Leg 14.11 – “Just throw yourself over the cliff.”
This is it! Just one Leg left to go before teams head home!!!!! And for this Penultimate Leg, teams will fly from Ayers Rock to Adelaide!
Upon arrival in Adelaide after flying through Sydney, teams must choose a brand new 2018 Kia Soul and drive themselves to the Big Rocking Horse in Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills.
Teams must climb the big rocking horse to find their next clue which reveals a Road Block: Who wants to feel like a kid again?
For this Road Block, teams must head to the toy factory and correctly make two wooden toys based on something they’ve encountered on the Race. Once approved, teams will receive their next clue. They must also keep the toys until further notice.
Teams must now drive themselves to the Adare House in Victor Harbor.
From here, teams will drive to The Bluffs where they will find another! Road Block: Who’s ready to face down this Road Block. Any team member can perform this Road Block, but no team member can perform more than 6 on the entire Race.
For this Road Block, teams must perform a forward facing abseil down the cliff while collecting all flags according to the color inside their clue.
After the Road Block, teams must head towards Granite Island which they must reach by walking across the causeway. They must then search the island for their next clue.
That clue reveals the Detour: Pick or Plant.
In Pick, teams will drive to this strawberry farm and pick enough fruit to fill two large crates which they must load onto a truck to receive their next clue.
In Plant, teams will drive to this winery and construct a trellis that they will use to plant 10 grape vines. If done correctly, they will receive their next clue.
After the Detour, teams must drive to Adelaide and find Victoria Square.
Here, teams must search the area for wooden toys representing items they’ve encountered on the Race. In addition to the wooden toys they made in the Road Block, teams must find four other toys and place them in order they were encountered on the Race. Once correct, they will receive their next clue.
And that clue tells teams to make their way to the Pit Stop: the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.
The first team to check in here will win P200,000 courtesy of Shell V-Power Nitro+.
The last team to check in WILL be eliminated.
Alright. I think this is an alright Leg. Not sure about it being the most exciting Penultimate Leg. But it should be okay. I tend to like and have big Penultimate Legs since they should almost be as exciting as a finale.
Anyway, we start off with an Hours of Operation since the best flight to get into Adelaide and to allow teams to run the Leg at the necessary times arrives at night.
The first Road Block at the toy factory of course connects to the final task of the Leg. It’s a simple and straightforward task.
There will be a lot of driving on this Leg which hopefully makes up for the lack of another task. Hopefully teams can get lost at various points of the Leg.
The second Road Block is very TAR. Nothing very unique about it, but it should be good in a Penultimate Leg that should be a little fuller.
Nice 4K UHD drone-ready location at Granite Island. And teams are specifically told to WALK. So we hope one or more teams don’t read their clue and they get a penalty at the Mat.
I wanted to do something in the Adelaide Hills and I guess fruit farms and wineries are it. An okay Detour, but very recycled.
The final task of the Leg is very TARPHDME (hehe). A simple memory task for the Penultimate Leg.
SAHMRI looks like it would be a great location and backdrop for the Pit Stop as long as teams arrive after dark.
Overall, I think there can be a great Leg in the Adelaide area with proper, real, actual scouting. But this is alright too. =D