Magpie alert

Magpie alert

Postby DarrylH » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:41 pm

Duntroon side of Dairy Flat Bridge - I won't be doing the Lake circuit for a while.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby reefer » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:39 pm

What, for a little clip on the ear?
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby Ross » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:11 pm

Athlon Dr near Waniassa shops
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby DavidH » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:51 pm

DarrylH wrote:Duntroon side of Dairy Flat Bridge - I won't be doing the Lake circuit for a while.

That one swooped me during the week too, but as it's part of my commute it's going to be hard to avoid.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby skull » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:27 pm

There is one on the Federal Hwy near the Tulip farm.

It had a crack at me as I was coming off the old federal hwy back onto the federal hwy.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby twizzle » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:12 am

I watched a maggie having a serious go at a postie on his motorbike, turning right off Flemington onto Northbourne... I've now ridden that section of Northbourne three times and not seen a thing!
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby cp123 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:23 pm

I saw Ross's one at the Red Rooster roundabout (corner Athllon and Atkins street) go a cyclist in a serious way yesterday morning. A vikings club chap had just passed me going up the bikepath there and the bird was on him like a mad thing - multiple hits and flapping just above his head. I held one arm up to run the gauntlet but got through fine. on the way back there was a Vikings Triathlon cyclist and a runner stopped watching for it. Thanks to them for pointing out which tree it was sitting in then because I expected the full force. Twice in 2 days I've got through there safely.


That means I'm a goner there tomorrow.... :lol:
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby LoveB » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:47 pm

oh christ they're back already are they. Few more days in Canberra for me so hopefully I dont get any attacks happening!!
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby x8pg2qr » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:46 pm

There's one on the entry into the Canberra Hospital from Yamba Drive at the pedestrian crossings. Had a couple of goes only. I'll rate him a 2/4 for aggression.

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Re: Magpie alert

Postby skull » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:05 pm

There's one on the entry into the Canberra Hospital from Yamba Drive at the pedestrian crossings. Had a couple of goes only. I'll rate him a 2/4 for aggression. <br /><br />Coordinates easier: -35.347519, 149.100204

Lucky I go an alternate route now.

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Re: Magpie alert

Postby jcjordan » Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Ross wrote:Athlon Dr near Waniassa shops


He make a great sprint training aid

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Re: Magpie alert

Postby jaydee » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:17 pm

Oh no, they can't be out already. And I was just about to get the bike out after my winter hibernation! :(
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby Ross » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:11 pm

Shingle Hill Way near intersection with Sutton Rd.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby skull » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:27 pm

There was one aggressive bugger on Urriara Rd. He was having a field day with the long line of riders competing in the TT today
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby Ross » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:46 pm

I was warned about him before the race but didn't see or experience him - maybe I was going too fast! :mrgreen:
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby MarkG » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:17 pm

I copped one at this mornings tt event.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby nescius » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:29 am

That one on Uriarra road always goes after me :(

I saw someone getting swooped on Ipswich St the other day, she seemed oblivious though so I don't think there was any contact

I got swooped for the first time this year on the weekend, and it wasn't even a magpie, I think it was a plover :(
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby twizzle » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:09 pm

Now I feel happier that my front dérailleur cage snapped a couple of k's down from Stromlo on Saturday. :roll:
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby jaydee » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:44 pm

Drake-Brockman Drive near entrance to Pegasus Riding School - swooped just above me for about 200 metres but didn't make contact.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby mrgolf » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:45 am

End of East Tallagandra coming on to Mulligans Flat. Worse if you go the other way up hill...
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby HAKS » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:19 pm

Nth side of the lake tugg dam wall on the bike path. First swoop of the season but pretty tame with it only coming within 1m or so, no contact.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby Jonnyyoung » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:55 am

On the dirt track near the ACTEW compound at the bottom of Ainslie, swooped going to work...struck on the way home !
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby HAKS » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:23 pm

Ipswich St in Fyshwick from the traffic lights near Smiths till well over the railway tracks. No contact made but he was very persistent. Prob 10-12 goes at me all up. Could have been hairy with a bit more traffic.
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby pablo064 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:01 am

Hopetoun circuit in Yarralumla - just before the roundabout with Schlich street on the way to the lake. Had a couple of hits at me - thankfully I was able to get out of there quickly. This is my first magpie season - do you guys now how long these guys are aggro like this?
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Re: Magpie alert

Postby HAKS » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:07 pm

pablo064 wrote:Hopetoun circuit in Yarralumla - just before the roundabout with Schlich street on the way to the lake. Had a couple of hits at me - thankfully I was able to get out of there quickly. This is my first magpie season - do you guys now how long these guys are aggro like this?


Sounds like the same place as last year. Some only last a fortnight or so, others will keep bombing for a good 6weeks +. Then of course when you think its all over there will be a few late bloomers to keep you on your toes :P
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