietnam... Since people there aren't that open to the race yet, could there be possibilities that they landed there and moved to Vietnam on the third leg?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 24, 2009, 01:07:06 AM
They left LA SAT AM 7/18 not Sunday...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on July 24, 2009, 01:16:20 AM
They left LA SAT AM 7/18 not Sunday...

Sorry. But that gives them 1 more day to go somewhere else. But where?  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 24, 2009, 01:25:54 AM
They left LA SAT AM 7/18 not Sunday...

Sorry. But that gives them 1 more day to go somewhere else. But where?  :duno:

iiam.

With the ASSUMPTION/OPINION/SPECULATION that teams arrived yesterday as well and this is the third leg...

But here's the flight status of the previous day: Assuming teams arrived in Saigon the midmorning/dawn as well, and get to race similar to TAR14's Phuket Thailand Leg, Only flights from Manila (1230 AM), Shanghai (12:30 AM) and Nanning (2:05 AM)

Flights from the following cities arrives 6 - 9 AM: Bangkok, KL, Singapore, Manila and Hanoi. Flights to Kaoshiung and Taipei arrive late around 9:40 - 10:00 in the morning, HCMC, Vietnam.



Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on July 24, 2009, 01:38:33 AM
i'm guessing that most teams arrive within the 6-9am time because the spoiler was posted 6pm GMT+8 which is 4pm Vietnam. SO they probably check-in in the afternoon or they took a late night flight and arrived Wednesday evening/night.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: zacz on July 24, 2009, 01:42:39 AM
True - But is it possible that that crossed from Laos to Vietnam via car/bus/train? I don't know if its possible but they are right next to each other.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on July 24, 2009, 02:14:08 AM
Laos is only a speculation by Mooyou. There is no proof that they were in Laos but if there were in Laos or any surrounding countries, then it would be possible by train or bus (remember TARA 3 when they took the 24 hour  bus ride  :funny:)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on July 24, 2009, 02:20:56 AM
Confirmed Location

LA, USA (Starting Line)- Saturday July 18, 2009

Tokyo, Japan (Leg 1)- Sunday July 19, 2009

Ho Chin Minh City, Viet Nam- Wednesday July 22, 2009

Note: All Dates are in USA Dates.

Any Missing?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 24, 2009, 02:28:39 AM
Nothing is CONFIRMED yet for Nam, although yes it seems probably us, but we need more evidence. Another leg could be just possible I suppose, but any spec as to where rightly belongs in the spec thread.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Neobie on July 24, 2009, 03:37:53 AM
Travelling to Laos by land is possible, but very very unlikely given TAR's recent modus operandi. It's a 24h train ride to Hue and another 18h or so by bus to Vientiane. Even to the closest town in Laos requires a 12h bus ride to the border - and that border's pretty much a desolate wasteland. (Bad, bad memories on both journeys...)

Doesn't look like they're going anywhere by land, unless it's elsewhere in Vietnam or to Phnom Penh (a couple of hours by bus away).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 24, 2009, 04:37:07 AM
Thank you plaidmoon!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

And :welcome: to RFF!!



Thanks for the welcome! Actually I posted once or twice as Plaidmoon during the time the forum was tracking Season 13. When I found the twitter pointing to Vietnam  :yess: , I couldn't remember my password or the email account I used when creating it,  :duno:  so rather than sit on the information, I just created a new account.  ;D

I agree with your comment later on that this doesn't confirm that they are in Vietnam. I'd like to see a couple of more people saying they saw the Amazing Race teams running about, or even better, a picture or two. 

I also agree that this is probably leg 3. The fact that they were finishing in the morning (and we don't know whether the team she saw was first or last) tells me that either they arrived around sunrise and had a set of quickly completed challenges or that they may have arrived late the previous afternoon had an overnight stay waiting for some site to open in the morning. I don't have any great ideas about where leg 2 was. I see a lot of possibilities - South Korea, China, The Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao. From the last season or two, I'll guess they did a second leg in either Japan or Vietnam. It saves money and there's one less government to file paperwork with. Vietnam seems more likely with Hanoi or the previously mentioned Hue the best candidates.

It seems to me that by going west, they've made it harder on the teams. Usually they go to either Europe or South America and the teams either have a smattering of Spanish or the local people know some English so the teams can get by while they get used to racing and develop their racing legs. This time, the street signs are mostly in Japanese or Vietnamese characters and generally unreadable to Americans, adding to their stress. There's probably enough English speakers to get help from, but not as many as in Europe. However, I've never been to Europe or Asia, so i could easily be wrong about this.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 24, 2009, 05:03:14 AM
This is PROBABLY the tank:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Vietnam/Thanh_Pho_Ho_Chi_Minh/Ho_Chi_Minh_City-1470720/Things_To_Do-Ho_Chi_Minh_City-Reunification_Palace-BR-1.html

(http://i30.[banned image hosting site].com/w1xqme.jpg)

It's there, though I don't want to violate someone's picture. It's the tank that crossed this palace during the Saigon war??

I was looking on Google Earth at the Reunification Palace and that tank was shown there. There was supposedly another spot near there that had 2 tanks and yet another than had a Vietnam war era fighter jet. Google Earth didn't have a very sharp image, so I couldn't zoom in as much as I wanted, but it didn't seem like a great place for a pit stop. The tank shown here was next to a road and as can be seen, under a bunch of trees. I couldn't see all angles around the tank, but where I could see, there didn't seem to be much open space to set up the pit stop mat. It does have a nice red and yellow chain blocking it off.  :lol: Across the road is a big open grassy lawn area, but to get the tank into the scene at Phil's back, Phil would have to have his back to the road (and to the teams running up).  Perhaps they can get the road closed for the day and set up on the road. Now that I think about it, as a history museum, they may not be using the road for cars and trucks anyway. It still seems like the camera crew may have a few challenges in shooting the teams arriving at the pit stop. I'd post some of the pictures I was looking at, but I was at work and I didn't want to post from there. At home, I have a very poor internet connection, so I'll have to leave that for someone else to do. Besides, it's way past my bedtime.  :updaters

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: password on July 24, 2009, 08:24:08 AM
Since the first leg is 2 hours, mybe thy did two legs in Tokyo? Lik they did in Beijing in seasn 10. It sees likley.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 24, 2009, 10:17:26 AM
More from girlclumsy!!!
Now in Phnom Penh

girlclumsy: I would've asked for his autograph but I don't know his name - my theory is "The Amazing Race" will be in Angkor Wat this season!
5 minutes ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

girlclumsy: Have been drinking in the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh. And the host of "The Amazing Race"was there as well!
6 minutes ago from web · Reply · View Tweet
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 24, 2009, 10:24:50 AM
Well that counts as confirmation to me !!!!!!

 :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: zacz on July 24, 2009, 10:27:18 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 24, 2009, 10:37:43 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.

Why not? They've done it to India in 3 back to back seasons... LOL!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on July 24, 2009, 10:42:48 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.

Why not? They've done it to India in 3 back to back seasons... LOL!

*cough* China 3 legs *cough*
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 24, 2009, 10:46:20 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.
Shes a Journalist from Australia I most certainly would think she knows very well whom Phil Keoghan is except his name of course, lol
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on July 24, 2009, 10:47:24 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.

Why not? They've done it to India in 3 back to back seasons... LOL!

*cough* China 3 legs *cough*

*cough* Russia 4 legs in 2 back-to-back seasons *cough*
*EPIC cough* LA starting line for 4 back-to-back seasons *EPIC cough*

On topic: Is it possible they take buses from Ho Chi Minh (if it is true they're going there) to Phnom Penh? I found this site which lists bus times:
http://www.vntraveler.com/answers/bus-saigon-ho-chi-minh-city-to-phnom-penh.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on July 24, 2009, 10:48:48 AM
(http://i25.[banned image hosting site].com/j9tyk4.png)

Possible race track for now..?

... and if they continue to go West ... it's India again. :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 24, 2009, 10:53:59 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.
Shes a Journalist from Australia I most certainly would think she knows very well whom Phil Keoghan is.
She probably got starstruck and wouldn't expect TAR to be on the same ground as her's?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 24, 2009, 11:02:37 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.

Why not? They've done it to India in 3 back to back seasons... LOL!

*cough* China 3 legs *cough*

How about China 0 legs cough cough?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on July 24, 2009, 11:14:29 AM
Maybe it was just someone that looked like Phil? I can't see them returning to Phnom Penh so soon as they just visited Cambodia and Angkor Wat in season 13.

Why not? They've done it to India in 3 back to back seasons... LOL!

*cough* China 3 legs *cough*

How about China 0 legs cough cough?

Then i think cough syrup will probably work. *winks*

nevermind
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 24, 2009, 11:19:10 AM
Hmmmm...this from Mrs Shrek:

Guess who else was in Tokyo and NOW Phnom Penh??

Mel!

http://www.melwhite.org/blog/63
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 24, 2009, 11:23:40 AM
Also, from a FB followup: (thanks to Mrs Shrek again for the heads up)

first posted 7/20:

how about in Vietnam? i've seen this in Hochiminh city rite?July 20 at 11:42am

And to me:
Today at 9:07am
exactly,i sis saw this not me.i really like TAR and suddenly,my sis have a chance but not me.
She told me about what TAR happened in VN.
i just can say WOW and hope to join in TAR!
that's all.thanks for ur mess.


Could the first Twitter post been late? ??? 20th seems too soon but possible??

Turned out to be a TARA sighting in Hue...sorry!  :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 24, 2009, 11:34:09 AM
Foreign Correspondents Club--pictures!

http://www.fcccambodia.com/phnom_penh/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on July 24, 2009, 11:43:49 AM
The girls in the photo here oddly remind me of Tiffany/Michelle. :funny: Taken Jan 2008 though. :(

http://www.fcccambodia.com/phnom_penh/phnom_penh_photos.php?img=50
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Neobie on July 24, 2009, 07:35:39 PM
If Leg Two isn't in Japan, it'd have to be in China, Taiwan or South Korea, right? Nothing else makes much geographical sense...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 24, 2009, 11:39:49 PM
If Leg Two isn't in Japan, it'd have to be in China, Taiwan or South Korea, right? Nothing else makes much geographical sense...
Or maybe they did one leg in Japan and then two legs in Vietnam, with the Pit Stop spoiler being for the second leg in Vietnam? TAR has visited Vietnam twice and stayed there for two legs on both occasions. :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 25, 2009, 07:04:03 AM
I JUST KNEW IT.. COULD IT BE.. SINGAPORE?? (OR WHERE IS IT??)
This is a blog post by a Singaporean blogger, i believe. (MIGHT NOT BE)

Quote
Saturday, July 25, 2009
i'm sorry to tell you but you're the last team to arrive

THE AMAZING RACE!!!

I love the show! Despite the reality tv tag, it beats a hell of a lot of tv programming on the air right now. I've always wanted to be a part of the show. And today, I possibly could be! No, I did not get on as a contestant. That would be great if I did but alas, not the case. What happened was, I potentially can be seen in the background. LOL. I know, nothing much to shout about but it is my fave reality competition.

They were filming in the market I was shopping at and one pair's camera guy actually stopped and took a 5 second shot of me, winked and ran off after the couple he was attached to. I was filmed by a crew of "The Amazing Race"!! Also, I passed by multiple pairs and their camera and sound guy so hopefully I will appear in one or another shot. Yea. My claim to fame will be a background, blink-and-you'll-miss-it part in "The Amazing Race"!

All in all, I bumped into 5 pairs. The first was a male-male partnership, second was a couple who looked really miserable, third was another couple wearing matching dark blue tees and the guy was wearing a bandanna - rambo-style (this is when I got filmed), fourth was another male-male pair I think - one of em had a combo of neon green with some pink hair and lastly was a girl-girl pair - an asian chick with a white girl. The only definite film capture that I know of is when I bumped into the third pair. And that's even if he wasn't just pointing the cam in my face and pretending to take a shot :P

If it was my 5 seconds of fame shot then of course, it's all dependant on the editing guys so crossing my fingers that I don't end up on the cutting room floor. I hope to see myself on "The Amazing Race". I wish I could meet Phil though. Have a run towards the mat and do the whole jump and get checked in routine. That would be super great if that happened! I'm so dorky but what else can I say?

OMG! This had to be it, because Maria Ho is Asian and the description fits!!

URL provided upon request.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 25, 2009, 07:32:22 AM
From http://twitter.com/girlclumsy (http://twitter.com/girlclumsy) @ twitter -

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Amazing Race fans - today they were spotting running about the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. I think we're going to catch them at Angkor.

Hmmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: georgiapeach on July 25, 2009, 10:35:58 AM
Great job JOAB!! :hearts:

Sounds real to me, are we sure she/he is in SINGAPORE right now?/

Please everyone, do not beseige this poor blogger with requests for info, it is already handled. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Neobie on July 25, 2009, 10:42:23 AM
Please bear in mind though that Tiffany/Maria can be considered public knowledge by now, and can be used as an instant red herring against us.

We'll find out for sure within the next day though. It can't be that hard in Singapore.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Dragoondaniel on July 25, 2009, 10:53:06 AM
It might not be Singapore afterall. :groan:

Yup. I checked the blog and S'pore was only mentioned a couple of times. One of which said that "my sister came to singapore on a business trip and i asked her to check ... retail price there..."

Well, if it's not S'pore, then I guess her answers can tell us where the next location is. (if it's Vietnam I'll stab myself since we pretty much already know that)

Gah. What a major disappointment.  :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 25, 2009, 11:00:13 AM
CAUTION:

It is not confirmed that TAR is now in Singapore, because there are many loopholes.. for now nothing is confirmed.

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: 2old4tech on July 25, 2009, 11:54:58 AM
Probably not Singapore.  One of her post said, "...took a business trip to Singapore."

But, it could be.  Could be another business trip.  She shops in markets when she travels.  And travels quite a bit.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 25, 2009, 12:01:55 PM
Probably not Singapore.  One of her post said, "...took a business trip to Singapore."

But, it could be.  Could be another business trip.  She shops in markets when she travels.  And travels quite a bit.

She mentioned alot about stuff that can be done in Singapore too.. shopping brands in Singapore.. sigh. :groan: :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Chateau d If on July 25, 2009, 12:07:12 PM
I JUST KNEW IT.. COULD IT BE.. SINGAPORE?? (OR WHERE IS IT??)

This is a blog post by a Singaporean blogger, i believe. (MIGHT NOT BE)

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Saturday, July 25, 2009
i'm sorry to tell you but you're the last team to arrive

THE AMAZING RACE!!!

I love the show! Despite the reality tv tag, it beats a hell of a lot of tv programming on the air right now. I've always wanted to be a part of the show. And today, I possibly could be! No, I did not get on as a contestant. That would be great if I did but alas, not the case. What happened was, I potentially can be seen in the background. LOL. I know, nothing much to shout about but it is my fave reality competition.

They were filming in the market I was shopping at and one pair's camera guy actually stopped and took a 5 second shot of me, winked and ran off after the couple he was attached to. I was filmed by a crew of "The Amazing Race"!! Also, I passed by multiple pairs and their camera and sound guy so hopefully I will appear in one or another shot. Yea. My claim to fame will be a background, blink-and-you'll-miss-it part in "The Amazing Race"!

All in all, I bumped into 5 pairs. The first was a male-male partnership, second was a couple who looked really miserable, third was another couple wearing matching dark blue tees and the guy was wearing a bandanna - rambo-style (this is when I got filmed), fourth was another male-male pair I think - one of em had a combo of neon green with some pink hair and lastly was a girl-girl pair - an asian chick with a white girl. The only definite film capture that I know of is when I bumped into the third pair. And that's even if he wasn't just pointing the cam in my face and pretending to take a shot :P

If it was my 5 seconds of fame shot then of course, it's all dependant on the editing guys so crossing my fingers that I don't end up on the cutting room floor. I hope to see myself on "The Amazing Race". I wish I could meet Phil though. Have a run towards the mat and do the whole jump and get checked in routine. That would be super great if that happened! I'm so dorky but what else can I say?

OMG! This had to be it, because Maria Ho is Asian and the description fits!!

URL provided upon request.

This is bone fide information folks.

I never revealed yet that there is a team that has one member with a shock of red hair.  And they were wearing green!

They are the Father/Son team that is 3rd from the left in the lineup.


Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 25, 2009, 12:14:23 PM
The blogger also mentions a business trip to Singapore (as mentioned above) and re girlclumsy, I left her a link to the forum and told her she had many fans here so it might have been a shout out to the fans.

afterglorock's sighting and Chateau seals the deal for me  :jam:


OK...since helping through a chance passing through LAX, you guys have got me hooked!  After more thinking, I remember the first team I saw when entering the Terminal was Team # 5 - two males...they we're at the AA first class ticket area...the guy who was doing the talking was the taller, he had bleached blonde hair with red/pink highlights...a punk rocker look (although I have no idea who he was...) -- they did have orange shirts.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 25, 2009, 12:30:51 PM
(http://i28.[banned image hosting site].com/2afilaa.jpg)

From wikipedia -
International Women's Day
Observed by Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Israel, Laos, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia

I am very inclined to think the blogger could be from Laos. Hmmm. So confusing. :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Ray! on July 26, 2009, 12:47:32 AM
(http://i28.[banned image hosting site].com/2afilaa.jpg)

From wikipedia -
International Women's Day
Observed by Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh,Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Israel, Laos, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia

I am very inclined to think the blogger could be from Laos. Hmmm. So confusing. :groan:

I'm inclined to think the blogger's from either Laos/Vietnam. Not China. They'd be spotted there like that, and they spent three "legs" there last time, so why go there AGAIN? Plus, Laos/Vietnam are near Cambodia so they could've used other methods of transport aside from flights to hide the teams. (There is a bus service from Vientiane/Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh.)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 12:57:36 AM
 jeni_mama

   1.
      managed to get photos of three teams from amazing race: asia. was only few steps away from ém!15 minutes ago from web
         
   2.
      was at the park where they also have temple in phnom penh, cambodia yesterday and saw amazing race: asia being filmed.16 minutes ago from web

http://twitter.com/jeni_mama
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 01:04:03 AM
I really want to believe that the blogger i found is in Cambodia. :duno: :duno: :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 01:04:22 AM
... It sounds like a TAR clashes with TARA scenario..

BUT, TARA 4 hasn't started filming right? :groan:
Read it again Joab! I invited her here so hopefully she will share pictures :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 01:10:20 AM
I really want to believe that the blogger i found is in Cambodia. :duno: :duno: :duno:
well Duh  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 01:13:47 AM
superboysoccer

heyy i am in cambodia and i was watching the amazing race asia!!! in real life, not watching the tv....
about 1 hour ago from web

http://twitter.com/superboysoccer
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 01:15:07 AM
I think if that's the case, either they are having 2 legs in Cambodia, or either way.. they could be going off to the airport now after a 12 hours pitstop. Why have they been in Cambodia for so long??? :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 01:19:09 AM
I think if that's the case, either they are having 2 legs in Cambodia, or either way.. they could be going off to the airport now after a 12 hours pitstop. Why have they been in Cambodia for so long??? :duno:

Extended Pitstop
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 01:21:54 AM
I think if that's the case, either they are having 2 legs in Cambodia, or either way.. they could be going off to the airport now after a 12 hours pitstop. Why have they been in Cambodia for so long??? :duno:

Extended Pitstop

That explains it... HMMMMMMM. But it should be leg 3 now right? At least other countries spoilers will be popping up soon after they leave Cambodia!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 01:35:21 AM
I think if that's the case, either they are having 2 legs in Cambodia, or either way.. they could be going off to the airport now after a 12 hours pitstop. Why have they been in Cambodia for so long??? :duno:

Extended Pitstop

That explains it... HMMMMMMM. But it should be leg 3 now right? At least other countries spoilers will be popping up soon after they leave Cambodia!

My thought is that this is Leg 4. Japan>>somewhere else>>HCMC>>Phnom Penh.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 01:43:16 AM
Yes I view it as leg 4 too

Possibly 2 legs in Japan before HCC and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

I really think they will have a 2 hours season premiere, if they are going to Japan for the first leg. Too expensive to not rip off the place! :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 06:29:27 AM
bleachedquasar: Saw two teams running round Bangkok airport filming an episode of the Amazing Race. Neato

http://twitter.com/bleachedquasar

SPECULATION: Could be a flight transfer to another country.

UPDATE: This tweeter account belongs to a Singaporean, for sure. :funny:

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Gold silver finish for S'pore in the girls 50m freestyle! -
:colors
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Ray! on July 26, 2009, 08:44:29 AM


On topic: Since the poster said "Saw two teams running round Bangkok airport filming an episode of the Amazing Race" not "running out", I'd say it was a transfer. Question is, where would they possibly go to from Bangkok? I just finished searching flights for Mooyou's AR, so I'm still in the flight-search mood. :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 12:02:53 PM
Blog find:(might be copyrighted I'm editing some of the text)

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we stumbled upon the Amazing Race being filmed in Vietnam (both on the Mekong and in HCMC).
*and was so excited to take a picture with Phil (the host).
**were told not to tell anybody that TAR was being filmed here
.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: north09 on July 26, 2009, 12:42:48 PM
I've always thought TAR10 had the best route map, but this one may take the #1 spot!  :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 26, 2009, 02:30:07 PM
Yesterday, I decided to revisit the scene of the crime to gather evidence.  I went early in the morning (about the same time as the race started, and same day of week).  I wanted to find the ramp and see what it looked like.

It was open!!  No gate.   No keep out signs.   Just scary as hell.    :knuckles:

Here is the entrance right at Santa Fe ave, directly below the 6th Street bridge.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1052.jpg)

Take me to the river  

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1055.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1057.jpg)

Looking back

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1056.jpg)

Yes it is full of water

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1058.jpg)



This is your only escape

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1059.jpg)

Looking around

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1060.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1061.jpg)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 26, 2009, 03:38:34 PM
The water on the concrete is up to 2" deep and the concrete is slimy.  Very hard to walk on.  Don't try running.

I can't wait to see the Teams try to drive their Mercedes on it  :funny:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1063.jpg)

This shot was taken from about where the Mercedes were parked.  That column structure looks like a good place to get pictures from   ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1064.jpg)

I found this black tape still on the concrete.  It marks a location that was perpendicular to the 200' long wire fence/wall that showed up in the start image.  That wire fence is now gone of course.  I suspect X marks the spot of the first elimination of the season.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1065.jpg)

Production had done a super job of cleaning up after themselves.  The only traces of TAR I found were:

1)   One yellow pull tab from a clue envelope
2)   Over 100 of these tiny steel "s" hooks (I picked up about half of them).  They had been modified by prying open one end of the "s" to a larger size.  They were distributed exactly in front of where the wire fence had been.
3)  Two Polaroid Camera film negative pull outs.  

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/IMG_1101.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 05:23:13 PM
Oh wow!1 Thanks Chateau!! I have a much better mental picture now of where they were and what it looks like!

So they have to drive out via that tunnel? Guess there is no passing! :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 26, 2009, 07:04:20 PM
Looks like Dubai is the next stop!

http://gerry-doyle.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-do-you-find-in-dubai.html

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Afterward, we bought some dates and headed to the tallest building in the world. A half-mile tall, specifically.

Yet another photo that doesn't do it justice. Also, not sideways. Thanks, Nokia.

It was even more surreal and science-fictiony up close. Like a slender finger reaching into space. Made slightly more surreal by a) the Bellagio-style water show in the lake next to it, and b) the Amazing Race participants looking for clues as we left the restaurant where we ate dinner. For real.

Dubai is an interesting place.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: gingerman28 on July 26, 2009, 07:19:39 PM
Looks like Dubai is the next stop!

http://gerry-doyle.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-do-you-find-in-dubai.html

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Afterward, we bought some dates and headed to the tallest building in the world. A half-mile tall, specifically.

Yet another photo that doesn't do it justice. Also, not sideways. Thanks, Nokia.

It was even more surreal and science-fictiony up close. Like a slender finger reaching into space. Made slightly more surreal by a) the Bellagio-style water show in the lake next to it, and b) the Amazing Race participants looking for clues as we left the restaurant where we ate dinner. For real.

Dubai is an interesting place.

That would be one long jump from Phnom Penh  via Bangkok.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 07:22:52 PM
About time they leave Asia..
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: gingerman28 on July 26, 2009, 07:24:22 PM
About time they leave Asia..

Dubai is still in Asia.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 07:36:08 PM
TARA 1 went to Ski Dubai via India ,, interesting wp  :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 07:37:09 PM
The best part of Dubai?? Is setting us up for an African leg!! :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 07:38:58 PM
About time they leave Asia..

Dubai is still in Asia.

I know.. i'm just saying they are in Asia for too long.. :funny:

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The best part of Dubai?? Is setting us up for an African leg!!

Where all-female teams meet their doom. :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: misterblah on July 26, 2009, 08:21:56 PM
WOW! The teams are going to Dubai :yess: Hopefully we'll see some sightings.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 08:28:05 PM
??? We just did. :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 26, 2009, 08:29:59 PM
Looks like Dubai is the next stop!

http://gerry-doyle.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-do-you-find-in-dubai.html


 ;D  If true, then Burj Dubai (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2009/07/July.html) might be a possible location, given it's scheduled to be finished by the end of 2009.

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: BayBay on July 26, 2009, 08:32:24 PM
FROM TWITTER: ariesta1988 - I've jz got spoilers for The Amazing Race 15. Is it true that they went to Bali jz couple days aft jakarta bombing?? Wow!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Moo on July 26, 2009, 08:36:01 PM
Does it make another Asia centric leg??

It looks to me like they're going...

Tokyo 1
Japan 2 - unconfirmed
Bali
HCMC
Phnom Penh
Dubai?

At last. No India...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 08:38:26 PM
That could be from the believed to be erroneous report of Bali somewhere on here. :groan:

The Jakarta bombings were 7/16, so no, they were just leaving a "couple of days after"

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 26, 2009, 08:42:15 PM

 :lol:  Maybe we can spot Phil on the Dubai Webcam (http://www.dubaitourism.ae/MediaCenter/Webcam/tabid/237/language/en-US/Default.aspx)   :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 08:52:37 PM
Let's go to speculation for discussion of where they might go next, okay? Poor puddin is getting tired of having to move us all around to the right place. :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: graytex on July 26, 2009, 08:56:30 PM
Just posted on Twitter:

First tweet! What a better way to start but to tell u that i saw some teams from the amazing race on my flight to dubai! I love that show!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 09:20:44 PM
Just posted on Twitter:

First tweet! What a better way to start but to tell u that i saw some teams from the amazing race on my flight to dubai! I love that show!!
and already 4 followers, interesting  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 09:23:11 PM
Just posted on Twitter:

First tweet! What a better way to start but to tell u that i saw some teams from the amazing race on my flight to dubai! I love that show!!
and already 4 followers, interesting  :lol:

 :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2009, 09:31:24 PM
Just posted on Twitter:

First tweet! What a better way to start but to tell u that i saw some teams from the amazing race on my flight to dubai! I love that show!!
and already 4 followers, interesting  :lol:

That would be all of us right? :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: graytex on July 26, 2009, 09:37:49 PM
Guilty! :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 26, 2009, 10:56:35 PM
Chateau, I am actually hoping you are wrong on the first elimination from the get go stuff!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 26, 2009, 11:08:18 PM
Chateau, I am actually hoping you are wrong on the first elimination from the get go stuff!

Yeah I agree, a starting line elimination is pretty unlikely!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 26, 2009, 11:21:56 PM
Let's keep this thread clear for sightings only!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 04:18:23 AM
Our Dubai blogger (thanks to walking pneumonia for the find!!)  has been able to share some more information with us: Bold is mine...

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I'd be happy to answer your questions, but a big caveat first: although we spoke to a couple of the contestants and it sure appeared to be the amazing race, no one could confirm because they all cited confidentiality agreements.

having said that, here's what we saw: it was roughly 10:30 p.m. dubai time on sunday, july 26. we were coming out of urbano, a restaurant in souk al bahar. they were not in the restaurant; they were looking for a checkpoint outside. (it turned out to be near the dubai mall taxi stand, by a giant statue of a black horse.) when we got up close to the checkpoint, we could see that it was a sign-in sheet, and there was a producer waiting nearby to hand the contestants instructions. the teams we saw were each one man, one woman, in their 20s or early 30s, dressed in t-shirts and giant backpacks. we didn't get any pictures of the contestants... sorry.

I have sent some pictures to him in hopes that he can recognize who he spoke with, as well as confirm the horse, :funny:

Possible black horse:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15Dubaimallhorse.jpg)


Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: BayBay on July 27, 2009, 05:09:58 AM
Twitter: Sam said there was a hot blonde and her boyfriend also from the amazing race on our flight to Dubai! Now i am interested...

Same guy who said: First tweet! What a better way to start but to tell u that i saw some teams from the amazing race on my flight to dubai! I love that show!!

Anyone messaged him to get info??
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: graytex on July 27, 2009, 06:38:36 AM
This in a PM from the guy on the flight to Dubai...I'm trying to get flight details as well:

Their seemed to be team consisting of two females (one looked asian, the other american i am guessing!) and too tall 'black dudes.' i dont remember seeing anyone else but i will ask my friend i travelled with and may get back to you!

This is before he said, "And a hot blonde...".  All of those sound exactly like 3 of our teams.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 27, 2009, 11:28:53 AM
Our Dubai blogger (thanks to walking pneumonia for the find!!)  has been able to share some more information with us: Bold is mine...

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I'd be happy to answer your questions, but a big caveat first: although we spoke to a couple of the contestants and it sure appeared to be the amazing race, no one could confirm because they all cited confidentiality agreements.

having said that, here's what we saw: it was roughly 10:30 p.m. dubai time on sunday, july 26. we were coming out of urbano, a restaurant in souk al bahar. they were not in the restaurant; they were looking for a checkpoint outside. (it turned out to be near the dubai mall taxi stand, by a giant statue of a black horse.) when we got up close to the checkpoint, we could see that it was a sign-in sheet, and there was a producer waiting nearby to hand the contestants instructions. the teams we saw were each one man, one woman, in their 20s or early 30s, dressed in t-shirts and giant backpacks. we didn't get any pictures of the contestants... sorry.

I have sent some pictures to him in hopes that he can recognize who he spoke with, as well as confirm the horse, :funny:

Possible black horse:


I think it may be this horse created by Fernando Botero (famous horse sculptor   :funny: ) - strategically located in front of the Burj Dubai - the really tall building.

Guess we have an HOH situation - sign in sheet to go up the Burj Dubai (2,684 ft) when it opens in the am. That would be one long bungy jump - hopefully its a "spot the gnome".
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 12:12:41 PM
Oh I like your horse! :jumpy:

But the Burj is under construction and not scheduled to reopen till Dec. And they don't have bungy there, well...not LEGAL ones that is! :funny: here is an illegal one!!

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Snooky on July 27, 2009, 12:16:48 PM
Great Peach!  I just looked on wikipedia and they are building so many amazing buildings there!  I have a feeling of the black horse in front of the Burj Dubai too.
 :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 27, 2009, 12:48:52 PM
 :lol:  ...well, (as per the spoiler) the Dubai Mall is right next to the Burj Dubai...   :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 01:27:04 PM
and the inside ski place is INSIDE that mall!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Snooky on July 27, 2009, 01:29:28 PM
and the inside ski place is INSIDE that mall!!
I was thinking that they would do some indoor skiing while they were there.
But I think it is a different mall...If there is one I think there is a better one.
Mall of the emirates:

THIS IS JUST SPECULATION
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: ZBC Company on July 27, 2009, 01:32:55 PM
it was in season 1 of asia
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 27, 2009, 01:34:56 PM
 :lol:  apparently the mall is filled with horses too...   :groan:  maybe they have to find the right horse inside for the next clue?  how devious...  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Coolios on July 27, 2009, 01:36:54 PM
They already did that in Amazing Race Asia (season 1, leg 10). Teams had to climb the steepest slope in Ski Dubai while carrying 25 kg worth of skiing equipment. Their next clue would be collected at the top of the slope.

I thing they would use this location now in American season. Here is the picture of ski slope (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Dubai-Ski-Dubai-11.JPG).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 27, 2009, 01:42:20 PM
Remember when we were searching the horse statue in Kazakhstan Boingo? the Dubai horseys kept coming up :horsey:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: ZBC Company on July 27, 2009, 01:44:34 PM
but it was a detour so my as atentoin i thik the amazing race it going to do the same detour as asia
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 01:47:26 PM
put url=  and it will work I think Petr...

maybe they are just going to do something in the souk?/

http://www.immo-news.net/Emaar-Malls-Group-opens-Souk-Al-Bahar-at-Downtown-Burj-Dubai_a3345.html

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 27, 2009, 01:54:00 PM
 :jam:  here's a wider angle shot of walkingpneumonia's horsey right outside an entrance to the Dubai Mall.  ;D

@puddin - yeah, horseys everywhere... but that mosque was a real pain to find.   :lol:  :groan:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 27, 2009, 02:08:23 PM
The horse to me looks best there and they may then need to go to the mall and ski place. Sounds right!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 27, 2009, 02:21:24 PM
 :lol: OMG, there's even an aquarium at the mall (http://www.thedubaiaquarium.com/) ... with seahorses  :ascared ...  they could be there for days...  :groan:   :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 10:15:13 PM

I think it may be this horse created by Fernando Botero (famous horse sculptor   :funny: ) - strategically located in front of the Burj Dubai - the really tall building.



That's the one!!  :jumpy: :jumpy:  (confirmed)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Cocoa on July 28, 2009, 03:52:34 AM
Race in Dubai! <33
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2009, 09:05:08 AM
Pretty good confirmation of two more teams from our Dubai source, after reviewing the pics I sent:

Quote
I'm pretty sure the guy we briefly talked to was the male half of the maroon team. the two we encountered outside the restaurant were, I'm fairly certain, jodah and michelle.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 05:33:45 PM
Well I was able to coax some images out of those two polaroid liners that I found at the Startline in the LA River..   :tup:

I had to razor-blade scrape an encrustation of goo off the negatives.  I put each negative into a petri dish of isopropyl alcohol.  That helped to soften the goo.  But it also softened the image layer as well. 

So I found myself somewhere between revealing and erasing the image.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/polaroids/IMG_1074.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/polaroids/IMG_1080.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/polaroids/IMG_1083.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/polaroids/IMG_1087.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/polaroids/IMG_1090.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/polaroids/IMG_1093.jpg)


This is the second polaroid.  I decided to just look at it through the IPA.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Parisinspring/TAR15/small%20versions/polaroids/IMG_1096.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 05:39:50 PM
For reference, the shots were taken here:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Zack. on July 28, 2009, 05:47:51 PM
Oh. My. Gawd.

That. Is. AWESOME.  :jam:

I see the word OBEY and (I think) 7'-4" 528(something)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Coolios on July 28, 2009, 06:38:58 PM
Awesome, CSI Chateau :-)

I think this guy is TAR helper, the photographer was testing if camera works properly. He wears this tee (http://www.amazon.com/Obey-520LBS-STENCIL-BASIC-X-Large/dp/B001TJ5344/ref=sr_1_303?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1248824816&sr=1-303).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 28, 2009, 06:54:48 PM
I agree with Petr, most likely crew and nice find on the T shirt Petr.
I'm jealous Chateau! What fun it must have been coaxing the image out of the negative! Take that CSI!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 07:17:17 PM
Awesome, CSI Chateau :-)

I think this guy is TAR helper, the photographer was testing if camera works properly. He wears this tee (http://www.amazon.com/Obey-520LBS-STENCIL-BASIC-X-Large/dp/B001TJ5344/ref=sr_1_303?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1248824816&sr=1-303).

I salute you!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 28, 2009, 07:19:40 PM
Blog posted on (7/25/09)   (http://mattcambodia.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-1-in-phnom-penh-72509.html):

Quote
Day 1 in Phnom Penh (7/25/09)

We spent much the of the afternoon walking around the city. We visited the King's Royal Palace which was spectacular. While waiting in line to enter, a bunch of Americans and video cameras ran through the crowd towards the palace. While everyone was baffled, I had to explain that they were filming an episode of the American tv program the Amazing Race. While Susan and I were getting tickets, one of the teams cut us to request their money back (they were apparently at the wrong place)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Neobie on July 28, 2009, 07:20:26 PM
OK now I'm being creeped out. :snicker:

Any kidnapped or missing kids that we need to find?

