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Title: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: nyydem on July 18, 2009, 01:07:10 PM
Just wanted to pop in to say that I've been a long time reader of these forums, and I've always been very impressed with what you guys do.  It's pretty amazing.  :waves:  Looking forward to following the spoilers this season...

If they are indeed flying out of LAX on American, chances are if they're leaving the country that they'll fly through one of Dallas, Chicago, or JFK.  Hopefully there will be some twitterers at one of those airports who will see them connecting.

Good luck guys!
Title: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 18, 2009, 01:16:31 PM
Just wanted to pop in to say that I've been a long time reader of these forums, and I've always been very impressed with what you guys do.  It's pretty amazing.  :waves:  Looking forward to following the spoilers this season...

If they are indeed flying out of LAX on American, chances are if they're leaving the country that they'll fly through one of Dallas, Chicago, or JFK.  Hopefully there will be some twitterers at one of those airports who will see them connecting.

Good luck guys!

I checked online and there are a couple of international flights on American out of LAX
to Tokyo, Japan and Los Cabos, Mexico!
Title: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Mr Jones on July 18, 2009, 01:30:26 PM
This is so exciting...I've been a lurker for quite some time but I've never followed TAR spoilers as it's actually filming. You guys are amazing at retreiving this info so fast  :lol:
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Post by: Snooky on July 18, 2009, 01:34:55 PM
An older couple!
Gosh!  This is like the best spoiling season so far!
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Post by: Hooky on July 18, 2009, 01:44:56 PM
EDIT: This was moved...
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2009, 01:52:29 PM
You guys are going to be so in awe!! Just wait!!!More coming, we are looking at a few hours still. :hearts:

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Post by: Hooky on July 18, 2009, 01:53:14 PM
You guys are going to be so in awe!! Just wait!!!More coming, we are looking at a few hours still. :hearts:


You've got some good stuff? I can't wait!
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 01:59:58 PM
^^ We have a man in the field! Not my spoilers though so we wait for the...........JackPot!
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Post by: GonzaloChileno on July 18, 2009, 02:09:02 PM
Japan?!

Maybe Is A Connection Point...
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Post by: gingerman28 on July 18, 2009, 02:19:11 PM
Japan it is http://twitpic.com/ashyf (picture in the contestant thread)



 :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam:  BINGO :jumpy:

So peach and puddin were right, as usual :hearts:

But haven't those guys in red learned anything from previous TAR's? Look at the size of those backpacks!
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 02:27:48 PM
Am I pathetic? Watching LAX webcams  :lol:

Thanks for all the info guys! Keep it coming! :jam:
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Post by: firsttime2233 on July 18, 2009, 03:13:03 PM
Seems like either AA169 or AA5829 (probably 5829) to Tokyo or Bangkok.

http://twitpic.com/ashyf

http://twitter.com/dslaybaugh/status/2710033488

http://twitter.com/dslaybaugh/status/2708916558

http://twitter.com/blakestuerman

http://twitter.com/roflitsmel/status/2710360033
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Post by: caper on July 18, 2009, 03:19:39 PM
 :jumpy: Good stuff, Good stuff!!!! Keep it coming!!!  :wohoo: weeeehoooo!!!
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 03:19:43 PM
Neobie map LOVE <3 !!!! :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Post by: north09 on July 18, 2009, 03:21:42 PM
That map returns!  :wohoo:
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Post by: Neobie on July 18, 2009, 03:24:46 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

Welcome FirstTime!

Great catch on the airport worker! I'm thinking American Airlines, though...

Just boarded Mr O'Shea Jackson to Chicago. He looks the same
2:48 PM Jul 9th from mobile web


Flights that day from LAX to ORD are:
UA 116 at 1.28pm
AA 1624 at 2.45pm
UA 122 at 4.48pm
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Post by: firsttime2233 on July 18, 2009, 03:26:56 PM
I've never had so much fun with TAR!  The 2 flights to Tokyo are:

American 169
United 891

They should both be in the air right now.  And Peach does have great stuff coming!

Sure it's not AA5829?
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Post by: Dånooky on July 18, 2009, 03:29:28 PM
:wohoo: HAPPY SPOILING, DETECTIVES!
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Post by: north09 on July 18, 2009, 03:32:18 PM
I like the staus for American 5829 better.

AMERICAN AIRLINES  5829
OPERATED BY JAPAN AIRLINES 
Departing: LAX Los Angeles   07/18/2009   1:20 PM
Arriving: NRT Tokyo   07/19/2009  4:45 PM   
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Post by: firsttime2233 on July 18, 2009, 03:35:14 PM
American 169 is actuallly expected to have already landed.

Incorrect. Lands at  4pm Tokyo time on the 19th.
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Post by: north09 on July 18, 2009, 03:36:47 PM
haha yeah, I caught that a few minutes ago.
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 18, 2009, 03:38:11 PM
Great spoilage! Thanks for making my Saturday so exciting! :jumpy: :jumpy:
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2009, 04:01:46 PM
:jumpy: Good stuff, Good stuff!!!! Keep it coming!!!  :wohoo: weeeehoooo!!!

You are a hero yourself!! Your info was a HUGE help and you'll see why soon!! :ty3:

:ghug:
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2009, 04:03:27 PM
Great spoilage! Thanks for making my Saturday so exciting! :jumpy: :jumpy:

The things we Detectives go thru for you....  :lol3:
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 04:05:01 PM
Great spoilage! Thanks for making my Saturday so exciting! :jumpy: :jumpy:

The things we Detectives go thru for you....  :lol3:
Do tell peach  ;)
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 18, 2009, 04:34:25 PM
Great spoilage! Thanks for making my Saturday so exciting! :jumpy: :jumpy:

The things we Detectives go thru for you....  :lol3:
Do tell peach  ;)
Oh stop. I promote the hell of out the TAR Detectives! And the things I do for you two!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: caper on July 18, 2009, 04:36:38 PM
:jumpy: Good stuff, Good stuff!!!! Keep it coming!!!  :wohoo: weeeehoooo!!!

You are a hero yourself!! Your info was a HUGE help and you'll see why soon!! :ty3:

:ghug:
:-[ Awe, thanks peach!!!  :-[  Me being a newbie, and all, that mean's alot!!! I must admit, I'm pretty proud of myself!!! :-*
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 04:50:07 PM
Amazing. I am so excited! Yayayaya!
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Post by: gingerman28 on July 18, 2009, 04:56:22 PM
Peach, don't we have someone who volunteered to keep an eye on NRT for us?  Have you alerted him of the arrival of the TAR teams, and I hope he has a good camera ready?
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 04:58:34 PM
http://twitter.com/gvelita
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Post by: Macaroons on July 18, 2009, 06:02:47 PM
Thank god for in-flight WiFi! I think I'm sitting next to an Amazing Race team. Cool! They're heading to Mongolia via Tokyo! Awesome!

www.twitter.com/bob_bixby
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 06:04:05 PM
Tokyo will be great  :yess:
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 06:05:13 PM
you need to chill Kiwi  :lol:
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 06:07:26 PM
With all this excitement etc. The photo's I can't help but be excited  :funny:
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Post by: mjriches2005 on July 18, 2009, 06:08:43 PM
Tokyo maybe just a transit point.  Maybe they will connect on a flight to Nagoya, Okinawa, or Sapporo.  JALways has flights to Manila, Sydney, Brisbane, and Guam.
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Post by: caper on July 18, 2009, 06:09:30 PM
Thank god for in-flight WiFi! I think I'm sitting next to an Amazing Race team. Cool! They're heading to Mongolia via Tokyo! Awesome!

www.twitter.com/bob_bixby
Could this be our "red herring"?  They went to Mongolia season 10, would they really go back there again?  :knuckles:
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 06:13:32 PM
They went to Japan, Season 12
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Post by: caper on July 18, 2009, 06:14:22 PM
True, true!!! :duno:
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Post by: mjriches2005 on July 18, 2009, 06:15:15 PM
Mongolia was exciting in Season 10, but what else is there to see again this season.  Maybe they are going to Irkutsk in Siberia, Russia with Ulanbator as another transit point. They might be going to the city of Khovd in western Mongolia
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 06:18:28 PM
They will have something big planned. This season's premiere is 2 hours  :yess:
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Post by: Chateau d If on July 18, 2009, 06:24:34 PM
No Mongolia   :lol:   :groan:
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Post by: Snooky on July 18, 2009, 06:35:13 PM
Tokyo!
I am shaking!
 :funny:
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 06:39:10 PM
^^ "No" Mongolia Snooky  :groan:  ..Chateau knows all  :jam:
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Post by: Snooky on July 18, 2009, 06:41:07 PM
^^ "No" Mongolia Snooky  :groan:  ..Chateau knows all  :jam:
Well, I guess not!  Oh well, Tokyo is fine!
 :lol:
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 06:42:21 PM
 :lol: Mongolia was a little mistake, the TAR 15 god Chateau knows all  :funny:
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2009, 06:52:25 PM
Mongolia?? No! Stay tuned guys, quit with the weirdo spec, there is lots more coming, give Chateau time to share okay??
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Post by: Neobie on July 18, 2009, 07:36:04 PM
They arrive in Tokyo at 4pm right? Going by history we should be having a quick task (or maybe even not) before they bunk in for the night. Since TAR 1 (cabin) and TAR 2 (beach) to TAR 13 (jungle) and TAR 14 (camping) it's been pretty rustic. Any likely places?

It might happen that the departures the next morning might send them somewhere else. Chateau, any sightings of Phil? He might be off to the Leg 1 Pit Stop (which may or may not be within Tokyo)...

So excited. Damn.
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Post by: puddin on July 18, 2009, 07:55:50 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.
Don't think for a second that we forgot about you Slowhatch and all your time and effort that you put in for the sake of TAR spoiling! Same goes for mswood! Our very own CSI-TAR Detective team! :thankyou:  :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam:
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Post by: Jobby on July 18, 2009, 08:26:06 PM
Great work guys! Wow Tokyo!
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Post by: Jobby on July 18, 2009, 08:29:11 PM
OMG, i love you TAR detectives. Accept muy lurveeee. :hearts:

I can't believe this is happening.

TOKYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 18, 2009, 08:55:10 PM
It is so important to stop for a minute and just say thank you to ALL of you who helped along the way!

There are so many people to thank! This has been an incredible journey and a true labor of love for many of the TAR Detectives!  Many have spent hours if not days and lots of out-of-pocket $$ on this...

We have been blessed already this season with a LOT of behind the scenes help!! :jumpy:  

Many of you have helped on condition of anonymity, so I can only say :thankyou: to you all, and send you our love!! You know who you are, and we appreciate you!! Your piece of info may have been the bit that made the quilt complete!! And to the people along the way who gave us their friendship and support, we all say THANK YOU!!

All of the info ultimately led us to be able to confirm LAX unequivocally as the departure airport a couple of weeks ago. Then we were able to narrow down the departure times to a reasonable window, so we have been able to keep a close eye on the doings there.

Thanks first of all to puddin for some incredible leads and hours of research that really narrowed things down.

Next to kogs for the brainstorming,research, fact-finding fun!!

Then to Slowhatch and mswood who both responded quickly to my calls for help, donating lots of their time to our on site escapades!!

Newbie caper came thru with the Viaduct permit, which ultimately put Chateau at the right place at the right time. :hrt:

Special thanks to graytex and Neobie for the fast-action research on flights and locations, and Harley for the film start location pictures!

But most of all, to Chateau, who got up early, stayed up late, drove ALL over LA every time I got another clue (even the far fetched ones!!), and played hooky from work in emergencies, made hanging out in LA a blast of pure fun, and has pretty much devoted day and night the last two weeks to this incredible opportunity!

:cheer:  :yourock:  :cheer:
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Post by: Jobby on July 18, 2009, 09:09:26 PM


peach, don't forget about yourself too! You've worked hard and great too! Thanks everyone!!!
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 18, 2009, 09:28:19 PM
Peach,

Great job. This is absolutely tremendous. The small army that is following this should be commended for the work and the investigations! Thank you so much for all that you do! :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess:
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Post by: Snooky on July 18, 2009, 10:08:52 PM

Great job everyone!  It's great that we have such a great team that works together well!  (They should put Peach and puddin on TAR so that they couldn't spoil it!)
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Post by: north09 on July 18, 2009, 10:19:13 PM


Thank you so much guys! I think that having a devoted group here is what makes this board such an awsome place for spoilers like this. It's just as fun investigating as it is watching the show. There really isn't much I can do being far from LA, so you can only imagine how in awe I am with the work that has been done today. Chateau, awsome work!
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Post by: mjriches2005 on July 18, 2009, 10:26:08 PM
I've been tracking the flight with the teams and right now, it's west of the International Dateline.
I think they will stay in Japan for the overnight on the 19th (Japan Time) and depart by train or regional plane (possibly from Haneda Airport) to somewhere in Japan.  So someone should lookup train and plane departures for July 20th.
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Post by: Moo on July 18, 2009, 10:45:02 PM
Wow it really has started! Tokyo is it? WOOOOWWWW! TAR going to the most expensive city in the world for the first leg!

Congratulations guys! Since they're starting in Asia, I'll keep my eye out, if they will be able to go to the Philippines and contact my other contacts (lolz) if they spot these kind of people!  :yess: :hearts: :jumpy:

Thanks for everyone who works so hard to give us spoilers - well for my context, backyard information! Tee hee!

(Though I have wished that WRP could have given a better starting line for the 15th season, the starting line keeps on declining and declining after All Stars... :( )



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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 18, 2009, 10:51:34 PM
Not that big of a deal, the starting line really! It could look quite good haha!
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Post by: TARAsia Fan on July 18, 2009, 11:01:14 PM
I actually like that starting line because of the movies and TV shows that have filmed there. I like it! :tup:
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Post by: hakushu8 on July 18, 2009, 11:03:36 PM
Yay! It started! Great work, guys! :tup: :hearts:

I'll try to keep my eye around the island, as well as try to get news from neighbouring islands. Our region is a usual tourist destination from Tokyo anyways. Although I doubt they'll be coming back to "USA" right away if they went here. :lol:
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Post by: Cocoa on July 18, 2009, 11:13:10 PM
Thanks TAR Detective for this great coverage! I think CBS started TAR because they think we will be diverted to BB, but they were wrong!  :jam:
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Post by: Wildwolf on July 18, 2009, 11:19:44 PM
Hi, long time forum skulker...
First off, big thank you to EVERYONE who's been tracking the info and teams! xD

I've been watching the two flights Chateau mentioned in the other post (AA 169 and United 891).
Current time estimate for the AA flight's arrival is 3:48 (scheduled 4 PM), while the United's ETA is 3:57 (scheduled 4:30).
This puts it in a fairly close race, doesn't it?

UNDER THE ASSUMPTION that they stay in Tokyo, and under the assumption that they head towards Tokyo itself, both teams would most likely ride the JR Narita Express to the city, or take a taxi (way more expensive!).
The AA flight lands in Terminal 2, while the United flight lands at Terminal 1. The same train stops at both terminals on the way to Tokyo. The train leaves Terminal 1 at 4:15 and stops at Terminal 2 at 4:18. The next train gets to Terminal 1 at 4:45 and Terminal 2 at 4:48. Both arrive at Tokyo Station about an hour after their Terminal 2 stops.
Then again, if they just use Narita as an exchange, then this information is moot.

Again, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who's working hard to find all the info out! I need my pre-airing fix. -_^
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Post by: Max on July 18, 2009, 11:52:47 PM
Mongolia?? No! Stay tuned guys, quit with the weirdo spec, there is lots more coming, give Chateau time to share okay??

I am beyond impressed with that which Chateau has provided so far.  I will wait quietly for more info.
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Post by: Benedicto on July 19, 2009, 12:02:45 AM
 :wohoo: I will keep an eye here too to see if they go Here in the Philippines  :-*
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Post by: abilify on July 19, 2009, 12:11:07 AM
Delurking for a bit just to tell you guys how much all your hard work is appreciated. I actually got goosebumps just reading all these great great stuff. Best board ever!  :hearts:
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Post by: BayBay on July 19, 2009, 12:20:50 AM
Someone suggested train out of Tokyo...perhaps an overnight train?

http://www.japanrail.com/index.php?page=JR-timetable-fare-overnight
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Post by: Ray! on July 19, 2009, 12:40:21 AM
OMG. OMG. So excited!!! :D Sorry I can't post here often (no special contribution to this thread), but I wanna say thanks to ya'll who are doing this & making my Saturday exciting. :D And based on baydogg's link, maybe they did something like the TAR 7 train from Lucknow to Jodhpur (it's possible they take an overnight train from Tokyo to Kyoto).
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Post by: Wildwolf on July 19, 2009, 01:14:32 AM
Overnight rides would have to leave from Tokyo Station at 10:00 PM at the earliest, which would give plenty of catch-up time from the plane rides.
Otherwise, to leave Tokyo, they would have to wait until the morning.
Also note that all of these leave from Tokyo station, which is about an hour's train ride from the airport.

A little less than an hour till scheduled arrival (4:00 PM) of the AA flight 169 (1st flight)... it's on time.
The United flight 891 (second flight that left half an hour later), however, is estimated to arrive at the same time, if not a few minutes earlier than the AA flight. So they might not need catch-up time. xD
EDIT: AA flight 169 ETA is 3:53, United flight 891 ETA is 3:57.
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 19, 2009, 03:08:57 AM
Yaya!
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Post by: Chateau d If on July 19, 2009, 03:24:34 AM
It looks like the 30 minute expected lead of the AA flight has dropped to only 8 minutes!
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 19, 2009, 03:44:08 AM
Wow. The teams will be very close!
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Post by: Moo on July 19, 2009, 04:05:34 AM
Wow. The teams will be very close!

With Tokyo being heavily populated right now (it's a Sunday) we should expect teams being caught. Tourists are flocking in as well.
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Post by: Wildwolf on July 19, 2009, 04:26:40 AM
Hn, those few minutes of lead may be good enough. I can't imagine that teams would use the bus service from Narita unles specifically instructed. So that would leave teams with either the train or taxi. AA fliers have a slight advantage in that they arrived earlier and the train stops by their terminal a few minutes later. The signs in Narita airport are fairly English-friendly and it's kind of hard to miss the JR ticket counter and platforms, but buying tickets may take time, since it's kind of a flip of the coin whether or not the person you're talking to speaks English there. AA teams may have been able to make the 4:15 train, and REALLY fast United teams might make the same train. Otherwise it's a good 30 minute wait.
And then there's taxis. As Mooyou pointed out, it's Sunday, so it'll be very busy, roads or train. If teams take taxis, I imagine there will be a lot of traffic, which may slow them down.

Really wish we knew where they were headed~. >_<
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 19, 2009, 04:33:02 AM
Just hold on for the hope teams are caught in the action of Tokyo!
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Post by: Moo on July 19, 2009, 05:40:20 AM
I hope some American or Australian would be able to catch them race around Tokyo... **points to someone in Japan**

@Wildwolf: WELCOME TO RFF! :) :) :)

I think teams would be using the JR Rail; It would be TOO expensive for them to take Taxis from Narita Int'l to the main center of Tokyo...

Tokyo is a very huge city. I would hope that there won't be any bunching times, and I hope they can hold a clue in Tsukiji, which opens early in the morning (around 3 to be exact), giving teams so much stress! LOL!

I also wonder how teams will cope up with hunger = food being expensive and limited amounts of money... XD

** Just my wish!
Finding cosplayers in Shibuya RB please! = Best Roadblock evah!

Well, if this happens, teams are bound to get disastrous on the first leg of the race. Shibuya will have big amounts of people especially at this time of day right now.
** Just my wish!
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Post by: cabioTAR on July 19, 2009, 05:57:02 AM
Great Job! guys   :jumpy:

Tokyo - My wish Shibuya too (Hachiko Statue).... or Harajuku ...

Overnite Train

1) To North - Hokkaido (Sapporo)

2) To South - Kyoto  or Hiroshima
                   - Okinawa - US Base


Well,  I'm on stand by for next location in Asia.
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Post by: Jobby on July 19, 2009, 06:18:06 AM
I believe they will be racing Southwest-wards down to Southeast Asia. But they can totally make a turn and go for Mongolia or Russia instead too.

(http://i25.[banned image hosting site].com/2gwe07q.png)

I am more incline that they will fly to South Korea or Philippines next, SK was last visited in TAR 4 and Philippines last visited in TAR 5, if my memory does not serve me wrong.

China was visited for 3 legs last season, Taiwan made an appearance in TAR 12, Hong Kong in TAR 11, Vietnam was last seen in TAR 10, Malaysia in TAR 11, Singapore in TAR 3.

Indonesia, Brunei and Laos were never visited before.. (Burma too!), maybe they can serve as some new asian locations for TAR 15. Lookout for them.

But right now it still seems appropriate for them to make a stop at South Korea or Philippines next. But anything could happen. I'm hoping for them to cross over to South Korea, really.

RFF and TAR fans in Asia... KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OOOOPEEEEENNNNN.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: cabioTAR on July 19, 2009, 06:28:11 AM
Malaysia in TAR 11, Singapore in TAR 3.

Indonesia, Brunei and Laos were never visited before.. (Burma too!), maybe they can serve as some new asian locations for TAR 15. Lookout for them.


Malaysia - TAR3, TAR4 as well and TAR 11


My wish for Indonesia ... but due to latest Bomb Blast in Jakarta - they might re-route.

If Malaysia, they might go to Penang or Kuching (World Rainforest Festival is there right now)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: cabioTAR on July 19, 2009, 06:35:14 AM

I am more incline that they will fly to South Korea or Philippines next, SK was last visited in TAR 4 and Philippines last visited in TAR 5, if my memory does not serve me wrong.


If Japan leg with overnite train ride and going to South .... possiblity next ferry ride to South Korea ... like TARA2
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 19, 2009, 06:48:40 AM
Malaysia in TAR 11, Singapore in TAR 3.

Indonesia, Brunei and Laos were never visited before.. (Burma too!), maybe they can serve as some new asian locations for TAR 15. Lookout for them.


Malaysia - TAR3, TAR4 as well and TAR 11


My wish for Indonesia ... but due to latest Bomb Blast in Jakarta - they might re-route.

If Malaysia, they might go to Penang or Kuching (World Rainforest Festival is there right now)
I know, i was talking about when which country was last visited.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 19, 2009, 07:07:51 AM
I'll keep an eye here in the Philippines next. Since AH1N1 flu here is very light (i.e. they are not virulent), Hopefully they return here! But if they'll visit the philippines, most likely I'll see them in the news. Filipinos are very intrigued with cameras, even if they see any film shooting, they'll come close to them and look what they are doing.  :lol:
Title: Re: Th Amazing Race 15 Location Spoliers
Post by: TexasLady on July 19, 2009, 07:29:41 AM
Good job! The RFF TAR-CSI team on the job and doing it brilliantly!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 19, 2009, 09:58:29 AM
I've got a rather vague potential spoiler about TAR going to Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam...

http://worldjourneys.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/touch-down/#more-39

Might fit with the teams being in Japan now.

Didn't they have to get special TAR route markers made last time they were in Vietnam because the Vietnam flag has TAR colours?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 19, 2009, 10:24:32 AM
I've got a rather vague potential spoiler about TAR going to Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam...

http://worldjourneys.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/touch-down/#more-39

Might fit with the teams being in Japan now.

Didn't they have to get special TAR route markers made last time they were in Vietnam because the Vietnam flag has TAR colours?

Very much likely too, if they decided to go between South Korea and Philippines and towards Vietnam.

Quote
After farewelling Sau and organising my pick up for tomorrow, I headed off to order a flag for the Amazing Race and searched out a street vendor to buy my first bowl of pho.

What does he meant by "order a flag"? Hmmm.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: 2old4tech on July 19, 2009, 10:28:22 AM
There was this Tweet yesterday...

 roflitsmel

   1.
      The amazing race teams are leaving LAX going to either tokyo or bangkok... the flight is stopping in both cities i think  about 20 hours ago from txt

Not much to go on.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 19, 2009, 10:34:16 AM
Read this > :lol:

Quote
Can’t wait until the end of September to watch The Amazing Race? Then you’ve come to the right place! An unprecedented amount of information has already been obtained about the fifteenth edition of CBS’s popular reality show, which began on the morning of July 18th from an industrial district in Los Angeles. From the starting line to the first destination to some of the teams’ identities, the information is starting to leak thanks to the amazing detective work of dedicated fans at Reality Fan Forum and the flood of posts on Twitter by excited witnesses who saw the teams on the first day of filming.

http://realitytv.suite101.com/article.cfm/amazing_race_15_off_to_a_flying_start

Way to goooo RFF! :yess:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: georgiapeach on July 19, 2009, 12:35:47 PM
Please remember that this is the SPOILER thread for sightings and potential or definite spoilers. Not for wish lists, not for "I hope they go...".  This thread for the good stuff please. :lol:

News and press can go in the TAR news threads, wish lists have another home, so let's try to keep this one lean and mean okay?

There was this Tweet yesterday...

 roflitsmel

   1.
      The amazing race teams are leaving LAX going to either tokyo or bangkok... the flight is stopping in both cities i think  about 20 hours ago from txt

Not much to go on.

There was a f/.up post to this. They did go to Tokyo, not Bangkok, I think it was in the location threads?

Also the buy a flag thing does not seem to correlate with us. RFF also got good info about the TARA VietNam legs, have not heard anything about any upcoming legs, fwiw....
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: 2old4tech on July 19, 2009, 01:17:44 PM
Oops, I'm sorry.  I did know they went to Tokyo when I posted that tweet, but since there is no info after that, I thought maybe the Tweeter's thought that the flight might have gone on to Bangkok, even as a longshot might help.  I don't mean to waste anyone's time.

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 ·

At least 3rd or 4th hand spec and hearsay.  I'll stop now. :(
Title: Re: Th Amazing Race 15 Location Spoliers
Post by: Belle Book on July 19, 2009, 01:26:46 PM
I did a leg in Tokyo (though it was a TBC leg) in my Fantasy Amazing Race season.  Of course, I had a U-Turn in it as well.  I doubt there'll be any U-Turns in this leg.

Belle Book
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: puddin on July 19, 2009, 01:41:57 PM
^^ beat me to it OldTech
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Hooky on July 19, 2009, 01:42:59 PM
I'll keep an eye here in the Philippines next. Since AH1N1 flu here is very light (i.e. they are not virulent), Hopefully they return here!

The virus is light everywhere. It's all hyped up to get people to consent to forced vaccinations. But, anyway, if the production knows this, they won't be afraid to take the teams to just about any location. If any team did catch the flu, it would be less dangerous to them than the common flu. So let's not worry about the H1N1 anymore. :res:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 19, 2009, 01:54:53 PM
I'll keep an eye here in the Philippines next. Since AH1N1 flu here is very light (i.e. they are not virulent), Hopefully they return here!

The virus is light everywhere. It's all hyped up to get people to consent to forced vaccinations. But, anyway, if the production knows this, they won't be afraid to take the teams to just about any location. If any team did catch the flu, it would be less dangerous to them than the common flu. So let's not worry about the H1N1 anymore. :res:

Stop worrying about that H1N1 Flu, it's not much in the news anymore.  Teams, crew, producers, and the host would be sanitizing their hands and washing them so they don't catch H1N1.  So please stop worrying about H1N1 immediately!!
Title: Re: Th Amazing Race 15 Location Spoliers
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 19, 2009, 02:13:47 PM
Maybe Sign-Up's to Bali?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: theschnauzers on July 19, 2009, 02:37:32 PM
At this point, it isn't just whether the H1N1 virus is serious or not, it's how governments are dealing with it, and that's a different complication. It will be several more months before the vaccines are in sufficient quantities to be administered to higher-risk groups; and unlike more flu viruses, H1N1 is more likely to affect younger rather than older people, and people with chronic illnesses. (It helps to keep track of this story using CNN, BBC, Reuters, and AP, because they have correspondents who actually know what they are talking about.

China isn't taking any chances. The Chinese are placing travelers in a up-to-one-week quarantine if anyone on their flight shows any symptoms of possibly having flu.  That sort of behavior is the sort of thing that could affect the Race, and it's probably something that required some adjustments on the route this Race will take. There are other countries that might follow that path. And from what I've read, H1N1 is even more active in the southern hemisphere right now (where it's winter), so we shouldn't been overconfident about the extent the H1N1 [andemic might reach this coming winter.

I also wanted to point out that the teams will have had to go through customs at Narita airport before they can head into Tokyo, so that probably further limits where the teams can be directed the first night.

Finally, I want to congratulate all of you on doing a freat job with the new technology of Twitter that along with the wireless web of live blogging certainly has changed how TAR detective work functions.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 19, 2009, 04:29:08 PM
I've got a rather vague potential spoiler about TAR going to Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam...

http://worldjourneys.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/touch-down/#more-39

Might fit with the teams being in Japan now.

Didn't they have to get special TAR route markers made last time they were in Vietnam because the Vietnam flag has TAR colours?

I researched flight schedules online at Continental, All Nippon, Japan Airlines, and Garuda Indonesia's websites!
If teams were to leave on Leg 2 after Japan, they usually leave the pitstop early morning.
They would possibly arrive at their next destination by air usually between 10pm to next day.

(My Guesses for Leg 2 are)
1-Vietnam/Ho Chi Minh City
NRT-SGN on All Nippon #931 July 21
6:40pm to 11:00pm

2-Indonesia/Bali (rumor on the "Locations" thread)
NRT-DPS on Garuda Indonesia #881
11:00am to 5:20pm July 21
   or
NRT-DPS on Japan Airlines #729
4:10pm to 10:25pm July 21

3-Palau (my own speculation)
NRT-GUM on Continental #962
10:30am to 3:00pm July 21
connect to
GUM-YAP-ROR on Continental #953
7:35pm to 10:05pm July 21
Title: TAR15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 19, 2009, 05:39:46 PM
No wishlists and dream routes please!

 incoming ............
Title: Re: TAR15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 19, 2009, 07:20:15 PM
No wishlists and dream routes please!

 incoming ............

That is not a wishlist or dream routes, its a speculation isn't that what this thread is for.

Also wouldn't tomorrow, July 20 here in the USA be July 21 when teams will be leaving for the next leg!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 19, 2009, 07:45:20 PM
that wasn't meant for you mjriches2005  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 19, 2009, 08:20:43 PM
that wasn't meant for you mjriches2005  :waves:

all is forgiven!

By the way do you any new info regarding where the teams might be or where will they head to next!!?

 ;D
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: gingerman28 on July 19, 2009, 08:55:32 PM
Please remember that this is the SPOILER thread for sightings and potential or definite spoilers. Not for wish lists, not for "I hope they go...".  This thread for the good stuff please. :lol:


Well said Peach, and you,too, Puddin. 

Let's not clutter this thread up with non-relevent stuff, there are other threads for that.  We want to keep this thread clear so that the route of the teams can be followed.

So far we have:  teams assembling in the Los Angeles River bed, driving to LAX, boarding either American or United flights to Tokyo, and we assume they arrived on time.

They have been there for 24 hours now and no further sightings, or did the teams stay in the secure area and board another flight to somewhere else?

I thought we had a spy at NRT ready to fill us in.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: autowil on July 19, 2009, 09:32:30 PM
I going to KL in 30 July.. Hope i spot racer come to Malaysia!!   :snicker: :snicker:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: wwwevolution on July 20, 2009, 12:29:32 AM
I like the staus for American 5829 better.

AMERICAN AIRLINES  5829
OPERATED BY JAPAN AIRLINES 
Departing: LAX Los Angeles   07/18/2009   1:20 PM
Arriving: NRT Tokyo   07/19/2009  4:45 PM   


Saw 3-4 teams with cameras in tow board UA 891 LAX-Tokyo on 7/18/09 1:13pm
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 20, 2009, 12:51:09 AM
Please tell us more wwwevolution  :waves: we would love to hear what you saw!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 20, 2009, 02:08:36 AM
 :funny: I think we need to all realise that Chateau has real insider info and knows alot about most of the teams so no need to contest

Do you have photo's of any other teams chateau?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 03:11:40 AM
I knew either cdfe or haku would translate the japs to us... Apparently, cdfe first learned japanese before austrian right? Based on your posts in the fantasy game thread and PMs?? LOL With Haku, I dunno ^_^ Peace!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Dånooky on July 20, 2009, 03:17:22 AM
I knew either cdfe or haku would translate the japs to us... Apparently, cdfe first learned japanese before austrian right? Based on your posts in the fantasy game thread and PMs?? LOL With Haku, I dunno ^_^ Peace!
People in Austria speak German.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 03:27:12 AM
I knew either cdfe or haku would translate the japs to us... Apparently, cdfe first learned japanese before austrian right? Based on your posts in the fantasy game thread and PMs?? LOL With Haku, I dunno ^_^ Peace!
People in Austria speak German.

Ooops... Oh yeah haha
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: redskevin88 on July 20, 2009, 03:52:12 AM
I knew either cdfe or haku would translate the japs to us... Apparently, cdfe first learned japanese before austrian right? Based on your posts in the fantasy game thread and PMs?? LOL With Haku, I dunno ^_^ Peace!
People in Austria speak German.

off topic, but what do Australians speak then?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 20, 2009, 03:59:35 AM
 :lol: :lol: :funny: :funny: Um English!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: eragon on July 20, 2009, 04:46:24 AM
I am more incline that they will fly to South Korea or Philippines next, SK was last visited in TAR 4 and Philippines last visited in TAR 5, if my memory does not serve me wrong.

But right now it still seems appropriate for them to make a stop at South Korea or Philippines next. But anything could happen. I'm hoping for them to cross over to South Korea, really.


I'm in Manila everyday (Intramuros and some near places around it). Hoping to see some TAR action tomorrow if Philippines is the next stop.  :snicker:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: diRkdARyL on July 20, 2009, 05:06:14 AM
I am more incline that they will fly to South Korea or Philippines next, SK was last visited in TAR 4 and Philippines last visited in TAR 5, if my memory does not serve me wrong.

But right now it still seems appropriate for them to make a stop at South Korea or Philippines next. But anything could happen. I'm hoping for them to cross over to South Korea, really.


I'm in Manila everyday (Intramuros and some near places around it). Hoping to see some TAR action tomorrow if Philippines is the next stop.  :snicker:


my schooL is near paco park (pit stop - TARA02 Leg02)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Zatchbellcool on July 20, 2009, 05:34:22 AM
Right place this time. :P

I got alittle bored (and still trying to shake off the excitment) so I tried doing my own little research on Twitter updates. Some people are talking about semi-famous people or celeb editions in stuff so I think this would be crediable in that department.

I typed in Amazing Race on Twitter. Of course, it was annoying to get through random updates with the words "amazing" and "Race" in them. But then I found a Twitter update that said (I lost who said it)

"Goodluck in your race Jorge Lorenzo, your not out of it yet."

So I keep the Name Jorge Lorenzo, and Googled it. Of Course a Wiki page came up so I clicked that and Hes a 22 Year old Race car driver, Born in Spain (Not sure if he lives there. But if he doesn't I think he'd have a shot of going in the race).

However when I saw his picture I thought "He looks somewhat like one of the Red Team Guys."


(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/tanner2393/800px-Jorge_Lorenzo.jpg)

then I tried and made this pic.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/tanner2393/maybeteam.jpg)

Could one of the red Racer's be Jorge Loren zo? SO I give it to you RFF for you to examine....I hope its not a waste of time.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 06:06:20 AM
:lol: :lol: :funny: :funny: Um English!

Australian English. they have terms like willy-willy, which cannot be found in the normal american dictionary.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 20, 2009, 06:13:44 AM
He doesn't look like Jorge Loren, sorry.

But good effort!! :jam:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: diRkdARyL on July 20, 2009, 06:19:39 AM
found this on twitter search..

http://twitter.com/presbytetelepta (http://twitter.com/presbytetelepta) lelah.. Abis jd crew nya amazing race gerakan pmuda gpib galilea.. Luar biasa! Bsk ud mulai mengospek mhasiswa baru,mari jaga ksehatan!:)  
34 minutes ago from mobile web

i used a googLe transLator..
Be finished so crew him amazing race the movement pmuda gpib galilea.. Extraordinary! Tomorrow have begun mengospek mhasiswa baru,mari guard ksehatan!




http://twitter.com/nanzee_wensen (http://twitter.com/nanzee_wensen) @richardgideon knp ga ikut acr amazing race? Lg dmn lo? http://myloc.me/bWbd
about 5 hours ago from UberTwitter




may be they are in indonesia??..
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on July 20, 2009, 06:19:43 AM
In school. Who knows if they decide to visit the UP/Ateneo area? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 06:21:53 AM
In school. Who knows if they decide to visit the UP/Ateneo area? :funny:

I'll keep my eye out in QC Circle and Monument this week... LOL! If they go back to Manila, I think the monument is the next best pitstop they can have LOL!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 20, 2009, 06:25:56 AM
found this on twitter search..

http://twitter.com/presbytetelepta (http://twitter.com/presbytetelepta) lelah.. Abis jd crew nya amazing race gerakan pmuda gpib galilea.. Luar biasa! Bsk ud mulai mengospek mhasiswa baru,mari jaga ksehatan!:)  
34 minutes ago from mobile web

i used a googLe transLator..
Be finished so crew him amazing race the movement pmuda gpib galilea.. Extraordinary! Tomorrow have begun mengospek mhasiswa baru,mari guard ksehatan!




http://twitter.com/nanzee_wensen (http://twitter.com/nanzee_wensen) @richardgideon knp ga ikut acr amazing race? Lg dmn lo? http://myloc.me/bWbd
about 5 hours ago from UberTwitter




may be they are in indonesia??..

If you read the other twits by the second twitter, you'll see this.

in the middle of Galilean Amazing Race event.. http://myloc.me/bT6K
about 9 hours ago from UberTwitter

Maybe their own local version of TAR, if you ask me?? Hmmm!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: diRkdARyL on July 20, 2009, 06:28:43 AM
found this on twitter search..

http://twitter.com/presbytetelepta (http://twitter.com/presbytetelepta) lelah.. Abis jd crew nya amazing race gerakan pmuda gpib galilea.. Luar biasa! Bsk ud mulai mengospek mhasiswa baru,mari jaga ksehatan!:)  
34 minutes ago from mobile web

i used a googLe transLator..
Be finished so crew him amazing race the movement pmuda gpib galilea.. Extraordinary! Tomorrow have begun mengospek mhasiswa baru,mari guard ksehatan!




http://twitter.com/nanzee_wensen (http://twitter.com/nanzee_wensen) @richardgideon knp ga ikut acr amazing race? Lg dmn lo? http://myloc.me/bWbd
about 5 hours ago from UberTwitter




may be they are in indonesia??..

