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Title: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 17, 2010, 10:24:18 PM
From two months ago:

The Amazing Race will be back! Although fans are still waiting for word of an official renewal from CBS for our favorite series, TAR 18 is apparently a definite GO!!

Plans for TAR 18 seem to be well under way. The next season of TAR will reportedly include a group of former racers from Season 12 onwards, and may already be completely casted. At least one round of "final" racer casting interviews has already occurred.

With the lack of any official TAR 18 applications, it has been widely speculated online for months that TAR 18 could be an "All-Stars" of some sort. While that term is not being used officially as of yet, it IS clear that we are going to have another chance to see some of our favorite (and perhaps not so favorite racers) in action again!

Filming is expected to begin later this fall.

Details remain the same.  :yess:

TAR 18 is a cast of former racers from Seasons 12-17*. Whether or not TPTB will choose to call this ALLStars or not is of course, in their hands. Some of the cast is certainly AS worthy, others, as in Season 11, perhaps will be debated.

There does seem to be a certain selection of teams who may have something they have wanted/needed to prove.... second chances, particular rematches, old rivalries revived?? Others may have been chosen simply because they were/are CBS favorites. One season may have incredibly  :ascared  been overlooked entirely.

But in any case, this should be a dynamite race!   :hearts:

As always, per RFF's practices, exact info on teams and possible start city will be withheld until it is believed that the teams are safely underway and it is possible to share without jeopardizing anyone's chances.  :tup:

Teams ARE sequestered, production IS on the move, so the wait should not be long!!

And... it appears there may well be a starting line task again as well...will we see the Express Pass return? Stay tuned!! :popcorn:



* except for one pesky rumor of "another" reality team that cannot be ruled out, but seems doubtful.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2010, 09:46:56 PM
LAX sighting!

2 redheads
2 asian men
2 goths

two asian men?  Is it 2 young asian guys or a Kevin and his Dad?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 20, 2010, 09:47:40 PM
No Spec, mrjrichies2005...only in contestant spoilers/speculation thread!  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 20, 2010, 09:49:05 PM
Erwin and Godwin, are both from TAR10...This race involves only teams from seasons 12-17
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: GonzaloChileno on November 20, 2010, 09:49:40 PM
Erwin and Godwin, are both from TAR10...This race involves only teams from seasons 12-17

How do you know it does?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 20, 2010, 09:50:50 PM
Read TAR Speculation thread...Peach has information that states it involves teams from 12-17 only, and that 1 season may have been overlooked!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2010, 09:55:59 PM
If asian guys are Michael and Kevin,I remember someone said Kevin  said he will film with Harlem Globetrotters  this weekend ,mean Harlem Globetrotters  on race?

Don't know!?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2010, 10:13:18 PM
Read TAR Speculation thread...Peach has information that states it involves teams from 12-17 only, and that 1 season may have been overlooked!

Where did peach get that information???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 20, 2010, 10:15:19 PM
Peach, is peach alright. She is head honcho here atm, so the information goes to her, she has lots to sort out! A unidentified source, best left that way!  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 20, 2010, 10:15:25 PM
Read TAR Speculation thread...Peach has information that states it involves teams from 12-17 only, and that 1 season may have been overlooked!

Where did peach get that information???
a source that must remain a secret for the good of all
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 20, 2010, 10:17:51 PM
Here are our speculated TAR 18 TEAMS! :hearts:


WHEEE!!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18WiiHint.jpg)


 (pictures are thumbnails from their first seasons) click-click

Season 12:   

Kynt and Vyxsin

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18KyntandVyxsin.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18KyntandVyxsin.jpg)

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Season 13:

strangely, oddly, sadly omitted...

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Season 14:

Amanda and Kris

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18AmandaandKris.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18AmandaandKris.jpg)

Jaime and Cara

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18CaraandJaime.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18CaraandJaime.jpg)

Kisha and Jen

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18KishaandJen.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18KishaandJen.jpg)

Margie and Luke

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18MargieandLuke.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18MargieandLuke.jpg)

Mark and Michael (? possible alternates?)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18MarkandMichael.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18MarkandMichael.jpg)


Mel and Mike

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18MelandMike.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18MelandMike.jpg)

Steve and Linda (? possible alternates ?)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18LindaandSteve.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18LindaandSteve.jpg)

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Season 15:

Flight Time and Big Easy (Herb and Nate)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18HerbandNateFlighttimeandBigEasy.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18HerbandNateFlighttimeandBigEasy.jpg)

Zev and Justin

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18ZevandJustin.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18ZevandJustin.jpg)

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Season 16:

Jet and Cord

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18JetandCord.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18JetandCord.jpg)

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Season 17:

Gary and Mallory

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/th_TAR18GaryandMallory.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18GaryandMallory.jpg)

Michael and Kevin

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2017/th_MichaelandKevin.jpg) (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2017/MichaelandKevin.jpg)
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For completeness sake, I will also say there have also been persistent rumors of a non-TAR team from another reality show being included in this race. I hope they are all just rumors... But the names that kept reoccuring were those of Hayden and either Lane or Enzo from BB, and of course, the ubiquitous Russell. :res:

Do you mean that those are the teams that you think are on the race or are those teams that have all been spotted so far?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2010, 10:22:00 PM
There is a Globetrotters event in Orlando on the 27th of this month at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  There is a 50/50 chance that Flight Time and Big Easy could be there or not.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 20, 2010, 10:23:04 PM
Why not just have the whole cast of season 14 come back? :res:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2010, 10:25:37 PM
There is a Globetrotters event in Orlando on the 27th of this month at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  There is a 50/50 chance that Flight Time and Big Easy could be there or not.

I second that.

The official website of the Globetrotters has a list of events this coming week in Florida.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 20, 2010, 10:26:39 PM
Coutzy, agreed! So many TAR14 teams...where's Ken and Tina, Ron and Christina, Nat and Kat...booo!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 20, 2010, 10:27:12 PM
Why not just have the whole cast of season 14 come back? :res:

disappointed w/ the disparity as well
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Zvarri on November 20, 2010, 10:27:56 PM
If this cast is real, then I would be so disappointed.

RIP, TAR.  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mswood on November 20, 2010, 10:30:31 PM
Boy what an odd collection of racers, and extremely shocking to see such a huge number of teams that might be from season 14 (sheds tear for no Toni & Dallas).

And very surprising to see Mel & Mike as Mike just got a deal for a new film to direct about a week ago.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 20, 2010, 10:36:28 PM


And very surprising to see Mel & Mike as Mike just got a deal for a new film to direct about a week ago.
I just wonder they will choose two father-son teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2010, 10:38:12 PM
As I mentioned on the contestants thread about Flight Time and Big Easy.  With the Globetrotters being in Orlando on Nov27 and the race already started today, there is a little or no chance of them going on the race again.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 20, 2010, 10:38:47 PM
Why is everyone getting so upset if the only three teams that have been spotted are Michael and Kevin, Kynt and Vyxin(spelling?) and Jaime and Cara?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 20, 2010, 10:42:59 PM
As I mentioned on the contestants thread about Flight Time and Big Easy.  With the Globetrotters being in Orlando on Nov27 and the race already started today, there is a little or no chance of them going on the race again.

Not all the trotters head out for every show. I saw one (At the state netball centre, Oh the irony) and neither Flight Time nor Big Easy were present.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2010, 10:45:30 PM
As I mentioned on the contestants thread about Flight Time and Big Easy.  With the Globetrotters being in Orlando on Nov27 and the race already started today, there is a little or no chance of them going on the race again.

Not all the trotters head out for every show. I saw one (At the state netball centre, Oh the irony) and neither Flight Time nor Big Easy were present.

They might be here at this show because its after Thanksgiving and its at Walt Disney World.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: realshowfan on November 20, 2010, 10:47:04 PM
Why was one season overlooked? :'( I know in TAR11 a couple seasons were overlooked, but that was because there were 10 seasons to choose from, this time there were only 6 seasons.

Other than that, looks good to go. :tup: Though if they call it All-Stars, I'mma go WTF.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 20, 2010, 11:05:12 PM
As I mentioned on the contestants thread about Flight Time and Big Easy.  With the Globetrotters being in Orlando on Nov27 and the race already started today, there is a little or no chance of them going on the race again.

Just keep thinking that......they can field 3 different shows at one time.......and usually do. All performing in 3 different cities on the same night.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Competitor on November 20, 2010, 11:08:20 PM
As I mentioned on the contestants thread about Flight Time and Big Easy.  With the Globetrotters being in Orlando on Nov27 and the race already started today, there is a little or no chance of them going on the race again.

Just keep thinking that......they can field 3 different shows at one time.......and usually do. All performing in 3 different cities on the same night.

I agree with Dr. Rox. TAR>any Globetrotter show.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 20, 2010, 11:21:44 PM
A 21 day race will end on Dec 10 and a 22 day race will end on Dec 11.....TARcon is on Dec 12.......hmmmm... A west to east route.....I bet the finish line is around NYC somehere........that way Michael/Kevin and Gary and Mallory and Phil, BVM and Elise can be at the Finale party before TARcon......you heard it here first.....lol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 20, 2010, 11:23:01 PM
A 21 day race will end on Dec 10 and a 22 day race will end on Dec 11.....TARcon is on Dec 12.......hmmmm... A west to east route.....I bet the finish line is around NYC somehere........that way Michael/Kevin and Gary and Mallory and Phil, BVM and Elise can be at the Finale party before TARcon......you heard it here first.....lol

TWoP and RFF should then stage a coup and head down en masse to the (by then spoiled) finish line... :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Competitor on November 20, 2010, 11:25:45 PM
A 21 day race will end on Dec 10 and a 22 day race will end on Dec 11.....TARcon is on Dec 12.......hmmmm... A west to east route.....I bet the finish line is around NYC somehere........that way Michael/Kevin and Gary and Mallory and Phil, BVM and Elise can be at the Finale party before TARcon......you heard it here first.....lol

TWoP and RFF should then stage a coup and head down en masse to the (by then spoiled) finish line... :lol:

That's solid speculation, but WRP better have the finish line under lock and key to avoid it being spoiled.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mswood on November 20, 2010, 11:28:09 PM
Question thats kind of related to season 18, does anyone know if the opening footage was shot in High Def?  Or are we looking at another updated opening.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 20, 2010, 11:34:17 PM
A 21 day race will end on Dec 10 and a 22 day race will end on Dec 11.....TARcon is on Dec 12.......hmmmm... A west to east route.....I bet the finish line is around NYC somehere........that way Michael/Kevin and Gary and Mallory and Phil, BVM and Elise can be at the Finale party before TARcon......you heard it here first.....lol

TWoP and RFF should then stage a coup and head down en masse to the (by then spoiled) finish line... :lol:

That's solid speculation, but WRP better have the finish line under lock and key to avoid it being spoiled.

Even though it is the ten year anniversary......I really doubt that they will be ending at the World's Fair Globe in Flushing again......but I would suspect a whole host of TAR fans being out there....waiting.....like those Russian people at the wood stacking task....lol


Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 20, 2010, 11:35:56 PM
If there's any chance of them going to China (shanghai) please email me so that I can look for them!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 20, 2010, 11:39:14 PM
If this IS the real cast.... (im holding onto hope that it isnt, and other teams are replacing some of these teams)

I'll be rooting for:

Jaime and Cara
Margie and Luke (hope these teams still have their alliance... awww)

Zev and Justin

Jet and Cord

Gary and Mallory
Michael and Kevin


not sure about Kynt and Vyxsin...

Margie and Luke have 2 enemy teams on the cast so they better look out (well they were enemies on TAR 14)



Uhhh im disappointed:(
They might aswell just get rid of some of the other teams and have the 4 other TAR 14 teams compete..
Who didn't make it? Sucks for them.... the 1st team eliminated, the older couple (Bradand Victoria?), Tammy and Victor
, and the blonde girls?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TexasLady on November 20, 2010, 11:45:43 PM
If there's any chance of them going to China (shanghai) please email me so that I can look for them!

The best way to know if their route will go to Shanghai is to follow the race as it progresses. As soon as the RFF Detectives determine the route, they'll post it.  :tup:

Welcome to RFF SkyWriter9.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 20, 2010, 11:55:41 PM
Oh, don't worry, I'm following it. And thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 21, 2010, 12:12:01 AM
Another question: do you know if they've left LAX yet? That could help figure out which flights were taken.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 12:15:06 AM
Another question: do you know if they've left LAX yet? That could help figure out which flights were taken.

The deluge started at approx. 6:30 PST, so I'd be surprised if they were still here.
I strongly suspect Australia is first stop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 21, 2010, 12:19:12 AM
So we think departure between 7-8 PM PST?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: CrazyMonkey on November 21, 2010, 12:19:39 AM
Another question: do you know if they've left LAX yet? That could help figure out which flights were taken.

The deluge started at approx. 6:30 PST, so I'd be surprised if they were still here.
I strongly suspect Australia is first stop.

Ahh I wish I could go out today lol maybe I could have watched for them in Sydney!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 21, 2010, 12:23:31 AM
Actually, I suspect Vancouver.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 12:37:27 AM
Another question: do you know if they've left LAX yet? That could help figure out which flights were taken.

The deluge started at approx. 6:30 PST, so I'd be surprised if they were still here.
I strongly suspect Australia is first stop.

Ahh I wish I could go out today lol maybe I could have watched for them in Sydney!


They just left Los Angeles.......they have not arrived in Sydney.....if that is where they are headed.......probably either there or Auckland.  You still have time to stalk the airport in Sydney
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 12:38:28 AM
Long time lurker- Tried to Register about 15 hours ago but it wouldnt let me  :duno:

Anyway, I live in New Zealand so I would be sooooo excited if TAR came here with 11 contestants! I live in the North though, so only if they were North of Auckland could I help.

Heres what I think of the teams-

Jamie and Cara  :hearts:
Kynt and Vyxsin  :hearts: :hearts: :tup: :yess:  :wohoo:
Gary and Mallory  :hearts: :hearts:
Amanda and Kris  :wohoo:
Margie and Luke  :jumpy:
Mike and Mel  :colors

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Zev and Justin  ;)
Jen and Kisha  ;)
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Jet and Cord  :'(
Michael and Kevin  :'(
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Globe Trotters   (:;)

Like 6/11
Hate 1/11
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarobbsessed24 on November 21, 2010, 12:53:10 AM
*OFF TOPIC*
since there are few f/f teams, i think that a f/f team won TAR17
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 01:01:12 AM
If Brooke and Claire OR Nat and Kat won TAR 17... Than that will make up for the disater that is about to be TAR 18:-/

LOVE both of those teams<3

Could also explain why neither of them are on TAR 18. Although Claire IS pregnant..
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 01:01:30 AM
Was thinking that too to be honest.


PLEASE BE BROOK AND CLAIRE.  :hearts:

DONT SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST WITH NAT AND KAT
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 21, 2010, 01:04:31 AM
that will make up for the disater that is about to be TAR 18:-/

Can we stop condemning Season 18 before they even reach their first destination?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 01:08:13 AM
that will make up for the disater that is about to be TAR 18:-/

Can we stop condemning Season 18 before they even reach their first destination?


Yeah, people didnt want TAR 17 but it turned out great :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 01:10:23 AM
oh. . well TAR 17 is one of my favorite seasons..

im just not excited for it like i was at one time

ive already explained my reasonings for why im not looking forward to it
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 01:15:42 AM
http://www.airport-la.com/airlines/Qantas-Airways.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 21, 2010, 01:17:25 AM
Just my speculation, what if they are connecting through Sydney to some other country in Oceania?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 21, 2010, 01:22:45 AM
I think most likely they're going to Vancouver or Sydney. There's a bunch of Qantas flights going there, and around the right time to boot.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 01:41:46 AM
Two Qantas flights tonight from LAX to Sydney......

QF 12    10:25pm-8:00 am
QF 108   11:50pm- 9:25 am

Nice spilt in arrival times to divide up the teams.

Also these flights too....

UA 839   10:15pm- 7:50am
DL 17      10:45pm-- 8:40am

The Qantas flights are codeshares with American....so when showtime comes in Feb.....I bet they all run up to the American counter to get their boarding passes.......
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redwings8831 on November 21, 2010, 01:43:01 AM
I posted this in the Live Sightings/Tweets thread but I'll put it here also.

Here are the flights on Qantas leaving tonight (within the next 40 minutes). NOTE: The first time is the scheduled time, the second is the actual time.

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The estimated arrival time of the Sydney flight above is 9:01 AM (Sunday at 2 PM in LA, 5 PM on the east coast US).

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Below are flights that left for Sydney during the 10 PM PST hour (possible that there was an earlier flight for some teams on a different airline). There are no other flights out of LA to Sydney tonight (so the one above is the last one).

(http://i51.[banned image hosting site].com/11v2sn9.png)

UA 839 is estimated to arrive at 8:33 AM (Sunday at 1:33 PM in LA, 4:33 PM on the east coast US).
QF 12 is estimated to arrive at 8:00 AM (Sunday at 1:00 PM in LA, 4:00 PM on the east coast US).
DF 17 is estimated to arrive at 9:01 AM (Sunday at 2:01 PM in LA, 5:01 PM on the east coast US).

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Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 01:48:03 AM
Thanks for the flights... 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 01:57:26 AM
redwings........if you hit that "Hide Codeshare" button.....it will greatly clear up all those flights......:)

Well, Coutzy has about 13/14 hours to catch those two Qantas flights.....I wonder if he can make it...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 02:27:07 AM
Prob not, he is not in Sydney...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 21, 2010, 02:30:01 AM
Prob not, he is not in Sydney...

If I started driving now, I'd be there in time to catch a few hours nap before teams arrive. But Monday morning carries with it work related commitments, unfortunately.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 02:30:25 AM
Yes, we believe they are going to Sydney. :hearts:

Kynt and Vyxin asked in book store for Australia books.

So smart <33333 anyway, there have been ALOT of problems with qantas planes as of late so it is possible that we may have a delay or something
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 21, 2010, 02:44:21 AM
Well, you could probably send someone out there that you know, Coutzy.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 02:46:30 AM
We really need a man on the ground...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 02:58:37 AM
Prob not, he is not in Sydney...

If I started driving now, I'd be there in time to catch a few hours nap before teams arrive. But Monday morning carries with it work related commitments, unfortunately.

That's right......I forgot that you are in Melbourne...........heck!!!

All 4 flights are in the air and on the way.......

I wonder if RichinSydney....is really in Sydney.....lol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 03:02:22 AM
We really need someone there to catch photos of our racers, so we can see them in their 'All-Stars..' stead, and so we can confirm peach's team sheet...I hope one of our capable Aussies will be there for them when they touch down...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 21, 2010, 03:50:03 AM
I hope they go to the philippines but it will be very unlikely xD

However, New Zealand is a possible location.

Since they started in Australia. They probably be heading off in Asia by then
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: eragon on November 21, 2010, 04:07:08 AM
After spying some former racers on Facebook, I think the teams would be:
1. Kynt & Vyxsin
2. Jaime & Cara
3. Kevin & Michael
4. Amanda & Kris
5. Gary & Mallory
6. Steve & Allie
7. Flight Time & Big Easy

Possible Teams:
1. Zev & Justin
2. Kisha & Jen
3. Margie & Luke (too many Father/Mother/Son/Daughter Teams)

Tina, Starr, Jennifer (Nate & Jen) all posted fb status yesterday.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 21, 2010, 04:31:08 AM
I think Jet snd Cord,Flight time and Big easy may not on race since they are so obvious to figure out but no sightings of them now...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 21, 2010, 04:40:40 AM
Kevin tweeted that he was playin basketball with the globetrotters. I guess M/K are with FT/BE on the race?

My Speculated Teams:

Kynt/Vyxin
Jaime/Cara
Michael/Kevin
~~~~~~~~~~
Jodi/Shannon: Jody usually posts some things on FB. She suddenly stopped. Last Post. "Therapy for my right hip/glute was so painful (but in a good way) that I skipped running practice last night. Now for some stretches, an X-ray, more therapy, more stretches, and then maybe I'll be able to run again. Hope so. I'm not done running!

Margie/Luke: Luke stopped posting here on RFF
Jet/Cord: Most likely
Flight Time/Big Easy: Most Likely
Kisha/Jen: Most Likely
Gary/Mallory: Alot had been speculating there return
Zev/Justin: most likely
Eric/Lisa: If this is a "2nd Chance" Race, They SHOULD be here.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ovalorange on November 21, 2010, 05:37:06 AM
I am in Sydney, however I do have school tomorrow  (:;) and wouldn't have time to chase the teams. Does anyone have any idea where in Sydney they may be going? I'll keep my eyes peeled and camera ready though. Sorry to let you guys down  :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2010, 05:56:19 AM
As far as Michael and Kevin are concerned what do you think about this: http://twitter.com/#!/kevjumba

He has been consistently tweeting, could be fakes, I guess time will tell.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 05:56:41 AM
GARY!!!

He almost makes up for the horrid human being that is Jaime. And for having to watch Kevin treat his father like useless luggage. Again. I don't mind the Globetrotters so much since they can be entertaining, I just don't respect them from a RAAAAACE point of view.

I'm very happy to see Zev/Justin and Kynt/Vyx back, but I was expecting it. A little disappointed with the possible lack of Toni/Dallas. I liked Keisha and Jen, though I know the only reason they were back was because of the rivalry with Luke and Margie. Booo. I don't mind either team as much as I mind Jaime because they can be competent racers and stick to being ***holes to each other as opposed to being Ugly Americans to the people of the world.

Nat and Kat have probably won TAR17 and they're doctors, not mactors, they can't take another month off.

Brook is a camera-mugging nuisance so no thanks.

If they're doing Australia as a first stop, can it please be Tasmania? Or an even smaller island in Oceania? It just seems like not enough of a shock to the system to people who are for the most part very well-traveled and also experienced racers to have them in Sydney or Melbourne.

My secon-biggest YAY after Gary is westward-going race! Woohooooo!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 21, 2010, 07:06:17 AM
People, it's just speculation. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 21, 2010, 07:22:35 AM
I'm in Sydney, but with school tomorrow (and three periods of Maths to sit through) sadly I probably will be missing all the fun. (:;)

But I cannot believe we are having another All-Stars season! I actually enjoyed the first one (apart from the catastrophic ending :groan: ) so I might just love this one too (fingers crossed that TAR13 has some representation - my chioce would be the Divorcees or Terence & Sarah).

Hope we have a great season, and maybe I might something fishy around here! I certainly hope Sydney is the destination! :knuckles:

Keep up all the great work you guys do! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2010, 08:21:16 AM
Any sightings in the Sydney area would be starting about 8 AM Sydney time, 4 PM EST. So Sydney friends, keep an eye out all day Monday!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 21, 2010, 08:54:54 AM
But I thought the first flight arrived at 6 AM Sydney time?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Leafsfan on November 21, 2010, 09:15:57 AM
I do think that there will be 2 legs in Australia, and a leg really close to Australia, (ie Indonesia or New Zealand), take season 13, 14, 15, 16 into example.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 09:46:17 AM
I know we are just speculating, but guys we have no clue where the first destination is. Australia would logically make sense, but our fantasy routes usually don't happen. We have to keep all possibilities open, and not just come to a conclusion that its Australia.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 09:52:39 AM
I hope you're right. There's parts of Australia I'd love to see on the Race for the first time (Tasmania for instance) because taking a bunch of (for the most part) experienced travelers and Racers and throwing them in a major English-speaking city on their first leg is kind of... underwhelming, unless you come up with truly killer tasks. It's just not as big of a shock to their systems as other destinations in the area could be.

I loved the All Stars Season up until the conclusion, it would have been one of my favorite seasons ever if it weren't for the dismal winners, mostly because of its the destinations. Mauritius! Madagascar! Back to back! Whoa! So fingers crossed if none of the South Pacific nations make it this time around they at least go to the Maldives.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Leafsfan on November 21, 2010, 10:00:54 AM
I hope you're right. There's parts of Australia I'd love to see on the Race for the first time (Tasmania for instance) because taking a bunch of (for the most part) experienced travelers and Racers and throwing them in a major English-speaking city on their first leg is kind of... underwhelming, unless you come up with truly killer tasks. It's just not as big of a shock to their systems as other destinations in the area could be.

I loved the All Stars Season up until the conclusion, it would have been one of my favorite seasons ever if it weren't for the dismal winners, mostly because of its the destinations. Mauritius! Madagascar! Back to back! Whoa! So fingers crossed if none of the South Pacific nations make it this time around they at least go to the Maldives.

Madagascar and Mauritius were not on the all stars season they were on season 10.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 10:07:32 AM
Doh. I was editing that before you posted, but let it be publicly known that I'm dumb.  :lol3: I have those episodes running in the background as I'm typing right now.

Poland! I still think they should go back. Mostly because I'm there in December and I have a faint hope of stalking.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kacper on November 21, 2010, 10:32:13 AM
Doh. I was editing that before you posted, but let it be publicly known that I'm dumb.  :lol3: I have those episodes running in the background as I'm typing right now.

Poland! I still think they should go back. Mostly because I'm there in December and I have a faint hope of stalking.

Ya Poland!

I will be in Poland in December too and I can help with any i repeat ANY ( ;) ) polish tweet journal and stuff like that if they will be in polish :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Belle Book on November 21, 2010, 11:32:03 AM
*OFF TOPIC*
since there are few f/f teams, i think that a f/f team won TAR17

I've been thinking that either Brook & Claire or Nat & Kat have won TAR 17 for quite some time now.  So I agree with you -- one of those two teams won.  And I'm sure hoping it's Nat & Kat -- they're my favorite team (sorry, Mike4lyf)!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 12:21:13 PM
Haha no problem  :tup: I like them both really :D
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 12:44:46 PM
I know we are just speculating, but guys we have no clue where the first destination is. Australia would logically make sense, but our fantasy routes usually don't happen. We have to keep all possibilities open, and not just come to a conclusion that its Australia.

Well, we have K/V looking at Australia books, AND a TSA employee saying that K/V were thru security for the Qantas flight....but you can choose not to believe that if you want of course.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 01:16:12 PM
Were teams aboard QS08, the flight that had to reboard in Honolulu after a technical difficulty
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 01:17:45 PM
Any sightings in the Sydney area would be starting about 8 AM Sydney time, 4 PM EST. So Sydney friends, keep an eye out all day Sunday!!

Except that it will MONDAY for them!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 01:19:50 PM
QF 12    10:25pm-8:00 am
QF 108   11:50pm- 9:25 am

Are these the two flights? The first had to stop in Honolulu for some technical reason...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Leafsfan on November 21, 2010, 02:05:27 PM
QF 12    10:25pm-8:00 am
QF 108   11:50pm- 9:25 am

Are these the two flights? The first had to stop in Honolulu for some technical reason...

Producers timed it perfectly Monday means a less chance they will be seen as opposed to sunday.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2010, 02:07:54 PM
QF 12    10:25pm-8:00 am
QF 108   11:50pm- 9:25 am

Are these the two flights? The first had to stop in Honolulu for some technical reason...

As far as I understand they are on 108. It should land in a little over two hours.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 02:09:22 PM
QF 108 is 2 hours and 15 minutes from anticipated arrival.
OF 12   is 2 hours and 50 minures from anticipated arrival.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 02:17:30 PM
Is the information that all the teams are on just the one flight (108)? I think that is what is confusing at the moment. Or is it that since we don't have confirmation of the other teams (besides the three initially tweeted) we don't know if the remaining as yet unconfirmed teams are on that flight or which other flight they may be on.  What I am reading in the various threads makes me think that is what folks are not completely clear on. (And for the moment, I count myself among them.)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 02:21:20 PM
Confirmed teams on 108. Other flights also possible but not confirmed.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Chateau d If on November 21, 2010, 02:21:22 PM
I'd say

QF 108 100% likely
QF 12 50% likely
DL 17 70% likely
VA 2 2% likely
UA 839 1 % likely
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 02:22:16 PM
I'd say

QF 108 100% likely
QF 12 50% likely
DL 17 70% likely
VA 2 2% likely<<<<good PHIL flight :lol:
UA 839 1 % likely

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 02:24:45 PM
I do think that there will be 2 legs in Australia, and a leg really close to Australia, (ie Indonesia or New Zealand), take season 13, 14, 15, 16 into example.

My spec is next leg in Melbourne (lots of flights), then Bali, then another Indonesian destination, and then a leg in India.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 21, 2010, 02:25:10 PM
Is this an all-star season?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: BayBay on November 21, 2010, 02:26:26 PM
Whoever was saying Sydney customs and border control is quick think again. Expect AT LEAST 40 mins between landing and them entering the arrivals hall especially on a Monday morning with so many flights arriving simultaneously. Hope they are not transiting to another city...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 02:34:03 PM
Is this an all-star season?

It is a season of "former racers." What CBS will call it when it comes time to promote it is anyone's guess. We have heard the term "2nd chance race."
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 02:35:24 PM
First leg flights are always producer provided; this also allows Phil to get where he needs to be at the first destination country ahead of the teams.

Thanks, Peach for clarifying what the info status was.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 21, 2010, 02:35:59 PM
Is this an all-star season?

It is a season of "former racers." What CBS will call it when it comes time to promote it is anyone's guess. We have heard the term "2nd chance race."

Thanks for your reply. Can't wait to see this season, always nice to see former teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 21, 2010, 02:42:38 PM
Does anyone know where they will proceed to after Australia?*
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 02:43:38 PM
If the route of TAR 11 is any guide vis-a-vis the places those participating Racers had been to prior to that season, there may be return visits for some of the teams. (Oswald-Danny had been to Hong Kong for TAR 2 and again for TAR 11.) I do not think we can assume that none of those venues visited by returning teams won't be included this time.)

I posted it in the spec thread, but I think Melbourne, Bali, Jakarta/Yogyakarta/Surabaya, and a stop in India are likely. Then possibly 2 legs in East Africa (TAR hasn't been there in a while, possibly Egypt?).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 02:50:32 PM
Just a historical recap......

TAR 12  ????
TAR 13......two flights to Brasil.
TAR 14......two flights....one to Zurich, one to Milan
TAR 15....???
TAR 16......two flights to Chile.....but all teams ended up on one, due to problems with plane and jumpy racers.
TAR 17....two flights to London

My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 02:50:56 PM
Does anyone know where they will proceed to after Australia?*

Welcome to RFF Oddarane! :waves:

The best thing to do is just keep reading the spoiler threads, anything we know will make its way there!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2010, 02:52:19 PM
My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor

That makes the most sense to me.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 21, 2010, 02:52:29 PM
Does anyone know where they will proceed to after Australia?*

Welcome to RFF Oddarane! :waves:

The best thing to do is just keep reading the spoiler threads, anything we know will make its way there!

Thanks for the welcome. Nice to be here. Finally I found my way here and I look forward to meeting other TAR fans. TAR is the best reality show ever made.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 21, 2010, 02:53:25 PM
Just a historical recap......

TAR 12  ????
TAR 13......two flights to Brasil.
TAR 14......two flights....one to Zurich, one to Milan
TAR 15....???
TAR 16......two flights to Chile.....but all teams ended up on one, due to problems with plane and jumpy racers.
TAR 17....two flights to London

My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor

Just wanted to say, American Airlines is no longer a sponsor for the race.  That changed when Season7 aired, the sponsorship is now with Travelocity.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 21, 2010, 02:58:15 PM
I thought the racers, when they are sequestered before the race, are forbidden to use electronic communication devices except during the race when they can book flights/travel arrangements?
 :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 02:58:28 PM
mjriches, there may still be something with American Airlines.  If you go through the seasons since seven, many first leg flights still have an American Airlines flight involved.

And this is speculative, it also explains why some potential start cities haven't been used because American does not have a large international flight presence in those cities; e.g., Atlanta (the HQ for Delta), and Minneapolis-St. Paul (now a second hub for Delta after a merger a couple of years ago.)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2010, 03:01:29 PM
I thought the racers, when they are sequestered before the race, are forbidden to use electronic communication devices except during the race when they can book flights/travel arrangements?
 :duno:

they could have some1 do it @ home
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 21, 2010, 03:06:57 PM
I thought the racers, when they are sequestered before the race, are forbidden to use electronic communication devices except during the race when they can book flights/travel arrangements?
 :duno:

they could have some1 do it @ home

Probally not, its a crime to impersonate someone on the internet if its a blog or tweet if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 03:07:22 PM
Just a historical recap......

TAR 12  ????
TAR 13......two flights to Brasil.
TAR 14......two flights....one to Zurich, one to Milan
TAR 15....???
TAR 16......two flights to Chile.....but all teams ended up on one, due to problems with plane and jumpy racers.
TAR 17....two flights to London

My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor

Just wanted to say, American Airlines is no longer a sponsor for the race.  That changed when Season7 aired, the sponsorship is now with Travelocity.

You are certainly correct there.....but what if........and I know this takes a great leap of faith......but what if American Airlines owned Travelocity.....could we say that American Airlines was in fact a sponsor?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 21, 2010, 03:11:25 PM
American Airlines doesn't own Travelocity.  If it did, why would Travelocity list airlines that are American's competitors (United, Delta, USAir) then?  Travelocity is not owned by any airline!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 03:15:54 PM
American Airlines doesn't own Travelocity.  If it did, why would Travelocity list airlines that are American's competitors (United, Delta, USAir) then?  Travelocity is not owned by any airline!!

As you wish........you win.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 03:20:48 PM
KevJumba, has been twittering within the last 20mins
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 03:21:59 PM
I'm surprised nobody has been jumping the gun yet into speculating who will be eliminated.... [dramatic Phil pause] FIRST! :)

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: BayBay on November 21, 2010, 03:24:31 PM
If Micheal and Kevin are really back they better be eliminated FIRST!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarobbsessed24 on November 21, 2010, 03:26:09 PM
If Micheal and Kevin are really back they better be eliminated FIRST!!!

how dare you! lol :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 03:26:29 PM
IF production did split the teams between QF 12 and QF 108 with the first teams to the airport on the first flight and slower teams to the airport on 2nd flight....the irony is the slower teams will get to Sydney first. I remember that happening in TAR 6 and TAR 7 5.......due to flight delays on 1st flights.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 03:27:41 PM
If Micheal and Kevin are really back they better be eliminated FIRST!!!

 :tup: Yes, please. Sorry, Michael.

I want to think good thoughts for all of them while they're up in the air and wish them safe travels in real time. I'm actually quite pleased to see for the second season in a row there are no more than (possibly) 3 teams I don't like.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 03:30:37 PM
Before TAR 15 started, TPTB encouraed Maria and Tiffany to continue to post on their Twitter and Facebook accounts, up until the day before the race actually started.

It's not like jet planes dont have internet acccess anymore......do you think they might be still following TPTB instructions to continue to post?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 03:30:49 PM
I'd much rather we found out some of the sightings are fake and KenTina, RonChris and NateJen are back instead!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: GabrielP on November 21, 2010, 03:31:52 PM
IMO, Nate & Jen are way more deserving than a few of the selected teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 03:32:49 PM
And, is anyone on the ground in Sydney? Idk, I also don't believe we do...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 03:34:38 PM
QF 108 is 47 minutes from arrival
QF 12   is 86 minutes from arrival
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 03:40:53 PM
Delta? Peach listed that as a possibility and is 21 mins from landing...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Mandoli on November 21, 2010, 03:48:41 PM
TAR 15....???

I think there were two flights here. *goes to check* Yeah, two flights. First one held five teams, second one held six. I might be mistaken on the distribution.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 04:10:50 PM
QF 108 is 10 minutes from arrival
QF 12   is 50 minutes from arrival
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 04:12:59 PM
QF108 is 28 mins from arrival...?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 04:22:18 PM
QF 108 is on the ground
QF 12 is 38 minutes out
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 04:23:06 PM
I'm hoping for some racers!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 04:24:25 PM
do we have anyone in the sydney area watching for the teams?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 04:25:43 PM
I wish we did...but noone has stepped forward atm!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 04:27:42 PM
Let's hope someone made it...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 04:29:25 PM
watch the teams all be at a pitstop in Iceland or something at the moment cause we have been putting all of our searching into Sydney stuff X_X
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 04:31:31 PM
watch the teams all be at a pitstop in Iceland or something at the moment cause we have been putting all of our searching into Sydney stuff X_X

What's with the negative waves........lol

Just a FYI.......
DL 17 landed about 12 minutes ago
UA 839 landed about 45 minutes ago......

So the Immigration/Custom Hall will be quite busy.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 04:32:44 PM
hahah I'm not trying to be negative. I was just saying, that would be funny
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 04:34:02 PM
watch the teams all be at a pitstop in Iceland or something at the moment cause we have been putting all of our searching into Sydney stuff X_X

Lol or Toronto!!!!!

Hehe. Not sure Northern Europe is a good place to race at this time of the year, unless they're going for a Nighttime Edition.  :lol: Going West makes more sense at this point, not to mention none of the speculated teams have raced in Oz before.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 04:35:44 PM
DL 17 landed.
QF 12 delayed to est 1025
QT 108 expected 0940

I am assuming these are gate arrival times from FlightStats......right?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: BayBay on November 21, 2010, 04:36:24 PM
Check Sydney Airport website...there's the most updated
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarobbsessed24 on November 21, 2010, 04:36:38 PM
speculating:

since the start was at night, i think the starting line was indoors  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 04:37:56 PM
speculating:

since the start was at night, i think the starting line was indoors  :duno:

If It was started indoors, I would guess they started at the Staples Center.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 04:40:14 PM
The racers began arriving at LAX around 6pm Pacific yesterday...

Who know what they could have been doing before arriving at the airport.. Startline task, route infos, etc.

The race could have still started while it was light out. Right?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 04:41:39 PM
There was an idea that there was a startline task (peach said) and so this may be why they arrived at 6pm at the Airport
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 04:43:31 PM
Yes. Exactally Kiwi..

And people tweeted the sightings at the airport around 6pm Pacific.

So it could have taken them awhile to actually send the message to twitter.. Especially if they are working at the airport, etc.


Currently i am just searching ... "airport" near:"Sydney" ... in twitter haha
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 21, 2010, 04:44:16 PM
speculating:

since the start was at night, i think the starting line was indoors  :duno:

If It was started indoors, I would guess they started at the Staples Center.

There was a Knicks vs Clippers NBA game there yesterday evening, so it's pretty much unlikely they started there.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Leafsfan on November 21, 2010, 04:46:16 PM
speculating:

since the start was at night, i think the starting line was indoors  :duno:

If It was started indoors, I would guess they started at the Staples Center.

There was a Knicks vs Clippers NBA game there yesterday evening, so it's pretty much unlikely they started there.

They could have started at a park that is like an hour away. Pretty much like TAR17
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 04:47:21 PM
Yes. Exactally Kiwi..

And people tweeted the sightings at the airport around 6pm Pacific.

So it could have taken them awhile to actually send the message to twitter.. Especially if they are working at the airport, etc.


Currently i am just searching ... "airport" near:"Sydney" ... in twitter haha

me too

I have been searching The Amazing Race and Sydney Airport.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: BayBay on November 21, 2010, 04:48:05 PM
Facebook is one we should be checking. I am doing that. No one uses Twitter in Oz...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 04:49:35 PM
Check Sydney Airport website...there's the most updated

Is there a webcam?? :flirt:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: BayBay on November 21, 2010, 04:51:13 PM
I wish Peach...no but there are harbor webcams. gonna scan for clueboxes  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 21, 2010, 04:58:19 PM
Check Sydney Airport website...there's the most updated

Is there a webcam?? :flirt:
Here's a link to all Sydney and NSW traffic cams! Keep a look out for the marked cars! lol

http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 21, 2010, 05:01:41 PM
Check Sydney Airport website...there's the most updated

Is there a webcam?? :flirt:
Here's a link to all Sydney and NSW traffic cams! Keep a look out for the marked cars! lol

http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/
Here's a webcam at Bondi Beach - I doubt we'll see teams but at least it'll make you feel warm on a sub-zero night.
http://www.northbondirsl.com.au/cam.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 21, 2010, 05:08:06 PM
Are there any live cams of the Sydney Opera House? The teams will probably go there at some point.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 05:08:50 PM
RichinSydney, thats very helpful, people get a camera! Sydney Opera House maybe? There's a camera just outside of the airport too!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 05:11:02 PM
I think China's fair game as well, since they didn't go there in TAR 17.
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I guess Hong Kong could be considered different enough from some of China's less explored regions, but TAR17 did go to China.

China and India are always fair game, they might even do both. I just think it's India's turn. Unless they do Australia/Indonesia/South Asian country and skip India because it would be the fifth or sixth leg in the same type of climate and they want to go for some variety and not spend half the race in the same (vast) neighborhood. Sadly, given the time of the year, Kazakhstan will probably still not be featured on TAR. 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Zvarri on November 21, 2010, 05:16:30 PM
Look out for clue boxes and route markers if there are any.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 05:25:41 PM
Trains at Kingsford Smith Airport
The Airport Link train connects Sydney Airport to Central Station and Circular Quay. The Airport Link information desk is located in T3 Arrivals hall, next to baggage carousel 1. Ticket prices begin from A$15.00 for a single adult ticket from the Domestic Terminal to Central Station.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 21, 2010, 05:30:47 PM
So, if most of the teams appear on the Wii cover...could the Wii game give us clues for the race course?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Leafsfan on November 21, 2010, 05:31:00 PM
I think China's fair game as well, since they didn't go there in TAR 17.
[/qu

I guess Hong Kong could be considered different enough from some of China's less explored regions, but TAR17 did go to China.

China and India are always fair game, they might even do both. I just think it's India's turn. Unless they do Australia/Indonesia/South Asian country and skip India because it would be the fifth or sixth leg in the same type of climate and they want to go for some variety and not spend half the race in the same (vast) neighborhood. Sadly, given the time of the year, Kazakhstan will probably still not be featured on TAR. 

it was on amazing race 13
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: BayBay on November 21, 2010, 05:32:26 PM
OMG this is intense!! The train can be taken to Central and from there anywhere is possible!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 05:38:41 PM
Peach, is this info eminating from FB/Twitter...this is clearly the best place to ask...Live Sightings hell no guys!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 21, 2010, 05:39:29 PM
Peach, is this info eminating from FB/Twitter...this is clearly the best place to ask...Live Sightings hell no guys!!
I think we shouldn't compromise our source...for all we know it could be puddin doing field work :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 05:40:02 PM
It is coming from heaven. (http://planetsmilies.net/angel-smiley-5097.gif)

Quit questioning a gift.


Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 05:41:19 PM
And that answers it, for the people who think Live Sightings is neccessarily the right place. Peach, I think they just wanted to be in on your spoilers! Having a go at detecting!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 05:45:02 PM
And that answers it, for the people who think Live Sightings is neccessarily the right place. Peach, I think they just wanted to be in on your spoilers! Having a go at detecting!

People can be in on it.....just do it in the Speculation Thread.....leave the sightings thread for raw data. It makes much easier to find later without all the comements, discussions etc in that thread.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 05:46:37 PM
Exactly, this is the correct thread, unlike the spoilers thread some just posted on!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 21, 2010, 06:05:30 PM
My eyes are too blurry from sleeplessness to actually see anything, but...

http://www.earthtv.com/en/camera-destination/sydney-australia
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 07:42:07 PM
Teams in Manly at Ocean World. May be a swimming task of some sort.
Yes I picked it! Xtreme Shark Dive. All sessions booked out today.

http://oceanworld.myfun.com.au/Shark-Dive-Xtreme/Information-and-Prices.htm

Roadblock to search for a chest maybe
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 21, 2010, 07:43:55 PM
Teams in Manly at Ocean World. May be a swimming task of some sort.
Yes I picked it! Xtreme Shark Dive. All sessions booked out today.

http://oceanworld.myfun.com.au/Shark-Dive-Xtreme/Information-and-Prices.htm

Roadblock to search for a chest maybe
Yes or feed the sharks. Definately a Road Block. They should be there a while. I remember someone didn't complete the task in TAR Asia, too scared to go in the water!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 08:08:28 PM
OMG this is the spoiler leg of the century!! :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Leafsfan on November 21, 2010, 08:18:28 PM
OMG this is the spoiler leg of the century!! :jumpy:

Agreed! But when you have a season of returning teams in a country were arguably Amazing race is the most popular outside USA it comes much easier to spoil.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 08:20:32 PM
Peach, your a star...I'll just sit back and read you from now on!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 21, 2010, 08:22:28 PM
It is not me...I am just a messenger!! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 08:25:27 PM
This is so great, first photo of the Goths as well...and with the realtruthflavor back as well...this season looks epic now!!! Apart from KenTina exclusion (robbed!!!)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 09:26:00 PM
2.25am in the morning, if a 12-hr-pitstop....I hope someone can find where they're off to next...If NZ (Auckland etc), I'll be there
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 21, 2010, 09:28:04 PM
So the next leg should start around noon tomorrow?
I'm going for a double leg in Australia. Teams could stay in Sydney or go on a 6am domestic flight? NZ is a chance but its going backwards in the route considering they are going in a Westerly direction  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 21, 2010, 09:29:03 PM
Important disclaimer: There is no such thing as a 12h Pit Stop anymore!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: gsrqh on November 21, 2010, 09:29:34 PM
I'm in Melbourne if they come down here!!!   :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 09:30:05 PM
Important disclaimer: There is no such thing as a 12h Pit Stop anymore!

what do you mean by this?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 09:30:37 PM
I'm in Melbourne if they come down here!!!   :tup:

I doubt it since it was visited on Season 13.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 09:31:33 PM
Important disclaimer: There is no such thing as a 12h Pit Stop anymore!

what do you mean by this?

He "meant" exactly what he said.

So the next leg should start around noon tomorrow?

The next leg will start when Production wants it to start, regardless of the time length of the pit stop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 21, 2010, 09:31:45 PM
Important disclaimer: There is no such thing as a 12h Pit Stop anymore!

what do you mean by this?
most of the recent Pit Stops haven't been 12 hours long
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 09:31:50 PM
2.25am in the morning, if a 12-hr-pitstop....I hope someone can find where they're off to next...If NZ (Auckland etc), I'll be there

get Coutzy and company to stake out at Melbourne, possibly the MCG

I'm in Melbourne if they come down here!!!   :tup:

I doubt it since it was visited on Season 13.

no, that was Auckland
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 09:33:42 PM
We have our 1st Pitstop... so does that mean we will be able to figure out the 1st team eliminated by tonight and wont have to wait until teams start next leg?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 09:33:56 PM
2.25am in the morning, if a 12-hr-pitstop....I hope someone can find where they're off to next...If NZ (Auckland etc), I'll be there

get Coutzy and company to stake out at Melbourne, possibly the MCG

I'm in Melbourne if they come down here!!!   :tup:

I doubt it since it was visited on Season 13.

no, that was Auckland

oops, sorry about that.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 21, 2010, 09:38:54 PM
wow, I can feel for the editors and all the work they have to put in to sum up all of these events in less than 50 minutes of footage, hopefully we'll get another 90-minute premiere
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 09:41:35 PM
wow, I can feel for the editors and all the work they have to put in to sum up all of these events in less than 50 minutes of footage, hopefully we'll get another 90-minute premiere

if there is a starting line task, then it'll definitely be 90 minutes
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 09:43:30 PM
K&J arrived at Pitstop but ran back...


AHhhhh! Gary and Mallory please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 09:46:13 PM
I bet they didnt pay the taxis
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 09:46:30 PM
Good point.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 10:05:31 PM
Would they do a To Be Continued leg this early in the race?

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 10:08:00 PM
Could be edited into an episode similar to the TAR 15 premirere

Starting line elimination , than a non-elimination.

In this case though, a TBC leg..
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 10:12:46 PM
well didn't peach say the racers kept running away from Phil after checking in?

and 4 people purchased tickets for something?

Maybe those things are unrelated.... i just got a To Be Continued vibe
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 10:15:19 PM
There's no rule that they have to get to the first elimination on the first night, even if it is a TBC leg or a NEL with an elimination on a second leg.

When I saw Peach's mention that four teams had bought Captain Cook's tour tickets, that made me think there is a TBC, and that the mention of the Express Pass goes to the first team that finds Phil, not necessarily the winner of the leg. Peach did not say teams were running away from Phil, but she did say the teams are not spending very much time with him. But she did say there was a local greeter -- a male surfer; so who knows at the moment if this was a complete leg with an elimination, an NEL or a TBC.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 10:33:32 PM
FB:

Just got filmed and had to sign waivers to be on tv for pointing the goth couple in the right direction on the amazing race Australia. Hahaha
2 minutes ago via iPhone

Comment-
 Oh great, now we know the Goth couple will at least make it to Australia! ;) I'll be sure to watch for you! Lol


Lol they think they are on TAR Aus. He better chase them down and take them to the pitstop

THEY CHECKED IN!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 10:35:21 PM
X_X

hahaha

that facebook status about the guy having to sign a waiver for pointing Kynt and Vyxsin in the right direction..

than right after it, Peach posts that they checked in X_X haha

looks like Cowboys were last..

I really hope they didnt half ass it so he could go home to his wife and honeymoon... just so they could get some publicity.. Other teams would have enjoyed the opportunity
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Leafsfan on November 21, 2010, 10:41:13 PM
I guess they would do a TBC so for atleast 2 episodes fans can see there favourite teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 10:42:42 PM
This will be no different than any other season. There will be a sequester of eliminated teams. So I seriously doubt the Cowboys would half-ass it.  That would be totally contrary to everything they've shown in the past, and what they've said in the past about their competitiveness.

If Mel-Mike haven't been seen after the apparent roadblock task, then they may in face be the last team to arrive.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 10:43:25 PM
I am confused. Which team is getting eliminated? Cowboys?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 10:44:24 PM
Teams are continuing on...its a TBC Leg!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Mandoli on November 21, 2010, 10:44:30 PM
I am confused. Which team is getting eliminated? Cowboys?

Apparently it's TBC, so nobody yet.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 21, 2010, 10:45:01 PM
Oh God, I was hoping for a Pit Stop so I could check in!

I'm mighty exhausted! :lol:

Please go to the airport so I can catch a breather!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 10:45:35 PM
Don't know for sure if any team is getting eliminated yet. Which is why I worded my last post as last team to arrive.

There are a lot of comments about the Cowboys coming in last, but I'm saying I am not sure about that, and Mel-Mike haven't been accounted for at his moment.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 10:46:35 PM
Mel and Mike checked in right behind RonChris, theschnauzers...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 21, 2010, 10:46:52 PM
But when the first teams arrived, did they rush off again? I thought G/M looked happy etc... Doesn't seem right. If this is a TBC... are they going back to the airport? Or back to Circular Quay?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Mandoli on November 21, 2010, 10:47:25 PM
Mel and Mike checked in right behind RonChris, theschnauzers...

^ Yeah. I was going to say that I swear I saw a post where Ron/Christina checked in and Mel/Mike weren't too far behind.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 10:47:48 PM
Hell maybe Kynt and Vyxsin are going to a hotel....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 10:47:57 PM
But when the first teams arrived, did they rush off again? I thought G/M looked happy etc... Doesn't seem right. If this is a TBC... are they going back to the airport? Or back to Circular Quay?

Yeah, and where are we supposed to be looking
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 10:48:34 PM
I dont believe that it is a TBC to be honest.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Mister RC on November 21, 2010, 10:49:06 PM
Quote
I guess they would do a TBC so for atleast 2 episodes fans can see there favourite teams.

This sort of worries me.  Save for that mess of a 2-hour premiere in TAR15, there hasn't been a single 2 hour episode since 2007.  Based on when the TV schedule would allow for TAR to start, this is one season where one would not want to see a 2-hr episode.  But if there is one, I'd prefer the finale or mid-season.  Fair enough.

Since the TV schedule might "force" TAR to give us a 2-hour episode, I totally expect them to do a double episode in the first week, which sucks.  However, a leg one TBC is fitting, because the second hour would eliminate the second team (while canceling out one of 3 NEL).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 10:49:47 PM
Yes.. people were wondering about that when the 1st 4 teams checked in..

They would walk up to Phil and than didn't talk with him for long. And than would quickly run away.. (now apparently the teams are heading back to Sydney)

Gary and Mallory possibly came in 1st and that explains the happiness /smiling. Maybe they got express pass?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 21, 2010, 10:51:10 PM
Maybe they noticed too many people spoiling so they are trying to put us off!  :lol:

We need Peach to confirm if the teams rushed off after they got to pitstop or not.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 10:51:41 PM
So have the cowboys checked in yet?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 10:52:02 PM
Peach reported that Phil was seen taking a clue out from under the mat, and the only reason he's do that is because this leg is a TBC.

Speaking of which, I'm glad to see that the uberleg is still part of the game.  I've always wanted to see this used in the first leg, and apparently that is exactly what is happening.

Second, I suspect the entire uberleg will be in and around Sydney. The last time TAR was there, it was technically only a half of a leg (there was a detour in Hong Kong first and the roadblock was the famous "Slang" roadblock in Sdyney. The city more than deserves a full leg plus on TAR.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 10:53:32 PM
Still not convinced it is Double leg, unless it is a driving leg and that is why we havent seen anyone else.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 21, 2010, 10:53:49 PM
Quick recap of check-in times from Peach, bracketed teams are unconfirmed.

1431h: LaKisha/Jennifer
1438h: Zev/Justin
(Amanda/Kris, Gary/Mallory)
1459h: Herbert/Nathanael
1503h: Jaime/Cara
1509h: Margie/Luke
1514h: Ronald/Christina
(Mel/Mike)
1532h: Kynt/Vyxsin
(Jet/Cord)

Edited: Herbert/Nathanael timing fixed, thanks Kiwi.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: gsrqh on November 21, 2010, 10:54:22 PM
Oh God, I was hoping for a Pit Stop so I could check in!

I'm mighty exhausted! :lol:

Please go to the airport so I can catch a breather!

I'm with you !!  :zzz
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 10:55:34 PM
Maybe they noticed too many people spoiling so they are trying to put us off!  :lol:

We need Peach to confirm if the teams rushed off after they got to pitstop or not.

peach already confirmed this..

the teams would check in with Phil, than would quickly run off.. At first im sure people thought the Team might have made a mistake and had to fix it, but alot of the teams started doing the same thing
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 10:56:24 PM
Maybe they noticed too many people spoiling so they are trying to put us off!  :lol:

We need Peach to confirm if the teams rushed off after they got to pitstop or not.

peach already confirmed this..

the teams would check in with Phil, than would quickly run off.. At first im sure people thought the Team might have made a mistake and had to fix it, but alot of the teams started doing the same thing

Peach, Have Jet and Cord checked in yet?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 10:56:54 PM
Neobie, FT and BE checked in at 1459
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 10:57:02 PM
Bracing for Melbourne? Duration: 1:30, and flights literally depart every 15 minutes.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 21, 2010, 11:10:22 PM
Quick recap of check-in times from Peach, bracketed teams are unconfirmed.

1431h: LaKisha/Jennifer
1438h: Zev/Justin
(Amanda/Kris, Gary/Mallory)
1459h: Herbert/Nathanael
1503h: Jaime/Cara
1509h: Margie/Luke
1514h: Ronald/Christina
(Mel/Mike)
1532h: Kynt/Vyxsin
(Jet/Cord)

Edited: Herbert/Nathanael timing fixed, thanks Kiwi.

Does this mean that Michael and Kevin are last? Hasn't it been confirmed that they are a part of this season?
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 11:11:02 PM
No, Michael and Kevin were somehow mistaken for Ronald and Christina!!!!
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Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 11:11:18 PM
Home from LA! Really dramatic flight! Medical emergency required landing mid way in Honolulu after dumping 30,000 pounds of fuel. Then storms near Fiji diverted us another 2 hours! Got to Sydney and no gate allocated! 8 teams of the "Amazing Race" were on my flight - two sitting next to me - drew maps and helped with their clues for Sydney! What a flight!
6 minutes ago
 -- AS POSTED BY WHITEBOARD (found on FB)

Well we saw for our own eyes that there was that flight that got redirected to Honolulu. So unless this is some uberfan trying to make us fall for this info, it sounds pretty legitimate.

Could explain the "lead" that Gary/Mallory, Kisha/Jen, Amanda/Kris and Zev/Justin had.. (the person did say 8 teams were on the flight though so idk. maybe there were really 7.. or just one of those 4 teams i mentioned caught up)

THANK YOU WHITE BOARD
WELCOME :jumpy:
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Post by: kinibug on November 21, 2010, 11:13:40 PM
No, Michael and Kevin were somehow mistaken for Ronald and Christina!!!!

Lol, so Michael and Kevin are there. Thank you :) I am new here and still getting used to everything. Y'all are awesome here!
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Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 11:14:32 PM
No, that would explain it, because remember G/M K/J and A/K all were on the first ferry.

Zev and Justin were on second but mustve blitzed through the tasks
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 21, 2010, 11:15:33 PM
Captain Cook Cruises, my parents have taken before there's a hop on hop off day pass which involves travelling to Luna Fun Park, check it out! This could be a possible destination, great for a detour or roadblock!!
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Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 11:16:00 PM
No. Michael and Kevin were only THOUGHT to be on the race because of Kevin's mysterious posts on Twitter

and an eye witness at LAX Airport saying they saw "2 asians" or "2 asian men"

so people assumed it was Michael and Kevin when really it was Ron and Christina
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Post by: north09 on November 21, 2010, 11:16:07 PM
No, Michael and Kevin were somehow mistaken for Ronald and Christina!!!!

Lol, so Michael and Kevin are there. Thank you :) I am new here and still getting used to everything. Y'all are awesome here!

No, Ron & Christina were confused for being them. Michael & Kevin are not racing. It's easy to be confused with all these posts.
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Post by: amazing race fan on November 21, 2010, 11:17:13 PM
do we know if Jet and Cord have checked in yet?
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Post by: Cocoa on November 21, 2010, 11:18:08 PM
OMG this is the spoiler leg of the century!! :jumpy:

Peach, it's just like your narrating a future episode of TAR ala "Show Discussion Updates and Commentary" thingy. :lol: GOOD JOB! :hearts:

(Sorry if this is chatter.)
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Post by: north09 on November 21, 2010, 11:18:38 PM
It would seem as if they haven't. I'll laugh when they do.
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Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 11:20:03 PM
Hmm .. kinda sucks that the first leg of an "All Stars" edition, there was grouping because of a flight.

Maybe the TBC thing was a last minute idea to make sure everything was fair? Than again, its not productions fault that 8 teams were stuck on a flight that had to land somewhere else for a bit. While 3 other teams gained a lead

If the teams were all even, I'm sure the teams would be in much different rankings.
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Post by: mike4lyf on November 21, 2010, 11:20:32 PM
do we know if Jet and Cord have checked in yet?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 11:22:21 PM
Hmm. Not sure if Jet and Cord have checked in yet... Is it possible that the people we are getting this info from decided to follow the teams to their next destination if it is in fact a TBC leg.
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Post by: kinibug on November 21, 2010, 11:31:38 PM
No. Michael and Kevin were only THOUGHT to be on the race because of Kevin's mysterious posts on Twitter

and an eye witness at LAX Airport saying they saw "2 asians" or "2 asian men"

so people assumed it was Michael and Kevin when really it was Ron and Christina

Oh ok. Thanks :) I have to be up in less than 3 hours but these updates are keeping me on edge lol.
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Post by: DrRox on November 21, 2010, 11:33:16 PM
Another posibility to the TBC........

In a lot of TARs.......the end of the first leg is a "take a number or time" for departure the next day to finish the leg.......Phil could have been handing out times and instructions for the teams. Looking at that Captain Cook Tours website.......the Hop on and Hop off ride has a couple of places where they could isolate the teams over night and release them the next morning.....or whenever......plus buying the ticket is good for 24 hours......just a thought.
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Post by: theschnauzers on November 21, 2010, 11:39:36 PM
Dr. Rox, it sounds as if there's been a detour and a roadblock on the first day, and so, the TBC makes better sense. Phil hasn't given out clues, except for a TBC in-leg mat situation, and that is the only thing that makes any sense.

Meanwhile there's that item just re-posted in this thread that the observer said was a team from two seasons ago -- as TAR 17 is currently being aired there, is it possible that was a reference to Jet-Cord; is it possible the source didn't see them reach Phil? I'm not saying they aren't last, just that they made it without the source seeing them.
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Post by: Caelestor on November 21, 2010, 11:46:00 PM
Dr. Rox, it sounds as if there's been a detour and a roadblock on the first day, and so, the TBC makes better sense. Phil hasn't given out clues, except for a TBC in-leg mat situation, and that is the only thing that makes any sense.

Meanwhile there's that item just re-posted in this thread that the observer said was a team from two seasons ago -- as TAR 17 is currently being aired there, is it possible that was a reference to Jet-Cord; is it possible the source didn't see them reach Phil? I'm not saying they aren't last, just that they made it without the source seeing them.

Is there time for a detour? It seems to me as if the leg is Train to Circular Quay to Harbor Bridge (About 11:00-11:30), Ferry to Manly (12:00), RB at Oceanworld Manly (1:00), General task at Manly Yacht Club (1:30-2:00), Midpoint at TBC (2:30-3:30).

Also, I think there may be activity at the airport. The next logical destination, if teams are flying out, is Melbourne.
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Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 21, 2010, 11:46:48 PM
Quote
Second, I suspect the entire uberleg will be in and around Sydney. The last time TAR was there, it was technically only a half of a leg (there was a detour in Hong Kong first and the roadblock was the famous "Slang" roadblock in Sdyney. The city more than deserves a full leg plus on TAR.

The city has had two full legs -- TAR Asia 1 and TAR Israel, as well as the major parts of two other episodes, including part of a TBC and the TAR2 two-hour episode. Especially when you consider that all Australia's second largest city has had is the TAR Australia starting line and a flight connection, Sydney really doesn't need any more.
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Post by: calibound234 on November 21, 2010, 11:53:17 PM
I was wondering myself if the

"Under the bridge for the clue" thing was the Roadblock maybe?

And the OceanWorld thing was the detour.. weren't some teams doing sailing while others were swimming for an object?

Or were those the same tasks.. or one was just a route info?

So confused.

When was Jet and Cord spotted with a Red Clue..... and where are they X_X
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Post by: ltvols on November 21, 2010, 11:58:07 PM
according to tweets regarding circular qual, pitt st, martin pl - according the maps, they could be going to Hyde Park.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 22, 2010, 12:06:20 AM
Just remember American and Canadian viewers haven't seen the Asian or other regional editions. As far as they are concerned, they've only seen the Race in Sydney from TAR 2.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 12:16:38 AM
Okay so i am trying to find these locations on a map to see what makes sense..

So far it seems possible that after Pitstop, teams headed back to Circular Quay (by driving) than had to walk to Pyrmont Bridge which is 4 minutes away from there.. Pitt St. is like a street or 2 over from where circular quay is
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Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 12:18:17 AM
it would take 30 minutes on foot though to get from Circular Quay to Pyrmont Bridge..

teams were seen on foot though at Pitt St. and Pyrmont Bridge
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Post by: RichInSydney on November 22, 2010, 12:20:22 AM
Okay so i am trying to find these locations on a map to see what makes sense..

So far it seems possible that after Pitstop, teams headed back to Circular Quay (by driving) than had to walk to Pyrmont Bridge which is 4 minutes away from there.. Pitt St. is like a street or 2 over from where circular quay is
I'd say they got the ferry or Captain Cook Cruise boats back to Circular Quay, then Pitt Street, Pyrmont Bridge (Darling Harbour) and Martin Place all on foot. (No particular order).
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Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 12:26:19 AM
I wonder why G/M and R/C were running from the Marriot Hotel together though?

Hmm the ferries could be how Ron and Christina caught up if thats the case
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on November 22, 2010, 12:36:33 AM
Just remember American and Canadian viewers haven't seen the Asian or other regional editions. As far as they are concerned, they've only seen the Race in Sydney from TAR 2.

I understand that, but there's soooooo much more to Australia than Sydney, which is what the producers of the various versions appear to have trouble realising (which is weird given TAR Asia and TAR Israel were both made by a Melbourne-based production company).

And even ignoring the foreign visits -- Sydney's been done before, but a bunch of other major Aussie cities haven't. Melbourne. Hobart. Adelaide. Alice Springs. Canberra. Broome. It's more that a city is getting repeated so often around the place than the fact that it's Sydney specifically -- I have the same issues with Auckland being used every time the race goes to New Zealand (though TARA4 finally ended that run).

It's not as if Melbourne is hard to get to (it's a hub for three international airlines, including Qantas and the largest of the Virgin-branded airlines, and Melbourne-Sydney is the fourth most-travelled route in the world) or hard to plan tasks for, so there's really no excuse at all to be doing Sydney again, to be honest.
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Post by: redwings8831 on November 22, 2010, 12:45:00 AM
Oooo ohk just got this info from a friend of mine whose currently at Pyrmont Bridge:
Ok their clue is to find a sculpture called to sail to stop. The guy they asked on the bridge didn't know. He saw six teams. After this they have to get on a plane to the outback.
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 22, 2010, 12:46:17 AM
Should we really believe this?....
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Post by: Cocoa on November 22, 2010, 12:47:15 AM
No to bunching, please. :'( I hope it's false.
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Post by: DrRox on November 22, 2010, 12:54:54 AM
Ayers Rock maybe???
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Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 01:00:50 AM
Non-elimination, or Intersection. We can't have both.

Oh God I hope for Ayers Rock! Send them somewhere without a billion tweets so I can rest a little bit! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: north09 on November 22, 2010, 01:01:11 AM
Logicly, why would they plan all these tasks in Sydney only to randomly send them on a plane to the outback? I say it's fake.
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Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 22, 2010, 01:02:09 AM
Can't believe the detail of the information that everyone has uncovered! Certainly seems to be making it easier to spot racers if they have raced before (or if they are 7-foot Globetrotters). :groan:

To think that the racers are only 10-20km away from here is pretty cool! :tup:

Keep up the great work everyone at RFF :hearts: , and Gary & Mallory FTW! :yess:
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Post by: Cocoa on November 22, 2010, 01:04:56 AM
Hmm, Outback Australia is nice. :tup: The Uluru Rock would rock too (equivalent to the world-famous Stonehenge visit in S17). :hearts: But I hope it's on Leg 2, not here on Leg 1. :groan:
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Post by: redwings8831 on November 22, 2010, 01:07:03 AM
Hmm, Outback Australia is nice. :tup: The Uluru Rock would rock too (equivalent to the world-famous Stonehenge visit in S17). :hearts: But I hope it's on Leg 2, not here on Leg 1. :groan:

Well, with having a TBC on Leg 1, I doubt Leg 2 will be Australia.
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Post by: mike4lyf on November 22, 2010, 01:17:12 AM
WOW! I am soooo impressed/scared that I correctly predicted a Qantas delay?!?! hahaha
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Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 01:17:57 AM
If we're going to the Outback, I suggest everyone take a break for tonight and come back same time tomorrow!

Flights leaving right now will not make it in by sunset, and Phil does need some time to film his new stand-ups!
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 22, 2010, 01:19:45 AM
saintpita believes teams are still there atm...
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Post by: redwings8831 on November 22, 2010, 01:21:27 AM
saintpita believes teams are still there atm...

He was also the one who said they were going to the Outback after "sail to stop" so I don't know.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 22, 2010, 01:33:14 AM
Kevin and Michael couldn't be on the race...could they?
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Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 01:46:18 AM
Sounds like a clue to head to the bridge, then to Town Hall Square (where "To Sail To Stop" is), where they pick up a flight time (there's a pun in there somewhere) for the next day...
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Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 22, 2010, 01:47:42 AM
With Jet and Cord still last...
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Post by: mike4lyf on November 22, 2010, 01:56:21 AM
Sounds like a clue to head to the bridge, then to Town Hall Square (where "To Sail To Stop" is), where they pick up a flight time (there's a pun in there somewhere) for the next day...

Heres hoping that Kynt and Vyxin push ahead :D
