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Title: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 02, 2006, 01:20:16 PM
May 17, 2006: 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! 
 
The final three teams race to the finish line. Phil Keoghan is the host.
 
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 02, 2006, 01:23:33 PM
Japan  

 (http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/259/tarpreview000024xa.th.jpg) (http://img484.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tarpreview000024xa.jpg)(http://photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Preview/th_FUJI1.jpg) Mt Fuji /Japan( thanks to Neobie @ RTW)



 (http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/8726/tarpreview000038jq.th.jpg)(http://photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Preview/th_shibuya_crossing1.jpg) Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo ( thanks to Neobie @ RTW)


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Alaska
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 Rusts Flying Service , Alaska (http://www.flyrusts.com) ( found by Kogs )


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posted on  12/2/05 9:08 pm  Giantsfan22  (http://p085.ezboard.com/fsurvivorsucksfrm23.showMessageRange?topicID=6156.topic&start=21&stop=26)
 Okay, I have lurked on this board for a few years and this is my first attempt at a spoiler.
My brother in law works for Alaska Airlines in Anchorage, and about half an hour ago he saw 2 guys go running through the airport with a camera guy and a sound guy following them. The only description I could get out of him was that they were 2 dudes dressed alike in matching gray sweaters and blue Adidas shoes, mid 20's, and they were looking for Northwest Airlines. They spoke to a native Alaska woman in her 50's who also works there and said they were headed to Denver. They went first to Northwest counter, then Continental, then back to Alaska Airlines.
Update

Giantsfan22

 Hi all, I'm the person that had the info on the alaska sighting a while ago. Got some more info from my brother in law who finally watched his tapes of the show this morning, he is pretty sure the guys he saw at the airport were the hippie dudes. I laughed, because all this time I had been assuming by his original description that it was the frat boys. I said "You told me they were young and good looking", and he said, "well, they are",  ..

 Giantsfan22

 Wow, I'm accused of messing with you guys, I finally feel like I'm part of the club, woo hoo!
Okay, the "young and good looking" quote actually came from a conversation I had with my sister, she said that's what he said that the lady who was talking to them said about them.
(sounds confusing, I know, welcome to my family)
I just talked to him again, I asked if he was sure it was the hippie dudes, he said he saw them mostly from behind, he was really busy at the time, but he's pretty sure it was them. He is going to ask the lady that talked to them tomorrow about them if he remembers. I will let you guys know what he says asap. Sorry for the confusion, I actually thought he was referring to the frat boys all along. [/quote]

link (http://p085.ezboard.com/fsurvivorsucksfrm23.showMessageRange?topicID=6315.topic&start=301&stop=309)   



Dec 3rd , Finish-line spec from TWoP by Dedwards (http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=2666383&st=4530)

I did some detective work and called Red Rocks. I should not have bothered, the Red Rocks Online  (http://www.redrocksonline.com/00_news/00_news_detail.tml?id=232) website practicly gives it away and the gal I talked to paused when I mentioned TAR by name. Then just repeated it was closed for a "private function" from 6am to noon.

From the web site.

Amphitheatre to be Closed this Saturday

Due to a private function, the Amphitheatre and Visitor Center will be closed to the public this Saturday morning, December 3, 2005. The Amphitheatre will reopen at approximately Noon. We apologize for any inconvenience.



AquaKitten (Twop's (http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=2666383&st=4530) )
Just Tuned In

 Dec 5, 2005 @ 5:24 pm Email · Post #4545
To add to the sightings over the last week, Phil was on a flight from Japan to Seattle last Thursday, 12/1. Makes sense from everything else we've heard.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: woden on May 02, 2006, 01:28:13 PM
Over 59,000 miles... they should have circled the Denver airport a few more times and gotten to 60.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Mister RC on May 02, 2006, 01:43:30 PM
Over 59,000 miles... they should have circled the Denver airport a few more times and gotten to 60.

Seriously.  Heh.  But at least they circled.....the globe!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Jeffrey Scott on May 02, 2006, 01:54:09 PM
While they were at it, they should have visited two more continents.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Mister RC on May 02, 2006, 01:56:41 PM
Seriously!  How awesome would it be to hear Phil say: "Seven Continents!!!"
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Jeffrey Scott on May 02, 2006, 02:02:50 PM
They've gone to Alaska, can you imagine a pitstop in Antarctica? Cool! I mean COLD!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: woden on May 02, 2006, 02:03:20 PM
Antarctica would rock, and while they're at it, it would be cool to go around the world north to south...

FWIW, I don't know if I buy that update from GiantsFan, unless he saw BOTH E&J and BJT. BJT wearing matching gray sweaters and blue Adidas? Yeah right. E&J wearing matching gray sweaters and blue Adidas? That makes more sense. We've seen the Adidas, and this shot looks like a gray sweater to me... sorry for the grainy image...
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: mswood on May 02, 2006, 05:57:08 PM
I mean seriously they could do all 7.  I think thats a great idea.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gingerman28 on May 02, 2006, 10:22:47 PM
Believe me, Antarctica is COLD; and you would have to do it between December and March which is their summer time.  Really cold and dark most of the rest of the year.  Believe me, been there, done that, have the tee shirt!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: mswood on May 03, 2006, 09:13:12 AM
Sure its cold, but they could provide addition gear.  After all after living in Alaska's coldest twon for 4 years, I understand that they wouldn't be carrying enough cold weather gear.

Hell I fI can take 60 below zero without a windchill factor then they can manage to do a leg in Antartica.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gingerman28 on May 03, 2006, 09:47:31 AM
TPTB must provide extra cold weather gear otherwise the hippies are going to freeze their you know what offs on the last leg of this race.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 03, 2006, 09:55:25 AM
if they make it there g-man
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 03, 2006, 09:58:04 AM
if they make it there g-man
do you know something we don't kogs?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 03, 2006, 10:04:54 AM
if they make it there g-man
do you know something we don't kogs?

u know me puddin just throwing a what if out there lol
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: trails27 on May 06, 2006, 07:28:49 PM
This is what will happen on the next episode I think:

1)It will be a non-elimination leg, but Ray and Yolanda will come in last and think they are eliminated but stick around.
2)Monica will start crying big time at one point because Joseph is yelling at her for trying to give advice during a task.
3)26-year old Jeremy will club his best friend 27-year old Eric in the nose hard by accident, and he will have a huge nosebleed.
4)Oh yeah, they will do a bungee jumping stunt of some kind
5)They will also eat some wierd food.

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 08, 2006, 01:02:12 PM
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2988/tar9airplane26gc.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tar9airplane26gc.jpg) It's K2 aviation http://www.flyk2.com/
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K2 Aviation:
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Talkeetna, AK 99676, United States
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 09, 2006, 12:59:42 PM
tv guide Magazine

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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 09, 2006, 01:11:49 PM
ummmmmm i dont ever want to see lynnexx on TAR again thank you very much.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 09, 2006, 01:16:36 PM
Well Lynn & Alex didn't win , at least they have that going for them ...ChipnKim the mediawhores they already won ,
what was the Bro/Sister team Blake & Paige? was it TAR2 ? they would be my choice with of course ROMBERRRRRRRRRR !!!!!! and Kristy & Lena and I could go on and on but wont  B:)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: cinni on May 09, 2006, 01:22:14 PM
tar2 - danny and oswald!!  :hearts:

maybe wally and one of his daughters again?   :jumpy:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 09, 2006, 01:25:11 PM
Not to Hijack the thread but this is what i would do.

TAR1
Kevin and Drew
Frank and Margaritta
TAR2
Blake and Paige
TAR3
Ken and Gerard
Derek and Drew
TAR4
Kelly and Jon
TAR5
Colin and Chistie
Linda and Karen
TAR6
Kris and Jon
TAR7
Romber
TAR9
Dani and Danielle (got screwed by the yield)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: never0102 on May 09, 2006, 07:03:16 PM
My ASAR

AR1:
Rob and Brennan
Drew and Kevin
Bill and Joe
Nancy and Emily [still in my mind the best Female team]

AR2:
Tara and Will
Danny and Oswald

AR3:
Flo and Zack
Teri and Ian
JV and Hill

AR4:
Kelly and Jon

AR5:
Chip and Kim
Colin and Christie
Mirna and Charla

AR6:
Lori and Bolo
Kris and Jon

AR7:
Romber

AR9:
Bj and Tyler

and *** Lena and Kristy or Danielle and Dani [cleary the two most screwed over team, the DD's would hvae made it to the final five w/o the yield] one of these two will "Amber" it and get on the race. I would give the edge to the most entertaining DD's though and their "hook-up" factor.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: mswood on May 09, 2006, 08:43:49 PM
Sorry the Dani and Danielle were not good racers.  In my Thread Ranking of Route Completion.  You will see that even from equilized places the best leg this team ever had was 5th.

They sucked at navigating.  And that in and of itself is enough to doom them,  But they also made huge mistakes.  Really at best they should have got one more leg out of the race.  And that leg was an drive yourself leg (it would have killed them).

And while you might argue that hey Ray and Yolanda should have been eliminated without the Yileld (which is true).  But Ray and Yolanda who are also navigationally challenged had their worst leg (time lost while navigating) on this leg.  So even with them being eliminated (ray and Yolanda) they very next leg, was another complicated driving episode and I just can't see this team making it past that leg.

I liked the girls they were fun, but they weren't great competition.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: never0102 on May 10, 2006, 02:55:39 PM
Sorry the Dani and Danielle were not good racers.  In my Thread Ranking of Route Completion.  You will see that even from equilized places the best leg this team ever had was 5th.

They sucked at navigating.  And that in and of itself is enough to doom them,  But they also made huge mistakes.  Really at best they should have got one more leg out of the race.  And that leg was an drive yourself leg (it would have killed them).

And while you might argue that hey Ray and Yolanda should have been eliminated without the Yileld (which is true).  But Ray and Yolanda who are also navigationally challenged had their worst leg (time lost while navigating) on this leg.  So even with them being eliminated (ray and Yolanda) they very next leg, was another complicated driving episode and I just can't see this team making it past that leg.

I liked the girls they were fun, but they weren't great competition.

Not like this matters, but considering Ray and Yolanda were just as bad with directions [the girls only messed up badly on one leg with navigation] and Rayo went from last to sixth beating DL i think the DD could have too, i have a strong feeling the DD would have asked for directions once they got to the town something Dave wouldnt do[MORON!] also the Dee wouldnt have got out of a car and ran around like Rayo did that made them fall further behind the leaders and kept them in second to last.  Then next leg BJT and LM got way way lost chances are DD wouldnt have gotten lost or at least might have but wouldnt have waited two hours to ask for directions like BJT did.  I believe Rayo, DL, and LM would have been the order had DD not been yielded then in Aus.  they would be at high risk for elim becuase they wouldnt have been smart enough to call for a cab like MOJO did, it would have been between then and FB for the elim and i wont give the DD any edge cause it could have gone either way.  Funny how Ray and Yolanda eneded in the same place.

I strongly believe this yield could have really taken a potential first femal final three team out of the final three but this is all heindsight.  Funny how i also still think even if the girls had lasted they would have dont any racing with Eric and Jeremy they would have been separate by either time[girls are slower] or just different detours. 

The girls really had it all bad, they had bad luck, bad skills i do feel eventually they would have gotten used to it, but their luck got to them.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: mswood on May 10, 2006, 05:57:27 PM
While its true that Ray and Yolanda (especially at this stage of the race) are both navigationally challeneged, Dani and Danielle also made series errors and mistakes in every leg that they didn't have to drive in.

This was I am sure in large part due to fatigue (and this teams admits that they were exceedingly tired all the time).  Ray and Yolanda seemed to handle this aspect of the race much better then they did.

I think this and the navigation factor really spelled the end of this team very early on.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 10, 2006, 07:58:59 PM
screencaps coming........... finish is Denver /RedRocks !!!!!!!!

Better resolution here  (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/?start=all) , thanks to banzai's video !!



NEXT TIME ON .. THE AMAZING RACE:

Phil : Two hour season finale. .
Jeremy ( on ride ) :Lets get it AWWNNNNNNN
Phil : It's the home stretch. anybody's game
Ray: we gotta catch the hippies & the frat girls
Eric : Hope the hip hippies are ready for a race ...
Phil: From the exotic far east
Tyler: wow this is incredible
**Oh wow ..This is intense **
Phil: to frigid North America
BJ? : I'm nothing but skin bones and attitude
Phil: every mistake could be their last.
Ray: Huh?
E/J voiceover : just lost our lead on everbody , dang it .
BJT: could we get on that flight?
Airport lady: sorry its full already
BJT : Oh my God ..I really just made a mistake .
Jeremy : were not far off from the million $$
BJT running .......: BJ ,We could win this !!
Phil: be there at the finish line
Ray: were good now , we got a chance
?? BJT or E/J ? running ? coming  for you Philllllllllllllll ( cant make it out ? my close caption didnt pick it up )
Phil: to see who wins the Amazing Race





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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Traegen on May 10, 2006, 08:10:16 PM
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E/J: Just lost our lead on everybody. Dang it.
This looks like another instance of not getting a taxi right away.

E/J confessional tonight looked like it was filmed in a Japanese garden, while the other two didn't. We're they filmed in Thailand?

We saw all teams running near Red Rocks right? So I don't think there will be a Guido edit.
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 10, 2006, 08:22:29 PM
Fujiyama! (http://www.coastergallery.com/japan/FH11.html)
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 10, 2006, 08:33:10 PM
The coaster is located in the Five Lakes region of Japan.


Yamanashi Prefecture (http://wikitravel.org/en/Yamanashi)

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One of the most visited places in the Yamanashi prefecture is Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest and most famous peak. The northern half of Mt. Fuji is located in Yamanashi. Also frequently visited is the Fuji Five Lakes Region, which is located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The names of the five lakes are: Kawaguchi, Yamanaka, Sai, Shoji and Motosu. In this area, people like to go hiking, camping, and fishing. There is also a popular amusement park there, Fujikyu Highlands. It has one of the highest roller coasters in the world, Fujiyama.


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Post by: Traegen on May 10, 2006, 08:38:46 PM
It looks to me like all the teams are bunched up at the ice drilling task, so I think the deciding factor will be the flight to Denver.

Also I've never had any luck posting images but there are shots of both E/J and BJ/T running through a Red Rocks at the same place, and then one of R/Y in a different spot. Is this at Red Rocks (anyone?) and if so is it before or after the spot the other two were filmed at? If it is before it means R/Y got dropped off further away from the pit stop for some reason. (Sorry if I am rambling but I am excited about the finale and hopped up on cold medication)

Puddin posted the images I'm talking about below.
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Post by: supsandalee on May 10, 2006, 08:39:56 PM
Chateau, I had the themepark named in tonights live thread but you beat me with pics. They must have to ride more than one coaster because the one Jeremy is on has a high head rest. I think it's this one -- it shoots up a tunnel.  It's called Dodonpa.
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Post by: puddin on May 10, 2006, 08:43:49 PM
If this is near Redrocks did RaYo get mugged ?

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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Chateau d If on May 10, 2006, 08:50:02 PM
Here is one that is shown in the promo at the same park:  Pizza-La (http://www.fujikyu.co.jp/fuji-q/attra/tondemina/index.html)?
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Post by: supsandalee on May 10, 2006, 08:52:50 PM
Now I'll ride any coaster in the world but you won't catch me on that! I call those spin and puke rides.  :holdbreath:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Pedaler on May 10, 2006, 08:55:11 PM
Puddin,  You can't tell from your vidcaps but I believe that E&J arrive before BJ&T.

Look where BJ & T's taxi parks.  I would think that if they arrived before E&J you would see their taxi's tire tracks in E&J's vid clip.  I couldn't spot the tracks while replaying the preview on my TV or PC.  Of course, it may just be the camera angle.

As for Ray and Yolanda, we just don't have enough info.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Chateau d If on May 10, 2006, 08:57:01 PM
Tunnel ride (http://www.dodonpa.net/)

Sups! you put these up already!  I was just digging blindly.   :doh:
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Post by: the_headcrusher on May 10, 2006, 09:06:29 PM
Could the ice drilling in the Alaska previews be something to do with ice fishing??  BTW does anyone know how many flights are Alaska to Denver?? I recall many teams having a stopover in Seattle in previous seasons.
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 10, 2006, 09:17:09 PM
This should be the way they get to the Fujikyu Highlands park.  Chuo Line (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuo_Main_Line)
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Post by: puddin on May 10, 2006, 09:25:58 PM
Puddin,  You can't tell from your vidcaps but I believe that E&J arrive before BJ&T.

Look where BJ & T's taxi parks.  I would think that if they arrived before E&J you would see their taxi's tire tracks in E&J's vid clip.  I couldn't spot the tracks while replaying the preview on my TV or PC.  Of course, it may just be the camera angle.

As for Ray and Yolanda, we just don't have enough info.

Agreed we need higher resolution vidcaps ( please banzai ? anyone? )
Honest at this point I don't care who wins , as long as  Moanica did not  ! I love all these teams ...best final 3 evah  :jumpy:

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: never0102 on May 10, 2006, 09:27:48 PM
If this is near Redrocks did RaYo get mugged ?

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/pudRFF90067.jpg)
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Rayo will be mugged in Japan, and Hippippies will have a advantage going to Japan [what the race hasnt given them enough chances and advantages]

EJ time looks alot darker, now i thought they arrived in Denver early morning [i might be wrong though] and that dark would mean early morning meaning EJ were in the first [if thats not the finish] or if it is the finsih it shows they won, other wise if they arrive in Denver late EJ are in last at that point.  Also i dont know why EJ would be carrying their bags though so that might point they know they lost. 

Now personally i am totally rooting for RAYO total underdogs and this will really show how the yield really does change the whole entire game [and really should be removed]
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Post by: never0102 on May 10, 2006, 09:31:06 PM
Puddin,  You can't tell from your vidcaps but I believe that E&J arrive before BJ&T.

Look where BJ & T's taxi parks.  I would think that if they arrived before E&J you would see their taxi's tire tracks in E&J's vid clip.  I couldn't spot the tracks while replaying the preview on my TV or PC.  Of course, it may just be the camera angle.

As for Ray and Yolanda, we just don't have enough info.

Agreed we need higher resolution vidcaps ( please banzai ? anyone? )
Honest at this point I don't care who wins , as long as  Moanica did not  ! I love all these teams ...best final 3 evah  :jumpy:



Ugg really i really have felt no connection with any of the teams, i am totally rootless, i just dont want EJ to win becuase of their "no work" additude and their money will go to waste. 

and the darker in EJ picture comes from watching it back on tape not from that screen cap
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 10, 2006, 09:35:03 PM
There is a cluebox where the taxi stops.  So that means they get out and read there and then run onward toward the camera.  So those taxis could be other team's taxis just arriving.  I think there could be exit tracks in the snow of the taxi that brought BJ&T.   :-\
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Post by: puddin on May 10, 2006, 09:36:11 PM
In the video E&J are hardly rushing , they are sorta shuffling their feet, either they know they are in the lead or know they are already beat like you said never ..if anyone has better pictures I'll open my photobucket to them   :-* all you have to do is ask .
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 10, 2006, 09:43:55 PM
Back to Japan.

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The Tokaido Shinkansen, connecting Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, was inaugurated in the year 1964 as the first shinkansen line and the world's first high speed train. In 1964 the trains already run with speeds of about 200 km/h. Nowadays they reach speeds of over 300 km/h.


I'm now thinking it its the Tokaido Shinkansen since that is a Bullet Train and Chuo does not look too fast.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Neobie on May 10, 2006, 09:49:03 PM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/pudRFF90008.jpg)

This traffic light belongs in Bangkok, unless Japan has them too.

I think the flight BJ/Tyler can't get on is in Bangkok's airport.

Will hop off to find some evidence now...
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 10, 2006, 09:51:35 PM
Guys, I think the flight BJ/Tyler can't get on is in Bangkok's airport.

Will hop off to find some evidence now...
right they dont have the Parkas yet !!
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Post by: banzai on May 10, 2006, 09:52:11 PM
Agreed we need higher resolution vidcaps ( please banzai ? anyone? )

 :waves:
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Post by: puddin on May 10, 2006, 09:55:07 PM
banzai to the rescue........... pm on the way
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Post by: Neobie on May 10, 2006, 09:56:18 PM
I always get so excited at the final previews. :jumpy:

Teams leave at night, note the Thai flags waving at the back.

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Yep, it's Bangkok's Don Muang Airport! (For those searching, remember that Bangkok now has a new airport, which was not open when the teams raced there.) The counter advertises the (relatively new, since 1 May 2005) Bangkok-New York non-stop flight.

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/pudRFF90058.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9b/Thai_nyc_express.png)

And...

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Well, there's a boat ramp on Lake Kawaguchi. Could this be the mid-finale Pit Stop?

(http://www.pc-gallery.net/bbs/data/GALLERY/Boat_Ramp,_Lake_Kawaguchi,_Honshu,_Japan._2001_S.jpg)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/pudRFF90050.jpg)

JH stands for Japan Highway. I guess they drive to the Fuji area from Tokyo?

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The first line reads... "Today's..." I can't pick out the rest... Not very useful, this one. Emporis hunters for the buildings, anyone?
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Post by: banzai on May 10, 2006, 11:07:34 PM
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4253/bonsai0as.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bonsai0as.jpg) Japanese bonsai or Thai hotel garden?
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3853/thailand5wt.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thailand5wt.jpg) This is the Thailand confession.

edit:
(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4079/bicycle0cz.th.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bicycle0cz.jpg) Detour: delivery task

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/5395/tyler16rx.th.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tyler16rx.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/9329/eric11sz.th.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=eric11sz.jpg) can't read the tags
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 10, 2006, 11:21:45 PM
http://www.savefile.com/projects/447144

TV preview is up; cable tv resolution  :woohoo:
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Post by: puddin on May 10, 2006, 11:23:53 PM
banzai you are the besT !!!!!!!!!


thinking Phil is in this area, up top
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Post by: dogparent on May 10, 2006, 11:24:59 PM
All of the Red Rocks "clue box" pictures, and RAYYo running look like they are from the southeast "corner entrance" at the bottom of the amphitheater.

There are two entrances at the bottom of Red Rocks -
Left hand side bottom, (as you face east, looking DOWN at the stage) -- IIRC does NOT have heaps of handrails up the side like RAY & Yo are near.

Right hand side bottom is typically where the band buses / equipment and stuff gets offloaded. Also, when you go "backstage" It's through the right hand side -- the wheelchair access ramps, IIRC are on the right. The left has some sharp steps up and I think there is a sign that says no wheelchair access as they don't have an ADA compliant "ramp" on that side. That looks like Ray and Yo entrance point.

The amphitheater is situated between two big rocks -- I think they are called Creation Rock and Ship Rock. If you go to the redrocksonline site, they have a little video, and maybe someone smart can tell if, when they get to the "keep it pure" picture at the end, if the big rock piece you see jutting up and taking most of the pic could be the one behind E/J and BJ & Tyler -- if so -- the tallest part is at the top of the amphitheater, the parking area is called the Top Circle lot --
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Post by: dogparent on May 10, 2006, 11:26:16 PM
The above photos are taken at the top of the amphitheater -- so it looks to me like RayYo got dropped off in the lower right hand corner, near the stage --
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Post by: banzai on May 10, 2006, 11:31:24 PM
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/2867/yen4nf.th.jpg) (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yen4nf.jpg) somebody said RayYo got mugged; sign says "Yen". That's Japanese alright.
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Post by: banzai on May 10, 2006, 11:41:29 PM
I think the flight BJ/Tyler can't get on is in Bangkok's airport.

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/851/thailand25he.th.jpg) (http://img146.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thailand25he.jpg) You can see some Thai near my red arrow
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Post by: Boingo on May 10, 2006, 11:48:57 PM
No surprise here, but the street scenes at night appear to be at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, thanks to Neobie's detective work 10 weeks ago.   :jumpy:

I always like to find a picture on the web that matches the vidcap.   ;D

ETA: Wonder if the teams are looking for the famous Hachiko (dog statue) at Shibuya.     ???

(http://www.tokyoessentials.com/images/hachiko.jpg)
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 12:17:12 AM
new vidcaps thanks to banzai's video's  (here) (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/?start=all)

lol , i uploaded the old pictures by accident ! DANG  :lol:
 :waves: Boingo !!


Fixed !! Nice clear vidcaps here  (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/?start=all)
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Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 12:26:52 AM
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  :waves: Boingo !!

 :waves: puddin !!!

Just thought I'd better get some spoiling in before the finale next week.   Not that there's much left to spoil.   :snicker:   
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 12:36:53 AM
We have so much to work with Boingo ...we need to find the winners  :jumpy:
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Post by: the_headcrusher on May 11, 2006, 12:40:04 AM
This probably has no significance but it's about the difference in E/J's confessional background (Japan?)  Anyway when it came to the finale for TAR8 didn't the Weaver's have an obvious different background than everyone else (kind of like E/J now)?  like I said this probably has no significance but I thought i'd just point it out.
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Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 12:44:45 AM
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We have so much to work with Boingo ...we need to find the winners

 :groan:  Oh yeah, that too.

Just for laughs, I found a picture on the web of that store behind Ray & Yolanda at Shibuya Crossing.  It's some kind of "fragrance store".   
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 01:08:39 AM
It looks like Ray has to go begging.

Here is the Yen? sign from the preview.
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Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 01:15:28 AM
Quick, someone stop me, I can't resist matching the vidcaps to web pictures of Shibuya....    :lol:

Here's what the vidcap looks like in detail (at dusk).  It's a view (from the Starbucks) of a large building near Shibuya Station.
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 01:19:04 AM
Here is the taxi behind BJ&T.  Unfortunately my pseudo-HD recording got cut off halfway through the show so this is from the regular antenna recording I make on a separate DVR.  The HD was better, really! But gone now.

And also the one behind E&J.
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 01:27:25 AM
And the clueboxes
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 01:28:02 AM
Wow banzai  !! As suspected RaYo get mugged ,what a find !!
Having fun Boingo  :lol: ?
my eyes hurt and my pc is dragging ..have fun  :waves:
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Post by: Mister RC on May 11, 2006, 01:41:01 AM
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Honest at this point I don't care who wins , as long as  Moanica did not  ! I love all these teams ...best final 3 evah

For real!  After nine seasons, I still never thought that there would ever be a point on the race in which the most unpopular team went out in 4th-place!

BTW, thanks for the vidcaps (for the finale, all season, and all of 2005-2006) as well as everything else.  I really appreciate it.

As for R/Y getting mugged, if they don't win, that would suck, but it was only a matter of time before a team who got mugged before the final leg would suffer from not being able to win (although I doubt that's the reason that they'd lose if they lose).

Given all the clueboxes, so close to the Finish Mat, it looks like they're doing that bonus game for the runners-up.  Just my opinion, based on the multiple clueboxes near R/Y.
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 01:41:15 AM
If this hapened first (and I hope it did)

then

this E&J cluebox shot should have a mark as indicated.

It doesn't   :'(
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 01:53:38 AM
It's a sure thing Ray & Yolanda get mugged because we see BJ&T running at the same time as E&J to what has to be the mat at the end of a dock in one of the five lakes at Mt Fuji.  I may be able to get a time on it but so far I can even find Mt Fuji in Google Earth!
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 02:02:32 AM
And some feet:

(I don't see anthing conclusive here, no wet shoe prints)
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Post by: gator27 on May 11, 2006, 06:42:14 AM

Yep, it's Bangkok's Don Muang Airport! (For those searching, remember that Bangkok now has a new airport, which was not open when the teams raced there.) The counter advertises the (relatively new, since 1 May 2005) Bangkok-New York non-stop flight.


As sound as I heard the Hippies could not get on a full flight,  I immediatedly thought it had to be in Bangkok.  Catching that flight probable could have given the Hippies and insurmountable lead.  The producers are probably glad that did not happen and the 3 teams could bunch up on their way to Japan.
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Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 08:31:33 AM
FWIW, BJ&T are drilling some ice fishing holes on a frozen lake (probably in Alaska).     :-\
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Post by: mcalpine9 on May 11, 2006, 08:31:45 AM
It appears that the snow between BJ/Tyler (running) and the cluebox is less disturbed than in the photo with EJ.
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Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 08:58:08 AM
That's a Musk Ox in the preview vidcap.  The range of the Musk Ox in Alaska is shown below.     :umn:
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 09:05:48 AM
webclues~
One team is ecstatic when they learn the location of the next detination ,a place they've been to and where they know the language .
Little mistakes can cost big when the finish line is close , and one team wastes a lot of time looking for equipment needed for a challenge .Will this be the difference between first and second place ?
The last two legs of the race are both mentally and physically grueling , which duo will win the million dollars ?
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/pudRFF90101.jpg)
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Post by: Pedaler on May 11, 2006, 09:49:49 AM
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It appears that the snow between BJ/Tyler (running) and the cluebox is less disturbed than in the photo with EJ.

It could be.


There are clear tire tracks going left to right in front of the clue box in Chateau's E&J vidcap.  Even though the camera angle is different, the tire tracks can partially be seen in the B.J. and Tyler vidcap.  So I would think we would be able to see B.J and Tyler's taxi tire tracks in E&J's vidcap if BJ & T arrived first at the clue box since the tires leave such a distinct marking.
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 09:56:55 AM
see if this helps
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90087.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90088.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90095.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90096.jpg)
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Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 10:15:20 AM
^^ headlights are on so I'll say it's early morning. I only turn on the headlights when it's dark.
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Post by: Pedaler on May 11, 2006, 10:16:41 AM
Awesome vidcaps Puddin.  Thanks.

Now if that's Red Rocks, why would there be a clue box right before the final pit stop?  Maybe a final task in Red Rocks like they did last year in Lewiston, NY?
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Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 10:26:15 AM
(http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/7320/fuji3go.th.jpg) (http://img107.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fuji3go.jpg) I think it's this one Chateau
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Post by: Reality Junkee on May 11, 2006, 10:27:20 AM
^^ headlights are on so I'll say it's early morning. I only turn on the headlights when it's dark.


That's a strong possibility banzai.  However where I am (Michigan), even in the afternoon, if the weather is gloomy like that, people have their headlights on as well.  
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 10:29:52 AM
Awesome vidcaps Puddin.  Thanks.

Now if that's Red Rocks, why would there be a clue box right before the final pit stop?  Maybe a final task in Red Rocks like they did last year in Lewiston, NY?

Maybe so Pedaler ? Eric is reading a clue while running ! First I thought this clue was the ice fishing but......? what do they have to do? run a snowplow  :snicker:  ?

Little mistakes can cost big when the finish line is close , and one team wastes a lot of time looking for equipment needed for a challenge .Will this be the difference between first and second place ?
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Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 10:36:39 AM
http://www.sunrisesunset.com/calendar.asp?comb_city_info=Denver,%20Colorado;105;39.8;-7;1&month=11&year=2005&time_type=0

sunrise and sunset time in Denver, Colorado. Sunrise is around 7AM and sunset is around 4:36 pm.
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Post by: woden on May 11, 2006, 10:40:33 AM
I'm stepping out on this one -- like to go into the finale raw.

 :js:

Have fun spoiling! See you when we start tracking down locations for TAR10!
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 10:48:18 AM
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I think it's this one Chateau

Thanks Banzai! I was looking for snow.

But is that a Google Earth joke?  I saw that peak and thought "Why would there be an active volcano flowing miles of red hot lava without us hearing about it?"  Did I miss the news?

From that spoiler in Anchorage of E&J getting a flight to Denver we concluded that they would be arriving in the early Denver morning.  I have lost track of the details but that's what I remember.  And the Red Rocks website posted that they were closed for a private function that morning (I believe it was Saturday Dec 3rd).

Fuji info (http://www.hi.com.au/resource/rfactsa.asp?kla=13&subtopicid=3571)
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Post by: Pedaler on May 11, 2006, 10:52:45 AM
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All of the Red Rocks "clue box" pictures, and RAYYo running look like they are from the southeast "corner entrance" at the bottom of the amphitheater.

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Eric is reading a clue while running]

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Little mistakes can cost big when the finish line is close , and one team wastes a lot of time looking for equipment needed for a challenge .Will this be the difference between first and second place

Welcome dogparent.  You seem to be very knowledeable of Red Rocks.  Would you have any idea of some task the racers could perform at Red Rocks?  I went to the Red Rocks web site and saw:


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Trails

 

The Trading Post loop hiking trail is 1.4 miles in length, and goes through spectacular rock formations, valleys and a natural meadow. Some of the terrain is rough, so hiking boots/ shoes are recommended. Also, hikers should be prepared for adverse weather conditions as the weather can change very quickly.

The trail is 6,280 feet above sea level, so persons with health conditions may wish to consult a doctor before attempting the hike. If children are joining the hike, provide good supervision, as some areas of the trail are drop-offs, steep grades, and road crossings. The majority of the trail is less than 30 inches wide, and rock climbing is prohibited. The trail closes one-half hour before sunset. Hikers are advised to allow themselves up to two hours to complete the hike.


Is that trail any where near where all three race teams are shown?  Would you need any equipment to hike the trail in the snow?

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Post by: Big Papi on May 11, 2006, 10:54:26 AM
Awesome vidcaps Puddin.  Thanks.


Ditto puddin. Congrats on the Hippie win.  :jam:

Lights on taxis: most newer cars have "daytime running lights" and you can not turn them off. Tracks in the snow at cluebox: Most likely from the crew that had to put the cluebox there (no monkeys jumping on it there  :monk2: )
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Post by: Pedaler on May 11, 2006, 10:58:50 AM
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I have lost track of the details but that's what I remember.  And the Red Rocks website posted that they were closed for a private function that morning (I believe it was Saturday Dec 3rd).

Frontier arrived in Devnver from Anchorage at 5:59 am (scheduled 6:15)
United arrived in Denver from Anchorage at 6:25 am (scheduled 6:34)
NW arrived in Denver from Anchorage at 8:48 am (scheduled 8:11)
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 11:08:24 AM
How about this spot at Red Rocks (for the cluebox location and taxi shots).  The satellite image is rather old.  They are just putting in the roads and parking.
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Post by: Big Papi on May 11, 2006, 11:12:57 AM

I'm stepping out on this one -- like to go into the finale raw.

 :js:

Have fun spoiling! See you when we start tracking down locations for TAR10!

"I'm stepping out on this one -- like to go into the finale raw. "

Me too mwooden. I also want to thank all of the posters here for the excellent work, it is HARD work, and I also want to thank you, mswood, for the strong support you have demonstrated for my son and his racing partner. I may cheat and peek in now and then puddin, but in any case I will see you over yonder. Cheers ALL....may your team (and mine) win.  :jam: :waves:

eta: typo, sorry...
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Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 11:22:12 AM
You're right Chateau.
http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile118/Snow-make-up-of-Mt.-Fuji-(image-overlay).htm
(http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/071005/mt_fuji_snow.jpg) Here's the old image from Google Earth Hacks. They switched satellite companies.
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Post by: supsandalee on May 11, 2006, 11:41:58 AM
... I also want to thank you, mswood, for the strong support you have demonstrated for my son and his racing partner. I may cheat and peek in now and then puddin, but in any case I will see you over yonder. Cheers ALL....may your team (and mine) win.  :jam: :waves:

WHAT!!! Is Big Papi Eric or Jemery's parent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????
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Post by: becand75 on May 11, 2006, 11:42:09 AM
Hello All - Im new to these forums, so bear with me.

A majority of taxi's in the U.S. today are Ford Crown Victoria's

(http://a137.g.akamai.net/f/137/3538/120m/imageonthefly.cars.com/images/?IMG=U9FOGEB1.JPG&width=208&COLOR=ffffff)

According to the govt, they are all equipped with daytime running lights, so that gets rid of that rumor. This link shows a 2006, but all models from 1995 to present should be equipped. With a taxis life probably short lived, I dont expect that they do much before 1995.

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/3481.html (http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/3481.html)

Look forward to further posts.
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Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 11:50:09 AM
thanks becand75 and welcome to RFF  :jumpy:
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Post by: gator27 on May 11, 2006, 11:54:15 AM
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90088.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90095.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90096.jpg)

Here is my take on these pictures.  Eric and Jeremy arrive in their taxi first (parked right next to the road).  The Hippie's taxi pulls up seconds later, and, in an effort not to block the road, pulls in between the Frat Boys taxi and the clue box.
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Post by: becand75 on May 11, 2006, 12:04:54 PM
I think thats a pretty good observation. Then again, I think that CBS purposely puts clips in there to lead spoilers in a certain direction. I know that they have "mock finishes" for the race making it seem like each of the teams makes it to the finish mat first for commercial purposes.

You guys are doing a great job ripping this video preview apart!
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Post by: mcalpine9 on May 11, 2006, 12:21:21 PM
If BJ/T were seconds behind EJ believe me EJ would not be walking- especially with $1million on the line.
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 12:27:02 PM
BigPapi  ;) and mwooden  , no problem :jam:
good stuff guys & gals !!

dont forget the spoiler , they are in Alaska at night so how long does it take to fly to Denver or whatever ? Really I have no idea .


posted on  12/2/05 9:08 pm  Giantsfan22  (http://p085.ezboard.com/fsurvivorsucksfrm23.showMessageRange?topicID=6156.topic&start=21&stop=26)
 Okay, I have lurked on this board for a few years and this is my first attempt at a spoiler.
My brother in law works for Alaska Airlines in Anchorage, and about half an hour ago he saw 2 guys go running through the airport with a camera guy and a sound guy following them. The only description I could get out of him was that they were 2 dudes dressed alike in matching gray sweaters and blue Adidas shoes, mid 20's, and they were looking for Northwest Airlines. They spoke to a native Alaska woman in her 50's who also works there and said they were headed to Denver. They went first to Northwest counter, then Continental, then back to Alaska Airlines.

:welcome: becand75
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 12:28:09 PM
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I have lost track of the details but that's what I remember.  And the Red Rocks website posted that they were closed for a private function that morning (I believe it was Saturday Dec 3rd).

Frontier arrived in Devnver from Anchorage at 5:59 am (scheduled 6:15)
United arrived in Denver from Anchorage at 6:25 am (scheduled 6:34)
NW arrived in Denver from Anchorage at 8:48 am (scheduled 8:11)

Never mind my post above !! I missed this  :waves:
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Post by: Pedaler on May 11, 2006, 12:45:08 PM
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How about this spot at Red Rocks (for the cluebox location and taxi shots).

I think you did it again Chateau.  But I don't think TPTB are going to give any hints as to what the racers have to do before they get to the ampitheater.

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Okay, I have lurked on this board for a few years and this is my first attempt at a spoiler.
My brother in law works for Alaska Airlines in Anchorage, and about half an hour ago he saw 2 guys go running through the airport with a camera guy and a sound guy following them. The only description I could get out of him was that they were 2 dudes dressed alike in matching gray sweaters and blue Adidas shoes, mid 20's, and they were looking for Northwest Airlines. They spoke to a native Alaska woman in her 50's who also works there and said they were headed to Denver. They went first to Northwest counter, then Continental, then back to Alaska Airlines.

Puddin, to rehash a little of what I asked Giantsfan that evening:  The sighting  was around 5:30 to 6:00 pm  local time.  The best flight was Frontier which didn't leave until 11:10 pm.  The catch is that the Denver flight is Frontier's only flight of the day and Fontier doesn't open their counter until later in the evening.

I hope all racers checked with a travel agent beforehand.


(United left at 11:30 pm)


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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 12:53:31 PM
I'm glad your here Pedaler :)
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Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 12:55:30 PM
Found where Ray & Yolanda are walking in Shibuya-ku (a little west of the actual Shibuya Crossing).  They are near the Shibuya 109 fashion building crossing.  They are heading in the direction of the Shibuya Crossing (and possibly the Hachiko statue).
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Post by: becand75 on May 11, 2006, 12:59:09 PM
Lord, the money I would pay to be on the Amazing Race.

Anyway, maybe we will have another Romber moment like in TAR7. I still say that if Uchenna and Joyce hadnt made that flight attendant let them on the plane, Romber would have won. Not saying im a Romber fan or anything.

Ive been analyzing the pictures more and more. Also, I dont think the winner of this race is going to come down to a plane ride, I think its gonna be the final task before the finish line.
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 01:12:18 PM
I have to go make it look like I did something today
video links when and if they ever update

http://www.cbs.com/innertube/index.php?vid=19508
rtsp://real.cbsig.net:554/g2demand/entertainment/cbs_video/insider/primetime/amazing_race9/promos/race_promo.rm
http://www.cbs.com/cbs_video/insider/video.php?chap=19501
this one thanks to Slowhatch ( windows media )
http://winmed.cbsig.net/net/g2demand/entertainment/cbs_video/insider/primetime/amazing_race9/promos/race_promo.wmv
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Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 03:01:32 PM
so much to read through , sorry if this was posted already .....

the stage was set for the teams to arrive before noon ( btw kudos to Dedwards , this was a really good spoiler )

 Dec 3rd , Finish-line spec from TWoP by Dedwards (http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=2666383&st=4530)

I did some detective work and called Red Rocks. I should not have bothered, the Red Rocks Online  (http://www.redrocksonline.com/00_news/00_news_detail.tml?id=232) website practicly gives it away and the gal I talked to paused when I mentioned TAR by name. Then just repeated it was closed for a "private function" from 6am to noon.
From the web site :
Amphitheatre to be Closed this Saturday
Due to a private function, the Amphitheatre and Visitor Center will be closed to the public this Saturday morning, December 3, 2005. The Amphitheatre will reopen at approximately Noon. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 03:15:39 PM
Whatever the final task is, I bet they go through that tunnel (see satellite image) to the parking lot on the other side and complete the task there.  That shot of Ray & Yolanda may be them on the trail that shows up in the satellite image.  It goes to the bottom of the amphitheater.