If you read the other twits by the second twitter, you'll see this.

in the middle of Galilean Amazing Race event.. http://myloc.me/bT6K
about 9 hours ago from UberTwitter

Maybe their own local version of TAR, if you ask me?? Hmmm!

=o  :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 06:33:25 AM
Well, Indonesia could be preparing right now for TAR's filming... That I THINK can also be true. But of course, we know it's political, terrorism turmoils is what keeps TAR away from there..

(It really is sad that it has such a nice culture, barred by f*ing terrorists who think they own the world, and crash everyone who's against their stupid ideals and opinions)

But I'm still praying that I see red and yellow flags tomorrow and the next day here in the Philippines!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: diRkdARyL on July 20, 2009, 06:34:31 AM
Well, Indonesia could be preparing right now for TAR's filming... That I THINK can also be true. But of course, we know it's political, terrorism turmoils is what keeps TAR away from there..

(It really is sad that it has such a nice culture, barred by f*ing terrorists who think they own the world, and crash everyone who's against their stupid ideals and opinions)

But I'm still praying that I see red and yellow flags tomorrow and the next day here in the Philippines!

me too... <3
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: BayBay on July 20, 2009, 06:46:45 AM
:lol: :lol: :funny: :funny: Um English!

Australian English. they have terms like willy-willy, which cannot be found in the normal american dictionary.

Lol I am from Australia and have NEVER heard willy-willy before!! About the red team guy...it looks like a close match!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: BayBay on July 20, 2009, 06:49:53 AM
Right place this time. :P

I got alittle bored (and still trying to shake off the excitment) so I tried doing my own little research on Twitter updates. Some people are talking about semi-famous people or celeb editions in stuff so I think this would be crediable in that department.

I typed in Amazing Race on Twitter. Of course, it was annoying to get through random updates with the words "amazing" and "Race" in them. But then I found a Twitter update that said (I lost who said it)

"Goodluck in your race Jorge Lorenzo, your not out of it yet."

So I keep the Name Jorge Lorenzo, and Googled it. Of Course a Wiki page came up so I clicked that and Hes a 22 Year old Race car driver, Born in Spain (Not sure if he lives there. But if he doesn't I think he'd have a shot of going in the race).

However when I saw his picture I thought "He looks somewhat like one of the Red Team Guys."


(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/tanner2393/800px-Jorge_Lorenzo.jpg)

then I tried and made this pic.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/tanner2393/maybeteam.jpg)

Could one of the red Racer's be Jorge Loren zo? SO I give it to you RFF for you to examine....I hope its not a waste of time.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jorge-Lorenzo/12451504221#/photo.php?pid=400807&id=12451504221
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 07:07:53 AM
:lol: :lol: :funny: :funny: Um English!

Australian English. they have terms like willy-willy, which cannot be found in the normal american dictionary.

Lol I am from Australia and have NEVER heard willy-willy before!! About the red team guy...it looks like a close match!

Really? Oh well, I just heard that and got stuck into my mind long long long time ago. ^_^
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Mister RC on July 20, 2009, 07:09:35 AM
Quote
I typed in Amazing Race on Twitter. Of course, it was annoying to get through random updates with the words "amazing" and "Race" in them. But then I found a Twitter update that said (I lost who said it)

"Goodluck in your race Jorge Lorenzo, your not out of it yet."

They probably deleted it since no one's really supposed to know who's racing yet LOL!  But whoever said that probably thought it was Jorge, but right now, I agree with Joab that it might not be him.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: password on July 20, 2009, 07:54:47 AM
Has there been any sightings yet out of Japan? If not maybe another leg in Japan to cut costs?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 07:56:54 AM
Has there been any sightings yet out of Japan? If not maybe another leg in Japan to cut costs?

They're probably in pit stop right now, readying to leave in 4 - 5 hours or so... :)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: eragon on July 20, 2009, 07:58:53 AM
Has there been any sightings yet out of Japan? If not maybe another leg in Japan to cut costs?

They're probably in pit stop right now, readying to leave in 4 - 5 hours or so... :)

True. So if they will leave Japan tonight, they will arrive their next destination country maybe tomorrow morning or afternoon. Depends on the flight.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: zacz on July 20, 2009, 08:02:11 AM
I'm surprised that there weren't any sightings in Japan (not counting the airport). I've been searching but I've found nothing...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 20, 2009, 08:05:20 AM
I'm surprised that there weren't any sightings in Japan (not counting the airport). I've been searching but I've found nothing...

I don't think many Japs are TAR fans though... :) I'm keeping my fingers cross that the clue reads: Fly to Manila Philippines! LOL!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Parovic on July 20, 2009, 08:17:03 AM
I will call my Japanese friend to see any teams and i will keep on paying attention in China And HK.
I will call my beijing,shanghai,hangzhou's friend to see any teams appear in the following place.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: Benedicto on July 20, 2009, 09:23:00 AM
I'm surprised that there weren't any sightings in Japan (not counting the airport). I've been searching but I've found nothing...

I don't think many Japs are TAR fans though... :) I'm keeping my fingers cross that the clue reads: Fly to Manila Philippines! LOL!
Manila is a bit ... boring  :(

Cebu  :hearts:

good luck in scouting for locations of TAR Teams!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Benedicto on July 20, 2009, 09:25:28 AM
I hope if they go to Philippines, I hope they eat =P, lol like balut, isaw etc.  :funny:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Cocoa on July 20, 2009, 09:35:13 AM

 :waves: Hello dirkdaryl! I saw you post at Twitter!

TAR should avoid Mindanao part in the philippines because BOMBS here are sporadically appearing. So I think if the race is visiting the Philippines this time again, its 99.99% probable that they will not go here in Mindanao.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2009, 09:44:41 AM
I like the staus for American 5829 better.

AMERICAN AIRLINES  5829
OPERATED BY JAPAN AIRLINES  
Departing: LAX Los Angeles   07/18/2009   1:20 PM
Arriving: NRT Tokyo   07/19/2009  4:45 PM  


Saw 3-4 teams with cameras in tow board UA 891 LAX-Tokyo on 7/18/09 1:13pm

AA 5829 departed LAX at 1321 Saturday July 18 and landed Narita 1617 Sunday (crossing the Internaitonal Date Line pushes the date forward one). It landed 28 minutes ahead of schedule.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 20, 2009, 10:27:06 AM
Just realized that on July 22 there is a full solar eclipse happening - visible in Asia where the teams are now.

Total eclipse path takes it across middle India, Biratnagar( Nepal), Beijing, Wulumuqi, Changchun, Xining, Xi'an, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Kunming. Then it heads out across the Pacific. North and south of there would see a partial eclipse.

Can't think of an eclipse based TAR detour though...  :duno:

This site has some interesting graphics illustrating the eclipse path.
http://shadowandsubstance.com/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: spanishtarfan on July 20, 2009, 11:26:31 AM
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Right place this time.

I got alittle bored (and still trying to shake off the excitment) so I tried doing my own little research on Twitter updates. Some people are talking about semi-famous people or celeb editions in stuff so I think this would be crediable in that department.

I typed in Amazing Race on Twitter. Of course, it was annoying to get through random updates with the words "amazing" and "Race" in them. But then I found a Twitter update that said (I lost who said it)

"Goodluck in your race Jorge Lorenzo, your not out of it yet."

So I keep the Name Jorge Lorenzo, and Googled it. Of Course a Wiki page came up so I clicked that and Hes a 22 Year old Race car driver, Born in Spain (Not sure if he lives there. But if he doesn't I think he'd have a shot of going in the race).

However when I saw his picture I thought "He looks somewhat like one of the Red Team Guys."




then I tried and made this pic.



Could one of the red Racer's be Jorge Loren zo? SO I give it to you RFF for you to examine....I hope its not a waste of time.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jorge-Lorenzo/12451504221#/photo.php?pid=400807&id=12451504221

Australian English. they have terms like willy-willy, which cannot be found in the normal american dictionary.
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Hello everyone...long time reader, long time TAR fan but first time posting.

And I had to post because I wanted to clarify on Jorge Lorenzo status:

1. He has a spanish passport, he can't be on TAR
2. He is a professional motoGP rider
2. He was competing in Germany on Sunday
3. He earns 5 million euros per year, so I dont think he would compete here for money, but fun.

I hope this clarifies the red team member mistery :)

Chateau= Chapeau!!! Amazing discoveries you guys!!!


sorry about the mess i did with this post
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Snooky on July 20, 2009, 11:40:04 AM
Thanks for the info spanishtarfan, and :welcome2: to RFF!
So it looks like there is more researching to do!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 Location Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 20, 2009, 01:07:41 PM
nvm
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on July 20, 2009, 02:16:32 PM
:lol: :lol: :funny: :funny: Um English!

Australian English. they have terms like willy-willy, which cannot be found in the normal american dictionary.

Lol I am from Australia and have NEVER heard willy-willy before!! About the red team guy...it looks like a close match!
The balding lines don't match...poor Lorenzo's already losing hair
Title: Re: TAR15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2009, 02:23:09 PM
No wishlists and dream routes please!

 incoming ............

That is not a wishlist or dream routes, its a speculation isn't that what this thread is for.

Also wouldn't tomorrow, July 20 here in the USA be July 21 when teams will be leaving for the next leg!


Let's do the geography math here. The plane flies over the Internatonal Date Line east to west and gains 24 hours. the flights themselves are scheduled to 11 hours plus or minus a few minutes. They actually take 10 1/4 to 10 3/4 hours due presumably to favorable wind conditions. The kicker is the time zone difference of 16 hours that Tokyo is ahead of Los Angeles. Add it all together and the departures around 1 pm Los Angeles time become arrivals around 4pm Tokyo time.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on July 20, 2009, 03:56:08 PM
do think they will sleep in that caspual hotel that they stay in when season 9
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on July 20, 2009, 04:46:49 PM
There are three flights leaving from Tokyo to Manila in the morning Tokyo time
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on July 20, 2009, 04:47:46 PM
most of the locations that the flights leaving from Tokyo are heading to East and south east asia. So maybe a leg there?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: bandsofblue on July 20, 2009, 05:52:22 PM
I know this is kinda off topic, but it was redirected from another thread so I'm just gonna post here.
In response to everyone trying to figure out the 12 teams, it's just a hunch, but maybe a team was injured and removed. Like Jim from Jim & Marsha falling on a nail in Amazing Race 5 or Gretchen falling down the mine shaft in AR7. However just a hunch. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mswood on July 20, 2009, 09:01:12 PM
Some speculation based on both published reports and Chateau stakeout.

We have had a couple postings about TAR having a 15 episode season (though that is very possibly a typo), we have reports of 12 racers (yet only can spot clearly 12 cars, there has always been an extra), we know that we have a two hour opener (unclear if they mean two one hour legs, or one two hour leg.

We have reports of an early task at the starting line.

So some supposition, we could have 15 hours of TAR, and their are several easy (and more importantly cheap) ways for this to happen.  One a two hour season opener and season finale.  We have had two hour openers before (one leg edited as two hours in season 5,6,7,8,9).  This is extremely smart for budget reasons.  You get twice as much ad revenue with very little additional cost. Something budget conscious CBS would like (and yes money has been tight for CBS).  An additional (yet cheap early task) would give the episode a little more action (some have felt the two hours openers are a little two padded).  That right there takes a typical season to 14 episodes (at very little extra cost).

Now we have never had a true 2 hour season finale.  Yes we have often had two separate legs aired on one night as a two hour finale, but we have had no true 2 hour single leg finales (well you could legitimately argue the Family Edition).  This can also be done at nearly no additional cost.

With 12 racers we have two possible situations. 

1.  An early elimination at the starting point (damn cruel), which would save the show money on flights (just a flight to sequester, perhaps not even that, which would really suck).

2.  Or keep 12 (like season 3) so that you have fewer non eliminations (or TBC) legs.

So I am going out on a limb and saying we are getting 15 hours of TAR (just in 13 legs), with (thanks to just 12 cars that were spotted) an early elimination at the Starting Line.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 20, 2009, 10:34:57 PM
Since this is the speculation thread, I want to make a pitch for Melbourne Australia as either the next stop for AR15 or one in a series of stops in East Asia, Australia and Oceania. And Anthony Bourdain's new show tonight was solely in Melbourne. I have some in-laws that live in Melbourne if there is a need for information there.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 21, 2009, 02:03:42 AM
Since this is the speculation thread, I want to make a pitch for Melbourne Australia as either the next stop for AR15 or one in a series of stops in East Asia, Australia and Oceania. And Anthony Bourdain's new show tonight was solely in Melbourne. I have some in-laws that live in Melbourne if there is a need for information there.
Yeah, Victoria is the only state on the Australian mainland that TAR hasn't visited, but I would think that they might head to Melbourne and spend a leg down in Tasmania.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: :jerry: on July 21, 2009, 02:14:55 AM
lol Speaking of Cebu and Manila reminds me of that highjack incident few year ago
On a flight from Cebo to Manila to Tokyo...


Anyway, I'm crossing my fingers that they don't come to China(probaly not) and maybe they'll go north? To Siberia?like Vladvostok(I'm saying this with no back up info lol...) MAYBE EVERYONE IS A BIT TIRED WITH RUSSIA AND SIBERIA same thing... :colors
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 02:55:25 AM
Is it possible that TAR is taking a new route by going to Asia - Pacific??

Like Asia/Russia - Oceania - South America - North America? Just a SPECULATION.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 21, 2009, 03:19:15 AM
Why not India again afterall >>  :colors
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 03:24:16 AM
Why not India again afterall >>  :colors

Speaking of India, I'm really sad of the floods there... :(

Hmmm... TAR likes to repeat countries back to back, why not  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 21, 2009, 03:34:44 AM
Why not India again afterall >>  :colors
We need Africa! Two seasons of no Africa. Africa episodes are usually full of drama! :cow :please:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 21, 2009, 03:46:43 AM
Oh I think they will hit Africa as well! Why not Egypt? its been forever now and its beautiful , I want to see it!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on July 21, 2009, 03:49:50 AM
How plausible is it for them to go to S. Korea?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 03:59:37 AM
Oh I think they will hit Africa as well! Why not Egypt? its been forever now and its beautiful , I want to see it!  :hearts:

The first time I saw Alexandria in pictures, I was in love!  :hearts: :colors
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 04:00:13 AM
How plausible is it for them to go to S. Korea?

As long as they make the Wondergirls guest greeters, I'll have no problem with it!  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 21, 2009, 04:54:30 AM
Africa!! Egypt!! India!!

Count me in!! :hearts:

Some of the places of my heart....

I am still looking for that darn missing Tanzanian leg from AllStars to resurface.....   :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 04:55:47 AM

I am still looking for that darn missing Tanzanian leg from AllStars to resurface.....   :lol:

Was there one??? Wow. I thought Zanzibar was the actual Tanzanian leg...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ashe on July 21, 2009, 05:00:20 AM
Uh-oh.  Were those red guys an alpha-male team?  Because I thought the show was laying off them now.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 21, 2009, 06:03:42 AM

I am still looking for that darn missing Tanzanian leg from AllStars to resurface.....   :lol:

Was there one??? Wow. I thought Zanzibar was the actual Tanzanian leg...

Mooyou,
Peach does not mean an extra leg. She means the AR11 leg starting in Maputo through Johannesburg to DarEsSalaam and then over the Zanzibar Channel to Zanzibar Island to be extended to Arusha as originally planned. This episode became totally an exercise in logistics and the huge delays forced WRP to cut the episode short by moving the pit stop back from Arusha to StoneTown on Zanzibar Island so it would fit into one hour of broadcast time.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: cabioTAR on July 21, 2009, 06:07:51 AM
guys! I'm following 1 whiteman looks like soundman here in kl sentral msia.
This a time most flight from japan are landing. My guess he's soundman on standby. He's keeping ask tic counter about KLIA Express entrance. I hv ask info too. The person told tha she has saw whiteman cameraman as well.
I'm ion mobile can't upload the pic.
Unfortunately, i hv to go as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 06:32:06 AM

I am still looking for that darn missing Tanzanian leg from AllStars to resurface.....   :lol:

Was there one??? Wow. I thought Zanzibar was the actual Tanzanian leg...

Mooyou,
Peach does not mean an extra leg. She means the AR11 leg starting in Maputo through Johannesburg to DarEsSalaam and then over the Zanzibar Channel to Zanzibar Island to be extended to Arusha as originally planned. This episode became totally an exercise in logistics and the huge delays forced WRP to cut the episode short by moving the pit stop back from Arusha to StoneTown on Zanzibar Island so it would fit into one hour of broadcast time.

Oh! So that's why it's the one leg without the Amazing Logo in the Pit stop!
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 06:33:32 AM
guys! I'm following 1 whiteman looks like soundman here in kl sentral msia. This a time most flight from japan are landing. My guest he's soundman in standby. He's keeping ask tic counter about entrance. I hv ask info too. The person saw whiteman cameraman as well. I'm in mobile can't upload the pic. Unfortunately, i hv to go as well.

Amazing find! I hope it's them!

IF IT IS: Could it be that they're going to Singapore or somewhere North? (Hopes for Penang)
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: cabioTAR on July 21, 2009, 06:49:09 AM
i hv uploaded a pic to flickr. File name 21072009127
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: cabioTAR on July 21, 2009, 06:54:13 AM
possible nxt location is kl tower. Japan leg they went to tokyo tower.
Are we going to hv world towers kind of task at finale?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Moo on July 21, 2009, 06:54:30 AM
i hv uploaded a pic to flickr. File name 21072009127

I cannot find it. Do you have a link? ^_^
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: cabioTAR on July 21, 2009, 07:42:33 AM
i hv uploaded a pic to flickr. File name 21072009127

I cannot find it. Do you have a link? ^_^


here http://www.flickr.com/photos/15921039@N07/tags/tar15/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: cabioTAR on July 21, 2009, 07:44:24 AM
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/15921039@N07/3741940191/)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 21, 2009, 07:54:32 AM
Uh-oh.  Were those red guys an alpha-male team?  Because I thought the show was laying off them now.
Yeah, I personally don't like the alpha-male teams. But a season with multiple alpha-male teams might be pretty good.

Maybe if they do Egypt, they'll spend time in northern Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Boingo on July 21, 2009, 09:35:22 AM
How plausible is it for them to go to S. Korea?

As long as they make the Wondergirls guest greeters, I'll have no problem with it!  :funny:

better yet, make it Lee Hyori   :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on July 21, 2009, 10:43:29 AM
I used to not like the alpha-males, but we've been without them long enough for us to need them back! :lol:

Is it possible that TAR is taking a new route by going to Asia - Pacific??

Like Asia/Russia - Oceania - South America - North America? Just a SPECULATION.

Oooh, that would be something! It would be like the opposite of Season 7!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: zacz on July 21, 2009, 10:48:59 AM
I agree Hooky. Alpha-male teams were never my favourite, I found them bland and boring. However we haven't had one since TAR 9 (though I suppose the cho brothers potentially COULD have been one if they'd actually raced).

I am looking forward to seeing a strong male/male team race again - I just hope they have some personality unlike some of their predecessors.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: georgiapeach on July 21, 2009, 11:22:10 AM
Here's a closeup....don't the TAR cameraguys all have a green tag or something?

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15cabioscameraguy.jpg)

Kuala Lumpur would be great...burt would they dare to go back after they were so very thoroughly spoiled there in AllStars? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 21, 2009, 11:45:45 AM
Not quite, Hooky, but close. It would be close to the opposite of season 13 by reversing the direction over the Pacific Ocean. I would love to see that but doubt that we will within the next decade of Amazing Races. The reason I doubt it is the lack of full circumnavigation, the central point of season 7 and all Amazing Race Asias.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Snooky on July 21, 2009, 12:59:16 PM
I used to not like the alpha-males, but we've been without them long enough for us to need them back! :lol:

Is it possible that TAR is taking a new route by going to Asia - Pacific??

Like Asia/Russia - Oceania - South America - North America? Just a SPECULATION.

Oooh, that would be something! It would be like the opposite of Season 7!
That would be amazing!  But I think it is about time for Africa once again.  Maybe they will have it instead of India...

I would like to see central western coast of Africa visited.  Nigeria could be this season...It still hasn't been shown and it is one of the most populous countries in the world.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: beau_30 on July 21, 2009, 02:08:03 PM
I came here the other day, and saw nothing. I come back today, and there was over 500 posts on this spoilers. I can't believe you guys got this far so fast.

Awesome DETECTIVE WORK. AND SO EXCITED TO BE BACK.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on July 21, 2009, 04:02:44 PM
I haven't gotten to the location spoilers thread yet today, but based on the start from LA to Japan, and the fact that BVM does like to get in a couple of new countries for each Race, my thinking is that we're overdue for Indonesia (and Bali does make sense in that regard) and for an African country, I'm thinking Libya. It's no longer considered unsafe for Americans, rhe U.S. now has diplomatic relations with them again, and neither Libya and Algeria has been visited by TAR.

(The other factor to consider is that TAR 14 went to Russia, China, India, and Thailand. (and three of them were TAR 13 as well), so it might be time for new ground in east Asia.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 21, 2009, 05:05:58 PM
I'm holding out my hopes for Gibraltar

(http://msp180.photobucket.com/albums/x269/media4com/Spain-Paris%20%20Spring%202007/DSCF0080.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on July 21, 2009, 05:20:08 PM
Gibraltar would be nice.

Another link:
http://realitytv.suite101.com/article.cfm/amazing_race_15_off_to_a_flying_start

Maybe Laos this time around? They are celebrating a major year in there history so maybe.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kogs on July 21, 2009, 06:21:56 PM
I'm holding out my hopes for Gibraltar

love gibraltar ever since i saw the movie the living daylights
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 21, 2009, 07:12:23 PM
Any new news out of Japan? ;D
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on July 21, 2009, 07:27:31 PM
Not quite, Hooky, but close. It would be close to the opposite of season 13 by reversing the direction over the Pacific Ocean. I would love to see that but doubt that we will within the next decade of Amazing Races. The reason I doubt it is the lack of full circumnavigation, the central point of season 7 and all Amazing Race Asias.

I don't see how going counter-clock-wise from LA into Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, South America, and back to North America could be considered the opposite of TAR 13 but whatever.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Hooky on July 21, 2009, 07:30:33 PM
Here's a closeup....don't the TAR cameraguys all have a green tag or something?


I'm guessing you guys don't want to hear any more about the tags (since you ignored what I said in the contestants thread), but the cameramen have blue tags. :tup:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Dånooky on July 21, 2009, 07:35:38 PM
Here's a closeup....don't the TAR cameraguys all have a green tag or something?


I'm guessing you guys don't want to hear any more about the tags (since you ignored what I said in the contestants thread), but the cameramen have blue tags. :tup:
with letters instead of numbers
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 21, 2009, 09:29:34 PM
Hooky,

I discovered that the statement was not originally yours, but you repeated it from Mooyou before closing with the "opposite of season 7" line:

Hooky

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I used to not like the alpha-males, but we've been without them long enough for us to need them back!


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Like Asia/Russia - Oceania - South America - North America? Just a SPECULATION.

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Oooh, that would be something! It would be like the opposite of Season 7!


There is no Europe in there, so your objection is a red herring. AR13 went North America, South America, Oceania, Asia. What is the reverse of that? It's Asia, Oceania, South America, North America. Golly, isn't that what Mooyou indicated above?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: jerseydude on July 21, 2009, 10:24:05 PM
If it is KL, they would have probably taken these flights:
For Yesterday Tuesday July 21,2009

MH89 (Codeshare with NH5855)
Departed: 10:29am
Arrived: 4:40pm

OR

JL723 (Codeshare AA5838)
Departed: 11:34am
Arrived: 5:35pm

OR

MH71 (Codeshare NH5851)
Departed: 1:28pm
Arrived: 7:40pm.

These are the only direct flights. They could have gone through Singapore or Hong Kong. The first two flights are also flying today.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: inomu on July 21, 2009, 11:27:11 PM
I'm thinking Libya. It's no longer considered unsafe for Americans, rhe U.S. now has diplomatic relations with them again, and neither Libya and Algeria has been visited by TAR.

I highly doubt that they will go to Libya because American tv crews are still not wanted to enter this country. For example in a documentary where Ewan McGregor rode through Africa American crew members were barred from entering Libya.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 22, 2009, 12:17:41 AM
hey, someone said here that they're already in KL, Malaysia and also someone said that he/she saw some of the teams that are racing on that city. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 22, 2009, 12:19:12 AM
hey, someone said here that they're already in KL, Malaysia and also someone said that he/she saw some of the teams that are racing on that city. :duno:

In an honest opinion, I doubt that KL is visited this time. The pictures looked nothing special, and I honestly thought that it was someone who's listening to music during that time... ^_^
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15 Contestant Spoilers
Post by: yangypeif2046 on July 22, 2009, 01:45:36 AM
They first to Japan who konw the next where they go to?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Snooky on July 22, 2009, 09:41:19 AM
They first to Japan who konw the next where they go to?
I am pretty sure we are still trying to find out...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 22, 2009, 10:02:15 AM
Can someone translate this tagalong for me please?? :kuss:

Philippine lady working in Singapore I think.

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Tiring and eventful day. Basta siguro, kung kasali kaming dalawa sa Amazing Race, kulelat na kami. Haha. But hopefully we'd hear some good news before the month ends.

P.S. Even if Singapore's one of the cleanest cities in the world, meron pa rin talagang mga daga dito! On the way home, we saw a pair chasing wildly after each other along the flower shrubs in the overpass. I swear, napatili at napatalon talaga ako, much to Babykoy's amusement. Eeeee!


Thanks to Harley for the find!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Cocoa on July 22, 2009, 10:09:32 AM
Can someone translate this tagalong for me please?? :kuss:

Philippine lady working in Singapore I think.

Quote
Tiring and eventful day. Basta siguro, kung kasali kaming dalawa sa Amazing Race, kulelat na kami. Haha. But hopefully we'd hear some good news before the month ends.

P.S. Even if Singapore's one of the cleanest cities in the world, meron pa rin talagang mga daga dito! On the way home, we saw a pair chasing wildly after each other along the flower shrubs in the overpass. I swear, napatili at napatalon talaga ako, much to Babykoy's amusement. Eeeee!


Thanks to Harley for the find!

TRANSLATION:
Tiring and eventful day. If the two of us are in the Amazing Race, we should be now at the back of the pack. Haha. But hopefully we'd hear some good news before the month ends.

P.S. Even if Singapore's one of the cleanest cities in the world, it still has rats! On the way home, we saw a pair chasing wildly after each other along the flower shrubs in the overpass. I swear, i cackled (or laughed) and it made me jump! (for me, its like she was excited...), much to Babykoy's (a name? if not, maybe her/his boy/girlfriend) amusement. Eeeee

---

I think our clue here is that "we saw a pair.... shrubs in the overpass".
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 22, 2009, 10:15:21 AM
Okay, thank you very much uycocoa!!

Perhaps this is someone applying for TARA 4? Will move this over there, anyway NOT TAR 15!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 22, 2009, 10:16:52 AM
Can someone translate this tagalong for me please?? :kuss:

Philippine lady working in Singapore I think.

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Tiring and eventful day. Basta siguro, kung kasali kaming dalawa sa Amazing Race, kulelat na kami. Haha. But hopefully we'd hear some good news before the month ends.

P.S. Even if Singapore's one of the cleanest cities in the world, meron pa rin talagang mga daga dito! On the way home, we saw a pair chasing wildly after each other along the flower shrubs in the overpass. I swear, napatili at napatalon talaga ako, much to Babykoy's amusement. Eeeee!


Thanks to Harley for the find!

Peach, it's Tagalog... Heehee...

hmm, from a Filipino living in Singapore, like what uycocoa translated, the blogger meant that if they're joining TAR, they'd be goners because they run slow? She's scared of rats though, LOL! Ouch, I thought this is a TAR spoiler with TAR being in Philippines... :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 22, 2009, 10:24:44 AM
Thanks guys!! :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on July 22, 2009, 01:02:55 PM
Do we have any positive, eye-witness proof that the 12 TAR teams actually left NRT and proceeded into downtown Tokyo (or elsewhere)? or did they just transit NRT on the way to somewhere else?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: nyydem on July 22, 2009, 01:35:11 PM
Do we have any positive, eye-witness proof that the 12 TAR teams actually left NRT and proceeded into downtown Tokyo (or elsewhere)? or did they just transit NRT on the way to somewhere else?

See this post: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg422987.html#msg422987

We found a blog posting in Japanese that seemed to imply that the writer saw them at Tokyo Tower.  CDF88 posted a reply (in Japanese) on the blog asking for more info, dunno if they've heard anything back yet though.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on July 22, 2009, 02:21:29 PM
Apparently the Indonesian Government wants the Amazing Race to visit the country. So likely this time around. Because, they show a sneek peak from last season.


http://www.indonesiamatters.com/4466/tourism-promotion/
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: topaz on July 22, 2009, 02:33:27 PM
georgiapeach posted on this site: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17957.msg425738.html#msg425738 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,17957.msg425738.html#msg425738)

I'm thinking that they're racing in Singapore right now?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: georgiapeach on July 22, 2009, 03:05:08 PM


 NO, there is no evidence that they are racing in Singapore!!!!!



Okay, I took a  :blaster and a :chillpill:  and I am better now....  :funny:





Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 22, 2009, 03:13:19 PM
Do we have any positive, eye-witness proof that the 12 TAR teams actually left NRT and proceeded into downtown Tokyo (or elsewhere)? or did they just transit NRT on the way to somewhere else?

Did you read this G-man? This is where they went to get their first clue.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19048.msg422667.html#msg422667
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on July 22, 2009, 07:01:12 PM
When the Amazing Race visited local authorities asked theRace to visit Toronto. Maybe the Indonesian Government has also?
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Jobby on July 23, 2009, 12:26:36 AM
Oh for heaven's sake Topaz! :groan:

If it was a spoiler for us don't you think I would have posted it here? The last thing I need today is for someone who didn't take the time to read the thread to go moving my posts around. Honestly!   :meow:

And NO, there is no evidence that they are racing in Singapore. Guess I'll see this quoted at sucks next. (:;)


 :funny: And Neobie and I would be the ones providing all the spoilers, not peach if they were indeed racing here in Singapore. :colors
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: zacz on July 23, 2009, 08:01:39 AM
It seems the race has completely dropped off the radar. I have a feeling it has probably gone to less known Asian places where the race would be less easily spotted. This rules out much of Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, Australia, China, the Philippines and other places where the race is well known.

That leaves places such as Laos, Cambodia, Some of the smaller North east pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, The lesser populated islands of Indonesia or even further east to places such as Bangladesh. The problem with this is to get to these places the racers would have to have indirect flights with stopovers and there doesn't seem to be any airport sightings.

Hopefully someone will catch a glimpse soon.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 23, 2009, 08:58:45 AM
Apparently TAR detectives - Apskip, Neobie and Chateau are sane!

According to this guy anyways...

http://boblongman.blogspot.com/2009/07/tar-15-from-unexpected-source.html

p.s. I put this post here because it also has spoiler info from Tokyo...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009
TAR 15 -- from an Unexpected source
It seems that a relative of one of the women I know from Stony Brook U is in Tokyo Japan. The woman said that two pairs of Amazing Racers had run past the relative. Didn't say where or what they were doing, so it's not quite a true spoiler. And there were pix, but not shared. Also, she's a Big Brother fan who despises TAR. (:P)

That got me thinking: with the wireless technology and the prevalence of Twitter worldwide, can anyone hide anything anymore? In the case of Amazing Race, the TAR Detectives get such incredible detail on everything, long before anything airs. I don't read spoilers until it airs, but I'm sure Chateau has the airport covered and the camera angles figured, Apskip's got the flight numbers and arrival times, and Neobie's got the leg mapped out. It's incredible. But fortunately, they're fans. They love the show and they're sane (as far as any fanship is 'sane'...) Think what would happen in the hands of people who are, er, less supportive and less sane, like, say, someone who's stalking a star, or trying to undermine a rival, not to mention terrorists or spys or Big Brother fans. Go to a mountain in Tibet, some monk's Twittering from the next mountain over. Or a tundra location in Yakutia in Siberia -- the bears have their own YouTube accounts. The amount of evidence can be astounding, and that makes chasing it down for a live event so much fun.

But it's also just a bit scary. Technology has redefined privacy in a way that makes it impossible to hold as a near-absolute right above all else. It has become what it really was all along - a right to be held in the context of all other rights, and defended as such. And it is dealt with in the breach more than in fact, in typical human fashion. How to handle it from there, I don't know.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: misterblah on July 23, 2009, 09:00:25 AM
Too bad there's no evidence that there in singapore :( I wanted the race to go there....

As of now, if no one has solid evidence(i.e. photos) on where the racers go next, chances are they are not spotted in popular countries in Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Phillipines). Probably the racers went to countries like Laos, Papua new Guinea, Bhutan, Nepal, maybe parts of Indonesia and Vietnam, Bangladesh or maybe still in Japan but in another city...Fukuoka, Sendai, Nagoya, the Okinawa islands...

I can't believe after 5 days nobody has solid evidence on where the racers are going! :meow:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: smiley on July 23, 2009, 09:42:16 AM
After 5 days, they may already be on the 3rd leg. (sorry if that wasn't allowed here)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: chill_sd on July 23, 2009, 10:24:21 AM
Since we know the identity of some of the teams already, I'm hoping we may get some sequesterville sightings this time around.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 23, 2009, 10:55:39 AM
Apparently TAR detectives - Apskip, Neobie and Chateau are sane!

According to this guy anyways...

http://boblongman.blogspot.com/2009/07/tar-15-from-unexpected-source.html

p.s. I put this post here because it also has spoiler info from Tokyo...

Quote
Thursday, July 23, 2009
TAR 15 -- from an Unexpected source
It seems that a relative of one of the women I know from Stony Brook U is in Tokyo Japan. The woman said that two pairs of Amazing Racers had run past the relative. Didn't say where or what they were doing, so it's not quite a true spoiler. And there were pix, but not shared. Also, she's a Big Brother fan who despises TAR. (:P)

That got me thinking: with the wireless technology and the prevalence of Twitter worldwide, can anyone hide anything anymore? In the case of Amazing Race, the TAR Detectives get such incredible detail on everything, long before anything airs. I don't read spoilers until it airs, but I'm sure Chateau has the airport covered and the camera angles figured, Apskip's got the flight numbers and arrival times, and Neobie's got the leg mapped out. It's incredible. But fortunately, they're fans. They love the show and they're sane (as far as any fanship is 'sane'...) Think what would happen in the hands of people who are, er, less supportive and less sane, like, say, someone who's stalking a star, or trying to undermine a rival, not to mention terrorists or spys or Big Brother fans. Go to a mountain in Tibet, some monk's Twittering from the next mountain over. Or a tundra location in Yakutia in Siberia -- the bears have their own YouTube accounts. The amount of evidence can be astounding, and that makes chasing it down for a live event so much fun.

But it's also just a bit scary. Technology has redefined privacy in a way that makes it impossible to hold as a near-absolute right above all else. It has become what it really was all along - a right to be held in the context of all other rights, and defended as such. And it is dealt with in the breach more than in fact, in typical human fashion. How to handle it from there, I don't know.

I love this!! And it is true...choosing sometimes what and how to reveal info can be challenging. We try to never hurt the race we love!

Thanks for sharing this!

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: woden on July 23, 2009, 02:46:34 PM
I agree with zacz that countries in SE Asia where the race is popular are unlikely -- someone would have been spotted by now. I do think they've been in Asia for the past couple days -- only once (TAR1) has the show jumped continents between the 1st and 2nd episode. About half the time, they've remained in the same country for legs 1 and 2.

If they are beginning the third leg yesterday/today/tomorrow, they could be leaving the continent now. If Australia, it seems likely they'll be back on our radar soon. If Africa, it could be some time before we hear about the racers again. And then there's India, of course.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on July 23, 2009, 02:56:02 PM
I agree with zacz that countries in SE Asia where the race is popular are unlikely -- someone would have been spotted by now. I do think they've been in Asia for the past couple days -- only once (TAR1) has the show jumped continents between the 1st and 2nd episode. About half the time, they've remained in the same country for legs 1 and 2.

If they are beginning the third leg yesterday/today/tomorrow, they could be leaving the continent now. If Australia, it seems likely they'll be back on our radar soon. If Africa, it could be some time before we hear about the racers again. And then there's India, of course.
If they're going to India, that means we might get an early NEL :lol:
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: password on July 23, 2009, 04:41:21 PM
I found this and on the bottom right its says "amazing Race Bandung" it needs to be translated though.

If its true then the racers have arrived in Bandung Indonesia
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Chateau d If on July 23, 2009, 05:08:30 PM
If this is it then it doesn't look like any of our teams.  And the date is last year.

flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pore_noz/2743479784/)

Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: Zack. on July 23, 2009, 05:09:19 PM
I found this and on the bottom right its says "amazing Race Bandung" it needs to be translated though.

If its true then the racers have arrived in Bandung Indonesia

I suspect that it's a local race.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: password on July 23, 2009, 05:30:01 PM
ya i think it is local.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: ZBC Company on July 23, 2009, 07:37:31 PM
i think this is and cant i have
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 24, 2009, 06:46:27 AM
I am going to make a guess with the hypothesis that teams stayed in Japan and visited somewhere (Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nagoya or Sendai are the top 4 on my list. I've been to all except Mt. Fuji (sort of visited in AR9) and they are all worthy of an AR15 visit.

From Kyoto or Nagoya, teams would go the short distance to the Osaka airport. There is an airport at Sendai, but it is possible to get to Narita airport so either one could have been used.

The Sendai airport flies only to Dalian and Beijing on Tuesdays and only twice on a Tuesday morning to Narita, but there are freqeuent flights to Osaka. So it looks like the Osaka to HoChiMinh City would be likely either way. I found only one flight combination that made sense:

AN 6064 operated 0810 to Okinawa
Change Okinawa to Taipei to CA121
Change Taipei to CA783 arrives SGN 1620

I am not saying it did happen, but it is logical and could have happened. Another possibility is that teams went to Okinawa or Taipei from Tokyo, did a leg and then sent on to Ho CHi Minh City. Nonstops from Taipei to SGN are CA 781 0730 0950, Eva 391 0920 1140 and CA783 1355 1620.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 24, 2009, 08:27:03 PM
Neobie speculated that the logical places for leg 2 are Japan itself, Taiwan, South Korea and China.

My answer is this is right. The East Asia geography is simple enough. If you evade China there is only a narrow corridor heading south from Japan, which catches Taiwan. If you go straight west from Japan you get ot South Korea. If you go anywhere south of the westward line, you end up in China. If you include islands there is always the Philippines, but I don't think that leg 2 went there.

