2013 Annual Moving Target Award

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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby duds2u » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:55 pm

My adventures this week.
Day 1- 2 swoops
Day 2 - 7 swoops, last one drew blood on my left ear.
Another mate got hit by him this week as well and stopped. The maggie just kept at him. He's an angry bugger.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Duck! » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:00 pm

I forgot to add the two hits I got from one bird while MTBing a couple of weekends ago.

Carryover: 22
2x contacts: 4
Total: 26
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:41 pm

Forget magpies... I'm being bombarded with large black beetles and march flies! They sting a bit when they hit you in the cheek at >40km/h. And one dared to go through one of my helmet vents, after which I had to stop and remove him!
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby yellagonga » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:16 am

Wear a glove and throw your hand up in the air like you are going to swat it, i found they keep about a 1meter distance from you, they dont want to run into your hand. Next best thing to wearing no helmet/hat.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:39 am

I've tried doing that. When I do, I reckon the magpie follows me even further.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby wexford » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:59 pm

Three swoopers at Perry Lakes (WA) earlier in the week and one today near Bellvue. Those I could deal with, but the black cockatoo pooping in my eye was something I could do without.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby yellagonga » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:28 pm

ran over a dugite snake. Squished it just behind its head. I dont swerve for wild life. Bike or car, not going to risk my life for roo or snake.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby SeanB » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:38 pm

I filmed this swooping on the weekend

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=640425392674886
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby yellagonga » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:53 pm

^Baaaaaahahaha! a tip of the hat to you sir. Great footage, love the slow mo and the ending.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby SeanB » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:57 pm

yellagonga wrote:^Baaaaaahahaha! a tip of the hat to you sir. Great footage, love the slow mo and the ending.

:D thanks
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Semar » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:34 am

Chatted to a guy during the ATB from the La Trobe Valley who has had maggies hang on the back of his helmet and lay into him! I could see the bash marks. :lol:

The lazy buggers up here can hardly be bothered leaving their trees to swoop. I've stopped counting and adding because of my pathetic total. :(
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby thecaptn » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:11 am

My newish S-Works helmet is full of holes, mostly down 1 side and mostly from 1 bird, he's even managed to put a hole through the shell in one spot and cut me on the face near my eye twice. The Mrs thinks I should replace the helmet but, replace for damage from magpie stike?
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby barney all fixed » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:05 am

what if one was to charge a capacitor up with electricity from a big sub woofer from your car stereo and 2 bits of thin copper wire sticking out of holes in helmet , thus when the pillow stuffing winged devil grabs onto helmet ,WHACKO RIGHT UP HIS CLAKKER and he wont come back , the discharge of 1500volts should tell him/her to flap the fudge outa here!!!
(not sure if he makes contact and also rider , will check on theory)
but worth a laugh!!!
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby open roader » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:46 am

I'm done with magpie season, no swwops in 3 weeks - just a few fly buys but nothing purposeful within the 1.5m de-restriction zone.

2013 total = 72 points
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lethoso » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Anyone still getting swooped? I'm still getting hit on the way to work, it's December, gah :x
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Tarquin » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:44 pm

lethoso wrote:Anyone still getting swooped? I'm still getting hit on the way to work, it's December, gah :x


I got swooped twice yesterday.

The bird laid off for a while but has started again now, not as aggressive as before though.

The most aggressive bird in the area is no longer swooping people though as I rode that way several times safely recently!
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby wexford » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:22 pm

Twice by the same bird (once each way), MacAulay Park in Duncraig WA on Christmas Day. This is a particularly nasty critter, too - I tried waving him away then he started attacking my arm!
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Cowcorner » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:36 pm

OK - not a magpie, but do ducks (on foot) count? There's one at the Footscray end of the Maribyrnong River Trail that's taken a liking for going at my leg as I ride past. Three times so far and I'm pretty sure it's the same duck each time. Not much pecking ability but could probably give you a nasty suck. 8)
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby insightt47 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:24 pm

MacAulay Park in Duncraig is probably the worst ive come across north of the river.
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