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Post by: Chateau d If on November 22, 2010, 02:29:22 AM
Can we have a Pit Stop already ?   :(

Time to sleep.
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Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 22, 2010, 02:30:03 AM
Oh, gosh. Are you following them?
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Post by: Caelestor on November 22, 2010, 02:31:58 AM
The question is, why are teams camping out at the Town Hall?
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Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 22, 2010, 02:34:04 AM
Is it open? Or could they have to wait a certain amount of time before they can go do their next task?
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Post by: ovalorange on November 22, 2010, 02:36:10 AM
In the video with Gary/mallory and Ron/Chris, Mallory can be seen holding a large rectangular thing. I think Chris may have the same thing too. Anyone got any idea what it could be?

(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/Untitled2.png?t=1290414826)
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Post by: rodcub on November 22, 2010, 03:17:21 AM
So the racers are in Sydney right now.

I have it on pretty good authority that some crew from Seven and an American network were in Melbourne last week, seemingly measuring timings for getting from Southern Cross Station to Southbank.

Southern Cross Station would be the logical point of arrival for any person who is coming in from Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne.  The Skybus service terminates at Southern Cross Station.

The big things over near Southbank side are Crown, Eureka Skydeck and the Arts Centre.

If the racers are in Sydney tonight and getting accommodations (as one of my friends has told me), it could be an early morning leg to Melbourne for racing tomorrow.

Maybe we will see the red and yellow flags out tomorrow around Melbourne?  This is a reasonable assumption given that Melbourne (Australia's second biggest city) has not yet featured on any of the 17 seasons of the show.

If I were a betting man, I think I'd be on some very good money tomorrow.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ovalorange on November 22, 2010, 04:32:23 AM
Seeing as Jet and Cord haven't turned up at Town Hall, do you think they could have been eliminated at the midway point?
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Post by: Snowy on November 22, 2010, 04:39:21 AM
Seeing as Jet and Cord haven't turned up at Town Hall, do you think they could have been eliminated at the midway point?

A friend just had a chat to Jet and Cord at Town Hall about 10 minutes ago; said the country was beautiful. I was at the midway point earlier today and saw them arrive, take the clue off Phil and run off again, so they're definitely still in the race!
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Post by: ovalorange on November 22, 2010, 06:17:41 AM
Seeing as Jet and Cord haven't turned up at Town Hall, do you think they could have been eliminated at the midway point?

A friend just had a chat to Jet and Cord at Town Hall about 10 minutes ago; said the country was beautiful. I was at the midway point earlier today and saw them arrive, take the clue off Phil and run off again, so they're definitely still in the race!

Fantastic! :jumpy:

On another note, the circular metal thing on the ledge next to Kris (and waterbottles) - could that possibly be the clue teams had at one stage? Teams were reportedly seen with a metallic spherical object right?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 22, 2010, 06:30:13 AM
I'm sorry for bringing this to the table, but what if?

The intended Leg 1 of the race has a true pitstop at Shelley Beach. However, due to certain circumstances (perhaps flight mishap), the race minds have decided to merge Leg 2 with Leg 1 and put a TBC Faux Mat in the middle (Fake pitstops usually don't have a greeter and a signboard on it, but this leg has one). Leg 2 is actually the remaining locations in Sydney that will eventually lead them to a flight sign-up or something to the Outback.
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Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 22, 2010, 06:31:46 AM
Is there going to be a midway point on each leg? I thought they usually have the connected legs at the end, or whatever. Someone mind explaining? I'm confused...
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Post by: jerseydude on November 22, 2010, 07:08:41 AM
I'm sorry for bringing this to the table, but what if?

The intended Leg 1 of the race has a true pitstop at Shelley Beach. However, due to certain circumstances (perhaps flight mishap), the race minds have decided to merge Leg 2 with Leg 1 and put a TBC Faux Mat in the middle (Fake pitstops usually don't have a greeter and a signboard on it, but this leg has one). Leg 2 is actually the remaining locations in Sydney that will eventually lead them to a flight sign-up or something to the Outback.


It is possible but doubtful. The delayed flight QF12 was only late for about 2-3 hours, which wouldn't have made a major difference to planning. Also, the Shark Tank from the Manly Oceanworld was fully booked today, meaning that WRP planned for the racers to arrive and do the tasks today.
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Post by: The Queen V on November 22, 2010, 07:19:30 AM
I'm sorry for bringing this to the table, but what if?

The intended Leg 1 of the race has a true pitstop at Shelley Beach. However, due to certain circumstances (perhaps flight mishap), the race minds have decided to merge Leg 2 with Leg 1 and put a TBC Faux Mat in the middle (Fake pitstops usually don't have a greeter and a signboard on it, but this leg has one). Leg 2 is actually the remaining locations in Sydney that will eventually lead them to a flight sign-up or something to the Outback.


It is possible but doubtful. The delayed flight QF12 was only late for about 2-3 hours, which wouldn't have made a major difference to planning. Also, the Shark Tank from the Manly Oceanworld was fully booked today, meaning that WRP planned for the racers to arrive and do the tasks today.


i think its a pitstop - at least leg 1 is, they just made it a pitstop with zero rest hours and a non elimination because of the flights for leg 2. in that way they could show 2 legs in a 2 hour premiere episode.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 22, 2010, 07:20:10 AM
I'm sorry for bringing this to the table, but what if?

The intended Leg 1 of the race has a true pitstop at Shelley Beach. However, due to certain circumstances (perhaps flight mishap), the race minds have decided to merge Leg 2 with Leg 1 and put a TBC Faux Mat in the middle (Fake pitstops usually don't have a greeter and a signboard on it, but this leg has one). Leg 2 is actually the remaining locations in Sydney that will eventually lead them to a flight sign-up or something to the Outback.


It is possible but doubtful. The delayed flight QF12 was only late for about 2-3 hours, which wouldn't have made a major difference to planning. Also, the Shark Tank from the Manly Oceanworld was fully booked today, meaning that WRP planned for the racers to arrive and do the tasks today.


... or saving a favo team? I hope not. :groan: :lol: (Don't hail me, people! :lol:)
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Post by: DrRox on November 22, 2010, 07:25:00 AM

If I were a betting man, I think I'd be on some very good money tomorrow.

Dont bet.....you will lose......they are going to Broken Hill on charter flights
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Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 07:26:28 AM
Well according to the woman on the plane,

Kisha and Jen,Gary and Mallory,Amanda and Kris were all on the later flight that was originally intended to arrive in Sydney AFTER the other 8 teams.. but due to the plane having to land in Honolulu. The team with 8 teams ended up falling behind the other one.

I know that's something that the production team doesn't really have control over, but maybe they didn't think it was fair to eliminate someone that may have been able to stay in. Especially in the 1st episode of an "AllStar" season

Although I'm sure Jet and Cord would have been eliminated either way.. They were SO far behind.. I wonder what happened

Would it be possible that eliminated teams continue to run in the race as decoys?

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Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 22, 2010, 07:33:47 AM
That is a possibility, but I don't think they will do it for so long, as they still have to do elimination station.
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Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 07:42:11 AM
In that picture that was posted, I almost made a mistake of thinking Amanda and Kris were Jeff and Jordan! haha
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Post by: Prophet on November 22, 2010, 07:48:06 AM
I think this has to be considered a TBC leg, check out Phil's pocket stash. Way to break in the all stars!
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Post by: jerseydude on November 22, 2010, 08:10:21 AM
I think this has to be considered a TBC leg, check out Phil's pocket stash. Way to break in the all stars!

This by far is the most spoiled leg in history and means there probably will be never another first leg in Sydney.

Anyhow, if they are going to the outback is it where Survivor was in that area?


Totally different area. Survivor Australian Outback was filmed at Goshen Station, Queensland. The next leg is Broken Hill, NSW.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 09:31:23 AM
I wonder if the teams themselves know that they are going to Broken Hill? (If TPTB pulls a "mystery destination" on them...) :lol:

They should really constantly check RFF to figure out where they're going next!
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Post by: ltvols on November 22, 2010, 10:25:25 AM
couple of questions.....  if the flights to broken hill leave at 6ish am, we should expect them to be on the move in about 3 hours right?  Also, after looking up broken hill, it seems it's most known for mining.  could we have a mining roadblock? 
 
"[broken hill]  Australia's largest mining concern BHP Billiton has its origins here with the initials BHP standing for "Broken Hill Proprietary". The mining industry has declined in recent years however it still plays an important part in the story of the town with many tourist attractions associated with mining. The other main reason to visit Broken Hill is for the artists who have called the city home. There are many galleries around the city that are worth visiting."  (source wiki)
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Post by: Jobby on November 22, 2010, 10:25:52 AM
I wonder if the teams themselves know that they are going to Broken Hill? (If TPTB pulls a "mystery destination" on them...) :lol:

They should really constantly check RFF to figure out where they're going next!

I wonder if Luke actually does that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 12:01:06 PM
Looking through my copy of Lonely Planet. Looks like some of these might be in order:
Broken Hill Base, working Royal Flying Doctor Service base
School of the Air, where "tourists are expected to be at the School by 8.15am"
Golf or underground mines (Delprat's Mine or Daydream Mine), as in TAR 2
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Post by: Oddarane on November 22, 2010, 12:44:45 PM
Where do you get all this info from????

Anyway, thanks for all the new info and pics.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redwings8831 on November 22, 2010, 01:10:10 PM
So the first charter leaves in about 50 minutes. I saw a list of teams on each charter (I think in the timeline thread) but was wondering if that has been confirmed by anyone?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 22, 2010, 01:11:02 PM
The first charter leaves now...It's 6:10 over there...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redwings8831 on November 22, 2010, 01:12:07 PM
The first charter leaves now...It's 6:10 over there...

Yeah, I was off an hour.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 22, 2010, 01:12:47 PM
I'm sure peach has contacts in Broken Hill, or perhaps I'm hoping a bit much  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redwings8831 on November 22, 2010, 01:13:23 PM
Here is the info that was in the timeline thread. I assume it has been confirmed somewhere.

ZL 9578 to Broken Hill, 0605-0755
LaKisha/Jennifer, Mel/Mike, Jaime/Cara, Margie/Luke, Zev/Justin, Kynt/Vyxsin
ZL 9596 to Broken Hill, 0630-0820
Herbert/Nathaniel, Ronald/Christina, Gary/Mallory, Amanda/Kris, Jet/Cord
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 22, 2010, 01:16:41 PM
Here is the info that was in the timeline thread. I assume it has been confirmed somewhere.

ZL 9578 to Broken Hill, 0605-0755
LaKisha/Jennifer, Mel/Mike, Jaime/Cara, Margie/Luke, Zev/Justin, Kynt/Vyxsin
ZL 9596 to Broken Hill, 0630-0820
Herbert/Nathaniel, Ronald/Christina, Gary/Mallory, Amanda/Kris, Jet/Cord

This doesn't quite match up with the reported finishing order of the first leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 01:17:30 PM
Hmm I'm wondering how A/K,G/M,R/C all fell behind. Possibly because of what someone else said. They were searching Pyrmont bridge instead of the Town Hall.. Not sure about A/K though

K/V prolly caught up because they had their Sydney Tourism book! And knew where to find the statue
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 01:18:50 PM
Here is the info that was in the timeline thread. I assume it has been confirmed somewhere.

ZL 9578 to Broken Hill, 0605-0755
LaKisha/Jennifer, Mel/Mike, Jaime/Cara, Margie/Luke, Zev/Justin, Kynt/Vyxsin
ZL 9596 to Broken Hill, 0630-0820
Herbert/Nathaniel, Ronald/Christina, Gary/Mallory, Amanda/Kris, Jet/Cord

This doesn't quite match up with the reported finishing order of the first leg.

At the pitstop that started the 2nd leg(it was a TBC) the teams had a clue to go back in town and find a statue "to sail to stop" some teams probably got lost.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 22, 2010, 01:28:32 PM

At the pitstop that started the 2nd leg(it was a TBC) the teams had a clue to go back in town and find a statue "to sail to stop" some teams probably got lost.

Forgot about that part.

G/M, A/K, and FT/BE crossed over to the second half because of this. That helped M/L, M/M, and K/V cross over to the first half.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 02:21:53 PM
hahah.. here's to hoping some fans hoping to spoil us, hopped onto the next available charter<3
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 22, 2010, 02:25:35 PM
hahah.. here's to hoping some fans hoping to spoil us, hopped onto the next available charter<3

That would be ZL862 which leaves in about 2 1/2 hours.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 02:30:38 PM
We may not have ridiculous amounts of spoilers for the Broken Hill part of the leg, but whether the pit stop is there or not..

They can't teleport to their next destination.. X_X

So fans might be able to spot them at airports waiting to leave. And that might clue us in on where they are heading next right?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 22, 2010, 03:13:56 PM
From all reports, PYRMONT Bridge was NOT easy to find...taxi drivers apparently didn't have a clue.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 22, 2010, 03:28:54 PM
From all reports, PYRMONT Bridge was NOT easy to find...taxi drivers apparently didn't have a clue.
Well its in Darling Harbour, no cars can go there. Its a foot bridge.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 22, 2010, 03:29:59 PM
I found a discussion of the Amazing Race being in Sydney on a discussion board for Sydney airport. The thread is at http://www.yssyforum.net/board/showthread.php?t=6143 (http://www.yssyforum.net/board/showthread.php?t=6143). There's not much new here so I didn't put it in the Live Sightings thread. Most of their information seemed to come from here and a couple of the people posting there may have been from here looking for information. The main new tidbit I saw was someone who works at Sydney airport saying they helped out a film crew from Los Angeles on Saturday (3 days ago) that was trying to film plane arrivals for QANTAS (so they claimed). He said they didn't seem to know how to go about finding good locations, which he thought was strange.

One amusing comment from someone with connections to the Sydney airport was joking about rerouting TAR's baggage to Perth. I guess he didn't know that the racers don't have checked baggage.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 03:30:39 PM
Hmm, just wondering. If Kynt/Vyxsin knew that they were drawing times for the Outback while on the ferry on Manly back to Downtown Sydney, why do we have teams at the Pyrmont Bridge? Was it a case of "find To Sail To Stop near Pyrmont Bridge"?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Chateau d If on November 22, 2010, 03:31:48 PM
From what i could tell with GE, Pyrmont is basically a large neighborhood mostly surrounded by water.  There are bridges going to/through it but those are freeways.  And there is this long skinny thing that has the metro running on top and pedestrians on the lower level.  That thing is the Pyrmont Bridge. 

That could explain why taxi drivers would not be familiar with it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 22, 2010, 03:36:36 PM
R/C and G/M

prolly didnt know where the To Stop To Sail statue was... so they tried there after locals might have pointed them in that direction?

Im sure the clue didn't say exactally where it was..

or they got lost
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 22, 2010, 04:11:36 PM
One of the Rex charter flights is coming back to Sydney, this will most likely to be empty. The other will likely be used on a scheduled flight.

I cannot find any more charter flights from Broken Hill either today or tomorrow. Rex are the only airline that flies to Broken Hill to Sydney, Adelaide and Dubbo (another regional town).

Therefore, unless they go on one of the limited scheduled flights, I cannot see them using Broken Hill airport again, so maybe a long self drive in a car or a train to their next destination.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: GabrielP on November 22, 2010, 04:14:11 PM
Did Gary & Mallory win the EXPRESS PASS or not?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 22, 2010, 04:35:11 PM
Did Gary & Mallory win the EXPRESS PASS or not?


I think they did :DDDD
They arrived at the Pstop first so probz
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 22, 2010, 04:41:48 PM
All teams should definitely be racing around Broken Hill area by now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: KingCrimson88 on November 22, 2010, 04:51:05 PM
Did Gary & Mallory win the EXPRESS PASS or not?

Well they usually don't give out prizes on TBC legs.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: sydneyspotter on November 22, 2010, 05:02:35 PM
The main new tidbit I saw was someone who works at Sydney airport saying they helped out a film crew from Los Angeles on Saturday (3 days ago) that was trying to film plane arrivals for QANTAS (so they claimed). He said they didn't seem to know how to go about finding good locations, which he thought was strange.

Hi,
Just think i'll add to this a little since you guys found this thread. This was actually me who met these guys. First of all, I don't work at Sydney Airport, Im just a keen aviation photographer.
Purely from an Aviation point of view,if you were working and doing a shoot for Qantas, surely they would have told the guys where the best spots were. There were 3 guys together, 2 Americans and an Aussie - The aussie guy was driving. The claim that they were looking for good landing and departing shots, but then saw them filming pretty much anything that came in - Qantas/Jetstar/Virgin Blue and Internationals.
The vehicle also had some cards and id's on which were a tad strange for just a crew filming for Qantas, and that they had no approval to be on airport premesis... Just didn't add up!

Sydney Spotter
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 06:27:40 PM
Looking through my copy of Lonely Planet. Looks like some of these might be in order:
Broken Hill Base, working Royal Flying Doctor Service base
School of the Air, where "tourists are expected to be at the School by 8.15am"
Golf or underground mines (Delprat's Mine or Daydream Mine), as in TAR 2

Broken Hill Base doesn't look like it's going to happen.
Delprat's Mine is apparently closed (permanently).
But Daydream Mine is looking pretty promising!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 22, 2010, 06:28:50 PM
How's that lead in Broken Hill going Neobie, any luck
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: slayton on November 22, 2010, 06:30:09 PM
teams came past of front of SCHOOL OF ROCK.

Gray and Mallory in the lead at 1255.

Whether it's deliberate or coincidental, I think it's cool that teams pass by a place with the same name as the movie that Mike wrote.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 22, 2010, 06:43:05 PM
Did the cowboys get out?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 22, 2010, 07:04:32 PM
The main new tidbit I saw was someone who works at Sydney airport saying they helped out a film crew from Los Angeles on Saturday (3 days ago) that was trying to film plane arrivals for QANTAS (so they claimed). He said they didn't seem to know how to go about finding good locations, which he thought was strange.

Hi,
Just think i'll add to this a little since you guys found this thread. This was actually me who met these guys. First of all, I don't work at Sydney Airport, Im just a keen aviation photographer.
Purely from an Aviation point of view,if you were working and doing a shoot for Qantas, surely they would have told the guys where the best spots were. There were 3 guys together, 2 Americans and an Aussie - The aussie guy was driving. The claim that they were looking for good landing and departing shots, but then saw them filming pretty much anything that came in - Qantas/Jetstar/Virgin Blue and Internationals.
The vehicle also had some cards and id's on which were a tad strange for just a crew filming for Qantas, and that they had no approval to be on airport premesis... Just didn't add up!

Sydney Spotter

Thanks for the follow up. It certainly does sound like the Amazing Race cameramen. I'm slightly surprised they didn't ask for permission to film but I guess keeping the race a secret won out. They probably just figured they needed 10 second clips of take offs and landings so it didn't have to be the perfect shot.

I seem to have ruffled a few feathers with my comment about the joke about sending the bags to Perth. I'm not going to register over on that forum just to reply, but you can tell them that I took it as a joke and chuckled. It would have been a funny prank to play on the TAR production crew (they probably wouldn't have found it funny), but I knew it wasn't serious.

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 22, 2010, 07:15:43 PM
FACEBOOK:


Saw contestants from the Amazing Race HOPPING down Gypsum Street dressed as KANGAROOS a little while ago...wish I could've joined them! Anyone else seen anything unusual today? xx Tali
2 minutes ago

is this legit?

If true, I want to cry. So much fail. (Poster seems legit.)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 22, 2010, 07:16:19 PM
One of the Rex charter flights is coming back to Sydney, this will most likely to be empty. The other will likely be used on a scheduled flight.

I cannot find any more charter flights from Broken Hill either today or tomorrow. Rex are the only airline that flies to Broken Hill to Sydney, Adelaide and Dubbo (another regional town).

Therefore, unless they go on one of the limited scheduled flights, I cannot see them using Broken Hill airport again, so maybe a long self drive in a car or a train to their next destination.

Adelaide is the closest large city.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redwings8831 on November 22, 2010, 07:20:22 PM
FACEBOOK:


Saw contestants from the Amazing Race HOPPING down Gypsum Street dressed as KANGAROOS a little while ago...wish I could've joined them! Anyone else seen anything unusual today? xx Tali
2 minutes ago

is this legit?

If true, I want to cry. So much fail. (Poster seems legit.)

And now we know why there are no TAR 13 teams on this race. The producers didn't them embargoes them again after they had to run through Kazakhstan as cows.  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 22, 2010, 10:00:28 PM
Oh my, if they are hopping, then Ronald's Hernia... ouch. :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 22, 2010, 11:12:55 PM
The first post of the Timeline and the LIVE tweets are a good place to start when you need to catch up!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redskevin88 on November 22, 2010, 11:52:29 PM
Please tell me, there hasn't been any sightings of the cowboys...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 22, 2010, 11:58:06 PM
Please tell me, there hasn't been any sightings of the cowboys...

There haven't been that many recent sightings and I can't remember one mentioning the cowboys. They're my favourite team lol.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 23, 2010, 12:01:27 AM
Please tell me, there hasn't been any sightings of the cowboys...

There haven't been that many recent sightings and I can't remember one mentioning the cowboys. They're my favourite team lol.

no offense...

Oh,none taken. I was just stating :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 23, 2010, 12:58:19 AM
Oddly enough, a photo was posted in the Live Sightings thread, just before this line of conversation showing Jet and Cord at the location all the teams spent overnight waiting to go take the charter flights out of Sydney; and there was a photo posted earlier showing them with Phil at the mat for the TBC clue.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: eragon on November 23, 2010, 01:09:24 AM
Could it be a Zero Hour Pitstop? Gallory winning the Express Pass and the cowboys were NELd?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 23, 2010, 03:10:07 AM
I can't see an appropriate thread for this, so:

What is a zero-hour pitstop? I mean, had we had one before? What's it's difference with TBC?

Sorry for off-topic-ness. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: chelleyau on November 23, 2010, 03:44:24 AM
(http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=461210087495&set=a.227461082495.134842.661027495&ref=nf)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 23, 2010, 03:54:52 AM
Someone in live sighting said teams completed task in broken hill and now all teams took same train back to Sydney,so pitstop still in Sydney?If so,looks like not so many tasks when they back to Sydney,maybe llike TARAS2 Japan leg,who will be last just depend on foot race?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: chelleyau on November 23, 2010, 03:59:30 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_sN_0wtVOKRQ/TOuQHEF1lOI/AAAAAAAABjk/T4L3CaLULMA/s1600/photocow.JPG)

BROKEN HILL
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 23, 2010, 04:03:21 AM
Cord!! Jet & Cord I hope you push ahead!!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

Don't half-ass it xD
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: chelleyau on November 23, 2010, 04:19:21 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sN_0wtVOKRQ/TOuVA467ReI/AAAAAAAABjs/qulZLsAihl0/s1600/Amazing%2BRace_017.jpg)

BROKEN HILL AUST
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 04:31:45 AM

Hey Chesea, :bigwelcome

We cannot see that photo :(...if you are having trouble you can email  it to me at the address in my profile?

I am confused...are you sure about the teams leaving by train today? Someone else said they were spending the night and flying out tomorrow, and we would dearly love to know which is right. Some of the film crews/production may have left today for sure.

Sounds like you had a great day, we are SO jealous!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 04:33:12 AM
Thank you for the pics, chelleyau......can you tell where they were taken please.........thanks in advance.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: chelleyau on November 23, 2010, 04:39:20 AM
Saw all teams get on TRAIN but did not see Phil get on!

The planes left this morning not long after the got in?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: eragon on November 23, 2010, 04:42:24 AM
great pics!  :hearts: So Australia leg still not done?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: chelleyau on November 23, 2010, 04:48:37 AM
I had a FANTASTIC day!!!!!! it was so surreal seen it all after watcing ALL the seasons!!!  I was sooooooooo close to meetin Phil but got shooooed away by prod crew!

I have a sore face from  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 04:50:51 AM
Well, chelleyau......glad you had a great day and thanks for the good info.

Well Peach.......12 hours and about 20 minutes till that train arrives from now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 05:31:39 AM
Saw all teams get on TRAIN but did not see Phil get on!

The planes left this morning not long after the got in?

WOw!! This is great news, thank you!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 06:42:29 AM
So I am assuming an elimination in Broken Hill and another rollin pit stop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: methylc on November 23, 2010, 08:56:12 AM
Just gotta be amazed and really thankful at the huge (and really countless) amount of spoilers just for the first leg!

I believe having Australia/Oceania as their first continent of destination is the first time ever in the history of The Amazing Race (US)? Looks like after this the production crew will be SO traumatised that it'll not happen for a LONG time.... We haven't really got so detailed information!

Once again, a huge thank you! I'll be looking forward to this season although I'm not really fond of some of the cast chosen to come back this time. But it does seem like this race may be catered to make it really tougher than usual (so far) unlike Season 11 All-Stars where the real difficulty that levelled up was the flight travels mid-race (due to the Hajj), and the race tasks weren't really more difficult than the standard race route.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: sweffilou on November 23, 2010, 10:47:16 AM
So I am assuming an elimination in Broken Hill and another rollin pit stop.


thats what i thought!!!

hi everyone   :waves:  amazing job everyone so far on figuring out whats happening in the race  :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 23, 2010, 10:49:24 AM
So I am assuming an elimination in Broken Hill and another rollin pit stop.


thats what i thought!!!

hi everyone   :waves:  amazing job everyone so far on figuring out whats happening in the race  :waves:

 :bigwelcome to RFF, swef!
We don't usually get this many sightings at once, so this is fun!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 23, 2010, 10:52:25 AM
So I am assuming an elimination in Broken Hill and another rollin pit stop.
Then why all teams spotted on train ? I think they at least will separate the team who emilinated so that they should not appear with other teams.And it looks like  chelleyau  finding 11 teams on train.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 23, 2010, 10:53:58 AM
So I am assuming an elimination in Broken Hill and another rollin pit stop.
Then why all teams spotted on train ? I think they at least will separate the team who emilinated so that they should not appear with other teams.And it looks like  chelleyau  finding 11 teams on train.

How else is the eliminated team to return?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 23, 2010, 11:05:34 AM
Judging if Japan is not the next stop, Tokyo could be very well a transit point to other places in East Asia/North Pacific.  The Russian Far East, Micronesia, and Palau seem very possible to fly out from Narita.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: sweffilou on November 23, 2010, 11:06:27 AM
So I am assuming an elimination in Broken Hill and another rollin pit stop.
Then why all teams spotted on train ? I think they at least will separate the team who emilinated so that they should not appear with other teams.And it looks like  chelleyau  finding 11 teams on train.

mind you we'd be able to tell the team that was eliminated pretty easily though if they werent on the train - hmmm  :duno:

could there be any kind of possibility of a similar letter sorting task from the first allstars task - as i actually found that task quite interesting with the racers getting letters from some of the teams from there original season - although with that many season 14 teams on the race how would they do it????? :duno:
 
thanks for the welcome
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 23, 2010, 11:31:18 AM
Since the Sydney segment of the first leg was the first half of a TBC, it's entirely possible that if Broken Hill was the end of the leg, it was still an NEL. It would be something we haven't seen before, but there's nothing in the apparent game rules preventing an uberleg from being an NEL.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 23, 2010, 11:32:37 AM
I think they will go to Japan next,they go there every 3 season(S9,S12,S15-S18?).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: E-K-ISR on November 23, 2010, 12:10:54 PM
who decides which countries they're going to? Why there were 17 seasons without visiting Israel??? The all-stars season is the perfect time to come to Israel and as a big fan of the show it's really annoying and very disrespectful to skip Israel each and every time.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 23, 2010, 02:11:19 PM
One wouldn't think there is a pattern to when they go to a certain country but it does seem that they will go there again this season.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: krabbe on November 23, 2010, 02:40:21 PM
who decides which countries they're going to? Why there were 17 seasons without visiting Israel??? The all-stars season is the perfect time to come to Israel and as a big fan of the show it's really annoying and very disrespectful to skip Israel each and every time.

If I'm not mistaken it's still in the travel warning list, so insurance won't cover them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 23, 2010, 03:26:17 PM
Scotland seems like a good place to go to. Does anyone remember the last time TAR went there?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 23, 2010, 03:26:51 PM
Scotland seems like a good place to go to. Does anyone remember the last time TAR went there?

I can't.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: amazing race fan on November 23, 2010, 03:30:55 PM
I would enjoy seeing them visit Scotland and Ireland instead of visiting Russia and Germany almost every season.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 23, 2010, 03:31:46 PM
I would enjoy seeing them visit Scotland and Ireland instead of visiting Russia and Germany almost every season.

Perhaps.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: sweffilou on November 23, 2010, 04:18:34 PM
I would enjoy seeing them visit Scotland and Ireland instead of visiting Russia and Germany almost every season.

Perhaps.

or Wales as they havent been there yet
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 23, 2010, 05:19:34 PM
Scotland seems like a good place to go to. Does anyone remember the last time TAR went there?

Gosh. I wish! If they came to Scotland (especially Glasgow) I would follow them as much as I could. I can't drive though and I bet if they came here they would have to drive everywhere.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 23, 2010, 05:21:21 PM
They will be in Europe this season apparently...so maybe...just maybe...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: slayton on November 23, 2010, 05:30:33 PM
From the amount of time they were on their previous race, Amanda and Kris appeared to me to be a very competent, capable team. The Blind U-Turn did them no favors, because while they did that other detour task as efficiently as they could, there was no way they were going to be able to luck out and avoid elimination.
I think we'll find that they are still a competent, capable team this time around. I think overall, this is actually a more competent cast than TAR 11, even though there are no winners on it; I have to go back and check how many final three teams were on All-Stars versus this season.

TAR18 vs. TAR11 (sorted by initial season placement; info from wikipedia)
=======================
(2nd) Ronald & Christina
(2nd) Jaime & Cara
(2nd) Jet & Cord
(3rd) Margie & Luke
(4th) Kisha & Jen
(4th) Herbert & Nathaniel
(5th) Kynt & Vyxsin
(6th) Mel & Mike
(6th) Gary & Mallory
(8th) Amanda & Kris
(9th) Zev & Justin

(1st) Uchenna & Joyce
(2nd) Teri & Ian
(2nd) Rob & Amber
(2nd) Eric
(3rd) Joe & Bill
(4th) Kevin & Drew
(4th) Oswald & Danny
(4th) Dustin & Kandice
(5th) John Vito & Jill
(6th) Charla & Mirna
(6th) David & Mary
(8th) Danielle
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 23, 2010, 05:50:10 PM
Per DrRox, it does sound like a rolling Pit Stop as we thought, eh? It depends on whether teams are being filmed in Sydney Terminal...

I'll go look at flights for a little while. Having teams pre-booked on one single flight looks strange to me.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: slayton on November 23, 2010, 05:54:27 PM
The Cartoon Network is showing "The School of Rock" right now, 630PM-9PM Eastern Time, for those of you who haven't seen one of Mike White's movies.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 06:45:03 PM
Per DrRox, it does sound like a rolling Pit Stop as we thought, eh? It depends on whether teams are being filmed in Sydney Terminal...

I'll go look at flights for a little while. Having teams pre-booked on one single flight looks strange to me.

I think something along the lines of Hamburg to France in TAR 16.....not like the Cai Be moving pit stop in TAR 15.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 23, 2010, 06:53:40 PM
From the amount of time they were on their previous race, Amanda and Kris appeared to me to be a very competent, capable team. The Blind U-Turn did them no favors, because while they did that other detour task as efficiently as they could, there was no way they were going to be able to luck out and avoid elimination.
I think we'll find that they are still a competent, capable team this time around. I think overall, this is actually a more competent cast than TAR 11, even though there are no winners on it; I have to go back and check how many final three teams were on All-Stars versus this season.

TAR18 vs. TAR11 (sorted by initial season placement; info from wikipedia)
=======================
(2nd) Ronald & Christina
(2nd) Jaime & Cara
(2nd) Jet & Cord
(3rd) Margie & Luke
(4th) Kisha & Jen
(4th) Herbert & Nathaniel
(5th) Kynt & Vyxsin
(6th) Mel & Mike
(6th) Gary & Mallory
(8th) Amanda & Kris
(9th) Zev & Justin

(1st) Uchenna & Joyce
(2nd) Teri & Ian
(2nd) Rob & Amber
(2nd) Eric
(3rd) Joe & Bill
(4th) Kevin & Drew
(4th) Oswald & Danny
(4th) Dustin & Kandice
(5th) John Vito & Jill
(6th) Charla & Mirna
(6th) David & Mary
(8th) Danielle


lol-
Average placing of All star 11 competitors- 3.91

Average placing of All star 18 competitors- 4.63

lmao thats quite a big difference

and wow, no 7th placers in either season but 2 8ths and 1 9th
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 07:36:38 PM

Average placing of All star 18 competitors- 4.63


My question is......why are you calling this an All Star season.......CBS hasn't called it that. You obviously have found the difference in team rankings.........

Around here most have tried to say with what we heard a long time ago.....it was going to be a 2nd Chance Redemption season, made up of teams that had something to proove the 2nd time around..........thats what it looks like to me anyway.....not a single season winner in the bunch.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 07:41:40 PM
Neobie.......

It really does make sense to have teams on both flight plans.........with a scheduled 15 difference minutes in arrival time......they will all basically run out of Narita.....or take the train of of Narita at same time. I thought maybe they might send crew on the earlier flight....but since they get there at basically the same time......that doesnt make much sense.....lol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 08:11:02 PM
My friend told me the teams she saw on train station

Which train station...the arriving teams or the departing teams on the train to the airport?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 23, 2010, 08:27:22 PM
So, the first leg was in Australia and the second one is probably in Japan. Maybe since TAR18 is HD they'll stick to "first world" countries to avoid risking the equipment? ???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kwando1313 on November 23, 2010, 08:30:19 PM
Hopefully not. That would be... really boring.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 08:33:12 PM
Hopefully not. That would be... really boring.

unless you are the owner of the equip
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: gsrqh on November 23, 2010, 08:36:08 PM
Hopefully not. That would be... really boring.

unless you are the owner of the equip

 :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: rodcub on November 23, 2010, 08:52:36 PM
So, the first leg was in Australia and the second one is probably in Japan. Maybe since TAR18 is HD they'll stick to "first world" countries to avoid risking the equipment? ???

According to this tweet the next stop is Japan, according to the team he helped:
@mikey_pants Photos of the Amazing Race contestants heading for the airport. Next stop, Japan http://post.ly/1ExqT
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 23, 2010, 08:56:59 PM
So, the first leg was in Australia and the second one is probably in Japan. Maybe since TAR18 is HD they'll stick to "first world" countries to avoid risking the equipment? ???

According to this tweet the next stop is Japan, according to the team he helped:
@mikey_pants Photos of the Amazing Race contestants heading for the airport. Next stop, Japan http://post.ly/1ExqT

Only if the flight is going to Japan, doesn't mean they are going there for a leg, they could be traveling to the next destination via Japan.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 23, 2010, 08:59:13 PM
So, why were Margie and Luke and Mel and Mike one of the last few teams to leave the station? Was the station the pitstart?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 23, 2010, 08:59:49 PM

Only if the flight is going to Japan, doesn't mean they are going there for a leg, they could be traveling to the next destination via Japan.

Transfering via Japan is no way direct (since S. Korea is out of the picture). For almost all other countries, I'd travel via Hong Kong.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: rodcub on November 23, 2010, 09:02:36 PM
That is not a Qantas ticket counter, it is Cathy Pacific.........Neobie strikes again......lol

It is approx 1:30pm in Sydney, plenty of time to make the 3:00 pm departure.

This tweet seems to confirm Japan.

@mikey_pants Photos of the Amazing Race contestants heading for the airport. Next stop, Japan http://post.ly/1ExqT

He apparently helped a team to the airport on the train.

We have seen teams at check in. Would you be able to checkin on a flight leaving in 8hours time??

Yes, you can... however, everyone is assuming they are on QF21 departing 2230 that gets to NRT (assuming Tokyo is next) by 0615 tomorrow.
CX via HKG to NRT leaves about 1540 gets in at 0600.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: rodcub on November 23, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
That is not a Qantas ticket counter, it is Cathy Pacific.........Neobie strikes again......lol

It is approx 1:30pm in Sydney, plenty of time to make the 3:00 pm departure.

This tweet seems to confirm Japan.

@mikey_pants Photos of the Amazing Race contestants heading for the airport. Next stop, Japan http://post.ly/1ExqT

He apparently helped a team to the airport on the train.

We have seen teams at check in. Would you be able to checkin on a flight leaving in 8hours time??

Yes, you can... however, everyone is assuming they are on QF21 departing 2230 that gets to NRT (assuming Tokyo is next) by 0615 tomorrow.
CX via HKG to NRT leaves about 1540 gets in at 0600.



And the report above that one borrowed a phone for 'flight info' to get on a 4pm flight... sounds like they are on CX100 to HKG at 1540 with a connector in HKG on to Japan.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarobbsessed24 on November 23, 2010, 09:24:45 PM
regarding the the FT and BE video with the cluebox
i heard them say make your way to the next pit stop :D
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 09:25:56 PM
regarding the the FT and BE video with the cluebox
i heard them say make your way to the next pit stop :D

I have the video, will re=listen, but I did not hear that.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarobbsessed24 on November 23, 2010, 09:30:06 PM
regarding the the FT and BE video with the cluebox
i heard them say make your way to the next pit stop :D

I have the video, will re=listen, but I did not hear that.

turn ur volume up ALL the way
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 09:35:43 PM
Twitter:

just helped Kynt & Vixen from the Amazing Race!! The Bounce Studebaker took them to the airport where they are now on their way to TOKYO!!
6 minutes ago via web


Wow hope that isn't a penalty...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 23, 2010, 09:56:02 PM
No Photo evidence but my source Lance (well done to him :hearts:) was on the scene at Central. Teams started the leg ripping open next clue on the Amazing Race mat at Central. Teams seen counting money etc so it must have been the start of the leg(?):

Teams in order of departure were:

1st:Zev and Justin in red shirts left at 12
2nd:Flight time and Big easy left at 12:10pm
3th:cowboy left at 12:11pm
4th:Margie and Luke # 12:12 pm
5th:Kisha and Jen 12:13 pm
[...]
looks like an epic footrace on the first leg <3
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 23, 2010, 09:58:03 PM
with Luke shoving Jen again, and Flight Time doing what they did to Sam and Dan now to the Cowboys on their way to the pitstop?

Ok, I'm hoping for R/C to survive, but at this moment, I'm gonna calm myself down so that my expectations will not crashland when I hear that the news is wrong. :o
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kwando1313 on November 23, 2010, 09:58:54 PM
No Photo evidence but my source Lance (well done to him :hearts:) was on the scene at Central. Teams started the leg ripping open next clue on the Amazing Race mat at Central. Teams seen counting money etc so it must have been the start of the leg(?):

Teams in order of departure were:

1st:Zev and Justin in red shirts left at 12
2nd:Flight time and Big easy left at 12:10pm
3th:cowboy left at 12:11pm
4th:Margie and Luke # 12:12 pm
5th:Kisha and Jen 12:13 pm
[...]
looks like an epic footrace on the first leg <3

Wow, FOUR teams arriving at the same time?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 23, 2010, 10:00:30 PM
FT & BE and Kisha & Jen: alliance or rivalry in the long run?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redwings8831 on November 23, 2010, 10:01:23 PM
No Photo evidence but my source Lance (well done to him :hearts:) was on the scene at Central. Teams started the leg ripping open next clue on the Amazing Race mat at Central. Teams seen counting money etc so it must have been the start of the leg(?):

Teams in order of departure were:

1st:Zev and Justin in red shirts left at 12
2nd:Flight time and Big easy left at 12:10pm
3th:cowboy left at 12:11pm
4th:Margie and Luke # 12:12 pm
5th:Kisha and Jen 12:13 pm
[...]
looks like an epic footrace on the first leg <3

So the train back to Sydney was during the pitstop (like the bus in Germany/France in TAR 16)?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 23, 2010, 10:05:05 PM
Somewhere Amanda and Kris were seen.
No pics to prove that.

yes i know, but there are also no pics to prove Ron/Chris were there either.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 23, 2010, 10:05:40 PM
Has anyone been able to confirm teams eliminated ? Please don't tell me Amanda and kris have been eliminated. Is it only speculation at this point ?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 23, 2010, 10:06:41 PM
Has anyone been able to confirm teams eliminated ? Please don't tell me Amanda and kris have been eliminated. Is it only speculation at this point ?

There appear to be reports from two diff. sources that confirm the rankings of the last leg, so I'm guessing 30% chance A/K are still in.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 23, 2010, 10:16:23 PM
im kinda of new but can you guys please tell me when did the flight leave and land to tokoyo thanks :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 23, 2010, 10:18:13 PM
Are you in Tokyo?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 23, 2010, 10:21:25 PM
I think they won't race in Tokyo,they may fly to Tokyo then fly to other city in Japan.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 10:24:19 PM
I think they won't race in Tokyo,they may fly to Tokyo then fly to other city in Japan.

I find that very unlikely.......if it was true.....all the different teams wouldnt be telling all these "street people" they needed to go to Toyko..........they would mention that other mysterious city
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 23, 2010, 10:27:51 PM
Maybe find a clue in Tokyo,then take shinkansen to other city?They had Tokyo leg in S15,I think they will change city...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 23, 2010, 10:29:07 PM
Maybe find a clue in Tokyo,then take shinkansen to other city?They had Tokyo leg in S15,I think they will change city...

it seems likely to me too
Nagano?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 10:32:04 PM
Thanks to Neobie, at least 2 teams are confirmed to have taken the 3PM flight viia HK to Tokyo. Many teams may choose this option as it appears that there were still seats available.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 10:34:45 PM
Maybe find a clue in Tokyo,then take shinkansen to other city?They had Tokyo leg in S15,I think they will change city...

Well this is certainly more possible than them flying to another city.......if they were flying, they would have bought tickets to the other city....the train is a great spec
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 23, 2010, 10:40:38 PM
If they are taking the train from Tokyo, I'm willing to bet Kyoto would be high on the list.

I use to live in Tokyo and my cousin's there near Narita. I'm going to try my best to convince him to go to the airport and spot teams for me, even though he doesn't watch the show.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 23, 2010, 10:46:47 PM
If they are taking the train from Tokyo, I'm willing to bet Kyoto would be high on the list.

I use to live in Tokyo and my cousin's there near Narita. I'm going to try my best to convince him to go to the airport and spot teams for me, even though he doesn't watch the show.  :lol:

I would love to see Kyoto too!
The problem is that they would've flown in via Osaka to get there, not Tokyo.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 23, 2010, 10:51:10 PM
If they are taking the train from Tokyo, I'm willing to bet Kyoto would be high on the list.

I use to live in Tokyo and my cousin's there near Narita. I'm going to try my best to convince him to go to the airport and spot teams for me, even though he doesn't watch the show.  :lol:

I would love to see Kyoto too!
The problem is that they would've flown in via Osaka to get there, not Tokyo.

True, but then again, Tokyo is filled with countless possible towns and tourist attractions nearby. Kamakura, Nagano, Nikko, Hakone, the list goes on. Who knows if they'll stay in Tokyo or not.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 23, 2010, 10:51:55 PM
Maybe find a clue in Tokyo,then take shinkansen to other city?They had Tokyo leg in S15,I think they will change city...

it seems likely to me too
Nagano?

I agree with you...Nagano is very possible...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 10:53:13 PM
If they are taking the train from Tokyo, I'm willing to bet Kyoto would be high on the list.

I use to live in Tokyo and my cousin's there near Narita. I'm going to try my best to convince him to go to the airport and spot teams for me, even though he doesn't watch the show.  :lol:

If you can get him to go.......he needs to be out there for a 0600 Cathy Pacific flight and a 0615 Qantas flight.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 23, 2010, 10:59:48 PM
It doesn't make sense to me for the Race to go back to Tokyo so soon (TAR 15) and not to another city elsewhere in Japan. I can see the teams flying into Tokyo and then taking transport to another part of Japan, though. (TAR 3 did this in England)  I also find it interesting that the eyewitnesses in Sydney only heard mention of "Japan" and not "Tokyo."
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 23, 2010, 11:00:22 PM
If they are taking the train from Tokyo, I'm willing to bet Kyoto would be high on the list.

I use to live in Tokyo and my cousin's there near Narita. I'm going to try my best to convince him to go to the airport and spot teams for me, even though he doesn't watch the show.  :lol:

If you can get him to go.......he needs to be out there for a 0600 Cathy Pacific flight and a 0615 Qantas flight.

Just sent him an message on facebook. Crossing my fingers he'll do it, despite how early it is.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 23, 2010, 11:03:37 PM
If they are taking the train from Tokyo, I'm willing to bet Kyoto would be high on the list.

I use to live in Tokyo and my cousin's there near Narita. I'm going to try my best to convince him to go to the airport and spot teams for me, even though he doesn't watch the show.  :lol:

If you can get him to go.......he needs to be out there for a 0600 Cathy Pacific flight and a 0615 Qantas flight.

Just sent him an message on facebook. Crossing my fingers he'll do it, despite how early it is.  :lol:


If he speaks english....that would really be a plus......a team would "adopt" him for directions...lol

About 16 hours to touchdown....bedtime for me.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 23, 2010, 11:06:26 PM
He grew up in the states, so he knows both English and Japanese. I'm sure Ron/Christina should be okay with language so I'll make sure he helps out Kynt/Vyxsin and Gallory.  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 23, 2010, 11:11:05 PM
If they are indeed going into Tokyo City, they might fly in via Tokyo-Haneda(HND) as it is closer to the city. Just a guess.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 23, 2010, 11:12:33 PM
If they are indeed going into Tokyo City, they might fly in via Tokyo-Haneda(HND) as it is closer to the city. Just a guess.  :duno:

Haneda has very limited international flights, so it's highly unlikely.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Chateau d If on November 23, 2010, 11:26:17 PM

Since the flight from Hong Kong and the Flight from Sydney are the first flights of the day to land at Narita Terminal 2 we can expect them to get through customs in good time.   :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 23, 2010, 11:42:35 PM
Thanks to Neobie, at least 2 teams are confirmed to have taken the 3PM flight viia HK to Tokyo. Many teams may choose this option as it appears that there were still seats available.

Which two teams?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 23, 2010, 11:44:55 PM
:duno:...generally if I know, and can say...I say. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 24, 2010, 12:05:34 AM
:duno:...generally if I know, and can say...I say. :tup:

Oh ok, thanks :) Guess we have time to sleep now before the sightings start again tomorrow.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 24, 2010, 01:12:38 AM
It's the fourth night and teams still haven't got a single good night's rest yet; they're going for full-blown killer fatigue here!

Night of 20 Nov USA, 21 Nov Australia: Overnight flight to Sydney
Night of 22 Nov: Waiting for charter planes to Broken Hill
Night of 23 Nov: Overnight train to Sydney
Night of 24 Nov: Overnight plane to Tokyo
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 24, 2010, 02:03:24 AM
It's the fourth night and teams still haven't got a single good night's rest yet; they're going for full-blown killer fatigue here!


Believe me...I feel their pain!! :updaters

 :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 24, 2010, 02:30:31 AM
It's the fourth night and teams still haven't got a single good night's rest yet; they're going for full-blown killer fatigue here!


Believe me...I feel their pain!! :updaters

 :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:

Lol Peach. I'm new here and I have to say you're incredible on this board with everything you do.

I haven't seen the other 'All-stars,' season but it seems as though the consensus is that that season was just like a normal one. Maybe this time they've decided to make it harder, especially with the REALLY long first leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 24, 2010, 02:32:59 AM
I think there's a major twist here. Nothing we've seen before.  :res:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 24, 2010, 02:46:04 AM
I think there's a major twist here. Nothing we've seen before.  :res:

I think you may be right. They seem to have been trying a lot of new things lately, such as the 'Double U-Turn,' and the 'express pass.'
I hope whatever it isn't detrimental to the show. I personally wasn't thrilled by the idea of the 'express pass,' and feel that the 'double U-Turn' would have been more effective in an earlier leg with more teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 24, 2010, 02:51:23 AM
Really hoping that they come to Shanghai over the weekend- my dad promised me that if they did, we could stalk them :P
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 24, 2010, 02:53:54 AM
Really hoping that they come to Shanghai over the weekend- my dad promised me that if they did, we could stalk them :P
Now the route looks like China maybe will come again this season...if they come,I think maybe Hangzhou,Nanjing,very close to Shanghai...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: FLeety on November 24, 2010, 02:57:33 AM
I like the double U -turn. I also think it should be made a Quadruple U-turn. details follow.

2 teams can U-turn other teams, and if you have been u-turned, then you can also u-turn the team that u-turned you.  This means that you have to go to the U-Turn place both before and after the task.. If you are past the 2nd visit to the u-turn location, then you are safe, but if not, then you have to do the 2nd half of the U-turn.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 24, 2010, 02:57:50 AM
I might be able to get to Hangzhou... Don't get your hopes up, though. My dad was supposed to go there this week anyway...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Katsuya on November 24, 2010, 04:18:24 AM
From FB:

Just saw the amazing race all stars racing through Central Station!!! Yay Kynt and Vyxsin are back again! Also saw Gary and mallory harassed by school students haha

~43 min ago

Does this not add some confirmation to the speculated departure list, which said that Gary & Mallory were cheered on by a load of school kids (or something to that effect)?

(Oh, also, hey - first post here ^_^)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NumfarPTB on November 24, 2010, 04:40:03 AM
Would also like to point out that beside Tokyo being featured in TAR15, meaning some of the teams present would have some advantage having been there, Osaka was also featured as leg 10 in TAR12 (So Ron and Chris did race there, but Kynt and Vyxxin didn't ).

As speculation, I traveled to Okinawa a few years ago, although not a large place, still is one of the last remaining places in Asia with large presence of US bases. Considering that Guam (before the US bases were disbanded) was featured in TAR11, I wouldn't be surprised if Okinawa was now the setting for a leg in a race featuring past racers.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Benedicto on November 24, 2010, 05:55:52 AM
Considering like Charity00 confirmed that they're heavily guarded (Woohoo special treatment jk)...and have like soundman and cameramen all over them, I say they're in.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 24, 2010, 07:48:51 AM
Jet and Cord have been spotted holding on to these discs, which are also found near Amanda and Kris in this shot. Yep, I think that those discs are part of a task. :tup:

