Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

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Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:42 pm

Spring is just around the corner. Plenty of Magpies eyeing me off this winter, the swoops are only weeks or days away........

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1) Every individual swoop counts for 1 point

2) Every contact no matter how light or heavy counts for 2 points

3) Bird poo left on any part of the rider during an attack counts for 3 points

4) Every contact that draws blood from the rider counts for 5 points

5) Any bird attack is a legitimate point score, magpies, ravens, wattlebirds etc all count

6) Please keep a running tally of your moving target points with each post

7) The most tormented rider with the highest score at the end of the season (2012 calendar year) is declared the Moving Target Champion of 2012
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:59 pm

Well that's a shame :(

Merging the posts from the old thread into the 2012 version has made DavidL the defacto author, sorry about that open roader.

If DavidL and Tim would be so kind as to repost their originals I should be able to make things right.

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:03 pm

No problem, but I hope the rules agree with all ........?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Tim » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:07 am

Yep, they're off to an early start this year. Three swoops, no contact. Fine, sunny day on the Tambo River.
I think our exceptionally cold winter and floods and then some fine weather might have triggered the earlier than usual nesting.
If that's as aggro as this one gets, good.

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Tim » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Same bird, same place. 3 points yesterday, 5 today. 3 swoops on the way out and 2 coming back. I don't mind when there is no contact and the weather is as good as the last few days, its all part of the fun. The maggies down here must be a bit more frisky than those in the warmer states. Spring is in the air. Total 8 points.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby btothec » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:56 pm

1 Point for me so far. Had a magpie have a crack from the front and back just on two weeks ago.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:29 pm

First two swoops of the season for me today, onein a usual 'danger zone', another in an unexpected place.

Running total = 2 points
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby DavidL » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:27 pm

Seems the 2012 season has started.

Swooped twice; one on Wed. last week, one on Sunday (same bird).

At this rate all the swooping should be finished by Spring.

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:33 pm

Big thanks to Tim and DavidL, I've deleted your original posts and order has been restored.

I'm hoping to take the Lantern Rouge this year with a nil score, good luck to all :D

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby qualos » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:25 am

I am not sure what is going on, none yet. Hundreds looking at me each ride but nothing yet. Maybe my ride today is my lucky day :mrgreen:
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Tim » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:28 pm

My new mate has turned into an ear clacker, left side each time and I think he is getting a bit more aggro. No strikes yet and its all still good fun, that is until he gets the taste for blood. Heaps of swoops and clacks all week, lost count. Conservatively 10 swoops. Total points, 18.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby waramatt » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:36 pm

One magpie swooped me this morning four times in succession without making contact. Is that 4pts or 1 pt?

For Novocastrians, it was in front of the Mayfield Motel opposite the lights into Warabrook. Be safe out there :wink:
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Tim » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:36 pm

If I read the rules correctly that's 1 point for every individual swoop, so 4 points. But Open Roader is the magpie master, better check with him.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:13 pm

Yup, every single swoop = 1 point.
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby DavidL » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:31 pm

Two new birds have stepped up to the plate yesterday who are traditional culprits. Though their swoops I think where still getting their eye in as they only came to about meter off me, they did practice the good old wing crack to let me know they where there. I only noticed one swoop each the rest was just sizing me up.

So that would bring the running total to 4pts.

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby trailgumby » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:34 pm

Amazing... it's not even August yet and they're starting. :shock:

Might have to pack my racquet. Anyone for badminton? :mrgreen:

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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby KonaCommuter » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:17 pm

You guys and gals take it with good grace.


I'm personally scared witless by them. I was going to hold back from selling my car just so I could avoid Magpie season
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby open roader » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:35 pm

3 swoops yesterday, another 3 today from a new mob just up the road from Deans Marsh Primary School

running total = 8 points
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby MarkG » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Looks like the detours to work are starting in August now!
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Porridgewog » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:13 pm

Lol never kept points before. Here goes. 2 swoops one hit and plenty blood left ear. Is that seven?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby trailgumby » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:05 am

PW that's worth a report to the local council... imagine if it was some kid :(
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby Kraeg » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:20 pm

Freemans Reach magpie has started. I lost count of the swoops (I was at a property in his territory, so it went on for the whole time I was there).

And I don't care how silly I look walking my bike while holding an umbrella until out of his zone, nor what ridicule passing cars throw at me... a magpie's beak may make blood leak, but jibes will never hurt me.

I also had a swoop (though it seemed half-hearted) elsewhere back in January... are there out-of-season bonus points?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby seddo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:35 pm

tharwa rd about 1 km south of homestead - semi swoop 0.5 pt ??
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby JustJames » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:49 pm

Kin L!

Can't we at least get the cold mornings finished with before these idiotic homicidal feathered fiends crank up their nonsense?
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Re: Competition :- 2012 Moving Target Championship

Postby DavidL » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:32 pm

Another ride around the national circuit this morning and the pest was out in force climbing up the hill on the highway.

Three swoops each with a wing crack. No contact yet he must be still warming up.

Running Total: 7pts.

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