Now what could be mistaken for the Royal Palace? Raffles Hotel Le Royal?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: woden on July 28, 2009, 08:48:49 PM
Holy crap, Chateau.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 28, 2009, 09:20:13 PM
Blog posted on (7/25/09)   (http://mattcambodia.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-1-in-phnom-penh-72509.html):

Quote
Day 1 in Phnom Penh (7/25/09)

We spent much the of the afternoon walking around the city. We visited the King's Royal Palace which was spectacular. While waiting in line to enter, a bunch of Americans and video cameras ran through the crowd towards the palace. While everyone was baffled, I had to explain that they were filming an episode of the American tv program the Amazing Race. While Susan and I were getting tickets, one of the teams cut us to request their money back (they were apparently at the wrong place)


Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Palace,_Phnom_Penh)   :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 28, 2009, 09:25:07 PM

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Palace,_Phnom_Penh)   :jam:
Yes! thats where girlclumsy spotted them!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 28, 2009, 09:32:46 PM

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Palace,_Phnom_Penh)   :jam:
Yes! thats where girlclumsy spotted them!

hope it's not the creepy Bokor Palace :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 28, 2009, 09:40:05 PM

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Palace,_Phnom_Penh)   :jam:
Yes! thats where girlclumsy spotted them!

hope it's not the creepy Bokor Palace :funny:
Well with the budget cuts you never know  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Max on July 28, 2009, 10:41:20 PM
Well I was able to coax some images out of those two polaroid liners that I found at the Startline in the LA River..   :tup:

I had to razor-blade scrape an encrustation of goo off the negatives.  I put each negative into a petri dish of isopropyl alcohol.  That helped to soften the goo.  But it also softened the image layer as well.  

So I found myself somewhere between revealing and erasing the image.



This is the second polaroid.  I decided to just look at it through the IPA.





I am so very impressed with your findings!  Well done!  


edited to remove the quote photos
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 28, 2009, 11:51:01 PM
Twitter: # Name Stephanie Cauldwell
# Location London, UK

All my peeps are missing. :( Don't go away! We're packing right now. Excited to see Uncle Henry in Australia.about 4 hours ago from web
 
We were checking out and this American couple came in with tv cameras. They wanted to borrow Joe's mobile to call the airport.about 1 hour ago from web

they said they were doing a travel documentary but mum thinks it might be that Amazing Race show. we were to excited about 1 hour ago from web

they promised us free skydiving lessons in America if they could use our mobile. they teach skydiving. I want try but I'll be too scared!about 1 hour ago from web


 Going on holiday is so much fun! We're leaving for the airport to visit Uncle Phil in Australia. He doesn't have internet. :( So TTFN! about 1 hour ago from web


http://twitter.com/SteffieSunrise
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 29, 2009, 12:06:27 AM
graytex is already on it. :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 29, 2009, 12:08:27 AM
graytex is already on it. :yess:
  :duno: well alright then I'll go back to my hole  :waves:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 29, 2009, 12:15:24 AM
She may be unreachable tonight...we'll see. Too bad it isn't clear where she is.

I like the skydiver instructors though.

Unless CBS is faux-tweeting.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 29, 2009, 12:17:51 AM
Nope her twitter doesn't look like a CBS fake to me at all peach.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 12:22:11 AM
If she is posting from Dubai then the timing (7:50 am on July 29th) suggests an  Extended Pit Stop for Dubai.

Mr. Green Team looks like a skydiver  :duno: 

Who else?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 12:41:39 AM
There are flights from Dubai to:

Perth   EK424 leaving at 10:05 am
Melbourne  EK406 leaving at 10:10 am
Sydney    EK412 leaving at 10:15 am
Brisbane   EK434  leaving at 10:25 am

And that's it for rest of the day!

So I think she did post from Dubai.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 12:47:52 AM
Where are the DXB webcams?

Now would be a good time to look!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 29, 2009, 01:13:16 AM
If she is posting from Dubai then the timing (7:50 am on July 29th) suggests an  Extended Pit Stop for Dubai.

Mr. Green Team looks like a skydiver  :duno: 

Who else?
Couple could be men as well, we've had teams described as couples before when they were male/male female/female. I'm thinking the guys in red?

oops wrong thread i'll move it later
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Neobie on July 29, 2009, 03:41:20 AM
Four out of five so far.

*map moved downthread*
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Cocoa on July 29, 2009, 03:56:37 AM
Saw this on twitter:

http://twitter.com/arymojo

Quote
auu, pengen ikut the amazing race
34 minutes ago from mobile web

Translation: (Indonesian to English)

"Auu, pengen went along the amazing race"



Personally, I have no Idea what he/she meant..  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 29, 2009, 04:05:09 AM
Four out of five so far.
Adding it now thanks Neobie!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 29, 2009, 04:25:46 AM
Cool spoiler map! Thanks Neobie! :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Ray! on July 29, 2009, 05:51:48 AM
Nice map Neobie. :tup: With the Bali spec, could it be possible they're doing a Great Circle route ala TAR 7?

US --> Japan --> somewhere (Japan again?) --> Vietnam --> Cambodia --> Dubai --> Australia (?) --> Indonesia (?) --> South America/Africa (?) --> Europe (?) --> US

ETA: Australia has not been confirmed. I thought it was since Chateau posted flights. Sorry. :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: apskip on July 29, 2009, 08:04:49 AM
There are flights from Dubai to:

Perth   EK424 leaving at 10:05 am
Melbourne  EK406 leaving at 10:10 am
Sydney    EK412 leaving at 10:15 am
Brisbane   EK434  leaving at 10:25 am

And that's it for rest of the day!

So I think she did post from Dubai.

And there are flights leaving Dubai from 8am to 12pm going west, southwest or northwest to:

Paris CDG -2
Frankfurt
Entebbe
Malta
CapeTown
Munich
Zurich
Dusseldorf
Cairo
Hamburg
Tripoli
Milan MXP
London LHR -4
Rome FCO
Moscow
Venice
Vienna
Athens
Johannesburg
Nairobi
DarEsSalaam
Alexandria
Istanbul

those are 27 places where AR15 coudl have flown nonstop to Europe or Africa. My favorite(even though its probability is obviously less than 4%) is Istanbul because Amazing Race 7 has the only prior visit to Istanbul (except for occasional airport connections which don't count in my judgment). Istanbul is overdue. We'll see if my 4% bet has any validity.

I think the probability of teams going backwards to Australia or to anywhere else to the northeast, east of southeast in Asia are slim at best.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 09:12:18 AM
Quote
I think the probability of teams going backwards to Australia to anywhere else to the notheast, east of southeast in Asia are slim at best.

Huh?

That's not my point.  I wanted to know where SteffieSunrise was posting from based her statement that they were leaving to visit her Uncle in Australia

Pay attention!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Coolios on July 29, 2009, 09:33:42 AM
I wanted to know where SteffieSunrise was posting from based her statement that they were leaving to visit her Uncle in Australia

According to me she was writing from London, UK. She lives there and 14 hours ago she wrote: "All my peeps are missing. :( Don't go away! We're packing right now. Excited to see Uncle Henry in Australia." I think that means, she was at home @ London.

11 hours ago she wrote: "We were checking out and this American couple came in with tv cameras. They wanted to borrow Joe's mobile to call the airport." That means she was at the airport at the moment. And London's biggest airport is Heathrow.

You can't get within three hours from London to Dubai.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 09:42:23 AM
But she also wrote this

Quote
Breakfast and lunch was so good. I wish I spoke the langauge. It makes shopping easier! Having so much fun.9:58 PM Jul 23rd from web


Which tells me she is not in her home country!  Remember they are checking out of their hotel too.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 29, 2009, 09:49:21 AM
I wanted to know where SteffieSunrise was posting from based her statement that they were leaving to visit her Uncle in Australia

According to me she was writing from London, UK. She lives there and 14 hours ago she wrote: "All my peeps are missing. :( Don't go away! We're packing right now. Excited to see Uncle Henry in Australia." I think that means, she was at home @ London.

11 hours ago she wrote: "We were checking out and this American couple came in with tv cameras. They wanted to borrow Joe's mobile to call the airport." That means she was at the airport at the moment. And London's biggest airport is Heathrow.

You can't get within three hours from London to Dubai.

No...

They were checking out of their hotel.
Quote
They wanted to borrow Joe's mobile to call the airport.
Why would they want to borrow someones cell phone to call the airport if they were already at the airport????
This tweeting all happened in a hotel lobby. The question is which hotel lobby?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 29, 2009, 10:12:51 AM
Quote
I think the probability of teams going backwards to Australia to anywhere else to the notheast, east of southeast in Asia are slim at best.

Huh?

That's not my point.  I wanted to know where SteffieSunrise was posting from based her statement that they were leaving to visit her Uncle in Australia

Pay attention!

Trying not to look like a creepy stalker of teenage girls - but SteffieSunrise rides :mechbull: an Arabian horse - what better place to find them than Dubai...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Zack. on July 29, 2009, 12:16:46 PM
Could the hotel Steffie was at be the Pit Stop hotel for that leg? There have been many references to 'the hotel' on previous TARs (Krakow to KL, Florence to Mumbai (?)) where they stayed, especially considering that it seems like they're leaving in the morning.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 29, 2009, 12:43:26 PM
The problem is that we have NO idea where Steffi was, although we hope to find out.  ;) Dubai is a possibility but so are other places in the world...

And would they have 2 extended Pitstops back to back? Seems like Phnom Penh was extended. If not, then teams were long gone out of Dubai by the time of Steffi's post...I think? :lol: Remember that the first sighting was of a sign up sheet, meaning teams should have been tasking on the 27th AM.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 29, 2009, 03:33:47 PM
Blog: *hee



Quote
Lastly, we went to Wat Phnom which, to be honest the meaning got lost in the excitement of seeing one of the last legs of the Amazing Race!! A section was blocked off and our Cambodian friend who was showing us around the city asked what was going on. Through some investigation we found out that the contestants from the Amazing Race were to meet the host at the top of the mountain of Wat Phnom. We went up and got a look at the host and the first team that arrived. On our way out we saw the next 2 teams arrive and were able to get some pictures and video. Of all the days and places, eh? It was crazy and random!


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0123-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on July 29, 2009, 03:40:03 PM
Blog: *hee



Quote
Lastly, we went to Wat Phnom which, to be honest the meaning got lost in the excitement of seeing one of the last legs of the Amazing Race!! A section was blocked off and our Cambodian friend who was showing us around the city asked what was going on. Through some investigation we found out that the contestants from the Amazing Race were to meet the host at the top of the mountain of Wat Phnom. We went up and got a look at the host and the first team that arrived. On our way out we saw the next 2 teams arrive and were able to get some pictures and video. Of all the days and places, eh? It was crazy and random!


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0123-1.jpg)

great find!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: chill_sd on July 29, 2009, 03:41:31 PM
Great find Puddin'.  It sounds like they might have been 2nd or 3rd that leg.

Interesting mask - possibly from a roadblock?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on July 29, 2009, 03:54:25 PM
Great find Puddin'.  It sounds like they might have been 2nd or 3rd that leg.

Interesting mask - possibly from a roadblock?

thats what it sounded like from the post. They seem really interesting and have a good chance at being funny too
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 29, 2009, 04:08:20 PM
Quote
Lastly, we went to Wat Phnom which, to be honest the meaning got lost in the excitement of seeing one of the last legs of the Amazing Race!! A section was blocked off and our Cambodian friend who was showing us around the city asked what was going on. Through some investigation we found out that the contestants from the Amazing Race were to meet the host at the top of the mountain of Wat Phnom. We went up and got a look at the host and the first team that arrived. On our way out we saw the next 2 teams arrive and were able to get some pictures and video. Of all the days and places, eh? It was crazy and random!


Freakin excellent!

Camera data says the image was taken 2009:07:25 04:24:07 - probably still set to EST.
so Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 3:25:00 PM local time.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 29, 2009, 04:09:28 PM
closeup
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 29, 2009, 04:54:34 PM
 :jam:  Good job, puddin.  Looks like a Khmer Theatre (or dance) Mask.   :yess:

Wat Phnom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Phnom)  :jam:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=123104;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: graytex on July 29, 2009, 05:05:51 PM
I'm still trying to get info from Steffi.  As the father of a teenage girl I can understand her reluctance...her parents would be proud, but we're talking TAR here!

 :neener:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 29, 2009, 05:10:38 PM
 ;D  Green mask may be of a monkey character (similar to one at the Sovanna Phum Theatre & Art Center (http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guide/cambodia/phnom-penh/entertainment-in-phnom-penh/music-clubs-and-theaters-in-phnom-penh/sovanna-phum-theatre-&-art-gallery-in-phnom-penh.html))

:jam:    Looks like a Khmer Theatre (or dance) Mask.   :yess:

Wat Phnom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat_Phnom)  :jam:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=123104;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 05:30:31 PM
This picture was taken here:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0123-1.jpg)

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=123114;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 29, 2009, 05:50:21 PM
 :yess: same building in background

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=123115;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 05:53:01 PM
This shot was taken between 4:22 and 4:30 pm (assumes July 25th).

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0123-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Snooky on July 29, 2009, 06:19:14 PM
Wow great find puddin!  Our globetrotters are making it through the race it looks like.  It's probably a Roadblock??
Their tag is team #4
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: ZBC Company on July 29, 2009, 06:24:12 PM
I think African American is strong I think defintly final 3
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 29, 2009, 06:27:22 PM
 :groan:... oh sure, they even have a drum at Wat Phnom...  (:;)  :meow:  damn, damn, damn....  :knuckles:  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 06:33:02 PM
I was just checking flights from Phnom Pehn to Dubai starting from 5:00 am on July 26th in Phnom Pehn and the bestest possible arrival time is 9:30 pm!  That can be had by a team arriving at the Phnom Pehn airport as late as say 2 pm for the 3:30 pm flight to BKK.

It's a big equalizer.    :pull
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Neobie on July 29, 2009, 08:41:29 PM
And yet we have teams running through Bangkok at 5pm, suggesting:
PG 934 to Bangkok, 1530-1640; TG 517 to Dubai, 1800-2130 (thanks Peach and folks on the Flights thread!)

There are 0940, 1005 and 1140 flights between Phnom Penh and Bangkok. I don't think teams will finish in Phnom Penh after 11pm to miss that third flight and risk a tighter connection, so I believe TPTB extended the Pit Stop?

A little more evidence: Phil needs to leave on the 8pm Phnom Penh-Bangkok flight on the 25th, or he'd be stuck in Phnom Penh together with the teams. All check-in's have to be done before that. A 12h Pit Stop with all check-in's before 8pm means teams would be taking the 9.40am flight to Bangkok the next morning, not the 3.30pm.

New modus operandi is to extend almost all Pit Stops as necessary to give Phil breathing room. The later departure times here, though, could have been to force teams onto different flights (see Flights thread) for different morning start times in Dubai, preventing an all-out bunching. By extending the Pit Stop, they could be preventing the "big equalizer" Chateau mentions.



First bus from HCMC gets in at about 2pm. Direct flights 1225-1315 and 1415-1455. Any of these could fit, eh?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Slowhatch on July 30, 2009, 12:30:20 PM
Quote from: Chateau
This shot was taken between 4:22 and 4:30 pm (assumes July 25th).
Right as always.  :tup:  :yess:
Although GE/GM does a decent job with Phnom Penh, I have some interactive maps for Peach whenever she wants to get that started.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=123467;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 30, 2009, 01:17:39 PM
Thanks Slowhatch!  I was able to use an architectural feature on the building in the background to get a good solar altitude.  That and the way the sun is shinning perpendicular to the building make for a sharp estimate.

How did you get exif data off that shot?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 30, 2009, 01:28:52 PM
You guys are awesome!! :jam:

Hang onto those Maps...  computer should be fixed next week and will get the thread up and running!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: IheartTAR on July 30, 2009, 01:40:18 PM
Wow, the photos of the Globe Trotters are amazing! Did that person have any more pics of any of the other teams? Do we have any idea of what other teams are still "alive"? Are any female/female teams still racing? How about Jodah and Michelle? Sorry, I have been working like crazy the last few days and now I feel out of the loop!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: north09 on July 30, 2009, 01:41:57 PM
The TAR 15 Timeline thread will give you an idea of who was left the last time teams were sighted.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 30, 2009, 02:25:22 PM
Quote from: Chateau
This shot was taken between 4:22 and 4:30 pm (assumes July 25th).
Right as always.  :tup:  :yess:
Although GE/GM does a decent job with Phnom Penh, I have some interactive maps for Peach whenever she wants to get that started.

Note that the exif time on the photo says 04:24 - that would be 4:24 am - not 4:24 pm. Its obviously not 4am in the photo.

I believe the blogger originated on the US eastern time zone and hasn't reset their camera's time - so you have to compensate 11 hours (maybe 12? depending on DST).
That's how I got 15:24 Phnom Penh time a few posts ago...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: caper on July 30, 2009, 02:28:22 PM
Found this while google advance searching:

While I Am Away

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Amazing Race at Masada!
Turns out the "documentary crew" thats staying at the kibbutz is the amazing race!

We got kicked out for 2 days, so I went with some of the vols down to Eilat. Before we left some of the film people arrived and they were taking over the whole east wing.

When we cam back north on our way to J'lem we were going to do the dawn climb up Masada, but it was closed. Gaurds everywhere!
I recognized the amazing race flags on the jeeps they were using - American jeeps though in rainbow colors!

One of the english vols managed to get some pictures of the actors coming down the snake path and I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race!
Posted by Stephan Cohen at 7:02 AM 
 :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 30, 2009, 02:47:42 PM
Found this while google advance searching:

While I Am Away

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Amazing Race at Masada!
Turns out the "documentary crew" thats staying at the kibbutz is the amazing race!

We got kicked out for 2 days, so I went with some of the vols down to Eilat. Before we left some of the film people arrived and they were taking over the whole east wing.

When we cam back north on our way to J'lem we were going to do the dawn climb up Masada, but it was closed. Gaurds everywhere!
I recognized the amazing race flags on the jeeps they were using - American jeeps though in rainbow colors!

One of the english vols managed to get some pictures of the actors coming down the snake path and I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race!
Posted by Stephan Cohen at 7:02 AM  
 :wohoo:
Another great find caper!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

to add

Quote
Friday, July 24, 2009
Mysterious goings on in Ein Gedi
For some wacky reason they've decided to give us a few days off next week.
Something about a documentary film crew coming to stay - with celebrities and everything.
I'm organizing a trip with some of the newbies to Massada and Jerusalem - staying at the Jaffa Gate hostel again.

Hmm, might be more exciting to stick around here though and play paparazzi!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 30, 2009, 02:49:59 PM
So we are going to Israel!   :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: retard boi on July 30, 2009, 02:54:50 PM
Found this while google advance searching:

While I Am Away

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Amazing Race at Masada!
Turns out the "documentary crew" thats staying at the kibbutz is the amazing race!

We got kicked out for 2 days, so I went with some of the vols down to Eilat. Before we left some of the film people arrived and they were taking over the whole east wing.

When we cam back north on our way to J'lem we were going to do the dawn climb up Masada, but it was closed. Gaurds everywhere!
I recognized the amazing race flags on the jeeps they were using - American jeeps though in rainbow colors!

One of the english vols managed to get some pictures of the actors coming down the snake path and I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race!
Posted by Stephan Cohen at 7:02 AM  
 :wohoo:

I doubt that this report is real
I am checking hebrew blogs  for TAR sighting in Masada, Ben gorion airport and Jerusalem (if they cometo Israel it's a must) and I came up with nothing.
anyway if they would come to Israel Masada is a classic TAR place to visit so I'll keep checking
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 30, 2009, 03:02:09 PM

I doubt that this report is real
I am checking hebrew blogs  for TAR sighting in Masada, Ben gorion airport and Jerusalem (if they cometo Israel it's a must) and I came up with nothing.
anyway if they would come to Israel Masada is a classic TAR place to visit so I'll keep checking
The blogger is from LA, I think its legit and the route makes sense .. it adds up  :casey
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 30, 2009, 03:12:03 PM
Quote from: Chateau
This shot was taken between 4:22 and 4:30 pm (assumes July 25th).
Right as always.  :tup:  :yess:
Although GE/GM does a decent job with Phnom Penh, I have some interactive maps for Peach whenever she wants to get that started.

Note that the exif time on the photo says 04:24 - that would be 4:24 am - not 4:24 pm. Its obviously not 4am in the photo.

I believe the blogger originated on the US eastern time zone and hasn't reset their camera's time - so you have to compensate 11 hours (maybe 12? depending on DST).
That's how I got 15:24 Phnom Penh time a few posts ago...

Go with the 12 hour shift. 

3:24 pm is too early, the sun would have been at 42 degrees altitude at that time.  Clearly not the case with the spoiler shot.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 30, 2009, 03:41:34 PM
Found this while google advance searching:

While I Am Away

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Amazing Race at Masada!
Turns out the "documentary crew" thats staying at the kibbutz is the amazing race!

We got kicked out for 2 days, so I went with some of the vols down to Eilat. Before we left some of the film people arrived and they were taking over the whole east wing.

When we cam back north on our way to J'lem we were going to do the dawn climb up Masada, but it was closed. Gaurds everywhere!
I recognized the amazing race flags on the jeeps they were using - American jeeps though in rainbow colors!

One of the english vols managed to get some pictures of the actors coming down the snake path and I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race!
Posted by Stephan Cohen at 7:02 AM  
 :wohoo:

I doubt that this report is real
I am checking hebrew blogs  for TAR sighting in Masada, Ben gorion airport and Jerusalem (if they cometo Israel it's a must) and I came up with nothing.
anyway if they would come to Israel Masada is a classic TAR place to visit so I'll keep checking

Israel?? Wow, Masada is close to the Dead Sea and at first I really doubt Israel because of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the region, but It's outside the West Bank so teams would probally have flowned into Tel Aviv or Eilat since Jerusalem doesn't have a commerical airport anymore since its shutdown in 2001.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 30, 2009, 03:49:30 PM
Found this while google advance searching:

While I Am Away

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Amazing Race at Masada!
Turns out the "documentary crew" thats staying at the kibbutz is the amazing race!

We got kicked out for 2 days, so I went with some of the vols down to Eilat. Before we left some of the film people arrived and they were taking over the whole east wing.

When we cam back north on our way to J'lem we were going to do the dawn climb up Masada, but it was closed. Gaurds everywhere!
I recognized the amazing race flags on the jeeps they were using - American jeeps though in rainbow colors!

One of the english vols managed to get some pictures of the actors coming down the snake path and I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race!
Posted by Stephan Cohen at 7:02 AM  
 :wohoo:

I doubt that this report is real
I am checking hebrew blogs  for TAR sighting in Masada, Ben gorion airport and Jerusalem (if they cometo Israel it's a must) and I came up with nothing.
anyway if they would come to Israel Masada is a classic TAR place to visit so I'll keep checking

Israel?? Wow, Masada is close to the Dead Sea and at first I really doubt Israel because of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the region, but It's outside the West Bank so teams would probally have flowned into Tel Aviv or Eilat since Jerusalem doesn't have a commerical airport anymore since its shutdown in 2001.

If this is real then they may have flown into Amman and crossed at the Allenby bridge - about a 2 hour drive away.
But I'm skeptical...  :browsie: :smoke
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 30, 2009, 03:52:25 PM
To get to Israel, The teams may have tried this flight combination:

Wednesday July 29th:
Royal Jordanian RJ 611 leaving Dubai at 12:45 pm and arriving Amman, Jordan at 2:55 pm
then
Royal Jordanian RJ 346 leaving Amman at 4:15 pm and arriving Tel-Aviv at 5:00 pm

The departure and arrival times fit within the known sightings.  There may be an earlier arrival through Europe.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 30, 2009, 03:58:24 PM
To get to Israel, The teams may have tried this flight combination:
Royal Jordanian RJ 611 leaving at 12:45 pm and arriving Amman, Jordan at 2:55 pm
then
Royal Jordanian RJ 346 leaving at 4:15 pm and arriving Tel-Aviv at 5:00 pm

The departure and arrival times fit within the known sightings.  There may be an earlier arrival through Europe.


Amman would be a possibility.  But I came to another thought, what if LaHerotz (TAR Israel) begain filming its 2nd season.  They used the same colors as our Race and Jeeps were used before for their race on the last season on way to Ben Gurion Airport.  Also the report from Israel, we have no idea of which teams are there or even if it's not our race at all.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: chill_sd on July 30, 2009, 04:33:12 PM
Hopefully the pictures mentioned will show up and we'll be able to determine who they saw.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Slowhatch on July 30, 2009, 05:18:09 PM
Another great find, caper!  :jumpy:  :jam:
Masada: map here (http://www.planetware.com/map/masada-map-isr-mas.htm), panos here (http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/middle-east/dead-sea/israel/masada/map.html) and here (http://www.360cities.net/search/masada). Ein Gedi here (http://www.inisrael.com/eingedi/en_Map.html).
***********
There are a couple of online applets for exif data; the one I use now comes from this page (http://regex.info/blog/other-writings/online-exif-image-data-viewer).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: apskip on July 30, 2009, 05:21:46 PM
To get to Israel, The teams may have tried this flight combination:

Wednesday July 29th:
Royal Jordanian RJ 611 leaving Dubai at 12:45 pm and arriving Amman, Jordan at 2:55 pm
then
Royal Jordanian RJ 346 leaving Amman at 4:15 pm and arriving Tel-Aviv at 5:00 pm

The departure and arrival times fit within the known sightings.  There may be an earlier arrival through Europe.


We do not know precisely when teams got to the Dubai pit stop(if anybody does, then speak up) and when they were released. It is ceratinly plausible that the flights from Dubai to Amman were earlier. There was EK901 0725 0920 and RJ613 0730 0940.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 30, 2009, 05:39:20 PM
We think Stephanie might have encountered a team in the lobby of her hotel in Dubai apskips but thats speculation since we have not heard anything else from her.

Twitter: # Name Stephanie Cauldwell

 

We were checking out and this American couple came in with tv cameras. They wanted to borrow Joe's mobile to call the airport.
8:37 PM Jul 28th

they said they were doing a travel documentary but mum thinks it might be that Amazing Race show. we were
 to excited 8:39 PM Jul 28th

they promised us free skydiving lessons in America if they could use our mobile. they teach skydiving. I want try but I'll be too scared!about 1 hour ago from web
8:42 PM Jul 28th


 Going on holiday is so much fun! We're leaving for the airport to visit Uncle Phil in Australia. He doesn't have internet. :( So TTFN! about 1 hour ago from web
8:44 PM Jul 28th

http://twitter.com/SteffieSunrise
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Slowhatch on July 30, 2009, 06:49:08 PM
Racers were seen coming down the Snake Path, but no mention of the uphill trip. It looks rather steep, but a cable car is available (both can be seen here (http://web.mac.com/nancyspoolman/iWeb/Site%202/BC6B5BFC-5A70-4772-9878-6301DEEEC2AA_files/slideshow.html?slideIndex=4)).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: retard boi on July 30, 2009, 07:07:35 PM
Racers were seen coming down the Snake Path, but no mention of the uphill trip. It looks rather steep, but a cable car is available (both can be seen here (http://web.mac.com/nancyspoolman/iWeb/Site%202/BC6B5BFC-5A70-4772-9878-6301DEEEC2AA_files/slideshow.html?slideIndex=4)).

there's two ways  to go up to the fort -

there's the old tourist  boring path using the cable and there is a road path in the mounthen itself going up - it's not like rock climing or anything but it's a hard walk (you pay to the Masada place either way   :jumpy: ) there isn't anything exciting to do in Mesada itself beside to look at the old fortress and learn about the history of the place (mass suicide story if you are familiar).





Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 30, 2009, 07:18:08 PM
A fwiw ...

Season run Fall 2009
 
Filming dates Summer 2009
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaMerotz_LaMillion_2
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Kogs on July 30, 2009, 07:18:28 PM
I've been up and down the snake path a number of times its harder than it looks
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 30, 2009, 07:33:46 PM
^^ someone needs to call the Kibbutz
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: apskip on July 30, 2009, 07:50:01 PM
Let me offer a piece of information that supports Chateau's concept of flying Dubai to Amman, which I agree with. It's the most likely way to have done it because it avoids the passport stamps you get in all Israeli airports.  AR15 teams would not have to cross from Jordan over the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge to East Jerusalem. They could have gone north in Jordan and crossed at the Jordan River crossing. I understand there are only 3 border crossings, one near Eilat (I personally went back from Egypt into Israel at that crossing), Allenby Bridge, and the Jordan River crossing between Irbid, Jordan and Beit She'an, Israel. The last one is the one I believe they used to get to any northern kibbutz or to Masada if they went directly there.

NOTE- I have always had the image in my mind that Masada was about 70 km north and a little west of jerusalem. However, Neobie and retard-boi below are correct and it is actually 30 miles southeast. That blows the Jordan river Crossing theory and means that the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge crossing would be the correct one. There is more chance of being spotted there.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Neobie on July 30, 2009, 07:54:31 PM
Isn't Masada in the South? :duno:

They might want to avoid the West Bank though...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: retard boi on July 30, 2009, 07:58:19 PM
A fwiw ...

Season run Fall 2009
 
Filming dates Summer 2009
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HaMerotz_LaMillion_2

According to their site they are still looking at application but it could be just to a diversionary ...

The Amazing Race is well known in Israel because we have the adaptation and the Israeli version had about 20% viewrs rating, that's way I feel that something is off, I expect more people to notice racing contastants or production...it's rather wierd...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: retard boi on July 30, 2009, 08:06:21 PM
Isn't Masada in the South? :duno:

They might want to avoid the West Bank though...

Masada is the south-east corner of Israel near the dead sea
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Kogs on July 30, 2009, 08:18:32 PM
Isn't Masada in the South? :duno:

They might want to avoid the West Bank though...

the road to masada is no where near the west bank
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 30, 2009, 08:41:15 PM
I wonder if it still possible that we missed a leg? Dubai >>Jordan (PLEASE take us to Petra :yess:) would be great...and then on to Israel? ???

This looks great...working on it!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: retard boi on July 30, 2009, 09:19:34 PM
I wonder if it still possible that we missed a leg? Dubai >>Jordan (PLEASE take us to Petra :yess:) would be great...and then on to Israel? ???

This looks great...working on it!!

Aqaba (that have a local Airport)  is right near the border with Israel and land transport frpm there to Eilat is easy and common, if TAR actually came to Israel (again my instinct tell me that it hasn't) it can be through Jorden they could travel in this route rather then through Ben Gorion airport it could explain the lack of sightings.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: retard boi on July 30, 2009, 09:20:12 PM
I wonder if it still possible that we missed a leg? Dubai >>Jordan (PLEASE take us to Petra :yess:) would be great...and then on to Israel? ???

This looks great...working on it!!

Aqaba (that have a local Airport)  is right near the border with Israel and land transport frpm there to Eilat is easy and common, if TAR actually came to Israel (again my instinct tell me that it hasn't) it can be through Jorden they could travel in this route rather then through Ben Gorion airport it could explain the lack of sightings.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Kogs on July 30, 2009, 09:39:38 PM
I wonder if it still possible that we missed a leg? Dubai >>Jordan (PLEASE take us to Petra :yess:) would be great...and then on to Israel? ???

This looks great...working on it!!

Aqaba (that have a local Airport)  is right near the border with Israel and land transport frpm there to Eilat is easy and common, if TAR actually came to Israel (again my instinct tell me that it hasn't) it can be through Jorden they could travel in this route rather then through Ben Gorion airport it could explain the lack of sightings.

if youve been to ben gurian you would understand the non sightings
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on July 31, 2009, 02:28:49 AM
Hello, I'm an inhabitant of the beautiful province of Groningen, Zoutkamp, the Netherlands. We've had a tv shootings of some kind in the harbour or dock (I don't know what the name is in English). The provincial tv-station aired a short item on the tv-shootings. Initially a local told it was shootings for the american version of the mole, but since the item on the local tv-station showed two names, namely Ericka & Brian I searched the internet and found two contestants for The Amazing Grace 15 named like that. A former Miss Amerca and her husband. I didn't recognize anyone, but there were teams of two people. They had to bycicle from a town called vierhuizen (you can use Googlemaps) to our town Zoutkamp. They wore traditional clothes from Volendam and bycicled to the harbour where they talked to someone on a boat and after that they went on to dance traditionally or they had to do farmers golf a traditional Groninger sport. I'm saying this to make sure that people will know it was not Volendam that was portraited, but our beautiful small vilage groningen. Please make sure people will know this in America.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on July 31, 2009, 02:31:09 AM
Most important they said the contestants came from dubai. The shooting was yesterday.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on July 31, 2009, 02:54:08 AM
They'll probably leave tonight From 16:00 onwards from schiphol. If you know somebody who'll be willing to go to schiphol than be quick the time difference between this site and the netherlands is six hours. So you'll have to have arranged a sighting before nine o'clock your time.

Greetz from Dutch Samadhi
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on July 31, 2009, 03:00:02 AM
According to what I´ve heard there were only six Couples left

go to www.schiphol.com for flight departure information

or follow this link for flight information from 1600 onwards

http://www.schiphol.com/web/show/id=149833/langid=42?s_date=2009-7-31&s_flight=&s_date_select=0&s_time=16%3A00&s_selected_airport=&s_airport=&s_flightnumber= (http://www.schiphol.com/web/show/id=149833/langid=42?s_date=2009-7-31&s_flight=&s_date_select=0&s_time=16%3A00&s_selected_airport=&s_airport=&s_flightnumber=)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 03:11:35 AM
Dutch Samadhi thank you thank you for finding us  :yess: :jumpy: :welcome:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Zatchbellcool on July 31, 2009, 05:31:08 AM
Omg! What I'd Kill to be in Germany Right now!! :meow:

I Guess I chose the Wrong month to Visit Hawaii :groan:

But Still, I'm Very Happy Europe is Being Visited again :jumpy:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Jobby on July 31, 2009, 05:43:15 AM
Thanks Dutch Samadhi! It's VERY VERY VERY valuable information that you're sharing with us! You're so very kind!! :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: topaz on July 31, 2009, 06:38:57 AM
If they're already in Netherlands in Europe (on northwestern part), please they should also visit to Belgium and Luxembourg as well, in the Low Countries [Benelux] region.  They'd never visit these 2 countries yet since season 1! :hearts: :casey 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: apskip on July 31, 2009, 07:29:43 AM
I wonder if it still possible that we missed a leg? Dubai >>Jordan (PLEASE take us to Petra :yess:) would be great...and then on to Israel? ???

This looks great...working on it!!
Peach,
 I agree that Petra would have been great, but the probability is too low due to timing issues. That would have resulted after Israel in the first 7 legs of AR15 all in Asia, more than half the race. This is AR15, not ARA4. Enough Asia already.

After Netherlands, teams can still get to Africa before crossing "the Pond" to North America. Or they can go somewhere in Europe like Prague. Or they can do both.

7 legs have been completed. There are probably either 4 or 5 legs left with return to the U.S. expected in 8 to 9 days.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 31, 2009, 07:53:13 AM
I wonder if it still possible that we missed a leg? Dubai >>Jordan (PLEASE take us to Petra :yess:) would be great...and then on to Israel? ???

This looks great...working on it!!
Peach,
 I agree that Petra would have been great, but the probability is too low due to timing issues. That would have resulted after Israel in the first 7 legs of AR15 all in Asia, more than half the race. This is AR15, not ARA4. Enough Asia already.

After Netherlands, teams can still get to Africa before crossing "the Pond" to North America. Or they can go somewhere in Europe like Prague. Or they can do both.

7 legs have been completed. There are probably either 4 or 5 legs left with return to the U.S. expected in 8 to 9 days.

I find the Netherlands leg surprising. I had been expecting them to head from Dubai to Africa or the former Russian Republics for a couple of legs then to Europe for a couple of legs and then to the US for the final. Europe now seems too soon. The Israel lead made more sense if they were going to Africa and then to Europe, but the Netherlands info seems to fit what we know of the contestants better. I guess the Masada sighting must be one of the Amazing Races or even some local race. Unless the Netherlands info is a false lead to throw us off. Hopefully, we'll get some independent source that confirms one of them.

Assuming that the Netherlands leg is real, I presume they will do another European leg, then they could do 1 or 2 legs in Africa, 1 or 2 legs somewhere in South America, Latin America or the Caribbean and then head back to the US.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 31, 2009, 07:59:37 AM
Hello, I'm an inhabitant of the beautiful province of Groningen, Zoutkamp, the Netherlands. We've had a tv shootings of some kind in the harbour or dock (I don't know what the name is in English). The provincial tv-station aired a short item on the tv-shootings. Initially a local told it was shootings for the american version of the mole, but since the item on the local tv-station showed two names, namely Ericka & Brian I searched the internet and found two contestants for The Amazing Grace 15 named like that. A former Miss Amerca and her husband. I didn't recognize anyone, but there were teams of two people. They had to bycicle from a town called vierhuizen (you can use Googlemaps) to our town Zoutkamp. They wore traditional clothes from Volendam and bycicled to the harbour where they talked to someone on a boat and after that they went on to dance traditionally or they had to do farmers golf a traditional Groninger sport. I'm saying this to make sure that people will know it was not Volendam that was portraited, but our beautiful small vilage groningen. Please make sure people will know this in America.

Dank u wel !!

:bigwelcome to you Dutch Samadhi!!

Thank you SO  much...I have been to Gronigen and it is beautiful!!  What FUN to get to see it again!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 31, 2009, 08:09:02 AM
Didn't know what to make of this before, but will add it here in case:

We may have had a production person in Italy July 27 or 28.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Plaidmoon on July 31, 2009, 08:41:12 AM
Didn't know what to make of this before, but will add it here in case:

We may have had a production person in Italy July 27 or 28.