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm109/Coutzy_2008/TAR%2018/IMG_0111.jpg)
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Sydney/TAR18SydneyTownHall2.jpg)

Any clue what they are? ???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 24, 2010, 07:53:41 AM
Dunno about the first one: maybe at the yacht task?

The second one is at the town hall in Sydney.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 24, 2010, 07:57:52 AM
The teams were carrying those discs when they came out of Manly Oceanworld. I speculate that a task involved them diving to retrieve it. I managed to sneak a quick look inside one of them, it appeared to be a compass rose, nothing more.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 24, 2010, 07:58:49 AM
Dunno about the first one: maybe at the yacht task?

The second one is at the town hall in Sydney.

No, I'm talking about the object J/C are holding, and the one near A/K.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 24, 2010, 08:01:20 AM
It must have a cultural/historical connection... or maybe it was created / custom made for the race then? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 24, 2010, 08:04:48 AM
It must have a cultural/historical connection... or maybe it was created / custom made for the race then? :lol:

I can't think of any cultural or historic reason giant compasses would be used in Manly. The only possible thing I could think of for it would be to do with the European colonisation, but the most famous places for that are Botany Bay and Sydney Cove (Sydney Cove is right next to Circular Quay, where teams got their first clue Down Under)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 24, 2010, 08:11:47 AM
I'm disappointed that they still, by all accounts haven't done any Aussie Rules related tasks. If they want to go for cheap laughs (Think 'Your target is your partners face) and endless frustration, it would really be as simple as making the racers kick a football. The shape of the ball makes it near impossible for someone who doesn't know how to do it, and for added shame factor, why not have a few of the Semi-Pro players in the VFL (Victorian Football League) kick a ball around at the other end of the oval?

Yeah, I'm sadistical like that.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: maf on November 24, 2010, 08:21:10 AM
I'm disappointed that they still, by all accounts haven't done any Aussie Rules related tasks. If they want to go for cheap laughs (Think 'Your target is your partners face) and endless frustration, it would really be as simple as making the racers kick a football.

You mean like the kick a rugby-ball task in TARA4 a few episodes ago? That was in New Zealand, but it seemed to be pretty hard to score a goal.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 24, 2010, 08:28:26 AM
Current flight status:

QF21.....in the air and expected arrival is ~45 min early at this time.
CX524... awaiting takeoff at ~2 hours, 40 minutes from now
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 08:36:42 AM
Current flight status:

QF21.....in the air and expected arrival is ~45 min early at this time @ 0530 Toyko time
CX524... awaiting takeoff in Hong Kong in ~2 hours, 40 minutes from now

Thanks Dr. that's what I was looking for. Can we tell from any of those pix or reports who is on which flight?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 09:25:28 AM
I look forward to lots of great sightings in Tokyo airport. Be on the lookout from about 2:30-3:30 CST!

TPTB must be trying to get these kinds of countries out of the way at first. I predict that we will lose them at the end, but who knows, the powers of this board may be invincible.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 24, 2010, 09:43:26 AM
After consolidating a portion of the reports, it is safe to presume Kynt/Vyxsin, Mel/Mike and Margie/Luke are on the Hong Kong flight. Although given the amount of time they have, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone made it on as well!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 10:28:41 AM
After consolidating a portion of the reports, it is safe to presume Kynt/Vyxsin, Mel/Mike and Margie/Luke are on the Hong Kong flight. Although given the amount of time they have, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone made it on as well!

I'm not sure that they would have wanted to. QF21 is making great time and will probably arrive 25 min before the CX flight.
We have anybody on that one?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 24, 2010, 10:46:22 AM
When a direct flight is only minutes behind...seems wiser to choose than a connection where anything could happen.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 24, 2010, 10:52:21 AM
It seems my cousin is too busy to be able to spy on the teams for me in at the airport in Tokyo. Peach, I hope you have someone else to cover this!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 12:35:18 PM
It looks like both are arriving at terminal 2. I've been through Narita several times and terminal 2 is QUICK. Chances are the teams from both flights won't even see each other.

It may be one of those where they are close but don't know their position.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 12:37:44 PM
Now CX524 is showing that it was delayed 50min and will not land until 6:50am. That puts them an hour behind the others.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 12:41:32 PM
When a direct flight is only minutes behind...seems wiser to choose than a connection where anything could happen.

Anything can happen means anything and this time it swung to the negative side. Now CX524 is showing that it will land an hour behind the others.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 24, 2010, 12:46:54 PM
QF21............anticipated gate arrival @ 0539

It turns out the direct flight from SYD is much better!

In TAR9, the teams drove rental cars from Narita to a parking lot near the Shibuya Scramble.

In TAR15, the teams spent the night at a hotel near Narita (?) and then took taxis to the Tokyo Tower Studios near Toranomon.

Will they be driving once again?  Or will they have to take a train?  I hope the clues tell them to take trains - that's part of the fun of being in Tokyo!!!

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 24, 2010, 01:02:45 PM
Ok, sorry. Just got too excited! :jumpy:
I'll watch out and switch to ROM.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 24, 2010, 01:04:15 PM
5:39 eastern time? or Japanese time? Im really confused :duno:

That would be 5:39AM JST (=UTC+9h, or =EST+14h).

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 24, 2010, 01:07:40 PM
I'm so excited!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Chateau d If on November 24, 2010, 01:09:35 PM
Quote
In TAR15, the teams spent the night at a hotel near Narita (?) and then took taxis to the Tokyo Tower Studios near Toranomon.

Actually, they spent the night in the "green room" at the base of Tokyo Tower.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 24, 2010, 01:11:56 PM
Hey King Michael.......nice to see ya.....

0539 is Japanese time for anticipated gate arrival for Qantas flight 21.....the current time in Toyko is 0409. So about an hour and a half till we know if anyone will be seen on that flight.....Teams could possiblity all booked on CX524 if enough seats were available.

IF teams are in fact split between the two flights......I sure bet there is a lot of grumbling and sweaty palms on that CX524 flight.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 02:06:44 PM
QF21 is about 45 minutes to landing, still at the gate at 0539

CX524.......no change in status of flight...anticipated arrival is still 0650 Toyko time.

Thx 4 keeping up with this, Doc!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 24, 2010, 03:18:56 PM
please help watch FB and Twiiter.

And if you have time:

 TOKYO WEBCAMS (http://www.goandroam.com/webcams/japan/tokyo/)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 24, 2010, 03:42:08 PM
I can confirm at least 5 teams seen at the airport on QF21. Someone at the airport was speaking with 3 of the teams:

"went to ask for a photo, for obvious reasons, they declined, but was a able to get one of their Travel books for Australia signed by 6 [individuals] of them. From the book, (and the notes they scribbled) they had to pick up cars in the outback (broken hill), caught the indian pacific back to sydney, they had a few places in Sydney marked on the map, bridge climb and the Pitt - Market and Castlereagh st area, as well as town hall."

I am trying to get more info now! Hope to be able to work out who was on QF21 soon!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 04:36:26 PM
Do we know who got on what flight??

No we dont as of now.

Too add, im surprised no sightings yet especially considering its in the worlds largest city.

I know, and if anywhere knows the Race it is Japan. The QF21 teams have been on the ground for almost an hour, surely they have already left the airport.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 04:38:54 PM
Do we know who got on what flight??

No we dont as of now.

Too add, im surprised no sightings yet especially considering its in the worlds largest city.

I know, and if anywhere knows the Race it is Japan. The QF21 teams have been on the ground for almost an hour, surely they have already left the airport.
Possibly have left the city and to the subrubs maybe? Rural Japan!

There is no possible way that they have not been seen by at least one person with a twitter account. Probably even a cameraphone.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 04:44:01 PM

Does Tokyo ever sleep?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 24, 2010, 04:45:41 PM
If they're using the subway, I feel sorry for them. It's the middle of the morning rush hour with no room. Japanese salarymen aren't the tweeting types anyways.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 24, 2010, 04:47:43 PM
And it is Japan...where staring and pointing is very rude. We have a very poor track record of spotting them there.

An hour to clear customs with complicated camera equiptment would be fast, so they may just be on transport now...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 24, 2010, 04:51:28 PM
Well the Japanese are reserved people and don't really "tweet" or use facebook to post what they see or do.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 24, 2010, 04:53:01 PM
I know, and if anywhere knows the Race it is Japan. The QF21 teams have been on the ground for almost an hour, surely they have already left the airport.
Possibly have left the city and to the subrubs maybe? Rural Japan!

There is no possible way that they have not been seen by at least one person with a twitter account. Probably even a cameraphone.

It was in the morning. So its possible.

Does Tokyo ever sleep?
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i saw the live feed of shibuya crossing like 2 hours ago and it was bare almost.
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If i didn't remember wrongly, our Japan legs have usually the minimum spoilers because firstly, the people there don't speak much english and secondly, Japanese is one of the hardest language to master in the world.. hence even if random Japanese do post about twitter/facebook statuses (don't even know if they use them) of "random Americans rushing around me in the morning, so rude..." or what in Japanese, we need to be lucky and know the exact keywords to type in the search engines. I don't think many Japanese knows about TAR. Maybe TARA?

But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 24, 2010, 05:49:58 PM
Well it's morning there now so hopefully we will start to see some action !
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 24, 2010, 06:32:12 PM
look wat i found! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_18_(Spoilers)  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 24, 2010, 06:44:35 PM
Wiki is not the place to look for spoilers, anyone can put anything. This page has nothing to see!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: wangsacl on November 24, 2010, 06:47:54 PM
Hi, I'm long time active reader only in this forum.. :) Really amazed with your forum make me hooked!! :)

 just wanna help to translate the sentence from the twitter.. It's in Bahasa Indonesia.. (And from the name, I bet He's also Indonesian :p)
The sentence meant: "This is so dumb.. The racer of Amazing Race said  " Tokyo is a Country in Europe" Hahaha.. So Dumb!! :p

So can confirm that they're racing in Tokyo.. 

hey guys!  I'd found this tweet from twitter by the name of hilmansiwabessy and this is related to TAR 18!  And yes, they're racing in Tokyo, Japan already after Australia and I also need a translation on what she'd said and I think she speak Malay or Indonesian, and this is what she'd said:

Quote
Ini tolol banget deh peserta Amazing Race, masa dibilang 'Tokyo is a country in europe' hahaha tolski.

hey, who'll do you think gonna said that?  I think that will be the title episode of TAR 18 for the Tokyo leg! :lol:
I kinda don't believe the user posting the tweet seen the teams, because he tweeted the following tweet, 2 hours after the TAR one:

Quote
Mengantar tim tennis ugm ke stasiun tugu untuk mengikuti kejurnas tennis se-indonesia di malang. Dan aku gak ikut -_-" gara2 ada uts.

that could be translated as:
Quote
UGM tennis team goes to Tugu Station to attend the Tennis National Championship in Malang. And I'm not with them -_-" because I have midterm tests.
Considering UGM's in Jogjakarta, Indonesia, he couldn't possible see teams from Australia to Tokyo.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 24, 2010, 06:49:17 PM
Short lifetime for that Wikipedie link.....its already gone poof
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 24, 2010, 07:31:20 PM
Apprently the teams are stuck on a time lapse delay in the subway credit:peach

What??
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tutorial on November 24, 2010, 08:34:29 PM
According to one twitter post, mom/son, son/son and cheerleader's flight is delayed by 70 minutes.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tutorial on November 24, 2010, 08:39:35 PM
There were 6 teams on that flight, trying to find out who are on the flights that is delayed....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kiwi Jay on November 24, 2010, 08:40:54 PM
I thought: Flight Time/Big Easy, Margie/Luke, Mel/Mike, Jaime/Cara
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 25, 2010, 12:47:52 AM
My guess is a double leg in Japan. for thr past few seasons with the excpetion of season 14 either the first or second country visited has a double leg.

season 13: brazil
season15: vietnam
season 16: Chile
season 17: Ghana

I say no because Japan is an expensive country. Maybe the next?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 25, 2010, 01:11:51 AM
CX 534 arr Tokyo 92 min late!
Scheduled:    6:00 AM - Thu Nov 25, 2010 
Actual:    7:32 AM - Thu Nov 25, 2010 
     Arrived at gate 92 min later than scheduled 
Terminal:    2 

where as

QF 21 arr scheduled 6:15 AM  actual 6:13 AM  T-2 
Landed On-time 

So teams on the later departing direct flight arr 79 min before the other teams...that is a HUGE difference.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Zack. on November 25, 2010, 01:19:37 AM
My guess is a double leg in Japan. for thr past few seasons with the excpetion of season 14 either the first or second country visited has a double leg.

season 13: brazil
season15: vietnam
season 16: Chile
season 17: Ghana

But we already had a TBC in Australia? And as Caelestor said, Japan is fairly expensive, especially to house 18-20 people +crew.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: USsoccer on November 25, 2010, 01:37:15 AM
I don't think that housing the teams and crew in Japan is a problem financially when teams sometimes spend upwards of $10k on last minute flights...

On a different note: has anyone considered that production might not give the teams any Rest (Pitt) Stops and they will always either camp somewhere or be on the move (flight) during a Pitt Stop... That would make for some cranky people and drama...

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 25, 2010, 01:50:26 AM
(OOPS! Post moved to the spoiler thread)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: pipsy on November 25, 2010, 03:49:25 AM
Does anyone know if the Cowboys are still in the race?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 04:40:24 AM
Does anyone know if the Cowboys are still in the race?

yes they are :hearts:

Most of the spoilers coming from people who were there state that Jet&Cord started this leg third,just after Zev&Justin and the Globetrotters.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 25, 2010, 05:16:29 AM
I'm a little lost due to "barriers" from me and my computer. What just happened? Are the racers in Japan or just stopping by there? Sorry for asking, the timeline is not updated so I could not keep up  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 25, 2010, 05:22:53 AM
Yes they flew from Sydney to Tokyo.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 25, 2010, 05:30:14 AM
Cool! Tokyo again!! :))

Once again the Japanese people will have a glimpse of "Godzilla" again xD
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 25, 2010, 05:33:39 AM
Once again the Japanese people will have a glimpse of "Godzilla" again xD

 :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: topaz on November 25, 2010, 05:48:23 AM
man, they're racing in Japan and they're already in Asia.  I wish they could go to my country again in the Philippines since they'd visited here on season 5 and forget about the tragic event on the Manila bus hostage incident last Aug. 23. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 25, 2010, 05:49:59 AM
There are lots of tweets! (Currently looking a tweets too) It's amazing how you find it...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: hufter on November 25, 2010, 05:51:36 AM
Hi all! I decided to stop lurking and registered. I think I've developed a serious TAR obsession.

So, were that all of the teams spotted in Narita on CX524? Were anyone on QF21? Some have said teams were going to it, but have they been seen come out or actually going into the plane?
It is very possible that they couldn't get seats for QF21, Qantas has a shortage of capacity now that their A380's are grounded.  
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 25, 2010, 05:52:00 AM
man, they're racing in Japan and they're already in Asia.  I wish they could go to my country again in the Philippines since they'd visited here on season 5 and forget about the tragic event on the Manila bus hostage incident last Aug. 23. :tup:

OMG! You're pinoy too! Me too!

I hope they go to Baguio
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jerseydude on November 25, 2010, 05:59:01 AM
Hi all! I decided to stop lurking and registered. I think I've developed a serious TAR obsession.

So, were that all of the teams spotted in Narita on CX524? Were anyone on QF21? Some have said teams were going to it, but have they been seen come out or actually going into the plane?
It is very possible that they couldn't get seats for QF21, Qantas has a shortage of capacity now that their A380's are grounded. 


For the information we have now, 5 teams took CX524 via HK, 5 teams took QF 21.


Flight 1 (via Hong Kong)
Arrived 7:32am
Margie/Luke
Jamie/Cara
Zev/ Justin
Kynt/Vyxsin
Mel/Mike


Flight 2 (Direct Flight QF21)
Arrived 6:13am
Gary/Mallory
Flight Time/Big Easy
Kisha/Jen
Jet/Cord
Ron/Christina

(Information off http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg576798.html#msg576798)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 25, 2010, 06:21:09 AM
Hi all! I decided to stop lurking and registered. I think I've developed a serious TAR obsession.

So, were that all of the teams spotted in Narita on CX524? Were anyone on QF21? Some have said teams were going to it, but have they been seen come out or actually going into the plane?
It is very possible that they couldn't get seats for QF21, Qantas has a shortage of capacity now that their A380's are grounded. 


For the information we have now, 5 teams took CX524 via HK, 5 teams took QF 21.


Flight 1 (via Hong Kong)
Arrived 7:32am
Margie/Luke
Jamie/Cara
Zev/ Justin
Kynt/Vyxsin
Mel/Mike


Flight 2 (Direct Flight QF21)
Arrived 6:13am
Gary/Mallory
Flight Time/Big Easy
Kisha/Jen
Jet/Cord
Ron/Christina

(Information off http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg576798.html#msg576798)

Amanda/Kris is eliminated?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jerseydude on November 25, 2010, 06:41:45 AM
Hi all! I decided to stop lurking and registered. I think I've developed a serious TAR obsession.

So, were that all of the teams spotted in Narita on CX524? Were anyone on QF21? Some have said teams were going to it, but have they been seen come out or actually going into the plane?
It is very possible that they couldn't get seats for QF21, Qantas has a shortage of capacity now that their A380's are grounded. 


For the information we have now, 5 teams took CX524 via HK, 5 teams took QF 21.


Flight 1 (via Hong Kong)
Arrived 7:32am
Margie/Luke
Jamie/Cara
Zev/ Justin
Kynt/Vyxsin
Mel/Mike


Flight 2 (Direct Flight QF21)
Arrived 6:13am
Gary/Mallory
Flight Time/Big Easy
Kisha/Jen
Jet/Cord
Ron/Christina

(Information off http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg576798.html#msg576798)

Amanda/Kris is eliminated?

Well since Amanda and Kris are is the only team that has not been seen since leaving Sydney, it is most likely. However, remember it's speculation ;)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: hufter on November 25, 2010, 06:59:25 AM


Flight 2 (Direct Flight QF21)
Arrived 6:13am
Gary/Mallory
Flight Time/Big Easy
Kisha/Jen
Jet/Cord
Ron/Christina

(Information off http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg576798.html#msg576798)

Yeah, but no sightings of these teams in Japan.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 25, 2010, 08:42:12 AM
Hi all! I decided to stop lurking and registered. I think I've developed a serious TAR obsession.

So, were that all of the teams spotted in Narita on CX524? Were anyone on QF21? Some have said teams were going to it, but have they been seen come out or actually going into the plane?
It is very possible that they couldn't get seats for QF21, Qantas has a shortage of capacity now that their A380's are grounded. 


For the information we have now, 5 teams took CX524 via HK, 5 teams took QF 21.


Flight 1 (via Hong Kong)
Arrived 7:32am
Margie/Luke
Jamie/Cara
Zev/ Justin
Kynt/Vyxsin
Mel/Mike


Flight 2 (Direct Flight QF21)
Arrived 6:13am
Gary/Mallory
Flight Time/Big Easy
Kisha/Jen
Jet/Cord
Ron/Christina

(Information off http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg576798.html#msg576798)

Amanda/Kris is eliminated?

Well since Amanda and Kris are is the only team that has not been seen since leaving Sydney, it is most likely. However, remember it's speculation ;)


I don't know if there is any information that supports this, but when I was searching on the 24th (us time) for flights from Sydney to Narita, I did see another possible flight SQ538 Singapore --> Narita that would arrive at Narita at 7:30AM in T-1.  Could it be that Amanda(r)/Kris were on that flight?  Again, speculation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 25, 2010, 08:45:05 AM


Flight 2 (Direct Flight QF21)
Arrived 6:13am
Gary/Mallory
Flight Time/Big Easy
Kisha/Jen
Jet/Cord
Ron/Christina

(Information off http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg576798.html#msg576798)

Yeah, but no sightings of these teams in Japan.


Assuming they had the usual 12hour pitstop in Japan, the teams are probably headed at the pit start of the next leg (or about to) pretty soon. It's 11:43pm in Japan right now, and public trains will stop service shortly after midnight, so they'll have to be going around by car if they are indeed going out at this time.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 25, 2010, 08:50:33 AM
But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.

Hey folks,
I run the TAR fan community on mixi.jp, Japan's largest social networking site (soon to lose it title to Twitter). We've been mirroring the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread from RFF over on mixi, and once I posted a note about the SYD-NRT air transit, one of our members decided to go to Narita early in the morning on 11/25 FRI (Japan time) and check it out!  He spotted 4 teams coming off of CX524 at Narita Terminal 2 - go read all about it in the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread!

We have not had any live sightings beyond that though.  However, I would imagine the next leg will be starting soon?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 08:57:51 AM
But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.

Hey folks,
I run the TAR fan community on mixi.jp, Japan's largest social networking site (soon to lose it title to Twitter). We've been mirroring the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread from RFF over on mixi, and once I posted a note about the SYD-NRT air transit, one of our members decided to go to Narita early in the morning on 11/25 FRI (Japan time) and check it out!  He spotted 4 teams coming off of CX524 at Narita Terminal 2 - go read all about it in the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread!

We have not had any live sightings beyond that though.  However, I would imagine the next leg will be starting soon?

I wouldn't think it is starting quite yet. Teams were on the ground by 7am so a 8-10 hr leg would have them in the PS by late afternoon. It is midnight in Tokyo so I would expect them to be released in about 3-5 hours.

Get some guys to the airport though, because they are likely to leave that way and we need to know where they are going. Thanks for the footwork!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 25, 2010, 09:06:44 AM
But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.

Hey folks,
I run the TAR fan community on mixi.jp, Japan's largest social networking site (soon to lose it title to Twitter). We've been mirroring the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread from RFF over on mixi, and once I posted a note about the SYD-NRT air transit, one of our members decided to go to Narita early in the morning on 11/25 FRI (Japan time) and check it out!  He spotted 4 teams coming off of CX524 at Narita Terminal 2 - go read all about it in the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread!

We have not had any live sightings beyond that though.  However, I would imagine the next leg will be starting soon?


We can't wait to see! Thank YOU so much for hellping to arrange all this, what a wonderful response!

Pitstops have become flexible depending on the producers' needs/whims...they have ranged from 8 to 36+ hours, so it is impossible to judge anymore. I would like to document a Pitstop for this leg though, or I will be starting to wonder if no rststops is the new twist!

So I am not sure we can safely guess when they might be setting off.

Again, thanks so much to you and all your team, we look forward to meeting more of y'all!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 09:27:28 AM
But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.

Hey folks,
I run the TAR fan community on mixi.jp, Japan's largest social networking site (soon to lose it title to Twitter). We've been mirroring the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread from RFF over on mixi, and once I posted a note about the SYD-NRT air transit, one of our members decided to go to Narita early in the morning on 11/25 FRI (Japan time) and check it out!  He spotted 4 teams coming off of CX524 at Narita Terminal 2 - go read all about it in the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread!

We have not had any live sightings beyond that though.  However, I would imagine the next leg will be starting soon?


We can't wait to see! Thank YOU so much for hellping to arrange all this, what a wonderful response!

Pitstops have become flexible depending on the producers' needs/whims...they have ranged from 8 to 36+ hours, so it is impossible to judge anymore. I would like to document a Pitstop for this leg though, or I will be starting to wonder if no rststops is the new twist!

So I am not sure we can safely guess when they might be setting off.

Again, thanks so much to you and all your team, we look forward to meeting more of y'all!

Surely the teams will receive a longer rest this time around since they have yet to have a good one.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 10:27:51 AM
maybe that's the twist to make this a tougher season-hardly any rest.


But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.

Hey folks,
I run the TAR fan community on mixi.jp, Japan's largest social networking site (soon to lose it title to Twitter). We've been mirroring the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread from RFF over on mixi, and once I posted a note about the SYD-NRT air transit, one of our members decided to go to Narita early in the morning on 11/25 FRI (Japan time) and check it out!  He spotted 4 teams coming off of CX524 at Narita Terminal 2 - go read all about it in the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread!

We have not had any live sightings beyond that though.  However, I would imagine the next leg will be starting soon?


We can't wait to see! Thank YOU so much for hellping to arrange all this, what a wonderful response!

Pitstops have become flexible depending on the producers' needs/whims...they have ranged from 8 to 36+ hours, so it is impossible to judge anymore. I would like to document a Pitstop for this leg though, or I will be starting to wonder if no rststops is the new twist!

So I am not sure we can safely guess when they might be setting off.

Again, thanks so much to you and all your team, we look forward to meeting more of y'all!

Surely the teams will receive a longer rest this time around since they have yet to have a good one.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: north09 on November 25, 2010, 10:33:11 AM
But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.

Hey folks,
I run the TAR fan community on mixi.jp, Japan's largest social networking site (soon to lose it title to Twitter). We've been mirroring the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread from RFF over on mixi, and once I posted a note about the SYD-NRT air transit, one of our members decided to go to Narita early in the morning on 11/25 FRI (Japan time) and check it out!  He spotted 4 teams coming off of CX524 at Narita Terminal 2 - go read all about it in the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread!

We have not had any live sightings beyond that though.  However, I would imagine the next leg will be starting soon?


We can't wait to see! Thank YOU so much for hellping to arrange all this, what a wonderful response!

Pitstops have become flexible depending on the producers' needs/whims...they have ranged from 8 to 36+ hours, so it is impossible to judge anymore. I would like to document a Pitstop for this leg though, or I will be starting to wonder if no rststops is the new twist!

So I am not sure we can safely guess when they might be setting off.

Again, thanks so much to you and all your team, we look forward to meeting more of y'all!

If there was ever a time to introduce a no reststops twist, now would be the time. All these teams have been through the race before and their bodies are more prepared for little rest as opposed to a new cast. It would explain having a greeter and sign at Cabbage Tree Bay.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 25, 2010, 10:46:10 AM
But yes, it's the morning now and hopefully we have a a few lucky fans (any nationality, just has to be in Japan) to spot them in action and share with us the good news. I'm praying hard.

Hey folks,
I run the TAR fan community on mixi.jp, Japan's largest social networking site (soon to lose it title to Twitter). We've been mirroring the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread from RFF over on mixi, and once I posted a note about the SYD-NRT air transit, one of our members decided to go to Narita early in the morning on 11/25 FRI (Japan time) and check it out!  He spotted 4 teams coming off of CX524 at Narita Terminal 2 - go read all about it in the LIVE SIGHTINGS thread!

We have not had any live sightings beyond that though.  However, I would imagine the next leg will be starting soon?


We can't wait to see! Thank YOU so much for hellping to arrange all this, what a wonderful response!

Pitstops have become flexible depending on the producers' needs/whims...they have ranged from 8 to 36+ hours, so it is impossible to judge anymore. I would like to document a Pitstop for this leg though, or I will be starting to wonder if no rststops is the new twist!

So I am not sure we can safely guess when they might be setting off.

Again, thanks so much to you and all your team, we look forward to meeting more of y'all!


Thanks! Hats off to Kuni who went ALL THE WAY to Narita before going to work on Friday!  He probably took a good 3 hours out of his daily schedule just for us!

And we over at mixi are having as much fun as you guys are!  I don't know if anyone else would be able to make to Narita again, but one of our members pointed out that the Haneda airport has recently beefed up its international service, so if the teams are headed to other parts of Asia, that may be the preferred port of departure. Haneda was the Tokyo International Airport before Narita opened in May 1981(?), and is much more convenient if you have to get from Tokyo to any of the East Asian or Southeast Asian destinations. 

The Narita sighting by Kuni was great because you guys provided lots of lead information, and there's plenty of time to react once you find out about a 16 hour flight. But now, since we don't have any leads at this point, it's all just "up in the air" (no pun intended).   

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 10:59:56 AM
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Thanks! Hats off to Kuni who went ALL THE WAY to Narita before going to work on Friday!  He probably took a good 3 hours out of his daily schedule just for us!

And we over at mixi are having as much fun as you guys are!  I don't know if anyone else would be able to make to Narita again, but one of our members pointed out that the Haneda airport has recently beefed up its international service, so if the teams are headed to other parts of Asia, that may be the preferred port of departure. Haneda was the Tokyo International Airport before Narita opened in May 1981(?), and is much more convenient if you have to get from Tokyo to any of the East Asian or Southeast Asian destinations.

The Narita sighting by Kuni was great because you guys provided lots of lead information, and there's plenty of time to react once you find out about a 16 hour flight. But now, since we don't have any leads at this point, it's all just "up in the air" (no pun intended).   

That's a great tip about Haneda, we can look into that.

Thanks a lot to you guys for doing all this work!  :tup: We'll just keep hoping you can get a sighting.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jerseydude on November 25, 2010, 11:15:18 AM
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Thanks! Hats off to Kuni who went ALL THE WAY to Narita before going to work on Friday!  He probably took a good 3 hours out of his daily schedule just for us!

And we over at mixi are having as much fun as you guys are!  I don't know if anyone else would be able to make to Narita again, but one of our members pointed out that the Haneda airport has recently beefed up its international service, so if the teams are headed to other parts of Asia, that may be the preferred port of departure. Haneda was the Tokyo International Airport before Narita opened in May 1981(?), and is much more convenient if you have to get from Tokyo to any of the East Asian or Southeast Asian destinations.

The Narita sighting by Kuni was great because you guys provided lots of lead information, and there's plenty of time to react once you find out about a 16 hour flight. But now, since we don't have any leads at this point, it's all just "up in the air" (no pun intended).   

That's a great tip about Haneda, we can look into that.

Thanks a lot to you guys for doing all this work!  :tup: We'll just keep hoping you can get a sighting.

One possible location may be Taipei Taiwan. Around 1 month ago, the route from Haneda to Taipei Sung-shan started and currently Taipei is hosting the Flora Expo, which would make good scenery, especially since they're filming in HD. There are also many flight from Haneda and Narita airports to Taipei Sung Shan or Taoyuan International Airports.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 25, 2010, 11:21:00 AM
 :duno:

has anyone thought about the possibility of A and K getting an express pass and perhaps they were on the other flight solo?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 25, 2010, 11:23:44 AM

One possible location may be Taipei Taiwan. Around 1 month ago, the route from Haneda to Taipei Sung-shan started and currently Taipei is hosting the Flora Expo, which would make good scenery, especially since they're filming in HD. There are also many flight from Haneda and Narita airports to Taipei Sung Shan or Taoyuan International Airports.

But they make Taiwan leg after Japan leg in S12,I don't think they will do same route(but they do same route India-Thailand-China in S14 as S1,so every thing can happen)...I think  they will fly to China,and may have a leg in Hangzhou,Nanjing or Chengdu(panda :hearts:)...since China is nightmare of all remaining S14 teams(except Mel and Mike),production may want visit again to bring drama.

BTW,all Chinese fans are waiting!!! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 25, 2010, 11:37:15 AM
:duno:

has anyone thought about the possibility of A and K getting an express pass and perhaps they were on the other flight solo?
I don't think that's how it works
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 25, 2010, 12:10:44 PM
One possible location may be Taipei Taiwan. Around 1 month ago, the route from Haneda to Taipei Sung-shan started and currently Taipei is hosting the Flora Expo, which would make good scenery, especially since they're filming in HD. There are also many flight from Haneda and Narita airports to Taipei Sung Shan or Taoyuan International Airports.

TAR12 visited Taipei, where Chris/Ron had a considerable advantage.  Would they do the same thing?

The Haneda departure idea is simply speculation, but there is no information backing it.  Just pure speculation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jerseydude on November 25, 2010, 12:18:50 PM
One possible location may be Taipei Taiwan. Around 1 month ago, the route from Haneda to Taipei Sung-shan started and currently Taipei is hosting the Flora Expo, which would make good scenery, especially since they're filming in HD. There are also many flight from Haneda and Narita airports to Taipei Sung Shan or Taoyuan International Airports.

TAR12 visited Taipei, where Chris/Ron had a considerable advantage.  Would they do the same thing?

The Haneda departure idea is simply speculation, but there is no information backing it.  Just pure speculation.

Yea but isn't this the Speculation Thread. Taiwan could also create the same drama as China especially if you visit the rural parts of Taiwan.

As for the advantage, what about FT/BE advantage of visiting Tokyo before? It can be considered as an advantage.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DavidJunior on November 25, 2010, 12:48:01 PM
what about Vladivostok, Russia?

i mean, they're right there, and they LOVE to use Russia...

and they could hop onto a train to Harbin, China- another country they love to use...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 25, 2010, 12:56:02 PM
:duno:

has anyone thought about the possibility of A and K getting an express pass and perhaps they were on the other flight solo?
I don't think that's how it works

I understand that - but they will be doing a lot of things we cannot speculate this season. Just a thought ... A hopeful one !
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 25, 2010, 01:31:17 PM
Fantastic work everyone.   :jumpy:  I am so excited by this season, and hugely excited that A/K might have been eliminated first. I would have pegged the only young athletic dating couple to have won this race (again). So I love that we have all the other mixes of teams left.

Question, I have read through most of the information. Is the consensus that the first pitstop was a 'rolling pitstop' but with an elimination?
And I am assuming that rolling pitstop means a to be continued. I think that no-rest pitstops for the entire race is a fantastic idea for returning teams. They will have time to rest and sleep on flights and in airports. Will make for some grumpy teams though!

Or was there believed to be one TBC pitstop and then a normal pitstop with an elimination?

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 25, 2010, 02:29:19 PM
Or was there believed to be one TBC pitstop and then a normal pitstop with an elimination?

I think there was one TBC in Sydney and then a normal Pit Stop in Broken Hill. BTW, a "rolling Pit Stop" means that the contestants moved from one place to another during the Pit Stop time, like in Season 16 when they took the bus from Germany to France or Season 15 when the Pit Stop was a moving boat.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 25, 2010, 03:02:37 PM
I'm so excited about this season, can't wait to see some of my favorite teams from previous season race another race.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 03:11:27 PM
I would love if they visit Chengdu!!I went there with my family when I was 16 and have never fallen in love with anywhere faster!Do beautiful and the people were wonderful!


One possible location may be Taipei Taiwan. Around 1 month ago, the route from Haneda to Taipei Sung-shan started and currently Taipei is hosting the Flora Expo, which would make good scenery, especially since they're filming in HD. There are also many flight from Haneda and Narita airports to Taipei Sung Shan or Taoyuan International Airports.

But they make Taiwan leg after Japan leg in S12,I don't think they will do same route(but they do same route India-Thailand-China in S14 as S1,so every thing can happen)...I think  they will fly to China,and may have a leg in Hangzhou,Nanjing or Chengdu(panda :hearts:)...since China is nightmare of all remaining S14 teams(except Mel and Mike),production may want visit again to bring drama.

BTW,all Chinese fans are waiting!!! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 25, 2010, 03:42:25 PM
Or was there believed to be one TBC pitstop and then a normal pitstop with an elimination?

I think there was one TBC in Sydney and then a normal Pit Stop in Broken Hill. BTW, a "rolling Pit Stop" means that the contestants moved from one place to another during the Pit Stop time, like in Season 16 when they took the bus from Germany to France or Season 15 when the Pit Stop was a moving boat.

Thanks so much for clarifying that. I was definitely off on my assumption of what the rolling pit stop meant.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 25, 2010, 03:53:38 PM
:duno:

has anyone thought about the possibility of A and K getting an express pass and perhaps they were on the other flight solo?
I don't think that's how it works

I understand that - but they will be doing a lot of things we cannot speculate this season. Just a thought ... A hopeful one !
I'm sorry to bring you bad news, but there is a stack of evidence that Amanda and Kris were the first team to be eliminated in Broken Hill.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 04:00:35 PM
:duno:

has anyone thought about the possibility of A and K getting an express pass and perhaps they were on the other flight solo?
I don't think that's how it works

I understand that - but they will be doing a lot of things we cannot speculate this season. Just a thought ... A hopeful one !
I'm sorry to bring you bad news, but there is a stack of evidence that Amanda and Kris were the first team to be eliminated in Broken Hill.
:'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 04:01:29 PM
Fantastic work everyone.   :jumpy:  I am so excited by this season, and hugely excited that A/K might have been eliminated first. I would have pegged the only young athletic dating couple to have won this race (again). So I love that we have all the other mixes of teams left.

Question, I have read through most of the information. Is the consensus that the first pitstop was a 'rolling pitstop' but with an elimination?
And I am assuming that rolling pitstop means a to be continued. I think that no-rest pitstops for the entire race is a fantastic idea for returning teams. They will have time to rest and sleep on flights and in airports. Will make for some grumpy teams though!

Or was there believed to be one TBC pitstop and then a normal pitstop with an elimination?




Ya I am pretty happy to see amanda and kris go.

What's with the animosity toward Krimanda?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 25, 2010, 04:10:11 PM
I barely remember them, I don't dislike them enough to be happy for their elimination per se, BUT I am happy that this means I'll get to see teams I like and am invested in for another leg. Jaime going away ASAP would have been better, sure, but other than that, I'd really rather see racers I actually care about reach another continent. It's bad enough for my nerves that there are a couple of teams this season I'm SO invested in, I'm a nervous wreck checking these threads every morning!  :ascared I desperately want Gary to race as much as possible because aside from Nat and Kat (even if they didn't win TAR17, they're not mactors, they can't take time off as much as other contestants) he's the closest I'll ever be to being on the Race. Not that I'm as awesome or as competent, but I think he's the biggest fan of the Race who's ever actually been on it. OK, the biggest fan I actually like and feel represented by, but yeah... Go, Gary! And Goths! And Zev and Justin! There aren't many seasons where I've been so invested in the racers, I'm really looking forward to this one!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 04:12:50 PM
I barely remember them, I don't dislike them enough to be happy for their elimination per se, BUT I am happy that this means I'll get to see teams I like and am invested in for another leg. Jaime going away ASAP would have been better, sure, but other than that, I'd really rather see racers I actually care about reach another continent. It's bad enough for my nerves that there are a couple of teams this season I'm SO invested in, I'm a nervous wreck checking these threads every morning!  :ascared I desperately want Gary to race as much as possible because aside from Nat and Kat (even if they didn't win TAR17, they're not mactors, they can't take time off as much as other contestants) he's the closest I'll ever be to being on the Race. Not that I'm as awesome or as competent, but I think he's the biggest fan of the Race who's ever actually been on it. OK, the biggest fan I actually like and feel represented by, but yeah... Go, Gary! And Goths! And Zev and Justin! There aren't many seasons where I've been so invested in the racers, I'm really looking forward to this one!

Then it looks like the producers have done their homework.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 25, 2010, 04:39:34 PM
Sometimes you get couples that are competent Racers and who do not bicker or say things that drive people crazy.  Like Kris and Amanda. They ran into being U-Turned in their original season, and didn't really make any mistakes leading into it.  They just had the misfortune of being targeted by a blind U-Turn. 
They reminded people during their original season of TAR 6's Kris and Jon, who almost pulled off the win but for some bad advice in booking their final flight back to the U.S. Kris and Jon were strong Racers, never argued, and from all reports to this day, are well liked and generated fond memories from the fans.
That is why some of us liked the fact they were included in this new season and why we're sad that they were apparently the first ones out.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 05:02:38 PM
Sometimes you get couples that are competent Racers and who do not bicker or say things that drive people crazy.  Like Kris and Amanda. They ran into being U-Turned in their original season, and didn't really make any mistakes leading into it.  They just had the misfortune of being targeted by a blind U-Turn. 
They reminded people during their original season of TAR 6's Kris and Jon, who almost pulled off the win but for some bad advice in booking their final flight back to the U.S. Kris and Jon were strong Racers, never argued, and from all reports to this day, are well liked and generated fond memories from the fans.
That is why some of us liked the fact they were included in this new season and why we're sad that they were apparently the first ones out.

I agree, I am not with the crowd who hates all young couple teams now. A team can be good and/or nice people regardless of their makeup.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NumfarPTB on November 25, 2010, 05:14:33 PM
One possible location may be Taipei Taiwan. Around 1 month ago, the route from Haneda to Taipei Sung-shan started and currently Taipei is hosting the Flora Expo, which would make good scenery, especially since they're filming in HD. There are also many flight from Haneda and Narita airports to Taipei Sung Shan or Taoyuan International Airports.

TAR12 visited Taipei, where Chris/Ron had a considerable advantage.  Would they do the same thing?

The Haneda departure idea is simply speculation, but there is no information backing it.  Just pure speculation.

It could also be Kaohsiung, there are direct flights from Narita, not as many as Taipei, but then they'll lose Floral Expo.
But might be complicated to visit Taiwan this weekend, since there's election on Saturday.

I think a leg in India or China still more probable than another leg in Taiwan.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 25, 2010, 05:30:22 PM
One possible location may be Taipei Taiwan. Around 1 month ago, the route from Haneda to Taipei Sung-shan started and currently Taipei is hosting the Flora Expo, which would make good scenery, especially since they're filming in HD. There are also many flight from Haneda and Narita airports to Taipei Sung Shan or Taoyuan International Airports.

TAR12 visited Taipei, where Chris/Ron had a considerable advantage.  Would they do the same thing?

The Haneda departure idea is simply speculation, but there is no information backing it.  Just pure speculation.

It could also be Kaohsiung, there are direct flights from Narita, not as many as Taipei, but then they'll lose Floral Expo.
But might be complicated to visit Taiwan this weekend, since there's election on Saturday.

I think a leg in India or China still more probable than another leg in Taiwan.

Doubt China, it's been overused lately. I'm almost certain India will be back (when did the travel alert go down again?)
We could have both Taipei and Kaohsiung (just take the HSR like last time).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 05:32:33 PM
I have nothing against Kris and Amanda.They seemed like a nice couple but I had to think really hard to remember them. I haven't seen Kynt and Vyxsins season.Can anyone enlighten me as to why they're
so well liked?Same goes for Christina and Ronald actually.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Belle Book on November 25, 2010, 05:36:33 PM
I have nothing against Kris and Amanda.They seemed like a nice couple but I had to think really hard to remember them. I haven't seen Kynt and Vyxsins season.Can anyone enlighten me as to why they're
so well liked?Same goes for Christina and Ronald actually.

I think one reason why the Goths (Kynt & Vyksin) are so well-liked is because they were really nice to each other and were good racers for the most part.  I liked Ron & Christina at first because they were Asian American and I have a fondness for Asian Americans, but later on I came to like them because their relationship improved and because they were underdogs to some degree.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: pipsy on November 25, 2010, 06:02:12 PM
Does anyone know if the Cowboys are still in the race?

yes they are :hearts:

Most of the spoilers coming from people who were there state that Jet&Cord started this leg third,just after Zev&Justin and the Globetrotters.


Yay! :jumpy: Love those guys!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 25, 2010, 06:19:50 PM
The couple could be either Gary/Mallory or Margie/Luke. It would be a huge change of development if it turns out to be Amanda/Kris.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 25, 2010, 06:22:03 PM
I have nothing against Kris and Amanda.They seemed like a nice couple but I had to think really hard to remember them. I haven't seen Kynt and Vyxsins season.Can anyone enlighten me as to why they're
so well liked?Same goes for Christina and Ronald actually.

I think one reason why the Goths (Kynt & Vyksin) are so well-liked is because they were really nice to each other and were good racers for the most part.  I liked Ron & Christina at first because they were Asian American and I have a fondness for Asian Americans, but later on I came to like them because their relationship improved and because they were underdogs to some degree.

Belle Book

Also Kynt & Vyxsin are kinda quirky and, at least aestethically, a unique team.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 25, 2010, 06:24:46 PM
The couple could be either Gary/Mallory or Margie/Luke. It would be a huge change of development if it turns out to be Amanda/Kris.

Yeah, especially since signs are pointing in the direction of them having been philiminated already...

No offense to the very active and healthy Gary who did very well in TAR17, but would one look at Gary/Mallory and call them a couple?  (Ok, that's for the speculation thread!)

I am going to put in my vote for Margie/Luke.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 25, 2010, 06:30:21 PM
I think that the Australia TBC counts as 2 episodes, and that this race will still only be 12 episodes (it's going to be hard to squeeze a 13th in).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 06:44:48 PM
Anyway, I am checking with him when he was there and where the exact temple/shrine he was at. He later on did say it was during the afternoon and was located near the center of the city, so I am going on a whim and say it was the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (鶴岡八幡宮) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=%E9%B6%B4%E5%B2%A1%E5%85%AB%E5%B9%A1%E5%AE%AE&sll=35.31629%2C139.549842&sspn=0.006461%2C0.013937&ie=UTF8&hq=%E9%B6%B4%E5%B2%A1%E5%85%AB%E5%B9%A1%E5%AE%AE&hnear&ll=35.323599%2C139.555142&spn=0.01285%2C0.027874&z=16&layer=c&cbll=35.32367%2C139.554967&panoid=Ota8wQsGSkPJ75x1zWiocw&cbp=12%2C15.57%2C%2C0%2C3.41).

This is a nice walk away from the JR Kamakura Station, and quite a popular tourist spot.

I just got confirmation that it was indeed at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine (see the Google street view link above) on Friday afternoon where he spotted Jet/Cord, Kisha/Jen, Kynt/Vyxsin, and what I am guessing as Amanda/Kris or Margie/Luke.  Checking what time he saw them.

For more information, check out the Wikipedia page on Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsurugaoka_Hachiman-g%C5%AB).

 :yess: UPDATE#2!

His sighting was around 1:30PM on 2010/11/25 FRI.

This looks like it is a pretty extensive complex, I wonder if it is the Pit Stop. I actually think the whole leg could have been around Kamakura, there are plenty of sights and it looks like a great city.

(the 25th is Thursday)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 25, 2010, 06:46:51 PM
I have nothing against Kris and Amanda.They seemed like a nice couple but I had to think really hard to remember them. I haven't seen Kynt and Vyxsins season.Can anyone enlighten me as to why they're
so well liked?Same goes for Christina and Ronald actually.

I think one reason why the Goths (Kynt & Vyksin) are so well-liked is because they were really nice to each other and were good racers for the most part.  I liked Ron & Christina at first because they were Asian American and I have a fondness for Asian Americans, but later on I came to like them because their relationship improved and because they were underdogs to some degree.

Belle Book


Don't believe everything you see.  :angel
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 06:55:32 PM
Thank you to everyone who replied!Everyone is so respectful of others here and that's lovely to see!Ooh Coutzy do you have some inside knowledge?lol perhaps following them around
Sydney gave you a different outlook?;)

I have nothing against Kris and Amanda.They seemed like a nice couple but I had to think really hard to remember them. I haven't seen Kynt and Vyxsins season.Can anyone enlighten me as to why they're
so well liked?Same goes for Christina and Ronald actually.

I think one reason why the Goths (Kynt & Vyksin) are so well-liked is because they were really nice to each other and were good racers for the most part.  I liked Ron & Christina at first because they were Asian American and I have a fondness for Asian Americans, but later on I came to like them because their relationship improved and because they were underdogs to some degree.

Belle Book


Don't believe everything you see.  :angel
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 25, 2010, 06:59:49 PM
I think this is the right thread to discuss this, but, even though I saw them nice to each other, K/V bickered a fair amount too. Italy everyone?

Ok. Moving on to the race. :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 07:02:26 PM

Yay! :jumpy: Love those guys!


So do I!!!They're my absolute favourites!On
a side note, I really hope Kesha and Jen learned
how
to swim o.O
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 25, 2010, 07:18:27 PM
Thank you to everyone who replied!Everyone is so respectful of others here and that's lovely to see!Ooh Coutzy do you have some inside knowledge?lol perhaps following them around
Sydney gave you a different outlook?;)

Indeed it did. They spent some time bickering while the cameras weren't rolling. Vyxsin was asking Kynt not to yell at her so much, while Kynt was sure he'd only yelled once, in encouragement.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: USsoccer on November 25, 2010, 07:19:31 PM

Yay! :jumpy: Love those guys!


So do I!!!They're my absolute favourites!On
a side note, I really hope Kesha and Jen learned
how
to swim o.O

Given the fact that they are still in the race after a task at the Aquarium in Manly (which probably had something to do with water..), I would say they might have.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 07:20:18 PM
Thank you to everyone who replied!Everyone is so respectful of others here and that's lovely to see!Ooh Coutzy do you have some inside knowledge?lol perhaps following them around
Sydney gave you a different outlook?;)

Indeed it did. They spent some time bickering while the cameras weren't rolling. Vyxsin was asking Kynt not to yell at her so much, while Kynt was sure he'd only yelled once, in encouragement.


The pink and black had their share of fights on TAR 12.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: sweffilou on November 25, 2010, 07:21:52 PM

Yay! :jumpy: Love those guys!


So do I!!!They're my absolute favourites!On
a side note, I really hope Kesha and Jen learned
how
to swim o.O

I thought it was just Jen which didn't know how to or was afraid of water - mind you I hope so to after we saw them in lone of the pictures in wetsuits
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2010, 07:25:21 PM

Yay! :jumpy: Love those guys!


So do I!!!They're my absolute favourites!On
a side note, I really hope Kesha and Jen learned
how
to swim o.O

I thought it was just Jen which didn't know how to or was afraid of water - mind you I hope so to after we saw them in lone of the pictures in wetsuits

I think they were both afraid of water; the younger 1 just showed it more.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 07:35:01 PM
I think the younger one was more afraid of water but neither could swim very well.It's sad I know
but I played on repeat the part where one dives into the water and the other says "Mama still ain't name
her Grace." It was one of my favourite moments from that season.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 25, 2010, 08:03:35 PM
 :duno: What is about Jaime that you want her gone fast? :duno: not sure if this got posted to the right comment.... :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: vernmei on November 25, 2010, 08:50:50 PM
It seems we lost contact with Japanese?!
 
I am a TAR fan in Guangzhou, China. 
And there are numbers of fans in Mainland China.
If they come to China, maybe we can do all this things as many as possible.

vernmei@gmail.com
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 25, 2010, 08:53:57 PM
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: north09 on November 25, 2010, 09:05:44 PM
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.

I believe it was her treatment of the cab drivers and her decision in the final leg to call 911 dispatch because the driver didn't know where the place was they were going.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 09:13:42 PM
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.

I believe it was her treatment of the cab drivers and her decision in the final leg to call 911 dispatch because the driver didn't know where the place was they were going.

I agree and just generally she seemed quite rude.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 25, 2010, 09:15:17 PM
 :wohoo: :tup:
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 25, 2010, 09:22:09 PM
 :ascared
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.

I believe it was her treatment of the cab drivers and her decision in the final leg to call 911 dispatch because the driver didn't know where the place was they were going.

I agree and just generally she seemed quite rude.
[
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jayreh1021 on November 25, 2010, 09:33:27 PM
I probably would have gone crazy too but calling 911 and such does seem a bit overboard
:ascared
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.

I believe it was her treatment of the cab drivers and her decision in the final leg to call 911 dispatch because the driver didn't know where the place was they were going.

I agree and just generally she seemed quite rude.
:ascared
Could you imagine being that close to winning the race and getting in a cab on the LAST leg and getting a cab driver that didnt know where he was GOING??? Oh my Gosh, THEN for him to stop to get GAS!  :meow: :meow:
Oh what would you have done? I would have had to have my partner in the race PULL ME OFF OF HIM! LOL....
I would have called Any one at that close to the end! 911, 411, 1-800- wheretheheck are we? I would have gone nuts! LOL :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 25, 2010, 09:40:02 PM
B:) B:)
I probably would have gone crazy too but calling 911 and such does seem a bit overboard
:ascared
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.

I believe it was her treatment of the cab drivers and her decision in the final leg to call 911 dispatch because the driver didn't know where the place was they were going.

I agree and just generally she seemed quite rude.
[
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 25, 2010, 09:44:03 PM
 I was just going to say that I hope we get a sighting soon!I'm avidly watching these boards and Twitter but alas nothing has turned up yet :(


B:) B:)
I probably would have gone crazy too but calling 911 and such does seem a bit overboard
:ascared
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.

I believe it was her treatment of the cab drivers and her decision in the final leg to call 911 dispatch because the driver didn't know where the place was they were going.

I agree and just generally she seemed quite rude.
:ascared
Could you imagine being that close to winning the race and getting in a cab on the LAST leg and getting a cab driver that didnt know where he was GOING??? Oh my Gosh, THEN for him to stop to get GAS!  :meow: :meow:
Oh what would you have done? I would have had to have my partner in the race PULL ME OFF OF HIM! LOL....
I would have called Any one at that close to the end! 911, 411, 1-800- wheretheheck are we? I would have gone nuts! LOL :knuckles:

I wish some one would spot them somewhere soon!!! You cant miss the Globe trotters, or the gothic girls! Maybe they got a break for Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 25, 2010, 09:46:18 PM
 :jam:
I was just going to say that I hope we get a sighting soon!I'm avidly watching these boards and Twitter but alas nothing has turned up yet :(


B:) B:)
I probably would have gone crazy too but calling 911 and such does seem a bit overboard
:ascared
:colors yes I have 2 computers going at once , checking FB and the Blogs !
Kent and Vyxsin scored points with a lot of the fan base for their treatment of the fans after their season was filmed and their elimination that season was broadcast.  (Not the first team to do that either -- the Guidos are the best example.) And I think several of these teams are showing signs of having benefited from their prior Racing experience.

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular. Otherwise, I'm not really sure. I thought they were capable of winning the Race the first time around, and I would view them as a definite contender this time out.

I believe it was her treatment of the cab drivers and her decision in the final leg to call 911 dispatch because the driver didn't know where the place was they were going.

I agree and just generally she seemed quite rude.
:ascared
Could you imagine being that close to winning the race and getting in a cab on the LAST leg and getting a cab driver that didnt know where he was GOING??? Oh my Gosh, THEN for him to stop to get GAS!  :meow: :meow:
Oh what would you have done? I would have had to have my partner in the race PULL ME OFF OF HIM! LOL....
I would have called Any one at that close to the end! 911, 411, 1-800- wheretheheck are we? I would have gone nuts! LOL :knuckles:

I wish some one would spot them somewhere soon!!! You cant miss the Globe trotters, or the gothic girls! Maybe they got a break for Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: gl14 on November 25, 2010, 09:50:10 PM
So....with a lack of sightings in Japan, is it possible they are NOT in Tokyo afterall but in a different country??

EDIT: I realize that a flight from Sydney to Tokyo is rather long, especially if there is a connection in Hong Kong and if the flight was delayed. which could have explained the lack of sightings since they must have been in the air the whole time! just now read the sightings at a Japanese shrine, so I guess Tokyo is indeed confirmed which is kinda disappointing since we just saw Japan recently. so that means Globetrotters (back in Tokyo) and Asian team back in Japan
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 25, 2010, 09:52:05 PM
:groan: We are drifting away... *sigh*
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 25, 2010, 09:53:33 PM
So....with a lack of sightings in Japan, is it possible they are NOT in Tokyo afterall but in a different country??
Someone spotted teams racing at  Kamakura .So they raced in Japan.But only this sighting...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 25, 2010, 09:58:34 PM
If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to see it does it still make a noise ....?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 25, 2010, 10:05:05 PM
 :umn:
If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to see it does it still make a noise ....?
:umn:
I would say "yes" ??? I know that was a trick question......
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 25, 2010, 10:18:38 PM
:umn:
If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to see it does it still make a noise ....?
:umn:
I would say "yes" ??? I know that was a trick question......

Actually it was rhetorical........and yeah......you missed it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 25, 2010, 10:21:49 PM
 :lol3:
:umn:
If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to see it does it still make a noise ....?
:umn:
I would say "yes" ??? I know that was a trick question......

Actually it was rhetorical........and yeah......you missed it.
:lol3: this would be like " who came first the chicken or the egg?"   need sleeppppppppp
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 25, 2010, 10:31:30 PM
I'm wondering if they're getting their first real pit stop, that's more than the usual 12-hours, and getting a chance for a Thanksgiving meal. Didn't this come up with TAR 11? Does anyone remember anything one way or the other?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 25, 2010, 10:34:04 PM
Same could be said for Margie and Luke. I would expect Gary and Mallory to look more like Amanda/Kris than Margie/Luke, unless of course it is Amanda/Kris.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 25, 2010, 10:35:21 PM
Hmm a possible Amanda/Kris sighting? thats interesting.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 25, 2010, 10:38:45 PM
Thank you to everyone who replied!Everyone is so respectful of others here and that's lovely to see!Ooh Coutzy do you have some inside knowledge?lol perhaps following them around
Sydney gave you a different outlook?;)

I have nothing against Kris and Amanda.They seemed like a nice couple but I had to think really hard to remember them. I haven't seen Kynt and Vyxsins season.Can anyone enlighten me as to why they're
so well liked?Same goes for Christina and Ronald actually.

I think one reason why the Goths (Kynt & Vyksin) are so well-liked is because they were really nice to each other and were good racers for the most part.  I liked Ron & Christina at first because they were Asian American and I have a fondness for Asian Americans, but later on I came to like them because their relationship improved and because they were underdogs to some degree.

Belle Book


Don't believe everything you see.  :angel

I like them because they are unique and seem likeable and happy about the experience
They are also great racers (NEVER finished below 5th place, although this has changed this season already  :lol: )
2nd   4th   4th   5th   2nd   2nd   5th   5th (That is their race record until their elimination)


And to TSPKM, I dont think so- they probably mistook Margie and Luke for a couple (Or G/M :lol: )
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 25, 2010, 10:41:30 PM
Hmm a possible Amanda/Kris sighting? thats interesting.
Where abouts? Maybe Sequesterville?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 25, 2010, 10:44:09 PM
Idk Margie and Luke look nothing like Amanda and Kris, niether do Gary/Mallory. Maybe the first leg was a NEL ?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on November 25, 2010, 10:47:09 PM
Facebook post: Went to the Kamakura Shrine and saw some Amazing Race Contestants. :) (9 hours ago)
----------------------------------------------------------

Kamakuri is located 1 hour outside Tokyo

9 hours ago in Tokyo was 10pm. This could be from the previous leg!

Peach gave me the lead to the person who posted this update on Facebook.  I'm getting the details figured out as his account is somewhat sketchy, but he is visiting the Tokyo area so he's not a resident there - gotta cut him a bit of slack there, as Japan can be confusing to many foreigners.

What I have so far is the following (he gave me permission to share details):

Quote
I went there in the afternoon. I don't know which temple that was as I'm also a foreigner here but it's the one where you have to climb a number of steps before you reach the top. I saw cowboys, 2 black ladies, 2 pink-dyed hair ladies, and a Caucasian couple. I was able to take a picture of the cowboy and the black ladies.

2 pink-dyed hair ladies FTW!!!  :colors  :lol:

Anyway, I am checking with him when he was there and where the exact temple/shrine he was at. He later on did say it was during the afternoon and was located near the center of the city, so I am going on a whim and say it was the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (鶴岡八幡宮) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode&q=%E9%B6%B4%E5%B2%A1%E5%85%AB%E5%B9%A1%E5%AE%AE&sll=35.31629%2C139.549842&sspn=0.006461%2C0.013937&ie=UTF8&hq=%E9%B6%B4%E5%B2%A1%E5%85%AB%E5%B9%A1%E5%AE%AE&hnear&ll=35.323599%2C139.555142&spn=0.01285%2C0.027874&z=16&layer=c&cbll=35.32367%2C139.554967&panoid=Ota8wQsGSkPJ75x1zWiocw&cbp=12%2C15.57%2C%2C0%2C3.41).

(hold on, this is still unconfirmed)

This is a nice walk away from the JR Kamakura Station, and quite a popular tourist spot.

Stay tuned...

 :yess: UPDATE!
I just got confirmation that it was indeed at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine (see the Google street view link above) on Friday afternoon where he spotted Jet/Cord, Kisha/Jen, Kynt/Vyxsin, and what I am guessing as Amanda/Kris or Margie/Luke.  Checking what time he saw them.

For more information, check out the Wikipedia page on Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsurugaoka_Hachiman-g%C5%AB).


 :yess: UPDATE#2!

His sighting was around 1:30PM on 2010/11/25 FRI.

Just to be sure, did someone want to contact the person to make sure it was pink, and not 'red' lost in translation??
Could be K/V or J/C.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: RichInSydney on November 25, 2010, 11:04:49 PM
Idk Margie and Luke look nothing like Amanda and Kris, niether do Gary/Mallory. Maybe the first leg was a NEL ?
@TSPKM: The first leg was a very long leg split into 2 parts (a TBC leg). Therefore the chances of a NEL for the first leg in Australia would be very slim. There were around 6 spotters at Central station in Sydney for the start of the 2nd leg and no one saw Amanda/Kris. Also no sitings on Qantas or Cathay flights to Tokyo. So I would say from this evidence it is 99.9% certain that Amanda/Kris were eliminated.

Any sitings of Amanda/Kris now may mean they are in 'Sequesterville', a place the eliminated teams stay together until it is ready to go back to the US for the finish line. It would be nice to know where A/K have been spotted cause then we would know where 'Sequesterville' is! :) I would speculated somewhere in SE Asia (Thailand, Vietnam maybe?)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 25, 2010, 11:32:01 PM
Elimination Stations:
TAR 12--Portugal
TAR 13--Acapulco, Mx
TAR 14--Thailand
TAR 15--Vietnam
TAR 16--Puerto Vallerta, Mx
TAR 17--Isla Mujeres, Mx

So probably in SE Asia somewhere.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 25, 2010, 11:50:05 PM
Sometimes you get couples that are competent Racers and who do not bicker or say things that drive people crazy.  Like Kris and Amanda. They ran into being U-Turned in their original season, and didn't really make any mistakes leading into it.  They just had the misfortune of being targeted by a blind U-Turn. 
They reminded people during their original season of TAR 6's Kris and Jon, who almost pulled off the win but for some bad advice in booking their final flight back to the U.S. Kris and Jon were strong Racers, never argued, and from all reports to this day, are well liked and generated fond memories from the fans.
That is why some of us liked the fact they were included in this new season and why we're sad that they were apparently the first ones out.

well said. Anyone who has negative things to say about them have no reason as to why. They are a good team and should have had a second chance !
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 25, 2010, 11:54:07 PM
Sometimes you get couples that are competent Racers and who do not bicker or say things that drive people crazy.  Like Kris and Amanda. They ran into being U-Turned in their original season, and didn't really make any mistakes leading into it.  They just had the misfortune of being targeted by a blind U-Turn. 
They reminded people during their original season of TAR 6's Kris and Jon, who almost pulled off the win but for some bad advice in booking their final flight back to the U.S. Kris and Jon were strong Racers, never argued, and from all reports to this day, are well liked and generated fond memories from the fans.
That is why some of us liked the fact they were included in this new season and why we're sad that they were apparently the first ones out.

well said. Anyone who has negative things to say about them have no reason as to why. They are a good team and should have had a second chance !

They did have a second chance. It just wasn't meant to be.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 26, 2010, 12:36:51 AM
No personal attacks or teasing each other, please.

Back on topic. So, do we think they'll stay in Japan or continue their journey into Asia?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 26, 2010, 01:07:25 AM
I think it's a 24hrs pitstop and 3rd leg hasn't started yet...since no sightings of Tokyo airport.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 26, 2010, 01:22:20 AM
Unless leg 3 is still in Japan.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 26, 2010, 01:49:10 AM
I'm not desperate or in denial - I'm hopeful and this is not the right forum to attack someone else on the forum.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2010, 01:58:06 AM
Okay, enough please! Everyone is entitled to have an opinion about the racers, but you MUST be respectful of each other.

Those of you who know and love a team are going to have to be patient with those who may not feel the same.

Let's try to move on back to discussing THIS race and speculating on THIS race?

:ty3:

Remember that our rules say:

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Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2010, 02:00:09 AM
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Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 26, 2010, 03:41:32 AM
Just saw this on Survivorsucks:

Is it me or their Kamakura visit seem too good to be true especially that it's also one of the sites shown in the TAR Wii Game? (The Buddha one...)

Are they actually doing a season just to promote the game?



I think it's possible...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2010, 04:35:48 AM
Just saw this on Survivorsucks:

Is it me or their Kamakura visit seem too good to be true especially that it's also one of the sites shown in the TAR Wii Game? (The Buddha one...)

Are they actually doing a season just to promote the game?



I think it's possible...

Can someone do a summary of all the locations? ???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 26, 2010, 04:46:31 AM
Am I crazy enough to buy wii just so I can play the TAR game?... The answer scares me.

I'm expecting India next. Only half of these second chance racers have experienced it before and it was absent in TAR17. The geography nerd in me would still ideally prefer another Asia stop in Qatar or Papua New Guinea or the Maldives, but realistically... that's not going to happen.  

As to Jaime, I'm going to guess that her decision to appear in a certain magazine wasn't very popular.

I can only speak for myself, but: no. I had NO clue what she's been up to until I read it here a couple of days ago, I only really keep track of racers I like. I would never hold a nude pictorial against any woman, we're in the 21st century and damn well allowed to do whatever we please and I support that.

To answer the original question, I'll let TWOP's recap do the job for me:

As they head out to the street to find a cab, Jaime finds a way to be obnoxious even during this relatively simple transaction. After Cara asks a cabbie if the unmarked car he's driving is "an official taxi," she says, "It's a BMW, I doubt it." Come to Thailand, and bring your Western cultural assumptions with you! They go over to ask a cop for corroboration, and Jaime gets all yelly when the cop wants to talk to someone else. "Stop talking to him! Listen! Listen, stop talking!" Alas, she is not arrested on the spot. In an interview, she says that she's so frustrated by the language barrier that "I become a lunatic. And there's nothing I can do to stop it. It's like Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Nothing? Learning another language might help. Or, hey, I've got an even better idea for avoiding problems with language barriers: don't go on The Amazing Race.


I have never had an ounce of respect for any racer who's annoyed at people around the world having the GALL to not speak English in order to accommodate their winning a million bucks. Jaime is not as bad as KKKendra, but they're both Ugly Americans.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: metalent on November 26, 2010, 04:50:28 AM
the Eiffel tower
Red Square
Toronto
Egypt
Emirate of Dubai
Easter Island
Kampuchea(Cambodia)
Taj Mahal, India
China
Maya
president hill
Japen of cos

and some places I don't know

I think at least 5 destinations appear on the video

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

soooooooo , I think the next place may be China or  Cambodia
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 26, 2010, 04:53:18 AM
Thank you, metalent!

Some of those they've done before and I think it's safe to exclude Russia for this season since they've just had a double leg there last season and half of these racers have also raced in Russia in their original season.

Easter Island... if ONLY. It's a very sensitive ecosystem, I'm not sure they'd ever get permission to haul the crew around.

Maya? I'm assuming Mayan temples? Yes, please, I'd love to see Central America this time. Not sure if the weather's right for a December race though.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2010, 05:16:04 AM
Egypt please! :hearts: 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 26, 2010, 05:23:34 AM
Easter Island... if ONLY. It's a very sensitive ecosystem, I'm not sure they'd ever get permission to haul the crew around.

Are you sure of this. I know of no travel restrictions to Easter Island. Is it possible you are thinking of the Galapagos off the coast of Ecuador?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 26, 2010, 05:25:15 AM
Egypt please! :hearts: 

Yes.....this time on the east bank of the Nile and train ride to Alexandria.......
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: topaz on November 26, 2010, 05:44:01 AM
what about Jaime and Cara? :(
those freaking cheerleaders who complain them that the locals can't speak English?  Heck probably they're the last one to arrive at the pit stop and they have difficulties on communicating with the Japanese locals there.  I wish they'd been eliminated there or else... (:;)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: topaz on November 26, 2010, 05:50:20 AM
Unless leg 3 is still in Japan.
actually, they're hopefully still be in Japan for leg 4, and if they're still on the Tokyo metropolitan area for now they should be visit and race to Akihabara district, its the famous place for many animes, mangas and video games and it's known as the otaku capital of the world.  And surely that place will be a jampacked by tomorrow and Sunday and probably the Japanese media there will be easily to spot them for sure besides ordinary people who wants to take relax there during weekend. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Laimis on November 26, 2010, 05:59:20 AM
Kampuchea means Cambodia right?
That will be nice to visit Cambodia ^ ^
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tutorial on November 26, 2010, 06:13:54 AM
If there's any tip that they are at Amsterdam from 10th to 13th December or Lithuania on the 15th to 20th December, or if they are in London, I would fly there now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: milanissimo on November 26, 2010, 06:33:47 AM
Egypt please! :hearts:  

Yes.....this time on the east bank of the Nile and train ride to Alexandria.......

Egypt :colors :colors
I think is better Hurgada or  Sharm El -Sheikn along the red sea...,beautiful places,beautiful sea(Especially Sharm ) and every day there are a lot of flights From/to European countries
I think It's possible...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mad_joe on November 26, 2010, 06:39:12 AM
 :'( :'(  I'm so pissed right now,why there are no other valuable spoilers coming out?Japanese fans,please  :meow:

it's almost 9:40 pm in Tokyo,if it was a 24-hour mandatory period of rest,first couples of teams should have been running again  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 26, 2010, 06:56:14 AM
Egypt please! :hearts:  

Yes.....this time on the east bank of the Nile and train ride to Alexandria.......

Egypt :colors :colors
I think is better Hurgada or  Sharm El -Sheikn along the red sea...,beautiful places,beautiful sea(Especially Sharm ) and every day there are a lot of flights From/to European countries
I think It's possible...

Since they are racing east to west......I doubt very seriously they would turn around when they got to Europe and then fly back to Egypt.....anywhere in Egypt. It really doesn't make much sense. When they are finished in Europe, they will head to N America
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: milanissimo on November 26, 2010, 07:13:33 AM
Egypt please! :hearts:  

Yes.....this time on the east bank of the Nile and train ride to Alexandria.......

Egypt :colors :colors
I think is better Hurgada or  Sharm El -Sheikn along the red sea...,beautiful places,beautiful sea(Especially Sharm ) and every day there are a lot of flights From/to European countries
I think It's possible...

Since they are racing east to west......I doubt very seriously they would turn around when they got to Europe and then fly back to Egypt.....anywhere in Egypt. It really doesn't make much sense. When they are finished in Europe, they will head to N America

..I know...in fact I said .. before Egypt   and then Europe..
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TexasLady on November 26, 2010, 07:36:03 AM
:'( :'(  I'm so pissed right now,why there are no other valuable spoilers coming out?Japanese fans,please  :meow:

it's almost 9:40 pm in Tokyo,if it was a 24-hour mandatory period of rest,first couples of teams should have been running again  :duno:

The RFF detectives will find them if it's humanly possible.  :lol:

Welcome to RFF mad_joe!

 :welcome2:

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: metalent on November 26, 2010, 07:43:19 AM
Kampuchea means Cambodia right?
That will be nice to visit Cambodia ^ ^
YES!!
I am not from a English-speaking country.Kampuchea may means Cambodia.
last night,i dreamt that they would go to Phnom Penh.
It is really  :hearts: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy: :wohoo: :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mad_joe on November 26, 2010, 08:10:09 AM
:'( :'(  I'm so pissed right now,why there are no other valuable spoilers coming out?Japanese fans,please  :meow:

it's almost 9:40 pm in Tokyo,if it was a 24-hour mandatory period of rest,first couples of teams should have been running again  :duno:

The RFF detectives will find them if it's humanly possible.  :lol:

Welcome to RFF mad_joe!

 :welcome2:



thanks,man,I'm new here,but feel really excited that there are so many people into TAR  :hearts: :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: docol on November 26, 2010, 08:48:25 AM
Why not just have the whole cast of season 14 come back? :res:

THAT WOULD BE GREAT.........!!!!!!  :hearts: :colors :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: boy mascubado on November 26, 2010, 09:06:20 AM
let me speculate that production team planned for a Korean leg and just what recently happened between North and South Kor. Things have change. They cant visit china for now because somewhere they have on going Asian games. My wild guess is they'll comeback down to somewhere in Southeast Asia. LAOS, THAILAND or BRUNEI.. just my thoughts..   B:) B:) :keeta:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kiki on November 26, 2010, 09:17:59 AM
let me speculate that production team planned for a Korean leg and just what recently happened between North and South Kor. Things have change. They cant visit china for now because somewhere they have on going Asian games. My wild guess is they'll comeback down to somewhere in Southeast Asia. LAOS, THAILAND or BRUNEI.. just my thoughts..   B:) B:) :keeta:

They did Korea in season 17. It' s unlikely they would it twice in a row. Besides they have probably planned all the tasks mpnths in advance and a last minute change it;s very difficult.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2010, 09:44:22 AM
what about Jaime and Cara? :(
those freaking cheerleaders who complain them that the locals can't speak English?  Heck probably they're the last one to arrive at the pit stop and they have difficulties on communicating with the Japanese locals there.  I wish they'd been eliminated there or else... (:;)

They probably won't make the F3 this year.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 26, 2010, 09:52:25 AM
Gawd, I hope they are *NOT* going to South Korea right now...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2010, 09:56:07 AM
Gawd, I hope they are *NOT* going to South Korea right now...

Why?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 26, 2010, 10:07:12 AM
Gawd, I hope they are *NOT* going to South Korea right now...

Why?
It seems rather dangerous due to the military tension between the north and the south... If you were the producer, and if you had scheduled Seoul to be the next pitstop, what would y'all do?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 26, 2010, 10:09:18 AM
 :(
Gawd, I hope they are *NOT* going to South Korea right now...

Why?
:ascared NO not SouthKorea!! That would be horrible with a near war breaking out! I would hope that they always have a plan B for safety!! That wouldnt be good at ALL! You really dont think they would RISK that , DO U?
The possibility of accidental deaths would surely keep them away from there!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 26, 2010, 10:26:46 AM
:(
Gawd, I hope they are *NOT* going to South Korea right now...

Why?
:ascared NO not SouthKorea!! That would be horrible with a near war breaking out! I would hope that they always have a plan B for safety!! That wouldnt be good at ALL! You really dont think they would RISK that , DO U?
The possibility of accidental deaths would surely keep them away from there!

Totally agreed. If I were Bertram/Elise - presumably travelling with Phil - I would scramble for plan B.
The US Embassy in South Korea has not issued a travel ban yet, but they have released this note on 2010/11/23 (http://seoul.usembassy.gov/p_emb_112310.html).

On the same note, here is the link to the US State Dept's Current Travel Warnings (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html). It would be safe to say that say none of these countries will be on the race course for TAR18.

BTW, does anyone know if a graphical timeline of TAR races juxtaposed with major international news (like the Indian Ocean tsunami and what not) exists?  Of course the news would have to be related to things that happened along the race course.  That would be interesting.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: selkie on November 26, 2010, 10:27:43 AM

I'm expecting India next. Only half of these second chance racers have experienced it before and it was absent in TAR17. The geography nerd in me would still ideally prefer another Asia stop in Qatar or Papua New Guinea or the Maldives, but realistically... that's not going to happen.  


I suspect the Papua New Guinea would be a no-go because it would be prohibitively expensive to insure any filming in that country. Same goes for Egypt, which seems to have gotten decidedly more dangerous since they last Raced through there. I'm expecting India next too, though will always hold out hope for Bhutan because it's got such an interesting history and normally restricts tourism so tightly.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 26, 2010, 10:34:38 AM
:(
Gawd, I hope they are *NOT* going to South Korea right now...

Why?
:ascared NO not SouthKorea!! That would be horrible with a near war breaking out! I would hope that they always have a plan B for safety!! That wouldnt be good at ALL! You really dont think they would RISK that , DO U?
The possibility of accidental deaths would surely keep them away from there!

Totally agreed. If I were Bertram/Elise - presumably travelling with Phil - I would scramble for plan B.
The US Embassy in South Korea has not issued a travel ban yet, but they have released this note on 2010/11/23 (http://seoul.usembassy.gov/p_emb_112310.html).

BTW, does anyone know if a graphical timeline of TAR races juxtaposed with major international news (like the Indian Ocean tsunami and what not) exists?  Of course the news would have to be related to things that happened along the race course.  That would be interesting.

:jam: :jam: I think we are on to something!! An amazing race Idea where they go thru these countys that are shooting at each other....... To Race thru them and make it to the end without being shot,,,,, back packs would include bullet proof vests, night vision goggles , etc...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 26, 2010, 10:36:42 AM
:jam: :jam: I think we are on to something!! An amazing race Idea where they go thru these countys that are shooting at each other....... To Race thru them and make it to the end without being shot,,,,, back packs would include bullet proof vests, night vision goggles , etc...

Yeah right  (:;)
You wish!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 26, 2010, 10:39:38 AM
:jam: :jam: I think we are on to something!! An amazing race Idea where they go thru these countys that are shooting at each other....... To Race thru them and make it to the end without being shot,,,,, back packs would include bullet proof vests, night vision goggles , etc...

Yeah right  (:;)
You wish!

Ok maybe you are right it would be more like a "swat team amazing race" they could rescue people along the way and take them to the safety of a pit stop!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Belle Book on November 26, 2010, 10:44:54 AM
I think the main reason people hated Jaime so much is because she was so rude to the locals, especially the cab drivers!  In retrospect, the scenes with her being so rude may well have been a sign that she & Cara wouldn't win -- an editing sign, that is.

Anyway, I doubt that even if there wasn't such tension between North & South Korea that the teams would go there again -- not so soon after having a leg in South Korea this season, that is.  But I'd love to see the teams in Laos -- they'd never gone there before.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kenchan on November 26, 2010, 11:05:42 AM
:jam: :jam: I think we are on to something!! An amazing race Idea where they go thru these countys that are shooting at each other....... To Race thru them and make it to the end without being shot,,,,, back packs would include bullet proof vests, night vision goggles , etc...

Yeah right  (:;)
You wish!

Ok maybe you are right it would be more like a "swat team amazing race" they could rescue people along the way and take them to the safety of a pit stop!!

Anyone from the Discover Channel reading this?  There's an idea for a new show, right there!  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: gl14 on November 26, 2010, 11:06:11 AM
Just saw this on Survivorsucks:

Is it me or their Kamakura visit seem too good to be true especially that it's also one of the sites shown in the TAR Wii Game? (The Buddha one...)

Are they actually doing a season just to promote the game?



I think it's possible...

I had previously mentioned that I found it funny that the majority of the teams featured on the cover of the Wii video game were participating in season 18. so who knows, further promotion for the game.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: boy mascubado on November 26, 2010, 11:17:13 AM
got a strong feeling that they will visit the country that i'm located right now.. camera's ready...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2010, 11:26:13 AM
Phil has mentioned b4 that the producers always have 2 or 3 alternate routes they can send teams on in the case of violence in a destination country.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 26, 2010, 11:26:39 AM
got a strong feeling that they will visit the country that i'm located right now.. camera's ready...

Mind if I ask where that is?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: boy mascubado on November 26, 2010, 11:31:03 AM
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 26, 2010, 11:38:57 AM
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)


Aaaahhhh as exciting as this is,Im terrible at Geography!lol more clues?Someone will guess this easily and I still won't have a clue :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2010, 11:40:14 AM
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)


Aaaahhhh as exciting as this is,Im terrible at Geography!lol more clues?Someone will guess this easily and I still won't have a clue :)

I'm still trying 2 figure out what boy is trying to convey.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 26, 2010, 11:43:10 AM
I'm not worried about Korea, it's not one of the countries they'd visit back to back on the Race.

I suspect the Papua New Guinea would be a no-go because it would be prohibitively expensive to insure any filming in that country. Same goes for Egypt, which seems to have gotten decidedly more dangerous since they last Raced through there. I'm expecting India next too, though will always hold out hope for Bhutan because it's got such an interesting history and normally restricts tourism so tightly.

Is insurance any easier to sort out for Bhutan? From what I remember reading about these restrictions, you also have to pony up quite a sum upfront for each day spent in the country and given its location, you can't schedule a leg with only three teams to limit costs there. Hopefully they'd make the restrictions laxer for TAR because I'd be glued to the TV for that. Has the race even climbed that high? I know the air is rarefied in Bolivia as well, but I'm not sure the racers were at such literally dizzying heights for more than a few hours.

Why do people hate Jaime and Cara so much? Who cares if Jaime was rude to foreigners?

Jaime and Cara love <3

Please tell me my sarcasm meter is failing me... Since when is rudeness condoned in general, let alone when you're a guest in a foreign country? Is shoving and abusing your wife also OK as long as you're on a race on TV and you're stressed out, hungry and tired? Do tell.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mad_joe on November 26, 2010, 11:43:28 AM
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)

Maldives? :neener: :neener:but I seriously doubt they would go to there...in my opinion,it's better they come to China today,and then fly to Central Asia or other neighbourhood countries of Russia,before they head to Europe,Africa and South America for the second last leg
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2010, 11:47:37 AM
Why do people hate Jaime and Cara so much? Who cares if Jaime was rude to foreigners?

Jaime and Cara love <3

Please tell me my sarcasm meter is failing me... Since when is rudeness condoned in general, let alone when you're a guest in a foreign country? Is shoving and abusing your wife also OK as long as you're on a race on TV and you're stressed out, hungry and tired? Do tell.

Well said!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: boy mascubado on November 26, 2010, 11:53:10 AM
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)


Aaaahhhh as exciting as this is,Im terrible at Geography!lol more clues?Someone will guess this easily and I still won't have a clue :)

I'm still trying 2 figure out what boy is trying to convey.

Just have this strong speculation that they might visit this country where im located right now.. Okay Maldives is the place. Its near India and Sri Lanka. Since it hasnt been visited i've just got this gut feeling they gonna include this season.
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)

Maldives? :neener: :neener:but I seriously doubt they would go to there...in my opinion,it's better they come to China today,and then fly to Central Asia or other neighbourhood countries of Russia,before they head to Europe,Africa and South America for the second last leg
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)

Maldives? :neener: :neener:but I seriously doubt they would go to there...in my opinion,it's better they come to China today,and then fly to Central Asia or other neighbourhood countries of Russia,before they head to Europe,Africa and South America for the second last leg
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)

Maldives? :neener: :neener:but I seriously doubt they would go to there...in my opinion,it's better they come to China today,and then fly to Central Asia or other neighbourhood countries of Russia,before they head to Europe,Africa and South America for the second last leg

see guys here have all the expertise in this forum :jam:.. China? they'll all busy in there Asian games right now. So thats why i strongly speculate they coming back down to South east Asia then move to South Asia, transition from a Mideast country before goin to Europe coun try. IMO..
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2010, 12:01:29 PM

see guys here have all the expertise in this forum :jam:.. China? they'll all busy in there Asian games right now. So thats why i strongly speculate they coming back down to South east Asia then move to South Asia, transition from a Mideast country before goin to Europe coun try. IMO..

Interesting idea...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 26, 2010, 12:06:36 PM
Clue... since this country still hadn't been visited (its about time since right now they struggle a little bit in their tourism industry) and an good transition from South Asia to Europe or Mideast... Experts will know my IP add is.. ;) ;)

Maldives? :neener: :neener:but I seriously doubt they would go to there...in my opinion,it's better they come to China today,and then fly to Central Asia or other neighbourhood countries of Russia,before they head to Europe,Africa and South America for the second last leg
a Co-worker was in Bhutan recently and she paid $250 per day just to be in the country. Steep, but it apparently includes some things (not sure .. food or lodging) I don't know if Bhutan would really want the attention. They seem to quite like their relative anonymity on the world stage. Having said that she said it was spectacular. And I would love to see the teams go there if they were able.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: krabbe on November 26, 2010, 12:29:21 PM
Yeah, although Bhutan would be nice, I think it's going to be prohibitively expensive, $200/day for each person. The price includes everything (food & lodging), but still. Not to mention the red tape that goes along with the hefty price tag. The government slapped each tourist such a high price because they don't want tourism in their country in the first place. I doubt they'll be willing to cooperate with a race-travel show. But here's hoping! :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2010, 12:48:40 PM
Yeah, although Bhutan would be nice, I think it's going to be prohibitively expensive, $200/day for each person. The price includes everything (food & lodging), but still. Not to mention the red tape that goes along with the hefty price tag. The government slapped each tourist such a high price because they don't want tourism in their country in the first place. I doubt they'll be willing to cooperate with a race-travel show. But here's hoping! :jam:

Makes sense!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 26, 2010, 01:12:54 PM
My sister visited the Maldives as part of her honeymoon.The photos were stunning-now that'd be nice to see in HD.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: allie303 on November 26, 2010, 03:31:52 PM
What about Sri Lanka? Is that also a possibility?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 26, 2010, 06:06:12 PM
see guys here have all the expertise in this forum :jam:.. China? they'll all busy in there Asian games right now. So thats why i strongly speculate they coming back down to South east Asia then move to South Asia, transition from a Mideast country before goin to Europe coun try. IMO..

Asian Games held in Guangzhou,they can still go to other places of China(other places not busy at all)...And,Asian Games is over yesterday...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 26, 2010, 06:08:03 PM
China? they'll all busy in there Asian games right now.

which allows tar to hold a leg or two in the country without being spotted so much...

So thats why i strongly speculate they coming back down to South east Asia then move to South Asia, transition from a Mideast country before goin to Europe country. IMO..

what i can think of only possibilities would be laos (first visit?), philippines (there's a travel warning), indonesia (first visit) or brunei (first visit). im not leaning on the other countries.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 26, 2010, 06:47:18 PM
They can come to Singapore if they want, I would be ready with a camera at the airport.  :neener:
Terminal 3 Belt 48?  :spy:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 26, 2010, 08:55:19 PM
China? they'll all busy in there Asian games right now.

which allows tar to hold a leg or two in the country without being spotted so much...

So thats why i strongly speculate they coming back down to South east Asia then move to South Asia, transition from a Mideast country before goin to Europe country. IMO..

what i can think of only possibilities would be laos (first visit?), philippines (there's a travel warning), indonesia (first visit) or brunei (first visit). im not leaning on the other countries.

I didn't think that there is currently a travel warning here in the Philippines?  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 26, 2010, 09:25:00 PM
I just see read about spoiler TAR 18 and really amazed me.. Sound exciting on TAR 18.. I have nothing for much talk.. sorri..   :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 26, 2010, 09:31:51 PM
I think they may have 2nd leg in japan racing at Yokohama...and if they raced at night(they often have a leg racing at night recent season),maybe not so many sighting...just Speculation
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SuzuKen on November 26, 2010, 10:19:08 PM
South East Asia is a stong possiblity this time around. (Thailand anyone?)

Well, I'm currently in Phuket/Similans and would be keeping my eyes out for them. Dunno how I'll update since I won't have Internet most of the time… IF there're any sightings, I wldn't be able to do livesightings >.<
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 26, 2010, 10:55:19 PM
South East Asia is a stong possiblity this time around. (Thailand anyone?)

Well, I'm currently in Phuket/Similans and would be keeping my eyes out for them. Dunno how I'll update since I won't have Internet most of the time… IF there're any sightings, I wldn't be able to do livesightings >.<

There is nothing around here that says you have to do live sightings. If you see them.......then try to take some pics and remember the place and time.......its just that simple........and post when you get internet access again........have fun in Phuket....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 26, 2010, 11:47:49 PM
I really hope we get a sighting soon!

Also,I don't know if this is the right thread to ask this question,so if I'm in the wrong,moderators please move it. Can anyone tell me which season of TAR has been the most spoiled on RFF?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 26, 2010, 11:52:39 PM
I really hope we get a sighting soon!

Also,I don't know if this is the right thread to ask this question,so if I'm in the wrong,moderators please move it. Can anyone tell me which season of TAR has been the most spoiled on RFF?
It depends on how you measure the spoiling of a season. For example, we had a detailed boot list for Season 11, but it depends if you measure it according to contestants, tasks or destinations.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 12:00:01 AM
I really hope we get a sighting soon!

Also,I don't know if this is the right thread to ask this question,so if I'm in the wrong,moderators please move it. Can anyone tell me which season of TAR has been the most spoiled on RFF?
It depends on how you measure the spoiling of a season. For example, we had a detailed boot list for Season 11, but it depends if you measure it according to contestants, tasks or destinations.

I meant elimination wise so season 11 it would be :) thank you!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 27, 2010, 02:39:25 AM
2 photos from our friend who spotted the teams in Kamakura at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine at around 1:30PM on Friday 11/25/10.
:hearts:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Japan/TAR18KamakuroShrineJapan.jpg)(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Japan/TAR18KamakuraShrineJapan.jpg)



Shadows are pointing in opposite directions - not a Pit Stop then?

LaKisha/Jen look like they're running out, Jet/Cord running in. Sun should be slightly west of due south.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 03:17:33 AM
jasteo: transiting at hk airport and bumped into the amazing race film crew! eggcited!
6 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

possibly they're the crew in charge of tasks for the next location.

and without sightings until now, it's pretty much leaning to a double leg in japan i think...


You may be right.Oh,I wish there were more sightings in Japan!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 03:30:00 AM

possibly they're the crew in charge of tasks for the next location.

and without sightings until now, it's pretty much leaning to a double leg in japan i think...


They could also be the crew that was left to clean up things AFTER the teams left Japan.....we really dont know what it is.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 27, 2010, 04:05:24 AM
Not to Brunei.

(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/eb4kts.png)

Might not be a real spoiler though. Need more confirmation.. but offering the map just in case.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: boy mascubado on November 27, 2010, 04:10:04 AM
Not to Brunei.

(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/eb4kts.png)

Might not be a real spoiler though. Need more confirmation.. but offering the map just in case.

whoope hope my speculations were right... given a 3 country guess!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 04:10:40 AM
What's with all the cars with stickers on their sides in the Belait District? Amazing Race?
5 minutes ago via Echofon
 This tweeter is from Brunei
Thanks kinibug!!!
Anytime :) I was just about to say that that's in Brunei...interesting.Has TAR ever been there before?


They went to Kota Kinabalu in TAR 3..........which is in Malaysian Borneo

kb might be Kuala Belait.........That coast is pretty famous for oil production.....the reason the Japanese captured it during WWII.


Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: boy mascubado on November 27, 2010, 04:13:09 AM
What's with all the cars with stickers on their sides in the Belait District? Amazing Race?
5 minutes ago via Echofon
 

This tweeter is from Brunei


Thanks kinibug!!!

Anytime :) I was just about to say that that's in Brunei...interesting.Has TAR ever been there before?

neither TAR or TARA visited their. I wonder why they did not drop by their when they visit Kota KInabalu..
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 27, 2010, 04:14:17 AM
Kota Kinabalu is part of Malaysia.. while Borneo is part of Brunei.. ohh, geography lesson learnt today. I always thought Borneo's part of Malaysia! :-[

I don't think physically TAR has stepped into Brunei.. but again, all these are speculation.. i searched and poked my head around and didn't find anything else about TAR in Brunei.. :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 04:21:26 AM
Even though none of this is slam dunk yet it just feels good to have some
sort of a lead.I wish people would reply on Twitter faster lol.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 27, 2010, 04:23:16 AM
Kota Kinabalu is part of Malaysia.. while Borneo is part of Brunei.. ohh, geography lesson learnt today. I always thought Borneo's part of Malaysia! :-[

I don't think physically TAR has stepped into Brunei.. but again, all these are speculation.. i searched and poked my head around and didn't find anything else about TAR in Brunei.. :(

Borneo is just a really big island.  Part belongs to Sultan of Brunei, part to Malaysia and part to Indonesia.

It is probably a local thing.....the TAR part
:groan: Yea, i just figured out! More geography lessons! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mad_joe on November 27, 2010, 04:24:36 AM
I checked the schedule of fights,there actually was a direct one from Hong Kong to the capital of Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan,departure time is 2:40 pm,which could make sense that someone did witnessed the production team in HK airport this afternoon around 2 pm  :'( :'( :'(

which kills me is if the teams really made connected flight in HK,then they probably not gonna come to the mainland of China this season,it really sucks!!! :knuckles: :knuckles:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ZBC Company on November 27, 2010, 04:30:09 AM
Wow good jobs guys mother heard of that country
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 04:42:37 AM
Nice.So maybe all the teams had boarded their flights and production was rushing to catch theirs?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 04:50:38 AM
Nice.So maybe all the teams had boarded their flights and production was rushing to catch theirs?

There is two production crews.......they flip flop the places.......while one is cleaning up in Japan......another one is already on the ground in the next place. Then the japaness crew will go forward to where they are going and be ready when they get there......if that makes sense.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 05:12:43 AM
Nice.So maybe all the teams had boarded their flights and production was rushing to catch theirs?

There is two production crews.......they flip flop the places.......while one is cleaning up in Japan......another one is already on the ground in the next place. Then the japaness crew will go forward to where they are going and be ready when they get there......if that makes sense.

sorry,I'm slightly confused.Wouldn't there be another crew that would be with the teams?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 05:24:18 AM
Okay.........here it is maybe simpler........they had one crew in Australia setting up those two legs...........at the same time....one crew was in Japan setting up that leg(s). When the teams flew to Japan......they went with their cameraman/soundman team.....maybe a couple of Production ASSTs.....BVM and Elise travel too.....then the Aussie crew went to what ever comes after Japan...lets call it Country XX.....when teams leave Japan for Country XX.........the Japanese crew will fly to Country YY.....and start setting that up......does that make more sense?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 27, 2010, 05:25:50 AM
Okay.........here it is maybe simpler........they had one crew in Australia setting up those two legs...........at the same time....one crew was in Japan setting up that leg(s). When the teams flew to Japan......they went with their cameraman/soundman team.....maybe a couple of Production ASSTs.....BVM and Elise travel too.....then the Aussie crew went to what ever comes after Japan...lets call it Country XX.....when teams leave Japan for Country XX.........the Japanese crew will fly to Country YY.....and start setting that up......does that make more sense?

 :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 05:32:05 AM
Okay.........here it is maybe simpler........they had one crew in Australia setting up those two legs...........at the same time....one crew was in Japan setting up that leg(s). When the teams flew to Japan......they went with their cameraman/soundman team.....maybe a couple of Production ASSTs.....BVM and Elise travel too.....then the Aussie crew went to what ever comes after Japan...lets call it Country XX.....when teams leave Japan for Country XX.........the Japanese crew will fly to Country YY.....and start setting that up......does that make more sense?

yes!Thank you!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 05:43:32 AM
Okay.........here it is maybe simpler........they had one crew in Australia setting up those two legs...........at the same time....one crew was in Japan setting up that leg(s). When the teams flew to Japan......they went with their cameraman/soundman team.....maybe a couple of Production ASSTs.....BVM and Elise travel too.....then the Aussie crew went to what ever comes after Japan...lets call it Country XX.....when teams leave Japan for Country XX.........the Japanese crew will fly to Country YY.....and start setting that up......does that make more sense?
If so,I think XX is China since they transmit at HongKong...YY is a country in southeast Asia...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mad_joe on November 27, 2010, 08:29:48 AM
it's driving me freaking nuts,where the heck are the teams right now  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 27, 2010, 08:32:12 AM
it's driving me freaking nuts,where the heck are the teams right now  :'( :'( :'(

:lol: This is the effect of the major spoilage in Sydney. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 27, 2010, 08:36:37 AM
it's driving me freaking nuts,where the heck are the teams right now  :'( :'( :'(

:lol: This is the effect of the major spoilage in Sydney. :lol:

 :groan:

Sorry for flying up there and following them around then!

 :colealert:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 27, 2010, 08:39:56 AM
it's driving me freaking nuts,where the heck are the teams right now  :'( :'( :'(

:lol: This is the effect of the major spoilage in Sydney. :lol:

 :groan:

Sorry for flying up there and following them around then!

 :colealert:

No! I don't blame you Coutzy! :'( I meant that we got excited and then that excitement went downhill because the teams are now atm hard to be traced.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 27, 2010, 08:43:17 AM
it's driving me freaking nuts,where the heck are the teams right now  :'( :'( :'(

:lol: This is the effect of the major spoilage in Sydney. :lol:

 :groan:

Sorry for flying up there and following them around then!

 :colealert:

No! I don't blame you Coutzy! :'( I meant that we got excited and then that excitement went downhill because the teams are now atm hard to be traced.

I agree, we had to know that we were going to have to come down off of that. The fun part will be connecting where they resurface to Tokyo.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 27, 2010, 08:48:49 AM
More of a contextual translation (I'm not 100% sure):

Since morning [something about Americans]. I told a superior during break: "Isn't it The Amazing Race?!" It was an American Show that I watched last month in Cairns. The parent & child I talked to boarded the HP [or boarded in HP].

Thanks Danooky!! We never would have figured that one out, Google is terrible with Asian languages.  :lol:

It seems like that this person may have seen the Race on the way to work and confirmed it by asking a superior. I wonder of there was a possible double stop in Japan b/c this seems too delayed to be from the 25th.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 27, 2010, 08:52:11 AM
More of a contextual translation (I'm not 100% sure):

Since morning [something about Americans]. I told a superior during break: "Isn't it The Amazing Race?!" It was an American Show that I watched last month in Cairns. The parent & child I talked to boarded the HP [or boarded in HP].

Thanks Danooky!! We never would have figured that one out, Google is terrible with Asian languages.  :lol:

It seems like that this person may have seen the Race on the way to work and confirmed it by asking a superior. I wonder of there was a possible double stop in Japan b/c this seems too delayed to be from the 25th.

Gary and Mallory?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mad_joe on November 27, 2010, 09:05:17 AM
any other new updates?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 27, 2010, 09:52:58 AM
More of a contextual translation (I'm not 100% sure):

Since morning [something about Americans]. I told a superior during break: "Isn't it The Amazing Race?!" It was an American Show that I watched last month in Cairns. The parent & child I talked to boarded the HP [or boarded in HP].

Thanks Danooky!! We never would have figured that one out, Google is terrible with Asian languages.  :lol:

It seems like that this person may have seen the Race on the way to work and confirmed it by asking a superior. I wonder of there was a possible double stop in Japan b/c this seems too delayed to be from the 25th.

Gary and Mallory?

Or Margie and Luke, those are the only choices right?.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: SkyWriter9 on November 27, 2010, 10:02:05 AM
More of a contextual translation (I'm not 100% sure):

Since morning [something about Americans]. I told a superior during break: "Isn't it The Amazing Race?!" It was an American Show that I watched last month in Cairns. The parent & child I talked to boarded the HP [or boarded in HP].

Thanks Danooky!! We never would have figured that one out, Google is terrible with Asian languages.  :lol:

