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Title: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: amazing race fan on September 29, 2011, 07:45:32 PM
The start is probably about 5 or 6 weeks away. I found out when all the late fall/early winter seasons started filming, and this is what I came up with.

Season 2: 1/7-2/3
Season 4:1/18-2/14
Season 5: 1/30-2/27
Season 7: 11/20-12/19
Season 9: 11/7-12/3
Season 11: 11/20-12/17
Season 14: 10/31-11/21
Season 16: 11/28-12/20
Season 18: 11/20-12-12

Season 14 started on the last day of October, so we could be about a month away from the start of filming, but most likely we are about 6 weeks away from the start. Anyway, use this thread for speculation.
 
NO WISHLISTS PLEASE!--peach
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: amazing race fan on October 01, 2011, 06:41:17 PM
Just feels like the racers were in Taiwan yesterday.

It does, but the new season will be starting in about 6 weeks.

Africa: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19
South America: 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18
Australia: 2, 4, 5, 9, 13, 18
China: 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18
India: 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18

That is a chart of what countries and continents were visited during what seasons. It seems like we won't see Africa as it has been visited 3 out of the last 4 seasons, so it probably is due for a break from the race. I assume we will see South America featured in this race because it only got 1 leg in 18. I highly doubt we will see Australia, but its a small possibility. China and India have both been visited 9 out of the 19 times, so they pretty much get visited every other race. That would make both of them due to be visited on this race, and we will probably at least see one of them. Maybe we will see Canada revisited or a Latin American or Caribbean country.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: amazing race fan on October 01, 2011, 09:24:44 PM
Canada!   :yess:

Canada is definitely overdue.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Dom on October 01, 2011, 10:31:52 PM
I reckon a visit to New Zealand might be in order. It hasn't been done since S13 and after the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, Phil himself sent out an appeal that the best thing you can do to help is to keep visiting New Zealand, as the tourism revenue helps greatly with the cleanup.

As an executive producer now, I'd imagine he has some leverage in deciding locations, and this seems like as important a time as any to go back to NZ.

As for Canada, it was only visited in S5 and S8, but never with a pitstop. And Mexico was only visited in S3. Is there a reason production avoids these countries? I can only guess that it would seem 'too close to home' to most viewers and not exotic enough to draw viewers so I wouldn't hold my breath.

Also long overdue are the northern countries of South America, most of which are perfectly safe. Turkey, which is one of the largest countries in the world, but most people still just assume its Istanbul and not much else. Other safe countries in the Middle-East such as Qatar or Israel need a visit, at least just to show that the Middle-East is more than either oil-fuelled majesty and terror-ridden states.

Apologies if this sounds like a wishlist post. Just my two cents on what places are long overdue and I expect to see visited in the next few cycles!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Charlie90 on October 01, 2011, 11:16:23 PM
Well, i don't know about the other countries but i think they're avoiding México because of the Drug Cartel War going on right now. It's kinda dangerous for them, which it's a shame since i live in Mexico and i can assure you, it has beautiful and breathtaking sceneries yet to be showcased.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Caelestor on October 02, 2011, 12:26:34 AM
Since this is the 20th season, I expect 5 continents, possibly (but not likely) 6, with tons of famous destinations like TAR 18. S. America, Europe, and Asia are near-definites, while Africa is more likely than Oceania (that is, New Zealand) because going to New Zealand would pretty much require it to be the first stop, and that would mean 3 west to east cycles in a row.

I expect the race to go to South America first. Because TAR now uses direct flights to the first destination, I can definitely see a starting line of Miami and a first stop in either Buenos Aires or Lima, Peru. If the latter, throw in a second leg near Machu Picchu, and then to Buenos Aires or directly to Europe. At least 2 legs, maybe 3.

Europe: Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain are still high on my list of places TAR should return. Unfortunately, there are current economic issues there, particularly Greece, that may shy away the producers. Spain may also not be suitable after a few legs of S. America, so really, anywhere east of France is in play. Belgium and Denmark, the last two major countries in the Western half of Europe have been used up, so this leaves a return to magnificent Berlin and then a visit to the only new country this cycle, perhaps in the Baltic states. Probably only 3 legs.

For Africa, I'm heavily leaning towards Kilimanjaro and possibly Rwanda via Nairobi for a memorable Central Africa visit. Anyway, we'll see 1 or 2 legs there probably.

The only thing I can guarantee for Asia is a stop somewhere in India (and then perhaps Nepal) because it's the classic TAR destination. If TAR doesn't have anywhere to go in Europe, it'll stop in Turkey instead. China probably has to be visited since all the other East Asia countries have had recent stops (and the Philippines still have a travel warning); the alternative is Vietnam. 3 or 4 legs.

The final leg will either be in Seattle or Chicago; I'm hoping for the latter because it's a classy city full of culture. A stop in Vancouver, which I still highly recommend and want to see, would open up more possible final leg locations.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: mjriches2005 on October 02, 2011, 01:55:38 AM
Since this is the 20th season, I expect 5 continents, possibly (but not likely) 6, with tons of famous destinations like TAR 18. S. America, Europe, and Asia are near-definites, while Africa is more likely than Oceania (that is, New Zealand) because going to New Zealand would pretty much require it to be the first stop, and that would mean 3 west to east cycles in a row.

I expect the race to go to South America first. Because TAR now uses direct flights to the first destination, I can definitely see a starting line of Miami and a first stop in either Buenos Aires or Lima, Peru. If the latter, throw in a second leg near Machu Picchu, and then to Buenos Aires or directly to Europe. At least 2 legs, maybe 3.

Europe: Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain are still high on my list of places TAR should return. Unfortunately, there are current economic issues there, particularly Greece, that may shy away the producers. Spain may also not be suitable after a few legs of S. America, so really, anywhere east of France is in play. Belgium and Denmark, the last two major countries in the Western half of Europe have been used up, so this leaves a return to magnificent Berlin and then a visit to the only new country this cycle, perhaps in the Baltic states. Probably only 3 legs.

For Africa, I'm heavily leaning towards Kilimanjaro and possibly Rwanda via Nairobi for a memorable Central Africa visit. Anyway, we'll see 1 or 2 legs there probably.

The only thing I can guarantee for Asia is a stop somewhere in India (and then perhaps Nepal) because it's the classic TAR destination. If TAR doesn't have anywhere to go in Europe, it'll stop in Turkey instead. China probably has to be visited since all the other East Asia countries have had recent stops (and the Philippines still have a travel warning); the alternative is Vietnam. 3 or 4 legs.

The final leg will either be in Seattle or Chicago; I'm hoping for the latter because it's a classy city full of culture. A stop in Vancouver, which I still highly recommend and want to see, would open up more possible final leg locations.

The Philippines travel warning is mainly centered in Mindinao and the Sulu Archepelago.  Manila, Palawan and the rest of the country is practically safe but with caution.  Israel was recently visited on the Australian versian and visited both the Israeli coastline and areas near the West Bank with no conflict. I agree for Israel and Rwanda, which are way overdue for a visit.  Palau (after Asia) or Fiji (after New Zealand/Australia) fits in well here too.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Mandoli on October 02, 2011, 07:02:24 AM
I know it's a stretch (and I don't know how many times they've visited), but what are the chances of TAR going to the caribbean any time soon? Was the last time they went there in the family edition? My mind is absolutely shot, and it doesn't help when I think there's a bug in my bed.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theschnauzers on October 02, 2011, 11:22:12 AM
The islands themselves depend on exactly when they are filming.  Hurricane season doesn't normally end until November 30th, and this has been a very active year (16 named storms, 18 tropical cyclones) in the basin that includes the Caribbean Sea. The islands have had several of them go through already this year; it's just that none of them were major hurricane strength, fortunately.

However, because this is been an extreme active season as was predicted, there's a better than 50-50 change they will get several more tropical cyclones to form before November 30th or maybe into December. That's what happened in both 1995 and 2005 which were the two most active seasons we had recently.  The Caribbean, especially the western half, is the most common area for late season storms to develop,

Bottom line -- unless filming starts in late November, the Caribbean probably won't be included to avoid the risk of having to make last minutes changes. (Which is exactly what they had to contend with during filming of TAR Family Edition in 2005 where IIRC filming was affected at four different times by tropical cyclones.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: apskip on October 02, 2011, 01:27:48 PM

The final leg will either be in Seattle or Chicago; I'm hoping for the latter because it's a classy city full of culture. A stop in Vancouver, which I still highly recommend and want to see, would open up more possible final leg locations.

Really? Well, how about New York City my favorite for the 20th anniversary finish line or San Diego (my 2nd favorite and never visited)? Also, how about:
Philadelphia (never visited)
Pittsburgh (never visited)
Charlotte (never visited)
Orlando (never visited)
New Orleans (one visit)
Houston (never visited)
San Antonio (never visited)
Detroit (never visited)
Minneapolis (never visited)
St. Louis (never visited)
Kansas City (never visited)
Sacramento (never visited)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Flamant on October 02, 2011, 01:49:13 PM
I'm wondering why they never went to one of France's DOM-TOM (French Guyana, Reunion, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, etc.). They are all safe and exotic.
They could easily start in Miami for French Guyana, then go to France afterwards.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Caelestor on October 02, 2011, 06:14:46 PM
Really? Well, how about New York City my favorite for the 20th anniversary finish line or San Diego (my 2nd favorite and never visited)? Also, how about:
Philadelphia (never visited)
Pittsburgh (never visited)
Charlotte (never visited)
Orlando (never visited)
New Orleans (one visit)
Houston (never visited)
San Antonio (never visited)
Detroit (never visited)
Minneapolis (never visited)
St. Louis (never visited)
Kansas City (never visited)
Sacramento (never visited)

NYC would certainly be an excellent destination and my personal pick for the end of the 20th race. However, because TAR now uses direct international flights instead of transferring within the US, it's going to be hard to get there if the race heads east. I forgot San Diego, which would be very nice as well. Racers would have to fly to LAX though, and perhaps take a helicopter ride to SD? Then again, the producers did venture deep into the Florida Keys... All the other destinations only make sense if Vancouver is there as the transfer point (except Sacramento, there's really not that much to do there).

One thing that needs to be clarified: I'm basing my thoughts on a route which traverses the world eastward. If TAR defies that, then a lot of my speculation gets thrown out, and we could theoretically have 6 continents with N. Zealand (and just maybe Fiji or New Caledonia).
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Charlie90 on October 02, 2011, 06:54:45 PM
It would be great if they could visit Guyana, Suriname or the French Guyana. I'm really looking forward for them to visit those countries.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 02, 2011, 11:34:33 PM
 
@PhilKeoghan
Phil Keoghan A to Q: We're preparing a new season and we'll shoot later in the year. #AmazingRace
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: amazing race fan on October 03, 2011, 06:08:15 AM
Probably means that the season will start towards the end of November.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2011, 06:06:26 PM
Getting a sudden rush of TAR "sightings" in Seattle>>  on Twitter
 
 
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So they're shooting the amazing race where I'm at & people are running around like crazy persons     

Just drove by people who are part of occupy Seattle and the Amazing Race, wow what a weird day     

Amazing race ppl just ran past Starbucks westlake .... O_o
1 hour ago
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2011, 06:15:43 PM
SimplySeaStores SimplySeattle
The amazing race folks just came into our store! They were looking for the golden pig name Rachel in the Pike... http://fb.me/A4pYh45O
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2011, 06:17:28 PM
False alarm
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: amazing race fan on October 13, 2011, 06:18:50 PM
could be a number of things. Could be TAR Australia, Could be a false sighting and it could definitely be a very early start to the season.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on October 13, 2011, 06:20:03 PM
Looking for TAR on Twitter already? :lol: The application for this season said you will be gone for Thanksgiving and back for Christmas. I thought it would start in November.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2011, 06:25:24 PM
and it could definitely be a very early start to the season.

NOPE.



Looking for TAR on Twitter already? :lol:

Twitter is my friend. :lol3:

Just keeping y'all on your toes!! :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: mswood on October 13, 2011, 09:44:01 PM
Holy Shit that would have been a SHOCK!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 13, 2011, 09:51:52 PM
Holy Shit that would have been a SHOCK!

Tell me about it. :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theschnauzers on October 14, 2011, 11:12:19 AM
Teams of five wearing vests would have not been a likely sighting.  Just like their neighbors up the coast in Vancouver British Columbia.....speaking of which aren't we due for a false sighting from them?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: amazingracer24 on October 14, 2011, 11:08:52 PM
False alarm

if I saw these folks, I would freak out!  :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 15, 2011, 10:27:10 PM
It took awhile to find a photo...this would have been way sooner than we were expecting...but keeps us on our toes!!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Ouagadougou on October 16, 2011, 09:37:43 AM
Hello... I am new here in this site... I am from the Philippines... A fan of Amazing Race from US to China Rush...

I hope that for the next season of Amazing Race 20, it must be more thrill, excitement, more difficult challenges, more countries and cities to visit, more learning to all people... I think that the 20th race might start their filming either from November 25-29 this year.   
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 16, 2011, 12:23:34 PM
:welcome: to RFF, Amazing Racer!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Ouagadougou on October 17, 2011, 09:50:12 AM
 :) thanks georgia peach...

any way... my senses told me...

What will happen to the new 20th installment in TAR???

these are my predictions:

Location for the race:
1. The starting line is either washington or california...
2. South America might be only 2 or 1 leg... very old countries... but 1 might be in venezuela or guyana
3. Central America - only 1- Costa Rica or Puerto Rico
4. Europe: The small countries will be ever visited; a leg in Italy... pisa or turin is possible; A little in the Central and Eastern Europe will be visited- Zagreb or sofia
Africa: is in my state of imbalance bacause there be no african leg... but if there is: MOROCCO or ANGOLA can be the best places to race
5. Middle East: Israel is in my prediction- Tel Aviv Yafo and Jerusalem about 50%
6. India: Needs some rest
7. Laos or Bhutan will be  visited: 1 leg
8. Philippines is in balance... but in increase prediction to be visited: 2 legs
9. China: needs rest... but if there are no choices to go for... jilin or guandong is possible
10. New Zealand is either the first or the final country for final 3... Papua New Guinea or Fiji... will be 20-30% be visited...
11. Finish Line: A Park in California or Seattle... New York City is in my prediction...

Teams:
11 teams are:
less couples and dating
more best friends
1 or 2 parent and siblings
some are professionals in their field... mostly will be medical
one european team member..
one asian team member..

The Race Content:
little or no u turn....
hard speed bump
A possible new version twist for The Hazard... a more similar like a speed bump but it goes like this... Somewhere along the leg of the Race, there is a hazard... Any Team may use the power of the Hazard only once... If a team hits a hazard... They must complete a task by themselves, simple or hard,... while the others are still racing...
More difficult detour
There is one Roadblock in this season that is much more harder and is equivalent to a hay task in vasby, sweden (season 6 and 15)


 


My Predictions....
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on October 26, 2011, 03:37:23 PM
From this article on Phil helping out with the NZ oil spill:

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Keoghan was in the country for only 72 hours before flying back to Los Angeles, where shooting for his reality television show was set to restart.

http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/celebrity-rescue/1149230/ (http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/celebrity-rescue/1149230/)

Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on October 26, 2011, 03:39:04 PM
Does that mean the Race?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Dom on October 26, 2011, 05:34:07 PM
Intersection with TAR Aus anyone?  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on October 26, 2011, 05:35:01 PM
Intersection with TAR Aus anyone?  :lol:

That would be cool! The 20th season could celebrate other versions!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on October 27, 2011, 03:27:14 PM
I feel all kinds of dirty just posting this...
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/10/27/2011-10-27_rachel_uchitel_former_tiger_woods_mistress_denies_gossip_magazine_reports_that_s.html

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Rachel Uchitel, former Tiger Woods mistress, dodges pregnancy rumors

BY Nancy Dillon
DAILY NEWS WEST COAST BUREAU CHIEF

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 8:05 AM

Rachel Uchitel, former Tiger Woods mistress, is reportedly pregnant, according to Life & Style.

LOS ANGELES - If Rachel Uchitel is pregnant, she's certainly not saying.

The former paramour of PGA great Tiger Woods acted surprised Wednesday when asked about an exclusive Life & Style report that she's got a bun in the oven.

"What? Where are you reading that?" she replied in a text message to the Daily News.

She then said she was about to take a flight and referred all questions to her publicist.

Spokeswoman Valerie Allen did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.

Life & Style said the former New York nightlife hostess learned she was expecting her first child when she auditioned for "The Amazing Race" with her new hubby Matt Hahn.

"They were going to try out to be a couple on the show, and when she had a drug test, it came back positive that she's pregnant," an unnamed source told the magazine.

Uchitel and Hahn married Oct. 2 in a small, surprise ceremony in Las Vegas, she previously told The News.

Yuck!  :groan: Now I have to go wash my hands and keyboard.

Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Flamant on October 27, 2011, 04:02:37 PM
From this article on Phil helping out with the NZ oil spill:

Quote
Keoghan was in the country for only 72 hours before flying back to Los Angeles, where shooting for his reality television show was set to restart.

http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/celebrity-rescue/1149230/ (http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/celebrity-rescue/1149230/)

So, does this mean that TAR20 will start filming this week, or most probably next week?? ???  :wohoo:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theschnauzers on October 27, 2011, 04:05:58 PM
Since Phil is now a co-Executive Producer, it more likely means he's needed to help work on the upcoming filming for next season. The end of October for filming is a little early for spring cycles, unless there's a location the show wants to get to and an earlier start would accommodate that. (Speculation -- Nepal, anyone? :) )
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 04, 2011, 05:00:50 PM
Intersection with TAR Aus anyone?  :lol:

That would be cool! The 20th season could celebrate other versions!
that woould be cool
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Flamant on November 04, 2011, 10:18:22 PM
Personally, I think that the race will start in Europe, most likely in a Mediterranean country (those are way overdue - not visited since TAR12 with Italy), probably Spain or (maybe and) Italy.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 07, 2011, 08:14:58 AM
Here's something interesting from Phil:

@evandrigp Why when you visit jakarta you didn't made a leg or a single clue ...rush to yogyakarta ? >>> we will be back, love #Indonesia
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 08, 2011, 07:25:32 AM
Here's something interesting from Phil:

@evandrigp Why when you visit jakarta you didn't made a leg or a single clue ...rush to yogyakarta ? >>> we will be back, love #Indonesia
That would be really odd if they didn't visit a country for 18 seasons and then decided to go there on back-to-back seasons. It's quite interesting, but I'm inclined to think that perhaps Phil is referring to a future season? Who knows - stranger things have happened and I wouldn't mind more Indonesia!!! :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Kamineko on November 08, 2011, 10:04:37 AM
Here's something interesting from Phil:

@evandrigp Why when you visit jakarta you didn't made a leg or a single clue ...rush to yogyakarta ? >>> we will be back, love #Indonesia
That would be really odd if they didn't visit a country for 18 seasons and then decided to go there on back-to-back seasons. It's quite interesting, but I'm inclined to think that perhaps Phil is referring to a future season? Who knows - stranger things have happened and I wouldn't mind more Indonesia!!! :duno:
However, I think that it's a little bit weird that TAR haven't planned any leg in Jakarta, which is the capital city of Indonesia. (Other than TAR Asia of course)
 
Because, when TAR goes to a new country, usually they plan at least one full leg in the capital city of that country before going to other places.. CMIIW  :)

And also, Indonesia has many great places to visit, especially outside the island of Java...

So, I really want them to design a leg or two in Indonesia in TAR 20 or future season.. :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: NumfarPTB on November 09, 2011, 03:02:51 AM

Because, when TAR goes to a new country, usually they plan at least one full leg in the capital city of that country before going to other places.. CMIIW  :)


It's what usually happens, but sometimes it don't. It has been like what, 3-4 visits to Brazil in 18 seasons, with multiple visits to Rio de Janeiro, we've yet to see Brasilia, which still has a lot of iconic arquitecture despite being a very boring place.

I'm still very curious if we'll get something special theme wise being it the 20th season of the show.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 09, 2011, 06:17:51 AM

Because, when TAR goes to a new country, usually they plan at least one full leg in the capital city of that country before going to other places.. CMIIW  :)


It's what usually happens, but sometimes it don't. It has been like what, 3-4 visits to Brazil in 18 seasons, with multiple visits to Rio de Janeiro, we've yet to see Brasilia, which still has a lot of iconic arquitecture despite being a very boring place.

I'm still very curious if we'll get something special theme wise being it the 20th season of the show.

I really hope the twentieth season celebrates everything TAR has given us so far by creating at least 2-3 Switchbacks (or more) of some of the most iconic TAR challenges - I could list a thousand different challenges that would make good Switchbacks, but my frontrunner is the Champagne Towers from TAR16, except making it a Roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: coolio on November 09, 2011, 04:30:45 PM

Because, when TAR goes to a new country, usually they plan at least one full leg in the capital city of that country before going to other places.. CMIIW  :)


It's what usually happens, but sometimes it don't. It has been like what, 3-4 visits to Brazil in 18 seasons, with multiple visits to Rio de Janeiro, we've yet to see Brasilia, which still has a lot of iconic arquitecture despite being a very boring place.

I'm still very curious if we'll get something special theme wise being it the 20th season of the show.

I really hope the twentieth season celebrates everything TAR has given us so far by creating at least 2-3 Switchbacks (or more) of some of the most iconic TAR challenges - I could list a thousand different challenges that would make good Switchbacks, but my frontrunner is the Champagne Towers from TAR16, except making it a Roadblock.
Why? Just wondering. That task didn't seem very memorable.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Declive on November 09, 2011, 05:12:08 PM
I think we will be starting at Europe.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: tea4me on November 10, 2011, 10:19:16 PM
I hear on Twitter that Rachel and Brendon will be on TAR, Please tell me this is just a rumor! I would hate to see them again, What is the chance of a All-Star season?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 10, 2011, 10:22:03 PM
NOT an AllStars.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: tea4me on November 10, 2011, 10:24:38 PM
Okay, No allstars now I hope the rumor of Rachel and Brendon is wrong! I really would like to see new people.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 10, 2011, 10:37:02 PM
let check this rummor twiter any one see if their way
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 10, 2011, 11:21:10 PM
I hear on Twitter that Rachel and Brendon will be on TAR, Please tell me this is just a rumor! I would hate to see them again, What is the chance of a All-Star season?

maybe its just a cameo like a team(forgot who) were hot dog vendors on tar family
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: redskevin88 on November 10, 2011, 11:45:06 PM
I hear on Twitter that Rachel and Brendon will be on TAR, Please tell me this is just a rumor! I would hate to see them again, What is the chance of a All-Star season?

maybe its just a cameo like a team(forgot who) were hot dog vendors on tar family

Kevin and Drew...
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Best Loser on November 11, 2011, 01:09:14 AM
Aren't Brendon & Rachel from Big Brother? That wouldn't make them all-stars, it'd make them the same as Jordan & Jeff. If they are popular with fans and the producers like them, I don't think it'd be too surprising if they were a team. I don't watch Big Brother so someone who does can correct me.