Could he (or she) have been arriving to set up the next leg after the Netherlands? Do you know if they left after the 27th or 28th? 

Italy would make a good destination if they were headed to North Africa or Ethiopia after that.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Parovic on July 31, 2009, 09:16:48 AM
It is difficult to think after Netherlands, where should they go. But i will pay attention on
Billund,Denmark,Belgium,Luxembourg,Andorra
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 31, 2009, 09:34:03 AM
  :tup: not a very long bike trip... approx. 1.5 miles  :pedaler:

Netherlands Interactive Map (http://www.sacred-destinations.com/netherlands/netherlands-map.htm)  ;D

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=123986;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 31, 2009, 10:50:29 AM
 :duno:  here's something from the provincial TV station in Groningen TV Noord (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://www.rtv-noord.nl/&ei=YhBzSpHLMoOplAeHwdDmCg&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=4&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522tv%2Bnoord%2522%2Bamazing%2Brace%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-US) (translated)   or TV Noord (http://www.rtvnoord.nl/home/indexwm.asp) in Dutch

scroll down to the video link titled "U.S. film crew with many poeha in Vierhuizen"

or

"Amerikaanse filmploeg 'met veel poeha' in Vierhuizen" in Dutch

or

just watch the YouTube video below   :jumpy: :wohoo:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 11:03:27 AM
I'm so happy to see Erica & Brian are still in it   :jumpy:

Thanks Boingo!!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 11:06:52 AM
It's a nice day there too
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Snooky on July 31, 2009, 11:08:45 AM
Wow!  Thanks Boingo!  What a good quality video!  I am also happy to see Erica and Brian in it!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 11:20:54 AM
Holy crap Boingo!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jam: :jam: :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: gingerman28 on July 31, 2009, 11:23:49 AM
Four mercs by the windmill; four teams there by the time the TV crew shot?

Who is the team on the bikes; not Brian and   Ericka who have not arrived when TV crew shot.

And it looks like there is a  DETOUR in Zoutkamp: either (1) Dance or (2) Golf.

Six teams means that we have only lost 5 (or six if one team Philimated at the start) with two more to go after one is Philimated this leg.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 11:31:57 AM
I  think it maybe team green or team maroon ??? Looks like maroon ....[/i] NVM  :lol:

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 11:34:57 AM
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VIERHUIZEN - Het kerkje van Vierhuizen is dankzij tv-opnames beroemd geworden. De molen in het dorp lijkt hetzelfde lot te ondergaan. Een Amerikaanse filmploeg heeft er donderdag opnames gemaakt voor een grote spelshow.

De spelshow is vergelijkbaar met het Nederlandse programma 'Peking Express'. Een cameraploeg volgt teams en filmt hun activiteiten.

Volgens de vrijwillige molenaars van Vierhuizen ging alles op een typisch Amerikaanse manier: met veel poeha, dure auto's en er werd zelfs gefilmd vanuit een helikopter.

Translates to:

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FOUR HOUSES - the kerkje van Vierhuizen thanks to tv-opnames have been boasted. The mill in the village seems the same destiny undergo. An American film plough has made Thursday prerecordings for a large game show. The game show is similar with the Dutch programme ' Beijing Express'. A camera plough follows teams and films their activities. According to the voluntary millers of four houses went everything in a typical American manner: with much poeha, expensive auto' s and it was even filmed there from a helicopter.

Confirms activities happened on Thursday July 30th
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 31, 2009, 11:37:45 AM
Holy crap Boingo!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jam: :jam: :jam:

  :-[  thanks y'all... but don't forget Dutch Samadhi, it was his spoiler.  :jam:

I think this is the right windmill (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1910269)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 11:41:11 AM
Of course we thank Dutch Samadhi for bringing us this info and the lead  :yess:
I was telling  someone last night that there was something about the Israel sighting that didn't sit right ..

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I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race! 


They use WRP Group not the above
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 11:45:59 AM
OMG!    :lol:

They have to ride the bikes wearing Wooden shoes   :ascared
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on July 31, 2009, 11:48:57 AM
OMG!    :lol:

They have to ride the bikes wearing Wooden shoes   :ascared


which team could this be?? hmm..tiffany & maria i guess???  :duno:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 11:54:08 AM
OMG!    :lol:

They have to ride the bikes wearing Wooden shoes   :ascared


which team could this be?? hmm..tiffany & michelle my guess???  :duno:
I see what looks like a purple bandanna so I think your right or its part of the outfit?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Strawberry Kiwi on July 31, 2009, 11:57:00 AM
you mean tiffany and maria?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on July 31, 2009, 11:58:49 AM
I  think it maybe team green or team maroon ??? Looks like maroon ....

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_rff-0087.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0087.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_maroon_team.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/maroon_team.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_marroon.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/marroon.jpg)

if you repeat the video you could see that the girl is ahead of her teammate who is also riding a bike (the guy on the motorcycle/scooter couldn't possibly her teammate)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on July 31, 2009, 12:00:34 PM
OMG!    :lol:

They have to ride the bikes wearing Wooden shoes   :ascared


which team could this be?? hmm..tiffany & michelle my guess???  :duno:
I see what looks like a purple bandanna so I think your right or its part of the outfit?


also the the one wearing a bandana looks kinda feminine and asian??? (tiffany being the one wearing the skirt and maria with the black pants..all imo)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on July 31, 2009, 12:01:13 PM
you mean tiffany and maria?

yeah, my bad, i just got too excited  ;D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: woden on July 31, 2009, 12:03:04 PM
Of course we thank Dutch Samadhi for bringing us this info and the lead  :yess:
I was telling  someone last night that there was something about the Israel sighting that didn't sit right ..

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I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race! 


They use WRP Group not the above

Puddin, didn't we have Israel from two sources though?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 12:03:45 PM
Of course we thank Dutch Samadhi for bringing us this info and the lead  :yess:
I was telling  someone last night that there was something about the Israel sighting that didn't sit right ..

Quote
I checked out one of the vans they were using. The film permit said the amazing race! 


They use WRP Group not the above

Puddin, didn't we have Israel from two sources though?
Nope just the one blogger
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 12:06:12 PM

if you repeat the video you could see that the girl is ahead of her teammate who is also riding a bike (the guy on the motorcycle/scooter couldn't possibly her teammate)
Your right the dude on the scooter is not a racer but production ,,. my bad!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Neobie on July 31, 2009, 12:16:43 PM
Israel eliminated! Unbroken streak of reused countries!

*map moved downthread*
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on July 31, 2009, 12:22:06 PM

if you repeat the video you could see that the girl is ahead of her teammate who is also riding a bike (the guy on the motorcycle/scooter couldn't possibly her teammate)
Your right the dude on the scooter is not a racer but production ,,. my bad!

i'm pretty much convinced after watching the video over & over again that it's team poker there since no other team could fit those descriptions.. i also think that the other team that was biking after them doesn't look like brian & ericka since the female seems to have a lighter complexion but since their names are on the provided clothes who knows?.. :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 01:23:05 PM
Note that these are different teams
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: AmazingPace on July 31, 2009, 01:28:59 PM
Nothing on Israeli media about the race. There are many army races with unit flags, geeps and security all over the country. Anyway there is no chance in hell that an american or british prime time television will be filmed in here and the media will not say anything about it. Hope I'm wrong and the masada blog guy is right, but I find it hard to believe.

And another thing. It's kind of a problem to buy plain tickets to Israel from Dubai. If there was a leg in Jordan it make sense, but buying tickets from Dubai to Israel seems unlikely since both countries has no diplomatic relations.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 01:40:30 PM
Also, I am counting 5 Mercedes in this shot.

I hope that does not mean Ericka & Brian are last   :ascared

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=124031;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: north09 on July 31, 2009, 01:44:31 PM
AmazingPace, our Netherlands source is day they flew in from Dubai, so I would agree that the teams avois Israel. Perhaps a double leg in Dubai perhaps.

I hope Brian & Ericka arn't last as well Chateau, as of now they are my favorite team since i used to know a Brian & Erica!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 01:53:45 PM
And here is a shot that has a team being filmed at the clue box.  This was when the helicopter was flying overhead.

I looks likes touch of blue for that team ???

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=124034;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on July 31, 2009, 02:20:28 PM
The cars on the former page have German numberplates. It starts with an S and that means that the cars come from stutgart. They could be heading for germany. Good luck and thanks for the mentioning of the town Zoutkamp on the timeline.

Greetz From a dutchman.

Cheers to yall   :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on July 31, 2009, 02:35:22 PM
 :jam: Just because I can...  :lol:   ..oh look, the actual windmill...

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=124053;image

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=124054;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 31, 2009, 02:49:40 PM
Holy crap Boingo!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jam: :jam: :jam:

  :-[  thanks y'all... but don't forget Dutch Samadhi, it was his spoiler.  :jam:

I think this is the right windmill (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1910269)

OH my gosh!! :faint:

I have been up in that windmill!! :jumpy:

GREAT find Boingo!! :hearts:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 02:59:15 PM
Amazing work everyone! I'm in awe of what you all could find from a few pictures!
Dutch Samadhi  :winner :ty3: again  :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 31, 2009, 03:04:04 PM
Hmmmm...if there is NO Israel....we should look closely at Italy as a leg between....or next? ???
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on July 31, 2009, 05:01:56 PM
it says team 12 ericka/brian.. so could this officially prove that there are 12 teams indeed starting the race assuming that they're team 12 based on their backpack number tag? :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Chateau d If on July 31, 2009, 05:14:44 PM
This shot was taken between 8:14 am and 9:04 am (assumes July 30th).

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=124119;image
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 06:01:25 PM
it says team 12 ericka/brian.. so could this officially prove that there are 12 teams indeed starting the race assuming that they're team 12 based on their backpack number tag? :jam:

We already discussed the #12 tag here
These two teams were spotted in the checkin area of United.

The yellow team is Erica and Brian.  They are the team on the far left in the line up.

The team at the counter is the same one that is pictured at the the United gate 76.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Slowhatch on July 31, 2009, 06:50:00 PM
Apparently, riding the bike isn't the only thing they have to do with the shoes: Boerengolf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers_golf) (Farmer's golf) (video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFeaRsoMfcc), complete with bovine gallery  :cow).
The database (http://www.molendatabase.nl/nederland/molen_e.php?nummer=374) lists only one windmill for vierhuizen, so that's got to be it.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on July 31, 2009, 07:33:41 PM
great news about Erica and Brian!!!! so is it down to the final 6 now?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Jobby on July 31, 2009, 10:13:14 PM
At least we know an all-female team survived till the final 6 at least and ain't in last place for that current leg, from what was shown in the video. :casey
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Jobby on July 31, 2009, 10:55:42 PM
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Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on July 31, 2009, 11:36:45 PM
I really liked Ericka before but I hope that if she wins a leg she reacts to it like she did when she won Miss America! lol at the woman trying to put the crown on haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_YHf3Aos_E
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on July 31, 2009, 11:46:10 PM
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my thoughts exactly..it can only be them or else it's another unspoiled all-female team which i highly doubt..
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Jobby on July 31, 2009, 11:47:23 PM
I really liked Ericka before but I hope that if she wins a leg she reacts to it like she did when she won Miss America! lol at the woman trying to put the crown on haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_YHf3Aos_E

Digressed, off-topic.. but needa say something about this.

Phil: Ericka and Brian, you are team number.. ONE.
Ericka: OMG. *hyperventilate*
Phil: As the winners..
Ericka: OMG. OMG. OMG. SAY IT AGAIN.
Phil: Ericka and Brian, you are team number.. ONE.
Ericka: OMG OMG OMG.. *shocks and hyperventilate*
Phil: As the winners of this leg of the race..
Ericka: *jumps up and down, hugs Brian and hyperventilate*
Phil: *clears throat* As the winners of this leg of the race, you've won a trip for two to Italy!
Ericka: OMG. OMG. OMG. OMG. *hypeventilate*
Phil: *amuse*
Brian: She's always like this. Imagine if we win the race. :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on July 31, 2009, 11:56:10 PM
I really liked Ericka before but I hope that if she wins a leg she reacts to it like she did when she won Miss America! lol at the woman trying to put the crown on haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_YHf3Aos_E

That's a FABULOUSLY spontaneous reaction!! Thanks for sharing!!

Of course, she's been a favorite of mine right from the very start...   :lol:  ;) :-[
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Strawberry Kiwi on August 01, 2009, 12:11:27 AM
Interesting that Erica is the yellow team.  Matches her dress.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on August 01, 2009, 12:15:07 AM
Nobody seems to be picking up this lead, but the license plates on the 5 cars on page 13 have German license plates. In Europe those license plates are not person bound, but car bound. German license plates begin with an abbrevation of the city/town where they come from. These cars have the abbrevation S. That means they come from stuttgart. The'll probably have local tv as well. So try to follow them. This is not my hobby, so I'll leave it at this.



Many greetz

Dutch Samadhi
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2009, 12:17:34 AM
Nobody see, to be picking up this lead, but the license plates on the 5 cars on page 13 have a german license plate. In Europe tose license plates are not person bound, but car bound. German license plates begin with an abbrevation of the city.town where they come from. These cars have the abbrevation S. That means they come from stuttgart. The'll probably have local tv as well. So try to follow them. This is not my hobby, so I'll leave it at this.



Many greetz

Dutch Samadhi

Your hobby or not...you are really good at this!! We ALL hope you will stay and play with us!! I can't wait to see your beautiful town again!!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on August 01, 2009, 12:35:13 AM
Dutch Samadhi is right, last season we dismissed the Salzburg, Austria sighting of the Germany license plates and we all know how that turned out "German Autobahn".
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: AmazingPace on August 01, 2009, 01:07:56 AM
Just called the masada office, asked them if the american version of the amazing race was filmed there this past week. They said no.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Boingo on August 01, 2009, 01:40:00 AM
Nobody seems to be picking up this lead, but the license plates on the 5 cars on page 13 have German license plates. In Europe those license plates are not person bound, but car bound. German license plates begin with an abbrevation of the city/town where they come from. These cars have the abbrevation S. That means they come from stuttgart. The'll probably have local tv as well. So try to follow them. This is not my hobby, so I'll leave it at this.



Many greetz

Dutch Samadhi

 :tup:  Oh don't worry, we picked up on your observation the first time... we're just digesting all this new information before we march on to the next spoiler.   ;D  We know from previous seasons, that Mercedes is a sponsor of cars for the show, so no surprise that the cars come from the Mercedes headquarters in Stuttgart.  We also know from the TV Noord footage that the racers drove themselves to Vierhuizen and parked the cars at the windmill before taking a bike ride to Zoutkamp.  So the question remains, where did they drive from (probably Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam) and will the cars be waiting for them in Zoutkamp.

Back to your question, where will they go after Zoutkamp (as there will be at least 2 more elimination legs before heading back to the states).  They may stay in Europe a bit longer with their cars, as it seems silly just to fly into Europe for one leg.  We also know from previous seasons that the cars don't necessarily have to return to Germany with the racers.  We really are thinking very hard about this.    ;)    
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Moo on August 01, 2009, 02:15:38 AM
Just called the masada office, asked them if the american version of the amazing race was filmed there this past week. They said no.

I think they will really say no, because TAR makes offices a paper which they must sign and conceal all information until the episode airs or they will suffer a $5M lawsuit right?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Ashe on August 01, 2009, 02:23:06 AM
Blog: *hee



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Lastly, we went to Wat Phnom which, to be honest the meaning got lost in the excitement of seeing one of the last legs of the Amazing Race!! A section was blocked off and our Cambodian friend who was showing us around the city asked what was going on. Through some investigation we found out that the contestants from the Amazing Race were to meet the host at the top of the mountain of Wat Phnom. We went up and got a look at the host and the first team that arrived. On our way out we saw the next 2 teams arrive and were able to get some pictures and video. Of all the days and places, eh? It was crazy and random!


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0123-1.jpg)

great find!!!!!!!
Ooh!  The Globetrotter guys were still in at that time, it seems!  Were they second or third, though?

And was that really Cambodia?  Last time they were there was TAR13.  Amazing they only waited two more seasons to come back.

Anyone know if they're in the F6 or not?  I've been waiting for another all-male black team since the last one was such a disappointment (still smarting over Bilal & Sa'eed's earlier-than-early elimination).  Closest I got was Andre & Damon, and they got screwed.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on August 01, 2009, 03:16:33 AM
I've heard people saying they came from Schiphol on the very morning that the event took place so on thursday they would have arrived.

Again Good luck

Greetz Dutch Samadhi
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Neobie on August 01, 2009, 03:49:42 AM
Hi Dutch Samadhi! So nice of you to share with us!

What have you heard about Dubai? Do you know if teams flew into Schiphol from there?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on August 01, 2009, 04:26:37 AM
I've heard that they came straight from dubai. For further questions send me a message.

Greetz from Dutch Samadhi
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: bigdog on August 01, 2009, 06:12:56 AM
SteffieSunrise we were in Dubi. they were sorta old but not 2 old. The wife was really nice, made me laugh. i didn't talk 2 the husband he was on mobile
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Neobie on August 01, 2009, 07:23:31 AM
:yess: Thank you Dutch Samadhi, BigDog and SteffieSunrise!

I suppose we have two legs in the UAE, then? Or just one?

Are they pairing their legs TAR:A style - Japan I/II, HCMC/Phnom Penh, UAE I/II?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: spontaneousss on August 01, 2009, 11:07:02 AM
SteffieSunrise we were in Dubi. they were sorta old but not 2 old. The wife was really nice, made me laugh. i didn't talk 2 the husband he was on mobile

are they allowed to use mobile phones even if it is pitstop hours?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2009, 11:22:33 AM
Thanks for sharing the Tweet bigdog and yippee for graytex finally getting her to say where she was!! :jumpy:

Guess she still has no Internet... :(
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: inomu on August 01, 2009, 11:28:28 AM
Nobody seems to be picking up this lead, but the license plates on the 5 cars on page 13 have German license plates. In Europe those license plates are not person bound, but car bound. German license plates begin with an abbrevation of the city/town where they come from. These cars have the abbrevation S. That means they come from stuttgart. The'll probably have local tv as well. So try to follow them. This is not my hobby, so I'll leave it at this.



Many greetz

Dutch Samadhi

Well they used cars with German plates when they were in Finland too so that doesn't mean anything 
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on August 01, 2009, 12:00:39 PM
Adding, the Amazing Race 15 will end August 6th or 7th  << in that time frame!!  ;)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: apskip on August 01, 2009, 12:17:35 PM
I would agree for a 11 leg race but I would say Aug. 8 or 9 next weekend is the expected finish date if it is a 12 leg race. That would mean a 22 or 23 day race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: puddin on August 01, 2009, 12:28:05 PM
I would agree for a 11 leg race but I would say Aug. 8 or 9 next weekend is the expected finish date if it is a 12 leg race. That would mean a 22 or 23 day race.
No apskips, this is not spec this is something solid.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2009, 01:48:49 PM
I've heard that they came straight from dubai. For further questions send me a message.

Greetz from Dutch Samadhi

Thank you Dutch!  :yourock:

But I am going to ask all the posters here to NOT take up Dutch on his kind offer, we are an enthusiastic bunch and can easily exhaust even the most generous of sources.  I suspect he may be getting far too many messages already.

So just trust that all the bases are being covered, he is helping us enormously, puddin is on it, so let's not wear him out all at once, okay??

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Dutch Samadhi on August 02, 2009, 05:30:24 AM
If you have questions than please ask them till 12 o'clock website time. I like this game very much, but I have to study and go to my volunteer work tomorrow. I can't do this webpuzzling besides my other things. It's been a huge pleasure, but I have to draw a line for myself. I've enjoyed it all very much and can imagine you do as well, but I've never seen the show and probably will only once (the episode about our vilage). I wish you all good luck and I'll try to answer all the questions that come to me before 12 o'clock night time (website time).

This is my last post. Send me a message if you have questions.

Cheerz Dutch Samadhi B:) B:) B:) B:) B:)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 09:21:10 AM
:ty3: Dutch! You have been an enormous wonderful help and we all thank you for spending so much time on this for us, and we look forward to seeing your beautiful town!!

 :gj: :yourock: :gj:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 09:30:03 AM
For the team:

If you have an unanswered question for Dutch in the next few hours, please put it here and we will make ONE list. I don't want him getting 20 PM's all with the same questions, okay?  :vader:

Please do read what he has said very carefully, most questions have been answered. He may not be able to further identify the teams until we get better photos.

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 10:25:17 AM
Dutch has VERY kindly sent us a translation of the video and a bit more info. Puddin and I will have that up for you all later this afternoon!!

:hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 02, 2009, 10:42:54 AM
For Dutch, some basic stuff proabably already asked:

What was the date and time you saw the teams?
Where were you located when you saw them?
How long did you get to observe them?
Did you see our picture of Team Brooks?
Did you hear anything about when they left your country?

Thanks

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 10:54:17 AM
Video translation by the times marked:  :ty3: to Dutch!!

1-20 Guy laughs (voice over) The three voluntary windmillers can
20-25 laugh about it: An American tv-crew that came to Vierhuizen.
25-30 Now and then they get a glimpse of them.
30-35 (guy in dialect) Just like the tour the France with a camera on the motor.
35-40 (again dialect)Yes, well, Shall we have coffee. 4
0-45 (inside the mill) well it is a program that eeh
45-51 must film the activities of the participants
51-56 and of those shootings they make a program
56-1:00 (interviewer) What's your opinion about it all (guy) I find it a bit
1:00-1:05 typically American (other guy) with a lot of, of
1:05-1:10 with a lot of (nonsense word) kokeloko (other guy) with a lot of bombarie (probably: Bolster) (guy interviewed repeats)
1:10-1:15 everything is taken care of precisely (overvoice) But what exactly is going on
1:15-1:20 nobody is talking about, but the windmillers don't care a lot about that
1:20-1:26 Their job is clear: to keep the windmill running and that they do with a lot of concentration
1:26-1:31 (guy at the windmill) We can see a (bui) bad weather coming, but I think, Arie, we will just miss it
1:31-1:35 (outside on the windmill) He could go a little further because the wind is better there (they use the phrase “ten opzichte” which is more like according)
1:35-1:41 (voice over) after asking questions without camera's we found out that it is a Peking Express like program
1:41-1:46 Six teams have to fulfill tasks as soon as possible
1:46-1:52 That they don't put their hands on their wallets shows when we see a helicopter flying over to take shots
1:52-1:56 (guy on the windmill) Isn't it horrible to have a helicopter here
1:56-2:02 All that for just a few minutes in a game show
2:03-2:13 Aah, but we like to do it, just another fling (verzetje)



Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 02, 2009, 11:56:46 AM
Hi guys, im a long time reader of this forum, now finally had a chance to post as i have something worth posting... mate of mine is right now on a ferry with the TAR teams, the ferry goes from Sweden to Estonia, they are supposed to arrive in Tallinn at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning... will surely go there to have a look :) only info i got was that he personally saw like 3-4 teams... any last minute suggestions for tomorrow morning?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 12:01:22 PM
Hi guys, im a long time reader of this forum, now finally had a chance to post as i have something worth posting... mate of mine is right now on a ferry with the TAR teams, the ferry goes from Sweden to Estonia, they are supposed to arrive in Tallinn at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning... will surely go there to have a look :) only info i got was that he personally saw like 3-4 teams... any last minute suggestions for tomorrow morning?
Bless you primefun :jumpy: :jumpy:! I hope your friend is taking lots of pictures please!  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 02, 2009, 12:05:05 PM
Bless you primefun :jumpy: :jumpy:! I hope your friend is taking lots of pictures please!  :jam:

im sure he does - he's as crazy TAR fan as myself plus i will try to get some video footage when they run off the ferry to taxis ;)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: AmazingPace on August 02, 2009, 12:06:10 PM
Estonia? Wow that's great!!!!!! :jumpy: Maybe from there they'll go to Latvia...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 12:06:50 PM
Bless you primefun :jumpy: :jumpy:! I hope your friend is taking lots of pictures please!  :jam:

im sure he does - he's as crazy TAR fan as myself plus i will try to get some video footage when they run off the ferry to taxis ;)
OMG this is so awesome! Thank you primefun!  :jumpy: :jumpy:

And welcome to the forum!  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 12:07:03 PM
Oh :bigwelcome

Yes PLEASE!!

Ask your friend the name of the ferry, what time it left, where it left from from exactly!! 

Can he describe the teams he saw? (If you need help, go to page one of the contestant thread, all the pics are there).

Can he send you some pics by cell phone??


RE Tomorrow:

can you email me at contactrff@bellsouth.net

Somethings are best not said in public, :lol:

OH THANK YOU!!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 12:15:28 PM
ferries:

http://www.directferries.co.uk/ferries_from_sweden_to_estonia.htm
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 12:23:54 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15Taillinport.png)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15Taillinn.png)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 12:38:49 PM
Current time in Taillinn is seven hours ahead of EST (so 837 PM now.)

Another ferry line with a great summary of Taillinn: (history, sights, what to see)

http://www.aferry.to/Tallinn-ferry-estonia.htm
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 02, 2009, 12:42:24 PM
The ferry is for sure Tallink which goes between Stockholm and Tallinn, it departs stockholm at 5:45 p.m. and arrives in tallinn at 10
a.m. the following morning.


(Edited the ferry time from 6 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 02, 2009, 12:50:06 PM
ok just got a phone call from my mate on the ferry he has a few pics, he will try to send them to me later on, so stay tuned..
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 02, 2009, 12:52:14 PM
The ferry is for sure Tallink which goes between Stockholm and Tallinn, it departs stockholm at 5:45 p.m. and arrives in tallinn at 10
a.m. the following morning.


(Edited the ferry time from 6 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.)

 ;D  that jives with the official schedule   :snicker:

FWIW, Time in Estonia (UTC+03:00),  Time in Sweden (UTC+02:00)  ... so carry the two, naught, naught.... yep, 10:00 AM arrival Monday Aug. 3rd in Estonia :tup:

Official Stockholm to Tallinn Ferry Schedule (http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/tab2/schedules/stta/)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Cocoa on August 02, 2009, 05:56:24 PM
Has this been posted?

http://logan-baker.blogspot.com/2009/08/amazing.html

Quote
SPEAKING OF AMAZING...
I was in Tallinn today with the interns and the GC&SU team that served at Brett's camp, and while we were there we wandered into the square in Old Towne.  I heard one of the guys say, "They're filming something over there...wait, isn't that the guy from 'The Amazing Race?'"


My head whipped around to where they were pointing, and I yelled out "Phil!!!"


Yes, it was in fact Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race," filming a segment for what I guess was the Estonian leg of my favorite reality show EVER.  I almost peed myself.  I'm not even ashamed to admit it.  It was incredible.


The craziest part about it is that my mom and I had just had a full conversation about the show on Wednesday when we were talking on Skype.  We've been talking about applying for the show for awhile now, but we have to wait until I'm 21 so I'll be eligible to race.  We explained our full strategy to Chris the other night...when we're one the show, we will be the crazy Christian women that praise Jesus and throw our competitors under the bus.  We will annihilate the competition.


Really, I just took the moment as a sign from God that I am definitely supposed to be on the show.  Then my beloved Phil and I will be reunited, and I won't have to worry about the production people coming up to me and asking me not to yell at him and to avoid standing in the back of the frame and staring.

If so, ignore it.
(I haven't found anyone posting this?)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 02, 2009, 06:11:19 PM
Yeah Estonia!   :hearts:

Two sightings...looks pretty certain.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 02, 2009, 06:25:09 PM
looks like they are gonna be all about the old town of Tallinn tomorrow... the first destination they are going is also in the old town  :lol: anyways its 2:30 a.m. here and i cant get any sleep... too excited.. where will i park my car in the port so i could both drive them if needed and also take pictures of all of them in a one go... millions of questions lol... ETA for ferry to arrive is 7 and a half hours  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 06:39:29 PM
YAY!! PHIL standups!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 06:41:48 PM
looks like they are gonna be all about the old town of Tallinn tomorrow... the first destination they are going is also in the old town  :lol: anyways its 2:30 a.m. here and i cant get any sleep... too excited.. where will i park my car in the port so i could both drive them if needed and also take pictures of all of them in a one go... millions of questions lol... ETA for ferry to arrive is 7 and a half hours  :lol:

And be prepared in case they have to go on foot too!

Sending you some info in about 10 minutes...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 02, 2009, 06:44:34 PM
 :lol:  Something to read while we wait...  Tallinn Old Town (http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/fpage/explore/attractions/oldtown)

... there will be a quiz later...  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on August 02, 2009, 06:56:21 PM
The Port of Tallinn (http://www.portoftallinn.com/?k=3&p1=10&p2=193&t=ships+in+port) has a shipping page with arrivals (also a webcam, but I couldn't get that to work). The only ship I saw from Stockholm with a 10a.m. arrival was the Baltic Queen (http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/tab2/ships/balticQueen/).
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 02, 2009, 07:05:10 PM
 :lol: The term "Amazing Race" is not unknown to the Estonians, at least if you believe this tourist web site:
 Tallinn Adventure (http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/bmenu/convention/incentive_ideas/adventure)
OK, it's a team building thingie, but how ironic that the "real race" is coming to town.  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 02, 2009, 07:13:45 PM
We should not forget that teams had to get from Amsterdam to Stockholm in order to presumably do a leg and then get on the ferry Stockholm to Talinn.

Here are the possiblities for flights AMS to ARN on Friday July 31:

KL1107 0655 0855
KL1109 0925 1125
KL1113 1210 1410
KL1115 1440 1640
SK1556 1800 1955
KL1121 2110 2310
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Neobie on August 02, 2009, 07:18:35 PM
9 legs total, 8 legs spoiled! (Counting UAE as 2, unless we have only 10 legs.) Likely 2 more to go.

Only 1 new country though. :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 02, 2009, 07:24:22 PM

 :ascared  webcams....someone say webcams.... here's a boatload of Tallinn webcams (http://pacman.pri.ee/estonia/tln.html)  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: GonzaloChileno on August 02, 2009, 07:26:50 PM
Why Italy?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 02, 2009, 07:42:44 PM
9 legs total, 8 legs spoiled! (Counting UAE as 2, unless we have only 10 legs.) Likely 2 more to go.

Only 1 new country though. :(

I think teams flew from Amsterdam to Stockholm, did some tasks and learned that the leg is not over and they take the ferry to Tallinn to finish the second half of the leg.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: woden on August 02, 2009, 07:54:16 PM
9 legs total, 8 legs spoiled! (Counting UAE as 2, unless we have only 10 legs.) Likely 2 more to go.

Only 1 new country though. :(

And no Africa yet. I'm getting nervous.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 02, 2009, 07:58:25 PM
I think teams flew from Amsterdam to Stockholm, did some tasks and learned that the leg is not over and they take the ferry to Tallinn to finish the second half of the leg.

 :lol:  I was just suggesting tha same thing to puddin, in a PM a few hours ago... I'm with you ....  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 08:08:17 PM
I think teams flew from Amsterdam to Stockholm, did some tasks and learned that the leg is not over and they take the ferry to Tallinn to finish the second half of the leg.

 :lol:  I was just suggesting tha same thing to puddin, in a PM a few hours ago... I'm with you ....  :tup:
True that Boingo and uycocoa great find  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 08:11:17 PM
9 legs total, 8 legs spoiled! (Counting UAE as 2, unless we have only 10 legs.) Likely 2 more to go.

Only 1 new country though. :(


And no Africa yet. I'm getting nervous.

I think that boat has sailed. :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 02, 2009, 08:18:21 PM
Here is where they will be arriving in Tallinn.


It's only a mile or so to the Old Town area.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: misterblah on August 02, 2009, 08:28:43 PM
OMG! Teams are going to Estonia! A hidden gem....though they should've went to Prague but at least Tallinn sort of looks like Prague :tup: There had better be another new country in the race. hopefully....LATVIA...which is totally long overdue!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: password on August 02, 2009, 08:48:53 PM
OMG! Look what i found, it might be unreliable though :duno:

http://www.mauritius1.webs.com/

Look at the the first square!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 09:36:36 PM
Blog thanks to Terese@ sparkibaken.se

2009-08-01
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0001-2.jpg)



(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/TAR15teamsatSchipolwm.png)

eta picture data DateTime : 2009:08:01 05:13:51  
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Neobie on August 02, 2009, 09:45:01 PM
Only airline operating from Pier C going to Stockholm is KLM. (Big surprise there. There's a KLM sign to the side.)

1 Aug: KL 1107, 0655-0855
Sun's up from 5.59am to 9.33pm.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: woden on August 02, 2009, 09:52:47 PM
Another amusement park makes the race...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 09:54:57 PM
Another amusement park makes the race...
Spot the something from the something? lol
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: woden on August 02, 2009, 09:56:24 PM
I just want a good old fashioned, eat a lot of fill-in-the-blank, ride something until you throw up kind of amusement park task. That's what I want to see on TV.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Neobie on August 02, 2009, 10:03:21 PM
Confirmed. Gate C15.

Our timeline's fine so far. A TBC could still work, but to have Phil host one Pit Stop in Sweden, then run off while teams run another leg on the spot? Looks a little strange...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 02, 2009, 10:40:17 PM
For those unfamiliar with the reference Arlanda is the name of the Stockholm International Airport (hence airport code ARN) and Grona Land is an amusement park in Stockholm. Here is a description of a visit there, including a picture desribed by Richard Bannister:

Grona Land Visit (http://www.bannister.org/coasters/trips/2007/0716.htm)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 11:06:50 PM
Oh thanks apskip!! I was just about to google that!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 02, 2009, 11:10:31 PM
 :lol: and for you broadband users, a 13MB .pdf file of Grona Lund (http://www.gronalund.com/www/lib/files/upload/languages/ENG%20parkfolder.pdf) (in English)  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on August 02, 2009, 11:16:52 PM
Oops, I read it wrong.  :-[ There's a tracking service here (http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=276519000) (click on "current vessel's track"); Victoria is headed towards Tallinn, the Baltic Queen is headed the other way.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 02, 2009, 11:52:10 PM
 :lol:  OK, I'm bored... places we know in Stockholm...so far...  :res:

...BTW airport is 20 miles from downtown, but park is less than 2 miles to the ferry terminal

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=125241;image
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 11:55:34 PM
I love those places we know maps Boingo!  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 01:11:42 AM
An article  (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://rtvnoord.nl/nieuws/indexwm.asp%3Factie%3Dtotaalbericht%26reacties%3Dja%26pid%3D83698&ei=in52SuT1NaqmtgeWiNWWCQ&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=4&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DVierhuizen%2Bamazing%2Brace%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN)

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on August 03, 2009, 01:22:39 AM
Technical note: No streetview in Sweden, but they have adopted the Mapjack technology to the Hitta website (here (http://www.hitta.se/gatubild/?gvX=6580454&gvY=1630495&gvH=216), with a view towards Grona Lunds).
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 02:40:50 AM
I am delighted to say that our Swedish source will be joining us soon to tell us about her wonderful team sighting at Schipol!!


 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 03, 2009, 02:59:47 AM
Boingo,

Thanks for the Grona Land info. It looks to me like a smaller version of Copenhagen's Tivoli.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 03:16:26 AM
Live info incoming from primefun!!

The ferry has docked in Tailinn, he is uploading videos as we speak!!

Two team for sure seen are our younger redhaired man with the older man!

And....Erika and Brian!!

And another couple.... ??

More in a second!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 03:24:06 AM
The first location is PIKK St 26

which is the home of the Knights of the Blackheads
Here is the House of the Blackheads website:
http://www.mustpeademaja.ee/www/
 
Here is something about it:
http://www.mustpeademaja.ee/jutud/entekkelugu.html
 
Teams were instructed to look for this green door:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15TallinnKnightsDoor-1.jpg)


The teams  (some of them??) headed off to a cluebox next to the House of Parliament...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 03:27:59 AM
primefun has been hassled and harassed by production, so let's give him a huge welcome when he arrives...these pictures and videos were not easy to get!

I'll let him tell us the rest!


 :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:


:gj: :gj: :gj:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:39:49 AM
Credits to primefun!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0058.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:41:28 AM
Looks like the unknown blue team and the Orange Male Male team!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 03:42:16 AM
the time of the pics in the port are basically 5 minutes past 10 so it was literally an hour and a half ago. didnt take many pictures, only 3, so rest are on videos, at one point thought videos would be much more valuable...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 03:45:32 AM
Videos are PERFECT, we can take screencaps of each frame!!

Oh you did GREAT!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:46:47 AM
Thanks to primefun!  :casey

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0059.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:50:58 AM
More from primefun

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0060.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:54:08 AM
........... :wohoo:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0061.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 03:55:18 AM
Ferry pictures coming!!  here already!! :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:55:19 AM
Blue team with the Green team male/male sitting

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0062.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:56:43 AM
 :jumpy: :jumpy:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0063.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 04:03:54 AM
YAY!!

We have Brian and Erika in yellow

Pink haired guy with maybe not so much older dude after all? :lol: in bright green

Team Maroon??? ponytail or is that Team Blue??

