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 24, 2012


" The Outspoken Cyclist " , recently interviewed Paul kimmage via Skype about his Cycling Career and background .This radio show streamed on :  NOTE : Cost me 20MB at 16byte/sec , so hope your computer is on better B/band facility , could be where i live causes this problem .

Out of this interview , i gained a little insight into Paul´s background , growing up and early days in Cycling . Not yet read his book " Rough Ride " , so will be giving a few people the nudge for the Christmas present ?    He has been overly fair towards " UCI Personalities ", whom without proof , i would be suspicious of creating the backroom noises that led to his redundancy at the " Sunday Times "!

Recently i am reading a LOT of material in the Media , that before July this year , would not have seen the light of day ! Could it be that some Journos have gone from being " Hacks " , to being  " investigative "? Now that journos don´t appear to have to seek the approval of a certain Cycle Racer´s PR Team , they have discovered that revealing what they knew for several years , is actually beneficial to their careers´!

The one thing that " The Outspoken Cyclist " has appeared to overlook in all this is the " Paul Kimmage defence Fund ", you will see the avatar on this page , but not on theirs , nor was a link mentioned during the interview . I recall the initiators suggested a closing date of 1st Dec for contributions but perhaps with the state of the matter , it may well continue . " UCI " has " suspended their action , no doubt due to the Board of Management , insisting on phat & heinous stepping back . But judging by the recent letter to the Road Racers scripted by phat , he seems to think it will be " business as usual " in 2013 ! More funds constantly streaming into that " Fund " , will send a clear message to " UCI " , " THIS IS NOT OVER "!

Note that the terms of the " Outside Investigation " , include a report by mid June 2013 . This happens to be days after Nominations for the " Irish President of Cycling " are closed . Coincidence ? Could be phat is covering his options ? Speculation is rife that the Irish Cycling Members , may not choose to nominate him for his own job ? What a shame ?

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