Cali to Buenos Aires to California In the beginning there was a plan, The rider looked upon the plan and declared it good. Then on the first day the Great Cosmos spoke: “Murphy thou shalt go forth and do your work, for you are the blood sworn enemy of The Plan” Murphy arose from his work of vibrating important bits from motor bikes and set his gaze on the plan. Had he but known this the rider would have shuddered in his SIDI Combat touring boots. In his ignorance the rider believed in the Plan and went forth with Joy in his heart. Much like fools every where. The plan was simple in concept, I would ship the bike to Buenos Aires, fly down to meet it, and together as boon companions we would ride home. On my way to BA I learned that the shipping agent had excecuted a massive fail. So epic in proportions that even Murphy chose to go and take a day or two off. You all may have noted how well all your vehicles and plans worked in early March, you are welcome. You see the shipper seemed to think the most efficient way to get a bike to Colombia is to send it to Singapore. The problem is they failed to communicate this to me. So I am arriving in BA and the bike is in Singapore. Much confusion, phone calls emails, and general angst happen under the amused eye of Sandra and Javier at Dakar Motos. I become a cautionary tail for all riders to avoid using surface freight. The solution appears in the form of a bottle of scotch and a random rider who suggests I just go get a bike in Colombia and ride it to BA sell it and ride the F800 home. It would appear that while Murphy slept the god of Irony took an interest in me. I had written somewhere that riding a brand new moto through Latin America was sub-optimal and that really the KLR 650 (pre redesign) was the thing to do. Well I would now eat my words, without mustard. A couple of days and no real trouble with a plane flight to Cali, I am in possession of an 06 KLR. It will add a month of travel to my trip. and will get to compare the KLR 650, the mule of the motorcycle world, to the BMW F800GS, the mustang. SO 30 days to get to BA and meet my BMW. I can do this. If I wanted a trouble free trip I would have taken a cruise. I know you all want photos, They may be forth coming, as will links to any albums. Let us begin this story where it becomes fun. Cali, Colombia a name that brings forth images of cartels and moto assassins. A lawless wild west of crime, revolution and corrupt government. NOT!! It is a great place to start or end a trip.