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TAR Canada / Re: TARC 7 Episode 7 LIVE SHOW UPDATES and DISCUSSION THREAD!
« Last post by Xoruz on August 14, 2019, 12:45:12 PM »
Prior to the season's filming, Maanca messaged me about what the show could do if they went to K-W. That got me excited, so when teams were spotted there, I had a bit of anticipation for this episode. Overall, it was a decent leg. It certainly ticked off all of the things expected of the region. It was a fun start with a controversy out of TAR 25, and it led to a fun moment with Sarah & Sam having the same problem at the Face Off. Having teams not fully know their destination was an interesting addition as well. 7 episodes in, and only 2 episodes had a Detour and a Roadblock. I don't mind production shaking teams up, but they do need to justify the format. The gravity task could have worked better as a Roadblock, and it was disappointing to lose out on Oktoberfest. It was surprising that Aarthy & Thinesh let their Express Pass expire when they had several opportunities, but it does bode well for them that they haven't used it and history could repeat. I haven't been excited for the Face Off in a while. It pretty much became stale with choosing a random sport and the ones in Corner Brook and in season 6 led to some less than competitive finishes. This one was better but not perfect. I didn't mind incorporating a sponsor if it leads to a creative idea (one much better than the Dempster's task last year). It could have been subjective, but the fact that teams had to cook from memory allowed noticeable mistakes to happen. The time penalty for losing also wasn't a death kneel. Trish & Amy were such a fun team this season, and it's sad that they are gone. Looking forward to next week as many teams might be out of their element.

Out of nowhere instant replay graphics.  :funny:
Jon with Callisto.  :funny:
Aarthy's directions.  :funny:
Dave's annoyance with the singing.  :funny:
Aarthy's cooking skills.  :funny:
Irina's demands.  :funny:

Balls: Simple task to start with after the blind drive.
Self-drive: They didn't have to do anything with the only penalty being an out of the way drive, but even that was somewhat negated with the choice to do the robot task.
Beer Fest: Absolute shame no one did this task because it looked like fun.
Robot Quest: Was good to see a task that tested the communication between team members, and it led to a lot of fun moments of miscommunication.
Bake Off: Like that there was a change compared to a random sport, and there was a bit of creativity in the task.
Gravity: Gave me flashbacks to physics class. A so-so task to end the leg, since the first three teams are math whizzes. It was one of the better tasks to end a leg when compared to seasons 5 and 6 because the penalized team actually had a chance due to the three way bunch.

3/5
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TAR 33

Newly revised route

Leg 1: Los Angeles, California, USA to Melbourne, Australia
Leg 2: Melbourne, Australia to Geelong, Australia
Leg 3: Geelong, Australia to Zhuhai, China (via Guangzhou)
Leg 4: Zhuhai, China to Phuket, Thailand
Leg 5: Phuket, Thailand to Singapore
Leg 6: Singapore to Doha, Qatar
Leg 7: Doha, Qatar to Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 8: Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 9: Cape Town, South Africa to El Calafate, Argentina (via Buenos Aires)
Leg 10: El Calafate, Argentina to La Paz, Bolivia
Leg 11: La Paz, Bolivia to Lima, Peru
Leg 12: Lima, Peru to Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Due to having an updated filming date for TAR 33 now being pushed to a later date, I decided to revise into mostly Southern Hemisphere route.

Why another visit to the Pearl River Delta instead of another region of China.
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I really want to see capital Croatia
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TAR 33

Newly revised route

Starting line: LA Live (overlooking Microsoft Theater and Staples Center), Los Angeles, California

Leg 1: Los Angeles, California, USA 🇺🇸 to Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
Leg 2: Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺 to Geelong, Australia 🇦🇺
Leg 3: Geelong, Australia 🇦🇺 to Zhuhai, China 🇨🇳 (via Guangzhou)
Leg 4: Zhuhai, China 🇨🇳 to Phuket, Thailand 🇹🇭
Leg 5: Phuket, Thailand 🇹🇭 to Singapore 🇸🇬
Leg 6: Singapore 🇸🇬 to Doha, Qatar 🇶🇦
Leg 7: Doha, Qatar 🇶🇦 to Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦
Leg 8: Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦
Leg 9: Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦 to El Calafate, Argentina 🇦🇷 (via Buenos Aires)
Leg 10: El Calafate, Argentina 🇦🇷 to La Paz, Bolivia 🇧🇴
Leg 11: La Paz, Bolivia 🇧🇴 to Lima, Peru 🇵🇪
Leg 12: Lima, Peru 🇵🇪 to Nashville, Tennessee, USA 🇺🇸

Finish Line: Unknown, Nashville

5 continents, 10 countries and 36,000 miles with 1 new country, 5 new cities and 3 revisits to underused cities in travel on a westward route.

