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Title: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 03, 2009, 10:31:20 PM
10/18 Amazing Race 15 - Iím Like Ricky Bobby (Dubai)


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Dubai, UAE  7/26 -

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


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

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

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

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



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


kolijohnjol in reply to graytex

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


EW: (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/09/24/the-amazing-race-15-exclusive-reveal-of-the-route-plus-teases/)
ē In Dubai, competitors will be presented with a chilling Detour: They have to take snow from an indoor ski area and build a snowman outside in the scorching Middle East heat. ďThe quality of the snow changes instantly the moment you bring it out,Ē chuckles van Munster. ďAnd the snowman canít be a little oneóit has to be five-, six-foot-high snowman with eyes and a real carrot in his nose.Ē
CBSPRESSEXPRESS (http://www.cbspressexpress.com/div.php/cbs_entertainment/original/release?id=4844&dpid=56&rid=22687)

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


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graytex
peach
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 03, 2009, 10:32:07 PM
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according to the blogger Gerry, teams arrive in Dubai and......
here's what we saw: it was roughly 10:30 p.m. dubai time on sunday, july 26. we were coming out of urbano, a restaurant in souk al bahar. they were not in the restaurant; they were looking for a checkpoint outside. (it turned out to be near the dubai mall taxi stand, by a giant statue of a black horse.) when we got up close to the checkpoint, we could see that it was a sign-in sheet, and there was a producer waiting nearby to hand the contestants instructions

then perhaps the teams are instructed to go to the Burg where they get their first clue per sign in sheet:

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From the Burg teams are instructed to drive .. to the desert first? but we see Dan and Sam in a taxi so..where do they have to drive to? maybe the Detours are first?
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Desert: Roadblock
Teams sweat it out searching sand dunes for water in the blistering sun and one racer decides to help his competition hoping karma will be on their side in the end

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0007.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0007.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0008.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0008.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0042.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0042.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0009.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0009.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0010.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0010.jpg) Brian and Tiffany work together?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0011.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0011.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0012.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0012.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0013.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0013.jpg) Canaan

Detours

 In Dubai, competitors will be presented with a chilling Detour: They have to take snow from an indoor ski area and build a snowman outside in the scorching Middle East heat. ďThe quality of the snow changes instantly the moment you bring it out,Ē chuckles van Munster. ďAnd the snowman canít be a little oneóit has to be five-, six-foot-high snowman with eyes and a real carrot in his nose.Ē

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0044.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0044.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0046.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0046.jpg) Dan & Sam

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0047.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0047.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0050.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0050.jpg) Brian and Ericka


The Dubai Autodrome

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0036.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0036.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0037.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0037.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0038.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0038.jpg) Cheyne & Meghan

confessional:
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/th_rff-0029-1.jpg) (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0029-1.jpg) FT & BE

at risk for elimination
Canaan and Mika
Lance and Keri
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 04, 2009, 12:17:03 AM
So...are we going someplace like this?

http://www.dubaiautodrome.com/general/index.aspx
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 04, 2009, 12:43:59 AM
So...are we going someplace like this?

http://www.dubaiautodrome.com/general/index.aspx
Looks like fun!  :jumpy: Have you ever watched that movie? It's so dumb you can't help but to watch  :lol:! Ricky Bobby caught on fire too .....hee "I'm on fire!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74Obm6bEH80)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 04, 2009, 10:25:29 AM
 :lol:  Nice, this plus BVMs previous blurb about snowman building and the mall spoiler gives us some possible Dubai locations (so far).  ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 08:53:52 PM
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Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 08:54:27 PM
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Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 08:55:05 PM
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Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 08:56:03 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0044.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0045.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0046.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0047.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0048.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0049.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0050.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: GonzaloChileno on October 11, 2009, 09:01:36 PM
could be the switchback the roadblock in Le Mans, France. (season 4)  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: NoluckBoston on October 11, 2009, 09:05:15 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0031.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0034.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0035.jpg)

I take it these are all in front of the Burj

(http://www.dubai-worldislands.com/images/BurjDubai.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 11, 2009, 09:29:58 PM
Yeah we figured out he Burg way back when but thanks NoLuck

video when ready

 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: kwando1313 on October 11, 2009, 11:52:17 PM
Well, the Ricky Bobby comment obviously relates to the racing task... Probably a younger team that says it.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 12, 2009, 01:31:40 AM
Detour - racing/sledding? :duno:
Roadblock - at the desert?
some random task at the Burj Dubai?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 12, 2009, 02:09:46 AM
We know from BVM that they have to build a snowman...
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: BayBay on October 12, 2009, 05:34:12 AM
The Burj Dubai might be a fast forward!  :-*
Meaning the desert was the Roadblock as Brian was both shown at the indoor snow place (detour of snowman making, we are told) and in the desert.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: eragon on October 12, 2009, 05:41:15 AM
The Burj Dubai might be a fast forward!  :-*
Meaning the desert was the Roadblock as Brian was both shown at the indoor snow place (detour of snowman making, we are told) and in the desert.


So Mika & Canaan went for the Fast Forward?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: BayBay on October 12, 2009, 05:43:52 AM
New thought:

Could the detour be:

 - Construct: Make a snowman
 - Construction: (at Burj Dubai) Do something

Roadblock:

 - Desert walk and collect/deliver things (the bag that Brian has isn't his  :lol:)

Fast Forward/Miscellaneous Task:

 - Race a car around track in a certain amount of time
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: BayBay on October 12, 2009, 05:46:51 AM
The Burj Dubai might be a fast forward!  :-*
Meaning the desert was the Roadblock as Brian was both shown at the indoor snow place (detour of snowman making, we are told) and in the desert.


So Mika & Canaan went for the Fast Forward?  :duno:

If there was a Fast Forward I would imagine either Mika and Canaan (We might get eliminated) OR Megan and Cheyne (We are ahead so lets get more ahead) going for it.

Can't be:

 - Brian and Erika (Seen at two tasks)
 - Sam and Dan (Seen at detour)

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Snooky on October 12, 2009, 06:02:08 AM
If you do not know already the sliding task is at the indoor ski resort is in Mall of the Emirates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall_of_the_Emirates). That is where ski Dubai is if people were unsure. But why are they sliding on their butts?
 :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: jerseydude on October 12, 2009, 07:27:16 AM
New thought:

Could the detour be:

 - Construct: Make a snowman
 - Construction: (at Burj Dubai) Do something

Roadblock:

 - Desert walk and collect/deliver things (the bag that Brian has isn't his  :lol:)

Fast Forward/Miscellaneous Task:

 - Race a car around track in a certain amount of time

I agree with most of what you said. I think that Mika and Cannan are just complete lost and it has nothing to do with the task(I haven't seen the eppy yet). But I do agree with you speculation of the RB and FF.

Could both detours be in Ski Dubai and one be the snowman and the other one be sliding down a mountain using only their bodies? So detour is to Slide or Build?? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Zack. on October 12, 2009, 08:30:41 AM
Why...does Brian had a ladle (sp?) in the desert?

And wasn't part of the snowman Detour that they had to build it in the desert without it melting?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 12, 2009, 11:24:27 AM
 :juggle   ho hum... not much left to spoil... I know, let's play "Spot the Dubai Tower"...   :gva:

View of Sheikh Zayed Road

A - Emirates Office & Hotel Towers
B - Chelsea Tower
C - Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower
D - Rose Tower
E - 21st Century Tower

...well, that was exciting...   :res:  is it Sunday yet ?? ??  :funny:  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 12, 2009, 11:37:48 AM
Why...does Brian had a ladle (sp?) in the desert?

And wasn't part of the snowman Detour that they had to build it in the desert without it melting?
love the tiny shovel at the Ski place too  :lol:
And don't leave us yet Boingo! It's only Monday!


Quote
EW:
ē In Dubai, competitors will be presented with a chilling Detour: They have to take snow from an indoor ski area and build a snowman outside in the scorching Middle East heat. ďThe quality of the snow changes instantly the moment you bring it out,Ē chuckles van Munster. ďAnd the snowman canít be a little oneóit has to be five-, six-foot-high snowman with eyes and a real carrot in his nose.Ē
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0050.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 12, 2009, 11:49:31 AM
 ;D  OK, let's get serious.... now about those sand dunes...  :groan:  oh, who am I kidding, no way we can ID the exact spot...  BUT, here are a few possibilites for a desert task and pitstop.

Dubai desert oasis (http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/travel/story.html?id=7db96e5e-4dc2-4259-8f34-910e797350c8)
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (http://www.ddcr.org/)
Al Maha Desert Resort (http://www.emirateshotelsresorts.com/al-maha/en/)    ...only accommodation on the Reserve
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: chill_sd on October 12, 2009, 11:57:00 AM
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 12, 2009, 12:36:28 PM
 :lol:  looks like Ski Dubai has a traditional snowman on display (all the time)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 12, 2009, 12:48:58 PM
;D  OK, let's get serious.... now about those sand dunes...  :groan:  oh, who am I kidding, no way we can ID the exact spot...  BUT, here are a few possibilites for a desert task and pitstop.

