We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 17.
The order of departure from the Home of Awusa Ntso are as follows:
Michael & Kevin have to sit on chairs made of ice in the Icehotel for 10 minutes before they are allowed to continue.
Using an engraved piece of ice, teams must translate their destination, the Fjellborg's Lodge in Poikkijärvi, where they will find their next clue.
The team member assigned to this Roadblock would have to choose a sled dog team and hitch them to a summer training sled. They then have to take the dogs on a course and collect five different flags along the course which they will trade for fur pelts at the end of the course. They then would have to bring back the pelts to camp to receive their next clue. If they miss a flag, they have to take a penalty lap for each missed flag.
The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:
Teams must drive themselves to Vassijaure Railway Station in Riksgränsen to find their next clue.
Choice A: Sleds
Teams would have to use TechSleds to race down a mountain course in less than 1 minute and 58 seconds to receive their next clue. If they fail to reach the end of the course before the allotted time, they will have to repeat the run.
Choice B: Beds
Teams would have to build a traditional Sami dwelling known as a goahti, and then furnish the inside with furs and a fire pit. A Sami elder will give the team their next clue if the goahti is built and furnished to their liking.
Jill & Thomas used their Express Pass to bypass the Beds Detour.
First Place • Eliminated • Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg • Season winner • Season 2nd place • Season 3rd place • ► Used the Fast Forward • ϵ Used the Express Pass• ⊂ User of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⊃ Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • ⋐ User of the second Double U-Turn slot • ⋑ Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot
- This episode marks the first time the Express Pass is used.
- This episode's title is said by Kevin, referring to the discomfort caused by the ice chairs at the Speed Bump.
- With Connor & Jonathan's elimination, Michael & Kevin are the last all-male team standing.
- Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (10/18/2010): "The Amazing Race forgets to make its challenges actually challenging"
|The Amazing Race 17 Episodes|
"They Don't Call It The Amazing Race for Nothin!" · "A Kiss Saves the Day" · "In Phil We Trust" · "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" · "Tastes Like a Million Dollars" · "Run, Babushka, Run" · "I Want to Be in the Circus, That's Where I Belong" · "Ali Baba in a Suit" · "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" · "I Hate Chinese Food" · "I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" · "Hi. I'm Sorry. I'm in a Race"