You’re right near me Ian! We crossed into Argentina today on an awesome dirt road (X-83) going through multiple Nacional Parques, first Reserva Nacional Tamango and then Parque Nacional Patagonia and then finally Reserva Nacional Lago Jeinemeni. Wild mountainscapes all around, a road that belongs in a Dakar race and little to no traffic. Plenty of snow-covered peaks and quite possible the worse washboard surface I’ve ridden in my life. At least during the long stretches when standing and trying to keep my teeth from rattling out of my skull, the speeds were slower and I could afford to sight-see rather than watching my line like a hawk. The border station in Argentina (10km down the road from Chile’s) is the most laid-back I’ve experienced. One friendly guard. No computadora. Just a few forms and a smile and a handshake. Then the road got worse as it became Argentina Ruta 41. We took that to a no-name dirt road that went due south direct to Rt 39 to Lago Posadas were we are now at a Hostal. Tomorrow we head east back to Ruta 40 and south towards Gobernador Gregores, where we’ll begin the detour around the bad section of Ruta 40 north of Tres Largos. And Sunny needs a break. Countless recent days of all-day-long beating on dirt and rock washboard roads. In fact I spotted the left fork leg seal leaking oil all over after today’s ride. Sucks. So after buying food for dinner, I disassembled the front fork brace and removed the front fender. Then cut the lower forks boots free, unclipped and removed the wiper and then took an empty 2L bottle of water and cut my own version of a “Seal Saver” and used it to (hopefully) clean out whatever dirt was trapped in the seal causing the leak. Early testing shows an improvement, so fingers are crossed. I’ll know for sure tomorrow as the roads aren’t getting any better any time soon. Oh and Sergio stayed another night in Cochrane hoping to also catch a spot on the sold out ferry from Yungay to Natales, along with Kurt. So today it was myself and Olaf, Sam and Mystery. I’ll try to get some of the camera’s pictures out soon. Back into Argentina again yay! And another currency again yay! And ATMs that don’t work yay! Lol. Luckily I had a good amount of Argentine Pesos still in my wallet. Now there’s a beer with my name of it of you’ll excuse me.