For sure we see the teams enter the amphitheater and have to run all the way up the stairs to Phil at the top (south end)

I think E&J get to the final task first (due to the lack of any marks in the snow at the cluebox from BJ&T's taxi) but the difference is not enough to let them win.  The final task will involve using their brains and for that BJ&T will wiz right by them.

I can't wait!   :jumpy:
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Post by: gingerman28 on May 11, 2006, 03:43:58 PM
Just some quickies:

I concur that it looks like the Hippies are having trouble getting an early flight to Tokyo; they seem to be at the Thai Airways counter since there is a sign over Tyler's shoulder that says that they now feature non-stop flights to New York, and Thai Airlines recently inaugurated non-stop service from Bangkok to JFK a 16hour and 30 minute flight compared to one stops through Tokyo taking up to 23 hours! Also it looks like Tyler hasn't picked up a windbreaker yet which he has when the leave Tokyo.

Looks like the teams arrive in Tokyo at night or at least after sunset.  Must go through city to find various places.

Detour task may be ride mini-bikes through down town and deliver stuff (Looks like DHL messenger bags - another blatant commercial tie-in a la duracel batteries, kodak cameras, and all the rest) Not sure of the other task yet.

Next day looks like they have to drive south to Five Lakes area.  Can anyone identify the logo on the guard booth at which Ray is asking directions:  it looks like JH sort of, but obviously japanese of some sort.

Day spent in Fujiyama amusement park.  We see teams riding two different roller coasters (seats are different) but only Jeremy, Tyler and Yolanda on one such ride and again these three only on the piazz wheel (never in a thousand years would you find me on that).  So is this the ROADBLOCK?  One team member has to ride two different rides or only the wheelly thing?

Race to the pit stop through the park with The Hippies arriving first and The Beach Boys close behind. That leaves RaYoYo to get mugged by Phil.  Note that the next morning probably driving back to Tokyo Airport, Yolanda is driving and Ray has a sign which looks like pleading for YEN around his neck.

Then it is off to Alaska.  Via Seattle to Anchorage and then back country by bush plane?  Eric and Ray are in a waiting room somewhere. Thankfully, TPTB spring for parkas and hats for the teams, especially the Hippies who would not last long.

Where does the trek by BJ on snowshoes and ski poles fit in.

Finally back in Denver, if the flight information is right then the Beach Boys will be 2 to 3 hours behind the others.  Note that when BJ and Tyler are running up the snow path toward what looks like somekind of buildings Tyler is jumping up and down as he has been all during the race when they know they are in the lead.

But why have a clue box by the entrance to Red Rocks unless it means somekind of task still lies ahead before they all meet on the red carpet.

My estimates of arrival times at the Marble Temple in Bangkok and therefore the leaving times 12 or 24 hours later:

The Hippies between 11:15AM and 11:30AM

The Beach Boys between 2:00PM and 2:30PM

RaYoYo between 2:30PM and 3:00PM

Hopefully, CBS will add more details during commercial on Survivor tonight.  The end of program promo was a record setter: almost a full minute of stuff!!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 11, 2006, 04:21:26 PM
With these flight schedules teams shouldn't have too much trouble getting to Tokyo

Bangkok to Tokyo-Narita(NRT) – all flights are non-stop

Depart      Arrive      Carrier/Flight   Stop/Connex   Trip Time
6:05am      2:20pm         NW 0028        0      6:15 hrs.
6:45am      2:55pm         NH 7054*        0      6:10 hrs.
6:45am      2:55pm         UA 0852        0      6:10 hrs.
7:30am      3:40pm         NH 5956*        0      6:10 hrs.
7:30am      3:40pm         TG 0676        0      6:10 hrs.
8:10am      4:15pm         JL 0708*        0      6:05 hrs.
8:10am      4:15pm         JO 0708*        0      6:05 hrs.
11:20am      7:30pm         NH 5952*        0      6:10 hrs.
11:20am      7:30pm         TG 0640        0      6:10 hrs.
10:15pm      6:20am+1        JL 0718*        0      6:05 hrs.
10:15pm      6:20am+1        JO 0718*        0      6:05 hrs.
10:40pm      6:45am+1        NH 0954        0      6:05 hrs.
10:40pm      6:45am+1        TG 6004*        0      6:05 hrs.
11:00pm      6:55am+1        SQ 0996        0      5:55 hrs.
11:10pm      7:30am+1        NH 5954*        0      6:20 hrs.
11:10pm      7:30am+1        TG 0642        0      6:20 hrs.
11:55pm      8:05am+1        NH 0916        0      6:10 hrs.
11:55pm      8:05am+1        TG 6002*        0      6:10 hrs.

Bangkok to Tokyo-Haneda(HND) – no non-stop flights

Depart      Arrive      Carrier/Flight      Stop/Connex      Trip Time
12:50am      11:00am         TG 0648 / JL 1708        FUK 1:25 hrs.      8:10 hrs.
12:50am      11:05am         JL 5038* / NH 0246        FUK 1:30 hrs.      8:15 hrs.
12:50am      11:05am         TG 0648 / NH 0246        FUK 1:30 hrs.      8:15 hrs.
12:50am      11:35am         JL 5038* / 1710        FUK 2:00 hrs.      8:45 hrs.
12:50am      11:35am         JL 5038* / NH 0248        FUK 2:00 hrs.      8:45 hrs.
12:50am      11:35am         JL 5038* / NH 0248        FUK 2:00 hrs.      8:45 hrs.
12:50am      11:35am         TG 0648 / JL 1710        FUK 2:00 hrs.      8:45 hrs.
12:50am      11:35am         TG 0648 / NH 0248        FUK 2:00 hrs.      8:45 hrs.
12:50am      11:35am         TG 0648 / NH 0248        FUK 2:00 hrs.      8:45 hrs.
12:50am      11:35am         TG 0648 / 6030*        FUK 2:00 hrs.      8:45 hrs.
12:50am      1:05pm         JL 5038* / NH 0250        FUK 3:30 hrs.      10:15 hrs.
12:50am      1:35pm         JL 5038* / 1714        FUK 4:00 hrs.      10:45 hrs.
12:50am      2:05pm         JL 5038* / NH 0252        FUK 4:30 hrs.      11:15 hrs.
12:30pm      10:30pm         NH 5960* / 0150        KIX 1:25 hrs.      8:00 hrs.
12:30pm      10:30pm         TG 0672 / NH 0150        KIX 1:25 hrs.      8:00 hrs.
12:30pm      10:30pm         TG 0672 / 6034*        KIX 1:25 hrs.      8:00 hrs.
12:30pm      11:10pm         NH 5960* / 0976        KIX 2:05 hrs.      8:40 hrs.
12:30pm      11:10pm         TG 0672 / NH 0976        KIX 2:05 hrs.      8:40 hrs.
12:30pm      11:20pm         NH 5960* / JL 1322        KIX 2:10 hrs.      8:50 hrs.
12:30pm      11:20pm         TG 0672 / JL 1322        KIX 2:10 hrs.      8:50 hrs.
10:10pm      8:05am+1        SQ 0974 / NH 0974        KIX 1:15 hrs.      7:55 hrs.
10:10pm      8:20am+1        SQ 0974 / JL 1304        KIX 1:25 hrs.      8:10 hrs.
10:10pm      8:25am+1        SQ 0974 / NH 0142        KIX 1:35 hrs.      8:15 hrs.
11:00pm      11:10am+1     JL 0728* / NH 0144                  KIX 3:30 hrs.      10:10 hrs.
11:00pm      11:10am+1     JO 0728* / NH 0144        KIX 3:30 hrs.      10:10 hrs.
11:00pm      11:10am+1     TG 6940* / NH 0144        KIX 3:30 hrs.      10:10 hrs.
11:00pm      11:10am+1     TG 6940* / 6032*        KIX 3:30 hrs.      10:10 hrs.
11:59pm      11:10am+1     JL 5032* / NH 0144        KIX 2:25 hrs.      9:11 hrs.
11:59pm      11:10am+1     TG 0622 / NH 0144        KIX 2:25 hrs.      9:11 hrs.
11:59pm      11:10am+1     TG 0622 / 6032*        KIX 2:25 hrs.      9:11 hrs.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 04:56:24 PM
CBS Press ~

May 11, 2006

AFTER TRAVELING TO FIVE CONTINENTS, 10 COUNTRIES AND MORE THAN 59,000 THOUSAND MILES, FIND OUT WHICH TEAM WILL BE THE FIRST TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE AND TAKE HOME THE MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE, 
ON THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF "THE AMAZING RACE 9,"
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT

"Five Continents…Ten Countries…And More Than Fifty-Nine Thousand Miles" -- After traveling to five continents, 10 countries and more than 59,000 thousand miles, one Team will be the first to cross the Finish Line and take home the one million dollar grand prize, on the two-hour season finale of THE AMAZING RACE 9, Wednesday, May 17 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

As the Teams race through Japan, they quickly learn that little mistakes can cost big time when there are only three teams left and the finish line is within reach.  The last two legs of the Race around the world prove both mentally and physically grueling and it is a tight contest until the very end.   
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Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 05:22:51 PM
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Detour task may be ride mini-bikes through down town and deliver stuff (Looks like DHL messenger bags - another blatant commercial tie-in a la duracel batteries, kodak cameras, and all the rest) Not sure of the other task yet.

Something about gingerman's comments about the detour got me going on this search.  Turns out there is a DHL Express Center (http://www.dhl.co.jp/publish/jp/en/information/countrydetails/DHL_EXP/ship_cntr/dhlcnt_21.high.html) 3 minutes walk from the Yoyogi Station (north of the Shibuya Station) in Shibuya-ku.  Also, I found a bike rental area in Yoyogi Park (near Harajuku Station, north of Shibuya Station).  Coincidence  ???

Not sure if these are in any way connected, but sure sounds interesting.  :)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 07:43:54 PM
(http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/641/taxi0ks.th.jpg) (http://img316.imageshack.us/my.php?image=taxi0ks.jpg) did we see this clip yet or I'm getting old ? lol
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 08:17:47 PM
I can't remember either!

I just guessing this is the location of the Ray & Yolanda clip:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 11, 2006, 08:27:19 PM
Believe I've identified where Tyler is riding his bike.  He appears to be riding NORTH thru Shubuya Crossing with the Q Front building (Starbucks store) in the background.

That would mean he must have started out near the Shibuya Station and is heading north toward Yoyogi Park.
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Post by: never0102 on May 11, 2006, 08:28:49 PM
Believe I've identified where Tyler is riding his bike.  He appears to be riding NORTH thru Shubuya Crossing with the Q Front building (Starbucks store) in the background.

That would mean he must have started out near the Shibuya Station and is heading north toward Yoyogi Park.

Oh my gosh is that Danielle?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 09:04:51 PM
SusieChapstick @ sucks in the spoiler thread thinks this is in Denver , can someone post this vidcap at sucks for me  ?


Quote
I have been to Red Rocks dozens of times and could easily confirm pic's of the stage if someone posts them.

I have also heard that there was an image of another location about 15 minutes away from Red Rocks in the previews for next week. When I called an employee of that sight they said "I'm sorry, I can't answer any of your questions."

Can someone post a screen cap of what might be an old cabin, one-room school, or people in historic garb??


http://p085.ezboard.com/fsurvivorsucksfrm23.showMessageRange?topicID=6315.topic&start=721&stop=732

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/banzai/pudRFF90083.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 09:06:28 PM
(http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/641/taxi0ks.th.jpg) (http://img316.imageshack.us/my.php?image=taxi0ks.jpg) did we see this clip yet or I'm getting old ? lol

I don't think we saw this yet banzai !! the people do look oriental ? sorta ?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 09:12:54 PM
^^ yes, so I think it's either Thailand or Japan
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gingerman28 on May 11, 2006, 09:56:25 PM
 ???Strange not one single mention of TAR during Survivor tonight.

I know the ratings are falling for TAR, show only pulls in less than half the audience for Survivor and about half the audience for NBC's Deal or No Deal. (Not even to mention A. I.) But is CBS giving up on its three-time Emmy winner :'( :'(

CBS mistake, in my opinion, is to run both Survivor and TAR during the same quarter. Two good reality shows in the same week by the same network is hard to promote.  To me, and I go back to my old days at J. Walter Thompson, you never want to program similar programs at the same time.  The best idea would be to alternate Survivor and TAR in the Thursday, 8PM to 9PM time period. Make this the Real Reality Hour on CBS with a great follow-up show like CSI to build and hold audiences.

Enough said.  Back to the pondering.  When and where do the teams pick up cars (Toyotas this time no doubt) so that they can drive down to the Five Lakes area?  We have day  time shots going south towards Mt. Fugi and nighttime (or very early morning) shots coming back north probably to NRT.  Talk about security; its like an armored camp and it takes a lot to just get in and out of the airport,so they may have to drop the cars off somewhere else and take the airport bus into the airport grounds.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 11, 2006, 09:58:55 PM
g-man the web promo isnt even up yet.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Chateau d If on May 11, 2006, 10:10:02 PM
There has to be a reason for a shot like this.  When inverted it is Lake Motosu (one of the Five Lakes) on the 5000 Yen note.


And if this is Lake Motosu then the time is 1:30 pm plus or minus an hour.

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 11, 2006, 10:49:17 PM
thanks to SusieChapstick at Sucks
http://www.clearcreekhistorypark.org/CCHP/CCHP_home.htm
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3061/ccp10yh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) Clear Creek Park, near Red Rocks, Colorado, USA
(http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/2975/23town5wz.th.jpg) (http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=23town5wz.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 10:54:37 PM
thats it banzai  :jumpy: !!! Thank you SusieChapstick  :hrt: , Pedaler & banzai !!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 11, 2006, 11:21:43 PM
lol its so quiet , our last challenge ?


from banzai's link

 
When the `59ers arrived to prospect precious "color" in the gulches nearby, "Golden City" began as a mining supply hub, linking the stagecoach and freight trade with the other merchants and ranching homesteaders that fed, clothed, and entertained the area’s booming populations. The mid-1860s saw Golden City as the Capital of the Colorado Territory.     
     
  Its ranching and industrial heritage soon became intertwined with its 1870s railroad resources and by the 1890s, Golden had become a regional tourist destination. At Clear Creek History Park you will experience the work and play activities of Colorado’s mid-to-late 1800s pioneers. From gold panning, blacksmithing and wool spinning, to lasso throwing and one-room school sessions, visitors will actually have a hand in experiencing frontier life.  
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Bathfizzy on May 12, 2006, 01:42:31 AM
Thanks everyone for posting all the pictures and maps, I had a great time reading it all.  I can hardly wait unti next week.  I am happy with the Final 3 and anyone of them can win and it is okay with me.  The Frat boys redeemed themselves with me when they gave BJ the flip flops.  But of course I want the Hippies to win it all as they are so much fun to watch and cheer for.   :jumpy:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: amandacut on May 12, 2006, 03:25:00 AM
It says at the TAR9 CBS website that one team knows the language of the place and they're going to Japan right? The hippies know how to speak japanese. I'm really thrilled!!! GO HIPPIES!!!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: dogparent on May 12, 2006, 08:50:35 AM
Not that it matters, but, the entrance RAY Yo look to be going up to is the OTHER side of the lower part of the amphitheater -- the left side is skinnier and inconsistently paved. It looks like the cameraman is facing westish as they run up towards him -- the guard rail is on the correct side.

Maybe I'll drive up there on Wednesday in homage to the Race --
Wanna know what really stinks? Every year in the beginning of December they decorate the Astor House and do a Holiday program there -- we went a couple of years ago -- sure wish we would've gone LAST year as it's usually the first couple of days in December!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 12, 2006, 10:32:38 AM
repost so we can see where they started.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6079/mat2hc.th.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mat2hc.jpg) (http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/7991/redrocks6kl.th.jpg) (http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?image=redrocks6kl.jpg) do you see which way Phil is facing? hmm ???
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2035/finale29ix.th.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=finale29ix.jpg) old satellite map
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/1984/finale34tp.th.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=finale34tp.jpg)
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8528/finale40dp.th.jpg) (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=finale40dp.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6236/finale52wu.th.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/my.php?image=finale52wu.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Dorito on May 12, 2006, 10:37:32 AM
Are we sure that pic of Phil on the big mat is the FINISH LINE...I mean they've always used that as the finish line in previous seasons, but none of the other eliminated teams are shown there...And he's not wearing his famous black coat that he always wears.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Evan_Weinstein on May 12, 2006, 11:01:25 AM
Can anyone help me by identifying which airport BJ & Tyler ran


(http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900797ry.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900797ry.jpg)

I am so confused on this picture
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 11:09:30 AM
Can anyone help me by identifying which airport BJ & Tyler ran


http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900797ry.jpg (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900797ry.jpg)

I am so confused on this picture

back on page 4 Evan
Neobie wrote :
Yep, it's Bangkok's Don Muang Airport!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 11:12:10 AM
Are we sure that pic of Phil on the big mat is the FINISH LINE...I mean they've always used that as the finish line in previous seasons, but none of the other eliminated teams are shown there...And he's not wearing his famous black coat that he always wears.

Maybe they come running out from behind the big rock like a B-Day party and they yell Surprise !!   :angel:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Dorito on May 12, 2006, 11:14:19 AM
That would be interesting lol...
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Post by: becand75 on May 12, 2006, 11:34:04 AM
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/4497/pudrff900828dq.th.jpg)

I dont know if anyone noticed the massive amount of footprints on the trail BJ and Tyler are on. Clue or no?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: becand75 on May 12, 2006, 11:46:47 AM
(http://www.eventprocess.com/BrokerMaps/RedRocksNOGA_all.gif)

Found a basic map of Red Rocks Ampitheatre. Shows the basic entrances.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 12, 2006, 12:15:17 PM
(http://img316.imageshack.us/img316/641/taxi0ks.th.jpg) (http://img316.imageshack.us/my.php?image=taxi0ks.jpg) did we see this clip yet or I'm getting old ? lol

I don't think we saw this yet banzai !! the people do look oriental ? sorta ?

Ya think it may be recycled?  The taxi sign doesn't match Bangkok or Tokyo taxis, but it does look a lot like the taxi sign on this Reykjavik taxi.  Could be from a previous TAR that went to Iceland.       ???
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 12, 2006, 02:04:52 PM
Boingo, they didnt use taxi cabs when they went to iceland in season6 they had suv's the entire time.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 12, 2006, 02:09:29 PM
Boingo, they didnt use taxi cabs when they went to iceland in season6 they had suv's the entire time.

I never said they did, just trying to match the pictures.  BTW, here is a typical taxi sign for a Stuttgart taxi.  Also very similar.  They did use taxis in Germany.  I suspect the signs are common in the EU.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 02:22:54 PM
I agree Boingo , the taxi is just to common and yeah the Gemany taxi's had the same sign . Probably like our Elephants ( can't beleive we spent all that time finding them for NOTHING  (:;) ) , just a flash to make us peeps crazy !
Good try though Boingo  :hearts: , whatever you have put it out there because sometimes the little things are the ones that we over look and later say" DANGUMIT ! I saw that but thought nothing of it because I was afraid to say something because I might  look stupid ." It happens all the time , right ? So anyone that thinks they see something or knows something don't be afraid because we don't flame here and all efforts are welcomed as well as appreciated
 :woohoo: Last episode lets go for it !!if you got something put it up !!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 03:18:05 PM
photos uploading here

new task E/J carring something a GIRL ?
http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/Finale/?start=all


VO: Even if you haven't seen the Amazing Race don't miss the season finale
Jeremy ( on ride  ): LETS GET IT AWWNNNN
VO: just 3 teams remain ,the fun loving Hippies
BJT voiceover : put on some pants its time to dance !
** Ray drving daylight**
VO: the fighting daters
Ray : Driving Miss Crazy  :funny:
Yolanda :  you just shut up
VO: and the flirting Frat boys
**E/J carrying whoever **
Eric: this is like a naughty fantasy come true
VO: the clues are everwhere but you have to keep your eyes open to see them
**E/J looking around the plaza ..cam pans to neon building ! **
** Tyler /Jeremy on coaster Looking around !! **
Jeremy: How can you read anything from up here !?
VO: catch the thrill ride of a life time ,the Amazing Race season finale............



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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 12, 2006, 03:55:49 PM
 :woohoo:  Fresh pix to spoil!

The frat boys may be carrying the sedan chair near Tokyo Bay (Harbor), as that may be the Raibow Bridge in the background.  Need to look into this a bit further to confirm.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 04:01:47 PM
And they have a beautiful oriental girl in the chair dressed in a maid costume , what the heck where TPTB thinking  !?
so this is the other detour , Deliver or River / Courier or CarryHer ..heck I'm not good at this   :lol:

Also on the rides it looks like they have to find the clue(box?) from above where as at the plaza the clue might be in neon on the building .

Ray cracks me up " Driving Miss Crazy " , lol !!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 12, 2006, 04:27:36 PM
(http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/2192/tylerjeremy3ti.th.jpg) (http://img421.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tylerjeremy3ti.jpg) Tyler and Jeremy are together; maybe Yolanda is late and got mugged in the Japanese leg
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 12, 2006, 04:35:27 PM
Rainbow Bridge is approx. 4 miles from Shibuya Crossing.  Both are easily accessiible by subway.  Also Haneda Airport (Tokyo Intl. Airport) is close by.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Jeffrey Scott on May 12, 2006, 04:36:09 PM
Rainbow bridge? Isn't that where Rainbow Bright lives?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: the_headcrusher on May 12, 2006, 05:02:28 PM
Rainbow bridge huh?? I don't know what E/J would like more the oriental chick or the Rainbow bridge. ;)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 05:04:08 PM
NO the Frats are NOT GAY  :meow:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 12, 2006, 05:19:08 PM
Got it!   :jumpy: BJ&T are opening a clue envelope directly outside the Shibuya Station, right next to the famous Hachiko dog statue.  Note shiny bench and curlycue thingies behind them.  (The frat boys are seen in other vidcaps,  eyeing the Shibuya buildings as they exit the Shibuya Station.)  Looks like they arrive there by train.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 05:21:18 PM
Great find Boingo , now someone called the Hachiko dog statue way back when , I think it was Slowhatch ? speaking of ..where is our Slowhatch !?  :(
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Mo on May 12, 2006, 06:41:54 PM
 :umn:
I can't believe CBS is calling RayYo "Fighting Daters"!  Good lord, they only were fighting that one episode, and it wasn't even that bad (compared to some of the fighting teams of races past, and even this one).  Too bad they couldn't think of a more creative and accurate adjective for them.  
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 08:38:21 PM
http://www.redrocksonline.com/pages/questions/seatingChart/RR_Seating.pdf
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 09:51:16 PM
when Ray calls Yo Miss Crazy thet turn at joypark (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://www.joypark.com.cn/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Djoypark%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26safe%3Doff%26rls%3DGGLG,GGLG:2006-04,GGLG:en) , or at least thats what the sign says . Maybe its just a billboard ..or ad/ whatever .

(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/6945/pudrff900866at.th.jpg) (http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900866at.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 10:07:06 PM
Planes ? or no?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 12, 2006, 11:19:18 PM
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/148/pudrff900970na.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900970na.jpg)(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/952/pudrff901023tq.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901023tq.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 12, 2006, 11:32:36 PM
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/1600/enhance8mr.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2988/tar9airplane26gc.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tar9airplane26gc.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1630/k2a0qj.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=k2a0qj.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2945/k2b6dh.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=k2b6dh.jpg)
any match?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: the_headcrusher on May 13, 2006, 12:00:57 AM
I'm pretty sure those are the aircraft. The aircraft are DeHavilland DHC-2 Beavers.  In this picture I circled what could be landing gear and a wing on the darker plane and the general outline of the lighter aircraft.  what do you guys think?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/wj_737_200/index.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 12:12:54 AM
thats pretty cool headcrusher :yaya: , thank you !!

actually not so blown up you could see them better banzai !

(http://i2.[banned image hosting site].com/zkfl1t.jpg)(http://i2.[banned image hosting site].com/zkfmle.jpg)

a set of those ice cutters untouched
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who is this ?
(http://i3.[banned image hosting site].com/zkfr0l.jpg)

(http://i1.[banned image hosting site].com/zkfuq0.jpg) << Tyler
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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gator27 on May 13, 2006, 07:48:42 AM

a set of those ice cutters untouched
(http://i3.[banned image hosting site].com/zkfq6w.jpg)

Extra set to throw off spoiler seekers?  Or have RaYo not arrived yet?

who is this ?
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I think it is a Frat Boy ... Jeremy?  I still cannot tell them apart.  Everyone else is accounted fo with dark hats.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: jaywhacker on May 13, 2006, 11:32:59 AM
Just a couple comments from a first time poster.  I like reading these because it isn't a 100% spoiler, mostly speculation based on deduction.

In the ice cuting photos, the bank looks closer with Eric and Jeremy, I'd guess that means they got there first.  The cameraman has turned around to see the hippies, the other bank is farther away, with a set of cutters in the background.  Probably Rayo is last.  Could be wrong about that.

In the clip showing them on the rollercoasters, either Eric or Jeremey says How can you read anything up here, or something like that.  Probably means that is a roadblock where you have to read something (maybe ground level, maybe up in the air) in order to get the next clue.  I bet Tyler could excel there, since he could more easily get help from locals.

Go hippies!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 12:01:34 PM
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/148/pudrff900970na.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900970na.jpg)(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/952/pudrff901023tq.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901023tq.jpg)

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/295/shiprock8gg.jpg) (http://www.howwastheshow.com/reviews-2005/willie_nelson-09-03-05.html) That's the Ship Rock. I confuse it with the other one.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 02:06:57 PM
:welcome: jaywhacker 


(http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/5112/pudrff901207oz.th.jpg) (http://img484.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901207oz.jpg) so its Jeremy in the white beanie  :tup:

(http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/2479/pudrff901212ty.th.jpg) (http://img484.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901212ty.jpg)

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 02:29:54 PM
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9116/32flyingcoat3gn.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/my.php?image=32flyingcoat3gn.jpg) the guy with the flying coat is the same with the one below
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8246/07alaska2ns.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=07alaska2ns.jpg)

http://www.savefile.com/projects/447144 tv preview #2 is up
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 02:33:52 PM
I hope you got this one banzai !?

better pictures below:) thanks to banzai
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 02:36:51 PM
^^ yes, I'm uploading now

(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/3306/34japanpitstop8fg.th.jpg) (http://img193.imageshack.us/my.php?image=34japanpitstop8fg.jpg) high five so it's a Pitstop
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 02:37:52 PM
 :woohoo: banzai !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was a Nice BIG PIP dealio !!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: bethgio33 on May 13, 2006, 02:38:25 PM
I sure hope that means the hippies win!!!           :hearts:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 02:40:45 PM
Well it sure looks like they win 1st place in the first leg  :hearts:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 02:43:08 PM
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/206/36dogsled4zz.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=36dogsled4zz.jpg)

http://www.savefile.com/projects/447144 tv preview #3 is up; it's a long one
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 02:44:04 PM
banzai YOU are the BESTEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :kuss:  :hrt: :hearts:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: bethgio33 on May 13, 2006, 02:46:13 PM
ok, call me stupid but how do I watch that preview.  I went to the site, downloaded the preview, but it won't come up in my realplayer.  Please help
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 02:51:48 PM
you need divx beth and or power DVD ? right banzai ?
http://www.divx.com/divx/play/download/?cc=A_fcid=000047

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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 03:10:47 PM
it's in dvd format so I guess you use Power DVD
http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/products/main_1_ENU.html
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 13, 2006, 03:36:31 PM
Thanks to Banzai's clear vidcaps   :tup:, it appears that BJ&T are standing on a jetty in Lake Yamanaka near Fuji-san.

The small bump on the side and the distinctive ridge at the top seem to match the vidcap.

(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/8593/pudrff901319ug.th.jpg) (http://img465.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901319ug.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 04:06:21 PM


TV preview is up; cable tv resolution
http://www.savefile.com/projects/447144 ( thanks for the GREAT video banzai!! )

 


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Thailand

(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4253/bonsai0as.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bonsai0as.jpg) Japanese bonsai or Thai hotel garden?
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3853/thailand5wt.th.jpg) (http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thailand5wt.jpg) This is the Thailand confession. ( thanks banzai !! )
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2765/pudrff900114wf.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900114wf.jpg)(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2052/pudrff900104oz.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900104oz.jpg) Bangkok's Don Muang Airport ( thanks Neobie ! )

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5062/pudrff900749jo.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900749jo.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/373/pudrff900756yd.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900756yd.jpg)(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1371/pudrff900774ol.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900774ol.jpg)(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/5295/pudrff900797ry.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900797ry.jpg)


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Japan leg  

roadblock

Tyler/Yolanda/Jeremy
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1999/pudrff900035ni.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900035ni.jpg)(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/5157/pudrff900446us.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900446us.jpg)
(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/257/pudrff900075dv.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900075dv.jpg)(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/315/pudrff900412xl.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900412xl.jpg)(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5020/pudrff900460lz.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900460lz.jpg)
(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/2852/pudrff900092dp.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900092dp.jpg)(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/1311/pudrff900423vz.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900423vz.jpg)
(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/7551/pudrff900022hi.th.jpg) (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900022hi.jpg)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4679/pudrff900407jf.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900407jf.jpg)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2953/pudrff900432ij.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900432ij.jpg)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5044/pudrff900065cq.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900065cq.jpg)

 (http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/4344/pudrff900628su.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900628su.jpg)(http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/1969/pudrff900663qj.th.jpg) (http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900663qj.jpg) (http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/572/pudrff900728az.th.jpg) (http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900728az.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/6061/pudrff900672sm.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900672sm.jpg) looking for the clue

(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/2559/index6iy.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=index6iy.jpg)Fujiyama! (http://www.coastergallery.com/japan/FH11.html) ( thanks Chateau d If  & Sups !! )
  (http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/1889/index3ms.th.jpg) (http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=index3ms.jpg)  Dodonpa.
 (http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/7764/index3zr.th.jpg) (http://img161.imageshack.us/my.php?image=index3zr.jpg) Pizza-La (http://www.fujikyu.co.jp/fuji-q/attra/tondemina/index.html)?
The coaster is located in the Five Lakes region of Japan.
Yamanashi Prefecture (http://wikitravel.org/en/Yamanashi)


Detour
(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/7990/pudrff900255gv.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900255gv.jpg)(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/3981/pudrff900262og.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900262og.jpg)

 (http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/4620/pudrff900156pz.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900156pz.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8158/pudrff900350qj.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900350qj.jpg)(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/2750/pudrff900369ad.th.jpg) (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900369ad.jpg)(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/3874/pudrff900377pn.th.jpg) (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900377pn.jpg)(http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/5576/pudrff900386mk.th.jpg) (http://img86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900386mk.jpg)

(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/1760/pudrff900417ry.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900417ry.jpg)(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/3392/pudrff900435vf.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900435vf.jpg)(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/4530/pudrff900451cs.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900451cs.jpg)(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/5287/pudrff900484kb.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900484kb.jpg)

Shibuya crossing
 (http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/5705/index0sy.th.jpg) (http://img55.imageshack.us/my.php?image=index0sy.jpg) Found where Ray & Yolanda are walking in Shibuya-ku (a little west of the actual Shibuya Crossing).  ( thanks Boingo! )

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7314/pudrff900149ze.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900149ze.jpg)(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5716/pudrff900174jb.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900174jb.jpg)

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5104/pudrff900704px.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900704px.jpg)(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/192/pudrff900715jq.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900715jq.jpg)(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9550/pudrff900723fc.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900723fc.jpg)

(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7383/pudrff900530fg.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900530fg.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/296/pudrff900577kn.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900577kn.jpg)  looking for the clue
Lake Yamanaka
(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/711/index1nz.th.jpg) (http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=index1nz.jpg) This picture was taken between 11:05 am and noon (assumes November 28th) ( thanks Chateau !!)

If you are wondering about the long shadows, solar altitude is only 33 degrees at 12 noon at this time and place.
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/1543/pudrff900048bc.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900048bc.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/836/pudrff900069ik.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900069ik.jpg)
(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2002/pudrff900323ql.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900323ql.jpg)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2191/pudrff900200kn.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900200kn.jpg)(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/245/pudrff900213kf.th.jpg) (http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900213kf.jpg)(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/254/pudrff900220pr.th.jpg) (http://img160.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900220pr.jpg) BJT
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5493/pudrff900243jb.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900243jb.jpg)(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5229/pudrff900258ha.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900258ha.jpg) ERIC

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8578/pudrff900284ai.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900284ai.jpg)(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9117/pudrff900293nt.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900293nt.jpg)(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1585/pudrff900316re.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900316re.jpg)
(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/9029/pudrff901307ao.th.jpg) (http://img479.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901307ao.jpg)(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/8593/pudrff901319ug.th.jpg) (http://img465.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901319ug.jpg)(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/9253/pudrff901495fu.th.jpg) (http://img479.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901495fu.jpg)      (http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/8066/pudrff901323fe.th.jpg) (http://img479.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901323fe.jpg)(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/6356/pudrff901336cl.th.jpg) (http://img465.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901336cl.jpg)
:bar:
Alaska

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2751/pudrff900470pe.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900470pe.jpg)
(http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/4227/pudrff901500si.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900492at.jpg)(http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/1257/pudrff901124qk.th.jpg) (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901124qk.jpg) Jeremy
(http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/7048/pudrff901512zb.th.jpg) (http://img463.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901512zb.jpg)
(http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/4227/pudrff901500si.th.jpg) (http://img463.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901500si.jpg)
(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/8246/pudrff900503hf.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900503hf.jpg)
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/237/pudrff900634me.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900634me.jpg)
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2615/pudrff900621jt.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900621jt.jpg)
(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/7924/pudrff900513rh.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900513rh.jpg)(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/2354/pudrff900542uf.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900542uf.jpg)(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3092/pudrff900599tx.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900599tx.jpg)  BJT



 (http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/5162/pudrff900558fz.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900558fz.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/252/pudrff900571gl.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900571gl.jpg) RAYO

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/861/pudrff900608em.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900608em.jpg) E&J

(http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/9155/pudrff901425uv.th.jpg) (http://img485.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901425uv.jpg)

(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/1899/pudrff901380ua.th.jpg) (http://img479.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901380ua.jpg)
(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/9295/pudrff901394sm.th.jpg) (http://img479.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901394sm.jpg)
(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/4200/pudrff901425da.th.jpg) (http://img479.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901425da.jpg)(http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/8051/pudrff901415ml.th.jpg) (http://img479.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901415ml.jpg)

Alaska
(http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/3540/tarpreview000330cu.th.jpg)[/URL](http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4094/15bp.th.jpg) (http://img520.imageshack.us/my.php?image=15bp.jpg)
 Rusts Flying Service , Alaska (http://www.flyrusts.com) ( found by Kogs )

(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2988/tar9airplane26gc.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tar9airplane26gc.jpg) It's K2 aviation http://www.flyk2.com/
(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3166/k2aviation3mu.th.jpg) (http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=k2aviation3mu.jpg)
K2 Aviation:
907 733 2291
Talkeetna State Airport # 1
Talkeetna, AK 99676, United States ( thanks banzai! )


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Denver !!

(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/4497/pudrff900828dq.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900828dq.jpg)(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/7967/pudrff900837fl.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900837fl.jpg)


(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3061/ccp10yh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) Clear Creek Park (http://www.clearcreekhistorypark.org/CCHP/CCHP_home.htm), near Red Rocks, Colorado, USA ( thanks to SusieChapstick at Sucks )
(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/9012/pudrff900876gg.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900876gg.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8630/pudrff900884oa.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900884oa.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/2598/pudrff900897uc.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900897uc.jpg)

(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/4452/pudrff900925jc.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900925jc.jpg)
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7332/pudrff900932vm.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900932vm.jpg)
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7456/pudrff900946bk.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900946bk.jpg)(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/7462/pudrff900958cd.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900958cd.jpg)(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/6555/pudrff900961nn.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900961nn.jpg)
(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/5831/pudrff900970ph.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900970ph.jpg)(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/2602/pudrff900988di.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900988di.jpg)Shiprock , RedRocks Denver Aphitheatre




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leaving these here for now
(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/5697/pudrff900643vr.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900643vr.jpg)(http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/1549/pudrff900657kk.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900657kk.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/4257/pudrff900666tm.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900666tm.jpg) " Honey , were here "

(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/2736/pudrff900675fv.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900675fv.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/5561/pudrff900686wy.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900686wy.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/1433/pudrff900690ga.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900690ga.jpg) "Say what?" Japan Highway ( thanks Neobie!)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3991/pudrff900802up.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900802up.jpg) $$$$$$$

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9752/pudrff900847sk.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900847sk.jpg)(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9141/pudrff900854wl.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900854wl.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2907/pudrff900861fd.th.jpg) (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900861fd.jpg)(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1840/index7ub.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=index7ub.jpg) YEN sign, Ray begs for Yen  ( thanks banzai & Chateau d if !!)

(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/3852/pudrff900272gl.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900272gl.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/5225/pudrff900289kx.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900289kx.jpg) " get jiggy with it "

(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9885/pudrff900312oi.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900312oi.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/518/pudrff900333ms.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900333ms.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8056/pudrff900341ad.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900341ad.jpg)(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/289/pudrff900370vp.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900370vp.jpg) " Driving Miss Crazy "
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Clues  
webclues~
One team is ecstatic when they learn the location of the next detination ,a place they've been to and where they know the language .
Little mistakes can cost big when the finish line is close , and one team wastes a lot of time looking for equipment needed for a challenge .Will this be the difference between first and second place ?
The last two legs of the race are both mentally and physically grueling , which duo will win the million dollars ?



CBS Press ~ 

AFTER TRAVELING TO FIVE CONTINENTS, 10 COUNTRIES AND MORE THAN 59,000 THOUSAND MILES, FIND OUT WHICH TEAM WILL BE THE FIRST TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE AND TAKE HOME THE MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE, 
ON THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF "THE AMAZING RACE 9,"
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT

"Five Continents…Ten Countries…And More Than Fifty-Nine Thousand Miles" -- After traveling to five continents, 10 countries and more than 59,000 thousand miles, one Team will be the first to cross the Finish Line and take home the one million dollar grand prize, on the two-hour season finale of THE AMAZING RACE 9, Wednesday, May 17 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

As the Teams race through Japan, they quickly learn that little mistakes can cost big time when there are only three teams left and the finish line is within reach.  The last two legs of the Race around the world prove both mentally and physically grueling and it is a tight contest until the very end.     

( credits , banzai / Neobie / Chateau d if / Boingo / SusieChapstick / Kogs / Slowhatch/ dogparent/Pedaler /becand75/gator /Gman   ......all  that helped !!  )
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 04:11:20 PM
Thanks to Banzai's clear vidcaps   :tup:, it appears that BJ&T are standing on a jetty in Lake Yamanaka near Fuji-san.

The small bump on the side and the distinctive ridge at the top seem to match the vidcap.

(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/8593/pudrff901319ug.th.jpg) (http://img465.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff901319ug.jpg)

I'll help you look for those buildings in the pics where they are running towards the docks in a bit Boingo !!
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 13, 2006, 04:15:55 PM
Nice job Boingo.  I had it at that other lake on the condition that it was inversed.  But the high five reveals that it is not inversed (watch on left wrist).  I was also depending on little bumps that come and go with Google Earths topography viewer.  Your picture makes it much clearer.  So Yamanaka it is.  I will come back with a new time for it later on. 
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Post by: Boingo on May 13, 2006, 04:22:09 PM
Swan boats?   :snics:  Nice, puddin.   :funny:   This might help in finding the actual location.  Not sure if this is the actual dock/pier/jetty, but it's a start.
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Post by: taracar on May 13, 2006, 04:45:39 PM
The shots of Ray & Yolanda as the Fighting Daters looks like a recycled shot from earlier in the race.
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Post by: Boingo on May 13, 2006, 04:52:49 PM
Just lightened up Banzai's pix of BJ&T on dock/pier/jetty.  See some distinctive features.  Oh yeah, Welcome taracar  :waves:
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 13, 2006, 04:56:28 PM
This picture was taken between 11:05 am and noon (assumes November 28th)

If you are wondering about the long shadows, solar altitude is only 33 degrees at 12 noon at this time and place.
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Post by: bethgio33 on May 13, 2006, 05:01:12 PM
AWESOM JOB Chateau d If         You rock!!!!    :ron:
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 05:09:48 PM
Thanks Chateau  :waves: , Hiya taracar and whats wrong with my Swan boats Boingo !?  :meow:  :lol:
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 05:31:37 PM
just digging around

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Post by: Boingo on May 13, 2006, 05:39:56 PM
If you thought the swan boats were funny, try googling the swan ferry.  It's darn scarry!   :o   ;D

If anyone is interested you can download a high def aerial photo of Yamanaka Lake at this web site (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Lake-yamanaka.jpg).

