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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #775 on: March 30, 2017, 10:05:26 PM »
So the mountain climbing is probably either Tanzania or Norway?

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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #776 on: March 30, 2017, 11:04:05 PM »
Only Mountain climbing I remember from Tanzania would be Mt Kilimanjaro...it is mostly plains.
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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #777 on: March 31, 2017, 08:02:50 AM »
So the mountain climbing is probably either Tanzania or Norway?

As my gut thinks that the mountain climbing is probably Vietnam because Ninh Binh has limestone rocks.
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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #778 on: March 31, 2017, 09:23:55 AM »
So the mountain climbing is probably either Tanzania or Norway?

As my gut thinks that the mountain climbing is probably Vietnam because Ninh Binh has limestone rocks.

Problem is that we saw Liz and Michael doing it, who are believed to be eliminated before Ninh Binh

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« Reply #779 on: March 31, 2017, 10:40:47 AM »
After watching the 1st episode, I checked the timeline thread.

What happened to Seth & Olive!? :o :ascared :gnome Hmmm... possible 9th place curse. Perhaps they were that much of a threat?

So Francesca & Jessie were the defaulted ones. I'll only see next week whether that had an impact on their elimination or not.

Since I know F3 spoiler, Tara choosing Joey was such a good choice! :bunny I like how she thought that just because he finished last doesn't mean he's a bad partner. Well, I'll see how their race will go later on, but from underdog first impression to F3? Wow!

It's interesting to see how LoLo are staying low for the 1st 2 legs. ??? I wonder if it was a strategy that paid off.

With 3 W-turns this season, I think the stronger teams got their boots there. I'll only know when the W-turn episodes air, but right now that's just my guess.
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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #780 on: March 31, 2017, 11:42:02 AM »
One of the U-turns has a plate of baklava next to it, so I'm pretty sure there is a U-Turn in Greece

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« Reply #781 on: March 31, 2017, 11:56:03 AM »
One of the U-turns has a plate of baklava next to it, so I'm pretty sure there is a U-Turn in Greece

That's not a baklava, but the U-turn is in Greece and most likely in Arachova. The table  and the ribbons match the ones in the pictures from that blog from Arachova. You can see on the table a plate of greek salad with feta cheese, black olives, a plate of something (might be stuffed vine leafs with rice) with a sauce with lemon and eggs and what you saw as baklava it's actually spinach pie.
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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #782 on: March 31, 2017, 12:00:50 PM »
We saw that rock climbing task.

Could that have been in the Panama episode whilst it was a 90 minute premier but when it changed to normal they had to cut it out?

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« Reply #783 on: March 31, 2017, 12:11:19 PM »
The season promo from last night is up...can we take any screencap discussion from that over there please? Then we'll be in one place!

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« Reply #784 on: March 31, 2017, 06:11:10 PM »
Looking at the timeline:

Wouldn't it make sense for the Basket bikes to take place in Ninh Binh? I feel it's less likely to occur in Hanoi but I have no evidence for this.

Also, I kinda think there will be no Dar Es Salaam leg because we only evermore see Zanzibar in previews, Phill never says Dar or Tanzania but Zanzibar. Teams may just transit similar to S11.


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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #785 on: March 31, 2017, 07:51:40 PM »
Dar es Salaam was one of the cities listen on the sign in Wrigley Stadium so I feel like it's gotta host a leg in some capacity (like how 'Panama City' was listed despite the actual tasks occurring in Gamboa).

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« Reply #786 on: March 31, 2017, 11:33:09 PM »
In a sneak peak posted on youtube for episode 2, Jessie says "on our way to the heliport" while in a taxi in daylight. So are they not signing up for helicopters for morning departure?

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« Reply #787 on: March 31, 2017, 11:54:37 PM »
I also have a theory (rather out there, but still a theory) for the whole "do we have a Dar es Salaam leg or not."

