Silk Road

Stopping after 100 miles of dirt riding, Los Angeles Times staff writer Susan Carpenter fuels up on a motorcycle trip through China's Xinjiang province on the Silk Road Tour. The tour is offered during spring and fall by an Austrian motorcycle adventure company. In China, motorcycles are the dominant mode of transportation, where gas is relatively cheap and is pumped by station attendants.
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( Claude Pauly / November 29, 2007 )

Stopping after 100 miles of dirt riding, Los Angeles Times staff writer Susan Carpenter fuels up on a motorcycle trip through China's Xinjiang province on the Silk Road Tour. The tour is offered during spring and fall by an Austrian motorcycle adventure company. In China, motorcycles are the dominant mode of transportation, where gas is relatively cheap and is pumped by station attendants.

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