2013 Annual Moving Target Award

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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby open roader » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:00 pm

This week's tally consists of 9 swoops and another 2 swoops with contact made to the side of the helmet........

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

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:12 pm

Out for a lazy scoot around the block on the Reid this arvo.

Wattlebird :evil: Four swoops, one flicking a wing against me lid. That's five points IIRC.


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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Bah77 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:45 pm

I think i was swooped today, just after UQ, heared a single thwap around my helmet, didn't see a thing though, lucky it was on the downhill section before the hilly bit so i had a little speed.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Semar » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:49 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Out for a lazy scoot around the block on the Reid this arvo.

Wattlebird :evil: Four swoops, one flicking a wing against me lid. That's five points IIRC.


Would it be illegal to feed it... to my Magpie friends?


Wattlebirds used to be considered very god eating - sweet. :wink:
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Tarquin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:57 pm

The attacks are increasing, I rode a route that was safe last week, and got swooped by four different birds.

I don't mind the swooping or minor attacks, it's the nervousness before you are attacked that I don't like!

Must be coming to an end in the next few weeks!
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:34 pm

Tarquin wrote:Must be coming to an end in the next few weeks!

Not necessarily, if it's a good season (and it seems to be) many breeds will clutch twice....
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:49 pm

not sure if this has been posted but its an interesting csiro experiment

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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:46 am

Half a dozen swoops including two helmet contacts this morning, both from the Forlonge St magpie.

Carryover: 18
Swooping: 4
Contact: 4
Total: 26
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby LG » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:12 am

Well I finished up on Saturday with 4 days of riding around the Albury/Wodonga area. Now back in swoop free Tassie. Final results for about 200km of riding:
Helmet hits: 28 = 56 points
Other swoops: 98
Total points: 154
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:25 pm

Red Baron (Athllon Dve) magpie got me good on the way home. Hit me five times just behind the ear, around my sunnies. Surprisingly no blood. Shortly after, the Forlonge St one swooped me three times.

Carryover: 26
Swooping: 3
Contact: 10
Total: 39
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby barney all fixed » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:53 pm

ok back of campbelltown heading towards eagle vale 3 feathered things( cant type these words very bad kids)
sitting in the tree one from head on 2 clicks of beak and duck to avoid applying breaks with words of go away U stupid feathered pillow stuffing then 2 seconds later one from behind 3 swoops and 3rd in tree is the umpire i guess slowing down to an almost stop P platers swerve to avoid me as i swerve to avoid the head on with a feather duster bearing a very noisy "get the .......outa my town" i say get off bike let cars go buy as its now a work zone and road works going crazy , would it be fair if i went back that way with a bag of marbles and my trusty slingshot (its just the all love in war theory i have) so how did i score ?
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:44 pm

Got hit quite badly today. I can't remember how many swoops I got from other birds, but had five hit from the infamous Athllon Drive Red Baron. First one was on the cheek, which drew three little specks of blood. Thankfully the rest were on the helmet.

Carryover: 39
Contact: 8
Blood: 5
Total: 52
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:39 am

The Red Baron has it in for me. Kept coming at me, hitting me 8 times, most times grabbing on to my back and pecking my helmet.

Carryover: 52
Contact: 16
Total: 68
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby clackers » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:22 am

Any Canberra people here? As a Melbourner passing through I enjoyed a great ride around the lake, then went up Mt Ainsley (top ride and view) to be swooped four times on one of the slowest parts of the climb. Since Tony Abbott apparently is a regular, can't the Federal police do something with their Uzis? They shouldn't hold back, I think it's a Bill Shorten supporter.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:47 am

I'm in Canberra. Swoop city here... Once upon a time we had the federal government running our territory. Now we have a hopeless recombination of local/state government running the place. You can report birds, which results in a sign being put up warning people of a swooping bird. Whoopee
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Duck! » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:14 pm

Opening balance: 17 points.

Three swoops this morning, two making contact: 5 points

Total: 22 points.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby clackers » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:29 pm

lobstermash wrote:I'm in Canberra. Swoop city here... Once upon a time we had the federal government running our territory. Now we have a hopeless recombination of local/state government running the place. You can report birds, which results in a sign being put up warning people of a swooping bird. Whoopee


Ah. Saw one of those signs on Burley Griffin. Victorian councils don't even do that.

I liked the place anyway ... a commuter's dream, to be sure.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:25 pm

Yeah, commuting's pretty good. Half my commute is bike path and the rest is a nice wide-ish bike lane on the side of a road. The path is a little stop/start, but the bike lane rarely requires slowing let alone stopping - ups my average to 28-30km/h for the ~18km trip.

That said, the magpies are really out in force now. Had 3 swoops on Capital Circle, 5 hits between Beasly St and the top of Athllon hill, 2 hits from the baron and 3 swoops along Forlonge St.

Carryover: 68
Swoops: 6
Contact: 14
Total: 88
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby g-boaf » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:30 pm

Nevermind the magpies - a brown, wriggling thing took a shot at me today. :shock: :shock:

It missed - thank heavens. First brown snake of the season. Don't know what points I'm on now.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:53 pm

Was 5 points.

Now 12.

That bloody wattlebird is gonna die! :evil:
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby jasonc » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:30 pm

saw a guy getting attacked yesterday along sherwood rd sherwood, just west of the markets.
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Duck! » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:42 pm

Carryover: 22
3 swoops, no contact: 3 points
Total: 25
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby VRE » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:45 pm

g-boaf wrote:Nevermind the magpies - a brown, wriggling thing took a shot at me today. :shock: :shock:

It missed - thank heavens. First brown snake of the season. Don't know what points I'm on now.

Brownie points? :P
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby Tomca74 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:46 pm

jasonc wrote:saw a guy getting attacked yesterday along sherwood rd sherwood, just west of the markets.


Black flatbar hybrid? If so, that was me and 2 different birds :evil:
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Re: 2013 Annual Moving Target Award

Postby lobstermash » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:57 pm

Had a few swoops from my favourite magpies today. Lost count. One big hit on the helmet from the one around the corner from my place, which usually gets me several times. This one must have hurt him 'cos he didn't come back after that one. We'll see if he's a bit more shy tomorrow...
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