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By LadyToast - Posted on 25 September 2014

On my ride to work this morning I started getting a little paranoid about getting involved in avian confrontation. I've been noticing zip ties on helmets recently and figured an impact was lurking. The I got to thinking how it would be a good idea to have an online register so I can plan my route to work accordingly. And lo and behold!

If anyone is riding from Frenchs forest to Lane Cove, please can you keep it up to date Smiling


garyinoz's picture

The only one I've encountered up on Warringah Road is already on there.

Fatboy's picture

Thanks for that, will plan my rides to avoid...

Last Saturday I had one chase me for about 1km. Lucky I had crested a hill so had a long straight slight downhill ahead so did the Mark Cavendish sprint. The damn thing took up the challenge. After about 500m I started to think this wouldn't end until one of us blew up. I must have been close to 60km/h and could clearly see its shadow less than 1m from my head but at that speed it just couldn't lunge.

kitttheknightrider's picture

Sit up tall on your bike with your arms folded and start talking to it. It helps if you carry a little bit of mince and offer it some food. If you run it will only reinforce that you are a threat and it needs to chase you every time.

They are intelligent birds and can recognise different people. As soon as it no longer sees you as a threat it will leave you alone.

LadyToast's picture

I've noticed they stop if you look at them so I have printed a full size photo of my most scary face and stuck it to the back of my helmet.

Only time will tell....

StanTheMan's picture

so where is the Gibbs Street Buthcher? gone on Holidays this year?

also wonder what happened to the Pine street one. No recorded attacks from either of them.

all74's picture

Don't mention the war, I did but I think I got away with it...

DudeistPriest's picture

Tasmania looks all clear, might head down there for a ride.

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