I favor the concept that AR15 stayed in Japan for leg 2 before heading for HoChiMinh City. Taiwan, South Korea and then China are all lower probabilities.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on July 24, 2009, 08:52:12 PM
I do not think that they stayed for 2 legs in Japan to cut cost. But a 2 legs in Japan for a 2 hour season premier is possible. But definitely not 2 weeks worth of Japan because they would want to fly to as many places as possible when the season just premiered, just to spice things up and not to make the season appear as if it's boring by not flying to another location.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 potential spoilers and sightings will go here please
Post by: autowil on July 25, 2009, 09:16:33 AM
Oh for heaven's sake Topaz! :groan:

If it was a spoiler for us don't you think I would have posted it here? The last thing I need today is for someone who didn't take the time to read the thread to go moving my posts around. Honestly!   :meow:

And NO, there is no evidence that they are racing in Singapore. Guess I'll see this quoted at sucks next. (:;)


 :funny: And Neobie and I would be the ones providing all the spoilers, not peach if they were indeed racing here in Singapore. :colors

Dun forget me!! WOhoo!!  :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: autowil on July 25, 2009, 09:17:23 AM
I do not think that they stayed for 2 legs in Japan to cut cost. But a 2 legs in Japan for a 2 hour season premier is possible. But definitely not 2 weeks worth of Japan because they would want to fly to as many places as possible when the season just premiered, just to spice things up and not to make the season appear as if it's boring by not flying to another location.

Of course.. Japan such a expensive country..
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ashe on July 25, 2009, 05:23:26 PM
I agree Hooky. Alpha-male teams were never my favourite, I found them bland and boring. However we haven't had one since TAR 9 (though I suppose the cho brothers potentially COULD have been one if they'd actually raced).
Um, the Druggies in TAR10?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on July 25, 2009, 08:41:33 PM
LOL. I just saw the body builder team and went...

"They're going to win!!"

 :res:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 26, 2009, 12:56:13 AM
Keep your hopes up LOL! I don't mind who wins as long as they arent epic boring!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on July 26, 2009, 03:18:46 PM
http://myrealitytelevision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/amazingrace15.jpg


I FIND PHOTO I THINK THIS ONE TEAM I CANT DO SAVE ANYMORE I THIN MY COMPUTER WOULD NO LET ME
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 03:24:44 PM
http://myrealitytelevision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/amazingrace15.jpg


I FIND PHOTO I THINK THIS ONE TEAM I CANT DO SAVE ANYMORE I THIN MY COMPUTER WOULD NO LET ME
BEST SPOILER EVAH  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on July 26, 2009, 03:27:07 PM
i just cant save so cant somebody o the [banned image hosting site] out as picyture i just do somebody look round so three photo team so we have idanfity
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: inomu on July 26, 2009, 04:55:47 PM
It's just Jamie & Cara, Mark & Michael and Steve & Linda... :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 06:24:43 PM
It's just Jamie & Cara, Mark & Michael and Steve & Linda... :groan:
No comment  ;)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR14/AR14_suitace_final.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on July 26, 2009, 06:26:24 PM
dam it it least that are be trick here
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on July 26, 2009, 07:25:01 PM
At least now we really know TAR 15 will be starting soon in Sept.. thanks zach!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 26, 2009, 07:28:53 PM
At least now we really know TAR 15 will be starting soon in Sept.. thanks zach!
At least now we really know TAR 15 will be starting soon in Sept.. thanks zach!
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18838.0.html
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 26, 2009, 08:49:58 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...

I think they might visit an another middle east country.  The only safe ones left besides UAE are Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan.  Hopefully we could see South Africa (Durban) Malawi, Uganda, or Rwanda later on the race!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 26, 2009, 11:20:08 PM
Just a speculation, what if Japan is only half of leg 1 and they visit another country for the other half of the leg.  The only other Amazing Race where they visited 2 countries on the first single leg was Season 1, to South Africa and Zambia!  Also it's possible they could take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh since I checked, it's a 6 1/2 hour ride including the border crossing and customs.  Taking a plane from Vietnam to Cambodia in one day is still possible as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DavidJunior on July 26, 2009, 11:36:47 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...

I think they might visit an another middle east country.  The only safe ones left besides UAE are Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan.  Hopefully we could see South Africa (Durban) Malawi, Uganda, or Rwanda later on the race!

i may not have been paying quite close enough attention to the spoiler threads but, are we sure that Bali is a confirmed location?

i just remember losing them after the flights into and first task in tokyo, only to find them checking into the pitstop in HCMC...

it'd be cool if it was tho...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 12:04:49 AM
Bali is by no means confirmed. I too think we have another location between Tokyo and HCMC, but where that is is not yet known, or even IF that is all together correct.
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 27, 2009, 01:40:09 AM
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...

I think they might visit an another middle east country.  The only safe ones left besides UAE are Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan.  Hopefully we could see South Africa (Durban) Malawi, Uganda, or Rwanda later on the race!
Fifteen seasons and I'm still hoping TAR will go to Armenia. Could be possible from the UAE, plus maybe a leg in Turkey. Just speculating and hoping...
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 27, 2009, 01:57:44 AM
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...

I think they might visit an another middle east country.  The only safe ones left besides UAE are Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan.  Hopefully we could see South Africa (Durban) Malawi, Uganda, or Rwanda later on the race!
Fifteen seasons and I'm still hoping TAR will go to Armenia. Could be possible from the UAE, plus maybe a leg in Turkey. Just speculating and hoping...

Armenia, not at the moment, they have problems; but Azerbaijan is safe!  Amazing Race needs to return to Italy and do a leg in Sardinia, Pisa, Genoa, Naples, Turin, Trieste, or Verona.  Bordeaux, Toulousse, and Lyons in France would be nice too, as well the tiny nation of Monaco!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DavidJunior on July 27, 2009, 02:32:13 AM
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...

I think they might visit an another middle east country.  The only safe ones left besides UAE are Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan.  Hopefully we could see South Africa (Durban) Malawi, Uganda, or Rwanda later on the race!
Fifteen seasons and I'm still hoping TAR will go to Armenia. Could be possible from the UAE, plus maybe a leg in Turkey. Just speculating and hoping...

Armenia, not at the moment, they have problems; but Azerbaijan is safe!  Amazing Race needs to return to Italy and do a leg in Sardinia, Pisa, Genoa, Naples, Turin, Trieste, or Verona.  Bordeaux, Toulousse, and Lyons in France would be nice too, as well the tiny nation of Monaco!!!!

don't forget Marseilles

it's only been used as an intermediate city twice (both in season 1 [leg 3 and 4]), but no actual racing through the city as far as i can remember
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: tarflyonthewall on July 27, 2009, 02:57:00 AM
Wasn't sure where to post this, but: Is it possible that the presumably delayed race, combined with reports of excessive money given out for the Tokyo leg (taxis into the city, rather than public transport or rental cars), suggests that the first leg is a last-minute replacement for somewhere else? I can't see them giving out so much money so soon any other way, especially considering the last couple of seasons.

It's possible that the first leg could have been set up for Korea, which is cheaper but which is also quarantining entire flights with swine flu patients.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2009, 04:01:53 AM
Wasn't sure where to post this, but: Is it possible that the presumably delayed race, combined with reports of excessive money given out for the Tokyo leg (taxis into the city, rather than public transport or rental cars), suggests that the first leg is a last-minute replacement for somewhere else? I can't see them giving out so much money so soon any other way, especially considering the last couple of seasons.

It's possible that the first leg could have been set up for Korea, which is cheaper but which is also quarantining entire flights with swine flu patients.

Thoughts?

We have no evidence that the race was delayed...we just weren't quite sure exactly which day they were leaving. So no, based on the info at hand, this all seems VERY well planned.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Zack. on July 27, 2009, 02:18:41 PM
So...speculation time! Inspired by Neobie's excellent analysis on 13.4, here are my thoughts on the missing leg (version 2):

Leg 2 presumably starts in the morning of Tuesday, 7/21 (teams arrive in Japan in the afternoon of the 19th, staggered departures set up for the 20th, leg ends in late morning/early afternoon of the 20th, and a 12 hour pit stop puts them leaving early on 7/21 - extended pitstops are not out of the question given what happened last season).

The teams need to be in HCMC on Thursday 7/23 for the sighting to work. Within this time, there needs to be a 12 hour pit stop. Because of this, I doubt that there is another leg in Tokyo - from what I can tell, a leg within a city can be finished in a short amount of time (Delhi 2 took a couple of hours, as did Budapest; Moscow 2 took a long time for certain teams but they were bunched partially and had a more difficult than average leg; Beijing took a while also, but not two days worth of time, even with a pit stop), and so they would either have to make difficult tasks for 11, have a lot of bunching, or extended pit stop(s) - none of which I would do.

A leg in Japan but not Tokyo might be a suitable option. There could easily be bunching in Tokyo before the teams have to travel out. Timing of course depends on the location and the method of transit; the bullet train is a short amount of time while buses are longer. A second leg in Japan could then "start" in the afternoon of 7/21 and finish in the afternoon evening of 7/21, which, of course, has the problem of an extra day. An interesting option would be the use of an overnight bus/train; TPTB could have a roadblock or Detour, then a bus ride or bus rides out to location X that night (location X being somewhere like Hiroshima or Nagasaki or Sapporo, somewhere far away) - teams would arrive on the morning of 7/22 to complete the leg, have a pit stop, and depart from the pit stop the evening of 7/22, just in time to fly out to HCMC the morning of the 23rd.

Overall, while I feel that an overnight bus ride is a good option, the best option is traveling to another country, and I'll figure out *what* country that could be next.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: retard boi on July 27, 2009, 02:42:49 PM
I guess a leg in Israel is not really an option...  :duno:
we are one of the few countrys that actually bought the format and made our own race
we deserve at list one leg!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: north09 on July 27, 2009, 02:48:42 PM
When it's safer I'm sure they would consider Isreal. Of course, I don't see why they wouldn't consider it with enough security when Israel has it's own version going on as you mentioned.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: redskevin88 on July 27, 2009, 08:42:38 PM
When it's safer I'm sure they would consider Isreal. Of course, I don't see why they wouldn't consider it with enough security when Israel has it's own version going on as you mentioned.


yes, but do you realize that in the israeli format only ben gurion was visited?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on July 27, 2009, 11:05:59 PM
When it's safer I'm sure they would consider Isreal. Of course, I don't see why they wouldn't consider it with enough security when Israel has it's own version going on as you mentioned.


yes, but do you realize that in the israeli format only ben gurion was visited?
and also, going to Israel will forcibly ban the racers from going to some Middle East countries and vice versa
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Zack. on July 28, 2009, 01:15:01 AM
After a bunch of research (I have no idea how you guys do this and still manage to do all the other things around here), here's what I came up with for leg 2.

Using simple geography, TPTB would probably wanted to stay along the China Sea/Eastern Pacific. I doubt they would go to China after spending three legs there last season, but then again I thought that about TAR 14 being in Russia and, what do you know, people are running near-naked in Siberia. That being said, here are some possible destinations for our teams. The time indicated is how long they have to run a leg, with a 12 hour pit stop already factored in (obviously extended pit stops would impact this greatly, as would hours of operation/transportation bunches).

From best to worst:
Seoul - 33h 50m for racing
Taipei - 31h 40m for racing
Manila - 30h 20m for racing
Hanoi - 28h 0m for racing*
Kuala Lumpur - 27h 45m for racing
Singapore - 26h 35m for racing
Vientiane, Laos - 26h 10m for racing
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - 25h 55m for racing
Danang, Vietnam - 23 h 0 m for racing
Kuching, Malaysia - 21h 45 m for racing

Australia is possible, but it would be a very tight squeeze (we're talking 8 hours for 10 teams to complete a leg - possible, but hard if someone flies off the rails).

I like Vientiane and BSB as destinations; we typically have a new country in Asia each year (with the exception of TAR 14, which felt the need to have 6 legs in Asian countries previously visited, 5 of them in cities previously visited  (:;)).

*Especially for peach - The timing for Hanoi assumes that teams enter and leave Hanoi via airplane. A second option has teams flying into Hanoi and taking a train all the way to HCMC. Nothing would be done in Hanoi, but it would be either an exercise in working the airport/rails or a way to bunch teams up after a difficult first leg. Luckily for teams, there are sleeper trains available every day. Whether TPTB is willing to spend the extra money or willing to not have teams suffer in the hard seats is a mystery. An example of this would be:

JL5135       1100 1435 NRT HAN
SE5 (train) 1900 410(+2) Hanoi HCMC

Thus, HCMC would be leg 2 and we'd have to go from there. While I like that option a lot, I think the best bet is either a second leg in Japan or a leg in the Philippines (since the long amount of racing time allows the teams to travel to different islands in the archipelago and back)).
Title: Re: The Amazing Race 15 spoilers, sightings & locations
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 28, 2009, 01:40:00 AM
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...

I think they might visit an another middle east country.  The only safe ones left besides UAE are Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan.  Hopefully we could see South Africa (Durban) Malawi, Uganda, or Rwanda later on the race!
Fifteen seasons and I'm still hoping TAR will go to Armenia. Could be possible from the UAE, plus maybe a leg in Turkey. Just speculating and hoping...

Armenia, not at the moment, they have problems; but Azerbaijan is safe!  Amazing Race needs to return to Italy and do a leg in Sardinia, Pisa, Genoa, Naples, Turin, Trieste, or Verona.  Bordeaux, Toulousse, and Lyons in France would be nice too, as well the tiny nation of Monaco!!!!
Yeah, well I can keep hoping until TAR100! As long as we get at least two legs in Africa and at least two new countries, I'm happy.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on July 28, 2009, 04:11:06 AM
I feel so useless when it comes to these. OMG. I wanna help, but somehow I can't. :'(
Well, thanks and kudos to all you TAR detectives. :tup: :tup:

Just wanna say that. :funny: On topic: Is it possible they finally go to Nairobi from Dubai and stay there for one leg?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Neobie on July 28, 2009, 05:08:31 AM
Nice, ZachAttack!

An interesting note from TAR 14: Phil was almost always a day ahead of the field, exceptions discussed below. We have the Tokyo leg ending on Monday 20 Jul, and the HCMC leg on Thursday 23 Jul. That gives us enough time for only one spare Phil day, ie...

Scenario 1
20 Jul: Tokyo finish. Phil goes to Leg 2.
21 Jul: Pit Stop release delayed. Spare Phil day to prepare Leg 2.
22 Jul: Leg 2 finish. Phil goes quickly to HCMC.
23 Jul: Phil films HCMC quickly, racing with the teams.

Scenario 2
20 Jul: Tokyo finish. Phil goes quickly to Leg 2.
21 Jul: Phil films Leg 2 quickly, racing with the teams. Phil then goes to HCMC.
22 Jul: Pit Stop release delayed. Spare Phil day to prepare HCMC.
23 Jul: HCMC finish.

We see the pattern continuing with the next two legs:
Phnom Penh, 24 Jul being Phil's free day, 25 Jul the actual racing day.
Dubai, 26 Jul being Phil's free day, 27 Jul the actual racing day.

The two exceptions in TAR 14 were Stechelberg to Vienna (~430 mil), where Phil took a production van; and Phuket to Bangkok (~420 mil), which are within the same country. Apart from Krasnoyarsk-Novosibirsk (~390 mil), which is a headache transport-wise, these are the two shortest legs in the season. I'm guessing Leg 2 is very accessible from either Tokyo or Ho Chi Minh City. And since Phil's in a bit of a rush trying to get to the Pit Stop in the morning for HCMC, I'm guessing he'd use the rest day there. Educated guess conclusion: Leg 2, Japan.

Comparisons:
Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka (310 mil), Sapporo (490 mil), Seoul (780 mil)
HCMC to Da Nang (370 mil), Vientiane (560 mil), Hanoi (710 mil)



Appendix: TAR 14 simplified timeline
1 Nov: Phil Leg 1; 2 Nov: Racers Leg 1
3 Nov: Phil/Racers Leg 2
4 Nov: Phil Leg 3; 5 Nov: Racers Leg 3
6 Nov: Phil travels; 7 Nov: Phil Leg 4, racers travel; 8 Nov: Racers Leg 4
9 Nov: Phil Leg 5; 10 Nov: Racers Leg 5
11 Nov: Phil travels; 12 Nov: Phil Leg 6, racers travel; 13 Nov: Racers Leg 6
14 Nov: Phil Leg 7; 15 Nov: Racers Leg 7
16 Nov: Phil/Racers Leg 8
17 Nov: Phil Leg 9; 18 Nov: Racers Leg 9
19 Nov: Phil Leg 10; 20 Nov: Racers Leg 10
21 Nov: Phil/Racers Leg 11
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on July 28, 2009, 05:13:59 AM
So based on that, the Hanoi option mentioned somewhere on the board sounds possible (although I prefer a visit to Haiphong - just noticed, most of the Vietnam places on TAR(A) start with an H - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hue, Ha Long Bay) or they went somewhere else in Honshu. (Kyoto, Nagoya - not sure if this is in Honshu :duno: - or Osaka)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 28, 2009, 09:07:32 AM
When it's safer I'm sure they would consider Isreal. Of course, I don't see why they wouldn't consider it with enough security when Israel has it's own version going on as you mentioned.
yes, but do you realize that in the israeli format only ben gurion was visited?
and also, going to Israel will forcibly ban the racers from going to some Middle East countries and vice versa
Visiting Israel does not stop you from visiting countries that have not signed a peace treaty with Israel as long as you don't get your passport stamped...

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... There your luggage and person may be searched, and you will receive an entry stamp. Although this stamp does not present a problem when entering Jordan or Egypt, if you wish to visit Syria, Lebanon or any Arab country which has not signed a peace treaty with Israel, you should explicitly ask to get your Israeli entry and exit stamps on separate pieces of paper, not in your passport. Likewise, you should ask the Jordanian authorities to stamp your exit and entry from any crossing point connecting Jordan with the occupied West Bank or Israel on a separate sheet of paper as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Zack. on July 28, 2009, 10:03:37 AM
So based on that, the Hanoi option mentioned somewhere on the board sounds possible (although I prefer a visit to Haiphong - just noticed, most of the Vietnam places on TAR(A) start with an H - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hue, Ha Long Bay) or they went somewhere else in Honshu. (Kyoto, Nagoya - not sure if this is in Honshu :duno: - or Osaka)

Nagoya is in Honshu  :tup:

If it were in Japan, I'd say it would have to be a sizable distance from Tokyo; a long transport ride (say, an overnight bus) gives Phil time to film stand-ups and fly out to Vietnam ahead of the racers.

Would this also mean that our Phil sighting in Phnom Penh is a day ahead of the teams? Since he was at the Foreign Correspondents Club doing something leisurely (I assume); with teams breathing down his neck I doubt he would have time to stop for a drink (unless the Pit Stop was there).
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spanishtarfan on July 28, 2009, 11:35:06 AM
there has been a Phil sighting? I missed it!! who saw him? where is the post?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DrRox on July 28, 2009, 11:41:21 AM


The two exceptions in TAR 14 were Stechelberg to Vienna (~430 mil),

Neobie,

Wasn't it
1) Stechelberg to Zurich by taxi
2) Zurich to Munich by air
3) Munich to Salzberg by car
????????????
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 28, 2009, 12:02:23 PM
Thinking about the first leg...
Perhaps the task at the starting line was designed to delay the teams and give Phil a head start getting to Tokyo so he could do stand-ups before the teams arrive?

I don't believe Chateau saw Phil at LAX - so maybe he left on Korean Air KE 2 at 11:40 and the teams were held back long enough so they could only get AA 169 at 12:45 or UA 891 at 13:13.

Not sure if the timing works for this. :duno:

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: nyydem on July 28, 2009, 12:25:51 PM
Thinking about the first leg...
Perhaps the task at the starting line was designed to delay the teams and give Phil a head start getting to Tokyo so he could do stand-ups before the teams arrive?

I don't believe Chateau saw Phil at LAX - so maybe he left on Korean Air KE 2 at 11:40 and the teams were held back long enough so they could only get AA 169 at 12:45 or UA 891 at 13:13.

Not sure if the timing works for this. :duno:



Usually for the first leg, they have 2 flights with tickets already reserved for the teams (so there are only 2 flights that the teams can take).  So they easily could have just picked 2 flights that would be late enough to give Phil a head start.  In other words, I doubt that giving Phil a head start would be a reason for having an extra task at the beginning, since the flights the teams can take are already set.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 02:11:13 PM
The task at the beginning was over and done in 10 or 15 minutes.  So that would not give much lead time. Not only that, Phil has to stay to the bitter end of that!   ;)   Also, remember that the teams always have an overnight camp out on the day of arrival in the first city.

I suspect you are correct about Phil's flight on KE2 with its 3:00 pm arrival.  That would give him time for the standup.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on July 28, 2009, 02:26:14 PM
Is it just a wild guess that one team was eliminated at the start?  I know there was some kind of task at the starting line, but wouldn't we see a mat in the starting line pictures?  Maybe it's just me hoping that's not true because it would just seem kinda crappy.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 02:38:20 PM
I suspect that the mat was moved into position (and the 12th Mercedes was driven away, note the driver is waiting to do so in the shot) when Phil was giving the Teams the usual speech.  But with a new  :ascared twist.

Actually, at the low angle of the shot this could be the mat (not even 'rolled up').  Note how the shadow of the umbrella is very short in one direction.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on July 28, 2009, 04:28:35 PM
Thanks Chateau.  That is so depressing!  Can you imagine getting the call for TAR and all the excitement and then never racing for one mile?  I would have to be hospitalized.

 :colors B:)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 05:03:53 PM
I'm sure it comes to blows  :bags
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kiwi Jay on July 28, 2009, 05:14:26 PM
I hate the "new twist". Who wants to go on TAR and get kicked out like 20 metres from the line.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Neobie on July 28, 2009, 07:02:28 PM
Wasn't it
1) Stechelberg to Zurich by taxi
2) Zurich to Munich by air
3) Munich to Salzberg by car

Aah crap brain fart. Sorry! :lol:

Stechelberg to Salzburg is only about 270 mil, making it the shortest leg of TAR 14. Phil left the night before the racers in a production van, but the teams caught up when they arrived in Munich by air...

Would hate if the 1-minute-in elimination exists. What's the bloody point? Week after week we'd be looking at the opening credits and go "who's that?"
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2009, 07:12:49 PM
You would think CBS wiould have listened when we all complained bitterly after the last first leg elim.

I think of a team so excited, shopping for days at REI for just the right clothes, testing backpacks, weighing their stuff, paring their stuff to a little ziplock baggie, working out, taking time off work, being filled with anticipation and joy...all for nothing.  :'( :'(

Worst twist EVER. My heart breaks for them.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 07:32:16 PM
Please don't ask where this comes from  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Neobie on July 28, 2009, 07:38:55 PM
F***.

WORST. TWIST. EVER.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: 2old4tech on July 28, 2009, 08:00:51 PM
Please don't ask where this comes from  :waves:

Is that BvM in the white shirt and white hat?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Zack. on July 28, 2009, 08:21:21 PM
That looks like someone reacting in the same way I would react if I were eliminated at the start line.

(Doesn't that look a little like Meeka in the front?)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 28, 2009, 08:24:37 PM
That looks like someone reacting in the same way I would react if I were eliminated at the start line.

(Doesn't that look a little like Meeka in the front?)
Meeka/Michelle wore gray? colored shorts if I recall.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: dantwin on July 28, 2009, 08:30:34 PM
I think the brunette is Tiffany Michelle...when I pumped up the saturation in photoshop I saw purple.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 28, 2009, 08:31:26 PM
It's Maroon.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on July 28, 2009, 08:46:25 PM
It may be a start line elimination because there is the mat on the left hand corner of the pic.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: woden on July 28, 2009, 08:51:19 PM
I like the heartless guy sipping his Polar Pop in the background.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: dantwin on July 28, 2009, 08:57:06 PM
Maroon it is...I wonder if her backpack is somehow involved in this little cat fight.  It isn't in the picture but maybe blondie snapped a strap during the challenge and that instigated the fight?? (wild speculation)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 28, 2009, 08:59:12 PM
Makes me look forward to the "Elimination Station"...  :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on July 28, 2009, 09:11:12 PM
Well, if that's Miss Maroon, then short blondie must lose that fight.  Then we have the 2 guys behind them.  Neither really looks like Mr. Maroon.  This looks like a total CF.

Guess the eliminated team went straight to sequesterville (which I'm thinking Thailand again since we started in Asia?).
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: TARdevotee on July 29, 2009, 05:16:27 AM
Is it me or does the scuffling team look more like Team Green? That one guy is wearing a green shirt with those beige-colored cargo pants and the girl with her back to us has the same pants and hairstyle as his partner in the photo found on the first page of the Contestants thread.

And the other team with the blonde girl looks like the ninth team from the left in the starting line photo. I think some people were saying that ninth team was Jodah/Michelle or something, but could Jodah/Michelle actually be the 6th team from the left? One of the shirts from the 6th team from the left seems to match Michelle's. And after looking at that scuffle photo, the ninth team from the left looks more like blondie and her partner.

I dunno, maybe I'm examining too closely, haha.

And I agree, a starting line elimination SUCKS!!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on July 29, 2009, 05:48:25 AM
I PRAY it's just a mat where the last to arrive incurs a Speed Bump somewhere in Japan. (Yes I realize that Japan is an expensive country and setting up another task there would be horrible financially, but they can't possibly eliminate a team right from the start...can they? Well, I'm okay with it as long as they're guaranteed a spot in Season 16 as part of the twist...which would also guarantee a Season 16, so nothing is lost here :hearts:)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Benedicto on July 29, 2009, 08:16:01 AM
Lolz, I will be sad for the team that will get eliminated, I have so much hope that the mat there is only used by the teams to play childish games like last to get to mat will be going to a truth or consequence segment lol  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: caper on July 29, 2009, 11:14:14 AM
I am still hoping that there wasn't an elimination at the starting line - Could the task/mat have been to see who gets on which flight at Lax??? Maybe the Powers that be wanted a quieter entrance/exit at airport??? :duno: , and maybe the first on the Mat got Fast Forwarded???  :colors  Just grasping at any straw that may prevent the dreaded starting mat elim... :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DavidJunior on July 29, 2009, 11:50:33 AM
or maybe the last place team was forced to go on an even later flight than everyone else...

very often the last team to leave the starting line is not the last team to arrive at the airport, so they maybe forced the team to the back or even very back of the pack?

i say this because i really, REALLY don't want a starting line elimination
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on July 29, 2009, 12:03:49 PM
I am still hoping that there wasn't an elimination at the starting line - Could the task/mat have been to see who gets on which flight at Lax??? Maybe the Powers that be wanted a quieter entrance/exit at airport??? :duno: , and maybe the first on the Mat got Fast Forwarded???  :colors  Just grasping at any straw that may prevent the dreaded starting mat elim... :'(

Hi caper!

Yes they did get their flights based on when they finished the challenge.  I saw only two teams (Maroon and Orange) check both AA and UA for their tix.  The rest just went straight to their designated carriers.

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: north09 on July 29, 2009, 02:53:32 PM
So it can be assumed the first and second get a choice in what airline to choose?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 29, 2009, 03:53:42 PM
Not really a spoiler - but it looks like the marathon job of editing and scoring TAR 15 has started...

Quote
SandersMusic For me, Amazing Race 15 starts TOMORROW—getting ready to commence cranking out the score. Can. Not. Wait.   14 minutes ago from web
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 29, 2009, 04:11:22 PM
Not really a spoiler - but it looks like the marathon job of editing and scoring TAR 15 has started...

Quote
SandersMusic For me, Amazing Race 15 starts TOMORROW—getting ready to commence cranking out the score. Can. Not. Wait.   14 minutes ago from web
Lee is so freaking awesome .. :bow:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Acoustic on July 29, 2009, 06:44:40 PM
Please don't ask where this comes from  :waves:

Is it an elimination? The picture looks like the two girls are jumping (in joy maybe?). But I don't see in any way how the picture looks like an elimination.

(im really hoping that there isn't a start line elimination  :'()
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: hakushu8 on July 29, 2009, 08:39:45 PM
Please don't ask where this comes from  :waves:
I like the heartless guy sipping his Polar Pop in the background.
Guy in white hat drinking soda for Best Actor Award please. :lol:
I'd hate to be the team last on the mat. Although I'm thinking, for the sake of that last team and for my sanity, that it's probably a NEL and they'd have to do a Speed Bump in Tokyo.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: topaz on July 31, 2009, 12:34:35 AM
rumors that they're now racing in Jordan and Israel after they'd left in Dubai according to one of the posted messages here for TAR 15.  And probably next week they're might be visiting to Europe next week but only few legs that are left for that continent.  Racing to Africa would be impossible for TAR 15 because Africa is too large and too far to reach to United States for the final leg.  If they're going to Europe by next week after Israel and Jordan, hope they could go to Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta or Denmark because these countries aren't visited for TAR yet.  So, cross my fingers for these countries.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DavidJunior on July 31, 2009, 12:57:17 AM
rumors that they're now racing in Jordan and Israel after they'd left in Dubai according to one of the posted messages here for TAR 15.  And probably next week they're might be visiting to Europe next week but only few legs that are left for that continent.  Racing to Africa would be impossible for TAR 15 because Africa is too large and too far to reach to United States for the final leg.  If they're going to Europe by next week after Israel and Jordan, hope they could go to Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta or Denmark because these countries aren't visited for TAR yet.  So, cross my fingers for these countries.

well, if you are talking East or South Africa that may have some validity.  but, that is only if they do go to Europe next.  Israel is just as good of a launching point for Sub-Saharan Africa as Europe.  And even if they did go to Europe next they still have many of North and West African countries that can be visited, many of which haven't been visited before.  (Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Liberia, Gambia, Togo, etc.).  And it wouldn't be super difficult to go from Africa back to the U.S. (They did go the opposite direction in Season 1)

so, keep our eyes and ears open for either Europe or Africa, and lets not count out any possibility until we know the race has finished
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 31, 2009, 02:04:01 AM
I think a probable Eastern Africa visit is probable, Egypt and Ethiopia? ^_^ Then head towards Europe and end this race.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on July 31, 2009, 02:16:43 AM
Morocco? but I'm batting zero this season  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on July 31, 2009, 02:19:12 AM
Morocco? but I'm batting zero this season  :lol:

That makes it three in a row of no Africa... What about Seychelles? Any Africa please!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on July 31, 2009, 05:49:14 AM
Morocco? but I'm batting zero this season  :lol:

That makes it three in a row of no Africa... What about Seychelles? Any Africa please!

Maybe they have already stopped by in Egypt? But then... they should be in Europe now. And they might be going to South America next.. which mgiht make this race 1 more continent than TAR14. :casey
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 31, 2009, 09:36:24 AM
Morocco? but I'm batting zero this season  :lol:

That makes it three in a row of no Africa... What about Seychelles? Any Africa please!
I was hoping for either Ivory Coast, Togo or Ghana. It seems TAR is not keen to go to Africa.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: tigellinus on July 31, 2009, 11:22:27 AM
^Couldn't imagine why....
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on July 31, 2009, 11:30:52 AM
Morocco? but I'm batting zero this season  :lol:

That makes it three in a row of no Africa... What about Seychelles? Any Africa please!

Morocco is still in Africa the last time I looked.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on July 31, 2009, 01:45:16 PM
rumors that they're now racing in Jordan and Israel after they'd left in Dubai according to one of the posted messages here for TAR 15.  And probably next week they're might be visiting to Europe next week but only few legs that are left for that continent.  Racing to Africa would be impossible for TAR 15 because Africa is too large and too far to reach to United States for the final leg.  If they're going to Europe by next week after Israel and Jordan, hope they could go to Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta or Denmark because these countries aren't visited for TAR yet.  So, cross my fingers for these countries.

Come on, on TAR13, they flew from Moscow to Portland via Germany on the last leg, and Bolivia to New Zealand on the 4th leg becuase you are saying that Africa is too far from the USA. On season 1 they flew from NYC to South Africa and that was pretty far.  There still can be a leg in Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, Benin, Togo, Mali, Cape Verde, or Ghana. It's possible we could have return to the 12-13 leg format since the last few seasons were 11 legs with TAR14's superleg 10 in Beijing.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: chill_sd on July 31, 2009, 03:46:56 PM
With apparently 6 teams still racing in the Netherlands, do we have any speculation about a possible NEL yet?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on July 31, 2009, 06:43:14 PM
chill_sd,

The mathematics of elimination means that there have been either 0 or 1 NELs in the first 5 legs (through Dubai). If there were 12 teams flying to Japan then one NEL has occurred. If there were 11 teams flying to Japan then no NELs have occurred.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on July 31, 2009, 09:22:02 PM
Greece, anyone?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Glamazon Racer on July 31, 2009, 10:50:21 PM
Greece, anyone?
That would be perfect and it's long overdue for a visit!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: michael on July 31, 2009, 10:57:27 PM
Go to Malta! :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on July 31, 2009, 11:01:07 PM
Go to Malta! :(

:faint:

Michael LIVES!!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on July 31, 2009, 11:25:51 PM
Go to Malta! :(
That reminded me of a book I'm reading XD
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: michael on July 31, 2009, 11:28:46 PM
Go to Malta! :(

:faint:

Michael LIVES!!! :hearts:

In my car!

omg I've been reading all the spec/spoilers that I've missed and I'm so excited for this season!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Snooky on August 01, 2009, 09:03:02 AM
Go to Malta! :(
That would be cool! 
I think that TAR could definitely still go to Africa. (East)  Kind of like those spontaneous times in TAR 6 and 12.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Benedicto on August 01, 2009, 09:13:22 AM
So if there are 6 teams left....

POSSIBILITY A:
Leg 1: Elimination at Starting Line, Elimination in Japan [10 teams remain]
Leg 2: 9 teams remain
Leg 3: 8 Teams remain
Leg 4: 7 teams remain
Leg 5: 7 teams remain (NEL)
Leg 6: 6 teams Remain

*NEL could be in any spot, but there should be only 1 NL as of Leg 6

POSSIBILITY B:
Leg 1: 11 Teams remain
Leg 2: 10 Teams remain
Leg 3: 9 Teams remain
Leg 4: 8 Teams Remain
Leg 5: 7 teams Remain
Leg 6: 6 Teams Remain

and probably I would love this:
Leg 1: 11 Teams remain
Leg 2: 10 Teams remain
Leg 3: 9 Teams remain
Leg 4: 8 Teams Remain
Leg 5: 7 teams Remain
Leg 6: 7 Teams Remain (NEL)
Leg 7: 6 Teams Remain
Leg 8: 5 Teams Remain
Leg 9: 5 Teams Remain (NEL)
Leg 10: 4 Teams Remain
Leg 11: 4 Teams Remain (NEL)
Leg 12: 3 Teams Remain
Leg 13: FINALS

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2009, 12:02:46 PM
I would count on this, if it was me guessing.

POSSIBILITY A:
Leg 1: Elimination at Starting Line, Elimination in Japan [10 teams remain]
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Boingo on August 01, 2009, 01:07:32 PM
 :ot:  Since we're talking about a leg in the Netherlands, how about a little homage to the land that gave us Heineken...

:jam:  Walk-in Fridge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPu0eNgbd8U), Walk-in Fridge 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ZZreXEqSY), and Walk-in Fridge spoof (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3kKA5-CXC0).  :beer2:
 :lol: :funny: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 01, 2009, 01:59:50 PM
Pass me one, please! :jam:

You crack me up....
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 01, 2009, 04:53:57 PM
I really doubt they visited Ho Chi Minh City, even though the blogger reportedly saw the teams at the Reunification Palace. One lone person who saw them isn't enough proof.  Unless we have more proof of the race returning to Vietnam like photographic evidence or more people who eyewitnessed the teams racing through the city, the Vietnam leg of the race will remain uncomfirmed until more proof has surfaced or when CBS reveals the race route a week before the season premiere!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 01, 2009, 05:42:43 PM
I really doubt they visited Ho Chi Minh City, even though the blogger reportedly saw the teams at the Reunification Palace. One lone person who saw them isn't enough proof.  Unless we have more proof of the race returning to Vietnam like photographic evidence or more people who eyewitnessed the teams racing through the city, the Vietnam leg of the race will remain uncomfirmed until more proof has surfaced or when CBS reveals the race route a week before the season premiere!
2

Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning.
6:01 AM Jul 23rd from web


AbeFrellman They actually pulled up in a cab, yelled "Go! Go!" like they were GIs, then ran (once cued) towards the host near a tank.
6:12 AM Jul 23rd from web in reply to AbeFrellman
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 01, 2009, 06:28:09 PM
I really doubt they visited Ho Chi Minh City, even though the blogger reportedly saw the teams at the Reunification Palace. One lone person who saw them isn't enough proof.  Unless we have more proof of the race returning to Vietnam like photographic evidence or more people who eyewitnessed the teams racing through the city, the Vietnam leg of the race will remain uncomfirmed until more proof has surfaced or when CBS reveals the race route a week before the season premiere!
2

Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning.
6:01 AM Jul 23rd from web


AbeFrellman They actually pulled up in a cab, yelled "Go! Go!" like they were GIs, then ran (once cued) towards the host near a tank.
6:12 AM Jul 23rd from web in reply to AbeFrellman

Yes, this sounds accurate but it's not enough proof, teams arriving at the pitstop in the morning especially around 6am is strange because each leg mainly ends in the afternoon to evening depending on the order
of the teams that arrived at the pit stop.  One more thing, aren't both of these "rumoured sightings" by the same person? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 01, 2009, 06:33:30 PM
The twitter time is relative to the time on 'your' pc when you access the page.   It is not the local time of twitter poster.

You have to convert the time back to the twitter poster's location to get the time it was posted at that location.

So, for me that means to add 14 hours for conversion to a place like HCMC.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 01, 2009, 08:27:39 PM
I really doubt they visited Ho Chi Minh City, even though the blogger reportedly saw the teams at the Reunification Palace. One lone person who saw them isn't enough proof.  Unless we have more proof of the race returning to Vietnam like photographic evidence or more people who eyewitnessed the teams racing through the city, the Vietnam leg of the race will remain uncomfirmed until more proof has surfaced or when CBS reveals the race route a week before the season premiere!
2

Saw a finishing leg of "The Amazing Race" being filmed outside HCMC's Reunification Palace this morning.
6:01 AM Jul 23rd from web


AbeFrellman They actually pulled up in a cab, yelled "Go! Go!" like they were GIs, then ran (once cued) towards the host near a tank.
6:12 AM Jul 23rd from web in reply to AbeFrellman

How soon i forget  :groan: (all should be on page 1 of the location/sighting topic)

this Blog posted on July 26th 2009  ( not posting the link it may be copyrighted)

Quote
* 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.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Plaidmoon on August 02, 2009, 03:37:42 AM
Found an intriguing message on Twitter from qgchew who appears to be in Sheffield England.