Dubai desert oasis (http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/travel/story.html?id=7db96e5e-4dc2-4259-8f34-910e797350c8)
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (http://www.ddcr.org/)
Al Maha Desert Resort (http://www.emirateshotelsresorts.com/al-maha/en/)    ...only accommodation on the Reserve
TARA1 they use the Big Red Al Hamar for the detour task, maybe they use it again?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 12, 2009, 12:49:29 PM
:lol:  looks like Ski Dubai has a traditional snowman on display (all the time)
I want one! :D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 12, 2009, 01:22:48 PM
Maybe they can have the snowman standing next to a DRUM!! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 12, 2009, 02:10:12 PM
That drum again? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 12, 2009, 05:44:55 PM
I want to talk about flights to go Phnom Penh to Dubai. All the other commentators on this have assumed that the direct route PHN BKK and BKK DXB is best, but that is not the case. Notwithstanding the information that teams were spotted on TG517 nonstop from BKK DXB 1818 (actual) 2120 (actual), the smart teams would have done the following:

BKK DEL AI9854 1335(actual) 1635 (actual)
DEL DXB EK6680 1825(actual) 2130(actual), because the schedule has EK6680 arriving 10 minutes earlier than TG517 even though on this day it was 10 minutes later

Now, for the flight from PNH to BKK, is is not smart to wait around in Cambodia when you can reach Bangkok earlier than others have shown. I see no reason other than later release from the pit stop (which I consider unlikely) to not get on:

PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)  or on TG581 1000 1105, which Thai Airways shows flying on Sundays but evidence of that on 7/26 is unclear.

If teams are relased too late for those flights, then the afternoon flight PG934 would be OK to conenct to TG517 in Bangkok.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 12, 2009, 05:58:22 PM
Clues:

TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER, AND ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE,"
SUNDAY, OCT. 18 ON CBS

   "I'm Like Ricky Bobby (Dubai)" ó
*Teams sweat it out searching sand dunes for water in the blistering sun / TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER
**and one racer decides to help his competition hoping karma will be on their side in the end/ ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE
 
on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host.
 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 12, 2009, 06:10:44 PM
 :lol:  just love reading the stuff on the Dubai Autodrome web site... here's some cool info...

185HP F1 style race cars  :yess:

not cheap!  $238.00 USD for the ride.   :ascared
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 12, 2009, 06:15:49 PM
Clues:

TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER, AND ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE,"
SUNDAY, OCT. 18 ON CBS

   "I'm Like Ricky Bobby (Dubai)" ó
*Teams sweat it out searching sand dunes for water in the blistering sun / TEAMS BATTLE THE BLISTERING HEAT OF DUBAI SEARCHING THROUGH SAND DUNES FOR WATER
**and one racer decides to help his competition hoping karma will be on their side in the end/ ONE RACER HELPS OUT OTHER TEAMS HOPING TO RACK UP GOOD KARMA, ON "THE AMAZING RACE
 
on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is the host.
 


 :jam:  now the ladle makes sense, puddin.  If you follow the footprints in the sand, they seem to be leading toward those trees (possible oasis with water).   :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 12, 2009, 06:30:38 PM


 :jam:  now the ladle makes sense, puddin.  If you follow the footprints in the sand, they seem to be leading toward those trees (possible oasis with water).   :lol:

They send them out there with a ladle, how cruel is that? then add the tiny shovel to build the snowman  :lol: :lol:
Karma, Brian talked a lot about Karma in their extra clip  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__dQChRJq5U).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 13, 2009, 12:14:00 AM
I want to talk about flights to go Phnom Penh to Dubai. All the other commentators on this have assumed that the direct route PHN BKK and BKK DXB is best, but that is not the case. Notwithstanding the information that teams were spotted on TG517 nonstop from BKK DXB 1818 (actual) 2120 (actual), the smart teams would have done the following:

BKK DEL AI9854 1335(actual) 1635 (actual)
DEL DXB EK6680 1825(actual) 2130(actual), because the schedule has EK6680 arriving 10 minutes earlier than TG517 even though on this day it was 10 minutes later

Now, for the flight from PNH to BKK, is is not smart to wait around in Cambodia when you can reach Bangkok earlier than others have shown. I see no reason other than later release from the pit stop (which I consider unlikely) to not get on:

PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)  or on TG581 1000 1105, which Thai Airways shows flying on Sundays but evidence of that on 7/26 is unclear.

If teams are relased too late for those flights, then the afternoon flight PG934 would be OK to conenct to TG517 in Bangkok.


If any teams arrive early enough to Bangkok's BKK then I would direct them to Dubai by way of Kuwait:

Thai Airways TG 519 leaving Bangkok at 1:00 pm and arriving in Kuwait at 4:35 pm.
Then they take Emirates EK 858 leaving at 6:05 pm and arriving in Dubai at 8:40 pm.

Those lucky teams would then be arriving 50 minutes ahead of the teams we know who took the slower flight.   :jam:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2009, 12:19:14 AM
That drum again? :funny:

That "drum" is an RFF classic.... :yess:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 13, 2009, 07:45:47 AM
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.

To slide down the hill on a shovel, the racers likely sit on the blade (flat part) and put the handle between their legs.

I wonder if teams have to search the indoor ski area for all the snowman parts, then build the snowman.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 13, 2009, 08:35:34 AM
I want to talk about flights to go Phnom Penh to Dubai. All the other commentators on this have assumed that the direct route PHN BKK and BKK DXB is best, but that is not the case. Notwithstanding the information that teams were spotted on TG517 nonstop from BKK DXB 1818 (actual) 2120 (actual), the smart teams would have done the following:

BKK DEL AI9854 1335(actual) 1635 (actual)
DEL DXB EK6680 1825(actual) 2130(actual), because the schedule has EK6680 arriving 10 minutes earlier than TG517 even though on this day it was 10 minutes later

Now, for the flight from PNH to BKK, is is not smart to wait around in Cambodia when you can reach Bangkok earlier than others have shown. I see no reason other than later release from the pit stop (which I consider unlikely) to not get on:

PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)  or on TG581 1000 1105, which Thai Airways shows flying on Sundays but evidence of that on 7/26 is unclear.

If teams are relased too late for those flights, then the afternoon flight PG934 would be OK to conenct to TG517 in Bangkok.


If any teams arrive early enough to Bangkok's BKK then I would direct them to Dubai by way of Kuwait:

Thai Airways TG 519 leaving Bangkok at 1:00 pm and arriving in Kuwait at 4:35 pm.
Then they take Emirates EK 858 leaving at 6:05 pm and arriving in Dubai at 8:40 pm.

Those lucky teams would then be arriving 50 minutes ahead of the teams we know who took the slower flight.   :jam:


Chateau,
Good work to turn up a flight (TG519) that is logical but my flight reservation system does not acknowlege the existence of, which is a bit weird. Another reputable flight information system does have TG519 so I have to conclude that it did exist.

I took a second look at the connecting points of Delhi, Mumbai, Kuwait and Muscat. The problem that they all have is that the vast majority of flights to Dubai are night, early morning or early evening. There is practically nothing in the middle of the day. With the only possible flights to Bangkok arriving slightly before or after 11am, routings from those places just have to wait until early evening.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 13, 2009, 08:40:49 AM
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.

I know what that "thing between their legs is" but have had trouble finding a picture of one. It is a relatively small sheet of flexable plastic that can be bent upward in the front and probablby behind as well. A picture of an item not exactly it but is as close as I can get is:

Polaris 36" Foam Sled (http://www.pronto.com/product/polaris-36-foam-sled-p_990545964)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 13, 2009, 09:38:13 AM
They are so evil.. sending them from extreme heat to cold. ;D

I'm wondering if the karma could actually lead up to revealing the eventual winning team. Remember Chip and Kim helping Kami and Karli in Egypt and they're talking about good karma.. and there's load of sand, as in same for in Dubai. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ruth on October 13, 2009, 12:24:46 PM
The karma thing, makes me guess that it's Brian, I don't know why either.

Oh but of course it could also be Lance.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 13, 2009, 12:58:12 PM
It looks to me like they had to slide down the snow on the shovel.  They are holding something red between their legs.

I know what that "thing between their legs is" but have had trouble finding a picture of one. It is a relatively small sheet of flexable plastic that can be bent upward in the front and probablby behind as well. A picture of an item not exactly it but is as close as I can get is:

Polaris 36" Foam Sled (http://www.pronto.com/product/polaris-36-foam-sled-p_990545964)

Up north we call them recovery shovels - handy for digging your car out of snow drifts in an emergency - or maybe sand dunes.
Guessing its "Ride your shovel down the hill - fill up a container with snow using the shovel  - take container outside and build a snowman".

I have rode similar shovels down ski hills - although they were bigger and less painful looking.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 13, 2009, 02:39:42 PM
When we were kids we liked using garbage can lids  :lol: , up here inner tubes are big!
Quote
Grab hold of the Hot Seat handle and hold on for a ride downhill. This sled has a built in handle that's great for little kids.            
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 13, 2009, 03:12:45 PM
When we were kids we liked using garbage can lids  :lol: , up here inner tubes are big!
Quote
Grab hold of the Hot Seat handle and hold on for a ride downhill. This sled has a built in handle that's great for little kids.            

