Deep into the race a French rider, Nicolas BOYER, pulled into our camp seeking tools. A nut and bolt or two to replace those that had fallen off his back sprocket, causing his chain to fall off once or twice. In a mad scramble to assist my tool bags were torn opened and the bag of spare parts spread out. We won't apply of a pit crew at the Indie 500, but he got back on the course pretty quickly.
I have been riding with Pablo, a motorcyclist that I met in Bueno Aires before leaving for Patagonia. Pablo knows a guy who lives near Tucuan, and we were invited to join his friends for BBQ and camping. I assisted the "BBQ Maestro" (from the Italian maestro, meaning "master" or "teacher") the night, building a fire, preparing meat and cooking it Argentinian style. I learn new BBQ tips from the Maestro (white cap cutting meat.) We ate the leftovers for breakfast and later that night, after the rally we were treated to ANOTHER BBQ!