bikealong wrote:Just to ask a question. Do you think the electrical ties out above the helmet scare the birds off? I don't want to look like a giant ant coming along if it doesn't work.
Magpies have had millions of years of evolution and plenty of experience in flying. If a magpie wants to take a chunk out of your ear it'll do so regardless of what you put on your hat. I've seen plenty of riders being swooped while festooned with dangly things. I think the one definite statement I've seen about cable ties is that they're guaranteed to scare off members of the opposite sex of your own species. Of course, your magpie may vary.
Magpie strike - sneaky, in under the helmet by ajft, on Flickr