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 !

Aug 4, 2011

HERNE HILL work begins !

Those that read my blog of 7th dec 2010 , link here , will recall my frustration that such an Iconic Site was in such sad disrepair and having difficulty in being saved for posterity !

Today i found an article on what is now the beginning of the future for this important piece of Cycling History :

Important lessons can i hope be learned from the series of misadventures that led up to the final "Go Ahead" ! Many other fine Sporting Arenas also are being disregarded and it will take a lot more action to safeguard their futures also . When will " Pollies " take the time to preserve and refurbish existing structures rather than trying to claim credit for building new structures that may be redundant almost as soon as they are opened ? As yet i am not aware of the outcome of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium that will serve no purpose after the Games are concluded . Are they remodelling OR are they knocking it down to rebuild in a slightly different way THAT could have been built initially ?

Winning the Olympics 7 years before the event takes place should have allowed the " Planners " the time to decide what was needed to serve future generations ! So much money has now been thrown away and the Government is depriving whole communities of a variety of resources to balance their " books " . Planning is just that ! Whoever was responsible for depriving Paris of the 2012 Olympic Games should hang their heads in shame ! They have squandered money that could be used in a far better way and have added to the "Debt Burden " that the Tax Payers will have to shoulder long after the memory of these Games has faded .

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