There must be some treasure hunt/Amazing Race kinda thing going on outside. Lots on people running around aimlessly with backpacks & maps

Could be TAR, could be almost anything. I've tweeted back for more info, but I'll probably go to bed soon.

Plaidmoon

Update: I see Puddin is on it too and tweeted back before me. I hope I don't scare him off.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 03:47:30 AM
Found an intriguing message on Twitter from qgchew who appears to be in Sheffield England.

There must be some treasure hunt/Amazing Race kinda thing going on outside. Lots on people running around aimlessly with backpacks & maps

Could be TAR, could be almost anything. I've tweeted back for more info, but I'll probably go to bed soon.

Plaidmoon

Update: I see Puddin is on it too and tweeted back before me. I hope I don't scare him off.
 :lol: :lol: This is how I earn the name "needs a life"  :-[

eta: well we tried

Quote
I'm in the UK. I doubt it's the Amazing Race. Too many contestants, around 80+ of them. Huge group!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Cocoa on August 02, 2009, 03:49:55 AM
Found an intriguing message on Twitter from qgchew who appears to be in Sheffield England.

There must be some treasure hunt/Amazing Race kinda thing going on outside. Lots on people running around aimlessly with backpacks & maps

Could be TAR, could be almost anything. I've tweeted back for more info, but I'll probably go to bed soon.

Plaidmoon

Update: I see Puddin is on it too and tweeted back before me. I hope I don't scare him off.

I think its part of the Edinburgh Rat Race?

http://www.allmediascotland.com/allnewswire/5207/Edinburgh_Gears_up_for_the_Legendary_Rat_Race

Quote
RAT RACE URBAN ADVENTURE SERIES 2009:
Birmingham 30/31 May
Bristol 27/28 June
Edinburgh 18/19 July
Sheffield 1/2 August
Belfast 8/9 Aug
Galway 5/6 Sept
London 26/27 Sept
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 03:51:01 AM
It true England they fisted seeen season 7 dam it no egland it might
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 03:56:32 AM
read above please edited into my post

Quote
Quote
I'm in the UK. I doubt it's the Amazing Race. Too many contestants, around 80+ of them. Huge group!
 
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 04:00:11 AM
Pudin when did finshed in holland
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 04:07:24 AM
Ask that person how many teams was it
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Plaidmoon on August 02, 2009, 04:44:17 AM
Found an intriguing message on Twitter from qgchew who appears to be in Sheffield England.

There must be some treasure hunt/Amazing Race kinda thing going on outside. Lots on people running around aimlessly with backpacks & maps

Could be TAR, could be almost anything. I've tweeted back for more info, but I'll probably go to bed soon.

Plaidmoon

Update: I see Puddin is on it too and tweeted back before me. I hope I don't scare him off.
 :lol: :lol: This is how I earn the name "needs a life"  :-[

eta: well we tried

Quote
I'm in the UK. I doubt it's the Amazing Race. Too many contestants, around 80+ of them. Huge group!


I agree. False alarm.  :groan:  I really thought it sounded promising, but 80+ people? No way.

I think uycocoa is right, it's probably the Rat Race.  Here's another link for that: http://www.ratraceadventure.com/ (http://www.ratraceadventure.com/)

Too bad. You could probably do an interesting detour or roadblock in the steel mills in Sheffield. I don't know if it's a scenic city other than that.

Ah well, the search continues...   :ele:  :ele:  :ele:

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 04:48:38 AM
Okay it thing called the amazing hunt in victory Ganda
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 10:58:11 AM
GO SO THEY ARE COME NERTHLAND ONE OF THE POEPEL IN COSANT SIGHTING IN ROMINA
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 11:02:51 AM
GO SO THEY ARE COME NERTHLAND ONE OF THE POEPEL IN COSANT SIGHTING IN ROMINA
AncaBS: the amazing race in romania [axn] http://bit.ly/t9mQp (expand)
about 1 hour ago from web · Reply · View Tweet
gridpulse: I'm watching an episode of The Amazing Race in Romania :)
about 1 hour ago from web · Reply · View Tweet
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: IheartTAR on August 02, 2009, 02:04:57 PM
Yay. This is exciting. I hope the photos get posted soon. I really hope Jodah and Michelle are still around. If I could guess I would say it is:
1) The Poker chicks
2) The Harlem Boys
3) Michelle and Jodah
4) ???

As far as casting is concerned--> What kind of team would you want casted for the next season. Like what is your "dream team"?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 02, 2009, 03:12:10 PM
After Tallinn, teams would either take the ferry to Helsinki, Finland for a full leg (unlike the 1/2 leg in TAR10) or fly to somewhere else in Europe or to North/West Africa.  I researched flights between Tallinn and two approiate cities in Africa on Lufthansa via Frankfurt. (both flights departing August 4, in Estonia)
-Possibility 1: to Algiers, Algeria (LH3179/LH4122) departs 6:50pm, arrives 12:00pm on August 5
-Possibility 2: to Accra, Ghana (LH3179/LH566) departs 6:50pm. arrives 3:25pm on August 5
-Other Possible legs after Tallinn: Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Russia, and Slovakia.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 02, 2009, 08:00:46 PM
Here a list of Direct Flight from USA to Africa. So IF they go to Africa, they should most likely go here.

Delta Airlines and South African Airways fly direct to South Africa from New York, Washington DC and Atlanta (some via Dakar, Senegal). Delta also recently launched direct service from New York to Accra (Ghana) and Atlanta to Lagos (Nigeria).

EgyptAir flies direct to Cairo from New York
Royal Air Moroc flies direct to Casablanca from New York.
Ethiopian Airlines fly direct from Washington DC to Addis Ababa four times a week. You fly via Rome and briefly refuel, but you don't get off the plane.

Source: goafrica.about.com/od/adventuretravel/a/africaflights.htm
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 02, 2009, 08:07:08 PM
With a single connection starting from Talinn, AR15 could go to any major city in Europe or Africa.

Here are the 24 flights (not counting to Stockholm or to Gothernburg since AR15 was previously in Sweden or to Vilnius since AR12 was there) in alphabetical order of the destination city which could be taken on Tuesday Aug. 4 out of Talinn:

Brussels        OV177 1815 1955
Copenhagen OV141 0640 0720
Copenhagen OV143 1255 1335
Copenhagen OV145 1810 1845
Dublin            OV201 2230 2350
Frankfurt       LH3179 1840 2010
Helsinki         AY3940 0615 0650
Helsinki         AY3922 0820 1850 
Helsinki         AY3926 1445 1520
Helsinki         AY3930 1755 1830
Helsinki         AY3932 2130 2205
London Gatwick OV101 1615 1715
Moscow         OV301  1325 1605
Oslo              OV137  1425 1505
Oslo              DY1067 2215 2255
Paris             OV171   0800 1010
Prague          OK879  1515 1625
Riga              BT364   0520 0615
Riga              BT312   1010 1105
Riga              BT366   0850 0845
Riga              BT312   1010 1105
Riga              BT314   1140 1235
Riga              BT316   1610 1705
Riga              BT362   2115 2210

Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris and Prague are all major airports with connections to other places in Europe as well as to Africa.

My personal hunch is that Copehagen will be visited for the first time in the leg following Talinn. Depending on whether there was a second leg in Dubai, that next leg will be either 9 or 10.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 02, 2009, 08:49:21 PM
Here a list of Direct Flight from USA to Africa. So IF they go to Africa, they should most likely go here.

Delta Airlines and South African Airways fly direct to South Africa from New York, Washington DC and Atlanta (some via Dakar, Senegal). Delta also recently launched direct service from New York to Accra (Ghana) and Atlanta to Lagos (Nigeria).

EgyptAir flies direct to Cairo from New York
Royal Air Moroc flies direct to Casablanca from New York.
Ethiopian Airlines fly direct from Washington DC to Addis Ababa four times a week. You fly via Rome and briefly refuel, but you don't get off the plane.

Source: goafrica.about.com/od/adventuretravel/a/africaflights.htm

jerseydude,
Your information checks out pretty well. I took a search of the 9 largest airports in Africa looking for flights to JFK/EWR, IAD, or in selected cases ATL on Friday Aug. 7. Here are the results:
0 flights from Capetown, Nairobi, Addis Ababa (the one indicated above must not fly on Fridays), Abijian, Cairo, Accra and Dakar
1 flight JNB to JFK SA code-shared by UA
1 flight JNB  to IAD SA code-shared by UA
2 flights CAI to JFK DL and EgyptAir code-shared by UA
1 flight originating from Johannesburg which stops in Dakar before continuing to IAD
0 flights from Casablanca to JFK (the one indicatd above must not fly on Fridays)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 08:56:21 PM
w find out when
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 09:13:58 PM
OMG! Look what i found, it might be unreliable though :duno:

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

Look at the the first square!

Hmmmm...is it possible time-wise? Would we finally get to see our aborted Mauritius AllStars Season 10 leg?? Hmmmm.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 09:16:17 PM
least africa
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: password on August 02, 2009, 09:19:57 PM
Hmmmm...is it possible time-wise? Would we finally get to see our aborted Mauritius AllStars leg?? Hmmmm.

There was a planned Mauritius All star leg?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 09:21:48 PM
umm but your not sure
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Dånooky on August 02, 2009, 09:23:43 PM
OMG! Look what i found, it might be unreliable though :duno:

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

Look at the the first square!

Hmmmm...is it possible time-wise? Would we finally get to see our aborted Mauritius AllStars leg?? Hmmmm.
It could fit between UAE and Netherlands
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 02, 2009, 09:25:45 PM
Hmmmm...is it possible time-wise? Would we finally get to see our aborted Mauritius AllStars leg?? Hmmmm.

There was a planned Mauritius All star leg?

Hate to break it to you!  Mauritius was visited on Season 10 on the 7th leg.  I really don't think the Amazing Race would return to a tiny African island country in the Indian Ocean, for the second time around.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: ZBC Company on August 02, 2009, 09:27:02 PM
actaul it was all-star
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 02, 2009, 09:30:50 PM
actaul it was all-star

No it wasn't, Amazing Race All-Stars was season 11.  Go to Google, type in Mauritius, Amazing Race and you should understand more clearly.  So ignore the Mauritius rumor, it's a fake Okay!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 09:37:44 PM
actaul it was all-star

No it wasn't, Amazing Race All-Stars was season 11.  Go to Google, type in Mauritius, Amazing Race and you should understand more clearly.  So ignore the Mauritius rumor, it's a fake Okay!

You are right about season 10 not 11. But you don't know that is a fake yet.  Let's not be so dogmatic in what we say here. :angel:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: woden on August 02, 2009, 10:00:37 PM
Are we sure Israel's not filming yet? First leg: Masada to Mauritius? (If so, I like their route better than ours already...)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 02, 2009, 10:01:44 PM
actaul it was all-star

No it wasn't, Amazing Race All-Stars was season 11.  Go to Google, type in Mauritius, Amazing Race and you should understand more clearly.  So ignore the Mauritius rumor, it's a fake Okay!

You are right about season 10 not 11. But you don't know that is a fake yet.  Let's not be so dogmatic in what we say here. :angel:

The reason I assumed its a fake is that the website lists July 27, but teams were still in Dubai on the 27th I think.  Plus teams were in the Netherlands on the 28th or 29th (can't remember which) and it would be impossible to fly from Dubai to Mauritius, on the July 27th and leave to Amsterdam the following day.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 02, 2009, 10:33:35 PM

The reason I assumed its a fake is that the website lists July 27, but teams were still in Dubai on the 27th I think.  Plus teams were in the Netherlands on the 28th or 29th (can't remember which) and it would be impossible to fly from Dubai to Mauritius, on the July 27th and leave to Amsterdam the following day.
We have a timeline for a reason
;)
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19223.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 10:58:02 PM
actaul it was all-star

No it wasn't, Amazing Race All-Stars was season 11.  Go to Google, type in Mauritius, Amazing Race and you should understand more clearly.  So ignore the Mauritius rumor, it's a fake Okay!

You are right about season 10 not 11. But you don't know that is a fake yet.  Let's not be so dogmatic in what we say here. :angel:

The reason I assumed its a fake is that the website lists July 27, but teams were still in Dubai on the 27th I think.  Plus teams were in the Netherlands on the 28th or 29th (can't remember which) and it would be impossible to fly from Dubai to Mauritius, on the July 27th and leave to Amsterdam the following day.

See, this is what I mean? It is SO important here that we not discount any leads until they can be proved false. That is why we all try to say I believe, I think, I wish...when we aren't sure. As it happens, it IS possible flight wise to make that route on that dates: there is a flight from Dubai at 0300 that arrives 925Am.

But yes, in this case, it probably didn't happen unless we were to discount Steffi's sighting on the 29th in Dubai.

I just like us to at least consider ALL of the options carefully before we discard them. At this point we do not know 100% that there was a second leg in Dubai, although it looks very convincing so far.

So I would just ask that we be a little less hasty, and kinder in our choice of words. "Hate to break it to you", "It's a fake, okay!", and "It is impossible" don't encourage speculation, which is what helps us all on our spoiler quests.

:ghug:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 02, 2009, 11:26:08 PM
Are we sure Israel's not filming yet? First leg: Masada to Mauritius? (If so, I like their route better than ours already...)

Now THAT'S a great idea!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 02, 2009, 11:30:22 PM
Are we sure Israel's not filming yet? First leg: Masada to Mauritius? (If so, I like their route better than ours already...)

Now THAT'S a great idea!!
Then, who's to say it's not TARA? or that Goldrush thingie?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 12:18:40 AM
Are we sure Israel's not filming yet? First leg: Masada to Mauritius? (If so, I like their route better than ours already...)

Now THAT'S a great idea!!
Then, who's to say it's not TARA? or that Goldrush thingie?

We have said several times that TARA 4 is NOT filming yet. :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 03, 2009, 12:36:43 AM
Are we sure Israel's not filming yet? First leg: Masada to Mauritius? (If so, I like their route better than ours already...)

Now THAT'S a great idea!!
Then, who's to say it's not TARA? or that Goldrush thingie?

We have said several times that TARA 4 is NOT filming yet. :hugs:
I meant to say it with sarcasm, but forgot to add an emoticon XD
But it could be the Goldrush thingie, couldn't it?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 01:00:43 AM
Right this moment, I have no clue what a goldrush thingie is....   ???
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 03, 2009, 01:03:11 AM
Right this moment, I have no clue what a goldrush thingie is....   ???
The Amazing Race: Africa, or was it really just a hoax?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 03, 2009, 01:32:18 AM
OMG! A new country <33333

So we're spoiled that TAR15 went to...

Tokyo, Japan
Unknown, Unknown
HCMC, Vietnam
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dubai, UAE (could it possibly be our TBC for this season?)
Netherlands
Stockholm, Sweeden (Ugh, Pain of remembering Lena and Kristy </////////////////3 :( )
Tallinn, Estonia (NEW COUNTRY <3333333 )

No Africa though :(

SPECULATION:

I think they may ride a bus to Riga, Latvia, and go someplace in the Baltic States? I really hope that this is a 12 leg race, with 13 episodes though... 3 continent race again ;(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 02:09:50 AM
Right this moment, I have no clue what a goldrush thingie is....   ???
The Amazing Race: Africa, or was it really just a hoax?

Oh yeah that. Hoax.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on August 03, 2009, 03:24:18 AM
I was supposed to be somewhat spoiler-free (the spoilers/spec/fake spoilers are all mixed up right now - and I apologize for that :-[) this season, but I looked at the summary article posted on the media thread. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 04:59:49 AM
I was supposed to be somewhat spoiler-free (the spoilers/spec/fake spoilers are all mixed up right now - and I apologize for that :-[) this season, but I looked at the summary article posted on the media thread. :groan:
But this it is the TAR Spoiler board it says so before you enter  :lol: .. so sorry.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on August 03, 2009, 05:08:05 AM
I was supposed to be somewhat spoiler-free (the spoilers/spec/fake spoilers are all mixed up right now - and I apologize for that :-[) this season, but I looked at the summary article posted on the media thread. :groan:
But this it is the TAR Spoiler board it says so before you enter  :lol: .. so sorry.

I know that upon entering. :funny: I just thought that with the spoilers popping up here, there & everywhere, I'd get confused in it all, leaving me not only spoiled for the show, but at the same time, unspoiled as to what really happened. Ohwells. :funny: So, how's the team tracking in Estonia doin', puddin? :jam: :hearts: :casey :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 05:20:37 AM
Come to the dark side and see, Raymond!!  We have teams and videos...and no way can you go unspoiled around here, it is too much fun!! :jumpy:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=18840.0

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on August 03, 2009, 05:54:44 AM
Come to the dark side and see, Raymond!!  We have teams and videos...and no way can you go unspoiled around here, it is too much fun!! :jumpy:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=18840.0



I will resist! :funny: And I'll just stay boot order spoiler-free for the while. I mean, considering that I've not had such a stellar track record of picking favorites, nothing at this point will disappoint me. :funny: I do check out location spoilers though. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 03, 2009, 06:06:50 AM
Since this is the spec and discussion thread...

I really am starting to feel TAR4 all over again... :(

4 M/M teams? This is completely... uhh... ridiculous? I'm quite scared that we'll have out first ever M/M Final 3... Uhoh...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Benedicto on August 03, 2009, 06:17:14 AM
I have a strong feeling Maria/Tiffany got eliminated in the Netherlands. ~Wakwakwak in SurvivorSucks

^
I hope Maria/Tiffany doesn't get eliminated , if they do, so heartbreaking  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 06:31:26 AM
I was supposed to be somewhat spoiler-free (the spoilers/spec/fake spoilers are all mixed up right now - and I apologize for that :-[) this season, but I looked at the summary article posted on the media thread. :groan:

Just a reminder that this whole section is in the Spoiler Board and is clearly marked as such. There is no way to just peek around in here, you take a risk.

If you don't want to be spoiled, you have to stay out of this board entirely.

Sorry, though! :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2009, 06:33:59 AM
 :nm:


move along....
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Acoustic on August 03, 2009, 06:42:54 AM
Just putting this out there:

Considering that there are 5 teams now, then either the Netherlands or Sweeden is a NEL (there were 6 teams in the netherlands right?). however, this may not be the case if Sweeden and Estonia is part of the same leg (if time does not allow for a full pit-stop... im not sure, im not good with timings)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on August 03, 2009, 01:48:08 PM
The site has changed, it says  teams were golfing at Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club and climbing Le Morne Brabant. It also says that the teams are believed to arrived from Dubai. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 01:56:12 PM
The site has changed, it says  teams were golfing at Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club and climbing Le Morne Brabant. It also says that the teams are believed to arrived from Dubai. :duno:
BREAKING NEWS: HIT TV SERIES AMAZING RACE VISITS MAURITIUS on JULY 27,2009                                  Racers were seen running in and around the airport. Later racers were seen climbing the Le Morne Brabant and golfing at the Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club. It is believed the teams arrived from Dubai.

http://mauritius1.webs.com/
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: chill_sd on August 03, 2009, 02:08:06 PM
Since it seems the Globetrotters may still be racing, maybe one of our Estonian friends can find out if they were first or last to Pikk St, since I didn't see them in the video.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Snooky on August 03, 2009, 03:15:48 PM
The site has changed, it says  teams were golfing at Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club and climbing Le Morne Brabant. It also says that the teams are believed to arrived from Dubai. :duno:
BREAKING NEWS: HIT TV SERIES AMAZING RACE VISITS MAURITIUS on JULY 27,2009                                  Racers were seen running in and around the airport. Later racers were seen climbing the Le Morne Brabant and golfing at the Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club. It is believed the teams arrived from Dubai.

http://mauritius1.webs.com/
Elimination Station?
 :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 03, 2009, 03:24:32 PM
The site has changed, it says  teams were golfing at Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club and climbing Le Morne Brabant. It also says that the teams are believed to arrived from Dubai. :duno:
BREAKING NEWS: HIT TV SERIES AMAZING RACE VISITS MAURITIUS on JULY 27,2009                                  Racers were seen running in and around the airport. Later racers were seen climbing the Le Morne Brabant and golfing at the Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club. It is believed the teams arrived from Dubai.

http://mauritius1.webs.com/
Elimination Station?
 :duno:
We think the ES *might be in Thailand again
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: chill_sd on August 03, 2009, 05:14:00 PM
I wonder which way they are going from Estonia?  This would be an excellent opportunity to visit the bridges of Königsberg (now Kaliningrad).
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 03, 2009, 06:14:31 PM
The site has changed, it says  teams were golfing at Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club and climbing Le Morne Brabant. It also says that the teams are believed to arrived from Dubai. :duno:
BREAKING NEWS: HIT TV SERIES AMAZING RACE VISITS MAURITIUS on JULY 27,2009                                  Racers were seen running in and around the airport. Later racers were seen climbing the Le Morne Brabant and golfing at the Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club. It is believed the teams arrived from Dubai.

http://mauritius1.webs.com/
Elimination Station?
 :duno:

hey, I just run a whois search on that certain page and it has never received any visit from any user in  mauritius, which is quite weird taking into account how much info it shares about the islands.

Besides, the older posts are from may 19. Could the production team have been creating fake clues back then?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Caelestor on August 03, 2009, 07:24:03 PM
What are the odds that they swung down to Mauritius from Dubai and went back up to the Netherlands?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 03, 2009, 11:09:11 PM
NOTE- I changed all dates backward by one from a version posted minutes earlier.

celestor,
1% probability in my estimation. A trip from Dubai to Mauritius can be done with single connections through London or Frankfurt or Paris or Johannesburg or nonstop to Mauritius if the day of the week is right. The arrival times for a depature on the morning of Tuesday July 28 are the final number of each row:

MK913 DXB MRU 0300 0925
Ek761  DXB JNB  0440 1050  connecting with MK852 JNB MRU  1315 1915
Ek045  DXB FRA  0825 1315  connecting with DE3314 FRA MRU 1555 0530 +1
EK029  DXB LHR 0950 1420  connecting with BA123 LHR MRU 1625 0725 +1
EK073  DXB CDG 0820 1330  connecting with MK045 CDG MRU 1620 0600 +1

So, would teams have been able to get to Dubai airport before 2am in order to book a nonstop flight to Mauritius. Maybe that was possible. If they did, then they will start tasks and maybe complete them by about 1200pm July 28. The earliest teams would be released (assuming no TBC which for Mauritius combined with Amsterdam would be too much of a stretch) is July 29 at 1200am.

The options for return flights July 29 to AMS are through Heathrow or Charles de Gaulle:

BA122 MRU LHR 0930 1840 connecting to BA444 LHR AMS 2000 2215
AF983 MRU CDG 0820 1920 connecting to AF8242 CDG AMS 2055 2210

Ok, so teams could arrive AMS slightly before midnight starting July 30. Do they have time to complete tasks so they can fly to Sweden? Yes, they do.

However, ask yourself if you are Bertram van Munster and you want to get teams between Dubai and Amsterdam, would you spend huge amounts of airfare just so they could spend 2 hours of tasks plus a pit stop on Mauritius? You know the answer to that question without all of the above analysis.  
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DavidJunior on August 04, 2009, 01:24:22 AM
i was just thinking:

this is TOTAL SPECULATION, btw

but, what if instead of a Mauritius leg, and instead of just staying in the U.A.E. for two legs, they went to a nearby Arabic country such as Qatar or Bahrain?

and what if they used other means to get there and back (such as a ferry)?

they could potentially get to one of those countries, complete a leg, and arrive back in the u.a.e. in time for steffiesunrise's sighting

the ferry scenario could also explain why she saw the team at a hotel and not at the airport (if said hotel was on the way to the airport)

haven't done too much research on this possibility, just a random thought that i thought could be worth sharing with the group... :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 04, 2009, 03:40:04 AM
TOTAL SPECULATION:

 I just saw Tiffany and Maria being in Estonia as well in page 1 of the Location spoilers, hopefully they're not eliminated and are just speedbumped. They look to stressed to be eliminated during that time. No make ups and all that jazz - they look too stressed to be decoys like the others from previous seasons...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spontaneousss on August 04, 2009, 06:17:49 AM
TOTAL SPECULATION:

 I just saw Tiffany and Maria being in Estonia as well in page 1 of the Location spoilers, hopefully they're not eliminated and are just speedbumped. They look to stressed to be eliminated during that time. No make ups and all that jazz - they look too stressed to be decoys like the others from previous seasons...


my guess with the no backpack thingy maybe they reverted back to the old way of NEL penalites..taking all of their bags and money.. maybe they were last on sweden and that's why they were on a later ferry.. also if you look at it tiffany has a jacket strapped on her waste that could probably cover their franny pack..
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 04, 2009, 06:24:37 AM
TOTAL SPECULATION:

 I just saw Tiffany and Maria being in Estonia as well in page 1 of the Location spoilers, hopefully they're not eliminated and are just speedbumped. They look to stressed to be eliminated during that time. No make ups and all that jazz - they look too stressed to be decoys like the others from previous seasons...


my guess with the no backpack thingy maybe they reverted back to the old way of NEL penalites..taking all of their bags and money.. maybe they were last on sweden and that's why they were on a later ferry.. also if you look at it tiffany has a jacket strapped on ehr waste that could probably cover their franny pack..

Maybe they left it in the taxi... Teams usually do those kinds of stuff
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: AmazingPace on August 04, 2009, 07:12:22 AM
Latvia is next.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 04, 2009, 07:21:21 AM
Latvia is next.

Whou found out about Latvia? I had not heard about it before  :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: eragon on August 04, 2009, 07:32:17 AM
Latvia is next.

SourcE??
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 08:22:29 AM
i was just thinking:

this is TOTAL SPECULATION, btw

but, what if instead of a Mauritius leg, and instead of just staying in the U.A.E. for two legs, they went to a nearby Arabic country such as Qatar or Bahrain?

and what if they used other means to get there and back (such as a ferry)?

they could potentially get to one of those countries, complete a leg, and arrive back in the u.a.e. in time for steffiesunrise's sighting

the ferry scenario could also explain why she saw the team at a hotel and not at the airport (if said hotel was on the way to the airport)

haven't done too much research on this possibility, just a random thought that i thought could be worth sharing with the group... :duno:
The Gulf States as the site of the post-Dubai leg is a distinct possibility. However, I believe there was a sighting in Dubai on the morning of July 29. Teams would not have time after that to go to another Gulf State, do a leg and pit stop, and then get to Amsterdam by the morning of July 30.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spontaneousss on August 04, 2009, 08:29:19 AM
i was just thinking:

this is TOTAL SPECULATION, btw

but, what if instead of a Mauritius leg, and instead of just staying in the U.A.E. for two legs, they went to a nearby Arabic country such as Qatar or Bahrain?

and what if they used other means to get there and back (such as a ferry)?

they could potentially get to one of those countries, complete a leg, and arrive back in the u.a.e. in time for steffiesunrise's sighting

the ferry scenario could also explain why she saw the team at a hotel and not at the airport (if said hotel was on the way to the airport)

haven't done too much research on this possibility, just a random thought that i thought could be worth sharing with the group... :duno:
The Gulf States as the site of the post-Dubai leg is a distinct possibility. However, I believe there was a sighting in Dubai on the morning of July 29. Teams would not have time after that to go to another Gulf State, do a leg and pit stop, and then get to Amsterdam by the morning of July 30.

maybe an abu dhabi and dubai leg???
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 04, 2009, 08:30:50 AM
TOTAL SPECULATION:

 I just saw Tiffany and Maria being in Estonia as well in page 1 of the Location spoilers, hopefully they're not eliminated and are just speedbumped. They look to stressed to be eliminated during that time. No make ups and all that jazz - they look too stressed to be decoys like the others from previous seasons...


my guess with the no backpack thingy maybe they reverted back to the old way of NEL penalites..taking all of their bags and money.. maybe they were last on sweden and that's why they were on a later ferry.. also if you look at it tiffany has a jacket strapped on ehr waste that could probably cover their franny pack..

Maybe they left it in the taxi... Teams usually do those kinds of stuff

Hate to break it to you guys but I've check and there is only 1 ferry per day from Stockholm to Tallinn. Maybe they were just playing poker in their rooms?? And If you look at the 2nd picture Maria is carrying a plastic bag with what looks like clothes??
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: pamukamu on August 04, 2009, 08:51:44 AM
It is already second day for teams and Phil came here already on Saturday night through Finland on late night flight - so probably they have already left. The main places they could go from here without airplane is a car or Riga or train to Moscow. Train takes too much time considering how long they have been here. So my guess is they left through airport this morning (main connections through Helsinki, Copenhagen, Frankfurt,Prague) or have gone to Latvia. No more sights in Estonia, I guess they have left.

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spontaneousss on August 04, 2009, 09:01:11 AM
this horrible thought crossed my mind that there are probably only 2 f/f teams this season and the other one aside from the pokers are the unlucky ones who got eliminated before even leaving the US.. :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 09:14:31 AM
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It is already second day for teams and Phil came here already on Saturday night through Finland on late night flight

 :duno:

Where is "here" 

 :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spontaneousss on August 04, 2009, 09:40:04 AM
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It is already second day for teams and Phil came here already on Saturday night through Finland on late night flight

 :duno:

Where is "here" 

 :duno:

i guess that's where the Latvia thingy came?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: primefun on August 04, 2009, 09:52:13 AM
Hate to break it to you guys but I've check and there is only 1 ferry per day from Stockholm to Tallinn. Maybe they were just playing poker in their rooms?? And If you look at the 2nd picture Maria is carrying a plastic bag with what looks like clothes??

after looking at the ferry schedules there seems to be one possibility:

they took off from Stockholm 2nd of august at 5 p.m. to Helsinki on Silja Serenade/Silja Symphony which arrived in Helsinki 3rd of August at 9:55 a.m.... from helsinki to tallinn there are several operators : Tallink/Viking Line/Linda Line... i would bet on Linda Line ship departing helsinki 10:00 and arriving in tallinn at 11:30, this again is an extremely tight connection although in ports usually it doesnt take long to change ships taken they arrive/depart in the same terminal, that is basically the only other option i can think of taken the news reporter of Postimees was accurate with stating the teams arrived around noon to Pikk street...  :colors

then again why would they take this ship in the first place is not logical at all as the ship to tallinn departed 45 mins after the one going to helsinki.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spontaneousss on August 04, 2009, 09:56:30 AM
Hate to break it to you guys but I've check and there is only 1 ferry per day from Stockholm to Tallinn. Maybe they were just playing poker in their rooms?? And If you look at the 2nd picture Maria is carrying a plastic bag with what looks like clothes??

after looking at the ferry schedules there seems to be one possibility:

they took off from Stockholm 2nd of august at 5 p.m. to Helsinki on Silja Serenade/Silja Symphony which arrived in Helsinki 3rd of August at 9:55 a.m.... from helsinki to tallinn there are several operators : Tallink/Viking Line/Linda Line... i would bet on Linda Line ship departing helsinki 10:00 and arriving in tallinn at 11:30, this again is an extremely tight connection although in ports usually it doesnt take long to change ships taken they arrive/depart in the same terminal, that is basically the only other option i can think of taken the news reporter of Postimees was accurate with stating the teams arrived around noon to Pikk street...  :colors

then again why would they take this ship in the first place is not logical at all as the ship to tallinn departed 45 mins after the one going to helsinki.

well maybe they were way behind the other 5 teams that's why they were on a different ferry??? anyways i hope there's still hope for them and they were just stripped off their belongings.. even though it's unlikely  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 10:05:03 AM
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option i can think of taken the news reporter of Postimees was accurate with stating the teams arrived around noon to Pikk street... 

then again why would they take this ship in the first place is not logical at all as the ship to tallinn departed 45 mins after the one going to helsinki.

How about they take Flight OV 122?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 10:24:01 AM
It is already second day for teams and Phil came here already on Saturday night through Finland on late night flight - so probably they have already left. The main places they could go from here without airplane is a car or Riga or train to Moscow. Train takes too much time considering how long they have been here. So my guess is they left through airport this morning (main connections through Helsinki, Copenhagen, Frankfurt,Prague) or have gone to Latvia. No more sights in Estonia, I guess they have left.



:welcome: to RFF pamukamu!!  :waves:

May I ask you to tell us more about what you know about how or when Phil arrived in Tallinn?? Thanks!!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 11:12:42 AM
Hate to break it to you guys but I've check and there is only 1 ferry per day from Stockholm to Tallinn. Maybe they were just playing poker in their rooms?? And If you look at the 2nd picture Maria is carrying a plastic bag with what looks like clothes??

after looking at the ferry schedules there seems to be one possibility:

they took off from Stockholm 2nd of august at 5 p.m. to Helsinki on Silja Serenade/Silja Symphony which arrived in Helsinki 3rd of August at 9:55 a.m.... from helsinki to tallinn there are several operators : Tallink/Viking Line/Linda Line... i would bet on Linda Line ship departing helsinki 10:00 and arriving in tallinn at 11:30, this again is an extremely tight connection although in ports usually it doesnt take long to change ships taken they arrive/depart in the same terminal, that is basically the only other option i can think of taken the news reporter of Postimees was accurate with stating the teams arrived around noon to Pikk street...  :colors

then again why would they take this ship in the first place is not logical at all as the ship to tallinn departed 45 mins after the one going to helsinki.

primefun,
Your thinking on what happened mirrors what I have already stated about the timing of the ferries Stockholm Helsinki and Helsinki Talinn to arrive at 1630 into Talinn's port (I discount your 5 mintue turnaround in Helsinki and assume that the Poker Players would have gotten the next one).

Howver, regardless of whether they got the 1000am or 230pm ferry to Talinn,  you run into the conclusion that they would have made a mistake by boarding that combination for 500pm departure to Helsinki when the Talinn ship left at 545pm. Three thoughts come to mind:
1. they made a mistake and got on the wrong ship
2. they were misinformed by ticketing agents when timing was tight and they had to make a decision
3. they were already eliminated and it did not matter when they arrived in Talinn as long as they got there in the afternoon

Take your pick.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Jobby on August 04, 2009, 11:34:17 AM
spontaneousss said
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They shouldn't have gone there as F/F teams get bad luck there!

I am tired of hearing about how female/female teams should win the Amazing Race. Three of them (Lyn/Karlyn, Dustin/Kandice, Charla/Mirna and Cara/Jaime) have made the final 4 in 14 seasons. As we all know, no female/female team has ever won an Amazing Race. This is sad, but statistically you have to conclude that they are at a disadavantage. That means that a female/female victory will come when either some F/F team gets lucky or when the playing field has been tilted in their favor, or when all teams are Female/Female (what I call the ultimate tilt). The minimal casting of what I regard to be alpha male teams since AR4 (I put only AR7's Brian/Greg, AR9's Eric/Jeremy and BJ/Tyler, AR10's Tyler/James, AR11's Joe/Bill, AR13's Andrew/Dan and Mark/Bill in that category althought the Linz family in AR8 is awfully close to a Male/Male team) has in fact provided such a somewhat tilted playing field, but it hasn't made a difference. The Couples teams became the winners instead of Alpha Male teams. In 14 ARs, 6 Male/Male teams have won, 5 Couples teams have won, and 3 Family groups have won (Linz family, Nick/Starr and Tammy/Victor). When will a Female/Female team win? I haven't a clue but it doesn't look like in AR15.

See what spontaneousss wrote below. I did indeed forget Lyn/Karlyn, possibly because I like to keep them out of mind. I have altered the seconds sentence above accordinagly.

Off-topic. Yea, it's quite sad Lyns were the lucky ones to edge the fake Beauty Queens out of TAR 10 final 3. But i doubt the BQ's have even 0.5% chance of winning anyway.

And, i'm pretty sure team poker girls are decoys... where are their backpacks? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 11:47:54 AM
I pick the 1040 AM flight. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DavidJunior on August 04, 2009, 12:01:24 PM
i was just thinking:

this is TOTAL SPECULATION, btw

but, what if instead of a Mauritius leg, and instead of just staying in the U.A.E. for two legs, they went to a nearby Arabic country such as Qatar or Bahrain?

and what if they used other means to get there and back (such as a ferry)?

they could potentially get to one of those countries, complete a leg, and arrive back in the u.a.e. in time for steffiesunrise's sighting

the ferry scenario could also explain why she saw the team at a hotel and not at the airport (if said hotel was on the way to the airport)

haven't done too much research on this possibility, just a random thought that i thought could be worth sharing with the group... :duno:
The Gulf States as the site of the post-Dubai leg is a distinct possibility. However, I believe there was a sighting in Dubai on the morning of July 29. Teams would not have time after that to go to another Gulf State, do a leg and pit stop, and then get to Amsterdam by the morning of July 30.

i was thinking more between the sighting on the 27th and steffie's sighting on the 29th

they were no where to be seen for about a day and a half, which seems a little too tight to fit a whole extra country in there, so nvm...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2009, 12:11:50 PM
Latvia is next.
Even though this is the spec topic, this is the third or 4th time you have stated Latvia, here and in other topics, is this fact or someplace you want to see? If you have evidence please say so. If its something you can't share public and want to keep it private, please message me or one of the other detectives, thanks  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Benedicto on August 04, 2009, 12:54:22 PM
No bunching points in Tallinn?  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 01:13:43 PM
No bunching points in Tallinn?  :'(

The ferry itself was the bunch, I think.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 02:23:40 PM
i was just thinking:

this is TOTAL SPECULATION, btw

but, what if instead of a Mauritius leg, and instead of just staying in the U.A.E. for two legs, they went to a nearby Arabic country such as Qatar or Bahrain?

and what if they used other means to get there and back (such as a ferry)?


they could potentially get to one of those countries, complete a leg, and arrive back in the u.a.e. in time for steffiesunrise's sighting

the ferry scenario could also explain why she saw the team at a hotel and not at the airport (if said hotel was on the way to the airport)

haven't done too much research on this possibility, just a random thought that i thought could be worth sharing with the group... :duno:
The Gulf States as the site of the post-Dubai leg is a distinct possibility. However, I believe there was a sighting in Dubai on the morning of July 29. Teams would not have time after that to go to another Gulf State, do a leg and pit stop, and then get to Amsterdam by the morning of July 30.

i was thinking more between the sighting on the 27th and steffie's sighting on the 29th

they were no where to be seen for about a day and a half, which seems a little too tight to fit a whole extra country in there, so nvm...
Past trips by Amazing Race Asia 1 to Dubai have utilized Margham Desert Camp and Desert Area 53 for in-the-desert stops or tasks. AR5 went to Margham Dunes (presumably near Margham Desert Camp) and a pit stop was at a Desert oasis. It's possible for teams to be totally out of reach to the outside world wihle spending quality time in the Dubai desert.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 04, 2009, 02:42:50 PM
i was just thinking:

this is TOTAL SPECULATION, btw

but, what if instead of a Mauritius leg, and instead of just staying in the U.A.E. for two legs, they went to a nearby Arabic country such as Qatar or Bahrain?

and what if they used other means to get there and back (such as a ferry)?

they could potentially get to one of those countries, complete a leg, and arrive back in the u.a.e. in time for steffiesunrise's sighting

the ferry scenario could also explain why she saw the team at a hotel and not at the airport (if said hotel was on the way to the airport)

haven't done too much research on this possibility, just a random thought that i thought could be worth sharing with the group... :duno:
The Gulf States as the site of the post-Dubai leg is a distinct possibility. However, I believe there was a sighting in Dubai on the morning of July 29. Teams would not have time after that to go to another Gulf State, do a leg and pit stop, and then get to Amsterdam by the morning of July 30.

i was thinking more between the sighting on the 27th and steffie's sighting on the 29th

they were no where to be seen for about a day and a half, which seems a little too tight to fit a whole extra country in there, so nvm...

