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Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen! is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 4.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from the Schloss Ort are as follows:

  1. Steve & Josh (2:57 am)
  2. Monica & Sheree (3:51 am)
  3. Reichen & Chip (3:53 am)
  4. Tian & Jaree (3:57 am)
  5. Millie & Chuck (4:43 am)
  6. Jon & Al (4:47 am)
  7. David & Jeff (4:57 am)
  8. Kelly & Jon (5:00 am)
  9. Steve & Dave (6:04 am)

Teams must fly to Paris, France. Once there, teams must travel to Le Mans and find the Circuit Bugatti to find their next route marker.

"The person who performs this task will need to fit into a tight space."

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must change four tires on one of the marked race cars. Then, they must preform a lap around the race track with a professional driver at breakneck speed. When they have completed the lap, they can head over to the winners' podium and get their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive to Marseille and find the Porte 4 Cap Janet at Phare de Sainte Marie lighthouse to find the next route marker.

Teams must go to Gorges du Blavet in Bagnols-en-Forêt and find their clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to teams after finding their clue at an unknown location between the Pit Start and the Detour. Teams must head to the Musée de Tapisseries in Aix-en-Provence and arrange a 20-piece puzzle to reveal a picture of the next Pit Stop. Once they successfully finish the puzzle, they can claim the Fast Forward. Tian & Jaree won the Fast Forward.

Choice A: Ropes
Teams must rappel 230 ft down the gorge to their next route marker.

All of the teams chose this task.


Choice B: Slopes
Teams must walk down a marked path to the next route marker.

None of the teams chose this task.

Teams must hike back up the mountain and drive to the Chateau des Alpilles in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to check in.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward
Tian & Jaree
 1st place 
Tian & Jaree
Friends/Models
Jon & Al
 2nd place 
Jon & Al
Best Friends/Clowns
Millie & Chuck
 2nd place 
Millie & Chuck
Dating 12 Years/Virgins
Monica & Sheree
 4th place 
Monica & Sheree
NFL Wives/Moms
Reichen & Chip
 5th place 
Reichen & Chip
Married
David & Jeff
 6th place 
David & Jeff
Best Friends
Kelly & Jon
 7th place 
Kelly & Jon
Engaged
Steve & Dave
 8th place 
Steve & Dave
Air Traffic Controllers
Steve & Josh
 9th place 
Steve & Josh
Father/Son

Trivia

  • This episode's title was said by Steve of Steve & Dave when confronting Tian & Jaree and Reichen & Chip about being allowed by security to park their cars at the front of the Porte 4 gate in the morning after many of the other teams were required by security to park a short distance from it when they arrived at the same gate a few hours earlier at night.
  • This leg marks the first time that a Roadblock occurred before the Detour.

Reception

  • Lyn Jensen at Reality TV Fans (08/15/2013): "The Amazing Race 4's Flashback to French Leg"

References

The Amazing Race 4 Episodes

"Cheaters Never Win...And They Cheated!" · "It Doesn't Say Anything About First Come, First Served...And We're Bigger" · "I Wasn't Even Going to Touch You Until You Slammed My Head Backwards!" · "Check Your Tires Because...Oh God, You Never Know What'll Happen!" · "You Are Just Deliberately Trying to Make Us Lose!" · "I Could Have Never Been Prepared for What I'm Looking at Right Now" · "We're Going Down the Wrong Side of the Freeway...And the Lights Are Off!" · "The Princess Reminded Me of My Grandmother. She Was Very Old but Still Very, Very with It" · "We're Not at Charm School Learning How to Be a Gentleman, We're Racing" · "That's Me. That's My Face. Just Hit My Face. Hit My Face!" · "Such a Nice Pheromone Smell to You; Just Makes Me Want to Stay Close" · "He's a Couple of Ticks Away from Having a Heart Attack" · "It's Like Adam Building His First House!"

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