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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #325 on: February 13, 2007, 06:42:14 PM »
How could you not know that is ROB? peach  :hearts:



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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #326 on: February 13, 2007, 06:49:28 PM »
Heee...I NEED those bigger pictures--not to mention the captions! :spy:


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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #327 on: February 13, 2007, 07:08:11 PM »
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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #328 on: February 13, 2007, 07:26:34 PM »
I just looked at the AR1 team pictures. The individual about to jump is definitely DREW, not ZACH.

Actually Slowwatch is correct.  It is Zach.

On a freeze frame you can even match the same clouds.

When Derek and Drew jumped hours later, there was far less cloud cover.

What I don't understand is why the editors used that footage.

Sure Teri & Ian didn't jump in that first episode in Season three, but they could have used footage of John Vito & Jill (who were in blue).  Its not like they didn't have enough footage.  They jumped first and had a ton of footage of them both jumping, during the jump and arriving on the ground.

If I could post pictures I would show the difference.

Actually, MSWOOD, you need a lesson in AR1. If you noticed, my note stated that it was DREW from AR1, not DREW from AR3. And it is DREW from AR1. For proof, I went back and reran my AR1 tapes on fastforward until I reached Episode 7, where the first DETOUR out of the pit stop at Sant'Agata Bolognese was a choice of GLIDE or BIKE. Kevin and Drew chose Glide and had to wait for Rob and Brennan to complete first. Kevin went into the tow plane and DREW was all alone in the glider, with shots matching the screenshots. This took place at the Aeroclub Volovolistico Ferrarese. You can look it up.

However, you are right that SLOWHATCH was correct in identifying the top screenshot in post #268 as from Italy, AR1, episode 7. My apologies to SLOWHATCH for an earlier version here in which I misunderstood that posting.



Cool its no big deal.  I was going off your statement that the person getting ready to jump wasn't Zach but Drew (I did figure you ment Drew from Season one).  But of course the only jumping Drew did was the swinging Bungee style jump in Africa, while they never jumed from the glider, that he could barely squeeze into (I do love his stories aboutt he old pilot of the glider and its string to navigate).

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #329 on: February 13, 2007, 07:39:08 PM »
So far with the spoilers we have it does seem that Charla & Mirna are taking advantage in getting off of transportation early.  Whether they go as far as Peter & Sarah and get escorted through customs remains to be seen.  THough it would explain some of the sizeable leads they have in the locations after arriving on a plane.

And going from what I could see of of old copies of season 5, they might have then as well.

I personally have no problem with it.  Its not cheating, it isn't binding the rules.  Just as senior teams can legitimately save money on the race by takin gadvantage of their age at certain sites, Charla using her legitamte disability to help her team is perfectly fair (and I am not a fan of this team, well not Mirna anyway).

I have a much bigger problem with needing a "Doctoro" and hold the boat for me, or get me booked as a priority standby for medical reasons compared to people on standby ahead of you (both occured in season 5).

But they do bleed considerable amounts of time in running and walking tasks. And her "special" shoes are only really going to be effective (if at all) on solid level surfaces (pavement, concrete, ect).  Fields, dirt roads, ect are going to slow them down a lot.

Also the race never lets teams when arriving at the final city get a custom advantage (at least in previous seasons), the regular legs, yes.  Final no.  So I see that being a serious issue for them on the last leg.  If they make it that far :snicker:


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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #330 on: February 13, 2007, 07:58:04 PM »
It's hard to tell from the BQ photo; they might be working with "tongs" or "nippers" (see here; at the bottom of the page is also a picture of some farriers aprons which look a lot like chaps. I know that makes no sense because R/A chose the medal task, but I thought I'd throw it in anyway). Also, according to this article, they're probably domestic rather than wild horses; wild horses have better nutrition and their hooves need less care. (kinda makes me wish I'd made it to the end of the years-long waiting list for the horseshoeing class at my old alma mater; it was one of the most popular classes, even for non-ags  :ride:  ;D)

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #331 on: February 13, 2007, 08:11:43 PM »
Slowhatch --excellent job on the Punta finds this AM!