Team RED walkng

Teanm Blue  walking

5 TEAMS!!  or 4? ???


and videos coming!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 04:04:59 AM
primefun. tell us every single detail when you can...we are dying to hear!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 04:06:47 AM
OMGosh I feel like I am there!!

:ty
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:13:31 AM
The girl with the ponytail and male are the blue team with the green team males sitting.  4 teams  ;D
Blue male zipped on his cargo pants

eta

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0064.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: tallinntattler on August 03, 2009, 04:18:41 AM
No pics but I definitely saw a team (blue?) running through old town Tallin today. makes sense if they were in Stockholm and then on the ferry. Haven't been able to find any boxes but a helicoptor has been buzzing around
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 04:19:14 AM
here you go, the teams running off the port to taxis

 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 03, 2009, 04:19:20 AM
I don't really think that the one sitting on the left (pic where you see team "ponytale" talking to green) is another team green member.

He kinda looks more like some camera crew guy.

If you take a look he is not wearing the grey pants and green tshirt as the pnk haired dude does.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 04:20:17 AM
Yes I edited. Ithink so too re Team Blue/ponytail

Team Orange...or red? ???
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 03, 2009, 04:25:26 AM
Well it is great to see that at least they are not fighting over taxis "a la" mirna style :). talking about the moment where team yellow leaves the globertrotters get the taxi first
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:28:43 AM
The Globetrotters made it  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 04:31:54 AM


one small clip from next to Mustpeade maja (pikk street 26)


 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Acoustic on August 03, 2009, 04:33:33 AM
wow thanks so much, you are amazing!  :jam:

i believe  the team is  team orange, compare the  backpacks

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0060.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/untitled-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/RedteamatAA.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 04:34:40 AM
No pics but I definitely saw a team (blue?) running through old town Tallin today. makes sense if they were in Stockholm and then on the ferry. Haven't been able to find any boxes but a helicoptor has been buzzing around

:welcome2: To RFF, chime on in, we are pretty excited here! :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 04:37:43 AM
Okay then, let me try again.

Harlems
Team Blue
Team Green 
Team Orange?? 
Team Yellown (Erika/Brian) :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 04:38:34 AM
primefun...

:yourock: :yourock: :yourock:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:38:51 AM
No pics but I definitely saw a team (blue?) running through old town Tallin today. makes sense if they were in Stockholm and then on the ferry. Haven't been able to find any boxes but a helicoptor has been buzzing around
Welcome to the forum tallinntattler
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:40:40 AM
Okay then, let me try again.

Harlems
Team Blue
Team Green 
Team Orange?? 
Team Yellown (Erika/Brian) :yess:
Told ya it was team orange :luvu: , back packs match thanks Acoustic

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 04:44:51 AM
primefun...

:yourock: :yourock: :yourock:

thanks lol :) am so excited myself for witnessing all that but not that excited about them yelling at me...  :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 04:46:15 AM
This is next to the Pikk street 26

 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: diRkdARyL on August 03, 2009, 04:47:29 AM
Okay then, let me try again.

Harlems
Team Blue
Team Green 
Team Orange?? 
Team Yellown (Erika/Brian) :yess:
Told ya it was team orange :luvu: , back packs match thanks Acoustic



OMG.. no more poker Ladies??
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:51:42 AM
WTG primefun!   :jumpy: :jumpy: :conf: :elvis: :yourock: :cheer3: :hfive: :wine: :wtg: :pickle:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 04:52:34 AM
after the last video basically it became impossible for me to take any pictures or videos as this production guy told another guy to keep an eye on me and this guy just harrassed me by standing next to me and even if i was reaching for my phone in my pocket he was already ready to jump at me, when i once tried to take my camera out he just yelled at me for like a minute, i told him to "chill" but i guess he wasnt very open for discussion
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:53:07 AM
The Green Team males faces
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:55:56 AM
after the last video basically it became impossible for me to take any pictures or videos as this production guy told another guy to keep an eye on me and this guy just harrassed me by standing next to me and even if i was reaching for my phone in my pocket he was already ready to jump at me, when i once tried to take my camera out he just yelled at me for like a minute, i told him to "chill" but i guess he wasnt very open for discussion
Oh you got so much primetime, there is not way we could ever ever thank you enough! I guess I'm most shocked that the GlobeTrotters made it! 3 male teams in the final 5!?  :groan: Go Go Couples!! :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 05:00:03 AM
I'm really, really amazed at what you were able to get primefun, these are WONDERFUL!!  We can never thnk you enough for sharing the fun with us all!

Now tell us all about every second!! :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 05:01:59 AM
at the moment im off to old town again praying they are still there and havent gone off to some other city in estonia or something, will get into more detail later on.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 05:03:50 AM
at the moment im off to old town again praying they are still there and havent gone off to some other city in estonia or something, will get into more detail later on.
A true TAR detective! Good Luck primefun  :yess:  :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 05:26:23 AM
at the moment im off to old town again praying they are still there and havent gone off to some other city in estonia or something, will get into more detail later on.
A true TAR detective! Good Luck primefun  :yess:  :jumpy: :jumpy:

Have a great time and thank you again for sharing the fun with all of us!!  And please thank your friend as well!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 06:07:54 AM
I'm working on screencaps from primefuns wonderful videos ... :jam: 

link  (http://picasaweb.google.com/puddin.pies/Prime?authkey=Gv1sRgCJmfj-r4hPvHrAE#)

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: eragon on August 03, 2009, 06:08:19 AM
Okay then, let me try again.

Harlems
Team Blue
Team Green 
Team Orange?? 
Team Yellown (Erika/Brian) :yess:

no more Jodah & Michelle?? Tiffany & Maria?? Red Guys??  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Benedicto on August 03, 2009, 07:13:01 AM
Okay then, let me try again.

Harlems
Team Blue
Team Green 
Team Orange?? 
Team Yellown (Erika/Brian) :yess:

no more Jodah & Michelle?? Tiffany & Maria?? Red Guys??  :'(

 :'( , wow, Well done, primefun!!!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on August 03, 2009, 07:31:33 AM
Wow, thanks primefun! :jumpy:

In that last clip (the one with teams running (44 secs)), at approximately the 30 second mark, I think I heard the blonde girl (the one from Team Blue) say, "C'mon Shane. Take that map out of the thing!" I take it that that is his name.

Could that be a clue to finding his identity. :duno: That's what I heard. Hope it helps!

P.S: Let me know if this is in the wrong thread. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 07:54:04 AM
Ok bad news guys, we were circling around the town now for 2 hours asking people if they had seen people running around with backpacks and cameras and no luck, all the witnesses only saw them in the morning, so i think they went off from tallinn or are not in center, we still have our "spy" waiting in the place which we suspect as the pitstop mat but no news so far so im afraid this might be it... thanks for everyone and i enjoyed seeing amazing race being produced in front of me.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 03, 2009, 08:18:14 AM
Primefun you're the greatest.  :hearts:  We wish we could have been there with you, but you made it real for us!  I even had a sleepless night!

 :colors :colors
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Snooky on August 03, 2009, 08:29:49 AM
Wow, I was gone yesterday, and so much happened, great job everyone who helped!
Title: re: TAR15 spoilers, sightings and locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 03, 2009, 08:41:23 AM
[I guess I'm most shocked that the GlobeTrotters made it! 3 male teams in the final 5!?  :groan: Go Go Couples!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

Why are you shocked that 3 of 5 teams are male/male? World Race Productions knows that the only way to prevent a majority of the final 3 teams from being male/male is to cast weak male/male teams or to have no more than one male/male team in the race.  Both strategies have been employed, but 3 of the first 4 (before WRP changed their casting policies) and 6 of the first 14 Amazing Races were won by male/male teams. Any membersof the Harlem Globetrotters would have extreme physical fitness, so it would only be low race savvy that would hinder them winning AR15. If they have race savvy (as evidenced by their being in the Final 5), then they would be my bet to win AR15.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 03, 2009, 08:48:19 AM
 :casey :tup: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

Thanks primefan! hopefully you'll stick with us for seasons to come! You will be known as the poster whole singlehandedly figured out the final 5 of TAR15!

ps so glad that Brian and Ericka are still in it after spec that they were out at 6th!
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Post by: retard boi on August 03, 2009, 09:03:03 AM
:casey :tup: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

Thanks primefan! hopefully you'll stick with us for seasons to come! You will be known as the poster whole singlehandedly figured out the final 5 of TAR15!

ps so glad that Brian and Ericka are still in it after spec that they were out at 6th!

Why? they seem boring as hell... I kind of hoped that they were one of the early boots... the last spoilers really bumbed me out  :'(
i would rather to see the red guys or the poker girls instead of them
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Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 03, 2009, 09:17:43 AM
:casey :tup: :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

Thanks primefan! hopefully you'll stick with us for seasons to come! You will be known as the poster whole singlehandedly figured out the final 5 of TAR15!

ps so glad that Brian and Ericka are still in it after spec that they were out at 6th!

Why? they seem boring as hell... I kind of hoped that they were one of the early boots... the last spoilers really bumbed me out  :'(
i would rather to see the red guys or the poker girls instead of them


Well their my pre season faves just going off of what I know whereas I can't really root for random light blue couple because I've never heard of or seen them before. I do think that this season will be reminisant of the first few with the good and the bad. I'm OK with having alpa's this race though because theyve been shafted the last few seasons. Hopefully they only show up every 3 seasons. I just didnt want another sibling team to win after the awesomeness that was Tammy and Victor
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: woden on August 03, 2009, 09:23:45 AM
This is next to the Pikk street 26

 

For future reference, in the third video teams are running southwest on Olevimägi/Pikk St past the Swedish embassy.

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 03, 2009, 09:59:35 AM
The Globetrotters made it  :groan:

But they don't seem to be in any hurry to race off with the others.  Note that they are getting into some kind of van without Taxi markings.  Looks like a production vehicle. Looks like they might be a Philimated team being used as a decoy near the end of the race and traveling along with the final four. That would leave four teams racing in Tallin which would make sense at this stage of the game. And I am guessing that Tallin is a NEL leaving four teams to continue on to the next city.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 10:43:44 AM
The Globetrotters made it  :groan:

But they don't seem to be in any hurry to race off with the others.  Note that they are getting into some kind of van without Taxi markings.  Looks like a production vehicle. Looks like they might be a Philimated team being used as a decoy near the end of the race and traveling along with the final four. That would leave four teams racing in Tallin which would make sense at this stage of the game. And I am guessing that Tallin is a NEL leaving four teams to continue on to the next city.

that might be it but just to let you know then the van they are getting to does have small logos on it and it is a "Maksi Taxi" or "Maxi Takso", who knows if they were a decoy but that is a legit.  taxi
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 10:55:19 AM
Well by now they should be at the PitStop, I would think.

Thank you so much for everything primefun!! :hearts:

Is there a chance your friend on the ferry overhead anything about where they had been or what they did in Sweden??
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 11:03:31 AM
this friend of mine is on his way home now, i sent him a link to this forum so he might drop a word at some point but as i said they were very secretive on the ferry and they had even told they are not in the amazing race but in some Travel Show :D but as the mate of mine is a serious fan as well there wasnt a way to fool him.

Now next news item, apparently one of the biggest newspapers in estonia has covered this story as well.. based on what they say in the article they were in Pikk street 26 at noon which is a bit less than 2 hours AFTER i was there and saw all the teams... and the newspaper chased only this one team of F/F across town too... apparently in the first clue box these chicks thought they were first but when they saw it was the last clue in the box they were disappointed... i cant understand - is there 6 teams left then or what  :duno:

http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148842
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 11:17:41 AM
Is there another ferry?  I thought there was just one??
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Mister RC on August 03, 2009, 11:21:33 AM
this friend of mine is on his way home now, i sent him a link to this forum so he might drop a word at some point but as i said they were very secretive on the ferry and they had even told they are not in the amazing race but in some Travel Show :D but as the mate of mine is a serious fan as well there wasnt a way to fool him.

Now next news item, apparently one of the biggest newspapers in estonia has covered this story as well.. based on what they say in the article they were in Pikk street 26 at noon which is a bit less than 2 hours AFTER i was there and saw all the teams... and the newspaper chased only this one team of F/F across town too... apparently in the first clue box these chicks thought they were first but when they saw it was the last clue in the box they were disappointed... i cant understand - is there 6 teams left then or what  :duno:

http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148842


Must be a decoy.  Rather, "might" be a decoy.  It's strange, because if it was a decoy, why would they go from happy to disappointed?  Maybe they were still out of the running and hadn't been Philiminated yet.

Gives hope for Maria/Hot Chips fans, but if they're lucky, they're probably all but out.  That clue probably was the patented "All teams have checked in.  See Phil" clue.  Any description of the F/F teams, as in what they looked like?  It might not be someone of TAR15 family.  NM; I finally got onto that link; that's them alright!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 11:23:57 AM
Is there another ferry?  I thought there was just one??

this is the thing, im totally puzzled at the moment as for that team as only one ferry comes to tallinn from sweden, unless they took a ferry from stockholm to helsinki, finland and then onto tallinn in which case theres around 10 different possibilities which ferry they took from helsinki as theres several operators between tallinn and helsinki each doing multiple rides back and fort every day.

this is very possible as ferry goes from sweden to helsinki over night and arrives in the morning in helsinki and from helsinki to tallinn u can get in an hour and a half with a fast boat
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 11:25:54 AM
Okay, that is definitely Tiffany and Maria!!

But let's think this through...

If there is not another ferry...then how did they arrive?  Thanks primefun

And production let the newspaper get such good shots?

Hmmm..now THIS smells like decoy to me....

Perhaps to offset primefun's good work!!

I think the next most immediate thing is to watch for them leaving...can the bus/train/airport be watched?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: retard boi on August 03, 2009, 11:26:55 AM
this friend of mine is on his way home now, i sent him a link to this forum so he might drop a word at some point but as i said they were very secretive on the ferry and they had even told they are not in the amazing race but in some Travel Show :D but as the mate of mine is a serious fan as well there wasnt a way to fool him.

Now next news item, apparently one of the biggest newspapers in estonia has covered this story as well.. based on what they say in the article they were in Pikk street 26 at noon which is a bit less than 2 hours AFTER i was there and saw all the teams... and the newspaper chased only this one team of F/F across town too... apparently in the first clue box these chicks thought they were first but when they saw it was the last clue in the box they were disappointed... i cant understand - is there 6 teams left then or what  :duno:

http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148842

The poker players are back from the dead  :jumpy:

unless we have it all wrong I guess some of those teams are "mock teams" - the million dollar question is who?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 11:28:03 AM
Okay, that is definitely Tiffany and Maria!!

But let's think this through...

If there is not another ferry...then how did they arrive?  Thanks primefun

And production let the newspaper get such good shots?

Hmmm..now THIS smells like decoy to me....

Perhaps to offset primefun's good work!!

I think the next most immediate thing is to watch for them leaving...can the bus/train/airport be watched?

guys im off fow now to drive around a bit, have a quick swim in the sea and see if i can come up with something more :)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 11:29:26 AM
Also, knowing that the race ends on 8/6 or 8/7 means that there is not enough time for 3 more teams to be eliminated, I don't think.

SO 5 teams are possible...just. 6 are not.

I am going to guess DECOYS for now....
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 11:31:37 AM

guys im off fow now to drive around a bit, have a quick swim in the sea and see if i can come up with something more :)

Wach for them leaving if you can, please? My guess would be sometime around 2 AM

Have fun, and GOOD LUCK!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 03, 2009, 11:32:04 AM
this friend of mine is on his way home now, i sent him a link to this forum so he might drop a word at some point but as i said they were very secretive on the ferry and they had even told they are not in the amazing race but in some Travel Show :D but as the mate of mine is a serious fan as well there wasnt a way to fool him.

Now next news item, apparently one of the biggest newspapers in estonia has covered this story as well.. based on what they say in the article they were in Pikk street 26 at noon which is a bit less than 2 hours AFTER i was there and saw all the teams... and the newspaper chased only this one team of F/F across town too... apparently in the first clue box these chicks thought they were first but when they saw it was the last clue in the box they were disappointed... i cant understand - is there 6 teams left then or what  :duno:

http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148842

Definitely the Poker Playing Mamas.  But if they weren't seen running out of the ferry house with the others they could well be decoys.  It would not be unusual for the teams eliminated in Holland and Sweden to travel the rest of the route and act as decoys.  Note that when the yellow team - Brian and Ericka - were running out of the ferry house they were ahead of the Globetrotters but ran right past the van-taxi and got into the black taxicab after the two vans while the Globetrotters then got into the van in no kind of rush and not much photo work and the cameraman was not seen getting into the front seat (as they always do) and some one else closed the doors.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: retard boi on August 03, 2009, 11:37:16 AM
I don't see a sound guy in any of those picks

Is the blonde women their sound guy?  unless she is then somethingis off and they are decoys.




Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 03, 2009, 11:39:09 AM
I don't see a sound guy in any of those picks

Is the blonde women their sound guy?  unless she is then somethingis off and they are decoys.






Probably a production assistant.  Note that both girls are carrying yellow clue envelopes.  Highly unusual.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: password on August 03, 2009, 11:41:09 AM
DO we have anyhing on the Supposed Mauritius leg?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 11:41:27 AM
^^ plus they ditched their backpacks, it looks staged to me .. just my opinion
Maria & Tiffany are the most spoiled contestants per media makes sense to have them running around no?
thanks again primefun!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 03, 2009, 11:42:01 AM
this friend of mine is on his way home now, i sent him a link to this forum so he might drop a word at some point but as i said they were very secretive on the ferry and they had even told they are not in the amazing race but in some Travel Show :D but as the mate of mine is a serious fan as well there wasnt a way to fool him.

Now next news item, apparently one of the biggest newspapers in estonia has covered this story as well.. based on what they say in the article they were in Pikk street 26 at noon which is a bit less than 2 hours AFTER i was there and saw all the teams... and the newspaper chased only this one team of F/F across town too... apparently in the first clue box these chicks thought they were first but when they saw it was the last clue in the box they were disappointed... i cant understand - is there 6 teams left then or what  :duno:

http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148842

The poker players are back from the dead  :jumpy:

unless we have it all wrong I guess some of those teams are "mock teams" - the million dollar question is who?  :duno:


Is it possible to get a translation of the article?
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Post by: Mister RC on August 03, 2009, 11:42:09 AM
That's what I hoping for Tiff/Maria's sake.  Or they could be pursuing a Fast Forward or something, but I have to re-check what's been said.  I would go with the decoys as well, since there's just so much from everything else that it's rather unlikely that this is legit.  Besides, it's quite hilarious if that above photo was part of the actual race, mainly due to that blonde with the glasses just standing right there with a WTH look on her face.
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Post by: retard boi on August 03, 2009, 11:46:06 AM
They don't have a soundguy, they don't have begs (like the other teams), they were not with the rest of the pack arriving and they carry their clues by hand and not in a fanny pack.

I'll say 100% decoys.  :'(

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 11:47:06 AM

http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148806

 :jumpy: Goole Translation of Estonia Newspaper article (short version)

Gallery: "paid adventure 'rivals in search of checkpoints
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03.08.2009 17:53

Liina Luhats, suvereporter

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Worldfamous television "Amazing Race" competitors had to pass today, the control points are located in Tallinn.
 
The photographs are kaheliikmeline team, which reached the last checkpoint located in the house of Black.
While the entire operation was kept under high secrecy, it is known that rivals arrived in Tallinn this morning at 10 maabunud Sweden Tallink vessel in Victoria.

"Amazing Race" is all over the world gathered fame game, aimed at different kahekaupa along coastal land to find the correct control points, and they reach their final destination. First arrived a couple of wins a million dollars.
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Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 11:49:04 AM
...........
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 11:49:29 AM
nvm
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Post by: Mister RC on August 03, 2009, 11:49:56 AM
Looks like production needs to improve their decoy run (or just drop it together).  Not as bad last year's attempt though!  LOL
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 11:52:59 AM
http://www.postimees.ee/?id=148806

 :jumpy:  Google Translation of Postimes.ee article (long version)

Miljonivõistlus brought seiklejad Estonia
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03.08.2009 17:45

Liina Luhats, suvereporter

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Postimees Online managed to track down the first time today, Estonia is one of the destinations through the Telemann "Amazing Race'i" or "mad adventure" lab, which was acquired in a run with two out in the Old Town checkpoint race.
 

We came to the information that accumulated over the world famous series "The Amazing Race" has reached Estonia, and ended the first destination is the Black House in Tallinn. So had to go.
Before 12 noon, and was majaesine pretty quiet - apart from the top of the door kõõluv girl, who in addition to comment on any matter not agreed to - reetnud is not something that we dealt with could be something great.

After a wait, however, came to the house for a couple of tõmmut breathless neiut, who for years along the street and searched the house of Black local töömeeste out of receiving information about the kopsisid door.

Soon, the door opened and the young people in the cargo, which they probably were, as the habit of sending, requiring a little time to solve some of the task and obtain the name of the destination. Coming soon tormasidki about asking a girl linlastelt Harju street party information.

This is the next destination was the Hermann Tower, managed to hear only on the information desks, as the run on the issues could not be any answers to the lab or not cameramen.

Discussed by means of a new destination among young women, that they may be the fastest team, but Hermann tower located at the box to the last envelope tõmmanutena they defused a pleasure.

Then disappeared from view by all-city rivals, and the Toompea müüjataride trafficker managed to find out but that was already an hour ago then ran through the same three or four teams, who also searched, and then Hermann tower under the city-banged.

This is, exactly how many pairs are left to compete, is not known, but the reader Postimees.ee a hint it may be presumed that they had at least five. It is also clear indication that rivals Sweden arrived in Tallinn, Estonia, Victoria on board the ship, which landed in Tallinn, at 10 am

"Amazing Race" is all over the world gathered fame game, aimed at different kahekaupa along coastal land as soon as possible to find the correct control points and using them to reach lõppsihtpunktini, the court first to get a couple of wins a million dollars.

The Amazing Race has been running for 14 seasons and the elements of previous shows and TV 6


RATS!!  (:;)  puddin beat me to it...  :knuckles:
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Post by: graytex on August 03, 2009, 11:53:38 AM
(http://i31.[banned image hosting site].com/23kx7rb.jpg)

Looks like they are here:

(http://i30.[banned image hosting site].com/i76gea.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 03, 2009, 11:54:18 AM
Here you go G-Man!!
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03.08.2009 17:53

Liina Luhats, Suvereporter

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Worldfamous television "Amazing Race" competitors had to pass today, the control points are located in Tallinn.
 
The photographs are kaheliikmeline team, which reached the last checkpoint located in the house of Black.
While the entire operation was kept under high secrecy, it is known that rivals arrived in Tallinn this morning at 10 maabunud Sweden Tallink vessel in Victoria.

"Amazing Race" is all over the world gathered fame game, aimed at different kahekaupa along coastal land to find the correct control points and using them to reach a final. First arrived a couple of wins a million dollars.

 


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»primefun:no, I was at 10 already replied to the port after the camera and MUSTPEADE house was also filmed them a bit:) it was a 4-5 team in the Plats Miss America




The article has a series of photos (1-11) which can be pulled up through the newspaper link.  Perhaps our esteemed puddin can reproduce them for us.  Interesting to see that the girls never have their backpacks, and the glue box is in a park or rural setting, but then the girls are seen in the various street scenes.  In one scene where they are at the Black house door, both girls are smiling - strange behavior if they are running last.  Peach, thanks for the translation, I knew that you were talented, but knowing Estonian?
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 11:57:52 AM
http://www.360cities.net/image/tall-hermann-tower

Panorama of "Tall Hermann's Tower"
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 11:58:05 AM
sure I'll pull them Gman
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Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 11:58:47 AM
last ones
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Post by: graytex on August 03, 2009, 12:03:15 PM
Here Tiffany has one clue in her hand and is either pulling another one out of the box or is putting one back in.  Seems kinda fake to me.

(http://i30.[banned image hosting site].com/2wo94lf.jpg)
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 12:10:22 PM
Here Tiffany has one clue in her hand and is either pulling another one out of the box or is putting one back in.  Seems kinda fake to me.


plus NO sound guy, just using mike on camera... I'd say decoys.... :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: chill_sd on August 03, 2009, 12:14:02 PM
I was thinking maybe they were NEL'd and had to give up their backpacks, but they don't do that anymore.  They don't have any fanny pack or anything, so they are almost certainly decoys.

Tiffany is wearing her jacket in some pics and has it tied around her waist in others.  Can't really tell what order the pictures go in.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: retard boi on August 03, 2009, 12:18:36 PM
I have been looking at the tape of the teams coming out of the ferry...
I don't think Nate & Herb have a sound guy either and both seem very indiffrent. could they be a second decoy team and we are in the finale 4 ?
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Post by: Dånooky on August 03, 2009, 12:23:15 PM
I have been looking at the tape of the teams coming out of the ferry...
I don't think Nate & Herb have a sound guy either and both seem very indiffrent. could they be a second decoy team and we are in the finale 4 ?

Maybe they're just keeping it cool
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 12:33:08 PM
They are so posing for the cameras. Screams DECOY to me!

Incoming...The HARLEM's are NOT decoys...brb
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Strawberry Kiwi on August 03, 2009, 12:42:23 PM
The poker girls have a different cameraman than in the video from the Netherlands.  Do they change cameramen or does the same one stay with them throughout the whole race? :duno:
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Post by: Mister RC on August 03, 2009, 12:45:37 PM
They are so posing for the cameras. Screams DECOY to me!

Incoming...The HARLEM's are NOT decoys...brb
I knew it!
I guess Mad Dribbling Skills beat Poker Faces :lol:
*bittersweet feeling*

Or the Poker Gals were on TILT, and the Harlem guys called their bluff!  Har Har Har LOL


Thank God!  That would have been too much if they were out.  They still might not make F3, but they're in now, so whew!  Only way I would've be okay with it is if the Brooks and Tiffany/Maria were still in it.
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 12:46:39 PM
They are so posing for the cameras. Screams DECOY to me!

Incoming...The HARLEM's are NOT decoys...brb
I knew it!
I guess Mad Dribbling Skills beat Poker Faces :lol:
*bittersweet feeling*

Peach is right, one of the Harlems is wearing the Amazing fanny pack...  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 03, 2009, 12:47:36 PM
Here is a panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11121296) shot of the location where the clue box was

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=125422;image)

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/11121296.jpg)

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=125441;image)
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Post by: Dånooky on August 03, 2009, 12:50:07 PM
They are so posing for the cameras. Screams DECOY to me!

Incoming...The HARLEM's are NOT decoys...brb
I knew it!
I guess Mad Dribbling Skills beat Poker Faces :lol:
*bittersweet feeling*

Or the Poker Gals were on TILT, and the Harlem guys called their bluff!  Har Har Har LOL


Thank God!  That would have been too much if they were out.  They still might not make F3, but they're in now, so whew!  Only way I would've be okay with it is if the Brooks and Tiffany/Maria were still in it.
It would be so funny if they had problems with a River along the way :lol:
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Post by: Mister RC on August 03, 2009, 12:52:31 PM
They are so posing for the cameras. Screams DECOY to me!

Incoming...The HARLEM's are NOT decoys...brb
I knew it!
I guess Mad Dribbling Skills beat Poker Faces :lol:
*bittersweet feeling*

Or the Poker Gals were on TILT, and the Harlem guys called their bluff!  Har Har Har LOL


Thank God!  That would have been too much if they were out.  They still might not make F3, but they're in now, so whew!  Only way I would've be okay with it is if the Brooks and Tiffany/Maria were still in it.
It would be so funny if they had problems with a River along the way :lol:

For real.  Like they were on a boat or ferry or something, made a bad turn and went the opposite direction.  The traditionally bad flop that's killed a lot of teams over the years.  LOL


Now, with the Harlem's not being a decoy, while that's fine, could it be someone else?  Five teams seems like a lot at this stage of the race, and there has always been at least one NEL (save for last season, though it was a TBC) when down to 4 teams.
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 12:53:25 PM
They are so posing for the cameras. Screams DECOY to me!


not so much decoys but "example" racers provided for the invited media (local newspaper) to photograph and report on.  Good PR for the local fans, without giving away too much on the actual racers.  And we all know the media was invited to follow the poker players.   :snicker:
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 01:04:46 PM
Have just heard from Terese, who is our wonderful Swedish source, who spotted the teams in Schipol and again in Arlanda where they were changing money.

Here is her blog link where you can read more about her encounter:
http://sparkibaken.se/

She writes:

Quote
The teams I saw was the boy and the girl (that are in the first picture), a african american team with two guys with Harlem Globetrotter-jackets, a team with a guy with pink(?) hair and then the last team with two black haired guys (I think one or two of them had glasses). It was the last couple who asked me about the fastest way to Gröna Lund and they wondered what was the highest point there.


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15Teamsinsweden.png)


Previous photo of teams at Schipol:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15teamsatSchipolwm.png)



Thank you SO much, Terese!! :waves:
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 01:08:13 PM
Based on Terese's photo, I am going to pull a Chateau and say that this photo was taken at 9:08AM. :funny:

But this does confirm the Harlem's as racers not decoys, as the decoy teams have no further contact with the active racers.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 01:14:26 PM

The poker girls have a different cameraman than in the video from the Netherlands.  Do they change cameramen or does the same one stay with them throughout the whole race? :duno:

:welcome2: to RFF strawberry kiwi!

Teams change camera crews often, so that no one team/camera crew can bond I think.
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 01:21:45 PM
This picture was taken at 9:08

...haha. always wanted to say that...  ;D   damn, peach beat me to it, again...  :(
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 03, 2009, 01:31:12 PM
You guys are too funny  :lol:

I noticed that Ericka & Brian are not changing their money at Arlanda.  Good.

I hope I taught them well at LAX.   ;)

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Post by: spanishtarfan on August 03, 2009, 01:50:48 PM
hi guys

so can we confirm that the poer ladies are decoys?

they do seem totally fake to me:

they dont have their backpacks,they dont have their small amazing race bag for passports and money, no sound, an assistant? (blonde woman) I had never seen that crew type profile in any tar spoiler or race.

and who else would be better to fake it than a pro poker player?
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Post by: Mister RC on August 03, 2009, 02:01:36 PM
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and who else would be better to fake it than a pro poker player?

Maybe an amateur poker player posing as a professional poker player

Unless they actually show up later like they're still racing (which probably won't happen), I think it's not a matter of confirming a team as a decoy, but more in the line of waiting for the show to air to see if they get Philiminated at 6 teams or if they survive.  Kind of reminds me of TAR10 and TAR11 when people were mixing possibilities and hope for the BQs and the Cha, respectively.
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Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 02:18:56 PM
lolol cant understand how u managed to understand a single word from what google translator translated  :funny:

heres the transalation by me:

"Postimees managed today to chase up the competitors of the amazing race, we ran through 2 check points with them. We received information that the world-known show Amazing Race has reached Tallinn and the first destination is the "house of the black heads". So we had to go and check it out.

Before noon the front of the house was pretty quiet, except for a lady hanging around the place and who wouldnt give out a single comment. After a while 2 girls showed up who were running up the Pikk street looking for the "house of the black heads" and asking the local construction workers about the destination.

After knocking on the door they were let in where they supposedly had to solve some tasks to receive information about their next destination. Soon the ladies were running towards an information point in the Harju street while asking for help from the locals. The fact that the next destination was the Hermann tower we managed to find out only from the information point as the questions asked from the cast and and cameramen were left unanswered.

While on their way there the girls were discussing among themselves and assuming they would be the fastest team but upon reaching the clue box their joy diminished as they pulled out the last clue.

After that we managed to lose the team who ran towards the downtown. Asking from the local salesmen revealed 3 or 4 teams had been around an hour ago looking for the same clue box in Hermanni tower.

How many teams are still running in the competition we didnt find out but based on a clue received from our reader we can assume there were at least 5 teams competing. Also we found out the teams arrived at 10 a.m. from sweden on board the ship Victoria.

Amazing race is the world known show.... (primefun: blah blah this is not important anymore)
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Post by: abilify on August 03, 2009, 02:32:37 PM
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and who else would be better to fake it than a pro poker player?

and didn't Tiffany say she was off to do some acting gig?  :lol:


I don't get on here for a few of days and all these incredible stuff! what fun!


That video with the teams scrambling for taxi, at 0:15, I hear the guy from the M/F blue team say what sounds like "Jill, get in, get in". Sorry if this has already been mentioned.
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on August 03, 2009, 03:02:42 PM
I heard thanks to the videos Jill and Shane
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Post by: apskip on August 03, 2009, 03:03:15 PM

The poker girls have a different cameraman than in the video from the Netherlands.  Do they change cameramen or does the same one stay with them throughout the whole race? :duno:

:welcome2: to RFF strawberry kiwi!

Teams change camera crews often, so that no one team/camera crew can bond I think.

Here is a clarification of the practice that World Race Production typically uses, based on information from many seasons back and not likely to have changed for obvious reasons:

The camera/sound crew assigned to a team changes every leg.
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Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:05:07 PM
Thanks for translating that for us primefun  :yess:


from another blog

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Amazing race
We are in Estonia and just saw teams from the amazing race getting taped

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=125485;image

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=125486;image
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Post by: apskip on August 03, 2009, 03:11:42 PM
Here is the combination ferry schedule:

Depart Stockholm 1700 for 15h 55m to Helsinki arrive with one hour time change at 1355.
Depart Helsinki 1430 for 2h 00m to Talinn arrive at 1630.

This could explain some of the behavior of the Poker Players. They landed 6.5 hours behind the other teams if they took the above combination.

I cannot speculate on whether or not they are decoys, but this information helps explain some of their behavior.

 
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Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:12:04 PM
Stockholm forum (https://www.flashback.info/showthread.php?t=971331)

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Russia bastard
 The Amazing Race 15

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A little insider info for all TAR fans: Season 15 will buy you a visit to everyone's favorite Stockholm! Detailed fixed Gröna Lund. Saw it with my own eyes

 
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 03:23:56 PM
 :funny:  what the heck are they looking at?  :res:

... once again puddin finds another blog...
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Post by: Dånooky on August 03, 2009, 03:32:01 PM
:funny:  what the heck are they looking at?  :res:

... once again puddin finds another blog...
counting?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 03, 2009, 03:43:48 PM
Based on Terese's photo, I am going to pull a Chateau and say that this photo was taken at 9:08AM. :funny:

But this does confirm the Harlem's as racers not decoys, as the decoy teams have no further contact with the active racers.

No, this picture of the Globetrotters was taken as the teams arrived at the Stockholm airport from the Netherlands.  So, yes, the Globetrotters participated in the Stockholm gig but may have been eliminated at the pit stop.  They would then continue on to Tallinn as decoys.
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 03:52:07 PM
 ;D  locations we know of in Tallinn (so far)   :yess:
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Post by: Boingo on August 03, 2009, 04:20:30 PM
 "primefun" was here!   :tup:
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Post by: primefun on August 03, 2009, 04:58:58 PM
haha thats right i was there... :D u guys are good at your job lol

anyway if u are curious then i also ran all the way from Pikk to Hermanni with them (the run started out from what u see on video 3 i posted with the miss america team and the blue team running past me)
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Post by: Slowhatch on August 03, 2009, 08:02:22 PM
The only thing near the spot they're staring at is the door lock (here (http://www.7is7.com/otto/estonia/tallinn_blackheadsdoor.html)).
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Post by: tigellinus on August 03, 2009, 09:32:23 PM
Hey primefun, as a life-long Race fan who never previously peeked at spoilers (or even knew they existed as a regular viewer) that was one of the coolest things I've ever seen! Awesome work and thank you so much!  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 03, 2009, 09:41:33 PM
We seem to have lots of pix of teams arriving and leaving sites, but nothing that reveals what kind of tasks the teams have to do in any of the places visited.  Too bad.  But the race has been tracked pretty much accurately so far.  Just one or two at the most more sites before coming back to the USofA at the end of the week.  Any ideas where in the states?
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Post by: Ashe on August 03, 2009, 11:17:02 PM
Okay then, let me try again.

Harlems
Team Blue
Team Green  
Team Orange??  
Team Yellown (Erika/Brian) :yess:
Told ya it was team orange :luvu: , back packs match thanks Acoustic



OMG.. no more poker Ladies??
Yeah, looks like they bit the dust in either the Netherlands or Estonia.
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on August 03, 2009, 11:46:50 PM
I kinda think that Tiffany/Maria where eliminated in The Netherlands and Harlem G-Trotters are out from Sweden as they seem to be out, though I am not sure
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Post by: apskip on August 03, 2009, 11:58:24 PM
We seem to have lots of pix of teams arriving and leaving sites, but nothing that reveals what kind of tasks the teams have to do in any of the places visited.  Too bad.  But the race has been tracked pretty much accurately so far.  Just one or two at the most more sites before coming back to the USofA at the end of the week.  Any ideas where in the states?

