We had strong winds with 36 mph gusts all day on Wednesday. We were able to flag the birds Thursday and Friday but the weather was not suitable for a training toss. We will continue to flag the birds each day, if possible, and toss the birds from 55 miles after the weekend. We will post the results. Right now it is raining hard and the forecast is rain on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The weather continues to be too bad to fly 300 miles. We had 35 mph winds all day today. The forecast is rain on Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon. The 1st day possible we will toss the birds from 55 miles and post the results. We will fly the 300 mile race as soon as possible.
As promised we are cancelling the race on Sunday due to the potential of it being a fast race. We will hope for better weather next week.
The 300 mile race is going to be this Sunday. Right now the weather forcast is sunny and warmer with right cross winds. If the forecast changes and the winds are going to be tail winds the race will be cancelled. If you plan on being here bring your own chair and if you are going to lunch with us we will be leaving here at 11:45 to go to our local Mexican Restaurant. All you can eat provided by the River Valley Race.
Good luck to all,
We have tried all day to post the birds that arrived today. I suspect the problem is that the birds clocked in a different year than when the race started. I will contact Terry asap and upload these birds. I am listing the birds and their clock times below.
CBS 0997 08:30:27
TEX 1821 08:41:00
STAR 022 08:47:29
TRPC 6968 09:06:45
UCA 0155 11:02:59
KWAN 0617 13:36:58
I am committed to the last race NOT being fast. Even if we have to wait longer. We had to choose between Saturday or the middle of next week on this last one so we chose Saturday. The target date for the 300 is next Sunday. I will finalize that in a couple of days. We WILL have good food so plan on being here.
We posted a pic on the website of the race birds in Hutchins, TX Saturday morning prior to release. This spot is across the street from Dollar General on Main Street. Click on the "RVR NEWS" tab to view.
33 birds on the 1st drop. Fast race. Birds were nervous about trapping.
Congratulations to the winners!
225 mile race tomorrow. Good luck to everyone!
I hope every one had a Merry Christmas. The weather has been really bad here until yesterday. We flagged the birds yesterday and today. They exercised really well today. Tomorrow we are tossing the birds from 55 miles. The plan right now is to race the 225 mile race on Sunday.
Merry Christmas to all!
2 birds returned this morning: Tulsa 374 and ADL 669. We plan to fly the 225 mile race next weekend, weather permitting.
The birds were watered for 15 minutes this morning before being released into beautiful mostly sunny skies from 55 miles. Most birds performed well, some did not. We will rest the birds tomorrow and race from 150 on Thursday. I don't like the headwinds and high K-Factor but at some point the birds just have to perform.