I have a slow connection, so I will respond to the emails and questions when I get High Speed back. Thanks to all for the offers of help. We drove to Panama last year, and should posts some pictures, but we did the drive in a airport beater car (after the airplane crash). On Wednesday, the 14th of September, we are still waiting to get the bike released. We now have 2 complete days tied up, with no results. We decide to make the best of it, and visit the old section of Quito, again, and attend another concert. This is a jazz concert held in the plaza in front of Theatre National Sucre. I have never attended a concert with a backdrop as beautiful as this in Quito. The concert was covered by the local TV station. Ended up buying the CD.... No, the smoke was not caused by a passing bus... It was a REAL disco smoke machine... On Thursday, the 15th of September, we finally hit pay dirt, and the bike is released. <TABLE id=table2 cellSpacing=12 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=157>We have been looking at this "Mission Statement" for the last 3 days. Can anybody tell what Exactly their mission is, as I do not have a clue. One letter which customs produced for us, was typed three times until they got the content correct. If this mission statement has anything to do with efficiency, they are not living up to the Mission! </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> And finally the bike is extracted from the secure area. The bike came out fine... Not a scratch! I was wondering how I was going to de-crate the bike, but as soon as it appeared, I had 10 helping hands.