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 16, 2012


When your house is burning , who do you call ? Firefighters , thats who ! We expect them to risk life and limb to save our property , but occasionally they have to go the extra mile to save people who are trapped within the structure !

Some say , " That is what they signed on for " !  Of course those saying that , would be the LAST to VOLUNTEER !  Same people regard those returning home , injured or even " Physically Challenged ", after serving in the Military as having " Chosen " to take those " Risks " when signing on for that " Career Choice "!

WRONG , WRONG attitude ! These people are serving YOU and I , someone has to work in these essential services or we ALL will be just as well be back living in caves , since carrying a bucket of water to the fire , if you can find the water , would be the only solution . Certainly the old western movies showing " Bucket Chains " to fight fires still exists in the 21st century in parts of the world .


UNINSURED " FIREFIGHTERS " this is what this is about !

Horrified as an ex bushie from Oz and the Volunteer Bushfire brigade that there are  " Professional Fire Fighters " that are UNINSURED by their Community , or is it Country !

Reading " " today i found this Petition !

WHY in this 21st century World , are the people who safeguard our lives and property treated with such disregard ? Can you imagine " Police Officers " being UNINSURED by their Community ?

Time for ALL THINKING CITIZENS to act . Do as i have done , not only sign the " petition " but checkout the status of your local " Firefighters , Volunteers as well as Pros " , make sure they are FULLY COVERED  and if not enquire as to the reasons for any shortfall !

Those finding their " Guardian Angels " are NOT FULLY INSURED should act to highlight these discrepancies by campaigning with their local Politicians !

" NO " is not an Answer ,

" Will look into it " is not an answer ,

 " Will get back to you " , is not an answer !

 POSITIVE ACTION at a local level will be the first step to getting National Action !

When people GO IN HARMS WAY on OUR behalf , they and their families ,  regardless of Cost , deserve to be FULLY COMPENSATED or we ALL may find to our detriment an unacceptable alternative !


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