Hello from Santiago! Made it in yesterday afternoon from Valparaiso! First thing we did was to drop off Big Red at the dealer for the service. We headed to our Airbnb, checked in, did some laundry and relaxed. A short time later, Gonzalo, whom I met in Cusco, got a hold of us and stopped by. He took us out for a tour of the town and dinner. Our first stop was the Costanera Center which is this VERY tall glass tower building. We went up to the observation deck for an overview of the city. How Cool was this! Gonzalo says there are about 5 million people living here and the city is spread out over a large area similar to Los Angeles. When we rode into town, the traffic was good and we sailed right in! We were both surprised how easy it was after hearing the traffic would be a nightmare. Most of our way in, we were underground on the Autopista Costanera Norte! Pretty cool! The top of the tower is lit up in blue! After the tower and a little driving around, Gonzalo took us to dinner to finish off the night! Turns out he's a mechanical engineer and works in Calama at the copper mine. He runs a group responsible for the autonomous vehicles used at the mine. He has a 1200 GS he has ridden all over down here and he has given us the suggested route for our way to Ushuaia! Gotta love how the motorcycle community sticks together and helps each other out! We can't thank Gonzalo enough! A last shot I took in the ISDE pits.... Ride Red or be Dead! I checked out this 2018 AT-AS. Seemed a bit bigger than my AT. Going to stick with Big Red! So, we're going to be here for a few days! I messaged @Thomas B. yesterday and we all are going to meet up this afternoon for a cold one! I'll be sure to get a pic of two! I think Arjan is outside doing an oil change on his bike. I better go supervise! Thanks for coming along and hanging in there! Until next time, keep the oil spill response number handy! Esteban!