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 !

May 26, 2011

Shame Club

Shamilton & Flandis are not the only ones that hide their true identity .

Each day at the Giro you find people wearing a ribbon around their kneck that proclaims they are members of an exclusive "club" . Those who work in offices or business these days have identity badges and it is visible. At the Cycle tours those working in any capacity wear it so that you cannot see what their function is or even their name !

When they are on the roads they drive in a manner that contradicts normal principles . In Endolo last night after the Giro was finished and on a road not used by the Giro the Car of Sponsor ISEO passed another car on the crown of a railway crossing contradicting the double white lines and the speed limit . Airborne for moments how would he stop if required to avoid a collision ?

Countless acts of stupidirty could be recounted here but the essence is that wearing this ribbon and decal inspires these people to believe they are "superior " to the rest of the population.


Management of the Cycle tours should be testing their driving abilities before allowing them accreditation . So it takes time in Torino , SO WHAT !

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