As for the route, only the first season have they gone to Africa the first leg. They've gone west twice in a row so we can probably rule that out, unless they were to start with South America and then fly across the Pacific.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Glamazon Racer on November 11, 2011, 01:48:17 AM

Because, when TAR goes to a new country, usually they plan at least one full leg in the capital city of that country before going to other places.. CMIIW  :)


It's what usually happens, but sometimes it don't. It has been like what, 3-4 visits to Brazil in 18 seasons, with multiple visits to Rio de Janeiro, we've yet to see Brasilia, which still has a lot of iconic arquitecture despite being a very boring place.

I'm still very curious if we'll get something special theme wise being it the 20th season of the show.

I really hope the twentieth season celebrates everything TAR has given us so far by creating at least 2-3 Switchbacks (or more) of some of the most iconic TAR challenges - I could list a thousand different challenges that would make good Switchbacks, but my frontrunner is the Champagne Towers from TAR16, except making it a Roadblock.
Why? Just wondering. That task didn't seem very memorable.

I dunno - I just loved that task... :duno:

As for the route, only the first season have they gone to Africa the first leg. They've gone west twice in a row so we can probably rule that out, unless they were to start with South America and then fly across the Pacific.

It would be nice if they went to Africa first, as it is the twentieth season. South America also hasn't been visited on Leg 1 since TAR16, so it is definitely possible - and they haven't gone to SA and then flown across the Pacific since TAR13, so it would be good to see. As you mentioned, they've gone west twice in a row, so maybe they will rule it out, but I think it is still possible. It should be interestting either way.

Personally, I hope it is Europe or Africa first, with a lot more legs in those two continents.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: GF2445 on November 11, 2011, 06:13:27 AM
I really hope the race picks countries which they either haven't visited yet or haven't visited in a long time.

Some countries which they haven't visited (and might appeal) include
Europe: Latvia, Belarus, Serbia, Malta, Israel (They love the TAR in Israel), Bosnia and Herzegovina

Americas:French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname and (A whole stack of Caribbean islands)-Greenland would be super cool too

Asia: Maldives, Nepal, Armenia, Azerbaijan (interesting if they visit), Cyprus, Georgia, Qatar, Bahrain, Uzbekistan

Just some food for thought
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 11, 2011, 06:49:19 AM
:welcome: to RFF GF2445!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 11, 2011, 07:29:31 AM
:welcome2: to RFF GF2445!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 12, 2011, 07:44:37 PM
Regarding Baybay's post in the locked topic. Sunset in San Fran was 41 minutes ago.

ETA: I see that tweet was an hour ago. Hmm.. ???
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 12, 2011, 07:47:31 PM
They're filming the amazing race here at bakers beach and I'm in the background! LOL.

Twitter 59 mins ago

Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 12, 2011, 07:48:11 PM
This is outside San Francisco.

By my count it is too soon...but??
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 12, 2011, 07:48:57 PM
Regarding Baybay's post in the locked topic. Sunset in San Fran was 41 minutes ago.

ETA: I see that tweet was an hour ago. Hmm.. ???
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 12, 2011, 07:49:27 PM
This is outside San Francisco.

By my count it is too soon...but??

It's actually a great view of the Golden Gate. Would make a great starting line.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: BayBay on November 12, 2011, 07:51:50 PM
Only available webcam is offline... :duno:

Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 12, 2011, 08:15:22 PM
MAP (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=37.792795,-122.483257&ie=UTF8&ll=37.793677,-122.482646&spn=0.009818,0.013604&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Dom on November 12, 2011, 08:45:42 PM
Think its a false alarm:

Quote
Apparently, they were just filming the promo for it. Something about a "husbands and wives" edition

Doesn't really sound like something TAR would do.. unless they were trying to throw him and us off!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 12, 2011, 08:49:20 PM
They're filming the amazing race here at bakers beach and I'm in the background! LOL.

Twitter 59 mins ago


i dont think that race because phil just sign twitter 8hour ago
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 12, 2011, 08:49:36 PM
  REPLY:

Apparently, they were just filming the promo for it. Something about a "husbands and wives" edition
7 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 12, 2011, 08:52:48 PM
if start califonia that would eroupe wont be vist yet and africa so south american or asia i now we wont have austrillia
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 12, 2011, 08:53:34 PM
  REPLY:

Apparently, they were just filming the promo for it. Something about a "husbands and wives" edition
7 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

peach local race i think tar will never do anything like that
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 12, 2011, 09:02:50 PM
NEVER say never!! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 13, 2011, 07:17:54 AM
NEVER say never!! :lol:

Now you sound like justen biber

But back on topic I don't think it's it
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: David on November 13, 2011, 09:07:24 AM
There's nothing in Twitter about people seen some 11 cars going directly to an airport, nor people seen in the airport nor a passport lost in a petrol station and advertised on Twitter. :lol3:

I don't think it is our TAR. We've always found so many things and tweets uploaded when TAR started.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 13, 2011, 10:55:45 PM
Phil Keoghan
FYI - I will be @LAAutoshow this week with @Ford #NOWNovartis team car watch. The show airs on @CBSLA Nov 20th @6pm.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Jobby on November 14, 2011, 07:26:47 AM
Phil Keoghan
FYI - I will be @LAAutoshow this week with @Ford #NOWNovartis team car watch. The show airs on @CBSLA Nov 20th @6pm.

NEVER say NEVER!!! Could be a decoy!! :lol:

Just kidding. :neener:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: stasf on November 16, 2011, 08:09:28 AM
Hello!
1st post on this forum.
I'm from Latvia.
Latvia is never visited in The Amazing Race, so maybe in next season we are going to see my country.

I'm going to post information, if i will hear something about The Amazing Race filming here.

(sorry for my english)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 16, 2011, 08:12:11 AM
:bigwelcome to RFF, stasf! We always love to have people in the field! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 16, 2011, 08:17:02 AM
 :welcome2: to RFF stasf!! I would love to see Latvia!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Flamant on November 17, 2011, 05:25:44 PM
Last year it started this weekend right? (after the eight episode)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: tlallstar6 on November 18, 2011, 07:20:58 AM
Last year it started this weekend right? (after the eight episode)
Hope it does start this weekend since I will be at the computer for most of it!   :tup:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 18, 2011, 07:22:39 AM
Last year it started this weekend right? (after the eight episode)

The fall/winter filming usually begins right before or right after Thanksgiving.

