American Road Trip Talk

Route 66 High Flying Race Part 2

You only have to mention the words “Route 66” and people all over the world begin to conjure up their own visions of this nostalgic ribbon of American highway. I seriously doubt, however, that many if any of you would identify pigeons with that same stretch of asphalt. However, for our guest in this two-part American Road Trip Talk podcast, Route 66 is a feathery racetrack. Randy Goodpasture is the owner, loft manager and organizer of the Route 66 Race in which the contestants are the noble carrier pigeons capable of speeds for hundreds of miles that will blow your mind. In this second part of our conversation Randy talks about the unique nature of these powerful pigeons and how he builds a relationship with them that turns out winners. There is even an American Pigeon Museum in Oklahoma City where you can see some of the high flying and decorated war heroes of the flock.