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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1475 on: January 07, 2014, 07:02:44 PM »
You know what, I have a gut and heart feeling that a golf course is the Finish Line median. Googled it and found the Golf Digest website giving me the gold mine of ALL 52 courses (not just the top 25) within the Las Vegas area, map included.
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http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/2011-11/25-top-courses-in-las-vegas

Overlooking a scenic setting near the end of the episode, I'd say the best bets of the location of the "big mat" are the Paiute Golf Resort... Arroyo Golf Club... and Shadow Creek.
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« Reply #1476 on: January 07, 2014, 07:11:59 PM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.
Finish Line in a conference room? Yeah, that sounds amazingly beautiful. :funny:

Or... since Las Vegas is known for their lush golf courses, maybe we'll have another TAR14 and finish at a golf course. Hosting the "big mat" at a MAJOR hotel could spill the beans easily. That's why in TAR15, the Finish Line was at a private property.

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« Reply #1477 on: January 07, 2014, 08:11:27 PM »
We have had golf course finishes before, they work well. But in the dark at night? Not so sure how that would play out.
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« Reply #1478 on: January 07, 2014, 08:50:56 PM »
We have had golf course finishes before, they work well. But in the dark at night? Not so sure how that would play out.

Perhaps in like the club room or close to the club room for best lighting.
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« Reply #1479 on: January 07, 2014, 09:04:06 PM »
We have had golf course finishes before, they work well. But in the dark at night? Not so sure how that would play out.
I'd suspect the golf course managers temporarily setting up pagoda garden lighting fixtures from Home Depot or something for teams to follow.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1480 on: January 07, 2014, 10:18:40 PM »
Okay, let's start thinking from the scratch pad. :wine:

THINGS WE SPEC. OR KNOW ABOUT LEG 12:
- Las Vegas is confirmed (in radio signal distances) :tup:
- ZERO live sightings and/or blurbs of final 3 :o
- Night Leg (this is crucial since most POI's start closing for the day)
- F3 arrived in LV at a near 7:00 P.M.
- Finish Line speculated to be at a golf course

Okay, let's think night. Most visitors are likely to be eating dinner, playing at a casino, or watching Jaymes & James during this time so those Strip hotels are likely to be out of the question. I think immediately after touching down, teams had to take a taxi to Red Rock Canyon to find a clue box before the roads turn pitch black. Returning back into the city, teams may have had to find a hotel & casino, but not on the Strip so to avoid publicity. What I think is the Tropicana was visited. It remains one of the oldest hotels in Las Vegas
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1481 on: January 08, 2014, 12:22:37 AM »
What about Hoover Dam as a finish line? I have been there last September, at night, and I was the only one. So it's a perfect spot to hide when you do not wanna be seen. Plus illuminated Hoover Dam looks great at night.

I think the final leg would be like: 1. Arrival to LAS, 2. Roadblock/Detour @ Las Vegas or (transfer by helicopter to) Boulder City, 3. Transfer to Hoover Dam area, 4. Final task (bungee jumping from Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge would be great), 5. Finish Line at Hoover Dam. Go, go, go!!!

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1482 on: January 08, 2014, 04:31:57 AM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.

AFAIK, Joey & Meghan and Brenchel started tweeting after the Race and they were in the Mirage. It might have been either our Finish Line or Final Sequester.
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« Reply #1483 on: January 08, 2014, 05:18:23 AM »
Has been any locations that is used in past seasons, and then used again in other seasons, but in same property?
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1484 on: January 08, 2014, 05:44:24 AM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.

AFAIK, Joey & Meghan and Brenchel started tweeting after the Race and they were in the Mirage. It might have been either our Finish Line or Final Sequester.

??? The Mirage Casino & Resort is used at a task in Cirque du Soleil Love theatre, in season 15.
Finish Line? Golf course is closed in what time? Possibly closed. Or no. At that time the climate is mild cold and its . It unlikely that finish line is in outdoors, since the weather is too hot humid and mild cold.
The finish line is either in hotel casino conference room or a secret room or a unused room or a suite or the Axis at Planet Hollywood (formerly PH Live, Ph Theatres for the Performing Arts, Theatre for the Performing Arts, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts)??? I dont know.
Stratosphere? Riviera? Circus Circus? Mirage? Encore? Wynn? Caesars? Paris? Bellagio? Planet Hollywood? MGM? CityCenter? Mandalay Bay? Monte Carlo? Tropicana? Luxor? Excalibur? Flamingo? Venetian? Treasure Island? LVH? Rio All-Suite (The place where Chippies performs)? Ballys? Orleans? Hard Rock? Palms? Golden Nugget? Plaza? Binions? The D? Downtown Grand?
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1485 on: January 08, 2014, 05:53:06 AM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.

AFAIK, Joey & Meghan and Brenchel started tweeting after the Race and they were in the Mirage. It might have been either our Finish Line or Final Sequester.

