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Title: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2011, 08:14:58 AM
Thanks to weihen for the title find!

Press:

A PREHISTORIC ROADBLOCK PUSHES ONE RACER OVER THE EDGE WHILE A LOOMING DOUBLE U-TURN CAUSES PANIC AMONG THE TEAMS, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, MARCH 20

 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China) - The pressure builds when a prehistoric Roadblock pushes one Racer over the edge and a Double U-turn causes panic among the teams as they race to avoid elimination, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host.


Original Spoiler ROUTE SUMMARY (not updated with CBS released info)


EP05: Lijiang, China to Kunming, China

Film Date: NOV 29
Air Date: MAR 20

Leg Route/Tasks:
ROUTE INFO: Travel by train to Kunming, China; teams arrive 5:18 AM 11/29 (Source 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577775.html#msg577775)), (Source 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577650.html#msg577650)); Gary/Mallory and Jaime/Cara spotted (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577651.html#msg577651))

ROUTE INFO: Find Dounan Flower Market
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577775.html#msg577775))

ROUTE INFO: Find Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway, receive DETOUR options
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577784.html#msg577784)), (Source 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577791.html#msg577791))

U-TURN?: Possible U-Turn this leg? (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577604.html#msg577604))

PIT STOP: Green Lake Park
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578005.html#msg578005))
TIMING: Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, LaKisha/Jen (1:31pm), Kent/Vyxsin (not first, receive penalty) (1:53pm) (Photo (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578033.html#msg578033)), Herb/Nate (2:00pm), Ron/Christina (2:16pm), Zev/Justin (2:16pm), Jaime/Cara (3:51pm) (Photos 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23693.msg578224.html#msg578224)), (Photo 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578280.html#msg578280)); (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578128.html#msg578128))

Safe from Elimination at End of Leg: Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, LaKisha/Jen, Kent/Vyxsin, Herb/Nate, Ron/Christina, Zev/Justin
Possibly Eliminated: Jaime/Cara


 


And a BIG thanks to Joab for the leaderboard!

(http://i52.[banned image hosting site].com/slnrxi.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 4
Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2011, 08:15:43 AM
Preview!! Thanks TL! :hearts:




Promo 1:




Promo 2:



caps here:
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,24808.msg597964.html#msg597964



Promo 3: RB!


Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 4
Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2011, 08:16:04 AM
saved for maps
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 4
Post by: georgiapeach on February 26, 2011, 08:16:30 AM
saved
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 10, 2011, 03:55:04 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 10, 2011, 05:19:10 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Snooky on March 10, 2011, 05:19:42 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 10, 2011, 05:54:56 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Snooky on March 10, 2011, 05:59:41 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:
:<3
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: redskevin88 on March 10, 2011, 06:21:20 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:

Me four :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: BayBay on March 10, 2011, 06:26:21 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:

Me four :lol:

Not me. I am thinking Zev!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 10, 2011, 07:25:55 PM
Ok. Stop it. Let's reserve this thread for info, not gut feeling. :tup: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gingerman28 on March 10, 2011, 07:27:27 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:

Me four :lol:

Shucks, now MSWood won't use this questioon in her quiz!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 10, 2011, 07:43:05 PM
I think it might be Kisha, talking to the Globes. Sounds like they might be upset with the penalty. She is a basketball player too.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 10, 2011, 08:31:12 PM
heh. Or there is a pick up game...and the quote is to production?? :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: LoveRocked on March 10, 2011, 10:08:46 PM
heh. Or there is a pick up game...and the quote is to production?? :lol3:

:lol3:


Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:

I agree with that but I wonder same Kesha that she play basketball..
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Glamazon Racer on March 11, 2011, 12:41:40 AM
I was thinking either of the TAR15 teams would say this.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 11, 2011, 07:26:28 AM
Maybe we will see a little ESM??  :jam:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: sweffilou on March 11, 2011, 05:26:46 PM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

thats what i thought when i heard the title!    :lol:

Maybe we will see a little ESM??  :jam:

i usually know the abbreviations but esm????
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: theschnauzers on March 11, 2011, 06:04:21 PM
ESM = eat, sleep, mingle a reference to what the Racers used to be able to do at the pit stops.  There's no longer any guarantee that teams get to do any or all three activities at pit stops any longer.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 13, 2011, 10:01:04 AM
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:

Me four :lol:

You guys never fail to crack me up. :lol3:

I think it's FT/BE saying it at the moment they're pissed with some other teams, meaning they think the others should not try to do some "dirty tricks" to ruin their game? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: mswood on March 13, 2011, 09:45:59 PM
I think it might be Kisha, talking to the Globes. Sounds like they might be upset with the penalty. She is a basketball player too.
Sure I will but will ask which specific racer....
Sounds like a Flight Time/ Big Easy quote!

I was thinking the same thing!
Me too!

OMG, what a coincindence! Me three! :res: :lol:

Me four :lol:

Shucks, now MSWood won't use this questioon in her quiz!
Actually I think I am going to use which racer states the title.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 13, 2011, 10:04:54 PM
Quote
Actually I think I am going to use which racer WHO states the title.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Zack. on March 13, 2011, 11:19:49 PM
So, from the preview it looks like the W-Turn is by a hospital of some kind? the Kunming Red Cross Hospital (http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8192/img0890vb.jpg). Now to find whatever random place near it is housing a W-Turn...(though I think it might be a satellite office of the hospital itself).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 14, 2011, 12:15:29 AM
Btw........Margie's quote was......"I think we are the first team."
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: thespicdatum on March 14, 2011, 12:45:53 AM
ESM = eat, sleep, mingle a reference to what the Racers used to be able to do at the pit stops.  There's no longer any guarantee that teams get to do any or all three activities at pit stops any longer.

Kent and Vixyn said in episode 4, it's been days since they saw other teams so probably ESM is no longer in play, though the statement could be a figure of speech only meant to emphasize they are so much in the back of the pack.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2011, 02:24:31 AM
So, from the preview it looks like the W-Turn is by a hospital of some kind? the Kunming Red Cross Hospital (http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8192/img0890vb.jpg). Now to find whatever random place near it is housing a W-Turn...(though I think it might be a satellite office of the hospital itself).

Nice work zack!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2011, 02:25:39 AM
Preview CAPS! WHo can translate all the taxi light location clues??


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Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2011, 02:35:50 AM
Preview up in post 2!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:39:19 AM
Quote
Preview CAPS! WHo can translate all the taxi light location clues??

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/18-5-preview-caps0470-Copy.jpg)

Welcome to 2010 Southwest China Kunming International Auto Show

Quote
The 2010 Southwest China (Kunming) International Auto Show has kicked off in Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center on November 26th and will last till November 30th. Visitors may find a desirable vehicle and enjoy luxurious vehicles on the show.

http://en.kunming.cn/index/content/2010-11/26/content_2350915.htm

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/18-5-preview-caps0485-Copy.jpg)

26th to 30th at Kunming International Convention and Exhibition Center

I think it's just the advertisement on the cabbies, not part of our locations? :duno:

Hope it helps!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 14, 2011, 02:44:06 AM
Joab, how about 11-13? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Coutzy on March 14, 2011, 02:47:00 AM
It looks like Margie and Luke are definitely planning to U-Turn somebody.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:47:28 AM
Joab, how about 11-13? :lol:

It's unclear.. i'll go look at the video now. I can only see two words "Er Lou" which means Second Floor. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:52:17 AM
(http://i55.[banned image hosting site].com/14tpuh5.jpg)

It says Wu Di Gao. Which means Invincible Cream (some sort of like a medicine meant for application on wounds or whatsoever).

I think that could be at the hospital beside the U-TURN, and Cara and Jaime looking for the W-TURN but the W-TURN happens to be on the outside of the hospital grounds. Yes/No? :duno:

Okay, Margie and Luke seemed to be directly outside the hospital ground parking area. Let me go google map or what.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2011, 02:55:45 AM
Thanks Joab!!

Anything on taxi cap # 15??
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:59:13 AM
So, from the preview it looks like the W-Turn is by a hospital of some kind? the Kunming Red Cross Hospital (http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8192/img0890vb.jpg). Now to find whatever random place near it is housing a W-Turn...(though I think it might be a satellite office of the hospital itself).

I looked up Google Maps they called it the Kunming No. 1 People's Hospital.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:59:49 AM
Thanks Joab!!

Anything on taxi cap # 15??

Can't see it clearly.. seems to be english for me!?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 03:09:58 AM
I'm looking at area near the hospital to identify the W-TURN. Don't seem to find any good pictures indicating any buildings beside the hospital.

第一人民医院 is the chinese name of the hospital. Use it for google search and better images will appear rather than using the hospital's name with with english translation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2011, 03:11:20 AM
Try these
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 03:16:40 AM
I think i have a match...

(http://i56.[banned image hosting site].com/2pq2an6.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 14, 2011, 03:17:38 AM
I don't understand. Why is it dark during the U-Turn? Isn't this leg supposed to be in the morning (hence, J/C's pitstop picture in daylight)?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 03:21:53 AM
Hell, but that's Jining, Shan Dong and not Kunming!!!!!!! :duno: (refering to my hospital pic above)

I'm lost.. i'm going off now for my lessons.. Hopefully i can look deeper later on.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 14, 2011, 03:26:32 AM
My taxi??

That hospital is so close!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: weihen on March 14, 2011, 04:08:19 AM
I don't understand. Why is it dark during the U-Turn? Isn't this leg supposed to be in the morning (hence, J/C's pitstop picture in daylight)?
They got to Kunming about 5am so it's dark...Madjoe wonder they may get detour clue at Dounan flower market,and went to golden horse got route info...since they got pitstop at least 5hrs later after W-turn,looks like the RB place is far from downtown...we will say that Lunan Stoneforest is very possible.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:43:04 AM
Looks like Margie and Luke are first to the U-Turn and are ready to U-Turn somebody.
Obviously Jaime and Cara get U-Turned by a second team.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Coutzy on March 14, 2011, 07:54:10 AM
Looks like Margie and Luke are first to the U-Turn and are ready to U-Turn somebody.
Obviously Jaime and Cara get U-Turned by a second team.

I must have missed that part in the promos about Ja/Ca getting U-Turned.

I will speculate though, that K/V use their U-Turn as an effort to save themselves from their dire circumstances.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 08:33:48 AM
Nobody really knows whether or not Jaime and Cara get U-Turned; I'm just assuming so based on their late arrival at the Pit Stop.
Before I saw this promo, I was also thinking that Kynt and Vxysin would exercise U-Turn power over another team to save themselves, namely over Jaime and Cara. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 08:36:35 AM
Looks like you've done some good work, Joab, Neobie, and Zack! :tup:
Thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Neobie on March 14, 2011, 08:41:42 AM
Managed to decipher the cap! (With a lot of guessing involved...)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/18-5-preview-caps0345-Copy.jpg)

西山区棕树营城中村改善 (Renovation of Inner City, Zhongshuying, Xishan District)
二号片区指挥部 (Command centre for Plot #2)

I'm not sure if the command centre is within the plot itself, but here are the boundaries of the plot, about 500m across and 500m wide.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: franxaverian on March 14, 2011, 10:01:21 AM
If those teams are smart enough, one of them should try to 'flush' the Express Pass that Gallory have by using U-turn on them...fortunately I don't think they are, so go team Gallory!!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 14, 2011, 10:43:13 AM
It's not official but I think I read something from Peach that Jaime and Cara were U-Turned the traditional way [insert angel smiley here].
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: connayyy on March 14, 2011, 10:46:25 AM
If those teams are smart enough, one of them should try to 'flush' the Express Pass that Gallory have by using U-turn on them...fortunately I don't think they are, so go team Gallory!!!

Yeah, but doing so would also guarantee that Gallory survives the U-Turn. And you don't want to U-Turn a team that will survive, because then you've just made an enemy.

My spec is that Margie & Luke will U-Turn Zev/Justin. in Season 14 they U-Turned a strong team that could outrun them, who happened to be in the back of the pack during the leg and was likely to get eliminated by the U-Turn. Zev/Justin fits this perfectly. And a second team (Kent and Vyxsin?) comes and U-Turns Jaime/Cara in an effort to save themselves. Just spec, of course.

I'll see if I can get someone to translate the words on the taxi lights by the way...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 10:49:24 AM
U-Turning Gallory would flush the Express Pass but it would waste a U-Turn and create an enemy. Besides Mal helped Luke, I don't think Margie would U-turn her after that.

Margie and Luke will most likely U-Turn either Zev and Justin or Ron and Christina because neither of these teams would team up with her in previous legs. This seems to be important to her and they may be worried that R/C have to much of a knowledge advantage in China.
Kynt and Vxysin may or may not U-Turn Jaime and Cara to save themselves.

However, all of this is speculation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: connayyy on March 14, 2011, 12:10:35 PM
U-Turning Gallory would flush the Express Pass but it would waste a U-Turn and create an enemy. Besides Mal helped Luke, I don't think Margie would U-turn her after that.

Margie and Luke will most likely U-Turn either Zev and Justin or Ron and Christina because neither of these teams would team up with her in previous legs. This seems to be important to her and they may be worried that R/C have to much of a knowledge advantage in China.
Kynt and Vxysin may or may not U-Turn Jaime and Cara to save themselves.

However, all of this is speculation.

Ron and Christina did give them the answer to the flag puzzle in Sydney. But I agree with you, I think these two teams are the most likely ones to get U-Turned. Also in an interview Luke said that Ron and Christina were the only team that he was worried about...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 12:12:46 PM
Ron and Christina did give them the answer to the flag puzzle in Sydney. But I agree with you, I think these two teams are the most likely ones to get U-Turned. Also in an interview Luke said that Ron and Christina were the only team that he was worried about...

I thought Mel and Mike told R\C and M\L and Margie told a whole bunch of other teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 01:03:41 PM
I searched and searched and Zack, i don't think it's the hospital which you talked about in Kunming, it actually looks like this.. the hospital you talked about.

(http://i52.[banned image hosting site].com/34jd3ck.jpg)

None of the photos, pages and pages of images i saw is similar to the building behind the W-TURN... i'm so confused right now.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: milanissimo on March 14, 2011, 01:07:08 PM
I Think Marge and Luke u-turn Fligh Time and Big Easy  (or ROn and Christina)
Zev and Justin  u-turn Jamie and Cara....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 01:16:38 PM
Managed to decipher the cap! (With a lot of guessing involved...)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/18-5-preview-caps0345-Copy.jpg)

西山区棕树营城中村改善 (Renovation of Inner City, Zhongshuying, Xishan District)
二号片区指挥部 (Command centre for Plot #2)

I'm not sure if the command centre is within the plot itself, but here are the boundaries of the plot, about 500m across and 500m wide.

Neobie, or is it 工程建设指挥部!!?!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 01:36:49 PM
According to woden's amazing timeline -

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EP05: Lijiang, China to Kunming, China

Film Date: NOV 29
Air Date: MAR 20

Leg Route/Tasks:
ROUTE INFO: Travel by train to Kunming, China; teams arrive 5:18 AM 11/29 (Source 1), (Source 2); Gary/Mallory and Jaime/Cara spotted (Source)

ROUTE INFO: Find Dounan Flower Market
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source)

ROUTE INFO: Find Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway, receive DETOUR options
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source 1), (Source 2)

U-TURN?: Possible U-Turn this leg? (Source)

PIT STOP: Green Lake Park
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source)
TIMING: Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, LaKisha/Jen (1:31pm), Kent/Vyxsin (not first, receive penalty) (1:53pm) (Photo), Herb/Nate (2:00pm), Ron/Christina (2:16pm), Zev/Justin (2:16pm), Jaime/Cara (3:51pm) (Photos 1), (Photo 2); (Source)

Safe from Elimination at End of Leg: Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, LaKisha/Jen, Kent/Vyxsin, Herb/Nate, Ron/Christina, Zev/Justin
Possibly Eliminated: Jaime/Cara

Dounan Flower Market = 斗南花市 , 昆明

Sorry for the translation.. i'm still trying to find the darn W-Turn location.. trying to find round the places they went too. Too many hospitals in Kunming and they all don't match! :(

Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway = 金马碧鸡坊
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 01:40:56 PM
Quote
ROUTE INFO: Find Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway (金马碧鸡坊), receive DETOUR options

(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/ixxppj.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 01:51:23 PM
What is the wrought iron gate behind the Uturn sign? It seems to be an unusual placement.

Joab, the hospital you found in Jining, Shan Dong is soooo close to the one in the W-Turn picture. Too bad it's nearly a day away from Kunming...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 01:56:55 PM
Quote
PIT STOP: Green Lake Park

(http://i56.[banned image hosting site].com/1ya8le.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:04:42 PM
Promo!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:05:32 PM
My first attempt at a map, not as great and amazing as Neobie's one because he's our map God. :lol:

(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/aolweu.jpg)

I marked out the Airport anyway as after the Pitstop you will realize how close Phil is to the airport if he's taking a flight out to the next destination. Of course we know teams don't reach Kunming by flight but by trains.

MAP SCALE: 1.5CM TO 2KM...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:07:31 PM
This picture just throws a whole wrench in the works. Will Kent and Vyxsin Uturn J/C right in front of them?!?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Laimis on March 14, 2011, 02:09:21 PM
This picture just throws a whole wrench in the works.

what???
So Kent & Vyxsin are using  w-turn first?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:10:08 PM
It looks like the Roadblock involves building that 3-D puzzle thing.

Peach is right...there is some sort of pick-up game of basketball.

In the picture I attached in my previous post, it looks like the Goths and the Redheads are at the W-Turn together...but the sign is still blank!!!!

Here is the video description:

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The nine remaining teams continue on from the faux Pit Stop at the Eternal Tower in Lijiang, China, with two teams yet to check in - one of which has lost their passports on the next episode of The Amazing Race.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:10:52 PM
This picture just throws a whole wrench in the works.

what???
So Kent & Vyxsin are using  w-turn first?

I have no idea. :duno: Luke is waiting on the RB at the same time as K/V.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:11:47 PM
I have a question, W-TURN should always be after a Detour clue correct? It will never ever be placed before a Detour clue correct?

So Margie and Luke must have completed their Detour task darn early at dusk and reached the W-TURN "supposedly" in first place?

Because by the time trailing teams like Jaime and Cara and Kent and Vyxsin reached the W-TURN, it is completely broad daylight already!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:13:17 PM
I have a question, W-TURN should always be after a Detour clue correct? It will never ever be placed before a Detour clue correct?

So Margie and Luke must have completed their Detour task darn early at dusk and reached the W-TURN "supposedly" in first place?

Because by the time trailing teams like Jaime and Cara and Kent and Vyxsin reached the W-TURN, it is completely broad daylight already!

Yes, I would assume that any type of U-Turn would take place after the Detour. Why is the sign blank when the Goths and the Redheads get to it?!? Has this picture been fixed?

I also got the impression that the bball game was b/c of a HOO. How did M/L get around that? Luke is waiting on the RB at the same time as K/V. They can't be that far ahead.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:17:28 PM
Are they doing the roadblock at the famous Stone Forest?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:18:01 PM
Ron and Chris supposedly check in 7th next leg, at first i thought Margie and Luke could have W-TURN them. But right now, we have Kent and Vyxsin at the W-TURN with a completely empty W-TURN sign. That means... Margie and Luke don't use their W-TURN? Might be good strategy too, since there may be another U-TURN that they're saving up for. Margie and Luke might have known that they have a considerable amount of lead over other teams who may be... on another train few hours back behind them since they are in the lead and should know whether any team has overtake them or not.

Okay, i just want to ask another question.. sorry if this has been asked.. but i don't think all the teams take the same train into Kunming right? I have been running through the thread this leg and see no mention of different trains timing. I don't think we know... right?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:19:52 PM
According to this picture, Margie and Luke DID NOT U-Turn anyone! Unless this picture has been airbrushed, of course. It looks as thought Kynt and Vxysin U-Turn Jaime and Cara as they are standing right there with them!

As far as I know, no one knows how many trains go back to Kunming.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: north09 on March 14, 2011, 02:20:13 PM
It does look like the K/V U-Turn J/C right in front of them. I can actually see why they would do it with the luck they've been having and fear that they might be given a penalty for not taking the mandatory flight. Also, the last time they used a U-Turn it was on a team that had already passed them on a leg after they were spared elimination.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:24:30 PM
I know Kent and Vyxsin are definitely in front of Jaime and Cara and has high possibilities of W-TURN them. But i don't think we should speculate.. it's just like few hours back we saw Luke and Margie "first" at the W-TURN and also thought they could be using it on one other team.. turns out that if the screencap above is right, Margie and Luke didn't W-TURN anyone.

The only thing it's safe to say is Jaime and Cara can W-TURN another team if Kent and Vyxsin indeed used the W-TURN on them. However, they will have to figure out who's BEHIND them. So it's all fair and square. Yes/No? And of course, there can be this possibility that there are no more teams behind Jaime and Cara. Which this then defeats the purpose of the W-TURN since 2 teams are supposed to be W-TURN.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:25:59 PM
The only thing it's safe to say is Jaime and Cara can W-TURN another team if Kent and Vyxsin indeed used the W-TURN on them. However, they will have to figure out who's BEHIND them. So it's all fair and square. Yes/No?

I doubt the Redheads can U-Turn anyone until they've finished the entire Detour. Brooke and Claire didn't U-Turn anyone when they were U-Turned by Jill and Thomas.
They may have changed the rule, though. :duno:
I know Kent and Vyxsin are definitely in front of Jaime and Cara and has high possibilities of W-TURN them. But i don't think we should speculate.. it's just like few hours back we saw Luke and Margie "first" at the W-TURN and also thought they could be using it on one other team.. turns out that if the screencap above is right, Margie and Luke didn't W-TURN anyone.
Well, it is a little different because we know that the redheads arrive over an hour behind the 8th team so they were probably Uturned. And if they are going to be Uturned it looks like the only team that can do it is the goths.

I am starting to think that maybe the second Uturn is not used.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: chill_sd on March 14, 2011, 02:28:01 PM
I wish I could do screen caps.  There will be some good new caps from this promo.  In one shot, there's a big "P" sign next to the U-Turn x2.   Does this mean "Parking"?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:29:01 PM
The only thing it's safe to say is Jaime and Cara can W-TURN another team if Kent and Vyxsin indeed used the W-TURN on them. However, they will have to figure out who's BEHIND them. So it's all fair and square. Yes/No?

