Amazing Race 9

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Amazing Race 9 grinners22 3/1/06 8:45 PM
Here are all of the locations visited in the 1st Episode of The Amazing Race 9.



If you can add to or correct anything then please feel free to help. Having never been to Brazil makes things a little difficult.

NB. Thanks to JamesyWamesy for the location of the Motorhead detour.
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 1 neon_ 3/3/06 4:01 PM
Well done, grinners!

I'm glad you started this thread and hope you'll be able to continue thru the season. Really nice job on the placemarks - lots of description and links. Good stuff, indeed.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 1 JamesyWamesy 3/6/06 10:14 PM
I am creating a similar map of TAR9, but since you're posting I probably won't. The motorcycle shop, called Caverna Motos is located at 23 32' 18" S, 46 38' 31" W
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Amazing Race 9 - Episode 2 grinners22 3/9/06 5:09 PM
Hi Everyone

Here are the stops for the 2nd episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired March 7, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

Teams traveled from Sao Paulo, Brasil to the small town of 150 miles away, called Brotas. Tasks & activities included climbing to the roof of a building in Sao Paulo and rappelling back down, scaling a waterfall and processing raw sugar cane into juice.

The "hippies", BJ & Tyler, came out on top and won a trip to Taihiti, and the "Screeching Glamazons", Lisa & Joni were eliminated.



It was a little more difficult this time, but it worked out ok with the help of JamesyWamesy. Kudos it him.

If there are mistakes or if anyone can add anything else, feel free to contact me.

The Amazing Race 9 - Official Site
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Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 2 JamesyWamesy 3/9/06 8:13 PM
Good teamwork partner. I like your placemark icons and detailed descriptions better than my lame ones anyways.
JamesyWamesy
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Amazing Race 9 - Episode 3 grinners22 3/19/06 7:17 PM
Hello People

Here are the stops for the 3rd episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired March 14, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

Teams traveled from Brotas, Brasil to Moscow, Russia. Tasks & activities included a zipline across a valley, jumping off a 10 metre platform into water, scrubbing clean an entire tolleybus, and the ever frustrating task of searching 1,500 multi-piece Russian nesting dolls in order to find one of 10 microscopic clues.

The big suprise was that is was a "super leg" and the first team to arrive, the "Hormones", were given a clue by Phil instead of a prize.



Once again big thanks to JamesyWamsey for the much needed assistance. Cheers.
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 4 grinners22 3/22/06 12:27 AM
Hi All

Here are the stops for the 4th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired March 21, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

Teams traveled from Moscow, Russia to Frankfurt, Germany then by train to Stuttgart. Once there, they had to find the Mercedes Benz headquarters and take a very exciting ride. They then drove themselves to the small town of Bad Tolz and searched for hidden gnomes. Once a gnome was found they raced off to Munich where they slapped and smashed their way through a detour before heading to the pitstop.

Team Hormone once again rode their luck all the way to the pitstop to finish first and the very disorientated Desiree & Wanda were unfortunately eliminated.



Once again, If there are mistakes or if anyone can add anything else, feel free to contact me.
Perfect timing! Kempster 3/25/06 8:19 AM
The new updates for Germany could not have come at a more perfect time!
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 5 grinners22 3/31/06 8:13 AM
G'day Everybody

Here are the stops for the 5th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired March 28, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

Teams traveled from Munich, Germany to the beatiiful town of Palermo, Italy and found an ancient theatre. They then drove themselves to the small town of Castellammare del Golfo where they encountered a detour, choosing between (a) searching among a bazillion pieces of laundry to find one of 16 items of clothing marked with a red and yellow tag or (b) moving a 110-pound church bell between locations. Teams then drove to Segesta and built statues before heading to the pitstop.

Fruitcake Lake & his missus found it in ther heart to yield the lovely Double D's, ultimately causing them to be eliminated. What will Team Hormone do now?? No more free nookie. We might just have to hear them whinging all the way to the next pitstop....



As always, feel free to contact me if you can correct anything.
Re: The Amazing Race 9 Anonymous 3/31/06 8:26 AM
grinners22
Great challenger & I love them all
We notice some disappoiment faces as expect

you said
Quote:

No more free nookie.


No more phone call.?
Great fun
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 5 banzai2k 3/31/06 9:53 AM
Thanks grinners22 and it's a great show.
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 6 grinners22 4/8/06 10:02 AM
Hello Racers

Here are the stops for the 6th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired April 5th, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

Teams traveled from Segesta, Italy to the busy town of Catania, Italy and had to find an ancient roman theatre. After counting heads they encountered a detour, choosing between (a) carry freaking huge fish a quarter mile or (b) selling 4 kilo of fish at a busy Italian market. Teams then drove to Siracusa, Italy and played kayak polo before running to the pitstop.

Traffic congestion in Catania put a few teams behind, ultimately causing "Team Nerdo", Dave & Lori, to be eliminated. We will miss them... they were such good sports.



As always, any suggestions or corrections can be forwarded to myself. Please feel free to help.

The Amazing Race 9 - Official Homepage
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 6 banzai2k 4/10/06 2:20 PM
thanks grinners22.
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 7 grinners22 4/17/06 8:21 AM
Happy Easter To All

Here are the stops for the 7th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired April 19th, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

After a brief stop in Italy’s capital of Rome, Teams traveled to the ruins of another ancient civilization in Athens, Greece where friends Eric & Jeremy continued their domination by winning the Fast Forward to secure another first place finish. Meanwhile, best friends BJ & Tyler drove hours in the wrong direction, but caught a huge break as married parents Lake & Michelle couldn’t find the Pit Stop resulting in their elimination.