Nice find.  The "sitting" part does not look like it covers much of the fanny.  Icy buns ... probably feels good in Dubai.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 13, 2009, 03:51:24 PM
They are so evil.. sending them from extreme heat to cold. ;D
BVM says in every race, they go from hot to cold and possibly back again. Funny how he does it all in one leg this time. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 13, 2009, 05:32:43 PM
Let me finish my supper and I'll come back to put up screencaps


The teams search for the world's tallest building on the next episode of The Amazing Race.

 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 13, 2009, 06:13:07 PM
Yes, self-driving!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 13, 2009, 06:25:50 PM
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Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 13, 2009, 06:38:22 PM
Can we ever have too much Burg? Some really nice photos here

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=418280
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 13, 2009, 08:32:19 PM
Could Lance & Keri pull a Peter & Sarah and get hopelessly lost driving around Dubai? Hmmm.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 13, 2009, 10:29:13 PM
A video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW9gL9Bs_ko) from near the top. I doubt (even with binoculars) they could play spot-the-clue; they probably just go up and grab an info card.
An unofficial site here (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/) with lots of photos, video links, etc. Comparing the site's map (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2005/siteplan.jpg) with this photo (http://picasaweb.google.com/carina.rb/DubaiJuly200902#5363910870014409490), I'm guessing the horse is between The Address and the Dubai Mall (if the horse even figures in this episode).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2009, 10:59:31 PM
A video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW9gL9Bs_ko) from near the top. I doubt (even with binoculars) they could play spot-the-clue; they probably just go up and grab an info card.
An unofficial site here (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/) with lots of photos, video links, etc. Comparing the site's map (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2005/siteplan.jpg) with this photo (http://picasaweb.google.com/carina.rb/DubaiJuly200902#5363910870014409490), I'm guessing the horse is between The Address and the Dubai Mall (if the horse even figures in this episode).

I think we will see the horse...

Quote
here's what we saw: it was roughly 10:30 p.m. dubai time on sunday, july 26. we were coming out of urbano, a restaurant in souk al bahar. they were not in the restaurant; they were looking for a checkpoint outside. (it turned out to be near the dubai mall taxi stand, by a giant statue of a black horse.)


The source confirmed this as being the correct horse

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15dubaiblackhorse2.gif)

and wp noted it was in front of Burj Dubai. And there is a signup sheet.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg430931.html#msg430931
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 14, 2009, 08:42:36 AM
A video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW9gL9Bs_ko) from near the top. I doubt (even with binoculars) they could play spot-the-clue; they probably just go up and grab an info card.
An unofficial site here (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/) with lots of photos, video links, etc. Comparing the site's map (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2005/siteplan.jpg) with this photo (http://picasaweb.google.com/carina.rb/DubaiJuly200902#5363910870014409490), I'm guessing the horse is between The Address and the Dubai Mall (if the horse even figures in this episode).

Quote
here's what we saw: it was roughly 10:30 p.m. dubai time on sunday, july 26. we were coming out of urbano, a restaurant in souk al bahar. they were not in the restaurant; they were looking for a checkpoint outside. (it turned out to be near the dubai mall taxi stand, by a giant statue of a black horse.)




and wp noted it was in front of Burj Dubai. And there is a signup sheet.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18840.msg430931.html#msg430931

The sign up sheet is likely for one of the driving tasks.  I would guess it is for the desert (vs. race car) driving as this seems to be for both team members.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2009, 08:47:00 AM
Since it is right in front of the Burj, I thought perhaps it had something to do with that. It is/was under construction still, perhaps they have to take the construction guys elevator up?? That alone could be pretty scary.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 14, 2009, 09:03:01 AM
Since it is right in front of the Burj, I thought perhaps it had something to do with that. It is/was under construction still, perhaps they have to take the construction guys elevator up?? That alone could be pretty scary.

Extreme Heights or Extreme Speed?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: jerseydude on October 14, 2009, 09:26:31 AM
Since it is right in front of the Burj, I thought perhaps it had something to do with that. It is/was under construction still, perhaps they have to take the construction guys elevator up?? That alone could be pretty scary.

Extreme Heights or Extreme Speed?

But what about the Snow task? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 14, 2009, 09:39:13 AM
Since it is right in front of the Burj, I thought perhaps it had something to do with that. It is/was under construction still, perhaps they have to take the construction guys elevator up?? That alone could be pretty scary.

Extreme Heights or Extreme Speed?

But what about the Snow task? :duno:

I was basing that on the idea that the race/Burj Dubai tasks are the Detours. Nothing has been official yet, unless I missed something.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I’m Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2009, 10:09:38 AM
detour thanks to BVM below and I'm with Slowhatch, they all probably go to the top to collect the first clue, probably the first task of the day.
Sign in sheet by the statue of a black horse.
next day --
Burg -- clue
Self drive
detours snowman/race car
roadblock (take a taxi?) find water in the desert

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


A video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW9gL9Bs_ko) from near the top. I doubt (even with binoculars) they could play spot-the-clue; they probably just go up and grab an info card.
An unofficial site here (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/) with lots of photos, video links, etc. Comparing the site's map (http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2005/siteplan.jpg) with this photo (http://picasaweb.google.com/carina.rb/DubaiJuly200902#5363910870014409490), I'm guessing the horse is between The Address and the Dubai Mall (if the horse even figures in this episode).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 14, 2009, 10:21:22 AM
Yep, I agree; since both are suited up for the Autodrome, that must be the second half. If the lady saw the teams by the horse at 10:30 p.m., then they get lift tickets, go up the Burj the next morning, and pull a card telling them to grab cars out of the parking lot and drive to the dunes? Just guessing.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Coutzy on October 14, 2009, 10:24:18 AM
Given that we know there is a sign up sheet by the Burj Dubai, could there possibly be a task involving BASE jumping, repelling, etc?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2009, 11:34:04 AM
Doesn't the promo say Race on a track or Race thru the Desert?? I thought that kinda implied Detour options, but guess there is still some leeway there. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2009, 12:12:58 PM
Given that we know there is a sign up sheet by the Burj Dubai, could there possibly be a task involving BASE jumping, repelling, etc?
I dunno? If you watch the video Herb says "i thought we may have to jump off .."

Not sure where Dan and Sam come in where we see them in the taxi? We're led to believe its in the desert though?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0007.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 14, 2009, 02:00:54 PM
Given that we know there is a sign up sheet by the Burj Dubai, could there possibly be a task involving BASE jumping, repelling, etc?
I dunno? If you watch the video Herb says "i thought we may have to jump off .."

Not sure where Dan and Sam come in where we see them in the taxi? We're led to believe its in the desert though?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0007.jpg)

My thought was that teams would have a driver to get them through the desert.  It seems desert driving is tricky and that task would be handled by locals
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Lucybell on October 14, 2009, 04:32:36 PM
We know from BVM that they have to build a snowman...

There are two legs in Dubai so if the don't get the snowman built this week, it will be next week! :)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2009, 04:49:54 PM
We know from BVM that they have to build a snowman...

There are two legs in Dubai so if the don't get the snowman built this week, it will be next week! :)
But the only snow I know of is at Ski Dubai and I don't think they would use the same place in 2 episodes...and then theres the little shovels and all.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2009, 07:15:34 PM

a very short commercial just ran "climb the worlds tallest building"

it looks early when Keri and Lance arrive, maybe waiting their turn?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 14, 2009, 07:31:36 PM
L/K are standing next to the horse fwiw.  :horsey:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2009, 07:45:00 PM
Oh nice eye slowhatch! Right where the sign up sheet put them...

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/TAR15dubaiblackhorse2.gif)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2015/Ep%205%20Dubai/TAR15ep5byhorse.png)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: :jerry: on October 14, 2009, 08:55:57 PM
From the picture of M/C,

with all the helmets and stuff and the contructing things in the background

could it be like the TAR6 Shanghai HuaXia Tower Taichi Task?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 14, 2009, 09:20:26 PM
L/K are standing next to the horse fwiw.  :horsey:
Nice catch Slowhatch! and haha they probably have to climb some stairs  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 15, 2009, 01:14:31 AM
To me it looks like this is the last leg for Mika & Canaan. They are at the tower much later than Lance & Keri, and things don't look good.

Then again, it could always be another non-elimination for Maria & Tiffany. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: eragon on October 15, 2009, 01:27:49 AM
To me it looks like this is the last leg for Mika & Canaan. They are at the tower much later than Lance & Keri, and things don't look good.

Then again, it could always be another non-elimination for Maria & Tiffany. :lol:

I do think there's an Hours of Operation at Burj Dubai, that's why Lance & Keri are still outside.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I’m Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 15, 2009, 02:08:03 AM
To me it looks like this is the last leg for Mika & Canaan. They are at the tower much later than Lance & Keri, and things don't look good.

