Pan De Azucar to La Serena It was a nice ride along the coast although due to major construction it create lots of delays , closed roads, and traffic. This caused us to ride like hooligans past miles of cars and weave in and out of traffic making up for lost time. It was an odd change since Chile has rules and people follow them unlike the countries north of here. We landed in La Serena at the Hibiscus Hostel and it was pretty good. The owner of the hostel manages the local motorcycle shop so he we grabbed some brake pads, oil, and oil filters from his store and he had no problem with us turning the courtyard into a motorcycle repair shop. The town was pretty big and had numerous moto dealers like BMW, KTM, Honda, Etc. It also had a nice fantastic beach front and could be worth a few days to recharge your batteries and grab some tires or parts. They had the only other bike I would have taken on this trip at the shop, the 660 Tenere. That is if they would sell in the USA , come on already Yamaha. Our doom room was a mess with moto gear explosion. I took a day to ride to the Pisco Valley and check out the wine country and taking a tour of a Pisco factory. Although the tour was in Spanish so I didn't increase my Pisco knowledge very much. It was a great ride there and back until my tire went to mush and I slide side to side. I pulled off onto a sidewalk and went to work on my first flat. I pulled a large metal wire out of the tire and then went to work. The tube was shredded so I put in a new one but being a rookie tire changer couldn't get the tire back on and in turn chewed up the sidewall pretty bad. ( other side wasn't in the groove) Luckily a guy on a pizza delivery bike stopped to help me along with his co worker. They couldn't get it on either so he strapped the wheel to his bike and left to find a pro shop. He returned about 20 minutes later and good as new. He told me that when the sun went down which was in an hour people would rob me so I am glad he helped me out. Nice folks have been everywhere on this trip. When I got back to the hostel MotoBiko was there and we joined forces once again.