Flight time between Dubai and Doha is 40min. Dubai to Bahrain is about 1 hour.  Teams would have time to fly there like on the 28th, do tasks, and return to Dubai the next day and fly to Amsterdam, arriving on the 30th.  That would be more logical and it could occur, and for the ferry, there used to be a ferry between both countries.  We seen things like this, travel from one country back to the previous one and travel out there, TAR5 (Egypt-Kenya-Tanzania-Kenya) and TAR14 (Switzerland-Germany-Austria-Germany)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 04, 2009, 02:55:50 PM
5 teams left.

Petr 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:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: The Amazing Race on August 04, 2009, 03:01:57 PM
5 teams left.
Ericka & Brian and who?

 :duno:

Could you tell me where in each leg teams visit what country ? and which teams have been eliminated ?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Dånooky on August 04, 2009, 03:03:58 PM
5 teams left.
Ericka & Brian and who?

 :duno:

Could you tell me where in each leg teams visit what country ? and which teams have been eliminated ?

There's a summary in page 1
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 04, 2009, 03:08:46 PM
5 teams left.
Ericka & Brian and who?

 :duno:

Could you tell me where in each leg teams visit what country ? and which teams have been eliminated ?

1) Japan, 3) Vietnam, 4) Cambodia, 5) UAE, 7) Netherlands 8) Sweden 9) Estonia 10) Czech Rep
only Leg 2 is an unknown destination and Leg 6 possibly in Dubai but unsure yet until more info comes along.  And for teams I really don't know?

 :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 04, 2009, 03:10:01 PM
Hate to break it to you guys but I've check and there is only 1 ferry per day from Stockholm to Tallinn. Maybe they were just playing poker in their rooms?? And If you look at the 2nd picture Maria is carrying a plastic bag with what looks like clothes??

after looking at the ferry schedules there seems to be one possibility:

they took off from Stockholm 2nd of august at 5 p.m. to Helsinki on Silja Serenade/Silja Symphony which arrived in Helsinki 3rd of August at 9:55 a.m.... from helsinki to tallinn there are several operators : Tallink/Viking Line/Linda Line... i would bet on Linda Line ship departing helsinki 10:00 and arriving in tallinn at 11:30, this again is an extremely tight connection although in ports usually it doesnt take long to change ships taken they arrive/depart in the same terminal, that is basically the only other option i can think of taken the news reporter of Postimees was accurate with stating the teams arrived around noon to Pikk street...  :colors

then again why would they take this ship in the first place is not logical at all as the ship to tallinn departed 45 mins after the one going to helsinki.

primefun,
Your thinking on what happened mirrors what I have already stated about the timing of the ferries Stockholm Helsinki and Helsinki Talinn to arrive at 1630 into Talinn's port (I discount your 5 mintue turnaround in Helsinki and assume that the Poker Players would have gotten the next one).

Howver, regardless of whether they got the 1000am or 230pm ferry to Talinn,  you run into the conclusion that they would have made a mistake by boarding that combination for 500pm departure to Helsinki when the Talinn ship left at 545pm. Three thoughts come to mind:
1. they made a mistake and got on the wrong ship
2. they were misinformed by ticketing agents when timing was tight and they had to make a decision
3. they were already eliminated and it did not matter when they arrived in Talinn as long as they got there in the afternoon

Take your pick.
I'd go for number 2
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 03:45:41 PM
5 teams left.
Ericka & Brian and who?

 :duno:

Could you tell me where in each leg teams visit what country ? and which teams have been eliminated ?

Both the main spoiler thread and the contestant spoiler  threads have a wonderful summary on page 1, thanks to puddin's hard work.

That would be the place to read and catch up around here so you can keep up with the fast moving happenings.

And :welcome: !!

Title: RE: TAR15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 04:43:23 PM
i was thinking more between the sighting on the 27th and steffie's sighting on the 29th

they were no where to be seen for about a day and a half, which seems a little too tight to fit a whole extra country in there, so nvm...

Flight time between Dubai and Doha is 40min. Dubai to Bahrain is about 1 hour.  Teams would have time to fly there like on the 28th, do tasks, and return to Dubai the next day and fly to Amsterdam, arriving on the 30th.  That would be more logical and it could occur, and for the ferry, there used to be a ferry between both countries.  We seen things like this, travel from one country back to the previous one and travel out there, TAR5 (Egypt-Kenya-Tanzania-Kenya) and TAR14 (Switzerland-Germany-Austria-Germany)
OK, so let's take a look at the maximum time frame for a visit to another Gulf State. It is highly unlikely that after arriving at a restaurant in Dubai teams reached the pit stop immediately afterward. That means that they likely did not start a pit stop before 9am July 28 and have been released around 9pm July 28. Then they would be free to get to Doha or Bahrain. Let's look at the flights possiblities that night:

to Doha - DXB DOH QR157 2315 2359  or  IC998 0005 0050  or  GF518 0140 0230

to Bahrain - DXB BAH GF565 2215 2230  or  GF509 2340 2355  or  EK835 0230 0245

So teams can get to either place from Dubai without huge delays. Let's assume that they could finish tasks and start a pit stop by 9am July 29. That would mean a 9pm July 28 release from the pit stop. They could then fly back to DXB on July 30 from:

Doha QR102 0035 0240  or  QR104 0220 0425  or  EK849 0345 0545 
Bahrain GF520 0130 0400  or EK836 0320 0500

In either case, there is ample time on July 30 for connection in Dubai International Airport to Amsetrdam on nonstop KL430 0710 1210.

However, this chain of potential reasoning gets a kick in the butt by the sighting of teams by Steffi Sunrise at a Dubai hotel on the morning of July 29. How could that happen if teams have to be in Doha or Bahrain at that time? Obviously, it couldn't. If you believe that sighting (I do) and in the law of physics that says individuals cannot be in two different places at the same time (I do), then the inescapable conclusion is that a leg in Doha or Bahrain could not have happened in the necessary time frame.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Dånooky on August 04, 2009, 04:48:29 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!


SPEC: Could that be in Cesky Krumlov?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2009, 05:03:40 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!


SPEC: Could that be in Cesky Krumlov?
If you think its "spec" then why did post it in spoilers? My moving posts around fingers are getting worn out.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 04, 2009, 05:12:53 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!


SPEC: Could that be in Cesky Krumlov?
If you think its "spec" then why did post it in spoilers? My moving posts around fingers are getting worn out.
sorry, my bad
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 05:23:54 PM
Let's imagine that the Prague leg is the penultimate one (next to last for those unfamiliar with that term). Then the final leg would be flights starting in Prague and continuing to the U.S.  I decided that it is useful to see which cities have nonstop service form Prague. Unfortunately, the answer is only JFK and ATL. Here are the flights for Friday Aug. 7:

PRG JFK DL209/OK5054 0930 1230 (but not Thursday or Saturday)

PRG JFK OK050/DL8742 1100 1415 (and Thursday or Saturday; note - some versions have both times 5 minutes later)

PRG ATL none, although on Thursday and Saturday DL063/OK5088  1100 1535

Now, I do not expect a 11 leg race, so I believe the final leg will be no earlier than Sat. Aug. 8.

This lists only the nonstop flights. They are many possibilities for connections in Europe and both JFK and ATL can provide connections to all the major cities in the U.S. However, it is interesting to note the eqrliest possible arrivla time is 1230pm into JFK. Traditionally Amazing Race finales land early morning for minimum sighting potential.

NOTE - changes have been made to DL209 to reflect that Delta Airlines does not think it flies on thursday or Saturday. That's a reasonably authoritative source, one much more likely that my source to know what their international flights are.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 05:44:12 PM
Let's imagine that the Prague leg is the penultimate one (next to last for those unfamiliar with that term). Then the final leg would be flights starting in Prague and continuing to the U.S.  I decided that it is useful to see which cities have nonstop service form Prague. Unfortunately, the answer is only JFK and ATL. Here are the flights for Friday Aug. 7:

PRG JFK DL209/OK5054 0930 1230 (and Thursday or Saturday)

PRG JFK OK050/DL8742 1100 1415 (and Thursday or Saturday; note - some versions have both times 5 minutes later)

PRG ATL none, although on Thursday and Saturday DL063/OK5088  1100 1535

Now, I do not expect a 11 leg race, so I believe the final leg will be no earlier than Sat. Aug. 8.

This lists only the nonstop flights. They are many possibilities for connections in Europe and both JFK and ATL can provide connections to all the major cities in the U.S. However, it is interesting to note the eqrliest possible arrivla time is 1230pm into JFK. Traditionally Amazing Race finales land early morning for minimum sighting potential.

I would die of joy if it was Atlanta.

But Apskip, puddin told you the race ends Aug 6, or less possibly 7. Believe it.

We need flights on the 6th!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: north09 on August 04, 2009, 05:48:05 PM
And I would die of joy if it ended in Philadelphia. I'm actually shocked they haven't yet.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Belle Book on August 04, 2009, 07:27:49 PM
And I would die of joy if it ended in Philadelphia. I'm actually shocked they haven't yet.

I'd love for the Race to end in Philadelphia!  I live near there!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: north09 on August 04, 2009, 07:28:52 PM
haha awesome!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 04, 2009, 07:51:25 PM
That makes 3 of us  :waves: :hfive:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 08:00:02 PM
Okay, Peach, as much as I would love to have the race end in your city I have to show (shamelessly borrowing some of Apskip's info) that there is an interesting flight combination that would make for an awesome race to New York City.

For Thursday August 6th

here is your flight to Atlanta:
DL 63 leaving Prague at 11:00am and arriving ATL at 3:35 pm

But!  Instead, consider these flights to New York:

Czech Airlines OK 50 leaving Prague at 11:00 am and arriving JFK at 2:15 pm

And that is the loser flight.  The winners will manage to put this together:

Lufthansa LH 3267 leaving Prague at 6:00 am and arriving in Frankfurt FRA at 7:10 am.
 then
Air India AI 191 leaving Frankfurt at 8:05 am and arriving in Newark NJ EWR at 10:25 am.

I'm not saying it has to be this way but I like it!   :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 04, 2009, 08:06:34 PM
Could a Washington DC finish line be plausible?  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 08:08:54 PM
There were some early rumors about NYC as a possible location....

Now...can we have some magic to figure out WHERE? :funny:

I can go...can you?  ???  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on August 04, 2009, 08:12:00 PM
Could a Washington DC finish line be plausible?  :lol:

Not a good idea for Washington this time of year.  Hot and Humid Wednesday will be about 89F with thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Besides the city is chuck full of tourists with cell phone cameras this time of year.

I would go camp out at Dulles (15 minutes away) but tomorrow is chemotherapy day for me so I'm not going to be able to do much of anything.  I like the idea of Atlanta though, at least it would be a new ending city, right Peach?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kogs on August 04, 2009, 08:13:07 PM
There were some early rumors about NYC as a possible location....

Now...can we have some magic to figure out WHERE? :funny:

I can go...can you?  ???  :lol3:

if u come to nyc im coming with
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 08:16:36 PM
Could a Washington DC finish line be plausible?  :lol:

Not a good idea for Washington this time of year.  Hot and Humid Wednesday will be about 89F with thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Besides the city is chuck full of tourists with cell phone cameras this time of year.

I would go camp out at Dulles (15 minutes away) but tomorrow is chemotherapy day for me so I'm not going to be able to do much of anything.  I like the idea of Atlanta though, at least it would be a new ending city, right Peach?

I actually love the idea of Atlanta as a START location, there are several places that would be secluded but gorgeous, especially for a spring race.



There were some early rumors about NYC as a possible location....

Now...can we have some magic to figure out WHERE? :funny:

I can go...can you?  ???  :lol3:

if u come to nyc im coming with

I would count on it!! :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 04, 2009, 08:22:12 PM
There were some early rumors about NYC as a possible location....

Now...can we have some magic to figure out WHERE? :funny:

I can go...can you?  ???  :lol3:

I won't be surprised if we see them make a final leg similar to TAR8's, Canada - New York, could this be possible again?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kogs on August 04, 2009, 08:22:49 PM
Could a Washington DC finish line be plausible?  :lol:

Not a good idea for Washington this time of year.  Hot and Humid Wednesday will be about 89F with thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Besides the city is chuck full of tourists with cell phone cameras this time of year.

I would go camp out at Dulles (15 minutes away) but tomorrow is chemotherapy day for me so I'm not going to be able to do much of anything.  I like the idea of Atlanta though, at least it would be a new ending city, right Peach?

I actually love the idea of Atlanta as a START location, there are several places that would be secluded but gorgeous, especially for a spring race.



There were some early rumors about NYC as a possible location....

Now...can we have some magic to figure out WHERE? :funny:

I can go...can you?  ???  :lol3:

if u come to nyc im coming with

I would count on it!! :yess:
:yess: :jam: :hearts: :casey
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 08:32:39 PM
I'm getting a timeline result that says the whole thing ends tomorrow!

Are we sure that the Prague activities did not happen already?   :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on August 04, 2009, 08:35:07 PM
Okay, Peach, as much as I would love to have the race end in your city I have to show that there is an interesting flight combination that would make for an awesome race to New York City.

For Thursday August 6th

here is your flight to Atlanta:
DL 63 leaving Prague at 11:00am and arriving ATL at 3:35 pm

But!  Instead, consider these flights to New York:

Czech Airlines OK 50 leaving Prague at 11:00 am and arriving JFK at 2:15 pm

And that is the loser flight.  The winners will manage to put this together:

Lufthansa LH 3267 leaving Prague at 6:00 am and arriving in Frankfurt FRA at 7:10 am.
 then
Air India AI 191 leaving Frankfurt at 8:05 am and arriving in Newark NJ EWR at 10:25 am.

I'm not saying it has to be this way but I like it!   :jam:


As a veteran of Air India, that's not a winning flight.  Loonnnnggggg lines, late departures, and a flight that was probably sold out months ago.   ;D
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 04, 2009, 09:37:12 PM
Production usually prebuys the tickets for the final leg.

I have no idea Chateau, anything is possible at this point. I think it is ready to happen but :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 10:20:09 PM
Let's imagine that the Prague leg is the penultimate one (next to last for those unfamiliar with that term). Then the final leg would be flights starting in Prague and continuing to the U.S.  I decided that it is useful to see which cities have nonstop service form Prague. Unfortunately, the answer is only JFK and ATL. Here are the flights for Friday Aug. 7:

PRG JFK DL209/OK5054 0930 1230 (and Thursday or Saturday)

PRG JFK OK050/DL8742 1100 1415 (and Thursday or Saturday; note - some versions have both times 5 minutes later)

PRG ATL none, although on Thursday and Saturday DL063/OK5088  1100 1535

Now, I do not expect a 11 leg race, so I believe the final leg will be no earlier than Sat. Aug. 8.

This lists only the nonstop flights. They are many possibilities for connections in Europe and both JFK and ATL can provide connections to all the major cities in the U.S. However, it is interesting to note the eqrliest possible arrivla time is 1230pm into JFK. Traditionally Amazing Race finales land early morning for minimum sighting potential.

NOTE - changes have been made to DL209 to reflect that Delta Airlines does not think it flies on thursday or Saturday. That's a reasonably authoritative source, one much more likely that my source to know what their international flights are.

I would die of joy if it was Atlanta.

But Apskip, puddin told you the race ends Aug 6, or less possibly 7. Believe it.

We need flights on the 6th!!

Peach,
Aug. 6 is a Thursday. Look more carefully and you will see that all 2 nonstop flights Prague to the U.S. on Thursday are mentioned.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 04, 2009, 10:27:51 PM
The problem is that it is wrong for Thursday August 6th.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 04, 2009, 11:18:14 PM
There were some early rumors about NYC as a possible location....

Now...can we have some magic to figure out WHERE? :funny:

I can go...can you?  ???  :lol3:

I won't be surprised if we see them make a final leg similar to TAR8's, Canada - New York, could this be possible again?

Mooyou:
There a a lot of things that are possible but unlikely. This is one of them. There is a World Race Productions tradition that final leg flights from Asia or Europe are typically nonstop to a major U.S. city. The only times that has been violated was for AR5 when teams flew to Calgary before finishing up in Dallas/Ft. Worth.I don't really regard AR8 as a violation of that tradition because teams flew to Montreal from Montana, then took a hired plane from Montreal to Toronto before making the run down the lower Niagara River.

AR15 is likely to finish with either a nostop flight from Europe to the U.S., a connection in Europe to a nonstop flight or a conncetion in the U.S. from a nonstop flight to go to another major U.S. city (such as Prague ot JFK, then JFK to Pittsburgh just to pick an example)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Mister RC on August 04, 2009, 11:32:59 PM
I don't know what would make me more sick...if it ends in PA, if it ends in Pittsburgh at a spot where have speculated for a while now, or in my backyard.  As in backyard, I actually mean my folks backyard (it is big enough) on a morning where I'm not there.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 05, 2009, 01:33:22 AM
This may be a speculation, I searched twitter with keywords Amazing Race Kyoto found a post from a user (stephietan).  I don't know if its legit but just to let you know.

-at Kyoto train station I saw video recording of amazing race! the contestants look really flustered!

the date says Aug 1 but what do you guys think of it?

 :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Caelestor on August 05, 2009, 02:15:33 AM
Kyoto? :wohoo: I always wanted the race to go there!

The city is easily accessible by Shinkansen (2 hrs about) from Tokyo. Plus, it has a whole bunch of UNESCO sites, and it's close to Osaka, which has Kansai and Itami airports.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 02:52:31 AM
On August 1 teams were flying to Stockholm.

And I adored Kyoto....
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 04:26:58 AM
This may be a speculation, I searched twitter with keywords Amazing Race Kyoto found a post from a user (stephietan).  I don't know if its legit but just to let you know.

-at Kyoto train station I saw video recording of amazing race! the contestants look really flustered!

the date says Aug 1 but what do you guys think of it?

 :duno:
  :waves:

Quote
at kyoto train station i saw video recording of amazing race! the contestants look really flustered!
10:13 PM Aug 1st from web 
Quote
real live amazing race or tv amazing race stephie?
11:57 PM Aug 1st from web in reply to stephietan
Quote
i think it's TV amazing race
11:59 PM Aug 1st from web in reply to PuddinRFF
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 05, 2009, 06:55:50 AM
I adore Kyoto too, even though it's been a few decades since I went there. Kyoto would be an excellent choice for the following reasons:

1. It is easily accessible from Tokyo by Shinkansen on Nozomi trains in about 140 minutes. Hikari trains are roughly 20 minutes slower than the Nozomi, while Kodama trains take about four hours.

2. Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan. It is a beautiful city with many interesting temples. I remember it as much smaller but today it has a population of 1.5 million people (more than all but the 4 largest U.S. cities).

3. Osaka's Kansai International Airport is about 60 miles away. Kansai has flights to Taiwan and HoChiMinh City. The most logical flight is VN920 KIX SGN 1100 1420, a 5 hour 20 minute flight crossing two time zones going southwest.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: eragon on August 05, 2009, 06:59:12 AM
Is South Korea confirmed as a possible location this season?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 07:05:18 AM
Is South Korea confirmed as a possible location this season?
I'm not sure where that rumor originated? There was an entry on wiki but its no longer there  :snicker:
We think they went somewhere after Tokyo and before HCMC so .. lets of spec no sightings though?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 07:06:55 AM
I adore Kyoto too, even though it's been a few decades since I went there. Kyoto would be an excellent choice for the following reasons:

1. It is easily accessible from Tokyo by Shinkansen on Nozomi trains in about 140 minutes. Hikari trains are roughly 20 minutes slower than the Nozomi, while Kodama trains take about four hours.

2. Kyoto is the ancient capital of Japan. It is a beautiful city with many interesting temples. I remember it as much smaller but today it has a population of 1.5 million people (more than all but the 4 largest U.S. cities).

3. Osaka's Kansai International Airport is about 60 miles away. Kansai has flights to Taiwan and HoChiMinh City. The most logical flight is VN920 KIX SGN 1100 1420, a 5 hour 20 minute flight crossing two time zones going southwest.

No Kyoto...

puddin's post confirms that the woman was IN kyoto station when she saw a clip of TAR on the TV is all.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Caelestor on August 05, 2009, 07:20:46 AM
Is South Korea confirmed as a possible location this season?

If they wanted to go to S. Korea, they should've started in Hiroshima/Fukuoka (quick boat ride to Busan).
Still hoping out for Kyoto (at least we get a new city in a past country)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 05, 2009, 09:30:21 AM
Not sure if this will be an issue for teams flying back to the USA today, but it seems there have been some delays for flights leaving Prague today - notably OK760 - Prague to Paris is 1.5 hours late  :plane:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 05, 2009, 12:26:21 PM
Peach:

That does not mean that you have disproved Kyoto as leg 2. It only means that Kyoto is no longer a prime candidate, but Kyoto is hardly out of the running. The logic for it is impeccable. Amazing Race 12 episode 9 was right on the edge of Kyoto without actually going there. It's overdue as is Hiroshima and Hokkaido.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 12:32:27 PM
Peach !

I want to go to Boston

This way:

British Airways BA 853 leaving PRG at 8:00 am arriving at LHR at 9:15 am
  then
BA 213 leaving LHR at 11:25 am and arriving BOS at 1:35 pm

Or this way:

Smart Wings QS 1010 leaving PRG at 6:50 am and arriving in Rome at 8:45 am
  then
Air One AP 614 leaving Rome at 10:15 am and arriving in Boston at 1:30 pm

Only five minutes apart: Now that is a good race   :jam:

These flights are for Thursday August 6th
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 12:58:09 PM
Haven't seen this here, but Masem at TWOP 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)."
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 01:00:18 PM
That makes me happy  :jumpy:

wiki time is GMT

So 16:42 is 7 hours ahead of LA time:  9:42 am
And 16:42 is 18:42 = 6:42 pm in Prague
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 05, 2009, 01:30:35 PM
From wikipedia:  Prague Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_Castle)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/Hradschin_Prag.jpg/800px-Hradschin_Prag.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 02:00:33 PM
That would mean then that either the Harlems, or Erika/Brian, or the Orange team are eliminated in Taillen, and another one of them eliminated here, right?

Another comment on the river rafting: My sense was that there were professional kayakers in blue vests in and out of the shots. We also have a few shots of single backpack carrying persons running down the walkway next to the water, but could never be sure if they were production or racers. (You can run a long way from a camera in 2 minutes). But if there is ONE team member and ONE kayaker in each raft, then this is a Roadblock and not a Detour.

It is entirely possible that the other teams could have slipped past us during the 2 minute intervals, we occasionally saw what looked like a crowd down by the white water.

And I have at least one shot of a distant possible red shirted pair, but they could well have been production. I'll go look.

puddin has beautiful shots at very regular intervals, so we will need to go over those very carefully indeed.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kiwi Jay on August 05, 2009, 02:36:48 PM
I would love the Harlems and Team Orange to be 4th and 5th!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Snooky on August 05, 2009, 02:59:48 PM
I would love the Harlems and Team Orange to be 4th and 5th!
Me too!
And I also hope that they go to Boston, I think it deserves to be visited, since it has never been visited before...
I love Prague!
:lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: graytex on August 05, 2009, 03:19:38 PM
That would mean then that either the Harlems, or Erika/Brian, or the Orange team are eliminated in Taillen, and another one of them eliminated here, right?


Not necessarily.  You're right about Tallinn, but in Prague maybe the two spotted teams at the castle were teams 3 & 4, meaning one of them is out.

I think the blue team was that first kayak team spotted and they were a good 25 minutes ahead of the next team.  I'm thinking they're a good bet for the final 3.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 05, 2009, 03:48:50 PM
That would mean then that either the Harlems, or Erika/Brian, or the Orange team are eliminated in Taillen, and another one of them eliminated here, right?


Not necessarily.  You're right about Tallinn, but in Prague maybe the two spotted teams at the castle were teams 3 & 4, meaning one of them is out.

I think the blue team was that first kayak team spotted and they were a good 25 minutes ahead of the next team.  I'm thinking they're a good bet for the final 3.
I'm rooting for the green team
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 04:37:10 PM
A few misc:

I really think this is not the green team. They were in no apparent hurry, and their pants don't match our previous shots of them. I would say NOT green team...
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/webcamgreenlg.png)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/th_rff-0073.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/rff-0073.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/th_rff-0061.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/rff-0061.jpg)

example of blue kayaker shirts
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/th_webcamsexampleofblueshirtrdkayakers.png) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/webcamsexampleofblueshirtrdkayakers.png)

camera guys running, team departure?? ??? May help with timing:
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/webcamcamerasrunning.png)


Lots of running: Also might be good for times...my guess is we had just missed another team here.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/webcamlotsofrunning.png)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 05, 2009, 04:59:49 PM
That would mean then that either the Harlems, or Erika/Brian, or the Orange team are eliminated in Taillen, and another one of them eliminated here, right?


Not necessarily.  You're right about Tallinn, but in Prague maybe the two spotted teams at the castle were teams 3 & 4, meaning one of them is out.



Good point.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 05, 2009, 05:02:01 PM
Who would like to skip the rest of August?
*raises hand*
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Mister RC on August 05, 2009, 05:29:19 PM
Quote
I think the blue team was that first kayak team spotted and they were a good 25 minutes ahead of the next team.  I'm thinking they're a good bet for the final 3.

And if they win, how awesome would that be.  Maybe not awesome, but, right now, pretty impressive.  I can't imagine the level of disappointment would be had the F3 been Harlem, Orange, and Green (though it would've "mirrored" Survivor S16's F4).  It's one thing for either a couple, M/F friends team or siblings team to win (Flozach, Uchenna/Joyce, TK/Rachel, Tammy/Victor), but to win against what seems like very strong All-Male teams isn't really that much of a fluke.  IIRC and IMO, Flo/Zach had pretty good success with that, when they won with a Top 4 that included Derek/Drew (and heck, even Ken/Gerard).  Honorable mention to Teri/Ian, since they more than exceeded expectations.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 05, 2009, 05:30:51 PM
 :jam: hand raise!!!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on August 05, 2009, 06:24:38 PM
As to the final city: Logic suggests that it'll be a city on or near the east coast and probably not Miami or New York (as the last two east coast cities that saw a final mat.) That would leave, at a minimum Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, and possibly others.

As I'm sure Georgia Peach will attest, Atlanta does have a few locations to hide the final mat that wouldn't be obvious (the state park at Stone Mountain east of downtown is one, a state park at Lake Lanier is a second, and somewhere along the federally managed park areas of the Chattahoochee River to the north and west of the city center as a third. There's also the possibility of having teams use the subway system out of the airport to an area along the subway lines. (There's also the Olympic connection and we all know how much Bertram loves using Olympic cities for TAR, and Centennial Olympic Park downtown Atlanta is on the subway line.) Now that Delta is officially the world's largest airline and Hartsfield-Jackson is usually listed as the world's busiest airport, Atlanta sticks out to me as a TAR finish mat like a sore thumb.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 06:42:20 PM
Update from this Masada blogger  . .thank you Stephan Cohen!

per pictures global film solutions (http://www.globalfilmsolutions.com/index.pasp)

biblical productions israel (http://www.biblicalproductions.com/)

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:

Quote
Monday, August 3, 2009
Amazing Race photos


 Wow - lots of traffic to my blog!
Here is the photo I took of the inside of the

http://stephanc-whileimaway.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: north09 on August 05, 2009, 07:46:02 PM
As to the final city: Logic suggests that it'll be a city on or near the east coast and probably not Miami or New York (as the last two east coast cities that saw a final mat.) That would leave, at a minimum Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, and possibly others.

As I'm sure Georgia Peach will attest, Atlanta does have a few locations to hide the final mat that wouldn't be obvious (the state park at Stone Mountain east of downtown is one, a state park at Lake Lanier is a second, and somewhere along the federally managed park areas of the Chattahoochee River to the north and west of the city center as a third. There's also the possibility of having teams use the subway system out of the airport to an area along the subway lines. (There's also the Olympic connection and we all know how much Bertram loves using Olympic cities for TAR, and Centennial Olympic Park downtown Atlanta is on the subway line.) Now that Delta is officially the world's largest airline and Hartsfield-Jackson is usually listed as the world's busiest airport, Atlanta sticks out to me as a TAR finish mat like a sore thumb.

I've been to a light show at Stone Mountain and Jet Skied down Lake Lanier. Both a popular spots and obvious locations to set the final mat.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on August 05, 2009, 07:55:30 PM
For reference: GFS (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118002283.html?categoryid=1279&cs=1) is Bob Parr's group, and Biblical Prod. is mainly the go-to group if you need permits/prod. help in Israel.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on August 05, 2009, 07:59:15 PM
A more secluded spot in Atlanta and easier to control unwanted crowds would be Swan House an Atlanta landmark.  Another possibility could be Georgia Tech's Bobby Dood Stadium also easy to control while the team is still on the practice fields and not using the stadium.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Boingo on August 05, 2009, 08:14:29 PM
Update from this Masada blogger  . .thank you Stephan Cohen!

per pictures global film solutions (http://www.globalfilmsolutions.com/index.pasp)

biblical productions israel (http://www.biblicalproductions.com/)



Quote
Monday, August 3, 2009
Amazing Race photos


 Wow - lots of traffic to my blog!
Here is the photo I took of the inside of the

http://stephanc-whileimaway.blogspot.com/

interesting... couple things catch my eye... "issued to WRP.." and it's dated 7/28-7/30.  That would put it between Dubai and the Netherlands.  hmmmm... maybe it was an "alternate" location which was never used.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 05, 2009, 08:26:37 PM
Update from this Masada blogger  . .thank you Stephan Cohen!

per pictures global film solutions (http://www.globalfilmsolutions.com/index.pasp)

biblical productions israel (http://www.biblicalproductions.com/)



Quote
Monday, August 3, 2009
Amazing Race photos


 Wow - lots of traffic to my blog!
Here is the photo I took of the inside of the

http://stephanc-whileimaway.blogspot.com/

interesting... couple things catch my eye... "issued to WRP.." and it's dated 7/28-7/30.  That would put it between Dubai and the Netherlands.  hmmmm... maybe it was an "alternate" location which was never used.  :duno:
No picture evidence the "actors" .. but

Quote
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!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Boingo on August 05, 2009, 08:32:59 PM
No picture evidence the "actors" .. but

Quote
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!

that's what's so wonky about this sighting... way too much trouble getting the racers from Dubai to this spot do the tasks and get them out in time for the Netherlands... (where our spy said they flew in directly from Dubai)....  huh?   tough to buy!  :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on August 05, 2009, 08:33:59 PM
Hmm...All three photos, if I'm reading it right, were taken within a few minutes of each other (29 July 08:08).  ???
Well fwiw, the cluebox location seems to be where the cable car walkway enters into the mountaintop (compare with the pano here (http://www.360cities.net/image/masada2-israel)).
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: woden on August 05, 2009, 08:47:25 PM
Wow. That is weird. The cluebox doesn't make sense if it's the starting location for HaMerotz LaMillion, if that's even filming yet.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: woden on August 05, 2009, 08:49:20 PM
No picture evidence the "actors" .. but

Quote
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!

that's what's so wonky about this sighting... way too much trouble getting the racers from Dubai to this spot do the tasks and get them out in time for the Netherlands... (where our spy said they flew in directly from Dubai)....  huh?   tough to buy!  :(

I suppose "directly from Dubai" could be confused with "connected through Dubai" -- but I don't know how the logistics of that would work.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: north09 on August 05, 2009, 09:53:18 PM
The timeline already has the teams in the Netherlands on the 30th, which makes this all that more confusing.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: retard boi on August 05, 2009, 11:02:15 PM
That's really bizarre...

I'll check again n the Israeli forum and see what I could find.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: retard boi on August 05, 2009, 11:28:40 PM
At my first checking one of the forum some guy who works at the airport said that he saw a group of tourists sleeping at Ben Gurion airport at the 30th , a sighting he found odd and unusual.
The date was off ( because of the Europe sighting)  and he never mentioned anything about a film crew and he himself doubted it... I can contact him for further info... maybe its an other  international version?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on August 05, 2009, 11:37:09 PM
The Prague sightings remind me of TARA 2. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on August 06, 2009, 12:28:45 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on August 06, 2009, 12:56:12 AM
Technical note: for those who don't have/use Photoshop, there's a month-old open-source program (free, no installation required--runs out of its own directory) called Smilla (http://sourceforge.net/projects/imageenlarger/) for enlarging photo details. OK results, considering the price.  ;D
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Zack. on August 06, 2009, 01:13:43 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.

TAR 3 had 2 M/M teams in the F4 and it was arguably the best season.
TAR 6 had its only M/M team eliminated in Iceland and it sucked.

Isn't there usually an extended pit stop of some kind prior to the final leg? I know TARAS and TAR 12 had one, and I think TAR 13 and 14 had them as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 06, 2009, 01:14:09 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.
Don't lower your expectations so soon, look on the bright side. The MM teams still left include:
Father/Son and Harlem Globetrotters! And that should mean at least one thing: 66% less bitching :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 06, 2009, 01:19:52 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.
Don't lower your expectations so soon, look on the bright side. The MM teams still left include:
Father/Son and Harlem Globetrotters! And that should mean at least one thing: 66% less bitching :lol:
  :lol: :lol: :lol:

And nice gadget Slowhatch, the dudes in black look like ninja's  :ninja
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on August 06, 2009, 01:27:31 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.

TAR 3 had 2 M/M teams in the F4 and it was arguably the best season.
TAR 6 had its only M/M team eliminated in Iceland and it sucked.

Isn't there usually an extended pit stop of some kind prior to the final leg? I know TARAS and TAR 12 had one, and I think TAR 13 and 14 had them as well.

You are only looking at the positive side. TAR 9 had 2 all-male teams winning almost every leg but 2 and coming in first and second consecutively for MANY episodes and it's arguably one of the worst seasons ever. TAR 4 had 3 all-male teams in the final 4 and it's also argubly one of the worst seasons which no one talked about.

As long as the remaining all-male teams don't ruin the season by doing a Nick and Starr or Marc or Rovilson OR Eric and Jeremy and BJ and Tyler.. i'm fine with it.

But with 3 all-male teams still in.. i daresay that they must have won all the legs in the previous legs to make it this far.. you can't have Dandrew always. :res:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 06, 2009, 01:37:12 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.

TAR 3 had 2 M/M teams in the F4 and it was arguably the best season.
TAR 6 had its only M/M team eliminated in Iceland and it sucked.

Isn't there usually an extended pit stop of some kind prior to the final leg? I know TARAS and TAR 12 had one, and I think TAR 13 and 14 had them as well.

You are only looking at the positive side. TAR 9 had 2 all-male teams winning almost every leg but 2 and coming in first and second consecutively for MANY episodes and it's arguably one of the worst seasons ever. TAR 4 had 3 all-male teams in the final 4 and it's also argubly one of the worst seasons which no one talked about.

As long as the remaining all-male teams don't ruin the season by doing a Nick and Starr or Marc or Rovilson OR Eric and Jeremy and BJ and Tyler.. i'm fine with it.

But with 3 all-male teams still in.. i daresay that they must have won all the legs in the previous legs to make it this far.. you can't have Dandrew always. :res:
So you believe the Poker girls had a very bad turn? I've always thought that in order to balance the teams better instead of casting normal MF and FF teams with weak MM, they should cast strong teams of each type
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kiwi Jay on August 06, 2009, 01:39:27 AM
I like balance too, strong FF, MM and co-ed is fine for me and that works, I think the whole Strong MM hate is silly, but that is my opinion and remember, I want a FF to win too!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on August 06, 2009, 02:08:08 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.

TAR 3 had 2 M/M teams in the F4 and it was arguably the best season.
TAR 6 had its only M/M team eliminated in Iceland and it sucked.

Isn't there usually an extended pit stop of some kind prior to the final leg? I know TARAS and TAR 12 had one, and I think TAR 13 and 14 had them as well.

You are only looking at the positive side. TAR 9 had 2 all-male teams winning almost every leg but 2 and coming in first and second consecutively for MANY episodes and it's arguably one of the worst seasons ever. TAR 4 had 3 all-male teams in the final 4 and it's also argubly one of the worst seasons which no one talked about.

As long as the remaining all-male teams don't ruin the season by doing a Nick and Starr or Marc or Rovilson OR Eric and Jeremy and BJ and Tyler.. i'm fine with it.

But with 3 all-male teams still in.. i daresay that they must have won all the legs in the previous legs to make it this far.. you can't have Dandrew always. :res:
So you believe the Poker girls had a very bad turn? I've always thought that in order to balance the teams better instead of casting normal MF and FF teams with weak MM, they should cast strong teams of each type

TAR 14 for example, is an extremely good cast. Mark and Michael can be considered fit, Brad and Victoria as fit older couple, fit all-male teams, fit siblings. The only team whom seemed to be able to be eliminated was Linda and Steve.. remember all the speculation?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: redskevin88 on August 06, 2009, 02:23:48 AM
I'm hoping for strong female teams like jamie/cara, kisha/jen

Kelly/Christy in TAR 13 were strong, but in their last leg, they were like begging to be eliminated. Mariana/Julia all but disappeared after the first leg in TAR 12. Christie/Jodi made too many mistakes in Amazing Race 14...



Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: abilify on August 06, 2009, 02:40:20 AM
From http://twitter.com/Benji2TheRescue
Quote
On the ferry, we met these two guys who turned out to be college cheerleaders from the states. Mrs. Benji was all OVER them.
12:51 AM Aug 4th from web

Quote
Anyways, these guys had a camera crew shooting them. Totally surreal moment of the trip.
12:56 AM Aug 4th from web


And I'm not sure if this next one relates to those...
Quote
@Tessa2theRescue We asked one of the employees, said rumors were Amazing Race. Is that show even on the air anymore?
about 2 hours ago from web

It could only be the orange team if it was in fact TAR, right? Except of course if the older guy from the green team used to be a college cheerleader  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on August 06, 2009, 03:34:24 AM
^^ I read that, he was on a ferry with the teams so I assume it was the ferry to Tallinn he writes he was in Estonia at one point, he is on a Honeymoon in Europe, seems hes chatting with his sister on Aug 4th catching her up.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on August 06, 2009, 04:28:04 AM
I'm hoping for strong female teams like jamie/cara, kisha/jen

Kelly/Christy in TAR 13 were strong, but in their last leg, they were like begging to be eliminated. Mariana/Julia all but disappeared after the first leg in TAR 12. Christie/Jodi made too many mistakes in Amazing Race 14...