Now I don't know wild/tame horses -- but I do know that Fernando and Whirley said that "they bring in the wild horses" before the big cattle roundup starts--apparently that's a major big deal there.

And in the picture--looks like they are nearly sitting on that poor horse who really didn't want his hooves cleaned anyway, thank you very much.
The only horse whose hooves I ever cleaned was not wild at all, and very politely lifted his hooves up for me, IIRC....

Long way of saying...I'm thinking WILD! :mechbull:
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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #332 on: February 13, 2007, 09:21:18 PM »
Uchenna?

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It's hard to tell from the BQ photo; they might be working with "tongs" or "nippers" (see here; at the bottom of the page is also a picture of some farriers aprons which look a lot like chaps. I know that makes no sense because R/A chose the medal task, but I thought I'd throw it in anyway). Also, according to this article, they're probably domestic rather than wild horses; wild horses have better nutrition and their hooves need less care. (kinda makes me wish I'd made it to the end of the years-long waiting list for the horseshoeing class at my old alma mater; it was one of the most popular classes, even for non-ags  :ride:  ;D)

Your such a mystery Slowhatch ..finally a clue :spy:  :snicker:

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #333 on: February 13, 2007, 09:26:37 PM »
And that could mean that Uchenna and Joyce are at the back of the pack in the first episode.. if they are with JVJ and if th boot-list is correct..

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #334 on: February 13, 2007, 11:32:29 PM »
This promo shot is puzzelling.  Even if C&M arrived on the first flight to Quito it would have been about 2 hours past sunset when they landed.

So when could this have been taken?  Did they get taxis from the restaurant in the morning when they had to drive SUV's to the Hacienda?  That can't be so.  It would have to be after they left the Hacienda and returned to Quito in Leg 2. 

But that messes up my timeline!   :umn:

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #335 on: February 13, 2007, 11:52:56 PM »
Hmmm....does it look like early morning sunlight?

Maybe TPTB didn't want the teams to drive in Quito--so they taxi to the Equator monument (they are SO close--how could they not go? :js:) and then get their SUV's there for the drive to Yanahurca.

I really want a little more action in/around Quito--can you tell? :lol:
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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #336 on: February 13, 2007, 11:56:30 PM »
the caption  ( for the picture above) says " Charla & Mirna arrive at a challenge site" if that helps?  Double ewwww to Charla's sweater.. again and again. I think peach mentioned that maybe it was too bulky to pack?


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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #337 on: February 14, 2007, 12:11:39 AM »
Oh no--I think it is perfect travel wear! Lightweight, packable, easy to wash, neutral color for mix-and-match, stain resistent--what WAS she thinking?!

Unless she plans to leave it behind when she reaches the hot countries--I think she'll be sorry when she has to carry it around-- and the other teams may be sorry to see her coming. Looks itchy too :lol:!

Sorry Charla--I still love you...
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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #338 on: February 14, 2007, 12:32:37 AM »
This promo shot is puzzelling.  Even if C&M arrived on the first flight to Quito it would have been about 2 hours past sunset when they landed.

So when could this have been taken?  Did they get taxis from the restaurant in the morning when they had to drive SUV's to the Hacienda?  That can't be so.  It would have to be after they left the Hacienda and returned to Quito in Leg 2. 

But that messes up my timeline!   :umn:
I think it looks like sun-rise in that pic.. maybe the flight was delayed and they arrived at 5am-6am..

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #339 on: February 14, 2007, 12:33:22 AM »
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I really want a little more action in/around Quito--can you tell?  :lol:

Me too !