It seems like that this person may have seen the Race on the way to work and confirmed it by asking a superior. I wonder of there was a possible double stop in Japan b/c this seems too delayed to be from the 25th.

Gary and Mallory?

Or Margie and Luke, those are the only choices right?.

Yes, but the better translation states that they are up on the website right now, so that would mean Gary and Mallory.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 27, 2010, 11:21:58 AM
I'm sure they are in Kunming,China!!!I have photos!!!Already sent to peach!!!

The race always finds a way to set the gingers back to their homeland. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 27, 2010, 11:34:31 AM
If it is Kunming/LiJiang, I can see the high altitude come into play on how well the teams do.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: krabbe on November 27, 2010, 11:41:34 AM
Lijiang is very touristy, so hopefully there will be sightings. & the nearest international airport from there is Kunming, so maybe they'll go back there again to fly out of the country.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 27, 2010, 01:19:49 PM
hey guys I am new,a Chinese TAR Fan
My friend from Kumming via QQ mobile told me,shes  was in a train station before and saw,theres english men with cameras there.they were following an asian grandpa and a japanesse look alike girl,a blonde girl with a guy. and 2 black woman.
This would mean Ronald & Christina, Gary & Mallory, and Kisha & Jen are still alive and kicking.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 27, 2010, 01:25:08 PM
 ;)
I'm sure they are in Kunming,China!!!I have photos!!!Already sent to peach!!!

The race always finds a way to set the gingers back to their homeland. :lol:
Im still trying to figure out the lingo on this site........ what is the "gingers" americans??
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 27, 2010, 01:29:35 PM
;)
I'm sure they are in Kunming,China!!!I have photos!!!Already sent to peach!!!

The race always finds a way to set the gingers back to their homeland. :lol:
Im still trying to figure out the lingo on this site........ what is the "gingers" americans??
Jaime & Cara, the redheaded cheerleaders from TAR14.  China was their hardest country to get through due to Jaime not adjusting well enough to the language barrier.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 27, 2010, 01:59:50 PM
hey guys I am new,a Chinese TAR Fan
My friend from Kumming via QQ mobile told me,shes  was in a train station before and saw,theres english men with cameras there.they were following an asian grandpa and a japanesse look alike girl,a blonde girl with a guy. and 2 black woman.
This would mean Ronald & Christina, Gary & Mallory, and Kisha & Jen are still alive and kicking.

 :hearts: :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 02:04:59 PM
Jaime & Cara, the redheaded cheerleaders from TAR14.  China was their hardest country to get through due to Jaime not adjusting well enough to the language barrier.

I can tell you Lijiang is more more more difficult than Beijing... :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 27, 2010, 02:06:47 PM
All I care if Kynt and Vyxsin get to the next leg.

If they're out there, they'll surely b spotted.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 27, 2010, 02:18:07 PM
What about Margie and Luke? and both elimination? or not?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 02:25:29 PM
What about Margie and Luke? and both elimination? or not?

Since they don't have a obvious feature on appearance than other teams.I think we should worry cowboy,basketball player,goth more.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 27, 2010, 02:26:41 PM
What about Margie and Luke? and both elimination? or not?

Since they don't have a obvious feature on appearance than other teams.I think we should worry cowboy,basketball player,goth more.

Very true. Only a maximum of 2 teams have been eliminated in Japan, though.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 03:16:25 PM
I  Speculate Black Dragon Pool  will be their first destination...since they can film Jade dragon snow mountain(one of Lijiang's symbol,but it's too far from downtown of Lijiang,so Idon't think they will go) in crew...and it will open at 8:00,since teams look like taking two trains to Lijiang,maybe a time bunching.
(http://www.kmcits888.com/ljtour/UploadFiles_2208/200811/20081122141453610.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 27, 2010, 04:21:30 PM
What about Margie and Luke? and both elimination? or not?

Since they don't have a obvious feature on appearance than other teams.I think we should worry cowboy,basketball player,goth more.

Very true. Only a maximum of 2 teams have been eliminated in Japan, though.
Fairly sure Mel & Mike will be one of them.  I'd be surprised if Mel's old age doesn't catch with him.  He was sixty-eight when he ran TAR14.  He's gotta be seventy for this race.  Don't know who the other will be, though.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 04:43:42 PM
What about Margie and Luke? and both elimination? or not?

Since they don't have a obvious feature on appearance than other teams.I think we should worry cowboy,basketball player,goth more.

Very true. Only a maximum of 2 teams have been eliminated in Japan, though.
Fairly sure Mel & Mike will be one of them.  I'd be surprised if Mel's old age doesn't catch with him.  He was sixty-eight when he ran TAR14.  He's gotta be seventy for this race.  Don't know who the other will be, though.

I agree!whilst Mel surprised me in TAR14 with his fitness,I just feel that the other teams are too strong this year.I just hope the cowboys are still in it!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 27, 2010, 04:45:16 PM
yes,they've arrived...

Thanks!Is anyone there? I really hope we get more sightings...and that the cowboys are safe!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 04:46:52 PM
yes,they've arrived...

Thanks!Is anyone there? I really hope we get more sightings...and that the cowboys are safe!

I think not so quick...try searching.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Zvarri on November 27, 2010, 04:55:57 PM
I just hope the dumb cowboys get eliminated! Also the dumb basketball players too.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Belle Book on November 27, 2010, 05:26:42 PM
hey guys I am new,a Chinese TAR Fan
My friend from Kumming via QQ mobile told me,shes  was in a train station before and saw,theres english men with cameras there.they were following an asian grandpa and a japanesse look alike girl,a blonde girl with a guy. and 2 black woman.
This would mean Ronald & Christina, Gary & Mallory, and Kisha & Jen are still alive and kicking.

Ron & Christina are still in the Race?  ALL RIGHT!   :jumpy:   :wohoo:   :jumpy:   :wohoo:   :jumpy:   :wohoo:   :jumpy:   :wohoo:   :jumpy:   :wohoo:   :jumpy:   :wohoo:   :jumpy:   :wohoo:

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 27, 2010, 06:10:05 PM
are jaime and cara and flight time and big easy spotted? i hope so :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 27, 2010, 06:16:05 PM
I  Speculate Black Dragon Pool  will be their first destination...since they can film Jade dragon snow mountain(one of Lijiang's symbol,but it's too far from downtown of Lijiang,so Idon't think they will go) in crew...and it will open at 8:00,since teams look like taking two trains to Lijiang,maybe a time bunching.
(http://www.kmcits888.com/ljtour/UploadFiles_2208/200811/20081122141453610.jpg)
:yess:THAT IS BEAUTIFUL! Too bad they dont have time to ENJOY it!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 27, 2010, 06:41:38 PM
I  Speculate Black Dragon Pool  will be their first destination...since they can film Jade dragon snow mountain(one of Lijiang's symbol,but it's too far from downtown of Lijiang,so Idon't think they will go) in crew...and it will open at 8:00,since teams look like taking two trains to Lijiang,maybe a time bunching.
(http://www.kmcits888.com/ljtour/UploadFiles_2208/200811/20081122141453610.jpg)
:yess:THAT IS BEAUTIFUL! Too bad they dont have time to ENJOY it!
:groan: This may be a place they would take them to as well. Since this Race is to be more athletic than the past races the " Tiger Leaping Gorge" looks like a CHALLENGE with rafting by far????

"The Tiger Leaping Gorge which first included a trip to the first bend of the mighty Yangtze River. The Yangtze River, considered the mother river of China, flows majestically through the centre of China and is the third longest river in the world. Starting from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Yangtze River surges south-eastward until it meets the Hengduan Mountain Range. About 44 miles outside of Lijiang, unusual geological phenomenon’s force the Yangtze to make a sudden V-shaped bend and flow to the northeast. This extraordinary turn, nearly 180-degrees, creates beautiful and marvellous views. Here, the river is wide and the water flows in a gentle, slow pace. Large willow trees grow luxuriously alongside the river that is banked on both sides with lush, fertile deep green vegetation and immense, steep mountains that rise up from the river to touch the clouds in the blue sky above. The whole sight is like a wonderful landscape painting that never ends. This is a world-famous geological phenomenon and an extraordinary panoramic scene whose vistas you will long remember."
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 06:55:29 PM
The Tiger Leaping Gorge is very far to Lijang ancient city,they should took half a day to get there...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TexasLady on November 27, 2010, 07:08:43 PM
I'm in awe, what a beautiful place!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: topaz on November 27, 2010, 07:31:08 PM
they're already in China!  To TAR producers and All-Stars contestants please go to my country in the Philippines [in Manila] by tomorrow so that I could spot all of you and post it here and to my twitter account and tomorrow is a holiday in my country and I have no office work at that day. :tup:

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Slowhatch on November 27, 2010, 07:41:52 PM
Lijiang? It's about time (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,11906.msg189042.html#msg189042). Google does an OK job, City8 doesn't cover LJ but Edushi does: the Old City (http://lijiang.edushi.com/?oid=8578), which I suppose will be one of the stops.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 27, 2010, 07:52:18 PM
Lijiang? It's about time (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,11906.msg189042.html#msg189042). Google does an OK job, City8 doesn't cover LJ but Edushi does: the Old City (http://lijiang.edushi.com/?oid=8578), which I suppose will be one of the stops.
** Do you know of any physical challenging things that Old City would be known for?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 27, 2010, 07:53:12 PM
Lijiang? It's about time (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,11906.msg189042.html#msg189042). Google does an OK job, City8 doesn't cover LJ but Edushi does: the Old City (http://lijiang.edushi.com/?oid=8578), which I suppose will be one of the stops.
** Do you know of any physical challenging things that Old City would be known for?

High altitude? Possibly something to do with the mountainous terrain?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 08:07:19 PM
Lijiang? It's about time (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,11906.msg189042.html#msg189042). Google does an OK job, City8 doesn't cover LJ but Edushi does: the Old City (http://lijiang.edushi.com/?oid=8578), which I suppose will be one of the stops.
** Do you know of any physical challenging things that Old City would be known for?

Do you mean like walking and breathing?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 08:14:22 PM
Lijiang? It's about time (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,11906.msg189042.html#msg189042). Google does an OK job, City8 doesn't cover LJ but Edushi does: the Old City (http://lijiang.edushi.com/?oid=8578), which I suppose will be one of the stops.
** Do you know of any physical challenging things that Old City would be known for?
There are many shops of Naxi nationality feature,they can do tasks about this...

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 27, 2010, 09:59:43 PM
I am guessing to a previously unvisited country next, because China has so many connections.

 :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess:

im leaning towards laos or myanmar (but i do know myanmar is a little too off the track) since kunming is actually close to both countries, and have no many international flights away except to thailand, myanmar, laos or malaysia.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 27, 2010, 10:08:34 PM
Myanmar has as much chance as North Korea.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 10:32:52 PM
I am guessing to a previously unvisited country next, because China has so many connections.

 :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess: :yess:

im leaning towards laos or myanmar (but i do know myanmar is a little too off the track) since kunming is actually close to both countries, and have no many international flights away except to thailand, myanmar, laos or malaysia.

There is quite an eclectic set of international destinations from Kunming (KMG). Hanoi, Vientiene, Phuket, Bangkok, Rangoon (Yangon), Mandalay, Kolkutta, Delhi, and Dhaka. I didnt see Kuala Lumpur.......but doesnt meant it isnt there on another day.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 27, 2010, 10:39:39 PM
(http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/023970384.jpg) (http://www.shareapic.net/View-23970384-Amazing-Race-18-China-Sightings.html)

looks like they are in front of a hotel??

It doesn't look like any picture of Lijiang or Kunming I've seen. Could this be from Hong Kong?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TARA on November 27, 2010, 10:52:38 PM
(http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/023970384.jpg) (http://www.shareapic.net/View-23970384-Amazing-Race-18-China-Sightings.html)

looks like they are in front of a hotel??

It doesn't look like any picture of Lijiang or Kunming I've seen. Could this be from Hong Kong?

accordingly that's the train station in Kunming
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 27, 2010, 11:02:25 PM
(http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/023970384.jpg) (http://www.shareapic.net/View-23970384-Amazing-Race-18-China-Sightings.html)

looks like they are in front of a hotel??

I sent same photo to peach hours ago...this is what I confirmed cowboys being spotted.They are at Kunming airport,find a taxi taking them to train station.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 11:08:27 PM
Could this be from Hong Kong?

Pardon my being nosey..........but why would you think it was Hong Kong?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 27, 2010, 11:14:42 PM
I have a feeling Mel/Mike and the Goths were the two teams eliminated.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kaad on November 27, 2010, 11:26:47 PM
Someone from "Baidu" mentioned:
There's a clue box at the gate of Lijiang Ancient City last night.
(this information is given from the people living there)

He said is there a chance that some of the teams are ahead of Gary&Mallory, and already went there?

And also he has mentioned: There are some production teams at Qiyi Street(七一街) in this morning.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 27, 2010, 11:29:22 PM
Someone from "Baidu" mentioned:
There's a clue box at the gate of Lijiang Ancient City last night.
(this information is given from the people living there)

He said is there a chance that some of the teams are ahead of Gary&Mallory, and already went there?

they're probably being set up?

imo, it's way impossible for teams to get spread out, there would be a chance of bunching point.

didnt their train arrive around 5 am?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 27, 2010, 11:33:05 PM
Could this be from Hong Kong?

Pardon my being nosey..........but why would you think it was Hong Kong?

It was a case of my mind being too active and jumping to conclusions. I was looking through pictures of Lijiang and Kunming trying to identify the curved 10 story building in the distance in front of the Cowboys. I didn't see anything that looked like it in Lijiang or Kunming during my obviously too brief search. Since there have been previous statements about two possible legs in China and teams passing through Hong Kong, I was guessing that photo could have been taken during a leg in Hong Kong. As the photo was taken at the Kunming train station, I was horribly off the mark. I hope I didn't confuse anyone out there.  

Plaidmoon
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kaad on November 27, 2010, 11:36:22 PM
Someone from "Baidu" mentioned:
There's a clue box at the gate of Lijiang Ancient City last night.
(this information is given from the people living there)

He said is there a chance that some of the teams are ahead of Gary&Mallory, and already went there?

they're probably being set up?

imo, it's way impossible for teams to get spread out, there would be a chance of bunching point.

didnt their train arrive around 5 am?
It isn't the only train to get there though, maybe there are teams ahead or far behind,
so it's an unknown now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 11:37:17 PM
Could this be from Hong Kong?

Pardon my being nosey..........but why would you think it was Hong Kong?

It was a case of my mind being too active and jumping to conclusions. I was looking through pictures of Lijiang and Kunming trying to identify the curved 10 story building in the distance in front of the Cowboys. I didn't see anything that looked like it in Lijiang or Kunming during my obviously too brief search. Since there have been previous statements about two possible legs in China and teams passing through Hong Kong, I was guessing that photo could have been taken during a leg in Hong Kong. As the photo was taken at the Kunming train station, I was horribly off the mark. I hope I didn't confuse anyone out there.  

Plaidmoon

Okay.....thanks
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 27, 2010, 11:38:40 PM
Someone from "Baidu" mentioned:
There's a clue box at the gate of Lijiang Ancient City last night.
(this information is given from the people living there)

He said is there a chance that some of the teams are ahead of Gary&Mallory, and already went there?

they're probably being set up?

imo, it's way impossible for teams to get spread out, there would be a chance of bunching point.

didnt their train arrive around 5 am?
It isn't the only train to get there though, maybe there are teams ahead or far behind,
so it's an unknown now.

I highly doubt that this season would allow such a travesty that happened in all stars 1 with teams departing the pit stop even before another set of teams only beginning the previous leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: krabbe on November 27, 2010, 11:40:55 PM
From my experience, the altitude in Lijiang wasn't bad (& this is coming from a person who lives in a low, flat basin). It's the lay out of the streets, especially in the old city, that could make teams lose time. Very confusing, lots of small alleyways without clear markings & a lot of them are uphill which can be tiring after you get lost for hours looking for one frigging place.
I remember there's one place where people hang up lots of small wooden plaques with their wishes, this could be part of a task.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 27, 2010, 11:44:05 PM
(http://preview.shareapic.net/preview7/023970384.jpg) (http://www.shareapic.net/View-23970384-Amazing-Race-18-China-Sightings.html)

looks like they are in front of a hotel??

I sent same photo to peach hours ago...this is what I confirmed cowboys being spotted.They are at Kunming airport,find a taxi taking them to train station.

Look. there's a clock. Three possibilities

1. 11:40 PM
2. 8:50 PM
3. Clock is not working :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 27, 2010, 11:50:09 PM
Clock looks like 7:50 to me
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 28, 2010, 12:01:13 AM
Someone from "Baidu" mentioned:
There's a clue box at the gate of Lijiang Ancient City last night.
(this information is given from the people living there)

He said is there a chance that some of the teams are ahead of Gary&Mallory, and already went there?

And also he has mentioned: There are some production teams at Qiyi Street(七一街) in this morning.

It's possible but that would still put Ron/Chris, Kisha/Jen, FT/BE, and CB's behind them though since they were spotted at the station after Gallory. It is possible 3 teams were ahead of them though but you would think that now they are out of Japan they would be spotted by now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2010, 12:06:03 AM
I am working, will post the pic as soon as I can!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 28, 2010, 12:10:02 AM
jamie just accceppted my facebook friend request witch means they got eliminatted! in one of the japans legs just speculation i like them  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jalg.gali2 on November 28, 2010, 12:21:11 AM
Probably Mel and Mike and the cheerleaders were eliminated in Japan.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 28, 2010, 12:25:37 AM
jamie just accceppted my facebook friend request witch means they got eliminatted! in one of the japans legs just speculation i like them  :'(

It probably means someone else is accessing her Facebook account for her.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 28, 2010, 12:26:29 AM
Could have been the Goths or Margie and Luke though. Jaime could have someone monitoring her FB.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 28, 2010, 12:28:48 AM
Just took a look at Jaime's facebook and she has been posting all throughout the race, she def. has someone watching her FB or its fake.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TeamKandA on November 28, 2010, 12:31:43 AM
jamie just accceppted my facebook friend request witch means they got eliminatted! in one of the japans legs just speculation i like them  :'(

It probably means someone else is accessing her Facebook account for her.

contestants are not to have any outside contact while in sequester. Even after being eliminated. I am sure she has someone accessing it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: methylc on November 28, 2010, 12:34:49 AM
just look how nice the update times are. someone must have done scheduled updates. and suddenly, via HootSuite instead of BlackBerry?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 28, 2010, 12:37:23 AM
just look how nice the update times are. someone must have done scheduled updates. and suddenly, via HootSuite instead of BlackBerry?

Most of the updates are auto posts.........like from apps that you can add to your account to post horoscope, good thoughts.......etc
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 28, 2010, 01:08:45 AM
The remaining 3 teams must lag behind so much

BTW, I am from Hong Kong
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: methylc on November 28, 2010, 01:12:52 AM
The photo was probably taken a while ago before being uploaded, isn't it? can't really expect up-to-date by the minute...

was that after they checked in or a task before checking in?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 28, 2010, 01:15:35 AM
Thanks Weihen for the translations of Mad Joe's updates! I guess it wouldn't hurt if I put in my version as well:

1.45pm: God, I found Zev and Justin!
1.49pm: God! I gave them Y200.
2.00pm: I don't know if Zev and Justin are last. I asked and they denied it, but they looked sullen. Cameramen don't give up (sic). They asked me for money, and I gave them Y200. They ran off but I didn't follow. I'm now at the entrance to the Old City of Lijiang, waiting to see if there are others. P.S. They denied getting the Express Pass.
2.07pm: Indeed, there is a performance at the plaza.
God, I found Christina and Ron. They're safe for this leg (sic), and they're performing a folk dance. It's not wise to get closer; the cameramen are following closely.
2.30pm: Talked a long while with Christina, both in English and Chinese. Both she and her father are pretty fluent in Chinese. I told them to go for first, and she thanked me. I wanted to help her, but she's too honest and didn't want to "cheat". She hugged to thank me in the end, I'm going to cry...
2.59pm: Met up with Uncle Bao. He's exasperated to have not seen anybody. Haha, funny!

time he commented or the time he saw the teams?

ron and christina performing what? is it a task? how were they safe? are they enjoying? sorry, too vague?

also, are there eyewitness reports on who got eliminated in Japan?

EDIT: woops, read it. gosh, chinese is hard to understand.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redskevin88 on November 28, 2010, 01:23:25 AM
Amanda & Kris eliminated in Oz, Cowboys in Japan
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 28, 2010, 01:27:46 AM
Do we confirm 2 legs in japan or 2 legs in china?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 28, 2010, 01:30:50 AM
Kynt and Vyxsin are in front of the Qingqing Kezhan Holiday Inn here.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=ulH&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=%E4%B8%BD%E6%B1%9F+%E5%81%87%E6%9C%9F%E5%AE%A2%E6%A0%88&fb=1&gl=us&hq=%E5%81%87%E6%9C%9F%E5%AE%A2%E6%A0%88&hnear=Lijiang,+Yunnan,+China&cid=0,0,7001420493927183360&ei=dwTyTP65Fs_AngeK892rCg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQnwIwAA

Amanda & Kris eliminated in Oz, Cowboys in Japan

Please review your facts before posting! Jet and Cord were seen in Kunming, with photo evidence.

Which narrows down the possibilities for Japan... :(
That is Kynt obviously

I don't think you understand what I meant.

Neobie.....I keep having flashbacks to the movie......Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.........
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 28, 2010, 01:34:29 AM
Probably Mel and Mike and the cheerleaders were eliminated in Japan.

Wait mins, doubles eliminated? in Japan
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 28, 2010, 01:38:24 AM
Probably Mel and Mike and the cheerleaders were eliminated in Japan.

Wait mins, doubles eliminated? in Japan

There were 2 legs in Japan probably
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2010, 01:43:10 AM
Amanda & Kris eliminated in Oz, Cowboys in Japan



Please review your facts before posting! Jet and Cord were seen in Kunming, with photo evidence.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 28, 2010, 01:46:58 AM
Uncle Bao said:"Kent & Vyksin are received 30 minutes time penalty."
Kent/vyksin finished last,but they are still running,phil said uturn ahead

?!!!

Uncle Bao said:"Kent & Vyksin are received 30 minutes time penalty."

Woah! who u-turn Kent & VYksin?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 28, 2010, 01:48:16 AM
Uncle Bao said:"Kent & Vyksin are received 30 minutes time penalty."
Kent/vyksin finished last,but they are still running,phil said uturn ahead

?!!!

Uncle Bao said:"Kent & Vyksin are received 30 minutes time penalty."

Woah! who u-turn Kent & VYksin?
it is so early to have u-turn !
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 28, 2010, 01:50:53 AM
Uncle Bao said:"Kent & Vyksin are received 30 minutes time penalty."
Kent/vyksin finished last,but they are still running,phil said uturn ahead

?!!!

Uncle Bao said:"Kent & Vyksin are received 30 minutes time penalty."

It's so hard to believe that they will have a U-Turn that early! Then again Season 15 did on Leg 3...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 28, 2010, 01:57:55 AM
they're already in China!  To TAR producers and All-Stars contestants please go to my country in the Philippines [in Manila] by tomorrow so that I could spot all of you and post it here and to my twitter account and tomorrow is a holiday in my country and I have no office work at that day. :tup:

BTW, I'd found this music video from rock band The Starting Line entitled Leaving and this song will be a great theme song for the TV ad clip for the upcoming TAR 18 aka the 2nd All-Star edition by early next year and it's a great song, guysand check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ydouqpm (http://tinyurl.com/ydouqpm)  :tup: :jam:

AGREED!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 28, 2010, 02:04:20 AM
I found this on twitter..

"The Amazing Race journey continues...off to Amsterdam"
 :duno: :duno:


It was posted by someone that was in London and Paris and now on the way to Amsterdam......nothing all all to do with TAR
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 28, 2010, 02:05:31 AM
Is there anyway to ask Mad Joe to clarify what he means regarding the U-Turn?

Is he saying that K/V are running last and had to face a U Turn?

Or is he saying that they finished last, and face a Speed Bump next leg?

Or is he saying they were U-Turned, then had a 30 minute penalty?

Or is it something else completely different?

Because what was reported weihan makes no sense in the context of the current rules of TAR.

(my first post, but been following spoilers for a long time)


I'm confused too

 :bigwelcome
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 28, 2010, 02:25:58 AM
So 1 or 2 of Margie/Luke/, Mel/Mike, and Jamie/Cara were eliminated in Japan, right?

And do we know yet if there was one or 2 legs in Japan?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 28, 2010, 02:30:02 AM
Some add information:
No speedbump this season,goth must come first next leg or they will receive a 30-mins  penalty.

Ohhhhhhh I hope this was a misunderstanding :/ The Speed Bump was by far the best NEL punishment. Well, at least when it was a reasonable task, not something like running through fireworks or sitting on ice or in a sauna.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 28, 2010, 02:31:18 AM
I'm confused too

 :bigwelcome

I contacted with Uncle Bao and gave correct answer on live sighting thread.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 28, 2010, 02:34:57 AM
No speedbump this season,goth must come first next leg or they will receive a 30-mins  penalty.

Oooh! I hope this is true! I find it far more exciting than Speedbumps!  :yess: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 28, 2010, 02:36:44 AM
No speedbump this season,goth must come first next leg or they will receive a 30-mins  penalty.

Oooh! I hope this is true! I find it far more exciting than Speedbumps!  :yess: :lol:
:'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 28, 2010, 02:38:23 AM
Really? I find the Speed Bump the most fair NEL penalty.

The tour guide standing next to Phil comfirms maggie/luke,kisha/jen,flight time/big easy,jet/cord,and teams i witnessed christina/ron

From Mad_Joe

so Mel/Mike,Jamie/Cara may be on their way to somewhere now...

So it looks like Amanda/Kris gone in Leg 1, and Mel/Mike and Jamie/Cara in Leg 2 and 3(if there is 2 Japan Legs). Because since China is a NEL, there is no way there is a NEL in Japan, especially since Australia was a TBC leg.

lol, TAR14 is really failing this Race.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2010, 02:40:22 AM
Two Japan legs are not yet confirmed, and the POSSIBLE elim of Mel/Mike and J/C is also not yet confirmed. Let's wait till we hear back 100% from our guys in the field ??
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 28, 2010, 02:42:15 AM
Two Japan legs are not yet confirmed.

Do u think the other japan is just a stop over?If it is J/C or M/M (one of them) COULD still be racing!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 28, 2010, 02:47:26 AM
Two Japan legs are not yet confirmed, and the POSSIBLE elim of Mel/Mike and J/C is also not yet confirmed. Let's wait till we hear back 100% from our guys in the field ??

Isn't safe to say at least one of them were eliminated? 8 teams were spotted in China(with photo evidence, IIRC), and 10 left for Japan. Even if there is only one Japan leg, either Mel/Mike or Jamie/Cara have to be eliminated.

ETA: oops, no photos of FT/BE or Margie/Luke. I thought there was a photo of Kisha/Jen in China, but couldnt find it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TARA on November 28, 2010, 03:01:14 AM
so phil even took a picture with the follower and gave him an energy bar of his own brand? is it gonna be their final season? when he was spotted on a ferry to macau he said to the photo-seeker that he'd be a big trouble if he took the picture.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2010, 03:02:50 AM
Note my sig: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 28, 2010, 03:04:17 AM
Well it is all just as clear as chocolate milk to me now!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 28, 2010, 03:50:36 AM
what time is it in USA
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 28, 2010, 04:14:37 AM
just saw mallory and her father,and jamie and cara,so 9 teams are heading to kunming right now from the train station in lijiang

from Mad_Joe

Now we really feel sad to Mel and Mike.
she confirmed Mel/Mike and Amanda/Kris didn't show up here,which definitely means they are all out,but not sure about who Jamie and Cara is
so, Lijiang --> Kunming?

also from Mad_Joe
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 28, 2010, 04:15:46 AM
So is the train ride about 8 hours.....from Lijiang to Kunming??????

It is 0515 in NYC and 0215 in Los Angeles
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 28, 2010, 04:32:12 AM
So is the train ride about 8 hours.....from Lijiang to Kunming??????

It is 0515 in NYC and 0215 in Los Angeles

Are they travelling via train to Kunming now?


EDIT:Sorry,just read live sightings stating this.So now we need to wait for another couple of hours.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 28, 2010, 04:46:04 AM
I found this online :

"There is no rail link between Kunming and Lijiang. The closest you can get by train is to Dali (which is another notable tour destination in Yunnan). But the trains are slow (8 to 9 hours to cover the 360 km between Kunming and Dali) and from Dali to Lijiang it is another 200 km. So this is not a very convenient way to go from Kunming to Lijiang."

so,do you think they will take a train and then drive/take a bus?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kaad on November 28, 2010, 05:08:03 AM
From mad_joe's microblog again:
"I told mallory fans in China love her so much because of her sunshine smile,she is so cute in person"

He is so lucky to have a chance to meet with so many racers and Phil!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 28, 2010, 05:13:35 AM
I am Glad Ron and Father is Safe
also Margie and Luke . Jen/Ksh  G/M: Cowboys./Goths

Zev/Justin FT/BE J/C can Go next

If they stay in China. Hope my friends can provide more help.
Thank You to the people who follow them this leg. Rest well.


YAY!!! I'm glad Margie/Luke and Cowboys, Ron/Christian.. are safe! :)  :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 28, 2010, 05:35:08 AM
i am gald Goths, Cowboys and Harlem are safe
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 28, 2010, 05:46:40 AM
Japan only one leg. Teams Needs rest before continuing.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ausina on November 28, 2010, 06:25:56 AM
all the remained teams are confirmed, and they are on the train from Li Jiang to Kun Ming now

The 9 teams are:

Ron & Christina
Big Easy & Flight Time
Jaime & Cara
Margie & Luke
Lakisha & Jen
Zev & Justin
Cord & Jet
Gary & Mallory
Kynt & Vyxsin

Two teams have been eliminated:
Amanda & Kris ( in Australia leg)
Mel & Mike (in Japan leg)

The third leg in Li Jiang, China is uneliminated leg.

Kynt & Vyxsin are the last to arrvie pit stop. And there'll be U-turn in the next leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: allie303 on November 28, 2010, 07:33:14 AM
So is the train ride about 8 hours.....from Lijiang to Kunming??????

It is 0515 in NYC and 0215 in Los Angeles

Are they travelling via train to Kunming now?


EDIT:Sorry,just read live sightings stating this.So now we need to wait for another couple of hours.

So they are currently on their way to Kunming via train? Is this leg 4 having started, or is this like a rolling pit stop where they are all being taken to Kunming as one big batch?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 28, 2010, 07:36:11 AM

So they are currently on their way to Kunming via train? Is this leg 4 having started, or is this like a rolling pit stop where they are all being taken to Kunming as one big batch?

Rolling pitstop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: GabrielP on November 28, 2010, 07:54:22 AM
YAY!

Jaime & Cara are still in it <3  :jumpy:  :jumpy:
and Kynt & Vyxsin too <3  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 28, 2010, 08:30:55 AM
Thanks for all the new info. How do you manage to come up with all this great info?

Btw, has anyone here met Phil or anyone in the prod.crew?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 28, 2010, 08:38:23 AM
it is good to see Goth are still on the race
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: metalent on November 28, 2010, 08:55:54 AM
Chinese fans are crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :keeta:

BeiJing is far away from Lijiang ,about 2800 km~~~~ :jumpy:

They followed the contestants all the day :tup:

I think they will be on TV ,aha
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 28, 2010, 08:56:20 AM
Thanks for all the new info. How do you manage to come up with all this great info?

Btw, has anyone here met Phil or anyone in the prod.crew?

Mad_Joe and Uncle Bao met Phil and photoed with Phil today,so lucky!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: allie303 on November 28, 2010, 09:09:07 AM
Do we know when this train is set to arrive at Kunming?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 28, 2010, 09:10:18 AM
Thanks for all the new info. How do you manage to come up with all this great info?

Btw, has anyone here met Phil or anyone in the prod.crew?

Mad_Joe and Uncle Bao met Phil and photoed with Phil today,so lucky!!!

Very lucky. I was hoping to met him last time they were in Norway, but he had already left... GRRR!!!  Where are Mad_joe& Uncle Bao from since they met him today?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TexasLady on November 28, 2010, 09:25:27 AM

Mad_Joe and Uncle Bao met Phil and photoed with Phil today,so lucky!!!

I'll say!  :wohoo:

Huge Thank You's to both of them for all they are doing!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 28, 2010, 09:32:49 AM
what time is it in USA
:food:
10:32 AM
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Belle Book on November 28, 2010, 09:40:42 AM
I'm glad that Ron & Christina and Zev & Justin are safe!

I hope the Goths can turn it around.

Glad Cara's safe!  I'd be glad Jaime's safe as well if Jaime is better-behaved this leg.

I liked Mel & Mike but they were never among my personal favorites, so I'm not sorry to see them go -- nor was I terribly sorry to see Amanda & Kris go either.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 28, 2010, 10:25:25 AM
Yay I'm glad all the other teams are confirmed still in it<3

Mel and Mike weren't my favorites to see back and I'm alot happier now that they got an early boot.

I can say the same about Amanda and Kris although it might have been nice to get to know them a little more since we didnt the first time they were on the race X_X. 1st eliminated? What was the point in bringing them back?


I love how TAR 14 had 5 teams representing and everyone was so annoyed with that. And now the 2 out of those 5 that everyone was least excited to see back are gone first and second X_X
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 28, 2010, 10:28:00 AM

Very lucky. I was hoping to met him last time they were in Norway, but he had already left... GRRR!!!  Where are Mad_joe& Uncle Bao from since they met him today?

I can tell you the story...
Mad_Joe,Uncle Bao and I had a strong feeling that they will come to China this season (but no proof at all),then I tried to search Sina Microblog again and again,but nothing...when I want to give up and went to bed last night,I finally found the photo which Gallory spotted in Kunming(this photo was noted without"amazingrace" so nobody found it) at 1am today,you can't imagine how exciting I am! I told Mad_Joe who from Beijing and Uncle Bao who from shanghai, they booked tickets and fly to Lijiang right now.All Chinese fans had amazing day today,we tried our best to find information and finally spotted by Mad_Joe and Uncle bao...We are so so so happy!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 28, 2010, 10:30:47 AM
Separated couples usually goes out first
oh btw anyone know what time they arrive at Kunming?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 28, 2010, 10:40:36 AM
Okay so Kynt and Vyxsin came in last on leg 3 which is NEL correct?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 28, 2010, 10:42:08 AM

Very lucky. I was hoping to met him last time they were in Norway, but he had already left... GRRR!!!  Where are Mad_joe& Uncle Bao from since they met him today?

I can tell you the story...
Mad_Joe,Uncle Bao and I had a strong feeling that they will come to China this season (but no proof at all),then I tried to search Sina Microblog again and again,but nothing...when I want to give up and went to bed last night,I finally found the photo which Gallory spotted in Kunming(this photo was noted without"amazingrace" so nobody found it) at 1am today,you can't imagine how exciting I am! I told Mad_Joe who from Beijing and Uncle Bao who from shanghai, they booked tickets and fly to Lijiang right now.All Chinese fans had amazing day today,we tried our best to find information and finally spotted by Mad_Joe and Uncle bao...We are so so so happy!!!

Thanks for telling the story, so happy for you. If they come to Europe, I'll might have chance to spot them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: 2k2m on November 28, 2010, 10:52:55 AM
just saw mallory and her father,and jamie and cara,so 9 teams are heading to kunming right now from the train station in lijiang

from Mad_Joe

Now we really feel sad to Mel and Mike.
she confirmed Mel/Mike and Amanda/Kris didn't show up here,which definitely means they are all out,but not sure about who Jamie and Cara is

also from Mad_Joe

I'm sorry, but just one thing is not clear to me: So mad_joe spotted gary mallory , jaime & cara?
And what about the second commentary? Who didn't see Amanda & Kris, Mel & Mike and didn't know who jaime & Cara is?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 28, 2010, 11:18:13 AM
Yeah that confused me too, and Margie/Luke were just added in there somehow nothing too concrete.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 28, 2010, 12:01:57 PM
Exciting stuff this morning!

Anyone stationed at Kunming??
I thought TAR fans were rabid and resourceful on this side of the Pacific, but how many of us would jump on a plane and travel like they did to catch a glimpse??.. great work

This cemented my adoration for Christina:
"2.30pm: Talked a long while with Christina, both in English and Chinese. Both she and her father are pretty fluent in Chinese. I told them to go for gold, and she thanked me. I wanted to help her, but she's too honest and didn't want to "cheat". She hugged to thank me in the end, I'm going to cry..."

I wonder if TAR will allow some of these superfans to be shown to help the teams. They showed Romber being helped, so I hope that they show that there are TAR fans around the world as well!

And not horribly upset at the way this race is panning out. As long as k/v keep racing I am happy, and actually relieved that 2 of the 5 teams from TAR14 are out first.

My personal pick to leave next would be the professional athletes. They would be the only ones left that I would feel would be disasterous to win the race. I hope there are lots of mind bending puzzles along the way to even the playing field.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 28, 2010, 12:02:13 PM
Facebook: Saw the filming of Amazing Race at Balestier! The task: To open xx number of durians!
                  f/u post: Really? the US version? That's so frigging cool!!! yum yum. Bet the contestants were dying from the smell tho.
                  f/u post: Yeah I think it's the US version. Poor contestants, I'm sure they felt nauseous from the smell! There were like piles of durians!
                  F/u post: Yes ....: it's next to the temple near our place. They even got opera performers! I hope I don't get caught on c...amera, was   walking     home from ......... place and was damm sloppy lah!!!
I wanted to snap a picture but was stopped! I should have been more discreet! Haha

(about 2 hours ago)

The US teams are on a train in China. Is this TAROz?
Or are the Aussies in Italy?

Too many races to keep track of. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: graytex on November 28, 2010, 02:12:57 PM
just saw mallory and her father,and jamie and cara,so 9 teams are heading to kunming right now from the train station in lijiang

from Mad_Joe

Now we really feel sad to Mel and Mike.
she confirmed Mel/Mike and Amanda/Kris didn't show up here,which definitely means they are all out,but not sure about who Jamie and Cara is

also from Mad_Joe

Glad I'm not the only confused one.  Are Jaime & Cara still in it or not?  Hope we get photo evidence!

Thanks weihen and your crew in China!  This has been so much fun for all of us reading along with your adventures! :hearts: :jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

I'm sorry, but just one thing is not clear to me: So mad_joe spotted gary mallory , jaime & cara?
And what about the second commentary? Who didn't see Amanda & Kris, Mel & Mike and didn't know who jaime & Cara is?

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 28, 2010, 03:44:08 PM

Glad I'm not the only confused one.  Are Jaime & Cara still in it or not?  Hope we get photo evidence!

Thanks weihen and your crew in China!  This has been so much fun for all of us reading along with your adventures! :hearts: :jumpy: :hearts: :jumpy:

I'm sorry, but just one thing is not clear to me: So mad_joe spotted gary mallory , jaime & cara?
And what about the second commentary? Who didn't see Amanda & Kris, Mel & Mike and didn't know who jaime & Cara is?


The redheads were spotted @ the Pit Stop and on the way back to Kunming.
here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577651.html#msg577651
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 28, 2010, 04:41:45 PM
First, I wanna say thanks to weihan, Uncle Bao, and Mad_Joe. Yall have done AMAZING!!!

Does anyone else think this will be a short leg? Leg 3 must have been really long, from flying from Japan to China then the train ride. Hopefully we will learn who gets eliminated *crosses fingers*
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 28, 2010, 04:43:09 PM
First, I wanna say thanks to weihan, Uncle Bao, and Mad_Joe. Yall have done AMAZING!!!

Does anyone else think this will be a short leg? Leg 3 must have been really long, from flying from Japan to China then the train ride. Hopefully we will learn who gets eliminated *crosses fingers*

You can check live sighting thread,they are racing leg 4 in Kunming now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 28, 2010, 04:50:33 PM
I think S18 may have 12 legs and double legs in Aus maybe a special 2 hrs opening shown in 1 Ep since two legs in China now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 28, 2010, 05:01:53 PM
I think S18 may have 12 legs and double legs in Aus maybe a special 2 hrs opening shown in 1 Ep since two legs in China now.

That's what I think too.  12 legs and 13 episodes (the first two for Leg 1)  I expect they will finish between the 14th-16th of December for about 24-26 days.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 28, 2010, 05:10:58 PM
confirm detour here.

Do you know if this is the beginning of the detour, or one of the choices?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 28, 2010, 06:26:50 PM
So exciting!!A huge thanks to everyone in China who's following the teams around!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 28, 2010, 06:43:46 PM
So exciting!!A huge thanks to everyone in China who's following the teams around!

Ditto!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 28, 2010, 06:49:34 PM
The next destination is likely Vientiane, Laos. There are 2 direct flights from Kunming.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 28, 2010, 06:53:14 PM
The next destination is likely Vientiane, Laos. There are 2 direct flights from Kunming.

Laos is a possibility, also Nepal and the Middle East (especially Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 28, 2010, 06:54:00 PM
Yes, that's what I think aswell

Find a Place
Get a Clue
A Detour
Fly somewhere
Drive to somewhere
RoadBlock
PitStop

Their had to give a chance for teams to separate . So Goths gets a chance.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 28, 2010, 06:59:20 PM
The next destination is likely Vientiane, Laos. There are 2 direct flights from Kunming.

Laos is a possibility, also Nepal and the Middle East (especially Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan).


I'd love to see them go to Nepal. The Middle-East also.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 28, 2010, 07:01:34 PM
The next destination is likely Vientiane, Laos. There are 2 direct flights from Kunming.

Laos is a possibility, also Nepal and the Middle East (especially Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan).


I'd love to see them go to Nepal. The Middle-East also.

I doubt Nepal, but I do think Doha, Qatar is possible after Laos. I'm guessing 5 teams will go to Elimination Station, and only 2 have been eliminated so far...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 28, 2010, 07:06:31 PM
The next destination is likely Vientiane, Laos. There are 2 direct flights from Kunming.

Laos is a possibility, also Nepal and the Middle East (especially Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan).


I'd love to see them go to Nepal. The Middle-East also.

I doubt Nepal, but I do think Doha, Qatar is possible after Laos. I'm guessing 5 teams will go to Elimination Station, and only 2 have been eliminated so far...

Yeah Nepal is a mainly doubted, but the Middle East or India sounds reasonable for the next couple legs.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 28, 2010, 07:24:53 PM
The next destination is likely Vientiane, Laos. There are 2 direct flights from Kunming.

Laos is a possibility, also Nepal and the Middle East (especially Qatar, Bahrain, and Jordan).

I'd love to see them go to Nepal. The Middle-East also.

I doubt Nepal, but I do think Doha, Qatar is possible after Laos. I'm guessing 5 teams will go to Elimination Station, and only 2 have been eliminated so far...

Yeah Nepal is a mainly doubted, but the Middle East or India sounds reasonable for the next couple legs.

i just really hope they go to nepal and laos




 :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2010, 07:28:36 PM
If you are quoting a post...you MUST post past the last [/quote] or you answer will be blue as well.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 28, 2010, 07:44:52 PM
If you are quoting a post...you MUST post past the last
or you answer will be blue as well.
[/quote]

oh i didnt no  :-[
[/quote]
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 28, 2010, 09:02:54 PM
is there any confirmation to the speedbump being replaced by the mark for elimination?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2010, 09:04:33 PM
Read the thread please, that was discussed as maybe an error??
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TexasLady on November 28, 2010, 09:32:55 PM
If you are quoting a post...you MUST post past the last
or you answer will be blue as well.

oh i didnt no  :-[
[/quote]
[/quote]

Don't worry about it, I've done the same thing many times...  :-[  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 28, 2010, 10:07:12 PM
-Twitter - Hey just to let you all know, I heard The Amazing Race 18 is now in Singapore. Like right NOW!
 about 11 hours ago

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 28, 2010, 10:20:16 PM
No...that is TAR Aus.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 28, 2010, 10:20:56 PM
No...that is TAR Aus.

Oh, I thought..  :-[ :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kaad on November 28, 2010, 11:58:27 PM
Margie&Luke/Kisha&Jen/Goths

so these three teams are safe after leg 4, right?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 12:08:09 AM
Margie & Luke, Big Easy & Flight Time, Goths, Kisha & Jen are safe now!

YAY!!!! *Gasp* What about Cowboys!?!? not tell me elimination! if cowyboys are safe?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 12:09:01 AM
Margie&Luke/Kisha&Jen/Goths

so these three teams are safe after leg 4, right?


The globetrotters are also safe,much to the annoyance of many I am sure lol. I just hope the cowboys are safe!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 12:11:58 AM
Zev and Justin safe.
Ron and Chris safe.

What about cowboys? and Ron/Christian? and Gary/Mallory?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 29, 2010, 12:12:12 AM
Zev and Justin safe.
Ron and Chris safe.


 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 29, 2010, 12:13:04 AM
Is this the actual check in order please?

Now the order we know:
Kisha/Jen
Goth(get to pitstop before Kisha/Jen,but receive 30mins)
Flight time and Big easy
Ron and Chris
Zev/Justin

So Jamie/Cara are team number 1?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 29, 2010, 12:16:43 AM
Is this the actual check in order please?

Now the order we know:
Kisha/Jen
Goth(get to pitstop before Kisha/Jen,but receive 30mins)
Flight time and Big easy
Ron and Chris
Zev/Justin

someone's gotta be there before Kisha and Jen if the goths got the penalty

So Jamie/Cara are team number 1?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kaad on November 29, 2010, 12:18:15 AM
so is it between gary&mallory and cowboy? god
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: KingCrimson88 on November 29, 2010, 12:19:13 AM
What's this about Jaime/Cara being first? Sounds like they're still racing. or did I miss something
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 12:19:32 AM
so is it between gary&mallory and cowboy? god

Yeah, I hope I pray cowboys and gary&mallory are safe.. but what about jamie/cara?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 12:19:51 AM
So it looks like Gallory, Cowboys, or Jamie/Cara are eliminated?

I know some people are saying Jamie/Cara are ahead, but can you confrim that weihen?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 29, 2010, 12:20:01 AM
What's this about Jaime/Cara being first? Sounds like they're still racing. or did I miss something

Well apparently J/C were ahead earlier in the leg, and somebody is there before Kesha/Jen or the goths wouldn't have gotten the penalty, so it's prob J/C....thats my theory anyways.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 12:21:03 AM
So it looks like Gallory, Cowboys, or Jamie/Cara are eliminated?

I know some people are saying Jamie/Cara are ahead, but can you confrim that weihen?

I said they ahead in Lijiang leg...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 12:22:37 AM
Thanks Weihan.

I hope Gary and Mallory and Jamie and Cara are safe  :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 29, 2010, 12:30:12 AM
good lord this is exciting, and I don't want to go to bed until we find out who it was eliminated. PLEASE let Mallory and Gary survive.

The fact that there was a 30 min penalty and they could actually see how it unfolded is truly.. well, AMAZING!

Go China!!

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 12:32:20 AM
Quote
Goths safe

 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 12:36:05 AM
Oh God,please let the cowboys be safe!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ausina on November 29, 2010, 12:37:12 AM
So 6 teams have been confirmed safe, and cowboys/cheerleaders/G&M still missing.
I'd be glad to see the girls' gone.

Cowboys go!
Gary & Mallory go!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 12:38:16 AM
So Leg 4 Finish order is looking like

One or more of Margie/Luke, Jamie/Cara, Gary/Mallory, Jet/Cord
Jen/Kisha
Kynt/Vyxsin(after 30 Minute Penalty)
Flight Time/Big Easy
Ron/Chris
Zev/Justin
One or more of Jamie/Cara, Gary/Mallory, Jet/Cord

Right?


And am I the only person who would like to see the Cowboys go :/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 12:39:59 AM
This is prob Leg 5...and see weihen's list, that is the only confirmed standings right now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: calibound234 on November 29, 2010, 12:40:51 AM
ew i hope they go if its between Jamie and Cara, them and Gary and Mallory


I hope Gary and Mallory got the fast forward and thats why they werent spotted<3

and Jamie and Cara were at the front of the pack with Margie and Luke
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 12:41:24 AM
 Please cowboys are safe!!!  :dontgo: :dontgo:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 29, 2010, 12:41:42 AM
No TARfan, you are definitely not the only one that would like to see the Cowboys gone at this point.

Especially over Gary and Mallory. Hoping that they are safe.

Jaime and Cara I am on the fence with, I like a strong female team over the professional cowboys.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 12:42:07 AM
I thought there was 1 leg in Australia, 1 leg in Japan, and 2 legs in China? Or are you counting the TBC Leg as a leg by itself?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 12:47:01 AM
We don't know if AUS will be counted as one leg or two....so I was counting 5 but 4 is also possible.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 12:50:32 AM
Well, if the Cowboys ran this leg like the first one, we maybe waiting a while   :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 12:52:04 AM
Well, if the Cowboys ran this leg like the first one, we maybe waiting a while   :lol:

I wonder someone U-turned them...just guess.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 12:55:23 AM
Well, if the Cowboys ran this leg like the first one, we maybe waiting a while   :lol:

I wonder someone U-turned them...just guess.


I can see that happening. there was speculation that there was a U-Turn this leg.Perhaps the goths u-turned them as they needed as much time as possible due to the knowledge that they may incur a penalty. and honestly, if I were to u-turn anyone it would be them because they're a strong team. I hope they're safe!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on November 29, 2010, 12:57:08 AM
any chances this is a double u turn?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 12:59:00 AM
any chances this is a double u turn?

Maybe...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 01:07:43 AM
any chances this is a double u turn?


That's also very possible,considering the time that has elapsed since the last team checked in. maybe the goths u-turned the cowboys who in turn u-turned Mallory or vice versa  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 01:21:17 AM
almost one hour no sighting of teams checked in ...looks like the last team so fell behind.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 01:24:38 AM
Could Zev/Justin have been the last team and were eliminated?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 01:25:28 AM
Is there any possibility that our watchers got there late and missed someone? If it is over, they will see the area being cleared.

If not, I can wait all night. :lol:

Also...If  Gary/Mallory are far behind, they could use the Express Pass we think they have.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 01:26:01 AM
Could Zev/Justin have been the last team and were eliminated?
They arrived pitstop  at the same time with Ron and Chris...and they looked happy.

Phil is still waiting now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 01:27:55 AM
Oh, OK weihen. Thank you and all those spotting in China!

And same, peach. I don't have a problem waiting all night  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace n00b on November 29, 2010, 01:29:44 AM
I've been waiting up for this as well.  Especially since Gary and Mallory are one of the teams unaccounted for.  If they were safe I'd probably just go to bed because it's 2:30 am here.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 01:33:49 AM
I am waiting as well.. actually, here is 5:33pm... :) Actually, Im in Guam.. :) I want to know who elimination.. :) WOW, Phil still waiting....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 01:34:31 AM
What if there was no express pass this season?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 01:39:45 AM
This is really awesome ... :tup:

LIVE race update  ....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 01:40:48 AM
What if there was no express pass this season?