What we know:
1. Teams left Sao Paulo on June 14, meaning they should arrive in Tanzania on the 15th
2. The Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam flight was scheduled to arrive at 2:55 pm, and if teams took a flight to Zanzibar, it would arrive at 4:30 pm
3. Sunset was at 6:16 pm that day for both locations (only 3 hours and 20 minutes of daylight for Dar es Salaam, 1 hour and 45 minutes for Zanzibar)
4. Teams were said to be at the Zanzibar airport on the morning of the 18th, meaning that they finished Leg 4 in Zanzibar
5. The episode 3 description says the race is in Zanzibar
6. Dar es Salaam is on the Wrigley Field scoreboard

So that all leads to my crazy theory: Legs 3 and 4 will follow the formula of TAR 27's TBC legs in Zambia and Zimababwe!
Leg 3:
Teams land in Dar es Salaam on the 15th at 2:55 pm
They do a task or two
Then they sign up for dhows for the next morning to Zanzibar (I think I recall seeing a screencap of dhows in some promo)
Then land in Zanzibar (meaning the description is correct) on the 16th
They do a task or two there
And then reach Phil and they continue racing.
Leg 4:
Continue racing that day.
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« Reply #788 on: April 01, 2017, 12:58:06 AM »
From the promo we know that there are 3 U-turns. Every one has a different setting that fits the place it is in. One is definitely in Arachova, Greece. The Blind U-turn is decorated with palm leaves and bamboo(?) and at the back you can see the sea and boats. Could that be in Zanzibar? That would fit the Zambia-Zimbabwe repeat that Ian just speculated.
Finally the third is placed in a leafy place with a gold border and the number 2 is written in Roman Numerals as II. Maybe Lake Komo, Italy? But that would mean that we have all the U-turns early in the race one after another.
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« Reply #789 on: April 01, 2017, 01:01:08 AM »
I just LOVE how good the U-Turns look!
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« Reply #790 on: April 01, 2017, 01:04:50 AM »
From the promo we know that there are 3 U-turns. Every one has a different setting that fits the place it is in. One is definitely in Arachova, Greece. The Blind U-turn is decorated with palm leaves and bamboo(?) and at the back you can see the sea and boats. Could that be in Zanzibar? That would fit the Zambia-Zimbabwe repeat that Ian just speculated.
Finally the third is placed in a leafy place with a gold border and the number 2 is written in Roman Numerals as II. Maybe Lake Komo, Italy? But that would mean that we have all the U-turns early in the race one after another.

There is a picture of that Roman numeral U-Turn board taken on the day the leg was filmed. It was the Lake Como leg. So we have the U-Turns on legs 3/4 (that background looks like where teams are shown in Zanzibar in the season preview), 6, and 8. I like it as teams won't expect them so close together.

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« Reply #791 on: April 06, 2017, 06:57:19 PM »
According to Wikipedia (yes I know, yell at me), that we have 2 legs in Tanzania????
Is that true?
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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #792 on: April 06, 2017, 07:07:15 PM »
According to Wikipedia (yes I know, yell at me), that we have 2 legs in Tanzania????
Is that true?

Yes. The first leg will take place in Zanzibar (Pemba Island) while the other half of the second leg will partly take place in the nation's largest city and former capital Dar es Salaam.
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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #793 on: April 06, 2017, 08:31:12 PM »
Excuse mo for being out of topic but did they really go to north korea?

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« Reply #794 on: April 06, 2017, 08:42:32 PM »
Lets see if I get the right placements for the teams for this leg  :hoot: :hoot:

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« Reply #795 on: April 06, 2017, 08:43:38 PM »
Looks like someone stole our timeline. Could you please give us the link to that page? Thanks!

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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #796 on: April 07, 2017, 03:08:04 AM »
A random throwaway line from Vanck & Ashton:

Ashton: We found something in common!
Vanck: Maybe by Leg 5 we'll find three more (:

Potential foreshadowing of them maybe winning Leg 5?  :funny:
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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #797 on: April 07, 2017, 03:18:19 AM »
So for Leg 5, we have what appears to be a roadblock climbing up the bonfire tower, a detour option involving carrying torches, and Floyd skydiving. Since we already have a roadblock and skydiving would be an odd detour to pair up with something with torches, and we have only seen Floyd skydiving, so unless it's a Season 27, Leg 6 situation, I think that skydiving is a Fast Forward

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Re: TAR 29 Speculation and Discussion of **SPOILERS**
« Reply #798 on: April 07, 2017, 05:03:03 AM »
Excuse mo for being out of topic but did they really go to north korea?

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No, they did NOT go to North Korea. However, they did go to South Korea in Leg 10 (I think)
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« Reply #799 on: April 07, 2017, 07:33:21 AM »
A random throwaway line from Vanck & Ashton:

Ashton: We found something in common!
Vanck: Maybe by Leg 5 we'll find three more (:

Potential foreshadowing of them maybe winning Leg 5?  :funny:

Maybe Vanck was only making a bad math joke. (Leg 5 minus Leg 2 = 3!?) :umn:
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