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c.hert c.hert is offline
Posted 23rd March 2010, 10:07 AM
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Yea I went to one of those one loft races and the person threw a hell of a party from the night before it started at the Holiday Inn--people flying long distance to watch their birds come in and everyone was watching their birds come in and betting the others were no good and I had a few swigs myself and started talking about how my loft was going to be better than theirs when I build it and they all laughed and we really had a good old time together---and those people are crazy and I had a lot of fun and I also lost about 50 dollars on assorted carrying on's but the food was good--beer-mixed-icetea drinks etc etc ribs: chicken : salads etc etc---had a real good time and the people who put it on did a real good job---not many tea tottlers --but there are some----and good family people they are and hard workers as well--you will have fun--and I sure did....c.hert


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Posted 23rd March 2010, 10:38 AM
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This is now more of a futurity race than a one loft race. Right?
I think it is some sort of a hybrid. A fancier is accepting YB's from around the country, and then he will compete with them in his club and combine for the season. At the end of the season, maybe the "best" bird was lost in the 5th race...or something like that, but one will be able to evaluate their birds compared to the rest of the birds remaining in the loft. Maybe some end up being combine winners, maybe the whole lot of them end up on the bottom of the race sheet in terms of average speed or bird of the year. Unless I misread things along the way. It seems to have changed from a $50 per bird, three race average speed One Loft Event, to something a bit different. May have to go back to start of thread and read the whole thing over again.

After you read the rules on six different events, they start to run together in your head. Generally speaking, one may have the best of intentions, but once the rules of the game have been established, making changes after the fact, is usually not well received by everyone.
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I think it is some sort of a hybrid. A fancier is accepting YB's from around the country, and then he will compete with them in his club and combine for the season. At the end of the season, maybe the "best" bird was lost in the 5th race...or something like that, but one will be able to evaluate their birds compared to the rest of the birds remaining in the loft. Maybe some end up being combine winners, maybe the whole lot of them end up on the bottom of the race sheet in terms of average speed or bird of the year. Unless I misread things along the way. It seems to have changed from a $50 per bird, three race average speed One Loft Event, to something a bit different. May have to go back to start of thread and read the whole thing over again.

After you read the rules on six different events, they start to run together in your head. Generally speaking, one may have the best of intentions, but once the rules of the game have been established, making changes after the fact, is usually not well received by everyone.
Warren is right... some kind of hybrid. I don't care what you call it. I see it as a way to #1 Have some fun on the forum #2 See how your birds do against Warren's wife's birds.

I also agree with Warren, making changes after the fact is not well received. The only thing worse then making changes after the fact, is making changes after the loft is full of your birds.

I am sure we could have a one loft race with 35 + or - birds going to the first race but that did not really make sense to me. It does not look like we are going to get the birds. I changed the rules... Warren is right we should all go back and re-read the thread. Actually, I will save you sifting through all the BS in this thread and just read my first post. I made the decision before the birds came to the loft to change formats. If you do not like the way this has come about keep your birds at home.

I still think this could be a lot of fun. I will have a good young bird team, hopefully made up of PT birds. Post updates, videos, and results here in the forum, and we can all talk trash...

Warren also brought up a BBQ at a typically one-loft event. I do not smoke, drink, or care for much of the lewd comments that take place in and around shipping night, one-loft events, and what not. I really enjoy the birds so I tolerate all the other garbage that comes with racing them. That being said I would not tolerate that stuff around my kids or my home. If any of you happen to be in town on shipping night and want to help basket birds or ship at the club come on over. We usually have some type of dinner at the clubhouse. If you happen to be around on race day, we can catch some great under six soccer games in town and then be home in time to BBQ and watch for the birds (just keep the language, beer, and smokes at home). I don’t really think that Warren’s intention is to actually have us hold a BBQ for a free bragging rights race, It seems to me like he is more or less just taking a shot at me or our little race… but hey I guess that is part of the fun.

Send your birds and lets see what happens…
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#2 See how your birds do against Warren's wife's birds.
haha @ that
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Posted 23rd March 2010, 01:56 PM
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Warren is right... some kind of hybrid......
... I don’t really think that Warren’s intention is to actually have us hold a BBQ for a free bragging rights race, It seems to me like he is more or less just taking a shot at me or our little race… but hey I guess that is part of the fun.

Send your birds and lets see what happens…
I was not being serious. If you were getting a $125 per bird perch fee, and then say $300 per bird capital prize fee, of which you would get a cut, and if you had a couple of hundred or more birds in the race, then perhaps a cook out with hot dogs and such would be in order. If it was one of those $1000 a bird deals, then maybe something a little more elaborate, perhaps having it catered. Not sure if these events should be G rated Disney World type events, or something R rated more like Vegas. Great thing about America, is we have a lot of choices, and when it comes to One Loft Events, you can choose what types of events you like. I have been to Disneyland events and I have been to Casino type events.

If you were an hour drive away or so, it might be fun to put some faces to the PT names. But, I am pretty sure the drive would be a little too far. And if some folks had issues with the $50 fee, then commercial airplanes or very long drives were never in the cards anyway. Biggest satisfaction might very come from people beating my wife's pretty birds..... and making me eat a little crow, especially with some of my trash talking on here trying to get a little excitement going to whip me one good !!
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Posted 23rd March 2010, 02:17 PM
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[QUOTE=SmithFamilyLoft;462157]

If you were an hour drive away or so, it might be fun to put some faces to the PT names. But, I am pretty sure the drive would be a little too far. And if some folks had issues with the $50 fee, then commercial airplanes or very long drives were never in the cards anyway.QUOTE]

america i loved it in california (and hope to go again someday, great people more importantly great beaches) but in the uk you can drive pretty much anywhere in a max of a day or fly absoloutly anywhere in an hour lol in the us doing meets its not so easy esp if you have to travel 1000s of miles to the other end of the country for any event thus why i love my little island esp England as the saying goes "british by birth English by the grace of god"

i cant wait to see the results of this race
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What is the difference between Britain, England and the United Kingdom, if any?
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Well I wish I could be there The under six soccer sounds like fun, Kentucky fried chicken, iced tea, and a shade tree. Now thats the way to spend an after noon.
Dave
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Well I wish I could be there The under six soccer sounds like fun, Kentucky fried chicken, iced tea, and a shade tree. Now thats the way to spend an after noon.
Dave
That's sound good to me too, but we do El Pollo Loco around here!
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Now you know you will not feel like eating after my birds whip yours. Besides every bird knows you eat beef at these events not bird. (Except Warren's crow)


God Bless LOL,
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What is the difference between Britain, England and the United Kingdom, if any?
britain (uk) includes england scotland wales and northern ireland... 4 seperate countrys all ran by the same plank gordon brown and hm the queen lol

so the diference is we all have different national saints englands being st george and different traditions. just like a mini version of europe we are all seperated by borders except northern ireland who are seperated by ocean so britain (uk) contains 4 countrys under the same government i am in the largest of them england.
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Hey, It is getting close to shipping time. I need an address and phone number.

Ready, Set, Go,
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is there a link to say who is still in on this? Flapdoodle mentioned there was only 38 birds, that would mean maybe 19 people, but 40 were registered. Was just wondering who is in & who is not. (no reason other than curiosity)
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is there a link to say who is still in on this? Flapdoodle mentioned there was only 38 birds, that would mean maybe 19 people, but 40 were registered. Was just wondering who is in & who is not. (no reason other than curiosity)
Braden, I am wondering who is in and who is not as well. We will not really know until I see birds in the loft. As was pointed out in an earlier post with no fees collected and a free race, I am sure we will get folks saying yes I am in and not send birds. The last go around this is what I could gather. If your name is not here, please do not shoot me. There is room for anyone that wants to enter, just send the birds.

If you did not get shipping information, shoot me an email below or a PM. Please email the day you ship the birds. Thanks....

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If I have it can I ship three?

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