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 !

Jun 5, 2011


Foundations have been prepared for this recognition and celebration of Wouter’s life . Created the opportunity for others to translate my English introduction into other languages but still watching people sit on the fence .


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From Cyclingnews Forum there have been around the thousand visitors and Besnotty and his mates have chosen to ridicule my efforts . Fact is if those from the “mushroom farm “ have nothing better to do than be little others initiatives then they lead a sad life , but then we knew that already . Imagine if your only claim to fame was sending 11000+ comments to the funny farm ?

The blog itself has had a wide spread of visitors with obviously the Belgiums being the most interested in what is proposed . Passo Mendolo in Italy appears to be as popular in it’s own way as<a href=""><img style="float:right; margin:0 0 10px 10px;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 130px; height: 87px;" src="

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 Alp d’Huez in France . When you visit my Twitter you will see me at the Tom Simpson memorial at the beginning of this February . First time I had ridden the climb up the Mont Ventoux with snow on the ground , and recently I heard there could have been a certificate had I known how to go about registering .<a href=""><img style="float:right; margin:0 0 10px 10px;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 216px;" src="
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Last Thursday I was approached by email by some Flemish creating a Wouter story , I responded to their request and then got a note back in I think Flemish :

posted on your Wall. "Beste Skippy, ik dacht dat vrienden mensen waren die ontzettend veel geduld konden opbrengen om te luisteren naar elkaar. Dat vrienden bijna altijd aan hetzelfde zeel trekken. Ook als ze het misschien niet onmiddellijk eens zijn met elkaar. Vrienden werken in mijn ogen altijd samen. Er is onder vrienden nooit zo iets als ik ben de beste, grootste, slimste of de... Vrienden gunnen elkaar het licht in elkaars aangezicht. Take care and good luck with your project.

Curiously the author has forgotten that I am unable to read Flemish and am obviously in need of a translation . Would someone PLEASE put the translation in the “comments “section .


Last week I met by chance Rohregger of the Leopard Team and explained the Hill108 project to him and said I was prepared to pass the project to the Leopard team if they chose to take it on , as yet no approach so the project goes forward with me carrying the workload .  <a href=""><img style="float:right; margin:0 0 10px 10px;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 300px;" src="

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Happy to continue but with the Dauphine Libere in progress and next week the Tour de Suisse will have limited access to computer facilities .

Fatcyclist had his 100 miles of nowhere yesterday and I had 7 hrs in the saddle with the Pink bike and another 6 1/2hrs today with the Black bike that I think will be  used once again at the TDF this year .<a href=""><img style="float:right; margin:0 0 10px 10px;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 300px; height: 400px;" src="

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 I will miss reading the stories of peoples’ efforts to raise funds for Livestrong . Glad to see so many dedicated to such a worthy cause . CNF mushroom farm has not commented on their efforts but are spewing bile about UCI & the IOC currently . Wonder how many of them have fictitious IP addressses since they have picked  targets that can bite back ?



Tyler Farrar was a great friend of Wouter but not many people are aware of the fact that his father was hit ny a vehicle some years ago and as a result no longer practices as a Surgeon but does use a Handbike .


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Regretably the father is unable to fly so misses the opportunity to see Tyler race in Europe .

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