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    Getting old means the birds aren't interested any more. Good, eh?

    Non-Australians may be unfamiliar with the Australian magpie (Gymnorhyna tibicen) - a charming and intelligent creature except in the nesting season, when it can turn truly ferocious. The Macquarie Dictionary describes it as having 'a solid body, strong legs and a large pointed bill' - it could have added that the bill is made of stainless steel. In spring it's the bane of cyclists and pedestrians, and can open up your scalp or even take out an eye.

    Now research shows that there's a splendid cure for magpie attack. Just get old.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/gib395#p/a/u/0/ES_n4DgJDHs

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    BF member Chris L wrote once, "What I need is a tandem, a squash racquet and a daring & ruthless accomplice. Is anyone in?"
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    Wonder how Shifty's new helmet would work?

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    A surplus cabbage patch kevlar military helmet might be the ticket for that evil sounding bird.

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    I've also found that to be true, but in the (perhaps dated) British colloquial usage of the term "bird".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    I've also found that to be true, but in the (perhaps dated) British colloquial usage of the term "bird".
    Exactly what I was expecting when I opened the thread... sigh.
    "If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."

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    The video explains why the red-wing black birds attack me with or without a helmet. I'm buying a wig for next spring.

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