I counted well over a dozen piers/docks/jettys on the south side of the lake.  Good luck.    :groan:
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 06:00:31 PM
And theres a big shark one too Boingo  :lol:


lookie ,Swans
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Post by: Boingo on May 13, 2006, 06:31:05 PM
Nice catch, puddin.  But why doesn't google return any hits on "swan boat rental" for Lake Yamanaka?     (:;)    :angel:
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 06:40:16 PM
I tried that too Boingo GMTA


still digging
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 06:45:47 PM
The more I look at it , are BJT on a Ferry ?
see the rails ( or did ssomeone already say that  :-[ ?)
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 13, 2006, 06:57:20 PM
Puddin, you are so awesome!   :jumpy:

That swan ferry yoou found is where the high five takes place.
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 07:06:00 PM
LOL the freaky swan ferry came in handy afterall  :lol:
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 13, 2006, 07:18:08 PM
Good Job!
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Post by: tarbuckeye on May 13, 2006, 07:32:20 PM
Puddin, et. al.,

I'm a rookie at this but I have some questions about the order of the video clips.

1) EJ at the garden.  I beleive that would be in Japan.  Average temperature in Bangkok in late November is high in the upper 80's F and low in the low 70's F.  In Tokyo, it Could rande from High of 68 F to low in upper 40's.   EJ have on fleeces and stocking caps...So me thinks in Japan.  ???

2) The dog sledding.  Most certainly (IMO) in Alaska.  There are numerous places with inexcess of 20 inches of snow on average by this time of year.  Where in Denver, its 5-8 inches.  In addition, I have seen (Thanks Meatball77 at Sucks) a comment that stated it had just snowed the morning of December 3 in Colorado Springs.  I don't think that the brain trust at TAR would take that risk (no snow for dog sledding).  

Thanks to everyone for all of the clues and spoilers.  You have me hooked. :woohoo:
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Post by: bethgio33 on May 13, 2006, 07:44:58 PM
isn't this the frat boys running towards the ferry like bj & tyler?  Maybe that's why bj & tyler are  :hfive:
because they beat them to the ferry?  Just a thought...any comments?   or did someone aleady notice this?

(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/245/pudrff900213kf.th.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5493/pudrff900243jb.th.jpg)
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Post by: bethgio33 on May 13, 2006, 07:51:39 PM
actually the shadows on the white sign look pretty much the same, could be close timing
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 13, 2006, 08:02:05 PM
Quote from: Puddin
now someone called the Hachiko dog statue way back when
:-[ It was only a guess (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=7366.msg98143#msg98143) I made in December; there wasn't any team photos back then (congrats to Boingo). There's only a few things I remembered from a Travel Channel show about Japan:
I haven't found a shark ferry; will a carp (http://www.geocities.com/odamachi2/yamanaka.jpg) do?  ;D
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 08:27:15 PM
Ok so its a carp not a shark Slowhatch  :lol:  ( nice to see you back  :hrt: )
and still Slowhatch it was a good call for what little we had to go on at the time !!

If it is Shibuya, I'll make an early (and probably wrong) predictiion: racers get their clue from Hachiko (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachiko). and Yup Boingo deserves Kudos too  :jam:
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The dog sledding.  Most certainly (IMO) in Alaska
and tarbuckeye , my bad I did have the dogsleds in the Denver slot , editing that post is a #%$%#$ to say the least  :tup:
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EJ at the garden.  I beleive that would be in Japan

thats why i have the ? , now I'm afraid to move /edit it  :lol:
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Post by: Boingo on May 13, 2006, 08:27:53 PM
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I haven't found a shark ferry; will a carp do? 

Not bad, but I prefer a ride on the rocket boat (http://www50.tok2.com/home2/famitures/Z3_Yamanakako.jpg) with the "tail fins".  Just standing still it looks like it's going 100mph.  Come to think of it, anything looks better with tail fins!
 :snicker:
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Post by: bethgio33 on May 13, 2006, 08:41:05 PM
If I had to guess, I think this would be the Odakyu Electric Railway passing by the frats


(http://www.odakyu.jp/english/index.html)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3991/pudrff900802up.th.jpg)


just throwing things and thoughts out here...
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Post by: tarbuckeye on May 13, 2006, 08:59:14 PM
Puddin, You're da BomB.  I was just trying to add my meager help.

Chateau, Slowhatch, Boingo and all of the others - You guys have made this season a blast for me! 

Maybe I can become a junior  :gman: next season!

Thanks
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Post by: Boingo on May 13, 2006, 09:09:09 PM
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Chateau, Slowhatch, Boingo and all of the others - You guys have made this season a blast for me!
:werock:
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 13, 2006, 09:39:11 PM
Throwing this in fwiw:
The viewpoint in the park cap (river on their left, Castle Rock (http://www.colorado-mapsite.com/maps/us_co_golden_cr.jpg) on their right), has the team traveling east on foot through the park (GE viewpoint and kmz attached).
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Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 10:18:01 PM
(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/5972/058dj.th.jpg) (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=058dj.jpg) (http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1171/watch9mj.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) there's a watch behind Jeremy. I think it's 6:15AM or 9:30AM. I'll go with 9:30AM. 6:15 is too early.

edit:
according to this page, sunrise is around 6:32AM
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=248&obj=sun&month=12&year=2005&day=1
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Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 10:27:19 PM
isn't this the frat boys running towards the ferry like bj & tyler?  Maybe that's why bj & tyler are  :hfive:
because they beat them to the ferry?  Just a thought...any comments?   or did someone aleady notice this?

(http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/245/pudrff900213kf.th.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5493/pudrff900243jb.th.jpg)

(http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/2192/tylerjeremy3ti.th.jpg) (http://img421.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tylerjeremy3ti.jpg) Jeremy and Tyler are together in the Roadblock. So maybe after the Roadblock, they'll foot race to the mat.
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Post by: banzai on May 13, 2006, 10:45:01 PM
(http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/1948/50fullpage4di.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) Eric and Tyler are reading something. hmm ???
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Post by: Kogs on May 13, 2006, 10:50:59 PM
maybe instead of one of the last clues reading head to the finishline this is it go go go, it reads head to the finish to recive your next clue outside whatever entrance where the final challange happens. then the final clue saids run to phil go go go. maybe eric and tyler are reading the instructions? ???
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 11:11:28 PM
There has to be something right in front of our eyes thats we're  missing ...we will be like DOH why didn't we think of that .
What are the possibilities ? What could the final task be ? God forbid a puzzle board of some sort  :groan:
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Post by: Kogs on May 13, 2006, 11:18:12 PM
its a theme to it like in tar3 with the final roadblock or season6 with the olypic theme. whats the theme of this season? ???
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Post by: puddin on May 13, 2006, 11:20:14 PM
stadiums !? theatres ! ?
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Post by: supsandalee on May 13, 2006, 11:21:56 PM
What a hoot that the Swan Ferry was identified as the pit stop in Japan! :jumpy: They probably have to peddle the small swan boats out to the waiting King Swan ferry on the water. At least if a teams boat is slower than other it's their own fault. I'm still p/oed that the Linzes got a slower boat last season and missed out on 1st place.

FWIW, the high-five shot should be on November 30th. Tasks in Lopburi were on Nov 28th so teams won't be leaving Bangkok until after midnight and traveling on the 29th. Teams are in Tokyo that evening and the Mt. Fuji area portion is the next day (Nov. 30th.)
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 13, 2006, 11:52:36 PM
I've looked all over the official photos (http://www.alaska.faa.gov/fai/airports.htm#Cook) but I couldn't find a match; if it's just a frozen fishing lake I'm not going to try--there are just too many of them. They might be taking off from Talkeetna, but it might also be the Lake Hood Seaplane base (http://www.airnav.com/airport/PALH), next to Anchorage International, where Rustair parks their planes (open the kmz below and look for the red planes). Both K2 and Rustair are family businesses (see the video at the bottom of this page (http://www.rightonthemoney.org/shows/510_entrepreneur/)), but according to this listing (http://www.rsvpair.com/viewOperator/611.html) Rustair owns all the planes (including the N121KT seen in the cap).
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Post by: sakura on May 14, 2006, 12:34:08 AM
its a theme to it like in tar3 with the final roadblock or season6 with the olypic theme. whats the theme of this season? ???

Sadly, the theme I keep seeing throughout this season is SEARCHING!   :groan:
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Post by: Neobie on May 14, 2006, 02:02:24 AM
Agree that the Ray/Yolanda shot in the car (in Preview #1 and also in Preview #3 is recycled. The Italian flag is on the clue. (Unless they go back to Italy... :-\)

The Eric/Jeremy task seems to be 'delivering' a geisha to the older lady (forgot the term :groan:) who gives them the next clue.

Could you spot a swan ferry from a lake in the theme park? It seems like teams have to take as many rides as possible to spot SOMETHING from the air?
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 14, 2006, 10:01:01 AM
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the older lady (forgot the term)
This article (http://www.whatever.net.au/~amaya/geisha/geiko.htm) describes an older "mother" (oka-san) that runs a house; but the Wiki article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha) states that geishas are hired out of the union hall. Actually, I hope the producers hired actresses instead of geishas; I've never been to Japan but I understand that real geishas are horribly expensive.
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 14, 2006, 11:49:24 AM
If we assume they're driving and that Fujikyu comes before Yamanaka, then the Fujiyoshida portal (http://www.city.fujiyoshida.yamanashi.jp/div/english/html/accessfujienglishwebpage.htm) gives directions:
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Take the Chuo Expressway. At the Otsuki Interchange, head toward the Kawaguchiko Interchange. This interchange is conveniently located on Rt. 139 near Fujikyu Highland Amusement Park.
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Could you spot a swan ferry from a lake in the theme park?
This map (http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/map/045_Fujigoko.html) puts the distance between Fujikyu and Yamanaka at about 10km, so maybe...
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 14, 2006, 03:02:44 PM
A frined of mine (born in Japan) says this sign reads something to the effect

"today (or at this time) the park (or zoo) is closed"

She is pretty sure it is in Tokyo as opposed to the Five Lakes district.
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Post by: Chateau d If on May 14, 2006, 03:06:47 PM
I also had her listen to the Japanese tollbooth guy speaking to Ray (this was by telephone so she was not able to see the clip) and she said essentially the same thing Ray did!

Say What?

 :funny:
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Post by: puddin on May 14, 2006, 03:48:34 PM
too funny Chateau  :lol: !!

Love the idea that the Roadblockers have to find the Swan Ferry from on top of the rides ,if it were me? I'd have my eyes shut tight the whole time ! No way you'd get me on those rides  :o
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Post by: mswood on May 14, 2006, 04:56:22 PM
This seems to fit with the classic search from on high task that is uauslly in the later stages of the race.  An yeah this one looks like a keeper.  Though nowhere near as high as the tower in Seasons 2 or 8.  THe intense motion  of the rides is certainly going to get to some people (if not most) before htey spot the ship.  Hope they have buckets nearby.
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Post by: Boingo on May 14, 2006, 05:58:25 PM
For the perpetually bored, here's a Live View of Mt. Fuji (http://www3.shizuokanet.ne.jp/sinet/cam.acgi).  Like watching paint dry.    ;)
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Post by: Boingo on May 14, 2006, 06:28:11 PM
How's this for a weird connection of the day.  Appears that "French Maid" outfits are all the rage for the Cosplay (Cos-play-zoku) crowd in Japan.  This might explain why E&J are carrying a girl dressed as a French Maid in the sedan chair.  Now for the twist, just so happens the Cosplay crowd hang out at Yoyogi Park by the Harajuku Station (near Shibuya-ku).  This is getting weird.   :-\   :snicker:   Not sure it means anything, though.   ;)

(http://metropolis.japantoday.com/xmg/617/617-F-M3K1667-600.jpg)
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Post by: Boingo on May 14, 2006, 08:23:47 PM
After learning that another word for "sedan chair" is "palanquin", I stumbled across a bit of weird Japan/US history.  This may also tie in with the maid outfit in a strange way.  As this is TARs first landing in Japan, could the producers be twisted enough to include some historical scenes from Admiral Perry's arrival in Japan?   It all revolves around the tale of "Tojin Okichi".  Weird isn't the word for it.   :o

I'll leave it to you to decide if this fits in.

http://www.japanwelcomesyou.com/cssweb/display.cfm?sid=1218
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 15, 2006, 12:16:41 AM
If it helps any, I found two types of palanquin: the norimono (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~fu3j-ysr/html/jp/10.html), used for the upper-class (resembles the cap); and the air-conditioned kago (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~fu3j-ysr/html/jp/9.html), for people like me.
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Post by: dogparent on May 15, 2006, 08:19:50 AM
Do we think that the final task is inside Red Rocks Amphitheater (like looking under stadium seats)? The only reason i think it's not is there aren't really "seats" in Red Rocks -- just long concrete things to sit on which would make clue concealment hard.

There is rock climbing in Red Rocks Park-- but they've kind of already done that earlier in the show. I'm puzzled -- Ray & Yo running up to the lower right entrance -- but the frats / BJT cab LOOKS like they went up to the top circle lot by the finish mat and it looked like that was where the clue box was.  >:( GRRRRRRRR must.know.more.
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Post by: Boingo on May 15, 2006, 09:11:32 AM
FWIW, Karchita at RTVW board posted this spoiler about Alaska sighting.

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It seems pretty certain they go north from Anchorage, and one way the pieces would fit is something like this:

Arrive in Anch.

Fly Rust's to a lake to the north, like Nancy Lake or Big Lake. The detour is to chose between whatever they do on the lake - bore a hole throught the ice and go ice fishing? or maybe drive a dog sled across the lake. They often set up choices between a searching task (sorta like ice fishing) that depends on luck for how fast you can do it and something that may be quicker but harder, like trying to get a dozen dogs to do what you want them to do (believe me, not easy). So that makes some sense for detour options.

Next, get in a car and drive south to the Roadblock, on the way back to Anchorage. That could be something with the musk ox or at Indepedent Mine. That fits with the shots from around Palmer that you saw and also fits with the filming spoiler, which I had not heard before.
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Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 01:23:57 PM
Keeping my fingers crossed that Yahoo gives us one more sneak peek tomorrow !
I don't know Boingo , I thought the dogsled would be the Roadblock but we do need another detour choice so yeah maybe the dogsled is the other choice but no matter we see all teams doing the ice fishing . Could it be the ice-fishing is just a cruel thing that all teams have to do to get a clue  :umn: ?



fwiw ~

(http://i1.[banned image hosting site].com/ztu8p1.jpg)

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Post by: supsandalee on May 15, 2006, 01:35:19 PM
I'm just catching up. Someone posted earlier that on the rollercoaster Jeremy is saying "how can you READ anything up here" so I guess a glue is printed large on top of something below them.

I'm a little worried about what BJ/T are saying while running in Clear Creak Park. Tyler yells out "BJ we can win this". Seems to me that anytime a team says things like that and "we're still in it" they are never in the lead but trying to pull up the rear and trying to encourage their teammate. They usually spot another team when they say this.
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Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 01:49:14 PM
The problem with the promo are the voiceovers , both teams backs are to us so we can't be sure when & where  the voices are taking place  :(

Eric : Hope the hip hippies are ready for a race ...
BJT running .......: BJ ,We could win this !!

Did anyone figure out this one yet?
?? BJT or E/J ? ? ......coming  for you Philllllllllllllll ( cant make it out ? my close caption didnt pick it up )
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Post by: Boingo on May 15, 2006, 02:06:31 PM
Just cleaning up my folders, dumping some pictures of where E&J are standing.

I believe the frat boys have just taken the Tokyo Monorail from Haneda Airport to the Hamamatsucho Station (end of the line).

That appears to be the new Conrad Hotel (Tokyo Shiodome building) in the Shiodome district behind him, a short walk from the station.  South of the buildings is the Hama Rikyu Garden. I believe Chateau said his friend translated the sign as saying the park was closed.

He is standing near the only entrance to Hama Rikyu Gardens.

This would place them very close to Tokyo Bay, the sedan chairs (palanquin) task somewhere near Takeshiba Pier (with a nice view of Rainbow Bridge).

Sorry, can't get any more precise than that.    ;D
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Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 02:40:14 PM
I have stuff in my folders too Boingo  :waves:
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Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 02:49:28 PM
Ok I went back a few pages and maybe I missed it , did someone or could someone post a mappy of the distance from
ClearCreek park to the Red Rocks amphitheatre ?
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Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 03:34:28 PM
with Slowhatchs kmz thingy I found it on Google maps , still I dont know how to do distance  :(
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Post by: dogparent on May 15, 2006, 03:42:51 PM
1: Start out going NORTHEAST on 12TH ST toward WASHINGTON AVE. <0.1 miles Map
 
 2: Turn RIGHT onto WASHINGTON AVE. 0.4 miles Map
 
 3: Turn RIGHT onto 19TH ST. 0.5 miles Map
 
 4: Turn LEFT onto US-6 E / W 6TH AVE. 1.3 miles Map
 
 5: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HERITAGE RD. 0.9 miles Map
 
 6: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto W COLFAX AVE / I-70 BL W / US-40 W. Continue to follow I-70 BL W. 1.3 miles Map
 
 7: I-70 BL W becomes CO-26 E. 1.3 miles Map
 
 8: Turn RIGHT onto W ALAMEDA PKWY. 0.3 miles Map
 
 9: End at Red Rocks Park
W Alameda Pky, Golden, CO 80401, US 

6.28 miles or 12 minutes
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Post by: dogparent on May 15, 2006, 03:44:29 PM
Thanks to Mapquest for the above! lol

Depending on how slushy the roads up there were that day, maybe closer to 15 minutes.
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Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 03:50:26 PM
  :waves: thanks dogparent ,I am map hadicapped  :-[
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Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 03:53:27 PM
Throwing this in fwiw:
The viewpoint in the park cap (river on their left, Castle Rock (http://www.colorado-mapsite.com/maps/us_co_golden_cr.jpg) on their right), has the team traveling east on foot through the park (GE viewpoint and kmz attached).

any chance of getting a time of day on this ?
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/pudRFF90198.jpg)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/pudRFF90199.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Chateau d If on May 15, 2006, 05:54:12 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 06:01:08 PM
I didn't think so Chateau , thanks for trying !


more digging ~~
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 15, 2006, 06:16:06 PM
Now that my folders are all cleaned out, just cleaning up a few loose ends, puddin.   :waves:

Since we know about the frat boys and Hama Rikyu Garden in Shiodome, the following vidcaps can now be correctly filed as:

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5104/pudrff900704px.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900704px.jpg)  Frat boys running toward Hama Rikyu Garden entrance. (Note: elevated road on left, gardens on right).

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/192/pudrff900715jq.th.jpg) (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900715jq.jpg) Frat boy standing near Hama Rikyu Garden entrance.

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9550/pudrff900723fc.th.jpg) (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900723fc.jpg) Same as above.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 06:21:15 PM
thanks Boingo  :js:

I know I know ....but I found it so .....

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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: bethgio33 on May 15, 2006, 07:15:48 PM
I don't know if this helps, but as far as a time, didn't someone say it snowed that morning in Denver and it's not snowing in the pic, if anyone knows how long it snowed on that day, maybe that would give us a round about time.  I know, it's a long shot...
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Pedaler on May 15, 2006, 08:40:01 PM
Here are links to three weather sites in the Denver area for December 3, 2005.

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBKF/2005/12/3/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA (http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KBKF/2005/12/3/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA)
http://www.weatherunderground.com/history/airport/KAPA/2005/12/3/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA (http://www.weatherunderground.com/history/airport/KAPA/2005/12/3/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA)
http://www.weatherunderground.com/history/airport/KBJC/2005/12/3/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA (http://www.weatherunderground.com/history/airport/KBJC/2005/12/3/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA)

Two of the three sites show no snow for a few hours in the morning.  The other shows no snow for the entire day.  Go figure.

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Slowhatch on May 15, 2006, 08:49:33 PM
I've been trying to tag the swan ferry with a name, without much luck. This photo (http://www.komeiharada.com/Japan2002_2003/PC310809S.JPG) is the most detailed I could find. The English is almost readable, but not quite; I've been trying to decipher the katakana (http://www5.big.or.jp/~otake/hey/kanji/gifmoji/katakana.gif). Some of the symbols are similar to those on the building behind the Hippies in the jetty cap, so that building might be the ticket office. The first word might be Pu-ri-n-su "prince," but I'm not sure. This webpage (http://www.marimari.com/content/japan/popular_places/vicinity/fuji.html) describes the boat as a hovercraft, which seems...unlikely. Also, I came across the Yamanakako home page (http://www.vill.yamanakako.yamanashi.jp/index.html) while surfing. There's no English page, which makes the interactive map useless (to me), and the webcam is no help, but it least it has some neat wallpaper.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: bethgio33 on May 15, 2006, 09:09:09 PM
try this slowhatch, to change the page to english

http://babelfish.altavista.com
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 15, 2006, 09:11:23 PM
I've been trying to tag the swan ferry with a name, without much luck. This photo (http://www.komeiharada.com/Japan2002_2003/PC310809S.JPG) is the most detailed I could find. The English is almost readable, but not quite; I've been trying to decipher the katakana (http://www5.big.or.jp/~otake/hey/kanji/gifmoji/katakana.gif). Some of the symbols are similar to those on the building behind the Hippies in the jetty cap, so that building might be the ticket office. The first word might be Pu-ri-n-su "prince," but I'm not sure. This webpage (http://www.marimari.com/content/japan/popular_places/vicinity/fuji.html) describes the boat as a hovercraft, which seems...unlikely. Also, I came across the Yamanakako home page (http://www.vill.yamanakako.yamanashi.jp/index.html) while surfing. There's no English page, which makes the interactive map useless (to me), and the webcam is no help, but it least it has some neat wallpaper.

