This is the rally pin from the 1986 BMW MOA rally in at Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, Calif.
This was my first BMW MOA rally and my first cross-country motorcycle trip. I rode my 1981 BMW R100RS in the company of Tim and Linda Balough. It was a liberating and life-altering experience and I’ve never been the same since.
I have only spotty recollections of my life in the decade before that ride. It’s almost like I was sleep-walking. Everything since stands out in clear relief.