PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !

Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !

London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !

Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.

Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.

SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.

Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .

Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .

NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .

Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .

You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Mar 25, 2011


Controversy rages as UCIless finally decide to appeal the Spaniards decision and WADA have several weeks to weigh into this affair !

Why are these control bodies waffling around on such a serious matter ? Dragging this out so as to maximise the publicity value of the affair does not reflect well on anyone . Nearly everything that UCIless does these days flies in the face of reality . Mc Queasy has been looking at twitter comments by various people and is interpreting their tweets to suit his purposes and thus the rumour mills are churning out more conspiracies .

Waited for the air to clear but more fog has rolled in so no further forward in understanding what is going on in the Road Race Cycle World . One thing that is clear is when two racers test positive to the same substance in the same race then both should have their case sorted . Whilst one of the racers has a few months of his suspension left to serve the other is still awaiting the hearing and that is just totally unfair ! Justice delayed , is justice denied ! Consistency should be the order of the day but whilst there are supposed to be regulations governing the situation UCIless is interpreting them to suit their own purposes and the racer involved is unable to earn an income whilst the matter drags along .

Does the public really want to see Contador win a number of events and then later see the second place winner get upgraded by way of a note in the sporting media . Levi must be the latest of a long line of sports stars who will see their name in print but not enjoy the prize giving ceremony . Whilst team Radio Shack will win the team event anyway Levi will stand on the podium as second place getter . Later he will get the prize monies , but what of Scarponi and Martin , do they want their moment on the podium and the resulting photos ?

Cast your mind back to the Athens Olympic where tamilton won the gold medal and they messed up the doping controls to the extent that he should have passed the medal to Ekimov but loopholes allow him to retain this disputed victory . Periero was declared winner of the 2006 Tour de France after 11 months past and he got to have a “little prize giving ceremony” before the start of the 2007 Event . No consolation for the team though as they did not get to ride the Victory Lap on the Champs Elysee as they should have had the flandis team been removed in a timely manner .

Speculation is rife as to what 11 teams are proposing to do as a result of the media leaks that are filtering through . Four of these teams are seeking new sponsorship deals for 2012 and there are reports that the TV rights relating to Cycling are now contracted through until 2015 so more mystery is added to the package .

Appears we are living in interesting times !

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