I think it could fit in like this:

Teams are released from the restaurant in lumps of three at say 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 am.  They take taxis from there to the first challenge site.  Charla & Mirna are in the first, no, make that second lump (three taxis are already there).  It does not look like Mitad though (no grassy hillside parking).  Then from that site they get their SUV's to make the 4 hour drive to the Hacienda.  Dave & Mary and the BQs arrive about 12:50 pm.
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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #340 on: February 14, 2007, 01:16:56 AM »
It's hard to tell from the resolution of that photo, but according to the airport site there's a cartel/concession and all airport taxis should have a "cooperativa" emblem on them.

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #341 on: February 14, 2007, 09:43:55 AM »
If they're not airport cabs, then they're definitely Quito cabs: note the black-on-orange color scheme of the plates. I've googled around for a hilltop restaurant, and the only thing I've found so far that matches the pavement and guardrail is this flickr photo (source) of the Panecillo near the restaurant Peach already mentioned.

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #342 on: February 14, 2007, 10:37:32 AM »
Thank you Slowhatch! I looked and looked for a parking lot for that restaurant yesterday with no luck. Still not sure it is "rural" enough to match our taxi shot though...And you find the best confirmations! Who knew there were whole sites about license tags? ;D

I still want some more DRAMA! as I posted way back. Sunrise is about 6AM so seems like we would have time for a 3-4 hour task--we need more than one Yanahurca task for sure, IMO. The in  Quito or nearby options (in case we get an early AM task) could maybe include these from way back...I'll repost them in case it rings any bells for anyone. There is also a basilica that can be climbed. Of course, I'm still hoping for the Equator!

Has anyone found parking for the cable car (telerifico)?

In or nearby Quito:
---There is a cable car--(remember the "emergency/exit rapel down from a cable car from a previous season?)
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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #343 on: February 14, 2007, 11:01:37 AM »
I think you got it Slowhatch.  Here is a GE of Pim's Panecillo, the restaurant that Peach found.  If the taxis are parked on the uphill side of the road then the shadows they cast would be consistent.  Also, the horizon seems to match in this tilted view.  I think the lower red arrow in your taxi image points to Mirna's shadow!

This would indicate that a lot of taxis may have been summoned and are waiting at the restaurant.  If this location is correct then the time is about 8ish.

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #344 on: February 14, 2007, 11:04:58 AM »
So what's the consensus: the racers arrive in Quito, hit hours-of-operation, spend the night at Pim's, get up early the next day and do the "very unpleasant" task BVM mentioned, then get cars and drive to the ranch. Is that about it?

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #345 on: February 14, 2007, 11:09:40 AM »
NICE guys! (Y'all have been on a roll the last couple of days!)

Great pics Chateau!

Forgot that the leaving times would be dependent on the 12 hours after arrival. So do y'all think they'll go do anything?? before they get on the road? I know they have to get the SUV's somewhere, but we want excitement for the rating wars!


I thought the unpleasant task was at Yanahurco--but horsies don't quite fit...
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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #346 on: February 14, 2007, 11:12:13 AM »
I thought the unpleasant task was at Yanahurco--but horsies don't quite fit...
Rolling around in horse manure can't be all that pleasant :badhorse:

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #347 on: February 14, 2007, 11:21:10 AM »
True!



Forgot to say  :hvtd::luvya: to you all!

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #348 on: February 14, 2007, 11:22:07 AM »
I thought the unpleasant task was at Yanahurco--but horsies don't quite fit...
Rolling around in horse manure can't be all that pleasant :badhorse:

they did play in cow poo in tar4 in holland :lol:

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Re: EP1 Title: "I Told You Less Martinis And More Cardio."
« Reply #349 on: February 14, 2007, 11:25:39 AM »

Forgot that the leaving times would be dependent on the 12 hours after arrival. So do y'all think they'll go do anything?? before they get on the road? I know they have to get the SUV's somewhere, but we want excitement for the rating wars!


GEORGIAPEACH, I don't think there is any 12 hour wait as a result of a pit stop at the restaurant; that is at Yanahurco. What must happen is an hours-of-operation bunching combined with some mechanism like pulling numbers from a board to penalize the later team arrivals at the restaurant and give the first arrivals a head start.