UK to Cambodia 2014
I would start in the latter half of May, wrap it up in August.
The plan: fly from native US to UK, buy bike, ride to Kyrgyzstan ("wild" camping most nights); I feel that I have a handle on the route practicalities up through this point.
The major obstacle: China.
My idea is to sell the bike in Kyrgyzstan (Osh or Bishkek) and make my way to Kashgar, preferably (hitch in a truck, perhaps), or possibly Urumqi, circumstances dictating. Once in a Xinjiang city, buy a moto and obtain the necessary paperwork (provisional license). Is this possible? I have no idea what I'm doing. From reading around the 'net this seems like a definite maybe, but easier than trying to bring a bike in and riding through. Then it's Xinjiang - Qinghai - Sichuan - Yunnan - Laos - Thailand - Cambodia.
I'd like to incorporate some fundraising for a certain orphanage in Phnom Penh, but I haven't told the founder yet - I want to make sure that this is feasible first! If not, I'll probably head from Kyrgyzstan to Mongolia. Thanks for any and all responses.