We have to get John’s bike fixed and I need a new tyre and a welder for my panniers.
If you have to kick your heels in Argentina, Mendoza is not a bad place to be. It really is a very impressive place. Grand squares and parks and a good lifestyle…
Have a look at the photo of the shop that sells “white goods” and motorbikes! It’s like “the Good Guys or Harvey Norman expanding their range!
Another thing that is simply fabulous is the ice cream…I’m not much of an ice cream fanatic but I’m hooked!
On Sunday we decided to rent a car to visit the Vineyards, have lunch and do some wine tasting. Great idea except nobody told us everything is closed! Yes, EVERYTHING!
Monday arrived and off we went to BMW to get John’s bike fixed. To avoid wasting time I thought I would get them to fit a new rear tyre and do oil change and fix the pannier…… I hope that doesn’t prove an expensive mistake!
We arrived at 8.15 only to find the place in darkness and the gates locked. At about 8.45 the gates were opened and in we went. No early starts here!
We looked at the “opening times” on the door and noticed they take a THREE hour siesta!
They open again at 4.00pm and work through till about 7.00.
It seems to me that having a three hour break in the middle of the day must make it a very long day They don’t go home to sleep, as say in a Greek village….. As far as I can tell, they just hang around and gossip and drink MATE and have lunch!
Anyway, that’s the system and it is very frustrating for us bikers who just want to get on the road!….I have to get to Santiago to meet Merry after all!
As I write it is 4.00 pm on Monday. I have no idea whether the bikes will be ready today. We’ve been told to call at 6.00pm! Fingers crossed
We DO know that John’s bike has blown the fan so nothing serious except the fan costs an unbelievable $450!
So….you’ll have to wait till the next post to find out what happened!