Thanks for the reply Biciclown. I've been there in October, crossed from China to Kyrgyzstan then, it's a fun road haha, it looked like they were doing some upgrading last year, but who knows now with all of the government upheaval and whatnot. Weather-wise it was fine then... I've been getting mixed reviews on the crossing in the winter. Some folks say it's doable, as it opens periodically in the winter, others say no. But it really seems people don't go in the winter haha. I'd have to take a bus anyway, I'm sure it wouldn't be bikeable, well not at all pleasantly or without a Pugsley or something. Any info on Baluchistan??