"I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do"
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race: Family Edition
Episode No.: 6/11 (091)
First Broadcast: November 1, 2005
Viewership (in millions): 10.89[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.3/10
Episode Chronology
Previous: "We're Getting Out of the Country, Girls"
Next: "You Look Ridiculous"

I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do is the sixth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.


In an exciting foot race to the mat, teams are within seconds of each other as they fight exhaustion to claim first prize.

The families leave Panama and head to San Jose, Costa Rica in search of their next clue. One Team is yielded at a roadblock and passes the time by talking trash about their competition. Another family struggles with a seemingly simple task and watches their lead over the others quickly dwindle. Meanwhile, two racers watch in awe as one member of their family out-muscles them.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Miraflores Locks are as follows:

  1. Paolo Family (8:22 pm)
  2. Weaver Family (9:11 pm)
  3. Bransen Family (9:16 pm)
  4. Linz Family (9:17 pm)
  5. Gaghan Family (9:23 pm)
  6. Godlewski Family (9:43 pm)

Teams must take one of three charter buses to San José, Costa Rica. Charter buses leave thirty minutes apart and are first come, first serve. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to Poás Volcano National Park and find their clue on the outer rim of Volcán Poás.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after find their clue at Poás Volcano. However, none of the team opted to use the Fast Forward, so the task is unknown.

Teams must drive themselves to the Doka Estate to search for their next clue.

At the Doka Estate, teams would have the option to Yield a team. The Paolo Family used the Yield on the Weaver Family.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to choose a pile of coffee beans, weighing a total of 800lbs. They had to search through this entire pile of beans, searching for a single red bean, which they could exchange for their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Jaco and find Roca Loca Surf Shop to receive their next clue from the shopkeeper.

Choice A: Relic
Teams traveled to a nearby rainforest, Manuel Antonio National Park, where they had to cross six rope bridges and search for four Mayan relicss. Once they delivered each of these relics to an archaeologist, they would receive the next clue.

The Bransen, Gaghan, Godlewski, Linz, and Weaver Families chose this task.

Choice B: Ripe
Teams must travel to Frutas Selectas del Tropico, a banana plantation, where they are to gather 15 bushels of bananas and load them on hanging tracks. Then, using a local pulling system, they must haul them to the distribution center, where the foreman would give their next clue.

Only the Paolo Family chose this task.

Teams must drive themsevles to Quepos and find Malecon to check in.

For coming in first place, the Paolo Family won an individual "wild rides" with a choice of a Segway HT, a Vespa, a jet ski or an all-terrain vehicle, courtesy of the Wild Bean Cafe at BP.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
S8 PaoloFamily
 1st place> 
Paolo Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids
S8 LinzFamily
 2nd place 
Linz Family
S8 BransenFamily
 3rd place 
Bransen Family
Dad and Daughters
S8 GodlewskiFamily
 4th place 
Godlewski Family
S8 WeaverFamily
 5th place< 
Weaver Family
Widow and Kids
S8 GaghanFamily
 6th place 
Gaghan Family
Dad, Mom, and Kids


  • This episode was said by Linda of the Weaver Family.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Costa Rica.


  • Maureen Ryan at Chicago Tribue (11/02/2005): "Race Over"
  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (11/02/2005): "The Gaghans are eliminated as God helps the Weavers pull ahead"
  • Josh Wolk at (11/02/2005): "Nice guys finish last"
  • Fara Kearnes at (11/02/2005): "Leave it to Weaver"