Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Ross » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:57 pm

There's one on the bike path on Wells Station Rd between Gungahlin Dr and Hoskins St, Mitchell. Made a lot of noise but didn't actually come near me, I've come across this one in previous years when I used to commute on this path. Very persistent.
I haven't experienced these personally but there is reportedly one on Nanima Rd near Hall and another on Federal Hwy service Rd (heading back toward Canberra from Sutton).
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

by BNA » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:15 pm

BNA
 

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Robdog » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:15 pm

One at Lake Tuggeranong, the other side of the dam from the Gym & Skate park
2009 Avanti Cadent Team
2007 Avanti Carbonio Team - Died and gone to heaven
2005 Avanti Barracuda - Reincarnated
Image
Robdog
 
Posts: 1851
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:22 pm
Location: Canberra

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby cp123 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:33 pm

one just near the corner of Fincham Street and the roundabout near St Anthony's school.

There's another one on the bike path just north of Atkins street towards Sulwood Drive. He's been fierce in other years but haven't seen him this year yet. But I'd still warn people about him.
cp123
 
Posts: 983
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:50 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby cog_nition » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:40 am

Murrumbateman Rd coming from Sutton, the usual pair are back and taking turns around 1 km past the bridge near the homestead on the left. There are two at the Murrumbateman Nanima Rd Junction, both half hearted and independent of each other (One on the down hill approach still from Sutton, and the other from Murrumbatemaan side). The really nasty reminder that spring has arrived was the other two about 4ks along Nanima Rd from the Murrumbateman Rd junction on the flat section. They've taken it to a whole new level. They're going to be making lots of friends!
cog_nition
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 4:50 am
Location: Canbrrrrrrrr

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Ross » Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:37 pm

I saw a girl getting swooped today at McCoy Cct Acton/ANU just outside the Film and Sound Archive.
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Muddy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:14 pm

Two on the uriarra loop this morning.

Agressive helmet tap on Brindabella Rd on a sharp right hand bend going West towards Uriarra village. Got me good.

Second one on the western side of the road just after the Mountain Creek/Uriarra Rd turnoff going North.
Muddy
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:57 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby yyeric » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:06 pm

+1 the one on Uriarra Road just before descending down Uriarra Crossing
yyeric
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:15 pm
Location: Canberra

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Ross » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:31 pm

Found another one this morning - on Melbourne Ave about halfway along between Red Hill and Parliament House. He was a bit of a Ninja, snuck up on me silently, dive-bombed my helmet and then dissapeared as quickly as he'd appeared!
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby twizzle » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:44 pm

Persistent little bugger on Owen Dixon drive on the climb between Heydon and Badenoch... never made contact, but between backpack and helmet there wasn't much to hit.
I ride, therefore I am.
...real cyclists don't have squeaky chains...
User avatar
twizzle
 
Posts: 6382
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:45 am
Location: Taking a break.

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby jaydee » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:53 pm

The brown snake crossing the bikepath on the way back from Gold Creek on Sunday totally took our minds off worrying about magpies!
jaydee
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:06 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby mrgolf » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:04 pm

twizzle wrote:Persistent little bugger on Owen Dixon drive on the climb between Heydon and Badenoch... never made contact, but between backpack and helmet there wasn't much to hit.


Missed that one this morning. Towards or away from town? We were doing around 60kmh, so I assume our minds were elsewhere or he didn't bother.

There is a nasty one on Southern Cross Dr just after the first part of the climb going to Belconnen. Got me on my helmet just as I came around to do a turn on the front. Came straight at us, then climbed and swooped.
Image
mrgolf
 
Posts: 991
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:00 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Ross » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:03 pm

Got swooped by another one this morning in the middle of Civic outside St George bank!
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby tjanssen » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:18 am

Riding back from Civic yesterday, there was one the swooped me in the Aranda parkland route back into belconnen. Up towards the top of the hill on Bindubi Street that leads into Aranda and Cook. Think the maggie was particularly annoyed that I was eating an apple!

P.S. First post ;)
tjanssen
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:52 am

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby bpmhigh » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:03 pm

It's a Sydney story but some incredible photos.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/anima ... 1kdxb.html

Got done on Brindabella Road this morning by the maggie listed above.
User avatar
bpmhigh
 
Posts: 190
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:47 pm
Location: Deakin, ACT

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby HAKS » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:18 pm

1st half assed attempt at me for this season this arvo. Same place as last year, Launceston st just near the Lyons shops heading towards Melrose drive. Raised arm and a few clicks of the fingers were enough to keep him at bay.
Current Ride: Trek Madone 6.5 (2013)
User avatar
HAKS
 
Posts: 2322
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:28 pm
Location: Canberra, AUS

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Ross » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:45 pm

Got a half arsed swoop near Condor Creek this arvo.
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby petie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:15 pm

better start wearing my matte black helmet again. Maybe its all in my head but way less swoops than with the shiny one.
petie
 
Posts: 467
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:16 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Jean » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:30 am

Barton: on the parliament house side of the road outside DFAT.
User avatar
Jean
 
Posts: 1467
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:26 am
Location: Canberra

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby cp123 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:57 am

Riding to work *touch wood* I hadn't had the pleasure. Yesterdays ride was a lot later to go out, and later to come back. So the one between Atkins Street and Sulwood Drive was awake. :roll: :lol: Got a couple of thunks on the lid - so i put my arm up, rode for close to 100 m, finally pulled it down and KERTHUNK again. He got 4 hits all up. Next corner I passed a couple of teenage girls with no lids, but each was carrying a big stick. :lol:


On the way home he got me either 5 or 6 times. He was not happy. If you know they're there, that's half the battle as you can expect it.
cp123
 
Posts: 983
Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:50 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Ross » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:25 pm

Found another couple of swoopers today, or rather they found me! On Hindmarsh Dr near Weston one swooped me just near the intersection of Bangalay Cres and another a bit further up near the Tuggeranong Parkway intersection. The first one just lightly tapped the helmet a couple of times and the second one just flew close and made the loud clicking noise that they do.
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby twizzle » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:53 pm

Got attacked by that fecker in the s-bends on Mt McDonald (Brindabella Road) - in the middle of a race, he was going nuts attacking every pack, and got me in the back. :evil:
I ride, therefore I am.
...real cyclists don't have squeaky chains...
User avatar
twizzle
 
Posts: 6382
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:45 am
Location: Taking a break.

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby mrgolf » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:21 pm

One on Mt Ainslie near Ainslie Village. Got me on the ear. Bastard.
Image
mrgolf
 
Posts: 991
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:00 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby cog_nition » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:54 pm

Did Uriarra-Tidbinbilla Loop today was expecting to get hammered...one near the three sisters and then one between Tharwa and Banks on the long bend. Other wise nothing. None between Uriarra Crossing and turn off to Condor Creek, nothing at Mt McDonald and nothing near Flilnts Crossing and Tidbinbilla nature reserve...is it just too early?
cog_nition
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 4:50 am
Location: Canbrrrrrrrr

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby Ross » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:17 pm

Swooped by one on Gungahlin Dr heading toward the city in between intersection of Gundaroo Dr and The Valley Ave.
Image
User avatar
Ross
 
Posts: 3675
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:53 pm

Re: Magpie spotting Spring 2011

Postby twizzle » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:49 pm

There's now two on Owen Dixon Drive at the back of Evatt. One seems to be going for the ears.
I ride, therefore I am.
...real cyclists don't have squeaky chains...
User avatar
twizzle
 
Posts: 6382
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:45 am
Location: Taking a break.

Next

Return to ACT

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU



InTouch with BNA
“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter