About the handler
My name is Ralph Aceves. I worked in the high tech industry for over 25 years. I am retired now and have more time to devote to the things I am very interested in. That is Family, Friends, Racing Pigeons, Fast Cars and Flying my Airplane, in that order. I fly with the West San Jose Racing Pigeon Club, www.wsrpc.com and Bay Cities Combine, www.baycitiescombine.com.
Our club and combine are very competitive and definitely keeps you on your toes if you want to be competitive. I maintain three families of birds. Houbens, Phantoms(Hofkens) and Schellens.
These birds have done great for me. I have participated in OLRs for a few years now, and I've made it in the money several times and also lost all my birds several times. Of course, there is always the Monday Morning Quarter Backing about the handler. Why did he lose my birds?, I never lose my birds!, Why did he go out in 100 degree day?, etc, etc. All the handlers I have given my birds to have done a great job, but that is the nature of the game.
In 2014 I bought a 12 acre property near San Jose California to bring my passion for racing pigeons to a new level. I started CBC to create a quality one loft race based on honesty, transparency, hard work and fun, in that order.