Rule No. 1 - you can risk the backpacks, DO NOT risk your passports. That's why the passports are always around your waist. We've had teams race in just what they were wearing because they lost their backpacks, but they weren't eliminated because of it.Felt bad for the Rockers, but this week I will definitely say they should have kept a better eye on their stuff, and why wouldn't they both keep their passports on them at all times? Stupid, stupid, stupid. I do wonder how trustworthy that cab driver was-it didn't seem like they were there long before they realized they should dismiss that cab and get another one when they finished the task. I don't know why he would leave with their stuff.
What helps the rockers here are a. They have about 10 hours on the last two teams and b. one of the two said they know exactly what the car looks like. If they contact another taxi they may luck out in finding out who the person is and have them come back. If they do NOT have that luck - they'll be out. The last time this happened it took a day or so for the passes to return. They didn't have to get them - the taxi found them but it was too late for them to continue.
My dad went to Russia a few times back in the '90s shortly after the fall of communism there. He said that the drivers tended to be a bit of speed demons to begin with (with literally hair-raising passing) and that sometimes he had to argue a bit on money. That said, they normally didn't leave but instead let the meter keep running so to speak during any stop. I don't know why they'd leave here.
I think this is stupid, and I think the producers would either have Phil tell them they're NEL but two teams are out the next go, BOTH would have to do a speed bump, or Phl tell them one is eliminated and there be a huge fracas as to whom would be leaving.Well, Abby/Ryan definitely get through to next week, I guess it's between the farmers and rockers, boo. Not sure I understand the farmers/Abby and Ryan's strategy of staying together considering they had to know they were in the back of the pack. Did they think Phil wouldn't eliminate someone if they stepped on the mat at the same time? I'm actually kinda interested to see that scenario now-would they producers eliminate two teams or send them both on? Kudos to Ryan for rehabbing his image some and sticking to his word on this leg
My guess it'll be an NEL unless one of those teams wakes up and realizes it's a one team wins game.
It's an interesting strategy, but it's obvious to anyone that you should be running the race on your own terms, and especially when you know you have one team that could mean you're out.