Gman,

I do not have any specific nominations for Finsh Line City. However, I do have a point to make about this. Remember AR13 where the Final 3 flew from Moscow via Frankfurt to Portland OR. Ths same logic applies to AR15. Beacuse not reaching the west coast would mean a less than 360 degree race, I have a hunch that we will be seeing a West Coast City once again. These have nonstop flights from several European cities:

Los Angeles - as example, 4 from CDG
San Francisco - example 1 from CDG
Seattle - example 1 from CDG

These cities do not have nonstop flights from Paris, but they are worth considering using a eastern or Midwest connection point:
Sacramento
Las Vegas
Portland
San Diego
San Jose (it's larger than San Francisco in population)
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Post by: DavidJunior on August 04, 2009, 01:30:48 AM

San Jose (it's larger than San Francisco in population)

that would make me pretty much the happiest person alive, but I doubt that it will happen on this race.... maybe when we start getting into the 20's *crosses fingers*
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 04, 2009, 01:38:14 AM
We seem to have lots of pix of teams arriving and leaving sites, but nothing that reveals what kind of tasks the teams have to do in any of the places visited.  Too bad.  But the race has been tracked pretty much accurately so far.  Just one or two at the most more sites before coming back to the USofA at the end of the week.  Any ideas where in the states?

the reason behind this must be that you know how in some legs they get multiple clues pointing them onwards and onwards without any real roadblocks or detours on the way, i think this was the case here in estonia as well, they arrived at 10 a.m., ran around from place to place and then disappeared from tallinn completely - i am assuming they were pointed on to detour which must have been out of the city.

as for all the research ive done meanwhile, absolutely noone has spotted them after yesterdays morning... the only hint i got was that they might head to russia now but dont take my word for it, puzzled..
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2009, 01:58:25 AM
Thank you  primefun  :ya3: :wine:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 04, 2009, 02:08:24 AM
monitoring tallinn airport but no sign of them:

http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/webcams (http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/webcams)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Moo on August 04, 2009, 03:18:50 AM
:funny:  what the heck are they looking at?  :res:

... once again puddin finds another blog...

Apparently, I can recall that door so much... It's the door to the house of the Brotherhood of Blackheads...

Maybe they're thinking that the clue's inside?

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 04, 2009, 06:34:11 AM
Apparently, I can recall that door so much... It's the door to the house of the Brotherhood of Blackheads...

Maybe they're thinking that the clue's inside?


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well, the weird thing is that the poker girls were also peeking through the door, but if you take a look at the other pictures, there's one where Tiffany actually runs out of the same door (which happens to be open).

Does primefun know whether they entered the building or not?

besides, i dont see no operation hours sign anywhere. Maybe they were given a key and they were trying to open the door? Or they had to get a key in some detour? or was it part of a detour where they first had to get the key and then enter the building to finish the detour?  :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 04, 2009, 06:38:38 AM
besides, i dont see no operation hours sign anywhere. Maybe they were given a key and they were trying to open the door? Or they had to get a key in some detour? or was it part of a detour where they first had to get the key and then enter the building to finish the detour?  :(

they had a key with them to the blackheads place already on the ferry, but the fact that the lock is somewhere as low as this is beyond me, i should go and check this place out some more :D
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spontaneousss on August 04, 2009, 06:53:09 AM
besides, i dont see no operation hours sign anywhere. Maybe they were given a key and they were trying to open the door? Or they had to get a key in some detour? or was it part of a detour where they first had to get the key and then enter the building to finish the detour?  :(

they had a key with them to the blackheads place already on the ferry, but the fact that the lock is somewhere as low as this is beyond me, i should go and check this place out some more :D


so primefun do you think that the girls are just staged or could they still be actually racing?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 04, 2009, 07:18:11 AM
besides, i dont see no operation hours sign anywhere. Maybe they were given a key and they were trying to open the door? Or they had to get a key in some detour? or was it part of a detour where they first had to get the key and then enter the building to finish the detour?  :(

they had a key with them to the blackheads place already on the ferry, but the fact that the lock is somewhere as low as this is beyond me, i should go and check this place out some more :D

Thats would be great primefun!!!

Thanks a lot  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on August 04, 2009, 07:46:07 AM
besides, i dont see no operation hours sign anywhere. Maybe they were given a key and they were trying to open the door? Or they had to get a key in some detour? or was it part of a detour where they first had to get the key and then enter the building to finish the detour?  :(

they had a key with them to the blackheads place already on the ferry, but the fact that the lock is somewhere as low as this is beyond me, i should go and check this place out some more :D


so primefun do you think that the girls are just staged or could they still be actually racing?

tbh i have no clue as i have never been into spoilers that much except for the TAR11 all stars :) so i dont know how do they work with decoys normally, dont they have the elimination station anymore then, as in previous seasons people who had been eliminated returned to the elim. station?? then again it wouldnt make sense to still have 6 teams racing and also the fact that the last team appeared 2 hours later, the ferry schedules just dont match... so i would say they are decoys but then again im not too worried about that, we will leave some things to be revealed in the actual show lol
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 08:57:16 AM
Green Father/Son Team at the start:  Team 3

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=125362;image)

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 08:59:22 AM
This is more spec than spoiler, but I'll go ahead and comment here.

The final 2-3 teams eliminated (generally the teams eliminated in 4th and 5th place, sometimes in 6th as well), do not go to sequester but travel with production. While they have no further contact with the racers, they generally are given an opportunity to do whatever fun task the racers get to do, bungy or whatever. So those teams literally get to go the same places and do the same things the racers do. They are given clues, and asked to run a leg, with camera crews, just as if they still racing. They are sometimes given extra clues, and told to liberally scatter them around.

In earlier seasons (I know this happened both in 5 and 10 for sure), a team might have been sent to even a different finale CITY and asked to run a faux-leg. I am not aware that the different city has been used since AllStars, however. In season 13, for the first time, at least one team was asked to run a leg even AFTER the finale mat scenes had already been shot, probably due to the unprecedented media publicity in Portland and due to some warnings production received about security breeches.

Last season Mel and Mike did go to sequester (ES), but the teams elim'd in 4th and 5th remaining positions ran decoy. Whether or not the 6th position team runs is variable. Kelly and Christy did run in season 13, which was a blessng as both the 4th and 5th teams ended up with some passport/visa issues.

This time around, both puddin and I have a suspicion that the ES is in Thailand again, perhaps in Chiang Mai this time. So not taking a team all the way there and then turning right around again may explain why we are seeing what we believe to be the team finishing in 6th position running decoy.

IMO, Maria and Tiffany are definitely running a decoy leg. The time difference from the ferry, the posing for the cameras, the fact that the media was allowed to go along and not chased away, but above all the holding of several clues is a give away in my mind.

My guess is that the Netherlands may be a NEL, they go out in Sweden, and then travel with production to Estonian. There is a convenient flight Stockholm>Tallinn that arrives at 1040 AM.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 09:06:57 AM
And THIS !

Is not a cameraman!  Not by TAR standards  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 09:23:34 AM
"Ericka and Brian, you are the 8th team to complete the task.  Here is your next clue."

Just guessing.   :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 09:26:50 AM
And THIS !

Is not a cameraman!  Not by TAR standards  :lol:

Nice catch! So that belongs to the paper? ???

We do know that as usual, there are contracted local camera crews hired to help with extra shots...no exception here.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Max on August 04, 2009, 09:35:05 AM
Green Father/Son Team at the start:  Team 3

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=125362;image)



So, Chateau, did the father/son green team get into the waiting black Mercedes at the start line?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 04, 2009, 09:36:46 AM
monitoring tallinn airport but no sign of them:

http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/webcams (http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/webcams)

Recording the web cam - or am I too late?

Sheesh, I go away for a few days and you've got the whole race figured out already!
Great work!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 09:51:03 AM
Quote
So, Chateau, did the father/son green team get into the waiting black Mercedes at the start line?

Yep, that's Dad at the trunk.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Coolios on August 04, 2009, 11:33:27 AM
I have just saw camera guy & sound guy (with "C" letter on backpack) @ Old Town Square, Prague. Photo evidence soon.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 11:38:42 AM
Guys guys... Unless you are posting an actual SPOILER or SIGHTING, you should be in Speculation please. :please:

We are hoping to keep this thread clear for real incoming info. so let's all try to use the other please for commentary?

:thankyou:



Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 11:39:49 AM
I have just saw camera guy & sound guy (with "C" letter on backpack) @ Old Town Square, Prague. Photo evidence soon.

YAY Coolius !! Standing by....
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 12:14:55 PM
Possible flight:

 

OK 879 Flight Information Route:    From (TLL) Tallinn, EE to (PRG) Prague, CZ   
Duration:    2h 10m   
  
Codeshares:    This flight is marketed as a codeshare flight by the following carrier(s): 
  (AZ) Alitalia 2843
  (KL) KLM 3267
 

Departure Information Departure Status Details 
 
Airport:    (TLL) Ulemiste Airport
 
City:    Tallinn, EE 
Scheduled:    3:15 PM - Tue Aug 04, 2009 
Local Time:   8:09 PM - Tue Aug 04, 2009 

   
Current Weather Conditions Check Forecast 
 
Temperature:  68° F (20° C) 
Wind:  NE 9 mph 
Visibility:  6 miles 
     
 Arrival Information Arrival Status Details 
 
Airport:    (PRG) Prague-Ruzyne Airport
 
City:    Prague, CZ 
Scheduled:    4:25 PM - Tue Aug 04, 2009 
Actual:    4:39 PM - Tue Aug 04, 2009 
     Arrived at gate 14 min later than scheduled 
Terminal:    2 
 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 04, 2009, 12:16:09 PM
I have just saw camera guy & sound guy (with "C" letter on backpack) @ Old Town Square, Prague. Photo evidence soon.

YAY Petr!! Standing by....

 :jam: We're with you Coolius ... just point us in the right direction... webcams ready...  :jumpy:

Prague webcams 1 (http://web-cams.guide-to-prague.be/)
Prague webcams 2 (http://www.czech-tourism.com/webcams.htm)
Prague webcams 3 (http://www.praguewebcam.com/)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 04, 2009, 12:30:34 PM
Looks like some sort of film lights at the end of the scaffolding on the Charles bridge?
Charles Bridge in in Prague. Crosses the Vltava river.

nvm - its just sunlight at a low angle.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 12:39:57 PM
I have just saw camera guy & sound guy (with "C" letter on backpack) @ Old Town Square, Prague. Photo evidence soon.

Yeah Coolius !   :jumpy:

Good luck.  Don't piss off the production!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2009, 12:51:35 PM
Stockholm forum (https://www.flashback.info/showthread.php?t=971331)

Quote
Russia bastard
 The Amazing Race 15


A little insider info for all TAR fans: Season 15 will buy you a visit to everyone's favorite Stockholm! Detailed fixed Gröna Lund. Saw it with my own eyes

 

Just passing thru  :lol:

update..
Quote

Russia bastard

It was very hush hush over the whole. The few people who were involved were forced to sign confidentiality papers (I am not one of those, however, so I can babble freely  ). Fucking fast to cover up the envelope box with black refuse sacks, they were also, as soon as the participants were not in the vicinity.

What I understood the whole situation as it was a "Detour" (only a few were run), the task was to go tilt. A strange detail is that there is still something on the roof at Jetline: an arrow in the TAR colors that point in the direction of the Jet Rock. What it used to, I know not ...

Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted bySnotric
You stole clue?


No, even if it scratched in the fingers. Before the park had opened the box was relatively unguarded with only a few camera people with their backs on it, but I dared not look into the 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Coolios on August 04, 2009, 01:23:16 PM
It wasnt that KLM/Alitalia/CSA flight, i have been waiting @ airport and seen nothing. I'm staying in Prague overnight (its 8.22 pm right now) and i will be monitoring main spots. According to inside info there will be some night race.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 04, 2009, 01:26:03 PM

Excellent! Wave to us from the Karlov Most - its got a great web cam!  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 02:10:13 PM
Possible flight:
OK 879 Flight Information Route:    From (TLL) Tallinn, EE to (PRG) Prague, CZ    
Duration:    2h 10m    
Scheduled Departure  
Scheduled Arrival:    4:25 PM - Tue Aug 04, 2009  
Actual Arrival:    4:39 PM - Tue Aug 04, 2009  

Peach:

I had this one on my posted list of nonstop flights from Tallinn. However, I doubt that teams used it. These morning flights should have been preferred:

AY3922 TLL HEL 0825 0855  connecting Helsinki with AY715  HEL PRG 0935 1045
or
BT384 TLL RIX 0520 0605  connecting in Riga with OK883 RIX PRG 0815 0900

Just in case the late-night tasks information means that team arrival was late, here is the only flight combination after OK879 that makes any sense(unless OK879 was full, in which case there are other afternoon flight combinations):

LH3179 TLL FRA 1850 2020 connecting in Frankfurt to LH3266 FRA PRG 2220 2320



Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 02:17:41 PM
Thanks apskip!! :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on August 04, 2009, 02:35:40 PM
15 seasons I've waited! Finally the race is visitingd Prauge. This could turn out to be my favorite route yet.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 03:15:47 PM
5 teams left.

coolius  will send the pic as soon as he can get to a PC, but he is busy just now.

:jumpy:

Wow!  So far 9 legs, 3 more to go then?
 :yess:  :duno:

That should read 5 teams in Tallinn, not necessarily five teams in Prague.

You can find our latest updates on page one of both spoiler threads.

Please eveyone, take all chatter and comments to Speculation?? We really want this thread open for incoming spoilers!! :happy:

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 03:40:24 PM
coolius  phone battery is low and he is heading to a PC, should be there within 2 hours.

And we are to stand by for HUGE news!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 04, 2009, 04:32:08 PM
I've stumbled on some info that there may be a kayaking task in the Prague area tomorrow.  Don't want to be too specific because I  :hearts: TAR and don't want to mess up our race!

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 08:46:48 PM
I've stumbled on some info that there may be a kayaking task in the Prague area tomorrow.  Don't want to be too specific because I  :hearts: TAR and don't want to mess up our race!



Elaborate more plz.

Don't even start password.

Info will be provided when we can . We have very valid reasons for waiting.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: password on August 04, 2009, 09:58:45 PM
I've stumbled on some info that there may be a kayaking task in the Prague area tomorrow.  Don't want to be too specific because I  :hearts: TAR and don't want to mess up our race!



Elaborate more plz.

Don't even start password.

Info will be provided when we can . We have very valid reasons for waiting.


Peach, he clearly says he has info, and if he write that he does he should enclose it.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2009, 10:02:26 PM
although its not always good to suggest "I know something you don't know" does not mean that person has to share that info on the forum password so please quit asking
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: redwings8831 on August 04, 2009, 10:03:20 PM
I've stumbled on some info that there may be a kayaking task in the Prague area tomorrow.  Don't want to be too specific because I  :hearts: TAR and don't want to mess up our race!



Elaborate more plz.

Don't even start password.

Info will be provided when we can . We have very valid reasons for waiting.


Peach, he clearly says he has info, and if he write that he does he should enclose it.

I really don't want to get into this, but I'm almost certain that graytex has the information but doesn't want to share it too early. It probably needs confirmation from other sources before it can safely be shared.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 10:07:38 PM
Let me just say the detectives have this under control. When it is appropriate and safe to share the info, we will. Thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on August 04, 2009, 10:09:19 PM
Trust me password, certain things need to be kept under wraps until it is safe to reveal. We wouldn't want to ruin the race!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: redwings8831 on August 04, 2009, 10:10:14 PM
Let me just say the detectives have this under control. When it is appropriate and safe to share the info, we will. Thanks!

Take your time. The last thing we want is for something to come out early and then it forces something else to get messed up.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 04, 2009, 10:21:04 PM
And I can guarantee that I cleared what I posted with Peach beforehand so I didn't word things in the wrong way.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 10:32:44 PM
Tell you what...

Within the next hour or so unless things go crazy, I have a nice surprise coming to y'all from Phnom Penh!! :hearts:

Just to tide you over of course. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 11:50:53 PM
I am working on it...I'm a little slow ...  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 11:59:40 PM
Okay!!

Remember walkingpneumonia's Twitter find?

jeni_mama:
was at the park where they also have temple in phnom penh, cambodia yesterday and saw amazing race: asia being filmed
* managed to get photos of three teams from amazing race: asia. was only few steps away from ém!10:40 PM Jul 25th

She has just returned home and jet lagged and all, has agreed to share the story of her TAR encounter and the pictures with us all! :hearts:

:thankyou: jeni_mama!!


This was taken on July 25, around 3pm to 3:30pm.

So, after running the errands on that day, we decided to go to wat phnom. As we parked and we were about to enter the front entrance, but we were told to go to next entrance to the park because they were filming something. That was when I first took picture of that cameramen waiting for teams to arrive. At first, I thought that maybe they were filming one of Cambodian movies because the Cambodian cops said they didn't know what it was for but all they knew was that they had to block it off from public, and there were limited areas where we could go.Then my mom told me that she thinks that it is for Amazing Race (she follows Amazing Race as well). So we went to the next entrance which was not even a minute walk away from the front entrance, to find the monkeys. But it was odd, because we couldn't find a single monkey there, and my relatives said they were surprised because they always see monkeys there every day (they live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and I'm Cambodian-American myself as well), so we suspected that the city probably moved those monkeys for the filming. All of the sudden, someone tapped on my shoulder and told me to look at two Caucasian men wearing red, with black backpacks and that was when I realized that they were filming Amazing Race show. The cameramen that rode with them in Cambodia's "taxi" stayed to pay the taxi driver while the team ran off, since the other cameramen were already there waiting to film them. After paying taxi driver, those cameramen went to catch up with their team. I ran to take pictures of them but they were already on the stairs to the temple. So I waited nearby where I was allowed (I couldn't get any closer because they don't want people to interfere with the competition, which is understandable). I think maybe about 10-15 minutes later, I saw another taxi passed the front entrance, and they stopped at the same entrance where I entered, and I think they realized that they stopped at the wrong entrance, because they did not enter that entrance, and instead, they ran to the front entrance and entered there. I had to zoom in and take pictures of the 2nd team I saw when they stopped at wrong entrance. They were black men wearing blue jerseys with "Harlem" on the back. As soon as they entered the front entrance, they put on some type of masks (I think it was African masks but I'm not too sure), and started running. Their cameramen later caught up with them. I waited a little longer while for another team. I saw the 3rd team stopped at front entrance. One was Caucasian man, and one black woman. Both were wearing yellow. I took a quite several photos of them, and their cameramen as well. I stayed and waited for another team to arrive but then I couldn't stay any longer because I already had the day planned out. That was my The Amazing Race encounter. :D



Upcoming >>photos and descriptons!!  All Photo captions coutesy of jeni_mama!!

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 12:13:53 AM
1. In the first photo, it was just cameramen waiting for teams.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/1-1.jpg)

2. In the 2nd one, I decided to take a close up photo of cameramen.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/2-1.jpg)

3. In the third one, I tried to take a picture of the first team I saw (I don't know if they were the first team to arrive there, or not) at wat phnom,
but I missed because as I took this photo, they were blocked by trees.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/3.jpg)

4. In the fourth picture, I attempted to take photo again, and if you look closer, you can see two Caucasian men wearing red with black backpacks.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/4.jpg)

5.I decided to take photos of cameramen that follows the "red" team. They rode with them in Cambodia's "taxi" when they first arrived at wat phnom.
 (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/5.jpg)


more.....

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 12:38:08 AM
6. the first photo in this email was when they got off taxi at wrong entrance and were about to run to the front entrance
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/5-1.jpg)

7. in the 2nd photo, one of the guys was putting the mask on and then they started running together
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/2-2.jpg)

8. in the third photo, the blue harlem team entered the front entrance and were still running (or jogging).
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/3-1.jpg)

9. the fourth photo, as you can see, the blue team were running toward the stairs to the temple
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/4-1.jpg)

10.the fifth photo, you can see that they were getting closer to the stairs.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15PP10.png)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 06:44:15 AM
11. Part 3  the first photo, i took the photo of cameramen who were following harlem team.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/1-3.jpg)

12.we were walking toward the car when i saw the yellow team and took photos of them in the 2nd photo. .
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/3-2.jpg)

13.i took another photo of yellow team in 3rd photo.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/2-3.jpg)

14 in 4th photo, the yellow team has gone up on the stairs but decided to take photo of their cameraman
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/4-2.jpg)

15.. in 5th and 6th photos, i saw teams running around on the top of temple, and i was trying to take photos but i don't know if you can see 'em or if i missed 'em. enjoy! 
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/5-2.jpg)

16.
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/6.jpg)

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 07:11:54 AM
Thank you so much for sharing jeni_mama!!
:ty
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 07:41:47 AM
And there is MORE!! And y'all aren't going to believe this one!! :funny:

The following is a true DETECTIVE GROUP COLLABORATION from walkingpneumonia, Slowhatch, Boingo, Chateau, graytex and puddin and peach.

graytex discovered a lead that with walkingpneumonia's help, took us to the Troja WhiteWater Centre, (http://troja.kanoe.cz/English/location.htm) a training facility for world class kayakers.

Photos and Map Link (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kayaksession.com/world/prague1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kayaksession.com/Prague-WC2008.php&usg=__q7ju3iXTF77iSqSgEGG9lo5YUM0=&h=259&w=478&sz=99&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=qPVWSJu2H4p7gM:&tbnh=70&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522troja%2Bwhitewater%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26um%3D1)

Google Earth coordinates from Boingo: 50° 6'45.90"N    14°25'30.53"E

and Boingo's Troja Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/12295723)

And (map here (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=50.112783,14.427055&spn=0.004933,0.013937&t=h&z=17), pano here (http://www.360cities.net/image/kayak-practice-on-the-vltava)) from Slowhatch

But perhaps the BEST discovery came when walkingpneumonia pointed out that this site had....WEBCAMS!!  Which refresh at two minute intervals and provide an hourly archive.

After that it was really a matter of sitting back and letting puddin snag >300 pictures, which we will make available later on, after we've had some sleep!

SO WHY is this mportant you ask? The answer is is that this is the site of one of the final four tasks leading to the last elimination.

We were able to see quite a lot of production scurrying about, 4 inflatable red rafts, and eventually a team (or half team) come directly by the webcam on the way to the white water rapids downstream.  A bird's eye view....  :funny:

Here are a few of puddin's finest to give you a taste of what we saw!!  Just be SURE not to miss the suspended cameraguys!! :lol:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0342-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0344-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0345-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0346-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0378.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0348-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0348-1.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0376.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0349-1.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/prague/rff-0350-1.jpg)




All pictures taken via webam on Aug 5  between 10  and 3 PM Prague time.

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Moo on August 05, 2009, 07:44:32 AM
And there is MORE!! And y'all aren't going to believe this one!! :funny:

The following is a true DETECTIVE GROUP COLLABORATION from walkingpneumonia, Slowhatch, Boingo, Chateau, graytex and puddin and peach.

graytex discovered a lead that with walkingpneumonia's help, took us to the Troja WhiteWater Centre, (http://troja.kanoe.cz/English/location.htm) a training facility for world class kayakers.

Photos and Map Link (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kayaksession.com/world/prague1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kayaksession.com/Prague-WC2008.php&usg=__q7ju3iXTF77iSqSgEGG9lo5YUM0=&h=259&w=478&sz=99&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=qPVWSJu2H4p7gM:&tbnh=70&tbnw=129&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522troja%2Bwhitewater%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26um%3D1)

Google Earth coordinates from Boingo: 50° 6'45.90"N    14°25'30.53"E

and Boingo's Troja Panoramio (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/12295723)

And (map here (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=50.112783,14.427055&spn=0.004933,0.013937&t=h&z=17), pano here (http://www.360cities.net/image/kayak-practice-on-the-vltava)) from Slowhatch

But perhaps the BEST discovery came when walkingpneumonia pointed out that this site had....WEBCAMS!!  Which refresh at two minute intervals and


This is SO GREAT!!!!!!! A little cliffhanger in the end though!

Thank you so much and good job!  :jumpy: :hearts: :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 07:50:42 AM
Sorry,,the cliffhanger was cuz my battery was dying, see above for the rest,,,in a few!!  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Benedicto on August 05, 2009, 08:08:34 AM
lol, it's a cliffhanger =o but I would love to see the next   :-[
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 05, 2009, 08:48:01 AM
 :hearts: Thanks everyone who helped with that! so if I looked correctly is that the light blue couple? and were you guys able to see all 4 teams?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Moo on August 05, 2009, 08:56:16 AM
This is SO FUN. It's like WRP raising a white flag of trying to conceal everything they can about TAR15 right now...  :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:

Hidden (?) Webcams is <3 And accessible to public? More <33333333

Suspended camera men! Oh my goodness! It's like the World's in a Big Brother House right now!  :winner :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 05, 2009, 09:06:55 AM
This is SO FUN. It's like WRP raising a white flag of trying to conceal everything they can about TAR15 right now...  :funny: :funny: :funny: :funny:

Hidden (?) Webcams is <3 And accessible to public? More <33333333

Suspended camera men! Oh my goodness! It's like the World's in a Big Brother House right now!  :winner :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

I completely agree! and btw I'm aitu4fan on sucks haha nice to see you here
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 05, 2009, 09:32:20 AM
Thank you so much for sharing jeni_mama!!
:ty
Do we know if she saw or touched any monkeys? :monkey
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 09:46:03 AM
Well, I sat on that webcam sight for 2 hours hitting refresh every 2 minutes.  I saw some activity then it died down so I thought it was nothing.  Then I find out that if I had stayed up for one more hour I would have seen racers.   :groan:  That'll teach me to not stay up all night with Peach!

Anyway, before I went to bed I did get this screen cap.  It was about 3 hours before the racers came through.  It looks like the arrival of the kayaks they are using.  Nice peak inside how quickly production sets up.  Also, in the background of many of the pics you can see a crane, which I think might be a camera boom.  It seems to have shown up about 3 days before the race, but I'll have to go back and look at more pictures to make sure.

(http://i30.[banned image hosting site].com/2zz2lhs.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 09:46:21 AM
Miracle of miracle,  I managed to snag the next frame at 10:04 am.  It has the suspended cameramen farther along the line.


http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=126483;image
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 09:50:24 AM
Boy, in two minutes you can't see them.  They zoomed down that river.

Camera is still pointing up river.  "Blue" team must not be the last team.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 09:54:07 AM
A taxi arrived at bout 10:22 am.  By 10:32 we have what may be another team in the water.  You can see the suspended cameramen in action.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 09:57:08 AM
Maybe they are reeling back the cameramen.  Here is 10:34 am ...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 10:08:47 AM
Continue
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 10:51:01 AM
Here is a GE view of the location

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=126526;image
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 11:23:29 AM
I've tried to find where the picnic table webcam is but I'm not having luck.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on August 05, 2009, 11:38:20 AM
Looking in this direction, I think. (link (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=50.113206,14.429166&spn=0.000617,0.001742&t=h&z=20))

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=126549;image
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 11:41:12 AM
Here is the layout as best as I can tell:  (opps, Slowhatch beat me to it!)

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=18840.0;attach=126550;image
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 12:43:25 PM
Thanks Chateau!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 05, 2009, 12:54:50 PM
Here is the layout as best as I can tell:  (opps, Slowhatch beat me to it!)

Go to entry #587 above and click on the map link; pan the camera to the upper left and you will see that
 just to the left of the white water rafting site is the famous TROJA PALACE one of the most striking summer palaces in Prague. (I sent a picture to Puddin)  It is completely surrounded by a gated wall so it would make an ideal spot for the final mat after the rafting gig.  It is in walking distance.  The palace features a wonderful wine celler (they have their own vineyards) and one part of the garden is a maze - a wonderful spot for the mat, teams would have to find their way there to meet Phil!  Get lost in the maze and you get Philiminatecd!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 05, 2009, 01:21:55 PM
So the only teams confirmed for the final 4 are: The pink haired guy/father and the random blue couple?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 01:31:43 PM
We have 5-6 hours worth of screengrabs , probably 200 or more and will try to figure out how to get them all up .. maybe a slide show so you all could see how it unfolded. Sadly as mentioned by peach, the webcam was on a 2 minute delay and this is most likely why we did not see all teams

We're sure we missed a team right before this frame ..as Chateau has pointed out
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 03:23:07 PM
I have just saw camera guy & sound guy (with "C" letter on backpack) @ Old Town Square, Prague. Photo evidence soon.

And here they are!! :ty3: coolius !! :hearts:

TAR 15 cameracrew in Prague filming presumed location shots approx 6-630 PM August 4 2009


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/DSC08815.jpg)


THIS SHOT WAS TAKEN at 630 pm!! :funny:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/DSC08816.jpg)


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/DSC08819.jpg)


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/DSC08823.jpg)


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/DSC08824.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 03:24:50 PM
Hmmmm...what's so interesting about that wall? ???
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 05, 2009, 03:41:05 PM
Hmmmm...what's so interesting about that wall? ???
They're looking up at the Astronomical clock.
I should have been recording this - http://praguewebcam.com/ - all day...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 03:42:09 PM
I believe they're taking close ups of this beautiful astronomical clock (oops pneumonia beat me!).

(http://i29.[banned image hosting site].com/znpwuh.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on August 05, 2009, 03:52:33 PM
I looked up the clock tower the crew appears to be filming. By climbing to the top, you can witness is a majestic view of the city. This might be one of those "find the next clue from above" tasks.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Dånooky on August 05, 2009, 04:03:49 PM
I looked up the clock tower the crew appears to be filming. By climbing to the top, you can witness is a majestic view of the city. This might be one of those "find the next clue from above" tasks.
Or maybe there's a task involving waiting until th clock hits the hour and they have to watch a random "cuckoo-like" display.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 04:08:10 PM
My take is they are filming for intro flashs or opening scenes of Prague for that leg? Phil .." this is the Historic Prague .....the whatever leg of the race.."
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 04:10:34 PM
I agree with puddin.  If you look at the time lapse webcam shots, it is really crowded there.  I think they would avoid the crowds, or we'd be seeing pictures all over the web.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Dånooky on August 05, 2009, 04:16:01 PM
I agree with puddin.  If you look at the time lapse webcam shots, it is really crowded there.  I think they would avoid the crowds, or we'd be seeing pictures all over the web.
you got a point, that place in Prague is always stuffed with Japanese tourists loaded with super expensive cameras
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 04:25:35 PM
Blog info from one of our Prague kayakers (friend of the last guy we got info from):

06 August 2009
 
Over the past few days at Prague there has been heaps of people buzzing around setting up this massive rigging system over the course. First thoughts from the team were they were setting up power lines, then a big screen. As it took more shape and the removal of slalom gates at the top part of the course it was clear, a rope climb above the course for ‘The Amazing Race’. Turns out the show was filming here all day today. I had a few chats to the rigging guys and what a life they live, cruising the world to amazing places to film people! I apparently was filmed while doing my session as they were packing up the ropes etc, but wont know I guess until it comes out on TV.. One good way to get you to watch the show….

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 04:32:17 PM
Nice! Fond memories of our Dubrovnik rigging...

All to move the camera guys around? Or something else too?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 05:10:20 PM
Nice! Fond memories of our Dubrovnik rigging...

All to move the camera guys around? Or something else too?
I told you they were some sort of gates peach! Thanks graytex!

So lets see if this works
Ignore the May 19th date ..it was a default folder setting I guess and am too lazy too fix it
The only pics I did not grab were very few in the time lapse as their was no activity
I was doing BB updates at the time so some screencaps slipped in , lol
Some might be duplicates ..
It was fun watching as it unfolded and talking to peach on the phone the whole time .. and so sorry for dropping the F Bomb numerous times peach  :lol:
:hfive: to the TAR Detectives  :jam:

eta: Album link here  (http://picasaweb.google.com/puddin.pies/NewFolder3?authkey=Gv1sRgCKG1trDDlM-jKg#)

 
From Movies
 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Strawberry Kiwi on August 05, 2009, 05:20:50 PM
Puddin':

This is AMAZING!  Great job!

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 05:34:49 PM
There are some serious Zapruder moments occurring as we speak.   ;D
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 05, 2009, 07:39:37 PM
Here are some images I captured from the Charles Bridge webcam around 01:30am eastern time (07:30 Prague).
I thought they might be construction crew setting up, but the crane could be for a camera. They were gone by 13:00.
I wish I had thought to record this webcam last night. :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 05, 2009, 07:45:44 PM
Nice! Fond memories of our Dubrovnik rigging...

All to move the camera guys around? Or something else too?

They have rigged cables over the rapids to film the kayaks come at them from above; just like the camera setups ESPN has over the field for Sunday Night Football.  You can see the suspended camera very well in the shot from 10:34

Also probably just background shots of Prague; The Old Town Square is the tourist center of Prague, so do not expect any TAR activity there unless it is in the wee hours of the morning.  Many wonderful buildings around the square including the Old Town Hall (which the crew is taping) with its Astronomical Clock (actually around the corner from the square) also Golz-Kinsky Palace, Church of St. Nicholas, Church of Our Lady before Tyn and many fine Guild Houses.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 04:56:43 AM
The TAR Detective team has excellent reason to believe that the Finale Leg will take place in or near Las Vegas today! There may be tasks in the desert as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Moo on August 07, 2009, 05:21:20 AM
The TAR Detective team has excellent reason to believe that the Finale Leg will take place in or near Las Vegas today! There may be tasks in the desert as well.

I hope they end with a bang (Las Vegas is a luxurious place to begin with), like a poker-ish final task with TAR game cards waiting to be UNO cards sold by the end of the season  :lol3: Just hoping!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 05:49:18 AM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15ATL8wmflight.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: BayBay on August 07, 2009, 07:01:41 AM
I am guessing some huge revelations are coming up, I guess we have to be patient!  :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 07, 2009, 07:09:12 AM
Peach,

You aren't exactly play8ing straight up with us. Delta Flight 1093 codeshare AF9006 is a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas this evening:

Departure Status Details 
 
Airport:    (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
 
City:    Atlanta, GA, US 
Scheduled:    7:20 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009 
Estimated:    7:50 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009 (runway)   
 
Airport:    (LAS) McCarran International Airport
 
City:    Las Vegas, NV, US 
Scheduled:    8:37 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009 
Estimated:    8:33 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009 (runway) 
 
This obviously suggests a Europe to U.S. flight, such as Paris to Atlanta, preceding it. May I suggest that one of the following will suffice:

DL29 0900 1245
AF682 codeshare Delta 8504  1040 1400
but most likely DL21 codeshare AF8998 1330 1720

There may in fact be another preceding flight, such as Prague to Paris. This could be:

OK758 codeshare 4901 0715 0905 or it might be QS1034 0600 0745

 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 07, 2009, 08:12:23 AM
Peach,

You aren't exactly play8ing straight up with us. Delta Flight 1093 codeshare AF9006 is a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas this evening:

Departure Status Details  
 
Airport:    (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
 
City:    Atlanta, GA, US  
Scheduled:    7:20 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009  
Estimated:    7:50 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009 (runway)  
 
Airport:    (LAS) McCarran International Airport
 
City:    Las Vegas, NV, US  
Scheduled:    8:37 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009  
Estimated:    8:33 PM - Fri Aug 07, 2009 (runway)  
 
This obviously suggests a Europe to U.S. flight, such as Paris to Atlanta, preceding it. May I suggest that one of the following will suffice:

DL29 0900 1245
AF682 codeshare Delta 8504  1040 1400
but most likely DL21 codeshare AF8998 1330 1720

There may in fact be another preceding flight, such as Prague to Paris. This could be:

OK758 codeshare 4901 0715 0905 or it might be QS1034 0600 0745

 

Hmmmm, now how would Peach get a picture of a flight that leaves tonight?
Unless of course the flight was last night... :groan:

<<edited to emphasize sarcasm>>
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 07, 2009, 09:16:21 AM
walkingpneumonia,

It leaves 7 nights a week from ATL to LAS and has a low 30% on-time arrival record. It has occurred to me that misdirection is sometimes used to prevent the Finish Line from being impacted. Could the final 3 be arriving earlier? There are many flights from Atlanta to Las Vegas arriving earlier than 2037. Here is a complete list of such flights (including those later) with departure information:

AIRLINE/FLIGHT TIME GATE CODESHARES  
  AirTran 775 9:30A departed D5  
  AirTran 777 1:20P C21  
  Delta 104  8:40A  Departed  B26 codeshare KA7254 and NW9162  
  Delta 1083 9:45A  Departed  B34  
  Delta 1851 11:10A  On Time  B24  codeshare KA7256
  Delta 1087 1:40P B27  
  Delta 25 4:00P B21 codeshare AF574  
  Delta 65 5:50P E15 codeshare AF9000  
  Delta 1093 7:20P  A26  codeshare AF9006, AM5129, AZ3430
  Delta 1095 9:15P B32  codeshare  KA 7258, AF9028    
  
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 09:34:25 AM
The flight info is from 8/6.

Y'all please remember that the Finale has not yet FILMED, or is filming very soon.

No further info for now from me, until we are sure the finale has been safely filmed.

I will say that NO teams were spotted in Atlanta, or believed to be in Atlanta.

I will be happy to share more WHEN and IF it is appropriate, and not before.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 07, 2009, 12:18:53 PM
Come on everyone give poor ole Peaches and Cream a break.  She put in a hard day yesterday and she will share information when she believes the teams are clear of the finish.  But not before.  Trust her, she'll share when sharing is proper.  Where would we all be without her and Puddin, my two favorite wenches  :kuss:

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 07, 2009, 05:07:36 PM
Hi everyone! This is my first post but I've been lurking here forever...................love everything you guys do around here this is one of my favorite sites!

