Just Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?
Last week, the Race went from one side of
Brazil to the other. The Babymomma Alliance caused Terence & Sarah to
refocus their efforts. Meanwhile, geeks Mark & Bill used their leet
h4x0rm4570r skillz to finish their Detour, while the other teams
wondered what, if anything, a container had to do with the other half.
In the end, Ken & Tina were first, and Anthony & Stephanie were last.
PIT STOP - Cidade da Criança,
The Race continues in Fortaleza, Brazil,
where, after 12 hours of sleep, eats, and allegedly throwing sports bras
out of window ledges, Ken & Tina, first to arrive at 51 minutes after
noon local time, will be the first to head out at 51 minutes after
midnight local time.
FLY TO LA PAZ, BOLIVIA!
Fly yourselves 1200 miles to the
city of La Paz, Bolivia. Once there, make your way to the
statue of Simon Bolivar in time for the morning newspaper.
Then scour the classified ads for your next clue.
Ken & Tina duck out of everyone's
way to get to the airport first. But here come a couple of
Terence & Sarah realize that there's no
love lost between teams. Ty & Aja believe that this sort of pressure is
bringing them close together. The two family teams come closer, as the
friends teams laugh at other teams... then at each other.
Everyone makes their way to the airport
and on one of two flights headed for...
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
The elevation here is almost 13,000 feet,
or about two and a half times that of Denver, CO. So it's important to
remember to breathe deeply, not quickly. One by one, the teams make
their way to the great equalizer of this race, the statue of Simon
Bolivar. Locals make nice with sleeping bags and blankets.
Morning comes, and with it, the morning
papers. But first, Nick tries to bridge the gap between his team and
Kelly & Christy. He says it's not fun to hate each other and play ugly
Americans. But Kelly counters that she does believe that Starr pushed
her sports bra over the ledge.
Get your paper here! Remember, you're
probably looking for the only English ad there. It reads...
Make your way to
Narvaez' Hat and Shoe Store near Plaza Murillo and buy a traditional
Information: Please hold on to your hat!
That last bit is relevant.
The Sports-Braless team of Kelly &
Christy keep their voices low so as not to attract wandering eyes. And
Kelly's free-boobing, so that's the last thing she wants. And remember,
"Please hold on to your hats."
Teams make it to the hat shop, buy their
hats, and get... detoured!
DETOUR - MUSICAL MARCH or BUMPY
MUSICAL MARCH: Make your way on
foot to plazas several blocks apart, Plaza Estudiante, Plaza
Bolivia, and Plaza Isabella la Catolica. Collect musicians
and form a band. Then deliver your band to Plaza Abaroa and
a waiting bandleader, who'll then give you your next clue.
BUMPY RIDE: Make your way on
foot to Mercado de las Brujas and search for marked locally
crafted bicycles. Then using the provided map as a guide,
take a trip down the cobblestone streets to Plaza Abaroa to
retrieve your next clue.
CAUTION! U-TURN AHEAD!
Remember, if a team is U-Turned,
then they have to go and complete the OTHER half of the Detour.
Any team can be U-turned any amount of times, but teams can only
Team Superbad goes with the march,
because Dan is not a good biker. Sarah decides to take a TAXI to the
march. Remember, she has to arrive there on FOOT. Mark & Bill also take
a taxi to Bumpy Ride.
Other than that, it's more of a split bag
of both detours and teams that are willing to follow rules. Those teams
have to head back to the hat shop and make their way all over again.
Meanwhile, Toni is breathing heavily...
Mark & Bill go ahead and pedal their way
to the plaza. Meanwhile, the teams that are forming their own Rock Band
(and conquering the world) so it rather slowly.
Kelly & Christy think that Nick & Starr
are their biggest rivals. I'm guessing they haven't gotten over that
whole sports bra thing. Of course, it doesn't help matters much that she
takes a hard fall.
Back to Toni & Dallas for a moment, as
Toni has to stop and take a moment to catch her breath.
Mark & Bill are the first to arrive at
the U-Turn, but they choose not to use it.
TAKE A TAXI TO LOS TITANES DEL
Make your way by
taxi to Los Titanes del Ring. When you arrive, you'll find
your next clue.
Andrew & Dan get the second part
of their band. And they still move slow as all get out. Same
with Marisa & Brooke. But at least they're dancing along with
them. Aja & Ty keep pedaling their bikes. Same as Toni & Dallas.
Marisa & Brooke are the first to reach
the bandleader. They don't U-Turn either. Neither do Ken & Tina or
Terence & Sarah. Or Andrew & Dan.
Kelly & Christy say that they have to
make it to the U-turn first.
Back in the race, Kelly takes a bad fall.
Nick & Starr wonder whether or not to U-turn anyone. Ultimately, they
decide... not to use the U-Turn. Aja & Ty follow suit. These two teams
had initially thought about U-turning Kelly & Christy, who decide not to
use it themselves. They're in a race for a taxi with Toni & Dallas.
Meanwhile, Mark & Bill have to... stop
Ken & Tina are first to Los Titanes del
Ring and ...
WHO'S READY TO PICK A FIGHT?
Hand the hat you bought to one
of the women at ringside, known as fighting cholitas. Don a
wrestling costume and learn a wrestling routine made up of
six moves: chestkick, re-entry, taunting, kicked, duck &
flip, and slingshot. Once they've learned the routine, you
and your cholita will have to show it in the main ring in
front of a panel of judges. If the referee judges all six
satisfactorily, he'll hand you your next clue. If you mess
up once, you'll have to train again and fight until you get
Ken: "You gotta be kidding me."
He's first to train... and first to fight.... and first to
complete the Roadblock! Ken collects, for his efforts, the next
MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE PIT STOP
Travel by taxi to Mirador el
Monticulo in La Paz, Bolivia, a hilltop park that's the Pit
Stop for this leg of the Race.
WARNING! The last team to
check in MAY BE ELIMINATED!
Terence & Sarah come across a man
with a yellow and red flag. Remember, yellow-and-red are Race
colors. But this is not a Race official. Just a sad coincidence.
Aja & Ty's taxi overheats, so they have
to find another one. Team Mother's Kid, Terence & Sarah, and and Nick &
Starr arrive as Brooke tries to train some more. Mark enters the
ring..... and fails the re-entry. Aja & Ty and Team Superbad are next,
followed by Marisa failing the duck & flip. Dallas makes wrestling look
Sarah fails the taunt, while Mark
struggles for air. Andrew & Dan head to the Pit Stop after succeeding in
the Ring. And while team after team successfully complete their routine,
all Mark can do is watch and breathe deeply. But he's ready at long
Or is he? He fails the duck & flip.
PIT STOP - Mirador el Monitculo; La
Ken & Tina make their way to the mat,
where Phil and a happy local are waiting. "Hola. Welcome to Bolivia."
They're team #1! And for winning this leg of the Race, they've won a
7-night trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It's the second top finish for
the separated couple.
Marisa and Mark pass and get the next
clue to the Pit Stop. Terence & Sarah are next, which leaves Kelly &
Christy as the last team to arrive and complete the Roadblock.
Toni & Dallas are team #2, while Nick &
Starr pass team after team on the road. Terence & Sarah do some passing
of their own.
On their way to the Pit Stop, Christy
tells Kelly that Starr asked Aja to U-Turn them. "That's why I don't
Traffic doesn't get any better, but
Terence & Sarah make it to the Pit Stop in third. Marisa & Brooke are in
At this late juncture, Mark & Bill soon
realize the errors of their ways back at the Detour. Meanwhile, Aja & Ty
lock in fifth, while Nick & Starr are close behind at sixth. Andrew &
Dan are in #7.
So it's a race between the geeks and the
Divorced Women's Club. Mark & Bill hit the mat first, BUT because of
their taxi ride to the Detour, they are assessed a penalty of 30 minutes
(including time gained) before they are officially checked in. If Kelly
& Christy make it to the Pit Stop before that time expires, then they
will be officially in last.
Speaking of which, Kelly & Christy are
the last team to arrive... but they are officially team #8. Mark & Bill
ARE in last and HAVE been eliminated. Kelly & Christy are floored. The
geeks say that the fact that they lost on a time penalty is a killer.
"The Amazing Race by far is the hardest game I've ever played." Mark
couldn't have picked a better partner. Unfortunately, though, it's game
over for the Comic Book Geeks.
After Leg 3: Fortaleza, Brazil to La
1) Ken & Tina - ATVs, Trip to Cabo San Lucas
2) Toni & Dallas
3) Terence & Sarah
4) Marisa & Brooke
5) Aja & Ty
6) Nick & Starr - Trip to Belize
7) Andrew & Dan
8) Kelly & Christy
ELIMINATED) Mark & Bill