From the application:

Quote
When do they film this upcoming season?
Filming dates are roughly mid-November through mid-December, 2011. That means that if you make the show, you will be away over Thanksgiving, but will be home by Christmas.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 18, 2011, 07:37:30 AM
Last year it started this weekend right? (after the eight episode)

The fall/winter filming usually begins right before or right after Thanksgiving.

From the application:

Quote
When do they film this upcoming season?
Filming dates are roughly mid-November through mid-December, 2011. That means that if you make the show, you will be away over Thanksgiving, but will be home by Christmas.

If that holds true, they could start filming any day now.  :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 18, 2011, 09:37:13 AM
Every season before the race starts filming I go through a checklist of my spoiling equipment. Its sort of like preparing for the birth of a child...

So...
Do you have lots of spare batteries and are they charged?
Make sure your camera's memory cards are empty.
Do you know how to use your camera in low light conditions to avoid blurry photos? (Like in an airport.)
Do you know how to post your video to YouTube and embed it in a post here?  :lol:
Do you know how to post your photos to a photo sharing site and embed?

Do you know the fastest way to get to your airport?
Do you know the layout of the airport? Where would the racers exit when they come off an international flight?
Is there gas in the car? Do you have your snow tires on?

Its going to be a very busy few weeks, what with TAR Aus2 filming now and TAR 20 imminent. And they could be coming to your town.
Happy spoiling!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: inomu on November 18, 2011, 04:50:15 PM
Next month I'll be traveling through Frankfurt and Singapore (to Indonesia) and I keep my fingers crossed for TAR sightings :tup: Of course I hope they come here in Finland too :)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Kelsey_x on November 18, 2011, 06:02:39 PM
I'm currently studying in Canberra, Australia. Will be in Sydney the 11th-14th then headed back to Toronto via Vancouver. Unlikely I will see anything but since I am an exchange student my camera is always charged and in my bag.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 18, 2011, 06:45:42 PM
I'm currently studying in Canberra, Australia. Will be in Sydney the 11th-14th then headed back to Toronto via Vancouver. Unlikely I will see anything but since I am an exchange student my camera is always charged and in my bag.
your in canberra, wow i live in canberra small world

do you like it here

and back on topic i think were starting soon because  tar au and tar spring season have simular production timing.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Kelsey_x on November 18, 2011, 07:23:11 PM
I'm currently studying in Canberra, Australia. Will be in Sydney the 11th-14th then headed back to Toronto via Vancouver. Unlikely I will see anything but since I am an exchange student my camera is always charged and in my bag.
your in canberra, wow i live in canberra small world

do you like it here

and back on topic i think were starting soon because  tar au and tar spring season have simular production timing.

Really small world eh. I have been studying here since August, i really like it. This city and this country is so beautiful I don't want to leave. I don't know too much tar au though.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: theamazingracer21 on November 18, 2011, 07:25:50 PM
I'm currently studying in Canberra, Australia. Will be in Sydney the 11th-14th then headed back to Toronto via Vancouver. Unlikely I will see anything but since I am an exchange student my camera is always charged and in my bag.
your in canberra, wow i live in canberra small world

do you like it here

and back on topic i think were starting soon because  tar au and tar spring season have simular production timing.

Really small world eh. I have been studying here since August, i really like it. This city and this country is so beautiful I don't want to leave. I don't know too much tar au though.

wow, how inperficily timed

season 1 of tar au was on air from may to the 1st of August on channel 7/prime 7

you should watch it on youtube
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: smiley on November 19, 2011, 10:30:40 PM
Where are they starting at Peach?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 19, 2011, 10:49:48 PM
:res:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 20, 2011, 03:14:24 AM
Filming could begin sometime this Thanksgiving week between the 20th to the 26th.  There were no tweets today (19th) about any sightings of teams/film crews at any airport.  The race would not probally begin filming on the 23rd because its the most busiest travel time of the year and airports and major highways would be packed.  So maybe a Sunday/Monday/Tuesday start this week is my guess.  I just hope the race will travel to the Caribbean again and possibly a new Oceania island nation.  My guesses are North America, Europe, and Asia will be featured as usual with Africa being (50/50) chance along with South America (50/50) too. 
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: TAR Fanatic on November 20, 2011, 08:00:09 PM
 PhilKeoghan Phil Keoghan
fyi @BRUCKHEIMERJB will be taking over live tweeting for #AmazingRace tonight, I'll be back for next weeks @AmazingRace_cbs

Asking the experts for help. What does this mean in terms of TAR 20?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 20, 2011, 08:56:20 PM
It means Phil will be busy. :lol:

And :welcome: to RFF, TAR Fanatic!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: tlallstar6 on November 20, 2011, 11:38:56 PM
So maybe a Sunday/Monday/Tuesday start this week is my guess.

I definitely agree.  I don't expect them to risk traveling Wednesday through Friday with all the other people who will be out and about.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 21, 2011, 06:55:24 AM
This is a drill! This is just a drill!

 :lol3: I was planning to use a variation of that line if I ever found the first sign of the race being under way, but since that isn't likely to ever happen, I'll use it here. OK, back to the original message:

This is almost certainly a false alarm, but it is about that time, so I'll post it. I found this tweet from @daniel_dian:

Oh great!!! I think they've started to shoot for The Amazing Race 20 :D
2 hours ago


He appears to be in Solo, Indonesia. I've asked him to elaborate.

I can't believe this is TAR 20. I don't think we could have missed the start or the airport scene. I doubt they would go back to Indonesia again this soon too. It could be TAR Aussie, which appears to have been in the Philippines yesterday, but even that seems doubtful.

Peach, feel free to delete this if you think it's just clutter.