I doubt the Redheads can U-Turn anyone until they've finished the entire Detour. Brooke and Claire didn't U-Turn anyone when they were U-Turned by Jill and Thomas.
They may have changed the rule, though. :duno:
I know Kent and Vyxsin are definitely in front of Jaime and Cara and has high possibilities of W-TURN them. But i don't think we should speculate.. it's just like few hours back we saw Luke and Margie "first" at the W-TURN and also thought they could be using it on one other team.. turns out that if the screencap above is right, Margie and Luke didn't W-TURN anyone.
Well, it is a little different because we know that the redheads arrive over an hour behind the 8th team so they were probably Uturned. And if they are going to be Uturned it looks like the only team that can do it is the goths.

Brooke and Claire CAN'T W-TURN anyone because Nat and Kat used the second W-TURN before they even reached the W-TURN sign. We do not know of any W-TURN rule of whether or not a team can use the W-TURN if they see their faces on the sign. It would defeat all purpose of a W-TURN letting a team who got W-TURN to W-TURN another team so that it's sort of "fair" right?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Laimis on March 14, 2011, 02:30:02 PM
Okay, i just want to ask another question.. sorry if this has been asked.. but i don't think all the teams take the same train into Kunming right? I have been running through the thread this leg and see no mention of different trains timing. I don't think we know... right?

I was thinking about that too
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:30:29 PM
Another observation: If Margie and Luke did not U-Turn, then there must be another U-Turn throughout the Race course, most likely a normal U-Turn or a Blind U-Turn.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:31:01 PM
Brooke and Claire CAN'T W-TURN anyone because Nat and Kat used the second W-TURN before they even reached the W-TURN sign. We do not know of any W-TURN rules at all.

Is that how it happened? I can't remember. ???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:32:52 PM
I wish I could do screen caps.  There will be some good new caps from this promo.  In one shot, there's a big "P" sign next to the U-Turn x2.   Does this mean "Parking"?

The video isn't even allowed in my country. I need peachies right now. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:33:25 PM
You mean this one, Chill?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:34:16 PM
I wish I could do screen caps.  There will be some good new caps from this promo.  In one shot, there's a big "P" sign next to the U-Turn x2.   Does this mean "Parking"?

The video isn't even allowed in my country. I need peachies right now. :lol:

Yes, we need Peach. :'(
The video isn't on YouTube yet.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:42:55 PM
Hooray! The internationals can now watch! :hearts:

Unless you can't view CBS' youtube. :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:44:27 PM
Here's a better shot:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 14, 2011, 02:47:07 PM
This is just spec, but I think Jaime and Cara and Kent and Vxysin will fight about who gets there first as they are both grabbing for the picture box!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:47:41 PM
This is just spec, but I think Jaime and Cara and Kent and Vxysin will fight about who gets there first as they are both grabbing for the picture box!

Maybe production will have to intervene! :lol3:

I bet both team members have to step on the Uturn mat so it will go to the goths.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:55:05 PM
In this shot, one of them is saying "Let's go." You can see by their faces that they are not happy. This may follow their getting U-Turned.
Does anyone think the red wall in the background coincides with the U-Turn location?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 02:56:15 PM
I had enough of searching for the W-TURN location. Hopefully someone can find it... i'm retiring for the day.. it's 4am already.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 02:57:19 PM
What are they riding in this shot and where are they going?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 14, 2011, 03:06:25 PM
What are they riding in this shot and where are they going?

This looks like they are riding golf carts in a stone forest.  The famous one is Lunan Stone Forest.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 03:07:42 PM
Yes, I think the roadblock is there. You can see the famous stones in some of the shots of them doing that puzzle.

This task is after the Uturn though so what are they talking about?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 04:23:06 PM
This week's press release:

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"Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China) — The pressure builds when a prehistoric Roadblock pushes one Racer over the edge and a Double U-turn causes panic among the teams as they race to avoid elimination, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host.

The RB looked like it pushed several Racers over the edge! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: kiki on March 14, 2011, 04:24:22 PM
teams arrived Kunming at 5:18(Chinese time).

Now teams head to Dounan flower market.

Not sure they will set up a pitstart there or 2nd leg in China...try to get more information now.

According to this the teams arrived at 5.18a.m. In this timetable I found this time doesn't match, but this is the most recent schedule, so it could have been different in November.
(http://i53.[banned image hosting site].com/swqv5h.png)

Take a look nevertheless in the two night trains that arrive with one hour difference. We could have the teams in two similar trains, maybe having first sign in, like they did in Sydney. That would explain why Kent & Vyxsin could catch up with Jamie and Cara, if they were all together in the second train.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: chill_sd on March 14, 2011, 06:35:05 PM
Does this background help any with the search for the U-Turn location?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Slowhatch on March 14, 2011, 07:09:41 PM
She's building a dinosaur. There's a dinosaur museum/park near Kunming called Lufeng. Also at Lufeng is "Stone Forest," with terrain that resembles the cap.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Neobie on March 14, 2011, 07:12:48 PM
Thanks Chill_SD! That makes it way easier! (And swooping in to rob Joab's glory...) :lol:

The 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre) is right next to my plot of land...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: coolio on March 14, 2011, 07:24:12 PM
Is this a clue or a U-Turn picture? I can't tell.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:25:12 PM
Is this a clue or a U-Turn picture? I can't tell.

I'm pretty sure it's a clue.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 14, 2011, 07:25:59 PM
Hooray! The internationals can now watch! :hearts:

Unless you can't view CBS' youtube. :(

It's very evident that we can't view CBS' videos unless after a week or so. How come you didn't know that (you know everything, right?)?Thanks for the vid, but no thanks. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:27:11 PM
I'm very sorry; I did not realize this at first. Peach will clear things up when she returns. :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: coolio on March 14, 2011, 07:27:31 PM
Is this a clue or a U-Turn picture? I can't tell.

I'm pretty sure it's a clue.
Looked like 2 faces to me. Maybe I'm crazy...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:34:48 PM
Here's a close up:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 14, 2011, 07:36:28 PM
Looks like Kent is holding a picture and Jamie is holding a clue.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: coolio on March 14, 2011, 07:37:07 PM
I agree! I see two faces.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 14, 2011, 07:37:53 PM
Here's something to ponder upon:


Jaime and Cara were however, I believe, U-Turned in the traditional way. :angel

Even though it is not 100% valid proof that this is true, from this you can deduct that Kent and Vyxsin targeted Jaime and Cara out of the race. :'(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:38:20 PM
Closer.
If there is a COP it is in his left hand. The clue could be in his right hand.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: coolio on March 14, 2011, 07:38:56 PM
I see red hair right above Kent's hand.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 14, 2011, 07:39:52 PM
Looks like Kent is holding a picture and Jamie is holding a clue.

Kent is holding a clue. Jaime is holding something else.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Neobie on March 14, 2011, 07:43:49 PM
Guys, that's the "RA(CE)" of the race envelope...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 14, 2011, 07:44:14 PM
What are they riding in this shot and where are they going?

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=24808.0;attach=171256;image)

Could this just be an area at the Flower Market that is landscaped in the style of the area, ie karst topography. If the Trotters say W Turn ahead, then this has to be long before they do the dinosaur skeleton RB, and they are on their way to the Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway to get the detour clues?

Again I think TPTB are messing with the light content of the promos. Trying to make us thing things happen a lot earlier than they really do.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 14, 2011, 07:46:50 PM
Guys, that's the "RA(CE)" of the race envelope...

Plus I don't see any Courtesy of Photos or redhair something. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 14, 2011, 07:47:23 PM
This Dinosaur roadblock reminds me of the TAR 9 Greek Statue Roadblock  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:48:24 PM
Again I think TPTB are messing with the light content of the promos. Trying to make us thing things happen a lot earlier than they really do.

It's very possible that they are adjusting the light. We were just surprised that Margie passes up a U-Turn opportunity. Of course, the cap of the Goths at the U-Turn could be air-brushed so that we can't see whether or not anyone's picture is on the sign.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 14, 2011, 07:48:39 PM
She's building a dinosaur. There's a dinosaur museum/park near Kunming called Lufeng. Also at Lufeng is "Stone Forest," with terrain that resembles the cap.

This makes more sense.  The Lunan Stone Forest is 90 minutes southeast of Kunming.  I went to Lunan Stone Forest last October, so I am confident about the drive (bus ride) time.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Plaidmoon on March 14, 2011, 07:49:14 PM
I tend to agree that Kent has a clue envelope. I think the pictures they would post are bigger and have bigger images of the people.

There's a whole lot going on in that promo. I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Gary and Mallory having a heated discussion with what appears to be a cab driver. Also Kent taking a nasty spill and landing on the step ladder he was using to put the tail on the dinosaur. I'll bet he had some big bruises the next day. I look forward to seeing the screencaps. It's too much to catch while it's moving.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:50:02 PM
This Dinosaur roadblock reminds me of the TAR 9 Greek Statue Roadblock  :lol:

But it looks MUCH harder. It looks as though teams have to move that step ladder around so that they can reach certain parts of the puzzle.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:52:21 PM
Yes, Plaidmoon, I do believe this cap has been overlooked. Can anyone identify any of the surrounding area?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 14, 2011, 07:53:05 PM
Kent is holding that clue and obscurring the sign. Jamie is blocking the other side of the sign. If you look behind Kent's hand.....I that a photo on the sign. You can compare that sign with the signs in the photo of FT/BE just below a coupld of posts.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 07:55:15 PM
But look at the large empty space indicated by the blue square. There is no photo there. If there was a photo, it would be there.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Slowhatch on March 14, 2011, 07:59:39 PM
The cap is from 1:33 into this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6lW9Hm1PSc). Notice the paving as well as the green carts.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 14, 2011, 08:09:46 PM
Great find, Slowhatch. Looks like TPTB did a voice over of the Globes saying W Turn ahead on video from the RB.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 14, 2011, 08:50:43 PM
After re-looking at the basketball game. I think Kisha and Jen are also playing. Also the teams must have some amount of time there (HOO?) because the trotters have everybody outfitted.  :lol:

If there is a HOO I still can't figure out how M/L got around it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Plaidmoon on March 14, 2011, 09:23:28 PM
Yes, Plaidmoon, I do believe this cap has been overlooked. Can anyone identify any of the surrounding area?

We know they go to Dounan Flower Market, Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway, Green Lake Park and apparently the Lunan Stone Forest. I've been looking over pictures of each site and I don't think it's the Flower Market because it's in a built up business area with no parking areas like the one shown that I can see. The Archway appears to be in a plaza of some sort, so I don't think it's that. Green Lake Park appears to be surrounded by a residential neighborhood. My first glance said that those buildings in the background didn't seem to be a match but I did find a couple of possible parking areas near Green Lake Park on Google Earth. However I couldn't make the surrounding area match up. It's a possibility though. That leaves the Stone Garden. Unfortunately, no one takes pictures of tourist attraction parking lots. The screen cap has the look of a tourist attraction parking lot, so the Stone Garden looks like a possible fit, but the one or two pictures I saw that appeared to be at the entrance show stone pillars, so it's not really a fit for a screen cap.

Ultimately, I think it's most likely a site we haven't identified, possibly the hospital, possibly somewhere else. It's less likely but possible that it's Green Lake Park or Lunan Stone Forest. How's that for not clearing up much?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Plaidmoon on March 14, 2011, 09:31:59 PM
After re-looking at the basketball game. I think Kisha and Jen are also playing. Also the teams must have some amount of time there (HOO?) because the trotters have everybody outfitted.  :lol:

If there is a HOO I still can't figure out how M/L got around it.