Not really. Dandrew just got lucky Ken/Tina helped them. And Kelly/Christy had a real chance. If only Dandrew were on the same flight to Cambodia as Aja/Ty. :funny:

Gah, even here we're going off topic. :groan:

Anyways, the Prague sightings remind me of TARA 2. :funny: (I posted this, but I think I posted it in the spoiler thread, thinking it was the spec thread. :funny:)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on August 06, 2009, 05:05:39 AM
I really hope they will go back to where they started like in TAR 9? Any chance for our detectives to find out if they will be heading back from where they started? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 05:50:43 AM
A more secluded spot in Atlanta and easier to control unwanted crowds would be Swan House an Atlanta landmark. 

My all time top choice for an Atlanta start or finish location.

Okay, I am up and ready for action! Given the slightest hint they are coming my way...I can be at the airport in a flash! :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on August 06, 2009, 06:15:31 AM
A more secluded spot in Atlanta and easier to control unwanted crowds would be Swan House an Atlanta landmark. 

My all time top choice for an Atlanta start or finish location.

Okay, I am up and ready for action! Given the slightest hint they are coming my way...I can be at the airport in a flash! :jumpy:

Flying peach!! :jam: Better than apparating!! :jam: :neener:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 06, 2009, 08:27:49 AM

TAR 14 for example, is an extremely good cast. Mark and Michael can be considered fit, Brad and Victoria as fit older couple, fit all-male teams, fit siblings. The only team whom seemed to be able to be eliminated was Linda and Steve.. remember all the speculation?

TAR14 had the best cast among the 14 seasons of TAR IMO too. They really had equal chances of winning.

P.S. If you have a different perspective than mine, please don't react bitching against me. Thanks.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 06, 2009, 08:33:52 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.
Don't lower your expectations so soon, look on the bright side. The MM teams still left include:
Father/Son and Harlem Globetrotters! And that should mean at least one thing: 66% less bitching :lol:

66% less bitching is 66% less entertaining IMO...

Teams bitching like Jaime in China, Hawaii and particularly every English and Non-English nation TAR14 has visited made it very entertaining.
Teams being a bitch like Tina during TAR13, Ron like in TAR12 made story lines so followed.

I'm hoping that Erika/Brian and Tiffany would provide quality entertainment in the whole race!  :tup:  :funny:



Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on August 06, 2009, 08:48:02 AM
I was right about the all-male teams possibly making it very very far. :res:

Sigh, i anticipate a bad season. Not putting high hopes.
Don't lower your expectations so soon, look on the bright side. The MM teams still left include:
Father/Son and Harlem Globetrotters! And that should mean at least one thing: 66% less bitching :lol:

66% less bitching is 66% less entertaining IMO...

Teams bitching like Jaime in China, Hawaii and particularly every English and Non-English nation TAR14 has visited made it very entertaining.
Teams being a bitch like Tina during TAR13, Ron like in TAR12 made story lines so followed.

I'm hoping that Erika/Brian and Tiffany would provide quality entertainment in the whole race!  :tup:  :funny:





Teams bitching like Jonathan made TAR 6 unbearable, so it ALL depends on how they show us the teams on Episode 1.

On that note, imagine if the M/M teams were the ones bitching & the couples were Kris/Jon types. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 06, 2009, 08:51:54 AM
I'm watching 3 flights from Prague today:

DL 63 to Atlanta - arrives 15:35 -
OK 50 to JFK - arrives 14:15 (currently 34 minutes late)
OK 102 to Toronto - arrives 14:03 (currently 27 minutes early)

I'll be waiting by the exit from immigration in Toronto... you just never know what could happen. :colors
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 09:10:25 AM
re Masada:

I just checked flights from Tel Aviv on the 30th.

There is a direct flight to Brussels dep110 arr 505 ish which could connect to a shuttle to AMS, wh actually arrived at 712  AM. So logistically tight, but possible?

July 27th should have been taskday/Pitstop in Dubai, allowing teams to depart Dubai on the 28th.

If Steffi saw them on the 28th, not the 29th afterall, could we still queeze this in?

Jusy don't want us to write this off as not TAR 15 prematurely...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 09:16:18 AM
I'm watching 3 flights from Prague today:

DL 63 to Atlanta - arrives 15:35 -
OK 50 to JFK - arrives 14:15 (currently 34 minutes late)
OK 102 to Toronto - arrives 14:03 (currently 27 minutes early)

I'll be waiting by the exit from immigration in Toronto... you just never know what could happen. :colors

I'd have to buy a ticket to somewhere to be on the concourse here ...but with the slightest clue I will! :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kogs on August 06, 2009, 09:20:03 AM
I'm watching 3 flights from Prague today:

DL 63 to Atlanta - arrives 15:35 -
OK 50 to JFK - arrives 14:15 (currently 34 minutes late)
OK 102 to Toronto - arrives 14:03 (currently 27 minutes early)

I'll be waiting by the exit from immigration in Toronto... you just never know what could happen. :colors

I'd have to buy a ticket to somewhere to be on the concourse here ...but with the slightest clue I will! :jumpy:

ill be in manhattan at 2:30
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 06, 2009, 09:32:25 AM
I'm watching 3 flights from Prague today:

DL 63 to Atlanta - arrives 15:35 -
OK 50 to JFK - arrives 14:15 (currently 34 minutes late)
OK 102 to Toronto - arrives 14:03 (currently 27 minutes early)

I'll be waiting by the exit from immigration in Toronto... you just never know what could happen. :colors

I'd have to buy a ticket to somewhere to be on the concourse here ...but with the slightest clue I will! :jumpy:

ill be in manhattan at 2:30

Don't forget to check out the car rental pickup areas too! Looking for cars with flags on them :yes:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 06, 2009, 09:51:57 AM
Peach, just in case are you planning to check out ATL today wher Delta Flight 0063 is scheduled to arrive non-stop from PRG  at 3:35PM?  Even if they are connecting to another flight, they would have to come through the one International Arrival gate.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 09:52:41 AM
Almost bound to be taxis though right? ???
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 09:54:08 AM
see the spec thread GMan! :kuss:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on August 06, 2009, 09:57:39 AM
I'm watching 3 flights from Prague today:

DL 63 to Atlanta - arrives 15:35 -
OK 50 to JFK - arrives 14:15 (currently 34 minutes late)
OK 102 to Toronto - arrives 14:03 (currently 27 minutes early)

I'll be waiting by the exit from immigration in Toronto... you just never know what could happen. :colors

I'd have to buy a ticket to somewhere to be on the concourse here ...but with the slightest clue I will! :jumpy:

You don't have to be on the concourse,  all international flights including DL63 would have to arrive through the International Arrival Gate in the North Terminal (T) which is open to all without a need for a ticket.  After exiting International they would then proceed to a connecting gate or to the taxi line.  But I think that if they arrive in Atlanta, they would stay in Atlanta.

I still like Swan House or Bobby Dodd Stadium as possible final pit stops.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: gingerman28 on August 06, 2009, 09:58:59 AM
see the spec thread GMan! :kuss:

Just did, don't forget your camera.  I'm with you on Atlanta as a final city.  I just have a gut feeling about it, chemos or not.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kogs on August 06, 2009, 10:04:05 AM
Almost bound to be taxis though right? ???

yes its taxis for final city
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 10:11:32 AM
Nope, doesn't work that way here GMAN.

I can go, but I can only see if they exit the concourses heading to ground transport. There is one exit spot for that which would cover all except for one terminal... If they transit, I need a ticket but could def be right at the INT exit/customs point.

To go onto INT or any concourse, requires a boarding pass, trust me. And if I could find a cheap flight for today, I would even do that, but CHEAP is the operative word, lol.

If somebody can spot a cheap one way ATL to nowhere/anywhere, let me know. Soon. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on August 06, 2009, 10:15:17 AM
Nope, doesn't work that way here GMAN.

I can go, but I can only see if they exit the concourses heading to ground transport. There is one exit spot for that which would cover all except for one terminal... If they transit, I need a ticket but could def be right at the INT exit/customs point.

To go onto INT or any concourse, requires a boarding pass, trust me. And if I could find a cheap flight for today, I would even do that, but CHEAP is the operative word, lol.

If somebody can spot a cheap one way ATL to nowhere/anywhere, let me know.

Peach, I have met many foreign TV crews arriving in Atlanta and I always could meet them right outside the INT/Customs exit.  I never needed a boarding pass to do that. And I don't think that they would be connecting to anywhere, if they arrive in ATL, they will stay in Atlanta.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 10:27:57 AM
Can't do that anymore GMAN. :(

INT is behind security now, in the most distant terminal. I fly via there a lot.  Need a ticket to anywhere to go past securty. But could hang out in arrivals, all except the T gate exit one place.

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on August 06, 2009, 10:50:39 AM
Can't do that anymore GMAN. :(

INT is behind security now, in the most distant terminal. I fly via there a lot.  Need a ticket to anywhere to go past securty. But could hang out in arrivals, all except the T gate exit one place.



OK, Peach, take your word for it. :hearts:  Admitedly I haven't been at ATL in awhile, and a Diplomatic passport did help me get around.  But I think arrivals will be your best bet; if they arrive in Atlanta, I am sure they will stay in Atlanta.  Especially if the arrive at 3:35 it would not leave them that much time to do a task or two and still arrive at the final mat while it is still daylight.  How is the weather besides being hot?  Rainy and cool up here in Virginia today. Go early and you will have time for a pint or two  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 06, 2009, 11:13:05 AM
Twitter is currently experiencing a DOS attack - so they say. I would have expected someone to twitter about our racers today...
Maybe its TPTB trying to throw us off the scent.

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean its not true.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on August 06, 2009, 11:17:41 AM
Assuming a flight to Atlanta is direct without any connectionsw in the US, then teams have to go through Immigration and Customs Enforement before teams and crews can grab taxis, a pre-positioned rental vehicle, or the subway/ (And there is a subway station inside the airport terminal.)

IIRC one would need three people to cover the choke points for people coming out of ICE to reach the three alternate forms of transportation going out from the airport.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 06, 2009, 11:28:49 AM
out of ICE IF I had a ticket, I could 100% see them.

I think there may be an 85% shot or better just in arrivals.

Okay...so who else wants to play 007? We need someone at LOGAN, DULLES, JFK,  Miami for sure....

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on August 06, 2009, 11:37:10 AM
I'll laugh if it is Atlanta. In happiness for Peach of course, but more because they'll be ending it in the hometown of one of the boards most prostegious members after we got the starting line on tape and camera!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: topaz on August 06, 2009, 12:53:53 PM
hope they should go on this place for the final leg: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8186262.stm what do you think? :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: password on August 06, 2009, 12:55:41 PM
They should end in a more prestigous or well known city such as Boston or New York CIty.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Mister RC on August 06, 2009, 01:36:32 PM
They've already ended in NYC twice since 2001.  Boston would be nice though since it really hasn't been common to end TAR there.  That's not to say that they shouldn't.  I think the problem is that TAR is so big now, that it wouldn't be easy to keep things undisclosed in such a big city.  I think it'll happen in Boston someday, and maybe they'll save NYC for TAR18.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 06, 2009, 02:05:13 PM
20 minutes to touch down in ATL.

I hope you are ready Peach!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 06, 2009, 02:14:07 PM
She says their is construction and only one place for the taxi's so no one could get past her .. no one shes talked to has seen or heard anything
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 06, 2009, 02:16:07 PM
This thread so feels like 24 :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: michael on August 06, 2009, 02:31:18 PM
I would LOVE if peach got to see the teams racing!!!

go peaaach!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: password on August 06, 2009, 05:30:07 PM
Take it for what its worth I was just over at http://mauritius1.webs.com/ to see if they had any updates, on the race being there, and what i found is this:

From our sources the route of the Race look like:

Leg 1: Los Angeles USA To Tokyo Japan

Leg 2: Tokyo Japan To Wonju South Korea

Leg 3: Wonju South Korea To Saigon Vietnam

Leg 4: Saigon Vietnam To Phnom Penh Cambodia

Leg 5: Phnom Penh Cambodia to Dubai, UAE

Leg 6: Dubai UAE to PORT LOUIS MAURITIUS

Leg 7: PORT LOUIS MAURITIUS To Bengazhi Libya

Leg 8: Bengazhi Libya to Zoutkamp, Netherlands

Leg 9: Zoutkamp Nethrlands to Stockholm Sweden

Leg 10: Stockholm Sweden to Tallinn Estonia

Leg 11: Tallinn Estonia to Prague Czech Republic

Leg 12: Prague Czech Republic to Toronto Canada to   

              Atlanta, USA

This would imply that South Korea, Canada and Libya would be visited.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 06, 2009, 05:41:31 PM
I think someone is F'ing with us  :colors ^^^^^^^
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DavidJunior on August 06, 2009, 05:57:10 PM
totally random and off topic but, i was just thinking:

what if this season doesn't have an NEL?

there is a slight chance of it happening but, only if all of these were the case:

a. There are in fact 12 teams
b. Two teams ARE NOT eliminated on the first leg
c. There are only 11 legs on this race
d. One pit stop ends up being the midpoint for a double length leg

it could look something like this:
Tokyo, Japan: 12th place
Leg 2: 11th place
HCMC, Vietnam: 10th place
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 9th
Dubai, U.A.E.: 8th
Leg 6: 7th
Groningen, Netherlands: 6th
Stockholm, Sweden: TBC?
Tallinn, Estonia: 5th
Prague, Czech Republic: 4th
Final City, U.S.A.

NOTE: TBC could be anywhere, but i just stuck it on the sweden leg

this also works in favor of last team to complete starting line task not getting eliminated, but Speed Bumped, because there would be no other opportunity for that with no NEL's, and it would be a lovely twist, as opposed to the alternative.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: gingerman28 on August 06, 2009, 07:04:53 PM
I think someone is F'ing with us  :colors ^^^^^^^

Have TPTB hacked into Twitter to shut it down today so that the good, ole RFF detectives could not track the final three teams on their way to the USofA?  Atlanta still looks good.  Hope Peach can spot them.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on August 06, 2009, 08:15:13 PM
I think someone is F'ing with us  :colors ^^^^^^^

Have TPTB hacked into Twitter to shut it down today so that the good, ole RFF detectives could not track the final three teams on their way to the USofA?  Atlanta still looks good.  Hope Peach can spot them.

Yes, hope peach gets to see sexy Phil too! :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15 Contestant Spoilers / Speculation
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 07, 2009, 02:31:58 AM
Has anyone hear from peach?

The race should be over byy now  :(
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15 Contestant Spoilers / Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 04:48:35 AM
Has anyone hear from peach?

The race should be over byy now  :(

not quite yet!!! :hearts:
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15 Contestant Spoilers / Speculation
Post by: BayBay on August 07, 2009, 04:57:08 AM
Has anyone hear from peach?

The race should be over byy now  :(

not quite yet!!! :hearts:

i would say expand but i fear the repercussions!  :lol:
News coming soon i hope!!  ;D
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15 Contestant Spoilers / Speculation
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 07, 2009, 05:04:09 AM
Does anyone know anything from vegas? arrival time? possible destinations?

Tar detectives please share... it's so boring here at the office  :snicker:
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15 Contestant Spoilers / Speculation
Post by: apskip on August 07, 2009, 07:20:49 AM
spanishtarfan,
Your request is in the wrong thread. Look in a more logical place than "contestants" and ye shall receive on arrival time.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 07, 2009, 09:56:52 AM
Let me enter some specualtion due to the bovious misdirection going elsewhere to protect the Finish City tasks and Finish Line. My hypothesis is this:

Final 3 left Prague yesterday nonstop on Delta 63 (codeshre OK5088 corrected per :jerry:) PRG ATL scheduled 1000 1535.  Actual times were both ahead of schedule 0959 1525.
This flight continued on to LAX and teams could have gone there to connect to Las Vegas It was scheduled 1746 1925 but was late on both at 1758 1934. If that did occur, then potential flights LAX to LAS were:

NW633 2010 2121
UA864 2255 0004
or anything early this morning

It is more likely that teams got off DL63 in Atlanta and transferred onto another flight (see my post in Spoilers etc. for the details), but a logical one is last night's DL1093 ATL LAS actual departure late at 1924 and actual arrival late at 2045. that would get them to LAS 36 minutes before the route through LAX.

Ok, so that puts the final 3 into Las Vegas last night. What have they been doing if, as stated by Peach, it's not quite over yet?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 07, 2009, 10:42:25 AM
I'm on my way to a wet place that is not so.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on August 07, 2009, 10:45:04 AM
In case you're looking for something to do, here is a webcam that shows the Hoover Dam bypass under construction.

http://live8.truelook.com/face/sqface.jsp?func=watch&name=/hooverdam/bypass/nevada&overlay=default&skin=default&useapplet=true&time=1249659416820&width=640&height=480&quality=65&catalogname=catalog

I don't know that there will be any TAR activity there today - but you never know.

BTW - high of 35 in LV today - but its a dry heat...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 11:16:52 AM
I'm on my way to a wet place that is not so.

I KNEW you couldn't resist!! Good luck!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 07, 2009, 11:30:42 AM
I'm on my way to a wet place that is not so.
Sounds naughty to me  :lol: :jam:  .. but I think its over!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Boingo on August 07, 2009, 11:39:52 AM
I'm on my way to a wet place that is not so.
Sounds naughty to me  :lol: :jam:  .. but I think its over!

Well, if that's the case, no reason to hold back on this possible "camera crew" sighting in Vegas a few days ago.

(http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/vegasrex/12kCjRIC2pmeut7YvRXHzmfUS9QBS3Yi1RpwCgQwYcBm4XIO3blbkbh1W2RG/cotb1.jpg.scaled.500.jpg)

blog entry here (http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/08/05/dear-god-please-dont-there-be-a-hangover-ii/)

eta: although I heard that KFed may be shooting a reality show in Vegas as we speak.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on August 07, 2009, 01:23:36 PM
Georgiapeach, can I safely conclude that my suggestion the other day to look at Hartsfield-Jackson helped y'all figure out what was actually going on?

I like to hope that my logic proved constructive.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 07, 2009, 01:55:51 PM
Suggestions always welcomed!! But the excursion was was actually already semi-planned....
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: mjriches2005 on August 07, 2009, 01:59:09 PM
I'm on my way to a wet place that is not so.
Sounds naughty to me  :lol: :jam:  .. but I think its over!

Well, if that's the case, no reason to hold back on this possible "camera crew" sighting in Vegas a few days ago.

(http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/vegasrex/12kCjRIC2pmeut7YvRXHzmfUS9QBS3Yi1RpwCgQwYcBm4XIO3blbkbh1W2RG/cotb1.jpg.scaled.500.jpg)

blog entry here (http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/08/05/dear-god-please-dont-there-be-a-hangover-ii/)


eta: although I heard that KFed may be shooting a reality show in Vegas as we speak.

Filming at a Vegas wedding chapel is nothing new, unless it was in Novosibirsk on last season for the detour!  It may be that KFed reality show in the picture, Las Vegas has a lot filming going around there and it could also could be a Las Vegas television news crew covering a story.

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 07, 2009, 04:44:02 PM
Well, 5 hours and 220 miles later, nothing to report from the soggy place.   :res:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 07, 2009, 04:54:00 PM
maybe they drove to LA for the finish line...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on August 07, 2009, 04:57:24 PM
Well, 5 hours and 220 miles later, nothing to report from the soggy place.   :res:
Did you see or touch any monkeys?  :umn: :monkey  :hugs:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: RealityFanWA on August 08, 2009, 09:12:33 PM
I'm on my way to a wet place that is not so.
Sounds naughty to me  :lol: :jam:  .. but I think its over!

Well, if that's the case, no reason to hold back on this possible "camera crew" sighting in Vegas a few days ago.

(http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/vegasrex/12kCjRIC2pmeut7YvRXHzmfUS9QBS3Yi1RpwCgQwYcBm4XIO3blbkbh1W2RG/cotb1.jpg.scaled.500.jpg)

blog entry here (http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/08/05/dear-god-please-dont-there-be-a-hangover-ii/)

eta: although I heard that KFed may be shooting a reality show in Vegas as we speak.

Vegas to LA sounds cool!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 09, 2009, 01:54:20 AM
I'm on my way to a wet place that is not so.
Sounds naughty to me  :lol: :jam:  .. but I think its over!

Well, if that's the case, no reason to hold back on this possible "camera crew" sighting in Vegas a few days ago.

(http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/vegasrex/12kCjRIC2pmeut7YvRXHzmfUS9QBS3Yi1RpwCgQwYcBm4XIO3blbkbh1W2RG/cotb1.jpg.scaled.500.jpg)

blog entry here (http://www.vegasrex.com/2009/08/05/dear-god-please-dont-there-be-a-hangover-ii/)

eta: although I heard that KFed may be shooting a reality show in Vegas as we speak.

Vegas to LA sounds cool!

It is possible but it takes around 4-6 hours driving from Irvine to Vegas (I've taken the trip) and they NEED to have good weather to be able to drive there because it is mostly desert and mountainous landscape.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on August 09, 2009, 06:16:57 AM
Hi guys, I know this is a spec thread, and so everyone could see it...

Are we looking forward to a 10 leg race ( :'( ) this time or is there still hope to seeing TAR to 11 legs (11-12 episodes)?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Zack. on August 09, 2009, 03:29:23 PM
Hi guys, I know this is a spec thread, and so everyone could see it...

Are we looking forward to a 10 leg race ( :'( ) this time or is there still hope to seeing TAR to 11 legs (11-12 episodes)?

At least 11 - Tokyo/Leg 2 (SPEC - either elsewhere in Japan or Laos)/HCMC/Phnom Penh/Dubai/Leg 6 (either Dubai or Masada)/Netherlands/Sweden/Estonia/Prague/Vegas
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 09, 2009, 06:01:06 PM
so since we uncovered the red male male team today who was the gay couple (men) that people saw. I forget where I read it. I assumed it was the red guys until today. . .
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on August 09, 2009, 06:28:17 PM
so since we uncovered the red male male team today who was the gay couple (men) that people saw. I forget where I read it. I assumed it was the red guys until today. . .

The guys in orange. Part of me wants to say the son with pink hair is gay as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 09, 2009, 06:35:54 PM
And that remains speculation anyway, it is unconfirmed.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: :jerry: on August 11, 2009, 08:00:33 AM
Let me enter some specualtion due to the bovious misdirection going elsewhere to protect the Finish City tasks and Finish Line. My hypothesis is this:

Final 3 left Prague yesterday nonstop on Delta 63 (codeshre CZ5088) PRG ATL scheduled 1000 1535.  Actual times were both ahead of schedule 0959 1525.
This flight continued on to LAX and teams could have gone there to connect to Las Vegas It was scheduled 1746 1925 but was late on both at 1758 1934. If that did occur, then potential flights LAX to LAS were:

NW633 2010 2121
UA864 2255 0004
or anything early this morning

It is more likely that teams got off DL63 in Atlanta and transferred onto another flight (see my post in Spoilers etc. for the details), but a logical one is last night's DL1093 ATL LAS actual departure late at 1924 and actual arrival late at 2045. that would get them to LAS 36 minutes before the route through LAX.

Ok, so that puts the final 3 into Las Vegas last night. What have they been doing if, as stated by Peach, it's not quite over yet?


e.... notice the code share CZ flight part...just a reminder, CZ is China Southern airlines....so what does it have to do with Prague and Vegas???
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 11, 2009, 09:28:30 AM
I am pretty confident that teams were not on any flights ATL to Vegas the night of 8/6. The were DEFINITELY not on DL1093 or any Vegas flights thereafter.

Morning 8/7...wasn't there, can't say.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 11, 2009, 12:58:54 PM
e.... notice the code share CZ flight part...just a reminder, CZ is China Southern airlines....so what does it have to do with Prague and Vegas???
jerry, good catch. My memory was not correct on CSA flight 5088. The airline code is OK, not CZ(which may be what it used to be years ago). CZ is China Southern as you indicate and that is an important enough airline in eastern Asia that it is involved on Amazing Race flights occasionally. Ibelieve that China Southern took Mark/Michael from Bangkok to Guanzhou and next morning into Guilin.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 11, 2009, 10:20:31 PM
e.... notice the code share CZ flight part...just a reminder, CZ is China Southern airlines....so what does it have to do with Prague and Vegas???
jerry, good catch. My memory was not correct on CSA flight 5088. The airline code is OK, not CZ(which may be what it used to be years ago). CZ is China Southern as you indicate and that is an important enough airline in eastern Asia that it is involved on Amazing Race flights occasionally. Ibelieve that China Southern took Mark/Michael from Bangkok to Guanzhou and next morning into Guilin.

Yea the flight is incorrect. CZ5088 is a flight from Beijing to Xian. If should be OK5088 which is a Czech Airlines flight which is also from Prague to Atlanta.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: AmazingPace on August 12, 2009, 03:48:32 AM
I just spoken to Sharon from Biblical Productions which a logo of her company was pictured in a jeep at Masada, Israel with other papers including one with the logo of TAR production company. that was our talk:

Moi: Hello, is it possible that you were helping an american production team shooting TAR at masada at the end of july?
Sharon: That's right, and?
Moi: Just wanted to know
Sharon: come again?
Moi: is it possible that you were helping an american production team shooting TAR at masada at the end of july?
Sharon: No.
Moi: thx, bye.

very suspicious, don't you think?

on the other hand I found this:
http://www.biblicalproductions.com/Lonely-Planet-TV-production.htm
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: chill_sd on August 12, 2009, 06:04:13 PM
So, it's beginning to look like TPTB, having been completely spoiled at the starting line (major tip of the fedora to Chateau d'If and the others) sent two teams out into the midday sun with full backpacks and crews to run around and be sighted, while the real F3 teams completed their tasks and made their way to the Mat (probably in taxis or hired cars).

Well done, BVM.

But still, major props to all the great RFF TAR Detectives.  I am really looking forward to seeing this season play out when it finally airs.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 13, 2009, 04:28:43 AM
There is still something that I don't get. We only see the Father/son (with Pink Hair) team and the Basketball players in Las Vegas and they are suppose to be decoys right? (The tag on the backpack.) But where are the actual final 3 teams? Could the final location be somewhere else and these two teams were told to run around Las Vegas just to trick us to believe that the final mat is in Las Vegas??
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 13, 2009, 04:42:09 AM
There is still something that I don't get. We only see the Father/son (with Pink Hair) team and the Basketball players in Las Vegas and they are suppose to be decoys right? (The tag on the backpack.) But where are the actual final 3 teams? Could the final location be somewhere else and these two teams were told to run around Las Vegas just to trick us to believe that the final mat is in Las Vegas??

I somehow think that they are not decoys. It would not be the first time that they are not allowed to carry their bags on the airplane when having to connect through different cities to reach their destination. (reason why the batch is so long).

At the same time, and given the way the spoiler season has been, it is strange that we dont read tweets about other racers than the ones in Vegas.

In my humble opinion, I think that the 3rd team got lost on the way "a la" team Guido style on 1st season.  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 13, 2009, 04:45:55 AM
Was any TAR detective at the Hoover Damn? I am saying cose it could also be considered as a foot bridge  ;D
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 13, 2009, 08:25:16 AM
There is still something that I don't get. We only see the Father/son (with Pink Hair) team and the Basketball players in Las Vegas and they are suppose to be decoys right? (The tag on the backpack.) But where are the actual final 3 teams? Could the final location be somewhere else and these two teams were told to run around Las Vegas just to trick us to believe that the final mat is in Las Vegas??

I somehow think that they are not decoys. It would not be the first time that they are not allowed to carry their bags on the airplane when having to connect through different cities to reach their destination. (reason why the batch is so long).

At the same time, and given the way the spoiler season has been, it is strange that we dont read tweets about other racers than the ones in Vegas.

In my humble opinion, I think that the 3rd team got lost on the way "a la" team Guido style on 1st season.  :snicker:

But if there were on a domestic flight it cost 15-20 USD just to check in 1 bag! Would the teams actually choose to do that? And the missing 3rd team also creeps me out. They were all bunched up on a boat to Estonia and the possibility of falling so far behind is really impossible unless they messed up on their flight from Prague to USA? or did something like the gutsy grannies.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 09:08:16 AM
There is still something that I don't get. We only see the Father/son (with Pink Hair) team and the Basketball players in Las Vegas and they are suppose to be decoys right? (The tag on the backpack.) But where are the actual final 3 teams? Could the final location be somewhere else and these two teams were told to run around Las Vegas just to trick us to believe that the final mat is in Las Vegas??

That's what I would do if I wanted to hide the ending.  Completely.  Different.  City.

It should not be this easy.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 09:14:29 AM
I was checking the Hoover web cams  :tup:

The finish mat requires couple hours minimum of setup, wait, clap, etc.

It did not show up on the webcams.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on August 13, 2009, 09:26:40 AM
Was any TAR detective at the Hoover Damn? I am saying cose it could also be considered as a foot bridge  ;D

More than likely the "footbridge" film permit refers to the (numerous) pedestrian bridges across Las Vegas Blvd.

To alleviate traffic issues at popular intersections, footbridges have been installed to help pedestrians more safely cross the roads. The Tropicana - Las Vegas Boulevard footbridges were the first to be installed, and based on the success of this project additional footbridges have been built on Las Vegas Boulevard at the Flamingo Road intersection; between The Mirage/Treasure Island and The Venetian; and the latest ones at the Las Vegas Boulevard-Spring Mountain and Sands Avenue intersection connecting the Wynn with the Fashion Show Mall.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 09:44:32 AM
Wow, guys! You guys are really working really hard!!! I'm glad that my season wasn't well-spoiled! :-p
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 09:46:59 AM
There is still something that I don't get. We only see the Father/son (with Pink Hair) team and the Basketball players in Las Vegas and they are suppose to be decoys right? (The tag on the backpack.) But where are the actual final 3 teams? Could the final location be somewhere else and these two teams were told to run around Las Vegas just to trick us to believe that the final mat is in Las Vegas??

That's what I would do if I wanted to hide the ending.  Completely.  Different.  City.

It should not be this easy.

Or some isolated island like Maui!  :neener:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on August 13, 2009, 09:59:58 AM
^^They just did Maui. :funny: They'd be easy to spot. :funny: (Like how the starting line was often spoiled so early on - LA start for four straight seasons :res:)What if they did fly to Vegas, but the Finish Line was somewhere like Pahrump? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 10:05:02 AM
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Or some isolated island like Maui! 

You guys should have gone all the way to Hana  :lol:

Now there is isolation!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 13, 2009, 10:05:08 AM
Wow, guys! You guys are really working really hard!!! I'm glad that my season wasn't well-spoiled! :-p

 :jam: Go Luke!!!  :jam:

 IS there anything we don't know you may like to share with us?   ;)

Nice to see you around here :)

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 10:10:56 AM
Well, one of teams just happened to be a friend of mine!  :tup: I was SO shocked when I saw the pictures of that person when it got posted on here! I'm SO excited to see how the season unfolds! No Africa again this season right?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: password on August 13, 2009, 10:13:07 AM
Luke, I was rooting for you when you were racing. I always wanted you to win the race but, that last task.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 10:13:47 AM
How long have you known her?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: realshowfan on August 13, 2009, 10:14:18 AM
Well, one of teams just happened to be a friend of mine!  :tup: I was SO shocked when I saw the pictures of that person when it got posted on here! I'm SO excited to see how the season unfolds! No Africa again this season right?

It's like a chain reaction. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 10:20:37 AM
Luke, I was rooting for you when you were racing. I always wanted you to win the race but, that last task.

Haha, yeah I blew it a BIG time. Cost my team a million bucks :-p I should have done something little differently earlier in the race but what is done is done and I'm happy that I made it to the Final Three. I mean, I'm the first deaf person to do the Amazing Race and I made it to the Final Three is pretty impressive, right? I recalled someone posted something about Charla and Sarah as a handicapped person and they didn't made it to the Final Three on their original season so that person assumed that I wouldn't make it to the Final Three either!!  :neener:

How long have you known her?

What make you think it's a "her"? It could be a him!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 13, 2009, 10:21:10 AM
Hey Luke! I personally think that you and your mom are a lock if they do another all-stars

I havent been here for long but I'd definately have to say that this is prob the most spoiled season in recent years

13- We knew the final 6 and that Nickand Starr were in the finale

14- Saw Jamie and Cara in a Hawaii airport and teams were spotted in Thailand

Good Job!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Moo on August 13, 2009, 10:24:24 AM
Wow, guys! You guys are really working really hard!!! I'm glad that my season wasn't well-spoiled! :-p

It made me get the adrenaline rushing everytime I watch your season... even now! :D

I hope TAR15 would continue it! Hehe
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 10:25:02 AM
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What make you think it's a "her"? It could be a him!

Thanks, I just wanted to confirm that.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: chill_sd on August 13, 2009, 10:34:10 AM
Since there were no apparent sightings at the Las Vegas airport, I'm thinking that the F3 teams got into rented cars and went off unseen to complete their final tasks, possibly "in the desert."

Then the two decoy teams went off to the strip and were sighted going into one of the hotels.  From there, they may have entered vehicles and been taken to the finish line.

The one glich in this theory is that VegasSinner said three teams were at the wedding chapel together.   They then apparently went to a hotel, but could have left there in cars to go to the final mat.   :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 10:36:55 AM
Hey Luke! I personally think that you and your mom are a lock if they do another all-stars

I havent been here for long but I'd definately have to say that this is prob the most spoiled season in recent years

13- We knew the final 6 and that Nickand Starr were in the finale

14- Saw Jamie and Cara in a Hawaii airport and teams were spotted in Thailand

Good Job!

I'm surprised no one were able to spoil the Final Three teams in Beijing at the Bird Nest!! Literally a million people were swarming around at the Bird Nest when my mom and I were running around frantically looking for a pit stop with our crew in tow!

But, it can be a heart-wrenching for teams' families + friends that could be reading this forum and see that some of their loved ones/friends didn't make it that far in the race. Before my mom and I left for the race, I told my sister about this forum where she can keeps track of my mom and me. She got so excited when she read that my mom and I were heading off to Switzerland then she got worried when she read that my mom and I weren't sighted in Romania then she got really excited to see a picture of my mom and me doing a rickshaw challenge in Phuket. She knew that ankle was me! Not some random girl! It basically gave it away for my sister that my mom and I made it to Final Five. Then, she was left wondering if my mom and I actually made it to Hawaii because there was no mention of my mom and me after Phuket so she assumed that we probably got eliminated in China due to language barrier. But, soon as my mom and I got back home after the race, my mom and I were very exhausted so at that point, she kind of figured it out that my mom and I made it to Final Three but we made her thinking that we got eliminated in China, haha.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 10:39:36 AM
I may wrong on this but usually the decoys go to some of the same clue box locations as the real racers.  The decoys just do it at different times than the real racers.  As in different by some hours. 

They all have to be at the finish mat for the run in!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spanishtarfan on August 13, 2009, 10:53:21 AM
Luke,

If you have been reading the posts, what do you hitnk about the harlem globertrotters and the father/son couples being decoys for the last leg?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on August 13, 2009, 10:56:40 AM
Why do you all keep saying we only see two teams? ???

We know that 3 teams were at the chapel.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 11:00:32 AM
Luke,

If you have been reading the posts, what do you hitnk about the harlem globertrotters and the father/son couples being decoys for the last leg?

I can't answer that question because I never got to be a decoy on the race so I have no idea how that works exactly. But with that check-in tag does raise a red flag though because on my entire time on race, my mom and I never checked our bags in. But, I remember few teams were forced to check their bags in on Season 7 during one of legs in Africa - Ron & Kelly and Uchenna & Joyce and Meredith & Gretchen(?). So, it might doesn't means that Globe Trotters are decoy. I wouldn't be surprised if Globe Trotters makes it to the Final Three since they're pretty athletic but again my mom and I U-turned an athletic team (Amanda & Kris) and got them eliminated so anything could happen.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 11:04:27 AM
We're just talking about the decoys.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 11:28:30 AM
Why do you all keep saying we only see two teams? ???

We know that 3 teams were at the chapel.

3 teams as in the Final Three teams?

p.s. did you got my message, Peach?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on August 13, 2009, 11:46:35 AM
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3 teams as in the Final Three teams?

Yes, the final 5 teams, known from Tallinn, became the final 3 teams after taking the minor leap that Harlem and Father/son were running decoy.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 13, 2009, 12:24:20 PM
Hey Luke! I personally think that you and your mom are a lock if they do another all-stars

I havent been here for long but I'd definately have to say that this is prob the most spoiled season in recent years

13- We knew the final 6 and that Nickand Starr were in the finale

14- Saw Jamie and Cara in a Hawaii airport and teams were spotted in Thailand

Good Job!

I'm surprised no one were able to spoil the Final Three teams in Beijing at the Bird Nest!! Literally a million people were swarming around at the Bird Nest when my mom and I were running around frantically looking for a pit stop with our crew in tow!

But, it can be a heart-wrenching for teams' families + friends that could be reading this forum and see that some of their loved ones/friends didn't make it that far in the race. Before my mom and I left for the race, I told my sister about this forum where she can keeps track of my mom and me. She got so excited when she read that my mom and I were heading off to Switzerland then she got worried when she read that my mom and I weren't sighted in Romania then she got really excited to see a picture of my mom and me doing a rickshaw challenge in Phuket. She knew that ankle was me! Not some random girl! It basically gave it away for my sister that my mom and I made it to Final Five. Then, she was left wondering if my mom and I actually made it to Hawaii because there was no mention of my mom and me after Phuket so she assumed that we probably got eliminated in China due to language barrier. But, soon as my mom and I got back home after the race, my mom and I were very exhausted so at that point, she kind of figured it out that my mom and I made it to Final Three but we made her thinking that we got eliminated in China, haha.

haha thats great she went here. did she post? cause it took us a long time to figure out that picture and who exactly it was ex. m/m f/m f/f

but thanks for posting here! here a quick tip though: stay away from sucks. . you guys aren'y as loved there if you know what I mean
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DeafRacer on August 13, 2009, 05:23:50 PM
Hey Luke! I personally think that you and your mom are a lock if they do another all-stars

I havent been here for long but I'd definately have to say that this is prob the most spoiled season in recent years

13- We knew the final 6 and that Nickand Starr were in the finale

14- Saw Jamie and Cara in a Hawaii airport and teams were spotted in Thailand

Good Job!