Update:

He just tweeted this back to me:

just a hunch I think. They should start soon and Phil tweeted that he'll be busy these days

So it is a false alarm.  :groan: I apologize for jumping the gun.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 21, 2011, 08:36:08 AM
Phil says he is in London right now.

Quote
Phil Keoghan
Foggy in #London perfect day for risotto @ #TheRoofGarden fantastic @richardbranson restaurant http://pic.twitter.com/hnXEPJvU
31 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

Oh Phil... nice try.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2011, 08:47:48 AM
So maybe a Sunday/Monday/Tuesday start this week is my guess.

I definitely agree.  I don't expect them to risk traveling Wednesday through Friday with all the other people who will be out and about.

True, for TAR18 they started the Saturday before Thanksgiving. (I don't think it has already begun though)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Declive on November 21, 2011, 08:57:24 AM
Haha Phil,good try...
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: stunami on November 21, 2011, 10:01:48 AM
Hi, New Here!!
I'm from Montreal, so I'll be on the look-out for anything related to the race here
I'm suprise that in 19 seasons, they never started with the city of Québec! They could get there by bus, from New-York or the Northeast, (which would be more private for them) and most people there are only-french speaking, so it would still have the language barriere. + its a beautiful city!
Maybe this season? :)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: stunami on November 21, 2011, 10:08:42 AM
Hi, New Here!!
I'm from Montreal, so I'll be on the look-out for anything related to the race here
I'm suprise that in 19 seasons, they never started with the city of Québec! They could get there by bus, from New-York or the Northeast, (which would be more private for them) and most people there are only-french speaking, so it would still have the language barriere. + its a beautiful city!
Maybe this season? :)

Welcome to the RFF! I think the race has to start and finish in the States, but that doesn't stop them from visiting Quebec.

Thanks! I know it HAS to start in the US, but I meant that the first leg would be in Quebec city. Like start the leg in N-Y, then take bus that leaves at 3 different time to quebec (like they do with airplanes). N-Y or any major destination in the Northest, like philadelphia, boston, etc
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 21, 2011, 10:10:56 AM
:bigwelcome to RFF, stunami!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Declive on November 21, 2011, 02:11:23 PM
 :welcome: to RFF stunami!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Flamant on November 21, 2011, 02:52:39 PM
Hi, New Here!!
I'm from Montreal, so I'll be on the look-out for anything related to the race here
I'm suprise that in 19 seasons, they never started with the city of Québec! They could get there by bus, from New-York or the Northeast, (which would be more private for them) and most people there are only-french speaking, so it would still have the language barriere. + its a beautiful city!
Maybe this season? :)

Welcome to the RFF! I think the race has to start and finish in the States, but that doesn't stop them from visiting Quebec.

Thanks! I know it HAS to start in the US, but I meant that the first leg would be in Quebec city. Like start the leg in N-Y, then take bus that leaves at 3 different time to quebec (like they do with airplanes). N-Y or any major destination in the Northest, like philadelphia, boston, etc

That would be interesting. I could only see that happening if the Race is trying to save money.

Or maybe it could be the final city. The last clue could say "Drive yourself to the border".
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 22, 2011, 07:41:29 AM
I DONTTHINK CANDANA WILL BE VIST THIS SEASON IT WINTER SO IF FELLOW PATTERENTS THAT MEAN ASIA WILL VIST AGAIN
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Harry4 on November 22, 2011, 11:37:03 AM
 :yess:

Another visit to Australia is needed, in particular Northern Territory. Actually anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: ZBC Company on November 22, 2011, 11:37:56 AM
No austrillia i think nepal will b vist it
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: mjriches2005 on November 22, 2011, 12:36:29 PM
:yess:

Another visit to Australia is needed, in particular Northern Territory. Actually anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.

I want to see a new country in the Pacific like Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, or Palau.  Especially Palau with that lake full of Jellyfish.  Laos and Brunei along with Luxembourg I want to see on the race.  Harbin in Northeast China would be amazing especially with snow in this time of year.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: milanissimo on November 23, 2011, 10:00:39 AM
I Think we'll see  Azerbaijan ,Colombia  and South Africa

.....But please ....less Asia and more Europe.... :hrt:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: apskip on November 23, 2011, 10:26:00 AM
I have noticed that a lot of wish lists are overwhelming threads meant for other purposes, particularly this one. Why not put them in the new AR20 Wish List thread I have created solely for that purpose?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: amazinglatinoamericafan on November 23, 2011, 10:38:52 AM
 I WILL LIKE IF THEY VISIT THE NORTH ARGENTINA :js:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Best Loser on November 23, 2011, 09:19:51 PM
I really wouldn't be surprised if it starts tomorrow in the late afternoon. It'd make sense for them to start when most people would be with family so as to avoid spoilers.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Amazingracer on November 23, 2011, 09:57:11 PM
I really wouldn't be surprised if it starts tomorrow in the late afternoon. It'd make sense for them to start when most people would be with family so as to avoid spoilers.

I thought that they would definitely start today(Wednesday) or Friday. I think it as actually possible to start tomorrow, they will have everyone at home with their families. I think it most likely to start Saturday/Sunday/Monday.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Don Task on November 25, 2011, 07:17:38 AM
Hi there, what about a leg in London this season? There are few reasons for that:
#1 Phil has been there recently, he published some photo on Twitter. He's a producer, so maybe some late scouting?
#2 Last regular leg in London was in season 7. That's quite a long time ago for a huge city like London.
#3 Next summer there are Olympics in London - it will become the only city in the world to host Olympics three times. Moreover, we had Olympics-related tasks in season 14, so why not to do any similar tasks in this anniversary 20th season?
#4 Connection between LAX/NYC and London is one of the best, if not the best.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Cocoa on November 25, 2011, 07:23:05 AM
BVM has an intense love for Olympic destinations. Though commonly, the race visits the city after the olympics.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Dom on November 25, 2011, 07:30:08 AM
BVM has an intense love for Olympic destinations. Though commonly, the race visits the city after the olympics.

