Birds went out at 6:30 this morning under clear skys 54 degrees and calm. The same is expected along the coarse with winds NW 5-7 (headwinds). Temp at arrival ~ 75 with highs of 86 and NW winds to 17. Expected Arrival after 10:00 PDT.
Entry fees are due for the "A" Races $250 per bird. Blue Bucket Stampede 8961 NE Old Hwy 97, Madras,OR 97741
Paypal email email@example.com (specify to a friend) the full amount needs to be received. We'll go to 36 miles tomorrow and fly the first race Thursday Aug 15th.
Breeders, When I returned home this afternoon I found that the clocking had been disrupted and only two birds had clocked today near 7am. So I've ran all the birds out on the boards and they should be all posted by the time you receive this if not shortly thereafter. 17 more birds !!!
I'm postponing the 100 mi toss to Sunday Aug11. This should get us past the heat and predicted T- storms this week.
Road training continues with a single release 80 mile toss this Thursday. Our 100+ mile toss will be Aug 8th. I'm trying to stay on schedule for our first race Aug 15th. The birds struggle some days but are getting better at leaving immediately after release. Entry fees are due Aug 1st. Will keep you posted, Paul
2-Bird Team contest- Team wil remain the same as originally entered with a maximum of 6 birds per team. Teams may be adjusted prior to road training that will start July 3rd. (ie., 7 birds split in two teams, team lineup changes between your teams etc.) The average speed of the first two birds clocked in each race the 160, 200, 250, 300, 150, 350 will creat your team score. This contest is included in the A Race entry fee.
The birds, are doing well. Flagging has started and they have had three consecutive days of a hour on the wing. Looking forward to road training.
Clock stopped today so look at yesterday's toss for valid inventory. Just now I restarted the clock and it seems to be working fine. Trouble shooting is always so fun, glad not to be an auto mechanic. Good luck in tomorrows inventory.
Any birds that arrived prior to April 1st are now out flying. Please check the inventory which I'm posting daily to see of their presence. And YES I want you to send replacements. This past week as you probably noticed the birds were locked down and no Loft Flying was posted. I was hoping send the message to my flying predator friends that this Diner was closed and only serves vegan meals. I believe some have moved on.
Just a reminder the loft is full and only accepting previously prepayed birds until May 15 and replacements until June 1st. Road training starts the first part of July so think sooner. Have a great week!!! Paul
2019 loft is full. We'll only be accepting Pre- paid birds and replacements at this time.
We are quickly approaching our loft bird limit. March 25-29 is the last week to prepay your perches or send birds with perch fees. Only prepaid birds and replacements will be accepted in weeks to follow. Thank you all that have entered the race.