After feeling like a magpie magnet last year, I have a feeling I'm gonna attract them again this year. I copped my first swooping on Saturday on the way back from the Muddies ride. Perhaps they can sense evil...?
It was still June you silly birds!!!!!!!
The notorious Marino train station magpie - who drew blood against someone last year for memory - got stuck into me as I waited for a train by the boom gates unable to flee.
Can anyone beat that? Or have I won the gold medal being first?
Check it out before you ride or report a bird.
Can magpies read
Perhaps like many marketing ideas it is not if it works that is important but it is do people think it works.
Does having team kit make you a better rider?
+1 Monday 2nd July. Bald Hill en route to Victor Harbor from Yankalilla.
No real commitment, just a squawk & a belated clack of the beak. No contact made.
I apologise in advance, I acquire a helmet full of zip ties from here on in. :-(
A very bad look......
I heard that magpies will avoid huge fake eyes, believing that the creature is too big to take on. Anyone prepared to try this with the top/back of their helmet?
Nah Heather, they're just too embarressed to attack such a silly looking cyclist :)
Where can I get huge fake eyes??
Try any women's store makeup counter.
i have never seen prince Charles get swoooped by a magpie so iam assuming its true.
I did that last year, Heather and can honestly say that it worked. Was getting swooped regularly before hand but once I put fake eyes on the top of the helmet didn't get done once riding the same routes.
The best method is...
tape a hen's egg onto the top of your helmet. They never attack one of their own!
This is infallible!
NB it is important to use clear tape - if you use duct tape, they don't recognise the shape of the egg and will attack! The obvious result would be...