Episode Three-The one where everyone suffers from gastrointestinal distress
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Bienvenidos a Argentina! And here is Puente Viejo over the Rio Areco. (Interestingly, this is actually the name of the bridge, and not just something that the producers made up.) And sure enough, here is the Yield.

[The teams] encountered the first of only three Yields on the entire Race. At a Yield, one Team can force another to stop racing for a pre-determined time period. Teams can exercise their Yield power only once during the Race, so they must decide when it’s in their best interest to use it.

We choose to yield no one, because why? Really!? We’re in good shape here. Not even if we got there first with Rob and Amber hot on our heels. So let’s get over this silly Yield business and get on to…the Detour.

“A Detour is a choice between two tasks, each with its own pros and cons.”

Paddle or Pedal

In this Detour, Teams had to choose between Paddle and Pedal. Teams choosing Paddle must work with three professional rowers to take an inflatable raft on a seven-mile course down the river. The swift current would propel them forward, but navigating the river’s twists and turns could slow them down. To complete Pedal, each Team member had to choose a mountain bike and follow a seven-mile course along train tracks. While needing to use their own power to navigate the rocky course, Teams with strong legs could finish quickly.

Jai: Okay well, Cim hates bikes. We’ll raft. Plus, the river is faster than I can pedal, I reckon. I’ve done this before, a few times. I’ve rafted the Green River through Flaming Gorge. It’s not Class 5 rapids or anything, but I know how to paddle. Plus, seven miles on a bike is far, dude.

Cim: Ah! I don’t hate bikes! But will they have a bike to fit my short little legs?? Because pedal seven miles? Sure does sound like a lot and on a RAILROAD TRACK?? Too many questions! Paddle…definitely.

Rio Areco…rapids?

Paddle paddle paddle. Oh, that was EASY!

Arriving at the shore, we pick up the next clue: Drive almost 70 miles to a traditional Argentine barbeque at Camping Suizo.