Photos taken near Beaumont, Piedmont, Severy, and Reece on October 21, 2001.

Ten riders on this trip: Tom Harmon - Kawasaki KLR650, Henry Harvey - Moto Guzzi Quota, Joe Williams - Yamaha XT350, Tom Hamby - KTM LC4 640, Jeff Jelinek - Kawasaki KLR650, Clay Bastian - BMW R100GS, Dan Mitchell - Yamaha XT600, Bill Snyder - BMW R1000GS, Greg Mitchell - Suzuki DR350, and Roger Baugh - Kawasaki KLR650.

Weather was as close to perfect as one could want .... in the low 60s and clear in the morning, warming to the 70s in the afternoon. Riders came in from Danville, Valley Center, Durham, Chanute, Emporia, and Wichita to rendezvous in Beaumont.

Joe Williams served as tour guide, leading the group first along an abandoned rail line, then through some incredible valleys and backways.

How many riders are needed to fix a flat tire? ... click on the thumbnail below to find out.

Tom Harmon managed to win both the "Mud Pie" and "Most Creative Freestyle Stunt" trophies. Congratulations, Tom!

Probably the most challenging ride of the season, and one of the most unforgettable. Thanks to everyone who made it so much fun!

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