I just had a passing thought after looking around Kunming on Google Earth. I'm not seeing a lot of higher mountains around Kunming. You have to go 40 or 50 miles to find mountains about 2000 feet higher than Kunming. Those mountains in the distance look higher than that and not that far away. Could that pickup basketball game be in Lijiang while they wait for the train?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 09:46:07 PM
Thanks Chill_SD! That makes it way easier! (And swooping in to rob Joab's glory...) :lol:

The 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre) is right next to my plot of land...

If only someone who found the video posted that right away... :lol:

Thank you Chill_SD. Omg, it ended my AGONY. I thought i was gonna search like hell again! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: chill_sd on March 14, 2011, 09:48:43 PM
But look at the large empty space indicated by the blue square. There is no photo there. If there was a photo, it would be there.

If you look at the blank U-Turn sign, though, there is a "1" in the middle of the arrow and a "2" on the lower left.  I don't think a  picture is going to go in the upper right, and I don't think there is room for the usual "Courtesy Of" photo.

On second thought, you may be right.  Here's the sign from last time. And a single one for comparison.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Slowhatch on March 14, 2011, 10:09:26 PM
You can see the writing on the wall during the 3-pointer, but the artwork (and the camera pan) interferes with a good read.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 14, 2011, 10:17:42 PM
Updated version of the map, tried to find the 2 "hospitals" near it and turns out to be small clinics without any photos on google or what. (:;)

(http://i56.[banned image hosting site].com/15re2c9.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 02:12:58 AM
Of all days to be offline! :groan:


GREAT work everyone!! :hearts:


Promo up in post 2!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 02:54:36 AM
Promo 1 caps! (first half)

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Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 02:54:53 AM
(second half)

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Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 03:04:04 AM
"writing on the wall"

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Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 03:15:25 AM
That is the clearest cap I can get of the writing on the wall behind Phil (26&27) ...does it help with the location??

Let me know if you want more...there are about 900 more! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Dånooky on March 15, 2011, 03:27:41 AM
How stressed should Vyxsin be to forget to put on her makeup?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 07:47:27 AM
After re-looking at the basketball game. I think Kisha and Jen are also playing. Also the teams must have some amount of time there (HOO?) because the trotters have everybody outfitted.  :lol:

If there is a HOO I still can't figure out how M/L got around it.

I just had a passing thought after looking around Kunming on Google Earth. I'm not seeing a lot of higher mountains around Kunming. You have to go 40 or 50 miles to find mountains about 2000 feet higher than Kunming. Those mountains in the distance look higher than that and not that far away. Could that pickup basketball game be in Lijiang while they wait for the train?

This is a possibility that no one had thought of. I believe the daylight looks correct for late afternoon. 
Question is, is there a place like that in Lijiang? Will have to look around later.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: kiki on March 15, 2011, 08:22:43 AM
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"Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China) - The pressure builds when a prehistoric Roadblock pushes one Racer over the edge and a Double U-turn causes panic among the teams as they race to avoid elimination, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host.

Nothing new except a racer who goes  nuts at the roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 15, 2011, 08:45:12 AM
I think I heard 'Go Kisha' during the Roadblock there (specifically in Vyxsin's words). Or I'm just turning nuts. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 08:49:04 AM
"This is an opportunity for two teams to U-TURN two other teams".. did anyone catch that?

So let's just ASSUME if Goths used their U-TURN on the cheerleaders, then the cheerleaders can't U-TURN. I think.. yes/no?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 08:52:43 AM
"This is an opportunity for two teams to U-TURN two other teams".. did anyone catch that?

So let's just ASSUME if Goths used their U-TURN on the cheerleaders, then the cheerleaders can't U-TURN. I think.. yes/no?

I would tend to think that the Redheads can't U-Turn. Whether or not anyone else is U-Turned, we know it doesn't matter since the Redheads are eliminated. If there is another team U-Turned, than the Redheads must have stunk at the Roadblock or something.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 08:52:52 AM
peach, i can't see the words at the basketball game.. but i'm pretty sure it's just ESM...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 08:54:29 AM
I think I heard 'Go Kisha' during the Roadblock there (specifically in Vyxsin's words). Or I'm just turning nuts. :lol:

Could you tell us what the time on the video is that you thought you heard this? It might be helpful.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 08:55:33 AM
peach, i can't see the words at the basketball game.. but i'm pretty sure it's just ESM...

Cord says "It's like playing basketball with trees."
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Coutzy on March 15, 2011, 08:56:28 AM
"This is an opportunity for two teams to U-TURN two other teams".. did anyone catch that?

So let's just ASSUME if Goths used their U-TURN on the cheerleaders, then the cheerleaders can't U-TURN. I think.. yes/no?

I would say that it is possible for Ja/Ca to U-Turn, but only after they have completed the other side of the Detour, since a team is not allowed to use a U-Turn before completing the Detour, and they technically have not completed their Detour.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 08:59:43 AM
I would say that it is possible for Ja/Ca to U-Turn, but only after they have completed the other side of the Detour, since a team is not allowed to use a U-Turn before completing the Detour, and they technically have not completed their Detour.

Yes, I would agree with you on that point. Sorry, I forgot to convey that in my previous post.

The question is, does anyone else U-Turn, and if so, who is it?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Coutzy on March 15, 2011, 09:11:58 AM
I would say that it is possible for Ja/Ca to U-Turn, but only after they have completed the other side of the Detour, since a team is not allowed to use a U-Turn before completing the Detour, and they technically have not completed their Detour.


Yes, I would agree with you on that point. Sorry, I forgot to convey that in my previous post.

The question is, does anyone else U-Turn, and if so, who is it?

I wouldn't think so.

I'm assuming at this point that K/V and Ja/Ca are well towards the back of the pack (K/V because of how far behind they are at this point, and Ja/Ca because they are with them.) Although Zev & Justin are not yet accounted for in the previews, bar one close up that gives us no frame of reference with the other teams.

I'm speculating that the K/V & Ja/Ca are the bottom two for the whole leg, and Zev & Justin will catch a leveller to put them with all the others. Assuming this is correct, other teams might not be U-Turning simply because of how far behind K/V & Ja/Ca are, so they figure that their target will not get eliminated.

EDIT: But then of course we have the cap of Vyxsin with Luke and what looks like Kisha or Jen in the background, so there goes my whole "Kent and Vyxsin are so far behind so nobody bothers U-Turning" theory
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 09:20:53 AM
peach, i can't see the words at the basketball game.. but i'm pretty sure it's just ESM...

Cord says "It's like playing basketball with trees."

I am referring to the chinese words. I can see what Cord said pretty fine. Thanks.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 09:22:46 AM
I would say that it is possible for Ja/Ca to U-Turn, but only after they have completed the other side of the Detour, since a team is not allowed to use a U-Turn before completing the Detour, and they technically have not completed their Detour.


Yes, I would agree with you on that point. Sorry, I forgot to convey that in my previous post.

The question is, does anyone else U-Turn, and if so, who is it?

I wouldn't think so.

I'm assuming at this point that K/V and Ja/Ca are well towards the back of the pack (K/V because of how far behind they are at this point, and Ja/Ca because they are with them.) Although Zev & Justin are not yet accounted for in the previews, bar one close up that gives us no frame of reference with the other teams.

I'm speculating that the K/V & Ja/Ca are the bottom two for the whole leg, and Zev & Justin will catch a leveller to put them with all the others. Assuming this is correct, other teams might not be U-Turning simply because of how far behind K/V & Ja/Ca are, so they figure that their target will not get eliminated.



Great minds "speculate" alike. I am inclining towards Goths U-TURNing Jaime and Cara and they're the only last two teams lagging so far behind. BUT.. Goths are 5th this leg.. right?! :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 09:25:51 AM
I don't know.. i'm thinking Jaime and Cara are the first team "W-TURN" and maybe FT and BE or Zev and Justin will be the receivers of the second one. I think Ronald and Christina plainly suck and had a bad leg this leg.. that's why they check in 7th. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 09:28:17 AM
The roadblock equalizes things a little. Luke is right there waiting with Vyxsin. Kynt can't do that bad on the puzzle because they arrive at the mat in fourth and are passed by the sisters because of their penalty.

Because we know the arrival times I also speculate that there will be no second Uturn used. Ron and Chris and Zev and Justin arrive at the Pitstop at 2:16 while the redheads arrive at 3:30. If either R/C or Z/J were Uturned as well, they sure did a better job of the second task than Jamie and Cara.

I also can't figure how one of these could be Uturned and arrive at the same time as another team. For instance if R/C are Uturned, how do they do the other detour and catch up to Z/J at the RB to check in at a similar time? Especially when this same extra task takes the cheerleaders a really long time.

The only options that I see are:

R/C are Uturned and are REALLY good at the detour
R/C are Uturned and Z/J are REALLY bad at the RB
Z/J are Uturned and are REALLY good at the detour
Z/J are Uturned and R/C are REALLY bad at the RB
FT/BE are Uturned and are so good at everything that they arrive 16 minutes before R/C and Z/J :lol:

Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, and Kisha/Jen have presumably already chosen not to Uturn based on no photo up when Kent gets there.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: maf on March 15, 2011, 09:33:04 AM
Quote
"Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China) - The pressure builds when a prehistoric Roadblock pushes one Racer over the edge...

Could that be that Kent stepping over the edge of his ladder and falling down?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on March 15, 2011, 10:02:37 AM
"writing on the wall"

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/promo%201/18-5-pr1-caps0082.jpg)1
Pretty sure this is the parking lot behind the train station in Li Jiang.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5133/5528951153_8f85a09991.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Neobie on March 15, 2011, 10:24:29 AM
That is the clearest cap I can get of the writing on the wall behind Phil (26&27) ...does it help with the location??

Let me know if you want more...there are about 900 more! :lol:

Peach, we had it figured out on Page 4, it's the 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre).

Interesting find on the court, does it match up with this photo?

(http://image.xcar.com.cn/attachments/a/day_100301/20100301_8a2369abec675944b8a0zPJzLiTYRp39.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Laimis on March 15, 2011, 10:36:31 AM
So, first is detour or roadblock? I'm confused
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Zack. on March 15, 2011, 10:37:55 AM
So, first is detour or roudblock? I'm confused

I'd assume Detour, since there's a U-Turn in the leg.  :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 10:40:10 AM
So, first is detour or roudblock? I'm confused

I'd assume Detour, since there's a U-Turn in the leg.  :tup:

Yes, the Detour usually comes before the Roadblock on U-Turn legs.
There has in fact never been a Uturn leg where the roadblock was first. This is odd because the current custom is to do the roadblock first, (they used to always do the detour first).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 10:51:34 AM
Thanks Neobie, I am catching up as fast as I can. :(

I like the train staion in Lijiang ... partially confirmed as K/V are also conspicuously absent in that vid....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on March 15, 2011, 11:03:49 AM
That is the clearest cap I can get of the writing on the wall behind Phil (26&27) ...does it help with the location??

Let me know if you want more...there are about 900 more! :lol:

Peach, we had it figured out on Page 4, it's the 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre).

Interesting find on the court, does it match up with this photo?
I think it matches up - except for the lack of an extremely attractive gentleman. The parking lot is to the north (left) of the main building.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 11:04:05 AM
Where does anybody think the Globetrotters are in caps 28-29? Is that Green Lake Park or the Stone Garden or something else?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 15, 2011, 11:13:06 AM
Where does anybody think the Globetrotters are in caps 28-29? Is that Green Lake Park or the Stone Garden or something else?

