Please note, we can/will NOT be going to Toronto/Mississauga tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 16th)
Check updates here for when we will be going, sorry but it is not possible Saturday, hopefully in the next couple days.
The birds are on their way to Matheson and the plan is to release them 08:00-08:30. The weather is suppose to be great, mainly sunny and light winds, the first 1/2 they should have light (3-6 M/H) side headwind and the 2nd 1/2 is forecast to be very light (1-2 M/H) side tailwind.
Birds were released at 08:15 just South of Temagami at the municipal buildings. It was clear but some clouds came in from the NW, 5-10 miles down the road and its mainly blue skies again, pretty much calm and cool at 1C, as they head home they are suppose to get a light tail to side tail wind.
My guess is that the 1st birds will arrive between 13:00 & 13:30
Good morning everyone,
Just a reminder that you can enter the Pick Bird competition till 11:00 Tuesday.
We received a number of entries already and we want to remind everyone that you can enter one (1) Pick Bird per team entered. This means if you entered:
1 team you can pick one (1) for your Pick Bird
2 teams you can pick one (1) or two (2) Pick Birds
3 teams, you can pick one (1), two (2) or three (3) Pick BirdsPlease pick accordingly.
Birds are up at 09:15, I had to wait for some fog to clear and waited another hour before releasing. On my way home I have still hit some areas of fog, the road runs along the Ottawa river and it is not the line for the birds 😉
I expect the first birds between 12:45-13:00 ?
Congratulations to Teixeira Loft for having the 1st bird in on the 1st race and Sly Fox for winning the $50 & $100 Pick Bird, winning $1710 !!
We are planning to do Race 2 on Thursday Sep. 16th. We trained Tuesday morning and released in 1 group, as can be seen by the way they clocked they were once again all broke up and scattered which generally means 1 thing. They look to be in excellent condition as it was an East wind which is side headwind. For Thursday's race we are looking at South wind at release (side headwind) and 1/2 way home going to East, side headwind from the other side so it will be a tougher race. Starting Friday it is suppose to warm up again a bit to 28-29C feel like 34-35C, I'm sure the birds won't mind too much and it should get them good shape for Race 3, mid/end next week. At this pace we can not make Oct. 03 for the main Race and we will not force it, so the main race date will likely fall somewhere on Oct 05-08.
With the 2nd Race on Thursday the Pick Bird competition is now open again, I will remove all dot in the morning and mark the entries as they come in. I'm guessing it will be around 4 hours for the winning bird(s) Thursday so a different type race. It is coming up fast so we will take entries for the Pick Bird until 3 hours after the release, if the release is at 08:00, Race Pick Bird competition closes at 11:00.