I had to register because my sister is in Vegas and she just saw a team! She said she was driving down the strip and was stopped in traffic when two guys with a camera crew ran behind her car! She saw amazing race flags! She said she did not get a good look at them but only saw their backs. They were wearing green and grey backpacks and darted through the traffic across the street! That was the only information she could give me but I thought I should pass it along.

This siting was 3 hours ago..... ( If this post is in the wrong place please feel free to move)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 07, 2009, 05:23:11 PM
Hi artlover, that's great info.

Based on the time of the siting (around noon) I would guess that the teams may have arrived on one of these flights from Toronto:

(it's about the only out-of-country choice!)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 07, 2009, 05:24:29 PM
Ask where she was on the strip when she saw them.
Ask if one guy had pink hair.

These guys have green and gray packs:

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/rff-0059.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on August 07, 2009, 05:25:40 PM
See Peach?  There are my 10am flights from Toronto!

 :neener:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 07, 2009, 05:44:29 PM
Thanks Chateau! I just asked about the pink hair and my sister said she couldn't see it but my dad did! I sent her that picture you posted and asked for her to show the rest of the family she is with to see if everyone can confirm it was that team .....I will let you all know, but it seems like it is the right team to me!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 07, 2009, 05:47:18 PM
My sister said they were near ceasar's palace on the strip...
And she just confirmed that is the team they saw! Do you guys think this is a team that is in the running for the finale or a decoy?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 07, 2009, 05:53:21 PM
My sister said they were near ceasar's palace on the strip...
And she just confirmed that is the team they saw! Do you guys think this is a team that is in the running for the finale or a decoy?
I'd like to say real deal, but...who knows what happened at the F4?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 07, 2009, 06:13:40 PM
My sister said they were near ceasar's palace on the strip...
And she just confirmed that is the team they saw! Do you guys think this is a team that is in the running for the finale or a decoy?

The decoy question can only be answered by how it looked like they were moving:  balls out rush or "oh, I guess we are in a hurry!"

Also, did the camera crew look like serious tough guys who can climb mountains?

And one more question:  Which way were they crossing the street?  To Caesar's or away from Caesar's.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 07, 2009, 06:21:41 PM
They were running toward's Ceasar's Palace. My sister said they were full out running (that's why she didn't get a good look at their faces) She said she saw the camera men well and they were drenched in sweat..... my sister said that she first saw them on the sidewalk and when traffic stopped they darted out into the road to cross it and thats when they ran behind the car she was in.

I'm so excited!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 07, 2009, 06:28:17 PM
Nice work   :jumpy:

Can she give her best estimate of when it happened:  when to when?

So was your sister's car headed south on the strip?  That's going down in the GE view above
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 07, 2009, 06:54:46 PM
She updated her facebook right when she saw them..... her board now says that post was made 5 hours ago..... so between 2:30 and 3:30? I dont know how to make the facebook post show the exact time she posted, I could post the exact time tomorrow when her page on fb updates.
Her car was moving north on Las Vegas Blvd based on the google screenshot you posted.....
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on August 07, 2009, 06:57:49 PM
Hi artlover, that's great info.

Based on the time of the siting (around noon) I would guess that the teams may have arrived on one of these flights from Toronto:

(it's about the only out-of-country choice!)

They connected through Toronto?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 07, 2009, 07:02:10 PM
Thanks for bringing the sighting to us artlover  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 07, 2009, 07:04:26 PM
You are welcome! I'm just really excited about it because I've been lurking here since season 12 and always thought it would be so much fun to see and report something race related!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 07, 2009, 07:19:02 PM
You're doing great!

Can you ask her about the flags?  Where were those flags?  What size?  I saw little flags at LAX.  And not too many either!  Easy to miss.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 07, 2009, 07:20:03 PM
Hi artlover, that's great info.

Based on the time of the siting (around noon) I would guess that the teams may have arrived on one of these flights from Toronto:

(it's about the only out-of-country choice!)

Hmmm, I was at YYZ from 5:30am to 9:00am watching check-in for both of those flights (US160 and AC591) and saw nothing.
The only way they used those flights without me seeing is if they transferred directly from another US flight.

Couldn't Chicago be another option?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 07, 2009, 07:29:25 PM
You're doing great!

Can you ask her about the flags?  Where were those flags?  What size?  I saw little flags at LAX.  And not too many either!  Easy to miss.

I got confused the first time I talked to her about it, what she saw wasn't a flag it was the pack with the yellow/red stripes we all know and love. She mentioned she knew it was the race because the pack had that design and she knows the flags on the race have that design....so I wrote down the wrong thing in my first post. Sorry for the confusion!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 07, 2009, 07:31:58 PM
I would like to add some information on international flights landing in Las Vegas between midnight and noon today. Here they are:

from Toronto US160 1007, AC591 1057
from Calgary AC546 1048, WS(Westjet)354 1144
from Vancouver US395 1035
from Mexico City MX990 after 0911
from Guadalajara OAE107 0051, MX996 1010
from Montreal AC575 1125

I happen to agree with Chateau's analysis that says you back up from an approximately noon sighting and then subtract an allowance for getting through customs/immigration and getting from McCarran (5 miles from the Las Vegas central Business district). I am using 1 hour total, so that means flights must land before 11am. That means that the prime suspects are US160 from Toronto, AC546 from Calgary, US395 from Vancouver, MX990 from Mexico City and MX996 from Guadalajara.

The next step is to work backward from the departures in the above cities to see the window for incoming flights from Europe to there.

Those departures are:
US160 0824
AC591 0908
US354 0758
AC546 0858
MX990 0720
MX996 0910

Working backward, here is what is possible in the right time frame incoming from Europe on this morning:
into Toronto - AC84 from Tel Aviv landed 0540; that's it because the London flying into Toronto is London Ontario
into Calgary - nothing, with incoming from LHR late afternoon and evening, too late to be useful
into Vancouver - nothing; although there are later arrivals from Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle, none is in the right time frame
into Mexico City from Madrid IB6401 arrived 616am
into Guadalajara - nothing except for cargo flights in from CDG and FRA

So the theory I am using is not working too well with nothing except one flight from Tel Aviv and one from Madrid this morning in the right time frame. Those are not the right cities for European deaprture points. I am returning to my prior theory of flying Prague to Atlanta, then connecting Atlanta to Las Vegas.

 
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 07, 2009, 07:43:53 PM
I would like to add some information on international flights landing in Las Vegas between midnight and noon today. Here they are:

from Toronto US160 1007, AC591 1057
from Calgary AC546 1048, WS(Westjet)354 1144
from Vancouver US395 1035
from Mexico City MX990 after 0911
from Guadalajara OAE107 0051, MX996 1010
from Montreal AC575 1125

I happen to agree with Chateau's analysis that says you back up from an approximately noon sighting and then subtract an allowance for getting through customs/immigration and getting from McCarran (5 miles from the Las Vegas central Business district). I am using 1 hour total, so that means flights must land before 11am. That means that the prime suspects are US160 from Toronto, AC546 from Calgary, US395 from Vancouver, MX990 from Mexico City and MX996 from Guadalajara.

The next step is to work backward from the departures in the above cities to see the window for incoming flights from Europe to there.

Those departures are:
US160 0824
AC591 0908
US354 0758
AC546 0858
MX990 0720
MX996 0910

Working backward, here is what is possible in the right time frame incoming from Europe on this morning:
into Toronto - AC84 from Tel Aviv landed 0540; that's it because the London flying into Toronto is London Ontario
into Calgary - nothing, with incoming from LHR late afternoon and evening, too late to be useful
into Vancouver - nothing; although there are later arrivals from Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle, none is in the right time frame
into Mexico City from Madrid IB6401 arrived 616am
into Guadalajara - nothing except for cargo flights in from CDG and FRA

So the theory I am using is not working too well with nothing except one flight from Tel Aviv and one from Madrid this morning in the right time frame. Those are not the right cities for European deaprture points. I am returning to my prior theory of flying Prague to Atlanta, then connecting Atlanta to Las Vegas.

 

Why does it have to be an "international" flight to Las Vegas? There are tons of domestic arrivals in the correct time frame.

Regarding the allowance time for customs and immigration - when you fly from Toronto to the USA you "pre-clear" before you board the plane. So the flights can land at domestic terminals and you don't have to go through customs and immigration again.
I believe they use the same process in Montreal and Vancouver.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on August 07, 2009, 07:48:37 PM
Well said  :lol: I am really excited for Las Vegas. I am sure it will be a great ending
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on August 07, 2009, 07:50:13 PM
If Atlanta was the connection, then teams would go through ICE there, and not in Las Vegas. IIRC, the T Concourse at ATL correctly, there's a way for passengers to connect to a domestic flight using the underground trains between the various concourses (A,B,C,D, E) without going into the Arrivals area beyond the security threshold.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 07, 2009, 07:54:29 PM
If we're going with the lead that they took Prague to Atlanta, then there are 2 flights that arrives within the time span.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/jerseydude1993/untitled.jpg)

and

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/jerseydude1993/untitled1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 09:04:43 PM
See Peach?  There are my 10am flights from Toronto!

 :neener:

But we had on site coverage there for those flights, and no teams were seen. :neener:


oops, I am catchijng up! :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 09:24:49 PM
If teams transited in Atlanta today....that still means we need a place for them to have been since Pitstop checkin on 8-5 in Prague. An extended pitstop right before the finale leg usually doesn't happen...so another leg somewhere?? ???  Either in Europe, or in somewhere like Toronto.

And the Atlanta airport was PACKED yesterday...it was taking passengers 1 to 1.5 hours to get thru customs. And once you are thru customs, you can connect to any flight anywhere. All of the terminals are behind security.

Wish I could have gone again today, but duty called, lol.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 09:26:59 PM
:bigwelcome artlover33!!!

Thank you SO much for coming to share with us!! :jumpy:

Great job!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on August 07, 2009, 10:06:32 PM
See Peach?  There are my 10am flights from Toronto!

 :neener:

But we had on site coverage there for those flights, and no teams were seen. :neener:



Smack down on me...if they weren't on that flight I'll buy you your first drink at Tarcon.   :jam: :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on August 07, 2009, 10:21:48 PM
I hope they do a full leg in Toronto, its one of the only world class cities yest to have a full and proper leg with a pit stop.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 07, 2009, 11:09:56 PM
password,

The chances that any tasks were done in Toronto other than changing planes are slim to none. World Race Productions is not going to expose the final 3 teams anywhere that they do not have to. If the final leg were in Toronto, which could happen in the future(to a greater extent than several but not the final 2 tasks for AR8), it would be different. However, nobody other than you is suggesting that this race finished in Toronto.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 07, 2009, 11:36:52 PM
password,

The chances that any tasks were done in Toronto other than changing planes are slim to none. World Race Productions is not going to expose the final 3 teams anywhere that they do not have to. If the final leg were in Toronto, which could happen in the future(to a greater extent than several but not the final 2 tasks for AR8), it would be different. However, nobody other than you is suggesting that this race finished in Toronto.
top off my head...could this season feature another finale super-leg?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: artlover33 on August 08, 2009, 07:21:43 AM
:bigwelcome artlover33!!!

Thank you SO much for coming to share with us!! :jumpy:

Great job!!

Thanks for the welcome Peach! And I looked at my sister's facebook just now, it says she made the post about seeing the team at 2:34pm. I am in the eastern time zone. I dont know if how facebook timestamps posts from different time zones, would that mean she saw them at 11:34am Vegas time? hmmmm.... but that does fit with the two flights from ATL, especially the one that got in at 10:55am..
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on August 08, 2009, 08:59:01 AM
The chances that any tasks were done in Toronto other than changing planes are slim to none. World Race Productions is not going to expose the final 3 teams anywhere that they do not have to. If the final leg were in Toronto, which could happen in the future(to a greater extent than several but not the final 2 tasks for AR8), it would be different. However, nobody other than you is suggesting that this race finished in Toronto.
[/quote]

If you read what i said, it clearly says I HOPE NOT IT FINSHED IN TORONTO, so im not saying it finsihed in TOronto, but I hope it will. :groan:

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 08, 2009, 09:07:29 AM
I have done some more checking and there are no flights arriving Los Angeles nonstop form Europe before noon. The logistics of why that is so are obvious. The earliest originating flights I have seen to connecting hubs like Frankfurt do not leave before 6am because they would have fewer psasengers and the flights nonstop to LAX (like LH456) do not leave before 10am typically. The flying time (11.5 hours from Frankfurt) and time change involved (9 hours) combine to make it impossibe for same-morning arrival.
I checked these originating airports:

PRG
AMS
LHR
LGW
CDG
FRA
MUC
FCO
MXP
VIE
CPH
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 08, 2009, 10:07:48 AM
Could it be that our team with the green and gray backpacks, the youngen with the red striped hair and his father/companion are the fourth place team and have been sent to the wrong city as a decoy? 

It has happened before that well-recognized teams have been sent ahead as a decoy in the wrong city.

The sighting in Vegas is strange, it happened "behind her car" in heavy traffic.  And details were only added when prompted.

Just being cautious.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on August 08, 2009, 10:15:22 AM

Thanks for the welcome Peach! And I looked at my sister's facebook just now, it says she made the post about seeing the team at 2:34pm. I am in the eastern time zone. I dont know if how facebook timestamps posts from different time zones, would that mean she saw them at 11:34am Vegas time? hmmmm.... but that does fit with the two flights from ATL, especially the one that got in at 10:55am..


The last three teams flew in this afternoon at 1:45pm, their clue was to head to a wedding chapel on the Strip, walk in on a wedding taking place, and get the clue from the "King".  Once they arrived in the chapel, there was a couple set up to pretend to get married by Elvis, Elvis then gave them the final clue which was to make their way over to the MGM hotel at the other end of the Strip to win.  I have no proof.  You'll just have to take my word for it, a total stranger, that lives and works in sin city.   

Thank you, thank you very much.

These to times seem to jive.  They could have been seen at Caesar's coming from or going to the wedding chapel (using Chapel of the Bells as a correct spotting).  Chapel of the Bells is at the other end of the strip from the MGM Grand.  Here's a map:  A) McCarran Airport (1:45ish) B) Chapel of the Bells C) Caesar's Palace (2:34ish) D) MGM Grand.

(http://i31.[banned image hosting site].com/335cx77.jpg)

There must be a final difficult task before the finish line...maybe a gambling task at the MGM Grand?

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 08, 2009, 10:20:48 AM
Hi artlover, that's great info.

Based on the time of the siting (around noon) I would guess that the teams may have arrived on one of these flights from Toronto:

(it's about the only out-of-country choice!)

Hmmm, I was at YYZ from 5:30am to 9:00am watching check-in for both of those flights (US160 and AC591) and saw nothing.
The only way they used those flights without me seeing is if they transferred directly from another US flight.

Couldn't Chicago be another option?


When you say you were watching check-in do you mean watching at the purchasing check-in counter or watching at the check-in gate for the aircraft?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 08, 2009, 11:27:29 AM
Chateau, I believe that was watching the checkin counter where you buy tickets pre-security, not the arrival/departure gate desk/transit area.


Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 08, 2009, 11:43:36 AM
If that is the case then Teams could have landed in Toronto and just spent the duration behind security until the flight to Vegas.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 08, 2009, 12:04:51 PM
Chateau, are you reading the LAST LEG spoiler thread as well? VegasSinner has said that teams flew in at 145PM. Not sure if that is meant to be an "about 145" or what, but there is only one International flight from London that is even close... Also doesn't fit with the earlier team sightings...Hmmmm...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on August 08, 2009, 01:29:45 PM
VegasSinner also said the wedding chapel was in downtown.  I think the Chapel of the Bells may not be far enough downtown to qualify.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 08, 2009, 02:21:09 PM
Hi everyone! This is my first post but I've been lurking here forever...................love everything you guys do around here this is one of my favorite sites!

I had to register because my sister is in Vegas and she just saw a team! She said she was driving down the strip and was stopped in traffic when two guys with a camera crew ran behind her car! She saw amazing race flags! She said she did not get a good look at them but only saw their backs. They were wearing green and grey backpacks and darted through the traffic across the street! That was the only information she could give me but I thought I should pass it along.

This siting was 3 hours ago..... ( If this post is in the wrong place please feel free to move)

Trying to form some consistency here:

Maybe artlover's sister posted the siting on her Facebook at about 2:34 pm Las Vegas time.  Artlover may have written this "This siting was 3 hours ago...."  thinking that the time needed to be adjusted by 3 hours in since artlover was on the East coast at the moment. 

I hope we can get a reconciliation on this!

Then VegaSinner's airport arrival time of 1:00 to 1:45 pm would be consistent with seeing a team on the strip at 2:34 pm.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 08, 2009, 03:04:58 PM
Thats how I was reading it Chateau,

artlover posted at 06:07:36 PM » ET, he tells us hes on the East Coast with sister in Las Vegas on PDT leaving me to believe that 3 hours ago @ Vegas time at the time of his post was 3:07:36 pm PDT
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: artlover33 on August 08, 2009, 05:33:58 PM
Hey guys, wanted to provide some more info about the time issue. When I posted my first message at 6:07 pm (East Coast) yesterday my sister's facebook message was time stamped "3hrs ago". I saw the message around 5:30 and called my sister to talk to her about it, then after i got off the phone i posted my message here (at 6:07) after creating my account. I still dont know how facebook timestamps things when people are in different time zones... but I swear this is not fake! i know that the flight information is somewhat of a problem.. there might not be enough time from a 10:55 arrival to be at ceasar's palce by 11:34...so maybe they were a decoy team sent in an hour or so early, but my sister said they were full out running, so i dunno... maybe we will just have to wait and see... the season starts in about a month and a half! ;D
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 08, 2009, 05:49:20 PM
Thanks artlover, There will probably be new bits of information percolating to the surface as the days go by.  Your decoy theory is a reasonable possibility.  It's funny, on the one hand the Father/Son team could be way ahead of the other two teams.  But on the other hand it could mean they are toast.

I prefer not knowing the final order until the broadcast anyway!   :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: caper on August 09, 2009, 06:57:33 AM
found this twitter:

saremy: On the plane with Phil from Amazing Race late last night...think I'll look for the Pitstop!!
about 1 hour ago from txt


?? was Phil returning home from final city??
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Parovic on August 09, 2009, 07:18:14 AM
I see the picture 11,12,13.I know the tourist spot is Astrology Clock in Prague
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Racefan82 on August 11, 2009, 12:05:41 PM
Somebody help!

This is my first time posting on this site and I have pics of teams in Vegas!  Wish it hadn't taken me so long to post this, but I haven't had internet access until today.  Just read some of the more recent posts and Im hoping this will shed some light into who our F3 might be.  Was in Vegas over the weekend and a dream of mine came true, got to see the Amazing Race in action! I was on a balcony and below me, two teams came running by.  Both teams looked lost like they were at the wrong place, since they ran down the street right after.  Didn't see a third team, they could have come before I got there or went to a different spot. Tried to snap the best pictures I could.  But to figure out the time issue, this was in the early afternoon, as I had just finished up with lunch at the buffet. So this would totally fit into the flight times being discussed.  So this could confirm two of the F3. I definitely saw the guys in green with pink hair and the Globetrotter team.

Have pics, but this will only allow me to upload 256k.  How do I shrink them to put on this site?

Nice work so far everyone!

eta the photos:


(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/3-3.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/2-5.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 11, 2009, 12:08:41 PM
You could host them at http://[banned image hosting site].com/ or email me at puddin.pies@gmail.com and I will host them for you  :jumpy:

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Racefan82 on August 11, 2009, 01:58:46 PM
Think I will concede to the leader of this amazing group.  Coming your way Puddin!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 11, 2009, 02:18:03 PM
Think I will concede to the leader of this amazing group.  Coming your way Puddin!
added into your original post Racefan82 , see above!  :yess: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
Thank you!!!!  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Racefan82 on August 11, 2009, 02:29:55 PM
Thanks Puddin!  Curious if anyone has anymore info on who the last team could be.  Have we narrowed it down yet?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on August 11, 2009, 02:33:04 PM
Thanks Puddin!  Curious if anyone has anymore info on who the last team could be.  Have we narrowed it down yet?

No, but you certainly just gave us our second team!  :yess:  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 11, 2009, 02:37:39 PM
Look here Racefan .. I need to update it
 :yess:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 11, 2009, 02:46:51 PM
great job racefan! This looks like a good final 2/3 and it would be perfect if Cheyne and Megan were there with them!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 11, 2009, 02:48:35 PM
 :lol: Not that it a big secret, but looks like the Venetian Casino Hotel railing is a match for where the racers were seen....  :snicker:   or was it the Palazzo?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 11, 2009, 03:04:10 PM
Screams decoys to me thats for you all to decide  ;D
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: woden on August 11, 2009, 03:13:13 PM
Screams decoys to me thats for you all to decide  ;D

a tweet sighting

Quote
  2 men running on both green shirt,1 guy has a pink hair.2 men follwed them w/ big camera & a sound microphone. didn't see the 3rd guy..
about 10 hours ago from web   

http://twitter.com/iamagnest

The father/son had a boom guy, though, so that gives them some credibility? And if the 'Trotters were seen running with them in the same place at the same time, then... ?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 11, 2009, 03:15:59 PM
Somebody help!

This is my first time posting on this site and I have pics of teams in Vegas!  Wish it hadn't taken me so long to post this, but I haven't had internet access until today.  Just read some of the more recent posts and Im hoping this will shed some light into who our F3 might be.  Was in Vegas over the weekend and a dream of mine came true, got to see the Amazing Race in action! I was on a balcony and below me, two teams came running by.  Both teams looked lost like they were at the wrong place, since they ran down the street right after.  Didn't see a third team, they could have come before I got there or went to a different spot. Tried to snap the best pictures I could.  But to figure out the time issue, this was in the early afternoon, as I had just finished up with lunch at the buffet. So this would totally fit into the flight times being discussed.  So this could confirm two of the F3. I definitely saw the guys in green with pink hair and the Globetrotter team.

Have pics, but this will only allow me to upload 256k.  How do I shrink them to put on this site?

Nice work so far everyone!

eta the photos:




A checked bag  :ascared :ascared :ascared

No way they are racing!! :funny:
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Post by: graytex on August 11, 2009, 03:37:23 PM
Great catch Chateau!  Staring right at me and I didn't see it.
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Post by: Boingo on August 11, 2009, 04:02:15 PM
 :funny:  ...it's possible they required them to check their backpacks on a full flight... maybe...  :duno:

What bothers me is why the "pink hair" team has such HUGE backpacks (full to the brim)....  Hey, wake up, this is the final city... you're racing to the finish line for $1M dollars.... lose the clothes... you're not going camping after this...   :funny:  :groan:

oh, BTW, is that the camera guy and audio guy (with microphone) way behind them?  :res:
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Post by: Boingo on August 11, 2009, 04:25:33 PM
 :lol:  ...and that would put team pink hair just about here (by the Venetian lagoon).   ;D
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Post by: Boingo on August 11, 2009, 04:56:05 PM
 :ascared  this is interesting... team pink hair seems to be going down the Venetian Casino/Hotel driveway (towards/into the hotel/casino).  If they were going to the MGM Grand (as previously spoiled) then they would have crossed the driveway and continued south along Las Vegas Blvd. (the Strip).  hmmmmm... what gives?  :duno:
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Post by: kittygoesmeow on August 11, 2009, 05:43:00 PM
Boingo, they may have been going to catch a taxi at the front of the Venetian. It'd be the fastest way to get one hailed and I'm sure they could skip the line if they told everyone they were in a race...
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Post by: chill_sd on August 11, 2009, 05:50:11 PM
VegasSinner sounded like he saw three teams at the wedding chapel.  (I'm even thinking that VegasSinner was the "Elvis" at the chapel.)  Has he ever described the teams he saw, or did he really see teams?
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Post by: Max on August 11, 2009, 05:58:50 PM
Screams decoys to me thats for you all to decide  ;D


I'm with you on this one.
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Post by: Boingo on August 11, 2009, 06:02:03 PM
VegasSinner sounded like he saw three teams at the wedding chapel.  (I'm even thinking that VegasSinner was the "Elvis" at the chapel.)  Has he ever described the teams he saw, or did he really see teams?

And wasn't it someone else (possibly VegasSinner) that saw racers crossing the Strip by Caesars (a little south of the Venetian).  Sounds like they are still on foot heading south along Las Vegas Blvd. (if that still is the thinking).  :res:
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Post by: puddin on August 11, 2009, 06:04:24 PM
:funny:  ...it's possible they required them to check their backpacks on a full flight... maybe...  :duno:

What bothers me is why the "pink hair" team has such HUGE backpacks (full to the brim)....  Hey, wake up, this is the final city... you're racing to the finish line for $1M dollars.... lose the clothes... you're not going camping after this...   :funny:  :groan:

oh, BTW, is that the camera guy and audio guy (with microphone) way behind them?  :res:
Teams don't check their bags I believe while in race mode but don't quote me on that and Racefan82 did mention in his email that their were camera and soundguys behind the racers .....I should have quoted him .. sorry ;D
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 11, 2009, 06:11:49 PM
Boingo, they may have been going to catch a taxi at the front of the Venetian. It'd be the fastest way to get one hailed and I'm sure they could skip the line if they told everyone they were in a race...

I suspect the clue box that the decoys are running to is in the Vegas version of the Rialto Bridge:   Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rialto_Bridge)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2a/Rialto_Bridge.jpg)

Remember we were told the teams were going to a foot bridge.
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Post by: Max on August 11, 2009, 06:18:25 PM
Screams decoys to me thats for you all to decide  ;D

I think you're right on this one.  How could TPTB expect the final three to go unnoticed in Las Vegas in the middle of the day?
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Post by: Boingo on August 11, 2009, 06:20:38 PM
hmmm...interesting... here's a racers view of said bridge in Vegas....

..only thing, would WRP need a filming permit from the county to film something on private property i.e. Venetian Casino Resort property)?
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Post by: puddin on August 11, 2009, 08:38:02 PM
nothing we didn't already know but for good measure


Lost in Sweden forum  (http://www.lostinsweden.com/showthread.php?p=506715)

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Wild Rover 

Was filmed at GrönaLund on Saturday August first! We were there celebrating my son's birthday and we noticed people running around with big back packs on their backs and I jokingly said, gosh you'd think it was the amazing race... AND LOW AND BEHOLD... out comes the clue box, a person jumps on Tilt, comes down and screams it is at the rocket jet or whatever it was called and off they go running for the next clue!

Very fun to see it in action!
   
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Post by: Racefan82 on August 11, 2009, 09:17:08 PM
Maybe its me really wanting this  to be real, but the pink haired team was running really hard in 100+ heat if they werent actually racing for something.  There would be no incentive for me to run in that weather unless I was getting a million dollars.  Are we sure thats an actual checked bag tag?  When I flew internationally, they tagged my carry on as well.
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Post by: north09 on August 11, 2009, 09:23:21 PM
Hey, you saw 2 of the teams! I would love to have that happen to me, even if they were decoys. Not a lot of people get to see what you did.

Sadly, we're pretty sure they are decoys. Bags don't get checked during the race, the crew is far behind them, and the teams are close together all in the public eye of the Vegas strip. Thats a huge risk for CBS to take.
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Post by: kittygoesmeow on August 11, 2009, 09:23:31 PM
Maybe its me really wanting this  to be real, but the pink haired team was running really hard in 100+ heat if they werent actually racing for something.  There would be no incentive for me to run in that weather unless I was getting a million dollars.  Are we sure thats an actual checked bag tag?  When I flew internationally, they tagged my carry on as well.

If I recall correctly, they would be flying into Vegas from somewhere domestically, not directly from Prague (right?). That means that their bag would have had the tag removed and a new one put on. I agree with the original poster. They definitely aren't racing.
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Post by: woden on August 11, 2009, 10:11:16 PM
In the interest of not ruling anything out...

Gary/Matt (pink hair/father-son) do not have checked luggage tags on their backpacks. The biggest problem with them is that they're in the same place as Herb/Nate (Globetrotters), who do have tags on their backpacks.

Also, in terms of carry-ons being tagged on international flights, has it been completely ruled out that teams could have flown in via Toronto?
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Post by: Racefan82 on August 11, 2009, 11:12:38 PM
In the interest of not ruling anything, the father/son team was in and out of the area a good ten minutes before the globetrotters showed up.  People on walkies were in the area, could have easily directed globetrotters in.  Father/son just seemed way too intense to be a decoy team.  Given it was Vegas, Im putting my money on them being in.  Do we have any info on if they did get out, where it would have been? 
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Post by: DavidJunior on August 11, 2009, 11:47:10 PM
In the interest of not ruling anything, the father/son team was in and out of the area a good ten minutes before the globetrotters showed up.  People on walkies were in the area, could have easily directed globetrotters in.  Father/son just seemed way too intense to be a decoy team.  Given it was Vegas, Im putting my money on them being in.  Do we have any info on if they did get out, where it would have been? 

If they were eliminated, it would almost certainly have been in Czech Rep., because that is where we saw them last.  However, they could have even been decoys at that point, being eliminated in the previous leg in Estonia.
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Post by: puddin on August 12, 2009, 03:49:17 AM
Thanks again Racefan82 !!

the Globe Trotters have a sound guy (see the mic shadow) and cameraman in tow as well

What time is it Chateau!?
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Post by: apskip on August 12, 2009, 08:35:59 AM
In the interest of not ruling anything out...

Gary/Matt (pink hair/father-son) do not have checked luggage tags on their backpacks. The biggest problem with them is that they're in the same place as Herb/Nate (Globetrotters), who do have tags on their backpacks.

Also, in terms of carry-ons being tagged on international flights, has it been completely ruled out that teams could have flown in via Toronto?
woden, I can only answer that from my own perspective. Here are the nonstop flights from Toronto to Las Vegas on the morning of August 7:

US160 0850 1026
AC591 (codeshare UA8417) 0935 1115
WS 918 0830 1016

That's a lot of flights and probably influences Chateau's public statements that Toronto was viable. It still is, but there is the major problem of "how do you get there?".

The issue has never the ability to get from YYZ to LAS. The issue has been the connecting flight to get from a major European airport to Toronto in the correct time frame to connect with any of the above, meaning arrival before 7am. The same-day answer is the null set. I have checked LHR, LGW, CDG, PRG itself, AMS, CPH, ZRH, FRA, DUS, MUC, FCO and VIE, which include the 10 largest airports in Europe because Moscow splits traffic to 3 airports). I get a total of 28 nonstop daily flights from those airports to Toronto, but not a single one gets there within 12 hours of the right time frame. All flights land in the afternoon or early evening. This is not surprising if you think about it.

Flights from any European city to Toronto are into the jet stream and almost 4 hours more than the 6 hour time difference (except for LHR and LGW at a 5 hour time difference). When do flights typically leave from Europe for the U.S. or Canada? Not in the middle of the night, that's for sure because they would land very early in the morning. They do not leave until mid-morning, so by definition they will arrive after noon. Flights tend to stop departing for U.S./Canada late afternoon for evening arrival. So nobody should be surprised that there is on reasonable way to use Toronto as a connecting point. The existence of a nonstop from Prague is interesting, But OK102 is 1115 1430, way late for the right connections and way to arrive a day early to hide out and wait for them.


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Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 12, 2009, 09:11:32 AM
In the interest of not ruling anything out...

Gary/Matt (pink hair/father-son) do not have checked luggage tags on their backpacks. The biggest problem with them is that they're in the same place as Herb/Nate (Globetrotters), who do have tags on their backpacks.

Also, in terms of carry-ons being tagged on international flights, has it been completely ruled out that teams could have flown in via Toronto?
woden, I can only answer that from my own perspective. Here are the nonstop flights from Toronto to Las Vegas on the morning of August 7:

US160 0850 1026
AC591 (codeshare UA8417) 0935 1115
WS 918 0830 1016

That's a lot of flights and probably influences Chateau's public statements that Toronto was viable. It still is, but there is the major problem of "how do you get there?".

The issue has never the ability to get from YYZ to LAS. The issue has been the connecting flight to get from a major European airport to Toronto in the correct time frame to connect with any of the above, meaning arrival before 7am. The same-day answer is the null set. I have checked LHR, LGW, CDG, PRG itself, AMS, CPH, ZRH, FRA, DUS, MUC, FCO and VIE, which include the 10 largest airports in Europe because Moscow splits traffic to 3 airports). I get a total of 28 nonstop daily flights from those airports to Toronto, but not a single one gets there within 12 hours of the right time frame. All flights land in the afternoon or early evening. This is not surprising if you think about it.

Flights from any European city to Toronto are into the jet stream and almost 4 hours more than the 6 hour time difference (except for LHR and LGW at a 5 hour time difference). When do flights typically leave from Europe for the U.S. or Canada? Not in the middle of the night, that's for sure because they would land very early in the morning. They do not leave until mid-morning, so by definition they will arrive after noon. Flights tend to stop departing for U.S./Canada late afternoon for evening arrival. So nobody should be surprised that there is on reasonable way to use Toronto as a connecting point. The existence of a nonstop from Prague is interesting, But OK102 is 1115 1430, way late for the right connections and way to arrive a day early to hide out and wait for them.
^^^What he said.
I was watching the arrival area at YYZ for OK102 on August 6th and did not see any teams or production. Then, I was camped out at YYZ watching the check-in for US160,  AC591 and WS 918 - on the guess that the teams had arrived on Aug 6 in the afternoon from other Prague/Europe flights and had checked into the airport hotel overnight to get the early flights to LV. I saw nothing - so unless the teams camped out for 12 hours in the departure area (unlikely) they were not on those flights.

And - they don't tag carry-on baggage on flights from YYZ to the USA.

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Post by: gingerman28 on August 12, 2009, 09:48:29 AM
:funny:  ...it's possible they required them to check their backpacks on a full flight... maybe...  :duno:

What bothers me is why the "pink hair" team has such HUGE backpacks (full to the brim)....  Hey, wake up, this is the final city... you're racing to the finish line for $1M dollars.... lose the clothes... you're not going camping after this...   :funny:  :groan:

oh, BTW, is that the camera guy and audio guy (with microphone) way behind them?  :res:
Teams don't check their bags I believe while in race mode but don't quote me on that and Racefan82 did mention in his email that their were camera and soundguys behind the racers .....I should have quoted him .. sorry ;D

Perhaps their bags are full because just like the Globetrotters their bags are full because they are not actually racing in the final location.  They remembered to remove the checked-bag tags which only one of the Globetrotters forgot to remove.  The length of the tag also indicates that the bag was on several connecting flights.

The only teams actually spotted in Sin City are the pink-haired Father/Son Duo and the two Globetrotters.  Could they both be decoy teams?   The Globetrotters being Philiminated in Tallinn and the Father/Son team in Prague.   Has TPTB and WRP learned their lesson when RFF spotted the decoy Poker Playing Mamas (WITHOUT BACKPACKS) so easily in Tallinn?  Have they gone so far as actually secured a film permit just to make the arrival of the two decoy teams look more like the real thing?  Have the actual final three teams really been in another location all this time?   Most of the speculation about the two teams and the final solution has been based on one post which contained no actual sighting but a lot of suggested plot for the final day without confirmation.

Have TPTB and WRP finally been successful in leading the RFF detectives to bark up the wrong tree?


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Post by: Moo on August 12, 2009, 09:58:06 AM

Have TPTB and WRP finally been successful in leading the RFF detectives to bark up the wrong tree?


I'd say no. Even though they're there, It's possible that the other three can be easily seen, and I think it's not going to be possible to fly two teams away from the finish line... The finish line must be near the location though.
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 12, 2009, 10:12:52 AM
Thanks again Racefan82 !!

the Globe Trotters have a sound guy (see the mic shadow) and cameraman in tow as well

What time is it Chateau!?

I'm having trouble placing the Harlem shot.  It's the one that will give a good time.

Think it is on the opposite end of the Rialto bridge (and opposite side) as compared with the shot of Gary & Matt Tomjenovich that Boingo placed.  But I need some tourista shots of that area to find the boxy planter they are running past

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/3-3.jpg)
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 12, 2009, 10:53:28 AM
No G Man...we have VegasSinner's sightings aas well. Vegas is real.
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Post by: puddin on August 12, 2009, 12:43:34 PM
adding another Vegas sighting:

Three and a Long-necked Chicken (http://www.sarahmcow.com/my_weblog/2009/08/three-and-a-longnecked-chicken.html)

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Friday, we were practically run over by two huge guys wearing Harlem Globetrotters jerseys and large backpacks running down the street followed by cameramen. I joked that they were probably on The Amazing Race. And sure enough, they ran up to The Golden Gate casino and ran back down the street carrying a big black and yellow card clearly reading "The Amazing Race"! I don't watch the show, but it was still exciting.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 12, 2009, 02:31:04 PM
adding another Vegas sighting:

Three and a Long-necked Chicken (http://www.sarahmcow.com/my_weblog/2009/08/three-and-a-longnecked-chicken.html)

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Friday, we were practically run over by two huge guys wearing Harlem Globetrotters jerseys and large backpacks running down the street followed by cameramen. I joked that they were probably on The Amazing Race. And sure enough, they ran up to The Golden Gate casino and ran back down the street carrying a big black and yellow card clearly reading "The Amazing Race"! I don't watch the show, but it was still exciting.

