News and Updates
Dec-19-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

I'm watching the weather. I fully intended to ship tonight and race tomorrow but the weather forecast keeps changing. We will not race tomorrow. I will keep everyone posted.

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-16-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

4 more birds returned today. They are posted on the results list. 

Right now the weather report is rain on Tuesday and Friday in Hutchins Texas. That is where we will release the 225 mile race from. It looks like we will fly the race on Wednesday or Thursday. I'm watching the weather reports. They continue to change from day to day.

The next 2 races will be for double points and cash prizes.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-15-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Yesterday's race was a tough 150 mile race (150.37). 10 mph headwinds at the start and finish with stronger headwinds in the middle. There were even stronger gusts all along the way. 

We had 15 birds return today. If we are fortunate we will have some more birds tomorrow. 

I am watching the weather to see if we can fly the 225 mile race on Wednesday or Thursday.

The points have been assigned for this race. Go to the website and put you pointer on the "RESULTS" tab. You will have 2 options: RACES and TRAINING. Click on RACES. When the page pulls up, click on BREEDERS. Click on a loft and the results along with the points will pull up.

Know that we are doing everything we can to restore the birds and have them all rested and ready for the next race.

Good luck,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-14-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The basket list is posted for the 150 mile race from Windom Texas. We sent 159 birds to the 100 mile race. We are sending 158 birds to the 150 mile race. The weather should be sunny with stiff headwinds.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-13-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

2017 Payout Schedule

We have 159 birds. 159 x $150 = $23,850.

225 mile race: 1st $1500, 2nd $1200, 3rd $900, 4th $700, 5th-10th $500, 11th-15th $300, 16th-20th Free Perch.

325 mile race: 1st $2500, 2nd $1500, 3rd $1200, 4th $1000, 5th-10th $750, 11th-15th $500, 16th-20th Free Perch.

1st High-Point Bird $1250

2nd High-Point Bird $700

The River Valley Race is contributing $1000 in free perches to be used in the 2018 race series and $100 to the prize pool.

Good luck to all, 

Bobby

(479) 719-3995                                                                                                                                                                  

Dec-12-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The points have been assigned for the 100 mile race. Go to the breeder list on the 100 mile race options and click on a loft name. It will pull up the birds and show their points.

We still intend to fly the 150 mile race on Thursday. It will be a tougher race with 10 mph head winds.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-11-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

We had 4 birds return this morning. They have been added to the results list.

We had 3 birds that were not activated that went to the race. Even though they scored points they were not eligible and have been removed. 

We had 159 eligible birds in the 1st race so we will use 159 as our base number for points. Only birds returning on the day receive points. These rules are the exact same rules as all previous race series. On the 1st 2 races, 1st place is 159 points. 1st drop will receive equal points. If there are 10 birds on the 1st drop, all receive 159 points. The 11th bird will receive 149 points. After the 1st drop points are awarded by trapping order in 1 point increments. If 2 birds clock at the same exact time they will each receive the same points. On the last 2 races we double the points so 1st place birds will be 318 points. After the 1st drop points will be awarded in 2 point increments.

I will assign points for the 100 mile race tomorrow.

We intend to fly the 150 mile race on Thursday.

Good luck to evryone,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-10-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Hello Everyone. The 100 mile race results are posted. At this time we still have 6 birds missing. We may get a bird or 2 in before dark. We will leave the clock on tomorrow.

The point system is the same again this year. I will send out the specifics tomorrow.

It is our intention to fly the 150 mile race on Thursday. I will confirm in a day or two.

Good luck,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

Dec-08-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

The cold front that moved in on us brought plummeting temperatures. The temperature fell to just above 10 degrees here. Even though it rose some at daylight we felt it was still too cold to toss birds. We did loft fly for close to 1 1/2 hours after it warmed up at midday. 

The weather is forecast to improve and we should have nice conditions for our 100 mile race on Sunday. Several local flyers plan to be here when the birds return.

Good luck to all,

Bobby 

(479) 719-3995

Dec-06-2017
RIVER VALLEY ROUNDUP RACE UPDATE

Today we tossed the birds into mostly cloudy skies from 55 miles at 10:55 a.m. There were left cross winds at 4 mph. At 12:15 the birds began arriving. I noticed our loft clock was about 5 minutes behind the correct time. After 84 birds the loft clock stopped working. Apparently the battery inside the clock had died. The good news is we have a back up clock. We ran the birds back over the antennaes using the back-up clock and everything seems okay. 

Everyone using a Unikon Clocking System should send in the clock and antennaes every 5 years and have the batteries replaced. Ours is already on the way back to Deister. When you send in your system inclose a paper with your name, address, phone number, and tell them what you want done. It will be 2 to 3 weeks before you receive your ETS system back. Below is the address for repairs.

Deister Electronics, 10498 Colonel Court, Suite 103, Manassas, VA 20110

I wanted to toss the birds from 75 miles tomorrow but as usual the weather has changed for the worse. There will be a cold front and a low pressure system right on top of us at that time. I never send pigeons into this. The plan now is to toss from 55 miles again on Friday and race from 100 miles, Antlers Oklahoma, on Sunday.

Good luck to all,

Bobby

(479) 719-3995

 

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