News and Updates
Dec-21-2018

Lunch will be served at 1pm from one of the best BBQ specialists in town.

Start looking for birds at 2pm.

The winds have not changed since last update - still looking at 5-10 W and SW winds for the first 150 miles. There is no where along the course where there are > 10 mph in any direction during the timeframe and locations where the birds should come. Additionally its 10 degrees above normal temperatures - should be a good working race.

Parking is restricted to the open acre lot on the South West corner of the loft location. Please follow the directions of those in charge when you show up. 

Best of luck to all and thanks for your support this year !

 

 

Dec-19-2018

Birds loft flew well today. The clock was not reset today - we had a few stragglers show up.

We are monitoring the weather closely - right now looks like the first 150 miles will be SW winds. If any of that changes to tailwinds we will possibly extend the race to get more wing time.

Stay tuned for basketing list and race day particulars.

Dec-18-2018
  350 mile       Average Speed
             
1 6000     1 6000  
2 5000     2 5000  
3 4000     3 4000  
4 3500     4 3000  
5 3000     5 2000  
6 2500     6 1000  
7 2000          
8 1500          
9 1200          
10 1000          
11 900          
12 800          
13 700          
14 700          
15 600          
16 500          
17 400          
18 300          
19 300          
20 300          
21 200          
22 200          
Dec-16-2018

CONGRATULATIONS to the first drop of 10 birds - well done ~~!! They will split the first 10 prizes.

I am very pleased with the performance of the birds today - 

The day started off with light NE winds which pushed them a little south, and then a period of tailwinds SE-10mph, and dead calm at the lofts. There were still later groups showing up from the West - which means they took the scenic route home - seems habitual now.

What's next?

Monday - Open loft

Tuesday - Light 40 mile toss

Wednesday - Loft fly

Thursday - Rest

Friday - ACD350 mile with SW winds side/head winds - I checked multiple apps with no sign of tailwinds - a Champion will be determined ~~!

Stay tuned for race day specifics and complete prize payout info.

 

Dec-16-2018

Cloudy and 42 deg at release, light NE winds... winds are picking up along the course 7-12 SE is what the Windy App is saying...

 

best of luck

Dec-15-2018

Payout for the ACD300

  300 mile  
     
1 2500  
2 2000  
3 1800  
4 1500  
5 1200  
6 1000  
7 900  
8 800  
9 700  
10 600  
11 500  
12 400  
13 300  
14 300  
15 250  
16 250  
17 200  
18 200  
Dec-14-2018

ACD300 is on Sunday due to blowhome conditions on Saturday. Sunday looks to be better race speeds with variable SE(tailwinds) and NE (crosswinds) conditions along sections of the course. Hopefully they neutralize each other. 236 birds will make the journey - best of luck ~~!

Today's clocking will be uploaded later as the computer/Wincompanion was powered off.

Birds will be rested tomorrow Saturday, bath and fed at 8am...

ACD300 basketing list to follow...

300 mile payout posted tomorrow ~!!

Dec-12-2018

Birds loft flew this morning for about 45-60 mins - routed well and diving on return - Inventory will be up later tonight. They will be on the road for a 40-60 mile toss in the morning.

Our scheduled ACD300 is this Saturday 15th. We are monitoring the winds - for about 50 miles of the course, there are 15-18mph East winds, and double-digit side/tailwinds along other areas which could spell a 2000 ypm blowhome or serioius overfly and having to counter a 15 mph headwind to get back. As the week progresses, if this does not change - we will move the ACD300 to Sunday 16th - stay tuned here ~~!

Looking ahead - the Final ACD350 is on Friday 21st - and as we cross over into Texas - currently it looks like variable headwinds 5-10mph all the way - WHICH WE WILL BE FLYING ~~!! We do NOT delay races due to reasonable headwinds.

 

Best regards

 

 

Dec-10-2018

FAST and FURIOUS !!!!!!!!!

At release station 8 mph NE, at the 200m station 10 mph East, at 150 miles 12 mph ESE is what was predicted... at 100 miles from the lofts it was a different story.... the Windy App showed 15-25 E and ESE at 100 miles in ... We were expecting birds around 11:30. They showed up at 10:58 .. Congrats to that 1st drop of 6 that set the pace, and dove for the traps. The last two big groups came straight out of the West (overflew) - not sure how to correct that - it seems habitual now ~! That should set them up for the longer races with the additional wing time over the early arrivals.

I apologize to those that showed up and we were not setup for entertaining. Food and refreshments will be provided on the Final race. There are no planned activities for the pre-races.

 

What's next?

We will have the next race on Saturday Dec 15th. Thur-Mon are showing some tailwinds at this point. I want to maintain the momentum and be aggressive by NOT having the birds sitting around more than 5 days between races. This would set us up for having the Final on Friday 21st Dec.

Tuesday - Lockdown/Rest

Wednesday - TBD (Loft fly or 50 miles)

Thursday - 50 miles

Friday - Lockdown

Saturday - ACD300

 

Dec-09-2018

Basketing List published later tonight....250 is on for 12/10/2018

 

250 Payout:

1. 800

2. 700

3. 600

4. 500

5. 400

6. 300

7. 200

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