Wow, you're not wrong!
2000 - Olympics in Sydney
2002 - TAR2 visits Sydney
2004 - Olympics in Athens
2005 - TAR9 visits Athens
2008 - Olympics in Beijing
2008 - TAR14 visits Beijing
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2011, 07:33:02 AM
:welcome2: to RFF, Don Task! I could definitely see them going to London.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: walkingpneumonia on November 25, 2011, 08:14:28 AM
BVM has an intense love for Olympic destinations. Though commonly, the race visits the city after the olympics.

Wow, you're not wrong!
2000 - Olympics in Sydney
2002 - TAR2 visits Sydney
2004 - Olympics in Athens
2005 - TAR9 visits Athens
2008 - Olympics in Beijing
2008 - TAR14 visits Beijing
BVM doesn't seem to be so fond of the winter Olympic cities...
1988 Calgary - TAR 5 Feb 2004
1992 Albertville - nope
1994 Lillehammer - nada
1998 Nagano - nil
2002 Salt Lake TAR 8 July 2005
2006 Turin - no
2010 Vancouver ?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 25, 2011, 02:01:32 PM
Vancouver would be lovely....
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: michael on November 25, 2011, 04:59:31 PM
Vancouver would be lovely....

So would Toronto.  :lol:

seconded.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: NoluckBoston on November 25, 2011, 05:32:51 PM
Vancouver would be lovely....

So would Toronto.  :lol:

seconded.

Third, I visited this summer and it was wonderful. They have a new feature to the CN tower. You can walk around the edge fastened by a wire as you lean over the side. Seems very TAR.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2011, 05:50:34 PM
We'll probably have some live sightings from Toronto :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 25, 2011, 06:13:12 PM
^That's what I meant. There are always more fakes from Seattle and Toronto than anywhere :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: apskip on November 25, 2011, 06:33:47 PM
Vancouver would be lovely....

So would Toronto.  :lol:

I recall that Toronto got a partial leg in AR8 with Montreal and the St. Lawrence Seaway down to the NY state park where the Finish Line was. Vancouver has never had a leg, so I think it is overdue. It actually was the finale.

Note- Prophet was right in his correction below that it was AR8, not AR9.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Plaidmoon on November 26, 2011, 02:33:33 AM
For what it's worth, CBS, Phil Keoghan and Jerry Bruckheimer have all tweeted that Phil would be on Twitter during the TAR episode this iSunday. If that is true and Phil is tweeting (rather than some CBS publicity guy pretending to be Phil), then I expect that TAR 20 won't begin racing before next Monday at the earliest. I don't think Phil would be on Twitter while the race is being run.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2011, 05:14:00 AM
Sure he could. Depending on timing, he could easily be somewhere that would give him an hour to tweet.

Or...not. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: apskip on November 26, 2011, 06:34:35 AM
This race logically needs to be off no later than Dec. 3 (one week from today) to be able to finish on or before Dec. 24.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Mister RC on November 26, 2011, 09:16:13 AM
IMO, I think the race needs to start this Monday in order to get everyone back to their loved ones in time for Christmas. If they end on December 24th (a Saturday), forget it.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Flamant on November 26, 2011, 09:36:27 AM
If I remember correctly, the application said that the teams will not be at home for Thanksgiving. If it starts next week, are they really sequestering teams almost a week and a half before the start of the race? :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2011, 10:25:16 AM
Who says they are starting next week? ;)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Prophet on November 26, 2011, 10:54:07 AM
They very commonly start on Saturday evenings west coast time. Since it was not last Saturday today seems like a good bet to me :)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: north09 on November 26, 2011, 11:53:34 AM
They do have a habit starting around Thanksgiving, so today does seem like a good day to do it. Phil can tweet while filming.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Jobby on November 26, 2011, 01:06:21 PM
I. Am. Awaiting. :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2011, 01:20:16 PM
I. Am. Awaiting. :lol:

 
 :like:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: David on November 26, 2011, 01:48:53 PM
They very commonly start on Saturday evenings west coast time. Since it was not last Saturday today seems like a good bet to me :)

Evenings? Have we EVER seen a Starting Line in the evening? I can't recall any of them...
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: smiley on November 26, 2011, 02:00:24 PM
TAR 19 I believe started in the late afternoon. It was dark by the time Kaylani and Lisa got to the airport.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Jobby on November 26, 2011, 02:33:55 PM
Can't wait anymore... hope I wake up to a morning of TAR goodness!!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: apskip on November 26, 2011, 03:42:10 PM
I can usually cite statistics but not on this one. It is my impression from watching 19 Amazing Races that the most common start time is in the morning in whatever time zone the start is. That allows some tasks in that metro area, then a trek to the international airport they are departing from, then a flight out from about 2pm on. Morning in the other 3 time zones is always well before evening in the western time zone.

Prophet, I cannot recall an Amazing Race ever starting in the evening. Please tell me which races did start in the evening. I am talking about Phil's "Travel Safe. Go." and the ensuing mad scramble to vehicles.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: Dom on November 26, 2011, 06:59:20 PM
Phil just tweeted a lovely picture of the sunset on the Pacific Coast Highway:

http://twitter.com/#!/PhilKeoghan/status/140593538290298881/photo/1

Always nice to keep track of where Phil is!

So unless they're going for a night start in order to get in and out of LAX quickly for some overnight flights, looks like today is not our day.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Pre-Race Speculation
Post by: georgiapeach on November 26, 2011, 07:01:54 PM
Phil just tweeted a lovely picture of the sunset on the Pacific Coast Highway:

http://twitter.com/#!/PhilKeoghan/status/140593538290298881/photo/1

Always nice to keep track of where Phil is!

So unless they're going for a night start in order to get in and out of LAX quickly for some overnight flights, looks like today is not our day.

Could have been anyone anytime tweeting for him as well....  tricky devils!! :lol: