Brent gets a perfect balance on the scale, and the crowd gives him a hand. They open their Detour clue, officially in last place, and in order to conserve what little remains of Brent's strength, Josh says he can do the bulk of the bamboo task by himself. Or so he thinks.
Natalie and Nadiya reach the construction site, which we now see is entirely on sand. Wish I could visit the top floor of that building when it's done. The tires of their rickshaw sink as they struggle to force it forward. Most of the helpful locals have dropped off it by this time, but they're still more than happy to clap. The twins get their cargo checked and receive their illustrated bamboo clue to the Pit Stop, now back in third place. Clearly the jute task would have been faster.
The Chippendales watch as the monster truckers haul their fully-laden rickshaw out of the bambooyard. They're trying to finish loading up while Team Austin is doing the same right next to them, and there's some brief confusion over which poles belong to whom, since James has parked some of his poles next to Lexi and Trey's. James tells us they want to make sure they have it right, because how much would it suck to have to come back after all this?
Kelley's riding her rickshaw fairly quickly down the street, but it's hard to corner a twenty-foot long load of bamboo at that speed, or indeed at all, and they crash into a building. Rob and Kelley shout angrily at each other through gritted teeth before getting back underway, but I'm sure it's just because you always have to yell a lot over the noise of the monster trucks.
The Goat Farmers make it to the bamboo Detour, Josh announcing, "We may be in last place but we're not quitters." Well, you may not be quitters, but you're in last place.<>p>Rob & Kelley make it to the construction site and get their clue in fourth place, pretty well exhausted. And Jaymes & James are ready to go. "The Beekmans just got here, we're good," Jaymes says. He thinks. But then the camera zooms in on three of their bamboo poles, still lying on the ground where they left them. So...they're not so good.
At the bambooyard, Josh & Brent meet a tiny black goat the size of a cat, which they think is a good omen. This is where being a goat farmer on the Amazing Race comes in handy, because normal people would be terrified by this mutant freak of nature. Trey & Lexi are done loading up, but she notices the three poles still on the ground, courtesy of the Chippendales. It's not like they're going to pick them up, I suppose. Jaymes & James are already en route, three logs short, and while making their way on a narrow street they're passed by a whole caravan of slow-moving trucks that makes forward progress temporarily impossible. "That's part of being in Bangladesh," Jaymes says philosophically. Plus, maybe it'll allow Team Austin to catch up with you and give you a heads-up before you get to the construction site so you don't have to make this entire trip three times. But Lexi is struggling at riding the bicycle rickshaw, while the long poles trailing behind knock produce off of stands and terrify small children. It's like somebody decided, "This neighborhood needs a good sweeping up. Let's bring in some clumsy-ass Americans."