Sounding more and more like decoys to me...
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Post by: gingerman28 on August 12, 2009, 04:33:40 PM
No G Man...we have VegasSinner's sightings aas well. Vegas is real.

Who is VegasSinner?  His first post was at 3:41AM on August 7 saying teams would be in Sin City later that day.  Then later he says three teams including the team with a guy with red streaked hair was at the Wedding Chapel at the same time as the other teams.  When prompted he said the other two teams were man with black woman and a male - female team.   He never claims seeing the teams, and if he did the Decoy Father/Son team is running with the final three teams.  It all does not add up as being verdade.  Could he not be a WRP plant to mislead all the RFF detectives?
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Post by: puddin on August 12, 2009, 04:44:49 PM
VegasSinner (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.0/all.html) checks out Gman, I give her my stamp of approval she is not a hoaxter!
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Post by: puddin on August 12, 2009, 04:49:47 PM
No G Man...we have VegasSinner's sightings aas well. Vegas is real.

Who is VegasSinner?  His first post was at 3:41AM on August 7 saying teams would be in Sin City later that day.  Then later he says three teams including the team with a guy with red streaked hair was at the Wedding Chapel at the same time as the other teams.  When prompted he said the other two teams were man with black woman and a male - female team.   He never claims seeing the teams, and if he did the Decoy Father/Son team is running with the final three teams.  It all does not add up as being verdade.  Could he not be a WRP plant to mislead all the RFF detectives?
VegasSinner was never ever quoted or stated that she saw "team with a guy with red streaked hair was at the Wedding Chapel "

quote (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)


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You say you saw the three teams then? What did the other two look likes besides the father/son?

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It was very hard to tell, they arrived all at the same time, so very unclear who is teamed up with who.  There were four Males, and two females, one was black.
I think was a Male/Male team, then a Male/Female team, and a Male/Black Female Team, but not totally sure.
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Post by: buzouk on August 12, 2009, 05:45:46 PM
I'm with G man I think he/she is trying to throw us off vegassinner has no proof  new here just my thoughts
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 12, 2009, 05:52:29 PM
I know there are several Elvis wedding places but I 'm going to put this one out as the one:  Graceland Chapel  (http://www.gracelandchapel.com/)


(http://www.gracelandchapel.com/images/index_01.jpg)

Its location:

619 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Google maps says it is 14 min from the airport (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=LAS&daddr=619+Las+Vegas+Blvd+S,+Las+Vegas,+Nevada+89101&hl=en&geocode=%3BFfvNJwIdlQgj-Q&gl=us&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=36.120718,-115.145941&sspn=0.124659,0.178356&ie=UTF8&ll=36.124981,-115.149765&spn=0.124652,0.178356&z=13)

The flight from Chicago UA 551 (fastest route from Prague) landed at 2:07 pm.  If things going likitysplit then I can see them getting up to this chapel by about 2:30 pm.   :jam:

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Post by: Slowhatch on August 12, 2009, 06:45:25 PM
It fits in with the airport sighting where someone asked for the tallest place in the park (Fritt Fall (http://www.gronalund.com/?pageID=61&attractionId=9) and Fritt Fall Tilt use the same structure; the ride doesn't allow much time to play spot-the-clue, however).
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Post by: puddin on August 12, 2009, 06:54:22 PM
This might have got lost in the shuffle ..

Stockholm forum (https://www.flashback.info/showthread.php?t=971331)

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Russia bastard
 The Amazing Race 15


A little insider info for all TAR fans: Season 15 will buy you a visit to everyone's favorite Stockholm! Detailed fixed Gröna Lund. Saw it with my own eyes

 

Just passing thru  :lol:

update..
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Russia bastard

It was very hush hush over the whole. The few people who were involved were forced to sign confidentiality papers (I am not one of those, however, so I can babble freely  ). Fucking fast to cover up the envelope box with black refuse sacks, they were also, as soon as the participants were not in the vicinity.

What I understood the whole situation as it was a "Detour" (only a few were run), the task was to go tilt. A strange detail is that there is still something on the roof at Jetline: an arrow in the TAR colors that point in the direction of the Jet Rock. What it used to, I know not ...

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Originally Posted bySnotric
You stole clue?


No, even if it scratched in the fingers. Before the park had opened the box was relatively unguarded with only a few camera people with their backs on it, but I dared not look into the 
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Post by: Boingo on August 13, 2009, 01:29:44 PM
 :jumpy:  Video of "green team" running to get a cab in Las Vegas  :yess:



Author writes:
While walking back to the Venetian on 8/7/09, we saw people in backpacks running and cameramen chasing them -- of course, my first thought was: The Amazing Race! This is the video I took of "the green team" getting into their cab.

video link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEbZ_kCGSDE)
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Post by: north09 on August 13, 2009, 01:34:37 PM
looking more and more like decoys
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 01:46:19 PM
Nice find!  Boy those passers by sure were fooled!  But you would think the camera crew would at least try 1)  to get a shot  2) to look like they have hast    :res:
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Post by: puddin on August 13, 2009, 02:20:39 PM
:jumpy:  Video of "green team" running to get a cab in Las Vegas  :yess:



Author writes:
While walking back to the Venetian on 8/7/09, we saw people in backpacks running and cameramen chasing them -- of course, my first thought was: The Amazing Race! This is the video I took of "the green team" getting into their cab.

video link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEbZ_kCGSDE)
Nice find Boingo  :jam: :jumpy:

LOL at the pedestrians taking photos!
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Post by: beau_30 on August 13, 2009, 02:29:43 PM
This is where the video is.

I agree it looks like Decoys.  They wouldnt be so calm and the camera crew looks so slow. Even the video person was like wow, their sluggish.
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Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 13, 2009, 02:40:44 PM
This is where the video is.

I agree it looks like Decoys.  They wouldnt be so calm and the camera crew looks so slow. Even the video person was like wow, their sluggish.

agreed this pretty much counts them as decoys and if they were traveling with the globetrotters as pointed out. . .it looks like the orange guys are in the final 3 with Brian and Ericka and Cheyne and Megan
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 02:41:50 PM
This shot was taken between 11:27 and 11:33 am (assumes August 7th).

So the camera crew still had a good half hour to work up the sweat that artlover's relatives reported seeing later on around noon down by Caesar's Palace.

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Post by: puddin on August 13, 2009, 02:46:03 PM
^^ which makes it WAY to early from what we know about the other final 3 teams! Thanks Chateau  :jam:
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 02:51:23 PM
Yes, and actually, the exif data on the shots of Harlem and father/son team says:

Harlem  11:03:59 am
Father/son  11:07:59 am

I just did not trust it for sure.
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Post by: artlover33 on August 13, 2009, 03:05:15 PM
What a fun video! Looks like decoys to me too, still excited my sister got to see part of the action live though! Very excited about this season.
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Post by: gingerman28 on August 13, 2009, 08:32:03 PM
^^ which makes it WAY to early from what we know about the other final 3 teams! Thanks Chateau  :jam:

We can clearly hear the woman speaking on the video "there they go, off to the airport"  Could it be that the decoys are off to the airport to catch a plane to the actual last pit stop and meet up with the final three and others teams who have been sequestered somewhere?
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Post by: north09 on August 13, 2009, 08:36:48 PM
^^ which makes it WAY to early from what we know about the other final 3 teams! Thanks Chateau  :jam:

We can clearly hear the woman speaking on the video "there they go, off to the airport"  Could it be that the decoys are off to the airport to catch a plane to the actual last pit stop and meet up with the final three and others teams who have been sequestered somewhere?

VegasSinner spotted our actual final 3 in Vegas, so it can be assumed that the race ends outside of Vegas which may be where the cab is headed.
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Post by: puddin on August 13, 2009, 08:40:17 PM
^^ which makes it WAY to early from what we know about the other final 3 teams! Thanks Chateau  :jam:

We can clearly hear the woman speaking on the video "there they go, off to the airport"  Could it be that the decoys are off to the airport to catch a plane to the actual last pit stop and meet up with the final three and others teams who have been sequestered somewhere?
They might have went to the terminal in hopes of being spotted Gman. And the person taking the video I assume did not follow them to the terminal for all we know they were dropped off a few blocks away to run around Vegas some more. We have sightings of the father/son and GlobeTrotters after noon as well.
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Post by: graytex on August 13, 2009, 09:21:05 PM
I would think the filmer just thought they were going to the airport since they went that direction.  They could have been going to the MGM Grand where we know a task took place.  It's in the same direction as the airport from where they are.

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Post by: puddin on August 13, 2009, 09:27:57 PM
We need one of Boingo's "where have they been" in Vegas maps  :jam:
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Post by: Boingo on August 13, 2009, 11:14:51 PM
We need one of Boingo's "where have they been" in Vegas maps  :jam:

In due time, puddin.  We only know for certain of three confirmed sightings (of the decoys), namely the Venetian, Caesars, and the Golden Gate (downtown - Fremont Experience).  No need for a map before we know which wedding chapel for sure.

BTW, I don't think the "green team" came from the north as indicated in the above map.  If you look at the first few seconds of the video, they are seen in the crosswalk of the Venetian coming from the south to catch a cab (you can see the camera guy also coming that way).  They must have been doing something south of the Venetian and later went north to enter the Venetian property to get a cab.  hmmmmmm... not sure what this means yet....  this would be even more interesting if we didn't already know that they were decoys.   :lol:

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Post by: graytex on August 13, 2009, 11:27:08 PM
I'm no map person, that's for sure.  I was intending to show the relationship of the MGM and airport to the Venetian.  The person filming said they were headed to the airport, but just wanted to show that they could just as well be headed to the MGM, which VegasSinner mentioned.

:gnome
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Post by: Boingo on August 13, 2009, 11:37:59 PM
I'm no map person, that's for sure.  I was intending to show the relationship of the MGM and airport to the Venetian.  The person filming said they were headed to the airport, but just wanted to show that they could just as well be headed to the MGM, which VegasSinner mentioned.

:gnome

 :lol:  and a fine map it is, graytex.  My comments to puddin were meant to stimulate discussion...  given the few  actual facts we have.   Jump right in and join the debate.
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 14, 2009, 01:13:18 AM
I was just thinking that the decoys went up onto the Rialto Bridge, crossed over, and came down the other side.  Maybe there was not even a decoy clue box there.  Just a loop.  My time estimate of 11:27 to 11:33 may well be 15 minute ahead of reality.  I kind of winged it on estimating the angle that lamp post's shadow made with the curb.  Re-looking at it tells me it may have been 11:12 to 11:18 am for the video.  If that is real and if the camera's clock was right (11:08 for the Father/son team)  then it would appear the decoys did a simple run over the bridge and were caught on tape as they returned to grab a taxi.

I'm real good at circular reasoning eh?   :lol:
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Post by: Boingo on August 14, 2009, 08:41:01 AM
I was just thinking that the decoys went up onto the Rialto Bridge, crossed over, and came down the other side.  Maybe there was not even a decoy clue box there.  Just a loop.  My time estimate of 11:27 to 11:33 may well be 15 minute ahead of reality.  I kind of winged it on estimating the angle that lamp post's shadow made with the curb.  Re-looking at it tells me it may have been 11:12 to 11:18 am for the video.  If that is real and if the camera's clock was right (11:08 for the Father/son team)  then it would appear the decoys did a simple run over the bridge and were caught on tape as they returned to grab a taxi.

I'm real good at circular reasoning eh?   :lol:

I suppose we could just ask the guy who took the video if they actually crossed the bridge (which, from the angle, is where the video appears to be shot), however we do have Racefan82 (who took pictures) on the board.  Maybe he can tell us any additional details of the racers movements at the Venetian.  :snicker:
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Post by: puddin on August 16, 2009, 06:08:01 PM
moved to the flight thread nvm
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Post by: Racefan82 on August 16, 2009, 08:41:31 PM
The Father/son team came in and were in full sprint mode, which made me believe they were in it.  Like I said, way too hot to be "faking it".

I don't know if anyone else has questioned this, but VegasSinner seems to have way too much inside knowledge on this and had it pretty early.  This makes me believe he is either a WRP member gone rogue or could possibly be throwing us off the scent.  So far, he has no photos or any proof.

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Post by: Neobie on August 16, 2009, 11:14:17 PM
Ack, overwhelmed with information after returning to my computer...!

Quick summary map before CBS puts theirs up ;D, nicer one with dates to come soon, when I figure out all you guys' spoilers!
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 16, 2009, 11:25:21 PM
The Father/son team came in and were in full sprint mode, which made me believe they were in it.  Like I said, way too hot to be "faking it".

I don't know if anyone else has questioned this, but VegasSinner seems to have way too much inside knowledge on this and had it pretty early.  This makes me believe he is either a WRP member gone rogue or could possibly be throwing us off the scent.  So far, he has no photos or any proof.



puddin and I both stand by VegasSinner and the info s/he has graciously provided. Nuff said?

I suppose we could just ask the guy who took the video if they actually crossed the bridge (which, from the angle, is where the video appears to be shot), however we do have Racefan82 (who took pictures) on the board.  Maybe he can tell us any additional details of the racers movements at the Venetian.  :snicker:

:popcorn:
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 16, 2009, 11:29:50 PM
It is gorgeous, Neobie!!!  :hearts:

CBS may as well just hire you now.They cerainly can't do better...IIRC correctly. last season their map had some serious problems. :funny:

:yess: :jam: :yess:
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 17, 2009, 12:57:17 AM
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Quick summary map before CBS puts theirs up , nicer one with dates to come soon, when I figure out all you guys' spoilers!

I especially like the choice of photo background!!  ;)
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Post by: puddin on August 17, 2009, 01:13:40 AM
Ack, overwhelmed with information after returning to my computer...!

Quick summary map before CBS puts theirs up ;D, nicer one with dates to come soon, when I figure out all you guys' spoilers!
HOLY SHEEP  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: I thought it was real Neobie  .. its so Farking awesome  :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam:  :yess:

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Post by: puddin on August 17, 2009, 01:56:54 AM
The Father/son team came in and were in full sprint mode, which made me believe they were in it.  Like I said, way too hot to be "faking it".

I don't know if anyone else has questioned this, but VegasSinner seems to have way too much inside knowledge on this and had it pretty early.  This makes me believe he is either a WRP member gone rogue or could possibly be throwing us off the scent.  So far, he has no photos or any proof.



puddin and I both stand by VegasSinner and the info s/he has graciously provided. Nuff said?


VegasSinner checks out and not to be rude Racefan82 but again , she checks out and I stand behind her as well :elvis:
Your photos are awesome Racefan82 we are very grateful that you brought them to us  :jam:
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Post by: Moo on August 17, 2009, 03:47:30 AM
The map looked almost real Neobie! :D <3333

Though I knew that you made it when I saw... *SOMEWHERE* Japan LOL, Haha!
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Post by: topaz on August 17, 2009, 06:18:27 AM
The map looked almost real Neobie! :D <3333

Though I knew that you made it when I saw... *SOMEWHERE* Japan LOL, Haha!
yeah, where the hell will be in "somewhere", Japan?  Will it be on that "somewhere" is a real town or city on that country which it is a Japanese translation?  Or I have a feeling that they'll go to... Obama, Japan!  Which in that city is named after the current U.S. president.  Actually, it's a Japanese word for little beach, if you don't know it.

Or maybe that "somewhere" is also in Naruto[?] and they didn't want to reveal the name of that city for now because the producers of TAR might feared that the Japanese anime fans all over the world will watch this show and they'll thinking that it's an anime series and not a reality show.  This is also an ironic name as well like Obama because there's really such thing as Naruto in Japan, not only the name of a ninja anime character. :lol:

btw, I'd also noticed on the route map for TAR 15 on the 5th-6th leg, they went from UAE to Israel which this is quite peculiar for that route because as all I know most of the Arab countries (except Jordan and Egypt) don't recognize Israel as a country and it's a forbidden to most of Arab or Muslim countries to go to Israel either on land, air and sea due to political issue on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
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Post by: Jobby on August 17, 2009, 10:50:20 AM
Neobie, thanks for the TAR 15 map. It's aaaamazzzzing.

Love the (2) Somewhere Japan especially. :funny:
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Post by: DeafRacer on August 17, 2009, 11:08:33 AM
Only 10 legs? Wondering if it is possible to pull off a Double Elimination like with two last teams coming in last?
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Post by: DeafRacer on August 17, 2009, 11:10:04 AM
Or one less NEL :-p
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Post by: apskip on August 17, 2009, 11:23:57 AM
Only 10 legs? Wondering if it is possible to pull off a Double Elimination like with two last teams coming in last?

DeafRacer,
It was not shown but it is clear that the Las Vegas leg is #11.
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Post by: DeafRacer on August 17, 2009, 12:20:44 PM
Only 10 legs? Wondering if it is possible to pull off a Double Elimination like with two last teams coming in last?

DeafRacer,
It was not shown but it is clear that the Las Vegas leg is #11.

Oops! You're right! I wouldn't be surprised if producers pull another TBC leg on this season. I felt so stupid for not figuring it out that there might be a TBC leg later on when I was like, "There's no roadblock task?!" during Phuket leg. But man, a TBC leg really did drain me out pretty good.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 17, 2009, 02:13:44 PM
Ack, overwhelmed with information after returning to my computer...!

Quick summary map before CBS puts theirs up ;D, nicer one with dates to come soon, when I figure out all you guys' spoilers!

Great looking map; are you sure you don't work for CBS?  But I thought the teams flew over the Pacific to Japan and not over the Atlantic and all of Europe and Asia.  So map should show route over the Pacific (left) and continue on to Japan on the right side.

Is Japan the only country with a double leg?  And as someone pointed out earlier the teams would not be going from Dubai directly to Israel but would be going to Jordan and then by land into Israel since Jordan does recognize Israel.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 17, 2009, 02:54:23 PM
 ;D Just for kicks I located two helicoper charter services that do film work and have SAG pilots in Las Vegas.  Heli USA (http://www.heliusa.com/helicopter.charters.html) and Sundance Helicopters (http://www.sundancehelicopters.com/group.aspx).  Given that they used choppers in the Netherlands, good bet they used some to film in Vegas.  Haven't found a direct connection to TAR just yet.  :(
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Post by: Boingo on August 17, 2009, 03:07:29 PM
 :lol: Nevada Film Office lists KIM HOUSER-AMARAL as a "Location Scout - Las Vegas" for The Amazing Race.
eta: also listed as "Production Manager, Line Producer - Las Vegas", and "Location Manager - Las Vegas"
link here (http://www.nevadafilm.com/list.php?CatID=23&SCatID=128)   ;D



 ;D  Rita Hawn is listed as a "Production Coordinator - Las Vegas" for The Amazing Race
link here (http://nevadafilm.com/list.php?CatID=3&SCatID=12&PHPSESSID=732dccb9162fe3ea2f5f69dc0148d3ac)

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on August 17, 2009, 03:24:52 PM
GMan,

It is obvious what Neobie was trying to accomplish (he was trying to use one continuous line from Los Angeles to Tokyo, which is not possible with that map if actually done flying over the Pacific Ocean). I was pretty upset at WRP for presenting the AR13 trip from LaPaz to Auckland as one eastward line when the reality was that it was a transPacific crossing. The bottom line is that a map should be selected that allows accurate preentation of the actual route. In both cases, that would probably mean the left margin off the west coast of the Americas and the right margin east of Auckland and Tokyo, with the middle of the Pacific Ocean not shown.
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Post by: Boingo on August 17, 2009, 07:47:50 PM
 ;D I may have finally got it , Chateau.   :lol:  Looks like this may be the location of the Harlem Globetrotters at the Venetian... way inside, crossing over the driveway, past the bridge.  :ascared

These guys sure get around.   :snicker:  Where are they going now ???

... you can just see the edge of the lightpost in the enlarged section of the picture.

eta: in this wider angle photo (http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?psc=G&filter=1&q=vegas%20venetian%20bridge#5096530725331339986) you can see the box planters.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: theschnauzers on August 17, 2009, 08:21:16 PM
Neobie, that is a well done map in the style of CBS for TAR 13 and 14. There's one little isty-bitsy thing, though.  The premiere is two hours.   ;)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 17, 2009, 08:41:36 PM
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I may have finally got it , Chateau.

 :tup:  Amazing.  That's it.  I had given up.  GE was too dark and blurry over there to figure it out.  Nice.

No point in doing the shadow analysis now that the video came out.  But this would have been sufficient to confirm the 11 o'clock time frame had we not got the video.

I'm wondering why no clue box was discovered by our spoiler.  Probably because this was pure decoy jogging about.  And has nothing to do with the real race route.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Neobie on August 18, 2009, 03:28:35 AM
More accurate map coming right up. CBS has been appeasing the geographically-ignorant masses with its maps.

Dotted lines indicate where connection points are not confirmed.

Personally excited about the Japan leg(s), Phnom Penh, the barely possible Masada leg and the Eastern Europe legs. Meh about the rest for now. Not even bothering to leave LA or cross the Equator again fail.
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Post by: Moo on August 18, 2009, 03:33:52 AM
More accurate map coming right up. CBS has been appeasing the geographically-ignorant masses with its maps.

Dotted lines indicate where connection points are not confirmed.

Major LOL at your message to CBS... rather, is it really CBS who's messing with the maps or could it be WRP?

I must agree, spoilers cannot be prevented for a worldly competition like this because of the influence of internet; the show I think will now heavily depend on the editing of the teams psyche.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: redskevin88 on August 18, 2009, 03:34:33 AM
Teams, when they were in Cambodia, were spotted near Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market) and running towards Indpendence Momument... this is according to a good friend of mine
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Post by: Plaidmoon on August 18, 2009, 08:05:13 AM
Teams, when they were in Cambodia, were spotted near Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market) and running towards Indpendence Momument... this is according to a good friend of mine

I did a google search and found a couple of pictures of the Russian Market and the Independence Monument. The Russian Market looks like it could be used for either a Find-The-Vendor Detour or a Eat-The-Disgusting-Local-Delicacies Roadblock. The Independence Monument could be the pit stop.

Plaidmoon
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Post by: Neobie on August 18, 2009, 10:48:55 AM
Teams, when they were in Cambodia, were spotted near Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market) and running towards Indpendence Momument... this is according to a good friend of mine

Which would work if the two weren't on opposite ends of town...
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Post by: Evan_Weinstein on August 18, 2009, 10:49:28 AM
niced

keep it up. LOL
More accurate map coming right up. CBS has been appeasing the geographically-ignorant masses with its maps.

Dotted lines indicate where connection points are not confirmed.

Major LOL at your message to CBS... rather, is it really CBS who's messing with the maps or could it be WRP?

I must agree, spoilers cannot be prevented for a worldly competition like this because of the influence of internet; the show I think will now heavily depend on the editing of the teams psyche.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Ray! on August 18, 2009, 10:56:25 AM
More accurate map coming right up. CBS has been appeasing the geographically-ignorant masses with its maps.

Dotted lines indicate where connection points are not confirmed.

Personally excited about the Japan leg(s), Phnom Penh, the barely possible Masada leg and the Eastern Europe legs. Meh about the rest for now. Not even bothering to leave LA or cross the Equator again fail.

Great map Neobie. :D (Except I think it should 5-6 Aug for Prague.) And it ain't fail, it's epic fail. I can possibly understand the lack of equator-crossing due to AH1N1 fears (I think it's flu season down there), but the LA start is unexcusable.
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Post by: apskip on August 18, 2009, 10:59:20 AM
Teams, when they were in Cambodia, were spotted near Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market) and running towards Indpendence Momument... this is according to a good friend of mine

The Russian Market in Phnom Penh rings a bell, specifically from Around the World for Free's Cambodia episode. My recap of that episode has been copied below. The Russian Market got about 5 minutes air time and 3 sentences in my recap:

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CAMBODIA

This country shows off its scars from the Pol Pot regime. I guess visiting killing fields is now what tourism is about for those Cambodians not able to get to Angkor Wat. Alex start at the Tuol Sleng Museum. The question of why Pol Pot chose to govern by slaughtering innocent Cambodians, particularly anyone educated, intelligentsia, or lawyers, is still open beacuse no one really knows.  There are a lot of his victims and many more who are relatives of victims. Alex talked to multiple people who were the sole survivors of large families massacred over time.

Next they went to the Choung Ek killing fields 7 km from Phnom Penh, with its Tower of Skulls the gruesome result of what was done there. Next they visit the so-called Russian Market, but nobody can say why it is named that.

Ingredients are purchased to make Tom Yum soup based on lemongrass, shallots and mushrooms. It is one of my favorites. After they have finished eating it, Alex's host states that they have really had Tom Kha soup due to the coconut milk in it.

A young woman is proud of her new job that is miles away but will pay her $100, presumably each month.

Alex and Zsolt get bus tickets from their host to Ho Chhi Minh City in Vietnam 6 hours away. They find an urban center of 8 to 9 million people. Their host in Phnom Penh had given them $20 for making Internet connections and getting around. They spend it at an Internet cafe and on a taxi. Their new host is Todd, who allows them to camp out in his office. He buys them a train ticket to Cu Cho, a wildlife rescue center. There is the countryside they view bomb craters, displays of bombs and the Cu Cho tunnel which assisted the Viet Cong over 40 years earlier in the Vietnam War. It is day 130 of their circumnavigation.

Next they went on an excursion to "the beach" maybe 8 hours from ho Chi Minh City by train. Alex could not find the right train. The one he got on went instead to Wang Tran, with its waterfront and Phu Quoc Island.  There Alex and Zsolt celebrated the Chinese New Year or Tet famous for the 1968 Vietcong offensive. They celebrate with sparklers and fireworks.

They learn that Lilly and Preston in Maryland have been following their progress and provided Alex with a airplane ticket to go from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco. Alex gets a job cleaning toilets in a beachfront hotel. He earns enough to take a diving excursion which looks like flippers and snuba to me on day 144. He borrows a moped from the hotel for one hour to see the local area. Finally he gets to Saigon airport.
    
  
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 18, 2009, 02:30:43 PM
Teams, when they were in Cambodia, were spotted near Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market) and running towards Indpendence Momument... this is according to a good friend of mine

Documentation?? Can you find out more?

WHO was seen? Descriptions of the teams?

WHEN were they seen? Time of day, date?

WHAT were they doing exactly?

Any photos?

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: redskevin88 on August 18, 2009, 07:48:20 PM
Teams, when they were in Cambodia, were spotted near Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market) and running towards Indpendence Momument... this is according to a good friend of mine

Which would work if the two weren't on opposite ends of town...

PS: Updated as I got the facts.

Russian market sighting

I don't have any photos, but my friend recalls seeing a black guy yelling, and the guy was later seen speaking to a camera. She didn't say if the guy was tall or short, because I told her that there might be basketball players in the Amazing Race, but she did say that the guy looked quite fit. She recalled the event as happening about a fortnight to a month ago (she wasn't clear on the date, sorry guys).

Independence Monument

My friend was later walking towards the Monument when she saw a group of Americans asking directions and pointing southwards. She didn't really pay attention because she thought they might be news crew. She was pretty vague about this one, sorry.

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Plaidmoon on August 19, 2009, 02:13:33 AM
Teams, when they were in Cambodia, were spotted near Toul Tompong Market (Russian Market) and running towards Indpendence Momument... this is according to a good friend of mine

Which would work if the two weren't on opposite ends of town...

3.35 kilometers is about 2.1 miles. That's really not all that long of a walk, if they walked. It might take 30-40 minutes but if all teams are doing it, it's not a problem (except if your directions or navigation skills are bad). They could also have taken a cab and just been running the last block or so to the monument. It wouldn't be the first time that a team had jumped out of a cab caught in traffic and covered the last portion on foot.

Plaidmoon
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 19, 2009, 01:28:15 PM
Just a smidgen of information about the Tokyo leg. Seems that the yellow team made it to Tokyo  :funny:

http://boblongman.blogspot.com/2009/07/tar-15-from-unexpected-source.html
Thanks Bob - I suspect we'll see you here once the season starts!

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The woman who saw the Amazing Racers in/around Tokyo has arrived in NY -- just in time to get ready for her coursework. She's the cousin of one of the nursing students, and is now here herself, training for geriatrics. (I didn't know this.)
She's tight-lipped about most of it. She did say that a guy wearing a lot of yellow rushed inches from her as she was leaving the airport. One of the people following that pair (I think she means the camera or sound crew) practically ran her over. I wonder if she'll be seen in the program footage, if that's the case! She thinks the Fanny Pack is cute. And, if the photos are ever posted, it would be well after classes start.
Can't wait to see who the almost-celebs, beauty queens, gay-rights point-makers, Californians, and the requisite elderly couple/Race fodder are. Then I can pick an Amazing Race winner. I'm not bad at that: 6 of the last 8.
I just wish that customs and passports were not such a confusing nightmare, and they could have an international Amazing Race. That would be the ultimate blast!!

Guessing that Bob's friend was on the LA to Tokyo flight? :duno:
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Post by: Plaidmoon on August 20, 2009, 06:04:31 AM
I found a blog entry from a family that stumbled upon the Amazing Race filming in Talinn at http://whitecruise.blogspot.com/2009/08/estonia-where.html (http://whitecruise.blogspot.com/2009/08/estonia-where.html).  Here's the pertinent passage from the blog:

We walked along the back of Old Town up to Toompea Castle where there were great views of the city and the Gulf of Finland. The Castle dates back to the 13th Century and is fronted by the town’s Parliament house, which is PINK! We wandered into a small park next to the Castle where Shawn spotted a red and yellow post normally used in the reality show “Amazing Race.” Just a few minutes later in barrels a panting camera man running in front of two of the teams! They frantically looked around the park for the clue (which was the post) and as I caught eyes with the girl from the yellow team I pointed toward the other side of the park where the clue was waiting. Ha! Imagine that? Of all places in the world you happen to see the Amazing Race being filmed in TALLINN!

They also include a picture which shows one team (Cheyne and Meghan?) next to a clue box holding a clue and another team (Brian and Ericka) either just arriving or waiting while Cheyne and Meghan get filmed. Brian and Ericka's cameraman appears to be saying something (giving them instructions?). I don't see Brian and Ericka's sound man so maybe the cameraman is asking them to hold up until he arrives. There is a man in the far left that appears to be running, but he doesn't look as if he has the sound equipment to me. The quality of the picture isn't the best and there aren't any shadows, so I doubt we can get a time fix on it unless the image gurus can dig a camera time stamp out of it.

Plaidmoon

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Post by: jerseydude on August 20, 2009, 06:14:37 AM
Looks to me like a detour because the blue girl is looking into the camera.
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 20, 2009, 08:37:14 AM
It also looks like Brian is doing the double backpack routine!   :tup:
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Post by: Boingo on August 20, 2009, 09:40:18 AM
I found a blog entry from a family that stumbled upon the Amazing Race filming in Talinn at
...
...
 The quality of the picture isn't the best and there aren't any shadows, so I doubt we can get a time fix on it unless the image gurus can dig a camera time stamp out of it.

Plaidmoon


 :tup:  nice one, Plaidmoon

FWIW, the Exif data for this photo is:

File: IMG_5998.JPG

Tag   Name   Value
010f   Make   Canon
0110   Model   Canon PowerShot SD750
0112   Orientation   1
...
0132   DateTime   2009:08:03 00:31:55
...

yada yada yada
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Post by: Boingo on August 20, 2009, 11:23:28 AM
 :jumpy: got it!   Location of (bloggers) cluebox is in Governors Garden next to Toompea Castle.  ...which is the same cluebox we already saw in the previous Tallinn spoilers of poker players

Toompea Castle Governors Garden - 360 panorama (http://www.360cities.net/image/rey_0032)

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Post by: Chateau d If on August 20, 2009, 11:28:43 AM
I thought you already knew that (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg437996.html#msg437996)!
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Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 20, 2009, 12:26:27 PM
Hey - remember our cameraman who was taping Tiffany and Maria when they were decoys in Tallinin?
Looks like he gets around a bit - probably a PA?
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 20, 2009, 12:34:12 PM
Nice call!  Maybe he is bringing donuts.   :lol:
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Post by: Boingo on August 20, 2009, 01:19:07 PM
Captain Unitard Obvious strikes again...  :res: 

Thinking out loud about the camera Exif DateTime   2009:08:03 00:31:55.  Ignoring the hours (probably still set to bloggers home time zone), lets assume the minutes are probably accurate.

So if the ferry arrived in Tallinn at 10AM (local time), taking into account the time to clear terminal/customs/etc, finding a cab, and going to the first clue location Pikk Street door, a time of 10:32 at the castle/tower (second) cluebox is unreasonable.  So that leaves 11:32 and 12:32 and so on and so forth.  Conservatively speaking, they could have been at the castle/tower cluebox at 11:32am.   ;)  Primefun, who was following them, could narrow down the actual times.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 20, 2009, 01:48:08 PM
:hearts:

Nice job everybody!! Thanks for finding that Plaidmoon!! :jumpy!
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Post by: retard boi on August 20, 2009, 11:37:22 PM
well if we bak in estonia again...

who are those?
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Post by: puddin on August 21, 2009, 12:56:05 AM
well if we bak in estonia again...

who are those?

Ericka and Brian are "those" with crew in tow
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Post by: Slowhatch on August 21, 2009, 01:01:24 AM
Too slow again...Puddin beat me to it.  :waves:
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Post by: Plaidmoon on August 23, 2009, 03:56:01 AM
Here's another blog posting at http://servincambodia.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-pictures.html (http://servincambodia.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-pictures.html) that mentions seeing the Amazing Race, apparently in Phnom Penh. It's not much for details unfortunately.

I was sitting in a cafe when part of next season's amazing race came through!

I tried leaving a comment asking for more details, but I got an error message each time I tried to send it.  :(

Plaidmoon
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Post by: primefun on August 24, 2009, 02:51:00 AM
:jumpy: got it!   Location of (bloggers) cluebox is in Governors Garden next to Toompea Castle.  ...which is the same cluebox we already saw in the previous Tallinn spoilers of poker players

Toompea Castle Governors Garden - 360 panorama (http://www.360cities.net/image/rey_0032)



Hi again ya'll.. yes this is the cluebox the teams ran to after Pikk street. I followed the yellow team from pikk street all the way up to this cluebox, after which i lost them due to a longer "talk" with the production. The time of the photo in the blog mentioned above must be sometime around 10:45-11:00 a.m.
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Post by: Mrs Shrek on August 24, 2009, 04:36:09 AM

Translates to:

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FOUR HOUSES - the kerkje van Vierhuizen thanks to tv-opnames have been boasted. The mill in the village seems the same destiny undergo. An American film plough has made Thursday prerecordings for a large game show. The game show is similar with the Dutch programme ' Beijing Express'. A camera plough follows teams and films their activities. According to the voluntary millers of four houses went everything in a typical American manner: with much poeha, expensive auto' s and it was even filmed there from a helicopter.

Confirms activities happened on Thursday July 30th

Gah! :groan:

Talk about close. I drove thru the Netherlands that day. Twas more to the south though, in the Nijmegen area, but I'm sure I could have convinced hubby and the kids to take a 'small detour' on our 8 hour drive if I had known....
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 30, 2009, 05:52:04 PM
I have an update from Joab's twitter/blog find !!


She was lucky enough to see teams in Phnom Penh and Phil as well.

Her original post  said:

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They were filming in the market I was shopping at and one pair's camera guy actually stopped and took a 5 second shot of me, winked and ran off after the couple he was attached to. I was filmed by a crew of "The Amazing Race"!! Also, I passed by multiple pairs and their camera and sound guy so hopefully I will appear in one or another shot. Yea. My claim to fame will be a background, blink-and-you'll-miss-it part in "The Amazing Race"!

All in all, I bumped into 5 pairs. The first was a male-male partnership, second was a couple who looked really miserable, third was another couple wearing matching dark blue tees and the guy was wearing a bandanna - rambo-style (this is when I got filmed), fourth was another male-male pair I think - one of em had a combo of neon green with some pink hair and lastly was a girl-girl pair - an asian chick with a white girl. The only definite film capture that I know of is when I bumped into the third pair. And that's even if he wasn't just pointing the cam in my face and pretending to take a shot ...

In response to some questions she has replied:

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It was on a Saturday, July 25. You guessed right, I was at the Russian Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in the afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. I didn't manage to get any photos because it was a complete and total suprise and I wasn't carrying my camera or my phone with me. If you do send me the pictures, I can possibly identify the pairings I saw. I am interested to know more about the "miserable"-looking couple I saw. To be fair, the market is hot, confusing and full of people and I can understand if they felt overwhelmed by everything. A number of pairs went around and around the market quite a few times. The first one out of the market was the first male-male pair I saw.

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Also, about the Independance Monument being the next point after Russian Market, there's no way any team in their right mind would walk all the way there from Russian Market. It's too far, you'd waste a lot of time. And I saw some team, I can't recall which, take the tuk-tuk (motorcycles attached with a carriage-like cab) after coming out of the market.