??? The Mirage Casino & Resort is used at a task in Cirque du Soleil Love theatre, in season 15.
Finish Line? Golf course is closed in what time? Possibly closed. Or no. At that time the climate is mild cold and its . It unlikely that finish line is in outdoors, since the weather is too hot humid and mild cold.
The finish line is either in hotel casino conference room or a secret room or a unused room or a suite or the Axis at Planet Hollywood (formerly PH Live, Ph Theatres for the Performing Arts, Theatre for the Performing Arts, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts)??? I dont know.
Stratosphere? Riviera? Circus Circus? Mirage? Encore? Wynn? Caesars? Paris? Bellagio? Planet Hollywood? MGM? CityCenter? Mandalay Bay? Monte Carlo? Tropicana? Luxor? Excalibur? Flamingo? Venetian? Treasure Island? LVH? Rio All-Suite (The place where Chippies performs)? Ballys? Orleans? Hard Rock? Palms? Golden Nugget? Plaza? Binions? The D? Downtown Grand?

We might have had recycled places too :)

Who knows but I'm just saying, that the exact NIGHT we had our finale was when racers started tweeting and their tweet location (Brenchel,NaNa, YouTube) is all the Mirage. That just can't be a coincidence.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1486 on: January 08, 2014, 06:12:59 AM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.

AFAIK, Joey & Meghan and Brenchel started tweeting after the Race and they were in the Mirage. It might have been either our Finish Line or Final Sequester.

??? The Mirage Casino & Resort is used at a task in Cirque du Soleil Love theatre, in season 15.
Finish Line? Golf course is closed in what time? Possibly closed. Or no. At that time the climate is mild cold and its . It unlikely that finish line is in outdoors, since the weather is too hot humid and mild cold.
The finish line is either in hotel casino conference room or a secret room or a unused room or a suite or the Axis at Planet Hollywood (formerly PH Live, Ph Theatres for the Performing Arts, Theatre for the Performing Arts, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts)??? I dont know.
Stratosphere? Riviera? Circus Circus? Mirage? Encore? Wynn? Caesars? Paris? Bellagio? Planet Hollywood? MGM? CityCenter? Mandalay Bay? Monte Carlo? Tropicana? Luxor? Excalibur? Flamingo? Venetian? Treasure Island? LVH? Rio All-Suite (The place where Chippies performs)? Ballys? Orleans? Hard Rock? Palms? Golden Nugget? Plaza? Binions? The D? Downtown Grand?

We might have had recycled places too :)

Who knows but I'm just saying, that the exact NIGHT we had our finale was when racers started tweeting and their tweet location (Brenchel,NaNa, YouTube) is all the Mirage. That just can't be a coincidence.

Recycled places? Uh-huh.
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1487 on: January 08, 2014, 06:15:22 AM »
I'm thinking the finish line will be at one of the major Hotels on the Strip. I'm thinking either The Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo or Caesars Palace.

AFAIK, Joey & Meghan and Brenchel started tweeting after the Race and they were in the Mirage. It might have been either our Finish Line or Final Sequester.

??? The Mirage Casino & Resort is used at a task in Cirque du Soleil Love theatre, in season 15.
Finish Line? Golf course is closed in what time? Possibly closed. Or no. At that time the climate is mild cold and its . It unlikely that finish line is in outdoors, since the weather is too hot humid and mild cold.
The finish line is either in hotel casino conference room or a secret room or a unused room or a suite or the Axis at Planet Hollywood (formerly PH Live, Ph Theatres for the Performing Arts, Theatre for the Performing Arts, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts)??? I dont know.
Stratosphere? Riviera? Circus Circus? Mirage? Encore? Wynn? Caesars? Paris? Bellagio? Planet Hollywood? MGM? CityCenter? Mandalay Bay? Monte Carlo? Tropicana? Luxor? Excalibur? Flamingo? Venetian? Treasure Island? LVH? Rio All-Suite (The place where Chippies performs)? Ballys? Orleans? Hard Rock? Palms? Golden Nugget? Plaza? Binions? The D? Downtown Grand?

We might have had recycled places too :)

Who knows but I'm just saying, that the exact NIGHT we had our finale was when racers started tweeting and their tweet location (Brenchel,NaNa, YouTube) is all the Mirage. That just can't be a coincidence.

Recycled places? Uh-huh.
Dont know what to say, but tweet? There is a finale sequester in previous seasons? Tweet is tweeeeteeeteeee!!!
Tweets are all most of the info now, yk ^_^
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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1488 on: January 08, 2014, 11:15:28 AM »
There is also Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  It has lights and is, sort of, out of the way...

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Re: TAR 24 Speculation and Discussion **of Spoilers**
« Reply #1489 on: January 08, 2014, 01:56:38 PM »
I like the thought of Hoover Dam. Red Rock Canyon too.

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« Reply #1490 on: January 08, 2014, 07:25:07 PM »
The only problem I see with the Hoover Dam is WHERE would the Finish Line Mat be? Could they have it on the top of the Dam, even if it's night?  I think we'll see another indoors Finish Line Mat.
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« Reply #1491 on: January 08, 2014, 07:59:18 PM »
I like the thought of Hoover Dam. Red Rock Canyon too.
Red Rock Canyon can be scratched off. Way too dangerous for taxis to drive at night due to unlit roads.
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« Reply #1492 on: January 08, 2014, 09:56:49 PM »
RFFers, I think I found a really possible and scenic location for the Finish Line.
Paiute Golf Resort - Wolf Course - Hole 15
http://www.lasvegasgolf.com/departments/coursereviews/las-vegas-paiute-golf-resort-wolf-course-11171.htm

There is a golfing green that resembles an island with a beautiful view of a mountain behind. Teams could ride bicycles to the location by following a lighted trail... or yellow rocks. :funny: Even though everyone has really good predictions, I really think Paiute could be the location we're looking for.
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« Reply #1493 on: January 08, 2014, 10:24:29 PM »
I love your enthusiasm...but we have no evidence for...or against...a golf course location. But keep the spec a-coming!!

Do remember it was quite cold that night...
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« Reply #1494 on: January 09, 2014, 12:24:49 AM »
What about the Palms Resort  (the Real World suite) or the only other possibility that has stuck in my mind is the Chippendales Revue Theatre at the Rio?

Both are in the same area just off I-15 across the interstate from some of the other casino resorts in Vegas.
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« Reply #1495 on: January 12, 2014, 08:23:42 AM »
I love your enthusiasm...but we have no evidence for...or against...a golf course location. But keep the spec a-coming!!

Do remember it was quite cold that night...
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« Reply #1496 on: January 19, 2014, 11:51:58 PM »
The only problem I see with the Hoover Dam is WHERE would the Finish Line Mat be? Could they have it on the top of the Dam, even if it's night?  I think we'll see another indoors Finish Line Mat.

They could. There's a small sculpture garden area on the Nevada side of the Dam. Problem is that there's a public road on top of the dam, and a few scenic overlook areas, and is in general a public enough place that something would have probably leaked out if the finish line was outdoors there.

They could probably get permits to finish indoor there in the turbine room balcony that Bureau of Reclamation uses for public tours (there's a car commercial that filmed from there not too long ago). It's a speed elevator to get there, and could actually make for a pretty dramatic finish as the elevator opens, the first team sprints onto the balcony and....
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« Reply #1497 on: January 20, 2014, 06:06:53 PM »
The only problem I see with the Hoover Dam is WHERE would the Finish Line Mat be? Could they have it on the top of the Dam, even if it's night?  I think we'll see another indoors Finish Line Mat.

They could. There's a small sculpture garden area on the Nevada side of the Dam. Problem is that there's a public road on top of the dam, and a few scenic overlook areas, and is in general a public enough place that something would have probably leaked out if the finish line was outdoors there.

They could probably get permits to finish indoor there in the turbine room balcony that Bureau of Reclamation uses for public tours (there's a car commercial that filmed from there not too long ago). It's a speed elevator to get there, and could actually make for a pretty dramatic finish as the elevator opens, the first team sprints onto the balcony and....

The Hoover Dam was used in a two-part episode of Doctor Who during Matt Smith's second season, which also featured the desert in Utah, and exterior scenes in Washington DC. And they managed that outdoor scene in the daytime without any leaks during filming. The other thing is that there is a new bridge for highway traffic over the Colorado River just south of the Dam.
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« Reply #1498 on: January 22, 2014, 11:45:26 AM »
I wasn't aware of the new bridge over the Colorado river below the dam, but that would make it much less likely that filming on the dam would be noticed. I drove over the dam several times in the past and while it was interesting, it was an enormous bottleneck getting into Las Vegas from the south. Hairpin curves on both sides of the dam, slow trucks trying to get around the curves, 1 lane each direction over the top of the dam with a roughly 30 mph (50 kph) speed limit. I have no doubt that the only traffic over the dam these days would be tourists and I doubt many would be there after dark on a cold near freezing evening. The vast bulk of the traffic would be over the new bridge which would probably save 10-15 minutes getting into Las Vegas.

Looking at the new bridge on Google Earth is interesting. It casts an enormous shadow into the canyon below. It looks like the new bridge is still one lane in each direction, but I expect the speed limit is much higher.
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« Reply #1499 on: January 22, 2014, 07:48:53 PM »
Pure speculation, but here are some possible Las Vegas area locations that may have been visited (taking in the fact that no sightings have been come across and it was near night).

http://www.lasvegas.com/listing/vegas-mini-baja-chase/14693/tour/965/ Nellis Dunes - custom built desert buggies

http://www.lasvegas.com/listing/terry-cavaretta-trapeze-school/33146/ Terry Cavaretta Trapeze School
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