This photo I snatched from Webshots titled it as King Swan. Not sure if that is the actual name or the picture taker just named it that.

"King Swan
Dear God. It even has a crown. I was considering to buy a ferry ride on but just couldnt do it."
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 09:20:52 PM
I didn't see the crown before ! lol
I don't where banzai is but he uploaded the TV promo here ,thank you advance banzai!!
http://www.savefile.com/projects.php?pid=447144
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 15, 2006, 09:32:14 PM
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The first word might be Pu-ri-n-su "prince

Yep, "prince" it is.  I see the second part as "o-te-ra-to"  (oterato) or "o-de-ra-to" (oderato)  :-\

But why use katakana.  Couldn't they just use kanji to write "king swan".   :groan:

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Slowhatch on May 15, 2006, 10:28:31 PM
Is it possible that a Detour starts at Hachiko: carry a maid/carry a message? The Hippies read something twice, the first at Hachiko and the second time BJ still has his helmet on. I don't see any bike caps of E/J (or maybe I missed them). I've found a few messenger companies: Cyclex (http://www.cyclex.jp/index.html), Sokuhai (http://www.sokuhai.co.jp/index.html), Courier Tokyo (http://www.courier-tokyo.com/contact/contact.htm) and By-Q (http://www.by-q.co.jp/service/serv/eco.html) (By-Q, Bike  :groan:), but I think it's a dead end; no self-respecting messenger would be caught riding one of those collapsing bikes  :pedaler:. The writing on the bike bag might help, but once again it's too small.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 15, 2006, 11:10:28 PM
Been googling "takkyubin" (which loosely translates to "door-to-door-delivery-service"), but I get tons of hits for "Kiki's Delivery Service", an anime cartoon.      :lol3:

I think the second shot of BJ reading a clue in a bike helmet is after they completed their delivery task.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 15, 2006, 11:55:32 PM
I've been practicing google earth  :-\


lets just say this is practice because I don't know what else to look for  :innocent:
(http://www.audiworld.com/news/99/tt_trip/redrocks_s.jpg)
from this site  (http://www.andore.net/tmorgen/redrocks/7.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8263/75lq.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=75lq.jpg) Road to the amphitheater/ west Alameda Pkwy
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4869/pudrff900066xe.th.jpg) (http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900066xe.jpg)
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9881/pudrff900019vr.th.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900019vr.jpg)(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/113/pudrff900024dk.th.jpg) (http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900024dk.jpg)(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7128/pudrff900049wf.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900049wf.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: the_headcrusher on May 16, 2006, 12:21:52 AM
Just another theory.  Something is bugging my about the taxi's in the pics of BJ/T and E/J running (at what we assume is Red Rocks).  The taxi's seem to be "hanging around".  I'd imagine a taxi driver would take off when the fares were a few feet away not when there a fair distance away from the cab (evident in the pictures).  It may be a task and they told the taxi driver to wait for them...or I could be totally off the mark  :js:

Quote
Fly Rust's to a lake to the north
isn't that the same company they used in TAR2?? damn, he must get a lot of business from the production staff.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 16, 2006, 12:36:12 AM
Rusts is the same service headcrusher
as far as the taxi's maybe TPTB made them wait to sign papers ?

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(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7332/pudrff900932vm.th.jpg) (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900932vm.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/img447/4452/pudrff900925jc.th.jpg) (http://img447.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pudrff900925jc.jpg)(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2131/nh38397um.th.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nh38397um.jpg)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gator27 on May 16, 2006, 06:31:53 AM
Just another theory.  Something is bugging my about the taxi's in the pics of BJ/T and E/J running (at what we assume is Red Rocks).  The taxi's seem to be "hanging around".  I'd imagine a taxi driver would take off when the fares were a few feet away not when there a fair distance away from the cab (evident in the pictures).  It may be a task and they told the taxi driver to wait for them...or I could be totally off the mark  :js:

Rusts is the same service headcrusher
as far as the taxi's maybe TPTB made them wait to sign papers ?

My first reaction is that the cabbies are very curious about the TV crews and are sticking around a bit to see what happens.  Puddin adds the interesting thought that the cabbies must sign statements that they will not publicize their "trip" and their "fare".
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gingerman28 on May 16, 2006, 10:25:12 AM
Let's see if I can put some kind of scenario together for the last time:

Evening of November 28 and Morning of November 29:

Teams leave the pits stop, the Marble Temple in Bangkok, between 11:15PM (Hippies) and 2:30AM (RaYoYo) and head by cab to the Bangkok International Airport to book flights to Tokyo, Japan.  When they arrive in Tokyo they must proceed to Shibuya Crossing one of the busiest pedestrian crossings in the world.  When they arrive here they must scan the hundreds of brightly lit neon signs for a special message that will direct them to the next clue location.

It looks like the Hippies make some kind of error on the way to the airport.  Perhaps they can't find a cab or don't take some other form of trans to the airport, but when they arrive they go to the Thai Airlines ticket counter and find out that they have arrived too late to catch either the Thai flight 0676 leaving at 12:30AM  to Narita airport (NRT) which would have arrived at 7:340AM or the Thai flight 0648 connecting for a flight into downtown Haneda (HND) airport arriving at 11:30AM .  Either flight would have put the Hippies many hours ahead of the others.  But it looks like they have to go to the Japan Airlines (JAL) counter through a deserted Bangkok airport lobby and book space on 8:10AM flight arriving in NRT at 4:15AM.  Or perhaps another flight which arrives earlier.  But in anycase it looks like a typical BUNCH POINT  and all three teams fly together to Tokyo.

Sunset this November day is early at 4:28PM so by the time the teams get to Shibuya Crossing it is now dark but still early as the crossing is full of hurrying pedestrians.  We see the Beach Boys scanning the many signs.  Later and it is darker now we have RaYoYo in the same area and they say that they are behind the other two teams.  Getting into the city from NRT is no easy task and takes several hours to clear custsoms, immigration and get transportation into town (and expensive I might add).  If the teams do land at the closer in airport Haneda they can take a monorail train right into the area they have to reach.

Whatever, the clue on the sign sends them to another nearby location where they will find the clue for the DETOUR:  One task is to pick up mini bikes and messenger bags and deliver a message after riding through the crowded streets.  The second task is to proceed to a spot along Tokyo Bay and get a Palanquin (sedan chair) and deliver a charming maid (cosplay-zoku) to a house where the woman will give them their next clue.  We have the Hippies doing the first task and the Beach Boys doing the second. Tyler still just has his thin shirt on while he and BJ read the clue.  Both teams have left their belongings somewhere, and if the clue tells them to proceed to Hama Rikyo Garden then the Beach Boys must have stopped somewhere and picked up their back packs.

When they arrive at Hama Rikyo Garden the teams find it closed until the morning.  BUNCH POINT number two. 

The next morning, November 30, the sun rises at 6:29AM. Teams perhaps go first to a location in the park (a temple perhaps) and get the next clue which directs them to the statue of a famous Hachiko dog located outside Shibuya railway station.  We have a shot of the Hippies ripping open a clue envelope and it looks like it just shortly after sunrise (Tyler has picked up a light-colored windbreaker during the night).

This clue tells them to find marked cars in the station parking lot and drive themselves to the Five Lakes region near Mt. Fugi.  When they arrive there they must find the Fujiyama Amusement Park where they will find their next clue.  We have shots of the Beach Boys and RaYoYo driving cars in the early morning light along a superhighway heading toward Mt. Fuji.

At Fujiama they receive their next clue.  ROADBLOCK: Who is strong of stomach and keen of eye?  One member of each team (Jeremy, Tyler, and Yolanda) must ride several nervewracking, stomach turning, frightening rides which inclue two different rollar coasters and the Piazza Wheel.  When they are doing these tasks they must spot a TAR sign or flag which will show them the location of their next clue.

This is no easy task, and it looks like the teams all ride all three rides before they spot the TAR sign. We have finally Tyler and Jeremy on the same ride and it looks like they both spot the location.

This clue sends them off to the find a swan on a lake.  This is the location of the next pit stop where the last team MAY be eliminated.

Then it is a race as the Hippies and the Beach Boys drive off toward Lake Yamanaka. On the way it seems that the Hippies speed past the Beach Boys (TPTB, by the way, have reversed the shot of the Hippies passing to make it look like Tyler is driving a left-hand drive car, while in fact he is driving a typical Japanese right hand drive wagon - the number on his license plate are reversed! - just to keep the cars both going in the same direction.)

Arriving atLake Yamanaka the teams spot the swan which in effect is the King Swan Boat, they race down the hill and onto the pier where the swan is berthed. (Both teams have dropped their belongings and Tyler has taken off his windbreaker which he had on during the rollar rides and driving the car)  From the reaction of the Hippies, they seem to have arrived first (high fives and all that jazz) but this may again just be TPTB misdirection.  But it doesn't matter they are close together and will leave on the morrow close together. The estimted arrival time is between 11:05AM and 12:00noon.  RaYoYo arrive last perhaps within the hour, and this being the last nonelimination leg Ray and Yolanda are Philiminated and are left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

Late November 29 and early November 30. The teams leave the Swan Boat Pier between 11:05PM and 1:00AM and drive themselves to Narita Airport (NRT) where they must book a trip to Anchorage, Alaska most likely with a connection thrugh Seattle.  First, however, RaYoYo must beg for Yen (Ray is even wearing a sign to that effect). Possible flight on might be Northwest No. 8 leaving at 3:05PM and arriving via Seattle at 10:53AM  (Don't forget that when you cross the International Date Line from West to East you repeat the day!) When they arrive in Anchorage they must find Rusts Flying Service and book a flight to some remote lake area.  Perhaps this is a charter flight and teams must sign up and then wait their turn on the morning of December 1. We have a scene of the Hippies and RaYoYo in a small waiting room.  Have the Hippies got on the first charter flight?

When they arrive wherever they find the Clues for an ice-drilling task which all teams must do before they receive their next clue. It looks like the Hippies arrive first, then the Beach Boys and finally RaYoYo. Thankfully, TPTB have provided the teams with warm winter parkas and hats and boots!!! Otherwise we would have two frozen teams and only one teams thawed enough to proceed to the end.

Upon completing this task we have the FINAL DETOUR:  Two tasks: MUSH in which they must harness up a 10 dog dogsled team and drive it (Mush, mush!) over a set distance. Or  SLUSH in which the teams must don snowshoes and slush their way along a set course through deep snow to reach their goal.

The clue here sets them off on their final race to the final finsih line.  They are instruced to get back to Anchorage and fly back to Denver, Colorado and proceed to Clear Creek Park to do a task (that may take special equipment). When competed they are off to Red Rocks where this all started 29 days ago!

It looks like the teams could either leave at 11:10PM on Frontier and arrive at 5:59AM, or United leaving at 11:30PM and arriving at 6:25AM or on Northwest arriving at 8:48AM.

When they arrive in Denver they find cabs to take them to Clear Creek Park.  There is an aerial shot of two cars racing on a highway through snow covered ground.  I can't fit it anywhere in Alaska, so perhaps it is on the way from the new Denver Airport to Golden. When they arrive they find a clue which sends them off to do one last task before they get the clue to the final race to the finish line.  When they arrive at the entrance of Red Rocks, they receive the clue which tells them to race up to the spot they started from.

TPTB have very carefully mixed up who is where and when so it is hard to tell who is arriving first at Red Rocks.  Is it misdirection once again when they show the Hippies celebrating on the race up the hill? Or are RaYoYo who are pictured as last actually in the lead and would be the third African-American couple to win TAR in the last five races?? And then we have the Beach Boys still lugging those huge backpacks along, (why in the world do they want to keep all that stuff if they are going to win a million big ones?) but they seem to be taking their time so do they know that they are way behind? Youse takes your chances and takes your own picks.  I'll Wait until 9:50PM on Wednesday.

Edited to include info tendered from posts below.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 16, 2006, 10:47:44 AM
Great Read ! Thank you so much for putting this together for us Gman !!  :hrt:
Quote
Then it is a race as the Hippies and the Beach Boys drive off toward Lake Yamanaka. On the way it seems that the Hippies speed past the Beach Boys (TPTB, by the way, have reversed the shot of the Hippies passing to make it look like Tyler is driving a left-hand drive car, while in fact he is driving a typical Japanese right hand drive wagon - the number on his license plate are reversed! - just to keep the cars both going in the same direction
Good catch Gman !
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/TAR9_Promo2/TAR9_%20Finale/bf89aafc.jpg)


Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 16, 2006, 11:37:05 AM
Great job, gingernan, on the summary as we know it so far.   :tup:
Just one thing, the palanquin task is surely down by Tokyo Bay, on the south side of Hama Rikyu Garden, as you can see the Rainbow Bridge behind E&J in one of the vidcaps.  Yoyogi Park may be a red herring.   Given all the tasks seen in the Tokyo spoilers, we may never know the correct sequence of events till the show airs.     ???   Once again, good work.   :js:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: becand75 on May 16, 2006, 11:51:36 AM
ONE MORE DAY!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Pedaler on May 16, 2006, 12:12:06 PM
G'Man,  Thanks for another season's worth of What We Know and What We Don't Know.  I've enjoyed your work over the past several seasons.


One suggestion toward your final effort.  I believe that there is enough evidence that the racers go to Clear Creek Park in Golden, Co. before heading to Red Rocks.

Puddin's vidcap is here http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg120145#msg120145 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg120145#msg120145)

Banzai's post on SusieChapstick's info is here http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg120167#msg120167
 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg120167#msg120167)

Item #2 here http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg119825#msg119825 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg119825#msg119825)  could possibly occur at Clear Creek

Also, from Puddin http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg120174#msg120174 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=8312.msg120174#msg120174) 

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: dogparent on May 16, 2006, 12:27:27 PM
gingerman - did i miss the shot of them driving?
I just LOVE :hrt: your detailed what we knows!

One thing you might want to change is the airport name here in denver -- Stapleton is now a fun neighborhood, and DIA is the airport. Thanks so much to all of you smart people who get everything figured out each season!  YOU GUYS ROCK  :jam:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 16, 2006, 03:07:59 PM
Don't recall seeing the TV Guide description of the finale.  I heard there was something about a "traditional ceremony" or something in the Japan leg.  Can you verify this, puddin?  Thanks.   :waves:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gingerman28 on May 16, 2006, 03:26:21 PM
Traditional ceremony may refer to "spot the flag from up high" as from the London Eye in TAR7 or from the Eiffle Tower in TAR1 or from the High Place (Sigiriya) in TAR6.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 16, 2006, 03:30:46 PM
The final three teams (B.J. and Tyler, Ray and Yolanda, Eric and Jeremy) race from Japan to Alaska and then to the finish line to claim the $1 million first-place prize. Phil Keoghan is the host.

Boingo ?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 16, 2006, 03:33:08 PM
Clues
webclues~
One team is ecstatic when they learn the location of the next detination ,a place they've been to and where they know the language .
Little mistakes can cost big when the finish line is close , and one team wastes a lot of time looking for equipment needed for a challenge .Will this be the difference between first and second place ?
The last two legs of the race are both mentally and physically grueling , which duo will win the million dollars ?



CBS Press ~ 

AFTER TRAVELING TO FIVE CONTINENTS, 10 COUNTRIES AND MORE THAN 59,000 THOUSAND MILES, FIND OUT WHICH TEAM WILL BE THE FIRST TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE AND TAKE HOME THE MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE, 
ON THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF "THE AMAZING RACE 9,"
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT

"Five Continents…Ten Countries…And More Than Fifty-Nine Thousand Miles" -- After traveling to five continents, 10 countries and more than 59,000 thousand miles, one Team will be the first to cross the Finish Line and take home the one million dollar grand prize, on the two-hour season finale of THE AMAZING RACE 9, Wednesday, May 17 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

As the Teams race through Japan, they quickly learn that little mistakes can cost big time when there are only three teams left and the finish line is within reach.  The last two legs of the Race around the world prove both mentally and physically grueling and it is a tight contest until the very end.     
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Post by: Boingo on May 16, 2006, 03:42:29 PM
OK, thanks anyway.  I must be getting a little punchy after such an exciting race.     :box:

Never mind...carry on as if nothing happened.    ;D
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Post by: puddin on May 16, 2006, 06:04:32 PM
I don't think I can even sleep tonight Boingo  :jumpy:

still keeping my fingers crossed for Yahoo  (http://tv.yahoo.com/) video sneek peek OR ( found this today , HotList you can watch the Dawin inside clips , same as the ones Yahoo had ) TvGuide (http://www.tvguide.com/TV/HotList/default.htm?cmsRedir=true&rmDate=05032006&cmsGuid=%7B176F8544-3840-4353-92C8-0C4EA0C73277%7D) !
see tvguide has " Whats on Tonight " down on the left of the homepage  (http://www.tvguide.com/default) and with some luck we just might get one last clip , but I wouldn't hold my breath .
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 16, 2006, 08:17:40 PM
Puddin, here's some Silly Japan Stuff (http://www.zeuscat.com/andrew/personal/photos/2005_japan_silly/) to enjoy while waiting for the TAR finale.

:lol:

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Post by: puddin on May 16, 2006, 08:27:14 PM
Thanks Boingo  :hearts:
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 16, 2006, 11:49:31 PM
I'll have to go back and check the Sicily video, but I think this cap from the promo is recycled: Ray is driving on the left side, and that looks like an Italian flag on the route info card.
(Puddin, any solution to the recital/finale conflict?)
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Post by: puddin on May 16, 2006, 11:59:29 PM

(Puddin, any solution to the recital/finale conflict?)

I'm paying my 12yr old to act really sick ( she does have a cold ) , plus all the Easter Candy she can eat along with staying in bed all day in her PJ's playing PSP & watching cartoons all day ! :hfive: , she's thrilled and mad at her teacher anyway , she told them that they suck and took away their fieldtrip to Dorney Park ..revenge of the NERDS  :lol: !
Am I going to burn in hell for this :sera: ?

 :jumpy: I'll be here !!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Slowhatch on May 17, 2006, 12:32:23 AM
It's not hooky if she's actually sick (it's in the RFF rulebook...somewhere :lol:).
Quote
fieldtrip to Dorney Park
More swan boats (http://www.dorneypark.com/public/inside_park/rides/rides/swan_boats.cfm), they're everywhere!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 01:04:46 AM
OK so I'm bad , to make up for me guilty conscience I'll have to take the girls to Dorney this spring  :lol:, really I will make plans !

checked all my resources , nothing up on  TVGuide  (http://online.tvguide.com/special/mayfinales06/week3.asp) or Yahoo  (http://tv.yahoo.com/) , not even AOL (http://tvshows.aol.com/show/the-amazing-race-9/SH8084030000/main) my last hope , maybe tomorrow things will look up  :tup:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Slowhatch on May 17, 2006, 02:20:33 AM
In addition to the range map that Boingo posted, I found two other nearby sites for muskoxen: the Alaska Zoo (Anchorage) and the Muskox Farm (http://www.muskoxfarm.org/) in Palmer, about 45 miles away. I know it's not much to go on, but compare two things: the fencing and the size of the animal (just a stot--it's shorter than the fence).
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 17, 2006, 06:56:22 AM
from Blows http://community.realitytvworld.com/boards/DCForumID37/1358.shtml

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5326/01road0hi.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01road0hi.jpg) they say it's glenn highway just about past Eagle River
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1825/05bison9xh.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=05bison9xh.jpg) musk oxen in Palmer

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8246/07alaska2ns.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=07alaska2ns.jpg) Independence Mine ???

(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2945/k2b6dh.th.jpg) (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=k2b6dh.jpg) Rusts bought K2 Aviation 2 years ago which is based in Talkeetna.

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2379/36dogsled29pf.th.jpg) (http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=36dogsled29pf.jpg) could be the 2nd detour option (banzai's thought: he does look like a demonstrator)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 17, 2006, 07:30:00 AM
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9149/clue3cv.th.jpg) (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=clue3cv.jpg) find something that matches whatever in Jeremy's hand?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 08:40:27 AM
Am I going to burn in hell for this :sera: ?