Then again, it could always be another non-elimination for Maria & Tiffany. :lol:
Lance and Keri are at the sign in sheet, the night before they hit the tower at least I think thats what I thought we've been thinking.

Look ................it's the next day now

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0023.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: eragon on October 15, 2009, 02:20:13 AM
(http://i37.[banned image hosting site].com/6hn9kh.jpg)

We can see here that Canaan is holding a Route Info clue, so we can say that the task in Burj Dubai in not a detour.

Detour: Snow task and Automobile task?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 15, 2009, 02:44:08 AM
To me it looks like this is the last leg for Mika & Canaan. They are at the tower much later than Lance & Keri, and things don't look good.

Then again, it could always be another non-elimination for Maria & Tiffany. :lol:
Lance and Keri are at the sign in sheet, the night before they hit the tower at least I think thats what I thought we've been thinking.

Look ................it's the next day now

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0023.jpg)

Maria/Tiffany, Sam/Dan (?), Mika/Canaan (or is it Meghan/Cheyne?) together here. Where are they heading out to? They're walking/running/hopping/jumping/strolling/sauntering away from the Burj.

So the leg most likely is like this?
RI at the Burj Dubai
possibly some other task
Detour - race car or snow man (gah, reminds me of another Automatic or Manual :groan: - about time they recycled Detour names though - Dry/Wet and Ropes/Slopes anyone? :funny:)
desert RB
RI telling taxi to take them to a desert area (can be before/after/both before & after the RB)
another desert camp for a Pit Stop (?)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 15, 2009, 09:35:47 AM
If anyone is bored they can help find the confessional place, I've been all over the place with no luck.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0029-1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 15, 2009, 09:56:29 AM
To me it looks like this is the last leg for Mika & Canaan. They are at the tower much later than Lance & Keri, and things don't look good.

Then again, it could always be another non-elimination for Maria & Tiffany. :lol:
Lance and Keri are at the sign in sheet, the night before they hit the tower at least I think thats what I thought we've been thinking.

Look ................it's the next day now

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR15/ep5/rff-0023.jpg)

Maria/Tiffany, Sam/Dan (?), Mika/Canaan (or is it Meghan/Cheyne?) together here. Where are they heading out to? They're walking/running/hopping/jumping/strolling/sauntering away from the Burj.



Raymond

I think this group is milling about waiting for the tower to open so that they can do that task.  My assumption is that teams signed into the tower task the night before (10:30 pm from other info in this thread); the sign up sheet is next to the horse.  Teams are milling because they have a set time to start at the tower.

Edit: After posting the paragraph above and can now actually see the tall tower in the background.  So I may be completely off. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 15, 2009, 10:20:10 AM
 ;D  Noticed something interesting in the following pictures, namely they may be at the same location.
Note the similar cobblestone streets with the racers and automobiles.  Also note that the windows behind the cars are the same as those at the Dubai Mall, shown here (http://www.sandierpastures.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/dubai-mall-oct29.jpg).  So, ipso-facto, the racers are looking for something near the mall.   ;)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 15, 2009, 10:22:41 AM
;D  Noticed something interesting in the following pictures, namely they may be at the same location.
Note the similar cobblestone streets with the racers and automobiles.  Also note that the windows behind the cars are the same as those at the Dubai Mall, shown   So, ipso-facto, the racers are looking for something near the mall.   ;)

 :ty3: Much better that the drivel I posted above.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 15, 2009, 10:28:40 AM
some better photos
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Slowhatch on October 15, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
The site Puddin mentioned, skyscrapercity, has some interesting photos. This is a photo of construction of what I think is the plinth for the horse (for some reason I can't link to the photo; here's the source page (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=111556&page=66)). Also, the shaft above the parking exit contains white supports that look like the ones in the cap (source page (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=111556&page=67)).
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I’m Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2009, 12:03:33 PM
What did I read about the SKI place and the Mall? Are they next to each other? something.... ???

Okay...it is INSIDE the  Mall of the Emirates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall_of_the_Emirates) , not the Dubai Mall....

Could they be at the wrong mall? Or is that where they get their cars? And then drive tio the Emirates Mall??
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 15, 2009, 12:36:10 PM
What did I read about the SKI place and the Mall? Are they next to each other? something.... ???

Okay...it is INSIDE the  Mall of the Emirates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall_of_the_Emirates) , not the Dubai Mall....

Could they be at the wrong mall? Or is that where they get their cars? And then drive tio the Emirates Mall??

 :groan:  ummm... we know for sure (100%) that the cars shown in the preview are exiting the Dubai Mall.  We know that the racers are seen between the Dubai Lake Hotel and the Dubai Mall (very near where the cars exit).  We know that Ski Dubai is located at the Mall of the Emirates (which is not the Dubai Mall).  Make up your own scenarios as to what occurs in what order.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 15, 2009, 01:04:02 PM
 :lol:  For those of you who can't get enough of the Burj Dubai ... I present the motherlode of pictures on the subject.

everything you ever wanted to see about the Burj Dubai and it's surroundings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/imresolt/sets/72157613441315007/)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 15, 2009, 01:07:22 PM
Is it just me or are we seeing a lot more race crew this season? When I get a chance I'll go through and try to catalog them all.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2552/4014108327_08f7a25f29.jpg)
Is this a result of the short editing window we had for this season?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 15, 2009, 01:32:43 PM
I don't think they care anymore, take the first episode for example the license plates then in Tokyo at the crossings and Vietnam at the mud task.

Is it just me or are we seeing a lot more race crew this season? When I get a chance I'll go through and try to catalog them all.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2552/4014108327_08f7a25f29.jpg)
Is this a result of the short editing window we had for this season?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: michael on October 15, 2009, 03:32:45 PM
I was always amazed that we rarely saw the production crew anyway with all the commotion going on
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2009, 03:37:29 PM
MICHAEL??!! I remember a Michael........ in the good ole days. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: michael on October 15, 2009, 03:41:56 PM
MICHAEL??!! I remember a Michael........ in the good ole days. :lol:

:hides

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 15, 2009, 05:07:57 PM
I want to talk about flights to go Phnom Penh to Dubai. All the other commentators on this have assumed that the direct route PHN BKK and BKK DXB is best, but that is not the case. Notwithstanding the information that teams were spotted on TG517 nonstop from BKK DXB 1818 (actual) 2120 (actual), the smart teams would have done the following:

BKK DEL AI9854 1335(actual) 1635 (actual)
DEL DXB EK6680 1825(actual) 2130(actual), because the schedule has EK6680 arriving 10 minutes earlier than TG517 even though on this day it was 10 minutes later

Now, for the flight from PNH to BKK, is is not smart to wait around in Cambodia when you can reach Bangkok earlier than others have shown. I see no reason other than later release from the pit stop (which I consider unlikely) to not get on:

PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)  or on TG581 1000 1105, which Thai Airways shows flying on Sundays but evidence of that on 7/26 is unclear.

If teams are released too late for those flights, then the afternoon flight PG934 would be OK to conenct to TG517 in Bangkok.


If any teams arrive early enough to Bangkok's BKK then I would direct them to Dubai by way of Kuwait:

Thai Airways TG 519 leaving Bangkok at 1:00 pm and arriving in Kuwait at 4:35 pm.
Then they take Emirates EK 858 leaving at 6:05 pm and arriving in Dubai at 8:40 pm.

Those lucky teams would then be arriving 50 minutes ahead of the teams we know who took the slower flight.   :jam:

What did I read about the SKI place and the Mall? Are they next to each other? something.... ???

Okay...it is INSIDE the  Mall of the Emirates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mall_of_the_Emirates) , not the Dubai Mall....

Could they be at the wrong mall? Or is that where they get their cars? And then drive to the Emirates Mall??

 :groan:  ummm... we know for sure (100%) that the cars shown in the preview are exiting the Dubai Mall.  We know that the racers are seen between the Dubai Lake Hotel and the Dubai Mall (very near where the cars exit).  We know that Ski Dubai is located at the Mall of the Emirates (which is not the Dubai Mall).  Make up your own scenarios as to what occurs in what order.  :lol:

My speculations is that the Teams arrive around 8:20 pm on July 26 (see the first post in this thread by puddin) and head for the black horse (eye witness at 10:30 pm).  At the black horse the teams sign up for an early morning (~6 am) date with the world's tallest building.  After going to the top of the building and getting a clue, they are off to ....
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 15, 2009, 06:58:38 PM
The commercials I've grabbed so far

when ready ........quality will improve after it processes

 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I’m Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 15, 2009, 09:40:14 PM
about the same as the web promo but better
 ;D

 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 16, 2009, 01:48:47 AM
Well, we know that they buggered the departure times for this leg of the race   :groan:

Here they are in noontime sunshine when we know they finished the previous leg around 4:30 pm.

 (:;)
It's probably just to preclude the teams from ever catching the flight through Kuwait:

Thai Airways TG 519 leaving Bangkok at 1:00 pm and arriving in Kuwait at 4:35 pm.
Then they take Emirates EK 858 leaving at 6:05 pm and arriving in Dubai at 8:40 pm.

