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Episode 4 - Leg 3b

Moscow, Russia
November 12-13, 2005
Continuation (no money given)

In a continuation from last week, teams are in process of completing the detour:

DETOUR
Scrub or Scour?

Scrub--Teams selecting this option were: Wanda/Desiree, Danielle/Dani, Dave/Lori, Joseph/Monica

Scour--Teams selecting this option were: Ray/Yolanda, Lake/Michelle, Eric/Jeremy, Fran/Barry, BJ/Tyler.

Teams complete the detour and receive their next clue:

1) Eric/Jeremy (Eric found it)
2) Lake/Michelle (Lake found it)
3) Ray/Yolanda (Ray found it)
4) BJ/Tyler (Tyler found it)
5) Fran/Barry (Bary found it)
6) Wanda/Desiree
7) Danielle/Dani
8) Dave/Lori
9) Joseph/Monica

The last clue directs teams to travel to Red Square (livecam; way cool panorama of the square) and look for Phil behind St. Basil's Cathedral (Intercession Cathedral). The teams find Phil at the (as Dave called it) Psych-You-Out Pit-Stop:

1) Eric/Jeremy, who are told the leg is not over, and Phil hands them their next clue
2) Lake/Michelle
3) Ray/Yolanda
4) BJ/Tyler
5) Fran/Barry
6) Danielle/Dani
7) Wanda/Desiree
8) Joseph/Monica
9) Dave/Lori

The next clue directs teams to fly to Frankfurt. They return, by taxi (average fare 600 rubles--$21.50 US), to Sheremetyevo International Airport. Teams arrive at the airport:

1) Eric/Jeremy
2) Lake/Michelle
3) Ray/Yolanda
4) Fran/Barry
5) BJ/Tyler
6) Wanda/Desiree
7) Danielle/Dani
8) Joseph/Monica
9) Dave/Lori

Three teams make their way onto flights departing that evening; other teams must wait until the next morning. All teams are on one of three flights:

Lufthansa flight 3187, departing 7:05 p.m., arriving 8:30 p.m. (flight time 3:25): Eric/Jeremy Aeroflot flight 109, departing 9:15 p.m., arriving 10:55 p.m. (flight time 3:40): Lake/Michelle, BJ/Tyler Lufthansa flight 3189 departing 7:00 a.m., arriving 8:25 a.m. (flight time 3:25): all other teams.

Joseph/Monica slept in the airport; the others "probably" went to a hotel.

Lufthansa #3187 arrives at Frankfurt airport (city map) at 8:30 p.m.; Aeroflot #109 arrives 10:55 p.m.; Lufthansa #3189 arrives at 8:25 a.m. (the next day). Teams go by train from the AIRail Terminal long-distance train station. Platforms 4-7 have high-speed trains going to Stuttgart (fares and times from the city of Frankfurt vary from 78-99 minutes, and $55 or $89).

Teams arrive in Stuttgart at the Deutsche Bahn AG (Kurt-Georg Kiesinger Platz). From there, they go by taxi to the Mercedes-Benz factory (Mercedesstr. 137, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim--map; 3 miles; 15 minutes drive time). Teams arrive at the factory and find the cluebox:

1) Eric/Jeremy
2) BJ/Tyler
3) Lake/Michelle
4) Dave/Lori
5) Ray/Yolanda
6) Wanda/Desiree
7) Joseph/Monica
8) Danielle/Dani
9) Fran/Barry

At the oldest Mercedes Test track, teams will select a car and driver, and take a test drive up to speeds of 170km and on the "wall of death." Hours of operation don't begin until 8:30 a.m. The first three teams all arrive in the night, and are back at the gate, waiting by the 8:30 opening. The remaining teams arrive in Stuttgart at 11:10 a.m. and then proceed to the factory. Teams arrive there:

1) Eric/Jeremy
2) BJ/Tyler
3) Lake/Michelle
4) Dave/Lori
5) Ray/Yolanda
6) Wanda/Desiree
7) Joseph/Monica
8) Danielle/Dani
9) Fran/Barry

The next clue directs teams to drive 200 miles towards Bad Tölz (map from Stuttgart; 184 miles; 3 hours drive time), where they must search for their next clue in Ellbach field (map or map). Teams arrive there:

1) Eric/Jeremy
2) Lake/Michelle
3) BJ/Tyler
4) Fran/Barry
5) Ray/Yolanda
6) Joseph/Monica
7) Dave/Lori
8) Wanda/Desiree
9) Danielle/Dani

Their next clue contains a:

ROADBLOCK
Who's Ready to Reap a Reward?

The selected member of each team must search for one of eleven Travelocity Roaming Gnomes hidden under 150 gnome hats and boots planted in the field, for their next clue. The member selected, and the order of their finding the gnome is:

1) Jeremy
2) Lake
3) BJ
4) Barry
5) Ray
6) Joseph
7) Dave
8) Dani
9) Desiree

The next clue directs teams to drive themselves (map of route; 26 miles; 40 minutes drive), with their gnomes, to Bavaria Film Studios (in German) (Bavariafilmplatz 7, map; satellite photo) in Grünwald. Teams arrive there, at soundstage #12:

1) Eric/Jeremy
2) BJ/Tyler
3) Lake/Michelle
4) Fran/Barry
5) Dave/Lori
6) Ray/Yolanda
7) Joseph/Monica
8) Danielle/Dani
9) Wanda/Desiree

There they encounter a:

DETOUR
Break It or Slap It

All teams must first put on a traditional outfit, including lederhosen.

Break It--Teams must break stunt bottles (to purchase) over each others' heads until they find the one with the word prost on it. They may break only one bottle per each cuckoo of the cuckoo clock. Selecting this option are: Eric/Jeremy, BJ/Tyler, Lake/Michelle, Joseph/Monica, Dave/Lori, Ray/Yolanda (who switch to Slap It)

Slap It--Teams must successfully complete the Schuhplattler (or this page, in German; instructions) a knee-and-shoe-slapping folk dance. Selecting this option are: Fran/Barry, Joseph/Monica, Ray/Yolanda, Danielle/Dani, Wanda/Desiree

They complete the Detour:

1) Eric/Jeremy
2) Lake/Michelle
3) BJ/Tyler
4) Fran/Barry
5) Dave/Lori
6) Joseph/Monica
7) Ray/Yolanda
8) Danielle/Dani
9) Wanda/Desiree

The final clue directs teams to make their way into Munich, to Leopoldstraße (directions; 8 miles; 15 minutes drive time), to the Siegestor, the pitstop for this leg of the race. Teams arrive there, to find Phil and the Peter the Bavarian greeter in the following order:

1) Eric/Jeremy, who win a trip to Africa, from Travelocity
2) BJ/Tyler
3) Lake/Michelle
4) Fran/Barry
5) Dave/Lori
6) Joseph/Monica
7) Ray/Yolanda
8) Danielle/Dani
9) Wanda/Desiree, who are eliminated

ROADBLOCK TALLY
BJ/Tyler [BJ 2, Tyler 1]
Danielle/Dani [Danielle 1, Dani 2]
Dave/Lori [Dave 2, Lori 1]
Eric/Jeremy [Eric 1, Jeremy 2]
Fran/Barry [Fran 1, Barry 2]
Joseph/Monica [Joseph 2, Monica 1]
Lake/Michelle [Lake 3, Michelle 0]
Ray/Yolanda [Ray 2, Yolanda 1]
Wanda/Desiree [Wanda 1, Desiree 2]