I think this is at the entrance to the Lunan Stone Forest.  When you enter the park, you cross a bridge over a pond.  This pond is a reflecting pool for some of the rock formations. I sent pictures to Peach for posting.
It looks like cap 30 is the Cowboys on this same bridge.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 11:14:56 AM

great job wp and Neobie!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 11:17:06 AM
fwiw.. both Detours may be VERY physically difficult.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 11:22:42 AM
fwiw.. both Detours may be VERY physically difficult.

On a TBC leg 2? Evil producers... :meow:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 11:39:09 AM
Pics from gator27!! :hearts:


(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/Lunan%20from%20Gator27/Lunan1ready.jpg)1(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/Lunan%20from%20Gator27/Lunan2ready.jpg)2(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/Lunan%20from%20Gator27/Lunan3ready.jpg)3
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Chateau d If on March 15, 2011, 11:41:58 AM
Thanks Chill_SD! That makes it way easier! (And swooping in to rob Joab's glory...) :lol:

The 云南省文化馆 (Yunnan Province Cultural Centre) is right next to my plot of land...

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=24808.0;attach=171261;image)


I'm having trouble getting this this to come into synchronization with what shows up in GE.  

Neobie, do you have some confirmed sight lines in your satellite shot ? (yours is different than my GE!  ie it looks like you have better resolution)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/promo%201/18-5-pr1-caps0262.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Dånooky on March 15, 2011, 11:43:11 AM
fwiw.. both Detours may be VERY physically difficult.

On a TBC leg 2? Evil producers... :meow:
weed out the weaklings, let them earn their second chance :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 11:55:20 AM
I really can't find a good photo of the Yunnan Province Cultural Centre and completely given up since 20 hours ago. Hopefully Neobie or some other more experienced TAR Detective can enlighten me.. :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 12:10:19 PM
I like a detour choice...not BOTH physical as some teams are not as strong... :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 12:11:25 PM
I thought there may be a searching choice at Dounan. That place is huge. Are we not going to get that?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 12:13:52 PM
I like a detour choice...not BOTH physical as some teams are not as strong... :(

Legs like this.. we'll have the all-male teams doing really well. Apparently it's both true and not. Jet and Cord apparently are in first, while the other two are in the bottom pack.. so it's interesting to see how it will work out!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 12:41:39 PM
I thought there may be a searching choice at Dounan. That place is huge. Are we not going to get that?

per Timeline...that is route info.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: JETandCORDfan on March 15, 2011, 01:09:43 PM
Is it confirmed who wins the leg? Anyways, this could be the best episode yet.

I still think that there will be a Double Elimination somewhere in this season. Considering that usually we have 1 less team at this point.

I think that Flight Time and Big Easy will be U-Turned.


Really the only teams that can be U-turned are,


1. Big Easy - Flight Time

2. Jaime and Cara

3. Zev and Justin

4. Ron and Christina

5. Jet and Cord?


That  is just my speculation.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 01:22:05 PM
There are no double eliminations...we are right on target.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 15, 2011, 01:50:39 PM
I think 28-30 are right at the Pit Stop, Green River Park or whatever its called.

If Kent/Vyxen dont get a penalty for the missed flight, they may get it for taking a taxi from Lijiang Airport to the Yak task. It never shows them in a marked shuttle bus. There is one scene where they are in a taxi, saying they are going to Jade Mtn.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 02:00:15 PM
If Kent/Vyxen dont get a penalty for the missed flight, they may get it for taking a taxi from Lijiang Airport to the Yak task. It never shows them in a marked shuttle bus. There is one scene where they are in a taxi, saying they are going to Jade Mtn.

Ah, I believe you are onto something there, Doc. I don't see why TPTB would Mark the Goths for Elimination when they did not give the Cowboys a penalty in Sydney, since the situations are similar.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 02:12:52 PM
I don't see a similarity other than arrives last to the Mat. ???

They didn't take a required flight>>could be a penalty although seems a bit much to me.

The idea of not taking the shuttle... maybe...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on March 15, 2011, 02:19:06 PM
If Kent/Vyxen dont get a penalty for the missed flight, they may get it for taking a taxi from Lijiang Airport to the Yak task. It never shows them in a marked shuttle bus. There is one scene where they are in a taxi, saying they are going to Jade Mtn.

Ah, I believe you are onto something there, Doc. I don't see why TPTB would Mark the Goths for Elimination when they did not give the Cowboys a penalty in Sydney, since the situations are similar.
From the screen cap of Vyxyn in the previews - it appears that they confiscate about 20lbs of makeup from them as a penalty.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 15, 2011, 02:19:41 PM
I don't see a similarity other than arrives last to the Mat. ???

They didn't take a required flight>>could be a penalty although seems a bit much to me.

The idea of not taking the shuttle... maybe...
I dont

They could have taken a shuttle......it just doesn't show it anywhere in the episode. Maybe someone that has actually been to Lijiang can rewatch and recognize where they are going when they are in the taxi and saying they are going to Jade Mtn. I don't know if it is on the rode into town from the airport or on the road to Jade Mtn. Maybe it is the same road?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 02:21:05 PM
I don't see a similarity other than arrives last to the Mat. ???

I mean both legs are some form of a TBC\uberleg\fake Pit Stop, etc.

From the screen cap of Vyxyn in the previews - it appears that they confiscate about 20lbs of makeup from them as a penalty.

:lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 15, 2011, 02:30:22 PM
One thing I didnt put in the previous analysis. Kent and Vyxen obviously booked their flight at a ticket counter @ Narita. It does appear that all the other teams just got boarding passes at Narita. So if Kent/Vyxen skipped a "route info" stop at a travel agency in Tokyo......that might get them the 30 min penalty too. That will be pretty hard for TPTB to explain, since they didn't show any other teams going to the travel agency in Tokyo either.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 02:35:38 PM
TPTB could choose to brush over the penalty without airing any of it. :duno: They could just pretend like they check in after the sisters.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 02:52:30 PM
One thing I didnt put in the previous analysis. Kent and Vyxen obviously booked their flight at a ticket counter @ Narita. It does appear that all the other teams just got boarding passes at Narita. So if Kent/Vyxen skipped a "route info" stop at a travel agency in Tokyo......that might get them the 30 min penalty too. That will be pretty hard for TPTB to explain, since they didn't show any other teams going to the travel agency in Tokyo either.

I believe the travel agaency gave teams the name/# of the required flight only...not actual tickets. ???

Seems relatively purposeless, unless you wanted to have some teams getting lost.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 06:34:52 PM
One thing I didnt put in the previous analysis. Kent and Vyxen obviously booked their flight at a ticket counter @ Narita. It does appear that all the other teams just got boarding passes at Narita. So if Kent/Vyxen skipped a "route info" stop at a travel agency in Tokyo......that might get them the 30 min penalty too. That will be pretty hard for TPTB to explain, since they didn't show any other teams going to the travel agency in Tokyo either.

I believe the travel agaency gave teams the name/# of the required flight only...not actual tickets. ???

Seems relatively purposeless, unless you wanted to have some teams getting lost.

I still think them showing us that they could get a penalty from Zev and Justin is a foreshadowing. I think there must be something written in the clue that YOU MUST ONLY TAKE THIS FLIGHT or something similar to it otherwise all the teams wouldn't keep going.. "where's Kent and Vyxsin" for like a gazillion times. For the fact we know that the goths didn't gain any time gain from the flight, but if it's a rule that they go on the one and only flight they told them to, then they had to. If they didn't, they will get a penalty + any amount of time they gain.. in this case which is none.

I'm quite pretty sure that there won't be a "NEL Penalty", otherwise if there's no "Flight Penalty", then the goths could also have done something wrongly next leg to earn themself a penalty.. considering they're full of wonderful mistakes this season. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 07:09:48 PM
Press release:

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In Detour A, racers must watch a traditional Tibetan performance then must place 15 dolls in the same order in which the performers appeared on stage in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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In Detour B, racers must install a solar water heating system on the roof of a building in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network
Quote
In the Road Block, racers must choose a dig site, gather a complete set of bones, then erect a 20 foot replica of a Dilophosaurus in order to receive the next clue on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
Well...2 of the three are physical. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 15, 2011, 07:50:13 PM
The second detour seemed so boring. it's like you can do that in any other country?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 07:55:14 PM
The second detour seemed so boring. it's like you can do that in any other country?

Yeah, at least the other two are specific to the area. Dilophosaurus fossils were actually discovered in Yunnan in the 80's and few countries have traditional Tibetan dancers.

Perhaps when Ja/Ca are at that construction headquarters they are trying to find where to do the water heater task.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 07:59:00 PM
How did someone not notice this! She is holding the box for the water heater, they are doing that one first!

(edit) On second thought maybe that is not Ja/Ca. They were both wearing black pants, who has on blue pants with a stripe, Luke?
The box holding figure looks sorta masculine.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/18-5-preview-caps0336-Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 08:11:28 PM
Confused again, here is a better shot:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/18-5-preview-caps0345-Copy.jpg)


That is J/C there but I don't know who that guy is. Another team? Some guy they got to carry their box?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Slowhatch on March 15, 2011, 08:12:04 PM
Detour B is very relevant; Kunming has ambitions of being the Solar City (http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5105) of China.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 15, 2011, 08:29:51 PM
I tend to think that that man is a Racer because he is wearing the white hat and green jacket that they have to wear for that task.

I also think the cheerleaders are done because they have removed the jackets and are holding the hats.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 09:28:57 PM
Blue pants with a racing stripe? I think it is BE...  corrected to FT.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: NoluckBoston on March 15, 2011, 09:58:22 PM
When the teams are playing Basketball, is this assumed it at the pit stop with some down time?

If so, then the J/C seem very happy , even playing the part of cheerleaders. So if they are eliminated, why so happy?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 15, 2011, 10:00:38 PM
The game takes place at the train station in Lijiang... slowhatch, wp, and Neobie have it all laid out upstream.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: kiki on March 16, 2011, 04:17:10 AM
This season TPTB love to dress the racers with costumes apparently.

This picture is from the detour option with the tibetan ritual.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 16, 2011, 04:50:15 AM
Blue pants with a racing stripe? I think it is BE...

I don't think so. I think it's a construction worker carrying a long pole/item or whatsoever.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 16, 2011, 06:23:02 AM
Blue pants with a racing stripe? I think it is BE...

It might be Flight Time. Big Easy seems to be wearing short pants all day. First in the baskeball game and here approaching the Pit Stop.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/promo%201/18-5-pr1-caps0446.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 16, 2011, 06:54:16 AM
But i don't think we should speculate..

Speculate is what we do here!!!

The only thing it's safe to say is Jaime and Cara can W-TURN another team if Kent and Vyxsin indeed used the W-TURN on them. However, they will have to figure out who's BEHIND them. So it's all fair and square. Yes/No?

I think you have to have completed the Detour before you can U Turn another team. As soon as K/V put up J/C's pic, they have yet to complete the detour. Only when they have finished the other detour option have they completed the detour. Only then can they choose to detour another team.

And of course, there can be this possibility that there are no more teams behind Jaime and Cara. Which this then defeats the purpose of the W-TURN since 2 teams are supposed to be W-TURN.

Where does it say that two teams are supposed to be U Turned. I believe is says that two teams can be U Turned, if another team chooses to U Turn another team. It appears that no other team choose to use the U Turn option this time.

