"Same, at 60kmph (downhill, in case you were wondering). I'd love to be able to outrun them on the flat at that speed, but alas I don't utilize the beach ball faring.
A friend of mine swears by giving them a refreshing blast of water from…"
"Maybe get a doberman, and have it run with you as you ride. A work colleague once told me he'd seen a doberman snatch a harassing magpie out of the air, crunch it twice, then spit it out in a crumpled heap. I don't know if that's true…"
"Exactly. A magpie won't care or differentiate really if you're wearing a helmet or not. They see someone / something they decide is a threat to their nest they'll attack it.
Strangely enough I have encountered magpies that seem to…"
"Well unfortunately it's just a matter of finding them. Last year there was a very aggresive one that actually came at my face on one of my regular routes. I reported it to the local council as in some cases they will move (well they say move…"
""Basic reason is try finding a nice aggressive magpie and walk/run past it without a helmet. I know they've swooped me many a time in such a situation."
Last summer I remember jogging a few laps around Erskineville oval and every…"
"I tend to try to avoid any particularly aggressive ones.
Good tactic. Maybe.
The question then is: Other than by looking at a website listing attack sites, HTF can you know where these particularly aggressive ones hang out??"
"I heard that magpies have a web site now that shows cyclist danger areas. Sadly some magpies are using the site to find good areas to gang up on the cyclists, although others see the attack report and stay away. "Maaate - you don't want to…"
"Ahh...that must be it!
Have to agree with Mr O' though, I've been swooped at that speed and it's all the more scary.
R's coach has a flag on the back of his handcycle and it seems to keep the maggies away from him. I just ride…"
Thanks to a friend who asked me to join her team to raise money for the battle against Multiple Sclerosis (MS), I'm taking cycling more seriously after 6 months missing-in-action.... now I have to fight back to get my fitness level up!!!