The editing had me really confused. It looked like they were on 3 different flights to Amsterdam, yet they all arrived at the tandem bikes at the same time. Later, Colin and Christie and Tyler and Corey arrive at the U-turn board at the same time - just those 2 teams - and yet in the next scene the Afghanimals were there with them at the cars. The editing used to be so good on this show. *sigh*
I am so over this, not just on TAR but on other shows as well. These days, if a straight guy consistently commented on his sexuality or made a lewd comment about a woman, it wouldn't make it on the air, or he wouldn't have made it on the show to begin with. Being gay has nothing to do with success on the show. It's not like Floyd being a drum major, which helped him with several specific tasks during the race. Certainly the Afghanimals have proved that you can mug and be assholes on the show without making sexual comments.
I thought the detour tasks were kind of stupid (although Christie was clearly glad it was a fake cow), but I loved the canal boats, especially the occasional map reveals showing who was where. That was some serious old school TAR.