Due to having an updated filming date for TAR 33 now being pushed to Winter 2020 (around January-February), I decided to revise into mostly Southern Hemisphere route.
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TAR Australia / Re: TARAU4 IS A GO!!!!! Announcements YES! THIS IS REAL!!!
« Last post by NumfarPTB on August 14, 2019, 11:37:21 AM »
I know I'm bad on not adding myself to that thread.  But should we ask people to update the "Where In The World Are YOU??" thread?
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,29785.175.html
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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Last post by Cyzoran on August 14, 2019, 11:02:22 AM »
Besides the shove in Berlin during season 6, and Luke and Jen's clue box body-checking in season 14, has any racer in any edition ever physically attacked another racer from another team, and if so, what were the consequences inflicted upon them by race rules if any?
I wouldn't call it an attack, but Dan and Sam got psychical with the globetrotters racing to the pit stop in Estonia in 15. From what i remember someone tripped and grabbed the other team and brought them down with them. I don't think there was any consequence.
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TAR Canada / Re: TAR Canada 7: Speculation & Discussion of SPOILERS
« Last post by Linda BC2 on August 14, 2019, 10:56:11 AM »
So next week is Charlevoix, indeed. And apparently they went all the way by train, according to the preview.

Preview:
rails to Charlevoix region - Dave & Irina, Anthony & James
baseball? Aarthy & Thinesh
emus/ostriches?Lauren & Joanne?
speaking in French - maybe reenactment of historical event? Anthony, Sam - possible Road Block
Dave & Irina in car (Dave driving)
Sam races by Dave
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The Amazing Race Discussion / Re: Been to a RACE Location?? POST IT HERE!
« Last post by BritishTARFan on August 14, 2019, 10:43:41 AM »
A bit late, but in January I went on a school trip to Central America for World Youth Day in Panama City, visiting Costa Rica and Panama. I didn't realise all of them on the trip, but the amount of TAR locations I visited is definitely worth showcasing, so hope you enjoy :).
These photos are great! I'm so glad you got to see the Panamanian pollera dancers at Cathedral Square, the Locks, Casco Viejo, and the lush rainforest environment in the region! Did the trip ever get around to talking about the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa?

No, unfortunately just the national park, then again Panama hasnít really discovered signage 😂, so itís very possible we did and I didnít know.
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TAR Canada / Re: TARC 7 Episode 7 LIVE SHOW UPDATES and DISCUSSION THREAD!
« Last post by Maanca on August 14, 2019, 10:25:38 AM »
Great to see K-W again! I haven't been back there since '05, sadly, but I've heard from my friends that it's a booming place these days. Too bad they never crossed into my side of town next door, Cambridge, but a fairly satisfying episode.

I liked the science and technology-theme. Yeah, Jon must have been a little disappointed nobody even thought about choosing the beer task, but playing with those cool-looking robots would be hard for anyone to pass up :D

The cooking was a nice change from the sports Face Offs, I just wish they could have gotten Martina and Phil in to judge, because of their side series. The algebra, eh, I was never big on math, either, so that task was kind of a blur for me.

Sad to see Trish and Amy go, but it was only a matter of time for them. They were that team that's become a staple the previous couple years, one that gets saved twice and then promptly knocked out the next week.
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TAR Canada / Re: TAR Canada 7: News/Media/Speculation (possible spoilers)
« Last post by Linda BC2 on August 14, 2019, 10:11:40 AM »
A blog post by Irina - it's a promo for skincare but she does explain about why her & Dave are on Amazing Race.

http://www.irinatee.com/2019/08/13/the-worst-thing-happened-to-me-on-amazing-race-canada/?fbclid=IwAR2-dpLSD_Yh9eoptHImLd5TDNsUmx4Q1s8RPS64W6L01xSQDHHrw535MGs
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