1st Magpie of the season :-) Riding North up Blewett Springs Road. Just past Ronald Road and about 400 metres before you get to Chapel Hill Road. 3 times he dived me (slow up hill) and he sits on the power lines. Yep he marked my helmet and he attacks from the rear left.
Link to the 2011 magpie map.
Can you use this to create a 2012 map?
This link seems to be dead (for me at least).
Maybe Mark Parnell MLC could launch a Cyclist Black&WhiteSpot App?
Not been swooped yet but have seen a few looking. I have been told the Brighton Sation maggie has started - bastid!
I've fitted a small red LED light to the rear of my helmet and have that flashing. I'm hoping this may put some off the attacks.
Has anyone tried this?
not a bad idea. would be interested if this does work as a deterrent
Yep. I tried this last year after too many hits from the maggies on One tree Hill & Golden Grove Rds. I used my excessively bright red Dinotte light on my helmet, and tried flashing and steady modes.
It made no difference to the magpies at all. Apart from helping to highlight their target - my head!
Sitting here reading this thread while 3 magpies sit outside my rear sliders giving me the eye because their food bowl is empty.
What??? You feed the barstewards?