Not quite the view from the top of Clarks Lane. But then that isn't part of the Silk Road route to Tibet and China. And we don't generally do this:
"Dressed in black with tape over their reflectors, the pair were attempting to slip through the checkpoint undetected to avoid paying for permits that would subsidise China’s occupation of Tibet. As a guard scanned his torch near their hiding spots, Harris contemplated the prospect of life in a Chinese prison – but he eventually drove off, and Harris and Yule rode like the wind towards the Tibetan Plateau, as “fear exhausted itself into euphoria”.
Tim & Sally are thinking of riding to Istanbul next year. This might be a nice 6,000 mile extension through country we know little of. Perhaps this deliightful video will inspire you to follow - or, more likley, not: https://vimeo.com/52413851: