We moved to Chile with our 1-year old baby girl which is the first grandchild. Needless to say, come Christmas the in-laws are visiting for Christmas. My father in law (Massimo) has been riding bike for over 40 years, so I decide to treat him to a ride up the Andes on Christmas Eve. I talk to my BMW dealer (I bought my F800 from them) and ask him to lend me a R1200GS for the day. I had just come back from a 500Km BMW Year End ride and was eager to try the R1200GS. So here we are: I got the R1200GS loaner and let Massimo ride my F800GS. We head off into the Andes On our way up there are the most incredible twisties. Massimo really tears through the twisties and I hav eto push myself on the R1200GS to keep up with him. I am getting used to the bike but am loving it... We try to get as much dirt as possible... Our way up to the ski slopes (closed during the summer) is a wonderful mountain road with amazing twisties. The way up here is a series of 45 switchbacks Until we finally get to the fun part: The ride was short but sweet. Massimo had not ridden offroad before but did OK. I really enjoyed riding the R1200GS and we got a chance to enjoy a nice ride on Christmnas Eve.