Of course not! Sounds like a win-win situation to me!!  :tup:

I can't believe I dreamed about the finale last night. I dreamed that I somehow I didn't see the end of the show and had no idea who won!!! :gaah:
Panic set in so I, along with other TAR fans walked down the street in search of answers. We ended up at a house and met Puddin and another TAR fanatic unknown to me. No one knew who won because of some network tehnical difficulty. :meow: So we went to the computer and looked at the RFF pick'em game to see the scores and it was a shocker! 98% had picked BJ and Tyler to win but had 0 points. Here is my crazy nightmare finishes:

1st - E/J
2nd - RaYo
3rd - BJ/T
 :bedbug:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 08:41:23 AM
sups i would take that finale senerio
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: alvin67 on May 17, 2006, 09:22:39 AM
Possible major spoiler alert...














The Hippies were kinda on Opie and Anthony this morning. While they were on the air walking from their CBS studio to their XM studio, O&A ran into the Hippies on the street. Are they possibly in NYC to appear on Regis & Kelly or something??

Not making it up. More info here on their biggest msg board:  http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies (http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 09:28:52 AM
Possible major spoiler alert...

http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies (http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies)
[/quote]

Stern kicks SeeBS ass... :jumpy: ...actually, all F3 Teams are in NY for several functions.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 10:05:10 AM
Welcome alvin67 !  :waves: Big Papi

Tyler has headed for NYC for the finale.  So says his girlfriend at her blog:

http://www.ayumimeegan.com/



Your too much Sups , what did you eat last night ? :lol:

Palmer Ox Farm  (http://www.alaskadenalitours.com/mat-su_alaska_photo.html) ? it just maybe ! thanks for the info guys  :tup:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gator27 on May 17, 2006, 10:07:03 AM
Possible major spoiler alert...

http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies (http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies)

Stern kicks SeeBS ass... :jumpy: ...actually, all F3 Teams are in NY for several functions.
[/quote]

I agree with Big Papi ... All 3 teams are in town to promote the show and be on various programs tomorrow after the Finale airs.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 10:27:31 AM
MoJo sure are adamant that the Hippies lose , IMO maybe they are bitter because perhaps the Hippies did won   win?

MoJO Tv guide link (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Insider/?cmsGuid=%7BE793BEFC-1452-49C4-99A0-110418A889C4%7D)

another article ( more here ) (http://www.edmontonsun.com/Entertainment/Showbiz/2006/05/17/pf-1583906.html)
and yet another( more here )  (http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2006/05/17/1583697.html)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 10:29:23 AM
MoJo sure are adamant that the Hippies lose , IMO maybe they are bitter because perhaps the Hippies did won ?

MoJO Tv guide link (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Insider/?cmsGuid=%7BE793BEFC-1452-49C4-99A0-110418A889C4%7D)

another article ( more here ) (http://www.edmontonsun.com/Entertainment/Showbiz/2006/05/17/pf-1583906.html)
and yet another( more here )  (http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2006/05/17/1583697.html)

GRAMMER POLICE. puddin DID WON?  :lol3:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 10:32:20 AM
 :angel: no its suppose to read Hippies team # won  :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Pedaler on May 17, 2006, 10:33:24 AM
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IMO maybe they are bitter because perhaps the Hippies did win ?

I kind of thought that also.  No matter what happens, there has to be more to the story as to why MoJo is still bitter so many months later.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 10:42:18 AM
Seriously , we know that MoJo knows who won .......

We’re rooting for Eric and Jeremy,” Meadows told the Sun yesterday from their home in Arkansas. They feel frisky Frat Boys Eric Sanchez and Jeremy Ryan deserve to win after leading most of the race.
They dismissed Yolanda Brown-Moore and Ray Whitty as also rans. “They’ve been in the back of the pack the whole race,” said Meadows.
Unlike a lot of viewers, they have no love for the fun loving The Hippies — BJ Averell and Tyler Macniven — who are still hanging in despite finishing last twice. in non-elimination legs

Eric and Jeremy deserve to win. They've been the strongest team the entire race," says Monica, a 23-year-old student.
While MoJo's desire to see the frat boys take home this season's $1-million US prize is not shocking, the fact they would rather see Bohemian best buds BJ Averell and Tyler Macniven - whom they had an ongoing feud with on the show - win over Yolanda Brown-Moore and Ray Whitty is surprising.
It's not that they've found any new admiration for the hippies, but because they do not want to see the weakest team finish first.
"Ray and Yolanda can't win," says Monica.
Adds Joseph, "I think they are one of the worst teams. They have been in the back of the pack the whole race."
The young couple also do not believe BJ and Tyler, who finished last on both non-elimination legs of the race, have earned the title of Amazing Race winners.
"BJ and Tyler are good, but they deserved to be gone a long time ago. Two non-eliminations is just too many," says Monica, who still holds a grudge against the hippies for making up a story about her and one of the frat boys in order to destroy Joseph's mental game.
"This isn't a mind game - this is a race. That was just stupid and pointless and it made me mad."

TVGuide.com: Monica, now that the race is over, do you still wish the Frat Boys hadn't given B.J. shoes? The dude was barefoot!
Monica: Yes, because you can't get on the plane if you don't have shoes. If he really needed shoes, he could have gone back for them, because he lost them.

TVGuide.com: Wow, no remorse!
Joseph: No remorse. You're on a race. Why would you help someone out? We couldn't understand that strategy with the other teams.

TVGuide.com: But didn't other teams help you out?
Joseph: Sure. But when someone comes in last place and gets noneliminated, twice... we're not going to give them any help.

TVGuide.com: Refresh our memory: When exactly did you and the Hippies become enemies?
Joseph: They started the war, actually, in Oman when they told Eric and Jeremy they wanted to yield us. That came out of left field. We didn't know what we had done to them to make them want to do that.
Monica: They also stooped to a new level by making up rumors about me and Eric, which we didn't appreciate.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: newguy11 on May 17, 2006, 11:10:49 AM
First of all, you guys are all great... have been reading posts most of the season...

Found this on the site below, any thoughts (can anyone else confirm that they saw this?):

* TAR Spoiler, more than likely * Today's Regis and Kelly Show announced that they will have the winners of TAR 9 tomorrow. Well, they flashed a clip of one team... Remember, Regis and Kelly are notriuous for spoiling like that. They did it for almost all seasons of Survivors, but got smarter this year and waited to have Aras on yesterday. Anyways, the team that was shown was....

Eric and Jeremy.


http://www.jokersupdates.com/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=TheAmazingRaceSpoilers&Number=3121001&page=0&view=expanded&sb=5&o=&fpart=1


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Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 11:22:41 AM
im rewatching regis and kelly off the west coast channels i have, if i see the pic ill cap it.

ETA: well i missed it thanks to my media center loading slow. but the firset one flashed all 3 teams.
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Post by: Boingo on May 17, 2006, 11:30:08 AM
Just caught Regis & Kelly-Lee promo, and they show clips of all three teams.  E&J at Hama Rikju Gardens, BJT at Fuji-san lake, and Ray-Yo at Red Rocks.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 11:36:10 AM
Thats interesting newguy11 , maybe E&J do win ?

ETA: thanks Boingo & Kogs  !  :waves:

Romber were ..( yeah I know they didn't win )
http://mediafiends.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5794
Freddy & Kendra were ..
http://www.us.imdb.com/title/tt0633731/
Chip n Kim
http://www.peoplestar.com/chipandkim/quicktime/RegisAndKelly.asp
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 11:44:02 AM
Stern kicks SeeBS ass... :jumpy: ...actually, all F3 Teams are in NY for several functions.

But which team is going to be on Regis & Kelly!  Come on you know you want to tell us!!!!  :jumpy:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 11:49:48 AM
" WHO EVER WINS THE AMAZING RACE TONIGHT WILL BE ON OUR SHOW TOMOROW"

Followed by clips of bj and tyler eating the crickets, and raylonda doing same thing, followed by EJ in the car driving to the pitstop in darwin
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: newguy11 on May 17, 2006, 11:56:10 AM
Thanks everyone... the way I read it Eric and Jeremy could:

Come in last (from the three taxi pictures it appears that they are walking with thier backpacks (which to me says they are either way ahead or way behind) and it is lighter outside which means it is likely later in the morning)...

but also could come in first... (didn't one of the betting sites have them as the odds on favorite before they stopped taking bets, apparently due to some possible information leak?)

I think the safest thing to say at this time is that they probably won't come in second???
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 12:03:15 PM
Stern kicks SeeBS ass... :jumpy: ...actually, all F3 Teams are in NY for several functions.

But which team is going to be on Regis & Kelly!  Come on you know you want to tell us!!!!  :jumpy:

Believe me sups, we have tried our darnest to no avail. We have even pumped other racers and their friends. Nada. It looks like we are going to have to wait like the rest of TAR fans. I had ulterior motives...like a good retirement courtesy of Vegas and Offshore...(just kidding)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 12:31:20 PM
Possible major spoiler alert...

http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies (http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?t=45073&page=6&highlight=hippies)

Stern kicks SeeBS ass... :jumpy: ...actually, all F3 Teams are in NY for several functions.
[/quote]

 ..  :waves: Hiya puddin...:hearts: :jumpy: I LUV Sups dream..I couldn't even fall asleep last night, never mind dream.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 01:11:11 PM
I couldn't sleep last night either  :umn:
I can't stop thinking about MoJo's interviews :
They state
They want the Frats to win
Don't think the Hippies deserve to be final 3 because they escaped a NEL twice plus they hold a grudge
RaYo "Ray and Yolanda can't win," “They’ve been in the back of the pack the whole race,”


heres the sportsbook.com article  (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=7799.0) , not a spoiler because the Odds Makers picked the favorites to win not the peeps betting . Interesting enough thoguh  check out the top 3 teams
NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ - Odds makers at Sportsbook.com, the
world's largest online sportsbook and casino, have placed Jeremy and Eric, the
self professed beach bums from Florida, as the runaway favorites for the ninth
installment of the Amazing Race. Sisters Lisa and Joni from Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida and Katy, Texas are listed as long shots at 10-1 to win.
Amazing Race 9 (CBS) Odds To Win

    Jeremy & Eric      11-5
    Ray & Yolanda      7-2
    BJ & Tyler         4-1



last odds as noted by BoDog (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=7799.msg114591#msg114591) before the bet's stopped :
Jeremy Ryan & Eric Sanchez 2/1
Yolanda Brown-Moore & Ray Whitty 13/4
BJ Averell & Tyler MacNiven 6/5
Barry Lazarus & Fran Lazarus 3/1
Monica Cayce & Joseph Meadows 2/1
 
and sportsbook.com (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?topic=7799.msg107878#msg107878)
Update from sportsbook.com ,odds as of 3/7



BJ & Tyler 7-5
Ray & Yolanda 2-1
Jeremy & Eric 5-2
Fran & Barry 5-1
Lake & Michelle 8-1
Wanda & Desiree 8-1
Danielle & Dani 8-1
Joseph & Monica 8-1
David & Lori 12-1
Lisa & Joni 15-1
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: becand75 on May 17, 2006, 01:20:00 PM
Yeah, betting sites also predicted Chris Daughtry would win AI and that Danielle would beat Aras in Survivor.

Im not relying on betting sites anymore.

Im just gonna go into tonight blind.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 01:21:57 PM
fwiw the only 2 spoilers I recall about the winners ~

Google alt tv groups (http://groups.google.com/group/alt.tv.amazing-race/browse_thread/thread/62daaf2224ebbf80/bee7e392231d5c7d?q=bj+tyler+win&rnum=1#bee7e392231d5c7d)

Quote
BJ & Tyler WIN
 From:  natty - view profile
Date:  Wed, Mar 22 2006 10:45 pm 
Email:   "natty" <natty...@hotmail.com>
Groups:   alt.tv.amazing-race

I have a friend at CBS and apparently BJ and Tyler WIN this season of
the race. Could this be true? 
 

and then the  Data Lounge spoiler  (http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/english/search/thread/2809881.html)

if you could read through the lines , warning theres some nasty stuff at that site
 Eric and Jeremy Win the New Amazing Race



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Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 01:34:00 PM
"and then the  Data Lounge spoiler

if you could read through the lines , warning theres some nasty stuff at that site
 Eric and Jeremy Win the New Amazing Race"

Nastier than those other three sites..??

I just got off the phone with him, they are on their way into "the city," and he told me that he did not know "nothing about anything" ..rofl ..
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 01:37:50 PM
"But which team is going to be on Regis & Kelly! "

Sups, I asked him if all the teams were going on Regis. "I don't know nothing about anything."  :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 01:42:12 PM
"But which team is going to be on Regis & Kelly! "

Sups, I asked him if all the teams were going on Regis. "I don't know nothing about anything."  :lol:

Man you don't have ANYTHING to blackmail him with????
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 01:42:20 PM
They really could win Big Papi , E&J are Great Racers !! I wish them luck as well  :ride: , sort of fun not knowing who wins for once !! I bet al the teams are excited to be on NY , maybe all teams will be on Regis ?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 01:47:18 PM
puddin should i wake up at 4am catch a 6am bus to and goto TES in person?  :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 01:49:54 PM
"But which team is going to be on Regis & Kelly! "

Sups, I asked him if all the teams were going on Regis. "I don't know nothing about anything."  :lol:

We really must work on your sneaky skills Big Papi. Instead of asking if all the teams were going on Regis you could have asked him to give Kelly a kiss for you and see what reaction you got.  :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: FloridaFan on May 17, 2006, 01:52:57 PM
Seriously , we know that MoJo knows who won .......

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
We’re rooting for Eric and Jeremy,” Meadows told the Sun yesterday from their home in Arkansas. They feel frisky Frat Boys Eric Sanchez and Jeremy Ryan deserve to win after leading most of the race.
They dismissed Yolanda Brown-Moore and Ray Whitty as also rans. “They’ve been in the back of the pack the whole race,” said Meadows.


Each time MoJo open their mouths in interviews, the happier I am that the hippies yielded them and that they are not in the top three.  Talk about sour grapes.  Thank goodness once the finale airs, the focus will shift to the top three times for sound bites and Mojo will fade out...
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 02:02:07 PM
"But which team is going to be on Regis & Kelly! "

Sups, I asked him if all the teams were going on Regis. "I don't know nothing about anything."  :lol:

Man you don't have ANYTHING to blackmail him with????


Nope, I can honestly tell you that he is only half as stubborn as I am, plus he really gets angry at us if we ask "leading questions." I will be leaving shortly to a "watch party" though I don't know how much watching I'm going to do. One thing is certain, we will miss watching the race with him in it next Fall but at the same time we are glad that we can have a suspense-free Summer. You guys here at RFF are GREAT and I thank you for some very enjoyable hours spent at this forum.  I was tempted to vote twice, as I had initially registered as "desperado" but resisted the temptation to "cheat." Again, THANK YOU ALL...and may your team (and mine) win tonight. Cheers.. :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 02:07:11 PM
"But which team is going to be on Regis & Kelly! "

Sups, I asked him if all the teams were going on Regis. "I don't know nothing about anything."  :lol:

We really must work on your sneaky skills Big Papi. Instead of asking if all the teams were going on Regis you could have asked him to give Kelly a kiss for you and see what reaction you got.  :lol:

"to give Kelly a kiss for you and see what reaction you got."  HA !!! He would have been PO'ed cause knowing him that is something that he would do for himself...forget the old man .. :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Big Papi on May 17, 2006, 02:11:23 PM
They really could win Big Papi , E&J are Great Racers !! I wish them luck as well  :ride: , sort of fun not knowing who wins for once !! I bet al the teams are excited to be on NY , maybe all teams will be on Regis ?


Thanks puddin, there will be no computer where we are going to be tonight so let me THANK YOU now for all you, and the reast of the pholks, do here at RFF. I'll check back with you tomorrow win, lose, or draw... :waves:
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Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 02:16:43 PM
THANK YOU ALL...and may your team (and mine) win tonight. Cheers.. :tup: :tup:

Good luck to you! I would be sick from nerves. I honestly can say that only E/J or BJ/T deserve to win this whole thing. In the beginning you could see that these two teams totally dominated the game.

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Post by: gator27 on May 17, 2006, 02:18:00 PM

Thanks puddin, there will be no computer where we are going to be tonight so let me THANK YOU now for all you, and the reast of the pholks, do here at RFF. I'll check back with you tomorrow win, lose, or draw... :waves:

Wow.  A draw would be really interesting!!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 02:32:20 PM
"Little mistakes can cost big when the finish line is close, and one team wastes a lot of time looking for equipment needed for a challenge .Will this be the difference between first and second place ?"

This sounds like it could be at Clear Creek Park that one team wastes time looking for equipment. The hippies tend to make more little mistakes than the Frats. I swear sometimes those boys forget they are in a race. Examples:

- While at the Darwin airport they walk downtown to raise money instead of buying their airline ticket first, making them miss the flight the other teams got on.
- Taking their time in Oman to stop for gas and chat and barely making the flight.

If this is a nailbiter finish I'll be toooooo wound up to sleep!

I'm ascared!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gingerman28 on May 17, 2006, 02:33:43 PM
I was just told by my nephew who works in the media department of a large New York advertising agency that we may be in for a real surprise ending tonight and that something that has never happend before may happen.

He has been a very reliable source in the past.  What this means I have no idea and he would not devulge any further details. Except: "be sure to watch and see."
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Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 02:37:09 PM
I was just told by my nephew who works in the media department of a large New York advertising agency that we may be in for a real surprise ending tonight and that something that has never happend before may happen.

He has been a very reliable source in the past.  What this means I have no idea and he would not devulge any further details. Except: "be sure to watch and see."

Now I'm realy ASCARED!!!  :dpanic:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: cinni on May 17, 2006, 02:41:06 PM
the team that arrives first perhaps has a penalty and are passed as they wait their time out?  i can see bj/t getting there first, the frats thinking they are not first strolling up in the last second? or some other two team combo.
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Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 02:43:57 PM
a serious tie to the mat maybe?
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Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 02:46:22 PM
Gman spill the Beans !!  :umn:
Two sets of winners ! ? or as cinni noted a penalty at the finish line !? Oh Boy !! What else ? what do you think Gman !?

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 02:50:08 PM
We HAVE VIDEO !!!!!!!!!!!!  :jumpy:  :jumpy:
 brb with screencaps !!!!!!!!
http://tv.yahoo.com/feature/amazingrace9.html
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Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 02:57:58 PM
Yeah Puddin!!   :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
I got sick just watching them on that ride.  :barf:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 02:58:42 PM
Frats & BJT at the ice fishing

sounds like they have to drill 10 holes , then push the shacks over the holes , E&J are ahead and BJT are just fininishing up .
No sign of RaYo ....



Tyler: cant we use just one to catch fish?
Eric : last one
Tyler: their on their last one BJ
Jeremy: nice work buddy
Dude: all clear here
Tyler :......Frat boys ? , they must have thinner ice
Jeremy: you must push your shack to the fishing site and cover at least 2 of the holes you drilled , lets give her a push and try to get her going
E?J: oh man , this is sucky this is sucky
Tyler: BJ & Tyler , digging for buried treasure ! Good job buddy ,
BJ: wanna do the last one ?
Tyler : yeah , Come on , I'm nothing but skin bones and attitude
Tyler: Oh My Gawd , we have to push the shacks ( dead give away RaYo are not there yet )
Eric? J?: ok? you want to rest for a sec? ( they rest to catch there breath )
E?J ?: their still digging holes the hippies
Eric: oh were so close dude and their not even finished yet

( sorry for the typos )





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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 03:12:58 PM
They have to push the ice shack over two of the holes they drilled. Tyler said something like can't we just fish out of one hole so they must have to catch fish.
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Post by: gingerman28 on May 17, 2006, 03:16:39 PM
A penalty at the finish line certainly would be a surprise and something that has never happened before! But I am as much in the dark as the rest of you!
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Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 03:18:52 PM
Clip: the pizza
( again sorry for the typos , gotta run to the bustop )

BJ: its your turn buddy
Tyler : been mine all day ? been in line all day ?
Tyler : 3 rides one message hope you see it coming
J: whos ready to coaster their day ?
E: you are , there it is
Pizza
Tyler: I feel like a kid again
Tyler to girls : keep my eyes peeled for a man holding a sign
J: Hi
Japenese girls singing ,Tyler singing
Tyler: Whoa , oh yeah , regurgitating some crickets
J: how can you read anyhting from up here?
" oh WOW"
J: I think theres snot coming out of my mouth
" how awesome is this?"
J: I did not see any man with a message on that run
Tyler: ( thumbs up in Japenese ) Super ( to girls )
J: that was sweet ( they both run together )
Tyler: I feel dizzy



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Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: cinni on May 17, 2006, 03:19:21 PM
i am liking the tie idea the most. the frats and hippies step on together!! wonder if it's allowed?
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: bethgio33 on May 17, 2006, 03:20:14 PM
Great video's!!  Thanks for the find Puddin!!!!!!

