Sunday, 2 November 2014

It's been quiet..!!

It's been a good few weeks since I last posted an entry on this blog. To be honest there has not been too much to write about and I didn't want to end up boring you all with tedious repetition.

Having to stay off the bike over the last eight weeks has been hard, very hard. 
Cycling thousands of miles one year and then hardly any at all the next, has been really difficult...mentally as much as physically.

However, this past week I had a couple of hospital appointments and I am pleased to tell you that I will be getting back on the bike this coming week....
Obviously it will be easy and steady riding to start with and for the first month I only intend to use my indoor training bike, just to be on the safe side.

The Cardiologist at the hospital explained in some depth what the problem with my heart beat was and showed me on my latest ECG the abnormal rhythm that I have been experiencing. 
The good news is that if I can learn to cope with the uneasy feeling this inconsistent rhythm gives me I won't need to have any more treatment at this time or have to take any drugs to control it... 

Moving on to the plans for my 'Big European Tour' and a life on the road......

A couple of weeks ago Anne and I travelled up to Birmingham for a visit to the NEC and the Caravan and Motorhome Show.
We had a good couple of days there and saw some really great bits of kit as well as the very latest caravans and motorhomes ready for 2015.
We did end up spending a chunk of cash on some of the items that I had on my must buy list....

Yesterday we attended the Automotive Leisure social weekend....
AL are the suppliers of the Eriba caravan that we have ordered and it was nice to visit their premises and have a bit to eat and drink in a nice relaxed atmosphere whilst seeing all the latest models and accessories.....
We also had a demonstration of the Reich Motor Mover that we had included as an optional extra to the van that we have ordered...

I've posted a couple of pictures below showing two things that I like so much about the iconic Eriba vans....
First is a stripped down caravan showing the solid metal frame that helps to give these vans their solid structure.... No wood to rot here..!!
Next is a shot of the split front windows....very similar to the look of a split screen VW.

The solid metal frame on a Eriba caravan,

Similar to the iconic look of a split screen VW campervan.

9 comments:

limom said...

this is going to be cool!

Steve A said...

Great that you won't be having to have treatment or drugs!

Chandra said...

Hi Trevor,
Heartened to hear about your heart! What a relief!!

Congrats on the new addition to the family!

Can't wait to read future reports about the caravan.

Take care.

Peace :)

Trevor Woodford said...

*limom*
I think you are right..... :-)

*Steve A*
Yes...I was so happy with that news.

*Chandra*
Thanks Chandra....
Hoping to take delivery of the Eriba some time between the New Year and early Spring.

rlove2bike said...

Nice to hear things are getting in line with your health and traveling.

Trevor Woodford said...

*rlove2bike*
Thanks for that.....

Chandra said...

Belated Merry Christmas wishes & Best wishes for a Healthy and Joyous New Year to you and yours, Trevor!

Peace :)

J_on_tour said...

Hope all your plans and health issues are working out. Very best wishes for the New Year.

Trevor Woodford said...

*Chandra* *J_on_tour*

Thanks for those best wishes Guys....