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About Chris Poland


For starters Chris loves to ride motorbikes, any kind, anywhere, any way.


He has been riding motorbikes since age 15 and got his first bike, a 125 Suzuki at age 16. He rode enduros and motocross during his high school years in Iowa.


After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in pharmacy, Chris moved first to California and then to Seattle. Wanderlust knocked and he took a position working as a pharmacist at a US Army hospital in Wuerzburg Germany. While living in Wuerzburg he bought his first BMW an R80RT.


After 175,000 km riding around Europe and 5 years living in Germany , Chris returned to Seattle where he currently works at Harborview Medical Center.


After moving back to Seattle he has continued his worldwide motorcycle touring, riding to more than 65 countries.


Chris first met Helge in 1996 on a motorcycle trip in South America. Since then he has worked with Helge and Sterling on a couple of GlobeRiders productions including Iceland and IndoChina DVDs.


He can't wait for his next journey on his favorite ride, a BMW R12000GS Adventure.


Chris lives in Seattle with his wife Mary and their dog Lucy."

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