It appears that Jamie/Cara did finish one side of the detour before FT/BE. It could be that some other team arrived at the W Turn sign and U Turned another team and that team beat Jamie and Cara to the Pit Stop. But I am inclined to think that no other team choose to exercise their U Turn, due to the wide gap between all the other teams and Jamie/Cara at the Pit Stop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Lutpay on March 16, 2011, 08:18:48 AM
I believe that Kent is holding the clue which they received after the detour they had completed. And he stepped on W-turn mat right before Cheerleaders, so Jaime & Cara had been U-turned by Goths and finally finished last.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 16, 2011, 09:04:05 AM
Press Photos:

Presented in order taken. Approx 3 hours separates the Detours from the RB.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/press%20photos/18-5-press-KVdetour.jpg)1(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/press%20photos/18-5-press-GMdetour.jpg)2(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/press%20photos/18-5-press-JaCadetour.jpg)3(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/press%20photos/18-5-press-JetRB.jpg)4(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/press%20photos/18-5-press-KentRB.jpg)5(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/press%20photos/18-5-press-JaimeRB.jpg)6(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/press%20photos/18-5-press-Pitstop.jpg)7
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 16, 2011, 09:25:31 AM


It appears that Jamie/Cara did finish one side of the detour before FT/BE.

I agree with everything else you said, but not clear on this. Are we saying this based on the cap from the stairs? FTBE are still carrying up the parts...how do we know JaCa are not doing the same? I am just not sure we can say based on that one photo, but I may be mistaken....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 16, 2011, 09:31:37 AM


It appears that Jamie/Cara did finish one side of the detour before FT/BE.

I agree with everything else you said, but not clear on this. Are we saying this based on the cap from the stairs? FTBE are still carrying up the parts...how do we know JaCa are not doing the same? I am just not sure we can say based on that one photo, but I may be mistaken....

Partly that which you state and that Jamie appears to be removing the smock/jacket and hard hat. She seems to be shedding the required dress. In that pic on the stairs, BE could have put on his long pants if it was cold that morning. I meant to put that in the other post and forgot.

As Joab said, it could be one of the regular workers on that project. It would seem to be pretty coincidental if one of the workers had pants that matched the pants that Flight Time is wearing at/near the Pit Stop.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 09:33:32 AM
Peach, it looks like that the cheerleaders are done because they don't have the box anymore and have removed the jackets and hats they had to wear for that task. My impression was that they are running like that because they are done and know the Uturn is ahead.

I still cannot understand how they get done with the detour in the dark and reach the Uturn sign in the daylight. Especially when Margie and Luke got there in the dark, ruling out an HOO.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 09:36:47 AM
This looks like possibly one of the water heaters in assembled form.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 09:41:26 AM
Here's a picture of one of the water heaters and a shot of them on the roofs of Kunming.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 16, 2011, 01:50:52 PM
don't know if its been posted but here...

Episode 6 is "I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade" (Kolkata, India)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 02:25:24 PM
don't know if its been posted but here...

Episode 6 is "I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade" (Kolkata, India)

Thanks, Kandace! :hearts:
You beat me to it!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 02:27:44 PM
And here's a new clip:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 02:29:27 PM
Quick thoughts:
Margie\Luke and Gallory are there, watching the basketball game.
Zev and Justin can be seen walking up in the middle of the basketball game.
The Goths are nowhere to be seen.

Did the Trotters bring a ball in their bags? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 02:36:03 PM
Can anyone tell us what this sign says?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Dånooky on March 16, 2011, 02:49:08 PM
the first line says passageway or entrance

the second line says "do not park here"
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: chill_sd on March 16, 2011, 03:57:58 PM
Peach will be happy, we have "MINGLE" time.  :cheer: :cheer:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 04:01:28 PM
the first line says passageway or entrance

the second line says "do not park here"

Thanks, Danooky! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: walkingpneumonia on March 16, 2011, 04:06:29 PM
the first line says passageway or entrance

the second line says "do not park here"
What about the tiny print at the bottom...

 "不容许先知"...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 16, 2011, 04:08:38 PM
the first line says passageway or entrance

the second line says "do not park here"
What about the tiny print at the bottom...

 "不容许先知"...

EPIC :lol: :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: north09 on March 16, 2011, 04:56:47 PM
I do remember the photo taken of Jaime & Cara checking in last had them wearing the same white hardhats as required in one of the detours. However, no one is wearing them during the roadblock. Are we sure the roadblock is after the detour or could it be the other way around?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: kiki on March 16, 2011, 05:06:55 PM
I do remember the photo taken of Jaime & Cara checking in last had them wearing the same white hardhats as required in one of the detours. However, no one is wearing them during the roadblock. Are we sure the roadblock is after the detour or could it be the other way around?

They were not wearing those white harhats but their own woolen caps. They were also wearing them in the previous episode in Lijiang, especially early in the morning before getting on the bus on the road to the yaks. If you watch carefully you'll see that Cara's hat is white only while Jamie is has chinese caracters on it. They are also different in design.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 05:13:56 PM
Yes, kikisak is right, except that Jaime's hat has skulls on it. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 16, 2011, 05:18:15 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/China/JamieandCara2.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 05:27:00 PM
Thanks, Peach!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 16, 2011, 05:28:04 PM
Thanks guys for the title and the vid!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 16, 2011, 05:31:03 PM
Thanks guys for the title and the vid!

You're :welcome: !
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 16, 2011, 05:52:54 PM
Promo 2 is now up in post 2!!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Zack. on March 16, 2011, 06:00:48 PM
I still cannot understand how they get done with the detour in the dark and reach the Uturn sign in the daylight. Especially when Margie and Luke got there in the dark, ruling out an HOO.

From the sightings, the train arrives at 5:18am. I believe the teams all made it onto:
L9034/9031 dep. Lijiang 19:05 / arr. Kunming 5:13 (found here (http://www.synotrip.com/lijiang/update-lijiang-train-timetable)). Kent/Vyxsin arrived in Lijiang at 8:15 that morning, giving them about 11 hours to complete the leg. Even with a meltdown and passport drama, there's enough time for them to complete the leg and get to the station.

Back in Kunming, sunrise on that day was at 7:36am, which would allow for a team to complete a Detour quickly (hence why M/L might have reached the U-Turn in pre-dawn and in fact, the sky was lightening up). Moreover, the time period just before dawn can have fairly volatile changes in light in a very short amount of time, so even though the girls complete it in the "dark", it might turn light by the time they get to the U-Turn.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: apskip on March 16, 2011, 06:53:02 PM
Please note the title and the date of the schedule in that link, which I have eliminated duplicates from:

Update Lijiang Train timetable Lijiang, Transportation
Last updated: Dec 28, 2010  First posted: Dec 28, 2010 Transportation in Lijiang

 Author: Yefei
Train No.
Station of Departure
Departure time
Destination
Arrival time

K9620/K9617
Lijiang East Railway Station
10:38am
Kunming
20:10

K9034/L9031
Lijiang East Railway Station
19:05
Kunming
05:13

K9608/K9605
Lijiang East Railway Station
22:42
Kunming
07:06

K9606/K9607
Kunming
22:16
Lijiang East Railway Station
06:33

K9618/K9619
Kunming
11:06am
Lijiang East Railway Station
19:50

L9014/L9015
Kunming
08:12am
Lijiang East Railway Station
15:39

L9032/L9033
Kunming
20:50
Lijiang East Railway Station
05:38

The schedule I obtained from a different source had this train:

train K9609/K9612 dep. 2110 arr. 0559+1


Which is correct for late November, 2010? I don't think it matters, as teams start  bunched if they all get on the same train and there is a huge amount of time for them to ESM in Lijiang while waiting for whatever train.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 16, 2011, 09:58:33 PM
Promo 2 caps!

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Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: MamaT on March 16, 2011, 10:13:16 PM
I can't believe the Cowboys let people wear their hats!! BE & Mallory are bith wearing Cord's hat, and FT is wearing Jet's.   Cowboys very seldom let anyone wear their hats.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 16, 2011, 10:21:46 PM
I can't believe the Cowboys let people wear their hats!! BE & Mallory are bith wearing Cord's hat, and FT is wearing Jet's.   Cowboys very seldom let anyone wear their hats.

It was in exchange for the Basketball Jersey  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 17, 2011, 11:18:02 AM

Did the Trotters bring a ball in their bags? :lol:

I know one of the Cowboys mentions that the Globetrotters said they had a basketball with them, but really.  I suspect the Producers saw the basketball hoop as they were planning TAR18, knew they could get bunching of Teams and were carrying Globetrotter gear for the occasion.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: MamaT on March 17, 2011, 12:38:42 PM
The last time the GTs raced they took a basketball with them. (Their backpacks must be HUGE) I remember an Insider Clip with them talking about using the basketball to do tricks for people in the airport for money.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: theschnauzers on March 17, 2011, 12:43:36 PM
I wouldn't doubt that WRP might have planned for that contingency, once they realized what the Race course and time frame would look like, and might have suggested to the Trotters to make sure they brought that ball again. How convenient that the wait time was during daylight.

I still cannot get over the fact that Cord and Jet actually took their hats off when they weren't getting wet.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 17, 2011, 01:20:09 PM
The last time the GTs raced they took a basketball with them. (Their backpacks must be HUGE) I remember an Insider Clip with them talking about using the basketball to do tricks for people in the airport for money.

That's a great idea. Teams should use whatever abilities they have in case they need to make some extra money sometimes. I guess they have extra room since all they bring to wear is their trotters gear. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 17, 2011, 01:49:31 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/promo%202%20BB/18-5-promo2-caps0415-Copy.jpg)

Imagine the coincidence.. if this is our F3. Nothing to do with Leg 5.. but just a thought. :lol:

Other than that, it has been a LONG LONG TIME since we get to see some ESM on the race.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: serendipity on March 17, 2011, 02:02:54 PM
I tend to think that that man is a Racer because he is wearing the white hat and green jacket that they have to wear for that task.

I also think the cheerleaders are done because they have removed the jackets and are holding the hats.


Costumes every leg? That suddenly makes me think whether this has anything to do with the final task in the final leg?

Finally get to see the Chinese words on the wall, it's "瞄準全路爭一流 立足國門創最佳", a vision statement of Kunming Bureau of Railway 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: mswood on March 17, 2011, 08:27:31 PM
Actually that would be an awesome final task putting costumes in the order you use them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 17, 2011, 08:40:00 PM
What costume did they wear in Leg 4?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: mswood on March 17, 2011, 11:29:02 PM
What costume did they wear in Leg 4?
Damn your logic...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Dånooky on March 17, 2011, 11:45:59 PM
What costume did they wear in Leg 4?
It could be by country
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 17, 2011, 11:48:31 PM
Leg 1:  wetsuits for scuba/sailing???..........pretty iffy costume to me
Leg 2: Kangeroo suits
Leg 3: Samurai archer suit
Leg 4: Naxi Yak herder.....?
Leg 5: construction hardhat/jacket or Chinese costume
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Coutzy on March 17, 2011, 11:49:04 PM
They might go by things taken to the Pit Stop.

So far we have

1- Compass
2- Kangaroo Suit
3- Fanny pack  :lol3:
4- Candy
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 18, 2011, 07:30:15 AM
Actually that would be an awesome final task putting costumes in the order you use them.

