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 !

Nov 25, 2011

INFO SCOUT , Mayrhofen

Personal circumstances being what they are I have spent more time in recent years on my Touring skis which were bought originally for Telemarking . Whilst teaching on the Mayrhofen Piste I had occasion to see the Info Scouts going about their business and decided that it was about time to spend more time this year on my alpine skis of which I have too many pairs sitting idle . With my racing skis now out of date due to the changing race regulations , I have nearly 20 pairs to put to use . Looks like the next week will be taken up with Rewaxing and edge sharpening work in between cycling expeditions , since the weather forecast continues to advise sunshine in the mountains .

On presenting for the “ Info Test ” I must have scored the lowest result they have ever seen but they were kind enough to recognise that there is a need for “ English Speaking Aussies ” on their ski pistes .

Those of you on my Facebook page could assist by advising YOUR Friends on your WALL of this facility as not too many Ski Resorts have “ Info Scouts ” and I will be particularly interested in Helping those that have “ Disability ” , no doubt I will also involve myself in the “ Race Training ” where possible . Currently thinking about changing one of the Blogs to relate the experiences I will encounter when duty calls .

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