Very possible...Zev and Justin said they don't have express pass to Mad_Joe although they depart first on 2nd leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 29, 2010, 01:41:05 AM
i hope the cowboys can be safe
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 01:42:37 AM
We KNOW there is an Express Pass.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 29, 2010, 01:44:55 AM
This is so great! I love the fact that we have so much info this season so far!

Great job to the China spotters, and although it's already been said a million times, please let Mallory & Gary be safe! :drama

The only team I don't want to win is the cowboys. :rodeo
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: livingincm on November 29, 2010, 01:45:22 AM
Sigh I hope the cowboys are safe too. Im literally refreshing the page over and over again in hope of news that the cowboys are safe. Haha :) Wells, perhaps they actually checked in as the first 3 teams?  :duno: sigh
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: north09 on November 29, 2010, 01:46:22 AM
If Zev & Justin don't have it, then the only other team would have to be the first to reach the mat at Cabbage Tree Bay: Gary & Mallory  :hearts:

Thanks for the awesome updates weihen!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 01:48:50 AM
We KNOW there is an Express Pass.

Then why Zev and Justin said they don't have?Lie?or a prize for who came first at mid-point?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: livingincm on November 29, 2010, 01:50:05 AM
We KNOW there is an Express Pass.

Then why Zev and Justin said they don't have?Lie?or a prize for who came first at mid-point?

Yeah i was thinking that they lied to the RFF ppl. Hmm i remembered reading on the TAR application form for which racers cannot disclose informations or sth like that. So i think he is lying to mad_joe. :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: north09 on November 29, 2010, 01:53:51 AM
It's only fitting that Jamie leaves us in China  :neener:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: michael on November 29, 2010, 01:54:15 AM
It's only fitting that Jamie leaves us in China  :neener:

 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: livingincm on November 29, 2010, 01:55:09 AM
yayyyy the cowboys are safe!!  :meow:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 01:55:55 AM
order:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory
3rd:Margie and Luke
4th:Kisha and Jen
5th:Goth
6th:Flight time and Big esy
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara

NOOOOOOOO

Ron/Christina being at the bottom </3
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on November 29, 2010, 01:56:11 AM
We KNOW there is an Express Pass.

All I know is that Mallory expected there to be an Express Pass. :hides
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 01:56:39 AM
order:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory
3rd:Margie and Luke
4th:Kisha and Jen
5th:Goth
6th:Flight time and Big esy
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara

YESSS!Cowboys in!!Weihen you're awesome!Thank you so much for the China updates!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: eragon on November 29, 2010, 01:58:35 AM
Seriously? Jaime & Cara were eliminated?  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 01:58:41 AM
As much as I want FT/BE and the Cowboys to go next, I think it would be hilarious if Kisha/Jen and Margie/Luke go next
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 01:59:58 AM
It's only fitting that Jamie leaves us in China  :neener:

 :lol: :lol:

hahaha so true!She'll really dislike China now! also sorry about the express pass thing-I completely forgot that it was pretty much confirmed that it will come into play this season!

Also...yaii cowboys!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 29, 2010, 02:00:12 AM
order:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory
3rd:Margie and Luke
4th:Kisha and Jen
5th:Goth
6th:Flight time and Big esy
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara

YESSS!Cowboys in!!Weihen you're awesome!Thank you so much for the China updates!
Why the hell do you want the Cowboys in?!  They're so boring and one-note!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 29, 2010, 02:01:51 AM
And how'd they know Jet & Cord and Gary & Mallory were the first two, anyway?  I thought the one watching the teams didn't see the first few.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 02:03:51 AM
And how'd they know Jet & Cord and Gary & Mallory were the first two, anyway?  I thought the one watching the teams didn't see the first few.

After Jamie and Cara checked in,crews all left now...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 02:04:03 AM
order:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory
3rd:Margie and Luke
4th:Kisha and Jen
5th:Goth
6th:Flight time and Big esy
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara

YESSS!Cowboys in!!Weihen you're awesome!Thank you so much for the China updates!
Why the hell do you want the Cowboys in?!  They're so boring and one-note!


No need to sound so snarky.It's a personal preference.I liked the fact that they just got on with the race and didn't create much drama.Maybe that's what you interpret as "boring and one-note!"
Mind if I ask who you're rooting for?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 29, 2010, 02:04:38 AM
Hey weihen............

You edit better than CBS..............
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 29, 2010, 02:06:17 AM
order:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory
3rd:Margie and Luke
4th:Kisha and Jen
5th:Goth
6th:Flight time and Big esy
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara

YESSS!Cowboys in!!Weihen you're awesome!Thank you so much for the China updates!
Why the hell do you want the Cowboys in?!  They're so boring and one-note!


No need to sound so snarky.It's a personal preference.I liked the fact that they just got on with the race and didn't create much drama.Maybe that's what you interpret as "boring and one-note!"
Mind if I ask who you're rooting for?
If the spoilers are indeed right, they just left now. :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 29, 2010, 02:06:40 AM
i know why Goth should be 5th
because if they arrived firstly, they did not need to receive 30 mins
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 02:06:57 AM
And how'd they know Jet & Cord and Gary & Mallory were the first two, anyway?  I thought the one watching the teams didn't see the first few.

After Jamie and Cara checked in,crews all left now...


Has Phil left as well?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 29, 2010, 02:07:46 AM
The Cowboys were quite competent Racers the first go-around, and I do not find them boring. Their ability to complete tasks quickly is about as good as I've ever seen on the Race, and even though they make occasional mistakes, they showed in their first Race that they're usually able to make mid-course corrections and rebound from them.

And their observations about other places and cultures, compared to their rural Oklahoma upbringing is entertaining, especially if the viewer is familar with urban versus rural America.

So, I don't hate Jet and Cord; they are one of several teams this go around that I liked the first time; and now that they've got their Racing shoes back in fine tune, they should be good for the long haul in this season.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 29, 2010, 02:07:54 AM
It's only fitting that Jamie leaves us in China  :neener:

We say goodbye our 9th all-female team to be eliminated in 9th place in 18 seasons. Not to forget that Kelly and Christy and Maria and Tiffany nearly got eliminated in 9th place too had it not been for Zev and Justin's mistake and Mark and Bill's penalty.

One thing we know is Jaime probably won't be visiting China in a longgg longgggg time. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 02:10:37 AM
order:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory
3rd:Margie and Luke
4th:Kisha and Jen
5th:Goth
6th:Flight time and Big esy
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara

YESSS!Cowboys in!!Weihen you're awesome!Thank you so much for the China updates!
Why the hell do you want the Cowboys in?!  They're so boring and one-note!


No need to sound so snarky.It's a personal preference.I liked the fact that they just got on with the race and didn't create much drama.Maybe that's what you interpret as "boring and one-note!"
Mind if I ask who you're rooting for?
If the spoilers are indeed right, they just left now. :(

So you wanted Jamie and Cara to win?Clearly we don't have the same taste!lol well I'm sorry your fav teams(allegedly) out and whilst they weren't at the top of my list, I respect that you liked them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ausina on November 29, 2010, 02:11:45 AM
 :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Fantastic!
The best result I ever expect!
Byebye, red hair girls, coz u suck
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 02:13:53 AM
Theschnauzers, you speak so much sense lol. I also liked the fact that the cowboys genuinely seemed to enjoy the places the visited(well as much as one can given the circumstances)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 02:14:06 AM
time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Unknown
3rd:Margie and Luke                           Unknown
4th:Kisha and Jen                              13:31
5th:Goth                                          13:53
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 14:00
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          14:16

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

So next leg will start around 8/10 pm or 10/12 pm .... unless 24 hrs break ...

now to check flight out schedule ...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 29, 2010, 02:17:21 AM
Mind if I ask what Kynt & Vyxsin were penalised for. There is just so much great info and I can't seem to spot it!

Thanks guys!   :hearts:

On the plus side, my three favorites (Goths, Mallory/Gary and Kisha & Jen) survive but my other favorite is now gone. :( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 29, 2010, 02:18:11 AM
 :'(

Jaime & Cara gone
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 02:19:05 AM
Another Team I wanna see to go went lol
they had to hate china. They wanna Bomb them now...
It must be the driver again lmao

Hope Kisha/Jen have different ideas
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 02:19:25 AM
Mind if I ask what Kynt & Vyxsin were penalised for. There is just so much great info and I can't seem to spot it!

Thanks guys!   :hearts:

On the plus side, my three favorites (Goths, Mallory/Gary and Kisha & Jen) survive but my other favorite is now gone. :( :'(

they were last in previous leg. (NEL).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ausina on November 29, 2010, 02:19:58 AM
Mind if I ask what Kynt & Vyxsin were penalised for. There is just so much great info and I can't seem to spot it!

Thanks guys!   :hearts:

On the plus side, my three favorites (Goths, Mallory/Gary and Kisha & Jen) survive but my other favorite is now gone. :( :'(

30 mins of penalty time
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 02:20:17 AM
time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Unknown
3rd:Margie and Luke                           Unknown
4th:Kisha and Jen                              13:31
5th:Goth                                          13:53
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 14:00
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          14:16

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

So next leg will start around 8/10 pm or 10/12 pm .... unless 24 hrs break ...

now to check flight out schedule ...

Why do you think the next will start around those times?Also,is that China time?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 02:22:03 AM
time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Unknown
3rd:Margie and Luke                           Unknown
4th:Kisha and Jen                              13:31
5th:Goth                                          13:53
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 14:00
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          14:16

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

 ...

So next leg will start around 8/10 pm or 10/12 pm .... unless 24 hrs break ...

now to check flight out schedule ...

Why do you think the next will start around those times?Also,is that China time?

Usually teams are getting 12 hours rest after checked in the Pitstop ..


It's China time
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 29, 2010, 02:24:13 AM
Mind if I ask what Kynt & Vyxsin were penalised for. There is just so much great info and I can't seem to spot it!

Thanks guys!   :hearts:

On the plus side, my three favorites (Goths, Mallory/Gary and Kisha & Jen) survive but my other favorite is now gone. :( :'(

they were last in previous leg. (NEL).

So is it a 'Marked for Elimination' penalty?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 02:26:37 AM
Mind if I ask what Kynt & Vyxsin were penalised for. There is just so much great info and I can't seem to spot it!

Thanks guys!   :hearts:

On the plus side, my three favorites (Goths, Mallory/Gary and Kisha & Jen) survive but my other favorite is now gone. :( :'(

they were last in previous leg. (NEL).

So is it a 'Marked for Elimination' penalty?

I think so ....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 29, 2010, 02:27:42 AM
Mind if I ask what Kynt & Vyxsin were penalised for. There is just so much great info and I can't seem to spot it!

Thanks guys!   :hearts:

On the plus side, my three favorites (Goths, Mallory/Gary and Kisha & Jen) survive but my other favorite is now gone. :( :'(

they were last in previous leg. (NEL).

So is it a 'Marked for Elimination' penalty?

I think so ....

Eww...

Why not SpeedBump? It's the most fair Penalty I can think of xD
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 02:28:52 AM
Mind if I ask what Kynt & Vyxsin were penalised for. There is just so much great info and I can't seem to spot it!

Thanks guys!   :hearts:

On the plus side, my three favorites (Goths, Mallory/Gary and Kisha & Jen) survive but my other favorite is now gone. :( :'(

they were last in previous leg. (NEL).

So is it a 'Marked for Elimination' penalty?

I think so ....

Eww...

Why not SpeedBump? It's the most fair Penalty I can think of xD

It's up to them (Production)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 29, 2010, 02:31:03 AM
Interesting - maybe they will use both the MFE and the Speed Bump this season - or else they are just minimising costs. :groan:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on November 29, 2010, 02:32:02 AM
Theschnauzers, you speak so much sense lol. I also liked the fact that the cowboys genuinely seemed to enjoy the places the visited(well as much as one can given the circumstances)
Aw, good for you. *roll eyes*

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Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 02:34:33 AM
NO guys, If I read it right the original post about no speedbump was later described to be an error...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on November 29, 2010, 02:36:59 AM
Quote
Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

The world grieves for their elimination. :'( (If you don't like Ja/Ca, don't comment to flame please)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NumfarPTB on November 29, 2010, 02:39:43 AM
Essentially, 3rd country visited, and TAR14 former racers are the ones falling like flies so far. It'll be interesting ES to watch out, as both A/K and M/M were together in TAR14 ES, but now will be joined with a team from their season that was not there.

So far:
Leg 1: Australia (with TBC)
Leg 2: Japan
Leg 3 and 4: China
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 02:45:01 AM
Essentially, 3rd country visited, and TAR14 former racers are the ones falling like flies so far. It'll be interesting ES to watch out, as both A/K and M/M were together in TAR14 ES, but now will be joined with a team from their season that was not there.

So far:
Leg 1: Australia (with TBC)
Leg 2: Japan
Leg 3 and 4: China

left Margie & Luke  ...

they may have new alliance R & M .... like R & M with K & M
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 29, 2010, 02:46:41 AM
Quote
Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

The world grieves for their elimination. :'( (If you don't like Ja/Ca, don't comment to flame please)
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 02:50:46 AM
I'm glad Jamie and Cara is elimination!!!!  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ausina on November 29, 2010, 02:53:11 AM
As far as the 4th leg of TAR18, 3 teams left (Amanda/kris, Mel/Mike, Jaime/Cara), and all the 3 teams are for S14. So will the next unlucky team from S14 as well?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: eragon on November 29, 2010, 02:53:51 AM
Quote
Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

The world grieves for their elimination. :'( (If you don't like Ja/Ca, don't comment to flame please)
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Agree with Cocoa.  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 29, 2010, 02:56:23 AM
Quote
Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

The world grieves for their elimination. :'( (If you don't like Ja/Ca, don't comment to flame please)
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Agree with Cocoa.  :'( :'( :'(

I think what makes me sad about Ja/Ca 's elim is because of Cara. I like Cara!!  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on November 29, 2010, 02:59:45 AM
we can have a balance
3 teams from S14 have already eliminated
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 29, 2010, 03:12:50 AM
As long as Margie and Luke stay in the race, I'm pleased. They are one of my fav. teams along with Jet&Cord and Zev&Justin.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 03:18:57 AM
As long as Margie and Luke stay in the race, I'm pleased. They are one of my fav. teams along with Jet&Cord and Zev&Justin.
:tup:

I hope the next leg is one that'll also be abundant in spoilers!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: inquiring minds on November 29, 2010, 03:23:07 AM
Quote
Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

The world grieves for their elimination. :'( (If you don't like Ja/Ca, don't comment to flame please)
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

:ascared :ascared :'( :'( :'( :peek :peek :crybabe: :'( :'( :'( :waves: :waves:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 03:25:48 AM
Quote
Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

The world grieves for their elimination. :'( (If you don't like Ja/Ca, don't comment to flame please)
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Agree with Cocoa.  :'( :'( :'(

I think what makes me sad about Ja/Ca 's elim is because of Cara. I like Cara!!  :lol:

eragon, I agree with you that..  of course, i like cara.. :) but Margie/Luke really see sad his friend alliance J/C...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redskevin88 on November 29, 2010, 03:32:35 AM
So Leg 4 Finish order is looking like

One or more of Margie/Luke, Jamie/Cara, Gary/Mallory, Jet/Cord
Jen/Kisha
Kynt/Vyxsin(after 30 Minute Penalty)
Flight Time/Big Easy
Ron/Chris
Zev/Justin
One or more of Jamie/Cara, Gary/Mallory, Jet/Cord

Right?


And am I the only person who would like to see the Cowboys go :/


No more 30 min penalty, but yeah for cowboys or Jamie/Cara.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NumfarPTB on November 29, 2010, 03:35:48 AM
Essentially, 3rd country visited, and TAR14 former racers are the ones falling like flies so far. It'll be interesting ES to watch out, as both A/K and M/M were together in TAR14 ES, but now will be joined with a team from their season that was not there.

So far:
Leg 1: Australia (with TBC)
Leg 2: Japan
Leg 3 and 4: China

left Margie & Luke  ...

they may have new alliance R & M .... like R & M with K & M

Actually still 2 TAR14 teams left Luke & Marge and Kisha and Jen.

The rundown of remaining 8 teams (in season order) is now of:
TAR 12: Ron & Chris, Kynt & Vixxyn
TAR 14: Luke & Marge, Kisha and Jen
TAR 15: FT & BE, Zev & Justin
TAR 16: Jet & Cord
TAR 17: Gary & Mallory

As an additional data (if you're into them like me), Ja/Ca are the first final 3 team from this cast to be eliminated, the remaining final 3 teams are: Ron & Chris (TAR12 2nd place), Luke & Marge (TAR14 3rd place) and Jet & Cord (TAR16 2nd Place).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 03:43:25 AM
Quote


Actually still 2 TAR14 teams left Luke & Marge and Kisha and Jen.



U r right .... missed that ...

thanks for the correction
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dreytotz on November 29, 2010, 03:48:36 AM
I really hope Jet & Cord will be eliminated!!!!!!!!!!!

Go go Ron & Chris! :jumpy:

 BTW Im new here, Im from the Philippines!  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 03:51:32 AM
I really hope Jet & Cord will be eliminated!!!!!!!!!!!

Go go Ron & Chris! :jumpy:

 BTW Im new here, Im from the Philippines!  :tup:

WOW!! you are from the philippines.. Same me!!! I'm from philippines but now, Im in live Guam :) no, my favorite is cowboys but cowboys are very strong and players well.. I guess maybe Zev /justin or FT/BE will be eliminated... :)

Welcome RFF!! :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dreytotz on November 29, 2010, 03:58:06 AM
Essentially, 3rd country visited, and TAR14 former racers are the ones falling like flies so far. It'll be interesting ES to watch out, as both A/K and M/M were together in TAR14 ES, but now will be joined with a team from their season that was not there.

So far:
Leg 1: Australia (with TBC)
Leg 2: Japan
Leg 3 and 4: China

left Margie & Luke  ...

they may have new alliance R & M .... like R & M with K & M

Actually still 2 TAR14 teams left Luke & Marge and Kisha and Jen.

The rundown of remaining 8 teams (in season order) is now of:
TAR 12: Ron & Chris, Kynt & Vixxyn
TAR 14: Luke & Marge, Kisha and Jen
TAR 15: FT & BE, Zev & Justin
TAR 16: Jet & Cord
TAR 17: Gary & Mallory

As an additional data (if you're into them like me), Ja/Ca are the first final 3 team from this cast to be eliminated, the remaining final 3 teams are: Ron & Chris (TAR12 2nd place), Luke & Marge (TAR14 3rd place) and Jet & Cord (TAR16 2nd Place).



Im so happy that 3 teams from Season 14 were eliminated! Now Jet & Cord or Margie & Luke should go!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jps0228 on November 29, 2010, 04:06:34 AM
I really hope Jet & Cord will be eliminated!!!!!!!!!!!

Go go Ron & Chris! :jumpy:

 BTW Im new here, Im from the Philippines!  :tup:

Same! Welcome to RFF!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tutorial on November 29, 2010, 04:19:36 AM
Ron and Chris. ftw.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NotKaren on November 29, 2010, 05:48:08 AM
time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Unknown
3rd:Margie and Luke                           Unknown
4th:Kisha and Jen                              13:31
5th:Goth                                          13:53
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 14:00
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          14:16

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara                    15:51

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

From this point on, I don't want the Cowboys, the Globetrotters or Margie/Luke to WIN, but I don't mind them being on my screen all that much (as long as they're not the final 3). This will be the longest I will have gone in any season with enjoying all remaining teams to some degree.

GO GARY!
Goths
Zev/Justin
Kisha/Jen
Ron/Christina

Jet/Cord
Margie/Luke

Quitters to the left.


I'm so glad I chose this season to spoil myself! With Jaime gone, I'm not worried about what happens next, I just hope the first five teams stay in it for as long as possible.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: allie303 on November 29, 2010, 07:20:45 AM
Well, considering Ron and Chris are in the bottom of the pack even in China, I would guess they are not in it for the long run  :lol: They are more than welcome to prove me wrong though.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: allie303 on November 29, 2010, 07:27:00 AM
Can't see the pics, Ausina.  :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 29, 2010, 07:28:37 AM
I'm hoping for a Gary & Mallory, Kisha & Jen and Kynt & Vyxsin Final Three (or the Globetrotters) :ghug: . I just hope the Cowboys :mechbull: are gone soon, as well as Margie & Luke. But I like the others! :hearts:

I wonder where the race might be going next? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ausina on November 29, 2010, 07:43:03 AM
Can't see the pics, Ausina.  :(

Fixed
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 08:00:46 AM
Welcome to RFF dreytotz  !!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 08:05:42 AM
Photos from tieba (baidu):

C U...
(http://www.opendrive.com/files/8456187_pwjSz/c%20u.jpg)

Great work! This season has been too easy thanks to our international correspondents.  :jumpy:

Do we know if Ja/Ca were U-turned?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 08:15:17 AM
they were probaly U turned by The Goths.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 08:20:34 AM
they were probaly U turned by The Goths.


Why not Kisha\Jen?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: woden on November 29, 2010, 08:35:34 AM
Hi, everyone!  :waves:

If you're new around here, welcome!

A reminder that if you're ever confused about what we know about the route or racers, you can always check the first post in the Timeline thread here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23631.msg570943.html#msg570943). There is also now a separate post to keep track of Racer sightings here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23631.msg570945.html#msg570945).

These posts are a summary of what we believe to be reliable information.

Happy spoiling!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 08:43:16 AM
they were probaly U turned by The Goths.


Why not Kisha\Jen?

Goths know they have a half hour penalty,they were ahead of Kisha/Jen,and I assume the U turned came after getting finishing the detour and to another destination,Goths finished fast,so i assume they had pretty good ideas of (whos really behind them this time,besides Kisha/Jen have nothing against them,but I could be wrong,BUT THATS Most likely to be the case.I am suprised Ron/Chris rank so low in the legs in China.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 08:44:04 AM
they were probaly U turned by The Goths.


Why not Kisha\Jen?

Goths know they have a half hour penalty,they were ahead of Kisha/Jen,and I assume the U turned came after getting finishing the detour and to another destination,Goths finished fast,so i assume they had pretty good ideas of (whos really behind them this time,besides Kisha/Jen have nothing against them,but I could be wrong,BUT THATS Most likely to be the case.I am suprised Ron/Chris rank so low in the legs in China.

It's possible.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 08:45:42 AM
Hi, everyone!  :waves:

If you're new around here, welcome!

A reminder that if you're ever confused about what we know about the route or racers, you can always check the first post in the Timeline thread here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23631.msg570943.html#msg570943). There is also now a separate post to keep track of Racer sightings here (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23631.msg570945.html#msg570945).

These posts are a summary of what we believe to be reliable information.

Happy spoiling!


Thanks from all of us woden, you make it easier for many to understand what is going on.  :yourock:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: docol on November 29, 2010, 08:51:52 AM
i just hope that Kisha & Jenn, The Globetrotters and the goths get in the final leg.....
i really hate margie/luke (specially luke)
i dislike the cowboys (they're boring as hell)
and i don't really care about the rest....

so sad to see jaime/cara go....  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on November 29, 2010, 09:08:46 AM
Which teams have been eliminated so far?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 09:12:02 AM
Which teams have been eliminated so far?

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23691.msg578233.html#msg578233
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 09:13:44 AM
The main thing to remember about any type of Race in which previous contestants r brought back 4 a 2nd run:
A team is not going 2 do the same exact things are place in the same exact order as they did or their initial Race. This can b mostly attributed 2 luck, good & bad.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: eragon on November 29, 2010, 10:16:10 AM
LOL at production crews smiling at Jaime & Cara.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 10:34:31 AM
I think that Myanmar is possible.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 10:52:16 AM

Can we have an "excitement thread" for us to squeal, rant, hope, wish, etc. to our favorite teams? I mean, this thread is getting confusing because the "excitement" mixes with the pure/wild/educated speculations, which this thread is really made for.


YES!

Please read the new Simple Rules post covering this...and thanks to you, DrRox, and others who made this suggestion!

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23776.msg578293.html#msg578293
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 29, 2010, 11:20:44 AM
NO guys, If I read it right the original post about no speedbump was later described to be an error...
could it be that K&V received a 30-minute penalty for taking the wrong form of transportation?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 11:27:33 AM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 11:29:56 AM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

I was not a big fan of the "Marked for Elimination" version until I saw Speed Bumps. Since the writers don't want to make Speed Bumps harder, Marked for Elimination is the best idea.

You forgot about Louie and Michael throwing pennies, I found that one to be ridiculous as well.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Dånooky on November 29, 2010, 11:30:40 AM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

Read the thread again and you'll see there are lots of people who like the Speedbump penalty :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kelsey_x on November 29, 2010, 11:31:24 AM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

I was not a big fan of the "Marked for Elimination" version until I saw Speed Bumps. Since the writers don't want to make Speed Bumps harder, Marked for Elimination is the best idea.

What was Marked For Elimination?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 29, 2010, 11:31:42 AM
Amazing information coming along. And I would imagine that they are probably done with China for now. So would they fly out of Lijang/Kunming?

Is there and international airport nearby, or a regional airport that they will take connections through. My speculation is that they are done with Asia and I think they will move across to Europe and then down to the warmer climate of Africa or maybe even south America for the ending of the race. Hopefully they will hit all the continents this season.. hmm, any chance of an Antarctic cruise to hit the only continent they haven't traveled to?

Gary and Mallory are running a strong race. Perhaps this back to back seasons has kept them hungry, and glad of it. And I can see Gallory and the Cowboys making friend/alliance.

Personally, I would love to see Big Easy/FT leave next and from then on, I will be happy with just about anyone winning this.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Laimis on November 29, 2010, 11:43:39 AM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

I was not a big fan of the "Marked for Elimination" version until I saw Speed Bumps. Since the writers don't want to make Speed Bumps harder, Marked for Elimination is the best idea.

What was Marked For Elimination?


Kynt & Vyxsin
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 12:22:11 PM
I read The Baidu thread . So different perspective. I don't like ant of speedbumps so far
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

Read the thread again and you'll see there are lots of people who like the Speedbump penalty :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 01:20:02 PM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

I was not a big fan of the "Marked for Elimination" version until I saw Speed Bumps. Since the writers don't want to make Speed Bumps harder, Marked for Elimination is the best idea.

What was Marked For Elimination?

Marked for Elimination is a version of the non-elimination leg that requires the NEL team 2 incurr a 30-min penalty if they did not check in first in the following leg. This was originally the second version of the NEL, but it has been brought back.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kelsey_x on November 29, 2010, 01:39:50 PM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

I was not a big fan of the "Marked for Elimination" version until I saw Speed Bumps. Since the writers don't want to make Speed Bumps harder, Marked for Elimination is the best idea.

What was Marked For Elimination?

Marked for Elimination is a version of the non-elimination leg that requires the NEL team 2 incurr a 30-min penalty if they did not check in first in the following leg. This was originally the second version of the NEL, but it has been brought back.

Thank you :]
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 01:41:49 PM
No.. They still came in last and that 30 minute would have added to their release time .
It's Mark for Elimination Again. I guess Speedbumps is too easy. I mean Lol How Ridiculous they always come up. Goths did Yoga in Tar12. T.K & Rachel caught up finishing Speedbump with 20 min. Cowboys delivering Tea in Tar 16. Michael & Kevin sitting on Ice for only 10 Minute.

Everyone Prefer 30 min Penalty if not first. Much more interesting. the last team still has disadvantage

I was not a big fan of the "Marked for Elimination" version until I saw Speed Bumps. Since the writers don't want to make Speed Bumps harder, Marked for Elimination is the best idea.

What was Marked For Elimination?

Marked for Elimination is a version of the non-elimination leg that requires the NEL team 2 incurr a 30-min penalty if they did not check in first in the following leg. This was originally the second version of the NEL, but it has been brought back.

Thank you :]

 :welcome3: 2 RFF!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 02:26:52 PM
[
Marked for Elimination is a version of the non-elimination leg that requires the NEL team 2 incurr a 30-min penalty if they did not check in first in the following leg. This was originally the second version of the NEL, but it has been brought back.

I believe weihen said that was a miscommunication...let's check? I am not yet convinced of that unless there was something I missed. ???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 02:33:54 PM
where did wei said that :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 04:08:01 PM
So,does anyone have any guesses as to roughly how long ago this leg started?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 04:12:10 PM
24 hours ago.
They finished tine till now Around 13 hours
they should be starting next leg. But d the lake open at night? if not 24 hours?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 29, 2010, 04:16:24 PM
24 hours ago.
They finished tine till now Around 13 hours
they should be starting next leg. But d the lake open at night? if not 24 hours?

Oh sorry!I worded it badly.I meant to ask what time the next leg(leg5?)starts?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on November 29, 2010, 04:45:08 PM
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Marked for Elimination is a version of the non-elimination leg that requires the NEL team 2 incurr a 30-min penalty if they did not check in first in the following leg. This was originally the second version of the NEL, but it has been brought back.

I believe weihen said that was a miscommunication...let's check? I am not yet convinced of that unless there was something I missed. ???

I was browsing through and remembered he said Goths reached early but had to wait for 30 mins before check-in.. i'm not sure.

But of course, a Speedbump is good... :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 29, 2010, 05:37:24 PM
They got too many complaints that Speedbumps were too easy
and it doesn't have significant affect on the race most of the time
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on November 29, 2010, 05:45:19 PM
They got too many complaints that Speedbumps were too easy
and it doesn't have significant affect on the race most of the time

Most importantly, Marked for Elimination is absolutely free!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on November 29, 2010, 05:59:25 PM
I think that marked for elimination increases the drama that can be portrayed about a team being in danger. Teams have been able to move so quickly through speed bumps that there is no suspense when you see the teams lose little or no place in the standing.

By creating the 30min penalty at the end, they can edit the finish to be more dramatic. Think about all the penalties given over the seasons, you are never sure how far ahead or behind the other teams are at the end, so you are never sure whether the penalty will truly affect them.

And the penalty also creates a disadvantage in starting later in the following leg as well.

I like it better than the speed bump.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 29, 2010, 06:00:49 PM
does that mean jaime and cara are eliminated  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: USsoccer on November 29, 2010, 06:09:03 PM
They got too many complaints that Speedbumps were too easy
and it doesn't have significant affect on the race most of the time

Most importantly, Marked for Elimination is absolutely free!

I think the only Speedbump worth calling it that was the Elephant painting in S14, taking into consideration that the flight attendants had 20 min traffic each way on top of the painting... and still only lost by 2 min. Definitely beats sitting on an ice chair for 10 min.... The flight attendants would have beaten Mike and Mark with a marked for elimination and who knows...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 29, 2010, 06:39:52 PM
I think the only Speedbump worth calling it that was the Elephant painting in S14, taking into consideration that the flight attendants had 20 min traffic each way on top of the painting... and still only lost by 2 min. Definitely beats sitting on an ice chair for 10 min.... The flight attendants would have beaten Mike and Mark with a marked for elimination and who knows...

I agree.  :tup: Christie &  Jodi were awesome!  ;)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 29, 2010, 06:39:55 PM
does that mean Jaime and Cara are eliminated  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 29, 2010, 06:40:46 PM
does that mean Jaime and Cara are eliminated  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Apparently so.  :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: MelandMikeFan on November 29, 2010, 06:50:09 PM
Are Mel and Mike still in the race?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 29, 2010, 06:52:07 PM
Are Mel and Mike still in the race?

Apparently not.  :(

P.S   :welcome3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: MelandMikeFan on November 29, 2010, 06:54:04 PM
How many legs did they make it through?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on November 29, 2010, 06:56:36 PM
How many legs did they make it through?

IIRC, they are allegedly the second team to be eliminated. Maybe Leg 2/3.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 29, 2010, 06:58:50 PM
All newbies...
 :bigwelcome 2 RFF!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 07:00:04 PM
Full info is available here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,21999.0.html

:welcome: to RFF MelandMikeFan!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: MelandMikeFan on November 29, 2010, 07:23:05 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Chateau d If on November 29, 2010, 07:26:18 PM
Instead of Speedbumps, Marked for Elimination, time penalties, etc,  Let's just go back to taking away the clothes:    :hero:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: woden on November 29, 2010, 07:43:35 PM
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Marked for Elimination is a version of the non-elimination leg that requires the NEL team 2 incurr a 30-min penalty if they did not check in first in the following leg. This was originally the second version of the NEL, but it has been brought back.

I believe weihen said that was a miscommunication...let's check? I am not yet convinced of that unless there was something I missed. ???

I believe we had a witness who saw Kynt/Vyxsin arrive the next leg (not in first), allowing Kisha/Jen to check in ahead of them? I thought this was our confirmation of the return of the MFE penalty?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarfan92 on November 29, 2010, 08:00:17 PM
Not necessarily. The Goths could have incurred a penalty for not following a rule, and had to wait. I think the biggest thing going for MFE instead of a Speedbump is that Uncle Bao or mad_joe, idr which one, told weihen that Phil said something about being MFE at the end of China Leg 1 IIRC.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 08:02:43 PM
they should started already for new leg ... around 8/10 pm or 10/12 pm last nite ...

any sightings at pitstart?

Last Pitstop

time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Unknown
3rd:Margie and Luke                           Unknown
4th:Kisha and Jen                              13:31
5th:Goth                                          13:53
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 14:00
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          14:16

Pitstart

time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Maype 8/10 pm or 10/12pm
3rd:Margie and Luke                           
4th:Kisha and Jen                              01:31 am
5th:Goth                                          01:53 am
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 02:00 am
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          02:16 am

if not, then we have 24 hrs rest ...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: USsoccer on November 29, 2010, 08:10:06 PM
they should started already for new leg ... around 8/10 pm or 10/12 pm last nite ...

any sightings at pitstart?

Last Pitstop

time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Unknown
3rd:Margie and Luke                           Unknown
4th:Kisha and Jen                              13:31
5th:Goth                                          13:53
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 14:00
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          14:16

Pitstart

time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Maype 8/10 pm or 10/12pm
3rd:Margie and Luke                           
4th:Kisha and Jen                              01:31 am
5th:Goth                                          01:53 am
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 02:00 am
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          02:16 am

if not, then we have 24 hrs rest ...

18 hrs would make more sense, starting mid morning...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 08:18:48 PM


18 hrs would make more sense, starting mid morning...

If this is going to happen, then they just starting couple hours ago...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on November 29, 2010, 08:20:44 PM
This cannot be repeated enough times. Production no longer follows fixed hours for Pit Start releases. It could be 12h, it could be 36h, it could be 25h, 14min and 49s if they wanted it to be. They no longer go by simple fractions of the 24h day.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 08:30:01 PM
This cannot be repeated enough times. Production no longer follows fixed hours for Pit Start releases. It could be 12h, it could be 36h, it could be 25h, 14min and 49s if they wanted it to be. They no longer go by simple fractions of the 24h day.

IC ....

anyone at pit start?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 29, 2010, 08:35:37 PM
This cannot be repeated enough times. Production no longer follows fixed hours for Pit Start releases. It could be 12h, it could be 36h, it could be 25h, 14min and 49s if they wanted it to be. They no longer go by simple fractions of the 24h day.

IC ....

anyone at pit start?

Production moves those around too.......not always in the same place.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on November 29, 2010, 08:37:33 PM
they should started already for new leg ... around 8/10 pm or 10/12 pm last nite ...

any sightings at pitstart?

Last Pitstop

time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Unknown
3rd:Margie and Luke                           Unknown
4th:Kisha and Jen                              13:31
5th:Goth                                          13:53
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 14:00
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          14:16

Pitstart

time:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory   Maype 8/10 pm or 10/12pm
3rd:Margie and Luke                           
4th:Kisha and Jen                              01:31 am
5th:Goth                                          01:53 am
6th:Flight time and Big easy                 02:00 am
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin          02:16 am

if not, then we have 24 hrs rest ...

that order line? confirm?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 29, 2010, 08:43:40 PM
do u guys now what country they are going to next  :duno: :duno: :duno: :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 08:47:14 PM
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Marked for Elimination is a version of the non-elimination leg that requires the NEL team 2 incurr a 30-min penalty if they did not check in first in the following leg. This was originally the second version of the NEL, but it has been brought back.

I believe weihen said that was a miscommunication...let's check? I am not yet convinced of that unless there was something I missed. ???

I believe we had a witness who saw Kynt/Vyxsin arrive the next leg (not in first), allowing Kisha/Jen to check in ahead of them? I thought this was our confirmation of the return of the MFE penalty?


Again, I am not sure? I just remember weihen correcting himself here:

Some add information:
No speedbump this season,goth must come first next leg or they will receive a 30-mins  penalty.

I'm sorry he said he isn't sure about this...but he heard sth about 30mins.

So I think we need to see if weihen can confirm this now? Might be a MFE or might be a mistake penalty....just want to be SURE!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 09:00:05 PM
According to Weihen Myanmar is a possiblity! :yess:

I just guess...no proof.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 29, 2010, 09:02:39 PM
According to Weihen Myanmar is a possiblity! :yess:

I just guess...no proof.

Myanmar is not the kind of place for the race to visit right now, political unrest and controversy is still there.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 09:05:56 PM
I thnik it's a 24hrs pitstop...since teams started 4th leg in Lijiang right now after 3rd leg(this is not a rolling pitstop)...they should have a  long time rest.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: graytex on November 29, 2010, 09:09:34 PM
Myanmar is highly unlikely.  Politically not the place to go, and not the easiest country to get permission to visit.

In the past 6 season, we've had 3-5 legs in Asia.  We've now had 4 so next leg could still be in Asia.  Europe is a very likely possibility.  The Middle East has lately been in the races filmed in the summer for some reason, so that seems a little less likely.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 09:11:37 PM
I thnik it's a 24hrs pitstop...since teams started 4th leg in Lijiang right now after 3rd leg(this is not a rolling pitstop)...they should have a  long time rest.

where is the nearest International Airport in Kunming?

I know there is AirAsia flight to KL ...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 29, 2010, 09:20:05 PM
I thnik it's a 24hrs pitstop...since teams started 4th leg in Lijiang right now after 3rd leg(this is not a rolling pitstop)...they should have a  long time rest.

where is the nearest International Airport in Kunming?

I know there is AirAsia flight to KL ...

its  Kunming Wujiaba International Airport it in Kumming here is a link  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunming_Wujiaba_International_Airport  :tup:
[/quote]
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: cabioTAR on November 29, 2010, 09:27:03 PM
According to Weihen Myanmar is a possiblity! :yess:

I just guess...no proof.

Ok i was assuming you had some sort of source.

1  direct flight to Yangoon ...

RGN Yangon    CA 905    Air China International    1:20 PM

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ltvols on November 29, 2010, 09:49:26 PM
i think this is the right forum....says "speculation" and I'm completely speculating here but I found this article and wonder if it's clues of where the teams may be going this time.


“We’re thrilled the audience watching us sprint around the globe each week will continue to witness the breathtaking landscapes that serve as our backdrops, only now in high definition. Whether we’re racing alongside the crystal-white peaks of the Arctic Circle, the neon-lined skyscrapers of Japan, or the color-drenched domes of the Russian Kremlin, fans will enjoy a heightened viewing experience as we bring the world to their couch every Sunday night,” said Executive Producer and co-Creator Bertram van Munster."

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cbs-amazing-race-set-to-return-in-spring-in-hd-at-last/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace n00b on November 29, 2010, 09:58:30 PM
i think this is the right forum....says "speculation" and I'm completely speculating here but I found this article and wonder if it's clues of where the teams may be going this time.


“We’re thrilled the audience watching us sprint around the globe each week will continue to witness the breathtaking landscapes that serve as our backdrops, only now in high definition. Whether we’re racing alongside the crystal-white peaks of the Arctic Circle, the neon-lined skyscrapers of Japan, or the color-drenched domes of the Russian Kremlin, fans will enjoy a heightened viewing experience as we bring the world to their couch every Sunday night,” said Executive Producer and co-Creator Bertram van Munster."

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cbs-amazing-race-set-to-return-in-spring-in-hd-at-last/

that does sound suspicious since they went to Japan, but it could easily be a coincidence.  I did have a feeling they'd go to the artic circle for some reason, though I have no clue why.  But they were just in Russia on season 17.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 29, 2010, 10:25:07 PM
Departing international flights from Kunming, China.....I am adding any flights to Hong Kong, since it is such a good hub.......

Nov 29....
Yangon (Rangoon, Myrnmar)  0400
Bangkok    0810
Yangon      0840
Hong Kong 0910
Vientiane, Laos  0940
Dhaka, Bangladesh  1250
Vientiane      1330
Bangkok      1520
Hong Kong   1525
Hong Kong   1930
Singapore     2240
Seoul            2350
Kolkata (Calcutta)  2355

November 30......basically the same with these added destinations
Mandalay, Myrnmar  0855
Mandalay   1355
Colombo, Sri Lanka   1620
Taipei          1620
Dhaka        2000
Hanoi         2115

I would think the most likely places would be.......since the race is trending west to east.
Bangkok......for either stop in Thailand or connections to other places to the West
Dhaka........connections to India and Middle East and other places to the West.
Singapore.....for the same reasons as Bangkok.......lots of long distance connections to other places to the West
Kolkata......another connection to India......but not sure about connectivity out of their airport there or stability in India as a whole.....TAR hasnt been to India in a while.....since TAR 14 I think.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on November 29, 2010, 10:25:56 PM
i think this is the right forum....says "speculation" and I'm completely speculating here but I found this article and wonder if it's clues of where the teams may be going this time.


“We’re thrilled the audience watching us sprint around the globe each week will continue to witness the breathtaking landscapes that serve as our backdrops, only now in high definition. Whether we’re racing alongside the crystal-white peaks of the Arctic Circle, the neon-lined skyscrapers of Japan, or the color-drenched domes of the Russian Kremlin, fans will enjoy a heightened viewing experience as we bring the world to their couch every Sunday night,” said Executive Producer and co-Creator Bertram van Munster."

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cbs-amazing-race-set-to-return-in-spring-in-hd-at-last/

Sounds TAR 17-ish, so I expect just a general description. Thanks! Will move it to media....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on November 29, 2010, 10:49:12 PM
I wouldn't count out Kolkata either. TAR has a love affair with India.  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 29, 2010, 11:33:06 PM
Do we have any idea of when the next leg will start?

There have been sevearal posts in this thread regarding this.......it is whenever BVM wants it to start....and we have no idea what he will do......

I did find an interesting flight combination.......a TAR sort of flight connection.....

MU 555   2355-2350    KUN-CCU    Kunming to Kolkatta
LH  751   0240-0835    CCU-FRA    Kolkata   to Frankfort

This flight is just pure speculation.......nothing more.....just an interesting piece of trivial data.......it just made me smile when I saw it
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 29, 2010, 11:51:09 PM
Next country maybe a country in southeast Asia...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: theschnauzers on November 30, 2010, 12:09:28 AM
Personally, and this is just my opinion, I think we're done with Southeast Asia unless it's a leg in Laos; I think this Race may do something different towards the end, such as a leg or two in South America and then fly north back to the U.S. This could mean Africa and no Europe, but I could see India, Northeast Africa, Europe, South America, and then home. There are enough legs and potential double legs to do it, and you would think BVM would want to challenge these returning teams a bit more than the average cast.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ltvols on November 30, 2010, 12:33:05 AM


no one knows anything until the racers are spotted somewhere doing something.  then, a tweet, a pic, a blog, or a sighting will reveal where they are, where they are going, what they are doing, etc....   Once that happens, intuition sets in and the "master" spoilers get to work on the specific legs. 

That's how this site works.  It took me a few seasons to grasp that concept.  Now, it's fun to sit back and watch (and respect) all the hard work that goes on here at RFF.  These people here are amazing! 

I will add, the first few legs of this race have been spoiled like no other.  Not only have they been awesomely spoiled, we're now spoiled!  HAHA....   When it happens it's like the most beautiful bow tied onto the most beautiful package ever.   :colors  Usually, we just get a beautifully wrapped package.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 30, 2010, 12:38:04 AM
If they want to go to an Indian-style country,SriLanka is a good place.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: boy mascubado on November 30, 2010, 01:03:57 AM
Maldives! Maldives! i think there's a direct flight also from Kunming? China Eastern? I really want them here to come because ill be out of here in this country this coming Dec. 4th...   :jumpy: :keeta:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: livingincm on November 30, 2010, 01:22:35 AM
:rodeo

Cowboys! haha!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 30, 2010, 04:05:33 AM
Teams should be in airport by now or on their way.
Should be flying to Hongkong-Beijing-Guangzhou. than to another destination.
my guess their already in one of the 3 destination .
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 30, 2010, 05:24:33 AM
Teams should be in airport by now or on their way.
Should be flying to Hongkong-Beijing-Guangzhou. than to another destination.
my guess their already in one of the 3 destination .

Let's hope the next destination is one where we will get sightings.Maybe not as many,but atleast so we know where they are. why do you say they should be flying to Hk,Beijing or Guangzhou?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 30, 2010, 05:40:04 AM
3 airports which have the most flights out to places.
they cant go any where else besides india asia in kunming and hardly any flights goes anywhere besides Asia
its much better anyway. Guangzhou/Hong Kong oonly 2-3 hour flight with whole range of options. Production crew and phil probaly already gone like that,they dont want to risk not getting on that flight,or had to wait for god noes how long if they do go to india. But my best guess is they need to go somewhere else. The closest biggest airport is via Guangzhou and Hongkong. I went To Dubai & Paris via Guangzhou.its pretty quick and less delays unless mist or rain, (hardly happens) . Guangzhou/HongKong/Beijing have the most flights out to places. Most likely they went to Guangzhou,because theres more flight from kunming,but they could get tickets in kunming and go hongkong instead.
But they might need to get to Guangzhou than to Hongkong,if its faster. Its all about speculation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 30, 2010, 05:44:42 AM
3 airports which have the most flights out to places.
they cant go any where else besides india asia in kunming and hardly any flights goes anywhere besides Asia
its much better anyway. Guangzhou/Hong Kong oonly 2-3 hour flight with whole range of options. Production crew and phil probaly already gone like that,they dont want to risk not getting on that flight,or had to wait for god noes how long if they do go to india. But my best guess is they need to go somewhere else. The closest biggest airport is via Guangzhou and Hongkong. I went To Dubai & Paris via Guangzhou.its pretty quick and less delays unless mist or rain, (hardly happens) . Guangzhou/HongKong/Beijing have the most flights out to places. Most likely they went to Guangzhou,because theres more flight from kunming,but they could get tickets in kunming and go hongkong instead.
But they might need to get to Guangzhou than to Hongkong,if its faster. Its all about speculation.


 :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: spoddams on November 30, 2010, 06:34:18 AM
We'll be at one of the terminals in Dubai in around 16 hours, so will be looking out just in case... you never know (though I doubt it!)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Chateau d If on November 30, 2010, 10:38:43 AM
Do we have any idea of when the next leg will start?

Call Phil and ask him.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: selkie on November 30, 2010, 01:00:31 PM
I also suspect that safety in Sri Lanka is still a little iffy right now, even though the government seems to have smacked down the Tamils to a point of relatively low terrorism activity at the time of filming.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 30, 2010, 01:17:58 PM
someone spot them in Dubai.



Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 30, 2010, 01:33:32 PM
I wanna buy Slaves too =_=
someone spot them in Dubai.

Do you know that they're in Dubai for certain?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 30, 2010, 02:01:53 PM
I wanna buy Slaves too =_=
someone spot them in Dubai.

Do you know that they're in Dubai for certain?

no.even if they are we cant get much info anyway :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: pyryniemi on November 30, 2010, 02:21:51 PM
Jaime/Cara must be thrilled to come back to China  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 30, 2010, 02:23:54 PM
Jaime/Cara must be thrilled to come back to China  :lol:

They were most likely eliminated on the 2nd (their 4th ever) China leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 30, 2010, 02:24:32 PM
