Europe to China, seeking advice
Myself and some friends are planning to arrive in Germany in April 2011, buy bikes, travel to China and hopefully on to Australia on the following route:
Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan (across the Caspian), Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, OZ.
Many of the border crossings, particularly in Europe, will not be a problem, but I am concerned about the Central Asian countries, particularly Uzbekistan (where I understand bikes are banned as the guy running the place is paranoid of assassination), and also crossing into China from Tajikistan.
Have any of you out there done this route or done any of these crossings, and what advice can you offer.