It would be an interesting idea.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 18, 2011, 08:13:03 AM
Promo 2 caps!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/promo%202%20BB/18-5-promo2-caps1821.jpg)27

The basketball hoop is portable (not anchored into the ground).  I wonder how they ended up in a train station parking lot? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Coutzy on March 18, 2011, 08:18:10 AM
Promo 2 caps!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/promo%202%20BB/18-5-promo2-caps1821.jpg)27

The basketball hoop is portable (not anchored into the ground).  I wonder how they ended up in a train station parking lot? :duno:

It's very possible that production put it there because they knew teams would be waiting a while.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 18, 2011, 09:04:22 AM
The basketball hoop is portable (not anchored into the ground).  I wonder how they ended up in a train station parking lot? :duno:

Ah, a very interesting observation, gator! This would coincide with the theory that production planned this ESM session. I wonder where they got it from?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 18, 2011, 11:19:56 AM
Press:

A PREHISTORIC ROADBLOCK PUSHES ONE RACER OVER THE EDGE WHILE A LOOMING DOUBLE U-TURN CAUSES PANIC AMONG THE TEAMS, ON "THE AMAZING RACE," SUNDAY, MARCH 20

 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China) - The pressure builds when a prehistoric Roadblock pushes one Racer over the edge and a Double U-turn causes panic among the teams as they race to avoid elimination, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, March 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host.


Original Spoiler ROUTE SUMMARY (not updated with CBS released info)


EP05: Lijiang, China to Kunming, China

Film Date: NOV 29
Air Date: MAR 20

Leg Route/Tasks:
ROUTE INFO: Travel by train to Kunming, China; teams arrive 5:18 AM 11/29 (Source 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577775.html#msg577775)), (Source 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577650.html#msg577650)); Gary/Mallory and Jaime/Cara spotted (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577651.html#msg577651))

ROUTE INFO: Find Dounan Flower Market
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577775.html#msg577775))

ROUTE INFO: Find Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archway, receive DETOUR options
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577784.html#msg577784)), (Source 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577791.html#msg577791))

U-TURN?: Possible U-Turn this leg? (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg577604.html#msg577604))

PIT STOP: Green Lake Park
EVIDENCE: Local information (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578005.html#msg578005))
TIMING: Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, LaKisha/Jen (1:31pm), Kent/Vyxsin (not first, receive penalty) (1:53pm) (Photo (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578033.html#msg578033)), Herb/Nate (2:00pm), Ron/Christina (2:16pm), Zev/Justin (2:16pm), Jaime/Cara (3:51pm) (Photos 1 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23693.msg578224.html#msg578224)), (Photo 2 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578280.html#msg578280)); (Source (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23690.msg578128.html#msg578128))

Safe from Elimination at End of Leg: Jet/Cord, Gary/Mallory, Margie/Luke, LaKisha/Jen, Kent/Vyxsin, Herb/Nate, Ron/Christina, Zev/Justin
Possibly Eliminated: Jaime/Cara


Looking at the time line above, I am struck that we have no information about the Dounan Flower Market.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: BayBay on March 18, 2011, 04:40:23 PM
The flower market could just be an 'inactive' route marker  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 18, 2011, 07:25:02 PM
There is a new promo up at CBS.com. It shows Kent and Cara at the dinosaur construction.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 18, 2011, 07:27:15 PM
Thanks for the alert, Doc!

Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 18, 2011, 07:34:27 PM
Thoughts:

Kisha, Big Easy, Christina, Kent, and Jaime are all there at the same time. So much for the Uturn mattering. (What happens??)

Kisha must be close to being done because they check in at the same time at M/L who are presumably already done.

Jet and Cord and Gallory are also probably done already.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Nume on March 18, 2011, 08:32:03 PM
Thoughts:

Kisha, Big Easy, Christina, Kent, and Jaime are all there at the same time. So much for the Uturn mattering. (What happens??)

Kisha must be close to being done because they check in at the same time at M/L who are presumably already done.

Jet and Cord and Gallory are also probably done already.
I haven't read this whole thread, so not sure if that is part of the detour, but if it is (and judging by checkin times) it would seem to me that Gary/Mallory and Jaime/Kara are the teams who get u-turned, with Gallory using express pass to nullify it. This would explain why they check in so much after the next closest team, while the rest are fairly bunched.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2011, 05:53:45 AM
Promo 3 (RB) now up in post 2!!

Ironic if JaCa are able to almost catch up after a UTURN only to be defeated by a puzzle....their pic there is about 45 minutes behind the Cowboys.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2011, 08:21:46 AM
Well, as one can see, everyone else is further along than the Redheads on their puzzles. Justin, Kent, and Christina had theirs completely assembled except for one tiny piece. Also, based on the Redheads' completely stressed attitudes, something bad definitely happened to them.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 19, 2011, 09:45:26 AM
Instead of saying Kent and Christina had theirs completely assembled, i think the more accurate way to say it is that they finally figured out what is wrong with their model, as we do see them disassembling their model completely apart to correct that one piece.

Cara and Jaime probably made the same mistake and didn't figure it out.. so they fell too far behind.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cocoa on March 19, 2011, 11:23:18 AM
Include Zev and Justin on the list. They are there too.

And see? The "I-thought-I-heard-Jen-say-"Go-Kisha"" is true! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: kiki on March 19, 2011, 12:35:19 PM
They only ones we haven't see so far at the RB is Gary and Mallory. Could they have used their EP to skip the RB? At some point they were having a heeted argument with a taxi driver, so there is a possibility they got lost and decided to use the EP, fearing elimination.
Does anyone knows if they have to arrive at a task before using it or if they can use it even en route?
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 19, 2011, 01:04:16 PM
They only ones we haven't see so far at the RB is Gary and Mallory. Could they have used their EP to skip the RB? At some point they were having a heeted argument with a taxi driver, so there is a possibility they got lost and decided to use the EP, fearing elimination.
Does anyone knows if they have to arrive at a task before using it or if they can use it even en route?


I think they need to be in a location where they can get the next clue.  If you are stuck in traffic and want to skip the next task, you would have no way of knowing where to go next.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 19, 2011, 02:50:09 PM
Looks like most of them are getting the breastbone backwards and have to switch it around. I assumed the part, where Kent and Cara are in the same sceencap, was when Kent was finished and preparing to leave. He has his jacket back on. It is going to be interesting to see how this all unfolds tomorrow night.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2011, 03:50:39 PM
I think Jaime and Cara pull a Carol and Brandy on us by choosing the harder Detour option first, which is how they sort of catch up to other teams at the Roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2011, 05:00:06 PM
In this shot, five puzzles can be seen being worked on simultaneuously. However, throughout the video, six team members are shown working on them. So either the first shot does not comprise all the puzzles or CBS is playing tricks.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2011, 05:03:43 PM
However, in this shot, Jaime can be seen with Zev and Vxysin in the background. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Dånooky on March 19, 2011, 06:28:54 PM
However, in this shot, Jaime can be seen with Zev and Vxysin in the background. :duno:
I believe that's Cara
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2011, 07:13:29 PM
However, in this shot, Jaime can be seen with Zev and Vxysin in the background. :duno:
I believe that's Cara

You're right, that was a mistake. I can't tell them apart. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 19, 2011, 08:07:05 PM
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Lijiang%20EP%204/promo%201/18-4-pr1-caps0030.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Lijiang%20EP%204/promo%201/18-4-pr1-caps0030.jpg)

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=24808.0;attach=171312;image)

Unless they switched toques, Cara is doing the RB and Jamie is standing next to Vyxen and Justin. Jamie's toque has the skull and crossbones on it.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Dånooky on March 19, 2011, 08:38:18 PM
Unless they switched toques, Cara is doing the RB and Jamie is standing next to Vyxen and Justin. Jamie's toque has the skull and crossbones on it.
look at the faces more closely
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 19, 2011, 08:44:27 PM
According to the seating rule, Jaime should be on the left (viewer perspective) in their official interview. She is doing the RB.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Cinderella on March 19, 2011, 08:50:20 PM
I've read all 11 pages and I am still confused. Is the basketball game at Lijiang taxi stand or the Yunnan Province Culture Center in Kunming. Thanks. :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 19, 2011, 09:34:15 PM
Okay guys, y'all are cracking me up. CARA is watching, JAIME is doing the RB.

Hi Cinderella!! :welcome2: to RFF!

The BBall game is at the Lijiang train station I think.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 20, 2011, 07:01:49 AM
I tell them apart by Jaime being the prettier and milder looking one. :lol:

Cara is the one with a "meaner" look. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 20, 2011, 07:04:02 AM
The flower market could just be an 'inactive' route marker  :lol:
It would be a shame if the flower market is only an inactive route marker.  I visited a Kunming flower market last October.  The have gorgeous flower arrangements.  I could see the TAR producers using the flower arrangements to spell out the next destination.  Inside the flower market, they sold many, many different types of stuff including teas and herbs.  It could be a great place for teams to search for things.

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/KunmingFlowermarket2.jpg)  (http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/Kunming%20ep%205/KunmingFlowermarket1.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 20, 2011, 07:18:00 AM
That's what I was thinking as well, gator. The flower does seem like an excellent location for a tedious searching task. :tup:

Spoiler info seems to indicate they don't spend much time there, but that would be a shame.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: jerseydude on March 20, 2011, 08:04:13 AM
Just to solve all the basketball questions, bball is a popular sport in China (probably due to Yaoming). So they probably traded/borrowed the bball from the people who work at the train station. who play in their spare time akak lunch breaks.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 08:25:03 AM
That looks like a Globetrotter ball to me....
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 08:39:26 AM
They only ones we haven't see so far at the RB is Gary and Mallory. Could they have used their EP to skip the RB?

Yes indeedy.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 08:41:21 AM
I tell them apart by Jaime being the prettier and milder looking one. :lol:

Cara is the one with a "meaner" look. :lol:

One more time....

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2018/cast/TAR18JaimeandCarareveal.jpg)


           JAIME  -------------------- CARA
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 20, 2011, 08:46:09 AM
Jaime = HAWT. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Shelact on March 20, 2011, 09:10:08 AM
I've been a lurker for many years.   I love and admire the work you all do.  I finally felt I had to post something that I think will be of interest to all you spoilers.

Two weeks ago when I went to the CBS site on Sunday morning I saw that my Fantasy lineup choices for that night had been removed which was strange because the show hadn't aired yet.   I went to to the "set lineup" screen and Mel and Mike were already missing but they hadn't been eliminated yet.   Last week my choices were missing again on Sunday morning but since no one was eliminated all the same teams were still there.

I just went to the site this morning and again my choices weren't there but this time Jaime and Cara were missing from the "set lineup" choices.   CBS is giving away who is eliminated before the show airs.  I couldn't keep quiet about this.  Since I love spoilers as much as you all do I felt this information was finally something I could contribute in thanks for all the information you've given me for many years.

Thanks to all of you the first 3 eliminations have been known for months but now just by going to the CBS site the morning of the telecast we can find out which team will be eliminated that night if CBS continues to do this.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: TexasLady on March 20, 2011, 09:33:43 AM
Interesting! Thanks Shelact! Welcome (finally) to RFF!  :lol:

 :bigwelcome
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 09:41:32 AM
I've been a lurker for many years.   I love and admire the work you all do.  I finally felt I had to post something that I think will be of interest to all you spoilers.

Two weeks ago when I went to the CBS site on Sunday morning I saw that my Fantasy lineup choices for that night had been removed which was strange because the show hadn't aired yet.   I went to to the "set lineup" screen and Mel and Mike were already missing but they hadn't been eliminated yet.   Last week my choices were missing again on Sunday morning but since no one was eliminated all the same teams were still there.