I'm surprised no one were able to spoil the Final Three teams in Beijing at the Bird Nest!! Literally a million people were swarming around at the Bird Nest when my mom and I were running around frantically looking for a pit stop with our crew in tow!

But, it can be a heart-wrenching for teams' families + friends that could be reading this forum and see that some of their loved ones/friends didn't make it that far in the race. Before my mom and I left for the race, I told my sister about this forum where she can keeps track of my mom and me. She got so excited when she read that my mom and I were heading off to Switzerland then she got worried when she read that my mom and I weren't sighted in Romania then she got really excited to see a picture of my mom and me doing a rickshaw challenge in Phuket. She knew that ankle was me! Not some random girl! It basically gave it away for my sister that my mom and I made it to Final Five. Then, she was left wondering if my mom and I actually made it to Hawaii because there was no mention of my mom and me after Phuket so she assumed that we probably got eliminated in China due to language barrier. But, soon as my mom and I got back home after the race, my mom and I were very exhausted so at that point, she kind of figured it out that my mom and I made it to Final Three but we made her thinking that we got eliminated in China, haha.

haha thats great she went here. did she post? cause it took us a long time to figure out that picture and who exactly it was ex. m/m f/m f/f

but thanks for posting here! here a quick tip though: stay away from sucks. . you guys aren'y as loved there if you know what I mean

No, I don't think my sister posted. She just lurked around to see what were my mom and I up to around the world.

Haha, I have read some stuff on Sucks. I'm baffled with how they wrote about me and other racers - it just shows that they're a big sore losers and pretty bitter that they couldn't get on the show. And, they got no lives as well. I love this forum and people, I have been coming on this site for a pretty long time but never made a post till my season's over! Wish I joined way earlier!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 13, 2009, 05:39:12 PM
^^^^^ glad you did! I think there were literally 5 Margie/Luke fans in total. . .

do you have a preseason favorite yet?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on August 13, 2009, 11:42:44 PM
There is still something that I don't get. We only see the Father/son (with Pink Hair) team and the Basketball players in Las Vegas and they are suppose to be decoys right? (The tag on the backpack.) But where are the actual final 3 teams? Could the final location be somewhere else and these two teams were told to run around Las Vegas just to trick us to believe that the final mat is in Las Vegas??

I somehow think that they are not decoys. It would not be the first time that they are not allowed to carry their bags on the airplane when having to connect through different cities to reach their destination. (reason why the batch is so long).

At the same time, and given the way the spoiler season has been, it is strange that we dont read tweets about other racers than the ones in Vegas.

In my humble opinion, I think that the 3rd team got lost on the way "a la" team Guido style on 1st season.  :snicker:

But if there were on a domestic flight it cost 15-20 USD just to check in 1 bag! Would the teams actually choose to do that? And the missing 3rd team also creeps me out. They were all bunched up on a boat to Estonia and the possibility of falling so far behind is really impossible unless they messed up on their flight from Prague to USA? or did something like the gutsy grannies.
But sometimes, when you fly on very small planes, you are forced to check your carry-on luggage without an extra cost
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: jerseydude on August 14, 2009, 12:27:46 AM
There is still something that I don't get. We only see the Father/son (with Pink Hair) team and the Basketball players in Las Vegas and they are suppose to be decoys right? (The tag on the backpack.) But where are the actual final 3 teams? Could the final location be somewhere else and these two teams were told to run around Las Vegas just to trick us to believe that the final mat is in Las Vegas??

I somehow think that they are not decoys. It would not be the first time that they are not allowed to carry their bags on the airplane when having to connect through different cities to reach their destination. (reason why the batch is so long).

At the same time, and given the way the spoiler season has been, it is strange that we dont read tweets about other racers than the ones in Vegas.

In my humble opinion, I think that the 3rd team got lost on the way "a la" team Guido style on 1st season.  :snicker:

But if there were on a domestic flight it cost 15-20 USD just to check in 1 bag! Would the teams actually choose to do that? And the missing 3rd team also creeps me out. They were all bunched up on a boat to Estonia and the possibility of falling so far behind is really impossible unless they messed up on their flight from Prague to USA? or did something like the gutsy grannies.
But sometimes, when you fly on very small planes, you are forced to check your carry-on luggage without an extra cost

But the tags will be different. I once recently went on an United Airlines Express Flight with this REALLY small airplane and they didn't put the long check-in tags on them. They put on small green cards which they tied to the handle.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 14, 2009, 07:02:12 AM
This line of thinking does not take account of what is almost certain about the arrival of all teams in Las Vegas. You do not fly in there on a small plane unless you are coming from parts of Nevada and maybe eastern Califorrnia and northwest Arizona. The chances of any of those areas being the origination of the flight into Las Vegas for AR15 teams and decoys is zero.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: DeafRacer on August 14, 2009, 08:52:39 AM
^^^^^ glad you did! I think there were literally 5 Margie/Luke fans in total. . .

do you have a preseason favorite yet?

Actually, I do have a preseason favorite!  ;D I'll say who it is after the cast announcement. And, I hope that someone will use a Blind U-Turn wisely! I think it's cool to have a Globe-Trotters team on the race but I would have try to get them out of the race soon as possible!

Isn't that kind of silly to have a "target" list of teams who you want to go out in order?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 14, 2009, 09:03:39 AM
^^^^^ glad you did! I think there were literally 5 Margie/Luke fans in total. . .

do you have a preseason favorite yet?

Actually, I do have a preseason favorite!  ;D I'll say who it is after the cast announcement. And, I hope that someone will use a Blind U-Turn wisely! I think it's cool to have a Globe-Trotters team on the race but I would have try to get them out of the race soon as possible!

Isn't that kind of silly to have a "target" list of teams who you want to go out in order?

oooh I forgot about your "friend" very interesting.. . . . can't wait!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on August 14, 2009, 09:04:10 AM
Well, DeafRacer, it does put you in a category with Aaron and Ariane of AR3 non-fame. I personally would not want to be in that category.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: tigellinus on August 14, 2009, 12:15:22 PM
No, I don't think my sister posted. She just lurked around to see what were my mom and I up to around the world.

Haha, I have read some stuff on Sucks. I'm baffled with how they wrote about me and other racers - it just shows that they're a big sore losers and pretty bitter that they couldn't get on the show. And, they got no lives as well. I love this forum and people, I have been coming on this site for a pretty long time but never made a post till my season's over! Wish I joined way earlier!

Hey Luke, so is it true that Jaime didn't even know spoiler sites existed until you told her about them during the Race?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: DeafRacer on August 14, 2009, 02:19:30 PM
No, I don't think my sister posted. She just lurked around to see what were my mom and I up to around the world.

Haha, I have read some stuff on Sucks. I'm baffled with how they wrote about me and other racers - it just shows that they're a big sore losers and pretty bitter that they couldn't get on the show. And, they got no lives as well. I love this forum and people, I have been coming on this site for a pretty long time but never made a post till my season's over! Wish I joined way earlier!

Hey Luke, so is it true that Jaime didn't even know spoiler sites existed until you told her about them during the Race?

I mentioned a few times about Reality Fan Forum during the race to Jaime and Cara but I'm not sure if Jaime actually doesn't know about spoiler sites before I first told her. I gave Jaime and Cara a link to this forum before we all left Hawaii. I know most of my cast lurked around on this forum during our season aired. I remember Victoria ran up to computer at the airport to check RFF out before we left Hawaii!! She went like, "OMG! A picture of Brad and me in Germany!!" So funny.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: EnduranceRealityFan on August 14, 2009, 02:59:49 PM
No, I don't think my sister posted. She just lurked around to see what were my mom and I up to around the world.

Haha, I have read some stuff on Sucks. I'm baffled with how they wrote about me and other racers - it just shows that they're a big sore losers and pretty bitter that they couldn't get on the show. And, they got no lives as well. I love this forum and people, I have been coming on this site for a pretty long time but never made a post till my season's over! Wish I joined way earlier!

Hey Luke, so is it true that Jaime didn't even know spoiler sites existed until you told her about them during the Race?

I mentioned a few times about Reality Fan Forum during the race to Jaime and Cara but I'm not sure if Jaime actually doesn't know about spoiler sites before I first told her. I gave Jaime and Cara a link to this forum before we all left Hawaii. I know most of my cast lurked around on this forum during our season aired. I remember Victoria ran up to computer at the airport to check RFF out before we left Hawaii!! She went like, "OMG! A picture of Brad and me in Germany!!" So funny.

thats grea! haha Victoria also made a few appearences on sucks too! I liked how your season had soo many actual aplicants and not recruits. Is it true that Kris and Amanda were the only recruits?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Hooky on September 07, 2009, 11:58:08 AM
Would this be Leg 3 or Leg 4?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on September 07, 2009, 12:38:58 PM
Would this be Leg 3 or Leg 4?

Leg 4
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: :jerry: on September 07, 2009, 09:49:43 PM
My own opinion:

In one leg,Maria and Tiff was suspected decoys,
was it possible that the team was last in a previous NEL?
Because I don't see bags with them,and it might be a little early to ditch the bags
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: north09 on September 07, 2009, 10:05:31 PM
No, it's not. They were being filmed by a local paper, which CBS would never allow had they still been in the race. It also fits with the timeline that they were eliminated at the end of the prior leg.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 09, 2009, 11:19:35 AM
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spanning eight countries
   huh?

1) Japan
2) Viet Nam
3) Cambodia
4) UAE
5) Israel
6) Netherlands
7) Sweden
ocho) Estonia
9) Czech Republic

And, no mater how you slice it (Israel or not) this does lot leave any room for a country fitting in between Japan and Viet Nam
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 11:21:46 AM
the tallest building has to be the one in Dubai .. can't remember what its called at the moment :P
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 09, 2009, 11:22:52 AM
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the tallest building has to be the one in Dubai .. can't remember what its called at the moment

I put a picture of it in my promo!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on September 09, 2009, 11:25:38 AM
Although the definitions can get a little fuzzy (see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_tallest_structure)), I agree the Burj is what was mentioned.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 09, 2009, 11:27:23 AM
And for the infamous Roadblock I would suggest the pole vaulting over the slews outside Amsterdam.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spontaneousss on September 09, 2009, 11:28:26 AM
the tallest building has to be the one in Dubai .. can't remember what its called at the moment :P

It's the Burj Dubai!

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spontaneousss on September 09, 2009, 11:31:58 AM
And for the infamous Roadblock I would suggest the pole vaulting over the slews outside Amsterdam.

I agree it could only be that or a Roadblock done in Vietnam from TAR 3..

Though the most infamous Roadblock still had to be the one in Xian!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Ray! on September 09, 2009, 11:59:57 AM
And for the infamous Roadblock I would suggest the pole vaulting over the slews outside Amsterdam.

I agree it could only be that or a Roadblock done in Vietnam from TAR 3..

Though the most infamous Roadblock still had to be the one in Xian!

The Vietnam Roadblocks weren't that memorable (fish nets, flower selling, rock climb - teams struggled, yes, but not that infamous), so if the RB's from Vietnam, then it has to be the cyclos. I stand by my Sweden haybales theory (and the Netherlands pole vault works too). I can also count the scarab RB in Egypt, the meat RB in Argentina or the lock RB in China.

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spanning eight countries
  huh?

1) Japan
2) Viet Nam
3) Cambodia
4) UAE
5) Israel
6) Netherlands
7) Sweden
ocho) Estonia
9) Czech Republic

And, no mater how you slice it (Israel or not) this does lot leave any room for a country fitting in between Japan and Viet Nam


So now the question is, which of these countries was just used as a stopover? All the nine countries have had tasks featured, so unless it was either a typo, I don't get which country is not really a destination. :duno: (Fun fact: TAR 14 visited 8 countries as well - of course not counting the US - on the span of 22 days - based on Wiki.)
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 12:06:34 PM
Israel is not solid , I guess we'll know when the Map comes up? although I'd like to figure it out before then.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: spontaneousss on September 09, 2009, 12:10:59 PM
And for the infamous Roadblock I would suggest the pole vaulting over the slews outside Amsterdam.

I agree it could only be that or a Roadblock done in Vietnam from TAR 3..

Though the most infamous Roadblock still had to be the one in Xian!

The Vietnam Roadblocks weren't that memorable (fish nets, flower selling, rock climb - teams struggled, yes, but not that infamous), so if the RB's from Vietnam, then it. I stand by my Sweden haybales theory (and the Netherlands pole vault works too). I can also count the scarab RB in Egypt, the meat RB in Argentina or the lock RB in China.

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spanning eight countries
   huh?

1) Japan
2) Viet Nam
3) Cambodia
4) UAE
5) Israel
6) Netherlands
7) Sweden
ocho) Estonia
9) Czech Republic

And, no mater how you slice it (Israel or not) this does lot leave any room for a country fitting in between Japan and Viet Nam


OMG I completely forgot that Haybale Roadblock! Yes it had to be one of the most memorable Roadblocks ever!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Plaidmoon on September 09, 2009, 01:08:24 PM
From the press release:

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.

Let's see what the roadblock possibilities are for the countries visited this time around (descriptions from wikipedia):

Season 1:

Kanchanaburi Thailand
"in the Roadblock one team member had to walk through a pit of tigers."


Not very exciting, but nerve wracking for the racers.

Bo Tor, Ao Luk Thailand
"The Roadblock was to paddle a kayak with the team and their luggage to a nearby cave with snorkling gear and their next clue."


Ho hum.

Season 2:

Ratchiburi Thailand
"one team member had to venture into a cave full of bats and retrieve their next clue from inside. "


Perhaps

Chiang Mai Thailand
"The Roadblock was to wash chalk markings off an elephants back until the judge was satisfied."


Boring and old hat. Wouldn't delay teams very long (a plus) and can be set up anywhere (another plus). Possible but I hope not.

Season 3:

Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
"The Roadblock was to drive the other team member in cyclos through a marked path, over a ferry and to the pitstop."


Doesn't sound infamous to me.

Hoi An Vietnam
"The Roadblock was to use a fishing platform to raise a net out of the water with the clue dangling underneath."


Even less infamous.

Season 4:

Monnickendam Netherlands
"The Roadblock was to catch 25 eels and place them in a container."


This one could be fun and could be set up in any number of places. Possible.

Season 5:

Burj al-Arab Dubai
"The unaired Roadblock involved one team member to buying nuts in the market and delivering them to a ship."


No. If it wasn't worthy of being aired the first time, it's not infamous (except among us handful of fanatics).

Season 6:

Haagvik Sweden
"one team member had to unroll large bales of hay to find clues rolled up inside them. Out of 270 hay bales, 20 of them had clues."


Very infamous and a strong candidate. There are no doubt farms not far from Stockholm where it could be recreated. The only drawback is that it could cost a team several hours and I doubt TAR would do this unless a bunching point is present on the next leg. And the ferry ride to Talinn, Estonia could easily qualify as a bunching point.

Seasons 7 and 8: Didn't visit any Season 15 countries (except USA)

Season 9:

Lopburi Thailand
"The Roadblock required one team member to make a ceremonial feast for monkeys at the temple and give it to them during an annual festival. Following a demo that has already been set up. When it is finished and offered it to the monkeys, they would get their next clue."


Eh. I doubt it.

Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture Japan
"The Roadblock required one team member to ride on three extreme rides in the Fujikyu Highland Amusement Park in the following order: The Pizza, Dodonpa, and Fujiyama. While riding the rides, they had to look for a man holding a sign. Upon completion of their third ride, they had to tell the park manager what was written on the sign to receive their next clue. If they didn't see the sign they would have to go on all three rides again."


They are already going to an amusement park in Stockholm. I can't see them going to one in Japan. Possibly they will recreate it in Stockholm, but if I start taking roadblocks from one country to another then this search gets way too complicated.

Season 10:

Hanoi Vietnam
"In this leg's Roadblock, one team member to choose a Vietnamese bicycles with a basket of flowers and sell enough to make at least 80,000₫ (dong VND - approximately USD $5). Whatever the money earned, they were allowed to keep the money they made."


Not very thrilling or memorable.

Ha Long Bay Vietnam
"This leg's Roadblock one team member to use a mechanical ascender to climb 90 feet (27 m) the sheer face of the rock, receive the clue and then rappel down. "


This was the one I thought of first. However, it would require travel time there and back. It was also grueling physically and TAR has really shied away from that in recent seasons. So, I doubt it.

Season 11: Didn't visit any Season 15 countries (except USA)

Season 12:

Ransdorp Netherlands
"one team member had to complete a single vault over a watery, muddy ditch (known as fierljeppen) and successfully touch both feet to the marshy grass on the opposite side in a regional sport known as ditch vaulting in order to receive their next clue."


Another very strong candidate. It can be set up anywhere that there's a swampy creek and doesn't require much in the way of expensive equipment. It also has a lot of pratfall humor and TAR has done that a couple of times each season recently.

Osaka Japan
"This leg's Roadblock required one team member to put on a hat and gloves as local cabbies do and transport a Japanese couple five miles through a maze of confusing, often one way streets to a specified address (the Osaka Central Post Office (Japanese)). They could not invite a local to lead them or join them in the car and the couple could not help them. Upon arrival at the correct address, the couple would hand them their next clue. However, the drivers would also have to make their way back to their teammate before they read what was inside."


Possible. It was challenging for the racers, but not that time consuming. It could be done in any Japanese city. I don't think it qualifies as infamous though.

Season 13:

Angkor Wat Cambodia
"In this leg's Roadblock, teams had to go into Angkor Wat and find an Echo Chamber where they had to beat their chest to hear the echo. They could then pick up a stone frieze displaying their next clue on the reverse."


Doubtful. It would require travel from Phnom Penh and it wasn't that memorable the first time.

Season 14:

Bangkok Thailand
"one team member had to put a propeller on a traditional Thai long-tail boat to receive their next clue."


No. Way too simple to be infamous.

I think it comes down to either the hay bale unrolling in Sweden or the ditch vaulting with pitchforks in the Netherlands. Since the hay bale roadblock went on for over 8 hours for Lena and Kristy in season 6 and they didn't finish it (Phil had to go there to eliminate them), I think it's more infamous. I'll guess that it's the hay bale roadblock.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on September 09, 2009, 01:46:35 PM
Is there any evidence that the teams went through a leg in Bangkik or Thailand this time?  I was under the impression teams only used Bangkok as a connection to Dubai.

And the season three roadblock was infamous to many of us who were around to watch season three, because of the role Flo played in causing the elimination of Derek ans Drew.

In fact, that one is my first guess for the Switchback/

The question then is which other roadblocks you listed could be near enough to the locations the teams were near to be feasible within the time frames that have been developed for this season.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: mjriches2005 on September 09, 2009, 01:47:20 PM
Quote
spanning eight countries
  huh?

1) Japan
2) Viet Nam
3) Cambodia
4) UAE
5) Israel
6) Netherlands
7) Sweden
ocho) Estonia
9) Czech Republic

And, no mater how you slice it (Israel or not) this does lot leave any room for a country fitting in between Japan and Viet Nam


So now the question is, which of these countries was just used as a stopover? All the nine countries have had tasks featured, so unless it was either a typo, I don't get which country is not really a destination. :duno: (Fun fact: TAR 14 visited 8 countries as well - of course not counting the US - on the span of 22 days - based on Wiki.)
[/quote]

Typo maybe my best guest, remember Season12 they said "2 new African countries" until Taiwan was the fifth new country.  Plus there might be more than meets the eye on the list: Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, UAE, Israel, Netherlands, Sweden, Estonia, Czech Republic, and USA; that'll be 10 countries total.  So CBS was either misquoted like Season12's 2nd African country or what you said one might just be a stopover destination.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 09, 2009, 02:14:40 PM
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: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 02:34:41 PM
I think what you have dug up is excellent work wp! Well done!  :yess: :yess:  :jam: :jam:


Here is the post with the info and photos from the original blog..

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19088.msg440483.html#msg440483
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on September 09, 2009, 02:37:22 PM
Well damn!

Now I have to edit my promo!   :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 02:39:36 PM
Well damn!

Now I have to edit my promo!   :ascared
SOB'S :D
What a find wp :gj: :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Boingo on September 09, 2009, 02:40:09 PM
BVM says:
Quote
...a visit to the world's tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show. 
 
...spicy... hmmm, a wasabi challenge so soon...  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 02:42:58 PM
So 2 legs Dubai? Now it makes sense!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on September 09, 2009, 03:15:03 PM
 :tup: Thanks, WP. This actually makes the job more interesting, because somebody went to a lot a trouble to make this.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Snooky on September 09, 2009, 05:06:58 PM
Although the definitions can get a little fuzzy (see here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_tallest_structure)), I agree the Burj is what was mentioned.

The Burj Dubai will not be opened 'til December 2nd just to inform everyone.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 05:48:57 PM
as well as a surprise appearance by one of America's most beloved entertainers
Wayne Newton?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: VegasSinner on September 09, 2009, 07:13:40 PM
as well as a surprise appearance by one of America's most beloved entertainers
Wayne Newton?

...and don't forget Elvis.   
Thank you, thank you very much.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 07:30:41 PM
as well as a surprise appearance by one of America's most beloved entertainers
Wayne Newton?

...and don't forget Elvis.   
Thank you, thank you very much.
haha Well I was thinking it might be someone thats among the living but from what you've shared with us VegasSinner  :ythat: :elvis:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Slowhatch on September 09, 2009, 08:08:29 PM
Wayne Newton is a good guess. He has a large estate (http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=q0bhrp5d79m6&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=5093727&ss=yp.pecos%2Fsunset~pg.1~sst.0&encType=1) just a few blocks from the airport that could easily handle production, and his schedule was clear (at least as listed on his website) for July and August (video here (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4302492n&tag=contentMain;contentBodyv)).
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 08:20:09 PM
Wayne Newton is a good guess. He has a large estate (http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=q0bhrp5d79m6&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=5093727&ss=yp.pecos%2Fsunset~pg.1~sst.0&encType=1) just a few blocks from the airport that could easily handle production, and his schedule was clear (at least as listed on his website) for July and August (video here (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4302492n&tag=contentMain;contentBodyv)).
One of my all time favorite Wayne Newton videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa1YsrQoCf0)  :ot: :taze, okay I'll shut up now.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on September 09, 2009, 08:47:55 PM
So 2 legs Dubai? Now it makes sense!

It does now. :tup: But I hate having two legs in one city, especially one visited before. :P

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)

And call me stupid if you must, but I can't spot the difference. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 09, 2009, 09:03:16 PM
The photo on the left has what we're guessing is a pretty darn good photochop of the TAR cluebox. But why someone would go through all this trouble is beyond me.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 09, 2009, 09:12:10 PM
Well damn!

Now I have to edit my promo!   :ascared


Heeee....insert WEBCAM instead.

Nice job walking pneumonia!! :)

:tup: Thanks, WP. This actually makes the job more interesting, because somebody went to a lot a trouble to make this.

Someone also went to a lot of trouble to make a fake Mauritius website as well.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on September 09, 2009, 09:59:43 PM
We always knew that some season they would lie to us (TAR12). We knew that someday the introcaps would go away (TAR14). And someday, maybe this season, maybe in the future, we'll be attacked by squads of trolls armed with baskets filled with red herring.  
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on September 09, 2009, 10:35:11 PM
Arithmetic has never been a strong suit for Bertrand van Munster. However, it we take him at his word, that means that Israel was not the ninth country. The 8 for sure (and not counting the United States) are:

Japan
Vietnam
Cambodia
UAE
Netherlands
Sweden
Estonia
Czech Republic
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on September 09, 2009, 10:40:17 PM
We always knew that some season they would lie to us (TAR12). We knew that someday the introcaps would go away (TAR14). And someday, maybe this season, maybe in the future, we'll be attacked by squads of trolls armed with baskets filled with red herring. 

So true...I STILL wish the route had 12 or 13 legs, always over 50,000 miles, with more than 10 countries every season.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: graytex on September 10, 2009, 12:55:20 AM
Please let the switchback be baskets on the back of bicycles in Vietnam.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 10, 2009, 12:59:22 AM
Please let the switchback be baskets on the back of bicycles in Vietnam.
Oh good one graytex!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: inomu on September 10, 2009, 07:13:07 AM
BVM says:
Quote
...a visit to the world's tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show. 
 
...spicy... hmmm, a wasabi challenge so soon...  :funny:

That reminds of The Simpsons episode "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo"
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: apskip on September 10, 2009, 07:25:54 AM
Is there any evidence that the teams went through a leg in Bangkik or Thailand this time?  I was under the impression teams only used Bangkok as a connection to Dubai.

And the season three roadblock was infamous to many of us who were around to watch season three, because of the role Flo played in causing the elimination of Derek ans Drew.

In fact, that one is my first guess for the Switchback/

The question then is which other roadblocks you listed could be near enough to the locations the teams were near to be feasible within the time frames that have been developed for this season.

I see it the same way the Schnauzers does. The most infamous ROADBLOCK in past seasons in those countries is locating the cyclos and then the the ferry crossing the river with cyclos in Ho Chi Minh City. The activities themselves are fairly innocuous, although making essentially a random search in an unknown (to the racers) place can be very tricky. The infamy of this ROADBLOCK regarded the actions of Flo. Was she out to screw Derek and Drew or was that the inadvertent result of giving accurate information to Ken and Gerard? She and Zach are the only ones who can answer that question and it is unlikely they will reveal any motivation.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on September 10, 2009, 09:18:56 AM
Watch it!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: alittlebird on September 10, 2009, 02:09:58 PM
Maybe they had time to sneak a 12th leg in there somewhere.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 10, 2009, 02:24:18 PM
:welcome: to RFF, alittlebird!!

I have kinda been wondering the same thing...

Anywhere in particular?? ???
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Belle Book on September 10, 2009, 03:46:00 PM
Is there any evidence that the teams went through a leg in Bangkik or Thailand this time?  I was under the impression teams only used Bangkok as a connection to Dubai.

And the season three roadblock was infamous to many of us who were around to watch season three, because of the role Flo played in causing the elimination of Derek ans Drew.

In fact, that one is my first guess for the Switchback/

The question then is which other roadblocks you listed could be near enough to the locations the teams were near to be feasible within the time frames that have been developed for this season.

I see it the same way the Schnauzers does. The most infamous ROADBLOCK in past seasons in those countries is locating the cyclos and then the the ferry crossing the river with cyclos in Ho Chi Minh City. The activities themselves are fairly innocuous, although making essentially a random search in an unknown (to the racers) place can be very tricky. The infamy of this ROADBLOCK regarded the actions of Flo. Was she out to screw Derek and Drew or was that the inadvertent result of giving accurate information to Ken and Gerard? She and Zach are the only ones who can answer that question and it is unlikely they will reveal any motivation.

I heard somewhere that Flo didn't deliberately screw Derek & Drew.  She most likely thought they were on their way to the Pit Stop and so she blurted the accurate info out to Ken & Gerard.  As for Ken & Gerard -- they knew it was between them and the Twins and since Derek & Drew were young and strong while Ken & Gerard were out-of-shape, there's no way the brothers would give the twins accurate info until it was too late.  Why should they -- they'd be eliminated if they did so!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: :jerry: on September 10, 2009, 07:08:50 PM
BVM says:
Quote
...a visit to the world's tallest building and a spicy twist on a Japanese game show.  
 
...spicy... hmmm, a wasabi challenge so soon...  :funny:

That reminds of The Simpsons episode "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo"

Acually,it reminds me of,




HAI!!!MAJIDE!!!!
Wait...only 1 all female teams??
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on September 10, 2009, 07:47:03 PM
Belle Book, I talked to Flo, Drew, and even Ken and Gerald about that roadblock at TARCON 3, so I'm well aware of what went down.  Regardless of how it exactly went down, the point still is that that particular roadblock task was one of the most difficult roadblocks in TAR history and Flo's actions made it infamous. We know that the teams were in Ho Chi Mihn City, so the question remains what other roadblocks in past seasons did this Race have the opportunity to go to those exact same locations, which is one of the elements that have been described for the "Switchback." I'm not ruling out other possibilities, but from what I've seen so far about this season's Race course, the TAR 3 roadblock in HCMC fits the requirements.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on September 10, 2009, 07:56:29 PM
Quote
I talked to Flo, Drew, and even Ken and Gerald about that roadblock at TARCON 3

Such a lucky dog!   :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on September 10, 2009, 07:56:31 PM
I thought that particular Roadblock was deemed as "the most difficult" Roadblock because of Flo's meltdowns. -_-

The most challenging Roadblock has got to be TAR 5 Final 4 (Linda and Karen) elimination one. :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: theschnauzers on September 10, 2009, 08:02:49 PM
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Please let the switchback be baskets on the back of bicycles in Vietnam.

IIRC, that task was in the second Vietnam leg of TAR 3, and took place at a small villlage near Hue, in central Vietnam.  I don't believe there's been any indication that the teams went near Hue this time around.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on September 10, 2009, 09:39:41 PM

And it was a detour.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on September 10, 2009, 09:51:04 PM

And it was a detour.

Yea, i remember the baskets and the bikes and i was wondering why everyone was talking about it as a Roadblock.

The haybales task, on the other hand.. seems like a more viable option. :groan: (:;)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on September 11, 2009, 01:27:48 AM
The Masada sunrise wasn't the only photo "lifted." The hostel photo at the bottom of the page (http://stephanc-whileimaway.blogspot.com/) is taken from here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillipsalzman/455545506/) (unless Stephan Cohen and Phillip Salzman are the same person, which I doubt).
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on September 11, 2009, 01:31:21 AM
Why couldn't they have both the cyclos and the haybales? That'd be fun. :funny: And I'd prefer it if they did the cyclos Roadblock with TARA 3's chaos. (Henry/Bernie/Sam/Vince/Ida/Tania/AD/Fuzzie/Geoff/Tisha/Mai/Oliver/Niroo/Kapil/Pailin/Natalie cyclo madness <3<3<3<3 - best. TARA. cast. ever.)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on September 11, 2009, 02:25:39 AM
On the topic of the boot order: If nine teams made it to the Cambodia leg (Brian & Ericka, Meghan & Cheyne and Sam & Dan are the supposed F3; Gary & Matt, Herb & Nate and Tiffany & Maria are the supposed 4th-6th placers; Zev & Justin, Canaan & Mika and supposedly Lance & Keri are last spotted in Phnom Penh), does it mean that either:
a) two of the two Japan & Vietnam legs are actually two parts of one TBC leg, which means there are only 10 legs in total? :groan:
or
b) one of the two Japan & Vietnam legs is a NEL?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Acoustic on September 11, 2009, 03:07:20 AM
i actually looked at the picture with zev and justin in cambodia and the backpacks just don't seem to match for me....
They looked more like Sam and Dan's bags.


 I'm not sure but if peach says they made it then i guess they made it  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2009, 11:28:24 AM
i actually looked at the picture with zev and justin in cambodia and the backpacks just don't seem to match for me....
They looked more like Sam and Dan's bags.


 I'm not sure but if peach says they made it then i guess they made it  :duno:
I honestly can't make out the team in red from jeini_mama's photo, we have nothing to go on except for what the witness wrote and we know teams change clothes so a team wearing red is not conclusive either way and could you point me to the photo that your speaking of Acoustic ?

Some photos ..
from jenimama (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg439723.html#msg439723)
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two Caucasian men wearing red, with black backpacks and that was when I realized that they were filming Amazing Race show
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/untitled-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/RedteamatAA.jpg)

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if you look closer, you can see two Caucasian men wearing red with black backpacks.
 
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2009, 11:46:58 AM
^^ what puddin said.  I can't be sure either, altho jenimama seemed to think it was them. I'll send her some of the new cast pics and ask, okay?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2009, 11:49:29 AM
The Masada sunrise wasn't the only photo "lifted." The hostel photo at the bottom of the page (http://stephanc-whileimaway.blogspot.com/) is taken from here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/phillipsalzman/455545506/) (unless Stephan Cohen and Phillip Salzman are the same person, which I doubt).
Fantastic find Slowhatch  :jam: :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2009, 12:00:52 PM
On the topic of the boot order: If nine teams made it to the Cambodia leg (Brian & Ericka, Meghan & Cheyne and Sam & Dan are the supposed F3; Gary & Matt, Herb & Nate and Tiffany & Maria are the supposed 4th-6th placers; Zev & Justin, Canaan & Mika and supposedly Lance & Keri are last spotted in Phnom Penh), does it mean that either:
a) two of the two Japan & Vietnam legs are actually two parts of one TBC leg, which means there are only 10 legs in total? :groan:
or
b) one of the two Japan & Vietnam legs is a NEL?
My spec is that with the first team being eliminated at the start line is that no team is eliminated at the end of the first leg in Japan, just guessing here. Lance & Keri are a (?) because the eyewitness "thinks" it was them he saw at the airport.
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Keri Morrione & Lance Layne I think
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.msg450927.html#msg450927
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Acoustic on September 11, 2009, 06:54:27 PM
i actually looked at the picture with zev and justin in cambodia and the backpacks just don't seem to match for me....
They looked more like Sam and Dan's bags.


 I'm not sure but if peach says they made it then i guess they made it  :duno:
I honestly can't make out the team in red from jeini_mama's photo, we have nothing to go on except for what the witness wrote and we know teams change clothes so a team wearing red is not conclusive either way and could you point me to the photo that your speaking of Acoustic ?

Some photos ..
from jenimama (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg439723.html#msg439723)
Quote
two Caucasian men wearing red, with black backpacks and that was when I realized that they were filming Amazing Race show
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/untitled-1.jpg)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/RedteamatAA.jpg)

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if you look closer, you can see two Caucasian men wearing red with black backpacks.
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=19088.0;attach=142903;image)
 

ok. thanks for putting the pics here,

this guess is totally based on my view of the picture, but the "L" shaped orange bit on the bag make me think it looks more like Sam and Dan's pack.

waiting for comformation from jenimama  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on September 11, 2009, 10:19:28 PM
The page of plagiarism (if that's the right word) is now complete. The market photo in the middle of the page (http://stephanc-whileimaway.blogspot.com/) was lifted from this Spanish fellow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/photochev/3522168645/) and then cropped to exclude the two sellers on the left. As WP noted, the exif was altered on the sunrise photo (camera model as well as time), but he/she didn't bother with the other two photos. Darned peculiar business.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 11, 2009, 10:28:11 PM
That is crazy Slowhatch that someone fore sought the future way back in April to throw us off, wow. Good thing the TAR Detectives are better  :yess: :jam:

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Sunday, April 26, 2009
Yep - you heard it here first
I'm off again - this time for an extended trip.
Due to popular demand (you loved it so much last time) I'll try to keep in touch using blogger!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 11, 2009, 11:16:23 PM
I'm pretty sure this seriously violates the Blogger terms of service...this person could be in some very deep trouble here.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 12, 2009, 12:14:21 AM
I'm pretty sure this seriously violates the Blogger terms of service...this person could be in some very deep trouble here.
Call a cop  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Kiwi Jay on September 12, 2009, 04:05:28 AM
Arrest them!  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on September 12, 2009, 08:23:11 AM
On the topic of the boot order: If nine teams made it to the Cambodia leg (Brian & Ericka, Meghan & Cheyne and Sam & Dan are the supposed F3; Gary & Matt, Herb & Nate and Tiffany & Maria are the supposed 4th-6th placers; Zev & Justin, Canaan & Mika and supposedly Lance & Keri are last spotted in Phnom Penh), does it mean that either:
a) two of the two Japan & Vietnam legs are actually two parts of one TBC leg, which means there are only 10 legs in total? :groan:
or
b) one of the two Japan & Vietnam legs is a NEL?
My spec is that with the first team being eliminated at the start line is that no team is eliminated at the end of the first leg in Japan, just guessing here. Lance & Keri are a (?) because the eyewitness "thinks" it was them he saw at the airport.
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Keri Morrione & Lance Layne I think
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.msg450927.html#msg450927

Thanks for clearing that puddin. :tup: And that may be the reason why it's a two-hour episode: two elims, one happens at the very start of it and one happens at the very end of it.

Also, I just realized: Tiffany & Maria could possibly reach the Stockholm leg and get eliminated the same way as Lena/Kristy. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on September 12, 2009, 08:29:53 AM
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Also, I just realized: Tiffany & Maria could possibly reach the Stockholm leg and get eliminated the same way as Lena/Kristy.

 :meow:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on September 13, 2009, 07:41:57 AM
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Also, I just realized: Tiffany & Maria could possibly reach the Stockholm leg and get eliminated the same way as Lena/Kristy.

 :meow:

Ouch... If so, please burn all the haybales in the world as they're kicking our F/F fatale teams off the race... LOL!

Is there any confirmation if the 2 hour season premiere is actually 2 legs?

Like

Starting Line elim
Leg 1 - NEL (Speedbump next leg?)
Leg 2 - Japan EL?

:D

Thanks... I got quite confused with Ray and Puddin's statements above lol... :D
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: spontaneousss on September 13, 2009, 09:36:47 AM
On the topic of the boot order: If nine teams made it to the Cambodia leg (Brian & Ericka, Meghan & Cheyne and Sam & Dan are the supposed F3; Gary & Matt, Herb & Nate and Tiffany & Maria are the supposed 4th-6th placers; Zev & Justin, Canaan & Mika and supposedly Lance & Keri are last spotted in Phnom Penh), does it mean that either:
a) two of the two Japan & Vietnam legs are actually two parts of one TBC leg, which means there are only 10 legs in total? :groan:
or
b) one of the two Japan & Vietnam legs is a NEL?
My spec is that with the first team being eliminated at the start line is that no team is eliminated at the end of the first leg in Japan, just guessing here. Lance & Keri are a (?) because the eyewitness "thinks" it was them he saw at the airport.
Quote
Keri Morrione & Lance Layne I think
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.msg450927.html#msg450927

Thanks for clearing that puddin. :tup: And that may be the reason why it's a two-hour episode: two elims, one happens at the very start of it and one happens at the very end of it.

Also, I just realized: Tiffany & Maria could possibly reach the Stockholm leg and get eliminated the same way as Lena/Kristy. :lol:

My guess based on the Spoiler Sightings beyond Leg 3 is that Garrett/Jessica or Marcy/Ron could be the 2nd team philiminated but I'm leaning more towards Garrett/Jessica since Marcy/Ron could be the older team specified by Steph in Dubai..
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on September 13, 2009, 08:55:28 PM

Is there any confirmation if the 2 hour season premiere is actually 2 legs?

Like

Starting Line elim
Leg 1 - NEL (Speedbump next leg?)
Leg 2 - Japan EL?

:D

Thanks... I got quite confused with Ray and Puddin's statements above lol... :D

Yes, it is two legs (or at least two single episodes mushed into one). But we don't know if the first leg is an elimination leg or not. Based on precedence, it probably will be. We very well could lose 3 teams in the first episode.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on September 13, 2009, 10:24:37 PM
There is still the chance that the Japan leg is an NEL. If this is the case though, then NONE of the Japan Pit Stops - in all editions - have yet eliminated anyone. :funny: (I was originally gonna say 'legs', but I remembered that one team is eliminated in the first leg & in the Israel TAR, Hannah/Margalit were eliminated in the Japan leg, but not at the Pit Stop - they were eliminated in the hospital, right? As far as my memory serves me right. :P)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on September 14, 2009, 07:28:16 AM
There is still the chance that the Japan leg is an NEL. If this is the case though, then NONE of the Japan Pit Stops - in all editions - have yet eliminated anyone. :funny: (I was originally gonna say 'legs', but I remembered that one team is eliminated in the first leg & in the Israel TAR, Hannah/Margalit were eliminated in the Japan leg, but not at the Pit Stop - they were eliminated in the hospital, right? As far as my memory serves me right. :P)

Ironic it is that the teams are being spared in the most, if not one of the most, expensive countries in the world...  :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Hooky on September 17, 2009, 12:42:38 PM
What is the evidence that Maria & Tiffany are already eliminated at this point? Is it just the fact that there are so many sightings of them?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: apskip on September 17, 2009, 02:37:44 PM
Hooky, since I made the most recent statement about this, I will attempt to answer you. The most recent judgment on this subject comes from Peach on the START LINE ELIMINATION AND NEW TWIST IN THE RACE  thread (you must have missed it yesterday afternoon):

« Reply #57 on: Yesterday at 12:54:07 PM »  

They were NOT seen on the ferry...which is one reason they WERE decoys.

You have the right to not accept that information, but if you don't then what is your evidence that they are still in the race? Their photographed and reported actions in Tallinn certainly underscore their status as decoys.
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Ray! on September 18, 2009, 07:11:24 AM
I'm pretty convinced that Tiffany/Maria are decoys. Even if they weren't decoys for the Estonia leg, they weren't even spotted running the final leg (either as a F3 or decoy team), so that adds to the fact that they were eliminated before the finale. Just one thing: Don't dceoys normally just run the finale? Don't get me wrong, but from recent memory, most decoys only serve as decoys for the final leg. Unless I missed facts left & right (and knowing my recent luck with info, that's most likely the case :funny:). Can any of the TAR detectives clear this up for me? :P
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 18, 2009, 07:18:34 AM
Not just the Finale. Usually at least the last 4 legs or so. Remember seeing Christy and Kelly watching DanDrew?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Ray! on September 18, 2009, 08:18:24 AM
Not just the Finale. Usually at least the last 4 legs or so. Remember seeing Christy and Kelly watching DanDrew?

Ah yes. My TAR 13 faves. <3<3<3<3 I just thought that it was weird how before TAR 15, I haven't read of one single decoy sighting outside the US. Thanks a lot, peach. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 18, 2009, 12:55:31 PM
One of my favorite teams actually were sent to run decoy in ATLANTA...and wouldn't I have had a heart attack??

They were literally about 2 miles from my house... 
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Slowhatch on September 19, 2009, 12:16:38 AM
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Not just the Finale. Usually at least the last 4 legs or so.
Interesting...If you watch the Vierhuizen video, the effort by the Poker team seems unenergetic.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on September 19, 2009, 05:06:29 PM
Thanks for clearing it up everyone. I was pretty sure they were decoys (because I trust you judgements) but it's nice to see the evidence. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP 2 Leg 3: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Ray! on September 20, 2009, 06:19:26 AM
So it's:

Leg 1: USA --> Japan
Leg 2: Japan --> Vietnam
Leg 3: Vietnam
Leg 4: Vietnam --> Cambodia
Leg 5: Cambodia --> UAE
Leg 6: UAE
Leg 7: UAE --> Sweden
Leg 8: Sweden --> Estonia
Leg 9: Estonia --> Netherlands
Leg 10: Netherlands --> Czech Republic
Leg 11: Czech Republic --> USA

???

In that case...yay! SO excited! :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP 2 Leg 3: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: Glamazon Racer on September 20, 2009, 06:20:55 AM
So it's:

Leg 1: USA --> Japan
Leg 2: Japan --> Vietnam
Leg 3: Vietnam
Leg 4: Vietnam --> Cambodia
Leg 5: Cambodia --> UAE
Leg 6: UAE
Leg 7: UAE --> Sweden
Leg 8: Sweden --> Estonia
Leg 9: Estonia --> Netherlands
Leg 10: Netherlands --> Czech Republic
Leg 11: Czech Republic --> USA

???
Don't they go from UAE to Netherlands, then Sweden, then Estonia?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP 2 Leg 3: "It’s Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars (Vietnam)"
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2009, 09:41:36 AM
Yes racer, you are correct.

Remember that you can always check out puddin's excellent spoiler summaries on page one of the spoiler thread if you have questions. And there is also a separate TIMELINE thread where we discuss times and dates.

SO this would be the corrected order as we believe it to be now:

Leg 1: USA --> Tokyo, Japan
Leg 2: Japan --> Vietnam
Leg 3: Hồ Chí Minh City (aka Saigon), Vietnam
Leg 4: Vietnam --> Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5: Cambodia --> Dubai, UAE
Leg 6: UAE
Leg 7: UAE --> Groningen, Netherlands 
Leg 8: Netherlands --> Stockholm, Sweden
Leg 9: Sweden --> Tallinn, Estonia
Leg 10: Estonia --> Prague, Czech Republic
Leg 11: Czech Republic --> Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: michael on September 20, 2009, 09:06:44 PM
Hmm....who to root for....who to root for....
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 20, 2009, 09:12:39 PM
Hmm....who to root for....who to root for....

I love them all so you be careful!!! :neener:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on September 20, 2009, 10:59:33 PM
Yes racer, you are correct.

Remember that you can always check out puddin's excellent spoiler summaries on page one of the spoiler thread if you have questions. And there is also a separate TIMELINE thread where we discuss times and dates.

SO this would be the corrected order as we believe it to be now:

Leg 1: USA --> Tokyo, Japan
Leg 2: Japan --> Vietnam
Leg 3: Hồ Chí Minh City (aka Saigon), Vietnam
Leg 4: Vietnam --> Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5: Cambodia --> Dubai, UAE
Leg 6: UAE
Leg 7: UAE --> Groningen, Netherlands 
Leg 8: Netherlands --> Stockholm, Sweden
Leg 9: Sweden --> Tallinn, Estonia
Leg 10: Estonia --> Prague, Czech Republic
Leg 11: Czech Republic --> Las Vegas, Nevada, USA



Oops. :P I haven't checked the order much. :P
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 04:52:44 PM
Have just received some new info from jenimama about her team sightings in Phnom Penh at Wat Phnom.

After looking at some new team photos, she confirms that the male/male team she saw was Dan and Sam and NOT Zev and Justin.

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Oh man, that was totally tricky, but then I do believe it was Sam and Dan because I remember they wore red backpacks, and on the website you sent me, I see that Sam and Dan wear red backpacks. So that must have been them.


That means that the three teams seen by her and documented were the Trotters, Erika/Brian, and Sam/Dan.

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 05:32:09 PM
Have just received some new info from jenimama about her team sightings in Phnom Penh at Wat Phnom.

After looking at some new team photos, she confirms that the male/male team she saw was Dan and Sam and NOT Zev and Justin.

Quote
Oh man, that was totally tricky, but then I do believe it was Sam and Dan because I remember they wore red backpacks, and on the website you sent me, I see that Sam and Dan wear red backpacks. So that must have been them.


That means that the three teams seen by her and documented were the Trotters, Erika/Brian, and Sam/Dan.


The thing is neither, to me anyway .. have red backpacks, thumbnails here
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 06:07:20 PM
Re--asking. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 06:19:35 PM
Tell jenimama that we had them confused as well! Even with the evidence right infront of our faces  ......STILL we had them mixed up  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 06:22:04 PM
I did.  :-[
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 23, 2009, 06:30:58 PM
Tell jenimama that we had them confused as well! Even with the evidence right infront of our faces  ......STILL we had them mixed up  :lol:

Even with that myspace photo at the Jets game ... I still get them mixed up.  I'm not even sure now if Sam & Dan speak while they are on the shuttle.  It could be all Garrett, Ron and Brian!   :lol:

I know, I should know who speaks but I was trying to be inconspicuous for the ride!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 06:33:02 PM
I don't even think I ever knew they were there! :groan:  We never heard their names...
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 06:41:23 PM
Tell jenimama that we had them confused as well! Even with the evidence right infront of our faces  ......STILL we had them mixed up  :lol:

Even with that myspace photo at the Jets game ... I still get them mixed up.  I'm not even sure now if Sam & Dan speak while they are on the shuttle.  It could be all Garrett, Ron and Brian!   :lol:

I know, I should know who speaks but I was trying to be inconspicuous for the ride!
When I look at that Jets photo the one lableled Zev does not resemble Zev, to me anyway!  :meow:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Chateau d If on September 23, 2009, 07:17:03 PM
Did we know 12 legs yet for sure?

Well we do now:

"The first team to cross the finish line after twelve legs will win the $1M"

Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: CTYankee on September 23, 2009, 07:18:27 PM
That's probably cause it's NOT Zev!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Snooky on September 23, 2009, 07:22:13 PM
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"The first team to cross the finish line after twelve legs will win the $1M"
Thank goodness!
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 07:25:46 PM
That's probably cause it's NOT Zev!

Thanks CT!! Apologies to whoever it is! :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: Hooky on September 23, 2009, 08:25:40 PM
12 legs!!!!!!! IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!! :jumpy:

Thus there are either 12 single-length legs or 12 legs with a TBC somewhere in there. Or he could just be lying and it will still be 11 legs with a TBC, but I'm praying that this means what it says. I trust Phil! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 08:45:35 PM
Have just received some new info from jenimama about her team sightings in Phnom Penh at Wat Phnom.

After looking at some new team photos, she confirms that the male/male team she saw was Dan and Sam and NOT Zev and Justin.

Quote
Oh man, that was totally tricky, but then I do believe it was Sam and Dan because I remember they wore red backpacks, and on the website you sent me, I see that Sam and Dan wear red backpacks. So that must have been them.


That means that the three teams seen by her and documented were the Trotters, Erika/Brian, and Sam/Dan.


The thing is neither, to me anyway .. have red backpacks, thumbnails here
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19007.0.html

Latest answer:

Quote
oh man! are you kidding me? i'm not sure...i didn't really get a good look at their faces because i was trying to take photos as quick as i could. i guess i won't know until we watch the episode and see which team actually wore red. i remember they went before Nathenial and Herbert. I'm...thinking it could be Zev and Justin because I remember one of them wore red bananas (sic) on his head. And I'm seeing that on that picture you sent me of Zev and Justin, one of them had that same red bananas (sic)   hanging from the backpack.

\

Soooo...do we EVER see Sam/Dan along the way with red bandannas on their heads?
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: puddin on September 23, 2009, 09:41:24 PM
Their bandanas are orange peach, Dan & Sams that is. Again, check he contestant thread.
So were right back where we started  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: georgiapeach on September 23, 2009, 10:04:28 PM
ANy bandannas? :lol: red, white, pink, blue??
Title: Re: TAR 15 spoilers, sightings & locations *summary page 1*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 24, 2009, 08:35:44 AM
ANy bandannas? :lol: red, white, pink, blue??
Bananas are yellow... :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on September 24, 2009, 09:02:48 AM
Yay on the 12 legs! Which means we get 11 episodes? :D

But where could the missing leg (or TBC leg) be? I'm sure we have plotted out all the countries they are in... but where could they possibly be? Hmmm...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: walkingpneumonia on September 24, 2009, 10:52:13 AM
Yay on the 12 legs! Which means we get 11 episodes? :D

But where could the missing leg (or TBC leg) be? I'm sure we have plotted out all the countries they are in... but where could they possibly be? Hmmm...
We should see an ugly CBS map pretty soon - today or tomorrow?

Just some speculation on the Switchback - wasn't Mel White (of Mike and Mel) in Tokyo and Cambodia at the same time as the racers? Maybe the Switchback is something to do with him?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on September 24, 2009, 11:29:59 AM
Anything is possible.  After all, Kevin/Drew did a cameo in the opening leg of TAR:FE.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on September 24, 2009, 11:44:48 AM
I don't think "re-visiting the site of one of the series' most famous Roadblocks" has anything to do with seeing Mel & Mike. If they do see Mel & Mike (which doesn't seem likely at all) I doubt it will be the Switchback.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2009, 12:01:43 PM
Mel was there, but pretty sure he was tied up with his own agenda at that time.

Need to check the Timelines to be sure about this...but seems to me we always had a bit of time around Prague...before and after?? ???

Not sure if there is enough time for an extra leg though, but I think the other times are pretty tight.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on September 24, 2009, 03:27:35 PM
12 legs, with 12 episodes (counting this Sunday as the first two) re-enforces December 6th for the finale.
Title: Re: TAR15EP 1&2 "They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street" (Japan/Vietn
Post by: Caelestor on September 24, 2009, 10:25:50 PM
Oh CBS, why'd you put up the map? I always had fun guessing where the racers were going next (unfortunately you've got RFF always on your heels).

Surprised at the two pit stops at Dubai (they really should visit Abu Dhabi), but on the other hand, there's a TBC leg at Prague! Excellent! Now if only we could go back to 13 episodes.
Title: Re: TAR15EP 1&2 "They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street" (Japan/Vietn
Post by: georgiapeach on September 24, 2009, 10:38:55 PM
Just wondering why are you in a spoiler thread if you are not wanting to know about the spoilers? ???

We have had that route for weeks! CBS just borrowed it from us. :lol3:

But the 2 legs in Prague are listed as Pitstops as well, there is NO mention of a TBC there. Not to say it couldn't be one, but the MAP doesn't say it IS one...unless I missed that.

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Caelestor on September 24, 2009, 11:56:01 PM
I found this site last season. It's absolutely amazing; you guys basically stalk the racers.

I reasoned a Prague TBC, since this happened with Beijing last season.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on September 25, 2009, 05:31:44 AM
I'm turning more to a Dubai TBC than a Prague TBC for the simple fact that would they actually be repeating a penultimate leg TBC, just a season after TAR14's?

I'm surprised as well that only (as of my count) airport changes from US to US.

LAX -> Tokyo
Tokyo -> HCMC
Phnom Penh -> Dubai
Dubai -> Goringen
Goringen -> Stockholm
Tallinn -> Prague
Prague -> USA

LOL, The map seems rushed. RFF's spoiler map looks more efficient and accurate.

ETA: Whoops! THANKS PEACH!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on September 25, 2009, 05:42:06 AM
Minor changes:

LAX to Tokyo

And Stockholm to Talliann is a ferry

Then Taillin to Prague

TAR on a budget!
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Moo on September 25, 2009, 05:50:37 AM
TAR on a budget!

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Better than having no TAR at all. Though the last TAR which did not have budget cut down was TAR12, where 10 countries are visited and one flight almost every single leg <3
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on September 25, 2009, 06:26:17 AM
• 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.”

From the spoilers/sightings/locations thread. In this preview, the Switchback seems like a homage. Does this mean the Switchback is a one-time twist? Or if not, then does this mean we get more recycled tasks in the following seasons?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Caelestor on September 25, 2009, 11:24:33 AM
TAR on a budget!

I don't like the airport. Too many opportunities for bunching. Buses and trains are equally efficient, such as in Europe or same country legs.
Title: So, after reading all spoiler pages, can we get them under one roof?
Post by: Lucybell on September 25, 2009, 11:53:58 AM
First time posting and would love to know for sure if I am correct... Feel free to tell me I'm wrong! I can take it! ;D

First Eliminated at GO - Eric & Lisa?
Last three teams to first pit stop- Meghan & Cheyne, Zev and Justin, Keri & Lance?
Final 5 teams-Herb & Nate, Meg & Cheyne, Sam & Dan, Erika & Brian, Gary & Matt?
(Tiff and Mare eliminated F6?)
Final 3 teams-Meg & Cheyne, Erika & Brian, Sam & Dan

Now, what I would like to know is...

Who got the first tickets on the first plane of the first leg...(three times fast  :-* )

The first three to the first pitstop in Tokyo and

What was the transportation last used to the pitstop in tokyo (besides their legs  :snicker:)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2009, 01:21:12 PM
    
Quote
So, after reading all spoiler pages, can we get them under one roof?

more like " So, after reading all spoiler pages, can you give me answers to a game I'm playing?"  :lol:   

Start with page 1 of the spoiler and sightings thread Lucy and work your way through  ;D

Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: michael on September 25, 2009, 03:08:21 PM
   
Quote
So, after reading all spoiler pages, can we get them under one roof?

more like " So, after reading all spoiler pages, can you give me answers to a game I'm playing?"  :lol:   

Start with page 1 of the spoiler and sightings thread Lucy and work your way through  ;D



LOL  :lol:

That's the first thing that came to my head when I read this too.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Lucybell on September 25, 2009, 03:21:53 PM
   
Quote
So, after reading all spoiler pages, can we get them under one roof?

more like " So, after reading all spoiler pages, can you give me answers to a game I'm playing?"  :lol:   

Start with page 1 of the spoiler and sightings thread Lucy and work your way through  ;D



LOL  :lol:

That's the first thing that came to my head when I read this too.

I have read through them, but I will again if you say the answers are there.  Are you playing the same game?
Sheez!  First post and I have the hammers smashed on fingers.  Guess I won't be posting here anymore.   :meow:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2009, 03:53:16 PM
Im not playing any games Lucy, I assumed you were looking for answers for a game.

The teams walked to the pitstop
I don't think we know who got the first tickets out?
Your guess is as good as mine who the first 3 to the pitstop where, I'd guess the Globetrotters and Marcy and Ron did well. Go read through the EP1/2 thread and see what our astute members have come up with  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on September 25, 2009, 04:33:27 PM
Hope this helps Lucy, Tiffany & Maria claim the first tickets?

I think I'm going to like the poker players since there's an Asian-American woman on the team!  And of course, I want an all-female team to win!

Belle Book


They are already doing well.  In the shot of them at the AA checkin they already have their tix and are just hanging around.  They must have arrived on an earlier shuttle.  It's already been said but I'll chime in too:  they are good with numbers and mental challenges.  They were probably the 1st team out of the challenge at the startline.   ;)

Quote
Evidence: Caper's confirmation of viaduct filming permits/Chateau's starting line pics; various Twitter posts confirming LAX flight to Tokyo/Chateau's confirmation; Japanese blog concerning teams in Japan, Cai Be confirmed by CBS map

Teams:
ON AMERICAN FLIGHT:
Tiffany Michele/Maria Ho (in purple)
Herbert “Flight Time” Lang/Nate “Big Easy” Lofton (in blue)
Justin/Zev (red males) (20s-30s)
Gary/Matt (father/son, Matt has pink hair)
Cheyne/Meghan (in light blue)
Ron/Marcy (Blue male-female couple (older male))

ON UNITED FLIGHT:
Brian/Ericka (in yellow)
Sam/Dan (orange males)
Jessica/Garrett (green, 20s-30s)
Canaan/Mika (colorless M/F team) (20s-30s)
Keri/Lance (maroon, 30s-40s) 
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Chateau d If on September 25, 2009, 05:19:12 PM
The last 8 seconds of the homemade promo show the poker girls reaching their car.   :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 12:41:02 AM
Soooo...

IS THIS who BVM called the married couple busting open a hand? :funny:

:wtg: BVM!!


Quote
yet Garrett seemed to take losing on the boat much harder.
Jessica: It was like we switched personalities and it was way worse than what they showed.
Garrett: My hand was bleeding from hitting the boat.


http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/09/29/amazing-race-garrett-and-jessica-gone-but-engaged/
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on October 01, 2009, 01:02:08 AM
Soooo...

IS THIS who BVM called the married couple busting open a hand? :funny:

:wtg: BVM!!


Quote
yet Garrett seemed to take losing on the boat much harder.
Jessica: It was like we switched personalities and it was way worse than what they showed.
Garrett: My hand was bleeding from hitting the boat.


http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/09/29/amazing-race-garrett-and-jessica-gone-but-engaged/


 :duno:

"a highly combustible husband wife tandem"  --- uh oh, poor Brian & Ericka  :ascared :lol:
Where could we find 2000 animals? How about a Duck farm?  (http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/robgandee/1/1243926369/5_q.jpg/tpod.html)


Ok so BVM was talking about Lance and Keri BUT they were engaged when the show was filming NOT married yet so bad bad BVM

from this article  (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/09/24/the-amazing-race-15-exclusive-reveal-of-the-route-plus-teases/)
Quote
-Keri and her aggressive lawyer-fiance Lance. (“He’s so combustible. He whacked a piece of wood so hard, he opened his hand.”)

 
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on October 01, 2009, 01:08:40 AM
Two whackers?? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on October 01, 2009, 12:25:27 PM
NOW IT'S OFFICIAL: BVM has lost his mind. :res: :meow: :duno: :groan:

His reliability has reached a new low. Soon we'll just have to pretend he isn't talking at all. :groan: :funny:

I can see it now...

"It was so crazy. All the racers were shocked when they found out we were only doing a one-leg race! But don't worry: it will be entertaining!"
- BVM someday in the not-too-distant future. :ascared
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: apskip on October 27, 2009, 07:48:57 PM
I bet Maria's going to do the roadblock. Just like the female team before them, that will be their downfall.  :'(

It's a pretty safe bet that both Maria and Ericka will be doing the ROADBLOCK on the next leg. The ROADLBOCK BALANCE principle is enforced by WRP, so teams out of balance must move toward it or not have choices toward the end of the race on who will do a ROADBLOCK. Here is the current tally:

Tiffany 4 Maria 2
Ericka 2 Brian 4
Sam 3 Dan 3
Gary 3 Matt 3
Nate 3 Herb 3
Meghan 2 Cheyne 3 (due to their Fast Forward avoiding a ROADBLOCK in Dubai I)

It's optional for Meghan and Cheyne, but I expect that Meghan will take the next one unless it is heavy-duty (which a bell tower is not).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: georgiapeach on October 27, 2009, 08:44:35 PM
Are you meaning the Netherlands leg? That is another thread.... this one is for Sweden and the (presumed) haybales.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: apskip on October 27, 2009, 09:49:02 PM
IIRC, there was something in the Tallinn sightings about Brian/Ericka being far behind. Maybe they get bad luck at the haybales and end up leaving last, a la Adam/Rebecca every leg?

Even if this is so, I will wager that the at the beginning of the final leg, leaving from Prague airport, all teams will have been equalized by Bunching. As long as they do not get truly "too far behind" it will be OK.

My recollection of the ferry schedule is that it is once a day from Stockholm to Tallinn. If so, I hope that Brian/Ericka make that ferry because if they don't the only non-airplane alternative is via ferry to Helsinki and connecting there to a 2 hour ferry to Tallinn. I remember this as being 5 to 6 hours later in arriving at Tallinn. Depending on hours of operation, that may or may not cause them to get way further behind.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: Chateau d If on October 27, 2009, 10:05:36 PM
No ifs.

We have video of the five teams arriving off the ferry together.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: Ray! on October 28, 2009, 01:09:39 AM
CBS has just issued a press release bundle that includes a press release on the highlights of the November sweeps month (link)  (http://www.cbspressexpress.com/div.php/bundles)to the CBS Press Express website (click on press bundles link and look under October 27  to download the Word document.):

Quote from: from CBS
Sunday, Nov. 8   THE AMAZING RACE (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)   —While racing through Stockholm, one unlucky team faces a speed bump and, for the first time in the series' history, teams return to the site of an infamous roadblock.  Phil Keoghan hosts.
So we have confirmation of the Switchback task and an NEL for the leg in The Netherlands.

There's also this for the Estonia leg, which a mod can move when there's a thread for it:
Quote from: from CBS Press Express site
Sunday, Nov. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT)   THE AMAZING RACE
—Teams travel to Estonia and decipher a message in an ancient brotherhood lair and then slog through the bogs to play a wild muddy game of volleyball.  Phil Keoghan hosts.

I can't seem to find any ancient brotherhood lair in Estonia. The closest I got to was the Estonian Buddhist Brotherhood. And I'll be saving the :'( smileys for my birthday. Ugh. :P
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: Chateau d If on October 28, 2009, 01:37:20 AM
It's the place with the fancy green door.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: Ray! on October 28, 2009, 01:58:57 AM
It's the place with the fancy green door.

Thanks. :tup: I went into post-Sweden spoilers somewhat uncaring. :P
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: marti384 on October 28, 2009, 06:23:57 AM
As leg7 in Netherlands is non-elimination leg and there are no pictures of Sam and Dan racing in Tallinn or being on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn...it makes sense that unfortunately Sam and Dan will be eliminated in leg8 in Stockholm   :(...unless leg8 is non-elimination leg too
Tiffany-Maria, Ericka-Brian, Gary-Matt, Nate-Herb, Meghan-Cheyne all appear on pics racing in Tallinn or on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: Ray! on October 28, 2009, 06:35:12 AM
As leg7 in Netherlands is non-elimination leg and there are no pictures of Sam and Dan racing in Tallinn or being on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn...it makes sense that unfortunately Sam and Dan will be eliminated in leg8 in Stockholm   :(...unless leg8 is non-elimination leg too
Tiffany-Maria, Ericka-Brian, Gary-Matt, Nate-Herb, Meghan-Cheyne all appear on pics racing in Tallinn or on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn.

Sam & Dan were spotted on the ferry.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: marti384 on October 28, 2009, 06:38:14 AM
As leg7 in Netherlands is non-elimination leg and there are no pictures of Sam and Dan racing in Tallinn or being on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn...it makes sense that unfortunately Sam and Dan will be eliminated in leg8 in Stockholm   :(...unless leg8 is non-elimination leg too
Tiffany-Maria, Ericka-Brian, Gary-Matt, Nate-Herb, Meghan-Cheyne all appear on pics racing in Tallinn or on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn.

Sam & Dan were spotted on the ferry.

really? any pics of that or where u read that kind of information? in that case leg7 and leg8 both should be non-elimination legs. is that kind of situation happened before that 2 legs in row are non-elimination legs?
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: Ray! on October 28, 2009, 06:54:04 AM
As leg7 in Netherlands is non-elimination leg and there are no pictures of Sam and Dan racing in Tallinn or being on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn...it makes sense that unfortunately Sam and Dan will be eliminated in leg8 in Stockholm   :(...unless leg8 is non-elimination leg too
Tiffany-Maria, Ericka-Brian, Gary-Matt, Nate-Herb, Meghan-Cheyne all appear on pics racing in Tallinn or on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn.

Sam & Dan were spotted on the ferry.

really? any pics of that or where u read that kind of information? in that case leg7 and leg8 both should be non-elimination legs. is that kind of situation happened before that 2 legs in row are non-elimination legs?

Yes, RFF followed primefun in following them in Estonia, Maria & Tiffany are decoy racing (though I REALLY wished they weren't :(), happened in Seasons 3, 5 & 11 (if it happens in 15, I'll be one happy person :funny:).
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: marti384 on October 28, 2009, 07:00:46 AM
As leg7 in Netherlands is non-elimination leg and there are no pictures of Sam and Dan racing in Tallinn or being on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn...it makes sense that unfortunately Sam and Dan will be eliminated in leg8 in Stockholm   :(...unless leg8 is non-elimination leg too
Tiffany-Maria, Ericka-Brian, Gary-Matt, Nate-Herb, Meghan-Cheyne all appear on pics racing in Tallinn or on ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn.

Sam & Dan were spotted on the ferry.

really? any pics of that or where u read that kind of information? in that case leg7 and leg8 both should be non-elimination legs. is that kind of situation happened before that 2 legs in row are non-elimination legs?

Yes, RFF followed primefun in following them in Estonia, Maria & Tiffany are decoy racing (though I REALLY wished they weren't :(), happened in Seasons 3, 5 & 11 (if it happens in 15, I'll be one happy person :funny:).

Ok...i really hope that u r right and Sam&Dan are still in race after Stockholm.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 28, 2009, 09:29:55 AM
Pretty much. If you go to YouTube and search for "primefun", the videos show the racers.
Title: TAR15 EP8: "This is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done in My Life"
Post by: puddin on October 28, 2009, 11:32:05 AM
Pretty much read page 1 of the spoiler summary .. all the links are there.
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.0.html
Title: Re: Amazing Race 15 Contestant Spoilers / Speculation
Post by: puddin on November 16, 2009, 12:13:38 AM
woah .. Keri and Lance had a lot to say about the other teams ..

on Brian and Ericka -- was kind of hoping Brian would swoop in and save them like he did everyone else
On Ericka - how Ericka couldn't pull her weight, how Brian carried her
On Sam  & Dan being hypnotized buy the poker girls
on Tiffany & Maria .. "you know you guys are done soon, we all know your done, the public knows your done .." how Sam and Dan are carrying them for now but will cut them loose

Lance asks for the check because "the best team didn't win ..."




 





Interesting what Keri and Lance think of Ericka .......again


The Amazing Race 15 - Elimination Station: Via Estonia

   
 
Title: TAR 15 Final 3 Speculation
Post by: topaz on November 17, 2009, 05:44:07 AM
I'd read this from jaunted.com, and Kelly Crabb of TAR 13 mentioned on that website that the final 3 teams on TAR 15 are: Meghan and Cheyne, Sam and Dan, and Brian and Erica.  Just go to this site and imo, just a speculation: http://tinyurl.com/ykr52f6 (http://tinyurl.com/ykr52f6)
Title: Re: TAR 15 Final 3 Speculation
Post by: puddin on November 17, 2009, 08:23:42 AM
topaz, we know the final 3 and have known since lets say August 8th, (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) 1 day after flming.


Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
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)

Kelly also writes "Rumor has it that my favorite couple, Meghan and Cheyne, take first place as winners of The Amazing Race, Season 15"

Kelly is in the TAR Family circle so ...........?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Final 3 Speculation
Post by: Ruth on November 17, 2009, 03:21:40 PM
^^ Wow, I didn't see that part on Meghan and Cheyne winning. Hm my guess is either them or Brian and Ericka win, and I have a feeling Sam and Dan take third place.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Final 3 Speculation
Post by: Belle Book on November 17, 2009, 06:21:52 PM
topaz, we know the final 3 and have known since lets say August 8th, (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) 1 day after flming.


Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
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)

Kelly also writes "Rumor has it that my favorite couple, Meghan and Cheyne, take first place as winners of The Amazing Race, Season 15"

Kelly is in the TAR Family circle so ...........?

I'd be happy with a Megan & Cheyne win.  I like them -- they remind me a little of Kris & Jon, who should've won Season 6.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on November 17, 2009, 11:44:36 PM
topaz, we know the final 3 and have known since lets say August 8th, (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) 1 day after flming.


Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
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)

Kelly also writes "Rumor has it that my favorite couple, Meghan and Cheyne, take first place as winners of The Amazing Race, Season 15"

Kelly is in the TAR Family circle so ...........?

I'd be happy with a Megan & Cheyne win.  I like them -- they remind me a little of Kris & Jon, who should've won Season 6.

Belle Book

after Senegal (with all the KKKendra is an ugly American while Kris wasn't) they were kinda meh IMO
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on November 18, 2009, 11:01:50 PM
topaz, we know the final 3 and have known since lets say August 8th, (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) 1 day after flming.


Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
Brian and Ericka Kleinschmidt (Dunlap)- Married     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)

Kelly also writes "Rumor has it that my favorite couple, Meghan and Cheyne, take first place as winners of The Amazing Race, Season 15"

Kelly is in the TAR Family circle so ...........?

I'll be happy with either Brian & Ericka or Meghan & Cheyne winning, as long as it isn't Sam & Dan.

I may actually have my first good winning team since I started watching as the season airs! :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Dånooky on November 19, 2009, 02:13:52 AM
topaz, we know the final 3 and have known since lets say August 8th, (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) 1 day after flming.


Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
Brian and Ericka Kleinschmidt (Dunlap)- Married    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)

Kelly also writes "Rumor has it that my favorite couple, Meghan and Cheyne, take first place as winners of The Amazing Race, Season 15"

Kelly is in the TAR Family circle so ...........?

I'll be happy with either Brian & Ericka or Meghan & Cheyne winning, as long as it isn't Sam & Dan.

I may actually have my first good winning team since I started watching as the season airs! :yess:
I think of those 3 teams like mixtures of past contestants
M/C = Kris/Jon + Nick/Starr
B/E = Uchenna/Joyce + David/Mary
S/D = Cho's (with M/T) + Tammy/Victor (Haybales) + A somewhat average of Guidos/Ozzy&Danny/Reichen&Chip + a splash of Brian/Greg for choosing orange
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Jobby on November 20, 2009, 06:15:01 PM
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"Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound (Las Vegas)"
 The final teams fly to the finish line in Las Vegas. Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2009

Ericka comes to my mind...
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Ray! on November 20, 2009, 11:10:04 PM
topaz, we know the final 3 and have known since lets say August 8th, (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) 1 day after flming.


Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
Brian and Ericka Kleinschmidt (Dunlap)- Married    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)

Kelly also writes "Rumor has it that my favorite couple, Meghan and Cheyne, take first place as winners of The Amazing Race, Season 15"

Kelly is in the TAR Family circle so ...........?

I'll be happy with either Brian & Ericka or Meghan & Cheyne winning, as long as it isn't Sam & Dan.

I may actually have my first good winning team since I started watching as the season airs! :yess:

I have yet to see this happen for me. Out of eight teams I liked, six of them went in a string of eliminations after the first episode. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on November 25, 2009, 05:40:02 PM
from missyrae (http://survivorfandom.com/russell-does-it-again-and-bye-bye-laura-3736/#comment-6694) of survivor spoiler fame
Thanks to DanieuBleau (http://www.survivorskills.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=96;t=6894;st=60) for the lead the links might have survivor spoilers so beware.
 
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missyae

November 21st, 2009 at 12:07 pm
HiYa June!! You know The Amazing Race is not my specialty but I have heard the Globetrotters leave next and Meghan and Cheynne not only are in the final 3 – they win.   
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: north09 on November 26, 2009, 12:18:48 AM
from missyrae (http://survivorfandom.com/russell-does-it-again-and-bye-bye-laura-3736/#comment-6694) of survivor spoiler fame
Thanks to DanieuBleau (http://www.survivorskills.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=96;t=6894;st=60) for the lead the links might have survivor spoilers so beware.
 
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missyae

November 21st, 2009 at 12:07 pm
HiYa June!! You know The Amazing Race is not my specialty but I have heard the Globetrotters leave next and Meghan and Cheynne not only are in the final 3 – they win.   

Never been a huge fan missyae. She's only repeating what she's seen here without giving the proper credit. I can settle for a Meghan/Cheyne win if Kelly is right. Always nice to see fans of the race take it all.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2009, 12:25:20 AM
Actually, missyae has private sources that may differ from ours, so her information may be worth looking at closely. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on November 26, 2009, 03:21:38 PM
topaz, we know the final 3 and have known since lets say August 8th, (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138) 1 day after flming.


Meghan Ricky & Cheyne Whitney-Dating   final 3 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,19790.msg444138.html#msg444138)
Brian and Ericka Kleinschmidt (Dunlap)- Married     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)

Kelly also writes "Rumor has it that my favorite couple, Meghan and Cheyne, take first place as winners of The Amazing Race, Season 15"

Kelly is in the TAR Family circle so ...........?

I'll be happy with either Brian & Ericka or Meghan & Cheyne winning, as long as it isn't Sam & Dan.

I may actually have my first good winning team since I started watching as the season airs! :yess:

I have yet to see this happen for me. Out of eight teams I liked, six of them went in a string of eliminations after the first episode. :funny:

You mean Marcy & Ron, Zev & Justin, Lance & Keri, Mika & Canaan, Maria & Tiffany, and Gary & Matt? That happened to me, too! :funny:

But I'm okay with two of the Final 3 teams winning.

Phil was certainly right when he said that it would be hard to see any of the teams eliminated. :(
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on November 26, 2009, 06:16:50 PM
from missyrae (http://survivorfandom.com/russell-does-it-again-and-bye-bye-laura-3736/#comment-6694) of survivor spoiler fame
Thanks to DanieuBleau (http://www.survivorskills.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=96;t=6894;st=60) for the lead the links might have survivor spoilers so beware.
 
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missyae

November 21st, 2009 at 12:07 pm
HiYa June!! You know The Amazing Race is not my specialty but I have heard the Globetrotters leave next and Meghan and Cheynne not only are in the final 3 – they win.   

Never been a huge fan missyae. She's only repeating what she's seen here without giving the proper credit. I can settle for a Meghan/Cheyne win if Kelly is right. Always nice to see fans of the race take it all.

I agree she/he could have read the rumored winners anywhere and Cheyne and Meghan are the picks to win even if you cruise the non-spoiler forums.
We need a poll.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: theschnauzers on November 26, 2009, 08:27:23 PM
I've been using an objective tool going back to TAR 3 that helps get a handle on who is racing well consistently, and provides a way to make comparison of teams and seasons. It utilizes the average of a team's placement at the end of each leg. I might try to post this info here after the season is over, but it is posted at TWoP in a prediction thread.

(There are different ways of computing this average, what I have settled on treats the uberlegs (TM ME!) as two separate legs since it is possible to identify the arrival order and makes season-to-season comparisons more balanced. And this measure seems to work even with the variations in Race course and task design and the other rule changes over the history of TAR.

Using that measure, Meghan and Cheyne are the heavy favorites to win. They won't have the best average of any team in the history of TAR (that's Eric and Jeremy), but they will have the best average of the remaining teams at this point no matter what actually happens. The best average they can have is 2.00 which would place them second, and the worse is 2.33, which would make them fourth all-time.

Yes, they may come across to some as boring. But you know what? Almost all of the winners have come across to some as boring. Because usually, they make the fewest mistakes.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 05:48:25 PM
Interesting .........

Meghan and Cheyne are one of the winningest teams in The Amazing Race history. Will they be able to keep the winning going or will they lose out in the final leg? Find out on the Season Finale Sunday, December 6th. Only CBS!


 
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: georgiapeach on November 30, 2009, 10:02:01 PM
Vey nice video! have we seen one like it before? ???

Nick and Starr won 7 out of 11 legs...M/C have won six out of 12 so far...so even a final win won't top Nick and Starr.
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: puddin on November 30, 2009, 11:19:56 PM
No I don't recall Nick and Starr having a video like that, I wonder if CBS will put one out for each team?
Title: Re: TAR 15 Speculation on Spoilers
Post by: Hooky on December 06, 2009, 07:15:10 PM
No I don't recall Nick and Starr having a video like that, I wonder if CBS will put one out for each team?

I don't know, but to me this seems to imply a Brian & Ericka win. I hope so.