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 !

Oct 3, 2011


Thanks to your NYPD actions the “ Occupywallstreet ” movement is now a World Wide News Story that is growing legs as a “ Cause Celebe ” ! Police telling members of this movement that a plastic sheet covering their “ Sleeping bags “ are considered “ Tents ” at best could be described as laughable and certainly PATHETIC ! Even coverings for electronic equipment being deemed a “ Law breaking Offence ” is laughable !

When will you realise that you live in a democracy and that the “ HOME OF THE FREE ” of yester year with your attitude is no longer a “ truism ” ? With your wealth I doubt you are part of the 99% that these people are trying to assist ! In past years Sydney , Australia has held “ Sleepovers ” in Martin Plaza for the purpose of “ Highlighting ”the difficulties that “ Homeless ” suffer on a daily basis and thus raising funds for the purpose of alleviating some of their suffering . Even the “ Mayor of Sydney “has been one of those taking part in these events , of course YOU are unlikely to do this are you ?

Summon some common sense and get along and see for yourself what is Taking place , look at overseas media on the internet and see how your administration is viewed by others !

Recently your NYPD was featured in “ Cycling Circles ” as they tried to change the attitude towards cycling in New York and because a minority of “ bad apples ” breach road rules the majority of “ law Abiding Cyclists ” were hassled and fined ! Great advertising for the “ Tourism Industry ” that tries to survive in the current economy !

Daily in Austria I am hearing multiple reports about the “ OccupyWallStreet “ movement and it is even featuring as a discussion item on programs such as “ Reality Check ” on the ORF radio station FM4 . Doubtless your NYPD misleading the “ Campaigners ” onto Brooklyn Bridge roadway was deliberate , as the NYPD was able to promptly mobilise the resources to remove those arrested ! Had your “ Professionals ” considered their options they would have realised the “ Public Relations Disaster they were creating for your future endeavours to downplay the aims of this movement !

Each American Generation seems to have it’s “ Rights of Passage ” such as “ Kent University ” and the “ Tea Party Movement ” recently and now you are working towards making this the 2011/12 occasion !

As a 66yo I have enjoyed success in earlier life that could have included me in the 1% but through a combination of events I find that I am living at or below the “ poverty line ” as so many of your fellow citizens . Too late for me to change my circumstances and so I can see where these people are getting their support .

Had I found myself in your position I would have sat down with these people before 17th September and worked out a schedule of events that would have allowed “ Common sense ” to prevail ! Now you are playing “ Catch up ” and when the march on Wednesday takes place you have a choice to exercise “ Goodwill ” or attempt another exercise such as on Brooklyn Bridge ! Meanwhile NYPD resources used in the fight against CRIME are being utilised to make a “ Political Statement ” of support to the 1% who probably will not even realise what is going on OR thank you for your efforts since they feel they were responsible for your re-election !

Worldwide Media now in New York will await your actions already savouring the “ Headlines ”!

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