I just went to the site this morning and again my choices weren't there but this time Jaime and Cara were missing from the "set lineup" choices.   CBS is giving away who is eliminated before the show airs.  I couldn't keep quiet about this.  Since I love spoilers as much as you all do I felt this information was finally something I could contribute in thanks for all the information you've given me for many years.

Thanks to all of you the first 3 eliminations have been known for months but now just by going to the CBS site the morning of the telecast we can find out which team will be eliminated that night if CBS continues to do this.

:welcome2: to RFF Shelact...glad you are here!

Yes, a group of us also noted that with Mike and Mel and notified CBS. I hoped it was a temporary game glitch but will notify the CBS moderator right now...again.  :groan:The CBS webmonkeys have made horrible game related errors this time, there are all sorts of mistakes, we have people actively working to correct this but with limited success so far.

Many thanks...don't be a stranger now that you have delurked, and good luck in the game!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Shelact on March 20, 2011, 11:17:21 AM
Thank You Peach.   I knew you would "welcome" me and I was looking forward to it.  I've been an admirer of yours for years.

I am going to ask a question since you mentioned that you have contact with CBS.   Do you know why they stopped posting Elimination Station videos?   Also do we know where the Elimination Station is for this season?

I'll post in the future if I feel I have something constructive to say.  I've loved the race from the beginning.   I've applied twice.  Once with my son and once with my daughter.   I really thought I had a good chance with my daughter since our relationship is strained but we do love each other.  We would have to work out being together 24/7 and try not to bicker so we could work together.    Didn't happen.   
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 11:27:49 AM
My only CBS contact is thru the game board help desk, but I know multiple attempts were made to correct this last time as well. Webmonkeys don't work weekends so it becomes pass the buck time.

I do know that ES was in Thailand, and that they chose not to film it...but don't know why. It was a beloved addition to our footage, and like ESM, will be greatly missed.

Keep trying! I am all in favor of great family combos and love when fans get to be racers...good luck!
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Belle Book on March 20, 2011, 11:35:11 AM
I've been a lurker for many years.   I love and admire the work you all do.  I finally felt I had to post something that I think will be of interest to all you spoilers.

Two weeks ago when I went to the CBS site on Sunday morning I saw that my Fantasy lineup choices for that night had been removed which was strange because the show hadn't aired yet.   I went to to the "set lineup" screen and Mel and Mike were already missing but they hadn't been eliminated yet.   Last week my choices were missing again on Sunday morning but since no one was eliminated all the same teams were still there.

I just went to the site this morning and again my choices weren't there but this time Jaime and Cara were missing from the "set lineup" choices.   CBS is giving away who is eliminated before the show airs.  I couldn't keep quiet about this.  Since I love spoilers as much as you all do I felt this information was finally something I could contribute in thanks for all the information you've given me for many years.

Thanks to all of you the first 3 eliminations have been known for months but now just by going to the CBS site the morning of the telecast we can find out which team will be eliminated that night if CBS continues to do this.

Thanks for telling us this.  This might help me make my choices on who will be eliminated on a different message board.

Belle Book
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 20, 2011, 12:38:02 PM
Great stuff Shelact! Keep contributing, we would love to have you. Also make sure you tell us when you find out who is going to be eliminated.  :lol:

I find it very unusual that the CBS site glitches have deteriorated this much. All the better for us though.  :snicker:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 01:25:40 PM
Great stuff Shelact! Keep contributing, we would love to have you. Also make sure you tell us when you find out who is going to be eliminated.  :lol:

I find it very unusual that the CBS site glitches have deteriorated this much. All the better for us though.  :snicker:

Actually it isn't good for anyone.

It spoils the game for people who may not want to be spoiled...we are careful here to avoid that.

It calls the integrity of the game into question.

Anyway...we are WAY :ot: so back to Ep 5 here please.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: apskip on March 20, 2011, 01:34:15 PM
They only ones we haven't see so far at the RB is Gary and Mallory. Could they have used their EP to skip the RB? At some point they were having a heeted argument with a taxi driver, so there is a possibility they got lost and decided to use the EP, fearing elimination.
Does anyone knows if they have to arrive at a task before using it or if they can use it even en route?


I think they need to be in a location where they can get the next clue.  If you are stuck in traffic and want to skip the next task, you would have no way of knowing where to go next.

gator27,
It is not clear from what happened in Sweden when Jill and Thomas used the only Express Pass previously used. When they arrived at the task they were unsure about, they made a calculated risk decision and presented their Express Pass to avoid that risk. We have no way of knowing what would have happened if they made the decision while receiving the clue to the undesired task. 
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 20, 2011, 01:36:43 PM
Great stuff Shelact! Keep contributing, we would love to have you. Also make sure you tell us when you find out who is going to be eliminated.  :lol:

I find it very unusual that the CBS site glitches have deteriorated this much. All the better for us though.  :snicker:

Actually it isn't good for anyone.

It spoils the game for people who may not want to be spoiled...we are careful here to avoid that.

It calls the integrity of the game into question.


Well it's good for me. :lol: It would be alright to post it if they do it next time right? This is a spoiler thread.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: mswood on March 20, 2011, 05:02:44 PM
Thats a good question Peach.

I know in general that we prefer are spoilers to be from either Eye witness accounts (like for example Coutzy, Izad, Chateau, ect), but we have worked off of press and production materials before (though thats also one where we do see limits now as to how much does get released).
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 05:10:04 PM
Of course it can be posted if it is still there. But I am trying to be sure it isn't! :neener:

I don't think people who don't choose to be spoiled should be...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: mswood on March 20, 2011, 05:21:59 PM
Can you imagine if this was the last episode and that was out...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 06:41:10 PM
I don't like benefitting from someone else's mistake, but that is just me. Anyway, have done what I can to see this gets fixed...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 08:31:54 PM
Who said the title?? ???
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Dånooky on March 20, 2011, 08:35:23 PM
Who said the title?? ???
It was obviously Brooke  :hides
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2011, 08:42:06 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: BK_amazing_race on March 20, 2011, 08:47:04 PM
I think Mallory may have said the title but I may be wrong.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 20, 2011, 08:47:52 PM
Just rewinded it. sounds like Mallory or Margie? :lol: After rewinding, it sounds like Margie? Not the globes for sure though
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 20, 2011, 08:49:20 PM
Just rewinded it. sounds like Mallory or Margie? :lol: After rewinding, it sounds like Margie? Not the globes for sure though

On Joab's game the selection of "any other team" should correct. :yess: I picked Cord on the other one though. :(
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 20, 2011, 09:09:39 PM
Well it was interesting to see that the "lost" fanny pack really had nothing to do with  the outcome of this episode. Nor the penalty for the missed flight, nor the Double U Turn..........seems the only reason that Jamie/Cara came in last was the fact that she couldn't solve a puzzle faster than the other RB contestants. In fact, she was substantially much slower at it. I do realize they had to stop and get gas again. The driver realized it was a long way to the Stone Forest and didnt want to run out. But J/C still got there before other teams.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: redskevin88 on March 21, 2011, 12:31:52 AM
Flight Time said the title...

Now Wiki says Mallory... damn Wiki.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: thespicdatum on March 21, 2011, 01:10:35 AM
Jaime = HAWT. :lol:



Now there's no more eyecandy in the race. I'm sad.

Good thing the cowboys made first.


Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: gator27 on March 21, 2011, 06:26:19 AM
The racers, especially Jamie, were quite tired at the Roadblock.  One thing that was not mentioned last night is that Kunming is 6000 ft above sea level.  I would not be surprised if the altitude added to the tiredness.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Kelsey_x on March 21, 2011, 08:31:20 AM
The racers, especially Jamie, were quite tired at the Roadblock.  One thing that was not mentioned last night is that Kunming is 6000 ft above sea level.  I would not be surprised if the altitude added to the tiredness.

I agree, Jamie just looked physically exhausted. She wasn't yelling or screaming the way she normally does when she is angry. I think she was just defeated. Regardless of the Uturn I think Jamie would have been last. I'm really glad she finished it. I can't imagine the altitude didn't factor in as well.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: AmazingRace on March 21, 2011, 09:50:55 AM
This could very well be the toughest season yet.

Also, Vyxsin lost her eye-brows by the end of the leg.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: georgiapeach on March 21, 2011, 10:03:08 AM
There is an Insider video of Kisha receiving O2 for chest tightness...
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Prophet on March 21, 2011, 10:04:37 AM
Also, Vyxsin lost her eye-brows by the end of the leg.

:lol3: Yes, but in the confessionals she was decked out again.

There is an Insider video of Kisha receiving O2 for chest tightness...

I can't believe this wasn't aired. :ascared
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: slayton on March 21, 2011, 02:29:09 PM
The Onion A.V. Club recap:
http://www.avclub.com/articles/dont-ruin-the-basketball-game-kunming-china,53380/
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: DrRox on March 21, 2011, 03:22:28 PM
The racers, especially Jamie, were quite tired at the Roadblock.  One thing that was not mentioned last night is that Kunming is 6000 ft above sea level.  I would not be surprised if the altitude added to the tiredness.

I agree, Jamie just looked physically exhausted. She wasn't yelling or screaming the way she normally does when she is angry. I think she was just defeated. Regardless of the Uturn I think Jamie would have been last. I'm really glad she finished it. I can't imagine the altitude didn't factor in as well.

This was discussed several weeks ago, but most people just po-pahed the idea that the altitude would have any effect. I noticed that Margie/Luke didnt participate in the basketball game and spent the time relaxing and recuperating. They know the effects of altitude since they live in Denver.......well Margie still does. They were pretty consistant throughout the legs. Slow and steady works better at altitude than fast and stop. Ron and Christina walking around Lijiang helped them too. The bad night on the train probably didnt let any team really rest either. Great leg design.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: theschnauzers on March 22, 2011, 12:15:37 AM
I think some teams (Trotters, Cowboys) are able to acclimate to the higher attitudes better than others. I don't think you lose your ability to adjust your breathing (and oxygen intake) from living in higher attitudes simply because you no longer live in such an area. (it increases your lung capacity, which is why some world-class athletes train in high altitude locations in their respective sport.)

As to whether Jamie and Cara could or couldn't U-Turn the Trotters after being U-Turned, I don't see anything in the descriptions we've had about the double U-Turns that preclude it. The limitation is that one you have U-Turned another team, you can't do it again in the Race (because you no longer have the smaller photo of your team in your fanny pack); with the Double U-Turn, using it on another trailing team especially when you've been U-Turn makes perfect strategy sense. (And we know that the team photo is the controlling factor because those were used with the Yield, and losing that team photo prevented some teams in that era from Yielding another team.

Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: apskip on March 22, 2011, 01:34:05 PM
The racers, especially Jamie, were quite tired at the Roadblock.  One thing that was not mentioned last night is that Kunming is 6000 ft above sea level.  I would not be surprised if the altitude added to the tiredness.

You bet, but there was also residual impact from sleeping on the train until sometime before arrival at 530am and from having gone up the gondola the prior day to 4600 meters, a mere 14,300 feet.
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: Jobby on March 26, 2011, 10:09:18 AM
Did anyone mention this yet? We got new intro for the teams last week.. some of the teams got new footages! :<3
Title: Re: TAR 18 Ep 5 "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" (Kunming, China)
Post by: AmazingRace on March 26, 2011, 10:06:07 PM
Did anyone mention this yet? We got new intro for the teams last week.. some of the teams got new footages! :<3

Yup. It was mentioned.  :tup: Peach posted a video somewhere.