I linked her to our contestant photos and she was able to identify 4 of the 5 as well as elaborate on the task: :jumpy:

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Hi again!
 
Ok, had a look at the teams and well, they are pretty cleaned up in the pictures (:D) but the one's I can definitely identify are:
Cannan Smith and Mike Combs (Rambo guy)
Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle
Gary and Matt Tomljenovich
Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney (miserable couple)
The ones I'm iffy about are the male-male pair. I'm pretty sure one of the guys wasn't that tall. I'm 5'4" and he didn't look that much taller than me when he passed by. Either that or I actually saw a girl and thought it was a guy for some reason.
 
I'm not sure if they were there for a detour or a road block as the market is big and the teams I saw did have to go round and round a number of times. It might have been they had to find a stall and get their next clue from there. It could be the shop was selling either motorcycle parts or household items or from the wet market as I had canvassed (albeit not diligently) the other half of the market and found no red and yellow flag in the handicraft, fabric and clothing section. This is also because I saw most of the pairs going through the half of the market I was in looking dejected and irritated and then gravitate towards the spare parts, household items and wet market area. There are a few goldsmiths on that side as well. There's also a well hidden, I wanna say apothecary type place, but I don't particularly know what goes on behind those doors so can't say for sure if that could be a possible TAR thing. I can say with some degree of certainty that it wasn't an eating challenge because at the point I saw the father-son pair and poker girls, I was sitting in the food arcade area (and I use the term loosely) and was having drinks when they went through. Didn't seem to see any flags there either.
 
The first team I saw was the male-male pair (which I'm suspect now since I can''t recall them from any of the pics) and they were also the first team to leave. The second team I saw leave was the blue t-shirt team and the last pair in the market as I left was the asian girl-caucasian girl pair. I can't tell if the other pairs I had seen had left at that point but the girls were the straggling TAR team. They were at most one hour behind the first pair. But I'm guessing from the pics on the forum the poker girls managed to get on to the next leg.


:thankyou: Miss Z!! We SO appreciate your help!!
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Post by: Chateau d If on August 30, 2009, 06:09:13 PM
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The ones I'm iffy about are the male-male pair. I'm pretty sure one of the guys wasn't that tall. I'm 5'4" and he didn't look that much taller than me when he passed by. Either that or I actually saw a girl and thought it was a guy for some reason.

I'll speculate that this is the Red Team:  Sam & Dan McMillen- Brothers

because the only other possibilities would be Harlem and the Orange Team, and I can say that both of those Teams are taller than 5'4".    :tup:
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Post by: Jobby on August 31, 2009, 10:34:26 AM
 :hearts:

Yay, thanks peach for following up! She's actually girlclumsy! :funny:
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Post by: woden on August 31, 2009, 02:06:41 PM
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The ones I'm iffy about are the male-male pair. I'm pretty sure one of the guys wasn't that tall. I'm 5'4" and he didn't look that much taller than me when he passed by. Either that or I actually saw a girl and thought it was a guy for some reason.

I'll speculate that this is the Red Team:  Sam & Dan McMillen- Brothers

because the only other possibilities would be Harlem and the Orange Team, and I can say that both of those Teams are taller than 5'4".    :tup:

My only problem with this is that we're starting to have too many teams survive the first three episodes. If it's Sam & Dan, the only possible eliminees for the first three legs are:
The vegans in black eliminated at the starting line (assuming there is an elimination at the pit stop too)
Ron/Marcy
Jessica/Garrett

So that means by the time we get to Cambodia, we need four eliminated couples, yeah? Assuming there are no TBCs/NELs in the first three legs. And I think every other team besides Sam/Dan is accounted for in and after Cambodia, unless I'm missing something.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 31, 2009, 02:30:00 PM
The brothers in red were already spotted in Cambodia, we have photo evidence of them at the temple. (pretty sure it is them)


And if Tokyo is really two legs, then maybe there would be a NEL/TBC? All spec... :lol:
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Post by: woden on August 31, 2009, 03:56:08 PM
I suppose Keri/Lance are another possibility for early elim -- I think the only thing keeping them in the mix is the "old but not too old" speculation in Dubai.

NVM - they were spotted leaving Vietnam, so they're solid through the first 3 legs.
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Post by: puddin on August 31, 2009, 04:07:06 PM
I suppose Keri/Lance are another possibility for early elim -- I think the only thing keeping them in the mix is the "old but not too old" speculation in Dubai.

NVM - they were spotted leaving Vietnam, so they're solid through the first 3 legs.
Remember the source wasn't sure about Keri and Lance, he thinks it might have been them so not really solid evidence imo woden and what an outstanding job on the Timeline updates woden  :jam:

And thank you so much girlclumsy, I follow your blogging because your such a riot and someone I would love to hang out with in real life :D
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Post by: apskip on August 31, 2009, 04:10:08 PM
However, the logic of Woden's statement that there should be 4 eliminated teams by the fourth leg is true under two major conditions:
1. There was an elimination in Los Angeles.
2. There were no NELs in the first 3 legs. Historically, I cannot every remember a NEL in the first 3 legs of any Amazing Race, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen. There were many people telling me that a prediction of AR12 finishing in Alaska was crazy because there was no precedent for a finish outside the lower 48 states. We all know where that finish was. There could have been a precedent-setting NEL in one of the first 3 legs, but I would rate its probability in the 10% range.

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Post by: Jobby on August 31, 2009, 11:51:49 PM
The brothers in red were already spotted in Cambodia, we have photo evidence of them at the temple. (pretty sure it is them)


And if Tokyo is really two legs, then maybe there would be a NEL/TBC? All spec... :lol:

All speculation too.

But it's a 2 hour season premiere.. so it could really just be a mega leg for Leg 1 in Japan. Doesn't have to be TBC/NEL or what?
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Post by: puddin on August 31, 2009, 11:56:35 PM
If the 12th team Vegans are eliminated at the start it could be that a team is spared leg like you all said above, a superleg and back to back TAR's, whats not to love?
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Post by: Jobby on September 01, 2009, 12:01:06 AM
If the 12th team Vegans are eliminated at the start it could be that a team is spared leg like you all said above, a superleg and back to back TAR's, whats not to love?

I just secretly hope that the 12th team has been spared from elimination from 5 minutes into the race. Maybe they have been forced to take a third flight that departs latest? :funny: Just hoping.. because it's really saddening to go into the race and be eliminated 5mins later.. as if Bilal and Sa'eed's elimination wasn't sad enough.. but at least they FLEW to China! :(

Imagine being in the cast for like a whole month and being talked about before TAR 15 started.. and letting the whole world know and see you getting eliminated ASAP the race started. :(
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Post by: Ray! on September 01, 2009, 02:42:07 AM
2. There were no NELs in the first 3 legs. Historically, I cannot every remember a NEL in the first 3 legs of any Amazing Race

Not an actual leg, but in TAR 9, the third "leg" was a TBC Pitstop, so except for the rest period & penalty, it can count as an NEL (and in relation to this, is there a chance they could do a TBC leg in Japan?). And including foreign editions in the talk, there have already been seasons with first-leg NELs.
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Post by: Jobby on September 01, 2009, 03:53:07 AM
2. There were no NELs in the first 3 legs. Historically, I cannot every remember a NEL in the first 3 legs of any Amazing Race

Not an actual leg, but in TAR 9, the third "leg" was a TBC Pitstop, so except for the rest period & penalty, it can count as an NEL (and in relation to this, is there a chance they could do a TBC leg in Japan?). And including foreign editions in the talk, there have already been seasons with first-leg NELs.

But what's the point of doing a TBC in Japan.. it's a 2 hour premiere. People would want to see an end to the episode.. not a TBC. :duno:
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Post by: zacz on September 01, 2009, 06:30:41 AM
2. There were no NELs in the first 3 legs. Historically, I cannot every remember a NEL in the first 3 legs of any Amazing Race

Not an actual leg, but in TAR 9, the third "leg" was a TBC Pitstop, so except for the rest period & penalty, it can count as an NEL (and in relation to this, is there a chance they could do a TBC leg in Japan?). And including foreign editions in the talk, there have already been seasons with first-leg NELs.

But what's the point of doing a TBC in Japan.. it's a 2 hour premiere. People would want to see an end to the episode.. not a TBC. :duno:

Joab I would think the 2 hour season premiere would be perfect for a TBC. You would have the TBC at the end of the first leg about halfway through the episode where Phil says keep racing and then just continue showing the second leg in the second hour. Plus it gives us more time to get to know the teams before one of them is eliminated.
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Post by: apskip on September 01, 2009, 08:22:02 AM
zacz,
Your thinking is sound, but in the history of the Amazing Race early TBCs have never happened. The reason is that (unlike ARA1 and ARA2 where they started with NELs in the first leg) World Race Productions likes to reduce the number of teams still in the Race as quickly as possible. That saves on camera/sound crew needed and support costs even thou with Elimination Station it probably doesn't does change the direct cost of the team itself. We all know that out of the two legs involved in a TBC (I know many would have 1 leg, but not me) one will not have any team eliminated.
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Post by: Jobby on September 01, 2009, 08:38:50 AM
zacz,
Your thinking is sound, but in the history of the Amazing Race early TBCs have never happened. The reason is that (unlike ARA1 and ARA2 where they started with NELs in the first leg) World Race Productions likes to reduce the number of teams still in the Race as quickly as possible. That saves on camera/sound crew needed and support costs even thou with Elimination Station it probably doesn't does change the direct cost of the team itself. We all know that out of the two legs involved in a TBC (I know many would have 1 leg, but not me) one will not have any team eliminated.

Production cost does not seem to be a worry for them this season if their first destination is Japan. :res:

zacz, i know where you're coming from. But a TBC technically wants us viewers to continue watching what happens next week isn't it? If they put a TBC in between of a 2 hour premiere.. then it is really weird because it's really pointless. It would have been better for a NEL isn't it?
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Post by: theschnauzers on September 01, 2009, 01:34:00 PM
Production might have planned two legs in Japan, figuring 12 legs in total, and then made the first two legs an "uberleg" when CBS changed the Emmys back to the 20th, and set up a two-hour premiere with s TBC in the middle.  That would explain both the start line elimination task, and still have a pit stop with an elimination at the end of the second hour.

I thinl this is a situatioon where TPTB/BVM had to made adjustments to fit the schedule they ended up having for September.
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Post by: puddin on September 01, 2009, 07:24:42 PM
Because this is important to spoilers!! Reposting this here ......

FIXED!! Thanks to Macaroons

Swap Sam and Dan for Zev and Justin making Sam and Dan final 3  :jam:


(#1 in the lineup)
Brian and Ericka Kleinschmidt (Dunlap)- Married    final 3
(#2 in the lineup)
Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating  final 3
(#3 in the lineup)
Gary & Matt Tomjenovich- Father & Son   last witnessed Las Vegas, Nevada (decoys)   4?/5
(#4 in the lineup)
Keri Morrione & Lance Layne- engaged last witnessed Phnom Penh?
(#5 in the lineup)
Sam & Dan McMillen- Brothers   final 3

(#6 in the lineup)
Ron Shalita & Marcia Wynkpoop Maloy last witnessed LAX.
(#7 in the lineup)
Garrett Paul & Jessica Stout) last witnessed LAX.     
(#8 in the lineup)
 Zev Glassenberg & Justin Kanew last witnessed LAX

(#9 in the lineup)
Mystery 12th team last witnessed LA River "GO" lineup/ challenge?
(#10 in the lineup)
Tiffany Michele & Maria Ho- Babes in Poker last witnessed Tallinn, Estonia (decoys) in the final 6
(#11 in the lineup)
Herbert/Nate-Team Dark Blue- Harlem Globetrotters last witnessed Las Vegas, Nevada (decoys) final 4?/5
(#12 in the lineup)
 Canaan Smith & Mika Combs-Friends last witnessed (Phnom Penh).   
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Post by: Boingo on September 02, 2009, 10:19:26 AM
 :yess:  Good job, everyone.  Looks like the Tokyo promo locations are well spoiled at this time.   :snicker:

Just thinkin' out loud, could Yoyogi Park be used as the "mandatory first leg" reststop?   ;D  Not sure if camping there is allowed...except for the occasional homeless person  OK, carry on, y'all are going great.   :tup:
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 02, 2009, 10:38:28 AM
nvm
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Post by: banzai on September 04, 2009, 01:32:04 AM
(http://www.japan-guide.com/g5/2034_02.gif)
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2034.html

There are 3 major international airports in Japan.
1. Tokyo's Narita Airport
2. Osaka's Kansai Airport
3. Nagoya's Central Japan Airport

There are no flight to Ho Chi Minh City from the Nagoya's Central Japan Airport.

Either they fly to Ho Chi Minh City from Tokyo's Narita Airport or Osaka's Kansai Airport.

I speculate the 2nd leg should be in a small unknown village near Osaka.    :duno: I don't know.
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Post by: thomash on September 06, 2009, 10:45:10 AM
There's been a bit of talk on here as to where in Cambodia the pit stop is.  I stumbled across filming of the race while in Phnom Penh, and hung out at the pit stop for 3 hours, watching all of the action.  The pit stop is at Wat Phnom, which is the founding place of Phnom Penh.  Sorry, no pictures to back this up, as it was a 'locked site'.  We were told to put our equipment away or it'd be confiscated.
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Post by: puddin on September 06, 2009, 11:24:27 AM
There's been a bit of talk on here as to where in Cambodia the pit stop is.  I stumbled across filming of the race while in Phnom Penh, and hung out at the pit stop for 3 hours, watching all of the action.  The pit stop is at Wat Phnom, which is the founding place of Phnom Penh.  Sorry, no pictures to back this up, as it was a 'locked site'.  We were told to put our equipment away or it'd be confiscated.
Thanks thomash! Did you see the order the teams arrived? Would be great to know what the last team to arrive looked like. Here you can find pictures of the teams
 :waves:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.0.html
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 06, 2009, 02:50:32 PM
:bigwelcome THOMASH!! 

:hearts:  Thank you SO much for coming to share with us!!  As puddin said, any info on the arrival order would be great to know!!

Could you also confirm the exact DATE and TIME frame for us??

:ty3: This is great! :jumpy:
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Post by: Hooky on September 06, 2009, 03:26:30 PM
zacz,
Your thinking is sound, but in the history of the Amazing Race early TBCs have never happened. The reason is that (unlike ARA1 and ARA2 where they started with NELs in the first leg) World Race Productions likes to reduce the number of teams still in the Race as quickly as possible. That saves on camera/sound crew needed and support costs even thou with Elimination Station it probably doesn't does change the direct cost of the team itself. We all know that out of the two legs involved in a TBC (I know many would have 1 leg, but not me) one will not have any team eliminated.

Production cost does not seem to be a worry for them this season if their first destination is Japan. :res:

zacz, i know where you're coming from. But a TBC technically wants us viewers to continue watching what happens next week isn't it? If they put a TBC in between of a 2 hour premiere.. then it is really weird because it's really pointless. It would have been better for a NEL isn't it?

The best thing of course would be ONE leg for the 2-hour premiere. That way we get to know the teams really well right off the bat without sacrificing the time left until the end of the season. If they did it as two legs in one episode then it is pointless as a "get to know the teams" scenario, unless the first half ends in a non-elim. But technically that only really helps us get to know the "first out" teams better, not the longer-lasting ones.
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Post by: thomash on September 06, 2009, 07:09:42 PM
:bigwelcome THOMASH!! 

:hearts:  Thank you SO much for coming to share with us!!  As puddin said, any info on the arrival order would be great to know!!

Could you also confirm the exact DATE and TIME frame for us??

:ty3: This is great! :jumpy:

Glad I could help!!  :)  Not exactly sure on the order, but I'm pretty sure the globetrotters were one of the first few to check in as they were one of the first to leave the pit stop in the vans.  When I arrived at Wat Phnom it was July 25th at approximately 2:00pm.  Most teams managed to check in, but we did see one team racing to the top.  Got it on video but it's not clear as to which team it was.  I've got some other video of teams that have already checked in.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 06, 2009, 07:12:26 PM
OOOHHHH....can you share the videos??!!

What fun!! :happy:

What time (about) was it when the last team checked in please?
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Post by: puddin on September 06, 2009, 07:15:39 PM
Would love to see those videos thomash  :jumpy:
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on September 06, 2009, 07:54:16 PM
Videos, Wow, really great! Looking forward to this. Could shed some light as to who actually makes it to this leg!
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 06, 2009, 08:20:32 PM
If you need help sharing them, feel free to email either puddin or myself... (puddin's the video queen! :bow: )

Our emails are in our profiles! :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: redskevin88 on September 06, 2009, 08:23:34 PM
There's been a bit of talk on here as to where in Cambodia the pit stop is.  I stumbled across filming of the race while in Phnom Penh, and hung out at the pit stop for 3 hours, watching all of the action.  The pit stop is at Wat Phnom, which is the founding place of Phnom Penh.  Sorry, no pictures to back this up, as it was a 'locked site'.  We were told to put our equipment away or it'd be confiscated.

Phnom Penh has few like "internationally known sites" and Wat Phnom would be a likely spot. I've been to Phnom Penh. Very few places have like, a small secluded flat spot suitable for a pit stop that is like "well known on tv"
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: thomash on September 07, 2009, 10:31:59 AM
Alright, let me get them loaded into my computer and see what I can do.  It says here though that attachments can only be 250k??
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Post by: puddin on September 07, 2009, 11:00:58 AM
Yes they are too big too attach but if you could send them to me or host them somewhere that would be great thomash!
Heres a free site
http://www.mediafire.com/
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Post by: Slowhatch on September 08, 2009, 06:54:10 PM
The Trotter crew in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C--KnZTL6L0) and Primefun's video don't seem very energetic, but that might be misleading; anyway, the Trotters start sprinting once they reach the top of the street.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 08, 2009, 07:07:28 PM
Thanks slowhatch!! That's great!! I have requested more info, lol.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 08, 2009, 07:33:53 PM
Thanks Slowhatch! Another awesome video! It's as if the Tallinn Estonia leg is equal to the Dubrovnik Croatia leg season 12 as far as sightings .. so many spoilers & sightings thank to the tourists!


:spell

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Post by: Boingo on September 08, 2009, 07:42:55 PM
 :tup: nice catch.  This could be the chimney at the end of the street in the video...  :lol:  or just one of a dozen or so chimneys in the Old Town.   :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on September 08, 2009, 08:59:37 PM
The closest spot I could find is Lossi Plats (http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/image/81937069), next to the Nevsky church and below the castle. (map here (http://www.tallinn-map.info/sp_images/Tallinn_Toompea.swf); the trouble is, they would seem to be heading in the other direction, towards St. Marys)
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Post by: Boingo on September 08, 2009, 09:18:31 PM
 :lol: Sure looks that way, Slowhatch. ...and that house with the chimney is at 21 Toomkooli Street  :snicker:
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Post by: Chateau d If on September 08, 2009, 09:27:16 PM
The way Harlem sprints at the end, as if on que, or at least they were waiting for their crew to join them, I think they are just reaching a cluebox at  St Mary's church on Toompea (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2329007).  Also there was another camera crew just waiting up there for them to get closer.

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/2329007.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 08, 2009, 10:21:49 PM
Hang on guys, I have the details...brb.

And damn y'all are good! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 08, 2009, 10:30:02 PM
Ngchikit who shot the video has sent be a very quick response to my list of questions!! :ty3:  so much!! :waves:

I did ask if he had the impression or not if they were really racing.



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We were there on 3 August. I think it was something like 11am in the morning (Estonia time). We were facing the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral with The Toompea Castle behind us. Then we saw the two guys rush out from a park on our  right and shouted: "Taxi!". There were no taxi around so they started going uphill to our left. We then saw the crewmen behind them as they went past us and then uphill. That's when I took out my video camera and started shooting. I think they really were racing.

I just went to google map, the place where I saw them is called "Lossi Plats" and they ran towards north on "Toom-Koli".

We did not see any other team.


Who's making me a pretty MAP??? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 08, 2009, 10:42:55 PM
More info incoming as we speak:

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No, we did not follow Herb and Nat and heard nothing about them, so we have no idea where they went.

In my opinion, I think Herb and Nat were moving slowly due to the massive backpack they were carrying... but I could be wrong. I think the park they came out of could be a stop or something. Sorry I am not familiar with TAR terminology.  I followed a few previous, earlier seasons and enjoyed them but I am not a big fan like you are.

For your information, the weather that morning was cloudy but it improved a lot in the afternoon. So if you see any other pics or videos that day of a sunny Tallinn with blue skies then it is an afternoon shot.

And embedding the video by permission!!




Is there anything else y'all want to know? ???

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 08, 2009, 11:19:36 PM
The 'park to his right' was the other clue box location we already got!

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/th_216044t41hf8a1.jpg)

Using Slowhatch's cool map:

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Post by: Chateau d If on September 08, 2009, 11:26:03 PM
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Is there anything else y'all want to know?

Can he get the exact time from his video file time stamp?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2009, 12:03:25 AM
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Is there anything else y'all want to know?

Can he get the exact time from his video file time stamp?

He says:
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I did not set the time on my video so there is no time stamp. But I checked our photos and the last photo we took before we saw them was 10:56am. I think we saw them a minute or two later.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on September 09, 2009, 12:13:36 AM
The second crew spotted by Chateau :jam: looks like the Orange Team crew.
I still have some doubts about the Trotter crew. If you expand the Lossi video to fullscreen and watch closely, you'll see that he's not filming them at all. And at the harbor, he misses the critical part: the interaction with the cab driver.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2009, 12:26:15 AM
The camera guy I see runs over to that alley on the right as the Trotters go straight on....is that right? ???
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Post by: Chateau d If on September 09, 2009, 12:51:27 AM
It looks like they are running to the same place.  But the crew just hangs there waiting for Herb & Nate to get close.   :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2009, 08:03:32 AM
For the first time, one team will be booted at the start of the trek, and racers will have to tackle the Switchback, a new twist that sends teams back to one of the series' most challenging "roadblocks." Executive producer Bertram van Munster said the racers will set off from the Los Angeles River, then first head to Tokyo to complete several zany tasks.

"Have you ever seen Japanese tourists following a tour guide with a little flag?" said van Munster. "Well, our contestants are going to be the tour leaders. Each team is going to have to run a group of 20 tourists through the center of Tokyo as fast as they can. Whoever brings their entire tour group to the Pit Stop first will be the number one team."


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iJK4z5HPRrMSQylOAGreIZtvcTGwD9AJPJC80
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Post by: Slowhatch on September 09, 2009, 09:33:14 AM
Flags color-keyed to the visors: right in front the whole time.  :-[  :groan:
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Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 11:08:49 AM
Contestants will travel one of the fastest courses ever assembled on the Race - spanning eight countries in just 21 days.  Season 15 also features the quickest elimination in the history of the series, sending one Team home before they leave the starting line.  Teams fortunate enough to avoid the surprise elimination and compete for the $ 1 million prize will face the "Switchback," which sends Teams back to the site of one of the series' most infamous Roadblocks, as well as a surprise appearance by one of America's most beloved entertainers, a visit to the world's tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show.   

 

"This season we wanted to keep the Racers and our fans on their toes and make sure no one gets too comfortable," stated Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer and Co-Creator of THE AMAZING RACE.  "We're adding some new surprise elements including our quickest elimination ever as well as revisiting one of the most challenging Roadblocks our Teams have ever encountered during our past 15 seasons."
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on September 16, 2009, 12:17:50 PM
The Russian edition of Postimees (http://rus.postimees.ee/?id=150125) has a few new decoy photos. It's too bad the video isn't real; decoy work would make an interesting episode of ES.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 16, 2009, 12:23:05 PM
You are the best Slowhatch!! :yess:

So...could any of those NEW spots be real? Or should we assume all just for show??
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on September 16, 2009, 01:21:41 PM
If there was some other place on the AR15 route that required a map of Estonia(see photo #6), I might think otherwise. However, it is clear that these shots are of Estonia, which also makes it more likely that Russian media would cover it. This is Maria and Tiffany already eliminated and doing their decoy work.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 16, 2009, 02:51:45 PM
That door at the Blackheads place is tiny!   :lol:

(http://f.postimees.ee/f/2009/08/06/217819t41haf0f.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on September 16, 2009, 06:49:56 PM
A Grona Lund sighting (http://www.bukefalos.com/f/showthread.php?p=12635138); Peach agrees with me that it refers to a 1 p.m. sighting of two men with backpacks.
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Post by: puddin on September 16, 2009, 07:32:43 PM
A Grona Lund sighting (http://www.bukefalos.com/f/showthread.php?p=12635138); Peach agrees with me that it refers to a 1 p.m. sighting of two men with backpacks.
I heard from someone that was a witness @ Grona Lund .. she/he states the Globe Trotters were among the first to arrive and Brian & Ericka among the last. I know it doesn't help much though.

eta: she/he wrote  "I think Brian/ericka gets eliminated but i might be wrong."

^^ We were thinking Sweden might be a NELeg right? Could be Brian and Erika survived the last NELeg? Not exactly sure what she/he witnessed though

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They took a boat from Stockholm sweden to Estonia.I live in Stockholm and spotted few of the teams few days ago it was exciting but won't tell about them else than that their next destination was Estonia.
 
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Sweden it is. But it's one of the later legs. It's gonna be a good leg since i happen to know what they are doing there
There is this kind of park but didn't think this park was gonna be in the race but yah.
 
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 28, 2009, 02:05:53 AM
Ever since July 18th, I've been wondering what this bus was for:  (under 6th st bridge)
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Post by: puddin on September 28, 2009, 02:20:27 AM
Oh wow! What do you think it was used for?
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Post by: Chateau d If on September 28, 2009, 02:33:43 AM
Cheap transport to the startline.  TAR original used buses too.

I wish I got a shot of the top of the bus by looking over the rail  :groan:
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Post by: puddin on September 28, 2009, 02:42:00 AM
Cheap transport to the startline.  TAR original used buses too.

I wish I got a shot of the top of the bus by looking over the rail  :groan:
I wish I were there Chateau, I would have held your feet  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 28, 2009, 10:41:21 AM
I was always wondering why Lance & Keri left the UA Checkin area for a while.

Reason:  to go beg for sneakers from people in at Delta's checkin area:

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2009, 12:35:27 PM
I have searched the vids, esp the LAX and Park One vids, but I don't see you....  :(

Darn!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 28, 2009, 01:08:30 PM
Where are these vids?  Are there any Park Ones with Marcy & Ron, Brian & Ericka, Jessica & Garrett, and San & Dan ?  That was my ride.

There is this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2BH4SgT130)  ;)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 28, 2009, 01:36:28 PM
Did you hear that Zev & Justin took the La Cienega shortcut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkWpZ09iLRw)!

That was how I went too.   :jam:

But they left long before I did.  My car was a mile away.



View Larger Map
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 28, 2009, 01:46:37 PM
Where are these vids?  Are there any Park Ones with Marcy & Ron, Brian & Ericka, Jessica & Garrett, and San & Dan ?  That was my ride.

There is this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2BH4SgT130)  ;)

I FOUND YOU!! :hearts:

All the vids are here...watch w/out the annoying commercials!!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,20899.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: primefun on October 01, 2009, 05:15:43 PM
:lol: Sure looks that way, Slowhatch. ...and that house with the chimney is at 21 Toomkooli Street  :snicker:

you guys are very close to knowing my hometown better than myself :D
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gator27 on October 04, 2009, 06:12:48 AM
:bigwelcome THOMASH!! 

:hearts:  Thank you SO much for coming to share with us!!  As puddin said, any info on the arrival order would be great to know!!

Could you also confirm the exact DATE and TIME frame for us??

:ty3: This is great! :jumpy:

Glad I could help!!  :)  Not exactly sure on the order, but I'm pretty sure the globetrotters were one of the first few to check in as they were one of the first to leave the pit stop in the vans.  When I arrived at Wat Phnom it was July 25th at approximately 2:00pm.  Most teams managed to check in, but we did see one team racing to the top.  Got it on video but it's not clear as to which team it was.  I've got some other video of teams that have already checked in.

Did this video ever surface?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on October 04, 2009, 11:40:36 PM

You don't think a Lawyer would lie to a teenage girl about giving free sky diving lessons do you?   :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 11:43:39 PM
:bigwelcome THOMASH!! 

:hearts:  Thank you SO much for coming to share with us!!  As puddin said, any info on the arrival order would be great to know!!

Could you also confirm the exact DATE and TIME frame for us??

:ty3: This is great! :jumpy:

Glad I could help!!  :)  Not exactly sure on the order, but I'm pretty sure the globetrotters were one of the first few to check in as they were one of the first to leave the pit stop in the vans.  When I arrived at Wat Phnom it was July 25th at approximately 2:00pm.  Most teams managed to check in, but we did see one team racing to the top.  Got it on video but it's not clear as to which team it was.  I've got some other video of teams that have already checked in.

Did this video ever surface?

Sadly...no.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 11:47:12 PM

You don't think a Lawyer would lie to a teenage girl about giving free sky diving lessons do you?   :duno:
Thats who I'm thinking it might have been, peach and I were actually talking about that before the show tonight.  .. older but not too old
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DavidJunior on October 05, 2009, 11:39:30 PM

You don't think a Lawyer would lie to a teenage girl about giving free sky diving lessons do you?   :duno:
Thats who I'm thinking it might have been, peach and I were actually talking about that before the show tonight.  .. older but not too old

Wouldn't that mean that one of the Dubai legs was an NEL/TBC and that there were actually 7 teams in the Netherlands, and we just missed a team?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on October 06, 2009, 12:35:42 AM
I don't think we'll know who Steffanie talked to until ...we see who lasts  :lol:


Twitter: # Name Stephanie Cauldwell

 

We were checking out and this American couple came in with tv cameras. They wanted to borrow Joe's mobile to call the airport.
8:37 PM Jul 28th

they said they were doing a travel documentary but mum thinks it might be that Amazing Race show. we were
 to excited 8:39 PM Jul 28th

they promised us free skydiving lessons in America if they could use our mobile. they teach skydiving. I want try but I'll be too scared!about 1 hour ago from web
8:42 PM Jul 28th


 Going on holiday is so much fun! We're leaving for the airport to visit Uncle Phil in Australia. He doesn't have internet. :( So TTFN! about 1 hour ago from web
8:44 PM Jul 28th

http://twitter.com/SteffieSunrise
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 06, 2009, 07:09:51 AM

You don't think a Lawyer would lie to a teenage girl about giving free sky diving lessons do you?   :duno:
Thats who I'm thinking it might have been, peach and I were actually talking about that before the show tonight.  .. older but not too old

Wouldn't that mean that one of the Dubai legs was an NEL/TBC and that there were actually 7 teams in the Netherlands, and we just missed a team?

Yes, seven teams in the Netherlands all along....

Take a look at Chateau's lovely timeline in the TIMELINE thread for all the pertinent pesky details. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on October 06, 2009, 01:24:10 PM
If a 7th team did indeed make it to The Netherlands I think its Mika and Canaan, I'll have to look thru my notes from Dutch. I believe he wrote that he saw the "Brooks" couple but at the time ...Mika and Canaan were misidentified as the Brooks brother and sister team.  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.msg447203.html#msg447203)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on October 06, 2009, 05:12:21 PM
peach and I have notes from Dutch Samadhi  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435072.html#msg435072) all over the place, we're going to try to pull them together ..
Originally we had no clear photos of Meghan and Cheyne so Dutch could have mistaken them for Mika and Canaan who we thought were the so called Brooks at the time and did have a clear photo (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/untitled.jpg) of them thanks to Chateau.

here are some tidbits ..


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I saw team red (Probably), The globetrotters, and the brooks couple. I've heard that there was a male gay couple. So I can safely say that there were at least four couples, but I've had a few sources saying that they knew that there were six couples.
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Yes, I saw a blond girl and a husband, I saw two guys, They were the first to come. ( I assume Dan & Sam )
Then came the blond girl with a guy and after that came the basketballers.
The girl I saw was not as short and she looked as if she could be dutch. She was also attractive.
I've heard that there was a gay couple (two guys)
I have sources that tell me as well that there were six teams. So that must be true.
I've heard sources say that they heard (near the place where it happened) that the contestants came from the airport straight from Dubai

And of course thanks to the video that Boingo found (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg435300.html#msg435300), we know Tiffany&Maria, Matt&Gary, and Brian&Ericka are there as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 06, 2009, 10:44:51 PM
Here is that video translation again: Courtesy of Dutch Samadhi!!

1-20 Guy laughs (voice over) The three voluntary windmillers can 20-25  laugh about it: An American tv-crew that came to Vierhuizen. 25-30 Now and then they get a glimpse of them. 30-35 (guy in dialect) Just like the tour the France with a camera on the motor. 35-40 (again dialect)Yes, well, Shall we have coffee. 40-45 (inside the mill) well it is a program that eeh 45-51 must film the activities of the participants 51-56 and of those shootings they make a program 56-1:00 (interviewer) What's your opinion about it all (guy) I find it a bit 1:00-1:05 typically American (other guy) with a lot of, of 1:05-1:10 with a lot of (nonsense word) kokeloko (other guy) with a lot of bombarie (probably: Bolster) (guy interviewed repeats) 1:10-1:15 everything is taken care of precisely (overvoice) But what exactly is going on 1:15-1:20 nobody is talking about, but the windmillers don't care a lot about that 1:20-1:26 Their job is clear: to keep the windmill running and that they do with a lot of concentration 1:26-1:31 (guy at the windmill) We can see a (bui) bad weather coming, but I think, Arie, we will just miss it 1:31-1:35 (outside on the windmill) He could go a little further because the wind is better there (they use the phrase “ten opzichte” which is more like according) 1:35-1:41 (voice over) after asking questions without camera's we found out that it is a Peking Express like program 1:41-1:46 Six teams have to fulfill tasks as soon as possible 1:46-1:52 That they don't put their hands on their wallets shows when we see a helicopter flying over to take shots 1:52-1:56 (guy on the windmill) Isn't it horrible to have a helicopter here 1:56-2:02 All that for just a few minutes in a game show 2:03-2:13 Aah, but we like to do it, just another fling (verzetje)
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Post by: Chateau d If on October 06, 2009, 10:49:37 PM
If it's six teams into Amsterdam then ...   there is no NEL/TBC within Phnom Penh, Dubai I, and Dubai II.

 :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 06, 2009, 11:00:37 PM
I had forgotten about the six teams things too Chateau. Remember that he is relying though on what other people told him...I think it is possible they could have missed a team...possible, by no means sure.

In rereading what he sent me, I believe the blonde woman he is describing is Meghan, not Mika.

I'll get some new photos off to him soon.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Hooky on October 18, 2009, 01:00:59 AM
I had forgotten about the six teams things too Chateau. Remember that he is relying though on what other people told him...I think it is possible they could have missed a team...possible, by no means sure.

In rereading what he sent me, I believe the blonde woman he is describing is Meghan, not Mika.

I'll get some new photos off to him soon.

Sounds like Meghan to me. She does look Dutch!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Vicdemort on October 18, 2009, 08:50:08 PM
More info incoming as we speak:

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No, we did not follow Herb and Nat and heard nothing about them, so we have no idea where they went.

In my opinion, I think Herb and Nat were moving slowly due to the massive backpack they were carrying... but I could be wrong. I think the park they came out of could be a stop or something. Sorry I am not familiar with TAR terminology.  I followed a few previous, earlier seasons and enjoyed them but I am not a big fan like you are.

For your information, the weather that morning was cloudy but it improved a lot in the afternoon. So if you see any other pics or videos that day of a sunny Tallinn with blue skies then it is an afternoon shot.

And embedding the video by permission!!




Is there anything else y'all want to know? ???



In case you don't understand Cantonese, the man is saying that there was another team ahead of them. That means they were not first at the filming location.
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I am just giving the useful infomation, Neobie.  ;)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 09:12:03 PM
Nice Vic!! Thanks!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Neobie on October 18, 2009, 09:17:29 PM
A pretty rough translation...

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Man: We're in Estonia... and these two guys are on The Amazing Race... looking for a taxi.
Lady: Taxis are expensive, where are they going to get the money?
Man: There was another pair that went up already.

Any leads for us to contact the pair?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 12:25:15 AM
The info came from the source, I can ask, but IIRC that's all he knew...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on October 19, 2009, 09:51:39 AM
A pretty rough translation...

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Man: We're in Estonia... and these two guys are on The Amazing Race... looking for a taxi.
Lady: Taxis are expensive, where are they going to get the money?
Man: There was another pair that went up already.

Any leads for us to contact the pair?


From our source:
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Now I think I remember another two people going up the same road... but for the life of me I can't remember who they are or even what colour they wore... I really cannot help... sorry
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on November 23, 2009, 04:06:22 PM
BT384 TLL RIX 0520 0605  connecting in Riga with OK883 RIX PRG 0815 0900
I have looked at the historical flight information for this connection. There is no info on BT384 but we know from a video extra featuring Sam and Dan that they landed on-time in riga and have a 2 hour connect time there. OK883 left early at 812am and reached Prague at 856am four minutes ahead of schedule.