The Cyclist's Defence Against Swooping Magpies

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Subject: The Cyclist's Defence Against Swooping Magpies
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:36:37 +1000
One approach is to fit a legionnaires style helmet cover. The Queensland Cancer Council sells brightly coloured covers that have a long visor at the front and a substantial flap at the back. You can further magpie proof your face by wearing wrap around sunglasses (you can get safety sunnies if you want shatterproof ones). I have also seen cyclists who have fitted wire ties to their helmets to make it difficult for the maggies to swoop/land on the helmet.

The bottom line, is that a properly attired cyclist can ignore swooping pies and ride steadily out of their territories.

Regards, Laurie.

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