As always, any suggestions or corrections can be forwarded to myself. Please feel free to help.

The Amazing Race 9 - Official Site
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 9 - Pit-stop Kempster 4/30/06 1:00 PM
I am hoping grinners22 will continue to update this thread with his fantastic, in-depth posts of the Amazing Race. But in the meantime, he has missed two episodes. I have found the Pit-stop for the ninth episode in Perth, Australia. You can download it in the attachment along with all of the other pit-stops so far in the Amazing Race 9.
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 8 grinners22 5/1/06 10:32 PM
Welcome Back

Apologies for the delay in posting these episodes. Computers problems beyond my control....yaddah yaddah....excuses excuses. The main thing is I'm back.


Here are the stops for the 8th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired April 19th, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

In a stunning reversal of fortune, married couple Fran & Barry won a leg in the Middle Eastern desert that ended with friends Eric & Jeremy battling best friends BJ & Tyler for last place. Wrong turns plagued the “frat boys” throughout, but a Roadblock in the hot Omani sun proved too difficult for BJ as he and Tyler arrived at the Pit Stop in last place. Fortunately, “the hippies” caught a huge break as this was the first non-elimination leg.
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 9 grinners22 5/1/06 10:44 PM
G'day Mates

Here are the stops for the 9th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired April 26th, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

In a leg that took Teams to the beautiful beaches of my home town of Perth, Western Australia, a familiar order returned as friends Eric & Jeremy reclaimed the lead and the penniless BJ & Tyler moved up to third place. Married couple Fran & Barry held up in a very physical leg, even beating the athletic Ray & Yolanda at one point, but, a missing taxi helped seal their fate as the seventh Team to be eliminated.
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 10 grinners22 5/11/06 5:43 PM
Hi Everyone...

Sorry its late....again.

Here are the stops for the 10th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired May 3rd, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

As Teams headed north to Darwin, Australia, the simmering feud between BJ & Tyler and Joseph & Monica heated up after the best friends Yielded the dating couple as promised. Meanwhile, Ray & Yolanda ran a great leg to snag their first victory, while a three Team sprint to the mat resulted in a karmic payback for MoJo as they finished three steps ahead of last place BJ & Tyler who survived because of another non-elimination leg.
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 10 Yukoner 5/19/06 11:13 PM
Awsome job, but, that's it? Please don't let it end this way...
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 11 grinners22 5/21/06 7:16 PM
Hey...

Here are the stops for the 11th episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired May 10th, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

After starting another leg with no money and possessions, best friends BJ & Tyler battled back into first place to earn a spot in the finals as the Teams traveled to exotic Thailand. Dating couple Joseph & Monica recovered from an early mistake that put them in last place, but a meltdown from Monica at the Detour led to their demise as they became the last Team eliminated from The Amazing Race.




If anyone can correct any of the locations, especially the Fast Forward, please contact me.
Amazing Race 9 - Episode 12 grinners22 5/27/06 2:28 AM
Hi

Here are the first half of the stops for the final episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired May 17th, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

Knowing that the end of the Race was near, the final three Teams left Thailand for Tokyo in hot pursuit of the million dollar prize. The battle between best friends BJ & Tyler and Eric & Jeremy continued as they competed for flights, rode roller coasters and pedaled giant swan boats to the Pit Stop in Lake Yamanaka, Japan. Although the Frat Boys believed they had a physical advantage over BJ & Tyler, the managed to surpass them and pedaled their swan boat into first place. Meanwhile, Ray & Yolanda's sense of direction, or lack thereof, hurt them again. Although the dating couple lagged behind the and the frats for most of the leg, they vowed to Phil that despite finishing last and having their money and possessions taken away, they were still in the Race.



If you have any ammendments, feel free to contact me.


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Amazing Race 9 - Episode 13 grinners22 5/27/06 2:39 AM
Hi

Here are the second half of the stops for the final episode of "The Amazing Race 9" which aired May 17th, 2006. The placemark folder contains details of each stop.

After nine countries, 59,000 miles, and two close calls with elimination, best friends BJ & Tyler won a seesaw battle against rivals Eric & Jeremy to claim the one million dollar prize. From Japan to Alaska and back to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the two Teams traded positions as they had throughout the Race until BJ pulled ahead of Eric at the final Roadblock to score his Team a victory. After a series of navigational woes, dating couple Ray & Yolanda finished a distant third.



If you disagree with any placements, feel free to contact me.
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 13 Yukoner 5/28/06 8:37 PM
Great stuff!. A big hand for Grinners22!
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 13 Kempster 5/29/06 3:35 PM
Indeed, great job Grinners22! Each week, I would check my placemarks with yours. You were able to find many places I couldn't. Your collection looks very professional (I especially love the Amazing Race icons)!

Now that the race is over, I would suggest you put all of the legs (with the placemarks) into one folder and attach it to a "final" or "official" Amazing Race 9 placemarks post.

Congratulations!
Kempster
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 1 rlcarbonell 7/27/06 8:30 PM
Poderia corrigir? Nao eh mais o Hotel Melia e sim WTC Hotel. Obrigado.
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 13 banzai2k 9/21/06 5:36 PM
Are you going to do season 10?
Re: Amazing Race 9 - Episode 13 JamesyWamesy 9/25/06 6:42 PM
I've started doing the placemarks for the Amazing Race 10 here.
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