Trustee, Secretary, Editor and Webmaster

Darryl bought his first new bike, a 1981 BMW R65, on a Tuesday and returned to the dealer on Saturday for the 600 mile break in service. With that purchase, he suddenly went from an occasional rider to a full on rain-or-shine commuter and sport-tourer, with occasional track days thrown in. While living in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, he assembled a basket case R60/2, and had the same kind of light switch, AHA! experience from the first test ride. Since that time in 1996, he has been fascinated by the history, technology and engineering of BMW motorcycles.

In his 10th grade year in Los Angeles, Darryl had his first experience programming computers and has been doing so ever since. He has worked for software companies small and large, and now is in private consulting, mostly doing website work. This allows him to work from home and travel often. His wife, Heather, is a glass artist with a local following in their home town of Santa Cruz, California, and also in Riverside, where her family resides. They share their home with a Heinz 57 dog named Skippy, Bailey the cat and a yellow-backed lori named Kvetch.