Yesterday bestowed both happiness and concern as I reached the pacific for the first time but did so amid adversity. My day began with an ATM transaction which concluded, me with money and machine with card. After my card was returned three hours later the two lane road (pan American highway) was packed to the gills. While passing a laden Kenworth I noticed that my RPMs were shooting up, however, my speed was not. The problem persisted and I was forced to remain in the queue at speeds of around 30 to 40 MPH. This gave me plenty of time to contemplate my predicament. Fortunately the only BMW shop in Costa Rica was easily found shortly after arriving in San Jose, unfortunately the repairs will take time(till Wednesday)and are prohibitively expensive (in the ball park of $1500). Though I'm a bit disheartened by recent events I'm still in good spirits overall and feel as though this view of the Pacific won't be the last of my trip.