Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:31 pm

Two swoops today

= running total 10 points

chasing dog crashed into my rear wheel..... :shock:
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:57 pm

Another 4 swoops today (same Maggies as yesterday)

Running total = 14 points
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:56 pm

I'm in :(

Swoop with contact to the right shoulder, that's 2 points isn't it?

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:19 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Swoop with contact to the right shoulder, that's 2 points isn't it?


Yup, only 2 points, which at the time of impact seems a low score for the frak out factor caused.......... :shock:
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby warren.suen » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:10 am

I'm with most of you.. lots of them eyeing me up on the ride over the weekdn..

any one tried the headbutt back or the fake googly eyes on the helmet?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:17 pm

Hotting up with the Magpie near the aqueduct bridge - 3 swoops with 3 shoulder contacts = 6 points
plus one other magpie swoop out of nowhere , real kamikaze attempt = 1 point

Running total 21 points
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Marto » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:23 pm

In the last week:

I had a swoop on 3 of my four morning commutes last week near Partridge Street, Inala. Just a swoop and a beak clack near my left ear: 3 points

Also had a swoop and clack job near the Oxley golf driving range, Oxley Road on Tuesday: 1 Point

Had a contact belly flop into my helmet on Friday morning (with angry squawk on impact), also at the above spot: 2 points.

This morning I stuck my hand on my helmet when I heard my Oxley Road mate give a pre-attack squawk, so it could attack my hand rather than my ear. It did a swoop and frustrated sounding squawk: 1 point

Couldn't Garmin or someone make a ANT+ magpie swoop sensor, to tally and show off on Strava?

Running total: 7
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby malnar » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:07 am

First episode this season was last Thursday. 3 swoops then & 1 this morning at the same location. This is on my daily route along a shared path so I should get plenty of points. It hasn't happened at this location in previous years.

I might try fixing a rear pointing camera on my helmet to see if I can get some interesting footage.

Running tally: 4 points
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:51 pm

malnar wrote:I might try fixing a rear pointing camera on my helmet to see if I can get some interesting footage.


Great! - bring on the swoop cam.........

Another 4 screaching, clacking swoops for me today - another new location of stealth..........

Running Total = 25 points
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby warren.suen » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:52 pm

Marto wrote:In the last week:

I had a swoop on 3 of my four morning commutes last week near Partridge Street, Inala. Just a swoop and a beak clack near my left ear: 3 points

Also had a swoop and clack job near the Oxley golf driving range, Oxley Road on Tuesday: 1 Point

Had a contact belly flop into my helmet on Friday morning (with angry squawk on impact), also at the above spot: 2 points.

This morning I stuck my hand on my helmet when I heard my Oxley Road mate give a pre-attack squawk, so it could attack my hand rather than my ear. It did a swoop and frustrated sounding squawk: 1 point

Couldn't Garmin or someone make a ANT+ magpie swoop sensor, to tally and show off on Strava?

Running total: 7


Impresive outing.. i had two swoops from a indian/noisy miner.. so its not looking too good this spring, need to get the samuari helmet out
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Dan » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:51 pm

I'm on for a maiden 1 pointer - normanby bikeway into Roma st parklands - swoop and beak clack, no contact.

Running Total: 1
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby malnar » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:23 pm

open roader wrote:
malnar wrote:I might try fixing a rear pointing camera on my helmet to see if I can get some interesting footage.


Great! - bring on the swoop cam.........

Another 4 screaching, clacking swoops for me today - another new location of stealth..........

Running Total = 25 points


Gave it a go this morning but apparently had the camera pointing too far up to the sky so nothing much to see. Will adjust & try again.

Running total: 7 points
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby malnar » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:22 pm

Tonight at dusk. The video footage was only fleeting so I've just posted some images.

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Dan » Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:03 pm

malnar wrote:Image


I've seen this film before - Hitchcock, right?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Dan » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:29 am

Previous total: 1

Noisy miner at front of QUT - wing clip in head. 2 points.

Current total: 3
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby warren.suen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:58 pm

diggerdantheman wrote:
malnar wrote:Image


I've seen this film before - Hitchcock, right?


Blair Witch Project?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:38 pm

warren.suen wrote: I've seen this film before - Hitchcock, right?



Blair Witch Project?


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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Semar » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:03 pm

Swooping season is well and truly back. Just then thing to wake one up on a hundred km Sunday. And they're so damn predictable. Same place every time. My old friend the helmet whacker must have passed on. Must start a proper count and watch out for the terrifying geese.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Marto » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:09 pm

I had 3 swoops in short succession (without beak clacks) right in the middle of a pinchy climb on Exmouth Street Toowong. Good timing to attack the hill.

I guess that counts as one swoop episode, so I will take 1 point.

Running total 8 points.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby grt046 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:10 pm

Two swoops earlier in the week plus 6 swoops today including 2 contact with helmet. Pesky devil kept at it for 200 metres (Cnr Discovery Drive and Kensellers Rd North Lakes for those in the area)

I guess that all scores 8 points .... is that correct?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:56 pm

Major persecution today........ :evil:

We have a new local diabolical dive bomber I'm calling him pie in the sky.......... This bugger has been practicing on me for the past 3 weeks but today with the sun out all day and spring right upon us it swung into blitzkrieg mode.......... It's a scratching, screaching, clacking thing and worse still, has it's territory right on a T intersection corner approx 400, in any direction....... which means 2 of my main 3 regular riding loops are effected. Today was also the first short sleeve jersey/ non tights day for the season so I felt naked against it's viscious attacks!! :wink:

Today I was rounding the uphill corner so not much escape velocity with which to make a fast getaway........ :oops:

5 heavy slapping, nasty scratching contacts = 10 points
4 other swoops from the pie in the sky...... = 4 points
3 other magpie swoops elsewhere (tame in comparison) = 3 points

Running total = 42 points.........
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Semar » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:55 pm

Swooped by a wimp magpie. Two low passes as if it was just about to finish its shift.

Total 2 points.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby coffeeandwine » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:31 pm

First swoop of the season this afternoon, really only a practice run-I think he was just warming up.

Running total = 1 point.

Further up the road, different Magpie was more serious, 6 swoops including one contact on Mrs C+W's helmet; so having ridden less km, she has somehow managed to outscore me :? Her running score = 6 (or do you get more for contact/blood?)
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby landscapecadmonkey » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:22 pm

Just found this thread.
First attack of the season: Last Sunday: Kedron Brook Bike path / near Swinburne St exit
- 1 psychotic magpie, 5 separate attack swoops: 2 non contact: 2 hit helmet: 1 flush to the side of the head, straight in ..blood / f**ing hurt = 11 points

Today... same place, same vicious little bastard.
- same psychotic magpie, 2 separate attack swoops: 1 hit helmet: 1 again flush to the side of the head, less than 10mm from the first hit the week before / blood = 7 points

Total = 18
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:27 pm

landscapecadmonkey wrote:..1 psychotic magpie.. ..same place, same vicious little bastard.. ..same psychotic magpie


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