I can see the extra set of ice drills on the side of BJT, can you tell if any holes have been drilled?  Why no sign of RaYo?  Are they really that far behind?  Or ahead?
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Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 03:21:15 PM
i am liking the tie idea the most. the frats and hippies step on together!! wonder if it's allowed?

its like what would of happened if theres a real tie, not just stepping on it together because they chose to
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Post by: bethgio33 on May 17, 2006, 03:23:29 PM
i am liking the tie idea the most. the frats and hippies step on together!! wonder if it's allowed?

its like what would of happened if theres a real tie, not just stepping on it together because they chose to



Now that would truly be an AMAZING RACE!!!!!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 03:25:53 PM
Great video's!!  Thanks for the find Puddin!!!!!!

I can see the extra set of ice drills on the side of BJT, can you tell if any holes have been drilled?  Why no sign of RaYo?  Are they really that far behind?  Or ahead?

They are behind because there are 4 ice shacks (a spare for some reason).
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: bethgio33 on May 17, 2006, 03:29:35 PM
Great video's!!  Thanks for the find Puddin!!!!!!

I can see the extra set of ice drills on the side of BJT, can you tell if any holes have been drilled?  Why no sign of RaYo?  Are they really that far behind?  Or ahead?

They are behind because there are 4 ice shacks (a spare for some reason).






Thanks, sometimes my thinking is delayed!      ;D           
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 03:42:14 PM
one more thing , you can copy and paste this into your realone media browser for the clips  :tup:

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/scp_v3/viewer/index.php?pid=16685&rn=245724&ch=41691
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 04:19:48 PM
I know you usually post TES announcements puddin but I thought this was interesting. My first thought is that Yolanda says she is pregnant.

AMAZING RACE WINNERS: After weeks of relentless competition and traveling more than 59,000 miles around the globe, contestants from The Amazing Race finally cross the finish line. But which duo gets there first? The fun-loving hippies, fighting couple, or the flirting fraternity brothers? Whoever it is, watch Thursday morning as we give the winners a check for one million dollars!  Then, to put the icing on the cake, one of the Amazing Race contestants has been keeping a secret and is now ready to unveil. Who has a surprise and what will it be? You don't want to miss this special announcement on our plaza.
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Post by: cinni on May 17, 2006, 04:24:41 PM
or someone got married on the way? now that would be cool too. maybe the frats hooked up with the pinks somewhere?

bet it's dave and lori that got or are getting married.     :hearts:

or maybe bj and tyler profess their love for each other?   :-[
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Post by: sarahbea on May 17, 2006, 04:27:50 PM
I can not even imagine being on that ride and trying to find a sign.  :groan:

I am so excited for tonight. I actually have to tape it since I won't be home but that will be the first thing I watch!

Thanks for the video caps. I was able to watch them.

 :jumpy:
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Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 05:16:49 PM
I was just reading that Sups !! cinni your BAD !  :lol:

8:41 SEGMENT TWELVE- AMAZING SURPRISE: To put the icing on the cake, one of the
Amazing Race contestants has been keeping a secret and is now ready to unveil.
Who has a surprise and what will it be? You don’t want to miss this special
announcement on our plaza.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 05:24:27 PM
So no monkies are mistakenly putting up videos early? Guess we couldn't be that lucky again!  :doh:
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Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 05:28:08 PM
I was just reading that Sups !! cinni your BAD !  :lol:

8:41 SEGMENT TWELVE- AMAZING SURPRISE: To put the icing on the cake, one of the
Amazing Race contestants has been keeping a secret and is now ready to unveil.
Who has a surprise and what will it be? You don’t want to miss this special
announcement on our plaza.

RAYLONDA" Renee,Hannah,Julie,Harry,and Dave i have good news for you
























































yes its really true










I just saved money on my car innsurence by switching to geico"
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Post by: Jane Cook on May 17, 2006, 05:31:50 PM
Quote
8:41 SEGMENT TWELVE- AMAZING SURPRISE: To put the icing on the cake, one of the
Amazing Race contestants has been keeping a secret and is now ready to unveil.
Who has a surprise and what will it be? You don’t want to miss this special
announcement on our plaza.

Hmm ... icing ... BJ posted a bulletin to MySpace about Cinnabons. 
Quote
At one point during the last leg Tyler and I eat a whole Cinnabon.

That probably has nothing to do with anything.
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Post by: shanghilill on May 17, 2006, 05:49:57 PM
Or maybe RaYo are pregnant.    :naughty:    :crybabe:

Enjoy the show folks.

 :popcorn:
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Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 05:51:10 PM
lol , BJ also said they have to move a house and deliver medical supplies . Icing sure sounds like a wedding to me , I think you guys are right , maybe Lori & David get engaged or maybe Tyler proposes to his girlfriend ?  :hrt:
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Post by: cinni on May 17, 2006, 05:54:39 PM
I was just reading that Sups !! cinni your BAD !  :lol:

I just saved money on my car innsurence by switching to geico"

/cinni <--- :meow:

but i'm not the only one tonight   :blol:

i am kind of sad tar9 almost over though, sigh
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Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 06:07:54 PM
lol , BJ also said they have to move a house and deliver medical supplies . Icing sure sounds like a wedding to me , I think you guys are right , maybe Lori & David get engaged or maybe Tyler proposes to his girlfriend ?  :hrt:


dont know if they will bring all the racers back, they've only done it once with tar4. im guessing raylonda is preggie or they get engaged. maybe thats where there being the fighting daters or something of that magnitude
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Post by: mswood on May 17, 2006, 06:09:38 PM
Hi, everyone obviously dying to see the show tonight.  But I seriously wanted to give a huge thank you for everybody here who contributes tot his wonderful site.  

I think you guys and gals go so far above and beyond any thing I could every picture doing.  So thanks.

And here is to next season.

ANd while their is no way in hell the show would have a tie, that is such an awesome idea.
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Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 06:24:11 PM
I'm just grasping for one last straw to figure out which way I'm going for the win.

That Hattiesburg newspaper article about Lake and Michelle mentioned that BJ & Tyler had come to visit them in Miss. and they visited New Orleans. Do we know if those party pics they took with E/J were in Florida or Cali? I was just thinking if BJ & Tyler have been traveling around maybe they are expecting the financial ability to do so????

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Post by: gator27 on May 17, 2006, 06:32:12 PM
You guys crack me up with some of the big suprise theories!  :groan:  :lol3:  The craziest part is the someone is probably right.
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Post by: banzai on May 17, 2006, 06:34:22 PM
Quote
To put the icing on the cake, one of the
Amazing Race contestants has been keeping a secret and is now ready to unveil.

the Bowling Moms are BJ/Tyler's godmothers.  :jumpy:
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Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 06:38:00 PM
For real banzai ?  :lol:
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Post by: bethgio33 on May 17, 2006, 06:40:09 PM
I'm just grasping for one last straw to figure out which way I'm going for the win.

That Hattiesburg newspaper article about Lake and Michelle mentioned that BJ & Tyler had come to visit them in Miss. and they visited New Orleans. Do we know if those party pics they took with E/J were in Florida or Cali? I was just thinking if BJ & Tyler have been traveling around maybe they are expecting the financial ability to do so????




the E/J and BJT pic was taken at E/J place in Florida.
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Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 06:41:45 PM



the E/J and BJT pic was taken at E/J place in Florida.

and I was there and BJ & I are really bf & gf  :hearts:
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Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 06:42:49 PM



the E/J and BJT pic was taken at E/J place in Florida.

and I was there and BJ & I are really bf & gf  :hearts:

ummm what will your honey say about that?  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 06:49:22 PM
I'm just grasping for one last straw to figure out which way I'm going for the win.

That Hattiesburg newspaper article about Lake and Michelle mentioned that BJ & Tyler had come to visit them in Miss. and they visited New Orleans. Do we know if those party pics they took with E/J were in Florida or Cali? I was just thinking if BJ & Tyler have been traveling around maybe they are expecting the financial ability to do so????




the E/J and BJT pic was taken at E/J place in Florida.

Ah Ha!! Those boys have (or will have) the monies to travel to Miss, La. and Florida and who knows where else. Would they be able to do that had they not won????

Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 06:50:17 PM
BJT also visited the Dees in NY
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Post by: Slowhatch on May 17, 2006, 07:05:09 PM
Everybody should keep recording after the finish mat, because the producers might give up some good spoiler stuff like they did for this season.
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Post by: mswood on May 17, 2006, 07:15:39 PM
Oh my Fing god, there be elephants.  You guys didn't waste your time after all.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 07:19:07 PM
Yup there be the elephants !!  :ele: I'm glad they used them , we had the place right  :jam:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Jinx on May 17, 2006, 07:46:26 PM
That ride was way to cool !! :dpanic:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: mswood on May 17, 2006, 08:50:15 PM
Congrats to Puddin and all those otehrs who wanted a certain team to win.  ANd thanks Canada for airing the episode 25 minutes faster then the rest of North America.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 09:01:30 PM
And congrats to Eric & Jeremy , they really are GREAT Racers  :jam:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 09:03:15 PM
this race had every team elemant from every season.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 09:06:13 PM
Eric and Jeremy for TAR All Stars!!!!!!! :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 17, 2006, 09:12:25 PM
Eric and Jeremy for TAR All Stars!!!!!!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

amen to that sups.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Tank on May 17, 2006, 09:12:47 PM
Eric and Jeremy for TAR All Stars!!!!!!! :jumpy: :jumpy:


Hooray......They are the best :hearts: :hearts: :jumpy: :jumpy: :woohoo:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: banzai on May 17, 2006, 09:13:56 PM
I'll have to go back and check the Sicily video, but I think this cap from the promo is recycled: Ray is driving on the left side, and that looks like an Italian flag on the route info card.
(Puddin, any solution to the recital/finale conflict?)
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8312.0;attach=7035;image)

so that's why there're flags on the clue.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Mizzou02RS on May 17, 2006, 09:27:49 PM
Eric and Jeremy for TAR All Stars!!!!!!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

Please...BJ & Tyler for All-Stars!

 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 09:28:03 PM
lol , BJ also said they have to move a house and deliver medical supplies . Icing sure sounds like a wedding to me , I think you guys are right , maybe Lori & David get engaged or maybe Tyler proposes to his girlfriend ?  :hrt:

OMG he wasn't lying to me , they did move a house ( the shack ) and the other detour was delivering MEDICAL supplies !! I thought he was joking  :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 17, 2006, 09:39:09 PM
Eric and Jeremy for TAR All Stars!!!!!!! :jumpy: :jumpy:

Please...BJ & Tyler for All-Stars!

 :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jam: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy: :jumpy:

If I had my way no previous winners would be allowed -- EVER! They already won. And I'm a huge BJ and Tyler fan.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 17, 2006, 11:09:00 PM
Thank you TAR detectives, you guys & gals are the BESTEST !! (http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/1dd65659.gif)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/Picture263.gif)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/865ce6b5.gif)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/Picture521.gif)

(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/waytogo.gif)(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b105/rawalsh/misc/aca1ead7.gif)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Boingo on May 18, 2006, 12:09:49 AM
 :waves:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Slowhatch on May 18, 2006, 12:18:58 AM
I guess I'll have to go back and review the begging sequences. Based on a GE distance estimate and this fare page (http://www.denveryellowcab.com/yellow_cab/yellow_cab_rates.htm) from Denver Yellow Cab, the fare for just the first leg (DIA>CCHP) should have been $76.50.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Chateau d If on May 18, 2006, 01:10:36 AM
And the date they entered Japan is the 29th.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gator27 on May 18, 2006, 06:30:35 AM
I'll have to go back and check the Sicily video, but I think this cap from the promo is recycled: Ray is driving on the left side, and that looks like an Italian flag on the route info card.
(Puddin, any solution to the recital/finale conflict?)
(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8312.0;attach=7035;image)

so that's why there're flags on the clue.

Are we to assume that when teams got to a new country, that country's flag was on the route info?  That would be really cool and subtle.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: becand75 on May 18, 2006, 07:01:26 AM
Wow, what a great finale. I was a little leary about the Amazing Race because of last years Family Edition. But I think that TAR totally redeemed itself. You guys were right on with some of those spoilers! I couldnt believe how close. The only thing that threw it off a little was at Red Rocks when they had to do a final roadblock. We all thought the pics under the tunnel and of the cabs were to the finish line. Thats probably why EJ were walking and not running. I knew it was all over when EJ switched the flag for Oman. Im ecstatic for BJT and cant wait till next season.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Jeffrey Scott on May 18, 2006, 09:07:39 AM
When those Japanese guys thought Yolanda looked like Janet Jackson she should have had a 'convienient' wardrobe malfunction. They probably would have made enough money to hire someone for the rest of the game to help them. LOL
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 18, 2006, 09:29:13 AM
 :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 18, 2006, 09:42:07 AM
Jeff , your bad  :lol:

So Ray proposed to Yolanda  :hrt: :hearts: , she cried her eyes out ......to sweet I wish them nothing but the best .

Did you see BJ's get up on the Early Show ?  :lol3:

I'll get some screencaps when CBS achives the video .........:yaya:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: gingerman28 on May 18, 2006, 10:19:27 AM
Hey, team, a great game and we just about had it cooled for the finale!  I guess this will be the new format to have a final ROADBLOCK task before the race to the final finish line (also did that in TAR8). But we had it pretty good except for some misleads in Alaska (no dog team task, no Rusts flights to a lake, driving cars we did not know about,) but a good job all around.

Now we have the summer to rest our collective brains and get ready for TAR10 in September.  OK guys around the country and round the world be on the lookout for the yellow and red flags in June and July!!

Hope TAR10 starts early in September so that I can be with you for the first installments.  In October me and the BH will be on our annual trip to Europe for a river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna; but will return for the final shows during the November sweeps!!

Have a good summer, everyone!

Finally, you just can't keep those Harvard guys down now can you??
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 18, 2006, 01:30:21 PM
Just think Gman , on your trip in October what are the chances you run into Bert & Elise scouting locations for TAR11  :jumpy: ?

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Now we have the summer to rest our collective brains and get ready for TAR10 in September
Take the summer off .........no WAY !!!! Kogs & I have already hunting for future locations , right Kogs !?
 :woohoo:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 18, 2006, 01:32:22 PM
Just think Gman , on your trip in October what are the chances you run into Bert & Elise scouting locations for TAR11  :jumpy: ?

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Now we have the summer to rest our collective brains and get ready for TAR10 in September
Take the summer off .........no WAY !!!! Kogs & I have already hunting for future locations , right Kogs !?
 :woohoo:


thatsssssss right puddin.  :tup: :jumpy: :jumpy: im ready to start right now.  :jam:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: supsandalee on May 18, 2006, 01:46:12 PM
I volunteer to hang out in the New Orleans French Quarter the first couple weeks of June to see if they start the race there.  :lol:  :jam:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 18, 2006, 01:51:07 PM
 :hero: :keeta: now thats what I'm talking about Sups !!
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 18, 2006, 01:58:08 PM
if any1 is at any major aiport from june 2-9 keep a eye out on the yellow and red flags  ;) :lol: :jam:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Jeffrey Scott on May 18, 2006, 02:04:29 PM
I'll camp out at the Airport in Milwaukee. LOL, like they would come here.  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Chateau d If on May 18, 2006, 02:25:52 PM
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The only thing that threw it off a little was at Red Rocks when they had to do a final roadblock. We all thought the pics under the tunnel and of the cabs were to the finish line.


But, but, but...this was right #69:

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If this hapened first (and I hope it did)

then

this E&J cluebox shot should have a mark as indicated.

It doesn't     :'(



And this (except for the stairs part) #107:

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Whatever the final task is, I bet they go through that tunnel (see satellite image) to the parking lot on the other side and complete the task there.  That shot of Ray & Yolanda may be them on the trail that shows up in the satellite image.  It goes to the bottom of the amphitheater.

For sure we see the teams enter the amphitheater and have to run all the way up the stairs to Phil at the top (south end)

I think E&J get to the final task first (due to the lack of any marks in the snow at the cluebox from BJ&T's taxi) but the difference is not enough to let them win.  The final task will involve using their brains and for that BJ&T will wiz right by them.

I can't wait!    :jumpy:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 18, 2006, 02:39:53 PM
I haven't had a chance to reread the whole thread Chateau but giving credit where credit is due  :jam:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Kogs on May 18, 2006, 02:44:31 PM
i like the fact they had a final roadblock before running to the finish line ala fart and tar3. but for tar3 it was a taxi ride away before running to the finish line. tar 7,6,and 5 could have had differnt finishes if there was a roadblock on site before running to the finish line.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Bathfizzy on May 19, 2006, 02:21:28 PM
I also enjoyed the final roadblock before the finish line, it made it even more exciting.  I hope they do that for the next one.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 20, 2006, 06:49:20 PM
Phil's Blog  (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race9/shows/ep13/phil/blog/)

 :hrt:

EPISODE 13
   We are heading back America. One more long flight and sleep of course. BJ managed to convince the hotel staff to keep the Internet, in the hotel, a secret from the other teams. Eric & Jeremy got out on the first flight, but all the teams have to connect and will be on the same flight into Alaska. We are set up for a perfect finish. Word is that the weather is a bit rough in Alaska, which might affect some of the challenges we have set up.

A long night of flying. Things keep changing with the order of the teams. Heard that BJ & Tyler did a Fran & Barry by walking past the snow shoes. It doesn't matter how smart you are; when you're under Race pressure things just disappear.

It is always so exciting at this point in the Race. We are getting calls about where the teams are at, but things change so quickly. We are headed back to the Mile High City. Nice to complete a full lap around the world.
 
   The Roadblock is great. The set up looks incredible with hundreds of flags spread out over the snow covered ground. Having a cerebral challenge so close to the end could make for a dramatic finish if there are a few teams here at once.
 
   All teams are on their way here. What a brilliant finish. Having BJ and Eric dueling it out at the Roadblock after all those miles was just perfect. BJ & Tyler always said it would come down to brains and it did. The hairiest winners ever. Can't believe we have finished Race 9!
 
   The Race is back on track. More miles, more exotic locations, great challenges-- everything that Race fans love. This year I had time to make it to the Television Without Pity party after the finale. It is always a big night, but this year seemed to have more enthusiasm than ever. In two hours I only made it about 15 feet from the front door. These are people who love the Race with an undying passion. The place was packed with Race alumni and our hard core fans…all part of the extended Race family. A huge thank you to everyone for their continued support, there is no show without you. We will be back in the fall with Race 10, everything you expect and more…and a great new time slot.

In the meantime remember, "The World is Waiting for You!"
 
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 20, 2006, 08:02:21 PM
On the finish line E&J said that canceling the cabs was against the rules but they guess that since they canceled thier own , too , thats why they wern't penalized .
Also on the insider clips Eric tells us that begging for $$ is not allowed in U.S.A. airport terninals , airplanes are ok but not the terminals ........just thought it was interesting to note for future episodes .

the Finish line was fun to watch , lots of clips of the last episode were shown

Finish line
http://video.cgi.cbs.com/vplayer2/play3.pl?type=rm&arena=video&feat=vplayer&adtype=pre&id=22737
http://video.cgi.cbs.com/vplayer2/play3.pl?type=rm&arena=video&feat=vplayer&adtype=pre&id=22738
http://video.cgi.cbs.com/vplayer2/play3.pl?type=rm&arena=video&feat=vplayer&adtype=pre&id=22739

edited for bad grammer  :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Slowhatch on May 20, 2006, 10:08:46 PM
Maybe it's a recent law. Heather/Eve were begging (without penalties) at MIA before they left for Mexico.
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: Pedaler on May 22, 2006, 02:44:10 PM
Big Papi,  Does Eric and Jeremy's close loss still sting after all these months?

I watched the final episode again and as you know, they would have won if they had only lucked out and switched the flags of Oman and Thailand.

http://www.tarflies.com/gallery2/v/tar09/ep12/QDVD_2532.jpg.html (http://www.tarflies.com/gallery2/v/tar09/ep12/QDVD_2532.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: considerate on May 29, 2006, 09:09:00 PM
I really like this show and have been watching it faithfully. I always wanted to go on a show like that, but never have. Just was happy with my little office at home selling Wholesale travel packages. Who knows one day, I may get to get on there, but right now the money is just to good. :lol:
Title: Re: Finale ' 5 Continents...10 Countries...And More than 59 thousand Miles! '
Post by: puddin on May 29, 2006, 10:40:54 PM
Do what us  " Internet Explorer's " do considerate ! Hang out here with us and race through google and the internet with the Amazing Racers  :woohoo: , we'd love to have you join us !!