To get that flight they needed to be at Phnom Penh's airport in time to catch this flight to BKK (from Apskip): 
PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 16, 2009, 09:53:20 AM
Chateau,

I think there is a relatively simple possible explanation that only uses a practice from a prior episode. In Japan teams arrived aroudn 430pm (admittedly in Narita maybe 2 hours from Tokyo Tower) but they did not start their tasks on July 19. They were delayed until July 20 by what I call a pseudo-pit-stop break. I think the same thing happens in Dubai on arrival on July 27, although it appears to me that teams do go that evening to Burj Dubai to sign up for their task there on the morning of July 28. That is a way to reward teams for high performance despite Bunching.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Lucybell on October 16, 2009, 11:57:50 AM
could be the switchback the roadblock in Le Mans, France. (season 4)  :duno:

Actually, I think the switchback will be in The Netherlands... Season 12

In the Roadblock for this leg, one team member had to complete a single vault over a watery, muddy ditch 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.
 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: apskip on October 16, 2009, 01:05:34 PM
I did not make up the Switchback concept and had nothing to do with it. However, you are welcome to speculate all you want, but the key word is "infamous". LeMans road race by Amazing Racers was totally without controversy, so it could never be rated as "infamous". The pole vaulting over the fjierlippen (muddy ditch) was not a highly infamous ROADBLOCK. Maybe 3 racers got wet and Donald showed off his physique but those are not overwhelmingly infamous. If you want to nominate an alternative to that indicated below, then please come up with something truly infamous.

My vote stays with the truly infamous hay bales unroll ROADBLOCK in Sweden near Stockholm. AR15 could return to the same field used in AR6 for maximum impact. Plus maybe have either Lena or Kristy as greeter at the pit stop.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 16, 2009, 02:46:32 PM
about the same as the web promo but better
 ;D


I'm hoping that the clue for the tallest building task actually says "Find the tallest building in Dubai" instead of find building X.  This ads depth and complexity to the task.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 16, 2009, 02:49:03 PM
about the same as the web promo but better
 ;D

 


Odd how the racing part is displayed backwards (inverted 5 on the wall).  Are they trying to throw off the spoilers?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Lucybell on October 16, 2009, 02:53:54 PM
I did not make up the Switchback concept and had nothing to do with it. However, you are welcome to speculate all you want, but the key word is "infamous". LeMans road race by Amazing Racers was totally without controversy, so it could never be rated as "infamous". The pole vaulting over the fjierlippen (muddy ditch) was not a highly infamous ROADBLOCK. Maybe 3 racers got wet and Donald showed off his physique but those are not overwhelmingly infamous. If you want to nominate an alternative to that indicated below, then please come up with something truly infamous.

My vote stays with the truly infamous hay bales unroll ROADBLOCK in Sweden near Stockholm. AR15 could return to the same field used in AR6 for maximum impact. Plus maybe have either Lena or Kristy as greeter at the pit stop.


:o Holy Snap!  Sorry, I was making a comment on what I thought the switchback was.  Obviously, you took that as a personal attack.  It wasn't meant that way, Sorry again.  Sheez  :(

The hay hales are a good thought too and you are probably right... :)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Lucybell on October 16, 2009, 03:11:08 PM
Doesn't the promo say Race on a track or Race thru the Desert?? I thought that kinda implied Detour options, but guess there is still some leeway there. :lol:

I was thinking along those lines too Peach, I guess we will have to wait and see.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 16, 2009, 03:42:31 PM
Teams milling about in the photo/promos: Maria & Tiffany, Sam & Dan, and Meghan & Cheyne. Just to clarify because someone thought it was Mika & Canaan. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: chill_sd on October 16, 2009, 03:43:30 PM
about the same as the web promo but better
 ;D

{video removed}



Odd how the racing part is displayed backwards (inverted 5 on the wall).  Are they trying to throw off the spoilers?

The lettering on his helmet is correct, though.  The numbers must actually be inverted for some reason.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2426/4017816826_640739f846.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: theschnauzers on October 16, 2009, 05:20:54 PM
The inverted numbers might require a mirror looking behind.

Lucybell, the Switchback not only has to be a roadblock, it has to take place at the original location of that roadblock. Bertram then limited this further by describing the task as one that was infamous. Once this Race moved past Ho Chi Mihn City, it seemed to some of us that it pretty much left the haybale roadblock outside Stockholm as the most likely task.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: gator27 on October 16, 2009, 05:29:47 PM
about the same as the web promo but better
 ;D

{video removed}



Odd how the racing part is displayed backwards (inverted 5 on the wall).  Are they trying to throw off the spoilers?

The lettering on his helmet is correct, though.  The numbers must actually be inverted for some reason.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2426/4017816826_640739f846.jpg)
The inverted numbers might require a mirror looking behind.


Thanks guys.   :tup: Good use of observational powers.  Racers need to know what turn they just left and they would be using their mirrors.

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: redskevin88 on October 16, 2009, 08:06:44 PM
Well, we know that they buggered the departure times for this leg of the race   :groan:

Here they are in noontime sunshine when we know they finished the previous leg around 4:30 pm.

 (:;)
It's probably just to preclude the teams from ever catching the flight through Kuwait:

Thai Airways TG 519 leaving Bangkok at 1:00 pm and arriving in Kuwait at 4:35 pm.
Then they take Emirates EK 858 leaving at 6:05 pm and arriving in Dubai at 8:40 pm.

To get that flight they needed to be at Phnom Penh's airport in time to catch this flight to BKK (from Apskip): 
PG932 0937 (actual 7/26) 1046 (actual 7/26)



It gets pretty hot in the evenings too... I know because I lived in Cambodia and have visited all the race locations except for the temple.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ray! on October 16, 2009, 09:38:59 PM
Teams milling about in the photo/promos: Maria & Tiffany, Sam & Dan, and Meghan & Cheyne. Just to clarify because someone thought it was Mika & Canaan. :tup:

That'd be me. :funny: Looking at it again, the woman looked like Meghan to me, but the guy looked like Canaan, then I remembered he wasn't wearing blue that leg. :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 17, 2009, 10:38:00 AM
Chateau,

I think there is a relatively simple possible explanation that only uses a practice from a prior episode. In Japan teams arrived aroudn 430pm (admittedly in Narita maybe 2 hours from Tokyo Tower) but they did not start their tasks on July 19. They were delayed until July 20 by what I call a pseudo-pit-stop break. I think the same thing happens in Dubai on arrival on July 27, although it appears to me that teams do go that evening to Burj Dubai to sign up for their task there on the morning of July 28. That is a way to reward teams for high performance despite Bunching.

I think the simple possible explanation that uses a practice from prior episodes is called "time buggering" !   That's when Phil does not say

"Sam & Dan who arrived at 4:25 pm will depart at 4:25 am"

but instead says something like:

"Sam & Dan who are the first team to complete the previous leg of the race will depart at 11:25 am"

It shows that they did not have a standard 12-hour Pit Stop. 

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20923.0;attach=144192;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 12:09:27 PM
Zev and Justin where on the Early Show and they showed a clip for this episode .. I'll work on some screencaps soon
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Chateau d If on October 17, 2009, 12:17:49 PM
Using the reflected sunlight off the Burj (at a point 95 meters up and 605 meters away) I can get a very sharp definition of the solar altitude.

This shot was taken here between 6:28 and 6:32 am (assumes July 27th).


(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20923.0;attach=144176;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Neobie on October 17, 2009, 12:24:08 PM
"Fly to the Persian Gulf..."

And find the tallest building in the world?

Additional information would probably include directions for the horse at its base... How's that for an opening clue?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 12:52:07 PM
I'm re-downloading my CyberPowerDVD, no idea where it went   (:;)

I'll figure out how to make a video later from my DVD  :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 17, 2009, 03:40:30 PM
These are great!! Thanks puddin!!

So ...are Matt and Gary talking about their lead?  So where does this fall then? First task...or not?

And are teams just gathering snow to take outside to build the snowman? Or are they actually LOOKING for something in the snow? ???

What?? The carrot? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 03:50:09 PM
I think they are searching for something in the snow peach. Matt and Gary talk about losing their lead. I can't make a video now I have to run my DVD thru my wintv and I'm recording football so it will have to wait.

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 04:17:14 PM
sports promo, nothing new

"tomorrow on the amazing race teams race a car on the track or thru the desert and how hard is it to find the worlds tallest building?"
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 05:41:49 PM
OH thank you CBS!!!!!!!!!  :jumpy: :jumpy:

 
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 17, 2009, 05:50:59 PM
I won't be able to watch this episode with you tomorrow. I'll be in NYC and won't be home in time for the East Coast viewing. I'll should be back in time to post the vids. Have a good time!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 07:20:51 PM
we will miss you Ken! have fun!

So does anyone think they are searching for the carrot/eyes for the snowman?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 17, 2009, 07:28:32 PM
 :lol:  FWIW, Ski Dubai snow park pix....  (click on pix)

(http://images.travelpod.com/users/leone_and_mike/thumbnail.large.2.1234321320.p1030619.jpg) (http://images.travelpod.com/users/leone_and_mike/2.1234321320.p1030619.jpg) (http://images.travelpod.com/users/leone_and_mike/thumbnail.large.2.1234321320.outside-the-ski-area.jpg) (http://images.travelpod.com/users/leone_and_mike/2.1234321320.outside-the-ski-area.jpg) (http://images.travelpod.com/users/leone_and_mike/thumbnail.large.2.1234321320.p1030593.jpg) (http://images.travelpod.com/users/leone_and_mike/2.1234321320.p1030593.jpg)

BTW, the bears name is "Frostbite the Polar Bear" (http://www.promotechnics.com/characters/work.aspx?work=Sport)   :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 17, 2009, 07:42:17 PM
we will miss you Ken! have fun!

So does anyone think they are searching for the carrot/eyes for the snowman?

:yess:

They keep showing the lump of coal nose on that snow bear..and that is just what it looked like Ericka thought she had. Nice random carrot in a snowpile task.


But what I am wondering..... in my mind the snow came first. But after seeing this, and hearing Tiffany say "from one extreme to another", I am now wondering if the desert comes first? Which might also make sense to get that done early before the middle of the day. :duno:

might also explain the comment about their lead from Matt and Gary.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 08:02:49 PM
Is that a cooler in the backseat? Would they make them build the snowman elsewhere?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 08:04:46 PM
 In Dubai, competitors will be presented with a chilling Detour: They have to take snow from an indoor ski area and build a snowman outside in the scorching Middle East heat. ďThe quality of the snow changes instantly the moment you bring it out,Ē chuckles van Munster. ďAnd the snowman canít be a little oneóit has to be five-, six-foot-high snowman with eyes and a real carrot in his nose.Ē
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: BayBay on October 17, 2009, 08:22:51 PM
Something interesting to be shared if it hasn't already been:

Quote
Reality TV World: After you left the mat when Phil told you that you needed to find it, we saw you guys get in the cab with Thierry.  Did you ever really think there was a chance you'd be able to find it somewhere on the course?

Zev: We thought we were going to go and get it.

Justin: But by the time we... There wasn't that much time difference between the first-place team and last-place team.

Zev: It was only like 26 minutes.

Justin: We really knew -- because of the way that the challenges were set up -- we didn't have much time to come back before whoever was last.  So we were kind of resigned to it at that point.

Reality TV World: Okay, so it took about 25 minutes between when you checked in first and when "Professional Poker Players" Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle checked-in last?

Justin: Something like that.  It wasn't much.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 08:28:01 PM
^^ they also said that they were surprised that the challenges all together took about 3 hours in total so we know that so far, per maps thanks to Neobie, Boingo and Slowhatch all tasks are close to each other so far anyway so the desert is probably not that far off.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I’m Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 17, 2009, 09:21:04 PM
heres the full web promo, in better quality

   
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: :jerry: on October 18, 2009, 12:08:27 AM
2 points that I would like to point out:

1. The Globetrotters THOUGHT that they were going to jump off, so according to Flight Time(?)'s attitude, they didn't cause he said: "We THOUGHT..."

So my question to that is: How is Mika so scared if they didn't have to jump off?

2. During Zev and Justin's interview during the morning show, they knew "who was going to be in their chairs next week....'so clearly, some one is getting eliminated
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 12:26:23 AM
Maybe Mika's afraid of heights? A lot of people have that fear.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 12:31:58 AM
Perhaps they have to climb UP part of it, as in Ken/Tina's FF? Walk across a construction beam? Could be anything... not necessarily jumping off, which doesn't appear to be an option.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Moo on October 18, 2009, 01:02:43 AM
I just found an ironic thing that both leg 5 of the 2 latest seasons featured snow in a detour...  :lol: How I wish to go to Dubai for snow!  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Lucybell on October 18, 2009, 09:09:32 AM
2 points that I would like to point out:

1. The Globetrotters THOUGHT that they were going to jump off, so according to Flight Time(?)'s attitude, they didn't cause he said: "We THOUGHT..."

So my question to that is: How is Mika so scared if they didn't have to jump off?

2. During Zev and Justin's interview during the morning show, they knew "who was going to be in their chairs next week....'so clearly, some one is getting eliminated

1. When watching the promo, I thought the same thing.  The way Herb said it, made me think they passed on it because they thought they would have to jump off.   Soooo, my thought was, the Burj might be a FF?  If they have to go to the tippy top to retrieve their pitstop clue, a person who is afraid of heights might panic before they even leave the ground...

2. It did sound like there is definitely an elimination... But playing devil's advocate, CBS is pretty sneaky (or so they think, LOL)  I suppose Zev and Justin could have just as easily said no one as they could Lance and Keri or Mika and Canaan. 




Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Lucybell on October 18, 2009, 11:47:37 AM
My thoughts and questions on the upcoming eppie... Seems really botchy.

When they are digging in the snow, they didn't have the little shovel (that's in Brian's hand when Erika is coming down the hill).  So what is the little shovel for?  Are they digging for snowman features (nose, eyes, etc...) or were they digging for the shovels, sleds or a clue?  They had to be digging first, before sledding down the hill, otherwise, I think they would have used the shovels to help them find what ever it is they are looking for. 

What if... Gary and Matt were first at the snow pile, therefore had a little bit of a lead.  If another team arrived, "so much for our lead."  I think they may have maintained their lead because the pictures on the snow hill were of Tiff/Mare, Sam/Dan, Brian/Erika.  Also, the hill that Gary and Matt were digging on was the little one to the left of where the other teams were digging and they are no longer there in the picture. 

In one of the pictures, it shows Lance and Keri with a cooler in the backseat.  Could this challenge be: Dig through the snow to find a shovel, sled down the hill and with their shovels, fill a cooler with snow and deliver it somewhere for their next clue.  It's just that if the snowman was going to be built in this episode, that would be an awful lot of stuff to cram into one episode. (digging, sledding, building a BIG snowman, searching the desert for water, climbing to the top of the Burj, racing in the desert or on the track, etc...)

Race on the track OR race through the desert... Cheyne in the race car, Meghan cheering him on.  Sam and Dan were in the picture when it said 'race through the desert.'  This would mean that eventually, Meghan would have to drive the race car too (if both members of the team have to contribute) unless, she had to perform a task before Cheyne could race (like attaching the wheel or tires).   Sam and Dan were clearly NOT driving in the desert, they had a driver who, I'll bet has experience.  This would be a somewhat unfair advantage?  Also, who in their right minds would turn down a chance to drive a fancy race car around a race track? LMAO Not me! To me, this is kind of fishy, something CBS put together to throw us off?  :duno:

Whatever the eppie brings, it's sure to be fun to watch!  I can't wait!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: north09 on October 18, 2009, 01:41:14 PM
Maybe Mika's afraid of heights? A lot of people have that fear.

To quote her in their team video "I hope to god none of us have to bunjee jump, I just, I don't know what I'd do."

Sounds like she's definitaly afraid of hights. I'm hoping that this tower has nothing to do with it and they are able to get through the task fairly quickly.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 18, 2009, 02:01:02 PM
FWIW, My thoughts on what to expect...

I think the self drive part is from the airport and they have to find the tallest building. (that is when Lance & Keri are going the wrong way).
Once at the Burj, they sign up for the next morning for a car & driver to take them to the spot in the desert, where one member performs the road block.  Which looks to be hiking to a spot, filling a canteen/bag of sorts with water and hiking back.
I think the detour is next, the choices being race downhill or race on a track.  So far it looks like Meghan/Cheyne do the track.  Sam/Dan, Erika/Brian, Maria/Tiffany, Matt/Gary do the snow.  I am guessing the globetrotters do the snow (too big for a race car).  Not sure about Lance/Keri, have they been spotted at either location in photos yet?
That leaves Mika/Canaan.  Could the pics of them at the Burj be for a Fastforward?  If so, do they chicken out because Canaan is shown in the roadblock pics.  Or is it the night they arrive, and to get the next clue they have to travel up to the top, via construction elevators?  For someone with an extreme fear of heights, a simple task like that could be very daunting.

The racetrack still has me confused.  If it is a detour, how do they present the 2 choices, snow/race car, in TAR speak?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 02:18:15 PM

I think this is at the Burg as well and what about the snowman? did BVM lie?

we have 2 different shots of Keri and Lance in the car
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 18, 2009, 02:25:01 PM

I think this is at the Burg as well and what about the snowman? did BVM lie?


I wouldn't put it past him. Now that I think about it, we were probably pretty dumb to believe him! :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 18, 2009, 02:25:34 PM
FWIW, My thoughts on what to expect...

I think the self drive part is from the airport and they have to find the tallest building. (that is when Lance & Keri are going the wrong way).
Once at the Burj, they sign up for the next morning for a car & driver to take them to the spot in the desert, where one member performs the road block.  Which looks to be hiking to a spot, filling a canteen/bag of sorts with water and hiking back.
I think the detour is next, the choices being race downhill or race on a track.  So far it looks like Meghan/Cheyne do the track.  Sam/Dan, Erika/Brian, Maria/Tiffany, Matt/Gary do the snow.  I am guessing the globetrotters do the snow (too big for a race car).  Not sure about Lance/Keri, have they been spotted at either location in photos yet?
That leaves Mika/Canaan.  Could the pics of them at the Burj be for a Fastforward?  If so, do they chicken out because Canaan is shown in the roadblock pics.  Or is it the night they arrive, and to get the next clue they have to travel up to the top, via construction elevators?  For someone with an extreme fear of heights, a simple task like that could be very daunting.

The racetrack still has me confused.  If it is a detour, how do they present the 2 choices, snow/race car, in TAR speak?

Actually, I would think that the roadblock is the racetrack. The snow and the desert should be the detour. The Burj could be a miscellaneous task?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: The Amazing Race on October 18, 2009, 02:50:16 PM
FWIW, My thoughts on what to expect...

I think the self drive part is from the airport and they have to find the tallest building. (that is when Lance & Keri are going the wrong way).
Once at the Burj, they sign up for the next morning for a car & driver to take them to the spot in the desert, where one member performs the road block.  Which looks to be hiking to a spot, filling a canteen/bag of sorts with water and hiking back.
I think the detour is next, the choices being race downhill or race on a track.  So far it looks like Meghan/Cheyne do the track.  Sam/Dan, Erika/Brian, Maria/Tiffany, Matt/Gary do the snow.  I am guessing the globetrotters do the snow (too big for a race car).  Not sure about Lance/Keri, have they been spotted at either location in photos yet?
That leaves Mika/Canaan.  Could the pics of them at the Burj be for a Fastforward?  If so, do they chicken out because Canaan is shown in the roadblock pics.  Or is it the night they arrive, and to get the next clue they have to travel up to the top, via construction elevators?  For someone with an extreme fear of heights, a simple task like that could be very daunting.

The racetrack still has me confused.  If it is a detour, how do they present the 2 choices, snow/race car, in TAR speak?



Actually, I would think that the roadblock is the racetrack. The snow and the desert should be the detour. The Burj could be a miscellaneous task?

How snow and desert task could be a detour If Brian is at the desert and at the snow task?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 18, 2009, 03:07:51 PM
The desert has to be the roadblock, only one team member is shown doing it, and Tiffany & Brian also are shown at the snow.
Could the snow be a general task all have to do, and the detour be the Burj or the racetrack?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 03:13:43 PM


Actually, I would think that the roadblock is the racetrack. The snow and the desert should be the detour. The Burj could be a miscellaneous task?
.. and Meghan is suited up at the track with Cheyne
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 18, 2009, 03:23:59 PM
The desert has to be the roadblock, only one team member is shown doing it, and Tiffany & Brian also are shown at the snow.
Could the snow be a general task all have to do, and the detour be the Burj or the racetrack?

I will correct myself...there is no way, given Mika's fear of heights and the look on her face at the Burj, that if given the options of race or Burj, she would have chosen Burj.
So the Burj is either just to get the first clue or a Fastforward.  If it is the FF, then they must not have won it, or they backed out because Canaan is shown in the desert task.
Can anyone tell in the picture of them with the hardhats on if it is evening, or early the next morning?  I am clueless when it comes to that.  The sun could be shining and I'd still guess late evening...LOL
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: theschnauzers on October 18, 2009, 03:31:26 PM
The Racetrack could be a roadblock.  IIRC, both teammates had to suit up for the LeMans roadblock in TAR 4, even though only one could change the racecar tires, and then be driven a lap around that course.

The Nurj is either a FF or a general tasks for all of the teams.  If the teams had to go to the top of the Burj, then Mika?canaan took a long time and fell far behind, or quit the task.

I wonder if the teams has to dig in the top of the snow hills to find a shovel for each team member, and then had to slide down separately. That would fit what we're seeing in the previews. Then the teams had to use the shovels to dig out snow for the snowman task outside.

Just my speculation.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 03:36:17 PM








Can anyone tell in the picture of them with the hardhats on if it is evening, or early the next morning?  I am clueless when it comes to that.  The sun could be shining and I'd still guess late evening...LOL











Using the reflected sunlight off the Burj (at a point 95 meters up and 605 meters away) I can get a very sharp definition of the solar altitude.

This shot was taken here between 6:28 and 6:32 am (assumes July 27th).


(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20923.0;attach=144176;image)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 03:38:07 PM
The Racetrack could be a roadblock.  IIRC, both teammates had to suit up for the LeMans roadblock in TAR 4, even though only one could change the racecar tires, and then be driven a lap around that course.


Just my speculation.
Then whats going on at the desert? We see only 1 team member performing the water task.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 18, 2009, 04:44:31 PM
Hmm. I need to look at the promos more closely. :groan:

If the desert is the roadblock, then do we have a detour in which only one option is chosen? (Doubt the snowman and racetrack go together.)

It looks as if the Burj has a FF.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 05:28:07 PM
I think they are waiting their turns to go up the Burg to get a route info clue, the sign up sheet at the horse was for something ..
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 18, 2009, 05:38:55 PM
I think Puddin is right, and the horse sign up sheet was for the Burj and the next clue.  So that should make the race track the 2nd half of the detour.  Unless this is a TAR first and the detour only has one option, and the track is the FF.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 05:47:34 PM
What are those little flags in puddins first pic? ^^

Could they have to climb somewhere, put one somewhere to get the clue?  :duno:

They also have the "funny" miic on...see Mika directly above. Frequently used in water tasks, height tasks, etc.

I don't think they will waste the Burj by just having someone hand them a clue...they are bound to have to DO something, right?? :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: littlewop on October 18, 2009, 05:52:17 PM
What are those little flags in puddins first pic? ^^

Could they have to climb somewhere, put one somewhere to get the clue?  :duno:

They also have the "funny" miic on...see Mika directly above. Frequently used in water tasks, height tasks, etc.

I don't think they will waste the Burj by just having someone hand them a clue...they are bound to have to DO something, right?? :funny:

The flags look like they may be tied onto that rope, a barricade of sorts?  Not sure what to make of the mics.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "I’m Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 06:03:00 PM
Right you are!! :tup:

Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 06:45:42 PM
What are those little flags in puddins first pic? ^^

Could they have to climb somewhere, put one somewhere to get the clue?  :duno:

They also have the "funny" miic on...see Mika directly above. Frequently used in water tasks, height tasks, etc.

I don't think they will waste the Burj by just having someone hand them a clue...they are bound to have to DO something, right?? :funny:
Well duh of course I think they have to climb something thats why they are wearing helmets and the promos states they have to climb, I thought it went without saying pages ago :angel:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 07:01:49 PM
Well duh of course I think they have to climb something thats why they are wearing helmets and the promos states they have to climb, I thought it went without saying pages ago :angel:

Well YOU know that and I know that :lol: but seems a lot of folks are thinking they might just wander up the Burj and get handed a clue. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: BayBay on October 18, 2009, 07:12:14 PM
CRAZY SPECULATION:

They have to find a shovel thing from within the snow and then slide down the hill to Phil...and receive a TBC clue which is the detour for the next leg?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: redskevin88 on October 18, 2009, 07:23:34 PM
CRAZY SPECULATION:

They have to find a shovel thing from within the snow and then slide down the hill to Phil...and receive a TBC clue which is the detour for the next leg?


TBC usually have some sort of equalizer, that involves traveling, hours of operation, or a find a gnome task.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 07:25:12 PM
CRAZY SPECULATION:

They have to find a shovel thing from within the snow and then slide down the hill to Phil...and receive a TBC clue which is the detour for the next leg?
And then they have time for a confessional?  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 10:45:00 PM
I know its probably on youtube already but if anyone has any requests please ask ..
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 10:49:14 PM
Good for Ericka knowing the worlds tallest building is in Dubai!

Cheynes hair for Ken  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 10:52:47 PM
Dan and Sam telling the lady that they need to book tickets to the Persian Gulf

Lady " Oh,  I never heard of this before .. "

Sam explains " .. the Persian Gulf is like a big area"  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 10:55:00 PM
Brian tells Sam and Dan that the Persian Gulf isn't even a country, its Dubai  :lol:

Dan " Dubai?"

Ericka "yes"
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:03:46 PM


Heres the so called Climb  :lol:, elevator to the 124th floor
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:04:50 PM
Did anyone guess the autodrome was a Fast Forward?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on October 18, 2009, 11:08:03 PM
AM I nuts or did we get BOTH titles this week? As in this week's (Cheyne) and Next week's (One of the trotters)??
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 18, 2009, 11:08:47 PM
Yep, we got the first half of next week's title from the Globetrotter doing the roadblock.  :tup:

Should've known the autodrome was the FF.  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 18, 2009, 11:11:54 PM
Good for Ericka knowing the worlds tallest building is in Dubai!

Cheynes hair for Ken  :lol:
That crown gel look is hilarious. He has it going everywhere. In bad weather. In good weather. In cold weather. In hot weather. In mud baths. In cold water. The thing never moves! :funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:14:46 PM
I never would have guessed that they drove to the desert to catch a reserved shuttle  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 18, 2009, 11:16:38 PM
Interesting sidenote: Brian and Ericka were "Meghan and Cheyne" after completing the detour.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: TARAsia Fan on October 18, 2009, 11:17:47 PM
We need that vidcap, puddin. Joab noticed it as well :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: BayBay on October 18, 2009, 11:18:18 PM
Fast Forward/Miscellaneous Task:

 - Race a car around track in a certain amount of time

My guess was right!  ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:18:57 PM
Brian on the RB " she melts"
Ericka & Brian together " chocolate melts .. in the sun"  :lol:  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:20:39 PM
ERicka "hes going too far like hes going to like fricking Egypt"  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: michael on October 18, 2009, 11:21:37 PM
ERicka "hes going too far like hes going to like fricking Egypt"  :lol:

 :lol: :lol:

That part made me laugh.


Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:25:31 PM
Cheyne made that RB look like a walk in the park  :hearts: , good job!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:30:59 PM
I thought it was cute that Tiffany let Dan use her ladle
Matt found the water with no help at all!
And .....Could I love Brian and Ericka anymore with their good karma?  :hearts:
Maria breaking the radiator, this is the part that I missed  :groan:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 18, 2009, 11:49:00 PM
 :tup:  Dubai pitstop   ;D

Amphitheatre map (http://www.jumeirah.com/Global/Property/MJ/PDF's/AMPHITHEATRE.pdf)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 18, 2009, 11:57:56 PM
I loved Phils standup  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 19, 2009, 12:16:06 AM
 :lol:  Looks like the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is about 35 miles from the Dubai Mall, an easy drive along E66.  (Note: The Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is somewhere contained in the Desert Conservation Reserve, just as a point of reference)

...looks like I guessed right on the desert location... who says you can't tell one sand dune from another...  :funny: ;)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 12:28:04 AM
Good job Boingo  :yess:
I'm going to quit watching now and rewatch when there aren't so many interruptions  :colors  .. off to watch the insider clips  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Jobby on October 19, 2009, 05:43:50 AM
Quote
...looks like I guessed right on the desert location... who says you can't tell one sand dune from another...

 :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 19, 2009, 06:48:04 PM
 :lol:  It may be obvious to y'all but let me say it for the record... this looks to be the Netherlands pitstop confessional (based on the species of tree behind Ken & Barbie Meghan and Cheyne).   ;D ..or is it Sweden, or Estonia, or Prague...   :res:   :snicker:

eta: ...oh wait, it could also be the European Hornbeam (http://www.bomengids.nl/pics/Haagbeuk__Carpinus_betulus__European_hornbeam@8onbekend@bladleaf@img_3083.jpg)  :groan:

Dutch tree guide (http://www.bomengids.nl/uk/hoofdsleutel.html)
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 19, 2009, 07:30:33 PM
Nice Boingo!
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Caelestor on October 20, 2009, 12:47:21 PM
My takes on this episode:

It was nice to see the Burj Dubai. Too bad there was no bungee-jumping, since the building was under construction.

The water task was intriguing. The detour was meh. Of course, quite a few times waste their time with the "find a needle in the haystack" option. On the other hand, the judges this season are way too generous. Interesting to see the snow in the desert though.

The fast forward was useless (and too easy). One a season? You should just get rid of it altogether. Would have been interesting to see Meghan and Cheyne racing this episode.

The self-driving made this episode so much more interesting by shuffling the order. Also liked the interaction in this episode. That made this episode the best so far this season. It gets a 9 out of 10.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Hooky on October 20, 2009, 12:53:07 PM
My takes on this episode:

It was nice to see the Burj Dubai. Too bad there was no bungee-jumping, since the building was under construction.

The water task was intriguing. The detour was meh. Of course, quite a few times waste their time with the "find a needle in the haystack" option. On the other hand, the judges this season are way too generous. Interesting to see the snow in the desert though.

The fast forward was useless (and too easy). One a season? You should just get rid of it altogether. Would have been interesting to see Meghan and Cheyne racing this episode.

The self-driving made this episode so much more interesting by shuffling the order. Also liked the interaction in this episode. That made this episode the best so far this season. It gets a 9 out of 10.

This was the best episode so far, indeed! But I'm VERY discouraged by the "once a season" Fast Forward. What is the point? Bring it to at least 3 a season! And we all know that we need self-driving back! Navigation skill is an important part of the race.

The tasks this season are also way too stereotypical of the countries they visit. I'm not learning anything new about the countries by watching this. It has become too much about cheap entertainment rather than enlightenment.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 20, 2009, 01:28:40 PM
I thought the Fast Forward was dumb, all Meghan had to do was stand there and worry about being out of control in her own mind. :lol: . How many FF have we had where only 1 team member had to perform a task?
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Zack. on October 20, 2009, 01:31:18 PM
I thought the Fast Forward was dumb, all Meghan had to do was stand there and worry about being out of control in her own mind. :lol: . How many FF have we had where only 1 team member had to perform a task?

Uchenna/Joyce?  :funny:
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: puddin on October 20, 2009, 01:35:29 PM
I thought the Fast Forward was dumb, all Meghan had to do was stand there and worry about being out of control in her own mind. :lol: . How many FF have we had where only 1 team member had to perform a task?

Uchenna/Joyce?  :funny:
  :lol: Well that doesn't count but good one!  >>  :( = Joyce
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Boingo on October 20, 2009, 01:45:11 PM
I thought the Fast Forward was dumb, all Meghan had to do was stand there and worry about being out of control in her own mind. :lol: . How many FF have we had where only 1 team member had to perform a task?

Uchenna/Joyce?  :funny:
  :lol: Well that doesn't count but good one!  >>  :( = Joyce

 :lol:  sure you don't mean "lazy ass Kim"  ;D
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Zack. on October 21, 2009, 08:31:07 AM
I thought the Fast Forward was dumb, all Meghan had to do was stand there and worry about being out of control in her own mind. :lol: . How many FF have we had where only 1 team member had to perform a task?

Uchenna/Joyce?  :funny:
  :lol: Well that doesn't count but good one!  >>  :( = Joyce

Flo/Zach? They had to get the attention of the surfer, and all Flo did was pout at the riverbank.
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: Ruth on October 22, 2009, 11:04:32 AM
Meghan and Cheyne - This is certainly the team to beat, they're just whizzing through the race all the time! I'm really happy that they're still doing well and working so well together. I'm starting to really love this team! But I thought that the Fast Forward was really lame, they should have asked for both team members to complete the race. Hmm.

Brian and Ericka - This was a great leg ran for them! They seem to have such good luck, finding the little snowman so quickly and all. Perhaps it's really karma, seeing that Brian's always so nice to everyone, and I just love that. Love how they're so in love with each other too. Let the good karma and love continue!

Flight Time and Big Easy - I didn't get much from them this episode, other than the fact that it was nice of them to tell Mika and Canaan how cold it was in the ski building, preparing them for the cold. They're still doing well.

Gary and Matt - Honestly, I wouldn't have expected this team to be working so well together, and doing so well on the race. They're one of the teams that has been really consistent ever since the second leg. It was impressive how they were near the back of the pack initially, but made up so much time.

Sam and Dan - Nice guys, love how they're always wanting to help Maria and Tiffany, even waited for their replacement car to arrive.

Maria and Tiffany - You've just gotta love these girls. Shrewd they might be, liars they might be, but they certainly aren't bad people. It was sweet of Tiffany to offer to let Sam/Dan use her ladle. That was really nice, she'd have had to wait for him, costing some time. And this isn't the type of behaviour we would expect from a team of liars I guess. But then again, they've only lied about their profession, otherwise they're still pretty nice girls to me. =)

Mika and Canaan - I thought that this team would be able to pick themselves up and do much better in the legs to come since episode 1 but till now, they're still hovering at the back so... Yeah, it won't be surprising if they're gone soon.

Lance and Keri - I actually thought that Lance wasn't all too annoying this episode. In fact, he was really nice at the pit-stop, even though they were last. I'd have expected some kind of meltdown and tremendous blaming placed on Keri but he took it very well and for once, I can say that I'm alright with this team, but I'm still not too sad to have them gone.

And we're now down to seven. It's getting evident that there are 5 more dominant teams, and 2 that will never do that well no matter how hard they try. Hmm. The all-male teams are really rocking this season aren't they. Anyway, here's my current ranking of teams:

1. Brian and Ericka
2. Meghan and Cheyne
3. Maria and Tiffany
4. Sam and Dan
5. Mika and Canaan
6. Gary and Matt
7. Flight Time and Big Easy

In fact, I like all seven teams remaining! :)
Title: Burj Dubai (also known as Burj Khalifa) is now open!
Post by: topaz on January 05, 2010, 05:24:24 AM
Burj Dubai (also known as Burj Khalifa) is now open since Jan. 4, 2010 and here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5U109VOD-k&NR=1
Title: Re: TAR15 EP1505 : "Iím Like Ricky Bobby" (Dubai)
Post by: georgiapeach on January 05, 2010, 09:31:17 AM
Wow, that was some show!! :jumpy: