"Call them a poor man's racehorse," jokes Bob Simpson, secretary of the Blue Ridge Racing Pigeon Club.
"Racing pigeons [competitively] has been around for years," Simpson
, meanwhile, has put in a couple of decades in the sport, and he's
happy to share what he
knows with new enthusiasts.
And once that's done, you'll need to choose a suitable name for it (Tressa's is called Charisma, and Simpson's
is Tarheel Loft).
"Right now, we're pretty geared up for breeding," reports Simpson
."Then there's training. ... It's always a continuing cycle."
On the club's Web site, Simpson
waxes philosophical about his
beloved pastime."In this joining of two creatures [is] the legend of thousands of years of friendship," he