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#1 pinkie

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:14 AM



Biography
Margie Adams (50); Luke Adams (22)
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Occupation: Margaret (Clinical Research Associate); Luke (College Graduate)
Relationship: Mother/Son

This mother/son team is determined to show the world that nothing can stop them from living out their dreams. They enjoy hiking and traveling together and share a strong bond. Luke has been deaf since birth and Margie became his link to the hearing world. He uses American Sign Language to communicate.

Luke and his mother have developed their own short hand sign language and the ability to almost read each other’s mind – an ability that will undoubtedly come in handy on the road. One of the most moving moments they shared was when Luke surprised his mother by delivering a valedictorian speech at his graduation ceremony from Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.

Margie is looking at this experience as a great opportunity to spend quality time with her son. She describes herself as competitive and a little controlling, but in a good way. She is willing to go anywhere the Race takes her and isn't afraid of adventure. She enjoys hiking and running while Luke also enjoys hiking and biking. Luke describes himself as talkative, determined and adventurous.

Luke hopes to be a role-model for deaf people everywhere while proving that the deaf can do just about anything and to never think otherwise. He believes his knowledge on the topic of anything and everything Race related - he’s one of the biggest fans of the show ever - will help his team win.

Margie and Luke are excited to see new places, experience new foods and learn about different cultures – all the while fulfilling a shared dream – to compete and win "The Amazing Race."

#2 kayo

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:34 PM

Another mom and son team- with a twist.
I think I'll like them.

#3 King123

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 08:17 PM

Toni/Dallas?

#4 SugarB

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:08 PM

Oh don't even start with that. They should be interesting.

#5 King123

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:24 AM

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Luke and his mother have developed their own short hand sign language and the ability to almost read each other’s mind

wierdos.

#6 erinjs

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:23 PM

No way! My fav team thus far.

#7 King123

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 10:15 PM

just wait till you get to the cheerleaders.. it may change.

#8 erinjs

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:40 PM

Nah, I still really like them. I hope that they do really well.

#9 ElleNaturelle

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 05:06 PM

Wow! I'm anxious to see how they'll do. Usually ppl talk as they go, but they'll have to stop to communicate (ie: when driving etc). I wonder if this will slow them down or how it will impact their time? I hope they do well though.

#10 superstaaar

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:07 AM

I can't wait to see this team in action. I think they will be very interesting to watch and see how they handle / overcome all of the different scenerios people are put in during the race! I hope they go far.

#11 jersey721

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:53 AM

They say when you lose one sense, others are heightened. Luke may have a very keen visual sense, giving him a better ability to see route markers, road signs, clue boxes, etc. This could be one of the most interesting teams we've ever seen on The Race. Even without the ability to hear music, he couldn't be a worse dancer/marcher than Dan from last season.

#12 erinjs

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:32 PM

Haha no kidding! I think other teams may underestimate them because of his disability.

#13 SugarB

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:52 PM

I agree Erin. So many times people only see the DISability and completely miss the ability! I hope they do well, and I can't wait to see them in action.

#14 Marty

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:27 PM

How can ya not like when a parent and child have a good relationship? Like it!

#15 erinjs

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 03:47 PM

Exactly! I hope that they do well too.

#16 SugarB

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:48 PM

WOOOOO HOOOOOO!! How cool was it that Phil learned enough sign language to tell them they were team #1!!

#17 erinjs

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:01 PM

I was gonna say that too Sugar!!! Love, love, love this team. So glad that they did so well.

#18 King123

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:07 PM

i like them.. they communicate amazingly.

#19 l1zz1e

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:49 PM

I would never have guessed them to be #1.

btw, is ASL universal?

#20 ElleNaturelle

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:22 PM

The last I heard, american sign language isn't as common as it once was. I know they've modified it or something to that extent. I took it in school but lost a lot of my signing abilities. I would sign with one of the teacher's at work (her husband is hearing impaired) and she told me how it's changed a lot... so I'm not sure on how universal it is.

Back to this team though.. WOW!!! I tell you I almost cried when I saw the son crying and how amazing it must have felt for both of them to win and I swear even the lawyer dude who came is second was wiping tears back for them as well.. I love, love, LOVE this team. They're my #1 right now. I love how it was the son who grabbed his mom's arm and started running, leading her. It was right on!

Phil signing was hott, hott, hott... I just wanted to jump on him!




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