They saw it coming.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 30, 2010, 02:29:35 PM
See how there is not much tweets or facebook posts about the race, they could have gone to a destination where there isn't much internet.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on November 30, 2010, 02:45:03 PM
The leg should be finished by now.
Someone has gone home

7 Teams Remain
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on November 30, 2010, 03:09:45 PM
See how there is not much tweets or facebook posts about the race, they could have gone to a destination where there isn't much internet.

There's none at all!lol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 30, 2010, 05:20:01 PM
The leg should be finished by now.
Someone has gone home

7 Teams Remain

Teams r most likely PS'ing right now. Possibly after finishing the 5th leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on November 30, 2010, 05:44:13 PM
or they could have had a 36 hour pit stop
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on November 30, 2010, 06:54:44 PM
or they could have had a 36 hour pit stop

 :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redskevin88 on November 30, 2010, 07:49:09 PM
I also suspect that safety in Sri Lanka is still a little iffy right now, even though the government seems to have smacked down the Tamils to a point of relatively low terrorism activity at the time of filming.

It's relatively safe, only thing might happen is  someone's fanny pack getting stolen or their fanny patted...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on November 30, 2010, 08:38:43 PM
its almost been 48 hours since they checked in.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 30, 2010, 08:39:59 PM
I also suspect that safety in Sri Lanka is still a little iffy right now, even though the government seems to have smacked down the Tamils to a point of relatively low terrorism activity at the time of filming.

It's relatively safe, only thing might happen is  someone's fanny pack getting stolen or their fanny patted...

yea right  :groan:
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Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 30, 2010, 08:41:04 PM
its almost been 48 hours since they checked in.

do u know where they went  :duno:
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Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ZBC Company on November 30, 2010, 08:58:50 PM
its almost been 48 hours since they checked in.

do u know where they went  :duno:

I was warned about this do not ask this question. Sorry if i sounded rude.

they was spot in dubai
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 30, 2010, 10:14:10 PM



they was spot in dubai

Any source?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on November 30, 2010, 10:24:57 PM
does anyone know the order of the teams came in on leg 3?  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on November 30, 2010, 10:43:22 PM
does anyone know the order of the teams came in on leg 3?  :duno:

We only know goth last but NEL.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: EagleSpirit0 on November 30, 2010, 11:49:29 PM
Hey all,

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but is it possible that they took a bus or a plane to Luang Prabang or Vientiane in Laos?  Kunming has direct flights to these cities, and it's been five legs without visiting a new country.  The routes are very popular the last time I checked, although I myself have never been on them.  The bus ride, if I remember correctly, is around 24 hours, but through absolutely gorgeous terrain.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 01, 2010, 12:34:42 AM
Someone following teams in Kunming said he heard production saying India is next.Not sure.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 01, 2010, 01:32:29 AM
He followed teams and took photo...I don't thnik he will lie...He heard production said India is next then his friend asked them:"Really?",production denied this right now and said they will know next destination until they went back to hotel...looked like India is very possible.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kiki on December 01, 2010, 04:12:45 AM
It' s been two days since they were last spotted. It's quite possible that they took a night flight to somewhere in Asia. Personally I would love if they took a long train ride, like those of old TAR, in India perhaps or in Vietnam. Does anybody know if there are any trains from Kunming to neighbouring countries?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 01, 2010, 05:28:56 AM
It' s been two days since they were last spotted. It's quite possible that they took a night flight to somewhere in Asia. Personally I would love if they took a long train ride, like those of old TAR, in India perhaps or in Vietnam. Does anybody know if there are any trains from Kunming to neighbouring countries?

They can travel by bus to Laos from Kunming.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kiki on December 01, 2010, 05:33:58 AM
They can travel by bus to Laos from Kunming.

A new country in TAR and one that would explain why there are no sightings (long trip, few tourists to spot them).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on December 01, 2010, 05:56:12 AM
This is getting stressful
2 Teams could have bit the dust already and still no sighting
Anyone but Ron Chris/ Margie/Luke Mallory/Gary Goths
But I assume one of them is gone..
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 01, 2010, 06:32:20 AM
This is getting stressful
2 Teams could have bit the dust already and still no sighting
Anyone but Ron Chris/ Margie/Luke Mallory/Gary Goths
But I assume one of them is gone..

How do you know this? Source?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ZBC Company on December 01, 2010, 07:23:44 AM
I don't know how credible is this, because it is dated 29th November.

From Twitter:

Watching Amazing Race shooting their 3rd episode in India. I miss incredible India!

There has not been any "3rd episode" (3rd leg) held in India.. this could be a lead.. let me go check.

The nearest similarity i can find to this would be the person might be referring to TARA Season 4 Episode 3, the leg was held in Sri Lanka.. and it's very easy to mix Sri Lanka and India up.

yeah so no india  let check with some india poeple that form india
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 01, 2010, 07:49:00 AM
I see now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 01, 2010, 08:35:42 AM
I don't know how credible is this, because it is dated 29th November.

From Twitter:

Watching Amazing Race shooting their 3rd episode in India. I miss incredible India!

There has not been any "3rd episode" (3rd leg) held in India.. this could be a lead.. let me go check.

The nearest similarity i can find to this would be the person might be referring to TARA Season 4 Episode 3, the leg was held in Sri Lanka.. and it's very easy to mix Sri Lanka and India up.

But she said she was watching the "shooting"??
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 01, 2010, 09:24:37 AM
Some fun winter weather hitting Europe right now - could make for interesting travel - if that's where they're headed next.
Lots of airport delays, closings and cancellations in the UK, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Spain.
http://tinyurl.com/2urxt7k
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: USsoccer on December 01, 2010, 10:01:18 AM
Some fun winter weather hitting Europe right now - could make for interesting travel - if that's where they're headed next.
Lots of airport delays, closings and cancellations in the UK, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Spain.
http://tinyurl.com/2urxt7k

That's why I don't think they are going to go to Central/Northern Europe. They probably go to Northern Africa or Southern Europe to finish the season up (after India or some other warm countries in between), or they hit Europe and then finish through South/Central America. If they had gone to Europe they wouldn't have started in late November. The weather is too unpredictable.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on December 01, 2010, 11:49:12 AM
People assume India is Oman
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: libertybell on December 01, 2010, 11:51:19 AM
No one knows where the teams have gone?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2010, 11:55:25 AM
No one knows where the teams have gone?

please  :readtt:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 01, 2010, 12:18:29 PM
Some fun winter weather hitting Europe right now - could make for interesting travel - if that's where they're headed next.
Lots of airport delays, closings and cancellations in the UK, Poland, Portugal, Germany, Spain.
http://tinyurl.com/2urxt7k

That's why I don't think they are going to go to Central/Northern Europe. They probably go to Northern Africa or Southern Europe to finish the season up (after India or some other warm countries in between), or they hit Europe and then finish through South/Central America. If they had gone to Europe they wouldn't have started in late November. The weather is too unpredictable.
The European winter weather hasn't been a consideration in previous races that took place in winter. Some examples:
TAR 5 - February - Russia
TAR 7 - December - UK
TAR 9  - November - Russia
TAR 11  - December - Poland
TAR 14  - November - Russia - although it was a little earlier in winter  - but they were in Siberia.
TAR 16 - December - Germany and France
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: milanissimo on December 01, 2010, 02:18:38 PM
1 December  updated at 20:00
Edinburgh closed  until 6:00 (local time) on December 2
London Gatwick Airport closed  until 6:00 (local time) on December 2
Doncaster Sheffield closed  until 10.00 (local time) on December 2
Liverpool closed
Geneva  closed  until 6:00 (local time) on December 2
Milan Malpensa heavy snow, delays can occur
Basel closed
Paris CDG ORY delays  may occur for two December

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 01, 2010, 02:25:03 PM
If teams were meant to go to Europe, they may be on an extended delay due to this weather. However, a leg in Africa or southern Asia may have already occurred.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on December 01, 2010, 02:57:00 PM
1 December  updated at 20:00
Edinburgh closed  until 6:00 (local time) on December 2
London Gatwick Airport closed  until 6:00 (local time) on December 2
Doncaster Sheffield closed  until 10.00 (local time) on December 2
Liverpool closed
Geneva  closed  until 6:00 (local time) on December 2
Milan Malpensa heavy snow, delays can occur
Basel closed
Paris CDG ORY delays  may occur for two December




Thanks :) Glasgow Airport is open! They should come here even though it's snowing really badly. I would follow them regardless-unless they come on the 5th!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2010, 04:13:23 PM
We have no India, we have no Europe.....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace on December 01, 2010, 06:59:44 PM
They will pop up somewhere.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 01, 2010, 07:06:56 PM
We have no India, we have no Europe.....

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Plaidmoon on December 01, 2010, 07:27:20 PM
We have no India, we have no Europe.....



I believe Peach is telling the people jumping to conclusions that we have no evidence that TAR has gone to either India or Europe.

These unsupported claims have a way of being accepted as fact both here and at other sites. It's best to squash them early.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on December 01, 2010, 08:10:46 PM
I suspect somewhere secluded in Africa, i think they learnt their lesson from the last Allstars and will be flying to less TAR-known places to prevent spoilers from spilling out? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2010, 08:15:55 PM
We had a twitter from someone who said she was watching shooting of Amazing race 3rd season in India.

The problem is...SHE WAS IN BANGKOK AT THE TIME. So I have no idea what she saw or meant, but it couldn't have been us.

And there is ZERO evidence at this point for Eurupe either...nothing, nada, zilch.

So step it up guys...we ALL need to be combing FB, twitters, blogs and photo groups....they are out there somewhere!!

India is of course possible! So is Africa! (They OWE me a leg there, lol!) So is Europe! But until we have evidence...we have no India....no Europe...no Africa!!

So go!! Find us some!  :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kwando1313 on December 01, 2010, 08:17:10 PM
What!!! No India or Africa or Europe! THIS ISN'T AN AMAZING RACE WITHOUT IT!!! :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2010, 08:18:53 PM
:groan:  Not YET!! They may be there....but until we SEE it, it doesn't count! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NoluckBoston on December 01, 2010, 08:28:35 PM
ignore.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 01, 2010, 09:01:36 PM
What! No India and Europe!? Maybe let me guess Russian or  interesting Turkey? I think Phil is must smart and never know anywhere go TAR:All stars!  :( :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on December 01, 2010, 09:05:44 PM
Quote
I suspect somewhere secluded in Africa, i think they learnt their lesson from the last Allstars and will be flying to less TAR-known places to prevent spoilers from spilling out?

Sure. I mean, it worked in Sydney.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 01, 2010, 09:09:18 PM
Quote
I suspect somewhere secluded in Africa, i think they learnt their lesson from the last Allstars and will be flying to less TAR-known places to prevent spoilers from spilling out?

Sure. I mean, it worked in Sydney.

:funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 01, 2010, 11:29:44 PM
Yikes! When we lose them for a long period of time it worries me that we will spot them without one of the good nice teams (Goths/Gallory)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Opia on December 01, 2010, 11:35:22 PM
Quote
I suspect somewhere secluded in Africa, i think they learnt their lesson from the last Allstars and will be flying to less TAR-known places to prevent spoilers from spilling out?

Sure. I mean, it worked in Sydney.

:funny: :funny: :funny:
According to sources, It is NOT going somewhere secluded ATM.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Opia on December 01, 2010, 11:38:31 PM
I wonder were they went. Laos?
No.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on December 01, 2010, 11:40:04 PM
Quote
I suspect somewhere secluded in Africa, i think they learnt their lesson from the last Allstars and will be flying to less TAR-known places to prevent spoilers from spilling out?

Sure. I mean, it worked in Sydney.

:funny: :funny: :funny:
According to sources, It is NOT going somewhere secluded ATM.

Do you know where they are?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on December 02, 2010, 06:11:44 AM
I guess we just have to wait and see where they are going, but I do hope they're coming to Europe.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 02, 2010, 09:12:09 AM
I guess we just have to wait and see where they are going, but I do hope they're coming to Europe.

Will you spoil for us if they go to Norway?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on December 02, 2010, 09:22:21 AM
I guess we just have to wait and see where they are going, but I do hope they're coming to Europe.

Will u spoil 4 us if they go 2 Norway?

Will definitely do my best. But since they were in Norway last season, I doubt they'll come here this season.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 02, 2010, 09:24:09 AM
I guess we just have to wait and see where they are going, but I do hope they're coming to Europe.

Will u spoil 4 us if they go 2 Norway?

Will definitely do my best. But since they were in Norway last season, I doubt they'll come here this season.

This is a logical assumption.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: apskip on December 02, 2010, 03:41:09 PM
I have no better ideas about where teams went for the next leg in AR18. I do want to throw in the possibility that the reverse of the famous "Flying Tigers" air route to bring supplies into Kunming for the Chinese Nationalist forces there was used. That route was "over the hump" of the Himalayas from northeast India to Kunming. The reverse would be from Kunming southwest to Kolkata or Dhaka. You also have to think about the possibility that World Race Productions used charter aircraft to avoid public scrutiny.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 02, 2010, 05:56:33 PM
They are probably in some desert, in some 3rd world country or something, otherwise I feel like they would have been spotted somewhere lol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 02, 2010, 06:30:48 PM
They are probably in some desert, in some 3rd world country or something, otherwise I feel like they would have been spotted somewhere lol

I know; the writers were very crafty to send teams to Australia and Asia first, since these continents draw a lot of sightings.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: ZBC Company on December 02, 2010, 06:38:03 PM
They are probably in some desert, in some 3rd world country or something, otherwise I feel like they would have been spotted somewhere lol

I know; the writers were very crafty to send teams to Australia and Asia first, since these continents draw a lot of sightings.

Nable they hold in some dam airport
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 02, 2010, 08:04:57 PM
I have no better ideas about where teams went for the next leg in AR18. I do want to throw in the possibility that the reverse of the famous "Flying Tigers" air route to bring supplies into Kunming for the Chinese Nationalist forces there was used. That route was "over the hump" of the Himalayas from northeast India to Kunming. The reverse would be from Kunming southwest to Kolkata or Dhaka. You also have to think about the possibility that World Race Productions used charter aircraft to avoid public scrutiny.

Very nice points, apskip. In China Rush, they rode a bus from Kunming to Tengchong.....along the old route of the Chinese part of the Burma/Ledo roads and I wondered if they knew the history of that highway. Japanese control of that area caused the invent of "flying the Hump."

Someone speculated about taking a bus from Kunming to Vientiane, Laos.......my first thought was ...........yeah, thats what I want to do....take an overnight bus through the Loatian part of the Golden Triangle.........yeah......cant wait to do that. Maybe that is where they disappeared to...............naw, BVM wouldn't do that....he is too wise.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 02, 2010, 08:21:24 PM
5 continents again this season. Keep that in mind if we have any gaps in the route.

I just thought I would bring this over here from the Destinations Spoiler Thread......North America, Oceania, Aisa down........so now we have 2 out of 3 to go........Europe, Africa and S America.......
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: gl14 on December 02, 2010, 08:22:55 PM
Just saw this on Survivorsucks:

Is it me or their Kamakura visit seem too good to be true especially that it's also one of the sites shown in the TAR Wii Game? (The Buddha one...)

Are they actually doing a season just to promote the game?



I think it's possible...

Can someone do a summary of all the locations? ???

Just got the game today. Each time I played the shorter 5 leg version, these were the routes I played:

- Vancouver, Canada > Lima, Peru > Cape Town, South Africa > Dubai (got eliminated)
- Lima, Peru > Paris, France > Delhi, India > Sydney, Australia (got eliminated)
- Caracas, Venezuela > Rome, Italy > Dubai > Auckland, New Zealand > Cape Town, South Africa > Caracas (I actually won the race in the end, came in first in Caracas)
- Cape Town, South Africa > Dubai > Athens, Greece > New York > Caracas, Venezuela > South Africa
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: livingincm on December 02, 2010, 11:54:46 PM
Hey guys,

Hmm just a thought that ran across my mind.
How about checking out tweets etc from the south america? Perhaps they went to argentina? It's been a damn long time since they went there. Also, chile wld be a great location as well.

And just a question, does ppl arnd that area use twitter as frequently as the rest of the continent? (other than africa of cos haha)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: AmazingRace n00b on December 03, 2010, 12:06:52 AM
Hey guys,

Hmm just a thought that ran across my mind.
How about checking out tweets etc from the south america? Perhaps they went to argentina? It's been a damn long time since they went there. Also, chile wld be a great location as well.

And just a question, does ppl arnd that area use twitter as frequently as the rest of the continent? (other than africa of cos haha)

:groan:  For one thing, Africa isn't the same continent (though I'm not exactly sure which continent you're referring to).  Secondly, there are a lot of places in Africa that use the internet just as much as we do.  They have their occasional twitter addicts as well.



I think it's going to be funny when they're sighted somewhere really random and we're all like "how the hell did they end up there!?"
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: topaz on December 03, 2010, 05:29:55 AM
I wonder if they're already racing to these countries after China like: Bhutan, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan before heading towards to Europe and/or Middle East?  Just my specs. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: krabbe on December 03, 2010, 05:40:29 AM
I think it's possible they went to one of the Stan countries, with a return visit to Kazakhstan the most likely due to travel warning restrictions. From Kunming they could take a flight there via Urumqi in Xinjiang province.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kiki on December 03, 2010, 12:35:07 PM
I don't know if it's possible, but perhaps due to the weather situation in Europe the RACE had to stop for a while and they racers are kept somewhere? Or most probably they are in an African country where the people don't know about TAR so they don't report it. Can any of our TAR detectives tell us if there were enough sightings in the past when TAR visited Africa or other remote places?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 03, 2010, 12:40:50 PM
I don't know if it's possible, but perhaps due to the weather situation in Europe the RACE had to stop for a while and they racers are kept somewhere? Or most probably they are in an African country where the people don't know about TAR so they don't report it. Can any of our TAR detectives tell us if there were enough sightings in the past when TAR visited Africa or other remote places?

There were weather delays in Europe, but to my knowledge, those have now ended.
Teams are very hard to spot in Africa b\c of the lack of social networking general civilazation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 03, 2010, 02:26:37 PM
Other TBC leg?

They've never done that before.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Snooky on December 03, 2010, 02:38:58 PM
Other TBC leg?

They've never done that before.
Family Edition even though they didn't originally plan it that way.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 03, 2010, 02:42:39 PM
Other TBC leg?

They've never done that before.
Family Edition even though they didn't originally plan it that way.

I had forgotten about the midpoint in the final leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: walkingpneumonia on December 03, 2010, 03:50:14 PM
Twitter post: Just spotted 4 teams from the amazing race at CCU. But more amazing is the fact that I managed to board me second flight.

(1 day ago)   -  CCU is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in west bengal

Interesting - there is a daily flight from Kunming to Kolkata. Lots of connecting possibilities vi Delhi...
Remember when Kolkata was Calcutta???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 03, 2010, 04:24:43 PM
And there is a very interesting Lufthanza non stop to FRA too, from Kalcutta.......never been there.....but I have been to Calcutta.......

 :keeta:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on December 03, 2010, 08:46:16 PM
TAR14 has double back-to-backs. ;) Thailand (Phuket and Bangkok) and China (Guilin, Beijing, Beijing)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 03, 2010, 08:52:16 PM
Sort of along with the general theme of this year.......I dont expect to see them visit any new countries either....no new racers and no new countries.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: dojima on December 03, 2010, 09:20:30 PM
FWIW, more info from the Kolkata tweeter:

"2 guys w/ cowboy boy hats. 2 guys w/ curly hair. 2 really tall african-american women..."

Curly hair? Zev/Justin?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 03, 2010, 09:21:23 PM
FWIW, more info from the Kolkata tweeter:

"2 guys w/ cowboy boy hats. 2 guys w/ curly hair. 2 really tall african-american women..."
curly hair?
Looks like no M/M team with curly hair...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: woden on December 03, 2010, 09:24:00 PM
FWIW, more info from the Kolkata tweeter:

"2 guys w/ cowboy boy hats. 2 guys w/ curly hair. 2 really tall african-american women..."
curly hair?
Looks like no M/M team with curly hair...

Production? We have had spotters mistake sound guys for racers in the past.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on December 03, 2010, 09:26:54 PM
Something tells me there's a leg between Kolkatta and Kunming. Doubt it's Thailand, perhaps Laos?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on December 03, 2010, 09:34:34 PM
FWIW, more info from the Kolkata tweeter:

"2 guys w/ cowboy boy hats. 2 guys w/ curly hair. 2 really tall african-american women..."
curly hair?
Looks like no M/M team with curly hair...

UNLESS.. this year, instead of shaving your head at a fast forward, the team :lol3: had to have perms!  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 03, 2010, 09:35:02 PM
Something tells me there's a leg between Kolkatta and Kunming. Doubt it's Thailand, perhaps Laos?

Certainly possible.........but the teams he saw......could have been leaving Kalcutta too.....not arriving.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Slowhatch on December 03, 2010, 09:53:06 PM
Please excuse a noob question, but how do you interpret the tweet-time? If it's 02:07 at CCU, is that real local time? Zulu (Greenwich) time? Or something else?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 03, 2010, 09:56:24 PM
Please excuse a noob question, but how do you interpret the tweet-time? If it's 02:07 at CCU, is that real local time? Zulu (Greenwich) time? Or something else?

It depends on the time a person has their computer set too........all times on my twitter are CST .....then will be CDT time in March......so you have to transpose back.....I use a world clock to figure out what the time was when the orginal poster posted.......does that make sense?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: woden on December 03, 2010, 09:58:55 PM
Please excuse a noob question, but how do you interpret the tweet-time? If it's 02:07 at CCU, is that real local time? Zulu (Greenwich) time? Or something else?

I've heard non-EST people complain that their tweets always post in EST, but I don't know if it's just a matter of changing a setting?

Also, Dr. Rox, I think it's likely our spotter saw teams leaving Kolkata as he was also leaving Kolkata. Not certain, but likely, it seems to me.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Neobie on December 03, 2010, 10:11:18 PM
A less brain-tangling way of doing it would be to set your computer to Indian time, restart the browser, and everything will be in local time! (Just figured this out today. Heh.) If teams were leaving Kolkata there could only have been one leg so far...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 03, 2010, 10:16:45 PM
You can certainly do that, Neobie.......I just find it easier to have this one world time site online all the time when teams are racing.....it lists current local time in about 100 cities around the world, all on the same page at once. It also has a search window, so you can add a city that they do not list.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 03, 2010, 10:20:35 PM
Surely the 2 curly headed guys are production, Zev/Justin both have short hair.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 03, 2010, 10:46:54 PM
A couple days ago......I was constantly gettting tweets from all over SE Asia, in anticiption of the TARAsia finale.......today I am hardly getting any new hits when I search for Amazing Race on twitter........is this happening to anyone else....seems like Twitter cut off Indonesia, etc.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 03, 2010, 11:00:17 PM
Kisha/Jen are tall black ladies....?

There is a pic of Zev/Justin in China....hair is not long, or curly...at all.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: scARCYty on December 03, 2010, 11:17:28 PM
They're here in the Philippines. Joke. Hays, what a dream. Hope they can come though again, after the appearance of the country in the fifth season.

 :lol:
 
newbie here.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on December 03, 2010, 11:36:02 PM
Sort of along with the general theme of this year.......I dont expect to see them visit any new countries either....no new racers and no new countries.

I'm pretty sure they will at least visit 2-3 new countries this season.  I speculate that they could visit Central Africa like Gabon, Cameroon, or North Africa like Algeria; Central America and the Caribbean are long overdue for a revisit since seasons 7 and Family Edition.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 03, 2010, 11:39:00 PM
Sort of along with the general theme of this year.......I dont expect to see them visit any new countries either....no new racers and no new countries.

I'm pretty sure they will at least visit 2-3 new countries this season.  I speculate that they could visit Central Africa like Gabon, Cameroon, or North Africa like Algeria; Central America and the Caribbean are long overdue for a revisit since seasons 7 and Family Edition.

Refresh my memory.....are you not the one that said there was zero chance that Flight Time and Big Easy would be in TAR18?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mjriches2005 on December 03, 2010, 11:43:55 PM
Sort of along with the general theme of this year.......I dont expect to see them visit any new countries either....no new racers and no new countries.

I'm pretty sure they will at least visit 2-3 new countries this season.  I speculate that they could visit Central Africa like Gabon, Cameroon, or North Africa like Algeria; Central America and the Caribbean are long overdue for a revisit since seasons 7 and Family Edition.

Refresh my memory.....are you not the one that said there was zero chance that Flight Time and Big Easy would be in TAR18?

Yes, that was before I saw the pictures of them in Sydney with the other teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: redskevin88 on December 03, 2010, 11:47:06 PM
Cord is kind of bald, Jet has curly black hair

PS: I can't tell the two of them apart...

Damn, I want them out.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on December 04, 2010, 12:13:31 AM
Surely the 2 curly headed guys are production, Zev/Justin both have short hair.

Theres a chance both grew their hair. But also to tall black ladies? it must be a communication error.

Zev and Justin both had the same hair from season 15 while in Sydney. Unless it grew really fast, it's not them.

The "tall black ladies" are Kisha and Jen. From what I could gather they both stand over 6 foot.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 04, 2010, 12:20:47 AM
Maybe Flight Time and Big Easy put on some Afro wigs to disguise themselves........ :yess:

or the Cowboys and Kisha/Jenn were eliminated and were on the way to ES with a couple of curly headed Production Assts......

The adjective "curly" is a pretty subjective term.....the orginal observer might have a somewhat different definition than other people trying to intrepret his comment. I do hope someone is sending him pics to try to identify, which I feel pretty sure is being done.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 04, 2010, 02:10:37 AM
Maybe Flight Time and Big Easy put on some Afro wigs to disguise themselves........ :yess:

or the Cowboys and Kisha/Jenn were eliminated and were on the way to ES with a couple of curly headed Production Assts......

The adjective "curly" is a pretty subjective term.....the orginal observer might have a somewhat different definition than other people trying to intrepret his comment. I do hope someone is sending him pics to try to identify, which I feel pretty sure is being done.

What?! Cowboys are elimination? Ken/Jen are elimination?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Cocoa on December 04, 2010, 02:53:17 AM
Maybe Flight Time and Big Easy put on some Afro wigs to disguise themselves........ :yess:

or the Cowboys and Kisha/Jenn were eliminated and were on the way to ES with a couple of curly headed Production Assts......

The adjective "curly" is a pretty subjective term.....the orginal observer might have a somewhat different definition than other people trying to intrepret his comment. I do hope someone is sending him pics to try to identify, which I feel pretty sure is being done.

What?! Cowboys are elimination? Ken/Jen are elimination?

:)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Levi Rinno on December 04, 2010, 03:07:40 AM
Maybe Flight Time and Big Easy put on some Afro wigs to disguise themselves........ :yess:

or the Cowboys and Kisha/Jenn were eliminated and were on the way to ES with a couple of curly headed Production Assts......

The adjective "curly" is a pretty subjective term.....the orginal observer might have a somewhat different definition than other people trying to intrepret his comment. I do hope someone is sending him pics to try to identify, which I feel pretty sure is being done.

What?! Cowboys are elimination? Ken/Jen are elimination?

:)
That wouldn't suck.  Well, Kisha & Jen being gone would, but not Jet & Cord.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Jobby on December 04, 2010, 04:04:49 AM
A couple days ago......I was constantly gettting tweets from all over SE Asia, in anticiption of the TARAsia finale.......today I am hardly getting any new hits when I search for Amazing Race on twitter........is this happening to anyone else....seems like Twitter cut off Indonesia, etc.

Quote
Indonesia recognised as world's biggest Twitter addict

Research from comScore has concluded that Indonesia is the planet's most Twitter-addicted nation. According to the data, 20.8 percent of Indonesians online visited Twitter during June 2010, with the country scoring the highest percentage rate of Twitter usage amongst of any nation's online population.

Indonesian isn't the only Asian nation recognised as strong, from the continent Japan (5th with a 16.8% reach), Philippines (6th with a 14.8% reach), Singapore (9th with a 13.3%), South Korea (16th with a 9.3% reach), India (18th with a 8.0% reach) and Malaysia (19th with a 7.7% reach).

http://www.asiancorrespondent.com/jon-russell/research-proves-indonesia-is-world-s-biggest-twitter-addict

I guess not, DrRox. I read it about Indonesians being crazy addicts over social network and went to dig up this article. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 04, 2010, 05:57:02 AM
Maybe Flight Time and Big Easy put on some Afro wigs to disguise themselves........ :yess:

or the Cowboys and Kisha/Jenn were eliminated and were on the way to ES with a couple of curly headed Production Assts......

The adjective "curly" is a pretty subjective term.....the orginal observer might have a somewhat different definition than other people trying to intrepret his comment. I do hope someone is sending him pics to try to identify, which I feel pretty sure is being done.

What?! Cowboys are elimination? Ken/Jen are elimination?

:)

Where they now in leg? Indian? or anywhere?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on December 04, 2010, 06:06:46 AM
where are the teams now?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on December 04, 2010, 06:34:05 AM
where are the teams now?

I don't think anyone knows for sure where they are right now. Maybe in the African bush somewhere where they are hard to spot.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: matt0962 on December 04, 2010, 07:42:01 AM
FWIW, more info from the Kolkata tweeter:

"2 guys w/ cowboy boy hats. 2 guys w/ curly hair. 2 really tall african-american women..."
curly hair?
Looks like no M/M team with curly hair...

UNLESS.. this year, instead of shaving your head at a fast forward, the team :lol3: had to have perms!  :lol3:


 :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kinibug on December 04, 2010, 08:56:28 AM
I'm so glad we got another sighting!Hopefully we'll get more soon :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Oddarane on December 04, 2010, 09:02:06 AM
I'm so glad we got another sighting!Hopefully we'll get more soon :)

I second that.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 04, 2010, 09:25:15 AM
I'm so glad we got another sighting!Hopefully we'll get more soon :)

I second that.

I third it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 04, 2010, 09:34:31 AM
FWIW, more info from the Kolkata tweeter:

"2 guys w/ cowboy boy hats. 2 guys w/ curly hair. 2 really tall african-american women..."

Curly hair? Zev/Justin?

In several of the Australian photos, I thought I saw production with curly hair.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: livingincm on December 04, 2010, 10:00:56 AM
Maybe Flight Time and Big Easy put on some Afro wigs to disguise themselves........ :yess:

or the Cowboys and Kisha/Jenn were eliminated and were on the way to ES with a couple of curly headed Production Assts......

The adjective "curly" is a pretty subjective term.....the orginal observer might have a somewhat different definition than other people trying to intrepret his comment. I do hope someone is sending him pics to try to identify, which I feel pretty sure is being done.

What?! Cowboys are elimination? Ken/Jen are elimination?

Okay i do hope that the cowboys are still in. lol :)
And yeah, i agree with "curly" being a pretty subjective term haha!

but one thing.. arent eliminated teams suppose to head to the ES one by one..? haha!
not.. two at a time? haha!

I doubt it's a TAR first double elimination leg right? And i kinda doubt they're decoys as well. Since its pretty much predictable that 2 legs have passed since theyre last spotted, and 5 teams will b sent to the ES before decoys are being "dispatched", i guess the cowboys, the curly boys (?) and kesha/jen are safe? haha!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 04, 2010, 10:29:53 AM
Maybe Flight Time and Big Easy put on some Afro wigs to disguise themselves........ :yess:

or the Cowboys and Kisha/Jenn were eliminated and were on the way to ES with a couple of curly headed Production Assts......

The adjective "curly" is a pretty subjective term.....the orginal observer might have a somewhat different definition than other people trying to intrepret his comment. I do hope someone is sending him pics to try to identify, which I feel pretty sure is being done.

What?! Cowboys are elimination? Ken/Jen are elimination?

Okay i do hope that the cowboys are still in. lol :)
And yeah, i agree with "curly" being a pretty subjective term haha!

but one thing.. arent eliminated teams suppose to head to the ES one by one..? haha!
not.. two at a time? haha!

I doubt it's a TAR first double elimination leg right? And i kinda doubt they're decoys as well. Since its pretty much predictable that 2 legs have passed since theyre last spotted, and 5 teams will b sent to the ES before decoys are being "dispatched", i guess the cowboys, the curly boys (?) and kesha/jen are safe? haha!

This is a very interesting point to bring up.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on December 04, 2010, 11:34:45 AM
Maybe God want us to watch the show in FEB
to find out everythig. So he hidden the teams in his unviable cloak.

Margie/Luke Ron/Chris Gary/Mallory Kisha/Jen Cowboys  The Goths
Pretty sure one of my favouritr team is in final 3 lol
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 04, 2010, 01:55:31 PM
where are the teams now?

If and when we know, the place to look is in the Live tweets thread or in the FIRST post of the Timeline thread.

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23631.0.html
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 04, 2010, 02:47:32 PM
Maybe God want us to watch the show in FEB
to find out everythig. So he hidden the teams in his unviable cloak.

Margie/Luke Ron/Chris Gary/Mallory Kisha/Jen Cowboys  The Goths
Pretty sure one of my favouritr team is in final 3 lol

It's probably true.. I'm sure Phil really smart and he really hidden the team in somewhere!
I hope so Margie/Luke, Ron/Chris, Gary/Mallory, Cowboys, the goths.
by the way, I never seen before curly hair (boys) in the teams!  :lol3: :lol3: okay, I don't know who is curly hair (boys)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jiajia12 on December 04, 2010, 04:17:30 PM
Kevin did make a video with globetrotters afterall.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: graytex on December 04, 2010, 10:09:14 PM
I'm guessing they are flying from Calcutta to Mumbai or Delhi, heading out of India.

Could the "hippie" team be the Goths?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: KingCrimson88 on December 04, 2010, 10:20:53 PM
I wish we would get a description other than "curly hair" or "hippie", as that doesn't seem to fit anyone.  :lol:

Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 04, 2010, 10:28:02 PM
Hopefully we will! :angel
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 04, 2010, 10:48:11 PM
Goths=not hippie.

I'd say the most hippieish team would be Gary and Mallory, they like to wear bright colors and Mallory sometimes wears a bandana.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 05, 2010, 04:55:01 AM
I just got information that Gary and Mallory apparently came first in the India leg.



What about Margie/Luke? they still in race?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Coutzy on December 05, 2010, 07:22:01 AM
I just got information that Gary and Mallory apparently came first in the India leg.



Okay, i usually don't comment because my comment will have nothing to do with spoilers...

But to that comment... OMG!! Amazing!! The father and daughter will win at least one leg this time round then!! :yess:

We also know they arrived first at the Sydney non-Pit Stop. They may have received the Express Pass there, as Mallory suspected would happen for the first team.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 05, 2010, 10:11:56 AM
Actually only 4 legs have been in Asia so far.

Leg 1: Australia=Amanda/Kris Eliminated
Leg 2: Asia-Tokyo=Mel/Mike Eliminated
Leg 3: Asia-Lijiang=NEL
Leg 4: Asia-Kunming=Jaime/Cara Eliminated
Leg 5: Asia-India=Unknown (Not Gary/Mallory) (Probably not Cowboys, Kisha/Jen)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Belle Book on December 05, 2010, 11:13:08 AM
Actually only 4 legs have been in Asia so far.

Leg 1: Australia=Amanda/Kris Eliminated
Leg 2: Asia-Tokyo=Mel/Mike Eliminated
Leg 3: Asia-Lijiang=NEL
Leg 4: Asia-Kunming=Jaime/Cara Eliminated
Leg 5: Asia-India=Unknown (Not Gary/Mallory) (Probably not Cowboys, Kisha/Jen)

And hopefully not Ron & Christina or Zev & Justin!

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Belle Book on December 05, 2010, 11:14:25 AM
I just got information that Gary and Mallory apparently came first in the India leg.



If that's the case then I'm glad for those two.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: jayreh1021 on December 05, 2010, 11:42:18 AM
Go Gallory!!!!! :yess:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: docol on December 05, 2010, 12:21:33 PM
well, i just hope that the cowboys are out.!! i'm so freaking tired of them..my perfect final three would be: Kisha & jenn, Flight time and big easy and margie & luke...!!!!!!!!!
 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: allie303 on December 05, 2010, 01:30:58 PM
Actually only 4 legs have been in Asia so far.

Leg 1: Australia=Amanda/Kris Eliminated
Leg 2: Asia-Tokyo=Mel/Mike Eliminated
Leg 3: Asia-Lijiang=NEL
Leg 4: Asia-Kunming=Jaime/Cara Eliminated
Leg 5: Asia-India=Unknown (Not Gary/Mallory) (Probably not Cowboys, Kisha/Jen)

And hopefully not Ron & Christina or Zev & Justin!

Belle Book


If it boils down to Globetrotters, Ron/Christina and Zev/Justin, I'd probably bet on Ron and Christina leaving, especially considering their poor racing so far.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: krabbe on December 05, 2010, 02:31:15 PM
OMG Mel & Mike!!!!  :wohoo: :hearts: :wohoo:
Please please still be in it! Although mad_joe would've recognized them since he's a fan of the show whereas this current spotter probably did not pay that much attention to the racers. But then again I don't know how anyone would mix up Mallory & Mike.  :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Prophet on December 05, 2010, 02:38:06 PM
Sorry to burst some bubbles but here is why the M/M sighting is not possible.

Take a look at the last reliable sighting we have which is weihen's report from the Green Lake PS:

order:
1st/2nd:Jet and Cord,Gary and Mallory
3rd:Margie and Luke
4th:Kisha and Jen
5th:Goth
6th:Flight time and Big easy
7th/8th:Ron/Chris,Zev and Justin

Emilinated:Jamie and Cara

Where were M/M there?
Here's a further breakdown, A/K were eliminated in Broken Hill leaving ten teams. Then someone was eliminated in Toyko, there was a NEL in Lijiang and J/C are known to be eliminated in Kunming. That leaves 8 teams all of which were spotted and listed above. I don't see any holes in that for M/M to escape through, does anyone else?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 05, 2010, 02:55:12 PM
ALL sightings are always subjective without photos or direct evidence. We are checking this now, but there is always the possibility that something was misjudged in China just as much as in Kolkata. ALL possibilities have to be considered...that is what we do.

Not saying they survived, not saying they were 100% elim'd,  until we knoiw more.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Caelestor on December 05, 2010, 03:35:36 PM
I do not believe SA will be the 5th continent due to simple logistics. Going to SA pretty much adds one or two days of flight itinerary, and this race seems to be lagging behind its predecessors in number of legs finished (we're already 2 weeks in, so teams should probably be on the 8th or 9th leg in Africa right now).

Also, based on past India double legs, Kolkatta should be the only Indian city visited (they didn't take a train elsewhere). That leaves open the possibility of a double leg there, though. Lastly, I believe India is the final Asian destination before Africa, and that there will be 2 legs in only one African country north of the equator to speed up production (why do I suspect Egypt?).

In summary: a double leg in Australia, 4 legs in Asia (5 if Laos is visited or there are 2 legs in Kolkatta), 2 legs in Africa, and 3 (or 2) legs in Europe. Of course, if the race lasts longer than 3 weeks, then everything I said just goes out the window.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on December 05, 2010, 04:05:29 PM
well, Maybe Mel and Mike picked up a new super Fast Forward, I'll call the worm-hole portal. Where they can choose to bypass one country on the race and all tasks performed within the country. And leaving the country at the same time as the lead team.
And that's how we didn't see them in China, as they used their Worm-Hole portal to jump all the tasks in China, and move directly to the next desination.


Actually, the source is sounding more suspect in their descriptions. I do believe that the cowboys, Kisha/Jen and now the Goths were there and that he saw them. But as far as the racers versus some production personnel, it may be that he is confusing them.

But I won't be horridly upset to see Mel/Mike still in the race, as long as Kint/Vyxen remain all else is secondary.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 05, 2010, 05:18:57 PM
Actually only 4 legs have been in Asia so far.

Leg 1: Australia=Amanda/Kris Eliminated
Leg 2: Asia-Tokyo=Mel/Mike Eliminated
Leg 3: Asia-Lijiang=NEL
Leg 4: Asia-Kunming=Jaime/Cara Eliminated
Leg 5: Asia-India=Unknown (Not Gary/Mallory) (Probably not Cowboys, Kisha/Jen)

And hopefully not Ron & Christina or Zev & Justin!

Belle Book


If it boils down to Globetrotters, Ron/Christina and Zev/Justin, I'd probably bet on Ron and Christina leaving, especially considering their poor racing so far.

...and Margie/Luke??

My guess is that Mel/Mike are eliminated and this person that saw the teams was probably confused with production people and the racers.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: allie303 on December 05, 2010, 05:31:34 PM
Oh yeah, my bad. Forgot about them.

But my point still stands. Out of Globetrotters, Margie/Luke, Ron/Christina and Justin/Zev, I see as Ron and Christinas as being the most likely boots.  :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on December 05, 2010, 05:48:15 PM
Oh yeah, my bad. Forgot about them.

But my point still stands. Out of Globetrotters, Margie/Luke, Ron/Christina and Justin/Zev, I see as Ron and Christinas as being the most likely boots.  :(

Yeah, but youd think they would spot the Globetrotters if they weren't eliminated. I mean they dont exactly blend in with the crowd. Theyre GIANT!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TheAmazingRace4Ever on December 05, 2010, 05:57:03 PM
i speculate that Ron&Chris are eliminatied  :yess: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo: :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 05, 2010, 06:54:33 PM
Mel and Mike emilinated in Japan.
Two proofs:
1.Chinese spotters saw 9 teams on Lijiang train station chatting together when teams went back to Kunming...No Mel and Mike.
2.And Kunming pitstop...they saw all teams checked in except cowboys,Gallory,Margie and Luke.But we have photos which confirm cowboys,Gary and Mallory in Kunming...

So we are sure Mel and Mike emilinated in Japan.(Except Japan leg is NEL...but very strange Chinese spotters saw all teams except them every time...)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Kacper on December 05, 2010, 06:57:44 PM
Mel and Mike emilinated in Japan.
Two proofs:
1.Chinese spotters saw 9 teams on Lijiang train station chatting together when teams went back to Kunming...No Mel and Mike.
2.And Kunming pitstop...they saw all teams checked in except cowboys,Gallory,Margie and Luke.But we have photos which confirm cowboys,Gary and Mallory in Kunming...

So we are sure Mel and Mike emilinated in Japan.

I agree, we have to many photos and spotters information about other teams that checked in at the Pit Stop etc.
So i doubt vveerryy much that Mel and Mike are still in.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Aluze on December 05, 2010, 07:10:25 PM
Mel and Mike were likely spotted because they're obviously decoys. Producers likely know that people have had tons of sightings and decided to send some previously eliminated people out to try and take the heat off the legit racers.

But that would be a TAR first to have a team eliminated so early get Decoy status right?

Where is the Elimination station for this race, maybe its in the area lol

As we're obviously in Decoy land now, people need to be careful with sightings imo.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: livingincm on December 05, 2010, 07:31:09 PM
Mel and Mike were likely spotted because they're obviously decoys. Producers likely know that people have had tons of sightings and decided to send some previously eliminated people out to try and take the heat off the legit racers.

But that would be a TAR first to have a team eliminated so early get Decoy status right?

Where is the Elimination station for this race, maybe its in the area lol

As we're obviously in Decoy land now, people need to be careful with sightings imo.

lolol, it would be hilarious if the elimination station is in india. No offence. Cos it's a way too dangerous place to be at for too long. Haha! :)
Hmm, personally, to me the sightings of mel/mike cld have been mistaken with Ron OR gary. Cos all three of em is with white hair. lol.
Perhaps the person who saw them saw the cowboys, the african-american team AND an old man.

Judging from Mel/Mike (whichever one the dad is hahaaha), mel/mike is pretty tall, therefore im crossing gary out.
Therefore, i think she saw ron instead lol!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: kwando1313 on December 05, 2010, 08:24:49 PM
Ha, on the preview for the next eppy of TAR 17, they have a "special surprise for what the next Season will be". I "wonder what it is?" :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: The Queen V on December 05, 2010, 08:42:56 PM
im actually thinking the mell and mike spot in india is most probably ron and gary together, since they both have gray to white hair,the dad and daughters might be in an alliance with the cowboys even.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: Heliox on December 05, 2010, 09:34:39 PM
Ron and Gary looking like Mike and Mel??.. er, that is a stretch.

And so is running decoys for the rest of the race. That would be far more expensive and time consuming for production. 
Maybe Mel and Mike are this seasons Nick/Vicky where we all thought they were gone early and surprised (most) of us last until the penultimate leg.

Whatever the answer, the game is afoot and this is intriguing!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: TSPKM on December 05, 2010, 09:46:45 PM
I think its a further stretch that Mel/Mike are actually in the race, to be honest I think at this point its wishful thinking.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on December 05, 2010, 09:59:20 PM
I think its a further stretch that Mel/Mike are actually in the race, to be honest I think at this point its wishful thinking.

Agreed. I mean, Nick and Vicki were unknown, so it was much harder to spot them. But this is AllStars. If we cant get this right, we may aswell give up hahaha
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: mike4lyf on December 05, 2010, 10:03:55 PM
well, Maybe Mel and Mike picked up a new super Fast Forward, I'll call the worm-hole portal. Where they can choose to bypass one country on the race and all tasks performed within the country. And leaving the country at the same time as the lead team.
And that's how we didn't see them in China, as they used their Worm-Hole portal to jump all the tasks in China, and move directly to the next desination.


Actually, the source is sounding more suspect in their descriptions. I do believe that the cowboys, Kisha/Jen and now the Goths were there and that he saw them. But as far as the racers versus some production personnel, it may be that he is confusing them.

But I won't be horridly upset to see Mel/Mike still in the race, as long as Kint/Vyxen remain all else is secondary.

I agree!! Kynt and Vyxsin are the priority!! Please be F3 this time!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 05, 2010, 10:06:07 PM
Oh yeah, my bad. Forgot about them.

But my point still stands. Out of Globetrotters, Margie/Luke, Ron/Christina and Justin/Zev, I see as Ron and Christinas as being the most likely boots.  :(

Margie/Luke is out really? for elimination?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: georgiapeach on December 05, 2010, 10:10:08 PM
Oh yeah, my bad. Forgot about them.

But my point still stands. Out of Globetrotters, Margie/Luke, Ron/Christina and Justin/Zev, I see as Ron and Christinas as being the most likely boots.  :(

Margie/Luke is out really? for elimination?

Read through the threads, okay??
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 05, 2010, 10:22:32 PM
Oh yeah, my bad. Forgot about them.

But my point still stands. Out of Globetrotters, Margie/Luke, Ron/Christina and Justin/Zev, I see as Ron and Christinas as being the most likely boots.  :(

Margie/Luke is out really? for elimination?

Read through the threads, okay??

It's made me confusion and trying find who elimintion.. sorry, I trying reading the threads... 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 05, 2010, 11:49:57 PM
It would be interesting to know that the Indian spoiler person's definition of a "hippie" is? India has a very well known "hippie" commune or colony....however you want to call it. It is called Goa and Neobie mentioned it earlier in this or the sightings thread. It is on the west coast of the subcontinent, south of Mumbai. It is a former Portuguese colony, that India attacked and took over in about 1960/1961, I believe.

Where as we have separate definitions for "hippies" and "goths," they may not make that distinction in India proper.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NoluckBoston on December 05, 2010, 11:59:32 PM
I often wondered if Hippies could have been the Globe Trotters. The did where there outfits before on the race. Those shorts are kinda retro.

But I go back to the curly hair.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 06, 2010, 05:23:24 AM
Found Twitter!

Just saw two contestants from the @TheAmazingRace in Vienna, Austria !! :D
-2 hours ago



If this is correct...feel like a TAR14 repeat...5 teams from TAR14,3 same countries by now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 06, 2010, 05:28:47 AM
from   GabGabyGabby
.Just saw two contestants from the @TheAmazingRace in Vienna, Austria !! :D
about 3 hours ago



That makes it about 9:30 am Vienna time, Dec 6th.

If this is correct...feel like a TAR14 repeat...5 teams from TAR14,3 same countries by now.

TAR14 did not go to Vienna.....but TAR4 did...........repeat racers and repeat countries.....seems to be the theme this time. TAR 14 was certainly in Austria.......but in Salzburg on opposite side of country.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: milanissimo on December 06, 2010, 05:31:30 AM
Vienna is a lovely place.. :hearts: :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: LoveRocked on December 06, 2010, 05:47:38 AM
from   GabGabyGabby
.Just saw two contestants from the @TheAmazingRace in Vienna, Austria !! :D
about 3 hours ago



That makes it about 9:30 am Vienna time, Dec 6th.

If this is correct...feel like a TAR14 repeat...5 teams from TAR14,3 same countries by now.


TAR14 did not go to Vienna.....but TAR4 did...........repeat racers and repeat countries.....seems to be the theme this time. TAR 14 was certainly in Austria.......but in Salzburg on opposite side of country.


Twitter

from GabgabGabby say:
I don't know who I saw in @TheAmazingRace in Vienna! It might have been the new cast for the new cycle.I do know it was 2 black guys (tall)
-13 mins.
It's actually Flight Time/Big Easy in Vienna! :)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 06, 2010, 06:11:32 AM
@amazingrace All Stars team spotted, the cowboys team Jet&Cord departing from Madrid Spain.


???

maybe they went to emilination station?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: milanissimo on December 06, 2010, 06:15:25 AM
@amazingrace All Stars team spotted, the cowboys team Jet&Cord departing from Madrid Spain.


???

maybe they went to emilination station?

Or maybe leg 7 was in Madrid and leg 8 in Vienna :duno: :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 06, 2010, 06:18:40 AM
@amazingrace All Stars team spotted, the cowboys team Jet&Cord departing from Madrid Spain.


Someone on survivorsucks found this from twitter,maybe you can check the time...looks like this message sent out at the same time with the one in Vienna.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: tutorial on December 06, 2010, 06:20:42 AM
The Spain tweet was 9 hours ago, the Vienna tweet is 2 hours ago.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: weihen on December 06, 2010, 06:26:51 AM
So the route maybe spain,then Austria...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: NumfarPTB on December 06, 2010, 06:31:39 AM
Ha, on the preview for the next eppy of TAR 17, they have a "special surprise for what the next Season will be". I "wonder what it is?" :lol:

I wonder if it's not only the official reveal of the title for TAR18, but maybe an early cut teaser with things already shot from legs in Australia, Japan and China or maybe the official announcement of the teams in the cast.

Also by the time the TAR17 finale is shown, we'll be on the final stretch of the TAR18 in terms of filming, which will make it really interesting.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: alextofu07 on December 06, 2010, 06:36:00 AM
i don't want the cowboys or globetrotters to be eliminated
Title: Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
Post by: DrRox on December 06, 2010, 06:47:25 AM