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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:53 pm

I was on the koonung trail today, no magpies :D first ride in a month where I have not come under attack
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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby kimmie » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:07 pm

yarravalleyplodder wrote:I was on the koonung trail today, no magpies :D first ride in a month where I have not come under attack


No kidding! I was there too... Between 7.00-8.00 am though... No swooping for me too... Yay! :D
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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby VRE » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:09 am

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yarravalleyplodder wrote:I was on the koonung trail today, no magpies :D first ride in a month where I have not come under attack


No kidding! I was there too... Between 7.00-8.00 am though... No swooping for me too... Yay! :D

I've never been swooped on that trail, and I've been riding it home every weekday for 2 years. Where are these magpies normally located?
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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:26 pm

I got onto the trail at ringwood about 8am. Went into the city and come back around 11:30 and had nothing.
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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby kb » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:39 pm

VRE wrote:I've never been swooped on that trail, and I've been riding it home every weekday for 2 years. Where are these magpies normally located?

There used to be a couple at Bulleen Rd heading cityward if you turn left instead of crossing but I don't think I've had any on the trail proper either. Bushy Creek trail nearby has one though.
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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby rjk » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:04 am

did they yea to mansfield trail on sat, must have been swooped between 20-30 times, it was so bad we got a lift back to yea to pick up the cars.

give the trail a miss or if you want a ride back there is a company that picks you and the bikes up and takes you where ever you like mark 0417594998, they can take upto 20 bikes at a time
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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby VRE » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:44 am

kb wrote:
VRE wrote:I've never been swooped on that trail, and I've been riding it home every weekday for 2 years. Where are these magpies normally located?

There used to be a couple at Bulleen Rd heading cityward if you turn left instead of crossing but I don't think I've had any on the trail proper either. Bushy Creek trail nearby has one though.

Interesting. I ride the KCT every day, but hadn't heard of the Bushy Creek Trail. I read the Wikipedia article on this one and the KCT. The KCT Wikipedia page made me laugh, though: it describes it as having "some minor hilly sections" :lol:
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Re: MAGPIES!!!!

Postby Toyopet » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:37 pm

VRE wrote:
kimmie wrote:
yarravalleyplodder wrote:I was on the koonung trail today, no magpies :D first ride in a month where I have not come under attack


No kidding! I was there too... Between 7.00-8.00 am though... No swooping for me too... Yay! :D

I've never been swooped on that trail, and I've been riding it home every weekday for 2 years. Where are these magpies normally located?


Magpies have good memories and can probably distinguish one cyclist from another. If you regularly ride past their nest, they get to know you and are comfortable with your presence. However, if they spot a new face/helmet, they become overly protective against this new "threat".
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